Laramie Letters 11.1.22

 In Branding

Letter from the Principal

Dear San Tan Families,

Happy NOVEMBER Recker families!! As we ramp up this marathon of a month, we have a TON of fun activities coming your way! I will be sending additional emails with instruction for each big campus event so please be on the lookout for those as well!

– Mrs. Sarah Laramie


Month at a Glance 

  • Paper Drive- 10/10- 12/9
  • Learning Celebration- 11/4 (Information Detailed Below)
  • Recker Cultural Fair- 11/7
  • Annual Holiday Food/Toy Drive- 11/7-11/22
  • Fall Sports Banquet- 11/8
  • Gobble Grams- 11/14-11/17
  • Winter Sports Pictures- 11/16
  • Charlie Brown Thanksgiving- 11/23
  • Thanksgiving Break – 11/24-11/25
  • MAP Testing- 11/27-12/8


Important Announcements

Pumpkin Contest Winners

Congratulations to all those who participated in our Pumpkin Decorating Contest!!  I LOVED the creativity! I am so excited to announce the winners! Pictures are attached

First Place- Rainbow Fish

Second Place- Minecraft Pig

Third Place- Watermelon


Paper Drive Update

First Place- Ms. Dippre (101 reams)

Second Place- Ms. Yocklin (31 reams)

Third Place- Ms. Dickson (25 reams)

Our annual beginning of the year PAPER DRIVE is in full effect starting Monday, October 10th– December 9th. The class with the MOST points will receive a teacher reward for participating is $100 classroom fund. Write your teacher’s name on the paper and send it to the front office.


White Ream of Paper =1 point

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School Address

3959 E Elliot Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234


Learning Celebration 

Learning Celebration is a time-honored tradition that we have at San Tan where families are invited into each student’s classroom to celebrate all the hard work and learning the students have done. We will run Learning Celebration from 1:00-3:30 (11:30-12:00 for half day Kinder) on Friday November 4th.

Cultural Fair- Volunteers Needed 

We are hosting our annual Cultural Fair at the Recker campus on November 7th from 9:00-1:30. We typically ask for parents to come in and volunteer to run a table based on your family’s culture. We would love for families to host a table to share artifacts, foods, and stories that reflect your family’s culture. This is such a fun and informative event for our elementary students.

Here is our sign-up link and thank you so much for considering!

United Food Bank

United food bank will be delivering posters and boxes on 11/1 for the food and toy drive. Food and Toy drive will be from 11/7 to 11/22, all items will be collected on 11/23. In order to have a successful drive it would great if we could start advertising it. Below is what I sent out to the families in years past.

We will be hosting a Food and Toy Drive on behalf United Food Bank from 11/7 to 11/22. In the spirit of giving we would appreciate it if you would consider donating. In times of uncertainty, our natural inclination is to seek solid ground. United Food Bank has been able to provide that solid ground to thousands of families every week during the pandemic and economic crisis. United Food Bank, knows that times will be tough. People will be unemployed. People will be sick. However, United Food Bank is prepared to continue to serve Arizonans. Roadrunner Families please join us in assisting United Food Bank to continue making a difference in family’s lives.

Food Items needed:

-Canned Meats, Fruit and Vegetables


-Rice, Pasta, lentils and beans

-Soups, stews, Chilli

-Checks made out to United Food Bank

Suggested Toys Needed All Ages for Boys and Girls:


-Board Games

-Art Supplies



Guest Teachers

We need guest teachers to fill in when our teaching staff is out ill. If you would like to guest teach for us, please email Ms. Richardson at to get back on the list for this school year.


Family Engagement Committee

At San Tan, we do not have a PTO, we have the Family Engagement Committee! The FEC will be helping with school events, parent groups, fundraising initiatives and organizing parent support within the classroom.

If you are interested in joining, please email at


EF 2023-2024 Trip Offering 

We have two major trip offerings for our 2023-2024 school year. One trip is domestic and one trip is international. These trips are open to ALL STCS families.

Domestic Trip- Eastern Seaboard

Travel from Boston to New York to Philadelphia to Washington DC to Colonial Williamsburg and see all the historical sights

International Trip- Scotland and Ireland 

Travel from the highlands and the emerald isle

Helpful Links


Fall Field Trip Offerings 


Social Media Links 

Facebook- San Tan Charter School Family Connection

Facebook-PreK-6 Recker Campus

Facebook-7-12 Power Campus

Facebook- Mrs. Laramie Principal Recker Campus

Instagram- Mrs. Laramie Principal Recker Campus

Instagram-STCS Recker Campus