Laramie Letters 12/3

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Happy December everyone! I hope that you had a lovely and restful four day weekend!


Elementary K-8 Half Day Camps
Friday December 19th and 20th from 11:30-4:30 $35
Extended Camp 4:30-7:30 $25 dollars *Includes Dinner and a Movie*
Reserve your spot by contacting


Music Concert Info

Elementary Music Concert (Grades K-4): The Elementary classes of San Tan Charter School will be putting on a concert for the San Tan Charter School Community on December 10th at 5:30pm on the Recker football field. All students will need to be in the Recker gym at 5pm, so that each classroom teacher has time to place the kiddos in a certain order. Also, please have your kiddo wear something warm because after the sun sets, it will become quite chilly out on the field. Please join us as we warm up the jukebox for “Jingle Bell Jukebox…The Flip Side!” and enjoy the antics of the show’s cast, as well as the show’s singers. We have worked hard on the music and are excited to perform the show for the San Tan community.

Middle School Concert (Grades 5-7): The Middle School choir classes, Cantus and Las Voces, will also be putting on a winter concert on December 12th at 6:30pm in the Recker gym. All students in Cantus will need to be in the music room at 5:45pm to warm up their voices, and to do some spot checks in the music before we perform. Students are permitted to wear Green, Red, Gold, Silver, and Blue for the concert. Please join Cantus as we travel to different parts of the world as we sing carols from Spain, Germany, France, Kenya, as well as some American classic carols. The music is a lot of fun, and will be a great start to the holiday season for the San Tan Community.


Arizona Tax Credit– Donation Opportunity

The tax credit program is the perfect way to give and support San Tan Charter School’s goal of $93,750.00. The program is a win/win for everyone. By redirecting your tax dollars, you will support special programs at San Tan Charter School such as Music Education and STEM, which each student participates in and Physical Education including Character Education, in which students participate in daily. It also helps support our Library and computer lab time for our students. At the Junior High and High School levels this helps support our amazing electives offerings.

The best part, is whatever you contribute, you will receive dollar for dollar back on your state taxes. So, if you give $100, you can deduct that $100 off what you owe in taxes. If you are a married couple, you may only contribute up to $400. If you are single, the total amount that you can contribute is $200. A one-time contribution is also wonderful.

Select to make an Arizona Tax Credit Donation

Our Private Montessori School gives out around $45,000.00 a year in scholarship to those families in need, we are able to offer these scholarship because of the Arizona Private School tax credit program. The best part is whatever you contribute, you will receive dollar for dollar back on your state taxes with this program as well. So, if you give $500, you can deduct that $500 off what you owe in taxes. If you are a married couple, you may contribute up to $1,138. If you are single, the total amount that you can contribute is $569. Here is the live link for the Private School Tax Credit:

Select to make a Private School Tax Credit Donation


Gifted Testing

San Tan’s annual Gifted Testing event is approaching quickly! 

If you are interested in having your child tested for giftedness, please complete the Parent Request Form [download form] and return it to the office with the testing Co-Pay. Once a child is identified as gifted, they do not need to retest.  Gifted testing will begin in mid- February.

Note:  If your child is currently in a gifted class and identified as ‘provisional’ they will automatically be retested, you do not need to send in the recommendation form. : -)

**Gifted Testing Requests are due no later than January 15th.


FEC Meeting

Come Join us for our First Family Engagement Meeting during the day!

When? Thursday December 12th

Where? The Recker Cafeteria

What time? 9:00-10:00

We will meet, socialize and talk about the fun things happening over the next few months and where families can be involved. There are many opportunities both in the classrooms and out of the classrooms for parent support- WE. NEED. YOU! If you have any questions please contact Brigette Heller at details on the calendar:


Book Fair

It’s beginning to look a lot like… a Book Fair!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.

Book Fair dates: December 16th-20th

Shopping hours: Before School and After School

Volunteers needed:

NEW shopping option! Book Fair eWallet is a safe and convenient digital payment option for your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Visit our homepage to get started:

We hope to see you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.


Eastmark Color Run

San Tan Charter School is excited to partner with the 5th Annual Eastmark Parkway Color Run and many other schools in our area- a portion of the Proceeds will directly benefit for all who participate and all who donate. If you would like to volunteer at the event, please contact
January 25th @ 9:00am (registration opens at 7:30am)
Post race event will run until Noon
DJ, Bounce Houses, Food Trucks and MORE!
Located in Eastmark’s Great Park
10100 E Ray Rd, Mesa 85212


STCS Recker Campus Yearbook for Sale- Purchase Opportunity

To purchase a “Roadrunner Respect: What Goes Around, Comes Around” 2019-2020 yearbook, click here.


Winter Parent-Teacher Conference Camp

With Winter Break just around the corner, our San Tan Electives-Specials Team is getting ready for our next Parent-Teacher Conference Camp for kids. Parent-Teacher Conferences occur as soon as we return from the break. Our Half-Day Kids Camp Team is hard at work planning, and the deadline for registration and payment for camp is Monday, December 9th (prior to our Winter Break). Cost is $40 each day and runs from 11:40 to 4:00 PM. Students need to bring a sack lunch and snack; and parents will need to pickup their student(s) at the drive lane at 4:00 PM. You can register and pay online at

If you need additional After Camp Aftercare services, our Montessori Aftercare program can provide service from 4:00 to 5:30, please contact our Montessori Aftercare coordinator to register.


Dates to Remember 

  • 12/2- MAP Testing Begins
  • 12/5- Winter Sports Pictures at Power
  • 12/6- Last Day of Clubs
  • 12/10- Elementary Music Concert/Art Walk @ 5:30-6:30
  • 12/12- Montessori Music Concert @ 5-6
  • 12/12- Middle School Music Concert @ 6:30-7:30
  • 12/16-12/20- Scholastic Book Fair
  • 12/19-12/20- Half Days
  • 12/20- Higley Singers Winter Performance @2
  • 12/23-1/3- NO SCHOOL
  • 1/6- First Day of Spring Semester

Athletic Dates to Remember

  • 12/3 Jr. High Team 2 Boys Basketball Game (Power) @4
  • 12/3 JV HS Team 1 Boys Basketball Game (Away) @545
  • 12/4 Jr. High Girls Softball (Away) @ 4
  • 12/4 Jr. High Team 2 Boys Basketball Game (Away) @4
  • 12/4 Varsity HS Girls Basketball Game (Away) @530
  • 12/6 JV HS Team 1 Boys Basketball Game (Away) @530
  • 12/6 Varsity HS Boys Basketball Game (Away) @7
  • 12/9 Jr. High Girls Softball (Away) @ 4
  • 12/10 JV HS Team 1 Boys Basketball Game (Away)
  • 12/10 Jr. High Team 1 Boys Basketball Game (Away) @430
  • 12/12 Varsity HS Girls Basketball Game (Away) @430
  • 12/13 Varsity HS Boys Basketball Game (Away) @630
  • 12/16 JV HS Team 2 Boys Basketball Game (Away) @515
  • 12/16 Varsity HS Basketball Game (Away) @530


Mrs. Sarah Laramie, M.A. 
Principal, Recker Campus
Doctoral Candidate, Grand Canyon University
San Tan Charter School
3959 E. Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone: 480-222-0811

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela