Laramie Letters 9.20.22

 In Branding

Letter from the Principal

Dear San Tan Families,

What a great start to our MARVELous Homecoming week! Opposite day and Decades day have been a HIT so far. We have Captain America (Red, White and Blue) day coming up tomorrow, Infinity Stones day (class colors) on Thursday and wrapping up with “Roadrunners Assemble Day” (Super School Spirit Green Gold and White) on Friday!!

Our Door Decorating Contest doors are starting to take shape!! I cannot wait to see the final products on Friday!! I have attached the rubric for the door decorating contest in this email so you can spot all the fun! We also have our Peace Day on tomorrow, which we are looking forward to!

To wrap up this week we have half days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Dismissal is from 11:00-11:30. I know that often on half days, other people like grandparents pick up. Please ensure that they have their car tags with them in order to pick up. We will be strictly enforcing the rule that if no car tag is present, we will be asking for those picking up to come inside to show ID to bring the students from the classroom. If you need an extra car tag to give to grandparents or siblings, please come into the front office to request a blank one.

– Mrs. Sarah Laramie


Important Announcements

Homecoming Game

Join us for our homecoming football game starting at 7:00 pm at the Power Campus. The theme of the game is “Sea of Green”, if you wear green, you will get a dollar off admittance!

In celebration of a job well done with singing the National Anthem at the Diamondbacks Game, we are inviting the choir to perform at the Homecoming Football Game September 23rd. National Anthem would be sung about 6:45 PM and the students will also be trained to sing the San Tan Fight as the choir will sing the fight song during the first score (touchdown/field goal).

To Sign Up To Sing Please Click Here

Peace Day

Typically, we have an activity on the day to remind our students about how to bring peace to the world. Last year, we focused on mindfulness and destressing activities. This year, we are looking at inclusiveness and how to show friends that you care.

Student and the teachers will be creating and decorating a Buddy Bench for our playground.  Buddy Benches were invented to combat loneliness in schools. Students will be guided to understand that those who sit on the Buddy Bench are nonverbally signally to others that they are feeling lonely and isolated and need a friend to play with or someone to talk to. Student will make promises to invite those who are sitting on the Buddy Bench to play or talk by tying a ribbon to the bench, symbolizing their promise.

Parent-Teacher Conference Dinner Donations

We are having our Fall Late-night Parent Teacher Conference Thursday September 22nd and would greatly appreciate your donations for dinner. Our teachers and staff will be here all day and night and love your kindness and amazing dinners! The theme this time around is “Breakfast for Dinner”!

If you are able to donate, please drop off all non-perishable items on or before Wednesday, September 21st.  Perishable items can be dropped off after school until 4:00 on September 22nd.

Homecoming Spirit Week

September 19-23rd

  • Captain America Wednesday- Wear Red, White and Blue
  • Infinity Stone Thursday- Dress in class colors
    • Blue- Kinder and First Grade
    • Red- Second Grade
    • Yellow- Third Grade
    • Green- Fourth Grade
    • Orange- Fifth Grade
    • Purple- Sixth Grade
  • Roadrunners Assemble Friday- Wear your best Roadrunner School spirit!

Fall Field Trip Offerings 


Washington DC EF Tours 

Our list of registered travelers and those interested in travelling is growing each day. Please see our list of travel locations for next school year!

At San Tan, we believe in encouraging our students to learn through experiences and have selected the following trip to aid in that discovery. We have organized a trip to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg. This trip was previously restricted to just 6th grade students, however, we have decided that this trip is so rich in history and experiences that we want to open up this trip to ALL San Tan families and students ages 6+. Students in grades K-5 must have a chaperone attending with this trip.

This trip is all inclusive which includes the following:

  • All transportation including airfare
  • Round-trip Tour Director
  • Safe, Quality hotel accommodations
  • All meals
  • All tips and gratuities
  • All Guided tours and activities

With travel prices increasing every day, this is an incredible opportunity that is actually very cost effective for all that you are getting. I highly recommend this trip as it is an amazing opportunity for your student to learn more about our country, gain new perspectives, get out of their comfort zone and build skills for the future.

Sign up now to guarantee a spot for your child! Have questions? The friendly folks at EF’s Traveler Support team can help at 800-665-5364.

Our tour signs up deadline is October 15th.


Recker Academic Success Kit (RASK)

We are asking families for $30 per child to purchase our “Success Kit”. In the success kit, will be the following items.

      Agendas

      School Communication Folder

      Data Tracking Kit

      School T-shirt

We will be taking payments with the following link: Make Online Payment

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 Tours 

Our list of registered travelers and those interested in travelling is growing each day. Please see our list of travel locations for next school year!

Bell’Italia Trip (Open to Everyone) March 13, 2023 – March 21, 2023

Enroll Due Date October 15th

Bell’Italia Tour Information

Enroll for Bell’Italia

Washington DC Trip (6th Grade Only) April 12th-April 16th, 2023

Enroll Due Date October 15th

DC Tour Information

Enroll for Washington DC

Belize Trip (8th Grade Only) May 5, 2023 – May 15, 2023

Enroll Due Date October 15th

Belize Trip Information

Enroll for Belize

New York City (Theater Arts Students Only) June 22nd– June 26th, 2023

Enroll Due Date October 15th

Enroll for New York Trip

Helpful Links

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