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Hi San Tan Montessori Preschool families,

Wishing you a wonderful and memorable last few days of September 2019! We have four full days of school this week before our six school days off for Fall break. Please download the linked Newsletters from our amazing Music, Outdoor Environment, and Health/Tower Garden Teachers!

I want to assure clarity of communication for the next couple weeks with our K-12 charter school days different from preschool…

  • Monday Sept. 30th-Thursday Oct. 3 are full days of school with before and aftercare for preschool
  • Friday Oct. 4th-Friday Oct. 11 Fall break no school for preschool
  • Monday Oct. 14th –Friday Nov. 8th are full days of school for preschool
  • Monday November 11th  no school, closed for Veteran’s day


Please note that all campus weekly emails and newsletters are added to our website each week at and can be found in the side menu under “Weekly Emails.”

Preschool Specific Emails:


We want to strengthen our partnerships and assure success! Please bring the parent-teacher conference forms filled out to your child’s conference this Friday.

Student Goals
Glows & Grows


If you have not taken a Love and Logic Course yet please visit the link below and sign up for one soon!



Hello Music Together Families!

Could you use some inspiration on how to use your Music Together songs at home? Check out this video for some ideas to use music to help encourage counting and math skills:

Here’s the correct link to order your resonator bells for at home music making … Resonator Bells

This week’s Music Together newsletter is a fascinating article about how you can use Music Together to help support brain development!


Upcoming events:

Please mark your calendar, you won’t want to miss this very special event!

Harvest Celebration
November 22, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM


Donor’s Choose

The Gates Foundation is no longer matching teachers projects-we need your help. Please help us to fully fund our Outdoor environment Donor’s Choose by clicking on the link below and contributing.

Ms. Wickland


Preschool Dates to Remember and Notables:

  • 10/1 -10/4 –Usborne Book Fair Event
  • 10/4 – No School-Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 10/4 – 10/11 No School Fall Break
  • 10/14 –School resumes for 2nd semester
  • 11/8 –Multicultural Fair-Be at Participant to share your family’s culture with us or come! – Sign Up Here
  • 11/9 – Family Fun day at Top Golf in support our of our K-12 Charter School – Sign Up Here
  • 11/11- Veteran’s day observed No school

The theme for the 2019 Veterans Day Poster is: “Service”

Veterans contribute to American society in many ways; not just during their time in active duty. Throughout our history, military service members have put on their uniforms to protect the values and liberties that this nation was built on. But that doesn’t stop once the uniform comes off and their time in active duty has ended. Veterans take the lessons they have learned and the experiences they’ve gained and continue their service to our nation by strengthening our communities. They become our nation’s leaders, scientists, entrepreneurs. Veterans are the most active volunteers working to improve communities across our country. Service goes beyond the uniform. This Veteran’s Day, we honor the men and women who have worn their uniform who continue to serve our country.

Read more:

If you are a veteran and would be willing to come in and talk to our children about how you serve our country and allow us to honor you for your service please let me know we would be honored to have you come!


Multicultural Fair Coming to San Tan…Walk a Mile in My Shoes! Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

At San Tan we are thrilled to welcome students and families from cultures across the globe.  We are committed to honoring and celebrating each student’s identity and family heritage every day of the year.  Each year we invite our community to join with us on a special day of celebration: The San Tan Multicultural Fair!  Let’s do it again!  What would be walking a mile in your family’s culture look like? We want to know! Look for more information in your class weekly newsletter.

Sign Up Genius Link:


Usborne Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair with Usborne Books & More is headed our way! After you connect with your child’s teacher at their conference, be sure to stop by the book fair and check out the amazing books that will be available. Don’t forget to visit our teacher’s wish-list station during the book fair to gift our wonderful teachers with books for their classrooms. If you are unable to attend the event- or prefer to browse the full catalog- you can shop online now through October 4th & still support our school. Let’s make this the best book fair yet! 📚

Shop online:


STCS and Preschool Recker Campus Yearbook for Sale

Our 2019-2020 Recker Campus Yearbook Team is pleased to announce the Premiere Sale of this year’s Recker Campus Yearbook. Copies of the Yearbook can be ordered online or over the counter (with the attached Order Form). Our Yearbook theme this year is “Roadrunner Respect: What Goes Around, Comes Around” and the Team is excited to be creating and providing our families with a 100-page book of San Tan Memories including our San Tan Montessori preschool!

Order Link:

NOTE: Price increases to $35 on October 6th. In addition, this year we are asking for your help! If you attend one of our wonderful San Tan Recker activities or sporting events and capture that amazing pictures, we would love for you to share it with our Yearbook Team. Many of our pictures last year were contributed by parents and teachers, and we hope to capture more of these Picture Perfect Moments for this year’s book. All images must be unedited and be a minimum of 500kB large. eShare: If parents prefer to download the app from the App Store, they can enter the school code STCS2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Yearbook Advisor, Ms. Kisler, at



Ms. Rita Sippel, M. Ed.
San Tan Montessori School
Chief Customer Officer / Assistant Superintendent
San Tan Charter School, K-12

Recker Campus
3959 E. Elliot Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Southwest corner of Higley and Recker Roads

Power Campus
3232 S Power Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Northwest area of Power and Elliot Roads


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