Tauscher Times 3.5.24

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Dear Brandon,

Spring Break is closing in on us!

Before we go for some fun in the sun, STCS has some amazing community events coming up, including our Annual Montessori Gala (March 9), our Spring Play (Charlotte’s Webb) and our quarter 3 parent-teacher conferences.

Also, the day before we return from Break, April 1, STCS culinary invites students to a FREE spaghetti dinner to prepare our students for the upcoming State Tests! We are excited about the effort our students and teachers have put in this year to make sure our students are successful, so we want to make sure our kids have the best possible advantages of being well-taken care of before the tests!

Montessori Gala Fundraiser

Join us for our special evening of art and entertainment this Saturday at the annual Montessori Gala Saturday!. This year we are hosting a Masquerade Ball. Dinner will be served by our culinary crew and the Montessori art auction is said to be one of the finest! Click here to RSVP: https://yqysjrrxph.formstack.com/forms/masquerade_gala

San Tan Montessori (1)

State Testing Schedule

Date                            Exam                                             Grades

4/2/24                          ACT                                               11th Grade

ACT Aspire (Writing)                      9th Grade

4/3/24                          ACT Aspire                                     9th Grade

4/4/24                          Az Science                                     8th & 11th Grade

4/5/24                          Az Science                                     8th & 11th Grade

4/8/24                          AASA Writing                                 7th & 8th Grade

4/9/2024                      Make-Ups

4/10/2024                    AASA (Math & Reading)               7th Grade

4/11/2024                    AASA (Math & Reading)               7th & 8th Grade

4/12/2024                    AASA (Math & Reading)               8th Grade


We are also ooking for snack donations to help our children perform well and feel good about State Testing.  Offering a snack per test can help bring a silver lining and help them stay engaged during assessments. : -)

Parents are welcome to donate to the whole or donate to their student’s testing day.  We are looking for all the help we can get!

RSVP here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C44ACA62D6-48379340-state#/

Our goal is 1,124 snacks for 1,124 tests!

April 2nd      Serving 145 students (testing 11th and 9th grade)

April 3rd       Serving 88 students (testing 9th grade)

April 4th       Serving 226 students (testing 11th grade & 8th grade twice)

April 5th       Serving 200 students (testing 11th grade twice & 8th grade)

April 8th       Serving 155 students (testing 7th & 8th grade)

April 10th     Serving 70 students (testing 7th grade)

April 11th     Serving 155 students (testing 7th & 8th grade)

April 12th     Serving 85 students (testing 8th grade)

Testers Dinner Flyer

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Spring Play Tickets on Sale!

Ms. McCollum and the cast and crew of Charlotte’s Webb has been hard at work! Click here to purchase your tickets for the spring play: https://yqysjrrxph.formstack.com/forms/charlotte_s_web

Charlottes Webb

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High School Winter Sports Banquet

If you students participated in a high school Winter Sport, you are invited to the HS Sport Banquet on March 6th starting at 5PM in the Power Campus Green Gym.

Please RSVP here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084EA9AD2BA3F8C70-47934901-hswinter

We will be passing out awards, recognizing the amazing accomplishments from the year and more. There will be appetizers from Someburros, drinks, and desserts for everyone to snack on while we celebrate the amazing winter season. We ask that you please dress business casual. We want to make this experience for the student-athletes something they can remember/look forward to each year!


Conferences are organized in 90-minute blocks with the average conference time lasting 10 minutes. Please select the time block that is most convenient for your family and select the teachers you would like to conference with before selecting “submit”.

Families will meet in the student union during their scheduled time block and wait for their teacher(s) to come and meet them for their appointment. This format allows families to move through all conferences with the least amount of wait time.

When:   March 14 & 15

RSVP:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C44ACA62D6-48221028-spring#/

As always, we could use your support in feeding our hard working teachers dinner at the Power Campus on Thursday, March 14th.  Please see the link below to contribute to the cause:

Click here to DONATE:




Senior Trip 2024  

Power Campus: Friday, May 17th at 10am- Saturday, May 18th until 11:45 pm

Destination: Six Flags Grad Night and Knottsberry Farm

Cost: $450 student /$300 chaperone

**We offer a Pay-in-Full or a 3-Month Payment Plan Option

Due: no later than Friday, March 13th, 2024



Tax Credit

The giving season is still upon us! This year’s tax credit giving goal is $100,000.00.

Your gift — large or small — will make a difference.

With your support, we can continue to provide the programs outlined below;

  • Culinary Arts: Restaurant quality cutlery, pots/pans, additional shelving, and supplies for the classroom
  • Fine Arts: Music for concerts, playbills, programs, paint, art supplies, and sound equipment
  • Full-Day Kindergarten Scholarship Grants
  • Library: Shelves and books
  • Health Care Supplies
  • Athletics
  • Clubs

There are TWO ways to give!

In addition, our Montessori Preschool School gives out around $45,000.00 a year in scholarship to those families in need, we are able to offer these scholarships because of the Arizona School tax credit program. 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. You do not have to have a child at the school to pledge, you must only be an AZ State resident paying AZ State taxes.

Month at a Glance //  March/April

  • March 6 – High School Winter Sports Banquet, 4:45pm
  • March 7 – Home Game: Beach Volleyball, 3:00pm
  • March 9 – Montessori Fundraiser, 5:30pm
  • March 11 – Home Game: Beach Volleyball, 4:00pm
  • March 13-15 – Half Day Schedules
  • March 13-15 – Spring Play – Charlotte’s Webb
  • March 15 – Home Game: Beach Volleyball, 4:00pm
  • March 18 – April 1 – SPRING BREAK (No School)
  • April 2 – School Resumes