Welcome to the New School Year

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Dear San Tan Montessori 2020-2021 Preschool Families,


Happy end of June and 4th of July wishes for a wonderful and safe rest of your summer 2020. I extend a warm welcome to our new and returning families joining us for the 2020-2021 school year beginning on Thursday July 30th . I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to our amazing team of dedicated people that will be knowing, loving and serving you this year.  Preschool Staff Introductions – 2020-2021 School Year

In addition I would like to share our health and safety precautions with you… Health and Safety Precautions

Please note that Ms. Icke will be on vacation from  29th of June to 4th of July  and will be back the week of July 6th. Ms. Stevens our Recker campus school nurse will be filling in for her. Please contact me directly  rsippel@santancs.com for any preschool questions or items next week.


Message from the business office:
Can you believe the new school year is upon us? With the 2020-2021 school year beginning on Thursday July 30th tuition billing for the 2020-2021 school year will begin next week. As a reminder San Tan Montessori tuition is paid upfront for the upcoming month with bills going on the 1st of each month and due on the 11th of each month. Your first tuition bill for the 2020-2021 school year will be sent out this Wednesday July 1st and due by Saturday July 11th. (All cards on file for monthly tuition will be automatically charged on Saturday July 11th)

From Ms. Barbara Wahlman, CFO…
I hope this email finds you and your family healthy and safe during these uncertain times.  Paraphrasing the old saying “the only constant thing is change” comes to mind.  I wanted to share some exciting events that have taken place in the Business Office this year.  First, I’m very happy to share that I’ll be embarking on a new journey in my “next life” which will be official retirement.  Many plans have been made with my family and friends to begin whittling away at the cliché bucket list.  😊  As often happens, one door closes and another opens.  Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of working side by side with my successor, Mr. Andrew Rissler, Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Rissler is very capable and knowledgeable of all things financial.  I’ve learned a few things from Andrew during our time together.  Please extend a warm welcome to Andrew as you did to me 6 years ago when I started here at San Tan.  I’ve been blessed to meet so many beautiful families over the last several years whom I will truly miss.

From Mr. Andrew Rissler, COO…
I’m excited to step into my new role as the COO at San Tan Charter School.  I’ve been working at the school for the last 7 years and have my own son in the preschool.  I’ll miss working with Ms. Wahlman in the business office, but I’m thankful for all the knowledge and wisdom she has passed on to me.  I’ll strive to meet the same standard of excellence that she strived for as she fulfilled the mission, vision, values of the school.  I wish her well in this new chapter in her life as she enjoys her retirement.

Look out for your billing emails from Mr. Rissler arissler@santancs.com next week that have been traditionally sent from Ms. Wahlman bawahlman@santancs.com in the business office and please join me in thanking Ms. Wahlman for her wonderfully dedicated 6 years of love and service to the San Tan Montessori community.



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 Elliot and Recker Roads

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

www.santancharterschool.com / rsippel@santancs.com / 480-222-0811 ex. 2


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