Week of February 3, 2020
February 1, 2020
Hello Sunflower Parents,
So much is going on that you may be getting emails galore, but it all offers wonderful opportunities for bonding and continuing to build our San Tan community strong. Further, to offer opportunities for bonding with your child while growing the San Tan Vision. Thank you for your active participation and support. It means so much. Remember also that a solid home support to have in place is through www.getepic.com. I’ve tailored your child’s inbox to his/her level.
Our Epic Class Code: enb8835
Thanks for all you do!
Details in this newsletter are for the following
Important Dates to Remember
- Feb. 5th– Spring Pictures
- Feb. 8th– Family Fun Night @5:30
- Feb. 13th– San Tan University Parent Night
- Feb. 14th– Staff Appreciation Day
- Feb. 17th– President’s Day NO SCHOOL
- Feb. 18th– First Grade Field Trip
- Feb. 19th– Kinder Field Trip
- Feb. 26th– Half Day
- Feb. 29th– A Night in Atlantis!
- Feb. 3rd-6th– Book Fair
- Mar. 4th-6th– Half Day Teacher Conference
- Mar. 9-18th– Spring Break
Our Spring science-based Learning Celebration took place Saturday, February 1st at the Power campus. Indeed, there was a wealth of learning represented! The Sunflower theme, “Exploring Our Natural World” reflected the classroom learning process. We began with an introduction to biomes. With our focus on Africa, our continent of this month, we then specifically looked at the Grasslands/Savannah. Your child chose one animal to make art and research and write about. Then, extended learning has come through selecting a subject of science of their choice and making a book. This has involved rough draft writing, editing, and final presentations of their work to the class. Each child loves being on the hot-seat and receiving the attention of their peers for work they are proud of. Presentation Skills are recognized as part of the new 21st Learning Skills of increasing import. We’ve been doing this through keeping connected to themes of harmony with nature and one another.
Art Masterpiece, with Mrs. Larson and Mr. Franco, has been an especially enjoyable element of cross-connected learning. Mrs. Larson exposed us to the artwork of Alma Woodsey.
Ms. Woodsey is an African American artist with work in the permanent collection at the White House. The students learned about her through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsmBVMKbgUs&t=179s
This focus provided a natural and meaningful bridge coming from a study of African during January and moving into a Celebration of African-American achievements in February. Further, it produced some amazing children’s art! Please take a look at the photos to see for yourself. You will have a chance to enjoy this artistry in a personal touch through our Art to Remember project where we keepsakes are made for you to treasure.
Sewing Projects: Special Thanks to Ms. Bergener for brining the supplies for sewing individual pouches with a heart or star for each student. Her support during our afternoon recess time has especially meant a lot in this project that so many children are loving!
SMILE! Spring picture day is coming up on Feb. 5
Order Your Pictures today! Online Access Code: T5CZNJ7
Family Fun Night—February 8th, 5:30 p.m. (Register in the Front office)
Join us as the Student Council takes two beloved traditions, the Mother-Son game night and the Daddy-Daughter dance and make them inclusive to all of our San Tan Family Dynamics! Family Fun night is a dance and game night where all our families are welcome to come, dance the night, play games and have a good time! $20.00 to register in the Front office, $25.00 to register at the gate the night of the event.
Montessori Vision information night on February 18th (date changed from 2/4) which will highlight the program enhancements to come next school year. If you’re wanting to know more about the Upper Elementary and/or Infant classrooms or Outdoor Environment, this is your night!
A Night in Atlantis
February 29th at 7:00 pm
Sponsored by Willmeng
Please join us for an adult evening in the magical underwater Atlantis Kingdom, full of music, fine food, drink and art created by your favorite Montessori Students.
Tickets for the event are on sale now for $35.00 for General Admission and $60.00 For VIP Seating.
VIP tickets include: Reserved seating, Pictures at a themed photo shoot of your child, Pictures will be printed and placed at your seats, you will also enjoy wine at your table.
We hope you sign up for ATLANTIS DO IT YOURSELF DAY!
On Saturday, February 15, we will start at 10 a.m. on the Montessori playground. Kids can come and play while we craft (no childcare provided). We could use some more help and supplies to finish up our Atlantis décor. No DIY skills required! Please share your time and sign up! Thank you!
To make this magical Night happen we would love any help you want to offer, we are looking for the following items:
- Children who want to preform and share their talents during the evening (If your interested contact Mrs. Heller at : BHeller@santancs.com)
- Old Pool Noodles
- White Christmas lights ( White lights on white strings are the best!)
- Clear plastic bulbs
- LARGE card board boxes –T.V boxes or appliances boxes”
San Tan University–February 13
7-9 p.m. (Child care available $5 a child)
Join us as we hear from the incredibly talented Dr. Paul Beljan as he speaks on the gifted brain and their various idiosyncrasies, followed by our very own Dr. Sippel as he shares the San Tan Vision 2020.
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.
The form link is now open at https://yqysjrrxph.formstack.com/forms/?1627645-EuNcDzZTd2