February 29th Newsletter

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Keep the Love of Reading Alive!  

Come in and enjoy browsing in the Recker Halls at the Usborne Book Fair March 3-6! 

Or, Order on Line at Scholastic   https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/parent-store.html  Leap Day Sale 29% off!

http://www.getepic.com offers an on-line library in which I have personalized a mailbox unique to your child’s level.  Please let me know if you need the class code!

More News!

February 29 is our Night at Atlantis!

All participating parents should have received the details for this special night.  We look forward to your arrival 6:00-6:45 and are looking forward to this magical night!  Thanks to Mrs. Heller for all her work in preparation and to Mrs. Hubbard for leading students in creating some unique and beautiful artwork that is up for auction!

Gratitude Shout Outs!

We are so lucky for our level of parent involvement in the Sunflowers class.  Thank you to Mr. Franco for cultivating a love of reading! And to Mr. and Mrs. Larson for science experiments to better understand states of matter! And to Mrs. Kohler for introducing Euclid and a love for geometry! And to Mrs. Bergener and a love for sewing.  And to Mrs. Quintana for her labor of love in making the quilt that holds the self-made portraits! And a very special Thank You to Art-Masterpiece specialist and teacher, Mrs. Sandra Larson.  Among weekly contributions to the class, she is spear-heading personalized “Art to Remember” durable pieces that will be available to parents later in the year.

Parent Conferences

We will have half days March 4-6 in order to accommodate parent conferences.  Pick up will be 11:15.

 Thank you to the parents who have signed up for conferences next week!

Conferences offer a time to build community and share “Glows and Grows” thinking about your child’s educational journey!   You can sign up here!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050945afad2ba1f94-march

Dates to remember:

Feb 29: A Night in Atlantis Fundraiser

Mar 3-6: Usborne Book Fair

Mar 4-6: Half Days, 11:15am Dismissal; Parent Conferences

Mar 9-18: Spring Break

Spelling Lists:

This week I gave everyone an updated Words Their Way Assessment.  This allows me to uniquely fit your child’s level to the best spelling patterns. Their list should have come home this past week for a quiz on Thursday, March 5th.  We had been working with the sight words, but now will return to word pattern mastery that the WTW strategy facilitates.  The list of First 100 Hundred Sight Words also should have come home to encourage home support.  Knowing these words builds reading fluency and confidence.

Kindergarten Graduation

Commencement Ceremony May 21st — Kinder 9 am

Location: San Tan Charter School Recker Gym 3959 E. Elliot Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234

If you would like your Kindergartener to participate, please fill out this form and return it to the front office with payment for cap & gown by March 6th.


PBIS Store: 

On March 4th, students will have the opportunity to visit the PBIS store and redeem their points.  This is an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the good choices that are being made and to let the children know we are catching them being good.

Sharing the Love of Music:

What a blessing to have the expertise of Ms. Kerby’s musical talents and her authentic enthusiasm in sharing a love and joy in Music. Please find attached the songs your children may already be singing at home.  And now, you can join in with them!


The Love Song of Kangding

The Chimes of Kankirk

Music All Around Me

Don Alfredo