Errington Edition 8/28
Another amazing week as a San Tan Roadrunner! Our students are doing an impeccable job at refining their routines, expectations, small group rotations, and finalizing MAP testing. I appreciate all of your support during drop off and pick up as well as the support you give your child at home. Our clubs started this week, please be sure to review the CLUBS FAQs attached to this email. I have also attached Mr. Fuentes’ Athletic Updates if you should have any questions on all the exciting athletic events that are occurring this week.
Our goal to enhance the security of San Tan Charter School. To accomplish this, we have started a campaign to raise funds to install security systems on both the Power and Recker campuses for the 2018-2019 school year. gofundme.com/santan
This system is comprised of three parts:
• First, we will install a visitor screening system at the front desks called LobbyGuard. Learn more. (THIS HAS BEEN FULLY FUNDED)
• Second, we will install impact/shatter-resistant 3M Safety and Security Window Film on all the windows on campus. Learn more. (WE ARE GETTING CLOSE)
• Lastly, we will install 16 new surveillance cameras to cover entrances and outdoor common areas which will log multiple days of activity.
We are so excited you’ve been able to log into Infinite Campus. If you did not receive the online log in and activation key, your child should have a letter with the same information. The app is also ready to use if you just search San Tan Montessori Inc., then add in your personalized login information. Remember we are still working with Infinite Campus on refining our gradebook but all the other features such as schedule, attendance, contact information, etc… are available. Please be sure to make any corrections on contact and emergency information for our records.
Art Masterpiece Training
Art Masterpiece is a parent driven, volunteer, art program that allows elementary students to experience a variety of art education lessons and activities. We will be having a training Thursday September 13, 2018 at two times: 9am or 6pm. Please designate which training you would like to attend. This training will be provided by a few very experienced Art Masterpiece parent volunteers Mrs. Leatham, Ms. Veziroglu, and Mrs. Zapytowski.
Sign Up for Training and Classroom Volunteer
The teacher will remain in the classroom during your lesson to help facilitate. Then the magic happens and the kids just adore the process as much as the product. For middle school, we are doing monthly activities so I will have a cohort of volunteers who will work with Mrs. Simonton, the Assistant Principal, to schedule lessons. We are planning two art walks that will coincide with the music concerts. This is where volunteers will showcase their classes art work.
Play Math 2018-2019 School Year Volunteer Program
We have an exciting opportunity for volunteer training coming September 12 from 11:45-12:45 or 5:30-6:30 PM. This is for our PLAY MATH PROGRAM. Play math is a neurocognitive motor math program designed to teach children ages 5-12 math facts and factors. Meet other parents and volunteers and learn fun ways to help your student or other children be successful in learning their math facts. School volunteers work with small groups of 4 or 5 students by counting, skip counting, and working on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts while playing games and through physical movement. Students will be excited when you come to volunteer since they enjoy playing the games and feel successful. A volunteer for this program can participate any day of the week at a times which are convenient in your schedule. If you have questions please contact Marthana Hall by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Guest Teacher Openings
Guest Teacher – we are in need of guest teachers to fill in when our teaching staff is out ill. If you have been a guest teacher for us in the past, please email me at email@example.com to get on the list for this school year. If you are new, please also reach out to me for the appropriate information.
August 15th-29th– NWEA Measure of Academic Assessment (MAP) Testing Sessions
August 20th– Paper Drive Starts
Our annual beginning of the year PAPER DRIVE is in full effect starting Monday, August 20th. The class with the MOST points will receive a FREE BOOK of their choice (at a certain price) from Scholastic AND teacher reward for participating is $150.00 classroom fund. Write your teacher’s name on the paper and send it to the front office. Middle School should put their HOMEROOM teacher on their paper. Here is how the points work:
1 Ream of White Copy Paper= 1 point
1 Ream of Color Copy Paper= 2 points
1 Ream of Cardstock = 3 points
August 27th– Fall Clubs Start
Final Club Sign Up! It’s not too late to sign up for our fall club offerings. Here is the link for all our club information on our brand new website: https://santancharterschool.com/clubs/
August 27th– September 7th Student Council Campaigns and Elections
September 7th– Recker Campus Grandparents Lunch (https://events.time.ly/gq83n9v?event=14560262)
September 12th –Play Math Training (11:45-12:45 or 5:30-6:30 PM)
September 13th– Art Masterpiece Training (9am or 6pm)
San Tan Charter School- Recker Campus
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.