Laramie Letters 9.21.21

 In Branding

Letter from the Principal

Dear San Tan Families,

We are rolling right into Fall break this week! We have break from September 25th– October 10th. Following break, we have 3 half days where we have parent teacher conferences. We are so excited to present the Roadrunner Roadmaps that the teachers have created for your students. These documents were formerly called the Individual Learning Plans and we rebranded them this summer. These are a snapshot for you as to what your student will be learning in the following quarter.

– Mrs. Sarah Laramie

Important Announcements 

Spirit Week

Spirit week is coming! Join us right after we return from fall break!

Monday 10/11 – Rainbow and Tie Dye Day!
Tuesday 10/12 – Crazy Sock Day!
Wednesday 10/13 – Hawaiian Day!
Thursday 10/14 – Twin Day!
Friday 10/15 – Super School Spirit Day!

Field Trips

We are so excited to restart Field Trips this year! Here are the following links to sign up for the field trips. In the best interest for the safety our students, we ask that all parent chaperones have their finger print clearance cards to chaperone the field trips. I have attached the guide to attaining one. Here are the links for the field trip:

Phoenix Children’s Museum (Kindergarteners): Due October 13th, 2021

Schnepf Farm’s (2nd Graders): Due TODAY September 21st, 2021

Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium (3rd Graders): Due October 5th, 2021

JA BIZTOWN (4th Graders): Due October 7th, 2021

American Heritage Festival (5th Graders): Due October 27th, 2021

Kartchner Caverns (6th Graders): Due October 19th, 2021

Paper Drive

Our annual beginning of the year PAPER DRIVE is in full effect starting this week. The class with the MOST points will receive a teacher reward for participating is $100.00 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.

Don’t have time to run out to the store? No worries!!  San Tan Charter School partners with Amazon SmilesAmazon Smiles is fast and easy… Shop Amazon as normal and 0.5% of your purchase supports educational enrichment right here at San Tan Charter School!

Visit: to start shopping now! You can ship your order directly to the school and add a “gift receipt” with your child’s teacher’s name on it!

First Place Ms. G 29 points
Second Place

Ms. Trowbridge

9 points
Third Place Ms. Harris 7 points


Peace Day

Peace Day is today! The lessons will start with a video on Mindfulness

Next, teachers will show the following video that teaches mindfulness activities.

Then, each classroom will have the following discussion where they will pose the next question: What does peace look like to you?

  • Students can sit in a circle and share what they believe peace looks like (Students are encouraged to share, but no student should be forced to share something.)
  • The teacher can take notes of the student responses and then pass them along to Ms. Lapadura and myself. We will compile them and make a Wordle (word cloud) share and post along with the school from the classroom discussions.

Staff Shout Outs

I think we can all agree that we have AMAZING staff at STCS Recker Campus. We would love to hear from you all the wonderful things that the staff are doing so please click the following link to give our staff a “Shout Outs”. Frost Gelato has generously donated gift cards to help reward out staff members after they have received a shout out!

October ConferencesJust a quick point of clarification. Over the summer, while we were looking at our school calendar, we decided to move our conference days to Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (October 11th-13th) following October Break rather than the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (October 13-15th) following the break. So, October 11th-13th are half days where we dismiss 11:00-11:30.

We are asking parents to help support our staff by providing dinner items during the evening of our late-night teacher conferences in October. Our theme for the late night on Tuesday, October 12th is a Picnic Theme. Our teachers will be getting a dinner break from 4:30-5:30. We have 70 staff members on campus this year. To sign up, please click the link below. We sincerely appreciate any and all donations.

October Late Night Conference Teacher Dinner Donation

Child Care

Are you looking for fun, active, and safe activities for your kids on our half-day Parent Teacher Conference days? San Tan Charter School – Recker Campus is excited to once again offer our three day “Half-day Conference Camps for Kids.” With fall breaks, and half days coming up, here is the link for camps for the semester for child care.

2023 EF Trip

Believe it or not, we have already confirmed our March of 2023 EF tour. We are officially announcing that we will be touring ITALY!!!!!!!!! To learn all about the tour we are hosting a VIRTUAL Info night on the evening of September 22nd to RSVP please click the link below.

RSVP Link:

I have also, included a pamphlet for more information.


Our 2021-2022 PreK-12 San Tan Yearbooks are on sale now. It will include a 15th-year commemorative section and options for students and families. Begin planning and designing yours now. Visit our storefront link here:

Have pictures for the yearbook? Submit them at the following link

Athletics Family Pass

All High School games have a gate fee of $5 per adult and $3 per student/child. For the convenience of our families, we will be offering Athletic Family Passes for the immediate and non-immediate families of our San Tan Athletes. The options include $50 per season or $100 for the year. Tickets may be purchased for immediate family members (i.e., parents/guardians and siblings under 18). All other non-immediate family members (i.e., grandparents, aunts/uncles, cousins, etc.) are also welcome to purchase a family pass for entrance into the games. To purchase your family pass please click HERE.

Guest Teachers

We need guest teachers to fill in when our teaching staff is out ill. If you would like to guest teach for us, please email Ms. Lapadura at to get back on the list for this school year.

Athletic Sponsorship

Would your business or family like to support our STCS Roadrunner Athletics Program by becoming an athletic sponsor? We have a variety of sponsorship packages that allows entry for any budget. This is a great way to promote your business while supporting our San Tan Athletes. For more information about becoming a sponsor or to initiate the process, please click here Athletic Sponsorship.

Helpful Links

Become an Athletic Sponsor- Click Here to Donate

Order Lunch 

Arizona Tax Credit Form

Spirit Gear – Do you need school spirit gear to wear on Spirit Fridays? Click Here to Purchase

January Late Night Conference Teacher Dinner Donation

FEC Donations

Social Media Links 

Facebook- San Tan Charter School Family Connection

Facebook-PreK-6 Recker Campus

Facebook-7-12 Power Campus

Facebook- Mrs. Laramie Principal Recker Campus

Instagram- Mrs. Laramie Principal Recker Campus

Instagram-STCS Recker Campus

Mrs. Sarah Laramie, M.A.
Principal, Recker Campus
Doctoral Candidate, Grand Canyon University
San Tan Charter School
3959 E. Elliot Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Phone:  480-222-0811


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”- Nelson Mandela