Sippel’s Spotlight: 3/28

Good Day San Tan Families,

If you have not had time to drive by our new digs, things are really kicking. Underground utilities are going in this week and next and the concert pad should be in by the end of next week or so. To make it even more official, here is our new address 3959 East Elliot Road Gilbert, AZ 85296.

State Testing is coming up for grades 2nd – 8th graders. Testing dates include April 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th. Please make sure that your kiddos get plenty of rest the day before and a great breakfast that morning.

Let our 8th grades cook dinner for you on April 8th: San Tan’s 8th grade class is working hard to raise money for their end of year trip to Knott’s Berry Farm trip. Because of this, they will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on April 4th. Attached is the flyer with more information. Spaghetti Dinner

School Cents Update: We are pleased to announce that we are still in 1st place as of March 15. We have collected over 1 million points thanks to our great families and staff. We have a little less than a month left in the program so please keep collecting receipts to help us secure a 1st place finish. All receipts submitted in March are worth double points even if the receipt is from September, so please get them in the school cents collection box at school or the Mall this month. There are many other bonus point opportunities this month as well so please check out the flyer that went home with your kids or click the attachment. On behalf of the Roadrunner committee, thank you for all our help and support with this program. santanflyer

Save the Date: for our first annual spring Gala to honor our school community, see attached flyer for more information. Save The Date

Summer School Enrollment is now in full force. We will be offering both a preschool and elementary summer session. Preschool will be broken into two sessions; session one will run June 2nd – June 27th and session two will run June 30th – July 25th. Elementary will only have one session running June 2nd – June 27. Attached are all three forms, please make sure that you complete the correct one for your family.

Enrollment Agreement Summer 2014

STM Summer Prek Enrollment-Session 1 & Session 2

Upcoming Events

April 4th – School Spaghetti Dinner Night

April 8th – State Testing (Writing and Science)

April 10th – State Testing (Reading and Math)

April 15th – State Testing (Reading and Math)

April 17th – State Testing (Reading and Math)

April 18th – NO SCHOOL

April 21st – NO SCHOOL

April 22nd – Earth Day

 

Educationally Yours,

 

Dr. Kristofer Sippel

Principal

Sippel’s Spotlight: 3/24

Spring Pictures are tomorrow, Tuesday, March 25th. Spring Pictures run differently than Fall Pictures – all students will be photographed for the Class Group Photo; however, only students with envelopes with payments included will be photographed individually. If you would like your student to take individual Spring Pictures, you must send in your envelope with payment as you will not be able to order later. Extra copies can be found in the office if needed.

Golfland Event Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 from 4:00pm-8:00pm; join us for a night of fun, including: miniature golf, laser tag, video games, and a visit from Putt the Dragon! Click on the link for more information. Golfland

Elementary Summer School information is attached. Our elementary summer school program will run during the month of June only as we will be moving the school in July! Our summer program includes weekly themed unites as well as weekly events and entertainment including; A MAGICIAN, MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOPS, KARATE CLASSES, STARTERNAUT GAMETRUCK, AND AN INFLATABLE WATERSLIDE. Enrollment Agreement Summer 2014

San Tan’s 8th grade class is working hard to raise money for their end of year trip to Knott’s Berry Farm trip. Because of this, they will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on April 4th. Attached is the flyer with more information. Spaghetti Dinner

The Noetic Learning Math Contest is a biannual math challenge for elementary students. The goal of the competition is to encourage young students’ interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math.

During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems that can cover a broad range of mathematics skills taught in school. Many problems challenge students to think creatively and to apply problem solving skills. The contest is for students in grades 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Please register your student(s) in the front office with a $10 registration fee.

 

Educationally Yours,

 

Dr. Kristofer Sippel

Principal

San Tan Learning Center

Sippel’s Spotlights: 3/18

Welcome back from what I hoped was a relaxing and fun filled spring break. Rita and I surprised our kiddos with a trip to Disneyland for a few days; who knew that a mouse could cost so much! With spring in full bloom and the weather heating up, please remember to send your kiddos with water bottles. Over the past month we have had a large amount of new families join our school, as a reminder we are a completely nut free school, please be aware of this as you prepare snacks and lunch for your kiddos. Construction has started full steam ahead with dirt moving this week and next and the starting of the building pad; our hope is that we have a building on site by the end of April!

 

Spring Pictures are just around the corner, being held on Tuesday, March 25th. Spring Pictures runs differently than Fall Pictures – all students will be photographed for the Class Group Photo; however, only students with envelopes with payments included will be photographed individually. If you would like your student to take individual Spring Pictures, you must send in your envelope with payment as you will not be able to order later. Package information and ordering envelopes will be going home with your student today. Extra copies can be found in the office if needed.

Golfland Event Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 from 4:00pm-8:00pm; join us for a night of fun, including: miniature golf, laser tag, video games, and a visit from Putt the Dragon! See the attached flyer for more information. Golfland

Elementary Summer School information is attached. Our elementary summer school program will run during the month of June only as we will be moving the school in July! Our summer program includes weekly themed unites as well as weekly events and entertainment including; A MAGICIAN, MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOPS, KARATE CLASSES, STARTERNAUT GAMETRUCK, AND AN INFLATABLE WATERSLIDE. Enrollment Agreement Summer 2014

Upcoming Events

March 25th – Spring Pictures

March 26th – Golfland Event

March 27th – Modified Lockdown Drill

April 8th – State Testing (Writing and Science)

April 10th – State Testing (Reading and Math)

April 15th – State Testing (Reading and Math)

April 17th – State Testing (Reading and Math)

April 18th – NO SCHOOL

April 21st – NO SCHOOL

April  22nd – Earth Day

 

 

Educationally Yours,

 

Dr. Kristofer Sippel

Principal

San Tan Learning Center

Sippel’s Spotlights: 3/3

No Clubs This Week

 What a great afternoon we had on Friday to celebrate our school’s ground breaking. I have attached a picture from the event for you to review, and more can be seen on our facebook page.  Two items that stuck out for me was stepping on the only piece of gum on the entire 6.5 acre property, very school appropriate and seeing all of the kiddos playing on the area of the property that one of the playgrounds will be at, we have very intuitive kiddos!

 

I have also attached the school calendar for the upcoming school year. This is the Kindergarten – 8th grade calendar only; the preschool is currently under construction.

2014-2015 Calendar

Our 3rd Quarter Learning Celebration will be Tuesday, March 4th After School, please park and collect your kiddos in their classrooms so that you can see all of the great projects that they have been working on.

The book fair is back again!! Visit the book fair in the Gymacafatorum from 8:30 AM Tuesday March 4 through noon Friday March 7th. Book fair will run 8:30 to 3ish Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:30 to 5:30ish on Thursday and 8:30 to noon on Friday.

Parent Teacher Conferences are this week; because of this we have early dismissal Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The Noetic Learning Math Contest is a biannual math challenge for elementary students. The goal of the competition is to encourage young students’ interest in math, to develop their problem solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math.

During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems that can cover a broad range of mathematics skills taught in school. Many problems challenge students to think creatively and to apply problem solving skills. The contest is for students in grades 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Please register your student(s) in the front office with a $10 registration fee.

San Tan Learning Center has been selected to participate in the PARCC field test. As a requirement, I need to send the attached document out.  The only students that we are allowed to have participate in the PARCC field test are the 8th grade students; they will be taking the Language Arts test in May.  Parent Ltr1 – Regarding PARCC Field Test

Upcoming Events

3/3 – 3/7 No Clubs

3/4 – 3/7 Book Fair

3/4 Learning Celebration

3/5 – 3/7 Half Day of School (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

3/10 – 3/17 NO SCHOOL Spring Break

3/18 Students Return to School

3/25 Spring Pictures

 

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Kristofer Sippel

Principal

San Tan Learning Center

Sippel’s Spotlight: 2/14

No School Monday, February 17th

 

Mark your calendars for San Tan’s Daddy/Daughter dance 2/21 from 6:00 – 7:30. The tickets are $5 for the daddy, daughters get in for free, and you can pick your tickets up in the office. There will be refreshments for sale in the concessions stand also. See the attached flyer for more information.

It’s carnival time! Saturday, February 22 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, here at San Tan Learning Center; Games, bounce houses, food, a Reptile Show, raffle sales, live DJ with Fun music and much more.

If you are able to volunteer for an hour or so, please click on the link below and sign up. We appreciate any amount of time that you have to help. If you have specific questions, please contact Marty in the Special Events office at 480-222-0811 ext. 6 or marty@santanlc.com.

www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A4FA9A62AAB9-teacher1

They caught the man who caused Monday’s lockdown at San Tan on Tuesday evening.  Here’s an article about it:

http://www.kpho.com/story/24685093/man-who-sparked-gilbert-school-lock-down-arrested-in-barricade

Upcoming Events

2/17 NO SCHOOL

2/21 Jump Rope for Heart

2/21 Daddy/Daughter Dance

2/22 School Carnival

2/28 NO SCHOOL (Teacher Professional Development Day)

 

Educationally Yours,

 

Dr. Kristofer Sippel

Principal

San Tan Learning Center

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