Sippel’s Spotlight: 11/26

November 27th ½ day Dismissal at 11:30

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration @ 11:30

Without a doubt, this is my most favorite time of the year, with the weather now cool, I can bring out my sweater collection, which I believe looks great on me. But that aside, this time of year brings family together not only at our homes, but here at school as well. Our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is an annual tradition that started on our very first year. It is great to see just how big it has gotten from that first year when all 50 of us sat around a few tables and enjoyed soup, toast, and popcorn; this year we are expecting over 1000 “family” members to join us for dessert and Paradise Bakery. Whatever your family tradition is, cheers to you and your family from the Sippel family!

Thank you everyone who came out to the Catching Fire movie night, we raised $467 dollars with this event and money will go towards Growing Brilliance. We also earned 9400 School Cents points. Thanks to our Roadrunner Committee who put on this event. Don’t forget to get your tickets for Frozen in the front office; the movie will be December 2nd.

The winter concert is fast approaching so we wanted you to be aware of some important changes this year.

The concert is at a new location and on a different day than the school calendar originally stated. It will be on Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 pm at the Higley Center for the Performing Arts. The Center is located at 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert.   Art Masterpiece is also using this venue as a platform for showcasing artwork.   The lobby doors will open at 5:20 for your viewing pleasure.

The students need to be at their assigned waiting areas by 5:40. There will be signs pointing the way and the teachers will be at the waiting area prepared for your students’ arrival. We are excited for this venue change as it allows for you and your family to stay and enjoy the entire concert. With the exception of kindergarten, each class will stay with their teacher after their part in the concert. We have reserved the back part of the auditorium for your student to enjoy the rest of the performance. If you have a kindergartener, please be prepared to pick them up at the front of the auditorium after their performance so that they may enjoy the rest of the concert while sitting with you.

The concert is expected to be 75-90 minutes long and after the concert is over your child will remain with their class in the reserved seats until you pick them up. Please have your child wear nice festive attire such as a nice dress, skirt and blouse, button down shirt and slacks, or suit. Thank you for your support of the music program at STLC and we look forward to seeing you at the concert!

The tax credit program is the perfect way to give and support San Tan Learning Center. The program is a win/win for everyone. By redirecting your tax dollars, you will support special programs at San Tan Learning Center such as Music Education, which each student participates in multiple times a week, and Physical Education, in which students participate in daily. It also provides weekly Library time for our students. 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.

We have made it so easy to contribute!  Click on the link and you can make your contribution yourself online.  San Tan:  https://www.formstack.com/forms/?1627645-EuNcDzZTd2

We are excited to offer STLC families weekly, organic, local, boxed fruits and vegetables from Chow Locally! Chow Locally is a simple subscription service that allows you to receive the best whole foods from local farms every Friday. STLC is committed to supporting local, sustainable farms and the incredible foods they produce. SIGN UP NOW at http://santan.chowlocally.com/ and the $20 membership fee will be waived. Pick up is every Friday, from 2:30 – 5:30 at the front office starting December 6th. See the attached flyer for more information and contact Tisha Huish at tishahuish@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

 

Upcoming Events

11/27 Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration and All School ½ day of school

11/28 & 11/29 No school all school

12/3 Harkins Movie Night – Frozen

12/5 K – 8 Music Concert

12/6 Last day of Clubs

12/11 School Spelling Bee

12/16 School Spirit Week

 

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Kristofer Sippel

Principal

Preschool Press: 11/20

Dear San Tan Montessori Families,

Our annual Charlie Brown Thanksgiving event that started as a traditional get together with our founding 40 families enjoying buttered toast and popcorn the children made our first year as a preschool in 2006 is coming up on Wednesday, November 27th right after the 11:30 AM dismissal. This event is a fun time for parents to spend some time together before the big Thanksgiving weekend. Part of this event is snacking on some yummy treats that families have donated. Please remember when you are bringing treats or even if you bring your own lunch that we are NUT FREE campus. To sign up for donating items please see the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4EA4A72FA57-charlie

This year the committee has partnered with Paradise Bakery for pre-ordered lunches that you may pick up at the event. Order forms have been sent home. If you are needing an order form please see the front office. Paradise has assured us that they understand our no nut policy and will take ever precaution when preparing our food. All meals much be turned in with payment by Friday, November 22nd to the front office. The front office is accepting cash, credit card, and cash (exact change only please). You will then pick up your pre-ordered lunches at the event. Paradise Bakery is donating 10% of sales to STLC. ParadiseorderformdueNov22

The 8th Graders will be selling water to help raise money for their class trip. Kona Ice will be on site selling snow cones and will be donating 20% back to the school.

It will be a great event. So bring the entire family and have a relaxing lunch.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nicole Enholm at ntenholm@gmail.com

A new Books Are Fun display has arrived in the front office!  Orders will be taken thru Tuesday, November 26. (Checks payable to:  Books Are Fun). There is a great selection with more than just children’s books and toys.  Please feel free to share the attached order form with your classroom families or direct them to the display in the front office.  Books will be delivered the week after orders are due – so plenty of time for holiday gift giving. BooksRFunOrder FormdueNov26

This morning we conducted a fire drill and the children did great!

With a teacher unexpectedly resigning at our Chandler campus this month Ms. Teresa began working there last Tuesday to help with the transition. We were so grateful Ms. Teresa was willing to help support the admin, first grade team and students at Fulton through this change.  Although she is missed at San Tan Dr. Sippel and I felt she was the right person to help having been with our organization for five years and knowing our vision for education.

Thankfully the lead teacher change to Mrs. Mohler in October has been such a positive and successful transition bearing good fruits for our children and the program as a whole so that we could all make this decision quickly. In our experience mid-year elementary hires have not been successful for our organization because of the extensive training and expectations we have of our staff. This was not a planned or premeditated change, yet again we are so grateful it was a change we could make quickly for the sake of the children and families at Fulton. Unfortunately the timing in being able to communicate this proactively was not great with me being sick last week and then being out of town. Please forgive me. I will continue to work for this.

Art Masterpiece with our preschoolers will be in the gym tomorrow and Friday from 9-9:45.  Parents or family members are welcome to join in.  The children will be learning about Pointillism. Ms. Mohler’s class and all Tues/Thurs only children from Mr. Fernando’s class will be participating tomorrow and on Friday all Mr. Fernando’s class and Mon/Wed/Fri only children will be participating from Ms. Mohler’s class.

Respectfully,

Rita Sippel

Director

Sippel’s Spotlight: 11/16

The December lunch order site is taking orders until Sunday, November 17th at midnight. Please go online and place your orders before the due date!https://secure.learningcenterpublicschools.com/stlc/

If your child has come home missing a jacked, sweater, lunchbox, water bottle, or even their homework; there is a good chance it is in ourLost and Found, please stop by the office and take a look at all the goodies that we have collected over the last month. Items not collected by winter break will end up under the Sippel family Christmas treeJ

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Our Annual Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration will be held November 27thafter the 11:30 dismissal. This is a fun annual event that allows our STLC families to come together to visit with family and friends and maybe even meet some new ones. We ask that families bring a lunch for themselves and we will all share the items that the students will bring. There will be tables and chairs set up around the campus for you to use, or if you like you can bring your own chairs or blankets to spread out on the grass. If you would like to bring something for the event, please click on this link for information,

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4EA4A72FA57-charlie.

This year we are excited to be offering box lunches from Paradise Bakery as a lunch option; order form is attached and will be going home over the next few days.  Paradise Bakery will be giving back 10% of the sales to the school.  Order forms and payments are due into the office by Friday, November 22.Paradise Bakery Order Form

TICKETS NOW ON SALE IN THE FRONT OFFICE!
Catching Fire (The second Hunger Games Movie) tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $8 each. STLC is hosting a private screeningon Monday November 25th at 6:30 PM(doors open at 6:00 PM) at Harkins San Tan Village. Grab your family and friends and join us for this fun event. All proceeds benefit Growing Brilliance. The front office is accepting credit cards, check, or exact change for tickets. Tickets must be purchased before the event. Tickets can’t be purchased at the movie theater the night of the event. We look forward to seeing you there.

Upcoming Events

11/18 Gifted Parent Night

11/20 Fire Drill

11/21 Class Spelling Bee

11/22 Middle School Winter Dance

11/25 Catching Fire Movie Night

11/27 Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration and All School ½ day of school

11/28 & 11/29 No school all school

 

Educationally Yours,

 

Dr. Kristofer Sippel

Principal

San Tan Learning Center

Sippel’s Spotlight: 11/07

The December lunch order site is taking orders now! The site will shut down on Sunday, November 17th at midnight. Please go online and place your orders before the due date! https://secure.learningcenterpublicschools.com/stlc/

My weekly email comes early this week not because I am ahead of schedule but rather because I will be out of town tomorrow as my oldest competes in a football tournament in Oakland, California. With Monday being a holiday and no school, this is setting up to be a nice 4 day weekend for meJ!

For the benefit of the staff, students, and parents at the San Tan Learning Center we have acquired use of the Higley Performing Arts Center for this winter’s music concert. Thanks to ample seating, all parents and students will be able to enjoy the performance of each grade level in one program.  We are planning to have food tasting in the lobby and Art Masterpiece will also be utilizing this opportunity to showcase student’s work. Due to this venue change, the concert will now be held Thursday, December 5th at 6:00 PM.

Our Annual Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration will be held November 27th after dismissal. This is a fun annual event that allows our STLC families to come together to visit with family and friends and maybe even meet some new ones. We ask that families bring a lunch for themselves and we will all share the items that the students will bring. There will be tables and chairs set up around the campus for you to use, or if you like you can bring your own chairs or blankets to spread out on the grass. If you would like to bring something for the event, please click on this link for information,

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0E4EA4A72FA57-charlie.

This year we are excited to be offering box lunches from Paradise Bakery as a lunch option; order form is attached and will be going home over the next few days.  Paradise Bakery will be giving back 10% of the sales to the school.  Order forms and payments are due into the office by Friday, November 22. Paradise Bakery Order Form

 We submitted over 3700 Labels for Education last month! Our year end goal is 13,200. The points are used for equipment for our P.E. program. Remember to save all the labels from your holiday soup recipes, Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Crackers & Cookies, Pop Secret Popcorn, Prego Spaghetti Sauce, V-8 Juices, Post Cereals and many others.  Link to participating products:  http://www.labelsforeducation.com/Earn-Points/Participating-Products

Wow!  What a great day on the greens.  The 4th Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success and enjoyed by all.  A huge THANK YOU to John’s Refrigeration who was an awesome title sponsor; they went above and beyond to make this tournament the best!  Our hats are off to them for a job well done! BuchalterNemer Law Firm was the Awards Dinner sponsor and did an exceptional presentation at the dinner.  They provided a small gift for everyone and had a tee box giving away water to all participants.

We registered 104 golfers this year which was the largest tournament ever. The Ocotillo Golf Resort provided outstanding services not only to Learning Center Public Schools, but to all the participants.  We are still receiving compliments about how beautiful the course was and how excellent the service was.

Other sponsors included:  Closest to the Pin Sponsor-  ACME Locksmith;  Longest Drive Sponsor – BMO Harris Bank;  Golf Towel Sponsor – Magic Pest Control;  Golf Ball Sponsor – Strong Tower Insurance; Water Sponsor – Valley ENT.

Tee Box/Foursome sponsors were: VimHR; Arizona House Calls; Arizona Farm Bureau Financial; TSYS; Pam Johnson, State Farm Insurance and Mutual of Omaha Bank; Original Basket Boutique; Sudden Cardiac Arrest; VIP Airsoft; Dave Roche, Edward Jones;  David Waltzer, Combined Insurance; Mark Newman & Tammy Wolfe, Newman Realty; Jim Tucker, Jim Tucker Roofing.

Other community partners that provided in-kind services were SpeedPro, ACT Awards, tournament photographer, Andrea Clark.  To all the foursomes’ and businesses that participated – another BIG Thank You!

We are looking forward to our next tournament in the Fall of 2014.  Thanks again to all for an exceptional day and one that raised money for our Growing Brilliance Campaign.  Our teachers are very appreciative to everyone!

Do you want to learn:

  • How to use journaling for more effective communication -it is a bridge leading to more effective verbal communication between the 2 of you
  • Eight methods of journaling, including five hands-on exercises
  • Also learn how journaling helps you to:
    • Reduce stress
    • Be more creative
    • Heal from loss & setbacks
    • Increase your problem-solving ability
  • See the attached flyer for more information: Flyer – SanTanLearning Bon-Journal – PAIRS

TICKETS NOW ON SALE IN THE FRONT OFFICE!
Catching Fire (The second Hunger Games Movie) tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $8 each. STLC is hosting a private screening on Monday November 25th at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) at Harkins San Tan Village. Grab your family and friends and join us for this fun event. All proceeds benefit Growing Brilliance. The front office is accepting credit cards, check, or exact change for tickets. Tickets must be purchased before the event. Tickets can’t be purchased at the movie theater the night of the event. We look forward to seeing you there.

We will be sponsoring our first Noetic Mathematics Competition for the 2013-2014 school year. Noetic Learning Math Contest is a biannual math contest 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.  The problems cover a broad range of mathematics topics 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 participation fee.

Upcoming Events

11/4 Food Drive Starts

11/11 NO SCHOOL

11/14 Fall Noetic Math Contest

11/18 Gifted Parent Night

11/20 Fire Drill

11/21 Class Spelling Bee

11/22 Middle School Winter Dance

11/25 Catching Fire Movie Night

11/27 Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration and All School ½ day of school

11/28 & 11/29 No school all school

 

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Kristofer Sippel

Principal

Sippel’s Spotlight: 11/1

Thank you to everyone for supporting our Golf Tournament that will be held Saturday. The Event has sold out for the first time ever!

Happy Friday all,

I trust that everyone had a successful night last night depending on what your family decided to participate in. We attempted to dress all of our girls up and see what would happen, well I am happy to report that two of the three made it out and back with the same costume. Our three year old went as a sunflower and by the time she returned home, it looked like she had been picked!

Picture retakes will be Tuesday, November 5th. If you are new to our school community or your child was having a bad hair day, please come prepared with a great big smile!

Thanks to all our families who came out to support our Chipotle Family Fun Night.  We had a great turnout and are pleased to announce that we will be receiving a check for $880 from Chipotle for this fundraiser; funds will go towards campus improvements.  We will also receive 23,970 School Cents points for this event.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE IN THE FRONT OFFICE!
Catching Fire (The second Hunger Games Movie) tickets are now on sale. Tickets are $8 each. STLC is hosting a private screening on Monday November 25th at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) at Harkins San Tan Village. Grab your family and friends and join us for this fun event. All proceeds benefit Growing Brilliance. The front office is accepting credit cards, check, or exact change for tickets. Tickets must be purchased before the event. Tickets can’t be purchased at the movie theater the night of the event. We look forward to seeing you there.

If you were unable to attend our Words Their Way night, I have attached the Power Point for your review. Words Their Way is more than just a traditional weekly spelling list but rather a research based, developmental phonics, spelling, and vocabulary program.  This study of words takes place through a variety of engaging and hands-on cutting, sorting, word hunting, and yes having lots of fun with words! Words Their Way Workshop 2013

Please follow the link below to activate your Fry’s card so that San Tan can receive extra funds, last year we received about $3,000.

  1. Go to http://www.frysfood.com
  2. Sign in or create account (if already have account jump to #3)
    1. To Create Account
      1. Enter information
      2. Enter email
      3. Create password
      4. Pick store, enter
      5. Option to enter VIP card or phone #
      6. Enter last name
      7. Add card # (from back of Fry’s card-whole #) or phone # no dashes
      8. Check email to activate account
  1. On home page of account, go to Community box, enter in information asked, enter
  2. Enter school name and search
  3. Click on school
  4. Save
  5. Your card is now linked to your school!

San Tan Learning Center Charter School ensures that all children with disabilities who are in need of special education and related services will be identified, located and evaluated.  San Tan LC assures that a practical method shall be developed and implemented to determine which children are currently receiving needed special education and related services.  This policy shall apply to highly mobile children with disabilities, homeless children and children that are suspected of being a child with a disability and in need of special education, even though they are advancing from grade to grade.  Early-childhood-chart

San Tan LC procedures for child find include the following provisions:

  1.  San Tan LC will maintain documentation of the public awareness efforts conducted to inform the general public and parents residing within their jurisdiction, of the availability of special education services.
  2. Screening activities will be implemented for all newly enrolled students and those transferring in without sufficient records.
  3. The screening must be completed within 45 days of enrollment.
  4. The screening will include consideration of academic or cognitive, vision, hearing, communication, emotional and psycho motor problems.
  5. San Tan LC will maintain documentation and annually report the number of children with disabilities within each disability category that have been identified, located and evaluated.  The collection and use of data to meet these requirements are subject to confidentiality requirements.
  6. San Tan LC will refer children suspected of having a disability age birth through two years 10 months to the Arizona Early Intervention Program for evaluation and appropriate services.
  7. San Tan LC will refer children suspected of having a disability age two years 10 months through five years to the child’s school district of residence for evaluation and appropriate services.

If you suspect that your child may have a disability, please refer you child to us.

Upcoming Events

11/2 San Tan Golf Tournament

11/4 Food Drive Starts

11/11 NO SCHOOL

11/5 Picture Retakes

11/18 Gifted Parent Night

11/21 Class Spelling Bee

11/25 Catching Fire Movie Night

11/27 Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Celebration and All School ½ day of school

11/28 & 11/29 No school all school

 

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Kristofer Sippel

Principal

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