Important Camp Surf Information

Our Camp Surf trip is quickly approaching and we want everyone to know all the following details:
Drop off and Pick Up: Please drop-off your child at 5:00 AM, Monday, April 23rd at Main Campus (Lindsay and Southern). Located at 2834 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ
If you are a chaperone, and you need to park your car at the school, then please come at 4:45 AM to NORTH Campus so we don't have to leave any parked cars at the main campus.  (we will use one of the white school-vans to shuttle chaperons from North to Main Campus). 
We plan to leave Camp Surf at approximately 1:00PM on Friday, April 27th and arrive back at Main campus between 7:00PM - 8:00PM that same day. 

Meals on the road: Students are responsible to either pack a breakfast or bring money for breakfast.  They may also bring snacks and a water bottle for the road.  We are collecting $10 dollars per person to cover dinner at Golden Corral in Yuma on the way back (for Dinner). I will collect the money for the dinner while…

Our Month of Many Dates and Activities

Dear Parents,
Now that we are finished testing, the weeks seem to be speeding by a little too quickly.  Please take careful note of the following upcoming activities and changes to some of them. Also, we have transferred the important dates to the enclosed calendar.
Luau Change Due to a schedule change with the people performing at our Upper Elementary Luau, we had to change the Luau to:
Friday, May 18th 2018 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.
We will need help with set-up and tear-down and clean-up. Also, we still need people to volunteer to help organize and participate in committees such as, table committee, mayonnaise and condiments committee, people to help serve, people to help take tickets and a few other labor-type committees are needed. I will be working with Marlene to create an online sign up sheet for these items. We are happy to issue refunds for those who have purchased tickets and unable to make the new date.
Student-led Conferences This is our favorite time of the year, where students …

State Testing this Week!

Dear Parents,
We hope all our families had a fun and restful and relaxing Easter!   We also enjoyed seeing many parents at the memorial service for Audrey.  We are grateful for all those who have been supportive during this difficult time for the family. Even the smallest acts of kindness mean so much. 
It really is hard to believe that state testing is upon us! Today, we have been busy today going over our final preparations and we are more than ready for the AZ Merit, tomorrow morning. Students were heartily encouraged to go to bed early this week, and there will not be any homework assigned.  We will administer the writing test on Tuesday and the language and math portions in the following days this week.  Fourth graders will take the science test the following Tuesday, April 10th.  Please have your child eat a nourishing breakfast each morning and make sure your child arrives at school before 8:30 so they are not missing out on any of our scheduled activities after testing. While gr…

Memorial Service for Audrey

Sadly, the beloved mother of two of our school's students passed away last week.  Children and parents are welcome to attend the memorial service, tomorrow afternoon.  Please click here for more information.  Donations made on the family's gofundme page will go toward the emotional and physical well-being of the children.

March and April Announcements

We hope everyone has had an enjoyable spring break. We are so excited for our upcoming activities, but also sad to report that one of our families is facing an unimaginable loss.  Please read below for more details.
Sad News It is with a heavy heart that I must report that one of our parents, Audrey Baggs, is losing her battle against cancer.  We are explaining this loss to the children and are sharing with you the family's gofundme page to cover final expenses and transitions for the two children that attend our school.  The school cookbook, planned and soon-to-be published by Audrey's oldest daughter, will also be used as a fundraiser to support the children during this time of heartbreaking changes.  We are grateful for the kind words of support during this time and have asked our classroom community to come together in love and unity.  You can find the family gofundme page right here. We are asking students and families that all questions related to this topic be addressed…

Changes in our upcoming meeting and science fair

Please note the following changes in activities.  These changes have also been made to our end-of-year calendar found here:

Trip/Fundraising meeting: February 28th, 5-6pm
We will still hold a meeting for camp surf chaperones at 5pm and will talk about the Luau fundraiser at 5:30.  We sent a childcare form last week that should be returned.  We hope to see everyone there!  Also, please note that the transition meeting has been rescheduled for May 17th.

Science Fair: Wednesday, March 21st, 9-11am
Our students have been working hard on so many projects, that we are moving our presentations to the following week, after Spring Break.  Our new date for science fair is Wednesday, March 21 in the morning.  Our Pi day celebration the week before will still take place as scheduled.

Author Presentation, Arizona Statehood, and Chinese New Year activities this week

We just wanted to remind you of the many activities coming right up to celebrate Love of Reading Week, Arizona Statehood day, and Chinese New Year.  Please read below for more details:

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 13, Our class will meet with a rising Arizona author after recess. If your child forgot to preorder a signed book, they may be able to purchase a copy that morning for just $6. 
Wednesday, February 14, We will have a small Valentine's celebration at the end of the day for those who would like to participate. Students may give valentines and/or treats to all class members and they make a bag in class for their valentines. 
Thursday, February 15, We will be celebrating Arizona Statehood with a trip to the superstition springs museum. Please make sure your child brings a water bottle and packs a disposable lunch. We will leave at 9am and return to school before 2:30. 
Friday, February 16, We will have our Panda Express Fundraiser on Chinese New Year.  Please show a paper MEC…