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Our Busy Month of May

Camp Surf Update
We are so excited to go to Camp surf on May 20-22!  We have raised a significant amount to help with scholarships, and are thankful to those who have been able to make partial payments and/or tax credit donations on or before the deadlines.  We are hoping to have enough raised to also be able go out for a snack on the way back from Camp Surf. Chocolate Money was due on the 30th of March and we hope to be able to add that to our funds to cover the remaining cost of the trip.  Thanks again for all your support in our fundraising efforts!
Classroom Publishing Projects The students are working on their own stories to publish in book form and it has been rewarding to see every child's growth as a writer.  You can help by helping your student type in their words at home and emailing it to us so we can format the words in booklet form and then bind into a book.  
As in last year, each student is choosing their favorite photos, writing samples, and artwork to be placed on …

Pizza and Kona Ice this Friday

We want to thank you with all our hearts for your support during testing week.  This has been a challenging week, with a new test to become familiar with.  However, it is also quite rewarding for us to see all the things our students have been able to do.  We are finished with AZ Merit testing, however 4th graders are still being tested in science tomorrow.  We thank you again for making sure your child arrives well-rested and well-fed each day of testing.  
On Friday, we will have Pizza as a celebration, thanks to Tammy Whiting, whose vision made this school possible.  Please make sure your child packs a drink and vegetables or other side items as well as money for Kona Ice.  We will also finish some of the projects we started last week as well as continuing our work for our class yearbook and storybook publishing projects.  Please stay tuned to hear more about our upcoming field trips as well as our fundraising updates for Camp Surf.  We want to make the most of our remaining 7 weeks…

Please Support us for Testing Week

We are so pleased with how much effort everyone has put into their work in language and math.  It has been a pleasure to watch everyone work so hard to meet and exceed the new state standards this year.  Not only have we witnessed such excellent collective academic growth, but we have also seen exponential growth in good habits, study skills, grace and courtesy, and emotional intelligence.  
As the new AZ Merit test approaches next week, our students are planning a party this Friday as a way to let go of stress and also as a celebration of completing our Performance Coach workbooks.  We are in the process of planning some fun activities and projects to recycle our books into something more beautiful or interesting.
We are planning to have Pizza for lunch and would like to have some donations of crackers, cheese, chips, salsa, veggies, fruit, granola bars and bottles of water.  Please use our link on volunteer spot that more fully lists  some of the snacks we would appreciate. We hope to…