Can’t Make a Holiday Performance Showing?

If you are unable to or uncomfortable attending any of the remaining drive-in performances for our Holiday Production, I will be hosting an online showing. We will be posting individual class and emcee clips in each teacher’s Google Classroom to watch at your leisure, however, the entire showing will not be available on-demand.

I will be utilizing ZOOM to host the live showing on Friday, December 18th at 5:00 pm. As we all have learned in the past eight-ish months, technology certainly does not always do what we intend it to. Often times, videos do not play clearly on meeting platforms but it won’t hurt to give it a try so please be patient with the quality of the showing! If you would like access to the ZOOM showing on Friday evening, please email me directly for the meeting information.

Also, remember that Friday is a half day and all kiddos must be picked up by 12:30 pm.

Quarter 3 Club Subscriptions

For our third quarter, we will continue to provide students with the option to participate in clubs through “Club Subscriptions” which will include all 5 activities for students to complete at their own pace.

To sign-up for the club options, simply email me and we will contact you to arrange payment. All of the subscriptions this quarter are open to kiddos in any grade. Sign-ups must be done by Monday, December 14th to allow time to purchase the supplies.

The Holidays are Out of this World!

Come join us in our parking lot for a drive-in showing of, The Holidays are Out of this World! Each class has been working on their space-themed holiday performance and will be recording them for the event. 

There will be six showings of the production:
Tuesday, December 15th at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 16th at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 17th at 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm

*”Gates” open half an hour before the showing and no cars will be granted access once the show has begun 🙂

You must sign-up using this link. Sign-ups are per vehicle and no individuals will be permitted who are not signed-up. If you cannot make one of the nights to enjoy the show with us, videos of each class’ production will be posted in their Google Classrooms (if technology agrees with me, the whole production will be available).

Buzz Beans Coffee will be joining us and will be selling hot cocoa, coffee and goodies!

All individuals must stay in their cars at all times during the show unless purchasing a treat from Buzz Beans Coffee and snapping a quick photo (masks must be warn and social distancing must be done during this time). Restrooms will NOT be available during the event so please plan ahead. 

Shine… or shine! Unfortunately, we will need to cancel for inclement weather or because of any mandated health and safety related closure.

Remember, we will be closed all next week for our Thanksgiving Break. Have a restful and safe week off, Panthers!

Picture Retakes Tomorrow!

I apologize for the short notice, Families but we will be doing out retakes tomorrow. Scheduling options were limited. All kiddos have a dress-down day tomorrow (so save those passes for when we return).

If you are a distance learner, please let us know if need the retakes and are able to pop by between 8:00 am – 9:00 am (no formal scheduled time is needed for the retakes).

If you did not receive a code via email from the company, please call 623.566.1082 or email support@gradsphotography.com and they will assist you! Pictures will be available to order through the remainder of the year using the following link: https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000805411#login

Brain Blast BINGO

Although our first 4A Day of the year was a bit different than years past, it was a blast! We played virtual BINGO as an entire school for academic prizes like Mad Libs, Cat Crimes (a cat mystery game… who knew?), pocket microscopes, and more! We even had some of our distance learners joining us for the fun!

If I didn’t love being your principal so much, I might consider a career change into professional BINGO calling as I had such a great time! Have a restful and safe weekend, Panthers!

Veteran’s Day

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday tomorrow, students honored veterans in various ways across the campus. We are grateful for those that have served our country and protected our freedoms. Thank you, Veterans!

We will be closed tomorrow, November 11, 2020 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Third Grade Weaving

Third graders are learning about the ancient Sonoran Desert people, the Hohokam. These amazing individuals adapted to the environment by using natural resources found near the Salt River. They weaved baskets and place mats from grasses and other desert plants. The students were able to emulate their weaving using construction paper.