February 16 - 29, 2008 A+13
Jacobson Jets Santan Junior High Storm
Dress-up days – Read Across America Week is coming up March 3 through 7. Show school spirit and Calendar
love of reading by participating in dress-up days: Mon., Crazy Hat Day; Tue., Seuss’ Silly Socks Day; Wed., Feb. 28: School dance
Stripes and Polka-Dots Day; Thu., Favorite Book Character; Fri., P.J. Day. —Stephanie Emery
Weather report – Thanks to Royal Norman of News Channel 3, who recently visited second-grade
classes and gave an informative talk about methods used to forecast weather and its patterns.
Feb. 27: Barro’s Pizza Night
Feb. 29: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday
Basha High Bears
Teeing off – Basha High School Football hosts its 5th Annual Golf Tournament March 1 with a shotgun
start at 12:30 p.m. at Johnson Ranch Golf Course. Golfers and sponsorships are needed. Call call Joyce
McBurney at 480-734-5248.
—Pat Phillips, Kathleen Taylor
Royal runners – Ryan’s Running Club meets from 2:55 to 3:40 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Parent
volunteers are welcome. Contact Ms. VantHof for more info.
Write stuff – Award-winning children’s book author Jennifer Ward visits Fri., Feb., 29. Students can
Santan K-6 Storm
bring their books in to be autographed.
Help wanted – Volunteer help is needed for CTA’s 2nd Annual Spring Fling, scheduled for Fri., April
Choir Club – Any student in third through sixth grade may join the Choir Club, which meets 7:30 to
4. Contact Tina Hinze for info.
8:25 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday morning in Ms. Arden’s Room 46.
High fi ves – Students who have read more than a million words are “Millionaires.” Congrats to those
Cartridges for Kids – Bring empty printer cartridges or other used electronics to the front offi ce.
who have achieved this success.
Include accessories, power cords and cases if you have them.
Feb. 19: 3-6 Grade Assembly
Feb. 21: PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m.
High fi ves – Congrats to the students chosen to participate in the CUSD Sixth Grade Honor Band:
Brian Campbell, Rebecca Carr, Matthew Conway, Alex Criddle, Trevor Eppley, Sean Hayden, Sunny
Mahesh, Matthew New, Ramya Ramesh, Katie Roberts, Arielle Smith and Hannah Tharalson. They will
perform in an Honor Band concert Feb. 25 at Chandler Center for the Arts.
Future families – Horizon Community Learning Center hosts orientation meetings this spring for
Happy helpers – The Tor-O Ambassadors, inspired by Oprah, are selling Tor-O wrist bracelets to
families interested in attending during the upcoming 2008-09 school year, allowing prospective parents
raise money for impoverished East Asians. The club is learning about East Asia and the effects of poverty
and students to learn more about the school. The lottery admission process will be discussed and
on people around the world. Locally, they will package food boxes for Chandler Christian Community
applications distributed. Orientations are scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tue., Mar. 4 and Mon., Mar. 24 in
Horizon’s Multipurpose Room. To reserve a space or for more info, call 480-659-3000.
Class acts – Fifth-graders recently visited the Challenger Space Center in Glendale as a culmination
of their Space Unit.
Spelling whiz – Congrats to Gokul Ramadoss, Tarwater’s representative in the regional spelling bee.
Thanks due – Thanks to Tarwater families and friends for 2007 tax credit giving. Tarwater raised
$79,890.50 last year, almost $3,000 more than was raised in 2006.
Seton Catholic Sentinels
Music notes – Seton Catholic High School hosts the musical “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7 p.m. Feb. 16, in
the cafeteria of Seton Catholic High School, located at 1150 N. Dobson Rd. in Chandler. Tickets are $6 per
adult and $4 per student.
Science matters – Weinberg fi fth-graders spent the month of January working in small groups to
prepare amazing science projects, which they recently showed off to family and friends during Science
Night. Guests learned about buoyancy, momentum, fl ight and more. Several students are taking their
projects to the next level fair for the entire Chandler district.
—Nasreen Wahid, Andrea Huelsenbeck
Summer camp directory
Bogle Junior High Bulldogs being compiled
Thanks due – Thanks to the parents and current sixth-graders who attended Sixth Grade Orientation
Night. The evening was fi lled with quality info and gave future students and parents an opportunity to
Let the SanTan Sun News help you publicize your summer camps in a special
familiarize themselves with the school and campus. section. Email your details to Lynda@SanTanSun.com
including: name of
the camp, a brief description of camp activities, times/days/dates, cost or
free, appropriate age range for attendees, if registration is required, venue/
address, publishable phone number and website if applicable. Also include
your contact information for verifi cation purposes. We welcome photos,
which must be 300 dpi JPEGs or taken on a digital camera on the “best” or
“highest quality” setting. Information is due by noon on Feb. 19 for the March
Pop Tops – Mrs. Tambone is collecting pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House. Send your tabs in
1 issue – although sooner is always better. Submission does not guarantee
a plastic bag for a worthy cause.
Math help – Mrs. Gaston in Room C209 offers math tutoring for students who want to catch up on
their math skills. Seventh-grade days are Wednesdays and Fridays; eighth-grade days are Mondays and
Thursdays. Sessions run from 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Polytechnic Center of
New K-6 public school opening this fall
University Public Schools, in affi liation with
Arizona State University, is providing a tuition-
free public school located on Arizona State
University at the Polytechnic campus. Student
achievement is fostered through a student-
centered, hands-on, educational approach.
Our small school environment refl ects a rich
cultural and global perspective. Employment
opportunities exists in our learning community.
Accepting applications through February 29!
For more info on student orientation & registration:
(480) 727-1612 | http://upsi.asu.edu
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