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Helping hands – Ryan’s Student Council is sponsoring a clothing drive from now through the end of Holiday fun – Parents and grandparents of Weinberg kindergarteners are invited to a holiday
the year to benefi t the Big Brothers & Big Sisters program. Donations of new and used clothes, shoes and/ celebration in Weinberg’s cafeteria at 1:35 p.m. Tue., Dec. 18 when the kindergarten classes sing festive
or backpacks can be dropped off in the big blue bin in the teachers’ parking lot. Each month, the school songs and decorate gingerbread houses.
with the most donations by weight wins $100. KINDNESS COUNTS: Youth Frontiers
Travel tip – Visit www.ryantravel.org
to book your next trip, or refer family and friends and Ryan will leader Zuel leads fi fth-graders on an
earn a percentage of every trip booked. adventurous game that had students
Royal runners – Ryan’s Running Club meets from 2:55 to 3:40 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Parent “swabbing the deck” and running from
volunteers are welcome. Contact Ms. VantHof for more info. pirates. Weinberg students Jake Fisher,
Tax credits – Donate up to $400 to Ryan before Dec. 31 to receive credit on your 2007 taxes for the Jaron Chavez and Allison De La Cruz
full amount. demonstrate “land ahoy” for that day’s
—Julie Figueroa Kindness Retreat.
Kindness Retreat – Weinberg fi fth-
graders were recently given a whole day
dedicated to kindness during a retreat put
Santan K-6 Storm
on by the Youth Frontiers organization
and assisted by 15 Basha High students.
Teachers noticed results from the program
Choir Club – Any student in third through sixth grade may join the Choir Club, which meets in Ms.
and look forward to having the organization return annually. For more info on the program, visit
Arden’s Room 46 from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday morning.
Cartridges for Kids – Bring empty printer cartridges or other used electronics to the front offi ce.
High fi ve – Weinberg fi fth-grader Brock Heffron recently beat out more than 6,000 other kids to be
Include accessories, power cords and cases if you have them.
voted Sports Illustrated Kids’ fi rst Young Athlete of the Year, appearing on the cover of the magazine’s
December 2007 issue along with Peyton Manning. Heffron is the current USA Cycling Champion in his age
class and the International Cycling Union World Champion as well as a straight-A student and orchestra
—Nasreen Wahid, Tammy Douglas, Andrea Huelsenbeck
Snowfl ake Sprint – This year’s 10th Annual Fun Run, the “Snowfl ake Sprint,” is Dec. 20. Students in
grades K-2 run 1 mile at 12:30 p.m., and grades 3-6 run 2 miles at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join.
Creature comforts – Second-graders are performing a community service project for homeless Bogle Junior High Bulldogs
cats and dogs in the community, collecting old bath towels, beach towels, sheets, blankets, comforters
and anything else a dog or cat could curl up on while waiting to be adopted. Torn and stained items
Space pioneers – Bogle entered 22 teams of students in the recent Next Generation of International
are acceptable. Send donations to Room 14 or drop them off at the offi ce by Dec. 17. Donations will be
Space Station competition. Congrats to the students who placed in the fi nals: S.T.A.R. team members
accepted later as well.
Erich Brown, Nyle Hamidi and Chase Litzner, and Next Generation team members Dennis Wu, Rajan Sheth
Class acts – Mrs. Reynold’s fourth-graders recently gave their Native American PowerPoint
and Varun Ramesh. The fi nals are held Dec. 28 at the Challenger Space Center in Peoria.
presentations and presented their native model houses and other craft projects to their peers and families,
Benchmark testing – Benchmark testing begins Mon., Dec. 17 and runs through Wed., Dec. 19.
who enjoyed eating Indian fry bread. In addition, fi fth-graders performed poetry at their annual “Poetry
High fi ves – Congrats to the three Bogle students recognized as outstanding writers in the Patriot’s
Cocoa Shack,” a ‘60s-style coffee (cocoa) house where students wear black, sit on the fl oor and listen to
Pen VFW Youth Essay Contest: Karishma Deshpande, fi rst place; Stephen Bergauer, second place; and
peer performers, snapping instead of clapping to show appreciation.
Samantha Stevens, third place.
Dec. 19: Sixth-grade DARE graduation, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 20: Snowfl ake Sprint
Pop Tops – Mrs. Tambone is collecting pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House. Send your tabs in
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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
schools, go to www.SanTanSun.com
their math skills. Seventh-grade days are Wednesdays and Fridays; eighth-grade days are Mondays and
click on the Youth Section.
Thursdays. Sessions run from 8 to 8:30 a.m.
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