December 1 - 14, 2007 A+13
Jacobson Jets Ryan Royals
Holiday shop – Students can shop Dec. 3 through 7 at Jacobson’s annual Holiday Shop. All funds Family movie night – All aboard the Polar Express for family movie night at 7 p.m. Fri., Dec. 7. The
raised go to sponsoring Jacobson families in need this holiday season. Watch for your student’s shopping movie is free, and popcorn and soda will be one sale for $1.25. Students must be accompanied by an
day and time from his or her teacher. adult.
Thanks due – Thanks to parents, friends and families for their outstanding support of Art Masterpiece. Hungry? Nothing But Noodles at Alma School and Germann Roads will host Ryan’s Family Food Day
Jacobson raised more than $3,000 for this parent-driven program through its Original Works fundraiser. on Tues., Dec. 11. A portion of the proceeds from the entire day’s sales will benefi t Ryan, so be sure to
Also thanks to Ace Vending and Barro’s Pizza for their generous donations to Family Fun Night, and to mention you’re a Royal.
everyone who came out for Chipotle Family Night. This “give back” program raised more than $830 for Helping hands - Student Council is sponsoring a clothing drive from now through the end of the
Jacobson. year to benefi t the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Donations of new and used clothes, shoes and/or
High fi ves – Each year Chandler Education Foundation recognizes an outstanding teacher, student backpacks can be dropped off in the big blue bin in the teachers’ parking lot. Each month, the school with
and volunteer from each school. Congrats to those recognized this year from Jacobson: teacher Adam the most donations by weight wins $100.
Semo, student Madison Sinclair and volunteers Cathie Stemple and Carolina Daley. Travel tip – Visit www.ryantravel.org
to book your next trip, or refer family and friends, and Ryan
Calendar earns a percentage of every trip booked.
Dec. 3-7: Holiday Shop Royal runners – The Running Club meets from 2:55 to 3:40 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Parent
Dec. 4: Coffee with the principal volunteers are welcome. Contact Ms. VantHof for info.
Dec. 6: Spelling bee Congratulations, Royals! – For the second year in a row, Ryan Elementary won the participation
Dec. 10-14: Benchmark testing trophy at the Gilbert Days 5K and 1 mile Fun Run. More than 180 Ryan students participated in the 23rd
—Cindy Sanders Annual Gilbert Days events at Gilbert’s Freestone Park recently.
Jumpin’ - Kudos and many thanks to all who participated in this year’s American Heart Association’s
Jump Rope for Heart Event. Ryan raised almost $12,000.
Tax credits – Donate up to $400 by Dec. 31 to receive credit on your 2007 taxes, dollar for dollar.
Santan K-6 Storm
Make your secure donation online at https://chandler.mytechsupport.com
and be sure to earmark your
money for Ryan Elementary.
Choir Club – Any student in third through sixth grade may join the Choir Club. The club meets every
Dec. 3: PTO meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:30 to 8:25 a.m. in Ms. Arden’s classroom, Room 46.
Dec. 7: Family Movie Night, 7 p.m.
Cartridges for kids – Bring empty printer cartridges or other used electronics to the front offi ce.
Dec. 11: Fifth & Sixth Grade Band Concert, 6 p.m.
Include accessories, power cords and cases if you have them. Raise money for the school while helping
Dec. 12: Choir Holiday Concert, 6 p.m.
Dec. 17: Benchmark Testing Begins
Tax credits – Donate up to $400 to Santan before Dec. 31 to receive credit on your 2007 taxes for the
Dec. 20: PRIDE Assemblies
full amount. Thanks to all who have already contributed.
Dec. 21: Teacher In-Service Day/no school
Dec. 24 – Jan. 4: Winter Intersession/no school
Jan. 7: Teacher In-Service Day/no school
Work of art – The PTO and Art Masterpiece program have purchased a school membership to the
Phoenix Art Museum. Parents can check out membership cards from the Tarwater library and get free
museum admission for two parents and four children. Sign up on the reservation calendar in the library to
reserve the card for a particular date.
Thanksgiving feast – Kindergarteners recently participated in a Thanksgiving dessert feast where
they dressed as pilgrims, Native Americans and turkeys, sang Thanksgiving songs and ate their favorite
Going batty – Second-graders learned about bat anatomy, habitats and families, completing many
Pop tops – Mrs. Tambone is collecting pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House. Send your tabs in a
inquiry-based lessons and even pretending to be bats as they learned about echolocation. Students
plastic bag for a worthy cause.
completed short, nonfi ction reports and preservation posters as fi nal projects in their study of bats.
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
Dec. 5: Wrangler Chorus performance, noon, Arizona State Capitol
Thursdays. Sessions run from 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 13: Fifth Grade Band and Wrangler Chorus concert, 6:30 p.m.
—Tammy Douglas, Jessica Murphy, Andrea Huelsenbeck
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