November 3 - 16, 2007 A+13
Santan K-6 Storm Santan Junior High Storm
Shack Spirit – Sponsored by the PTO, the Snack Shack is open every Friday before school for Winter splash – Hamilton Pool opens 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 8 for Santan students to get cool
purchase of Santan Spirit Wear and memorabilia; all proceeds go to the school. after school. Tickets may be purchased Friday mornings at the Santan Booster Club Snack Shack. The
Attendance Line – If your child is unable to come to school, call the 24-hour attendance line at 480- Santan Booster club is sponsoring this event, which cost $3 and includes pizza, a drink and entrance to
883-4703 and leave child’s name, teacher and reason for absence. the pool. Students who check in with student IDs receive a wristband for the day.
—Dominica Peterson Tax credits due – Forms for tax credit donations are available at www.chandler.k12.az.us
. There are only a couple months left to turn in forms.
Yearbooks on sale – Yearbooks are on sale now for $30. Order forms are available in the
administration offi ce.
Congratulations – The following teachers received $500 CEF grants to improve student learning:
Karen Drabeck, Barb Burkhart, Shaun Creighton, Joanna Athey, Jeremy Kane, Sandra Plage, Dara DaFonte,
Stephanie Emery and Nicole Heiser. The school appreciates their hard work.
High fi ve – Congratulations to Samantha Incovaia, Kriszha Yabut, Jordan Miller, Amber Howarth,
Nov. 8: PTO Pizza Night
Catherine Reed, Lexi Mills, Nate Walker, Aline Diaz, Jessica Bostaph and Samantha Brewer, the Santan
Nov. 13: PTO meeting, 3 p.m.
September students of the month.
Nov. 15: Band Concert, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Donate candy – The Santan Library will take all extra Halloween candy off your hands to use it for
Nov. 19: Student of the Month Assembly at 8:20 a.m. for grades K-3 and 9 a.m. for grades 4-6.
their Get Caught Reading program, which encourages students to read at every possible moment.
Don’t forget – School news can be found on Santan’s website: ww2.chandler.k12.az.us/santank-8
Nov. 6 - Site Council meeting, Media Center, 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 13 - Booster Club meeting, Media Center, 4:30 pm.
Basha High Bears
Basha alumni – Alumni of Basha High School can contact Pat Phillips at 480-224-2211 or Rebecca
Clark at 480-224-2125 if they are interested in sharing a college and or career experience with the class
Bear regiment – The Basha Bear regiment received a “Superior” rating and won captions for cymbals
and tenor drums during a competition at Mountain Pointe High School. They also won Division II captions
for auxiliary, general effect and percussion. They tied for fi rst in music performance, and came in second Weinberg Wranglers
for visual effect. The band fi nished in second place overall and won special caption awards in every
category possible. They also won the Esprit de Corps award at Agua Fria HS. The award recognizes the
Heart Health – Fifth-grade students spent the morning in Tempe’s Halle Heart Center learning about
school with the best sportsmanship.
the human heart and how to be heart healthy. Applying what they learned in science class, the students
Winning speech –Basha High School senior Jasmyne Griffi ths was invited to share a speech at the
enjoyed playing miniature golf through a closing artery, grocery shopping for a healthy meal and identifying
Future Educators conference at ASU West that she wrote about the moment she realized she wanted to
the parts of the heart on an interactive computer game.
become a teacher. Her speech was submitted to the Department of Education, and then selected as a
top speech by a committee of judges.
Nov.13: PTO General Meeting, 7 p.m.
Basha band – Anyone interested in
Nov. 17: 2nd Annual Weinberg Benefi t Golf Tournament at Springfi eld Golf Course
becoming a sponsor of Basha Regiment
should contact Scott Chan or Tracey Sweeney
Sponsors’ logos are prominently displayed
on the band’s truck, and the band can play
outside of their place of business to attract
customers. The regiment currently has two
sponsors: Texas Roadhouse and Water N’
Ice. Special accolades go to Martin Hayes,
president of SACS Southwest Architecture,
Science challenge – Bogle Jr. High eighth-grade CATS science class held a water conservation
who made a generous donation to the band,
awareness week through Nov. 2 to show how students can help educate families on easy ways to
and Brian and Laurie Kramer, who donated
conserve water. This project is part of the Scholastic Lexus Environmental Challenge, an inaugural
vinyl wrapping. The band also thanks Scott Chan and Tracey Sweeney, who found them a new equipment
nationwide science challenge. Winners of the challenge will advance to the fi nal competition. Fox
truck, and the Basha Band Boosters for all of their fundraising efforts.
Crossing student and team leader Stephen Bergauer says the Scholastic Lexus Environmental Challenge
information was prepared by students from Mrs. Bhagdev’s eighth-grade CATS science class.
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