48 April 18 - May 1, 2009
Jacobson Jets Hull Heroes
Grocery cards – Please continue to use your grocery cards to raise funds for Jacobson. Art Fair – Hull sixth-graders’ artwork is on display in the 6th Grade Art Fair at the Basha Library
All-day K – Jacobson offers full-day kindergarten for the 2009-10 school year. through April 19.
Thanks due – Thanks to Jacobson parents and the whole community for their support for Jacobson’s Music notes – Hull fourth-graders show off their recorder skills on April 22 and 23. The orchestra
recent carnival. performs April 28. Check with your talented student for times.
—Telma Ganuza-Friedberg Sweet success – The Cookie Dough Fundraiser is complete; thanks to all who participated. Orders
will be delivered on April 29.
Community preschool – Haley Elementary is offering a community preschool for the 2009-10 school
year. The developmental, hands-on program is available 2, 3 or 5 days a week in morning or afternoon
sessions to Chandler residents and nonresidents with children who turn 3 years old by Aug. 31 or 4 years All-day K – Navarrete is happy to offer free all-day kindergarten again for the 2009-10 school year. Be
old by Dec. 31 of the current school year. Children also must be toilet trained. Parents of eligible children sure your child is registered.
need to complete a registration packet and meet all immunization requirements before the child may Class notes – First-graders have been learning about their surrounding community, and as part of
attend preschool. For more info, visit http://cusdcommunity.com/preschool.asp
. their lesson, they will visit Marley Farms in Gilbert, which rescues animals in need, nurses them back to
—Alice Ewald health and then helps them fi nd homes.
Kudos – Congrats to all Navarrete students who have been demonstrating good character. All
students who were “caught being good” over the past several months were entered into a drawing for
Phoenix Suns tickets. The winners attended a recent Phoenix Suns game, with two students even able
to go down on the court.
April 21: Chorus concert
Field days – Hancock students in all grades participate in Field Days through April 29.
April 28: PTO meeting
Cool smoothies – Inta Juice is now selling smoothies at Hancock after school on Fridays. Cost is
May 1-8: Buy One Get One Free Book Fair, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., Library
$2 for a 12-ounce smoothie in Razz-A-Lade or Watermelon Wave fl avors. Three hundred smoothies will
be offered for sale on a fi rst-come, fi rst-served basis, with a percentage of sales going back to Hancock.
Go green – Hancock’s Nature Club teams with Westech Recyclers Inc. for a one-day electronics
recycling event from 8 a.m. to noon Sat., April 25. Any computer or electronics item may be dropped off
at the school during this time. Contact Mr. Landon or see landonland.net
for more info.
PTO parents – The next PTO meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Mon., May 4 in the Media Center. Parents
interested in running for offi ce or serving on the PTO board should call Suzanne at 480-883-5907 before
May 4. Celebration station – Patterson hosts its fi rst ever “Celebrate Learning Extravaganza” from 6 to
Art attack – Hancock’s Spring Artist-in-Residence program recently began, featuring popular family 7:30 p.m. Thu., April 23. Events include an Art Walk, Literacy Night, Math Night and PTO Family Fitness. All
music duo Sticks and Tones. The program is called “1492 and You” and traces the historical migration of Patterson families are invited to join in on this special night of reading, math games, P.E. demonstrations
music, art and culture from Europe, Asia, South/Central America and the Caribbean to the Southwestern and student art exhibitions.
U.S. over the past 500 years. The residency concludes Thu., May 28 with a school-wide Art Walk featuring Patterson parents – Patterson hosts a Kindergarten Parent Orientation at 6:30 p.m. Thu., May 7 in
art from every classroom and a culminating performance that includes the entire third grade. the cafeteria. Parents meet teachers, tour classrooms and gather info about school lunches, buses, and
Kindie corner – If you haven’t already done so, bring in your child’s birth certifi cate, immunization before- and after-school childcare with Kids Express. Parents may bring their kindergarteners along. All-
records and proof of address to register your child for 2009-10 kindergarten classes. day kindergarten is offered for no extra fees.
Community Preschool – Hancock offers a Community Preschool program for the 2009-10 school High honors – Two students from Patterson’s sixth-grade orchestra recently participated in the 2009
year. The half-day, tuition-based program meets fi ve days a week. Registration for the Community Arizona All-State Orchestra. Congratulations are in order for Marlye Harris and Madison Ashcroft for being
Preschool is held through April 24. chosen to represent Patterson in its very fi rst year.
Tax credits – Extracurricular tax donation is easier now that donations can be charged online. Visit Thanks due – Patterson’s PTO thanks Mazzeo Limousine Service for donating its time and limousine
and click on the tax credit form link. Thanks to all the families who already made for the Grand Prize in the school’s Read-A-Thon.
tax credit donations to the school. Calendar
Assembly fun – Hancock students attended an assembly featuring the Deedle Deedle Dees from April 23: Family Fitness Night featuring Jamba Juice
Brooklyn. Thanks to Hancock parent Victoria Cannon for arranging to have this group perform at Hancock. April 28: El Rico’s Night, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
—Suzanne Incorvaia —Jayne Chesin
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