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Make a splash at YMCA Cub Scouts seek new recruits
Chandler/Gilbert YMCA kicks off the 2009-10 year with an Adventure Guides Boys in grades first through fifth are invited to a pack meeting and fall
and Princesses swim party from 5 to 8 p.m. Sun., Aug. 23. registration for Cub Scout Pack 524 in Chandler at 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 24 at First
The Adventure Guides and Princesses programs are specifically for dads and Baptist Church Chandler, 3405 S. Arizona Ave. in Southern Chandler.
their children ages 5 to 12 who live in Chandler and Gilbert. Leaders will be present to talk to parents about scouting, which involves “a
Fathers build relationships with their children through twice-monthly activities variety of family activities, encourages good behavior, teaches lifelong values and
including home meetings, camping and other group activities. strengthens the bonds of family.”
Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA is located at 1655 W. Frye Rd. in Chandler. There are currently Cub Scouts at Santan, Fulton, CTA-Liberty, Hancock, Hull,
For information, contact the Chandler/Gilbert YMCA at 480-899-9622 or Navarette and Ryan elementary schools in Chandler.
and click on the Chandler location. For more info on Cub Scouts, call Phillip Privett at 480-215-4381.
Goddard gives new school-year tips Area baseball team wins big
With Chandler-area children back in school, Goddard School offers parents tips The 13U TFBA Peloteros returned to the Chandler area after winning the USSSA
on how to make the transition go smoothly. AA Western World Series Tournament held in Chino Hills, CA.
According to Sue Adair, director of education and quality assurance at Goddard The team, led by Coach Tom Vetterl, has been together less than a year and
Systems, Inc., waking up earlier in the morning to brush teeth and pack a school has won several local tournaments as well as the AUSSSA Spring Nationals, which
lunch are important factors in helping to develop an organized lifestyle and better qualified them to compete in the World Series.
preparation for school. Tournament MVP was Kent Hasler of Chandler and Offensive MVP was Joey
“It is so important for children to get into the routine of going to sleep at a Bostaph, also of Chandler.
reasonable time, knowing what daily morning chores they need to accomplish The team will advance to compete at the 14U level in the coming season.
each day,” explains Adair.
Routine establishes many aspects of healthy living, good habits and good
behavior that translate over to school life, continues Adair. She suggests parents
with young children post lists of nighttime and morning to-dos as daily guidelines,
Youth hockey starts at Polar Ice
read a bedtime story to their child every night, have a designated area in the child’s
room or elsewhere in the home for their child to store his or her coat and book
Get a $50 early bird discount for Youth Fall/Winter Hockey League at Polar
bag, and establish a bedtime that allows the child 9 to 11 hours of sleep a night,
Ice when registered by Sat., Aug. 15, according to Spyglass Bay resident Leeann
depending on age.
Schraeder. Polar Ice is located at 7225 W. Harrison St. on the southeast corner at
It also helps to discuss the highlights and events that happened at school with
54th Street in Chandler. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10
the child each day and help the child prepare for school the night before, including
a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For details, call 480-598-9400,
assisting them in selecting clothes to wear for school if necessary, Adair adds.
email Schraeder at email@example.com
or visit www.polaricechandler.com
“Just like we practice at the Goddard School, regular schedules create a day with
structure,” says Adair. “The repetition of routines encourages your child’s memory
development, and the consistency helps him or her adjust to a regular schedule.”
The Goddard School offers a year-round program for children from 6 weeks to
6 years old. Contact Goddard School in Chandler at 480-821-1234 or the Goddard
School in Gilbert at 480-830-6028, 480-633-3196 or 480-988-0185.
Jodi Emch of Southern Chandler made the Dean’s List at Kettering University in Flint, MI
for the spring 2009 semester. Emch is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.
Send us your knockout
Akhila Narla of Chandler, a graduate of Dobson High School in Mesa, was named to the
stories and photos!
Dean’s List for the spring 2009 semester at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. from the
university’s College of Arts & Sciences.
Students in Chandler and Gilbert have the
opportunity to see their articles, stories, poems,
editorials and illustrations in print in the SanTan Sun
Kids Opportunity section. Visit www.SanTanSun.
com, click on Youth and then Student Writer
Permission Slip to download a submission/permission slip. Complete the form and
have your parents sign it so we have their permission to print your material with
Chandler Unified School District
your byline. Then, email your submission/permission slip and writing or cartoon
Flag Football – Club CUSD’s Community Education program is offering Flag Football this fall
as a Word file (if writing) or JPEG (if art) or pasted into as an after-school program through the Arizona Football Academy from Aug. 29 through Oct. 3.
the email. If you don’t have access to email, or prefer to send your submission on
Local youths ages 5 to 15 years are welcome to participate. The Academy staff coaches a six-game
disk, you may send a hard copy of the form with your entry in a Word file or JPEG
season, with games on Saturday mornings at school sites and practices taking place during the
on a CD via postal mail to Lynda Exley, Kids Op Page, SanTan Sun News, P.O. Box
23, Chandler, AZ 85244-0023. For more information on the Kids Op page, or to have
week after school at each school site location. Parents can register their children online now at
SanTan Sun News Editor Lynda Exley speak at your school to rev students up about
. Call 602-910-3809 for more info.
writing and publishing, email Lynda@SanTanSun.com
Sept. 7: Labor Day holiday; no school
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