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58 Dec. 19, 2009 - Jan. 8, 2010
Santan K-6 Storm Payne Junior High Panthers
Kudos – Congrats to Santan Elementary staff members for winning the annual Valley of the Sun Book Drive – The Payne Library is supporting Hamilton High’s Invisible Children Book Drive. All
United Way campaign challenge, after raising $3,085, or $41.13 per capita, highest among Chandler types of books can be donated and should be brought to the library before Jan. 10, 2010.
schools this year. The donations raise much-needed funds for community programs such as the Tax credits – The district office is open and accepting all tax credit contributions between 8 a.m.
Chandler CARE Center. Special thanks to Mary Logan for coordinating the campaign. and 4 p.m. Dec. 28 through 31. Donations for any school can also be dropped off at Hamilton High
White Gloves – Recent White Glove Clean Room award winners were Mrs. Gardner, Miss between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Dec. 31.
Alcalá, Mrs. Cavanaugh, Miss Waugh, Mrs. Day and Mrs. Portugal. High fives – Payne’s Girls’ Cross Country repeated their victory in the recent EVC Championship
Thanks due – The Chandler CARE Center thanks Santan Elementary for working with their Meet to bring the first-place trophy home. This is the second consecutive year Payne has won the
Student Council and student body to collect more than 2,500 pounds of pinto beans for the EVC Championship. Boys’ Cross Country came in third in the EVC Championship.
Thanksgiving Family Assistance Day. Thanks to Santan’s generosity, 500 needy families each Fitness fun – Payne Panther physical education students are doing well in their fitness levels,
received 5 pounds of pinto beans. Santan Elementary has always been a strong supporter of spending 20 minutes in every class followed by the sports unit. The health standard used for the
Chandler CARE Center programs like this one. Special thanks to student council advisors Lisa mile run, the “President’s Challenge Fitness Test,” is 10:30 or less for girls and 8:30 or less for
Roberts and Cristy Wellik for orchestrating the monumental donations and to Santan staff members boys. For girls, 69.2 percent of Payne female students ran under the 10:30 mark, including 40 girls
for promoting every collection. running under the boys’ mark of 8:30. The percentage of boys in Greg Lanman’s class running under
Tax credit – Santan encourages parents, friends, neighbors and relatives living in Arizona to the 8:30 mark was 55. The boys’ times in the other physical education classes were at 30 percent
donate to the school through the tax credit program. As much as $400 for married couples and running under 8:30 for the mile. Payne physical education has challenged all CUSD junior highs to
$200 for singles can be donated. Contributions for a tax credit are donated directly to schools, not get their percentage of students even higher.
to the state or school district, and can be designated for a specific program if desired. Tax Credit Gearing up – See Payne gear for sale on the current video announcements. Order forms are on
Contribution Forms can be downloaded online or picked up in the school office. Payne’s website. Lanyards are available in the library for $3.
Shopping deals – Chandler Fashion Center shoppers can take their receipts to the customer Book Club – The Book Club meets at 8 a.m. Wednesdays. Ask at the librarian for more details.
service desk or send them to school with their children. Santan receives five points for every dollar Tutor time – Tutoring is available from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays before school and 4 to
spent, and if enough points are received, Santan could earn a Westcor gift card of up to $2,500. 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays after school. Parent pick-up is required.
Purchases also count for nearby stores such as Best Buy and Target, as well as restaurants and Jamba Juice – Jamba Juice is sold at school during lunch the first and third Fridays of every
entertainment facilities in the Chandler Fashion Mall complex. Santan also receives 1,000 bonus month for $3.
points for every email alert signed up for at Video stars – Video announcements are posted each Friday on the Payne website.
—Dominica Peterson —Tracy House
Santan Junior High Storm
Basha High Bears
Jamba Juice – Students can quench their thirst and support Santan by Higher learning – Ms. Arizona, Savanna Troupe, here with Edward
purchasing a Jamba Juice smoothie after school on Wednesdays for $3. All Ocana, visited with Basha High’s AVID students and spread her message
profits support the athletic department. of perseverance and opportunity.
Yearbook sale – Yearbooks are still on sale for $30. Pick up order forms Savanna shared her personal experiences of overcoming a challenging
in the office. upbringing and earning her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.
More info – Visit Santan’s website at She is passionate about her platform, “Quest 4 Success: Enriching Lives
for a complete listing of sporting and other school events. Through Higher Education,” and spends her time as Miss Arizona traveling
—Peg Newendyke to high schools promoting higher education.
—Rita Fassinger
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