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Chandler Unifi ed School District Fulton Fire
CATS testing – Chandler Unifi ed School District offers a unique program for gifted students Wrestling for Reading –
in kindergarten through second grade. Chandler Academically Talented Students for the primary Professional wrestlers from
grades – Primary CATS – a self-contained, all-day program currently housed at Jacobson, Santan Impact Zone Wrestling perform
and Riggs Elementary Schools, is designed to encourage progress at an accelerated learning rate, from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri., Feb. 5 in
with reading and math concepts taught at an accelerated level and pace. the Multipurpose Room to help
The program provides students opportunities to develop socially as well as cognitively as in Fulton earn money for book lit
all early childhood classrooms. The Primary CATS program provides critical and creative thinking, sets. Tickets are $6 for presales
fl exible grouping and opportunities for advanced activities in a program that allows children to learn and $8 at the door. Contact the
in the company of intellectual peers. Fulton Library or visit www.
Students must qualify for the program based on a state-approved test. Testing begins impactzonewrestling.com.
in March. Fill out an application to preregister for testing at www.mychandlerschools. Playing games – Fulton
org/199310615162051967/lib/199310615162051967/fi les/CATS_application_form[1].pdf. Enrollment is P.E. classes were introduced
limited and accepted on a fi rst-come basis for qualifi ed students. — Diane Hale to a new game invented in
Feb. 15: Presidents Day; no school Arizona called Sabakiball, a
mix of handball, soccer, hockey,
Submitted photo
football, basketball and more,
Jacobson Jets
FUN TIME: Fulton students take part in the school’s third
centered around movement
annual Jingle Jog.
and teamwork. Michael
Vision raffl e – Purchase tickets in the front offi ce by Feb. 13 for a chance to win a new 2010
Cerpok, president and CEO of
Lexus IS250. Proceeds benefi t the college-bound scholars program and mini-grants for the Jacobson
Sabakiball International, was a guest P.E. teacher for a week and taught the students the rules of the
teachers.
game. Youth leagues are available in Chandler and Scottsdale. Visit www.sabakiball.com.
—Kathleen Brigham
Mall receipts – Turn in receipts at Chandler Fashion Center for Fulton Elementary as you shop
for double points in January. Stop by Guest Services to show receipts.
CEF Raffl e – Purchase a Chandler Education Foundation raffl e ticket from any Fulton staff
Navarrete Nighthawks
member for $20. The raffl e prize this year is a new Lexus.
Class notes – Preschoolers are learning about Traditional Tales, working on letters of the
Science Fair – Navarrete’s annual Science Fair is from 5 to 7 p.m. Thu., Jan. 27 in the
alphabet and the sounds they make, and recognizing and understanding numbers one through fi ve.
Multipurpose Room. Families are invited to see all of the projects students have worked on this
They are also learning about size differences, the wind and predicting outcomes of stories. In the
month.
dramatic play center, students are presenting plays of the “Three Little Pigs,” “Goldilocks and the
Class notes – Second-graders are exploring geography as they begin their “Flat Stanley”
Three Bears” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Also, fourth-grade classes have been mastering thinking
adventures. Letters and Flat Stanleys have been mailed out far and wide across the world and
maps to help organize material and retain information more successfully. They have been studying
students learn more about the world as they return.
text structure in reading and creating appropriate thinking maps with each type of text structure,
Field trip – Fourth-graders go on a fi eld trip to the Grand Canyon in April to learn about geology
including compare/contrast, sequencing, cause/effect and main idea/details.
and fossils from park rangers. Thanks to parents for donating enough tax credit money in 2009 to
Dimes for Diabetes – Fulton Student Council held its Dimes for Diabetes fundraiser. Students
make this event possible.
were encouraged to bring dimes into the classroom to support Student Council.
Calendar
—Lisa Shore
Jan. 29: Spirit Day, black and white
Feb. 5: Spring Pictures
—Kerry Kester
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