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60 Feb. 19 - March 4, 2011 Navarrete Nighthawks

Fitness fun – Mr. Cavanaugh’s fifth-graders are participating in WalkOnAZ this month to learn about the benefits of staying active, limiting television and computer time and eating fruits and vegetables. The students keep track of their progress on calendars and turn it in at the end of the month to win free drawstring backpacks and entries into a drawing for more prizes. The program also held a healthy side dish recipe contest. Mr. Cavanaugh’s student, Baylee, was chosen as a finalist and performed a live demo of the recipe at Tempe Marketplace. Save the date –Navarrete will host its first Earth Day celebration on April 9. Help is needed that day to plant trees and plants throughout the campus. Lost and Found – Navarrete’s Lost and Found bin is accumulating lost clothes. Children should check the bin, located on the MPR stage, for lost articles or clothing. Write students’ names on sweatshirts and jackets so they can be reunited when found. Going green – In order to go as “green” as possible, many teachers and staff members are disseminating information on the school website. Families can register to have emails sent to them when pages are updated. Check to sign up or to check on updates. Calendar

Feb. 25: Movie Night, “Megamind” —Kerry Kester

Youth Tarwater Toros

Music notes – Congrats to the sixth-graders chosen for the CUSD 6th Grade Honor Band, selected after completing a difficult audition process. Their Honor Band rehearsals will culminate with a concert on March 1 at Chandler Center for the Arts. Participating Tarwater students include Adrienne Dunn, Audrey Galloway, Jesse Galloway, Riley Hart, Meghan McGrath, Micah Redding, Wade Redding, Colbe Schicatano, P.J. Walker and Alexa Watts. Congrats also to the sixth-graders chosen for the CUSD Honor Orchestra: Olivia Burtless, Renae Contreras, Gabriela Concalves, Brianna Rodriguez, Kaetlyn Tower and Maddie Vanegas.

Ryan Royals

Help wanted – Volunteers are needed for the Spring Book Fair Feb. 28 through March 4; contact Michelle Pinckard at Volunteers are also being sought for Field Day on April 21; contact Elizabeth Merritt at School Cents – Receipts from the following stores will be tripled when logged in February: Bare Escentuals, Bath & Body Works, Ben Bridge Jewelers, The Body Shop, Brighton Collectibles, Capri Jewelers, Christopher’s Diamond Creations, Crabtree & Evelyn, Fred Meyer Jewelry, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Gemsetter & Co., Godiva Chocolatier, Hannoush Jewelers, Helzberg Diamonds, Kay Jewelers, L’Occitane en Provence, Precision Time, Sephora, Silver Effects, Swarovski, Ulta, Victoria’s Secret and Zales. School Cents runs through April 15, so keep sending in receipts. Calendar

Feb. 23: Family Food Night, all day, Papa John’s at Chandler Heights and Higley Feb. 25: Second-grade musical “Bugz,” 9, 9:45 and 10:30 a.m.; Spirit Store Feb. 28: Spring Book Fair begins —Tracy Thunem, Justin Sremba

World Safari – Second-graders kicked off their World Safari of Animals with a trip to the Phoenix Zoo. Students learned about the animals they are researching for class. Second-graders will research, writing reports, building habitats and making clay models of their animals. The project culminates with parents visiting the “World Safari” on the day of student-led conferences, March 10. Kindy registration – Children who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31 are eligible to register for kindergarten for the 2011-12 school year. Registration packets are available in the school office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate, current immunization records and proof of residency are required at time of registration. Running Club – Congrats to the following Toros who placed in the Running Club meet held recently at Tumbleweed Park: Lucy Alwin, Nina McLendon, Samantha Wilson, Adnan Laroussi, Marcus Gonzales, Brody Kofahl, Jacklyn Kay, Kyle Janda, Kimberly Rumsey, Blake Kelly, Kaetlyn Tower, Cassidy Potts (First Overall Girl), Andrew Mungia, Dylan Kelly and Noah Kolovos (First Overall Boy). The next race will be held at 3:45 p.m. Tue., Feb. 22 at Tumbleweed Park. Grant wishes – A Chandler Education Foundation grant written by Amber Erixon and Anne Jones was awarded to Tarwater for peer tutoring. Fifth- and sixth- graders were trained in teaching reading to help kindergarteners strengthen their skills. The older students used their lunch hours and donated their time to the program. Thanks to the Chandler Education Foundation for supporting the idea. Thanks due – Thanks to all the families who helped move Tarwater to first place in the School Cents program. Receipts can be turned in through April 15. Tarwater will also earn 500 points per person who “likes” Chandler Fashion Square on Facebook and then types a message on the Chandler Fashion Center’s “wall” with the name “Tarwater” in it. —Robyn Kelly

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IT’S A TRIP: Kindergarten classes went to see the Childsplay production of “Go, Dog, Go!” First-graders visited the Orpheum Theatre to see Slim Goodbody’s “Bodyology,” learning about healthy eating habits and how the body works. Thanks to all who donated tax credits to help make these trips, and many like them, possible.

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