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Chandler Unified School District March 8: Elementary school early release for


student-led conferences March 12-23: Spring Break March 26: Teacher Inservice/Workday; no school


Basha Bobcats Book Fair – Basha’s Annual Spring Book Fair will be


held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 5 through 9, and until 6:30 p.m. March 8. This year’s theme is “Reading Rocks.” All purchases go toward building both the Basha and San Marcos elementary school libraries. Chef’s special – Fifth-grader Emily Lenz of Mrs. King’s


class is a Top 5 Finalist in the Walk-On Cooking Challenge sponsored by AZ Blue Cross Blue Shield and KTVK-TV Channel 3. She created her own healthy side dish of baked broccoli in lemon juice with raspberries. The recipe can be found along with her video clip at www.walkonaz.com/walk-on-challenge/videos. Centennial celebration – All grade levels participated


in Basha’s recent Centennial Celebration honoring Arizona’s 100th birthday. The main hallway was adorned with bulletin boards featuring “100 Things We Like About Arizona,” “Art in Arizona,” “Footsteps across Arizona” and a 2,000-year timeline on Arizona history. Students created an Arizona flag with the stripes of the flags filled with stars stating 100 reasons Arizona is great. Fourth-graders also performed a recorder and choral con- cert featuring Arizona songs. Trophy time – Basha’s Student Council was awarded a


trophy at the recent districtwide Student Council Convention for its school banner. Class notes – Mrs. Campbell’s class just completed the


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Endangered Animal magazines. Students also wrote poetry celebrating Arizona’s Centennial. Mr. Wise’s and Mrs. Delacroix’s classes recently completed a project researching and creating medieval castles. —Kevin Rolfe


Conley Coyotes Blood drive – Conley hosts a blood drive from 1 to 5


p.m. Thu., March 8 in the Multipurpose Room. For more information, call Anne Kulaga at 480-812-6202 or visit www.BloodHero.com using sponsor code “Conley.” Race results – Running Club had its first race in


January, with several Conley students placing tops: kindergartener Christian Richardson, sixth place; first- grader Lauren Kazaroff, fifth place; second-grader Mattie Shumaker, second place; second-grader Tyler Henderson, third place; second-grader Tegan Sanders, fourth place; third-grader Emily Hudson, seventh place; third-grader Izzy Steele, eighth place; and fourth-grader Nardia Padilla, third place. Top dogs – Several Conley students also placed in the


Running Club race at Snedigar Sportsplex: kindergartner Christian Richardson, eighth place; first-grader Rylan Flemming, seventh place; fourth-grader Nardia Padilla, third place; third-grader Emily Hudson, eighth place; and second-grader Mattie Shumaker, third place. —Katie Struzynski


CTA-Independence Hawks Track and field – Coaches Robin and Tuttle are encourag-


ing all students to sign up for the Hershey Track & Field Games being held at 7:30 a.m. Sat., March 31 at Chandler High School. The meet will feature sprints, relays, standing long jump and softball throw for youths in various age cate- gories. Students are already practicing in PE for these events. —Sue Bowers


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Fulton Fire In stitches – Sewing Club meets Tuesday afternoons in


the Library. Fourteen fifth- and sixth-graders are learning to cut patterns, pin and stitch, both by machine and by hand, under the guidance of Mrs. Heller, Mrs. Jannuzzi and Mrs. Sanders. Fun Run – Students participated in an AllStar Fun Run


program to help prepare them as future leaders. The AllStar team taught them about leadership traits and character with their AllStar Ascend curriculum. To raise money for technology, playground equipment and class- room supplies, students collected pledges per lap. Terrific teeth – Blacker Orthodontics visited first-


graders in honor of Dental Health Month in February. Students learned the proper way to brush their teeth, the best snacks to take to sporting events and the importance of flossing; each child received a special new toothbrush and treat bag. Special thanks to Lisa from Blacker Orthodontics for visiting Fulton’s classrooms. Class notes – First-graders have been enjoying “Be


Cool” lessons with Mrs. Tanner, the school counselor. Mrs. Tanner is teaching students how to handle conflict and how to respond appropriately to different situations. Calendar March 5: Author visit from Conrad Storad March 7: World Maths Day March 8: Student-led conferences —Sarah O'Brien


Hancock Heat Model citizens – The Good Citizenship and Kindness


Program at Hancock has set goals for students of devel- oping self-respect, promoting kindness and considera- tion, practicing being polite, respecting others’ property and owning a sense of personal responsibility. Parents with any questions about the program can call Mrs. Bollard or speak with their child’s teacher.


Hilarry A. Douglas, D.D.S., P.C. Family Dentistry


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