Sippel’s Spotlight 1/9

Please complete all February lunch orders by end of day on January 22nd, you can order at


I was excited to see us jump right in where we left off, we are looking forward to a great second semester; I also want to send out a welcome to the many new kiddos that joined us, welcome to the San Tan community.

Thank you to everyone that participated in our 2017 Arizona Tax Credit program; we are continuing to tally the final totals. However, initial numbers coming in show that we came extremely close to our goal. These monies go to help out with daily extracurricular and charter activities that many of you have come to expect from San Tan.

Our New Year Paper Drive has begun, because of this great drive San Tan has never had to spend funds to buy paper thanks to all of our families! The front office will be keeping track of reams of the white ream paper brought in for each teacher. Please drop off reams of paper with your teacher’s name on it; the winning class will receive a pizza party and a $125.00 school supply gift card. Let the paper drive begin!

Preschool – 12th grade School Enrollment packets for the 2018/2019 school year will go out later this coming week. Please pay special attention to the return date of the packets, missing the deadlines could place your family into the school lottery. With five kiddos myself, I know how cumbersome this packet can be, please carve out time to complete it in its entirety along with any additional items needed. If you have a sibling that you would like to attend next year, please contact the school office so that we can send additional paperwork home at 222-0811. Summer camp enrollment will be out in March.

BOX TOPS! We should be getting our first check very soon from the first half of the year. The good news is it’s $429.20! Free money to the school. (insert cheering noise here)

Let’s step it up Roadrunners! Collection sheet attached – print and fill it up with non-expired Box Tops ONLY please. Bonus certificates please collect in a plastic bag or envelope and send them in to the front office.

Our total last year was $1,657 so we have a HUGE opportunity to beat that and bring money (did I say FREE money) to the school!

San Tan Multicultural Fair will be Friday, January 25th. As a community, we are so excited to introduce and spotlight the wonderful cultures and traditions represented among our San Tan community. We need your help! If you are interested in participating please using the sign up genius link.

San Tan’s Annual Science Fair needs your help!  

We are in need of volunteers to assist us in judging science fair projects!  Judges will assess the student projects while the students present them.  It is a thrilling adventure to participate in the learning of our remarkable young scientists.

When? Science Fair is open to the public in the San Tan Gym from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Judging – Saturday, February 3rd from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Award Ceremony will be at 1:00 PM in the gym.

Judge Sign Up

The 2018 Spring Club Catalog will be coming out in the next week or so. We will post the catalog and registration forms on the webpage. We will have some hard copies in the office for parents if needed.

Upcoming Dates

1/9 – JV High School Boys Basketball Team 2 (AWAY) vs. Cicero Prep @ 4:00

1/9 – Varsity High School Girls Basketball (AWAY) vs. Lincoln Prep @ 4:00

1/9 – JV High School Boys Basketball Team 1 (AWAY) vs. Lincoln Prep @ 5:30

1/9 – Junior High Basketball Team 2 (HOME) vs. Heritage @ 4:30

1/10 – Spring Club Catalog Released on Website

1/10 – Junior High Basketball Team 1 (AWAY) vs. Imagine Mesa @ 4:30

1/10 – Varsity Girls Basketball (HOME) vs. Az Compass @ 4:30

Please note that all high school games are subjected to a gate fee of:

$2.00 per child/student

$3.00 per adult

1/11 – Kindergarten Information Night in Library @ 5:30

1/11 – Softball (AWAY) vs. Edu Prize @ 4:00

1/11 – Junior High Basketball Team 2 (HOME) vs. EVAC @ 4:30

1/11 – Junior High Basketball Team 1 (HOME) vs. Basis @ 5:30

1/11 – Varsity Boys Basketball (AWAY) vs. Sequoia @ 6:30

1/12 – JV High School Team 2 (HOME) vs. Heritage @ 4:00

1/12 – Varsity Girls Basketball (HOME) vs. Hasan Prep @ 5:30

1/12 – Varsity Boys Basketball (HOME) vs. ASU Prep @ 7:00

Please note that all high school games are subjected to a gate fee of:

$2.00 per child/student

$3.00 per adult

1/12 – Junior High Boys Basketball Team 1 (AWAY) vs. Leading Edge @ 4:30

1/13 – Boys Basketball Intramurals @ 9:00 – 11:30


1/16 – High School Informational Night in Student Union @ 5:30

1/16 – 7th and 8th Grade Informational Night in Student Union @ 7:00

1/16 – Softball (AWAY) vs. Legacy @ 4:00


Educationally Yours,


Kristofer Sippel


San Tan Charter School