Sippel’s Spotlight 4/10

Please complete all May lunch orders by end of day on April 23rd, you can order at

Good Day Families,


Spring Picture Day – Our school wide Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, April 11th. Preschool thru 12th Grade students will be photographed. There will also be class pictures for Preschool thru 5th grade. There is no need to pre-order pictures because a proof will be sent home after picture day. Our 8th Graders and 12th Graders will take a class Pan-o-rama. For the Pan-o-rama there will be a pre-order form. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Tatum at


FREE Introduction to “Parenting the Love and Logic Way”

Date: April 26, 2018

Time: 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM

Seminar Location: San Tan Charter School Library, 3959 E. Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296

In this life-changing parenting seminar, you will discover how to…

  • Put an end to arguing, backtalk and begging
  • Effective tools that will help you raise more responsible kids with less nagging
  • What to do when you do not know what to do
  • Basic philosophy of Love and Logic and how it has given parents confidence and hope

The link for the last Love and Logic introduction of the year at San Tan Charter is www.Parenting.Rocks/SanTan


Join us for San Tan’s first Musical debut of “Peter Pan!” We have taken the ageless classic tale of a boy who can fly, adventures with pirates, fairies, mermaids, and Indians, and paired them up with modern pop music. This is storytelling at its best. We will sing, dance, and leave you laughing! Show times are April 25th, 26th, and 27th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students at the door. You won’t want to miss it! If you have any questions or would like to help volunteer, please reach out to Ms. Filimaua at


Every year, San Tan Charter School honors the hard work and dedication your child’s teacher gives to our learning community, by hosting a teacher appreciation gala. Monies raised go to Growing Brilliance which is how our community thanks teachers for donating their talents and off-work time to support great programs like our STEM Day, Fall and Spring Carnivals, music and drama programs, sports events, and so much more. The money we raise at the annual gala allows us to give back to our teachers and support staff in a very real way. This is a very special way for you to say thank-you to your child’s teacher.


This year we celebrate “Building on Success” as we continue to expand San Tan Charter School. The event will be held on Friday, May 11th at the Double Tree Inn & Resort. The event starts at 6:00PM and dinner will be served at 7:00PM. Ticket price will include the pre-dinner activities, dinner, award ceremony, music, and dancing.


Summer School Enrollment: San Tan Charter School will be offering an elementary summer program filled with exciting activities that take your students to outer space and beyond. Our focus will be on Space Science and Technology. Our summer school program will offer students the opportunity to experience various scientific discoveries through video, dance, art, storytelling, food, sports, math, science, history and other hands on activities. Each week we take different adventures to explore space travel and life on other planets:


Weeks 1-2 (June 4th – 15th): Important Space Scientists & the History of Space Travel

Weeks 3-4 (June 18th – 29th): Planet Earth, Moon, & Sun

Weeks 5 (July 2nd – 6th): Closed

Weeks 6-7 (July 9th – 20th) Student Choice Four Planets, History of NASA, Space Station

Weeks 8-9 (July 23rd – Aug 3rd): Create Your Own World (Field Trip to the Arizona Challenger Space Center TBD)

Students are free to sign-up for all or part of the program and are expected to bring their own lunch and snacks each day (no snacks are needed for Cooks in the Kitchen on Mondays).


If you need to work out payment options for summer school, please indicate this on your enrollment form, we would be happy to work with you. If you are choosing to do the summer school, please complete the enrollment form and return with the Learning Extension Fee by April 27th to secure your spot.


If your kiddos are looking for something to get the blood pumping this summer, consider one of our summer sports camps. Attached is a list of camps as well as their days and times. You can call the school office and we can complete the form for you or you can complete the form and drop it off.


San Tan is excited to announce our first ever Paint it Forward an Art Masterpiece Fundraiser. A percentage of the event registration will go directly to our very active, volunteer run, Art Masterpiece program. I hope to see everyone on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 3pm-5pm. See attached flyer for more information and registration link.


For the past four years, San Tan Charter School has been named “Best Charter School” in Gilbert. This is an award that we truly value as it is voted on by the community, please click on the link below to vote for San Tan Charter School; in addition, you can vote for many of our staff and preschool as one of the best. You are able to vote many times so please vote often and let all your family and friends know as well.

Upcoming Dates

4/10 – Golf Match @ 4:00

4/11 – Spring Pictures

4/11 – JH Soccer vs. Champion @ 4:00

4/12 – JH Baseball (AWAY) vs. ASU Prep @ 4:30

4/12 – JH Girls Basketball (AWAY) vs. ASU Prep @ 4:30

4/12 – Varsity Boys Volleyball (AWAY) vs. Madison Prep @ 5:00

4/13 – Spring Noetic Math

4/13 – Golf Match @ 4:00

4/13 – JH Girls Basketball (HOME) vs. Heritage @ 4:30

4/13 – High School Soccer vs. Madison Prep @ 4:30

4/14 – Golf Match @ 2:00

4/16 – JH Baseball vs. Legacy @ 4:30

4/16 – JH Soccer vs. Legacy @ 4:30

4/16 – Varsity Boys Volleyball (HOME) vs. EDUPrize @ 4:30

4/17 – Golf Match @ 3:30

4/17 – High School Soccer vs. AZ Compass @ 4:00

4/17 – Varsity Boys Volleyball (AWAY) vs. ALA @ 4:30

4/17 – JH Girls Basketball (HOME) vs. Legacy @ 4:30

4/18 – JH Baseball vs. Heritage @ 4:00

4/18 – High School Soccer vs. Heritage @ 4:30


Educationally Yours,


Kristofer Sippel
San Tan Charter School
2013 – 2017 East Valley Tribune Best Charter School
2014 Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year



San Tan Montessori Preschool - Gerry Concert Flyer

Montessori Enrollment Agreement Summer 2018

2018 Summer School Fly Me to the Moon


Summer Camp Registration Form

2018 Annual Gala Flyer