California Wildlife Day

California Wildlife Day

Did you know that the California State Senate and Assembly have recently passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 23 by Senator Bill Monning establishing California Wildlife Day on March 20th? We were lucky to learn all about this at our last few Community Service Committee meetings. This special day will fall on the Spring Equinox each year and serves as a reminder to protect the extraordinary native plants and wildlife in our state.
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Digital Learning News

Digital Learning News

I am happy to share that Canyon is now officially a 1:1 school in grades 2-5. What this means is that we have enough technology devices for each student to all be working at the same time. This was made possible by Booster and the purchase of 150 new Chromebooks.
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Lockdown Drill

Lockdown Drill

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priorities. To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, the Superintendent of Schools has asked all students and staff to participate in a District-wide emergency preparedness drill on Tuesday, March 7th.
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A Successful Event

A Successful Event

Thank you to everyone for taking part in our 3rd annual Jump Rope for Heart. We couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous day! Our students jumped their little hearts out as they rotated through 7 different stations. They got their blood pumping, they learned the importance of taking care of their hearts and they raised money for an important cause.
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Be a Heart Hero!

Be a Heart Hero!

Even though February is the shortest
 month of the year, it’s filled with all
 sorts of holidays and observances—
Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President's
 Day, and more. And of course February is 
American Heart Month. What a great time to make
small changes that can lead to a lifetime of heart health.
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Survey Says...

Survey Says...

It is that time of year where I ask you to please take a few minutes to take the annual School Experience Survey (SES). The survey results give our school important insight into what staff, students and parents think about our school's learning environment and what we can do to make it even better.
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I hope that you enjoyed your Winter Break and had lots of opportunities to celebrate with family members and friends. January is always about fresh beginnings and positive change. I love the promise of the New Year and all the possibilities that exist for our children here at Canyon!
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Holiday Blessings

Holiday Blessings

Winter Break is almost here and I know everyone is looking forward to some much-needed rest. Of course, many of us still have shopping, traveling and holiday get togethers to get through first. But in the grand scheme of things, if those are the only things causing us stress, we are truly blessed.
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Coding at Canyon

Coding at Canyon

Computer Science Week is December 5-11, 2016 – Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Learning even the basics will help students in virtually any career—from architecture to zoology.

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Traffic Duty Changes & Thank You!

Traffic Duty Changes & Thank You!

I just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to all of the Canyon parents/guardians who have already fulfilled traffic duty this year. It's up to all of us to keep our kids safe and I appreciate you taking the time and energy to assist with this. In an effort to decrease the time commitment we ask of our families, we have recently cut one shift from both the morning and afternoon slots.
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Got Shoes?

Got Shoes?

Among other duties, the Student Council will coordinate several student led community service projects during the year. Our first project is our annual Shoe Drive which will take place until November 4th.
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Student Council Results are In!

Student Council Results are In!

Over the last few weeks, the Student Council campaigns and elections were held in grades 4 and 5.  Many capable leaders gave strong speeches for the student body. Candidates spoke about commitment, leadership, and how they would bring the school community together. They enticed their peers with, theme dress days, extended recess, scrapbooks of the year’s events and much more.
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