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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Wear Orange on Wednesday!

Wear Orange on Wednesday!

This month is recognized by schools and communities throughout the world as a time to come together to raise awareness for bullying prevention, to educate ourselves and others on the pernicious effects of bullying, and to recognize our roles and responsibilities in addressing this serious issue.
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Come join us for Walk to School Day!

Come join us for Walk to School Day!

Join your friends and neighbors as Canyon Charter Elementary joins the in on International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Walk to School Day is an annual event that encourages physical activity among children and youth. It is a way for parents, students, school personnel and other community members to directly experience the walk to school as they walk with students on the day of the event.
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Are you talking about school?

Are you talking about school?

I know you receive a lot of communication about how you can be involved in your child’s education through volunteering at school, but even more important is how involved you are at home. Volunteering in the classroom is wonderful, but research shows that supporting your child’s education at home is even more important.
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Come Join Us!

Come Join Us!

This Thursday we will be holding our very first Committee Meetings of the school year. The Governing Council Standing Committees are determined by the needs of the school and most committees have both teacher and parent/community representation.
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Setting the Tone....

Setting the Tone....

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Rustic Park for our annual Back to School Picnic. This is one of my favorite events of the year. I love seeing so many families connect with one another, swap summer stories and share excitement about the year ahead. Hopefully you had a chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones!
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