Bobcat Bulletin

September 17, 2021

Mark Your Calendars:

  • 9/24: 2pm Early Release
  • 9/28: Picture Day

Looking Ahead @ October:

  • October 11 & 12: Fall Break-NO SCHOOL
  • October 15: Movie Night! FREE PTSA Event!
  • October 18: PTSA Meeting @ 6:30pm w/Guest Speaker, Danna Evans, from All Things EQ
  • October 18-22: Parent Teacher Conference Week (stay tuned for details)

Parents, are you familiar with the current Tik Tok Challenges & Trends?

Many of you may already be aware of the viral Tik Tok challenge called “Devious Licks.” This challenge involves the filming of students committing vandalism or theft on school property and publishing these videos through the Tik Tok social media platform. Unfortunately, we have experienced some of our Sonoran Foothills students attempting to engage in this trend.

Here's how families can help:

We know that social media can be very influential and our Bobcats need guidance and support from both home and school. So, let's work together to keep our student safe and focused on making good decisions.

At school, we'll continue to focus on TRACKS expectations and consistent reminders about how each student can positively contribute to the culture of our campus. We will be clear about expectations and consequences.

At home, please take this opportunity to discuss the importance of good citizenship with your child(ren). Go through your child's social media accounts with him/her and be sure that you are "in the know" when it comes to current trends. Finally, it is always valuable to discuss the feelings we experience with "likes" and "views" on social media, verses our feelings when we experience real life consequences because we participated in a negative social media trend.

We know that life has us handling so many challenges right now, but we are here to take on the challenges together and make sure that our students continue to stay #bobcatstrong.

Thank you for your support!

Picture Day is coming on September 28th.

Mark your calendars and get your smiles ready!

Order information came home with your child this week.

September is Civics Month!

Bobcats...wear red, white, and blue on Fridays

(every Friday in September)

to show your school and community spirit!

Meet our PLC Teams

3rd Grade with Mrs. Heeb, Mrs. Bacskay, Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Halter

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All Things EQ Message (from the founder Danna Evans):

The motto next week is:

I don't trade what I want most for what I want now.

This week the focus is on the ability to delay gratification. James Clear wrote a helpful article about Delayed Gratification. This link will take you to the article.

The headline reads:

40 Years of Stanford Research Found That People

With This One Quality,

Are More Likely to Succeed.

What is that one quality? The ability to delay gratification. Being able to put off immediate gratification for something more important later is a crucial component to success.

The best news about teaching your child how to delay gratification is that it can be learned. Just as we can increase our strength at the gym, we can improve our ability to delay gratification.

You can help your child understand the concept of delayed gratification by asking, "Would this make your future self happy?" When they think about that question, it may help them connect to what is important to them down the road, so they are willing to work for it now.

Keeping what you want in mind is the first step to attaining it. When you see your child making short-term decisions, help them connect to what they want more, rather than what they want now. It can also help to share with them how, when you take action and get your work done, you often feel better because contributing to your future success usually feels better than avoiding your current obligations.

Here are some picture books that can help explain this better for younger children:

• The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss

• Someday by Eileen Spinelli

• Joe the Monkey Saves for a Goal by John Lanza & Marylin Walton

Time for BOX TOPS....

Join us in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love! Our school goal is $1000 for the 2021-2022 school year, and we have already raised $52.00.

Use this referral code FET274NO when you sign up and you’ll get 20 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/29/2022, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:
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Upcoming Fundraiser Nights...

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

— a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic. Due to the sensitivity of this topic, we encourage families to have these conversations at home in a manner that is most appropriate for your family. However, as a school we want to ensure that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help. If you or someone you know is in need of resources and support, please visit or

The Silver Apple Award...

Does your child have a teacher this year that he/she just can't stop raving about? Well, consider nominating him/her for the Silver Apple Award recognition. More details can be found at:

Thank you for keeping our community safe & healthy...

  • Keep your child home if he/she has covid like symptoms, or has been in close contact with someone testing positive for covid.
  • Use the reporting button below to notify our school if your child has covid, or has been in close contact with someone testing positive for covid. Thank you!

About Us

In partnership with students, families, and community members, Sonoran Foothills School seeks to create a challenging and diverse learning environment through engaging instruction allowing for individual differences in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect.