Canyon Rim Elementary Monthly Newsletter
The Principal's Corner
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and an enjoyable break from school. We have two weeks until the end of the first semester and winter break. I know the weeks ahead will be filled with teaching and learning, as well as some holiday fun!
One of our goals each year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly. Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life. At our school, we have competitive attendance contests every month along with ten minutes of Cougar Connection time to start every day.
This has been an amazing start to the school year! I cannot believe it's almost the holiday season and the end of our first semester.
Have a great break and Happy New Year,
Half Days & Early Release Wednesday & Winter Break
Early Release Wednesdays @ 1:55 p.m. - December 6th & 13th
Half Days Release @ 11:55 a.m.- Tuesday, December 19th
Winter Break- NO SCHOOL- December 20th - January 2nd
School Resumes- Wednesday, January 3rd
Cougar of the Month Program
Kindergarten- Zachary McLaws (Ms. Plautz) & Everly Adams (Mrs. D'Arezzo)
SPICE- Kane Saltzmann (Mr. Jeremy) & Joey Ybarra (Mr. Charlie)
1st Grade- Ava Mendez (Ms. Ferreira) & Reef Lefebvre (Ms. Bruce)
2nd Grade- Sadie Deharty (Mrs. Alvin) & Gemma Mantanona (Mrs. Campbell)
3rd Grade- Watson Judkins (Mrs. Vequist) & Anon Trejo (Mrs. Holmen)
4th Grade- Logan Jones (Mrs. Holden) & Ryder Galloway (Mrs. Garbison)
5th Grade- Harrison Randolph & Genevieve Odell (5th Grade Team) & Jaelyn Gold (Hill)
6th Grade- Kingston Jones & Camila Moreno Vottleler (6th Grade Team)
Cougar of the Month is a program at Canyon Rim Elementary that rewards students who demonstrate positive attitudes, excel in the classroom, and show academic growth/ achievement. Each Cougar of the Month receives a T-shirt, recognition at a PRIDE Assembly, and a pizza party with Principal Lopat. Look out for your student's name in the January newsletter!
3rd Annual Speech Contest
We had 10 awesome participants this year! Our two winners from each age group will advance to the district contest after the New Year. The winners were:
K-2 winner: Emma Ricks, 2nd grade
K-2 2nd place: Hoku Davis, 1st grade
3-6 winner: Sofia Linares, 4th grade
3-6 2nd place: Cole Cooley, 5th grade
December Lunch Menu
Hello Canyon Rim Families,
Can you believe it is almost 2024?!? I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing
Thanksgiving holiday and are ready to the final push for the end of the year. The PTA is ready
with our Donuts With Your Favorite Guy event happening on the 8th and are looking forward to
seeing everyone there. Thank you to everyone who attended our annual FREE event, Ultimate
Family Fun Night. The Bingo was exciting, the movie was great, and it was awesome to see all
our families enjoying themselves. The Game Truck was on campus for everyone who sold 10
items during the fundraiser, and I am told the kids has a fantastic time! Who doesn’t love to
play video games in the middle of the school day?
We are starting to think and plan for the Cougarnival again this year, so please make
sure you have followed our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay up to date with all things
PTA. We will have some fun volunteer opportunities for events as we move forward so be on
the lookout for those. If you are not already a PTA member sign up to get on the list of emails
that get sent out for volunteer opportunities.
Our next PTA meeting is on December 7th , and we hope to see you there to find out
what is going on and be a part of helping us decide what we will do for our students, staff, and
school this year. If you have any questions, comments, concerns or want to find out about
upcoming meetings you are always welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check
out our website at www.canyonrimpta.org.
Chris Stratton – Canyon Rim PTA President
Don't Forget to Report your Students Absence!
There is a new and improved way for our parents and guardians to report student absences. This new feature is quick and easy to use and can be accessed through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal or through your Infinite Campus app. Simply log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and click on the ‘Submit Absence Requests’ graphic.
Please note you will still be able to call in and leave a message on our school’s attendance phone line if you would prefer. For more information on how to log in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal and use this new feature please visit www.gilbertschools.net/IC.