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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

October 2021

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13th - HAT DAY

15th - Twin Day

22nd - Halloween Shirts

Howl-O-Grams on sale!

Student Council is selling Howl-O-Grams for $.50 and will be delivered to classrooms on the 29th.

Character Counts Spirit Week 10/18-10/22

Help us celebrate Character Counts Week! Wear the following colors each day during the week of October 18th to show your great character and school spirit!

Monday, 10/18: Wear BLUE to show TRUSTWORTHINESS

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

Tuesday, 10/19: Wear GREEN to show RESPONSIBILITY

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Wednesday, 10/20: Wear PURPLE to show CITIZENSHIP

Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer people in need

Thursday, 10/21: Wear RED to show you're CARING

Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help

Friday, 10/22: Wear ORANGE to show FAIRNESS

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

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Red Ribbon Week - 10/25-10/29

Monday, 10/25 - "Kick off Red Ribbon Week!" Wear RED!

Tuesday, 10/26 - "Too Bright for Drugs" Wear NEON!

Wednesday, 10/27 - "Drugs are Wacky" Wear WACKY CLOTHES

Thursday, 10/28 - "Team Up Against Drugs" Wear your favorite Team Shirt

Friday, 10/29 - "Hocus Pocus keep your dreams in focus!" Wear your COSTUME (No weapons, full masks, face paint or inflatable costumes are allowed)

Character Parade - 10/29

Students will have a Character Parade on Friday, Oct 29th at 1:30 on the playground. Students may wear their costume to school. If your costume includes a mask, you may wear it at the parade but not in class. Parents are welcome to join us!

Drop off/Pick-up Procedures Reminder

Below is the map of where pick-up/drop off is for our students. Please remember the front (east) parking lot is not for student drop off, unless you are parking and walking them to the gate. Also please keep in mind to not double park.

West Parking Lot Reminder: This parking lot is only for staff, buses, and Spice parent drop off/pick-up. (Special car tag needed)

If you are dropping off for breakfast, the students need to enter through the playground at 7:45 when gates open; breakfast is not served until then.

With everyone's cooperation, drop-off/pick-up should run smoothly.

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From the Nurse's Office:

October is Outdoor Time!

The weather is FINALLY beginning to cool down a little bit. As we head into fall, it’s a great time to get outdoors and get healthy. Enjoying nature is a good way to help our physical and emotional health. If you’re like me, being pent up during the crispy hot days of summer can wear on you. Here are some fun ideas to enjoy the outdoors with your family.

Visit Phoenix has a list of places around Phoenix to enjoy a picnic.

If you want to get those legs moving, here are some good hiking trails around the area.

It’s fun to travel around the state. If you’re up for a drive, here are some additional great hikes in AZ.

Here is some info on state park campgrounds, cabins, and fun things to do.

Who doesn’t like a fall festival?

I hope everyone has a fun, healthy, and safe Fall Break!

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Donate while shopping

PTSO participates with many shopping opportunities to give you the flexibility to donate without changing how and what you purchase every day. Check our website for more information about:

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Second Step Information

As part of our commitment to prevention education and supporting the whole child, Gilbert Public Schools is offering social and emotional learning, life skills opportunities as part of the Second Step Program. The program is an evidence based social emotional learning program designed to support students’ school performance.

Our school social workers have been trained to support facilitation of the curriculum, and are responsible for conducting the presentations to students alongside classroom teachers.

If you do not wish for your child to participate in the lessons, please complete the parent permission slip that will be sent to you prior to the start of student presentations. Please return the slip to your child’s school. If we do not hear from you, we will assume your child has permission to participate in this program. If you decide to OPT OUT your student from participating in the Second Step program, your student will remain in the classroom to read or complete other school work.

Please contact Michelle Ybarra, by phone 480-507-1359 ext. 1354 or by email at if you have any questions or would like further information regarding the program. Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community.

Happenings in October 2021

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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

Home of the Coyotes!

We are an "A" Rated School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Early Release each Wednesday at 1:55 p.m.

Gates open at 7:45 a.m.

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