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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

October 2020

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Bully Prevention Month

Principal's Corner:

October is going to be a busy month at school! In addition to all of the learning we have planned, it is Bully Prevention and Include Someone and Make a Difference month. See the activities for this, below. Red Ribbon and Character Education recognition also happen in October. Mrs. Ybarra, our social worker, will be coordinating events to help our students learn and use important skills related to these areas. Check out the school calendar for spirit days related to these weeks.


This year for Bully Prevention and Include Others Month, I would love to have students participate in the following ways:


Wednesday October 14: “Kids Against Bullying” Pledge Day. Students will receive a bookmark and sign a pledge to: Speak up when I see bullying. Reach out to others who are bullied. And be a friend whenever I see bullying.


Wednesday, October 21: Project Connect: Students will write a positive message on a strip of ORANGE construction paper about being kind. The strips will be stapled or glued together, resulting in one long, connected chain that visually represents the power of uniting for a common cause.


Friday, October 23: Wear pink to show that we are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Choose something pink you already have, such as clothing, jewelry or accessories. Ideas might include:

  • t-shirt

  • shoelaces

  • socks

  • earrings

  • sunglasses

We will wear our orange and have a School-Wide UNITY Dance before school!


Wednesday, October 28: Turn in a story, poem, or artwork on the topic expressing your ideas why it is important to show kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Ask your teacher for the form.


All Month: Include Someone, Make a Difference

A campaign, created in partnership with Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying: Speak Up initiative, inspires kids across the country to include someone to stop bullying before it starts. Check it out: https://www.pacer.org/bullying/include-someone/

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Events for October 2020:

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2020-21 Student Council Officers

Congratulations to this years Student Council officers:


President: Ryker Aeschlimann

Vice-President: Dane Mull

Secretary: Mariah Ruelas

Treasurer: Jude Taylor

Historian: Scarlett Biggs

Quarter 2 Student Challenges

Students in Kinder & 1st that meet their Sight Word Challenge will be invited to a celebration at the end of the Quarter. Teachers will let you and the students know how many words they need to learn. Thanks for practicing with them!


Students in grades 2-6 that meet their AR goal will be invited to a celebration at the end of the quarter. Teachers will give students their AR goals. Keep on reading at home!

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Character Counts Spirit Week 10/19-10/23

Help us celebrate Character Counts Week! Wear the following colors each day during the week of October 19th to show your great character and school spirit!



Monday, 10/19: 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, 10/20: 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, 10/21: 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, 10/22: Wear RED to show you're CARING

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


Friday, 10/23: Wear PINK 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 10/26-10/30

Dress up this week to show your school spirit and that you are DRUG FREE!


Monday, 10/26 - "Kick off Red Ribbon Week!" Wear RED!


Tuesday, 10/27 - "Peace Out to Drugs!" Wear PEACE SIGNS AND/OR TIE DYE


Wednesday, 10/28 - "Put a Cap ON Drugs!" Wear a HAT OR CAP


Thursday, 10/29 - "Be Brave like a Superhero!" Wear a SUPERHERO SHIRT


Friday, 10/30 - "Hocus Pocus keep your dreams in focus!" Wear your COSTUME (No weapons, full masks, face paint or inflatable costumes are allowed)

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"We nominated Gabe because he is very respectful and on top of everything, whenever he needs anything he is always respectful in the way he speaks to us. He stays “muted“ during online class when he needs to and participates a lot in class! Gabe is also respectful to his peers and always willing to help them. We are very proud to nominate him and happy to have him in 6th grade." - Ms. Ward & Mrs. Vogt

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Marquee Birthday Announcement

You can celebrate your student's birthday with an announcement on our marquee for a $5 donation. You may find the request form on our website (under Carol Rae Announcements) or in the front office. The request and payment need to be in to the front office by the Friday before the birthday.


https://www.gilbertschools.net/cms/lib/AZ50000423/Centricity/Domain/13/CRRE%20Birthday%20Marquee%20Form.pdf

Parent-Teacher Conferences are Coming up

Conferences have been scheduled on November 5th & 6th. Both days will be Half Days (11:55 release) for students. Please keep your eye out for scheduling information from your child's teacher.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

This year, Gilbert Public Schools received an additional 5.9 million dollars in Federal funds based on income guidelines directly related to student free & reduced lunch eligibility. Taking the time to complete a GPS Free & Reduced Lunch Application means GPS can continue providing additional academic support and services for students (even if your child decides not to participate in the lunch program).



Federally funded programs include:


  • Title I

    • Math Intervention

    • Reading Intervention

    • Family & Community Engagement

    • Summer School

    • McKinney Vento Homeless Student Programs

    • Additional Preschool Opportunities


  • Title II

    • Teacher Professional Development

    • Administrator Professional Development

    • District Reading & Math Coaches

    • District Professional Learning Specialists


  • Title IV

    • International Baccalaureate Program Expansion

    • RISE Junior High Program Support

    • K-12 Prevention Programs

    • Elementary Music Curriculum


  • Cares Act Funding

    • Additional Supplies to Ensure Schools are Safe & Healthy

    • Additional Custodians and Support Staff to Maintain Safe & Healthy Protocol


Thank you for taking the time to complete an online application and to help ensure our school district receives its fair share of Federal funds. Click here to watch a short video to learn just how important these funds are to our schools and all of our students.

Job Openings at CRRE:

We have the following positions open at our school. If you or anyone you know is interested, please contact our office (480-507-1359).


  • Preschool Paraprofessional (6 hrs/day day-4 days week)
  • Paraprofessional (6 hrs/day-5 days a week)
  • Crossing Guard (1.5 hrs/day - 45 min before and after school)

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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

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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.

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