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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

September 2021

Principal's Corner

We are super excited that Carol Rae Ranch Elementary offers STEAM Club during K-6 lunch recess on Tuesday. We would like to thank our amazing PTSO for supporting this opportunity for our little Coyotes.

Here are a few of lesson ideas:

K - 1st grade - Students learn to code with the cutest robot shaped like a caterpillar.

2nd grade - Students learn the basics of coding with Edison robots.

3rd grade - Students learn the basics of electrical circuits with Squishy Circuits.

4th grade - Students learn a more advanced version of electrical circuits with Makey Makeys.

5th grade - Students learn coding skills with the teenest robot called Ozobot. They also learn to navigate mazes with Edison robot.

6th grade - Students measure and calculate degrees with the Cue robot. This guy can also be programmed to talk.

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Sept 1st - Half Day - 11:55 a.m. Release

Sept 6th - No School - Labor Day

Step It Up Fundraiser is coming!

We have a fundraiser starting on September 8th. More information to come via email.

Thank you in advance for your support to our school!

Renaissance Donation Form

Thank you to all who have already donated for our reading program. Please see below if you haven't done so yet.
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Parent-Teacher Conferences 9/23 & 9/24 - more info to come from teachers


Student Council events this month:

7th: Stu Co Meeting - after school

10th: Flag Ceremony - Red, White & Blue Day

17th: Crazy Hair Day

24th: Crazy Sunglasses Day


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PTSO Meeting - 9/9 @ 3:15 pm

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:

Kona Ice after school - 9/15

MOD Pizza Day - 9/28

Help us raise funds at our PTSO Restaurant day! Enjoy lunch or dinner at MOD Pizza and don't forget to mention Carol Rae to help us get part of the day's proceeds!

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From Ms. Elizabeth in the Health Office:

Hello Carol Rae Families. I was looking forward to focusing on new topics this year, and putting covid in the rearview mirror. Sadly that isn’t the case, so I’m back with a few reminders.

We have seen a generous amount of positive cases at Carol Rae in these first few weeks of school. While masks are not required, I do very strongly encourage you to consider having your children wear masks to school. The amount of positive cases we’ve had in the first month of school without masks is approaching the total number of cases we had all of last school year where masks were worn.

Please remind your children to practice social distancing when possible. At school I still recommend fist bumps or air high fives instead of hugs, and to refrain from sharing drinks and snacks with friends. And of course, wash those hands!

And as a side note….please remember to send a water bottle to school with your kiddos. It’s HOT out there and I’m seeing sweaty kiddos who don’t have a water bottle.

Let’s have a great year!

GPS Health Services

Dear Carol Rae Parents,

This school year we continue to work hard to keep our campuses safe and our students as healthy as possible. If one of our Nurses or Health Assistants calls to inform you that your student is ill or that they have been identified as needing to quarantine please understand that we are following the guidance of the Maricopa County Department of Health and the CDC, and that this is required by the Arizona Department of Health. We understand that having your child home from school for an extended period of time can cause undue stress and we appreciate your support in following these required guidelines. Thank you for your understanding and support of our nurses, health assistants, and front office staff during this challenging time. They are doing their very best for our families and it is important that we all work together.

Should you have questions or concerns please call the District Health Office at 480-545-2117

September 2021

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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

Home of the Coyotes!

A+ School of Excellence TM

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

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