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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

May 2022

Principal's Corner

Thank you Coyote Families for an amazing first year as your proud principal. Over the summer you will notice we will have a lot of activities going on at Carol Rae Ranch. We are finally getting our school a fresh coat of paint. I hope you enjoy the new colors!! On the inside, we are getting our 20-year bathrooms remodeled along with an interactive smart board that will help with classroom instruction.


I hope all of you take a few days over summer and recharge your batteries, parents included. :) Again, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Again, I truly appreciate our community support in making Carol Ranch Elementary the best school in Gilbert.


Go Coyotes!!!!!!!


Mr. Birgen

Principal

School Principal Appreciation Day - May 1st

Mr. Birgen has been a great addition to our Coyote family! Thank you for all you do for our students, staff and community.


WE APPRECIATE YOU MR. BIRGEN!

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 2nd – 6th.

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 2nd – 6th.

*See below for ideas from PTSO*


THANK YOU TO OUR WODNERFUL TEACHERS WHO ALWAYS GO ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR OUR STUDENTS!

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School Nurse’s Day - May 11th

Nurse Elizabeth we appreciate you always comforting and caring for our students and staff!


THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!

Golden Scholar Party - May 13th

This year we will have a Snow Cone Party during school hours for students in 4-6th grades who made Honor Roll/Principal's List for three quarters. Teachers will send home their Golden Scholar Award that day with students.

Congrats Coyotes!

Talent Show Auditions May 19th & 20th

5th & 6th graders are invited to audition for the Talent Show on either May 19th & 20th.


The Talent Show will be held on May 25th.

6th gr Celebration of Learning - May 24th

6th grade families- important information on celebrating our 6th grades will be coming home.
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May 6th - Hawaiian Day

May 13th - School Shirts/Colors Day

May 20th - Workout Day

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BEST WISHES FOR A WONDERUFL RETIREMENT!

From the Nurse's Office:

Incoming Preschoolers, Kindergarteners, and 6th Graders…

Get Those Immunizations This Summer


If your child is going into preschool, kindergarten, or 6th grade for the 2022-2023 school year, there are required immunizations they may need in order to attend school. Summer is the perfect time to get those. Incoming 6th graders who are 11 years and older will need to show proof they have received both the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) and the Meningococcal immunizations.

There are several clinics that provide these immunizations at no charge, regardless of insurance status. Please reach out to me at elizabeth.compiseno@gilbertschools.net if you would like these resources or have any questions.


Thank you,


Elizabeth Compiseno, MSN, RN

School Nurse

GPS Best Communities for Music Education District - third year in a row!

Congratulations to GPS's Music Department! The NAMM Foundation has recognized your community for the outstanding efforts of teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who are making music part of a well-rounded education for every child in their communities. We salute the commitment of your community, so every child can learn and grow with music.
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Update - Free & Reduced Meals Program for 2022/23 School Year

School breakfasts and lunches will continue to be free for all students for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year. This will end on June 30, 2022. In order to receive free and reduced meals following July 1, 2022 families will need to fill out an application. Students who apply and are eligible for free and reduced meals will also receive additional benefits such as waived summer school fees, waived college testing fees, waived musical instrument fees, waived or reduced college application fees, reduced internet fees, and much more! Additionally, the free and reduced meal program ensures your school continues to receive funding for many school programs. Learn more here - https://www.gilbertschools.net/menu.



Apply online starting July 1, 2022, for the 2022/23 school year - gilbertschools.net/meals

Are you moving?

This is the time of year when we will start to plan for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. We will begin to review enrollment numbers for existing and newly enrolled students. If your family will not be returning to Carol Rae Elementary for the upcoming 2022-23 school year please email Leslie Garbis at leslie.garbis@gilbertschools.net. Include the following information in the email:


1. Student name and date of birth

2. The name of the school they will be attending

3. Reason for leaving


This information will be used as the parent’s notification of student withdrawal. If your family will be attending another GPS elementary school, you will need to complete an Online Enrollment by selecting Existing GPS Family Registration. This registration process will allow you to update demographic information and select the elementary school. Your online enrollment will be directed to the new campus and they will contact you to complete the registration.

May 2022 Events

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Update - Free & Reduced Meals Program for 2022/23 School Year

School breakfasts and lunches will continue to be free for all students for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year. This will end on June 30, 2022. In order to receive free and reduced meals following July 1, 2022 families will need to fill out an application. Students who apply and are eligible for free and reduced meals will also receive additional benefits such as waived summer school fees, waived college testing fees, waived musical instrument fees, waived or reduced college application fees, reduced internet fees, and much more! Additionally, the free and reduced meal program ensures your school continues to receive funding for many school programs. Learn more here - https://www.gilbertschools.net/menu.



Apply online starting July 1, 2022, for the 2022/23 school year

Summer School Info:

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ENJOY YOUR SUMMER COYOTES!

Last Day of School - May 26th

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.


Gates open at 7:45 a.m.