The Lion's Share

December 2022

From the Principal . . .

Hi Lion Families,

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving to start off the holiday season. We have A LOT happening at Settler's Point between now and Winter Break and we don't want you to miss out.


Our teachers are dedicated and working hard to complete our Middle of the Year benchmark testing to be able to analyze the progress and growth that students have made thus far. Teachers will be looking at data and designing lessons with the best strategies to continue our forward progress with students. Thank you all for entrusting us with your children. We truly love working with them and watching them gain new skills each day.


Congratulations to our Run Club meet winners: Carson Fox, Kindergarten, 1st Place; Allison Neerings, 4th grade, 2nd Place; Kenzie Stevenson, 4th Grade, 1st Place.


Students will begin wearing ID badges when we return in January. You will receive a separate letter later this month explaing the process.


Check out the Events at the Pride section for all dates and events that will take place prior to winter break.


With many thanks,


Andrea Emerick

Principal


andrea.emerick@gilbertschools.net

Events at the Pride

Wednesday, December 7th

Spirit Day: Flannels/Plaid Day

Early Release: 1:55 pm

Young Rembrandts: 2:00-3:00 pm

Run Club Meet: 4:30-5:30 pm; Mesquite Junior High School


Thursday, December 8th

Spirit Day: Hawaiian Holiday

2nd Grade Music Performance: 6:00-7:00 pm, Cafeteria


Friday, December 9th

Spirit Day: Snowflakes & Sparkles

4th Grade Field Trip: 8:45 am - 1:45 pm, Wildlife World Zoo

Cosmic Bingo: 6:00-9:00 pm, Cafeteria


Monday, December 12th

Spirit Day: Holiday Socks, Hats, & Scarves

STUCO Meeting: 3:00-4:00 pm, Library

Run Club: 3:10-3:45 pm

Project Exploration Parent Meeting (5th & 6th grades) 6:00-7:00 pm, Library


Tuesday, December 13th

Spirit Day: Jingle Bells & Blue Jeans

Restaurant Night Fundraiser: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Buffalo Wild Wings

Cultural Club: 3:00-4:00 pm


Wednesday, December 14th

Spirit Day: All Green, Like the Grinch

Early Release: 1:55 pm

Young Rembrandts: 2:00-3:00 pm


Thursday, December 15th

Spirit Day: Ugly Sweater

Battle of the Books: 8:20-9:20 am, Library


Friday, December 16th

Spirit Day: Over Accessorize


Monday, December 19th

Spirit Day: Fancy Holiday Party Clothes

Run Club: 3:10-3:45 pm


Tuesday, December 20th

Spirit Day: Pajama Day (wear shoes for running)

Jingle Jog: 8:30-9:30 am (permission slips required for student participation)

Early Release: 11:55 am

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Help Wanted

We have several support staff positions open. If you or someone you know is interested in working at Settler's Point, use the link to apply online or reach out to Maria Ramirez or myself to answer questions. Apply through the link provided.

Moment of Silence

As you know, in Gilbert Public Schools, many of our schools already observe a moment of silence as part of our school routine, along with citing The Pledge of Allegiance each day. Under a new Arizona statute, schools must provide students with the opportunity to observe one to two minutes of silence each day, and teachers and staff are not permitted to give students any direction on how to use this silent time. The statute reserves that right for parents/guardians and requires us to inform you of this right. Please take a moment to speak with your child about how best to use the daily moment of silence.