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Carol Rae Ranch Elementary

March 2023

Show us your school spirit by wearing the following 2/27-3/3:

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***March 1st - HALF DAY (11:55 am)***

Morning Drop Off Procedure Reminder

Our gates open at 7:45 a.m. when we have staff on duty. Please remember all students must enter campus before school through Parent Drop-off (on Bridlegate) or if they are walkers/bikers through the Bike Rack. Students should ONLY enter through the office when they are tardy and the Parent Drop-Off gate is closed (8:05). The front parking lot is only for Preschool drop-off before school, not K-6th grades. Students will be on the playground until the line up bell (8:02). If they are going to breakfast, they may go through the playground and then into the building.

Thank you for cooperation.

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Field Days - March 2 & 3


Thursday, March 2: Kinder - 4th grades

Friday, March 3: 5th & 6th grades

Teachers will be needing parent helpers, please keep an eye out for Sign-Up Genius.

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March 10th - Half Day @ 11:55 a.m.



Spring Break: March 13 -24th -------------------- School resumes on Mon 3/27

Yearbook Orders COMING SOON

Don’t miss out on great memories! More information to come on how you can pre-order your yearbook!



Workout Day - March 10th

Superhero Day - March 31th


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The Importance of Sleep in Children

March Sleep Awareness Week is March 12th-18th

Sleeping isn’t just relaxing, it’s essential to health and well-being. We are continually learning more and more about how sleep, or lack thereof, affects our health, especially in children. Children ages 5 to 12 need at least 10-11 hours of sleep each night.

Why is Sleep Important?

  1. Sleep helps the brain remember what it has learned that day.

  2. It helps us concentrate and pay attention in school.

  3. It helps us with problem solving.

  4. Sleep helps us stay healthy, fight illness, and repair injuries.

  5. It helps our muscles, skin, and bones to grow.

Lack of Sleep Causes:

  1. Forgetfulness

  2. Can lead to grumpiness

  3. Difficulty with concentration

  4. Can cause children to be hyper or irritable.

  5. Can make it harder to heal from injury or to get better from an illness.

How Can I Help My Child Sleep Better?

There are several ways to help encourage good sleep habits. These tips can be helpful for children and adults alike.

  1. Turn off electronics at least one hour before bedtime. Keep televisions, computers, and mobile devices out of children’s rooms. Research has shown that the blue light emitted from electronics can stimulate the brain making it difficult to fall asleep. It has been found that watching tv before bed is associated with bedtime resistance, difficulty falling asleep, and sleeping fewer hours.

  2. Avoid caffeine several hours before bed. No soda with dinner!

  3. Avoid strenuous activity at least two hours before bedtime. While regular exercise can help to promote good sleep, if done too closely to bedtime it keeps the body and mind active.

Sources: National Sleep Foundation,,


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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.

**Gates and Breakfast Opens at 7:45**

*A+ School of Excellence is a trademark or service mark of the Arizona Educational Foundation and is used by permission.