***Reminders***

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Today, the 4th – 6th grade students who participated in Winter Theater will be performing “The Trial of Goldilocks” at 4:30 pm. Doors open at 4:00 pm.

There is no school Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents’ Day. Also, on Thursday, February 21st and Friday, February 22nd school will let out at 12:00 noon (1/2 day!!) due to parent teacher conferences. If your student attends Lion’s Den, please be sure to send a sack lunch both days as the cafe will be closed.

Finally, clubs that meet on Tuesday and Wednesday will start next week. Also, theater tryouts and basketball practice will be on Tuesday. All other clubs will meet the following week.

See here for more information “This Week at Canyon.” Check back weekly for updates!

Spreading Kindness

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This month in The Station we’ve been learning all about kindness. We’ve talked about filling buckets, words we should say more often, how to be positive to ourselves and so much more. A big part of this is remembering that “People who feel good, do good.”

Now it is time to put all that we have learned into action.

Starting today, we are building a kindness chain. Our goal is to catch each other being good. When someone sees someone else at school being kind, they can request a link to add to the paper chain. Once a week, before The Station, we will add all those new links together and watch how kindness spreads.

When we get the chain all the way around the Cafe, we will tally up our total number of kind acts. We will also celebrate with a school-wide Popsicle party!

Let’s see how quickly we can spread some kindness!

Spring Club Signups

Spring Extracurriculars will run through February 19th – May 10th

All Spring Extracurricular Sign-ups will be completed online using the following links. If you are able to sign-up using the links below, you are officially enrolled in the extracurricular. No further action/confirmation is necessary. Sign-up must be done for each individual student for each specific club. For example, siblings cannot be signed up at the same time and must be done individually. Thank you and I cannot wait to get the season started!

Free Spring Clubs: Our Free Winter Clubs offer a variety of activities including No Bake Cooking, Puzzles, and More!

Basketball Sports (Basketball Team): Students who participate in Basketball must complete the student Athletic Packet. If your student has already turned a completed packet into the office for the previous sports season, they are good to go! 4th to 6th grade students are welcome to play!

Theatre Troupe: Students will try out for the Spring Theater Production on February 19th. 4th to 6th grade students welcome to try out!

Enrollment for 2019-2020

Enrollment Season for the 2019 – 2020 school year has officially begun! Although we have an incredible second half of this year left, we are excited to already be planning for next year!

I strongly believe that much of Canyon’s success comes from our commitment to be a family. As you all know, we pride ourselves on creating a community-focused environment that strives for academic excellence while also providing students with the freedom and courage to try new things.

Do you have other family members or friends with school age children? I encourage you to invite them to come visit our campus and consider becoming part of the Lion family. Interested families may schedule a tour by phone, emailing me directly, or using our website. Families may also attend one of our scheduled evening tours. You can sign up for a campus tour for the day or evening. Please see the dates below of our upcoming evening tours:

Tuesday, February 12th at 6 pm

Tuesday, March 12th at 6 pm

I strongly believe that much of Canyon’s success comes from our commitment to being a family. As you all know, we pride ourselves on creating a community-focused environment that strives for academic excellence while also providing students with the freedom and courage to try new things.

Do you have other family members or friends with school age children? I encourage you to invite them to come visit our beautiful campus and consider becoming part of the Lion family. Interested families may schedule a tour by phone, emailing me directly, or using our website. Families may also attend one of our scheduled evening tours. 

 

Donuts with the Principal

Today two of my friends, Cheyenne and Fatima, shared some delicious donuts with me. We talked about how interesting math could be. I told them the story of Hedy Lamarr, the inventor whose discoveries made Bluetooth possible and a beautiful Hollywood actress, and Katherine Johnson, who worked at NASA and was celebrated in the movie “Hidden Figures.”

They won donuts with me through entering a drawing at Swap Shop at the end of 2nd quarter. We joked about counting how many Lion Bucks they entered in the drawing in order to figure out the probability of them winning the donuts.

On Friday, I will be having an ice cream snack with last quarter’s winners.

Look for your chance to win for 3rd quarter.

Pajama Dress-Down Day!

We will be having a special Pajama Dress-Down Day tomorrow, December 19th, so make sure to come in your comfiest, school-appropriate pjs as we enjoy our last day together before Winter Break! Also, make sure to get those Lion Bucks ready as we will be having Swap Shop!

Please, remember that Wednesday, December 19th will be a half day with dismissal beginning at 12:00pm. Lion’s Den will not be available so please ensure that your kiddo is picked up no later than 12:30pm.

Holiday Hours
There will be no school and the office will be closed December 20th – January 4th.
We will see you all on January 7th to jump start the 2019 New Year!