The Chandler community celebrates the breadth of nationalities and heritages within the student body through a week of activities culminating in the annual Heritage Picnic and a visit from Creative Athletics.
|A team effort|
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Gancedo's class enjoy the full court press of teachers and lessons. Students work with Mrs. Gancedo on counting, teaching assistant Mrs. Barbato on spelling, Spanish teacher Mrs. Villanueva in the garden, Math Specialist Mrs. Opel on measuring and counting and Technology Integration Specialist Ms. Marlow on iPads and the Osmo—a new add-on that promotes critical thinking.
Visiting artist Ismael de Anda III works with third-graders on drawing monsters collaboratively. Students draw one third of the monster, then pass off their paper to another student who continues the drawing without looking at the previous work. "The weirder, the better!" de Anda enthused.
Seventh-graders take a line drawing and shatter it by drawing 10 random lines across it, then shading in the resulting shapes with varying gradients.
|Latino Food Festival|
Eighth-graders present culinary representations from a variety of countries created from scratch.
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Gancedo's class work with performing arts teacher Ms. Williams-Moore on songs about turkeys and pumpkins.
|Safety in numbers|
Mrs. Orth, Ms. Smiland and Mrs. Opel team up in Mrs. Orth's room to work with second-graders on subtraction concepts.
|Faster higher stronger|
Through daily physical education, kindergarten students develop a love for being active while honing their locomotor and social skills.
|Head of School's Message: Oct. 20|
If student enrollment is a hard metric of a school’s health, then attendance at Open House is a soft measurement. On Saturday close to 250 families visited the campus, the largest number in several years. The event was scheduled to start at 9 a.m. but families were lining up on Armada Drive by 8:30 a.m. It felt like an Apple Store before a new product launch.
Once inside the gates, members of our parent body who volunteered in large numbers greeted families. We are so grateful. On a beautiful fall morning with the Kidspace Pumpkin Festival as an alternative draw and AYSO soccer games going ahead as scheduled, Chandler parents, many of them new to the school this year, spent Saturday morning talking to prospective applicants. Chandler’s mission stresses “commitment to community in students.” When our parent body models this commitment it rubs off on the kids. Thank you for walking the community service walk by spending time on a Saturday morning as an ambassador for Chandler. You made a big difference. You inspire us!
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