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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009565 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Lunch
    Our awesome PTO treated the entire Basha staff to a delicious lunch by the Burgers Amore food truck. Thank you!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009564 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Super Bowl Collection for FANS Across America
    Our student council collected socks, hand and body soap, deodorant, hand sanitizer, feminine needs, tissues, shaving cream, dental hygiene products, shampoo and conditioner. Each donation cast a vote to predict the Super Bowl winner. The donations went to benefit the Chandler Branch of FANS Across America, who provide daily living necessities to homeless families in transition, and domestic violence victims. Not only did this help our Basha Elementary student body pick a Super Bowl winner, but it helped us score a Touchdown for our community!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009563 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Vaccination Event Volunteers
    Mrs. Chismar, Mrs. Bongard, Mrs. Wingate, and Mrs. Stark from the Basha Elementary office staff volunteered during the recent CUSD vaccination event at Hamilton and Perry High Schools.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009481 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Return to Virtual Learning
    Our entire Basha Team accomplished a ton of coordination in a small amount of time by working like a well-oiled machine to gather and disburse materials to our students for our students' return to virtual learning.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009470 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Katherine Barton
    The Sun Lakes Rotary honored Katherine Barton from Basha Elementary as teacher of the month for November. She received a framed certificate and $500 from the Sun Lakes Rotary - sponsored by Trust Bank and Earnhardt Auto Centers.
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    Katie Barton
    Special Education teacher Katie Barton was selected as the November's Sun Lakes Rotary Teacher of the Month. Katie is an outstanding educator with a heart of gold and a tremendous work ethic.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009369 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Food Drive
    Basha Elementary student council was able to donate over 90 turkeys and non-perishable food items to the Chandler Care Center meal distribution program.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009318 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Hope
    What's your hope? Our students and staff thought about this question throughout the week. It was amazing and eye opening! Thank you, Mrs. Sherri Beck, for organizing this.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009235 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Mirrors and Windows Classroom Library Project
    Basha staff had a great time with our Mirrors and Windows Classroom Library project yesterday. Teachers are looking critically at our classroom libraries to make sure our students and the world around us are represented in the literature in our rooms. Photo Album
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009236 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Basha Bobcats and Playworks
    Student leadership is critical at Basha Elementary. Our Junior Coaches are learning how to support their fellow Bobcats at recess.
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    Phoenix Fire Department Batallion Chief Danny Gile
    Phoenix Fire Department Batallion Chief Danny Gile came to Basha's 5th Grade classes to discuss fire prevention, fires and the chemical reaction of them, and fire safety. Because it is part of the new Social Science Integration curriculum for 5th grade, the students were engaged in great conversations with Chief Gile. At the end, the students timed him as he put his turn out gear on in less than one minute. Liam Acklam, Grace Gile and Sophia Schultz were dressed up in his gear to show students how it all worked! Photo Album
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009233 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Homemade Mask Donation
    Ms. Laticia Mehta graciously donated 20 homemade masks to be given out to any student who forgets theirs or if one breaks. THANK YOU for the kind, thoughtful, and generous donation!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009232 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Water bottles idea
    Second grade teacher Alyssa Frasier came up with a SUPER creative idea on how to avoid water bottles from spilling and/or tripping over them!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009231 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Sparky
    We had a special visitor today... ASU's Sparky surprised us with gift card for Donor's Choose to spend on literacy! Thank you, ASU!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009229 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Betty Lauder and Alyssa Frasier
    Once a student and teacher, now colleagues! Basha 6th grade teacher, Betty Lauder was once Alyssa Frasier's 2nd grade teacher. We love seeing our former students join a profession we love!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009230 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Ducks Donuts
    What a way to start the morning! Ducks Donuts were delivered from one of our amazing families. Thank you, Beach family, for thinking of us and the yummy way to start our day!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009077 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Mrs Reeves and Mrs Acedo
    Thank you, Mrs. Acedo, for passing out books to our Bobcat/COA students! They are going to love Freak The Mighty!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009351 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Megan Vogus
    The Chandler Chamber of Commerce surprised Basha teacher music Megan Vogus with the 2020 Educator of the Year award. She will be recognized at the Chamber's 2020 Community Awards virtual celebration at 4 p.m. September 23 on Facebook and YouTube.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009076 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Megan Vogus
    We are pleased and thrilled to announce that Megan Vogus, our music teacher, has been selected as the Chandler Chamber Educator of the Year! We are incredibly fortunate to have Mrs. Vogus as our music teacher. Her passion and commitment to students and music education are second to none. She advocates for all students and works at both the state and national level to improve music education.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009075 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    PTO Gifts
    Our PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee spoiled the Basha teachers and staff by treating them to some fun and creative treats. What a way to kick off the 2020-21 school year! We LOVE our Basha Elementary PTO! PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee Photo Album
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009071 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Meet the Teacher
    The Basha Elementary Meet the Teacher event was a great success! Thank you to all of our staff and families.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009072 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Lynne Jacobs
    Mrs. Lee and the kindergarten team came up with creative ways to help our newest Basha Bobcats figure out how to navigate live meets!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009073 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Basha PTO
    Our AMAZING Basha PTO distributed yearbooks and spirit t-shirts bright and early to our Bobcats! (You can order your t-shirt using the form linked here!) Basha Elementary State 48 Shirt Order Form
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009074 Basha Elementary (2020-2021)
    Bitmoji Classrooms
    Basha Elementary teachers have been bitten by the Bitmoji Classroom bug! Bitmoji Classrooms Photo Album
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009140 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Tonto National Monument Field Trip
    Fourth Graders from Basha Elementary enjoyed nature's beauty during a recent field trip to the Tonto National Monument.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009141 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Sock Hop
    The Basha Elementary PTO hosted a Sock Hop for students and their families prior to Spring Break. Students enjoyed themselves with a photo booth, ice cream floats and dancing.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A009142 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Read Across America Week
    The Arizona Cardinals' Big Red visited Basha Elementary to kickoff Read Across America Week. Big Red was joined by a Cardinal cheerleader to read A Giraffe and Half to Basha students.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008503 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair
    Congratulations to Molly Chitila, Ava Ruiz and Fiona Porteck who won 2nd Place in Environmental Sciences, Elementary Division (5th - 6th Grade) at the 2020 Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering Fair (HISEF) for the project titled pH Water Quality. HISEF 2020 Award Winners
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008378 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Bobcat Green Team
    The Bobcat Green Team recently spent time working with SRP Connect to become energy wise.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008379 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Jump Rope for Heart
    Principal Stephanie Reeves joined the Basha student body in participating in the Jump Rope for Heart. The annual event sponsored the by the American Heart Association celebrated healthy hearts with the Bobcats.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008271 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    AAA Pride Award Winners
    Basha Elementary was proudly represented at the CUSD AAA Pride Awards by technology teacher Jessica Pfau, student Annemarie Beach and parent volunteer Sarah Fanning. These three individuals were honored at the Chandler Center for the Arts at the AAA Pride Awards held on February 5.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008339 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Student Council Convention
    The Basha Elementary Student Council attended the district wide Student Council Convention at the Chandler Center for the Arts in February.
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    Superintendent's Student Citizenship Award winner: Annemarie Beach is a hardworking student who puts forth 100% in everything she does. As Co-President for Student Council, she is responsible for many school events. She is extremely reliable and dependable to get the job done. Annemarie shows leadership through her words, actions, support and engagement with students and staff. She is a very sweet, young lady who is always willing to help.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008213 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Food Drive
    The Basha Elementary Student Council sponsored a food drive leading up to the Super Bowl featuring the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Basha student body was encouraged to donate canned food to assist the Chandler Care Center, while choosing a team to support in the Super Bowl. The contest collected over 200 cans of food with Kansas City being selected as the winner! Food Drive Photo Album
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008171 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Santiago Gonzalez Herrera
    Congratulations to Basha Elementary 6th grader Santiago Gonzalez Herrera who finished in the Top 10 at the CUSD Spelling Bee in January. He now moves on to compete in the Regional Spelling Bee. Good luck, Santiago!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008170 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Donuts for Breakfast
    Basha families enjoyed an early morning breakfast of donuts at school in January, put on by the Basha Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Donuts for Breakfast Photo Album
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008144 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Horton Hatches an Egg
    Thank you to the Sun Lakes Theater Group who entertained our kindergarten and first grade students with "Horton Hatches an Egg" in January. (Students learned that it is important to keep your word!)
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008109 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Running Club
    Congratulations to all student athletes at the Running Club Race on January 14. Basha had several 1st place finishers!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008110 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Back to School
    Basha staff jumped into 3rd quarter learning about how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect the brain, and how we can help support our students. Back to School for 3rd Quarter Photo Album
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008111 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Characters with Moving Parts
    End of the quarter means 6th grade challenge presentations! Their task in December was to create a character and give it three moving parts. 6th Grade Challenge Photo Album
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008112 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Jessica Pfau
    Congratulations to Jessica Pfau, Technology Integration Specialist at Basha Elementary, who was recognized by the Sun Lakes Rotary as their November Teacher Of the Month! Thank you, Jessica, for all you do for staff and students!
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008115 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Ugly Sweater Contest
    Basha Elementary staff celebrated the end of second quarter by participating in an Ugly Sweater Contest.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A008113 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    MIM Field Trip
    Our Basha sixth graders explored the Phoenix Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in December. What a wonderful way for students to learn more about the artistry and science behind making music! MIM Field Trip Photo Album
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007881 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Debbie Fast
    Congratulations to Debbie Fast of Basha Elementary who earned her National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) status for the second time. Thirty-eight teachers in CUSD have the NBCT status, and only three percent of certified K-12 teachers teaching in the United States have voluntarily worked towards and ultimately earned the rank of the NBCT title.
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    Turkeys for Chandler Care Center
    The Basha Elementary student council collected over 125 turkeys for the Chandler Care Center.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007736 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    SanTan Sun News
    Basha Elementary's Technology Department is proud to implement zSpace, an AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality) learning experience to increase engagement and meet educational standards in science, math, reading, technology and MORE! Beginning in October 2019, students in kindergarten through 6th grade will learn the basics of using the zSpace hardware. SanTan Sun News article: VR takes Chandler students to another dimension
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    STEM Club
    Fifth and sixth Grade students in the AR/VR zSpace STEM Club met for the first time to experience the immersive world of AR/VR (Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality). Students will learn physics, biology, math, language arts, music and MUCH MORE through a hands-on approach. AR/VR brings students unique experiences with content that would otherwise be Dangerous, Impossible, Counterproductive or too Expensive: "D.I.C.E." (Acronym courtesy of Jeremy Bailenson; head of the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab.) AR/VR zSpace Club meets once a week from October through March.
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    Visit Basha Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007562 Basha Elementary (2019-2020)
    Grandparents Day Breakfast
    Basha Bobcats enjoyed breakfast with their grandparents at the annual Grandparents' Breakfast. Muffins, coffee, juice and fruit were provided by Basha Elementary's PTO. Families also visited the Follett Book Fair in the Media Center.
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    Patriot Day Remembrance
    Basha Elementary student council representatives decorated the campus in remembrance of September 11, 2001. The main flag was flown at half mast, and smaller American flags lined the front of the school in observation of Patriot Day. Basha Student Council
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    Kohen Johnson
    Sixth grader Kohen Johnson uses his personal savings at the Book Fair to donate a book to the Basha Elementary School Library! Kohen understands the importance of reading, and hopes Bobcats enjoy the book he selected, Who Is Michael Jordan?
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