Thank you to Mary Ann Howard and Julie Schonlau for a successful PACE essay contest! Students wrote on the topics of caring, friendship and honesty and it was wonderful to hear the winners read their essays this week. We have great students who are having wonderful experiences developing these character traits. Thank you also to the many people who helped judge all the essays. 

Our SEP Conferences are next week–March 19-22. Pizza Pie Cafe has agreed to hold another fundraiser for our school and give us 25% back of all money spent during that week by Rock Canyon families. Please consider eating there as a family Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21. Watch for a card to come home that you can take with you–or just tell them you are with Rock Canyon. This could be a fun way to celebrate your children and a job well done at school! 

We have 8 weeks left till the Extravaganza! Watch for more information to come soon and please consider how you would like to help. If every family volunteers one hour, it all adds up to a fun-filled evening for everyone! If you already know where you would like to help, please contact me at or Sarah Banks at We appreciate all that our Rock Canyon families do to make this such a great event! 

Dara Jakins, President