Community News

Message from the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce

July 6, 2017


Community Annoucements
Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News Weekly email for July 5th. Our goal is to combine all Grand Canyon area Activities, Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities in one newsletter and send it out weekly. If you have something to contribute please click the links below. We have added a lot to our Google Calendar so please take a look here.

Grand Canyon School Registration
9 - 5:30 pm
July 10-11 Tusayan Town Hall
July 12-13 - Grand Canyon School MPR

New students must have a previous school info, birth certificate, current immunization records, CIB and court documents (when applicable). These documents are the responsibility of the parent to provide, not the previous school.

All parents/students must provide proof of residency, such as a utility bill, bank statement, housing letter from your employer or AZ driver’s license. Students CANNOT begin school unless this is provided.

Please allow 30 minutes per student to complete your child's school registration. Registration packets must be filled out on site and turned in on the same day

***Packets will not be given out to be taken home to fill out***

You will be asked to provide current phone numbers and addresses for your family and emergency contacts; please have those ready when you come to register.

All school fees should be paid at the time of registration. Please be prepared to pay by cash, money order or personal check.

Checks will not be accepted from individuals who have had prior returned checks for insufficient funds within the past school year.

Any questions please email
Join the Grand Canyon Climb to Conquer Cancer Team. This year the event will take place in Flagstaff on the 19th of August at the AZ Snowbowl. You can sign up here if you have any questions you can call Pat Martinez at 928-310-0085.

NPS wants your input! They are beginning to plan Grand Canyon's 2019 Centennial Celebration. Please click here to complete a survey and help plan a Grand Centennial!

Grand Canyon School - Box Tops for Education program
Help the school by turning in your pink Box Tops to either the school or the Grand Canyon Recreation Center. Just look at items you have in your house for the special pink cut-out marked box tops for education and drop them off to help out our kids!






Community Event
Skydive with Paragon - Paragon is offering a local price skydive all summer and 50% off photos call for details 928-224-9661.

Every Friday...Snowbowl Live Music
Enjoy live music, sunsets, and FREE dinner every Friday afternoon at Arizona Snowbowl.The Scenic Chairlift operates one extra hour, with the last chair ride up at 5 p.m.
After 2 p.m. purchase a full-priced Scenic Chairlift ticket and receive FREE taco dinner (your choice of two beef or chicken tacos or two cheese enchiladas, with rice and beans).
Taco dinner plates are also available for sale at $7.95 for those guests with discounted lift tickets or not riding the chairlift.

July 7th Blood Drive 9 am - 1 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

July 8th Community Yard Sale 8 - 12pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

July 11th Ice Cream Social 2 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

July 13 Table Tennis Tourn 8 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

July 16 Board Game Night 6 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

July 22 Family Matinee 12 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
"The Lego Batman Movie"

July 22 Karaoke 8 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

July 28 3-on-3 Basketball Tourn
Tusayan Park sponsored by Grand Canyon Recreation Center

July 28th Outdoor Movie "Sing" at dark
Tusayan Park - sponsored by Rotary

July 29 Open Mic Night 7 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center




Organized Sports/Camps
Kaibab Learning Center Summer Camp
May 29th - July 27th Ages 5 - 12
8 am - 12 pm Monday - Thursday
Each week has different themes... i.e. sports, crafts
$20 per day

Sign-up 928-638-6333

AYSO Summer Soccer Registration
Did you know Grand Canyon participates in a AYSO Summer program? Returning player follow this link to register

New players follow this link to sign-up

Contact Terry for additional information:

British Soccer Camp Returns!
July 24th - July 28th
Ages 3-5 8-9 am $80
Ages 6-18 9 - 12 pm $130
Ages 6-18 1 - 4 pm $130
Ages 6-18 9 - 4 pm $180
if you participated in the first camp you will save $15.
Contact Oli Sharp 760-536-4468 or





Community Meetings
Community Wellness Group
July 19th 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Xanterra Purchasing 10 Albright
Looking to get more involved in our community? Join us for a Community Wellness Meeting. 1st Wednesdays of the month 2:30 - 3:30 at Big E's Steakhouse or 3rd Wednesdays of the month 2:30 - 3:30 at 10 Albright (Xanterra Purchasing office)

Grand Canyon Rotary is doing good things. Interested in learning more we meet weekly on Wednesday's from 12:10 - 1:10 pm at Thunderbird Lodge upstairs. Please join us or call Laura for more information at 638-2901.

Grand Canyon AA
Grand Canyon chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meet three times a week at the South Rim on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in the Kachina Room of Kachina Lodge at 7 pm.

Tusayan Town Council Meeting
July 12th 6 pm
Tusayan Town Hall

Grand Canyon Chamber Meeting
July 13th 10 - 12 pm
Red Feather Lodge

ACMNP Worship Services 7 pm nightly
West Rim Worship site (on Rim trail around the curve from the Bright Angel Trail head)

ACNMP Worship Services Sundays
8:30 am West Rim Worship Site
9:00 am Mather Campground Fire Circle




Field Trips
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

7/7 Flagstaff Shopping $15
7/12 Bearizona & Williams $10
7/17 Cameron Trading Post $10
7/18 Flagstaff Beat the Heat $15
7/20 Lake Powell Beach Day $45
7/23 Flagstaff Farmers Market $15
7/26 Sedona Slide Rock $20
7/30 Prescott Watson Lake/Trader Joe $20
7/31 Camp Verde Out of Africa $60

You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center




Keep Fit
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

Sunday 1 pm Open Field
Sunday 5 pm Open Gym Volleyball
Monday's 6:00 pm Zumba
Wednesday 6 pm Volleyball
Wednesday 6 pm Group Cardio

Open Soccer 4 pm
Open Soccer occurs on alternating Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm.

Saturday 7/01/2017
Sunday 6/25/2017

We are going to try this schedule and see how it works for everyone.




Volunteers/Donations Needed

Parents and T eachers of Grand Canyon School:

The Grand Canyon Parent Teacher Association is parent-run volunteer group that advocates for students and encourages and supports parent involvement in our children's education. In the past we have sponsored a Teacher Appreciation lunch and supported activities such as Odyssey of the Mind, Grand Canyon Youth, movie nights, and the spelling bee. The PTA supports all our students, from kindergarten through 12th grade.

We are looking for new members who are interested in supporting the PTA’s programs in Grand Canyon Schools. With just a couple of hours each from a few more members, we can add more programs to the school and provide more opportunities for students. We will therefore be sponsoring a membership drive the second week of July during school registration. All parents, teachers and students are welcome!

The PTA membership fee is $10 per year, due when you sign up. Membership forms will be available at the school during registration for the 2017-2018 school year.

Girls on the Run is hoping to be able to put together two teams but they need a Head Coach and an assistant coach. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to develop and enhance girls social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. For more information on Girls on the run click here. Please contact Marney Babbitt at 928-522-9452 or email

Grand Canyon Community Church
This summer Grand Canyon Community Church is organizing lunches for children in our community on Mondays and Thursdays. If you would like to get involved please contact Mike Scott at 207-229-1228.

Grand Canyon Association
The 2017 Celebration of Art is approaching and we are looking for host families for our artists. Hosting an artist is an excellent opportunity for community members to meet individuals from all over the country who appreciate the canyon as we do. Living with a host family during the Celebration of Art is preferred by some artists as they enjoy spending time with those of us that live at Grand Canyon.

The Plein air painters will need accommodations from September 8 th-17 th in order to participate in the event. Artists are typically out of the home before sunrise and gone for the bulk of the day, busy painting the canyon, they may return around lunch time and after sunset. Hosts are not obliged to provide dinner but may do so if they wish. If you have a spare bedroom and would like to volunteer to be a host, you will be rewarded with the experience of a lifetime. Thank you for your consideration.
Contact Heather Peeters if you can host an artist 928-638-7156.

Tusayan Fire Department
We are seeking people with a strong desire to learn and eventually commit to one night a week. Send anybody you think would be a good candidate to the TFD or have them call 638-FIRE.




Community Resources
CPR Training 10:00 am
July 17th Tusayan Fire Department
To register email Tim at You must RSVP 3 days prior to class. The class is free!

Justice Court Services
Tuesdays Tusayan Town Hall
Did you know you can have your day in court right in Tusayan? 1st Tuesday of the month the Judge comes to Tusayan to hear cases. The other Tuesday's court can be conducted via video conferencing.

North Country HealthCare
Health Benefits Enrollment - June 12th
2nd Monday of every month at North Country Health Care in the Grand Canyon
Get Free application assistance with AHCCS, KidsCare, Health Insurance Marketplace, SNAP (formerly know as Food Stamps), Veterans Programs Call 928-638-2551 for a free appointment.

North Country HealthCare
Services Available
Physical Therapy - soon
Telemedicine appointments
Diabetic Support Meetings
Aging Care Support Meetings
Call 928-638-2551 for more information

Grand Canyon Community Church
has a canned food bank for families in need. Please contact Mike Scott at 207-229-1228 if you are in need of assistance.

Summer Lunch Program for Youth

Mondays and Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center

Sponsored by the Grand Canyon Community Church

We will serve a sack lunch of a sandwich with fruit (if available) and/or a crunchy. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEGREGATE FOR FOOD ALLERGIES. SANDWICHES MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH NUT PRODUCTS. We hope to also offer some games/crafts for younger children.

St Mary's Food Bank
July 19th 12 pm - 3 pm
Please bring photo ID. Pick up location parking lot next to Sophies Restaurant in Tusayan.




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