Fourth Grade Students Learn About the Wetlands of Utah

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 4:08pm
Attributions: Photos by Amberly Kariuki
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Recently, Brockbank had two representatives from the Utah Water Van program come to visit. The Utah Water Van is an educational outreach program about Utah's wetlands and is offered by the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium to fourth-grade students throughout Utah. Fourth-grade students are allowed through the use of models, to see and better understand the importance of Utah's wetlands and about some of Utah's native wetland plants and animals. Students got to see a red spotted toad, tiger salamander, garter snake and a kingsnake that are found in wetlands.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Dr. Seuss Week

Westside Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:39pm
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At Westside we are loving Dr. Seuss week! Today our wonderful principal, Mrs. Pruitt, took time to read books to classes, helping them foster a love for literacy and enjoy this fun week!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Sixth Grade Planetarium Field Trip

Westside Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:35pm

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On Friday the sixth grade students went on a field trip to Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City. While there they were able to explore interactive exhibits and then visit the dome theater where they watched a presentation about constellations and a film about Saturn. The students loved seeing and learning more about topics that they learned about earlier this year! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Family Literacy Night Fun

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:30pm
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We hope everyone had so much fun at the Family Literacy Night!  The different activities were: Dr. Seuss Bingo, book walks, lock box challenges, roll a Dr. Seuss character, charades, Boggle, making slime, and a photo booth.  Thank you so much for coming! 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Brockbank Students Win Essay Contest

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 3:29pm

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Utah Farm Bureau Women recently held a statewide short story contest. The theme was "Agriculture - Our Future". All the winners from the Utah County level came from Brockbank Elementary and all from Mrs. RaDawn Anderson's fourth grade class. The students that entered spent lots of hours researching and writing their stories. The winners were Isabella Beecher taking first with her story, "A Visit to Grandma's Farm", she will receive $35 and her story will be submitted to the state competition. Second place was Bryden Sorensen with her story, "Agriculture My Future", she will receive $25. Third place winner was Elizabeth Sanford with her story titled, "Farmers", Elizabeth will receive $15. All the girls will be recognized at a banquet the end of March. Congratulations for a fantastic job!   

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Lost and Found Items

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:48pm

Our lost and found is getting pretty full again. When you have a moment, please check the lost and found for any missing items. We will set our lost and found up in front of the office during SEP conferences this Thursday. All items will be donated to charity on March 15th.

Half Day Monday

Goshen Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:29pm

Don't Forget that Monday, March 5th is a District Half Day so teachers can attend some trainings.  School will get over at NOON on this day, and the students will be excused at this time.  Lunch will be served 1 hour earlier than usual.

Categories: Elementary

Kindy 500

Goshen Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:27pm

ATTN Kindergarten Parents!  The Kindy 500 will be coming to Goshen School on Monday, March 5th!  ALL Kindergarten Students (AM & PM) will bring their cars to school Monday Morning and drive them through the school at 9:15.  Afterwards, they will get a chance to learn about our great country through lots of fun activities!  ALL students will be excused from school at NOON that day.  More information will be coming from the Kindergarten teachers.  If you have any questions, contact your Kindergartener's teacher. 

Categories: Elementary

Dates to Remember

Goshen Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:19pm

Here are some important dates to remember...

February 28th-6th Grade Day at Mt. Nebo Jr. High

March 2nd-Dental Varnishing (PLEASE send ALL permission slips either marked YES or NO back to school!)

March 5th-Early Out Day (Students dismissed at NOON)

March 5th-Kindy 500 (Watch for more information on this from the Kindergarten Teachers)

March 7th-Spring Pictures (Pre-Pay ONLY!)

March 7th-4th Grade Symphony Trip

March 12th-6th Grade Parents & Pastries

March 12th-Snack Attack Fundraiser ends

March 15th-SEP's (watch for a sign-up link)

March 15-TERM 3 ENDS



Categories: Elementary

K-9 Presentation

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 2:02pm
Attributions: Neisha Coutlee, Spanish Fork PD
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Officer Dewitt (in bite suit) is our DARE officer! He is the best. Officer Grover (green) and Officer Smith (uniform) brought their K9's Mavrik (pictured) and Lorde (not pictured) came to show us how these amazing dogs work and keep us safe. #thatsrealpain.

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

The Three Chairs

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:43pm

Students had a great assembly about bullying and ways to help each other. Students were told a story about The Three Chairs.

Chair #1: Good Example, helps others, takes the roll of "Roll Model/Witness/Example/Positive Leader"

Chair #2: Unsure, tends to follow chair #1, takes the roll of "Target". Targets cannot help being targeted. They are NOT at fault. They are NOT responsible for being targets. However, they can choose not to act like a victim. If a bully demands their lunch money, they don’t have to give it to him. If the bully wants to make them cry, then can hold their head up and be defiant. It takes courage to do the right thing.

Chair #3: Teases, unkind, takes the roll of the "Bully". A bully needs both a victim and spectators (audience). Change the bully, the bullying stops. If spectators step in to support the target, the bullying stops. If the target refuses to be a victim, the bullying stops (at least with this example).


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Ballet West performs for Sage Creek

Sage Creek Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 1:24pm
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Ballet West came to Sage Creek and gave an amazing performance. They explained several differnt ballet moves. They pulled a few students on stage to practice the ballet moves. Along with these things they showed everyone a clip of the Nutcracker. Sage Creek Dragons had a blast at this assembly!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Service Project Completed in Mrs. Openshaws Class

Goshen Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:04am

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Mrs. Openshaw's 6th Grade participated in a service project on Monday.  Over the past couple of weeks, with the help from students and parents, the class gathered items to be donated to The Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City.  The Ronald McDonald House is a place for families of patients at Primary Children's Hospital and the University of Utah Hospitals to stay while their loved ones are being treated.  Many times, in an emergency, family members don't have time to gather supplies for their stay, so they are given a care package with daily necesseties that they can use.  

The class gathered items ranging from Shampoo and soap, to activities to keep both children and adults occupied when they aren't at the hospital with their loved ones.  The class broke into groups and were responsible for putting a care package together for a family.  The class was able to put enough care packages together to help 6 families, with the remaining odds and ends being gathered together to donate also.  The care packages will be delivered to The Ronald McDonald House this weekend.

Categories: Elementary

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:38am

Hello, Brockbank Families!

Thanks to you who have brought pennies to school!  Our grade level buckets are filling up and getting heavy!  We appreciate your support for our Kid Power fundraiser!  

Penny Wars:  Feb 20 – March 9
KIDS have the power to make a positive difference.  Please join the Kid Power committee at Brockbank Elementary to change the world.  Our project this year is to help the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  This is the type that mostly affects children.  There are children in our school that deal with this disease.
Each grade will bring money to donate. All paper and silver coins in their cans will count for that grades total.  All the pennies put in that grade level can, will subtract from their total.  So put pennies in another classes can to stop them from beating your grade.  Put the silver and paper money in your class can to increase your total.  This is called a Penny War.  Our penny war will help find a cure for juvenile Diabetes.
We will start our project on February 20th and go through March 9th.  The grade level with the heaviest can on Feb 23 will get to have a dance party.  The grade level with the heaviest can on March 2 will get to run someone through their whip cream gauntlet.  The grade level that raises the most money by March 9 will get to have a flour bomb war.  This war is for good and we will have a lot of fun.  Start earning money to make a difference.

Dr. Seuss Day:  Our fun Dr. Seuss Day will be Friday, March 2nd!  The theme is “Grab your hat and read with the cat!”  Please send your child with a hat and a good book to read!  

SDD:  March 5th will be the day for our teachers to have a district development day.   We appreciate your support for these days when we can work together to have professional development.  Our bus students will be dismissed at 11:30 and our walking students will be dismissed at noon.  

Renaissance Fair:  March 7th will be our 6th Grade Renaissance Fair.  The 6th grade students have been working hard for this day and invite you to come from 12:00-2:00.    

Dads and Doughnuts:  March 9th will be an early morning for those who want to come out for a doughnut and to see all the great books at our Book Fair!  It will begin at 7:15.  The Book Fair will run from March 9-March 15th.

SEP Conferences:  Our last SEP Conference will be March 15th.  Our teachers will be sending home reminder notes of your scheduled time.  We look forward to celebrating all of your child’s accomplishments! 

Kindergarten PRE-Registration:  March 21st will be the day for our PRE-Registration for kindergarten students.  THIS IS NOT REGISTRATION FOR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS.  We are just needing numbers so we can plan on class size and teachers.  Please make sure you come on that day if you have a child that will be in kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year.  Please spread the word to those who might have children this age!  

Math Lab:  Just a reminder that we have our Math Lab opened in the mornings before school, at 8:30.  Any student is welcome to come and practice math facts, use the online REFLEX program, or get help with math assignments!
We invite you to LIKE us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as our own Brockbank website!  Follow us on Instagram--#Brockbankbest, #Lookatbrockbank, and #BrockbankBFF

Thanks for being the BEST!

Mrs. Nelson

Brockbank Bulletin:
2/26-3/9-Penny Fundraiser 
3/2-Dr. Seuss Day-students may wear a hat to go along with the theme. 
3/5-SDD-students dismissed at noon
3/7-Renaissance Fair-6th Grade
3/9-Dads and Doughnuts-7:15
3/8-3/15-Book Fair
3/12-District Debate Tournament
3/15-SEP Conferences
3/16-No School 
3/21-Kindergarten PRE-Registration

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mrs. Beckert's Monday Message For February 26, 2018

Brookside Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 10:17am
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents who took the time to respond to the Stakeholder’s Survey. The data is now available and teachers will be given a copy of their feedback within the next week. We understand and appreciate the importance of working together to provide a quality education for all students. Thank you again for your feedback.

Here are a few reminders for this week:

  • Our 1st-3rd grade choir concert will be held on March 1st at 4:00. Students will not have practice that morning. We are excited to celebrate their hard work and talent.

  • The PTA is holding its Volunteer Brunch this Friday at 10:00 am in the Tiger’s Den. This is not just for PTA members, it is for all those who volunteer at the school. Thank you to all those who take the time to volunteer! We appreciate all you do!

  • 2017-18 Yearbooks are now on sale. The price before March 2nd is $13.00 and will be $15.00 after March 2nd. You can pay with cash or a check made payable to “Brookside Elementary PTA”.

  • Students will be getting out of school early on Monday, March 5th for teacher development. Students will be dismissed at 12:00 noon. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at their regular time, 11:15 am.

Thank you and have a wonderful week! Dana Beckert


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Box Tops Class Winners

Salem Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:39am

Students have been competing to see which class could bring in the most Box Tops.  The winners of the competition are in third place, Mr. Stutz's class with 414; second place, Mrs. Gibson's class with 456;  and in first place, with a total of 956 Box Tops, is Mrs. Bailey's class!  Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Kindergarten Happenings

Salem Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 9:17am
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A lot has been going on in Kindergarten the last couple of weeks.  From celebrating Valentine's Day and One Hundredth Day, to using scales to compare objects, these kids are learning lots and having fun.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Sage Creek has an amazing Science Fair

Sage Creek Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:43am
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Sage Creek students showed their science skills in this years Science Fair! 4th, 5th and 6th grade students rocked it with their knowledge of how the scientific method works. Great job to everyone that took part in this event. A huge shout out to the 6th and 5th grade students moving on to the district competition.

6th grade students: Joanna Howard, Addilyn Orndorff, Kylie Sleight, Sabrina Macias, Kelsie Reed, Max Packer, Logan Pendleton, Jocee Blakely. Alternatives: Brandon McDonald and Ethan Chapman and Porter Brinkerhoff.

5th grade students: Braxton Zavala, Aleck Graves, Tayler McDonald, Brecklynn Brown, Dale Hennen, Alyssa Lee, Micah Allen, Troy Swapp. Alternatives: Winnie Morrise, Easton Vansickle

Categories: Elementary, Springville

PTA Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:16am

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Please click on the link to view the PTA's March/April Newsletter! 


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Principal's Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Tue, 02/27/2018 - 8:13am

Kindergarten Pre-registration is coming up soon!   If you have an upcoming kindergartner or know of any neighbors who have an upcoming kindergartner, please share the following information:
Pre-registration will be on March 20, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..   When parents come on this day to pre-register their 2018-2019 kindergartner, we ask that you bring your student's birth certificate, immunization record as well as proof of residency.   We will be asking you to complete  Enrollment information online on this day in our computer labs.   We use this information to make emergency calls and gather health information.  It also gives us phone numbers of people to call when a parent cannot be reached.  We also ask that you bring your 2018-2019 kindergartner with you to this pre-registration.  We will be conducting a mini assessment on each student while parents are completing the enrollment.    PLEASE SPREAD the  WORD to your Family and Friends.

Parents of 6th Graders-7th Grade Registration day is this week!  The students will walk to Mt Nebo Jr High on on Wednesday, Feb. 28th. Please make sure your student is dressed appropriately for the cold weather.  We need to be at Mt Nebo at 9:25 so we will be leaving AS SOON AS SCHOOL STARTS!  PLEASE make sure your student is here on time so they can join their class on this walk.  Upon arrival at MNJH, students will have the opportunity to hear from the following groups:  MNJH Administration, band, student council, orchestra, drama, sports, art, choir, school nurse and counselors.   This is a great opportunity for our sixth graders to be exposed to the classes offered next year as well as receive information on how to register for classes.  Students will walk back to our school at 10:45 a.m.  A packet of registration paperwork for your student will be given to the teachers.  When they return to the classroom, students will be given the paperwork to take home to be completed.  Remind your student that they need to return the completed paper work to their teachers by Friday, March 2nd .  A counselor will come to the school on Tuesday, March 6th to gather them.

Kindergarten Field Trip.  ALL kindergartners will be coming to school on Wed., February 28, 2018.  When the students return from their field trip, kindergartners will have the opportunity to participate in their end of term reward activity.

MINIMAL Day:  All students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.  on Monday, March 5. NO KINDERGARTEN on this day.    Buses will run their normal routes but at a much earlier time to accommodate the early dismissal.   Teachers will be receiving staff development in the afternoon.

Red Ribbon Week will be March 5th - March 9th.  We will be talking about goal setting and colleges on that week.  We have lots of fun activities planned and more information will come home soon.

Book Fair will be March 12th - March 16th.  Mrs. Miller will be sending home information on the times the Book Fair will be open during the day as well as activities that will be taking place during that week.

Upcoming Events:
February 28 ALL Kindergarten~ ALL DAY~ field trip and Behavior reward
March 2 5th and 6th Grade Maturation --information should have come home with your child.  Please contact your student's teacher if you did not receive the information.  All students will need a signed permission slip to participate in this event.

March 5 ALL students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. No Kindergarten on this day!!
March 6 PTA meeting at 1:30
March 7 4th grade Field trip to Symphony
March 12 -15 Book Fair
March 15 SEPs by invite.  You will be receiving a note from your teacher with more information.
March 16 NO SCHOOL
March 20 Kindergarten Pre~registration  8:00 to 4:00 pm
March 21 Dental Varnish
March 22 Kindergarten and 6th grade graduation pictures
March 27 4th Grade field trip to Utah Capitol

Categories: Elementary, Payson