Friendship Week

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:28pm

Monday- “How I can be a friend”- Heart banners created & hung in main school hallway

Tuesday- “Get to know you day”- Wear your favorite color to school

Wednesday- “How to keep a friend”- Friendly notes exchanged with classes

Thursday- “Friends of all ages”- Activities with our older/younger friends

Friday- “Stand by your friend”- Wear Crazy socks to school. Maddie Wilson will be visiting our school for a fun assembly.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Utah 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 5:06pm

Utah Immunization Requirements for 7th Grade Entry 2018/2019

 To attend the 7th grade in Utah a student must have proof of receiving the following immunizations:

  • 1 Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster ***MUST CONTAIN PERTUSSIS***
    • Tdap required regardless of interval since last dose tetanus/diphtheria containing vaccine
    • Kindergarten dose does not count as booster requirement for 7th grade
    • Td is not acceptable
  • 1 Meningococcal Vaccine
  • 2 Varicella (chickenpox) – history of disease is acceptable; a parent must sign the verification statement on the School Immunization Record.

Information Flyer


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Second Grade Habitats

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:53pm
Attributions: Mrs. Reid, Mrs. Grant
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Mrs. Reid and Mrs. Grant’s class have been learning about habitats, the animals that live there, and their adaptations to those habitats. They ended their unit with a presentation to the other 2nd grade classes and their parents to show what they have learned!  It was such a fun learning experience!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Seussical at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:50pm

We are SO excited for this year's school play.  Play performances are as follows:

  • March 8th & 9th @ 7:00 p.m.

 Come and enjoy an exciting musical adventure with your family!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Science Fair Winners!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 4:49pm

Congratulations to the following students for winning our Science Fair! These students are also moving on to the District competition.

Brooklyn Caldwell, Taylor Christensen, Haylee Jones, Lainey Cranford, Cassidie Golding, Taeg Palmer, Benjamin Buck, Brinlee Hill, Alonzo Perez, Cash Clayson, Kemry Chappell, Addie Brinkerhoff, Kennedie Reid, Aeden Remy, Brynn Silvia, Bode Sapp and Sariah Morris.

Congratulations Students!

Karen Allinson Receives Crystal Apple Award!

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:32pm

This year’s Crystal Apple recipient has a long history of working with those in need.  

Prior to entering the field of teaching she worked as an EMT for 10 years helping those in crisis.  She then moved on to helping teenagers who struggled by working to develop an improved detention program at her local high school. It was also at this time that she began online studies through the University of Phoenix to earn a bachelor's degree in elementary education. While still working on her degree, she made the jump from teenagers to preschoolers and worked in our very own special education preschool as a class aide.  When she neared the end of her elementary ed. program she did her student teaching in a 2nd grade classroom at Mt. Loafer Elementary.  All the while working in the preschool as her schedule allowed.  

Finally, she was done with school and it was time to find a teaching job. As luck or fate would have it she was working in the summer preschool class when a job opening came up for a resource teacher here at Orchard Hills. A wise friend and co-worker encouraged her to apply for the job and when she hesitated her friend applied for her.  She was called in for an interview while at work with the preschoolers, so wearing shorts and t-shirt went down the hall to Ryan Murray’s office and interviewed for a job as a special education teacher.  A few days later she received a phone call telling her the job was hers if she would like it. So while her son was up to bat at a national baseball tournament she accepted the job.  She jumped into a job she hadn't planned on and has given it 110% ever since.

So it was back to school to earn her master's degree in special education and  she has worked her heart out to succeed as both a teacher and a student the past 3 and half years.  She is a great asset to our school and has helped almost everyone here in one way or another.  Please help us congratulate this year’s Crystal Apple recipient,  Karen Allinson.


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Officer Miller Visits First Grade!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:29pm

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Officer Miller from our Mapleton Police Department, came to visit our frist grade classes. Students were able to look inside his patrol car and learn the duties of an officer. 

Thank you officer Miller!

Book Fair Hours

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:20pm

This week is our Book Fair! The hours are as follows:

Monday: 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30-9:30am and 3:15-4:15pm

Wednesday: 8:30-9:30am and 3:15-4:15pm

Thursday: 8:30-9:30am and SEP's from 3:15-8:00pm

Friday: 8:30-9:30am

We are so excited for our Spring Book Fair! Scholastic gives our school fifty percent of all proceeds to buy new books. All proceeds from this fair will go directly to the school's libraries and Pays To Read.

Please come out and support the Book Fair! Thanks!

SEP Conferences - Thursday, March 1st

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 3:12pm

Hi Parents!

Our SEP conferences will be held this Thursday, March 1st.  This will be student led conferences so there will be no sign-ups for this conference. 

We recommend that those whose last name that starts with A-L to come any time from 3:30-5:30 and M-Z to come any time between 6-8.  We understand that this time does not work for everyone so if you need to come to the other session that is fine.  We are just trying to prevent too much congestion.  Teachers will be eating dinner from 5:30-6pm.  

We hope to see you there!

Sierra Bonita Elementary

Letter from our PTA Regarding Reflections

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 2:56pm

Sierra Bonita parents, A few months back, we sent out a survey asking for your feedback regarding Reflections. On the survey we proposed 2 different ideas. The first one was to continue to participate in Reflections. The second was to opt-out of Reflections, but instead hold a Sierra Bonita arts contest with similar categories and prizes as Reflections. The school-only program would have less limitations and rules, but the participants would not have the opportunity to move on to district or beyond.  Most of the people that took the survey supported the idea of switching to a school-only contest. However, we are aware that some of you expressed concern and would like for our school to continue participating in Reflections. In order to make a decision, we'll have a meeting on Friday, March 2nd at 2:30 pm in the teachers' lounge to discuss both options. If you feel strongly about Reflections, your attendance is important. Amy van Dyk, our current Reflections chair, will explain what is needed for our school to continue participating in Reflections and will also share her ideas for a school-only program.  You can email us at if you have any questions. Thank you, Sierra Bonita PTA

Praise Notes for Mrs. Staheli's Class

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:33pm

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Praise Notes 2-23-2018

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:26pm

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Service Project for Mrs. Sorensen's class

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:22pm

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For Valentine's Day, students wanted to share their love and chose to do a service project for their class party.  Students were each able to make a first-aid kit, and collected many other items to be donated to Humanitize Expeditions. 

These items will be taken to Haiti, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic to help those in need.  Great job students! You are definitely making the world a better place. 

Thank you to all those who donated items for this project.  

Nebo Chess Tournament At Cherry Creek Elementary

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 12:56pm
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Here is how we did:

  • Ryken Brown 2nd place in 5th grade
  • Hyatt Brown 3rd place in Kindergarten
  • Noah Thomas 4th place in the 1st grade
  • Michael Scott 5th place in the 5th grade
  • Charles Loper Outstanding Trophy
  • Canon Hansbrow, Elijah Brough, JD Vilchis, Jonas Larsen, Jordan Duersch, Justin Ostler, Reese Larsen, Ryan Lomenick, Sam Woidka, and Taegan Leavitt all received medals

Overall, these kids were just so awesome.  Some kids had only been playing for two weeks and still competed.  What bravery!  A lot of the kids were excited that the trophies were Mustangs (knights).  Matched our shirts perfectly!  In watching them, these kids really displayed their Mustang PRIDE!  They were polite to one another and other school competitors (really such good sportsmanship)!  They showed a huge amount of respect while playing and waiting.  Their integrity and discipline showed win or lose.  And, finally, a great amount of effort went into every game they played.  Our East Meadow kids are learning great things in our school!  It was a great day to be a Mustang!   #emmustangpride #runningahead #eastmeadows

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Canyon Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 11:10am
Attributions: Danika Nuttall
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Lions, Tigers, and FOSSILS!!! Miss Nuttall's class invited Mr. Sorensen, from the District Office, to their classroom to ask questions about fossils after reading a book about dinosaurs. Mr. Sorensen brought fossils and answered all our questions. Have you even seen a Megalodon tooth? What about a Utah Raptor? All the students in Miss Nuttall's class can now day they've seen both. Thanks Mr. Sorensen.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Chess Extra

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:43am
Attributions: Laura Dyches
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Chess Extra is going on right now during lunch for grades 4th-6th on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you know how to play chess, come join the fun! 


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Springville High School Ambassadors Teaching STEM To Our 5th Grader's

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:47am
Attributions: Miss Susie Bird
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Over the past three weeks SHS STEM Ambassadors have taught the fifth graders the concepts of computer science using robotics. The fifth graders loved learning how to program and getting their minibots to respond. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Lunch Worker of the Week at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:36am

Always asking questions if you're not sure what you need to be doing is a great tool for success as a lunch worker.   Tristan Allen is always a great helper and has made sure he asked questions when he wasn't sure what to do.  Congratulations, Tristan, for being our lunch worker of the week!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

I’ve got the Power! White Ribbon Week

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 9:25pm
Attributions: PTA

Monday- Superhero Day, come dressed as your favorite superhero (what powers are you going to gain this week? I have the power to not view embarrassing pictures or share hurtful words.)

Tuesday- Blackout Day, come dressed with as much black as you can (a computer screen goes black when you turn it off. I have the power to turn it off)

Wednesday- Multi Colors Day, come dressed with as many colors as your can (the world around you has so many colors, go outside and explore. I have the power to tell a trusted adult is something doesn’t feel right)

Thursday- Stoplight Day, come dressed in red, yellow, or green (stop/caution/go when downloading. I have the power to ask before I download)

Friday- School Spirit day- dress in your school t-shirt or school colors (I have the power to help my friends make safe choices online)

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Lunchroom Winners

Park Elementary News - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 3:51pm
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Mr. Elliott's Class, Mrs. James' Class, and Ms. Dunn's class all received Lunchroom winners of the week the past three weeks. These classes showed the rest of the lunchroom what behavior in the lunchroom should look like. Thank you students for being amazing! Keep up the good work!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork