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Our 3rd graders participated in a spelling bee here at East Meadows Elementar last week.
All of our students did so well! We are proud of them!!!
1st Place was Marie Woolston
2nd Place went to Scarlet Robbins
3rd Place went to Jolena Chan
Thanks to all the students that participated!!! You Rock!
Recently Nebo School District applied to earn the Energy Star Certification. Air quality, lighting quality, and the overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations of each facility are taken into account. Nebo is pleased to announce that of 44 facilities ALL 44 earned the Energy Star Certification. With 44 Energy Star Certifications earned, Nebo School District has the most certified failities out of any organization in the state of Utah. This is an amazing feat to qualify a building in the top 75% compared to other schools in the nation. Our district average score was 99, with many buildings scoring a perfect 100!
Job well done to Nebo School District and Mt. Loafer Elementary School.
Reminder that Wednesday, March 21st, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM is Kindergarten Pre- Registration. You will need to go online before then and add your students information by clicking on the registration tab on the right hand side of the Larsen website. If you have not signed up for an Aspire account you will need to do that and then you can start the registration process. Then on Wednesday you will need to bring in your childs birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency paperwork. We hope to see you there!
Attention for Show Choir Parents
We have been invited to sing at Maple Mountain High School’s Music at the Mountain, April 11, at 7:00 P.M. In order to be ready for this, I would like to have some additional choir practices for JUST the Show Choir kids.
The first practice for this would be on Thursday, March 22, at 8:00 a.m. This will give us a chance to learn the combined number for that concert. This is the same week as our combined practice with the Jr. Choir. (March 21st at 8:00 a.m.)
I would also like to practice with the kids on Wednesday, March 28th at 8:00 a.m. That practice will be to polish up our two numbers and the combined number as well. I won’t keep the kids as long for this practice.
Then, one more practice on Wednesday, April 11th, at 8:30 a.m., so we can make sure we have everything ready for that night.
The kids will need to wear Hawaiian/Tropical/ bright clothing, Flip flops/sandals, sunglasses, beach towels, etc. Don’t go and buy anything. Just have the kids let me know if they need to borrow some of my things for that night.
I don’t know what our schedule is for that night. We will be assigned a certain section for sitting in at the auditorium. If you need to leave before it’s over, that’s okay with me. Just let me know that that is your plan.
Thank you so much for allowing us to work with your children in choir year. We love it, and we hope it shows!
Thanks for all of your support!
Marilyn Paice and Amy Staheli
Hello, my name is Brianna McPhail and I am excited to be a new teacher at Park Elementary! I grew up in Fillmore, Utah, but recently moved to Utah County. I graduated from Utah State University and loved every minute of it -- Go Aggies! I love art, playing basketball, watching movies and spending time with my friends and family! I have always loved learning, and I am excited to be a fifth grade teacher. I look forward to working with the students and teachers at Park Elementary!
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Friday, March 10, Brockbank Elementary held "Dads and Donuts", hosted by the PTA to kick-off the annual spring book fair. Students, along with their dads, moms, grandparents, or other special family members were able to come and browse for books through the book fair and then enjoy a donut and milk. Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring this fun morning!
Brockbank is happy to spotlight our Horace Mann classified employee of the year, Alan Clark.
Alan is our head custodian. He has been here for almost a year. Alan and his wife live in Spanish Fork and have 3 daughters and one son. All of his children attended elementary school at Brockbank, his youngest daughter is in first grade. Alan likes hunting, camping, traveling, going to MLB games, church sports, watching his girls dance and play the violin, and watching his son play high school baseball and football. He likes watching college football, his favorite team is the University of Notre Dame. Alan also enjoys snuggling with his family in the basement and watching a good movie. Some of his favorites are the color white, chocolate covered peanuts, steak and potatoes, listening to any old country music, the book, "American Sniper" by Chris Kyle, the movie, "Sandlot", and eating at Ruby River. His favorite vacation destination is Oceanside, California. Something not everyone knows about him is that he has 3 brothers and no sisters, and likes to take rides to Lake Shore so he can smell the fresh cut alfalfa. Before coming to Brockbank Alan was the head custodian at Salem Elementary School for 16 years.
Teachers wrote, "Alan Clark has been such a great addition to Brockbank Elementary. Alan is always willing to help teachers and staff out. He works tirelessly to keep our school running in tip top shape. The students love him and you can tell how well he works with them anytime you walk by the lunch room. Whether it is helping us out or singing in his spare time, we are grateful to have Alan around! Our school would not be the same without him!"
Jazmin Sanchez lined up the ipads so they can charge quickly, Caleb Salmond always says thank you after being helped, Eli Whiting works hard on his math and having a positive attitude, Bailey Iese is working hard to understand math and is not aftraid to ask questions, Charlie Young picked up trash in the playground and threw it away, Luke Hodson is being a good friend to his classmate, Flo Reijer-Palma traded chairs with someone who wanted hers to make them feel better, Tyson Eves volunteered to work with a classmate, Jens Cutler picks up extra trash in the lunch room everyday!, Corbin Moore took down all the chairs to get the classroom set up, Natalie Aragon is always working hard and helping her classmates, Reece Petersen put away a student's things for them.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day from the wee little leprechauns in Mrs. McFarland's AM and PM Kindergarten class.
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Third grade students were shocked when Clint, from Clint’s Reptiles pulled out his snake Buttercup! The reptile show introduced the third grades ecosystems unit. They learned all about different reptiles and the ecosystems they come from. They were taught that snakes and most reptiles are more afraid of you then you are of them!
First grade students in Mrs. Lisa Bird's first grade class honored Dr. Seuss' birthday by wearing hats and reading books.
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Second grade students made Dr. Seuss soup in celebration of Dr. Seuss' Birthday. They read "Hop on Pop" and added popcorn to their soup. Later they read, "Green Eggs and Ham" and added candy eggs. They then read, "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" and added fish crackers. Last they read "Sneetches" and put in gummy bears. At the end of the day they read Dr. Seuss books and ate their delicious soup.
Kindergarten pre-registration is approaching. This process will be different from past years. Online pre-registration is OPEN until March 23rd at http://goshen.nebo.edu/
On Tuesday, March 20th, parents may come to the school from 8-4 pm. The computer lab will be open to assist parents in the online pre-registration. Please bring the following: a copy of proof of residency, a birth certificate and up-to-date vaccinations. The following vaccines are required for students entering Kindergarten:
- 5 DTP/DTaP/DT - 4 doses if 4th dose was given on/after the 4th birthday
- 4 Polio - 3 doses if 3rd dose was given on/after the 4th birthday
- 2 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- 3 Hepatitis B
- 2 Hepatitis A
- 2 Varicella (Chickenpox) - history of disease is acceptable, parent must sign verification statement on school immunization record.
Kindergarten Academic Pre-screening will be available on Tuesday, March 20th from 8am – 4pm. It will also be available on August 1, 2018 from 8 am – 4 pm.
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Can you believe it? Another month has come and gone. February was filled with many wonderful days and events that happened. The highlight of the month, has got to be our Bulldog Pride Assemblies! This month we awarded our two Alpha Dog Winners! Congratulations to Mrs. Hoffman and Mr. Jensen. Barnett wouldn't be the same without these two wonderful teachers. Congratulations to the students who were awarded Top Dog of the Month and Leaders of the Month! Way to be awesome students! We are lucky to have each and everyone one of you at our school!
Kindergarten: Hailey Johnson, Susanna Meidinger, Christopher Romero
TK: Aaron Figueroa
1st Grade: Destiny Guerrero, Alaya Nichols
2nd Grade: Miguel Valdovinos, Ethan thompson, Brayden Cook
3rd Grade: Taygen Wilson, Marco Pierre, Chive Rodriguez
4th Grade: Kate Luckau, Isaac Willoughby, Xander Pierce
5th Grade: Javin Johnson, Reagan Holdaway, Whitney VonAchen
6th Grade: Easton Sloan, Allie Kaufman, Andrew Evon
Lower UEI: Jaqaela Payton
Upper UEI: Breanna White
Leaders of the Month:
Kindergaren: McKinley Wilson, Cooper Nettleton, Ciahna Pyne
TK: Ryker Braithwaite
1st Grade: Kyra Horn, Brighton Derfler, Sylas Christensen
2nd Grade: Jordyn Hutchison, Diana Browne, Callie Davidson
3rd Grade: Juliet Romero, Sione Isaac, James Hurd
4th Grade: Keller Beck, Sam Ercanbrack, Daniel Sion
5th Grade: Lexi Peterson, Braddock Epps, Nidia Ortega
6th Grade: Kenadee Hanks, Dallin Caldwell, Jordan Blue
Lower UEI: Alejandro Figueroa
Upper UEI: Dannie Fillmore
Several of Mrs. Moody's students have enjoyed being able to share their favorite books with Kindergarten and First Grade classes. We love reading and being able to share our talents with the other students. Thank you to the teachers who are making us feel so accomplished!
Mrs. Moody is so proud of her class for being able to come in each afternoon and do calendar on their own. They are so kind and helpful with one another and our Calendar Bear is so great to keep the class engaged. Yay that they are teaching each other!
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We do Friday Fun Day in 5th grade for the students who get their homework done. Since there are three 5th grade classes it works perfectly. If you get your homework done you get to play capture the flag. If you do not get your homework done you go to one of the 5th grade classrooms to read or do math. It helps the students begin with the end in mind and want to get their homework done so they can have a chance to have extra fun.
Monday, April 30th
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Pony Rides * Kiss A Pig * Bounce Houses * Dunk Tank * Candy Canon * Bubble Balls * Face Painting * Fun!
Congratulations to our very own Kelly Burtenshaw who was awarded the "Spirit of PTA" award today out of all the schools in Region 10 (includes 55 PTA's in Nebo & Provo school districts). Also, congrats to Laura Theodosis, our Membership Chair, who received an "Outstanding Membership Campaign" award. Thank you, ladies, for your service to our school!
Brookside Elementary uses 35% less energy and generates 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation!
What is ENERGY STAR?
- For more than 20 years, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program has identified the most energy-efficient products, buildings, plants, and new homes – all based on the latest government-backed standards.
- The program was created in 1992 to help businesses and individuals save energy and fight climate change. Today, every ENERGY STAR label is verified by a rigorous third-party certification process.
What does ENERGY STAR certification signify?
- ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants are verified to perform in the top 25 percent of buildings nationwide, based on weather-normalized source energy performance and many other metrics, including occupancy, hours of operation, and more.
- ENERGY STAR is the only environmental program in the United States that certifies energy efficiency based on actual, verified energy performance and objective measures of performance, providing a guarantee of savings.
- ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use an average 35 percent less energy, cause an average 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than their peers, and they also meet strict requirements regarding occupant comfort.
- ENERGY STAR is recognized by more than 85 percent of the American public and tied with the Good Housekeeping® seal as the most influential consumer emblem in the nation.
What are the benefits of ENERGY STAR certification?
- Lower operating costs: ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants use, on average, 35 percent less energy than similar buildings nationwide. The cost savings can be substantial. For example, ENERGY STAR certified office buildings cost $0.50 less per square foot to operate than their peers. In 2015, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants saved $1.7 billion, or an average of more than $250,000 per building.
- Connect with your community: Americans are big believers in doing the right thing, and they expect the same of the professionals in their communities. More than 65 percent of adults like to do business with environmentally responsible companies3. More than 80 percent of workers are attracted by an employer with an environmental reputation. Roughly half of workers said they would forgo higher pay or a promotion to work for an organization with a good reputation4.
- Higher occupancy rates: ENERGY STAR certified buildings have higher occupancy rates when compared to similar buildings. A 2008 study conducted by the University of San Diego's Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate showed that ENERGY STAR certification gave a roughly 4 percent boost to occupancy rates.2
- Increased asset value: Maintaining high energy performance over time increases the likelihood of higher building valuation due to higher net operating income from energy cost savings. Experienced managers of large portfolios of ENERGY STAR certified buildings interviewed for one study1 confirm that ENERGY STAR helps increase building value. ENERGY STAR certified buildings generate more income when compared to similar buildings.2
- Lease to federal tenants: If you want to lease your space to a federal tenant, your buildings must be ENERGY STAR certified. (Executive Order 13514 mandates that Federal Agencies may only lease space in ENERGY STAR certified buildings.)
- Hedge against future mandates: Numerous cities and states have passed legislation containing energy efficiency mandates for commercial new construction projects and existing buildings. The vast majority of them incorporate ENERGY STAR and Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR. The trend is growing every year as more cities and states seek ways to reduce costs and emissions. By earning the ENERGY STAR now, you’re in a better position to respond to any future laws or mandates. See the list of legislation and campaigns leveraging ENERGY STAR.
- Protect the environment: A building isn’t environmentally friendly unless it’s energy efficient. ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program for certifying energy-efficient buildings. That’s why green building rating systems across the nation include ENERGY STAR. Whether you’re pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Green Globes, or the U.S. Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings, ENERGY STAR certification will ensure your building uses less energy and leaves a smaller carbon footprint.