Spirit's back from vacation! Where was the first place he visited in the New Year? Take your guess to the front office and fill out an entry form! A winner who guesses correctly will receive a prize on Friday!
Hello, Brockbank Families!
Thank you so much for coming to SEP Conferences on Thursday! We love celebrating your child and all his/her accomplishments! We appreciate your support for our school!
This last week, our BFF activity was all about our “S” in our BEST mission statement; Setting goals for growth and success. I hope that as you reflect on your child’s accomplishments that were discussed at SEP Conferences, that you will encourage your child to set goals that will help him/her progress these next few months! I hope that reading is a top priority and that your child sets a goal to read every night. Also, I hope that you will take advantage of our Math Lab in the mornings at 8:30. Your child is welcome to come early and get help with math assignments, homework or math facts. The computer lab will be open so your child can practice with online math programs.
Popcorn Friday: This Friday will be "Popcorn Friday," at lunchtime. The cost is 50 cents/bag! Thanks to our PTA!
Family Skate Night: We are excited for our Free Family Skate Night! Bring the whole family and come skate at Classic Skating in Orem. Your child should have brought home a flyer telling you all about this fun family activity! Thanks to our PTA for sponsoring this great event! This will be Friday, January 19th. Mark your calendars and plan to come from 5:00-9:00.
Brockbank Birthday: Our Brockbank Birthday will be the week of January 22-26! Our Spirit Student council has planned some very fun things for our students!
Monday, January 22-Crazy Hair Day-We’re Crazy About Brockbank
Tuesday, January 23-‘50’s Day-Dress up as if it were 1959-when Brockbank first opened!
Wednesday, January 24-Sport’s Day-Come ready in sports clothing so you can have fun at Brockbank’s Birthday party!
Thursday, January 25-Super Hero Day- Dress up as your favorite HERO!
Friday, January 26-Spirit Day-Wear our Brockbank colors-navy blue and maroon.
We have a message from our School Nurse, Aubrey Porter:
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem they will be holding the annual Utah County Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) dental event. Volunteer dentists and hygienists will be on-hand to provide exams and perform limited procedures for qualifying children, and refer them for follow-up services after the event if needed.
To qualify for this program, parents of children between the ages of 5-12 years old who are also uninsured and from low income families must submit the enclosed Health History and Consent Form no later than February 9th, 2018. If you meet the qualifications, and would like your child to see a dentist at this event, please fill out a form that you can get in the school office, and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible, but no later than February 9th, 2018. The Utah GKAS event has limited slots available. Return this form as soon as possible to secure your child’s appointment!
If you have any questions please contact the school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling your child’s school.
Aubrey Porter RN
PTA: Parents, we need your help! We need more parents to get involved with PTA! This is such a great organization and the PTA does so much for our students, but we need all the help we can get! We know it takes a village to raise a child, and PTA makes it possible to help make this happen! PTA volunteers are there to support students progress with their academics, with activities, with needed items for our school, and with support for families. Please come be a part of our PTA! Contact Brenda Dudley for more information with how you can help!
Keep collecting those Box Tops!
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Thanks for being the BEST!
1/19-Popcorn Friday-50 cents/bag; Family Skate Night! Classic Skating-5:00-9:00pm
1/22-26-Brockbank Birthday (Mon-crazy hair day; Tues-‘50’s Day; Wed-Sport’s Day; Thurs-Super Hero Day; Fri-Spirit Day!
Congratulations to our December Students of the Month. These students were chosen by their teacher for being excellent examples of the Mapleton Mountaineer motto: I am safe, respectful and responsible.
Kennadee Gillette, a sixth grader at Mapleton Elementary, won an excellence award at region in 3D Art for Reflections and her project is moving on to state to be judged. Congratulations Kennadee!
Most of you may not know it, but every January, Salem Elementary holds a faculty ping pong tournament. Most would be surprised to know of the table tennis talent we have within our faculty, and it gets pretty competitive as you can imagine. After battling it out with single elimination, our winning team this year is Mr. Hansen and Mrs. Nybo. Congratulations!
The lunchroom just became a little more lively with the blue and yellow decorations for the lunchroom winner of the week. This past week, Mrs. Bird's 1st grade class was our class of the week! They displayed wonderful behavior in the lunchroom by not sharing food, keeping their voices at a talking level, not running around, and just being kind to those around them! Way to go Mrs. Bird's class!!!
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Larsen Chime Choir and some students from 2nd and 4th grades had the opportunity to perform for the Nebo School Board Wednesday night. They performed a creative dance routine using different props and types of movement. The Larsen Chime Choir performed songs using their bells and even had some of the board members participate in playing with them. It was a wonderful performance from our students. Thank you to all those who helped make it a success!
Adjectives...can you describe your popcorn? Miss Nuttall's class loved learning about adjettives. The popcorn was just an added bonus!
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Second Grade read "Mr. Tanen's Tie Trouble" this week. As part of our language arts curriculum we enjoyed a visit from our amazing Tech Coach, Mr. Hanosek, who taught us how to tie a tie. Students practiced "How To Writing." They also practiced oral language skills by interviewing a classmate in order to design a tie for them. They then wrote about their experience. We had alittle trouble but ultimately we tamed those ties!
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We are working on How-To writing in class. We discussed how-to-make a snowman. The students and I talked about what we needed to do first, next, then, and last. I had a model that we wrote together and the students could change theirs to how they wanted. Then we we made a snow globe out of paper and built our snowmen inside.
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Park View has worked hard teaching the seven habits of highly effective students, we want those that both attend and work at Park View to be leaders! Faculty and staff have had their eyes peeled, looking for students that are exhibiting the seven habits throughout the day. When students are caught being leaders they are rewarded with a brave note summarizing what they did that exhibited the seven habits. The student then takes the note to the office where they are celebrated. Students then pick a chip with a number written on it, this is the spot where they will write their name on our two-hundreds board. When a row is filled on the board, those students on that row are then treated to a lovely breakfast.
Park View just had their first breakfast of the year and boy was it a treat! Waffles, equipped with whipped cream, Nutella, strawberries, syrup, and of course hot chocolate. Congratulations to the students that were lucky enough to attend! We are already looking forward to spoiling our next set of leaders!
Barnett Elementary knows how important it is to be prepared. Even in the most serious incidents. Our first week back from Winter Break, we had a fire drill. The alarms sound and flash, but no worries, Barnett students know what to do. They quickly line up and are prepared to exit out the closest door. Teachers lead them out to a designated safe location and take count of the students they have. When all students are accounted for, the classes reenter the school knowing they have just accomplished another important drill.
Applications for UVU Prep, an intensive summer program centered around STEM curriculum, is open for current 6th gr students. It is an excellent resource for students who have have a personal passion or interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Click HERE for info.
Mrs. Harvey's First Graders earned a prize from Mr. Gull for their hard work during the month of December. They chose to challenge him to GoNoodle "The Ultimate Champ" to see who could last the longest. Mr. Gull did really well against the 22 students, who are now working to earn another prize. There may be a rematch forthcoming.
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This week the sixth grade classes at Westside were visited by the Living Planet Aquarium. They learned about ecosystems as they played a game simulating the life of a turtle and discussed the effect of animals on their habitats. The kids also saw and had the chance to pet a three-banded armadillo, an African pygmy hedgehog, a Bredli carpet python, and a giant cave cockroach.
Remember that there will be no school held on Friday January 12th 2018 and also Monday January 15th 2018. Enjoy the long weekend!!!
Remember there is no school Friday, January 12, and Monday, January 15. We will see you Tuesday (January 16, 2018)!!!
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The Goshen Mathlete students have a mind for doing math. Mr. Rawlings and his Computer Integrated Manufacturing students (Nebo's Advanced learning Center) surprised the Mathletes by producing custom brag tags. Look at these happy kids! A Big Thanks from Mrs. Albright and all the Mathletes at Goshen Elementary!
Brockbank's Sherry Plaisted was recognized and received the PEAK (Positive Energy and Kind) Award for January. She along with six other deserving Nebo employees were honored Wednesday night, January 10 at the School Board Meeting. Congratulations Sherry!
Sherry Plaisted, Facilitator, Brockbank Elementary
Nominated by: Emmalee Stewart, Jessica Larsen, Camille Pearson, Erin Spung, Larraine Nelson
“Sherry is an amazing mentor, who is always looking for ways to help those she is mentoring. She keeps herself accessible any time of the day for questions and to help others talk through problems. Sherry is encouraging and always finds the positive in the teachers she is mentoring. She would point out the things she loved that were going on in my classroom. She would help us to be successful by guiding us through problems to find solutions, rather than just giving us the answers. Sherry doesn’t do these things because it is her job, she does it because she is kind and truly cares for the people that she mentors and wants them to be successful. Because she has such an impact on the teachers at Brockbank, her impact on the students at the school is endless. She dedicates countless hours to improving the STAR program at the school, always looking for ways to help more students succeed. She devotes her personal time talking through lessons and goes out of her way to help teachers prepare things for the classroom. Sherry is more than an intern facilitator, she is a mentor devoted to her job and to the success of everyone at Brockbank. She fills in wherever she is needed, with a smile on her face. She is always willing to help anyone, and everyone, with whatever she can.
“Sherry always goes the extra mile for absolutely everyone she encounters. She is such a wonderful mentor. She is willing to help with anything asked and she always has a smile on her face. She helped me grow as an educator in more ways than I ever could have imagined. She is truly an incredible person.”
“Sherry has been an amazing mentor and friend. She is so patient and is willing to help in anyway that teachers need. She is always willing to come in and model lessons for teachers as well as take a guided reading group when you are overwhelmed. She is amazing!”
“I would have never survived my intern year without her! She makes her interns work extra hard; but because of that, I was more prepared for my future teaching years. She taught me everything I needed to know and went above and beyond the things she was required to do. Sick? She was there. Hungry? She was there. Classroom not set up? Management problems? Lacking anything? She was there. I've never had so much support from one person in the school setting ever, and I don't believe anyone can be as great as she is.”