Red Ribbon Week

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:53pm
Attributions: Pictures by Carol Day
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                                "Too Smart To Start"

Red Ribbon Week is underway at Mapleton Elementary thanks to our wonderful PTA.  Monday we had a wonderful assembly with the Mapleton police officers to kick off the week.  They taught the students about safety and community awareness.  They brought two police dogs to show how they train the dogs to find drugs.  

Monday we had many students and faculty members wearing red and a mustache for the theme of the day "We 'Mustache' you to say no to drugs".   

Tuesday's Theme:  "I'm too BRIGHT for drugs!"  Wear neon colors.

Wednesday's Theme:  "Watch before you walk"  Wear crazy                   mismatched socks.    

Thursday's Theme:  "Put A 'Cap' on Head And bicycle Injuries, Wear A Helmet"   Wear a Hat!

Friday's Theme:  "Dress for Success"  Wear clothes that represent your favorite university, college or trade school.  *no costumes*    

Each student will recieve a Red Wristband to wear during the week to remind them to say NO to drugs.  We want to encourage the students to wear these wristbands each day!  Those wearing the bands will be randomly selected each day to win a prize.

Each class will create a poster showing the school the importance of staying drug free.  These posters will be hung in the hallway leading to the lunchroom.  They will be judged and the winning class will receive a donut party!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Kimball Art Museum Visits 2nd Grade

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:39pm
Attributions: Article by Kyler Prescott, 2nd grade student
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People make art with what they can find.  Art is made of material.  Art can have digital elements.  “The great thing about art is you can’t be wrong!”  Modern art is being created right now.  Art is whatever you make of it.  An artist that like to surf uses the resin he uses on his surfboard for his art.  Collage art takes many materials and puts them together to make one piece of art.  We created collage art today!


Brockbank Red Ribbon Week "Take a Stand Against Drugs!"

Brockbank Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:23pm

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October 6 - 10, 2014 is Red Ribbon Week at Brockbank Elementary. Many exciting events have been planned for the week. Monday, Oct. 6, was "Take a Stand Against Drugs!" The students were given a red  wrist band to wear all week and pledge to stay drug free. A drawing will be held each day with four t-shirts (2 for grades Kindergarten-2 and 2 for grades 3-6) will be given but to be included in the drawings the student has to have their wrist band on. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Red Rally Day

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:52pm
Attributions: Mejken Lacrua
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For Red and Green Ribbon Week, Riverview students enjoyed wearing red to school on Monday.   Students attended an assembly where they were encouraged to "Get up! Stand up! Speak out for a healthy life!"  Students recieved red and green ribbons to help them remember to strive for a healthy life.  We are excited for the activities during Red and Green Ribbon Week.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Be The Magic

Foothills Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:01pm
Attributions: Bob Moore-Pilot & Sarah Ward-Photographer

'Be The Magic' is the theme for Foothills Elementary School this year. The students are engaged in doing 'Little Wows' for others each day. Our goal is to 'Be The Magic' for someone who needs a little magic cheer! Great job students, faculty and staff for helping make this activity fun.

We appreciate Mr. Moore, the pilot and Mrs. Ward, 1st grade teacher and photographer for capturing this spectacular event.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Sage Creek Carnival

Sage Creek Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:01pm

Special thanks! Goes out to the Sage Creek PTA for a fantastic carnival. Many more pictures can be found on our facebook page. Like us on facebook.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Third Grade Visits the Red Barn

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:06pm

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The third grade students at Spanish Oaks enjoyed an awesome autumn field trip last week to the Red Barn.  They learned about the process that the farmers go through all year long in order to ensure that there is produce in the Fall.  It was a beautiful day for learning!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

I Am A Bucket Filler!

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:02pm

Bucket filling continued this week at Spanish Oaks ... Keep up the great work, students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

School Community Council Notes (September 25, 2014) and October 2014 Agenda

Goshen Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:00pm

<p><strong>Goshen</strong><strong> School</strong><strong>’s</strong></p> <p><strong>School Community Council</strong></p> <p><strong>Agenda for Oct. 28<sup>th</sup>, 14</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Review of our school’s testing results from last year.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol><li>Discuss - School Improvement Plan Goal #1. about reading and also discuss the DIBEL’s reading assessment.</li></ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol><li>Discuss SLO’s (student learning objectives) </li></ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol><li>Open discussion – ideas – concerns – suggestions</li></ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ***Note: Review goal #2 on this years School Improvement Plan and come to our next meeting (Nov. 25<sup>th</sup>,) prepared to discuss any &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>changes, deletions, or additions that you’d like to make to that</p> <p>goal for next year!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<strong>Minutes from our September School Community Council Meeting&nbsp; (3:40 p.m.)</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;We watched a power-point presentation on the responsibilities that school community council members have. Everyone was given copies of the following; Goshen School’s - School Improvement Plan, the laws governing school community councils, s.c.c. training handouts, a list of s.c.c. members and their e-mail addresses and a copy of our academic assessment calendar.</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We also did/discussed the following;</strong></p> <p><strong>*Eric Hazelet was nominated to be the committee chair by Joanie Burningham and the nomination was seconded by Amy Staheli – the voting was unanimous to elect him. </strong></p> <p><strong>*Leslie Baguley was nominated to be the committee vice-chair by Eric Hazelet and the nomination was seconded by Rachel Pipkin – the voting was unanimous to elect her.</strong></p> <p><strong>*We discussed how the Trust Lands money was spent last year. </strong></p> <p><strong>* Our school theme for the year, “Be a Bucket Filler” was discussed.</strong></p> <p><strong>*We discussed and signed off on our schools, “Title One Plan.”</strong></p> <p><strong>*We discussed some future district community council meetings.</strong></p> <p><strong>*We discussed the possibility of having a reading carnival and our current “Road to Success Reading Program.” </strong></p> <p><strong>*Box Top wars were briefly mentioned</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Joanie Burningham made a motion that the meeting be adjorned until Oct. 28<sup>th</sup>, the motioned was seconded by Amy Staheli. The voting was unanimous to adjourn the meeting at&nbsp; 4:47 p.m.</strong><strong></strong></p>

Categories: Elementary

4th Grade Poetry Reading at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:54pm

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Parents, faculty and guests enjoyed Mrs. Rosenvall's 4th Grade Class Poetry Reading Presentation at Spanish Oaks this week.  Students demonstrated how they have been working on fluency and accuracy by reciting poems and stories.  Well done, poets!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Red Ribbon Week

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:54pm

RED RIBBON WEEK:  October 27-31, 2014  
Pledge cards will be sent home with your students.  If they fill them out and bring them back to the front office during Red Ribbon Week they will get a reward.  There will be daily drawings for students who are wearing their Red Ribbon and rewards will also be given for dressing up according to the themes.

Put a cap on drugs- Wear your favorite hat!
Team up against drugs- Wear your favorite team attire!
Drugs are old fashion- Wear your favorite 50’s outfit or dress up like an old person!
From Head to Toe be drug free- Crazy hair & sock day!
Say BOO to drugs- dress up in your Halloween costume.  (Please no gory costumes, weapons or masks).



Falcon Times Newsletter October 2014

Goshen Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:50pm
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Categories: Elementary

Falcon Times Newsletter September 2014

Goshen Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:44pm

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Categories: Elementary

SCC Meeting

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:35pm

**Notice of Meeting**

Sierra Bonita Elementary‘s School Community Council will meet on November 3, 2014 at 11:40 in the conference room.


Red Ribbon Week- Wear Red Day!

Barnett Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:12pm
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Happy Drug Free Day from Barnett! Our students wore red today to show they have courage to say "No to drugs, alcohol, and bullying!" Tomorrow's theme is "Friends don't let friends bully or do drugs!" We want the students to dress like their friend tomorrow.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Prehistory Masks

Park Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:08pm
Attributions: Photo and Article by Ruth Cooper

These scary characters are like tribal people from the past.  The students in Mrs. Cooper's class made their own masks while studying about prehistory in Social Studies.  The sixth grade students learned about tribal governments and how to solve problems such as not having enough food and what to do if someone steals food or won't do his share.  They can use these skills to understand the difficulties facing our own government and learn to solve their own problems.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Ribbon Week-Life Beyond the Screen! (Orange Day)

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:54pm
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This week is Ribbon Week here at East Meadows.  Each day the students will wear a disignated color for the theme of the day.  Today we celebrated and talked about "Life Beyond the Screen."  Each class had a chance to participate in a bounce house and field games.  We talked to them about finding activities they can do at home that isn't screen time.   Our hope is that parents and students will play or do things together today instead of coming home from school and watching T.V. or getting on varies media devices.  Here is what was talked about today in each of the classes.


Screens are so important to modern life that sorting out what’s entertainment and what’s work or communication can be difficult. You absolutely don’t have to stop using your computer for work or school—but if screens of any kind are interfering with your family time (including meals), you may want to think carefully about how you’re using them.

WHY Celebrate?

Regardless of whether children are consuming “good” or “bad” programming, it’s clear that screen media dominates the lives of far too many kids, displacing all sorts of other activities that are integral to childhood. Excessive screen time is linked to poor school performance, childhood obesity, and attention problems. And it is primarily through screens that children are exposed to harmful marketing.

Going Screen-Free is a fun and innovative opportunity to reduce our dependence on entertainment screen media, including television, video games, computers, and hand-held devices. It’s a chance for children—and adults—to rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen.



Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mr. Elliott Nominated for Teaching in Excellence Award

Park Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:53pm
Attributions: Article By Cheryl Leifson

     Mr. Elliott is one of ten finalists for the Teaching in Excellence Award.  We are proud of Mr. Elliott and all that he does to help Park Elementary students. 

The following is an excerpt from Mrs. Leifson’s nomination application.  Way to go Mr. Elliott!

          I am very excited to nominate my teaching partner, Bruce Elliott, for the Excellence in Teaching Award!  Mr. Elliott is a master teacher and very deserving of this award.  He has obtained his master’s degree plus endorsements in math and ESL.  For 8 years, Bruce has taught our OEK (Optional Extended Kindergarten).

He has been very successful in helping his students achieve grade level and beyond expectations in math, language arts, science and social studies.  His room is adorable and definitely sets the environment for learning.  His walls are covered with artwork that the students have created.

     Over the years, Bruce has helped dozens of students who do not have
English as the primary language spoken in their homes.  His efforts in helping those students to master the English language are noteworthy.  Bruce spends a significant amount of time in one-on-one and small group activities working with language specific games, flash cards, etc.   I have witnessed Mr. Elliott give up recess and planning time to spend with children who need extra help.  He takes the time to front load information with these children so they will be familiar with the vocabulary and be able to participate in class discussion.  He finds out personal information to include in his lesson.  One student, Lizbeth, had a pet chicken named Pablo that Bruce tied into one of his stories.  Bruce invited her family members into the classroom to participate in the learning.  


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

The Aaliyah Rose Assembly

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:43pm
Attributions: Article by Abby Green. Photos by Sherin Olson
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 On September 26, 2014 Aaliyah Rose from Radio Disney came to Sierra Bonita Elementary.  She did an assembly on the theme of Follow Your Heart.  During the assembly she sang “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen, an original song titled “Not Looking for Love” and many other songs.  She also did a drawing for t-shirt’s and CD’s in between the songs.  Students earned tickets into the drawing for good behavior.  After the assembly, Aaliyah Rose visited some classrooms in the school.  She was a great singer and she will become a great artist one day.