The Parent Handbook contains the following information: (click on 'Parent Handbook' above to view)
School Mission & Vision
2014-15 School Calendar
Policies and Information
Safe Walking Routes
School Pick up and Drop off map
Faculty and Staff
Welcome to Sierra Bonita Elementary!
We extend a warm welcome to students, parents, and families of Sierra Bonita Elementary, Home of the Bears. We look forward to working with each member of our school community to achieve our school mission statement:
In partnership with parents and community, our mission at Sierra Bonita Elementary is to create high levels of learning for every student, celebrate individual differences and abilities, and inspire responsible citizenship and lifelong success.
During this upcoming school year, working together as partners, we will ensure that all students experience this success. Thank you for your support for Sierra Bonita Elementary!
School Registration Day
School registration for all new and returning students will be held on Thursday, July 31, from 7:30am-4:00pm.
According to new state policy, the school and the PTA are required to receive money/payments separately. We just wanted you to have this information prior to registration day so you can be best prepared to make payments for t-shirts, school lunch, yearbooks, school donations, etc.
Students new to Sierra Bonita will need to have a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency documentation.
School Community Council Elections
Elections for three parent positions on the school community council will be held August 18-27, 2014. We invite all parents/guardians to consider having their name added to the school community council ballot. If you would like to add your name to the ballot, please contact Mike Larsen by Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 801-798-4480 or through email at email@example.com.
- School Registration (For all new and returning students) - Thursday, July 31, from 7:30am-4:00pm
- School Open House – Monday, August 18, 1:00-3:00pm
- First Day of School (1st – 6th) – Tuesday, August 19, 9:00am
- First Day of Kindergarten – Tuesday, August 26
- Back to School Night – Wednesday, August 27, 6:30pm
- School Carnival Fundraiser – Monday, September 8, 5:00-8:00pm
It's Time for Spanish Oaks Elementary Registration! We hope this communication finds you enjoying an amazing summer full of family, food and fun! We are looking forward to welcoming you at each of the following upcoming events:
Elementary Registration ... Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
- Kindergarten Assessment Sign-ups
- School Lunch Payment and Online "Free and Reduced Lunch" Application
- SIS Web Information Update, i.e., contact, medical, email, emergency, etc.
- School Activity Donation and Grade-level T-shirt Order
- Family Welcome Packet, e.g., calendar magnet, school year information, schedules, etc.
- PTA Volunteer Sign-ups and Membership Information (separate from school donations)
Back to School Night ... Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 4:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
3:00-3:45 6th Grade Parent Meeting
4:00-4:20 Parent Meeting: Mrs. Brown introduce teachers and year's focus, (teachers excused to return to classrooms), PTA message
4:25-4:55 1st rotation (teachers present year's objectives to parents)
5:00-5:30 2nd rotation (teachers present year's objectives to parents)
** Please note: Kindergarten will present to parents Wednesday, August 20 from 3:45 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sign-ups for Kindergarten Assessment will be available at BOTH events.
First Day of School ... Tuesday, August 19, 2014 @ 8:55 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. ... Welcome Back!!
Nebo School District Celebrates 39 Buildings Achieving the Energy Star Recognition Award
Nebo School District has received notification that 39 of its buildings have earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification, the most of any school district in the state of Utah. This recognition is presented to the most energy efficient buildings in the country.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from ENERGY STAR,” said Nebo School District Superintendent Mr. Rick Nielsen. “Our energy conservation efforts are saving taxpayer dollars while also helping protect our local environment. Since we began partnering with Cenergistic on a serious energy conservation program, we have reduced our electrical consumption by 9,431,505 kWh and the environmental impact is equal to taking 2,091 cars off the street or planting 257,409 trees in our community. We are proud that our energy saving success is being recognized by ENERGY STAR.”
To earn the ENERGY STAR Certification, buildings must rate in the top 25 percent nationwide for energy efficiency. Nebo averaged in the top 10 percent.
The cost of utilities is the second largest budget line-item for Nebo School District, and the prices for electricity, natural gas, and water have been steadily increasing. To combat these rising energy and utility costs, Nebo School District entered into a partnership with Cenergistic to implement a comprehensive organizational behavior-driven energy conservation program throughout all its buildings and campuses. Since the program was first implemented, Nebo School District has seen a tremendous reduction in energy use.
“Our students, staff, and faculty embrace the energy conservation program at our campus,” Ryan Kay, principal at Park Elementary. His building earned one of the ENERGY STAR Certifications. “Each of us can make a difference through energy conservation because people use energy, buildings don’t,” Mr. Kay continued. “We are part of a daily effort to improve the environment and save money organization-wide. There are dozens and dozens of changes, large and small, that we have implemented that are saving energy without affecting our comfort or educational goals. We have all gained a real sense of accomplishment from this ENERGY STAR recognition. Our students are learning, too, what it means to preserve precious natural resources.”
Mark your calendars... Barnett School Registration is July 31st from 8:00-4:00. Come and register your children for the new school year, find out who their teacher is, and sign up for PTA and other school activities.
Click below for the letter that gives more details about Registration Day!
We are excited to see all of our Westside families on July 31st for our Kindergarten through Sixth Grade Registration. All new and returning students are invited to attend! See you soon!
I'm so excited to serve as principal at Park View School. Here are a few dates to mark on your calendar:
- July 31st is school registration.
- August 18th is "Meet the Teacher" from 3:15 to 4:00. This is really for students just to come say hello to their teacher and see their classroom. Parents don't need to come, but can.
- August 19th is the first day of school.
- September 4th will be the School's Open House/Back to School Night from 6:30 to 7:30.
Don't forget to keep those kids reading over the summer; it really does make a difference. Enjoy your summer. I look forward to meeting you all.
Park View Principal
Congratulations to our Sierra Bonita science fair winners:
Anna Linford received the Ira A. Fulton Grand Award for her science project “The Desolation of Acid”
Dave Lundgreen and Quade Chidester placed third for their science project “Bright about Light”
Maddison Davis and Maya Buck placed third for their science project “The Rings of Staturn Look Solid…Are They Really?”
Our very own Spanish Oaks Elementary was one of the 39 buildings in Nebo School District to celebrate achieving the Energy Star Recognition Award! This is the most of any school district in the state of Utah, with the recognition being presented to the most energy efficient buildings in the country. To earn the ENERGY STAR Certification, buildings must rate in the top 25 percent nationwide for energy efficiency. Nebo averaged in the top 10 percent. “We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from ENERGY STAR,” said Nebo School District Superintendent Mr. Rick Nielsen. “Our energy conservation efforts are saving taxpayer dollars, while also helping protect our local environment.” Well done, students and faculty!!
Students may be out, but new faculty members are in session learning all about the 7 Habits. We welcome First Grade teachers Bristi Poulson and Janae McAllister, Sixth Grade teacher Shawn Rawlings, and new custodian Randel Talbot to Park Elementary and the newest Lighthouse School-Park Elementary!
Six of Sierra Bonita's teachers have completed their masters course work,through SUU, this summer and celebrated with their classmates at the ALC. They are excited to share everything they learned with the entire faculty and implement new ideas in their classrooms this upcoming school year. Congratulations to Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. Mathews, Mrs. Beckert and Mrs. Averett! (Not pictured Erin Creamer)
We are so proud of you!!!
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Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Carter for being awarded the Nebo School District's PEAK Award (Positive Energy And Kindness)!! A grateful Spanish Oaks nominating parent writes, "This ‘guardian angel’ cares for [my son] while he is at school ... My son truly loves Mrs. Carter and knows that no matter what is going on, he will be helped ... I could never thank Mrs. Carter enough for all she does. I feel safe taking my son to school. The only word that can describe her is ‘Angel’!”
Thursday, July 31st 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
For all new and returning students!
New students bring an immunization record, proof of residency and birth certificate.
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The first week of summer, Spanish Oaks students enjoyed our SCIENCE EXTRA Explorer Summer Camp ... Loose in the Lab! Interested students met for 3 days, learning from teachers and parents ... They kept a science journal, learned to use the scientific method, and conducted hands-on experiments. Thank you to Mrs. Aagard, Mr. Meeks, and our awesome volunteers for continuing the learning!
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The sixth-graders at Brockbank participated in a checkbook activity that was a great learning experience. Students were given their own checkbook and register. They received paychecks every week based on their spelling test and math assignment scores. Students were required to pay rent, utilities, taxes, and any other fees they had acquired throughout the week. This activity gave students a better understanding of decimal number sense as well as have a sneak peak of what it feels like to have to pay rent and taxes. As a reward for all their hard work students got to walk to Sonic and get a drink. The sixth-grade teachers and students truly appreciate and want to thank Sonic for accommodating them and for giving them such a great deal on drinks!
Brockbank second graders in Mrs. Laurel Koyle's class studied rocks. The students used magnifying glasses like scientists to characterize the rocks into texture, color, and shapes. Then according to their characterizations the students sorted and grouped the rocks. Students really enjoyed learning all about rocks!
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Thursday, May 22, Brockbank Elementary held graduation for all sixth-graders advancing to Junior High School. Family and friends were invited to join the students in a fun evening. To start off students shared their singing talents, after which each student was introduced by their teacher and given his/her diploma. Many of the students began attending Brockbank in kindergarten, and have many happy and fun experiences at our school. It will be hard to see these students leave for junior high, but we wish them the best. We will miss them next year!