Teacher Appreciation Week - Day 2

Rees Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:41pm
Attributions: Photos by Ryan Pitcher
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Once again, the PTA has proven their specialized culinary skills!  They don’t only serve dinner on SEP Conference nights (that happens three times a year), but also serves us breakfast during teacher appreciation week.  They snatched their Blendtecs and Ninjas from their cupboards to whip us up some healthy green and fruit smoothies.  Yum!  Yum!  


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Teacher Appreciation Week - Day 1

Rees Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:44pm
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As teachers approached their classroom doors Monday morning, smiles instantly appeared.  Doors were plastered with paper in the most creative ways!  The fabulous PTA committee continued the tradition of decorating the doors to show appreciation to the faculty and staff here at Rees.  We are grateful to work at a place where they are noticed and appreciated by such wonderful parents at our school.  Thank you so much for your support!

(All doors are not pictured.  However, all doors look incredible and are very much appreciated.)


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Prepare for the End of Year Test

Park View Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:27pm
Attributions: Allie Young, Lexie Crawford, Mili Adams and Ellie Hine

 Dear Parents,

  Proef, Tect, Tester, ho’ike. All of these words mean the same thing, TEST!  It’s testing time! Here are some tips that can help your child do better on end of the year testing:

Go to bed early, have a good breakfast, study, be motivated to do your best, don’t be late, use the strategy called "two minute spill" (write down everything you need to know before you begin).  

Give your child a healthy diet, and make sure that your child attends school regularly.  We hope these tips help your child on the testing.


Categories: Elementary, Payson

This Is The Place

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:21pm
Attributions: photos by Erica Dietz
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Fourth grade students enjoyed a field trip to Salt Lake City's This Is The Place Heritage Park. Students were able to learn about Utah's rich history through fun hands-on activities.

Unplugged Assembly Presented to Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:51pm

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The Spanish Fork/Salem area Chamber of Commerce is very excited about the Play Unplugged program they are continuing this summer! During the last week of school, we will send home lanyards and booklets for all students.  Play Unplugged helps kids PLAY!  It does so by encouraging active lifestyles and promoting healthy activities.  What makes this program so effective?  Simply put, it gives bored kids and busy parents something to do all summer long!  We can't wait to get started again this summer!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

6th Grade Field Trip - Space Center

Canyon Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:49pm
Attributions: Paisley
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The 6th graders went on a field trip to the Space Center (DSC). They went in two groups on different days. At the Space Center they were split into two different groups and had to solve a mission. There was a captain, 1st command, Pilot, Ambassador, and the crew. Everyone had something to do, with real computers to work on. There were uniforms to wear and different stations to work at.There were sound effects and lighting. There was a main computer that you could talk to.  Also, there were holes that if aliens invaded could come through. Although the mission was pretty stressful, it was a blast.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company Visits Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:42pm

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We were lucky to have the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company come perform at Spanish Oaks this morning. The students were very engaged and had a wonderful time dancing and "supporting" the company dancers. Thanks for a great time!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kindergarten Egg Drop at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:31pm
Attributions: Chrissie Robinson
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Even though we had to move the Kindergarten Egg Drop inside due to weather, it was a success!  The kids had a blast watching Mr. Billie drop their eggs from his ladder.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Faculty Spotlight / Julie Major

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:22pm

Ms. Major is a Special Education Teacher at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys playing the piano, and crocheting.  Her favorite children's book is "Rain Babies" by Laura Krauss Melmed.  She has 4 brothers, and 19 nieces and nephews.  Her favorite vacation was to Moab, and she would love to travel to Australia.  she enjoys working at the school because of the great students and faculty.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Student of the Week / Creativity

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:13pm

We will be spotlighting a Student of the Week from each classroom. These students receive a certificate and prize from Mrs. Peery with the chance to be drawn out at the end of each month for a special activity with the Principal. The focus for the month of April is "Creativity". The students are selected by their teachers as they see their students showing creativity.  Here are the Students of the Week for April 22.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Remarkable Keyboarding Skills

Mapleton Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:01pm

Our 4th grade students recently finished their keyboarding course.  Here are several students that were honored with a certificate for remarkable keyboarding skills.  

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Art City Sixth-grade Creates Castles with Play Dough

Art City Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:35am

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Art City Elementary school sixth-grade students study ancient civilizations some favorites include Egyptian sarcophagus' and Medieval times.  To help students have hands on experiences with Medieval  times Mrs. Makin's class had the opportunity to use Play dough.  "Play dough in 6th grade?!  You bet, if it's for making a Medieval kingdom."  Mrs. Makin said, "The students really get their hands into their work."

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Earth Day

Santaquin Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 9:31am
Attributions: Miss Dooley
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To celebrate Earth Day, 1st graders were taught the importance of cleaning the earth, recycling, the plant life cycle, and how plants and people help each other. They did art, made a book, planted a seed, and concluded with picking up garbage around Santaquin.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 7:19am

Hello, Brockbank Families

I need to start off with a quick message to all the third grade families!  The track meet that was scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to the forecasted weather. The make-up date will be May 19th.  We are so sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you!

We are excited about our PTA fundraiser!  We hope your child has been reading and was able to collect a number of pledges.  This is the last night to read and we would appreciate it if you could send your pledges in tomorrow!  We feel that this was a great activity and everyone benefitted from reading as well as helping our PTA!  Thanks for your support!  In celebration of all the great reading, the PTA will be sponsoring a WONDERFUL CARNIVAL!  This will be Monday, May 2, from 4:00-7:00.  There will be games, slides, food and a bake sale!  You will be able to purchase wristbands for $7.00 prior to Monday night, or $10.00 that night.  These wristbands will give you access to different activities at the carnival.  You may also buy tickets- 3/$1.00, for the activities.  Plan to come and enjoy a night full of fun, food, and friends!

Our Kindergarten program will be this Friday and it has been a delight to walk by the kindergarten rooms and hear our little students practice!  The morning program will be at 9:30 and the afternoon program will be at 1:30!

Thanks for helping your child get ready for testing!  Our students are coming along with the year-end assessments and we appreciate your support in making sure your child is here early and ready to go!

Please continue to check the web for updates and other information!  Thanks for all you do!

I love Brockbank and love our wonderful students, staff, and parents!

Mrs. Nelson

Brockbank Bulletin:

Tues., Apr. 26—Ms. Jensen's Field Trip

Fri., Apr. 29—Kindergarten Program-9:30 & 1:30

Tues., May 3—4th Gr. Track Meet

Thurs., May 5—Super Stars Track Meet

Fri., May 6--3rd Gr. Field Trip

Tues., May 10—5th Gr. Track Meet

Fri., May 13—Ms. Jensen’s Year End Program/Popcorn Friday

Tues., May 17—6th Gr. Track Meet/1st Gr. Program

Thurs., May 19—3rd Grade Track Meet/6th Gr. Graduation-6:00pm

Fri., May 20—Kindergarten Last Day of School

Fri., May 27—Last Day of School-Early out at noon 


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Make a Difference

Art City Elementary News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 9:28pm

There are over 60 million refugees in the world today with many needs, Mrs Makin's 6th-grade class would like to invite you to help "make a difference". Art City Elementary is collecting supplies for hygiene kits now through April 29th. The items needed are as follows: soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hair brushes and combs, and chapstick.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Brookside had an exciting visitor

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 7:50pm
Attributions: Mrs. Hobbs
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Brookside was lucky to have Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company come perform April 25th. There was not a time that the students were not actively engaged. They had volunteers go up and dance with them on a couple of occasions. They also split the students in half and had them compete against each other. It was so much fun for the students. Many students went back to their classrooms and tried to do the exact same moves. Thank you so much for coming and putting on a show for our school. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Students Name City Park

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:42pm

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Payson City gave our sixth grade classes the opportunity to name a park in our school boundaries here in Payson. The four other elementary schools in the city were given different land areas to name also. The park the students named is located at roughly 500 West 1450 South. After learning about historical and geographical information of the city and the park, the students and teachers proposed names and voted. The name that was chosen was HIDDEN COVE PARK because of its secluded and quiet setting. At a Payson City Council meeting held on April 20, a few of the student council members presented the proposed name to the city council. These students were Ashlyn Durfee, McKenna Holt, and Addy Passey. The city council unanimously voted to accept the name, and a stone monument will soon be placed at the park with the new name on it. This was a great honor for the sixth graders to be a part of history in Payson.  Thank you to Payson City for allowing them to participate in this event.


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Larsen Sonic Night

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 4:34pm

Please take your family to Larsen Sonic Night on Wednesday, April 27th from 5:00-8:00 PM.  A portion of the proceeds during those hours will be donated to our school.  Take a break from cooking and come down for dinner.  Hope to see you there!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kiwanis Terrific Kids Award

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:49pm

Terrific Kids is a student-recognition program that promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance.
“Terrific” is an acronym for Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.   Mya Tietjen, Jordan Bailey, Morgan Nuttall, Ashley Scoubes and Spencer Thompson were the recipients from Larsen Elementary.  Great job students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Farm Field Days - 2nd Grade

Rees Elementary News - Mon, 04/25/2016 - 2:05pm
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The second grade went to Harward Farms on April 1st.  Students learned different aspects of agriculture and how it provides for us each day of our lives.  It’s a perfect field trip for second graders because it ties directly into the second grade curriculum.   The first thing we learned about was where wool comes from and how it is used.  We even watched a sheep being sheared!  Some of the other things we learned about are:

  • What plants and animals need to be healthy
  • My Plate, which tells us what and how much we should be eating
  • The importance of washing hands
  • Tractor Safety
  • Zinc, Iron, and Protein (Z.I.P) is found in beef to help our brain, blood and muscles
  • Fruits that are locally grown here in Utah County
  • The uses of wool (sweaters, socks, carpet, etc.)

We love visiting Harward Farms and look forward to it every year!


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork