Third Grade 'Pirates' at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:26pm

Ahoy, Matey!  The theme for our third grade this year is "Pirates".  Today we talked about how pirates would make ropes from individual strings, and how we are stronger as we learn and work together.  Every student made their own rope bracelet as a reminder.  Yo Ho Ho ... it's going to be a great year in 3rd grade!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Opening Assembly

Mapleton Elementary News - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:38pm
Attributions: Carol Day
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Mapleton Elementary gathered to meet their new principal.   Mrs. Peery introduced herself, the faculty, and each grade level.  She explained the school rules and procedures.  She explained incentives: student of the week,  quarterly school wide rewards, and Mapleton Milers.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Spanish Oaks Sixth Grade Team: Day 1

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:11pm

Sixth Grade Team on Day 1 ... We are super excited to have a great year!!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

'Movie Under the Stars' at Spanish Oaks!

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 6:55pm

To kick off this year’s PTA focus of “Only With Teamwork Are We Able to Accomplish Our 'Bucket-Filling' Goals”, on Friday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. The Aristocats will be shown!  Families are invited to bring blankets, pillows, chairs, and treats and join us outside for our movie under the stars!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Creating the Magic at Westside.

Westside Elementary News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:19pm

To begin the new school year, Principal Matis encouraged teachers to 'Be the Magic'.  Not only did Mrs. Matis dress up as famous Disney characters during teacher development (Mulan, Belle, the list goes on), but she also motivated the entire faculty to look for and create little "Wow!" moments that promote a positive learning environment. As a part of the teacher development, teachers will be reading a copy of the book Lessons from the Mouse which is a guide for applying Disney World's secrets of success an organization, a career, and life in general.  "It's not the magic that makes it work, it's the way we work that makes it magic."

Categories: Elementary, Springville

The First Day of School

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:07pm

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Hobble Creek Elementary is soaring off to a magical school year !

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Everything Is Awesome

Santaquin Elementary News - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00am
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The team at Santaquin Elementary gathered early in August to get ready for the new year.  New teachers were introduced as well as new ideas.

After Mr. Argyle introduced our school's 2014-2015 theme of "Everthing is Awesome When You're Part of a Team", from the "Lego Movie", the staff was divided into teams for various activities.  We learned that it takes each of us to make our school successful.  

As we were given opportunities to build objects out of Legos, we experienced that we all learn differently and that our instructions need to be very specific and detailed because we all visualize information based on our knowledge and experiences.  We related that to our students and how each one interprets instruction in a variety of ways.

We all left with enthusiasm for the new school year.  Santaquin Elementary is a great place to be.  Don't forget, "Everything is Awesome When You're Part of Team!"

The Lego objects we built are the pictures displayed above.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Welcome Back, Spanish Oaks Teachers ... We LOVE You!

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:35pm

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Students, parents and staff were excited to welcome back our amazing teachers!  We have the BEST jobs in the world and are so lucky to learn alongside your children every day!  Thank you for sharing them with us ... Bring on the new year!!   

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

School Community Council Parent Applications

Goshen Elementary News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:03pm

School Community Council Elections

Goshen Elementary School Community Council (SCC) serves as an advisory council to the school administration. State law establishes the following guidelines:

  • The SCC will consist of parents, employees and the principal.
  • The SCC will be elected by vote.  Parents will elect parents and staff members will elect staff members.
  • The SCC will meet monthly.  The council meets for one hour each month, usually after school.
  • The SCC will address many issues that may include, but are not limited to, Trust Lands Planning, School Improvement Plans, Character Education Plans, Staff Development Plans, etc.

Goshen Elementary has positions opened for parents to serve on our School Community Council.  We invite all parents/guardians to consider having their name added to the school community council application. Please complete the application in the office by September 2, 2014. 

Elections (if needed) will be held Sept 15-26, 2014


Categories: Elementary

Hobble Creek Faculty Prepares to Welcome Students Back to School

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:03pm

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Hobble Creek Faculty is back to school ! They are preparing for a magical year.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Get Ready For School!

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:20pm

Categories: Elementary, Salem


Art City Elementary News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:05pm

Dates to Remember:

*  August 18th - Open House: 2:00-3:00pm (meet your teacher)

*  August 19th - First Day of School: 8:30am - 2:45pm

*  August 26th - Back to School Night: 6:00pm

Categories: Elementary, Springville

PTA Website

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:48pm

Please check out our new PTA website:

Also, don't forget to check out the committees we still need volunteers for:

PTA: PTA Committees


Scooter Eagle Project at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 2:42pm

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 Teachers interested in having a scooter holder made for their room by our local Eagle Scout, Trenton Teasdale, signed up in the Spring with high hopes ...  Well, Trenton delivered!  Each of our teachers now has a freshly varnished, home-made scooter holder to keep their coatrooms nice and tidy.  Well done, Trenton ... Thank you!




Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

It's Time to Join Our Amazing Spanish Oaks PTA!

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:40am

A huge "thank you" to all of the parents who joined the PTA and signed up to volunteer at our school registration.  We still have many volunteer opportunities and needs.  Please consider volunteering to help make this year a success!  Contact Misty Bard to see where there is a need @

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Welcome Back to Spanish Oaks!

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 7:46am

Welcome Back to Spanish Oaks!

  • 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
   4:25-4:55  1st rotation
   5:00-5:30  2nd rotation

** 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!!
  • August 20 ... Early Out 8:55 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • August 26 ... First Day of Kindergarten

AM Kindergarten - 9:00 a.m. to 11:35 a.m.
PM Kindergarten - 12:40 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Back To School

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:33pm

The Mt. Loafer Faculty can't wait to see you!

Back To School Info:

  • August 18th-Open House, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • August 19th-First Day of School, 9:00-3:15 PM
  • August 20th-Early out, 9:00-2:30 PM
  • August 26th-First Day of Kindergarten, AM Kindergarten - 9:00 to 11:35, PM Kindergarten - 12:35 to 3:15
  • August 27th-Back To School Night, 7:00-8:00 PM
Categories: Elementary, Salem

PTA Opportunites

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:03pm

Thank you for all of the parents who joined the PTA and signed up to volunteer at school registration.  We still have volunteer opportunities and needs.  Please consider volunteering to help make this year a success.  Click on the link below to see where there is a need.


PTA: PTA Committees

Changes in the Air!

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:13pm

As many have already heard, our Principal, Mr. Dwight Liddiard, has been re-assigned to be the new Principal at Spanish Fork Jr. High School starting next school year. We want to thank him for his dedication to the students, staff and PTA at East Meadows and for helping it from its beginnings in 2006 to become the special place it is today.

We want to give a warm welcome to Celeste Gledhill who will be the new Principal of East Meadows starting in August 2014.

With that, here is a little introduction from Celeste Gledhill herself....

Hello! I would like to introduce myself and let you know how excited I am to be assigned as the principal of East Meadows Elementary.

My family moved to Spanish Fork when I was 5 and I have lived in Spanish Fork ever since. My childhood playgound was the fields and orchards where East Meadows is currently built. I have a large extended family that is a large part of my life. To me the people I get to surround myself with make life worthwhile and I can't wait to add all of you to that circle.

I taught in Jordan School District before coming to Nebo, but didn't enjoy the long commute so I looked for employment nearer to home and was hired by Dwight at Larsen Elementary, and then followed him to East Meadows the first year it opened. As the new school year begins, I will be starting my 20th year in education. I have taught 2nd through 6th grade and kindergarten and 1st grade during the summer as part of a migrant summer school. I also worked as a facilitator before my last 6 years as principal of Mapleton Elementary.

I enjoy traveling, running (albeit slowly), reading, playing games, anything crafty, and being with friends and family. To make life a little more interesting I also try to seek out a little adventure.

I believe that school should be a warm and welcoming place where we are partners in your child's education. With all of us working together your children can achieve more. My door will alwyas be open. I am excited to work with you and the wonderful.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Upcoming Events

Goshen Elementary News - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:47pm
  • July 31 - Registration 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • August 18 - Meet the Teacher 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • August 19 - School Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Categories: Elementary