Principal's Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:52am
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Dear Taylor Parents,
This past week I had the opportunity to meet with two of our grade levels.  We celebrated student success and were able to talk about individual students and best practices.  This is something I will have a chance to do all throughout the month of November with each grade level.  Through Utah Land Trust Funding, we are able to pay for subs to cover classes while we collaborate.  I love working with the teachers and students.  They are the best.
Veteran’s Day:  On Friday we met together at the end of the day to talk about our US Veterans.  I am so impressed with the knowledge and respect our students have about our veterans.  We watched a clip of Utah's Honor Flight.  We will have the opportunity to send letters on the next flight.  If you would like to join us and send a letter/card you are welcome to bring them by the office before Christmas Break.
Lost and Found:  Our Lost and Found is piling HIGH!  Please take some time before the Holiday Break to come and look through this pile if your son or daughter is missing a coat, sweatshirt, shirt, etc.  We want these items to get back to the right owners.  During the Holidays, we will be bagging up the unclaimed items and giving them to charity.  PLEASE take the time to find your stuff!
Update Aspire:  Please make sure your phone number, email and address is up to date on Aspire.  We use this to share information but most important we use it in case of an emergency.  To do this, you will need to go to www.nebo.edu . From there you will click on the Parent button on the top of the page.  You will then go to the Aspire SIS (Student Information System).  On this page it will have directions on how to update your information.  You will need to log into Aspire.  You should have already created an account the beginning of the school year.
Cold and Inclement Weather Procedure:  As winter is approaching I wanted to review our procedures to both reassure and help parents and patrons prepare and plan.
•       We recommend that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 for supervision purposes.   If a student arrives earlier than this they will have to wait in the hall by the office.
•       Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses.  In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, etc.).
•       If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect.
•       Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as:  very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall, unhealthy air/inversions (we check air quality daily).
•       Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school.  The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to:  not block the flow of traffic (inside lanes are for waiting/sitting; outside lanes for quick stops and pull through), not block cross walk area, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building.
•       In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage…) The District’s ParentLink system will be used to notify parents this can be in the form of an automated phone call, text, or email.  For this information to reach you it is important that you keep your contact information current within the online SIS system.  Information will also be posted and updated on the district web page www.nebo.edu.
Thank you so much for your time and support!
Sincerely,
Mrs. Robbins

Up Coming Events:
11/13 Read with Heroes 2:00
11/17 Picture Retake This will take place on the stage for any preschooler that will be coming to take pictures on that day.
11/17 5th Grade History Fair
11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/21 PTA Thanksgiving Lunch for Staff
11/22 – 11/24 No School ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
12/1 Tiger Pride/Reflection Assembly
12/5 SCC 12:30 PTA 1:30

Categories: Elementary, Payson

October Students of the Month

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 8:33am

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Top Tigers: Lettie Kelson, Taylee Toomaltai, Olivia Stringham, Launa Lyman, Eliza Hazlett, Jakelle Evans, Kylee Todd, Sawyer Simons, Chevy Roseman, Veronica Brown, Autumn Farr, Miah Martin, Koen Lloyd, Olivia Liddle, Isaiah Hernandez,  Aubree Nordell, Tanner Grant, Jesse Ramirez, Lanna Beckstrom, Ellie Poulson, Daphne Bryan. 

Leaders of the Pack: Ms. Varney, Mrs. Kershaw, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Koyle, Ms. Whicker, Mrs. Tanner, Mrs. Steele, Mrs. Procelle, Mrs. Ellsworth, Mrs. Wride, Ms. Jensen.

Pack of the Month:

Mrs. Leavitt: Art Behavior

Mr. Daggett: Lunchroom Behavior

Mrs. Grill: Reach for Your Potential

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Bread And Butter

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:47am

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Mr. Lai's class has been learning about Colonial Times. They compared artisan bread and homemade butter to what we buy in the store. They had fun shaking the mason jars to make the butter. More than half of the class said that they liked the homemade items better. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

October Students Of The Month

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 7:03am

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These students were recognized for having 'Courage' by their teachers. Logan O'Bryant, Cody Hancock, Benjamin Lines, Brinlee Peterson, Amy Farrer, Trace Lochaby, Aspen MacKay, Canyon Heinz, Jasey Bishop, River Harmon, Zona Patten, Hinckley Ferrons, Mckynlie Newton, Armando Lopez, Rylin Bates, Lincoln Mittelman, Sara Worthington, Noah Atkin, Ella Hansen, Kason Broderick, Cataya Bean, Eli Nielsen, Benjamin Booth, Oliver DeWitt, Noag Geiger, Daxy Miller, Wells Dewsnup, Tayla Mendenhall, Luna Santillan, Max Bowen, Isaac Sutton, Maddie Sullivan, Bridger Gibbons, Josephyn Webber, Ryker Newton, Satynn Rhoden, Quintin Hardy, Addison Dalton, Calder Hunter, Elizabeth Benson, Larissa Navarro, Cade Bullock, Sophie Frisby, Zac Linville, Marley Houck, Blake Oakeson, Ashlyn Alvey, Ethan Bennett, Abby Whiting, Bryton Ross, Julie Baxter, Xane Harmon, Drayke Bloom, Taya Bassir, Elena Rasmussen, and Derek Wettstein.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Veterans Day Program

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:35pm

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In Mrs. Ray's 4th grade class, they have been learning about what a Veteran is.  On November 10th, the class shared their new knowledge of "who" a Veteran is with the whole school. Several servicemen and women who represented all military branches were introduced by our students.  We sang songs, put on a skit, and also honored those Veteran's in our audience. community, and throughout our country. We are grateful for those men and women who have served and are serving this great country. God Bless America!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Student Council Visits BYU

Spring Lake Elementary News - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 8:21pm

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On Wednesday, November 8th, Spring Lake student council members attended a leadership conference at BYU. Students listened to motivational speakers and attended breakout sessions on leadership. We excited for them to use these new skills with the students at Spring Lake. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Reflections Winners 2017

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:27pm
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Barnett Elementary held their school wide reflections contest this month and are excited to announce the winners. The theme was “Within Reach” and our students worked hard to create visual art, literature, photography, and music pieces around this theme. The winners of each category are listed below.

2D Visual Arts Award of Merit: Zackurie Felix, Adella Felix, Brynlee Larson, Henry Draper, Ty Larson

2D Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Shailyn Garcia, Abby DeGriselles, Kaeley Garcia, Eva Perkins, Allie Kaufman

3D Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Christabelle Draper, Joshua Ottesen, Malcolm Meidinger

Dance Choreography Award of Excellence: Makayla Jensen and Addison Pugmire

Photography Award of Excellence: Katelyn Pugmire, Kaeley Garcia, Shailyn Garcia

Literature Award of Excellence: Azzrin Westmoreland, Kaeley Garcia, Adella Felix, Zackurie Felix, Shailyn Garcia

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Reflections Winners 2017

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:27pm

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Barnett Elementary held their school wide reflections contest this month and are excited to announce the winners. The theme was “Within Reach” and our students worked hard to create visual art, literature, photography, and music pieces around this theme. The winners of each category are listed below.

2D Visual Arts Award of Merit: Zackurie Felix, Adella Felix, Brynlee Larson, Henry Draper, Ty Larson

2D Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Shailyn Garcia, Abby DeGriselles, Kaeley Garcia, Eva Perkins, Allie Kaufman

3D Visual Arts Award of Excellence: Christabelle Draper, Joshua Ottesen, Malcolm Meidinger

Dance Choreography Award of Excellence: Makayla Jensen and Addison Pugmire

Photography Award of Excellence: Katelyn Pugmire, Kaeley Garcia, Shailyn Garcia

Literature Award of Excellence: Azzrin Westmoreland, Kaeley Garcia, Adella Felix, Zackurie Felix, Shailyn Garcia

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Art City First Grade Visit The Scera Theater

Art City Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 9:01pm
Attributions: Picture by Marisa Channell

On October 25th, Art City Elementary First grade classes had the opportunity to go to the Scera theater to see the play, "Captain Louie". It was a play about friendship and Halloween. The students had popcorn and drinks. First grade students and teachers said, "We had a blast!!"

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Veterans Day - I'm proud to be an American

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 8:25pm
Attributions: Laura Snelgrove
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Students and guests particpated in a patriotic program learning the history of Veterans Day, and celebrating Veterans.  We had many Veterans who joined our program and were honored by being escorted by a student relative down a corridor of Cub Scouts from our school.  Over 30 of our own scouts were standing in uniform showing respect for the Veterans.  Each of the Veterans stood as their branch of the military was announced and all the students in the school sang the song, "Thank You Military" and "I'm Proud To Be An American". Throughout the rest of the day, you could hear children singing patriotic songs as you walked through the halls.  Each class in the school was also visited by a Veteran who talked about their service for our country.  From Santaquin Elementary,  we would like to say THANK YOU to our Veterans!  Veterans who participated were:

Bowdy Gonzales, father to Saber Gonzales - Army

Josh Nielsen, father to  Parker NIelsen - USMC SGT

Braden Parish - Corporal USMC

Terry Jones, grandfather to McKinzee Marshall - Army Staff Sergeant 

Dale Barnett, great grandfather to Bryan and Chrisian Degraw -Army Sergeant

Ernest Newton, grandfather to Owen Newton - Army E-4 

William Jackson, father to Dayna Chatwin - USMC Corporal E-4

Chad Carson, father Cade and Layci Carsonto - Army SGT E5

Daniel Paas, uncle to Madeline, Timmy and Lily Gull - E9 Master Chief USN

Donald Paas, grandfather to Madeline, Timothy and Lily Gull -Sergeant Air Force

Lynn E Weight, grandfather to Hayden Weight - Speciales E5 US Army

Rhett Larsen, father to Jacob and Jameson Larsen - Captain Army

Phil Snelgrove, Neavy Seaman

Scott Fraser, father to Landon, Keaton, Camerson and Hayden Fraser - Sergeant Army

Don Ashcraft, grandfather to Mylee Villenuva - US Air Force Senior Master Sergant 

Robert James, grandfather to Turner Larsen, Ellana Larsen and Brexton Larsen - MSGT Air Force, Navy, Army

Brian Johnson, father to Melissa and Matthew Johnson -US Navy

Quentin Francom grandfather to  Rebecca Laker - Army Sergeant E5

Melissa Webster, Army Reserve

Deployed Veterans include:

Jeff Sonderegger

Colton Cruz

Samir Sayago

Tracy James

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Student Council Conference at BYU!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:30pm
Attributions: Mike Johnson
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Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Thank You Veterans!

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:58pm

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To honor and thank the local veterans students and classes wrote letters and made posters for veterans.  The letters and posters were delivered to the veterans at the Veterans Home in Payson.  Thank you to those who have and who currently serve our country.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Hall of History to honor grat Americans

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:43pm
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5th grade students have done it once again. They have worked hard, and shown what it looks like to be a great American. They each picked a famous American that had an impact on this great country. We had presidents, actors/actresses, abolitionists, astronauts, and many other great Americans. 5th grade put on an incredible show Thursday evening to show friends and family what they have learned about Americans. They sang songs and memorized speeches for people to listen to. On Friday they shared their speeches with their fellow Dragons. They also gave a great assembly. Mr. Wright's father came to speak about the military, we also had an amazing student from SHS play taps on the trumpet. This was a very special day at Sage Creek. Thank you to all of those who serve this country. Happy Vetrans Day  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

3rd grade has a blast at BYU Planitarium & Bean Museum

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:25pm
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Today was a great day to be a 3rd grader at Sage Creek! All of 3rd grade was able to go to BYU Planitarium where they learned about the stars, moon, planets, and comets. Afterwards they walked across campus to the Bean Museum. They learned lots of interesting facts about animals, and several other things. They ended it by an incredible show about ecosystems, and they got to see a real life lizard, frog and turtle.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Students of the Week - November 10th

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 3:24pm
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Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

It was a Monster Dash

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:30pm
Attributions: Angela Stoddard
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As if the day of Halloween cannot get more fun, here at Barnett Elementary we had our first Monster Dash. Students were dressed in their Halloween costumes as they ran or walked for a great cause. A lap around the field was approximately ¼ of a mile and students tried their hardest to get as many laps as possible. Students were running to earn money for Barnett Elementary. The school goal was to earn $5000. The class that earns the most money, their teacher gets to Sumo Wrestle Mrs. Stoddard! The leaders of Barnett, are now out collecting money from their sponsors to help the school reach our goal. Stay tuned to find out which teacher will be Sumo Wrestling Mrs. Stoddard!

 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

3rd Grade Math Sports

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 2:07pm
Attributions: by Lyndsee Brice
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Miss Brice's class reviews their multiplication facts by playing sports! Students practicing certain fact families (multiples of 2 or 10, for example) get to play tennis. Other fact families play hockey, and some basketball. It's a fun way to keep the kids motivated. They get a lot of opportunities to practice with the support of a classmate. Math is always fun in our class!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Students Share Native American Heritage with Classmates

Larsen Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 1:37pm
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Aliya and Zane Cruz shared some of their Native American culture with their classes to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day which was held November 3rd.  They each performed a native dance in costumes.  Aliya danced the Fancy Shawl dance while Zane danced the  Grass dance.  They did a great job and classmates enjoyed seeing and learning more about their culture.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Art City Celebrates Veterans Day

Art City Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 1:13pm
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Art City Elementary has a lot of red, white and blue today! We say, “Thank You Veterans”!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Monday is "Read with a Hero" from 2:00-:2:30

Taylor Elementary News - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:22am
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Monday is "Read with a Hero" day at Taylor!  Students are welcome to invite their "hero" (parent, grandparent, older sibling, aunt, uncle, neighbor, etc) to come read for the last half an hour of the day!  Donuts will be served in the gym in celebration of our everyday heroes!  Please bring your favorite books from home and join us at the school from 2:00-2:30!   Make sure to sign in at the office!  

If your student is unable to bring someone to read with, there will be plenty of heroes for them to buddy up with!   We're excited to welcome you to our school and spend time together reading!   

Categories: Elementary, Payson

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