Thank you Mapleton Senior Citizens

Mapleton Elementary News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:43am

Recently, Mapleton Senior Citizens made a donation to each of the three elementary schools in the Mapleton area. We were honored to receive this donation at their October luncheon at the Mapleton City Center. This donation will go towards helping individual students who are in need. We are so appreciative of their kindness and for thinking of children. 

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

It's all GREEK in 6th grade.

Rees Elementary News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:06am
Attributions: Article by Jaynee Tanner, Photos by Tim Mendenhall
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It’s All GREEK to Me!

By Jaynee Tanner

    Here ye! Here ye!  The Gods of Olympus are pleased!  For the past few weeks we’ve been learning about the Ancient Greece and their beliefs.  Did you know they were polytheistic?  They believed in many gods!  We’ve also been doing projects, reading books, and even playing games to learn about this fascinating culture.

    Building the Greek temples was really fun. It was also hard because we only had a short amount of time.  It also involved us working as a team. We had to communicate and we each had to do different things to finish it.  It was very interesting seeing a visual representation of a Greek temple.

    Each Polis (city state of ancient Greece) is also doing a research project about information on something from ancient Greeks.  My table is studying ancient Greek music.  It’s really cool to see how the music has changed from then to now.  It was interesting to see the instruments that ancient Greeks used.  The instruments now are completely different from theirs.

    Our class is having a great time learning about ancient Greece.  Dr. Lisa Bean (the district theater specialist) came in and acted like an oracle. We learned how to find our fates and how they sacrificed “goats”.  We also had the Olympic games.  The over all winning Polis (team) was Sparta.  Our class is having a spectacular time doing our Greek unit!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Where is Spirit Wednesday (Thursday)?

Goshen Elementary News - Thu, 10/26/2017 - 7:48am

Spirit wanted to be really sneaky today!  Look closely!  Where was he hiding this morning?  Go take a guess in the office by Friday, and a winner will be picked during announcements tomorrow!  GOOD LUCK!

Categories: Elementary

Mummified Chickens

Foothills Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 9:13pm
Attributions: Mrs. Jennelle Youngs
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We had a great and exciting activity this week mummifying our two class chickens. We followed the ancient process of mummification. We replaced the heart (a craisin) with a scarab beetle (almond) charm. We took out the insides (cooked noodles) and put them in canopic jars. We stuffed the chest cavity with linen. We then dried the chicken as much as we could with towels. We filled a bag with salt and put the chickens inside. We will change the salt every few days until it is mummified. It takes, on average, 40 days and 5 pounds of salt per chicken. When they are mummified; we will wrap them in linen, make a sarcophagus and have a mini burial procession.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

The Pumpkin Express

Foothills Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:55pm

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Thanks to Harward Farms for delivering pumpkins to every student at Foothills. 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Foothills PTA Reflections Winners

Foothills Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:30pm

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Students competed in visual arts, photography, film, music composition, 3D arts, and literature. Congratulations on a job well done!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

4th Grade Hoedown

Foothills Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 8:06pm

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Students did a great job dancing for their parents. They even had a chance to teach their parents how to "dance."

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Principal's Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 6:58pm

Hello Parents,

Just a reminder that tomorrow is our 1st Term Parent Teacher Conferences.  We look forward to having everyone come out and meet with teachers.  If you have forgotten your time you are welcome to go back into Sign Up Genius and see your time or call the office and we can give you your time.  The teachers will be on a very tight schedule.  Please respect that time.  If you need to visit longer with the teacher than the allotted time, please schedule another time that you and the teacher can meet to have a deeper conversation.  

The Book Fair will be going on during Conferences in the gym until 9:00.  Please go visit the Fair and see all the great books available at a good price.  Also you can send a pencil gram to your student which is a pencil with a note attached for just $1.00.  

Halloween is just around the corner.  We will be having our annual Halloween parade on Tuesday, October 31st at 1:15 pm.  We will be marching around the outside perimeter of the school as we have done in the years past.  Students are invited to wear their costume to school or put them on during lunch.  Please be aware this is a regular school day so costumes that are particularly bulky or fragile should not be sent to school.  We ask that students refrain from wearing mask, gory costumes/makeup, or bring weapons-even pretend ones!  Students may wear hair color and light face paint to school but should NOT bring these items with them!  Please remember that even during these activities, students need to follow our school dress guidelines!

Thank you so much for your support!

Mrs. Robbins

Upcoming events:

10/26 SEPs

10/31 Halloween Parade 1:15

11/1 1st Grade Field Trip to Thanksgiving Point

11/3 Picture Retake

11/7 SCC (12:30

11/8 4th Grade Field Trip

11/9 PTA Meeting 1:30

11/10 Tiger Pride Assembly

11/13 Heroes Read A Thon

11/17 5th Grade History Fair

11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Break


Categories: Elementary, Payson


Riverview Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 6:09pm

Principal Moment

I was once asked by a cute first grader: “Mrs. Killian, what is your favorite word?”  I stared.  I had never been asked that question before. 

I should have a favorite word.  All teachers should have a favorite word.  Words are our life.  How does one go about choosing a favorite word?  Is it as simple as picking something I love – like family, or dessert, or traveling, or grandson?  It would definitely not be diet or treadmill.  Maybe it should be two words.  Bus duty would be out.  So would recess duty. It could be sleeping in or ice cream.

Yesterday, I went into Mrs. Taylors’s class and watched some students decoding words with the ‘ch’ digraph and then I tip-toed through the halls could hear a student reading aloud to Mrs. Marziale.   And later that day I found my favorite words.  It happened after I finished reading a book to a 2nd grader who was in the learning pit and was struggling with her math.  She and I read a story about having a bubble gum brain; a brain that likes to grow and stretch and isn’t afraid to keep trying when learning gets tough.  We finished reading, I closed the book, she looked at me, worked at her math problem and solved it and then said; “Books are good!”  What a rich life teachers have!


On Halloween, we will begin our morning with a Halloween parade.  Into the school on Halloween morning will walk Superman, a clown, an angel, some devils, the Disney princesses will be present, maybe an astronaut, a pack of Ninjas, Darth Vader, and possibly some pirates. 

We will be parading outside this year.  We invite you to drop your children off, find a parking stall, pull out the lawn chairs, choose a good seat on the parade route and stay for the “Monster March.”  Students will assemble in their classroom and after the morning bell and announcements, we will begin our parade.  The ghouls and goblins will exit from the school, parade around the sports park, re-enter and parade through the halls; dropping each class off at their classroom door. 

Afternoon Kindergarten will begin their parade at 12:30 p.m. They will parade around the Kindergarten Playground.

Come watch the fun!

Check out spoooooky Riverview RAM scarecrow this Halloween season.  Our entry in the Spanish Fork City Scarecrow Contest is directly in front of Central Bank on Main Street.  Don’t forget to vote for our scarecrow.  The winner gets $100 and bragging rights!

Nebo Boys/Girls After-School

Session 2 clubs will begin on Monday, October 30th.  There will be no clubs on Tuesday, October 31st.

Payment WILL NOT be online this time, please bring your payment to the office by FRIDAY, October 27th to secure your spot.  If you need payment arrangements or have any question please contact RaeAnn Nelson at

Mothers/Sons Activity-Tomorrow!

The Riverview Elementary Mothers/Sons Activity is quickly approaching; Thursday, October 26th from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Classic Fun Center in Orem.  

Free skating admission for mothers and sons. Add bouncing & climbing or laser tag for $3.  Add all three for $4.  

Skate rental included.  Blade, scooter, skate mate rental is $3.  You may also bring your own skates, blades, or scooters.  60 tokens for $5. 

Dinner deals for $3; Nachos & Drink, Pizza & Drink or Corn Dog & Drink. 

Book Fair

Two more school days until the book fair; October 30th – November 2nd.  

Find books for all ages and interests! Don’t know what to buy? Watch for teacher picks and teacher requests.

Halloween Book Haunt at the Book Fair-Tuesday, October 31st; Immediately following the Halloween parade.  Parents, this is a chance for you to shop for Christmas presents without your kids.

Family Night at the Book Fair-Thursday, November 2nd; 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Don’t miss this fun event!  There will be piles of prizes and games galore.  You’ll think you’re on a real dude ranch!

Each book fair we raise money for ‘All for Books.’  This is a program in which 100% of the proceeds go to buying books for Riverview.  Show you pride (Utes or Cougars) by donating to this great cause.

In order to make this a successful book fair, the PTA MUST have many volunteers.  You DO NOT have to be a member of the PTA to volunteer.  PLEASE follow this link to sign-up and support our wonderful Riverview Rams.

Reflections Contest

Riverview Elementary PTA presents the “Reflections” contest.  Express yourself through art; Literature, Visual Arts, Dance, 3-D Art, and Photography.   The 2017-2018 Theme:  “Within Reach.”  Have students pick up an entry form from their teacher or at the office.  Deadline: Friday, November 3rd.

Veteran’s Pictures

If you have a family member who has served in the military, please be willing to share with us a copy of his/her photo.  Mrs. RaeAnn Nelson will be posting the pictures in the hall in honor of all those who are serving our country. 


The Riverview website has been updated in order to hopefully make it easier to access school information. 

Please click on the ‘Parents’ link to find all information regarding after-school clubs, busing information, map for dropping off/picking up, our positive behavior intervention and support system (PBIS), PTA information, contact information when bullying is occurring (SafeUT), school community council (SCC), and the school handbook.  The main column will allow you to read all newsletters sent home by me this year.

The ‘Students’ link will allow students connect to online homework resources and learning sites.

The ‘Learning to Learn’ link will allow you to see our philosophy of learning.  Riverview is committed to making learning visible.  We are purposefully teaching learners to get out of ‘I am stuck in my learning’ situations.  Being stuck is celebrated as an opportunity to grow and stretch our brains; thereby building our learning capacity. We have ‘Learner Powers’ that are integrated into all lessons.  The Learner Powers are an important part of enabling students to advance in their own learning.  By making learning visible and empowering our students, children are building their confidence and are ‘Making a Mark, Making it Matter’


Cool weather is upon us.  Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess.  In order to keep the lost-n-found collection from growing, please label jackets with your child’s name. 

Communication Options

Riverview School website

Riverview Facebook & Instagram

Riverview PTA

Please continue to check the website for additional information.

 Upcoming Events

  • October 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly 2:30
  • October 26th – Mother/Sons Activity at Classic Fun Center, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • October 30th - November 3rd – PTA Book fair
  • October 31st – Halloween Parade 9:00; Sports Park; Kindergarten Afternoon Parade 12:30; Around the Kinder playground
  • November 2nd – Family Night at the Bookfair, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • November 3rd – Reflections entries due; Popcorn Friday
  • November 6th – Food Drive/Penny Wars begins
  • November 8th – student council conference
  • November 10th – Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Reward Activity
  • November 14th – Veteran’s Assembly 9:00 a.m.
  • November 16th – Reflections assembly 2:00 p.m.
  • November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
  • November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break

Thank you,

Mrs. Angie Killian

Principal, Riverview Elementary








Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Boxtops and PLINKO

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 4:30pm

Hey Grizzlies! Our amazing PTO is going to be playing PLINKO during lunch Tomorrow, October 26th and Friday, October 27th. If you'd like a chance to play along with the kids for fun prizes bring 10 boxtops with you! Thanks PTO for making Mt. Loafer an awesome place to be.


Categories: Elementary, Salem


Canyon Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 2:29pm

Congratulations to our Reflections winners. They did a great job!  We had winners in Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Dance Choreography, Visual Art, and 3D Art. The winning entries will now be submitted at the district level. Thank you to our amazing PTA for sponsoring Reflections.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Parents are Powerful!

Santaquin Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 2:16pm

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We wanted to let our parents know how much we appreciate you!  We have great parent involvement at our school. Did you know, parent involvement is the number one predictor for early literacy success?   At our grade level literacy nights,  we have had a high percentage of parents attend.  

Research shows that students with involved parents are more likely to:

  • Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
  • Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
  • Attend school regularly
  • Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
  • Graduate and go on to postsecondary education

We also had many parents come to our parents and pastries activity this week and read a book with their students.  Thank you!  We think parents are powerful!



Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

6th Grade vs. Faculty at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 1:34pm
Attributions: pictures by Denise Brown
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Some great pics of our fun teachers and principal taking on the 6th graders in a friendly game of football.    The weather was georgous and a fun time was had by all.  What a great way to send us off to fall break!  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Reading Celebration with Mrs. Brown

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:29pm

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Mrs. Brown held our first reading celebration for the year.  The students had a great time.  An extra special thank you to Aubrey Smith for organizing this amazing reading celebration… Our students had a blast painting their very own pumpkins!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Second Grade Visits a Pumpkin Patch!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 12:14pm
Attributions: photos by: Crystal Averett
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Second Grade Visits a Pumpkin Patch!

5th Grade Learning About Anatomy

Larsen Elementary News - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:55am

BYU students have been coming to teach the fifth graders about anatomy. So far they have learned about bones, muscles, the heart, and lungs. When the students were learning about the heart, they had the chance to touch a pig's heart and see what is inside. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Gifted Student Family Night

Sage Creek Elementary News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:52pm
Categories: Elementary, Springville

Utah Association for Gifted Children Family Event

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 4:45pm

Utah Association for Gifted Children Family Event

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Yearbook Cover Grade Level Winners

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 3:46pm
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After the cover was chosen a winner was chosen for each grade level.  Those winners are: 

Kindergarten:  Blakely Beckman

1st: Zoey Darger

2nd:  Luci Alexander

3rd: Paisley Terry

4th: Eli Taylor

5th:  Ximena Ibarra

6th:  Brynlee Smith

There were so many fun and creative entries this year! Thank you to those who participated.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin