3rd Grade Goes to Clark Planitarium

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:04am
Attributions: by Michelle Gast
(more pictures available)

The third graders visited the Clark Planetarium last week! They had an interactive presentation and watched an IMAX movie about space. We are so thankful that our friends at the planetarium hosted us!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

UPSTART Kindergarten Readiness Program

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:59am
Attributions: by Lana Hiskey
(more pictures available)

UPSTART is a free, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that will give your child a fun start in reading, math, and science (with a focus on reading) in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Please see attached flyers.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Where is Spirt?

Goshen Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:11am

We've missed Spirit last week, and because this week is so short, he decided to visit early!  Where is he?  Stop by the office today and tomorrow and fill out the entry form for a chance to win a prize!  Winners will be announced Wednesday before school is out.

Categories: Elementary

Brockbank Sixth Grade Student Participate in the Battle of the Greek Gods

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:28am
Attributions: Pictures taken by JaNae Wilson & Torie Ludlow
(more pictures available)

Recently the entire sixth-grade participated in a Battle of the Greek Gods. This was an all-day activity at Swenson park where the students rotated and participated in many team-building activities. Each rotation included a task that required students to use strategies and work together to solve a problem. Brockbank sixth-grade teachers and students want to thank all the parents for their support and help! The students could not have had such a great experience without them! Many parents were able to come and help facilitate the activities as well as help with preparations ahead of time. Each activity was named to connect with Greek Mythology. Zeus’ Challenge obstacle course. Catch Hermes capture the flag. Demeters Towers building the tallest tower as groups. Chariot Races & Trial of Athena, trolley races, team activities. Olympic Events discus, javelin, shot put. Trojan War Escape Human-sized spider web. The culminating event was the much anticipated "Flour Bomb War." The students had a great time throwing flour bombs at each other and coming home covered in the white powdery flour. Many students commented that this was one of the most memorable field trips ever. The sixth-grade Battle of the Greek Gods is becoming a tradition that future students will look forward to when they are in sixth grade.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Police Officer Visits Kindergarten

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:11am
Attributions: Tara Farr
(more pictures available)

Officer Derick Shumway came to visit Mrs. Tara Farr's morning class and talk to the kids about safety and community helpers. He is Livee's dad and works for the Pleasant Grove Police Department. The kids got to ask him questions and climb in his police car and talk on the loud speaker and listen to the siren as well as learn about how police officers keep us safe. It was a lot of fun! Thank you Officer Shumway!!! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Apple Day in Kindergarten

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:01am
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Recently, Kindergarten students at Brockbank Elementary celebrated Apple Day at school. The students participated in several different activities including tasting apples in several different forms; cut in slices, applesauce, pie, and juice; deciding which color of apple they like best, doing math and science activities involving apples, and illustrating their own apple books. It was a fun educational day that the students enjoyed.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Bulletin

Brockbank Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:44pm

Hello, Brockbank Families!

We want to thank you for your support for our FUN RUN!  We had a great time and the students seem to enjoy the time outside!  We appreciate your pledges and we will continue to accept them this week!  We’re excited to put the money towards books, benchmark kits, and charging stations!  Thanks so much!

SEP SIGN UPS:  If you have NOT signed up for SEP Conferences, please do so before Oct. 18th.  After that date we will close the sign up page.  If you need to sign up or change your scheduled time after the 18th, you will need to contact your child’s teacher.

Picture Retakes:  October 17th will be picture retakes!  If you want your child’s pictures retaken, please send the packet with your child to school. 

Dads and Doughnuts: October 18th will be our fun Dads and Doughnuts activity!  We invite you to bring your child and kick off the Book Fair with this fun event. It will be from 7:15-8:30!  Thanks to our awesome PTA for all of their help!

Fall Break: October 19-20!  Enjoy!

Book Fair: Our PTA Book Fair will be scheduled for October 18th, then the 23rd-26th.  We appreciate your support for the Book Fair, and appreciate all the hard work the PTA does in getting this ready!

Learning Through Robotics:  We are still accepting students for our Robotics class.  It is held after school, every Thursday, for 9 weeks.  This will be a great class where the students will be doing many hands-on activities with robots that they will build!  Please contact the office if you are interested.

Reflection Contest:

What: PTA believes that all children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts. Reflections began in 1969 and has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Our Theme this year is "Within Reach".  We are looking for original works of art in photography, dance choreography, literature, visual art, 3-D art, film production, and music composition.

Who: Students at Brockbank all ages and abilities!

Where: Entries due Tuesday October 24th. Entry forms will be available at the office.

Why: A great way to let your student express their original ideas! Explore the theme and then let them create!

Any questions email Cindy Shepherd at eggmomma@gmail.com. We can't wait to see what the incredible students at Brockbank create!

District Survey: 
Dear Parent:

Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your support of Nebo School District and the opportunity to work together with you to provide an exceptional education for our students. We would appreciate your input on the Bond Survey before October 31. Please go to www.nebo.edu to begin the survey.

Nebo School District is in the initial planning process for a Bond Election to be held next year on November 6, 2018. Bonding is the primary method school districts use to construct new schools and meet other facility priorities. Bond money cannot be used for salaries and benefits.

Based on previous community feedback of wanting to move to the middle school model, Nebo School District plans to ask patrons to approve a $298 million dollar bond in November 2018. This tax-rate-neutral (no tax rate increase) bond will be used for:

1.   Building three new middle schools for students in sixth and seventh grade. These middle schools will be located within the boundaries of Salem Hills High, Springville High, and Maple Mountain High. As the new middle schools are completed, Mt. Nebo Junior High and Diamond Fork Junior High will become middle schools;

2.   Rebuilding Payson High, Spanish Fork High, and Springville High; and

3.    Making improvements to existing buildings and sites. It is estimated that approximately $10 million dollars of bond funds will be focused on upgrades and improvements.

The Nebo School Board's decision on which projects to include will rely on public input and recommendations from parent committees.

In accordance with state law, the Nebo School Board will finalize all plans prior to the 2018 Bond Election so the voting public will know the specific plans before voting. In the coming months, please continue to look for additional bond information at www.nebo.edu and in meetings held throughout Nebo School District.

Again, Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your input and support of Nebo School District. Please go to www.nebo.edu to begin the survey.

SEP Conferences: October 26th, from 3:00-8:30, will be our SEP Conferences.  If you did not sign up for a time for the conference at the Open House, please go to the school website and sign up for a time that would work best for you.

We invite you to LIKE us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as our own Brockbank website!  Follow us on Instagram--#Brockbankbest, #Lookatbrockbank, and #BrockbankBFF

Thanks for being the BEST!

Mrs. Nelson

Brockbank Bulletin:
10/17-Picture Retakes/4th Grade Field Trip
10/18-Dads and Doughnuts/Kindergarten Field Trip-9:00-2:00
10/19-20-Fall Break
10/18, 23-26-Book Fair
10/24-Reflection Entries are due
10/26-SEP Conferences
10/27-Term 1 ends
10/30-11/3-Red Ribbon Week
11/6-5th Gr. Wax Museum
11/15-4th Gr. program
11/22-24-Thanksgiving Break

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

The Book Fair is Coming

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:46pm

The Book Fair is coming!!  Get ready to read!!  Our school's book fair opens next Monday, October 23, 2017.  Come shop for great deals on fun books.  Books make fabulous gifts for birthdays, Christmas and other celebrations. Don't want to wait?  You can shop online NOW through Oct. 28th.  Simply click on this link: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/spanishoakselemsch1 Books ordered online are shipped free to the school and will arrive the first week in November.  They will be delivered to your student.  If you do not wish the books to be delivered to your student (gifts), please call the main office and leave your name/phone number and we will call you when the books arrive.  Let's get reading, Explorers!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Ancient Egypt

Spring Lake Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 9:21pm
Attributions: Mrs. Howard
(more pictures available)

Students have been learning about Egypt in art and learning all about what life was like. You need to visit the school to see this display, pictures don't do it justice. Classes worked on different things. 

Household pots were made from river clay. The clay was first prepared by adding fine sand to make it easier to work. The potters then shaped the vessels using the coil method and smoothed then inside and out to a remarkably even thickness. Pots were then 'Fired' to make the clay hard and water tight. 

Death Masks completed the mummy. Royal masks were made of gold, while others were made of linen or papyrus and painted to look like gold.

The Collar necklace was seen on the "Royals" clothing, as well as the priests. Gold jewels adorned the collar.

Many beautiful objects have survived from ancient Egypt, indicating that the Egyptians were skilled and creative. They made papyrus sheets to write on, and rich adorned their houses with ornaments and fabrics.

A Cartouche was your name or signature in Hieroglyphs. Egyptians used 27 hieroglyphs, or signs, to represent sounds. There were an additional 700, which could be used in various combinations to give particular meanings or else to represent groups of two or three consonants.

Worn by rich and poor, men and women, and even some sacred animals. Elaborate costume jewelry was worn to adorn otherwise plain clothing and as a sign of social position.

The Chariot was introduced to Egypt by the Hyksos from southern Palestine. The rich were the only people able to afford chariots.

Worn by many Egyptians who shaved their head or kept their hair short. Elaborately curled and beaded wigs were worn on special occasions. The base was made from a net of woven hair with individual strands looped into the netting.

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Happy Boss Day!

Barnett Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:51pm
Attributions: Bobbi Diamond

Today, Barnett got to celebrate our principal.  Barnett is lucky to have a truly GREAT leader in Mrs. Stoddard. “A great leader has brains, vision, soul, values, and heart.” She’s got it all and we are so lucky to have her! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Congratulations Mr. Mendenhall!

Rees Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:31pm
Attributions: Photo and article by Lana Hiskey

The Nebo Education Foundation recently awarded Mr. Mendenhall with a grant to buy iPads.  He said, “This grant is allowing me to purchase four iPads for my 6th grade classroom. iPads are the BEST production tool any classroom can have. An iPad is a camera, a video camera, a mixing board, a green screen, and a production computer with all the software included! In my classroom, my students will be creating instructional videos, showcase learning, expressing their ideas all with a "real world" tool.  I want my student to see school as a place to learn REAL things to help them in the REAL world. These iPads are a great tool to help enhance the learning in my classroom. Thanks, Nebo Foundation!”  

The Nebo Education Foundation is composed of 20 volunteer board members who live in cities serviced by Nebo School District. Each month, the foundation meets to discuss grant requests and other ways to raise money for the continual improvement of Nebo School District.  We appreciate the Nebo Education Foundation and their generous support of our teachers and students.  Congratulations to Mr. Mendenhall and his 6th grade students. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

THANK YOU FOR HELPING AT Night of the Heroes!

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:43pm

We would like to thank the following Heroes and businesses for helping us SO MUCH to make our Night of the Heroes so successful!

Night of the Heroes Heroes: Helicopter-Life Flight Mtn View Hospital, K-9 unit, George the Crossing Guard, Apple Farmer, tractor-Mr Ellsworth, Contractor-Bob Provstgaard, Veterans from the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Dentist-Dr Jon Chisholm, Superheroes-Batman, Batgirl, Black Widow, Ray, Spiderman, Superman, Supergirl, Chiropractor-Dr Jim King, Chemist- Linda Walker, Miss Spanish Fork-Hope King, Biologist/Educator- Dr. Mark Belk, Nurturing Nations charity founder-Laura Belk, Artist-Mr Mayhew, Taylor Tiger- Roary, Ambulance, Fire Fighters, Policemen, Coach, Skyhawk, Student Council, Athletes, cheerleaders-Salem Hills High School, Coach, Lion,Student Council, Athletes, - Payson High School, BYU Cougars Basketball team and team trainer -Mr Ramos, Nurse Practitioner-Chelsea Bringhurst, Author-Dr Richard Bennett PhD, Electrician-Mr Ellsworth, Farmer-Manglesons, Cowboy Poetry-Bill Wright and Kevin Elma, ER Nurse, Radiology tech-Mountain View Hospital, Ms Utah, Juggling Jay, Mt. Nebo Jr High Latinos in Action and Student Council and Taylor Tiger Teachers and Staff

Night of Heroes Donators:

Costa Vida, Little Caesars, Fat Jacks, Sip N, Papa Murphy's, Burger King, Good Tyme, Roll with it Creamery, Tsing Tao, Daylight Donuts, Taco Time, Mi Rancherito, Cold Stone, Rocky Mountain Choc Factory, Chik-filet, Ruby River, India Palace, Dairy Queen, Roxy Juice, Terra Mia, Sub Zero, Hu Hot, Papa Johns, Cubby’s, Culvers, Maceys, Swig, The Healing Attic Massage, American Beauty Academy, Sports Clips, Just My Style, Heather Blackhurst Massage, Gracie Lou’s Quilt Shop, Rod Works, Mia’s, Target, Jane.com, Indigo and Sage, Pyper and Plum, Anytime Fitness, Payson Total Fitness, Valvoline SF Oil and Lube, Nightmare on 13, Country Farm Fest, McCoards Pumpkin Fest/corn maze, Stadium Cinemas, Hale Center Theater Orem, Covey Center, Tuacahn, Emerald Eve, Escape Key, Heber Valley Railroad, Clark Planetarium, Get Out Games, Payson Ropes Course, Ron Gordons Tire, The Dug Out Texaco, Daves Classic detailing, Big O, Auto Works, Little Giant Ladders, Ace Hardware, Snyders Chem Dry, Melanie Rice Photography, Lemontine Photography, Quality Inn, Ellerback Mansion, Chamberlain Pediatric Dentistry, Jon Chisholm Family Dentistry, Trapnell Orthodontics, Red Rock Orthodontics, The Bizzy Biddy Boutique, Mel Hanks and Sons Furniture, Kearsten Van Ausdal Furniture, AT&T, Plunder Jewelry, Orem Owlz, BYU, Studio C, UVU, Olsens Garden Shoppe, Laura Kay’s Garden Shoppe, Rochelle Meyer Quilting, Pam Turner Farmers Market, Debbie Camp sewing, Southwick Plumbing, Chalk Couture, Flity Aprons-Lori Hardy, Pebbles in My Pocket, Copy Central, Jolley’s Pharmacy, Payson Pharmacy, Kneaders, Forget Me Not Floral, Rocky Mtn ATV, Scentsy, Carrabbas, Wall Brothers Apples, Pioneer Party and Gifts, Temkin, Doug Smith Chevrolet, Mini Moustachery, Lula Roe, Piggytail Princess

Night of Heroes Sponsors: 

Keystone Insurance, MHS Signs, Best Deals Springs, B &M Garage, Skiba, Chamberlain Dentistry, Zions Builders, Red Rock Orthodontics, J&R Scraping, MK Construction

Categories: Elementary, Payson

MONDAY MESSAGE: October 16, 2017

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:59pm
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

MONDAY MESSAGE: October 16, 2017

Dear Parents,

Fall break is this week! There will be no school on Thursday, October 19th, and Friday, October 20th.  Have a wonderful break!

Thank you for supporting the PTA Reflections. During the assembly on Friday we celebrated many students and their talents. Thank you to Suzie LeSueur and other PTA members for their hard work and dedication to our students and the arts.

Tomorrow, October 17th,  is picture retake day. If your student was absent on our picture day in September or if you would like to have your student’s picture retaken, simply return your original package tomorrow.

Just as a reminder, the Halloween parade has been scheduled for October 31st. Our sixth grade classes will be performing “Thriller” at 2:15 with the parade starting immediately after. Please park in the school’s parking lot or on the side streets. Please do not use Reams parking lot. Students will be allowed to wear masks during the parade, but they will not be able to wear them during school. In consideration of our younger students, please make sure costumes and masks are not gory.

PM kindergarten will participate in the afternoon school parade at 2:15pm. AM kindergarten will parade their costumes at 9:15am through the kindergarten hallway. Please contact your student’s kindergarten teacher if you have any other questions or need additional information.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Future weather men and women in 4th grade

Rees Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:36pm
Attributions: Photos and article by Sasha Tew
(more pictures available)

Fourth Grade has been learning all about weather in science.  Today the fourth graders got to predict the weather by looking at the cold and warm fronts, as well as high and low pressure systems. They had a blast making their predictions and checking to see if they were correct!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Art City School Play Auditions

Art City Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:13pm

Art City is performing "The Jungle Book" for the school play this year.  If you are interested in auditioning please come after school on Novemember 7, 2017. (See posters for more details.) 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Multiplication Monsters!

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:40pm
Attributions: Andrea Harrison

In Mrs. Harrison's 5th grade class, we are pros at multi-digit multiplication. With the help of a student from UVU, we created our own multiplication monsters and we weren't even scared of the large multiplication problems! Math is fun!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Team Up Against Drugs

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:38pm

On Friday, Miss. Denison's second grade class participated in Red Ribbon Week.  Students wore their favorite team shirt or jersey to "team up against drugs."  Students had a great time showing off their favorite team throughout the day.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

4th grade enjoys learning about Utah's water system

Sage Creek Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:32pm
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4th grade had the opportunity to learn how Utah's water system works. And what causes harm to the water system such as; grass clipping, toxic waste, etc. 4th graders at Sage Creek are now experts on how to keep our water clean in Utah!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, October 16, 2017

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:53am

Here is the link to our weekly student council news report!  https://youtu.be/diPKhwK32xw

6th Grade enjoys the beautiful Fall colors

Sage Creek Elementary News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:25am
(more pictures available)

On Friday, the 6th grade hiked 6 miles to Rotary Park in Hobble Creek Canyon. The students did an awesome job and were able to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and sunshine. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville