Monday Message-November 13, 2017

Brookside Elementary News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:19am
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Nobember 13, 2017

Dear Parents,

It is Book Fair week! I always look forward to the Book Fair. Students are so excited to shop for affordable books, fun posters, and other educational products. I love it when students stop me in the hall to show me the book they got at the Book Fair. The Book Fair is open everyday this week from 8:30-3:30 and is located on the stage. It is a perfect time for you to come and do some early Christmas shopping. Thank you to our PTA for helping us bring the Book Fair to Brookside.

Reading to your children is so important as explained in this quote from the Washington Post article, “Why It’s Important to Read Aloud to Your Kids and How to Make It Count”. Amy Joyce wrote, “One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents and read early themselves, and reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them and be empathetic citizens of the world.”

Thank you! Have a great week! 

Dana Beckert

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Blue Ribbon Week

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:47am
Attributions: Mike Johnson
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We had a "Stand for Kindness" assembly with a band and professional BMX riders performing and teaching about including others, being kind, and respecting others.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Science in Kindergarten

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:38am
Attributions: by Chelsie Bergera
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This week in Kindergarten we are focusing on non-living things.  Today during science, the students used their imaginations to make non-living things found in our world.  Creations included a house boat, an airplane, a food truck, a tractor, a construction work place, and a train!  We love doing hands-on projects in class!!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Spanish Oaks Heroes of the Week

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 8:52am

What a great bunch of students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Veterans Day Assembly

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 9:07pm
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Today we had our Veterans Day Assembly, which is one of our favorite assemblies of the year. It began with the school choir singing a few patriotic songs. Next, we watched a video about how our National Anthem came to be. Then, all the veterans attending the assembly came up on stage to introduce themselves and tell what part of the military they served in. Last, the 5th grade sang patriotic songs while we viewed a picture slideshow of veterans that are family members of students or teachers at our school. It was a heart-touching and emotional assembly. Thank you to all our veterans for being our heroes. #SpanishOaksExplorers #BeSomeonesHero

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Second Grade Honors Veterans

Riverview Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 6:12pm
Attributions: Christy Nielson
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On Friday, November 10 the 2nd Graders participated in our annual "Take a Veteran To School Day" where we listened to Veterans from our families share about their experiences serving our country.  We sang "Thank You Military" to these brave heroes and gave them special thank you stars with messages written on them. Thank you to Mr. Lacrua for his service in the Marines and for all the veterans who shared their time and stories with us.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Veteran's Day Assembly

Canyon Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:26pm
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To celebrate Veteran's Day, local veterans visited Canyon Elementary. A video explained the meaning of our National Anthem. At the end of the video, the students joined together to sing the National Anthem. Taps was played as veterans finished with a flag ceremony. We are grateful for all veterans and the sacrifices they make for our country.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Author Assembly

Canyon Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 4:13pm
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Local author, Rebecca Blevins, visited Canyon Elementary to help celebrate Literacy month. She spoke to the students about never giving up on their dreams. She told students how important it is to keep trying. We appreciate her words of encouragement!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Perfect Attendance for Term 1

Barnett Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:43pm
Attributions: Angela Stoddard

Here are the Term 1 Perfect Attendance students. These kids had 0 absences and 0 tardies from August to October and are great contributors towards our school WIG of 90% on time attendance each day. This is an amazing accomplishment for these Barnett Bulldogs! Great job to those students! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Cougar Strong Assembly

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:34pm
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To end off our Red Ribbon Week we had some BYU athletes come and put on an assembly for our students.  They encouraged our students to be physically strong, mentally strong and socially strong! 

Our students really enjoyed this assembly! They have pledged to be drug free!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Introducing Second Grade Teachers

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:29pm

Introducing Orchard Hills Second Grade Teachers

Mrs. Sharilee McMullin grew up in Mesa, Arizona.  Her dad is her hero because he was the happiest most positive person she knew.  He always taught her to look for the best in people.  Mrs. McMullin loves being a teacher to so many amazing kids and a mom to the cutest two boys in town. 

Mrs. Eileen Lisonbee grew up in Payson, Utah.  Her mom is her hero because she is patient and kind and always knows how to build a person up.  She has never known her mom to say an unkind word to any of her children.  Mrs. Lisonbee loves to read, cook, sew, camp, vacation, and celebrate.  She also enjoys making crafts with kids. 

Mrs. Leah Pruett grew up in Spring City, Utah.  Her hero is her mom because she raised 8 kids and always seemed to be able to get more done than the average person can.  Even her dad calls her Wonder Woman.  Mrs. Pruett likes to read, write, cook, and do craft stuff. 

Miss McKenzie Baker grew up in Plano, Texas.  Her hero is her grandpa because he is always serving other people and she wants to me like that.  He is also so fun and kind and pretty much the coolest person.   Miss baker loves to tumble, watch movies, and bake. 

Mrs. Kathy Kelley grew up in Southern California.  Her dad is her hero.  He was always willing to drop everything to help someone.  He was forgiving and always had  a positive attitude.  Mrs. Kelley loves watching movies, reading, spending time with family, and sewing quilts.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Art City Students Give a Demonstration at Board Meeting

Art City Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 3:22pm
Attributions: Photo by Lana Hiskey edited by Julia Murray

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, students from Art City Elementary School shared with the Nebo School District Board of Education some of the opportunities they have to be leaders at school.  Art City has a student council that helps with assemblies, they help other students "Stand Strong" and they help the PTA with various activities and service projects .  The student action team dedicate their own time during recess and lunch breaks to write skits for the monthly assemblies to teach students to make good choices.  The student council and student action team helped Mrs. Murray and Mrs. Anderton with a demonstration of some of the things they have learned in radKIDs which is a unique safety empowerment class that is taught at Art City. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Brookside Praise Note Students-Week Of November 6, 2017

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 2:14pm
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Our Praise Note recipients for the week of November 6, 2017 are: Brynn Jones, Blaine Bartholomew, Samantha Rigtrup, Ava Nielson, Derek Huerta, Josh Creer, Levi Cecil, A. J. Carpenter, Kristoffer Bartholomew, Jense Harman, Tyler Fay, Kera Patterson, Matilyn Dellamas, Henry Lewis, Luke Elder, Cooper Bartholomew, Quincee Welsch, Sam Rich, Bella Esplin, Lydia Steiner, Joshua Talbot, Brayden Smith, Lili Bauer, Gavin Burr, Wesley Martin, Jase Divine, Archer Brooks, Olivia Woodward, Linnea Kallaker, Corver Esplin, and Jack Smith.

Our students helped with math games, staying on top of school work, working hard at math, helping other students with their work, helped to clean the classroom, helped in the lunchroom with garbage, helped organize the headphones in class, always a friend to others, stayed on task, worked quietly during daily 5, worked hard on morning work, works hard a handwritting, never giving up, helped take chairs down for whole class, always asking permission, always having a positive attitude, being enthusiastic during a brain break even with a broken collarbone!

Great job students, we appreciate all your good efforts!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, November 13, 2017

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 2:05pm

Here is the link to our weekly student council news report!

Larsen Honors Veterans

Larsen Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:39pm

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Today Larsen Elementary had a special assembly celebrating our veterans.  The American Legion and our own Mr. Scoubes gave a presentation on the meaning behind Veterans Day.  They also showed a video about the American Flag.  Students sang to our heroes "God Bless the USA". Larsen 3rd graders and the 4H Service Learning class then presented the veterans with a thank you gift for their service.  We love our servicemen and women and the USA!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brookside Elementary Celebrated Veteran's Day

Brookside Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:32pm
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert
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Brookside Elementary was honored to celebrate local veterans on Friday. Many of the students expressed being very humbled by the experience to meet and listen to these various military veterans. We also had parents in the audience that we recognized for their military service. We gave each veteran a white rose. The students participated by bringing pictures of family members who have served in the military and by making many class posters as a tribute. We as faculty and staff were amazing at how respectful and quiet the student were during the assembly. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Principal's Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:52am

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 . 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
Thank you so much for your time and support!
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