Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 1:53pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring; Photo by Terena Anderson

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Our little leprachaun, Jack Bingham, came to school with St. Patrick's Day spirit!

Brockbank's "Take Time for School Breakfast" Coloring Contest Winner

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 9:45am

March 3-7 was National School Breakfast Week, "Take Time for School Breakfast". National School Breakfast Week is all about educating students, parents, and the community about the benefits of healthy school breakfast. Brockbank's lunch department held a contest were students could draw a picture and submit it. The school's winning picture was then submitted to the District Office to be judged there. Hunter Pace was Brockbank's winner. Congratulations Hunter!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Questar Sponsors Croc Walk

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 8:22pm

From Questar Gas: What an amazing and energetic opportunity! On March 19, 2014 we were able to partner with Cherry Creek Elementary School, Home of the Crocs in Springville Utah. The Volunteer Team is anxious to get started- literally! March 20, 2014 we are going to hit the ground running with the annual “Croc Walk”. QUESTAR put together backpacks with a few incentive prizes for the students from K thru 6th. We will also be partnering with the “Read Today” program (www.readtoday.com) and helping out and giving our QUESTAR Energy where needed.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

March Victory Assembly

Park Elementary News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:48pm
Attributions: Photos by Ross Leslie
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Park School celebrated Victory winners for the month of March with special guest Spanish Fork Mayor and former Park Panther Steve Leifson.  Mayor Leifson shared with students how he used the 7 Habits while on City Council and when he made the decision to run for mayor.  One Habit he mentioned was Synergizing  or working together with others for a greater cause.  We appreciate Mayor Leifson for his message and support of Park Elementary Students!

Victory Winners

Math: Evy Maclean, Brendan John, Daedium Williams, Eliza Jane Bristow, Koen Johnston, Austin Iker, Daxton Sabey, Timothy Lau, Alea Bateman, Rachel Combs, Shannyn Herrst, Kayson Brinkerhoff, Kobe Carter, Lenneah DeLaCadena, Makayla Measom, Steven Peterson, Matthew Smith, Jared Smith, Sarin Burr, Kaicen Giles

Reading: Andrew Cook, Jared Solis, Timber Bennett, Isaac Willoughby, Elias Valenzuela, Brinna Ward, Brindalyn Green, Austin Brinkerhoff, Rayden Lockwood, Giovani Molina, Myla Taylor, Oaklee Skiba, Katie Stauffer, Lydia Curtis, Tesa Jensen, Lily Stutz, Kia Stewart, JaCoby Jenks, Spring Kemper, Emerie Mattinson, Katie Skiba

Leadership: Tylie Giles, Aslan Bolanos, Raelie Mayhew, Brindley bunker, Michael Snyder, Corbin Allen, Briley Cole, Griffen Mecham, Alyce Archuleta, Destiny Wilson, Branson Buttars, Ethan Brown, Jona Davies, Tegan Jex, Alexis Graver, Ryan Hansen, Ady Gasser, Cade Huntington, Brigette Latham, Abby Asay, Brandon Cook


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Victory Breakfast # 2!!

Park Elementary News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:10pm
Attributions: Photos by Adam Gull
(more pictures available)

It was another successful Victory Breakfast on March 14th for 25 lucky Park Panthers and special guests Bill Summers, Raul Carson from Maceys and Sierra Sorensen from America First Credit Union.

Students and guests enjoyed breakfast burritos and talked about the 7 Habits in school and in the workplace.  At Park Elementary we are building leaders that will someday be effective workers and citizens in our community.  

If you are ever in Maceys please let Bill Summers and Sierra Sorensen from America First Credit Union (located in Maceys) know how much you appreciate their support of The Leader in Me program at Park School.

Congratulations to the students in the winning row!  Rememer- "great happens here."

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Held Annual Spring Book Fair / Dad's & Donuts!

Brockbank Elementary News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 2:46pm

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Brockbank Elementary held their "Dad's and Donuts Fiesta Event" on Friday, March 14. It was the kick-off for the annual spring book fair hosted by the PTA. The students, along with their dads, moms, grandparents, or other special family members were able to come and browse for books through the book fair and then enjoy a doughnut. Thank you to the PTA for sponsoring this fun morning!


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Read Me A Story!

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:17am

In Mrs. Grovers’s classroom, a small group of students are seated around a table. Mrs. Grover is seated with them. She appears to be simply watching them read a story. But there’s a powerful strategy at work here. It's called guided reading. 

The main goal of guided reading is to foster confidence, proficiency, and foster a love for reading.  Mrs. Grover has met that goal.  Look at the independent readers in her classroom!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Kindergarten Registration Tomorrow

Park Elementary News - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 9:27am

We would like to invite you to Park School's Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, March 20th, from 7:30-4:00.

Please bring birth certificates, immunization records, and proof of address.

If you have neighbors or know anyone with children entering kindergarten, please let them know about registration.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Can You Convince Me?

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:43pm

Mrs. Turner's students are not intimidated when writing a persuasive essay.  They can write an essay with skill and knowledge.  Fourth graders wrote persuasive essays on the chromebooks. Take a look as her fourth grade students analyze and learn from each other.  

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Student LED Conference

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:31pm

SEP / Student Led Conferences – Wednesday, March 19 

We are excited to share with you that our SEP conferences on March 19 will be Student Led Conferences. Student Led Conferences provide opportunities for students to make learning active as they share with parents their knowledge and understanding of essential learning outcomes specific to their grade level by completing learning activities. These conferences will also help students evaluate their performance on key standards, and in turn, accept additional responsibility for their learning.

 Student Led Conferences will include two parts.

 Part one, students will complete learning      activities with parents.

 Part two, conferencing time with teacher if      desired by parent, student, or teacher.

 Part One

We invite you to come with your student to complete the student led portion of the conference. Students will lead the conference by completing learning activities. Please come at one of the times listed on the schedule below.

 Student   Led Learning Activity Schedule

First   Letter of

Last Name


First   Letter of

Last Name


A – I


A – I


H - R


H - R


S - Z


S - Z


 Part Two

We invite you to schedule a time to meet with your student’s teacher if you so desire. Meeting times will be scheduled in ten minute increments. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with your student’s teacher, please call the school office prior to March 19 or sign up for a time after you have completed the student led portion of the conference. The times set aside for parents and students to meet with teachers are listed below.

 Schedule   to Meet with Teacher

4:30 –   5:15

7:30 –   8:15

If more parents and students desire to meet with teacher than there are times provided, or if these times do not work into your schedule, please schedule a time with teacher to meet before or after school on another day.

 Through student led conferences we hope to strengthen the partnership between home and school. We are excited about the individual progress of each student and hope that this will be a positive experience for both you and your student.

Nebo Elementary Debate Meet March 26 3:00-6:00

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:08pm

Students from Mapleton Elementary, Salem Elementary, Brockbank Elementary and Spanish Fork Jr. high will be coming to Hobble Creek on March 26 to debate.

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Brockbank "Pennies for Patients" Ends March 20

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:50pm

After the second week of collecting "Pennies for Patients" to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Brockbank students brought in another $476 with a total of the two weeks of $1392. The winning class for the second week was Mrs. Kristel Peterson's sixth-grade class. Three classes have brought in over $100 and have earned a Bronze Pennant- Mrs. Amberly Kariuki's afternoon class, Mrs. Lisa Bird's class, and Mrs. Carolyn Creer's class. There are four other classes really close to earning a Bronze Pennant and they are Mrs. Louise Crook's, Mrs. Janna Runolfson's, Mrs. Kristel Peterson's and Mrs. Stephanie Benson's classes. Mrs. Alexandra Dedrickson's fifth-grade class has earned the Bronze Pennant and is really close to earning the Silver Pennant with a $200 donation. There is only a couple more days to go so make sure you bring in your change. Contest ends Thursday, March 20, 2014.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Kindergarten Celebrates Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

East Meadows Elementary News - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:16pm

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The Kindergarten classes celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday the week of March 3-7, 2014.  They participated in many fun activities.  They dressed as their favorite character, made and wore Cat in the Hat hat’s, had a crazy sock day, and read many of Dr. Seuss’ classic books. Theodor Geisel or better known as, Dr. Seuss the beloved children’s book author, was born March 4, 1904. He would have been 110 years old this year.  All across America schools and children celebrate his life and writings by focusing activities around his birthday.   In honor of his birthday here are some of his most loved quotes, courtesy of Parade:  

1. “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.”

2. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!”

3. “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you’re the one who’ll decide where to go.”

4. “Oh the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!”

5. “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

6. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.”

7. “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

8. “If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.”

9. “If things start happening, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.”

10. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

11. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

12. “I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I’ve bought a big bat. I’m all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!”

13. “So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that life’s a Great Balancing Act.”

14. “Oh, the things you can find if you don’t stay behind!”

15. “Will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)”

16. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

17. “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

18. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Western Hoe Down at Rees

Rees Elementary News - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:53am
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On Friday Rees students had the pleasure of learning good dance manners at a Western Hoe Down.  Pictured are the younger students during their lesson.  We had a great time and were very respectful to the instructors.  This activity was part of the Utah Arts in Education program.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Leapin' Leprechauns

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:45am

Mrs. Olsen's first grade was feeling very Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy their Irish Jig! 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

As Promised

Rees Elementary News - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:43am
Attributions: Mrs. Tew's Tiny Teachers
(more pictures available)

The children are really enjoying seeing themselves via computer (and other electronic devices).  So, as promised, here are the Show and Teach presentations from Friday, March 14th.  They just keep thinking of marvelous things to teach!  (The photographer apologizes if anyone was left out accidently.)

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Brockbank Students Enjoy "Beauty and the Beast"

Brockbank Elementary News - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:39am

Brockbank students recently had the opportunity to attend a play at the Spanish Fork High School. The play was "Beauty and the Beast", students really enjoyed watching it. Two Brockbank students, Shalee Burningham and Karlee Baum were in the play and did an awesome job!  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Reminder about Kindergarten Registration

Barnett Elementary News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 6:26pm

Just a reminder about kindergarten registration on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm for those children who will be five on or before September 1, 2013. 

What to bring with you:

 Your Child for a brief assessment

 Your child’s original birth certificate (blessing and hospital certificates will NOT be accepted) 

  Immunization records

 Emergency phone numbers

 3 items that show proof of residency that you are in Barnett boundaries – Current address

1 of the following: Deed, Mortgage Statement, Rent/Lease agreement

2 of the following: Driver’s license AND/OR Utility bill – gas, electric, phone, cable AND/OR Vehicle registration AND/OR W-2 AND/OR Property tax bill

A school nurse will be present to check your child’s immunization record. State law requires a complete immunization record and birth certificate be on file with the school office before any child starts Kindergarten this fall.  No teacher requests will be accepted but requests for AM or PM kindergarten will be available. Due to the busing schedule, all “hospital” students will attend AM kindergarten.  Again this year we are asking that you bring your incoming Kindergarten child with you to registration. The kindergarten teachers will be conducting a brief assessment on each child. Based on the assessment they will be able to offer specific ideas that you can do at home to help your child be better prepared for school in the Fall. The assessment will take place while you are filling out the paperwork required for registration


Categories: Elementary, Payson

Members of Spanish Fork High School's PTSA Club Came to Brockbank!

Brockbank Elementary News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 3:40pm

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Tuesday, March 11,  some members of the Spanish Fork High School PTSA (Parent Teacher Students Association) came to Brockbank. PTSA is a club that helps students get involved in their community by promoting spirit to area school that will be attending Spanish Fork High school. The high school students interacted with the sixth-graders playing team building games, the sixth-graders really enjoyed spending time and connecting with these students. Most of the students that came were former Brockbank students, it was fun to see these students come back to Brockbank!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Come to Our "Fiesta" Book Fair

East Meadows Elementary News - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 2:42pm

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March 17-20, 2014

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork