Every week we have a group of students that show us what it truely means to be a superhero. This group is no exception! Great job Hansen's Heroes!
We are excited to announce our Nebo Teacher of the Year! Keeley Holt has taught kindergarten at Santaquin Elementary for 12 years! Keeley is married to Nate Holt, they have three children and reside in Payson, Utah. We are so proud she is part of our school!
“Keeley is a dedicated teacher that plans for success with each of her students. The love she has for teaching and her students is always apparent. Keeley’s genuine love and concern for students is always present as she strives to help each child reach their full potential. She is a leader among her peers and gives direction and focus to her team and constructively contributes to the whole school learning community. Mrs. Holt has a productive attitude, devoted character, and passion towards learning.”
Fun facts about Mrs. Holt:
Super Power she wants: The ability to do laundry by magic with a finger snap.
Unique Abilities: She can do the splits and clog.
Terrified of: Snakes and spiders
Favorite hobbies: Shopping, boating at Lake Powell, spending time with family and reading.
Favorite Childrens book: Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon
Favorite Disney Character: Belle
Hates: Pickels and Onions
Loves: Husband, 3 Kids and PEPSI
Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.
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Congratulations to our incredible first grade teacher, Mrs. Leman, who is Westside's Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Leman is a talented and dedicated teacher who works hard to ensure that each of her students learn and feel loved. She brings so much to our school, and we are so grateful to have her here! Mrs. Leman was honored at the school board meeting this week.
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This week our first grade students in the Dual Immersion program were guests at the Nebo District School Board Meeting, where they performed for the members of our school board. Great job first graders!
It's time to start reading! We are doing our annual reading challenge this month. Each student needs to read 300 minutes by the end of April in order to meet our school wide reading minutes goal. If we reach our school wide minute goal, one student from each class will get to soak their teacher in water. Also, a student from each grade will win rodeo tickets to the Spanish Fork Rodeo this summer.
“Emily understands the importance of meeting the students where they are. She keeps a sharp eye on student understanding and realizes the importance of parent involvement in the success of each child. Emily is dependable, hardworking, and works positively with the entire school community. She is well organized and thrives under adversity. Emily has the ability to collaborate and finds value in the ideas of others. She is an outstanding person!” We love you, Mrs. Monroe!!
It is PTA carnival time and that means we are looking for awesome donations from you! Check your gift closets, your wallets for unused gift cards, the clearance aisle, or hit your boss up for something amazing ... and send it with your student to the school by April 30th! They will get a ticket to the dunk tank and a chance to dunk Mrs. Brown, or one of the teachers. The donations will be put in themed baskets and auctioned off the night of the carnival. Thank you for your support!
Our annual PTA School Carnival will be Friday, May 11, 2018 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
Looking for a fun family activity? How about Classic Skating on Friday, April 27th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Admission is FREE, just tell them you are with Spanish Oaks. You can bring your own skates and scooters, or rent them there. There are also discounts for food and other activities. Let's have some fun!
Mark your calendars for our final PTA Spirit Night. Dine in or carry out at Cafe Zupas on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mention Spanish Oaks and they will donate a percentage of sales to our school. Money earned at these events has been going towards buying new books for the Guided Reading and Take Home Library(s). So far this year we've earned over $647! See you there!
Title I PreSchool Screening at Taylor Elementary
April 20, 2018
8:30 to 2:30
Call 801-465-6050 to schedule an appointment
Must live in Taylor Elementary Boundaries and Child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1st. Parents are asked to help in class each month. Fun and academic learning environment with Certified Teachers. Please call now, spaces are limited!
Sierra Bonita Students and Parents,
This is a reminder about registration for the kids marathon in Payson Canyon on May 12th. If your child would like to participate in this event, registration needs to take place by Sunday, April 15th in order to guarantee a race shirt. Parents and all family members are able to register and participate at the event. Please visit www.runpaysoncanyon.com to register and for information. All Nebo families are able to receive a 20% discount on registration. When registering, enter NEBO20.
If registration fee assistance is needed, you can find an application on the www.runpaysoncanyon.com website. The scholarship application needs to be turned in by tomorrow, Friday, April 13th.
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The second grade classes went to Farm Field Days. They loved learning about farming and agriculture in their community!
Jakob Proctor, a 6th grade student in Mrs. Fordiani's class, has been accepted into the UVU PREP program! There are only 30 students selected out of the entire district!
UVU PREP is a free STEM Summer program for middle and junior high students, which provides three summers of rigorous academic instruction, educational hands-on projects, challenging homework assignments, daily career awareness and field trips.
The program allows 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who have an interest and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics fields to receive accelerated curriculum in preparation for high school and higher education. UVU PREP strives to provide opportunities for underrepresented and first generation students to pursue STEM studies and careers.
Way to go Jakob!
Miss Riley Winward is teacher of the year for Orchard Hills Elementary! We are so excited that she is at Orchard Hills. Congratulations Miss Winward!
Riley shows incredible dedication to her students. Each child knows that she loves them and of her desire to help each one of them to become the best person they can. Riley sets high standards and realistic expectations for all students, and they respond with success. She loves fiercely and fairly. She is able to recognize each student’s unique strengths and helps them build upon these strengths. Riley is loved by students, parents, and faculty.
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Cindy Porter received the Riverview Crystal Apple of the Year recipient for the 2017-2018 school year.
Cindy Porter has a passion for learning and sharing her learning with others. Teachers and students at Riverview and at many schools throughout Nebo have benefited greatly from her talents.
She has an ELL, math, and reading endorsement. She is currently working on a Gifted and Talented Endorsement. She has a Master’s Degree. She is reading recovery trained. She has been an instructional coach for six years and a facilitator for six years.
She loves going on adventures of any type, spending time with her friends and especially her grandchildren. She is married to Richard. Together, they have three wonderful children and four beautiful grandchildren.
Her passion and commitment to teaching is the reason why her peers voted her for the Crystal Apple Award.
Congratulations, Cindy Porter!
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Ms. Camper's class enjoyed a fun review lesson today. They had 45 minutes to unlock their box as a group. The students sorted nouns, verbs, adjectives, and pronouns to figure out the answer to the number lock. To find the answer to the directional lock the students had to put the place value houses in order from greatest to the least. The students were able to solve the word lock by completing two and three-digit addition and subtraction problems. Then they used a cipher wheel to determine the correct letter for each problem. One of the trickiest clues they had to find was hidden around the room. The students had to solve a problem and use that clue to find the hidden key. The class enjoyed solving tricky problems and working well together. All groups were able to unlock their box with 47 seconds left. It was an awesome day!
It looks like Mrs. Taylor's class had a great time learning about habit 6! "I taught a lesson on Habit 6- Synergize. We did the following activity called Save Sam. It was a huge hit with the students. Under the cup was Sam's life preserver (gummy Lifesaver). On top of the cup was Sam (gummy worm). They each had a paper clip. They couldn't touch anything with their hands, they could only use the paper clip. The object was to grab Sam, turn over the boat (cup), and put the life preserver onto Sam. There couldn't be any stabbing with the paper clips. They then put Sam with his life preserver into the boat." -Mrs. Taylor
Way to go, Mrs. Taylor's class!