Weekly Parent Newsletter 10/8 -10/12

Mt Loafer Elementary News - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 12:22pm

We hope to see all our families attend the PTO Fall/Halloween Carnival on Monday, October 8thfrom 5-8pm! 

We will have yummy food (Jimmy John’s sandwiches and more), games with prizes, sweet and savory treats and auction baskets, all for sale.

Our awesome PTO does a great job planning and executing this event. Whether new or returning to Mt. Loafer we are excited to have you come support our PTO fundraiser.  

Red Ribbon Week Activities: “The Greatest Show, to Drugs Say NO!”

Monday: “You”- Draw a self portrait

Tuesday: “Close your eyes”- Wishing Machine in the grizzly den

Wednesday: “Come Alive”- Balance Beams- compliments

Thursday: “This is me”- Nametag Stickers with something each student does that is awesome. 

Friday:“Brought me back to you”- classroom mix-up & talent show@2:00.   

Boxtops for Popcorn:October 24, 25, 26 at lunch your students will be able to exchange 10 boxtops for a small bag of popcorn! Thank you for your continued support of the boxtops program, Mt. Loafer PTO and our students here.

Picture Day:  This has been rescheduled for October 23rd. More information to come.  

Pick-Up/Drop-off reminder: Please do not pull in the middle bus lanes when entering and exiting your cars. If you park on the West side of 250 W we need you to walk across the road to retrieve your students. Please continue to pull ONE WAY through the drop-off lane. If we use that as an IN only and not an out we will alleviate some congestion. In on the South end of the drop-off and out on the North end. THANK YOU to those parents who are already doing so, you really are amazing! 

Upcoming Events:

Oct. 8-12 Red ribbon week 

Oct. 8- PTO Fall/Halloween Carnival

Oct. 12- Vision Screenings

Oct. 12- School Wide talent show assembly

Oct. 17- Student Council Conference

Oct. 18 & 19- FALL BREAK- No school 

Oct. 23- Picture Day

Oct. 25- SEP Conferences 

Oct. 26- Last Day of First Term 

Online Calendar: We will do our best to keep the online school calendar updated as well as send out announcements through our weekly parent newsletter this year. You can find the calendar under Upcoming Events located on the school webpage. http://mtloafer.nebo.edu

Have you checked out our facebook and instagram? Follow us @mtloafergrizzlies or search #mtloafergrizzlies on your IG to see the day to day happenings at our school

Categories: Elementary, Salem

September Bulldog Pride

Barnett Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 7:28pm
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The first Bulldog Pride assembly of the year has already come and gone. This purpose of a Bulldog Pride assembly is to gather the school together to celebrate leaders among our school. In each class, the teacher chooses one student as Top Dog, someone who is taking their academics seriously and who does quality work. The teacher also chooses someone from their class as leader of the month. This is someone who is following the 7 habits and exhibiting great leadership skills. Our Top Dogs and Leaders of the Month were awarded last week with a certificate and had a chance to run in the victory lap! Bulldog Pride Assemblies also celebrate teachers! Mrs. Diamond and Mrs. Rush were voted as Top Dogs of the month! We love our students and our faculty! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Scarecrow's on Main - CONTEST!!!!

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 6:44pm

Sierra Bonita Families!!!

Our school has a Sierra Bonita Bear scarecrow on Spanish Fork main street!!!! The first 10 families to:

1- Take a selfie with our Sierra Bonita 'Scarecrow' Bear

2 - Post your selfie to Facebook or Instagram

3 - Tag our school in your post with your selfie

4- Be one of the first 10 families to come to the school office Monday, October 8th starting at 8:30am will win a $5 gift card to various places.

Good luck! Your kiddos will love finding our bear!! I can't wait to see the selfies you start posting!!



#nebohero #NeboSchoolDistrict #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted 

PTA Fall Arts Festival

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 6:26pm
Attributions: Amy Van Dyk
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Our PTA is putting on a Fall Arts Festival. This will be in place of our Reflections. Visual Art, photography and literature entries will have a certain entry time (2:30-4:00pm Monday, November 5th) Dance, drama, and music entries will be performed in front of judges that afternoon after school. You must sign up for a time to perform. Sign-ups are in the office. There will be NO electronic (video, CD, etc.) submissions of art.

***There will be NO THEME that students must follow, but there will be suggested themes if students need a jumping off point. The suggested themes for 2018 are "I Smile When..." and " I Can be a Hero...".

Please see all the attached forms for more information regarding the Fall Arts Festival.


PTA Book Fair at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 5:02pm

We have an exciting Scholastic Book Fair coming to our school October 22-26!  We hope you will be able to make some time to come over to the school.  We will be open during school hours, and until 8:00 p.m. SEP night on Thursday. 

Did you know?  Reading just 20 minutes a day exposes your child to about 1.8 million words per year.  Reading helps students develop a stronger vocabulary, and in addition, students who read for pleasure average higher grades in English, mathematics, science, and history!

If you are unable to attend the Scholastic Book Fair, but would still like to donate or purchase books, you can do so at:  www.scholastic.com/bf/spanishoakselemsch

 Thank you for supporting reading at our school!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Pumpkin Patch and First Grade

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 3:25pm
Attributions: Maddie Inman, Shawnee McMullin, Becca Dooley
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First grade went to the Red Barn pumpkin patch and learned about different fruit trees. They got to pick their own apple and then enjoyed jumping on air pads, riding pedal carts, and sliding on gunnysacks. We ended the day with a warm donut that we enjoyed on our hayride back to the school. 

#rowleyredbarn #pumpkinpatch #fall #santaquinelementary

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

We Lead and We Can Inspire: Spirit Day Winners!

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 3:03pm

Mrs. K Nielsen’s class had all of their students wearing red today! Which class wants to meet the challenge of 100%?  Let’s create a wave of RED next Friday!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

A Big Thank You!

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:20pm
Attributions: Ien Richins, Marlayne Harward
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Santaquin Elementary had a great opportunity today.  We got to publicly notice and thank America FIrst Credit Union. They have supported our students  each year at Christmas time with new shoes.  Thank you America First Credit Union!!!!!! 


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Foothills Honors Salem City Recreation Department

Foothills Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 1:58pm
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Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce held the 5th Annual Business & Education Partnership Awards breakfast on October 5th. Salem City Recreation Department was recognized and honored.

"The Salem City Recreation department sponsors the Salem Pond Town Track Meets each year for all the elementary 3rd-6th grade students in Salem. Last year with the help of Foothills PTA, they also planned some fun Red Ribbon Week activities, including a Minute to Win It assembly. Matt Marziale, Salem City Recreation Director, and Jen Wright Salem City Recreation Manager, have children at our school and offer their support and help as parents too."

Pictured are all nominees for Nebo School District & Rick Nielsen, Nebo School District Superintendent, Jen Wright, Salem City Recreation Manager, Keri Hunsman, Foothills'  Principal

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Captain Hook is coming to our Book Fair?

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:37pm
Attributions: Cherry Creek PTA

You will not want to miss our favorite principal dressed up as this guy! Just picked up his costume and it’s pretty amazing:)

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Praise Note Students For The Week Of October 1, 2018

Brookside Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:52am
Attributions: Mrs. Dana Beckert

Jack Smith always listens and contributes in class, Maverick York straightened up our ipads and helped classmates pick up centers, Wesley Martin was very kind and helped clean up the room and also helped stack chairs, Lydia Kmetzch works hard on all of her classwork and has a very positive attitude, Dominick Mortensen was determined to stay on task and he completed his work in enrichment, Brayden Smith took down all the chairs in the whole class to help, Chloe Parker always goes above and beyond in her work! Even though she gets frustrated when she doesn't understand, she keeps working at it until she gets it, Josh Creer always works hard in class and is respectful and kind to everyone around him, and Conner Mardis is extremely helpful and is always looking for ways to help around the classrom with no expectation of a reward.

Great job Tigers and keep up the fantastic job of working hard, having Tiger Pride and helping others. Thanks for Burger King for a free kids meal for all the above students.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

What Does a Hero Mean to You?

Salem Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:40am

Sixth graders were given the opportunity to write and submit an essay in an essay contest for BYU Sports Hero Day.  The prompt was, "What does a hero mean to you?"  

Salem Elementary sixth graders, Iliahi Bezilla and Katelynn Patrick represented our school well!  Iliahi took first place in the contest for Salem Elementray, and Katelynn took the grand prize for the entire district!  Way to go Salem Stars!

Categories: Elementary, Salem

BYU Sports Hero Day

Salem Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:34am
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Salem Elementary students visited BYU campus on Thursday, October 4.  They were welcomed by athletes from each of BYU's sports teams.  Students rotated through different stations to hear the athletes talk about leadership and goal setting, and then to participate in drills unique to the sport. 

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Flu & Vaccination Clinic Open to Everyone!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:57am

See the nebo.edu website for complete information. The dates and times are below.

October 8th, Mapleton Senior Ctr. 1-4 pm,125 W Comm. Way, Mapleton

October 11th, Santaquin Senior Ctr. 11-1 pm, 45 W 100 S, Santaquin

October 15th, Spanish Fork Senior Center 12:30-3 pm, 167 W Center, SF

October 16, Diamond Fork Junior High 1:30-5 pm, 50 N 900 E, Spanish Fork

October 29th, Cherry Creek Elementary 1-5 pm, 484 S 200 E, Springville

October 30th, Park View Elementary  1-5 pm, 360 S 100 E, Payson

Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Students of the Week - October 5th!

Hobble Creek Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:50am
Attributions: Eric Gappmayer
Categories: Elementary, Mapleton

Go Getters For the Week at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:37am

We always have a great bunch of students that earn "Go Getters" each week, but are pleased to announce those students that were chosen for this week.  Thanks everyone!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Thank you Kelli Gibson and Springville Floral & Gift for your support!

Cherry Creek Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:17am
Attributions: Mr. Duncan

Kelli Gilson and Springville Floral and Gift was recognized as Cherry Creek’s Business Partner of the Year.  We love Springville Floral and thank them for the contributions they make to our school.  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Park Elementary's Education Business Partner

Park Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:14am
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Mayor Steve Leifson is a constant figure around Park Elementary. Mayor Leifson comes to every event and supports Park Panthers with enthusiasm. In appreciation of the Mayor's valued support of Park Elementary, he joined Mrs. Hughes as an honored guest at the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce First Friday Education Forum on Friday, October 5th. Mayor Leifson was recognized as an outstanding business partner of Park Elementary.

We appreciate all of his time and support and want to say THANK YOU MAYOR!!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Congratulations, Mr. Pancake!

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:00am

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Dale Phelps, with Nebo Credit Union, is a champion for Spanish Oaks Elementary ... and received our Business and Education Partnership Award today!  Mr. Phelps drops in regularly to make sure our needs are taken care of.  He is willing to help with anything at the school, e.g., teachers, students, parents, etc.  We are so appreciative of Dale's continued support for our Spanish Oaks community!  Thank you, Mr. Phelps and Nebo Credit Union, for your service to our school! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Hansen's Heroes

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 10/05/2018 - 9:39am

Great job to this weeks Hansen's Heroes! Your teachers are so proud of all of you!

Categories: Elementary, Springville