Hello, Brockbank Families!
We are so excited for Tuesday, when we will open the doors and fill our classrooms and hallways with the BEST students ever! Our teachers have been working so hard and have a special place for each child to come to, as we begin a new school year! All of our classrooms are decorated so nicely and will be a special home away from home for our students! Our school is sparkling clean, thanks to Mr. Clark and his crew, and ready for lots of learning to take place!
As you all know, the school has had a lot of work done on it this summer! You will see such a difference as you walk through the doors and notice the bright, new lights! The temperature should stay consistent and the air flow will be much better! We appreciate the district and the efforts they have made to take care of our school!
We want to invite you to our Open House on Monday, August 20th, from 4:00-6:00pm. You will be able to meet your child's teacher and also sign up for PTA and buy school tee shirts.
Our PTA has worked extra hard this summer to plan some great activities throughout the upcoming year. I encourage you all to join PTA! There are so many things that our PTA does for our school! They organize parent helpers for the classrooms, support our school financially with equipment, supplies, birthday books, meals for the teachers on SEP nights, and many, many more things. Our children benefit so much from the support of our great PTA! Please join!
Just as a reminder, school begins Tuesday, August 21st, at 8:40 and will dismiss at 3:00pm. Kindergarten will begin Tuesday, August 28th. Early out day will be Mondays and we will dismiss at 2:15.
This will be a great year, as we focus on being Leaders of Our Own Learning! We hope to instill in our students that they need to take the initiative and create the path that leads them to success! We are here to support, help, nurture, and guide students on their journey!
Thanks so much for your help and support! We feel so fortunate to work with your child and look forward to a great year!
You’re the BEST!
School wide hearing screenings will be conducted on Tuesday, September 4th 2018. The hearing screening takes about 2-5 minutes. All kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 6th grade students will participate; as well as TK and Mrs. Carter's class. If you have any questions please contact: Mrs. Martin; M.S. Speech Language Pathologist.
Take time to join PTA and give us an hour (or two) of your time this year.
Welcome Back!! It is always amazing to me how fast the summer flies by. A new year is always exciting for my kids. Riverview PTA’s goal is to foster a nurturing and caring environment that strives for continued parent involvement in helping build a better educational environment for our children. We also promote a school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work with the resources we can provide and help make school fun.
For the PTA to be effective and truly representative of the school, it is essential to have parental involvement from as many parents as possible. There are endless possibilities in ways you can help. You can help even if you work full-time. Whatever your own level of flexibility, Riverview PTA always appreciates their parent volunteers, as does our teachers and staff. Keep in mind that by volunteering, you will get to enjoy interacting with the kids, become friends with other parents, and accomplish things that truly make a difference.
PTA matters to you, your children, your school, and your community.Join vs Volunteer
You don’t have to join PTA to volunteer in the school or on any activities that PTA sponsors. You also don’t have to volunteer if you join PTA.
Joining PTA means you add your voice to the voices across the community, state, and nation that school and education is important. It also means that you support the teachers and students at Riverview Elementary. Just adding your support helps make Riverview OUR school.
Volunteering at school helps PTA run the many programs that benefit the students and community. We NEED volunteers who can help in all different ways. Commit to volunteer for an hour this year to help out at the school! I promise you will not regret it!
PTA membership is only $6 a parent. You can Venmo your membership dues to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the attach sheet and send it to school.Upcoming Events
- Open House - Aug 21st 2:30-4:00 p.m
- Cookies and Kleenex (K parents) - Aug. 28th 8:45-9:30 a.m
PTA Executive Board
- President: Jennifer Olson
- President Elect: (Could be you)
- Treasurer: Toni Zaugg
- Secretary: Shiloh Herr
- Historian: Jacey Ramsey
Please join us for our Back to School Open House on Monday, August 20th from 3-5:00pm to meet your teachers.
- PTA will be available for you to purchase t-shirts and join PTA.
**Please note** If you had difficulty with the online payment donations and yearbook purchases during registration, please come to the office on Monday, August 20th from 8:00am-5:00pm. We accept cash (exact amount), card and check. Donation amount: $25.00, Yearbooks: $8.00.
We can't wait to see you all there!
School hours are as follows:
1st-6th grade students:
Monday (early out) 9:00am - 2:30pm
Tuesday - Friday 9:00am-3:15pm
AM Kindergarten Students:
Monday (early out) 9:00am-11:15
Tuesday - Friday 9:00am-11:40am
PM Kindergarten Students:
Monday (early out) 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday - Friday 12:40pm - 3:15pm
**Please note** The school does not open until 8:00am. If your student arrives between 8:00am -8:30am, they will need to sit in the front foyer. At 8:30am, they will have the option of going to the gym or eat breakfast. Students are NOT allowed in their classrooms until 8:45am.
We also understand that on occasion, you will need to get a message to your student. These message(s) will be delivered at 3:00pm. We will not send any messages later than 3:00pm.
Sierra Bonita Elementary
Please see the attached flier regarding the partnership with Nebo School District to provide free assistance to families of children with special educational Needs.
Do you have a child with special needs? Does your child have an IEP that you may have questions about or need help with? If so, please see the attached flyer for free services provided by Heidi Whittaker, a Utah Parent Center Consultant.
Who: ALL Diamondfork students and parents
When: Monday, August 20TH from 3-5 pm
What: Students will be able to meet teachers and become more familiar with the school. Most importandly you can get excited for school to start!!
Who: ALL Diamond Fork Jr 7th Graders
When: Monday August 20th, 8-10:45 am
What: Students will be visiting each of their classes, becoming familiar with the school and how to open their locker (it's tricky!). Students will attend an assembly to introduce some of our clubs and activities as well as receive a T-shirt! We are excited and looking forward to the big day.
- Back to School Parent Meeting(s) - Monday, August 20, 2018
9:00-9:15 PTA School Community Presentation (2018-19 budget approval)
9:15-9:45 1st Grade Parent Presentation
9:45-10:15 2nd Grade Parent Presentation
10:15-10:45 3rd Grade Parent Presentation
10:45-11:15 4th Grade Parent Presentation
11:15-11:45 5th Grade Parent Presentation
11:45-12:30 6th Grade Parent Presentation (6th grade students invited)
Kindergarten will present to parents Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Open House - Monday, August 20, 2018 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Parents, Students and Friends –
SCHOOL BEGINS NEXT WEEK
The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 21st. Please note that the first bell rings at 7:55am and classes will begin promptly at 8:00am. Also be aware that early out is 1:55pm on Mondays in order to allow for teacher collaboration meetings. Tuesdays through Fridays the school day will be from 8:00am to 2:40pm.
7TH GRADE DAY AND SFJHS OPEN HOUSE - MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH
All 7th graders and their parents are invited to attend 7th Grade Orientation on Monday, August 20th from 9:00-11:00am. 7th graders will have the opportunity to attend an orientation assembly, go to each of their classes, meet their teachers and practice opening their lockers. Busing will not be provided so please plan your own transportation as needed. Later that same day from 1:00-3:00pm there will be an Open House for students of all grades and their parents/guardians. Teachers will be in their rooms and available to answer any questions you may have.
If you have not completed immunizations on your children OF ANY AGE, the Utah County Health Department will be in our cafeteria from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Monday, August 20th to take care of any immunization needs you have. See more information at http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/news/vaccination-clinic. To attend the 7th grade in Utah a student must have proof of receiving the Meningococcal vaccine and the Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (Tdap) booster. Your student will not be able to attend 7th grade without the school having this information on file. Parents are asked to bring in or mail in a copy of the immunization document from the Health Department or doctor’s office as proof of required vaccinations.
BE A PART OF PTA THIS YEAR
Come to the PTA table during the SFJHS 7th Grade Orientation and Open House on August 20th! Sign-ups will be available for various committees but if you aren't able to donate your time to a committee, your contribution of $5 cash, check (payable to SFJHS PTA), or by Venmo at SFJHS PTA is a great help in our efforts to enhance the experiences of students and staff at SFJHS. We are also looking for a PTA member willing to coordinate our SPRING FUNDRAISER this coming year. If interested, please see us at the PTA table or email us at email@example.com.
SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL
We are in need of 3 parents to serve on the Spanish Fork Junior High School Community Council. If you would be willing to serve on this committee, please email Blake Mortensen at firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, August 17th at 4:00 pm. Elections will be held during 7th grade day and during our Open House on Monday, August 20th and will end on Friday, August 24th, 2018 at the end of school. Please stop by the front office to vote. Thanks for all your help. The council meeting schedule is currently the first Monday of the month at 12:00 noon.
SFJHS SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
We have several classes taught at our school with a different name than the state code name that will show up on your schedule. This means that a student will have the right class, but it is different on the schedule. Please take note of the following name differences:
FACS Exploration C= 7th Grade Clothing and Interior Design
FACS Exploration F= 7th Grade Foods, Nutrition & Child Care
Foreign Language Exploratory= Introduction to American Sign Language (7th grade)
Music Appreciation= Rock 'n' Roll History
Participation Skills= 9th Grade PE
PE Coed= Advanced PE (8th grade)
Reading Option= Reading for Enjoyment
Released Time= Seminary
Tech Theater A= Costume/Makeup Design & Production
Tech Theater= Drama Tech
Women's Chorus= Bel Canto Choir
Counseling will make class changes for mandated placement issues only from August 16 forward.
Applications for free/reduced school lunch must be completed online. To apply for free or reduced lunch visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click on “Free & Reduced Lunch Information”. Please do this as soon as possible so your student can receive free/reduced lunch on the first day.
GOLF TEAM INFORMATION MEETING
Do you know how to play golf and love it? If you have golf experience and are interested in playing competitively, attend the information meeting on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 after school in the cafeteria. More information about tryouts will be given at this meeting.
UPCOMING SFJHS ACTIVITIES
Aug 20 - 7th Grade Orientation 9:00am - 11:00am
Aug 20 - Open House 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Aug 21 - First Day of School - First Bell Rings at 7:55a.m.
Aug 22 - Golf Information Meeting - cafeteria
Aug 23 - Picture Packets Sent Home with Students
Aug 24 - Picture Day
Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official SFJHS webpage at: http://sfjhs.nebo.edu/
Mrs. Hanks will be teaching a resource class this year at Park! We are so excited to have her and welcome her as a Park Panther!
Here is a little about Mrs. Hanks in her own words:
I grew up in Salt Lake City and have attended both BYU and the University of Utah. I started teaching in 1992 and taught for 10 years in Davis School District in Washington State, both in Regular Elementary Education and Special Education. We were finally blessed to be parents of a daughter in 2003 and twin boys in 2005. We returned to Utah in 2005 and moved to Levan, Utah in 2008. I am in my 8th year serving on the school board in Juab School District and have enjoyed being involved at that level of education, but my absolute love is working with students. I look forward to returning to the classroom and am excited to teach at Park Elementary. WELCOME TO PARK! We're glad you're here!