Sam Whitaker, an aspiring writer here at Spanish Fork Jr. High, was delighted when his submission was accepted for publication in one of our local newspapers. Congratulations, Sam!
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!
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.
We are raising money for our Make-A-Wish and need your help students! Bring $1 tomorrow as a donation and wear a hat all day, in school! If each student brought one dollar we would reach our goal of $1000. Thanks for your support!!
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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!
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!
Mrs. Eckhardt was awarded Teacher of the Year for Larsen Elementary last night at the district board meeting. The following is what was read about her during the meeting:
“Angela creates a classroom environment where her students love to be with many hands-on activities for her students to learn and participate. She is a leader and advocate for students. Angela has provided an enriching 4H program for many years and has taught an Underwater Robotics club that competes. She is an incredible leader and advocate for students and staff.”
We love you Mrs. Eckhardt! Thank you for all you do for the students and staff here at Larsen Elementary. You are the best.
Brockbank is happy to announce the Bronco Best students for March.
Front; Thomas Simmons, Lacie Swenson, Emillee Peterson, Halle Hales, and Julia Mockett. Middle; Ella Crandall, Cahill Simons, Sydney Jensen, Maria Wetzel, Joey Jensen, Isabelle Eddington, and Principal Larraine Nelson. Back; Bentley Briggs, Dahl Winters, Brycen Daniella, Carter Rigby, Ethan Jensen, Sam Oldham. Absent from Gracie Dart and Brylie Olsen.
Mrs. Valgardson was recognized in faculty meeting by her peers as the Diamond Fork Peak (Positive Energy And Kindness) Award winner. Mrs. "V" as she known by her students is such a fantastic teacher and fellow employee. She is hardworking, reliable, positve, fun, and all around amazing. She is willing to do anything asked of her with a smile on her face. She is approachable and students know that she has their best interst in mind. We are so happy to have her here at Diamond Fork!
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Angie Lindstrom is a great choice for our employee of the year!
She loves the outdoors and goes to Wyoming a couple times a year to camp with her parents. She adores her parents, and is a wonderful daughter, wife, mom, grandma and every other title she holds. She likes to sew and is very crafty! She has so many talents, but one I saw regularly was her ability to fix things. I mean she is the laminator whisperer! She is just the best person on the planet! She is kind, thoughtful and an amazing friend to all that know her. To know her is to love her. She exemplifies what We want Spanish Oaks to be.
Our 1st graders have been waiting patiently to see the process of butterflies hatching, and now they have!
Fashion and Textile Design students have created outfits using recycled materials. They will present these on a runway in a competition the evening of Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30pm. Come see their designs and cheer them on as they showcase these designs. Cost is $3.00 per person or $10.00 per family. Hope to see you there!
We have an amazing principal here at Park Elementary. Mrs. Hughes is always looking for ways to fill the buckets of our teachers and staff. This month she has decided that we could all use a treat, so she brings her cart of happiness around for "Testing Treat Tuesday." Thank you Mrs. Hughes! We sure do appreciate you!
This spring, Spanish Oaks can win prizes for our school and students by encouraging parents to use the Utah Department of Transportation's (UDOT) free Walking School Bus app. This app allows parents to create walking carpools to help their students get to and from school safely and also reduces crowded drop off zones, improves health and increases activity. Between March 19 and April 27, parents who use the app to walk to and from school will enter your school and students for a chance to win the following prizes:
- The school with the most miles walked from walking groups using the app will win $500 towards the school and PTA's safe walking and biking programs.
- One walking school bus group will be randomly selected to win breakfast with the Utah Jazz Bear and a new bike rack for their school.
- Students can win scooters and helmets in weekly drawings.
- Three parents can win an overnight stay at the Blue Boar Inn in Midway, Utah's number one rated bed and breakfast.
Last year, more than 300 walking groups at 100 different schools participated in the event, improving the safety and health of schools and communities across Utah. Thank you again for your commitment to safety and your willingness to help promote safe walking and biking to school email@example.com.
Attention for Show Choir Parents
We have been invited to sing at Maple Mountain High School’s Music at the Mountain, April 11, at 7:00 P.M. In order to be ready for this, I would like to have some additional choir practices for JUST the Show Choir kids.
One more practice tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11th, at 8:30 a.m., so we can make sure we have everything ready for that night.
The kids will need to wear Hawaiian/Tropical/ bright clothing, Flip flops/sandals, sunglasses, beach towels, etc. Don’t go and buy anything. Just have the kids let me know if they need to borrow some of my things for that night.
Our call time to do our number on the stage is at 5:45. I would like all of the kids there around 5:30 to be ready to go on stage. We will then leave the stage and have an hour before the performance. The kids can bring a snack to eat after our practice.
We are the opening number for the program. This is a wonderful concert for the kids to listen to. Encourage them to stay for the whole program. However, I do understand that a lot is going on that day. If you need to leave after that, please let me know when you pick up your child. We will be sitting in an assigned area.
Thank you so much for allowing us to work with your children in choir year. We love it, and we hope it shows!
Thanks for all of your support!
Marilyn Paice and Amy Staheli