Check out what happened in November!
Annie Merrill, Tiffany Asay, and Hannah Finch have been selected as Maple Mountain "Prep Athletes of the Week" for recently being selected to the UHSAA 5A All State Drill Team. Hannah, Tiffany and Annie are outstanding members of the drill team who have been very committed to their team and coaches. Congratulations and good luck in your competitions the rest of the year!
"I told them I'd give them fifteen minutes to finish a writing assignment or read. They were so engaged after twenty minutes, I didn't want to disrupt them. I love this job!"
- Mrs. Thompson
In the days before Pinterest and Youtube there were hotlines. Crisco had one. So did Campbell’s and Ocean Spray. Libby’s, Hershey’s, and Betty Crocker all had them as well. At the Butterball Turkey Talk Line, anyone could call up twenty-four hours a day and get answers to their questions: “Do I roast the turkey with or without the plastic netting?” “Can I pop popcorn in the turkey’s cavity during the roasting process?” “How do I thaw a fresh turkey?”
Teachers could definitely use a hotline to get them through December, too. The weeks before Christmas Break at any school feels like using a blender and forgetting to put the lid on.
The Holiday Hotline for Teachers would offer stressed educators live assistance from veteran colleagues on everything from what to bring to the White Elephant exchange to recipe suggestions for the staff Christmas potluck.
HOTLINE: Holiday Hotline. May I help you?
TEACHER: Hi. My first graders and I disagree on the echo part in “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” I say that after singing “They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games,” you shout “Like Monopoly.” They insist that it’s “Like Football.” Which is it?
No matter how excited children get and how harried we become, I am glad that Christmas time is here. We are better throughout the year for having Christmas.
Food Drive-Cans for Kids
Riverview Afterschool and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the 8th annual Food Drive and Giving Tree service project. This service project will be Nov. 27th-Dec 20th, our goal is to BEAT the last year’s total of 3000 cans of food! The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.
The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district. The District currently has over 1,500 students in this situation.
There will be a contest between the classes, the class per grade level that collects the most cans and bonus points will receive a root beer float party. All cans should be brought to the student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.
PLEASE make sure the cans are not EXPIRED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!! LETS ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE.
Food Drive-Cans for Kids
Riverview Afterschool program and Riverview Student Council are pleased to announce the eighth annual Food Drive service project. This service project will run until Wednesday, Dec. 20th, our goal is to BEAT last year’s total of 3,000 cans of food! The food will be donated to families in our school, Nebo Pantry, and the Utah Food Coalition.
The Nebo Pantry is for homeless and transient students in our district. The District currently has many students in this situation.
This is a great opportunity to teach our students about service and being grateful for the things we have. All cans should be brought to your student’s classroom to be counted and recorded.
PLEASE make sure the cans have not EXPIRED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! LET’S ALL WORK TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!!
Cold weather is upon us. As you know, poor air quality is common during Utah winters and affects health. Riverview monitors air quality from: http://air.utah.gov/. We follow the Utah recess guide: http://health.utah.gov/asthma/pdfs/airquality/recessguidance.pdf.
During the cold months we will check air quality levels in the morning. Students will remain inside when air quality reaches high levels on the air quality index. If the air quality is good ALL students will be sent outside for recess. Please make sure your child is coming to school with outdoor clothing during the cold weather months.
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- December 7th – 5th grade DARE graduation 2:00 p.m., Orchestra Concert – 6:30-7:30 pm
- December 18th –Christmas Kick-Off Week
- Monday-Wear Red and Green
- Tuesday-Ugly Christmas Sweater
- Wednesday-Wear Christmas Hat
- Thursday-Prepare for a long winter nap-Wear PJ’s; dismiss at noon
- Friday-No School
- December 19th – Second Grade Christmas Program 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
- December 21st – Make Your Mark/Christmas Sing-Along Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.; School dismissed at noon.
- January 2nd – School resumes
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary
Mrs. Dimmick's class was excited to receive a grant from the Nebo Foundation for new guided reading books. Mrs. Brown was able to match the grant and we were able to order 31 new sets of guided reading books!! The students are so excited to get to read the new book.
Larsen Elementary had the opportunity to have Miss Spanish Fork, Dexonna Talbot, come and visit. She talked to the students about her platform which is about service. Students came up with some ways to serve others and make the world a better place. It doesn't matter how small the act of service is or how big it is. It all makes a difference.
Larsen families enjoyed a free and fun night skating at Classic Skating in Orem thanks to the efforts of our PTA. Students, parents and staff all showed off their skating skills which were actually pretty impressive. Thank you to Larsen PTA for making this fun night possible.
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In fourth grade, we have been learning all about soil. This week we made an edible soil profile. The students had a great time choosing which food best represented the bedrock, subsoil, topsoil, and humus. Although, I think they enjoyed eating their soil even more!
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Kindergarteners had an exciting day celebrating Sock Day. They all spent the whole day wearing socks and participated in some fun activities. Each student measured their feet, wrote about them and read some books. All the students decided its way more fun to just wear socks and no shoes!
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Larsen 1st graders had the opportunity to meet 2 Spanish Fork City firefighters and learn about fire safety. The classes learned to have a fire plan at their homes to keep safe, when to call 911 and they even got to tour through the fire truck. Each student was given a safety book to take home too. Thank you for keeping us safe fire fighters!
As part of our “Building a Community,” Brockbank is having a sock drive! We are collecting new socks to give to the homeless shelter. All types of socks are needed and can be turned in to the office or your child’s classroom. This sock drive will go until December 15th. Thanks for your support!
A sense of humor, ties, kindness, and being a student favorite. These are just a few of the qualities that describe Mr. Dennis Olsen, math teacher here at Diamond Fork. Mr. Olsen is such a deserving recipient of the Crystal Apple Award. He is a fantastic teacher, but he is an even better person. We are so fortunate to have him here at Diamond Fork, and seriously check out the ties, they are awesome!
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Our National Junior Honors Society visited seniors at the Utah Central Veterans Home to bring blankets and some company. Thanks to our awesome advisors, Ms. Banks, Ms. Valgardson, Ms. Young, and Ms. Taylor for giving our students this exeperience.
Hello, Brockbank Families!
We are getting excited for upcoming events in December! Please make note of the different activities coming up!
PTA Giving Trees: Our great PTA has been hard at work putting up the “Giving Christmas Trees” outside each classroom door. The ornaments on the trees are gift ideas, if you would like to give a gift to your child’s teacher. If you want to give one of these gifts, please take an ornament off of the tree so that others know that, that gift is being given. Thanks to our PTA for doing this fun project!
DARE Graduation: Friday, Dec. 8th, we will be celebrating our 5th grade students for completing their DARE program. We want to thank Officer DeWitt from the Spanish Fork Police Department for all he has done to help our students learn important life skills! The graduation will be at 2:00pm.
Sock Drive: As part of our “Building a Community,” we are having a sock drive! We are collecting new socks to give to the homeless shelter. All types of socks are needed and can be turned in to the office or your child’s classroom. This sock drive will go until December 15th. Thanks for your support!
Reading Reward Activity: December 6th- Those students that meet their reading goal will come for a cup of hot chocolate and Christmas stories! Please encourage your child to read and to turn in his/her reading calendar!
Popcorn Friday: December 8th at lunchtime. 50 cents a bag! Thanks to our wonderful PTA!
Nebo School District Board Meeting: On December 13th, Brockbank will be presenting the school presentation at Board Meeting. This will begin at 6:00pm.
3rd Grade will perform their Christmas program on December 14th, at 10:00 for the school and 6:00 for families!
2nd Grade will perform their Christmas program on December 15th, at 2:00.
School will be dismissed at noon on December 21st, for walking students, and bus students will be dismissed at 11:30. School will resume January 2nd.
Keep collecting those Box Tops!
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12/5-School Community Council-3:15
12/8-5th Grade DARE Graduation-2:00/Popcorn Friday
12/14-3rd Grade Program-10:00 for the school, 6:00 for the parents
12/15-2nd Grade Program-2:00
12/21-1/2 day-school dismissed at noon
12/22-Jan.1-Holiday Break-No School
Three of our athletes here at Diamond Fork attended the Nebo Winter Captain's Academy last week. They were joined by student athletes from other secondary schools around the district. The students were able to interact with fellow students and hear from some great speakers who talk about sportsmanship, leadership, and a variety of other topics.
Parents, Students, and Friends –
MID-YEAR PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Our 2nd parent teacher conference of the year will be held on DECEMBER 7 from 3:30pm to 8:00pm. At this point, there will be 4 weeks left in Term 2. Please check grades and make sure you keep working to have Cs, Bs, and As by the holidays!
ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT VENUE CHANGE
The orchestra concert scheduled for Monday, December 11 at 7pm has been moved to Maple Mountain High School Auditorium. Due to heightened attendance and the need to accommodate as many families, friends, and neighbors that we can, we decided to perform at MMHS. We are excited to present our Christmas Concert to you!
PENNY WARS 2017
December 11-15 are the dates for our annual Penny Wars. Each 2nd period class will accept donations to the Warm the Souls charity run by Nebo Credit Union. We have fun with a little good-sportsmanlike "war" among the classes and grades. We will also have jars in the front office for parents/visitors to participate. If parents/guardians would like to make business donations to our charity drive, please contact Mr. Lawrence the NJHS adviser or Mrs. Hall, our Financial Secretary. Thank you for your support! We hope to donate more than ever this year to this local charity.
CHICK-FIL-A SPIRIT DAY
December 11th, Chick-fil-a is hosting SFJHS "Spirit Day." Just mention "Spanish Fork Junior" or "Spirit Activity" when you order inside or through the drive-through, and Chick-fil-a will make a donation to our school for the service projects done by our National Junior Honor Society. Please spread the word to family, friends, neighbors, etc.
SFJHS BOULDERING FIELD TRIP
On December 13 we will be having a rock climbing field trip at Momentum Climbing Gym in Lehi. We will be experiencing all types of boulder climbing. This is a type of rock climbing that does not require a harness. The walls are shorter and there is a large padded mat under each climbing wall for safe landing. For more details, visit the website at www.momentumclimbing.com/lehi.
The field trip will cost $10.00 per person and includes transportation, full climbing time, and shoe rental for each student. You will need to pick up a packet from any of the coaches and turn money in to Mrs. Hall by December 12. There are 25 more spaces for this trip and reservations are on a first come, first paid, first served basis. There will be no refunds for this field trip. If you have questions, contact Amanda.email@example.com.
Dec 5th: Drama II Class Plays 7:00
Dec 6th: Wrestling vs Mapleton Jr 3:30, Drama II Class Plays 7:00
Dec 7th: PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES 3:30 – 8:00, GBB and BBB @ Mount Nebo 3:30
Dec 8th: LOBO HERO DAY – WEAR YOUR LOBO SHIRT, Band Christmas Concert @ SFHS 7:00
Dec 9th: Junior High Orchestra Festival @UVU
Dec 11th: Penny Wars begin, GBB and BBB vs Mapleton JH 3:30, Orchestra Christmas Concert @ MMHS 7:00
We are HIRING! If you have ever wanted to work at Park Elementary School, now is your lucky chance. We are currently in search of an amazing 6th grade teacher! We are looking for someone who will love our students as much as we do, while helping them on their quest in search of knowledge! Please head over to https://apply.nebo.edu/search.php to apply.
We can't wait for another Park Panther to join the family!
Mrs. Averett's class were all smiles today. Each student came to school happy and ready to learn! Way to Mrs. Averett's class!
Brockbank Elementary is happy to announce the reflection winners for 2017-2018. This year the theme was “Within Reach...”
Award of Excellence Winners for Primary Visual Arts; Otto Stewart, Huntley Bradshaw, Whitney Paige, Harper Shepherd, Porter Eddington, Abbey Clayson, and Stella Youd. Intermediate Visual Arts; Madison Langston, Kendyl Stubbs, Isabelle Eddington, Haya Swaidan, Cahill Simons, Jacie Roberts, Kiera Adams, Sadie Hathaway, and Dallan Langston. Middle School Visual Arts; Tamia Clark, Kynslie Farr, Andrew Hult, Jacqui Moses, Kade Loreen, Kate Ethington, Kendall Beckstrom, Max Wendel, Katelynn Giles, Drew Erickson, and Hallie Swenson.
Awards of Achievement Winners moving on to the District level were; Photography; Remington Shepherd, Chloe Beecher, Kensington Shepherd, Kenlee Lemon, and Gracie Dart. Literature; Aleah Hermansen, Addison Roberts, and Maria Wetzel. Dance; Isabella Beecher. Film Production; Junior Wetzel. Visual Arts; Jhet Hanks, M'Kayla Adams, Maria Wetzel, Kiera Adams, and Sandra Swaidan. 3D Visual Arts; Elizabeth Peterson, Emmalyse Beecher, Rhylan Newman, Adilyn Hanks, and January Langston.
Congratulations to all of students that won and to all the students that participated, everyone did a great job!