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We had a great Halloween here at Diamond Fork today. Our students had some amazing comstumes, and from the following pictures you can our staff dressed up too! Check out our Facebook page, "Official Diamond Fork Junior High School" to see over 100 pictures of our students who dressed up.
Following is the sign up genius for the additional after school clubs.
- Tuesday Spa and Healthy Lifestyles
- Wednesday Unity Game Design
- Thursday Santa's Workshop
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We have such a fun faculty at East Meadows! Halloween is a crazy fun day at elementary schools!!! We tried to get a picture of most of them!!!
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Second Graders wowed their audiance with their Halloween program.
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There was lots of excitement in the air while waiting for Canyon's Halloween Parade!
A huge THANK YOU to all of our Spanish Oaks families for supporting our PTA Book Fair last week! We hope you read and enjoy at home many fun new books this fall season. Our Book Fair was so successful, you all made it possible to purchase 250 new titles for our take-home library, add over $500 in new books to teachers' classrooms and purchase over $800 in books to give away free to students (watch for many happy book winners at our Nov. 7th reading assembly). In addition, the PTA is hoping to help purchase new guided reading book sets in the coming months. Spanish Oaks families are heroes when it comes to reading!!!
"Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." -- Robert Quillen
There are some things that happen at school that are guaranteed to bring any lesson to a grinding halt and there is nothing that even the most highly effective teacher can do to refocus students.
When a student screams, “Spider!” Do not try to teach. Go directly to cup. Watch children jump out of seats and run to spider. Watch children jump backward when they see spider. Hear them scream loudly. Turn cup upside down. Capture spider. Put spider outside. Tell children to sit down. Tell children to sit down again. Then tell children to sit down and stay down. Listen to spider stories for twenty minutes.
When a bee flies in through the window, listen to children scream, “Bee!” over and over. Watch bee fly around room. Watch children fly around room also. Watch boy start to swat bee. Scream, “Stop that!” Now, watch bee fly around room faster. Do not get cup. Bees do not like cups. Pick up folder. Try to shoo bee out of window with folder. Listen to children laugh at you as you try to shoo bee out the window. When bee is finally outside, listen to bee sting stories for twenty minutes.
When you see lightning, children will begin to chatter. Do not say, “Quiet.” It does not work. All children talk when they see lightning. You will soon hear thunder. Do not try to squeeze math problems in between lightning and thunder crashes. It does not work either.
When the first snow falls, listen to children scream, “Look! Snow!” Children will ask to go outside. Say no. Children will repeat question. Repeat answer. Warning: Do not walk near your coat or door at this time. If you do, children will think you are going outside and start jumping up and down and wagging their tails.
If Halloween falls on a school day, stop teaching immediately. Find a costume. Do not come dressed as a teacher. Children will ask what you are dressed as. When you say, “A teacher and we are going to learn so many things today!” students will laugh and say, “Good costume!” Watch children jump out of seats and run and jump and hear them scream loudly and wag their tails. Do not say, “Quiet.” It does not work. All children talk on Halloween. Do not try to squeeze math problems or reading in on Halloween. It does not work either. Happy Halloween!!
On Halloween, we will begin our morning with a Halloween parade. Into the school on Halloween morning will walk Superman, a clown, an angel, some devils, the Disney princesses will be present, maybe an astronaut, a pack of Ninjas, Darth Vader, and possibly some pirates.
We will be parading outside this year. We invite you to drop your children off, find a parking stall, pull out the lawn chairs, choose a good seat on the parade route and stay for the “Monster March.” Students will assemble in their classroom and after the morning bell and announcements, we will begin our parade. The ghouls and goblins will exit from the school, parade around the sports park, re-enter and parade through the halls; dropping each class off at their classroom door.
Afternoon Kindergarten will begin their parade at 12:30 p.m. They will parade around the Kindergarten Playground.
Come watch the fun!
Check out spoooooky Riverview RAM scarecrow this Halloween season. Our entry in the Spanish Fork City Scarecrow Contest is directly in front of Central Bank on Main Street. Don’t forget to vote for our scarecrow. The winner gets $100 and bragging rights!
End of the Term Report Cards
Friday, October 27th was the end of the first term. Please be looking for a copy of your child’s report card for the first term.
It is our goal for parents to be well informed and engaged on how your child is achieving and progressing. All teachers are implementing a SIS Standards Based report card. A Standards Based report card lists the most important skills students should learn in each subject at each grade level. Instead of letter grades, students receive marks that show how well they have mastered skills. This type of reporting should provide parents more knowledge on which skills and knowledge your child has acquired.
Nebo Boys/Girls After-School Clubs – NO CLUBS ON HALLOWEEN!
Clubs are starting this week. All students will meet in the lunch room at 3:00 p.m. for a snack and an activity. Students will then separate into the various clubs. All students are excused at 4:30 p.m. Parents, plan to pick up children at the flag pole or have the students walk home. Please have then conversation with your children about whether they walk or wait to be picked up.
We do have 4 additional clubs that have been made available this session. They are
- Spa and Healthy Lifestyles Club; 3rd – 6th grades
- Unity Game Design; 3rd – 6th grades
- Santa’s Workshop; K-3rd
- Afterschool Homework Club; All grades
If you are interested please sign-up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d4aaead22a1fd0-fall2
Book Fair This Week!
October 30th – November 2nd.
Find books for all ages and interests! Don’t know what to buy? Watch for teacher picks and teacher requests.
Halloween Book Haunt at the Book Fair-Tuesday, October 31st; Immediately following the Halloween parade. Parents, this is a chance for you to shop for Christmas presents without your kids.
Family Night at the Book Fair-Thursday, November 2nd; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Don’t miss this fun event! There will be piles of prizes and games galore. You’ll think you’re on a real dude ranch!
Each book fair we raise money for ‘All for Books.’ This is a program in which 100% of the proceeds go to buying books for Riverview. Show you pride (Utes or Cougars) by donating to this great cause.
In order to make this a successful book fair, the PTA MUST have many volunteers. You DO NOT have to be a member of the PTA to volunteer. PLEASE follow this link to sign-up and support our wonderful Riverview Rams. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ihhcM1G20JFsSaj1anqNR05dwHlQrAvfbZkjH7wAVig/edit#gid=0.
Riverview Elementary PTA presents the “Reflections” contest. Express yourself through art; Literature, Visual Arts, Dance, 3-D Art, and Photography. The 2017-2018 Theme: “Within Reach.” Have students pick up an entry form from their teacher or at the office. Deadline: Friday, November 3rd.
If you have a family member who has served in the military, please be willing to share with us a copy of his/her photo. Mrs. RaeAnn Nelson will be posting the pictures in the hall in honor of all those who are serving our country.
The Riverview website http://riverview.nebo.edu/. has been updated in order to hopefully make it easier to access school information.
Please click on the ‘Parents’ link to find all information regarding after-school clubs, busing information, map for dropping off/picking up, our positive behavior intervention and support system (PBIS), PTA information, contact information when bullying is occurring (SafeUT), school community council (SCC), and the school handbook. The main column will allow you to read all newsletters sent home by me this year.
The ‘Students’ link will allow students connect to online homework resources and learning sites.
The ‘Learning to Learn’ link will allow you to see our philosophy of learning. Riverview is committed to making learning visible. We are purposefully teaching learners to get out of ‘I am stuck in my learning’ situations. Being stuck is celebrated as an opportunity to grow and stretch our brains; thereby building our learning capacity. We have ‘Learner Powers’ that are integrated into all lessons. The Learner Powers are an important part of enabling students to advance in their own learning. By making learning visible and empowering our students, children are building their confidence and are ‘Making a Mark, Making it Matter’
Cool weather is upon us. Please send your child to school with a jacket for recess. In order to keep the lost-n-found collection from growing, please label jackets with your child’s name.
Riverview School website
Riverview Facebook & Instagram
Please continue to check the website for additional information.
- October 30th - November 3rd – PTA Book fair
- October 31st – Halloween Parade 9:00; Sports Park; Kindergarten Afternoon Parade 12:30; Around the Kinder playground
- November 2nd – Family Night at the Bookfair, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- November 3rd – Reflections entries due; Popcorn Friday
- November 6th – Food Drive/Penny Wars begins
- November 8th – student council conference
- November 10th – Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Reward Activity
- November 14th – Veteran’s Assembly 9:00 a.m.
- November 16th – Reflections assembly 2:00 p.m.
- November 21st – Make Your Mark Assembly 9:00 a.m.
- November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary
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A HUGE Thank you to Jake, who owns Jakers Pumpkin Patch. He DONATED pumpkins to the ENTIRE SCHOOL! The students were beyong excited! We can't thank them enough for their generosity. Some students couldn't carry their pumpkins, so they rolled them to their classrooms. Too cute!
Parents, Students, and Friends –
Welcome to Term 2 and good job completing the first term! Thank you to all of the students who work very hard to complete coursework and master their content. Thanks to all of the teachers who put in hours upon hours of preparation time, teaching time, re-teaching and intervention time so students are proficient and ready for the next level of instruction. And, a huge thank you to parents and guardians who support their children and support our school! Way to Strengthen the Pack!
RED RIBBON WEEK
DID YOU KNOW children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. This is Red Ribbon Week at SFJH, an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. The 2017 theme is, “Your future is key, so stay drug free.” We will have themed days throughout the week along with information and lessons on how to stay drug free.
Monday: Wear Red Day – Pledge to be drug free.
Tuesday: Halloween Costumes – Scare away drugs.
Make sure the costume is school appropriate, no face paint, weapons, masks, or hats/hoods that cover the face. Also, some classes are sharing candy during class. If candy is brought to school, make sure it is purchased at the store and individually wrapped. We have many students who have peanut/nut allergies in the school. Please consider this when purchasing any candy your child may bring. Thank you.
Wednesday: Hat Day – Hats off to good choices.
Thursday: Pajama Day – Follow your dreams, say no to drugs! School appropriate pajamas only.
Friday: Team Jersey/Shirt Day.
Our Netsmartz assembly is scheduled for this Wednesday, November 1st. From the website, “NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.” For more information, check out the website at https://www.netsmartz.org/Parents where you will find many resources, tips, and discussion starters to talk with your children about internet safety.
BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS
BOYS: Tryouts are November 6th immediately after school at 2:00pm and November 7th at 2:45pm. Questions? Talk to Coaches Cook or Carlson.
GIRLS: Tryouts are November 7th and November 8th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. All girls planning on trying out MUST bring a completed physical form (forms on the school website) and a print out of their term 1 grades.
The annual fall carnival and dance is Friday, November 3, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm sponsored and hosted by the SFJH Student Council. It's $5 to get in and students who bring a student ID get 10 tickets for the carnival. There will be games, food, and live music. Don't miss out!
CALL FOR VETERANS’ PHOTOS
Friday, November 10, 2017 will be our annual Spanish Fork Junior High Veteran’s Day assembly. We would love to extend an invitation to all our students’ family members who have served, and who are currently serving in the Armed Forces to please join us for this assembly. We will also be asking your students to dress up that day to show respect for our military men and women.
Schedule will go as follows:
1st Assembly 8:50 -9:50 am.
2nd Assembly 9:55-10:55 am.
We will be preparing a slide show for this assembly and would love to have our SFJH families send in pictures of any loved ones who have served or who may be currently serving in the United States military. Please send them to email@example.com. Feel free to take a picture of a photo with your cell phone and send it to Mrs. Provstgaard’s e-mail. Thank you for your support!
The school is now on Instagram @sfjh_lobos. We have a link directly to it on our website – lower left side of the page – we will be posting some of the great students, teachers, and staff periodically. Check us out!
Also, if you have not done so, go to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sfjhs and LIKE us! We have lots of great stories and happenings to keep you up to date.
October 30 – November 3:
RED RIBBON WEEK – see newsletter and website for details.
Wiffle Ball 2:50pm
Netsmartz Assembly 8:45am
Wiffle Ball 2:50pm
Wiffle Ball 2:50pm
Fall Carnival 6:00pm-8:00pm
On Saturday, October 28th, the MMHS Marching Band competed in the Mt. Timpanogos Marching Band Competition at American Fork HS. The band placed first out of 11 bands in the 2A Division. They are also proud to announce that they received the highest sore that the Maple Mountain Band has received since the opening of the schoo! They also were awarded the Outstanding Visual Performance Caption and the Outstanding Colorguard Caption. They will compete at State this Friday in St. George. Way to go and good luck!!!
For boys and girls
Monday, Nov. 20th
3-5pm in the MMHS
$25 (includes t-shirt and
participant admission to concert!)
(Nov. 28, 29, and 30)
MMHS Christmas Dance Concert
Friday, December 1st
At 7pm in the
Come dance with the Maple Mountain Dance Company! Learn a dance and perform at the Christmas Dance Concert on Dec.1st!
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This year the third graders at Spanish Oaks are reading Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. In the book, the students participate in a sorting ceremony which is a ritual performed at the beginning of each school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Its purpose is to assign students to one of the four school Houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin. This gives them the opportunity to learn and work with their house team throughout the year to earn house points and rewards for their hard work in school. On October 27th the third-grade students were excited to participate in their very own sorting ceremony. It was a fun and exciting event! The gym was decorated in the colors of each house and we had many parents come out to support and cheer the students on. Each student tried on the sorting hat and the hat identified important characteristics that the student possesses. Then the students were sorted into one of the four school houses; Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Our sixth grade also joined in on the fun by welcoming the newly sorted students into their houses. After the sorting, the students were able to go back to class and learn about house points and how they will be working together as a team to earn rewards and participate in fun activities throughout the rest of the school year.
On Tuesday October 31st we will have our annual Halloween Parade at 2:00pm.
We will be going around the block same as in past years. It will be lots of fun!!! We hope to see you there!
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If you’re walking through the cafeteria one morning before school, you might just want to grab a bite of breakfast, settle in, and listen to the Jazz Band. Jeffrey Sass, who plays the alto saxophone says, “Jazz Band is a great before school activity where you play harder music than normal and you have to work harder and devote more time than Concert Band.” Lindsey Deveraux who plays the tenor saxophone says that being in the Jazz Band “has helped me learn more about music.”
Mr. Carter also teaches the Percussion Ensemble. Billy Thaler says, “I joined percussion class because I had always wanted to play drums. It's great. Mr. Carter is the best—super nice; I love learning from him. I also like to learn the xylophone which is what we are learning right now. I recommend piano experience; it makes it a lot easier.”
Jocelyn Hansbrow joined the ensemble because she thought it would be fun. “I've played piano since I was five and enjoyed it, and decided I should try something new. Mr. Carter is nice and funny, and of course I am fond of music.”
Enoch Sanchez, who plays the trombone in the Jazz Band, wrote, "As the trumpet and trombone song blares through the room, as the saxophone plays the smooth notes of our own symphony, and while the cello's soft strum of the strings slowly fill the room with calming harmony, the entire world slows down, as if the only thing in the world is the rhythm and song of Jazz."
Congratulations to Morganne Price, Aspen Carter and Emmie Olsen who got the math Problem of the week last week! The answer was 56 triangles.
This week the problem is
If today is Friday, what day of the week will it be 101 days from today?
Please send in pictures of your Veterans by Friday, Nov. 3. Please include their rank, if you can, and the students names that attend Park Elementary. Thank you!
We will be having our annual Halloween Parade tomorrow, Oct. 31 at 2:00 pm. The students and teachers will be walking around the block surrounding Park Elementary. We want to invite all parents and friends to come and watch. Please remember that masks and weapons are not allowed at school. We hope to see you there!