Mrs. Porter recieved a generous grant from the Nebo Education foundation. She will be using the funds to purchase books for her sixth grade class. We are so grateful for the foundation and great teachers like Mrs. Porter who put students first!
Mrs. Taylor recieved a generous grant from The Nebo Education Foundation. She will use the money to purchase fun science materials as the second graders learn about the water cycle. Thank you to the foundation and Mrs. Taylor for helping our Panthers learn!
Mrs. Hunt's first grade class showed some awesome lunchroom behavior last week and became our Lunchroom Winners of the Week. Good job you awesome first graders!
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.
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!
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!
Have you been thinking that you’d like to do more to help people in your community? Wondering what to do? How to do it? Where to give of your time? Circles has the answer! Become a Circle’s Ally...a friend to someone in need…someone right in your area who needs you! You can volunteer…You can even involve your whole family!! Click on the flyer below to learn more!
Find out more by contacting Lucy Perkins at Utah Valley Circles! 801-691-5242
Are you ready to have more stability for you and your family? Wondering if there will EVER be a way out of the daily/weekly worry and stress of getting yourself or your family through this life?
Click on the flyer below to learn more about this amazing program that is offered in our community!
Find out more by contacting Lucy Perkins at Utah Valley Circles! 801-691-5242
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Leadership Day was a SUCCESS!!!! Thank you to the parents, grandparents, family members, and members of our community for joining us on our 7th Annual Leadership Day. It was a great day to celebrate our students and show off what we've learned while implementing the 7 Habits!
Park has received the Energy Star Certification! This is an amazing feat because in order to qualify a building must score in the top 75 percentile compared against other schools in the nation. Our district average score was 99, with many schools scoring a perfect 100.
The certification process for Energy Star is not an easy one. Air quality, lighting quality, and other overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations of each facility are taken into account. This data, along with many other data points, are used to compare our K-12 facility to other K-12 facilities throughout the country. We then receive a score based on the grading criteria outlined by Energy Star.
Receiving the Energy Star Certification is definitely something to celebrate! WIth the 44 Energy Star Certifications earned, we have the most certified facilities out of any organization in the state of Utah. This makes us an Energy Star leader in the state!
For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to
seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump start on Summer Fun at Lagoon.
The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the
Education Foundations will reap the benefits. Details are listed below:
- Lagoon will email a promo code that will allow individuals to purchase a Lagoon Single
Day Passport at a discounted rate online. The discounted price ticket is $44.00 + tax
(regular price, $58.95+tax) per person, a $15.00 savings!
- Please note; Lagoon will NOT be distributing printed coupons. Schools and
districts, through email and other online platforms, will be responsible for all
- All sales will be done online. Each district will be assigned a specific promo code
that will give students and their families the discount and facilitate accounting to
properly distribute the rebate payment.
- Lagoon will rebate to District Education Foundations $3.00 for each ticket sold through Lagoon as a result of the promo code being redeemed.
- The Summer Fever Fundraiser will be valid weekends March 31, 2018 – April 29, 2018, every Sunday in May 2018, and through Memorial Day Weekend.
Hello, my name is Brianna McPhail and I am excited to be a new teacher at Park Elementary! I grew up in Fillmore, Utah, but recently moved to Utah County. I graduated from Utah State University and loved every minute of it -- Go Aggies! I love art, playing basketball, watching movies and spending time with my friends and family! I have always loved learning, and I am excited to be a fifth grade teacher. I look forward to working with the students and teachers at Park Elementary!
Kindergarten Pre-Registration begins March 12th for all children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.
Pre-registering your student in March allows schools to accurately plan for the coming school year. Thank you for your support!
Parents can bring required documents and pick up a kindergarten packet (book and flashcards) to Park school March 21, 2018 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm after completing the online registration. There will also be a computer lab available this day for those who may not have access to a computer at home.
*Immunizations (all shots must be complete before first day of kindergarten) link to immunization info
*Two proof of residency- (i.e; Mortgage statement, rental agreement, city bill, power bill, cell phone bill, etc.)
*Any custody or court documents you would like on file
You will be able to complete the registration process and sign the online forms beginning July 25, 2018, along with registering any other students this day. We invite you to bring your kindergarten student on August 1st to a kindergarten assessment.
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Mr. Elliott's Class, Mrs. James' Class, and Ms. Dunn's class all received Lunchroom winners of the week the past three weeks. These classes showed the rest of the lunchroom what behavior in the lunchroom should look like. Thank you students for being amazing! Keep up the good work!
SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23 In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app. As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks. Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone. Throughout the day, KSL will be highlighting all that the app can do, the history behind it, the success stories and much more. In addition, there will be some fun for the students. Below is the outline to encourage student involvement:· Encourage your friends to download the app· Use hashtag #SafeUT on posts KSL Contest: Individuals will be able to share a screenshot of their phone with the app downloaded for a chance to win a $50 visa card These screenshots will need to be posted in the contest on the KSL TV Facebook page The school that is tagged the most by their students will receive 100 pizzas from KSL! The contest will start Thursday, February 22 and end Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m. Watch KSL News at 5 p.m. on Friday to see which school will be receiving 100 pizzas!
Nebo School District is always trying to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students, parents and teachers to give feedback on teachers and administrators in Nebo District schools. A link to the Nebo Stakeholder Survey 2017-2018 will be found on the Nebo home page at www.nebo.edu beginning Wednesday, February 7 and remaining open until Wednesday, February 21, 2018, where Nebo District stakeholders will be able to share their thoughts and experiences. (Parents and employees will be emailed a link to help them gain access, while students will be shown the link in their computer labs.)
The purpose of the Nebo Stakeholder Survey is to help us improve instruction and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most useful, we suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings, sharing specific experiences that illustrate your ratings, and using appropriate language in all circumstances.
Thank you for your helpful feedback.
Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time. We will keep our fingers crossed that the online sign ups work smoothly.
*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.
*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.
*Please sign up with your students name.
*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call. We will also post the links on our school website as well as our Facebook page so you can easily find them later.
Last week, Park staff nominated and then voted on a Park Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year. The Teacher of the Year for Park is Ms. Carrie Dunn. Here are what a few of her colleagues said about her:
“She is amazing. She puts so much time and effort to understand her students and to meet their needs. She is great to work with. She has a positive word for everyone. She is always willing to help. She is always trying to learn more and improve her skills.”
“She is always going above and beyond the expectation of a teacher. She is involved in multiple ways to help our school and faculty. She does whatever anyone needs and always smiles about it.”
“She has an amazingly organized classroom and creative ideas. My daughter saw her snowman Leader in Me done by her students in the hall and was impressed. She comes early and even comes in on weekends, etc. She has a radiant smile on her face and shows true patience for her students.”
Park wouldn’t be as amazing as it is with Ms. Dunn! We are so lucky that we get to call her a Park Panther. This award is very much deserved.
Congratulations Ms. Dunn!
Our Family Connection Leaders are working hard to help us use the 7 Habits in our everyday lives. For the month of January, they focused on First Things First and setting priorities. Ask your student if they are putting First Things First. They were challenged to set their priorities and think about their schedule to get the most important things done and still have time for fun. The Family Connection Leaders would love to hear about how you are using the 7 Habits at home. Please encourage your student to share these successes with the Family Connection Leaders or email Ms. Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep putting First Things First!