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Screen time, Device Use, and Social Media's Impact on Your Child's Wellbeing and Safety

10 hours 24 min ago

Come to Springville Highschool on November 5th from 6 pm to 8 pm to join Collin Kartchner, Social Internet Crusader and Dr. Katy McPherson, National Internet Safety Expert to learn how to balance screen time and device use, protect and cultivate our children's self worth, and devise a sensible family use of device plan.

See the flyer for more information!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

5th Grade Buddies

12 hours 52 min ago
Attributions: Ms. Marshall
(more pictures available)

First graders love having their fifth grade buddies come each week to help them with their reading! Way to go leaders!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Remember to Vote

12 hours 57 min ago

Remember to Vote. You can still register at If you received a mail-in ballot, you can mail it or drop it off at in person at locations provided here:

You can find a list of four Early Voting locations or vote on Election Day at twenty-four locations found here:

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Save the Kids Free Parent Education Night

13 hours 20 sec ago

Save the Kids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District 

All invited to the #savethekids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District on November 5, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Springville High audirorium at 1205 East 900 South in Springville, Utah.

Collin Kartchner and Dr. Katey McPherson will lead a discussion on:

  • Balancing screen time and device use,
  • Protecting and cultivating our children's self worth,
  • Devising a sensible family use of device plan.
Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Read-a-Thon Fundraiser

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 9:14am
Attributions: Bristi Poulson

We are so excited for our Read-a-Thon Fundraiser this year.  We hope your students enjoy the message that reading is fun, while at the same time earning money for our school.  Please read below for all of the information relating to our Read-a-Thon.


  • We will use money raised to purchase technology for our school, create leadership opportunities for students, field trips and materials for hands on learning experiences.

  • You may make a pledge for a student NOW until November 2, 2018. 

  • Students will return their pledge card each day.  The pledge will be recorded and a new card will be given to the student for additional pledges.

  • Our read-a-thon date will be November 2, 2018 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm.

  • You can make a per minute pledge.

  •  All students will be reading for 60 minutes.

  • You can make a simple donation (pre-determined amount).

  • We encourage you to send your total pledge amount donation in with the pledge itself.

  • If you decide not to send in the money with the pledge, you will receive an email after the read-a-thon letting you know how much you owe for the 60 minutes read by your student.  You will be able to send cash/check to the school or pay online with a card at the school.

  • Please help us spread the word to extended family and friends.

  • There are a few ways to make your pledge:

  • Record your pledge on the pledge card your student brings home and put your money or check in the envelope.

  • Go to our school website, click the yellow fundraiser link and fill out the pledge card.  You can mail it to Park Elementary 90 North 600 East Spanish Fork, UT  84660.

  • All students are able participate in the read-a-thon regardless of any pledges collected.

  • If you have any questions you can email your teacher or call the school 801-798-4045.


We will be getting pledges from our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends.

You will ask them to pledge money for every minute you will be reading. Everyone will read for 60 minutes during our read-a-thon.

Example Pledges:

10 cents per min = $6.00

15 cents per min = $9.00

20 cents per min = $12.00

25 cents per min = $15.00

30 cents per min = $18.00

35 cents per min = $21.00

40 cents per min = $24.00

45 cents per min = $27.00

50 cents per min = $30.00

$1.00 per min = $60.00



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Lights On Event

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 9:45am

Park Elementary has been "sorted" (if you have seen Harry Potter you'll understand) and has been chosen to represent the Gryffindor House!  Gryffindor is the house which most values the virtues of Courage, Bravery, and Determination.  That definitely describes our school.  Three other schools have been sorted to represent Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin.  All Four Houses will be competing against each other to see how many wizards/witches or muggles come to the District Lights On Event.  You are welcome to dress up as your favorite wizard or witch or just come as a muggle (non-magical person). There will be activities and games for the whole family, so come make a night of it! Monday, October 29, 2018 at 6 pm Located at the new Advanced Learning Center 161 E. 400 N. in Salem.  More info on Lights On Events:

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year.

 The Afterschool Alliance organizes Lights On Afterschool to draw attention to the many ways afterschool programs support students by offering them opportunities to learn new things—such as science, community service, robotics, Tae Kwon Do and poetry—and discover new skills. The events send a powerful message that millions more kids need quality afterschool programs.

 It's called "Lights On", because the lights are left on after school to run the programs.

It's for everyone!!!

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Park Elementary's Education Business Partner

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 10:14am
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Mayor Steve Leifson is a constant figure around Park Elementary. Mayor Leifson comes to every event and supports Park Panthers with enthusiasm. In appreciation of the Mayor's valued support of Park Elementary, he joined Mrs. Hughes as an honored guest at the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce First Friday Education Forum on Friday, October 5th. Mayor Leifson was recognized as an outstanding business partner of Park Elementary.

We appreciate all of his time and support and want to say THANK YOU MAYOR!!!

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Lunchroom Winners of the Week

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:35am

Congratulations to Mrs. Bird's 1st Grade class. They are the Lunchroom Winners of the Week. They have shown amazing leadership skills in the lunchroom by being proactive and following all of the rules in the lunchroom. Great job 1st Graders!!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

1st Grade Field Trip

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 7:23am
Attributions: Ms. Marshall
(more pictures available)

First grade students had a great time on their field trip to the Red Barn in Santaquin. They went on a wagon ride and learned about growing crops and conserving water. They walked through an apple orchard and were able to pick a yummy apple.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Student Led Conferences

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 4:14pm

Park Parents,

Our first SLC for the year is coming up on October 4th! Please click the link below to find the teacher(s) that you need to meet with. Sign up for a time and then you're good to go.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

2nd Annual Student Job Fair

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:31am
Attributions: Ms. Poulson
(more pictures available)

We held our 2nd annual Student Job Fair at our school last night, and it was a big success. Teachers and Staff prepared posters and applications for students to read about the different positions we will have available this year. Students were able to fill out applications for the jobs they are interested in, and will find out if they have been hired soon. If you weren't able to attend the job fair last night, you can get an application from Mrs. Buchanan in Leadership Academy. Thank you for a great night!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Fun with Reading in Mrs. Taylor's Class

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:11am
Attributions: Natalie Taylor
(more pictures available)

Mrs. Taylor's 2nd grade class had fun doing Furry Friend Friday last week.  Students brought a stuffed animal to school, and in the afternoon they read to their Furry Friend.  Mrs. Taylor wanted her class to practice their reading while also having a lot of fun! Way to go Panthers!

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Student Job Fair

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 1:20pm

ATTENTION Park Students! Don't forget to come out to Park's 2nd Annual Student Job Fair. We are holding our Student Job Fair on Thursday, September 20th from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. Please come and apply for a job. We need your help!!! See you tomorrow evening!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

1st Grade Break Out

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:00am
Attributions: Mrs. Hunt
(more pictures available)

First grade is breaking out.  Sammy came and stole our shapes today.  We had to solve problems and get through the locks to get our shapes back.  We are awesome problem solvers!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Term 1 Student Led Conferences 10-4-2018

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 4:33pm
Attributions: Bristi Poulson

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  

*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.

Mr. Elliott Kindergarten 

Mrs. Leifson Kindergarten

Mrs. Hunt 1st Grade

Mrs. Bird 1st Grade

Ms. Marshall 1st Grade

Mrs. James 2nd Grade

Mrs. McAllister 2nd Grade

Mrs. Taylor 2nd Grade

Ms. Dunn 3rd Grade

Ms. Poulson 3rd Grade

Ms. Webster 4th Grade

Mrs. Cox 4th Grade 

Mrs. Jones 5th Grade

Mrs. Hoffman 5th Grade

Mrs. Porter 6th Grade

Mr. James 6th Grade

Miss Boyer 6th Grade

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Picture Day is Coming!

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 9:41am

Picture Day is a week away. We will be holding our Fall Picture Day on Wednesday, September 19th! Look for more information in your child's backpack on Monday. If you have any questions, please call the school 801-798-4045.

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Bond Meeting Information

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 4:01pm
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Lunchroom Winners of the Week

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 8:47am

Congratulations to Mrs. Hoffman's 5th Grade class for being our lunchroom winner of the week! Mrs. Hoffman's class showed excellent behavior in the lunchroom last week! Way to go, Leaders!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Park Parent Lighthouse Team Blog

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:44am

New this year to Park is the Parent Lighthouse Team. Our purpose is to help parents learn and implement the habits into their homes. Every month we come up with a challenge or activity for students and parents that goes along with the habit that we are working on. For the month of September, we are challenging students to work on Habit 8, Find Your Voice. Our team has recently set up a blog and a YouTube news channel. Each month kids will have the opportunity to apply to be on the Lighthouse News. Please check out our first news report on the Park Panthers Elementary School YouTube Channel.

For more information see our blog at

Youtube Link:

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Kindergarten's First Day

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 7:16am
Attributions: Mrs. Leifson
(more pictures available)

Our kindergarten classes had a great first day of school! They went on a scavenger hunt to find the Gingerbread Man. They got clues from a lot of different helpers around the school before they finally found him. This was a really fun way for our new kindergarten students to get a tour of the school and learn different rules and procedures as they searched for their missing cookies. 

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