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 email@example.com. Keep putting First Things First!
Mrs. Perschon's class was the Lunchroom Winner of the Week last week. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
Watch for your new Get Away Today magazine to come home with your student soon. It is filled with travel specials for your family including Adults at Kids’ Prices at the Disneyland Resort for travel in January, February and May 2018! Plus, you can still get 2018 tickets at 2017 prices before they go up! Get the details at https://www.getawaytoday.com?referrerid=757.
Remember, with every vacation purchased Get Away Today will donate back to Nebo Education Foundation.
The lunchroom winner of the week was Mrs. Taylor's class! Congratulatoins! They were so excited to sit at the decorated table today. Keep up the good behavior!
The lunchroom just became a little more lively with the blue and yellow decorations for the lunchroom winner of the week. This past week, Mrs. Bird's 1st grade class was our class of the week! They displayed wonderful behavior in the lunchroom by not sharing food, keeping their voices at a talking level, not running around, and just being kind to those around them! Way to go Mrs. Bird's class!!!
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Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem they will be holding the annual Utah County Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) dental event. Volunteer dentists and hygienists will be on-hand to provide exams and perform limited procedures for qualifying children, and refer them for follow-up services after the event if needed.
To qualify for this program, parents of children between the ages of 5-12 years old who are also uninsured and from low income families must submit the enclosed Health History and Consent Form no later than February 9th, 2018. If you meet the qualifications, and would like your child to see a dentist at this event, please fill out the enclosed form and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible, but no later than February 9th, 2018. The Utah GKAS event has limited slots available. Return this form as soon as possible to secure your child’s appointment!
If you have any questions please contact the school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling your child’s school.
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Every December the staff at Park put on their thinking caps to come up with the best Gingerbread House design. Then, they get in teams and create AMAZING gingerbread houses. Students get to vote for their favorite. The winner of the 2017 Gingerbread House Competition was......3rd Grade!!!!! Congratulations!
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Park Elementary welcomed the month of December with open arms! Staff and faculty participated in a month of fun to get us into the Christmas spirit! Students loved seeing the adults at school dressing up and having fun! Enjoy a glimpse into our incredible school. Merry Christmas from Park!
I am so excited to be joining the 6th grade team at Park Elementary. Although I am coming later in the school year, I have confidence we will have a great rest of the year. I am so excited to meet your child and get to know them.
A little about me..
I was born September 21st, 1995 in American Fork, Utah. I have moved several times and my family currently lives in London, England. I attended Brigham Young University and loved every minute of it. I am passionate about education and am excited to be a sixth grade teacher. Ever since I was little I have prized learning. My desire to learn has influenced every aspect of my life, including my desire to be a teacher. My grandmother was a teacher for 25 years and I hope to continue her legacy by serving the children I teach.
My teaching Philosophy
I believe in creating a community of learners where each child feels valued and able to grow as an individual. In order to do this, my classroom will need to be a safe environment where students feel comfortable with myself and their peers. I plan to create authentic learning experiences and reach each students’ diverse needs. I am excited to take part in Park’s unique leadership program and help students take charge of their own learning. Having met the sixth grade team and other faculty and staff, I am positive we will have a great experience.
I am so excited to jump in and work hard with each of my students and I look forward to meeting you!
Throughout the winter months, there is an increased possibility of school disruptions due to inclement weather. This post is intended to give you a brief overview of what to expect during an inclement weather event.
Some have asked what Nebo School District's procedure is regarding inclement weather. Simply put, Nebo School District will be open and functioning normally throughout the winter unless parents/guardians and employees are notified otherwise.
The decision to cancel or delay the start of school is a very complicated process. Nebo School District is a large district covering over 1,300 square miles. Conditions in one area of the district can be very different from conditions in another part of the district. Weather is unpredictable and can change quickly.
On occasion, weather may be so extreme the district may close schools or implement a Delayed Start. If a Delayed Start is called at your particular school, a notice will be sent via phone, text, or email and your school's starting time will be postponed for two hours. Although the start time will be delayed two hours, we will work to ensure that the school itself will be open by the regular start time in order to accommodate working parents and students that arrive early.
Unfortunately, experience has taught us that there is no single decision that will accommodate the desires of every patron and employee. That being the case, Nebo District is supportive of individual decisions regarding safe travel during inclement weather. Please evaluate your individual situation regarding travel to school. The option to keep children home when weather conditions are severe is always at the parents' discretion and schools have been asked to respect and honor parent decisions. Make-up schoolwork may be necessary, but schools will accommodate students on the timely completion of required assignments or tests.
If you have questions regarding the status of your school during inclement weather, please visit our website at www.nebo.edu. You will find a link on the left side of the home page that will take you to our Inclement Weather page. We plan to post inclement weather decisions on our site no later than 6:30 a.m. on the morning of the event.
Thank you for your support of our district and your local schools. Working together we can make this a better world for the students of Nebo School District.
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!