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Artist in Residence Parent Showcase

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:44pm

"From Sea to Shining Sea"

Artists In Residence

There will be a showcase of the students’ art on Friday November 17th.  Students who have been studying about Dance and Storytelling will perform at 1:30 in the gym.  (Due to time restraints only a few students from each grade will be sharing their stories.  Check with your student to find out if they are performing.)  

We will have all Visual Arts and Photography projects displayed in the art gallery beginning at 12:00 on Friday.  Students may take their work home on Tuesday the 21st.  

This project is supported in part by the Utah Arts and Museum with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endownment for the Arts


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

2nd grade BRAG TAGS

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:03pm
Attributions: Photo: Heidi Groneman

These students passed their timed addition test and completed 50 problems in less than 3 minutes with 100% accuracy.  They earned their bronze addition brag tag.  Way to aim high and achieve 2nd graders!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

2nd grade Students of the Month for September and October

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:02pm
Attributions: Photos: Heidi Groneman
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Rees 2nd graders have been SOARING!  

These students showed excellence in the classroom by doing a variety of things, such as bringing their take-home library book back each day, showing improvement in math and reading, working hard and being great examples to their classmates. ​


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Pumpkins are not just for carving!

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 1:16pm
Attributions: Photos and Article: Julie Chidester
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We had a great Math Pumpkin activity!  We predicted, measured, weighed, and guessed how many pumpkin seeds there were in our pumpkins.  Then we counted out the number of seeds in our pumpkins by putting the seeds into groups of 10.  It is always amazing to everyone that just because a pumpkin is bigger than another, it doesn't mean that it is going to have more seeds that a smaller pumpkin. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mrs.Chidester's Students of the Month for September and October

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 1:12pm
Attributions: Photo and article: Julie Chidester
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Mrs. Chidester's September and October Students of the Month - Here are our Students of the Month for September and October.  I'm so proud of them for S.O.A.R.-ing!  They are Serving and Supporting and Aiming High and Achieving in Kindergarten. AM September - Brynlee Ozuna and Makenna CunninghamOctober - Cole Hobbs and Ty Jones PMSeptember - Kessa Jones and Parker HoltOctober - Ava Brown, Colby Christensen, and Oliver Betts

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

PTA Cookie Dough Fundraiser

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:44am

They say cookies make the world a better place. That is why the PTA is selling cookie dough from Pizza Factory this year. This is a great fundraising opportunity with a fun, quality product, and half the funds collected going to the PTA.  The money raised helps support PTA activities and sponsored events like: Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation Day, Family Activity Night, Box Tops, Reflections, SEP dinners and more! 

The cookie dough is $15 for a 3 pound tub.  The PTA is asking students to collect orders and money from family and friends (no door to door sales) in the manila envelope that was sent out.   Once the orders are received and money collected, the cookie dough will be delivered before Christmas Break. 

Cash and checks are accepted.  Please make sure checks are written out to "Rees Elementary PTA".  All orders are due November 10th!  

We are grateful for our PTA and the many wonderful things they do to support students and teachers.  Thank you for your support of our PTA and school!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

November Newsletter

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 8:25pm

Click here for the November Newsletter!

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Save the Date! (4th, 5th, 6th, grades)

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 1:50pm

It's time again for our annual Artist in Residence.  We will have artists here for two weeks teaching about dance, photography, visual arts and storytelling.  All 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will be participating in this rotation.  The parent performance will be held on November 17th at 1:30 PM.  We hope you can join us!  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

First Grade Students of the Month

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:22am
Attributions: Photo and article: Carla Nixon

Congratulations to our first grade students of the month. They worked hard in the month of October like Rees Eagles.

Left to right top row: Brighton Jackson, Kanyon Houghton, Jade Merits, Dallin Collett.Left to right bottom row: Bradley Mayer, Austin Millet, Taken Kingston, LG Carrasquilla

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

6th grade Hot Air Balloons

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:18am
Attributions: Photos by Jen Gasser
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It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's actually a hot air balloon created by the Rees Elementary 6th graders.  Our 6th graders wrapped up learning about molecules, density, and heat by designing and launching hot air balloons.  It was a wonderful way to solidify key ideas and see scientific principles in action!  Not only did the 6th graders enjoy it, but other students were amazed to see the hot air balloons out on the playground and floating by their classroom windows.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

It's all GREEK in 6th grade.

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 9:06am
Attributions: Article by Jaynee Tanner, Photos by Tim Mendenhall
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It’s All GREEK to Me!

By Jaynee Tanner

    Here ye! Here ye!  The Gods of Olympus are pleased!  For the past few weeks we’ve been learning about the Ancient Greece and their beliefs.  Did you know they were polytheistic?  They believed in many gods!  We’ve also been doing projects, reading books, and even playing games to learn about this fascinating culture.

    Building the Greek temples was really fun. It was also hard because we only had a short amount of time.  It also involved us working as a team. We had to communicate and we each had to do different things to finish it.  It was very interesting seeing a visual representation of a Greek temple.

    Each Polis (city state of ancient Greece) is also doing a research project about information on something from ancient Greeks.  My table is studying ancient Greek music.  It’s really cool to see how the music has changed from then to now.  It was interesting to see the instruments that ancient Greeks used.  The instruments now are completely different from theirs.

    Our class is having a great time learning about ancient Greece.  Dr. Lisa Bean (the district theater specialist) came in and acted like an oracle. We learned how to find our fates and how they sacrificed “goats”.  We also had the Olympic games.  The over all winning Polis (team) was Sparta.  Our class is having a spectacular time doing our Greek unit!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Congratulations Mr. Mendenhall!

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:31pm
Attributions: Photo and article by Lana Hiskey

The Nebo Education Foundation recently awarded Mr. Mendenhall with a grant to buy iPads.  He said, “This grant is allowing me to purchase four iPads for my 6th grade classroom. iPads are the BEST production tool any classroom can have. An iPad is a camera, a video camera, a mixing board, a green screen, and a production computer with all the software included! In my classroom, my students will be creating instructional videos, showcase learning, expressing their ideas all with a "real world" tool.  I want my student to see school as a place to learn REAL things to help them in the REAL world. These iPads are a great tool to help enhance the learning in my classroom. Thanks, Nebo Foundation!”  

The Nebo Education Foundation is composed of 20 volunteer board members who live in cities serviced by Nebo School District. Each month, the foundation meets to discuss grant requests and other ways to raise money for the continual improvement of Nebo School District.  We appreciate the Nebo Education Foundation and their generous support of our teachers and students.  Congratulations to Mr. Mendenhall and his 6th grade students. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Future weather men and women in 4th grade

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:36pm
Attributions: Photos and article by Sasha Tew
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Fourth Grade has been learning all about weather in science.  Today the fourth graders got to predict the weather by looking at the cold and warm fronts, as well as high and low pressure systems. They had a blast making their predictions and checking to see if they were correct!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Fun Run and Pumpkins!!

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:42pm
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It was a beautiful day for a RUN!!!  Students and teachers ran a few laps today to conclude a wonderful Red/Green Ribbon Week.  At the end of the run everyone was welcomed with an awesome surprise from Mr. Gull.  Every student got their own pumpkin to take home.  We are so thankful to our awesome PTA for arranging the Red/Green ribbon week and for all the volunteers who made today successful.  We are also so proud of our Rees EAGLES for choosing to S.O.A.R this year.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

September Students of the Month in 4th grade

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:07pm
Attributions: Photo and article by Sasha Tew

All of these amazing students were chosen for Serving and Supporting in some way.  

They are: Hannah Johnson, BrynLee Padilla, Alex Minga, Kodi Begay, Kourtney Simons, Bryana Ortega Vargas, Bryson Epperly, Eli Renz, and Cassidy Jones. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Be a HERO...Don't do drugs!

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:59am
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Students dressed like their favorite hero got to meet with real community hereos today at Rees.  We had the privilege of having local police officers, an EMT, and firefighters come to Rees for a safety fair.  Students were able to explore the emergency vehicles and ask our community heroes questions about their jobs.  We appreciate our community heroes and ALL they do for our safety. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Rees Eagles are WILD about being drug free!

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:00am
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Rees students are sporting crazy hair and socks today as we celebrate being "wild about being drug free."  We have some very creative students and parents at Rees Elementary!  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Red/Green Ribbon Week

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 9:40am
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Monday is the beginning of Red/Green Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon is for saying no to drugs, and Green Ribbon for safety and anti-bullying.   We encourage you to support your student in participating in these fun events and to be a part of our school spirit.  Thank you to our PTA for putting these activities together.  We love what you do for our school!

Monday: United We Stand- wear red, white, and blue
Tuesday: Wild about being Drug and Bully Free- wear crazy socks
Wednesday: Be a Hero!- dress like a favorite hero
Thursday: Be all you can Be, Be Drug Free- wear camoflouge
Friday: Be a True Sports Hero, Be Drug/Bully Free- wear favorite sports jersey


Friday will also be the FUN RUN!  Permission slips were sent home last week, please be sure to sign them and send them back by this Wednesday the 11th.  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Utah Valley Chamber honors our education sponsors

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 9:25am

Every single day in Utah, businesses are donating time and money to benefit education.  Nebo School district is no exception.  We had the opportunity today to honor the many many business owners who generously provide time and money to our schools.  Rees Elementary chose to honor Bill Summers and Maceys grocery store for being champions of education. If you've been to Maceys, you've seen Bill.  He works side by side with his employees and is always helping meet customers needs.  Bill has always been willing to donate food and supplies to our schools and we are so grateful.  Thank you to all of our generous businesses, we appreciate your support!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork