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Red Ribbon Week

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 1:34pm
Attributions: Tracy Hamilton

Red Ribbon Week will be Monday, October 22 to October 26.  The theme is "Be the Happiest Me; Be Drug Free!"

Click here for the daily theme.

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Congratulations and Thank You

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:42pm

Mrs. Miller received a grant for books.  

#santaquinelementary  #msmiller #5thgrade

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Hey Look!

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:38pm

Look who showed up at Santaquin Elementary! It's Johnny Appleseed himself.  

#santaquinelementary #mrrichins


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Teachers Learning

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:23pm

Several teachers from Santaquin went to a technology conference.  Teachers are always striving to stay current in their practice and hope to use technology to engage students in learning. 

#santaquinelementary #saturdayfun #technologyineducation

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Reading Rodeo

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:17pm
Attributions: Jammie Weight
(more pictures available)

Oh my goodness! Students who read all summer enjoyed some fun at our Reading Rodeo.  Mr. Goudy is always up for some real rodeo with his horses and the PTA was so good to provide other activities and parent helpers to run those activities.  Thank you students and parents for efforts to read ove the summer. 

#santaquinelementary #readingrodeo #santaquinelementarypta 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Pumpkin Patch and First Grade

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 3:25pm
Attributions: Maddie Inman, Shawnee McMullin, Becca Dooley
(more pictures available)

First grade went to the Red Barn pumpkin patch and learned about different fruit trees. They got to pick their own apple and then enjoyed jumping on air pads, riding pedal carts, and sliding on gunnysacks. We ended the day with a warm donut that we enjoyed on our hayride back to the school. 

#rowleyredbarn #pumpkinpatch #fall #santaquinelementary

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

A Big Thank You!

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 2:20pm
Attributions: Ien Richins, Marlayne Harward
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Santaquin Elementary had a great opportunity today.  We got to publicly notice and thank America FIrst Credit Union. They have supported our students  each year at Christmas time with new shoes.  Thank you America First Credit Union!!!!!! 


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

School Community Council Notes

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:18am
Attributions: Melanie Miller

School Community Council

                                                           Thursday September 27th, 2018

3:30 pm-- Santaquin Elementary Library



-- Beginning of the year movie night (Ien)

-- Parents and Pastries (Ien)

-- Every one interested got to join SCC, in two years there will be a ballot and a vote (Ien)

--Book Fair (Mariajose)

--2nd Grade Tie Dye (Megan)

-- Cohesive school even though we lost half the staff and students (Phil)

--Thank you for support (Ien)




-- Ien Richins (principal)

--Janae Rowley

--Chelsea Rowley

--Megan Camper

--Sarah Jorgensen

--Jessica Tolman

--Jammie Weight

--Dayna Vernon

--Phil Ekker

--Hannah Camit

--Mariajose Zaugg

--Melanie Miller

What is SCC--

Video: Identify where the greatest academic needs and allocate the money where it is needed

  • Review school assessments
  • Determine yours school’s greatest needs
  • Create school improvement plan
  • Create a school Land Trust Plan

○     Identify the goal

○     Outline the goal

○     Implement the plan

○     Evaluate the plan

  • Prepare a digital citizenship plan
  • Inform others

 -The school safe walking route has been updated at the end of last school year.

Elections-- Chairman:

Chairman Volunteers: Sarah Jorgensen

Seconded: Jammie Weight

Vice Chair Volunteers: Melanie Miller

Seconded: Hannah Camit

Treat Lady: Jammie Weight

            Seconded: Dayna Vernon

 Review of Trustlands Report:

Check with John Allan to validate the accuracy of the state report.

--Goals included:

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Science
  • Fine Arts

-- $18,000 to purchase Chromebooks to replace dying (93) Silver Chromebooks.


--Reallocate money for Chromebooks and the Arts

Reconvened Meeting:

Mr. Argyle clarifies State Report:

--Finances were not changed

-- Reading goal was changed based upon percentages on DIBELS rather than Fountas and Pinnell A-Z

-- Typical progress= full year progress

-- Math goal and science goal are not based upon earning 3 and 4 on end of year testing. Rather, percentage will also be included in the report of they made progress.

--Added three additional action plans to state report


-- Goal: Reallocation of Funds for Art and Chromebooks

    -- Vote against adjusting funds for art teacher


--Plan to talk about art and music involvement

    --- Parent involvement

    --- University involvement

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Farm Field Day for Second Grade

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 2:38pm
Attributions: Megan Camper
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We love farm field day! It is put on by Utah State Extension. Each class is assigned a different farm field day symbol. The students get the opportunity to go to several different stations. Some of them include: farm safety, eating healthy, washing hands, sheep herding, and a talking tomato. We also enjoyed eating our lunch at Discovery Park. The students loved wearing their awesome tie dye shirts they made at school with parent volunteers.

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School and Apples

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 4:56pm
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Thank you to the Rowleys for inviting Third Grade to come to the Red Barn and learn about farms in our community.  They picked us up in the wagon and took us through the orchards.   We learned what different types of blossoms look like, how to pick an apple, how to conserve water and how to keep a tree from freezing in the spring.  We got to pick an apple and eat it.  We also enjoyed a cider doughnut. Thank you Rowleys!

#santaquinelementary #appleorchards #rowleyredbarn  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

A Train is Comin' Down the Track

Wed, 09/26/2018 - 4:43pm
Attributions: Becca Dooley, Marlayne Harward
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First grade has been learning about transportation as part of their map unit in social studies. To improve their writing by using adjectives (describing words), the first graders had to come up with two adjectives that described each different type of train car. They then put their story together in a train and made an accordion book to take home and read to their families. They had lots of fun integrating the art, writing, and social studies!

#santaquinelementary #firstgrade #trains #adjectives


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Students Show Appreciation for Principal

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:58pm

Students took a minute in class to share all the fun things they have learned or observed about Mr. Richins over the past month.  Each class chose a saying or two among the many that were discussed. 

We appreciate all that Mr. Richins does to make our school fun, safe, and a great place to be!

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Kindergarten Art

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 8:38am
Attributions: Keeley Holt

This week Mrs. Holt’s kindergarten students explored how to use watercolor!

#welovepainting #santaquinelementary #kindergarten

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First Grade Mapping and Art

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:02pm
Attributions: Becca Dooley
(more pictures available)

While learning about neighborhoods and maps, 1st graders practiced their art skills to make a map of Clifford, the Big Red Dog’s neighborhood. They then wrote the order of the houses so as to put a “caption” on their maps.

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Come By and Buy

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 9:07am

Our Book Fair is going on this week before and after school. Come by and buy a book. There is a great selection.  We love our PTA!!

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Spirit Night Corn Maze

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:02am
Attributions: Mrs. Dymock

Bring your family, friends and neighbors to Glen Ray's Corn Maze.  Ten percent of the admission will go to Santaquin Elementary PTA.

Click here for more information.

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Parents & Pastries

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 10:44am
Attributions: Ms. Stephanie Taylor

Come have a donut and read a book with your child at Parents and Pastries on Wednesday, September 19 from 8 - 8:55 am

Parent and Pastries Flyer

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September 11

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 4:30pm

Mr. Rogers’ mother taught him when something bad happens, look for the helpers.  We can focus on the bad, or on the helpers. Our second graders wrote about the heroes in their lives and what makes them a hero. We are so thankful for our military heroes.

#santaquinelementary #selementary #heroes  #9-11 #bethegood


Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

School Community Council

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 3:06pm
Attributions: Mr. Richins

Dear Parents,

Due to the opening of Apple Valley Elementary, our School Community Council membership was taken down to only 2 remaining members, and 1 of the 2 was up for re-election by ballot.  Because of this unique circumstance, I requested for any parent that showed interest in participating to let it be known by email, phone call, or personal drop in.  This message was emailed out to all parents via the district Blackboard Communication System.

I am happy to say that because we needed a whole new council, I have invited all who showed interest a position for the 2018-2019 school year.  This is a two year commitment by parents.  Thank you for giving your time to our school.  The bi-laws state that we should continue with approximately 50% on each year and 50% going out after their second year.  With that being said, if you are interested in joining the School Community Council in either 2019 or the following year, 2020, please let Mrs. Hunter know some time during the year.  If we have more interest than spots available, names will be placed on a ballot for parent voting.

School Community Council and PTA are both great ways for parents to learn more about our school and to have a voice.


Mr. Richins

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Looking For Help

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 2:56pm

Our school is hiring adult and student sweepers. We are also in need of a special education technician.   Please click on the link below for more information.  


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