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Art PD at Spanish Oaks

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:17pm

Faculty and staff got together for some professional development and bonding ...  Thank you, Stacey Johnson, for sharing your talents and helping us identify even more ways to integrate the arts at our school!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Heroes of the Week

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:21am

Every week we continue to have a great bunch of students chosen for our Heroes of the Week.  Keep up the great work!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spring Choir at Spanish Oaks

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:33pm

Spring Choir at Spanish Oaks begins today!  We invite students in first through sixth grade who want to sing with the Spanish Oaks Choir to register ...  We start practicing for our SPRING performances on Wednesday, January 17th, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the Little Theater.  The students have chosen Disney songs to perform! 

We also will have the opportunity of presenting at Music at the Mountain on April 11th at 7:00 p.m. - (more information to come later), and then our final performance will be in late April.  (Right now we are thinking of April 25th at Spanish Oaks Elementary.)

Please send the bottom section the attached note with your child.  We are looking forward to working with your children.

- Maren Christensen and Katie Drollinger

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork


Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:14pm
Attributions: Megann McKendrick
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What do Fossils Tell Us?

We know a lot about animals today because we can observe and analyze them in their habitats. What about the organisms that are now extinct? Do we know what they were like? We can tell a lot about a creature by the fossils that they left behind. These 4th graders can tell you what to look for in a fossil to learn about creatures long ago! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

3rd Grade Dictionaries

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:15am
Attributions: Heidi Dimmick
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Our third graders were so excited to each receive a dictionary from Nebo Credit Union. During the presentation they found words to help understand a story. Thank you so much Nebo Credit Union!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Crystal Apple Award

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 9:14am

The Crystal Apple Award is given to a teacher that works hard and is an outstanding educator.  This award was given to Tiffany Taylor who teaches 6th Grade at Spanish Oaks.  

  1. This person loves teaching and is willing to share what they know with everyone.

  2. This person is very organized and on the ball.

  3. This person likes to finish projects and get things done.

  4. This person likes to eat at Casa Salza.

  5. This person’s favorite gift cards are to Sonic, Sip’n, and Amazon.

  6. This person like crafting and scrapbooking.

  7. This person has 3 children: 1 girl and 2 boys.

  8. This person loves a good Diet Coke.

Thanks Tiffany for being such an amazing example to all the teachers at our school!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

School Food Drive Tailgating for Tummies

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 4:30pm

Once again, in conjunction with this year's school food drive ... we are bringing back our competition leading to the Super Bowl called “Tailgating for Tummies”.  We will work to see which class can bring in the most “touchdowns”, and the grade-level with the greatest total will win the Super Bowl Tailgate Celebration. 

How to get a touchdown:  For every 100 items (representing 100 yards on a football field) a class will earn a "touchdown".  Student Council Members will come by each morning to collect the food drive items.  Our School Food Drive is:  January 8, 2018 - February 2, 2018.  Thank you, everyone!!!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Mental Health Awareness Night

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:47am

Mental Health Awareness Night(s)

Dates and Locations:

  January 8, 2018 @ 6:30 Spanish Fork High

  February 6, 2018 @ 6:30 Maple Mountain High

  March 6, 2018 @ 6:30 Payson High School

  March 12, 2018 @6:30 Salem Hills High

  April 16, 2018 @ 6:30 Springville High

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Heroes of the Week

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:42am

What a super bunch of Heroes!!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Reading Assembly Book Challenge

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:58am

For our 1-29-18 reading assembly, we are going to see just how well Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Brown know their favorite books!  Or ... do our students know the book(s) better?   

  • Kindergarten through 2nd grade(s) are going to go up against Mrs. Hill
  • 3rd through 6th grade(s) are going up against Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Hill has picked the book They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel, and Mrs. Brown had chosen Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.   Happy reading ... Let's see if we can stump Mrs. Brown and Mrs. HIll!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Madisan Brittain Receives Award of Merit for Reflections

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:49am

Madisan Brittain received an Award of Merit this year at the Region level of Reflections in Visual Arts.  She did a great job, and we are so proud of her!  Congratulations! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Chick fil-A Spirit Night

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:53pm

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  Dine-in or Drive-thru ...  mention Spanish Oaks and Chick-fil-A will make a donation to our school!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Keeping Our Students SAFE

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 4:32pm

* Our GOAL:  To keep our students safe!

Please review our Drop OFF and Pick UP Safe School Protocol.  Students are insructed to use our crosswalk(s) at all times.  Thank you for NOT waving them across the street to where you may be parked.

Pick UP/Drop OFF in all three (3) school entrance(s):

All Drop OFF/Pick UP area(s) are ONE WAY ONLY:  Enter from the East ... Exit from the West.  Drop OFF/Pick UP zones are to:  Drop OFF students and Pick UP students.  Please do NOT park cars in the Drop OFF/Pick UP area(s).  If you need to enter the school, you need to please park in a parking space.  Thank you for pulling all the way forward in each area to keep traffic flowing.

"Walking Student" Crossing

Students walking/biking to school will turn RIGHT on the corner and walk along the east fence-line.  Our Crossing Guard will be stationed on the south-east sidewalk corner.  Students will cross, with the help of a teacher, in the designated/identified "crosswalk" from the fence-line, across the parking lot "crosswalk", to the south-east corner of the front of our school.  Students can then go either to the back of the school (bikes, rear entrance, playground, etc.) or enter through our front automatic doors.

At the end of the day:  Students who exit the front of the building to walk/bike home will cross with the teacher from the south-east corner of the front of the school, walk across the parking lot "crosswalk", and walk up the east fence-line to the Crossing Guard.  They will then turn left and head safely home.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

January Explorer Events Newsletter

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 2:11pm

Please click on the "school news" link, and on the "pull down menu" you will find our January Explorer Events Newsletter.


Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Reading Celebration with Mrs. Brown

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 9:39am

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We have some very decorated Christmas trees since our reading reward winners finished with Mrs. Brown yesterday.  The students had a great time and actually got a little bit of frosting and candy on the trees (the rest ended up in mouths).  A special thanks to Aubrey Smith for her hard work in putting this activity together!  Keep on reading, students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Orchestra Lunchtime Serenade

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 5:16pm
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Students, faculty and staff were treated to a special lunchtime performance by our amazing 6th grade orchestra, directed by Russell Hansen and accompanied by Laurie Dallin.  Students enjoyed chicken nuggets and taco soup while "visions" of Jingle Bells and Here Comes Santa Claus played in the background.  Our orchestra students have been working all year long to master their instruments, and their efforts were well received by their audience of hungry students.  Thank you, musicians, for sharing your talents ... and for a most enjoyable dining experience!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Heroes of the Week

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 2:20pm

We continue to have great things happening at Spanish Oaks!  Thanks, students!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Spanish Oaks Explore the Arts for Christmas

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:52pm

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Our student-body enjoyed watching our Dance EXTRA students perform folk dances from different countries.   Some of the audience even got to join in and give the dances a try.  A big thanks to Mr. Crockett for his time and hard work.

Today we also enjoyed our school orchestra, who serenaded the student-body while they ate lunch.  They did a great job!  Thank you to Mr. Hansen for the great job he does with our sixth graders.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Tradition Share in Third Grade at Spanish Oaks

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 3:42pm

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Our third graders have been working hard on our storytelling and tradition unit. Today they shared their family traditions and other country traditions with other students and their families.

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Art EXTRA at Spanish Oaks Coming in January

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:00am

We are so excited to have Art EXTRA again this year at Spanish Oaks!  This class is for students in 1st-6th grade(s).  The class will focus on different art media, styles and techniques.

The dates and times are as follows:  (4 weeks total)

Tuesday, January 9th
Tuesday, January 16th
Tuesday, January 23rd
Tuesday, January 30th
Tuesday, January 30th   Parent “Show Off” from 3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Classes will start in the front middle vestibule at 3:15 p.m.  Students must be picked up promptly at 4:15 p.m.  The class will be able to accommodate 60 students.  Please watch for registration information to come home with your student on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.   If you have any questions, please contact:  Mrs. Christensen (

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork