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February Newsletter

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:01pm
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Hello Parents, 

Welcome to February!  I can’t believe that we are this far into the school year.  With spring on its way in 6 weeks, hopefully in 6 weeks, we anticipate many more great things happening here at Sierra Bonita.  I am impressed with the great students we have in our school and the great support they get from each of you!  Thanks for all you do!


SEP Conferences

Our SEP conferences will be held on March 1st.  These will be student led conferences so there will be no sign-ups for this conference.  We recommend that those whose last name that starts with A-L to come any time from 3:30-5:30 and M-Z to come any time between 6-8.  We understand that this time does not work for everyone so if you need to come to the other session that is fine.  We are just trying to prevent too much congestion.  Teachers will be eating dinner from 5:30-6.  

Lost and Found Items:  We have several items in our lost and found back by the lunchroom.  Please have your students take a moment to look for their lost items.  You are welcome to come in and look for items as well that are your childs’.  If items continue to increase and become too many, we will donate these items to Tabitha’s Way.

PTA News:

Box Tops week will be February 5th-9th.  Please bring in any Box Tops you may have to your classroom teacher.  Prizes will be awarded to the class with the most Box tops brought in. 

Next PTA Meeting:  February 14th at 9:15 am. 

School Community Council

Our next SCC meeting will be on February 21st at 11:40. 

We are in the process of reviewing our goals for next year and making needed changes to help our students succeed. 

Pick-Up Zone & Parking

We appreciate the efforts of all parents and staff members in providing for the safety of students in our drop-off and pick up zones. Please help us to ensure that all students are accompanied by an adult when crossing through the pick-up zone.  Also, thank you for reserving our handicapped parking spaces for those who have need for these parking stalls. We remind you to please park in a parking stall if you need to leave your vehicles to come inside the school.  This allows the flow of the drop-off and pick-up areas to be maintained and keeps vehicles moving forward and not needing to back up!  We have great appreciation for everyone’s efforts to increase safety in our parking lots and drop off and pick-up zones before and after school.  Winter weather creates a greater need for caution and patience as we come to and from school! 

Note: By law, bus zones cannot be used as drop off and pick up zones even if there are no buses present!


School Checkout Procedures

Please follow the following procedures when you need to check a student out from school before the end-of-school bell rings.  First, share with an office secretary that an early checkout is necessary, second, fill out information and sign name on the checkout sheet located in the office area, and third, wait in the office area until your student arrives in the office. Thank you.


Students Walking, Riding Bicycles/Scooters & Crosswalks

We have many students who are walking and riding bicycles/scooters to school each day. We have provided training for students to use sidewalks and to follow the instructions of adult supervisors and our crossing guards. We have instructed students to use the crosswalk in front of the school when crossing 1800 East. Faculty members will serve as crossing guards at this crosswalk. We ask that all parents please instruct their children on these and other safety measures to better ensure that students safely make their way to and from school each day.


Spirit Day

We have school spirit at Sierra Bonita, and have designated each Friday as our School Spirit Day. We have nice school shirts and encourage children to wear their school shirts (this year’s and past years’ shirts) or school colors (blue and maroon) on Fridays.  We have a lot to be proud of at Sierra Bonita and want to do all we can to build school pride.


Extracurricular Activities:

Look for information about our Spring robotics classes coming home soon. 


Calendar of Events for February


Monday-Friday February 5-19……….…………………...…………..……….…….……… . . . . . Box Top Drive


Friday, February 9 ………...…...…..………………………………….………...…….Birthday Lunch for February


Wednesday, February 14……….…………………...…………..……….…….……………….….. PTA Meeting at 9:15


Friday, February 16..…....……………………….……………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Picture Day


Monday, February 19……………………………………………………….….. . . . . . . . No School-President’s Day


Wednesday, February 21……….…………………...…………..……….…….5th and 6th Grade Science Fair.


Tuesday, February 22 …………………………………………………… . . . Schoolwide Field Trip to UVU (1st-6th)


Thursday, March 1st ………...…...…..………………………………….………...…….Student Lead Conferences


Monday-Friday, February 26th-March 2nd  …………………………………… . . . . . . . . Scholastic Bookfair in Gym.

Mrs. Evans End of Term Snow Party

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:54pm
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Mrs. Evans third grade class enjoyed an end of term snow party! It looks like they had a great time in the snow!

Praise Notes 1-26-2018

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:47pm

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.

Sierra Bonita News - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:54am
Attributions: Student Council

Sierra Bonita News - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Hand Washing Class with Nurse Boston

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:58pm
Attributions: Tiffany Boston - School Nurse
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Our school nurse, Tiffany Boston, taught each class the proper way to wash their hands. Kodax, a first grader, helped Mrs. Boston demonstrate to the other students how to wash their hands. Mrs. Boston had a special light to see if the students washed their hands properly. Students learned how to scrub their hands with soap and sing the alphabet song while washing their hands.  


Korbin Webb -Fry Phrases

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:22pm

Congratualtions to Korbin Webb for completing his Fry Phrases! He earned a custom texas donut!

Letter from the Utah County Health Department

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:16pm
Attributions: Utah County Health, Tiffany Boston
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Please see the attached letter and fact sheet from the Utah County Health Department.

Praise Notes 01-19-2018

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 12:50pm

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.

5th Grade Exploring Electricity

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 2:50pm
Attributions: Jennifer Sorensen
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5th Grade exploring current electricity. Working together to make light bulbs light up. #NeboHeros

Superintendent Rick Nielsen Visits Sierra Bonita Elementary

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 2:12pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring
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Sierra Bonita Elementary in Spanish Fork, welcomed Superintendent Rick Nielsen, on January 24, 2018. Mr. Nielsen sat down with several students as they showed him how to navigate on a chromebook. We appreciate Mr. Nielsen taking time out of his busy schedule to visit our school. #NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

Get Away Today Magazine

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 1:40pm

Watch for your new Get Away Today magazine to come home with your student this week.

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

Remember, with every vacation purchased Get Away Today will donate back to Nebo Education Foundation. #focusonstudents #nebohero #studentsuccess#empowerstudents #engagestudents


Outstanding Performance Award - JONE DIXON

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:54pm
Attributions: photo by: Terena Anderson

Congratulations to Jone Dixon! She was recognized by Horase Mann and awarded the "Outstanding Performance" Award. She was nominated by Sheila Robbins.

Congratulations Jone!!

Mental Health Parent Awareness Nights

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:49pm

Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. See the event flyer for more information.

Sierra Bonita Student News - Monday, January 22, 2018

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 3:48pm

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, January 22, 2018

Is Your Child Too Sick For School?

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 2:34pm
Attributions: Tiffany Boston - School Nurse
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SCHOOL HEALTH  (Spanish Version Attached)

Tiffany Boston RN, School Nurse 


You are probably very aware of the fact that there are a lot of cold and flu germs circulating in our community at this time. This same situation can be found throughout the state and even across the country.

In order to reduce the number of students, faculty and staff being exposed to these illnesses, we are asking that you carefully review the attached list that has been provided by the Utah County Health Department. By keeping sick children at home, the chances of spreading the illness is greatly reduced. If your child shows any of these signs while they are at school, we will notify you immediately so that you can take them home until they have recovered.

We greatly appreciate all that you do to ensure that your children are in school each and every day when they are healthy. Attendance is so important for student success. When your child is ill or absent for appointments, etc., please call the school office to excuse them. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep our school a safe and healthy place to be. 

Should They Stay or Should They Go? 

Children, staff, parents and/or volunteers will be excluded from the classroom if any of the following are noted:

  • Fever of 100.5 degrees F or above
  • Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea-frequent, loose, watery stools
  • Sore throat, acute cold, or persistent cough
  • Runny nose (thick green/yellow discharge-non allergenic)
  • Red, inflamed or discharging eyes (non allergenic). Pink eye must be treated with antibiotic drop/ointment for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Swollen glands around jaw, ears, or neck
  • Any skin sore oozing of fluid or suspected impetigo (may have a yellow crusty discharge from a sore)
  • Open, infected wounds
  • Suspected head or body lice that has NOT been treated
  • An unexplained rash
  • Have been diagnosed with any of the following (unless properly treated for at least 24 hours by medication or followed doctor recommendations): Coxsackie virus, influenza virus, or strep throat. 

KSL Teacher Feature Shareka Gregory

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:56pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey, Tiffany Manwaring, KSL, Zions Bank
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Nebo School District’s teacher Shareka Gregory, was nominated and WON the KSL Teacher Feature.

Mrs. Gregory was nominated by parent, Ashley Atwater. She said in part:
“When my daughter was able to turn in a request form last May, the first teacher on her list was Mrs. Gregory. I knew nothing about her or her teaching style, but my daughter was drawn to her. As this school year approached, she celebrated as she found out who her teacher was. She was so excited to start school and be in Mrs. Gregory's class.

“School starts and from day one, my daughter has loved going to school. When she has to stay home because she is sick, my daughter cries because she will miss out on all of the awesome things Mrs. Gregory has planned for them. Mrs. Gregory has an Instagram for her fourth-grade class. On there, she takes pictures and videos of the kids and things they are working on at school. As a parent, I love this! I cannot be there every day to see all the amazing things she is doing, but I feel like a part of it because Mrs. Gregory takes the time to do this.

“It doesn't stop there... we received our monthly newsletter in our child's folder, and it read at the top something similar to this, ‘Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Then she explained that when her heart is aching she just wants to serve. She adopted a class and was in close contact with a teacher in Texas effected by the hurricane and was collecting and mailing supplies and donations to them. This just shows you what kind of a person she is. We think she is just amazing, and I know I am not the only parent that feels this way!”

KSL NewsRadio and Zions Bank are proud to honor Utah's best teachers with the KSL Teacher Feature Awards! Since 1994, Teacher Feature has highlighted outstanding teachers throughout the State of Utah. Winning teachers are announced every Tuesday morning, September through June, on Utah's Morning News with Brian & Amanda.

Each winning teacher is honored with a plaque from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at Anniversary Inn, a gift certificate for dinner at the beautiful Roof Restaurant at Temple Square and a pair of season tickets from Hale Centre Theater!

All winners are also invited to attend an end-of-year banquet at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in their honor. In addition, one lucky teacher will win the grand prize 2-year lease on a new car courtesy of Burt Brothers Tire and Service.

A panel of judges from Zions Bank, the State Office of Education, and KSL NewsRadio judge the hundreds of nominating letters. The letters can be sent in by anyone - students, peers, former students and even relatives. If you would like to nominate a deserving teacher, go to is external).

#nebohero #empowerstudents #engagestudents #studentsuccess #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted

Acts of Kindness

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:01pm
Attributions: Lily Chea and Hallie Huntsman
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Two of our sixth grade students, Lily Chea and Hallie Huntsman, spent a week doing acts of kindness. Our principal, Mr. Andersen, was one of the recipients. Thank you to those students who put smiles on many faces. :)

Elephant Toothpaste

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:42pm
Attributions: Neisha Coutlee
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Mrs. Coutlee's 5th grade class went outside and observed chemical reactions with Elephant Toothpaste.

Reading Zone In Mrs. Coutlee's Class

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:33pm
Attributions: Neisha Coutlee
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Students in Mrs. Coutlee's 5th grade class read in their reading zone where they can be engaged in a book.

Hope of America Information - 5th Grade Students Only

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:53pm
Attributions: Sara Pratt
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Dear Hope of America Students and Parents,           

Thank you for being patient as I waited for registration information form Hope of America. Finally we are ready to start the Hope of America registration process. They worked really hard at getting their new system up and running. They made some changes to what they did last year. There are 4 things each participant needs to do.  Sign 2 forms, register online and send $3 to the school for the bus.

I have attached the welcome letter and consent forms.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you,

Sara Pratt