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NOW HIRING! P.E. Teacher Wanted!

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 4:44pm

Hi Friends!

Sierra Bonita Elementary is looking to hire a P.E. teacher! It's 3.4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Pay is $11.32/hr. You just need to have a G.E.D or High School diploma.

Apply today! Go to, click on "jobs", then "available jobs", then "Sierra Bonita". We look forward to your application!

 OR Click on this link:

Crystal Apple Award

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 8:05pm

Mrs. Shareka Gregory is this year’s Crystal Apple Award recipient. Mrs. Gregory was recognized by her peers for being an outstanding educator. Besides being an exceptional 4th-grade teacher she is also involved in many school leadership roles. Mrs. Gregory serves on the School Community Council, coordinates the science fair, and is the grade-level team leader. However, she is best known for always helping others and being a friend to everyone. Congratulations Mrs. Gregory!

Give Kids A Smile - FREE Preventative Dental Services

Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:09pm

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Give Kids A Smile is a nationally recognized dental even supported by the ADA Foundation. Every year in February, dentists throughout the U.S. gather in their communities to provide FREE educational, preventative and restorative dental services to children from low-income families!

When: February 25, 2017 (specific times will be assigned one week prior to the event)

Where: Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem, UT

Who: Uninsured children ages 5-16 whose parents' annual income is at least 150% below Federal Poverty Guidelines according to household size. (see attached chart)

How: Contact your school nurse to receive a Health History Consent form. After filling out and signing the form, return it to the school nurse NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 10, 2017.

Please see attached forms for additional information and Consent form

Choir Sign Ups - 1st though 6th Grade - It's not too late to sign up!

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:18am
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Dear Parents,

It's not too late to sign up for choir!

We are so excited to offer once again our school choir, to all of the children 1st – 6th grade. The Junior Choir will be for the 1st – 3rd grade on Wednesday mornings, starting at 8:15-8:50 a.m. The Show Choir will be for the 4th – 6th grade on Thursday mornings, starting at 8:00-8:50 a.m.  The choir will be held in the gym and/or Bear’s Den.

This second season will be starting on January 18th and 19th. The Show Choir has been invited to sing at the Singing to the Mountain Program on April 12th. We have tentatively scheduled our spring program to be held on April 17th.

We will be charging a small fee of $15.00, payable to the office.

Thank you for allowing us to work with your children in this musical activity.

Marilyn Paice and Amy Staheli



January Chess Tournament for Nebo School District

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 3:43pm

Please see attached flier.

No School on Friday, January 13th or Monday, January 16th

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 11:47am

Hi Parents,

Just a friendly reminder there is NO school this Friday, January 13th for District Development Day. Also, there is no school on Monday, January 16th for Martin Luther King day.

We hope you enjoy the 4-day weekend!

Sierra Bonita Elementary


Sierra Bonita News - Monday, January 9, 2017

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 3:42pm

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, January 9, 2017

Sierra Bonita Welcomes Winter of 2017!

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 3:40pm
Attributions: photo by: Mr. V.R.

Sierra Bonita Welcomes Winter of 2017!

Online Coding Camps for Nebo District Students Grades 4-12

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 2:01pm

Please see attached document.

January Newsletter 2017

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 12:00pm
Attributions: by: Garrett Andersen

Bears' Bulletin - January 2017

In partnership with parents and community, our mission at Sierra Bonita Elementary is to create high levels of learning for every student, celebrate individual differences and abilities, and inspire responsible citizenship and lifelong success.   –Sierra Bonita Mission Statement 

Hello Parents, 

Welcome to the year 2017!  New Year’s always bring with it new goals and drive to do and be better.  We look forward to working with you and your students in making 2017 a great year.  Thanks for all you do to make Sierra Bonita a great school in a great community. 

SEP Conferences

Our SEP conferences will be held on February 23rd.  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:

Next PTA meeting is on January 9, 2017 at 9:15.

School Community Council

Our next SCC meeting will be on February 1st 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:

We are now accepting new students for our Advanced Robotics class.  Please see the school website for more information. 

We also have sign-ups in the office for our spring choirs, 1-6th grades.  Please sign up in the office if you are interested and visit our website for more information.

Calendar of Events for January

Thursday, January 12……….…………………...…………..……….…….……………….….. Term 2 Ends 

Thursday, January 12……….…………………...…………..……….…….………6th Grade End of Term Activity 

Friday, January 13th..…....……………………….……………. . . . . . . .  . .No School-District Development Day

Monday, January 16……………………………………………………….….. . . . . . . . . . . . .No School-MLK Day 

Friday, January 20 ………...…...…..………………………………….………...…….Birthday Lunch for January 

Saturday, January 21 ……………………………………………………Art City Invitational Chess Tournament 

Monday, January 30……………………………………………………….….. . . . . . . . . . . . Science Fair (9-12:00)

Choir Sign Ups for 1st through 6th Grade

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:28am

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Dear Parents,

We are so excited to offer once again our school choir, to all of the children 1st – 6th grade. The Junior Choir will be for the 1st – 3rd grade on Wednesday mornings, starting at 8:15-8:50 a.m. The Show Choir will be for the 4th – 6th grade on Thursday mornings, starting at 8:00-8:50 a.m.  The choir will be held in the gym and/or Bear’s Den.

This second season will be starting on January 18th and 19th. The Show Choir has been invited to sing at the Singing to the Mountain Program on April 12th. We have tentatively scheduled our spring program to be held on April 17th.

We will be charging a small fee of $15.00, payable to the office.

Thank you for allowing us to work with your children in this musical activity.

Marilyn Paice and Amy Staheli

Please fill out the attached form with payment to the office.


Advanced Robotics Class NOW Available!

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 3:36pm

Hi Parents of 4th-6th Grade Students!

We are now offering an ADVANCED Robotics class! Students MUST have already taken the Beginning Robotics class previously this year or in past years in order to sign up for the advanced course.

The cost is $60 per student. There is room for 30 students in the class and it will fill on a first come, first serve basis. Courses will be held on Thursdays starring on January 19th from 3:30-4:30pm. Please make checks payable to Sierra Bonita.

Please see attached document for more information.


Kindergarten Kindy 500 Coming Soon!

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:46pm

Kindergarten Kindy 500 Coming Soon! Parents, Please look for the Kindergarten Kindy 500 of America note sent home by your child's teacher this week.  It requests that you help your child create a vehicle from a box that they can "drive" from place to place as we learn about our American symbols.  The box needs to be completed and brought to school on Friday, February 3.  We hope by letting you know now it gives you plenty of time to prepare.  If you have questions or concerns or if you do not receive the note you may contact your child's teacher.  We truly appreciate your help with this project. Thank you, Kindergarten Teachers

Christmas Break

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 2:09pm

Hi Parents,

Just a friendly reminder there is no school on Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd. We will see you back on TUESDAY, January 3rd.

Happy Holidays!

Sierra Bonita Elementary


Mr. Loreen's Class Play

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 2:03pm


Dear Parents of Mr. Loreen's Class,Mr. Loreen's 6th grade class will be performing "A Christmas Carol"  on Tuesday, Dec. 20th and Wednesday, Dec. 21st.  The performance times for both days are:9:30am9:55am10:20am10:45am11:10am11:35am
Parents and families are welcome to come to any of these performances. All performances held in Mr. Loreen's classroom.Thanks!Mr. Loreen


Kindergarten Registration March 15th

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 11:28am

Kindergarten registration for Sierra Bonita Elementary will be held on Wednesday, March 15th from 8-4pm. Please bring the following to register your Kindergarten student:

*Birth Certificate


*3 Proof of residency - (i.e; Mortgage statement, rental agreement, city bill, power bill, cell phone bill, etc.)

Please spread the word!

We look forward to meeting our new Kindergarten students!


Wish Upon A Star - Message from our PTA

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 2:39pm

Hi Parents,

If you are still looking for an idea of what do for your child's teacher for Christmas, please consider fulfilling one of their wishes for their classroom!  We want to remind you that the PTA is sponsoring the Wish Upon a Star program for our teachers.  We have asked teachers to let us know what things they need for their cl assrooms for the rest of the year. Many teachers still have unfulfilled wishes.  
If you would like to fill a wish, look for the poster surrounded by tree ornaments outside the classroom door.  The ornaments have a specific item that the teacher could really use. If you haven't already taken the opportunity, please take a minute to choose an ornament with an item that you would like to supply for your teacher and then return the item to the teacher before the break. If you've already chosen an ornament, please remember to return the item to the teacher. :)

Thank you for your support of our teachers!
Sierra Bonita PTA

Christmas Dinner from Tabitha's Way

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 11:24am

Please see attached flier..

Chess Winners!

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 11:42am

Congratulations to the following students for placing in the school chess tournament!

3rd-4th Grade:

1st Place: Andrew Nelson

2nd Place: Marc Chapman

4rd Place: Austin Byers

5th-6th Grade:

1st Place: Jeston Jacobson

2nd Place: Austin Sabey

3rd Place: Kalen Prescott

4th Place (tie): Mason Roberts and Isaac Hamblin