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Choir Costume Information (for those in the choir)

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 2:14pm

Hello Parents of Choir Students!

The choir is needing to have the following for costumes for our upcoming program. If there is a problem with this, would you please email Mrs. Paice, at  I’m hoping that you can find all of these around your home. Please, don’t go out and buy them, but if you would like to,TAG’s downtown, is a great place to get second-hand items.

Please let me know if there is a problem with this.  I can get many of these items, but it would be easier for me to have your help. If we don’t get all of the following, the songs will carry the program. 

If your child is any of the following speaking parts, they will need;

Lumiere-Yellow shirt

Seven Dwarfs- Oversized T-shirt with something to tie around the waist-I have hats for them

Brer Rabbit- gray or brown shirt

Winnie the Pooh-Yellow T-shirt             

Tigger- Orange or black T-shirt

King Louis-Orange or brown T-shirt         

Mowgli-Brown T-shirt 

Fairy Godmother- Princess Dress

Tramp-Gray or brown T-shirt              

Lady-Orange or brown shirt or blouse

Ana-any color     

Kristoff- Brown shirt   

Elsa-aqua blue      

Olaf- I’m making that one

Terk-Gray or blue shirt

Mary Poppins- White shirt or blouse           

Bert-Black or Gray shirt

Mama Odie-sunglasses, white shirt or blouse        

Tiana-green shirt

Genie-Blue T-shirt

The Jr. Choir that does not have a speaking part, need to wear bright colored- shirts or blouses. The girls can wear their princess dresses.

The Show Choir, who haven’t a speaking part, need to wear bright colored shirts too.

Both choirs should wear black or dark colored pants or skirts.

Thank you so much for letting me work with your children. This year has been such a wonderful one, because of the opportunity to do choir. I love it! I hoping that that love of music is carried on to your children as well.

Marilyn Paice and Amy Staheli


Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 2:52pm
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Student, families and friends all enjoyed an evening reading at Sierra Bonita for Dr. Seuss' Birthday! Students enjoyed popcorn, candy and the book fair!

Praise Notes 3-4-2016

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:06pm

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.


Fri, 03/04/2016 - 4:04pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring
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Students throughout Sierra Bonita enjoyed a Read-A-Thon this afternoon. Some students had fun reading in their forts, others enjoyed reading with their friends. (More photos posted).

Read Across Sierra Bonita!

Fri, 03/04/2016 - 2:24pm
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Students had a great time "Reading Across Sierra Bonita!". Students were able to listen as the pilot gave instructions during take off and each student enjoyed each destination!

Teacher Appreciation Week - March 28-31st

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 3:12pm


Hi Parents! TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK:  March 28-31st! The PTA needs help in making sure all staff at Sierra Bonita feel appreciated during Teacher Appreciation Week.   We need help with door decorating.  Please sign up to decorate a staff member's door that does not have a Room Mom to do this.  Doors need to be decorated onFriday, March 25th.  Mr. Larsen has invited us to use any supplies in the work room including poster paper, butcher paper, stencils and cricket die cut machine.  The office will also provide blue painter tape to hang the poster.   You can sign up here:  We really appreciate your help!PTA Jacque Burks ( Telford (


Bears Bulletin - March

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 3:34pm

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We have a lot of fun planned with our Read-a-Thon / Book Fair Week and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. Listed below are the scheduled activities and events. Thank you for all you do to help your child learn and go to all those amazing places through reading.

READ-a-THON/Book Fair Week (Feb. 29 – March 4
Here are the activities/events pertaining to our Read-a-Thon that will take place during and after our Read-a-Thon/Book Fair Week

Monday, February 29 - Read-A-Thon begins. Students begin to keep track of minutes read. Students and staff encourage reading all throughout the week. Book Fair opens. Classes visit book fair.

Wednesday, March 2: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bash

Who: All Sierra Bonita Families and Friends

When: 6:30 - 7:30 PM

What: Sierra Bonita Families and Friends are invited to enjoy an evening to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday, reading, and to visit our PTA book fair. Families are invited to bring books, pillows, and blankets and come and enjoy reading throughout the hallways.  Books will also be shared in extra classrooms throughout the evening. Popcorn will be served!

Thursday, March 3 - Read Across Sierra Bonita Day Activities. Throughout the morning, students will receive passports, travel to different classrooms, and enjoy books from many staff members. 

Friday, March 4 - During the afternoon, students will enjoy reading in classrooms and hallways according to teacher and team schedules.

Monday, March 7 - Read-a-Thon Reading Tracking Sheets to be turned into teachers.

Friday, March 11 - Read-a-Thon treats will be distributed in the last hour of the school day to all members of each class that made its whole class reading goal

SEP / Student Led Conferences – Wednesday, March 16

 SEP conferences on March 16 will be Student Led Conferences. Student Led Conferences provide opportunities for students to make learning active as they share their knowledge and understanding of essential learning outcomes. These conferences will also help students evaluate their performance on key standards, and in turn, accept additional responsibility for their learning.

We ask that all parents come with their student to our Student Led Conferences on March 16 at a time that works best for you according to the following schedule:

Student Led Conferences will be held from 2:45 - 4:30pm and 5:45 - 8:00pm.

Each conference should last between 20 and 30 minutes. Please come at a time that works best for you within these windows.

In addition to Student Led Conferences, if you would like to schedule a time to meet privately with your teacher, please contact the office at 801-798-4480. Times for a private conference will be scheduled for March 16 between 4:45 and 5:15pm and after 8:00pm. We are also happy to schedule a time before or after school on another day.

If you have any questions about SEP/Student Led Conferences, please contact the school office. Thank you!

PTA Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast March 14th @ 9:15All PTA Members, Room Moms, Committee Helpers, Volunteers & Anyone who is new to PTA & would love to get involved are welcomed to join usMarch 14th at 9:15 in the faculty room for our appreciation breakfast.  Kids are welcome to join as well!!  We are looking for a new Treasurer & Secretary for next year.  If there is someone you want to nominate or you yourself would like to be a part of the PTA Executive Board, please contact Kristina Weston at 801-836-4952.  We will be voting and having volunteer sign-ups for next year’s activities.  We would love to see all of you there!!!

Kindergarten Enrollment - On Wednesday, March 23, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., all Spanish Fork Elementary Schools will hold a registration for students who will be entering Kindergarten the fall of 2016. Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2016, are eligible for kindergarten. Please let all friends and neighbors know about this registration day. We ask that parents please bring birth certificates, immunization records, and residency information with you to registration. Thank you.

Sierra Bonita School Musical

Sierra Bonita is proud to present this year’s Musical, Disney’s The Little Mermaid! Evening performances will take place on March 24, 25, 28, and 29. Everyone is invited. There will be an admission cost of $1 per person (children 2 years and younger will be admitted with no cost). Funds generated will be used to support arts education and arts opportunities at Sierra Bonita. Thank you!

Kindergarten & 6th Grade Graduation Picture Day - Friday, March 25th

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 2:55pm

Hello Parents of Kindergarten and 6th Grade Students!!  

Please mark your calendar for graduation picture day on Friday, March 25th.

Your student will have their photo taken in the graduation CAP AND GOWN.

Please contact the school if you have any questions. 


Praise Notes

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 2:04pm
Attributions: 2-26-2016

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.

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash - Wednesday, March 2nd 6:30-7:30pm

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 1:01pm

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash

WHO: ALL Sierra Bonita Families & Friends

WHEN: Wednesday, March 2nd 6:30-7:30pm

WHAT: Sierra Bonita Families and Friends are invited to enjoy an evening to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, reading and to visit our PTA Book Fair. Families are invited to bring books, pillows and blankets and come enjoy reading throughout the school. Book will also be shared throughout the evening in the Bears Den. Popcorn will be served!

We hope to see you all there!!


Making New Friends

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 4:48pm
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Extraordinary students fill the halls of Sierra Bonita daily however there are a few in particular who are making a huge impact on other students’ lives.  Meet Bryden Knight, Ashton Swenson, and Chase Baird, sixth grade students who are part of the Student Council Service Committee. As part of the service committee, they are responsible for helping out in a classroom. Because of their interest in helping in Miss Peggy’s classroom, these boys have formed remarkable connections in the medically fragile unit. Bryden, Ashton, and Chase are frequently found helping Miss Peggy’s special needs students. They push their wheelchairs to and from the bus, take them for walks around the school, and help them in specialty classes. In fact, they happily sacrifice their recess, lunch time, and wacky Wednesday to spend time with their new friends. When asked about the highlight of this new found friendship they unanimously agreed that “making them laugh is the best thing ever!” 


Student Council Capitol Trip

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 10:43pm
Attributions: Photo by Roxanna Orellana

Student council members from Sierra Bonita Elementary spent the day at Utah’s State Capitol. Students enjoyed a tour of the Capitol and a meeting with Senator Deidre Henderson.  Henderson discussed current bills, answered questions, and in preparation for the legislative session encouraged students to text her during the proceeding with any additional questions.

Students also had an opportunity to meet with the Education Advisor, Mrs. Tami Pyfer, who showed them around the Governor’s office.

Principal Mike Larsen emphasized the value of such field trips crediting Mr. Myles Peterson and Miss McKell Cope, the sixth grade teachers and student council advisors, for providing leadership rich opportunities.

Miss Cope said “This is such a great experience for students to see first-hand how laws are made. It showed these students leadership in action while strengthening their leadership skills. I want all of my students to see the importance of having a voice.”

Mr. Peterson considers this Capitol field trip a great opportunity for students to see how the state is governed. Peterson said “providing students with these types of authentic learning opportunities will create effective leaders throughout our school and into the future. I am proud of Sierra Bonita’s student council members.”

Thank you to Roxana Orellana from Utah Public Education for the photographs.


D.A.R.E. Program Information

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 2:52pm

5th Grade Families- 

Over the last few weeks, we have had the opportunity for students to participate in the DARE program in coordination with the Spanish Fork Police Department.  Students have learned the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse, learned strategies for coping with emotions such as stress and anger, and developed a positive relationship with law enforcement. To celebrate participation in this program, we will be holding a DARE graduation program on Tuesday, March 1 at 2:00pm at the Sierra Bonita Auditorium.  Parents are invited to join us in this celebration.  Students should wear black or blue pants, jeans are fine, that day to school.  Students will be receiving a t-shirt to wear to the graduation that afternoon.  We don't know the color of the shirts, so to best coordinate, we make this request.  Students will perform two songs and each receive a certificate of program completion.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Sincerely, 5th Grade Teachers


Teacher of the Year

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 8:38am

Congratulations to Mr. Myles Peterson on receiving Teacher of the Year Award!

Mr. Peterson, a 6th grade teacher at Sierra Bonita, has been teaching in the Nebo School District for 10 years. He graduated from Utah State University and earned his degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Mr. Peterson loves to see students succeed through leadership and 21st century skills.

Mr. Larsen describes Mr. Peterson as a person who “cares deeply about helping students succeed academically, socially, and in receiving a wealth of leadership skills. He not only provides learning opportunities within his classroom, he extends learning experiences to students before school, through technology and social media, and even through communication. Mr. Peterson also visits with state legislators at Sierra Bonita and on Capitol Hill. He brings innovation and energy to teaching and learning that not only has a positive impact on his students, but on our entire school community.”

Mr. Peterson’s colleagues love working with him. “He is organized, fun to be around, and is always flexible when needed” said Miss Cope. “He is always looking to improve his way of teaching and looking for ways to integrate technology to ensure his students are prepared for the world we live in. He is always willing to share his ideas to help better those around him as well.”

Sierra Bonita is lucky to have such a talented and gifted teacher.


Science Fair

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 1:58pm

Congratulations to all the Science Fair winners who are moving on. We are wishing them the best of luck at BYU!

Yearbook Pre-Orders Due March 16th

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 2:42pm

Hello Sierra Bonita Parents-

This is a reminder that Wednesday, March 16th, will be the last day to pre-order yearbooks for this spring. If you did not order a yearbook at registration and would like to ensure that your student receives one, please order one through the office by Wednesday, March 16th. The cost is $8.00.Thank you!


Sierra Bonita Elementary

Mapleton Track and Field Information

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 1:55pm

HI Parents!

Please mark the following dates on your calendars if you would like to attend your students Track and Field day.

6th Grade - Tuesday, April 26th

5th Grade - Wednesday, April 27th

3rd Grade - Tuesday, May 10th

4th Grade - Wednesday, May 11th

**Rain Out Days May 17th-18th

Brain Fair 2016

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 1:33pm

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Please see attached flier.

Friday Announcements! February 19, 2016

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 10:17am

Friday Announcements! February 19, 2016