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Timpanogos Storytelling Opportunities for Students

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:42pm
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We wanted to make sure you were aware of these upcoming storytelling opportunities for students.1.  Patriotic Storytelling Contest with Cash Prizes (Due Date November 14)Timpanogos Storytelling is proud to partner with America's Freedom Festival in Provo to offer the opportunity for K-12 students to compete for cash prizes.  Contestants are invited to submit short pieces via YouTube (1-3 minute stories for grades K-9 and 3-5 minute stories for grades 10-12) related to the 2016 theme of "Freedom" online by November 14, 2016.  Winners will be notified by January 9, 2017 and receive cash prizes ($75 for grades K-6, $100 for grades 7-9, and $250 for grades 10-12).  Click here for submission links ( http://www.freedomfestival.org/event/patriotic-storytelling-contest ) and additional details.  Since applications are accepted online, this is a great opportunity for students no matter where they are from in the state.2.  National Youth Storytelling Showcase Submissions (Due Date February 3)Ten youth from around the nation are selected each year as National Torchbearers.  They attend the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference and Festival for free, learning more about storytelling from professional storytellers and perform during the events.  If you have a student that would be interested in applying, find out more information by clicking here http://www.nationalyouthstorytellingshowcase.org/NYSS/About_NYSS.html .3.  Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Youth Auditions (Due Date Early March)Over twenty Utah students perform onstage with professional storytellers throughout the week of the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival.  If you have a student that would be interested in trying out, auditions are held each March.  We will send out further information on how to get involved in 2017, but we wanted to make sure teachers knew about this opportunity in case they have a student they think would be interested in participating.Other upcoming Timpanogos Storytelling programs:

  • The general public is invited to the annual Hauntings Storytelling Contest on Monday, October 24 at 7:00 pm.  The contest features six finalists from throughout Utah and Idaho competing for the title of the Scariest Storyteller.  The program is at the Orem Public Library and is free to attend.

 

Reflections Results!

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:20pm
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Please see flier for specific names of those who reiceived an ward of Excellence, Merit and Participation. Job well done on a successful year for Reflections. We have 33 students advancing to District!

Green Ribbon Week - NEXT WEEK - October 31st - November 4th

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 3:22pm
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 Hi Parents!

Next week, October 31st - November 4th is Green Ribbon Week! Please feel free to have your student participate in the themes for each day.

Monday: October 31st - Halloween Costume

Tuesday: November 1st - Crazy Sock Day

Wednesday: November 2nd - Wear Green

Thursday: November 3rd - Crazy Hair/ Crazy Hat

Friday: November 4th - Wear Sport Attire

Please see attached document for more information.

 

Pumpkins!

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 3:57pm
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Second grade had fun decorating their pumpkins they received from Jakers Pumpkin Patch!

Freedom Festival Education Contest

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 2:42pm
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Please see attached document for more information.

High Five Mrs. Elzinga's Class!

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:30am
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High five Mrs. Elzinga's class! They were caught being quiet and respectful in the hallway!

Wear RED to school! "Proud to be drug free"

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 10:04am
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Wear RED to school! "Proud to be drug free"

Lunch working is FUN to do!

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:59am
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Lunch working is FUN to do, FUN to do, FUN to do......

Dance and Movement

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:39am
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At Sierra Bonita we are learning how Dance and movement can help us learn everyday subjects like Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.  Here are some things our 3rd-6th grade students have been dancing about this week.3rd grade was introduced to REPEATED ADDITION through observing dances of others and mathing out their movements.4th grade took it a step further and used dance and movement to see MULTIPLICATION in action.  5th grade will be dancing about different forms of TEXT STRUCTURE.  6th grade created dancing Egyptian Hieroglyphs to share a message about Ancient Egypt.  Who knew dance could do all those things?!

Praise Notes 10-19-2016

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 9:31am
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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.

3rd Grade Visits Curiosity Museum

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:38pm
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The third grade enjoyed going on a fieldtrip to Thanksgiving Point Curiosity Museum. It looks like the kids had so much fun! A big THANK YOU to all the parent volunteers that helped them with this field trip! (additional photos posted)

Everything Is Awesome!

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 2:52pm
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 Please see attached document regarding an after school family night at the Orem library.

Second Grade Visits Jakers Pumpkin Patch!

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:47pm
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Second Grade Visits Jakers Pumpkin Patch!

Happy Boss's Day!

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 3:27pm
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It's been great having Principal Andersen at Sierra Bonita. We are super excited to share this day with him and appreciate all he does for our school! THANK YOU Mr. Andersen!

5th Grade Learns GAINS

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 3:02pm
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5th grade boys create a "problem" for another group to solve as they learn about different kinds of text structures.

Birthday Table Lunch!

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 1:08pm
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Each month, the PTA holds a "Birthday Table Lunch" for the students who have birthdays that month. Tables are set up and decorated for the occastion. Parents also join in for the fun!

Praise Notes 10-14-2016

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 12:54pm
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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 - Monday, October 17, 2016

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 12:03pm

Sierra Bonita News - Monday, October 17, 2016

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Sierra Bonita News - Friday, October 10, 2016

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 11:58am
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Sierra Bonita News - Friday, October 10, 2016

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Meet Mrs. McPherson - Psychologist

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 10:58am
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Mrs. McPherson is the School Psychologist here at Sierra Bonita. This is her third year of being here and she absolutely loves her Sierra Bonita family! Mrs. McPherson graduated from USU, has been married to her awesome husband for three years, and has the sweetest little seven month old baby girl in the whole world! She enjoys doing outdoor activities (camping, four wheeler riding, hiking, etc.), napping, shopping, and playing with her two year old Pomeranian dog. Most importantly, she is a die hard Utah State University fan! GO AGGIES! 

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