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Meet Mrs. Christensen - 1st Grade Teacher

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 8:15pm

I was born in Calif. but raised on an Island in Washington State, Mercer Island; 7 miles long, 5 miles wide.  Attended BYU a long time ago and received my associates degree in Child Dev.  Married my best friend and 5 children, 2 are twins.  I have 5 1/2 grandchildren.We moved back to Utah in 1991 to raise our children and have been here ever since.  Got my teaching degreein 2011 and am so glad I did.  I love being a teacher and coming to work every day.Mrs. Christensen, 1st Grade Teacher

You can't spell HEART without ART!

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 8:10pm
Attributions: Article and photos by: Chris Latham
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You can't spell HEART without ART! Sierra Bonita 2nd Graders integrate reading elements; inferring and context clues, along with visual art elements; line, shape, and shading. This makes for a well-rounded lesson.

"All Tied up"

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:34pm

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On day two of Red Ribbon week, students came to school wearing a tie! "Don't get tied Up by the internet, be safe and smart" 

NetSmartz Assembly

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 12:52pm
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Students at Sierra Bonita enjoyed the NetSmartz assembly today given by Cole Parkinson. The assembly goes over internet safety and is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement. With resources such as videos, games, activity cards, and presentations, NetSmartz entertains while it educates.

Our Goals

    Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks

    Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks

    Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult

For more information on these interactive videos and games, please go to OR for teens visit


Mrs. Diede Receives a Grant for Technology!

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 12:27pm

Congratulations to Mrs. Diede for receiving a $500 grant for technology from Nebo School District!! A huge THANK YOU to Nebo School District!!

Praise Notes 10-7-2016

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 12:08pm

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.

Crazy Hair Day!

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 3:36pm
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Students at Sierra Bonita enjoyed "Crazy Hair" day today to kick off our Red Ribbon week!

Picture Retake Day - Friday, October 14th

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 3:25pm


Friday, October 14th is picture retake day! If your student has not had their picture taken, they will get it taken Friday. If your child has gotten their picture taken, but would like retakes, please send your picture packet to school with them on Friday. The photographer will need the picture packet to scan the bar code that is located on the picture packet.

Thank you!


Red Ribbon Week - Next Week - Oct. 10th-14th

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 12:48pm
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Red Ribbon Week is next week! (Oct. 10th -14th). Your student is welcome to dress according to the theme for that day:

Monday, October 10th - Crazy hat/hair day! "Use your head, don't use drugs"

Tuesday, October 11th - Wear a tie! "Don't get tied Up by the internet, be safe and smart" 

Wednesday, October 12th - Wear your pajamas! "Don't get caught sleeping - Say no to drugs"

Thursday, October 13th - Wear a hoodie! "Use your head when using the internet"

Friday, October 14th - Wear RED to school! "Proud to be drug free"

Sierra Bonita PTA


Box Tops!

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 11:13am

Clip Box Tops for Sierra Bonita Elementary Students 

 Box tops are back and it is time to start collecting again to earn FREE MONEY for our students.  Our goal this year is to raise $2500 dollars  and have 100 % participation (even if it is just one box top) with the box tops program. 

 It's Easy to Clip And Save 

Find grocery items with a box top on them, clip, save and bring the box tops to your child's classroom. Each teacher will have a collection container in their class.  This week you should receive a special label that you can use to create your own collection bag at home.  Each UNEXPIRED box top is worth $0.10. Prizes will be award to the classrooms that collect the most.  Don't forget to recruit others to save for you, grandmas and grandpas, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors.  

 Box Top Math

 You may think that a little bit doesn't count but it adds up!  Let's do the math.  With approximately 800 students this year we could raise quite a bit of money for the school. 

If each student brought in 30 box tops x 800 students = 24000 box tops = $2400 (close to our goal!)

If each student brought in 50 box tops x 800 students =40000 box tops = $4000 !!!

If each student brought in 75 box tops x 800 students = 60000 box tops = $6000!!! 

See how it adds up quickly.  75 box tops is less than 10 a month per student.  

 How To Submit Your Box Tops 

1. Clip and collect your UNEXPIRED box tops at home

2. Any time of year bring them to your class' collection container 

It's that easy! 

Our first big collection week will be in early November.  Classes that have the most box tops at that time will receive an awesome reward!  We have an extra special reward for the class that earns the most at the end of the year which we will be announcing later. 

How Can I Learn More? 

You can visit the website for a complete list of products, valuable coupons and other contests.  If you have questions about our school collections you can contact Karla Schade ( or Cassy McBride (


Praise Notes 9-30-2016

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:38am

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.

SEP Conferences - TOMORROW, September 29th

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 5:26pm

Hi Parents!

Student Education Plan (SEP) Conferences will be held twice during the school year and will take place on September 29th, and December 1st. We are excited to be using SignUpGenius in assisting us to create schedules for our September and December SEP conferences. (Our SEP Conferences in February will be our Student Led Conferences and will follow a different schedule.) AM Kindergarten will not be held on Friday, September 30th as their teachers will still be having SEP conferences.

5th & 6th Grade teachers will hold an "Open House" style SEP this same night and time. No appointments necessary, it will be on a first come first serve basis. They will be located in the auditorium/gym.

Please sign up by completing the following:

Sign Up Genius Link: 

1) Select your child's teacher

1) Select your preferred time and click on “sign up” next to the tab. This will put a check mark in the box.

2) Click on "Submit and Sign Up" located at the bottom of the page.

3) Fill out the requested information

4) Click on "Sign Up Now" and you're done!

You will receive a confirmation email of your appointment time.

If you have multiple students that attend Sierra Bonita, please make sure to allow yourself enough time between each appointment. If you have a need to make a change once you have scheduled a time, please use SignUpGenius and repeat the steps above.

If you have any questions or concerns about SignUpGenius, please call the school at 801-798-4480 and we’ll be happy to assist you.


October Newsletter

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 6:10pm

Hi Parents!

Please see the attached October Newsletter.

Thank you,

Sierra Bonita Elementary

Reflections Due - September 29th!

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 4:01pm

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Just a Reminder:  Entries for the Reflections Program are due September 29th from 8:20-9:00 am.   Here are links to the specific entry rules for each of the categories.  Students may submit multiple entries (limit 1entry per category). I have also attached them as well in case the links do not work.
 16-17 Rules - Special Artist.pdf16-17 Rules - Dance Choreography.pdf16-17 Rules - Film Production.pdf16-17 Rules - Literature.pdf16-17 Rules - Music Composition.pdf16-17 Rules - Photography.pdf16-17 Rules - Visual Arts.pdfThis year's theme is "What Is Your Story?"Entry forms are available in the front office or at  this link: Entry Forms.  Further information is available at


Ms. Jenson's Class Learns about Bridges!

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 1:08pm
Attributions: photo by: Melissa Jenson
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In Ms. Jenson's third grade class, they read "Pop's Bridge" in the Journey's book. They learned about the Golden Gate Bridge, talked about what makes bridges strong and compared various bridges throughout the world. Then we put our skills to work and made bridges out of marshmallows and toothpicks! 

Book Fair Hours

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 1:58pm

The Book Fair will be held all next week starting on Monday, September 26th-30th! The hours are as follows:

Monday: 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30-9:30am; 3:15-4:15pm; and Grandparent Night from 6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-9:30am and 3:15pm-4:15pm.

Thursday: 8:30-9:90am and SEPs from 3:15pm-8:00pm.

Friday: 8:30-9:30am.

We are so excited for our Fall Book Fair! Scholastic gives our school fifty percent of all proceeds to buy new books. All proceeds from this fair will go directly to the teachers to get new books for the classrooms. Please come out and support the Book Fair!

Sierra Bonita PTA

Praise Notes 9-23-2016

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 1:44pm
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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 - Friday, September 23, 2016

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 10:40am

Our student council will be posting video annoucements each Friday. Please enjoy our first Sierra Bonita News for the 2016-2017 school year! 

2016-2017 Sierra Bonita Faculty and Staff

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:44pm

Introducing our 2016-2017 Sierra Bonita Faculty and Staff members!

6th Grade Orchestra - Sign ups

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:54pm
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Dear Parents of 6th Gdrade Students,

Great News!! An orchestra program just for 6th graders is offered before school. Students can choose to play violin, viola or cello. Violas and cellos may be rented from the school for $100 for the year. Violins can be rented or purchased at a local store. Tuition is $75 for the year. Class will be Mondays and Wednesdays and every other Friday from 8am - 8:45am.

Please see attached flier for more information!