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March Bears Bulletin

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:45pm
Attributions: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”    Dr. Seuss 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 (March 2 - 6)
Friday, February 27 - Students received Read-a-Thon tracking sheets. Classes set a “Whole Class Reading Goal” and helped students understand what their individual goal would need to be for the class to make its whole class goal.

 Monday, March 2 - Read-A-Thon begins. Students begin to keep track of minutes read. Students, families, and staff encourage reading all throughout week. Book Fair opens.

 Wednesday, March 4
Dr. Seuss’s 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’s 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 school. Popcorn will be served!

 Thursday, March 5 - Read Across Sierra Bonita Day Activities. Throughout the morning, students will receive passports, travel to different classrooms, and enjoy books and reading from Sierra Bonita staff. 

 Monday, March 9 - Read-a-Thon Reading Tracking Sheets to be turned into teachers.

 Friday, March 13 - Read-a-Thon treats (BYU Ice Cream) will be distributed in the last hour of the school day to all members of each class that made its whole class reading goal.

 PTA Meeting – Our next PTA board meeting will be held Monday, March 9, at 9:15am, in the Sierra Bonita faculty room. All PTA members are invited. A thank you breakfast will be provided and elections for next year’s executive board will take place.

 Kindergarten Registration will be held on Tuesday, March 17, from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for all students entering kindergarten the fall of 2015 at Sierra Bonita and Maple Ridge Elementary Schools.
Children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2015, 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. If you have questions, please contact the school office.

 SEP / Student Led Conferences – Wednesday, March 18
SEP conferences on March 18 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 18 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 18 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.

Kindergarten Student Led Conferences will vary from the other grades.  Please refer to the notes coming home in the packet which will come home on March 9th. 

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

 

SCC Meeting

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:14am
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**Notice of Meeting**
Sierra Bonita Elementary‘s
School Community Council will meet on March 2, 2015at 11:40 in the conference room.

Student Council Visit the Capitol

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:38pm
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Student council members visit the Capitol to discuss their ideas with Senator Henderson.

Full story featured on Nebo's website:  http://www.nebo.edu/news/1556

Spelling Bee Winners

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:49pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring
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We would like to congratulate Samuel Van Dyk for winning this years spelling bee! Samuel is a 4th grader and competed against 4th, 5th and 6th grade students! Our runners up were: Jonah Furhiman (2nd place) and Katelyn Gause (3rd place).

Honorable mentions:Drew Jackson, Lindsey Pratt, Whitney Chappell, Caden Blair, Caleb Chandler, Mason Oldham, Jack Anglesey, Aysha Child, Xander Hulse, Cameron Prescott, Kalen Prescott, Zak Gesullo, Dallyn Edmunds, Coy McBride, Makenna Dockter, Mason Roberts, Dallin Tueller, Ariana Perez, Joshua Glassford, Jackson Coxson, Kim Lau, Stevie Bagley, and Whitney Morehouse.

Praise Notes - 2-20-2015

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:43am
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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. Way to go!

Spirit Week - Hat Day!

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 7:36pm
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One of our favorite days for Spirit week was Hat Day! It was so fun to see what the kids wore to school!

Praise Notes - 2-13-2015

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 7:34pm
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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. Way to go!

Spirit Week - Switch-A-Roo Day!

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 7:27pm
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Students at Sierra Bonita were excited for Switch-a-roo day! This was a day when students dressed as teachers, and teachers dressed as students. We even had student, Zadie Christensen, dress like our very own custodian, Mr.Wiley!

Spirit Week - Superhero Day!

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:01pm
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Students had fun dressing up as their favorite Superhero!

Student Council Spirit Week

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:59am
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Monday, February 9th - Hat Day

Tuesday, February 10th - Red vs. Blue Day

Wednesday, February 11th - Superhero/Jersey Day

Thursday, February 12th - Teacher/Student Switch-a-Roo Day & Spring Picture Day

Friday, February 13th - Ultimate School Spirit Day

Kindy 500

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 5:29pm
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Kindergarten students and parents enjoyed Sierra Bonita's annual Kindy 500!  Students brought box vehicles and paraded through the halls. They also learned about our Nation's symbols.  Thank you to all the parents who were able to help out.

Eagle Scout Project

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 5:50pm
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A huge "thank you" goes to Jack Francis and Austin Livingston for making bookcases for Sierra Bonita.  Austin previously attended Sierra Bonita and wanted to "give back" by creating an Eagle Scout project that included his elementary school.  The boys made beautiful bookshelves that will be used in Miss Cope, Mrs. Sanders, Mrs. Snyder, and the trustlands room.

Science Fair Data

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 3:18pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring

A few 6th grade students asked the Principal, Mr. Larsen, to help them with their science fair project. He had to be blind-folded and try to guess the flavors of five Jelly Beans. The students loved getting data from their very own Principal!  Another student, Sophie Merril, commented saying "Mr. Larsen always warms my heart with how nice he is". We sure are lucky to have such a great Principal here at Sierra Bonita Elementary. Thanks for all you do for the students, staff and faculty members!

Praise Notes 2-6-2015

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 2:10pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring

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. Way to go!

MMHS Baseball Players Read to Sierra Bonita Students!

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 9:36pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring, photos by Janna Slye
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Students were so excited when they heard the news they would be having Maple Mountain High School Baseball players come read to them! Mrs. Sanders class enjoyed having the MMHS Baseball coach, Mr. Miner, read to them as well! We appreciate Coach Miner and the players for taking time out of their schedule to read to our students. We loved having them here at Sierra Bonita!

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