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Story Problems

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:54am
Attributions: Article by Addie Brinkerhoff

Mrs. Youd's 2nd grade class did story problems. The students did the story problems with their friends. It was a fun day. The students learned so much.

Early Out - Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:01pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th, school will dismiss at 12:00 noon.

AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:15am. PM Kindergarten will not be held this day.

All AM kindergarten students who ride the bus will remain in class with their kindergarten teacher from 11:15-12:00 noon and will ride the regular first through sixth grade bus home once school is dismissed. If you wish, you may pick up your kindergarten child up when AM kindergarden dismisses at 11:15am.

Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.


Hiking Field Trip

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:24am
Attributions: Article and photo by Krista Hjorth

The third grade went hiking up to Whiting Campground.  They were able to stop and do activities along the way. Some of the activites included a scavenger hunt, looking at nature up close with a magnifying glass, measuring tree's, breaking the balance of force, and so many more fun activities. They enjoyed a well deserved lunch when they reached the top. It was a great field trip to kick off the year!!!! 

Friday's "Rock"

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:56pm
Attributions: Article and photo by Mrs. DeAnn Sanders

Friday afternoons rock in 4th grade! Every Friday from 2:40 until 3:10 the 4th graders gather to sing their hearts out. They sing popular songs from artists of today and classic rock from the 80's. The songs are carefully chosen for lyrics and meaning. You might be walking down the hall and hear "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor or "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi. Whatever the decade there is something for everyone and it brings a smile to all of their faces!

School Instagram

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:48pm

Many Sierra Bonita classrooms have started Instagram accounts to keep parents and students informed of upcoming events as well as providing pictures of classroom and school wide activities.  You can follow Sierra Bonita’s Instagram accounts at:

mrs.youd (Mrs. Youd 2nd grade class)

misshjorthsb (Miss Hjorth 3rd grade class)

strong4mrs (Mrs. Strong 4th grade class)

dietz4sierrabonita (Mrs. Dietz 4th grade class)

4thgrademrs.gregorysb (Mrs. Gregory 4th grade class)

sandersclass4thgrade (Mrs. Sander 4th grade class)

mrsgraves4sb (Mrs. Graves 4th grade class)

mrsgreengr5 (Mrs. Green 5th grade class)

mrpetersonrm50 (Mr. Peterson 6th grade class)

copesclass2015 (Miss Cope 6th grade class)

humansofsierrabonita (Mrs. Slye and Student Council)

sierrabonita11 (Mr. Larsen)


School Carnival Video

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:20am
Attributions: Video by: Janna Slye

Thank you for the wonderful support we received for our school carnival! We hope you all had a great time! Please enjoy the video that was put together by Janna Slye.

Ice Bucket Challenge - VIDEO!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:04pm
Attributions: Video: Janna Slye

Please enjoy the video:

The Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral sensation, has helped raise awareness and funds for ALS, a disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s.  Former Boston College baseball captain and ALS patient, Pete Frates was diagnosed when he was just 27 years old.  He and his family helped the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge go viral, raising millions of dollars for the ALS Association research fund.

Ice Bucket Challenge

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 5:48pm
Attributions: Photos by Sherin Olson
(more pictures available)

The Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral sensation, has helped raise awareness and funds for ALS, a disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s.  Former Boston College baseball captain and ALS patient, Pete Frates was diagnosed when he was just 27 years old.  He and his family helped the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge go viral and increase ALS research donations to over $41 million dollars.

Friday at Sierra Bonita’s opening assembly, staff members including Principal Mike Larsen, took the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Students watched as gallons of water and ice soaked each nominee.  Many Nebo School District personnel were then nominated to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Sierra Bonita is looking forward to seeing the challenge accepted!  

*for more information on the Ice Bucket Challenge nominations follow humansofsierrabonita on Instagram*


School Carnival

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:38pm
(more pictures available)

Come join us for an evening of fun and games!  We will be having our annual carnival on Monday, September 8th from 5-8pm.  The PTA will be holding a silent auction that evening and they need your help!  Attached you will find information about what you may want to donate to help prepare the baskets that will be auctioned off.  Watch for notes to be coming home as well.  Wrist bands and tickets will be on sale at the front office soon. 

We're Back!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:04pm
Attributions: Tiffany Manwaring

Bringing back the laughter our first week of school!

Our very own Shane Fawson walking around one of our Sierra Bonita students. It's great to be back!

PTA Website

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:48pm

Please check out our new PTA website:

Also, don't forget to check out the committees we still need volunteers for:

PTA: PTA Committees


PTA Opportunites

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:03pm

Thank you for all of the parents who joined the PTA and signed up to volunteer at school registration.  We still have volunteer opportunities and needs.  Please consider volunteering to help make this year a success.  Click on the link below to see where there is a need.


PTA: PTA Committees


Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:16pm

Welcome to Sierra Bonita Elementary!

We extend a warm welcome to students, parents, and families of Sierra Bonita Elementary, Home of the Bears. We look forward to working with each member of our school community to achieve our school mission statement:

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.

During this upcoming school year, working together as partners, we will ensure that all students experience this success. Thank you for your support for Sierra Bonita Elementary!


School Registration Day

School registration for all new and returning students will be held on Thursday, July 31, from 7:30am-4:00pm.

According to new state policy, the school and the PTA are required to receive money/payments separately. We just wanted you to have this information prior to registration day so you can be best prepared to make payments for t-shirts, school lunch, yearbooks, school donations, etc.

Students new to Sierra Bonita will need to have a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency documentation.

If you will be unable to attend registration on July 31, please contact the school at 801-798-4480 or let Mike Larsen know through email at


School Community Council Elections

Elections for three parent positions on the school community council will be held August 18-27, 2014. We invite all parents/guardians to consider having their name added to the school community council ballot. If you would like to add your name to the ballot, please contact Mike Larsen by Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 801-798-4480 or through email at


Upcoming Events

  • School Registration (For all new and returning students) - Thursday, July 31, from 7:30am-4:00pm
  • School Open House – Monday, August 18, 1:00-3:00pm
  • First Day of School (1st – 6th) – Tuesday, August 19, 9:00am
  • First Day of Kindergarten – Tuesday, August 26
  • Back to School Night – Wednesday, August 27, 6:30pm
  • School Carnival Fundraiser – Monday, September 8, 5:00-8:00pm 


Science Fair Winners

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:18am

Congratulations to our Sierra Bonita science fair winners:

Anna Linford received the Ira A. Fulton Grand Award for her science project “The Desolation of Acid”

Dave Lundgreen and Quade Chidester placed third for their science project “Bright about Light”

Maddison Davis and Maya Buck placed third for their science project “The Rings of Staturn Look Solid…Are They Really?”



Congratulations Graduates!

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 5:48pm
Attributions: Mrs. Shareka Gregory

Six of Sierra Bonita's teachers have completed their masters course work,through SUU, this summer and celebrated with their classmates at the ALC. They are excited to share everything they learned with the entire faculty and implement new ideas in their classrooms this upcoming school year. Congratulations to Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. Mathews, Mrs. Beckert and Mrs. Averett! (Not pictured Erin Creamer)

We are so proud of you!!!