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Faculty vs Fifth graders

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 2:28pm
Attributions: Mrs. Hobbs
(more pictures available)

The fifth grade got the opportunity to participate in a volleyball competition during lunch recess. The top two teams got to then move to the finals and play against the faculty. We played three games. The first game the faculty won, the second game the fifth graders won, and then the last game.... The FIFTH graders won! They were so excited to beat their teachers! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Proud of our Principal

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 7:32pm
Attributions: Mrs. Hobbs

Alicia Rudd – Elementary Coordinator

With the recent appointment of Dave Rowe as Elementary Director, the Nebo School Board of Education appointed Alicia Rudd as the new Elementary Coordinator.

Mrs. Rudd received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and completed her Master’s in Education degree from Southern Utah University. In 2007, Alicia earned her Administrative Education license from Southern Utah University.

Mrs. Rudd served as principal at Brookside Elementary for the past five years and also served as principal at Mt. Loafer Elementary for the previous three years. She served as a Title I teacher and coordinator at Park View Elementary for one year, transitional first-grade teacher at Larsen Elementary for nine years, second-grade teacher at East Meadows Elementary for one year, and staff developer at Westside Elementary for one year. Mrs. Rudd was selected as Teacher of the Year for 2006 by Nebo School District. 

A colleague said, “Alicia is a master teacher in all curriculum areas and one who knows how to effectively facilitate change. She is an instructional leader who has a good grasp of best practice and always implements whatever strategies are needed to ensure student success in a positive and productive learning environment. Mrs. Rudd is skilled in helping teachers to improve upon their own best practices through observation, modeling, and collaboration.”

Alicia tries to live by the quote: “Stay humble, work hard, be kind.” She strives to be: “The person that makes others feel special. Be known for your kindness and grace.” Alicia thanked the School Board for having the faith in her and she will miss all the students, parents and staff at Brookside Elementary.

Mrs. Rudd said, “As a principal and hopefully now as a mentor to other administrators, I want to help them see and feel all the good that they are all doing in their buildings. We have so many wonderful people to work with, and that makes me love my job!”

Alicia is the daughter of Shirl and Jean Olson of Spanish Fork. She and her husband, Kirk, live in Benjamin and have three children.

Everyone at Brookside Elementary wants Mrs. Rudd to know that we are so happy for her and she will be missed! The next principal has BIG shoes to fill. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Monday Message

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 8:54am
Attributions: Mrs. Rudd

Good Morning Brookside Tigers,

I wish this weather would cooperate so we could get students outside for recess.  Please send your child with a coat because we will go out as much as the weather allows.  You should hear the cheers from the classrooms when we announce it's an outside day.  They are missing their time to play and be kids.

This week is a quiet one.  The only reminder is that we are now selling Year books that will be given the last week of school.  The price is $15.00.  Our PTA works hard to gather all those memories so if you want one for your family, please buy one at the office.

Next week, on Wednesday, February 15th is our Spring Picture day.  This is not a required picture day.  Only purchase if you would like and as always, pre-school children are welcomed to also come have their pictures taken.

It only takes a little to do something BIG! Tiger Pride

Mrs. Rudd


Categories: Elementary, Springville

January Tigers of the Month

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:33pm
Attributions: Mr. Gappmayer

First Grade: Charlie Young, Greyson Yetter, Bridgette Draper, and Atticus Frahm

Second Grade: Tayler Christensen, Tristan Cooper, Anna Larsen, and Oakley Johnson

Third Grade: Cash Bradley, Paula Gomez, and Zeke Diaz

Fourth Grade: Quinn Root, Michael Fulkerson, Jennifer Christensen, and Cobi Blackburn

Fifth Grade: Sophia Burrager, Ammon Anderson, and Parker Paxton 

Sixth Grade: Amanda Felix, Julia Oberg, and Gwyneth Hawker 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Chess Tournament for Elementary, Jr. High, and High School

Fri, 02/03/2017 - 8:03am
Attributions: Mrs. Hobbs
(more pictures available)

When: February 25th  (8:30 a.m. to 2:00)

Where: Cherry Creek Elementary (484 south 200 east, Springville)

Information: Students will play 6 rounds and will be grouped by grade. Rounds will be up to 50 minutes each. Lunch will be avaliable for purchase. If you register before February 11th is only cost $8.00.

More information on the flyer that is attached by picture. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

6th Grade Field Trip

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 7:49am
Attributions: Mrs. Hobbs
(more pictures available)

On Friday, January 27th, the sixth grade got to go on a field trip to Clark Planetarium. When we arrived the students got to explore the building and play with all their interactive equipment. They could play on mars, control robots, take quizzes, act like they were news reporters, and so much more. Then we went and ate lunch at the gateway mall. When we came back we went into the DOME theater and learned all about constellations, moon phases, and how the earth rotates. After that we went to a show about why we have seasons on earth. It was really neat and the students had a wonderful time.  

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Best Handwriting in Third Grade!

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 8:18am
Attributions: Mrs. Evans

These two third graders, Dominick Mortensen and Raegan Walker, received a certificate for the best handwriting, along with their own pen and journal. This should encourage them to keep on working on their handwriting. Keep up the good work!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

December Tigers of the Month

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:15pm
Attributions: Mr. Gappmayer

First Grade: Drew LeSueur, Quincee Welsch, Hunter Curtis, and Kayla Crawford

Second Grade: Riker Zufelt, Samuel Jones, Zack Clegg, and Hailey Defreese

Third Grade: Calvin Elder, Joshua Talbot, and Kyler Hughes

Fourth Grade: Jeryck McCoy, Jens Cutler, Craig Kovatch, and Madoc Jones

Fifth Grade: Kristian Alcantar, Benson Rigtrup, and Harrison Petersen

Sixth Grade: Stephen Rich, Chris Poole, and Garret Henrie 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Third Grade Christmas Program

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 10:13am
Attributions: Ms. Bradford
(more pictures available)

This year, the 3rd grade students learned about different Christmas traditions celebrated around the world. Some of the countries the 3rd graders studied were; Germany, Mexico, Japan, holland and of course, America. Students had fun learning about various cultural traditions, while incorporating drama, dance and music in their Christmas program. A big thanks to the amazing 3rd graders who made the program a success. A big thanks also goes to mrs bird, who wrote and directed the program. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Chrismtas Sing-Along

Tue, 12/27/2016 - 11:52am
Attributions: Mrs. Hobbs
(more pictures available)

It is such a fun tradition to get the whole school together for the Christmas sing-along. Each grade prepares a song that they then sing for the rest of the school. This year we also had our choir sing three songs for us at the beginning. The school favorite is singing the 12 days of christmas because each grade has different verses we stand up for. Have a great rest of the week off! 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Monday Message

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 2:35pm
Attributions: Mrs. Rudd

Dear Brookside Tigers,

This will be our last Monday Message for the 2016 year.  Here a the things that are happening at our school for the next two weeks.

* Tuesday, December 13th is our Choir Concert at 4:00 on the stage.

* Wednesday, December 21st is the Kindergarten Program for parents.

AM Class - 10:45

PM Class - 2:30

* Thursday, December 22nd is a full day of school.  Our Christmas break is Friday, December 23rd to January 2nd.  School Resumes on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Our PTA signed up for Amazon Smile.  So if you are planning to do some Amazon online schooling please sign up as directed below.  Our school will get 5% of all orders.  That will add up quickly and it's simple and free:

The first time go to:

It will ask you which charity you would like it to go to so choose:

PTA Utah Congress Brookside Elementary PTA Location: Salt Lake Cty, UTOnce you sign up, always choose Amazon smile and you will see in yellow that you are supporting Brookside.  This is found under the search bar.I ordered stuff on Friday and have already earned $3.20 for the school.  It you think about Box Tops, which is 10 cents per Box Top and it earns us a lot of money, this will be amazing! So thank you to our PTA for getting us signed up.  Share the word and let's start earning!

Reminder for anyone that might still be interested in signing up for the Sundance Ski/Snowboard school this year. Sign ups opened until Dec. 16th. If you know of anyone that is interested just have them text or call 801-491-7262 or email to set up a time to come and sign up. 

Lessons start Weds. Jan. 11 for 4 weeks from 4:30 until 6:30pm with free unsuperivsed skiing until 9pm. Cost of lessons is $200 without a Sundance season pass and $160 with a Sundance season pass.  Rentals are $40 for the 4 weeks and $20 for a helmet if needed. You will have to run up to Sundance before lessons start to get your child fitted. 

Have a safe and fun holiday! We'll talk again in 2017.

Mrs. Rudd


Categories: Elementary, Springville

November Tigers of the Month

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:39am
Attributions: Mr. Gappmayer

First Grade: Madelyn Oman, Mitchell Nielson, Bowen Covington, and Lily Okeson

Second Grade: Giselle Camacho, Karleigh Ellison, Caroline Felix, and Jense Harman

Third Grade: Mary Finlayson, Andres Solorio, and Gavin Cottle

Fourth Grade: Marisa Betts, Millie Thompson, Starr Solorio, and Ashley Fitzgerald

Fifth Grade: Adia Clanton, Andrea Hawker, and Edie Knoebel

Sixth Grade: Zander Ryan, Zoie Smith, and Alejandra Jimenez 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Monday Message

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 9:56am
Attributions: Mrs. Rudd

Hello Parents,

I hope you all had a fun filled holiday with your family.  Now that Thanksgiving is over the white stuff is falling in preparation for our next holiday.  Wow! Beautiful.

Now that weather is upon us, please help your children be prepared for outdoor recesses.  Pack boots, gloves, hats in a bag to put on at recess. This gives them dry shoes to put back on in class.  Also, send a coat with your child's name in it.  We will go out most days unless the temperature falls below 30 degrees.  Then we will have an indoor recess.  Today we are having an indoor recess because the snow is wet and heavy plus I want to make sure students are prepared.

A few things to know about this week are:

1. Our 6th grade orchestra will have their winter concert this Thursday, December 1st at 6:30 on the stage.

2. Our 2nd grade will have a field trip on Friday, December 2nd.  They will attend Christmas Around the World at BYU.  This field trip is best dress so you may want to send extra clothes to change into after.

Next week things to know:

1. 5th grade will begin their 15 day review of keyboarding on Tuesday.

2. PTA and SCC are on Wednesday.

3. Our 3rd grade parent program is Thursday, December 8th at 6:00.

Thank you for sharing your children with us.  I have the best job because I get to work with all of you!

Feeling grateful,

Mrs. Rudd


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Second Grade being BIG students

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 8:18am
Attributions: Mrs. Jorgensen

Our theme for this month is I can be big by using good manners. Our class read a few fun books on manners and then acted some situations out with puppets. They will all have great manners now. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

October Tigers of the Month

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 8:15am
Attributions: Mr. Gappmayer

October Tigers of the Month

First Grade: Kyle Eves, Emery Strong, Deagan Rosenlof, and Walker Strong

Second Grade: Devon Levengood, Logan Jensen, Eveline Ostler, and Olivia burris

Third Grade: Ben Lewis, Raegan Walker, and Kaylee Christensen

Fourth Grade: Fisher Strong, Michigan Draper, Gavin Blackburn, and Samantha Rigtrup

Fifth Grade: Braxton Hughes, Easton Barrett, and Kaila Finlayson

Sixth Grade: Lexi Pugmire, Emma Clark, and Jared Cooper


Categories: Elementary, Springville

5th Grade Wax Museum

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 8:56am
Attributions: Ms. Bird
(more pictures available)

The 5th Grade Wax Museum was held on November 14, 2016.  These fifth graders were asked to pick a famous American, read a biography, write a speech, memorize it and then present to the school and their parents.  The students did an amazing job.  For parents, that night, the student performed songs then froze and delivered their speeches dressed up as their famous American.  They worked hard and it showed.  Great job, fifth graders!​​​​​​

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Monday Message

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 5:15pm
Attributions: Mrs. Rudd

Dear Parents,

Thank you for talking to your children about the lock down procedures.  Fridays drill went smoothly.  On Wednesday of this week, our faculty and staff will be trained again by myself and David Gneiting, our district At-Risk specialist, of more items to be aware of as far as safety.  We continue to practice and improve procedures so we will all have a peace of mind that children are safe and cared for while at school.

Today our 5th grade shared their Wax Museum with us.  Thank you for helping your child put the time in to find a costume.  They played the parts so well.  There is also the 6:00 parent program tonight if anyone wants to visit.  You will not be disappointed!

Our 6th grade has their Egyptian Musuem on Friday from 1:00-2:00.  They have also worked so hard on their project.  Yet another reason to thank you as parents.

Also, I'd like to thank the teachers and staff that work with all our students.  We have an amazing group of dedicated adults that work hard every day.

It's time for another Box Top challenge.  While you are buying items for your Thanksgiving dinner, watch for the products that have Box Tops.  The Box Tops are an easy way for the PTA to collect money for the school.

This week is our Book Fair.  Students can visit before school and after from 8:30-3:30.  They will also be going in with their classes.

Next week is a short week with only school on Monday and Tuesday.  Our Thanksgiving break begins Wednesday-Friday.  Please have a safe and fun break with your families.

It only takes a little to do something BIG! Tiger Pride
Mrs. Rudd

Categories: Elementary, Springville