Art City Elementary school has a tradition to sing holiday songs every year. Students sang their hearts out as well as danced with a Just Dance "Crazy Santa" video. Even teachers were doing the "Crazy Santa". The students were really surprised when, who should walk through the door? Santa! Some may say that Mrs. Muirbrook was just as excited for this special visitor just to see the excitement on the students faces.
Students of the Month at Art City Elementary are students who are recognized for going above and beyond school expectations.
"Stand Strong" Students of the Month demonstrate"Stand Strong" behaviors which are: Safe, Respectful, Responsible.
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On Thursday, January 4, Springville High hosted a swim meet with local rival Maple Mountain.
photos by Jeff Porcaro © maplemountainsports.com
Payson Jr. High School counselor John Plaisted was selected this week as the Daily Herald's Educator of the Week. From the article: "John Plaisted’s main objective is to help students be successful. As a counselor, he not only performs his daily and routine tasks, but he also looks for ways to help and encourage students to be successful students." We are thankful to have Mr. Plaisted as a counselor for our students at Payson Jr. High. Thanks for all you do, John!
Mrs. Searle hosted her second annual Red Ribbon Week wristband competition.This competition included her B1 class to see who could keep their Red Ribbon Week wristband on the longest. Last year the competition was a two-way tie only because the class was ending. This year, there is an official winner, Brian Espinoza. Brain said, “Sometimes i just wanted to take it off and others wanted to rip it off.” His prize was the satisfaction of winning and some wool socks.
The competition started October 23, 2017,and after 82 days, Brain is still wearing the wristband. Mrs Searle said,the reason why I hold these competitions is because being Drug free should not just be for a week, it should be all the time.
Do you play games a lot? Do you love playing them? If you said yes to any of these questions then you are a gamer! Some people think gaming is bad, and they are right when it comes to some things, but that’s only if you mistreat gaming. “Wait, what do you mean by mistreat?” Well I mean you play them when you shouldn’t be playing them instead of working on your job or schoolwork. But you can still play them when you are all done. Now I know you are going to say. “But everyone knows that!” But the things is: no one does, so get it under control.
Now let's talk about all the GOOD things gaming does. For starters it makes people develop coordination and on-the-spot thinking. Most games throw challenges at the player, making them react instantly along with minimap placements and distance. Other sets of games teach you to make moral choices, ways to make a strategy or a plan, and how to pay attention to detail.
Did I mention that gaming can grow sibling relationships? Now I would like to tell you about some games that help prove my point. The first game I would like to tell you about is Human: Fall Flat. In this game you and a friend can play together, either online or on the couch, and you must either complete different goals. This game is on many different platforms, whether it be computer or console. Another game I would like to tell you about is called Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime. In this split screen game you and a friend can control a ship to fight various monsters and get back to the other ship.
These are just some examples of some great games. There are more of these games out there, you just have to go looking for them!
Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to Gabe Jensen and Emersea Beddoes for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Gabe was nominated by Ms. Stewart for always doing his work and participating in class. Emersea was nominated by Mr. Vincent for her excellent work ethic in class.
Monday Message for January 8, 2018
Happy New Year! 2018 is off to a great start here at Brookside and we appreciate your support and help.
We have some great things happening this week:
SEP conferences are Thursday, January 11th. You should have received an invitation to sign up with your student’s teacher. If you have any questions, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you!
1st-3rd grade choir also begins on Thursday, January 11th. Permission slips were sent home last week students. The choir will meet on Thursday mornings in room 19 at 8:00 am. If your student would like to participate in the choir, there are additional permission slips in the office.
There is no school on January 12th for teacher development day and also, no school on January 15th for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Have a great week,
Mrs. Terri Jensen, our school counselor, is very talented. Not everyone knows that she plays the guitar and sings. Ms. Alyson Tobler's class recently got to enjoy Mrs. Jensen's talent. She visited their classroom and taught the students about the guitar and how the strings work together to play music. The students got to play their own instruments and sing Christmas songs.
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Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem they will be holding the annual Utah County Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) dental event. Volunteer dentists and hygienists will be on-hand to provide exams and perform limited procedures for qualifying children, and refer them for follow-up services after the event if needed.
To qualify for this program, parents of children between the ages of 5-12 years old who are also uninsured and from low income families must submit the enclosed Health History and Consent Form no later than February 9th, 2018. If you meet the qualifications, and would like your child to see a dentist at this event, please fill out the enclosed form and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible, but no later than February 9th, 2018. The Utah GKAS event has limited slots available. Return this form as soon as possible to secure your child’s appointment!
If you have any questions please contact the school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling your child’s school.
Please send in your Box Tops and remember to NEATLY trim them. We cannot accept expired Box Tops. Students should turn them into their teachers. This is a great way to earn extra money for our school!
Congratulations to the following students for earning STAR cards in the month of December: Ty Evans, Delila Pingel, Averi Prior, Kenya Campbell, Kylan Shepherd, Austin Wybrant, Jonathan Hansen, Julia Walker, Selena Johnson, Owen Healy, Jayce Thompson, Katelyn Patrick, Paislee Carter, Krew Smith, Jubal Tate, Natalie Prettyman, Laila Shepherd, Addison Hamrick, Maverick Billings, Andrea Johnson, Sadie Beal, Zach Davis, Brandon Lewis.
Thanks for making our school shine!
Hello, Brockbank Families!
Our first week of the New Year went well and it was good to be back in class and back into our routine!
SEP Conferences: January 11th will be our SEP Conferences. We look forward to meeting with you and celebrating your child’s accomplishments!
DDD-January 12th will be a District Development Day! There will be no school for the students, however, the teachers will be working.
Martin Luther King Day: January 15th will be a holiday and no school for our students.
Family Skate Night: We are excited for our Free Family Skate Night! Thanks to our PTA for sponsoring this fun event! This will be Friday, January 19th. Mark your calendars and plan to come from 5:00-9:00.
Brockbank Birthday: Our Brockbank Birthday will be the week of January 22-26! Our Spirit Student council has planned some very fun things for our students! More Information will be coming!
Keep collecting those Box Tops!
We invite you to LIKE us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as well as our own Brockbank website! Follow us on Instagram--#Brockbankbest, #Lookatbrockbank, and #BrockbankBFF
Thanks for being the BEST!
1/12-District Development Day-no school for the students
1/15-Martin Luther King Day
1/19-Family Skate Night!
Dance Company is putting on a Mini Dance Camp in a few weeks and wanted to spread the word. Do you know any local kids ages 5-12 (or have any of your own:) that need to go get their wiggles out? Please check out our Mini Dance Camp Event we would love to have them join. It will be a LOT of fun. More info below: FaceBook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/201535287078081/ Join us for an awesome Dance Camp with our fantastic Dance Company Dancers!
Monday - Wednesday
Jan. 22 -24
3:00 - 3:50
4:00 - 4:50
BOYS HIP HOP:
5:00 - 5:50
*Performance during the JV Basketball game at SFHS on Friday the 26th
*Cost: $30 (+$20 additional siblings)
*Performance T-Shirt Included
Parents, Students, and Friends –
THURSDAY – END OF TERM 2
We are in the last days of the semester this week. The students and our staff are working together to bring this term to a successful close and we need all hands on deck. Please check your child’s grades on Aspire and talk with them about any missing assignments or make up work that needs to be turned in. We are excited for spring semester and all of the academics, concerts, sporting events, plays, service opportunities, and activities we have planned.
Mr. Lawrence will be accepting new applications for National Junior Honor Society beginning January 22nd. We are inviting 7th graders to live the Lobo Way and apply as well. See Mr. Lawrence on January 22nd for an application.
Schedule changes for 2nd Semester will start on January 2nd. Changes will only be made if there is space available, please see your counselor prior to the semester starting. There will be a $5 fee for class changes.
Next week, January 16-19 will be our HOPE Week. The purpose of HOPE week is to educate students in an effort to prevent suicide and help students engage in positive, uplifting activities. We will also have an assembly on Thursday with Josie Solomon, for more information on her story, visit https://www.josiesolomon.com/about. Information about the food drive and dress up days will be coming soon!
LOST AND FOUND
There is a large table outside the main office with all of this year’s lost and found items. Please check to see if any of your missing items are on the table. All items left at the end of school on Thursday the 11th will be donated to a local charity.
Jan 9th: District Wrestling Tournament Weigh In at DFJHS 4:00
Jan 10th: DISTRICT WRESTLING TOURNAMENT at DFJHS 9:00-2:00, Foods I Field Trip 11:00, Nebo School District Board Meeting at District Office 6:00
Jan 11th: TERM 2 ENDS, GBB and BBB @ Springville 3:30, Orchestra American Idol Concert@ SFHS (ticket required) 6:30
Jan 12th: NO SCHOOL – District Development Day
Jan 15th: NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 16th: Hope Week, GBB and BBB: Mt. Nebo @ SFJHS 3:30, Musical Rehearsal 3:00
Coming back from any vacation and starting work again is challenging, but returning to school after Christmas break is tough. Children are trading their holiday bliss…shiny new presents, staying up late, and plodding around the house in warm flannel pajamas to the reality of being back to school. One to two weeks is a long time in the life of most children and some (many!) rules of school are often forgotten over a long break. Some kiddos think that the fun of the vacation will continue while they will be missing it once they are back to school. It’s stressful.
There all kinds of tips to reduce stress:
- List all the stressors in your life…I can write down several – all names of people under the age of ten.
- Remove your stressors whenever possible…if I removed my stressors, some children would be sitting out on the playground.
- Peppermint aromatherapy…”Mrs. Killian, it smells like marker breath in here.
- Calming sounds of rain…that just makes me want to use the restroom.
Last week I found it; the best way to remove stress. It arrived in a small box from Amazon. SNAP! List your stressors, remove your stressors, aromatherapy, calming sounds, my foot. I plopped down in my chair and stared at the bubble wrap in my hands. Slowly a smile spread across my face. Then I squeezed one bubble.
SNAP! SNAP. SNAP. SNAP. SNAP. SNAP.
Way better than peppermint.
SEP Conferences will be held this week, Wednesday, January 10th from 3:30-5:30 and Thursday, January 11th from 3:30-8:30. You should have gotten an email invite through SignUpGenius. This email allows you to visit the website, find your child’s teacher (s), and sign-up for the time that is most convenient to your individual schedule. Parents, if you find a need to change your appointment the day of conferences, please contact the teacher so he/she is aware of the change. Thanks so much!
The PTA has made me aware that they are looking for a few more people who would be willing to help out with the dinner on January 11th. If you would like to get involved please click on the following link:
Please remember there will be no school on Friday, January 12th and Monday, January 15th!
Food Drive-Cans for Kids
During the month of December, Riverview held a food drive service project. Riverview collected 7,623 items! Thank you for blessing the lives of many children in the Spanish Fork community. The food and clothing has been donated to families in our school, families from surrounding schools, the Nebo Pantry and the Utah Food Coalition.
I would like to invite you to check out two outstanding eBook libraries which allow you to access books anytime, anywhere and for free. The Nebo Overdrive library can be accessed through http://www.nebo.edu/overdrive. and the MyOn library is available at https://www.myon.com/login/.
Nebo Mobile App
Nebo School District has launched a free app. This app may be used to view student information (schedules, grades, attendance, etc.) and school information (news, calendars, menus, etc), which is retrieved from various sources.
Install the “Nebo School District” mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. Click the following link to access the append get full install instructions http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app.
Riverview School website
Riverview Facebook & Instagram
Please continue to check the website for additional information.
- January 8th – Officer Grover presenting to 3rd & 6th grades @ 9:15 in the gym
- January 10th – SEP Conferences
- January 11th – SEP Conferences; Last day of 2nd term
- January 12th – No School; Teacher Development Day
- January 15th – No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- January 16th – First day of 3rd term; School Community Council meeting @ 3:30
- January 18th – Good Citizen Reward for 4th – 6th grades; Winter Olympic Games
- January 19th – Good Citizen Reward for K-3rd grades; Winter Olympics Games
- January 25th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 2:30
- January 26th – NetSmartz Assembly; K-2nd @ 1:50, 3rd-6th grades @ 2:20
- January 29th – February 2nd – PTA White Ribbon Week
- February 2nd – Utah Opera Assembly; K-3rd @ 9:00, 4th – 6th @ 10:00
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary
Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. Several community service providers will be present to answer questions and help individuals access services. See the attached link for more information: http://www.nebo.edu/sites/nebo.edu/files/mental-health-flyer_2017-2018.pdf.