Salem Elementary Employees made sure to turn off all energy-using items during Spring Break, qualifying us to receive incentive money for our school!
Salem Elementary School is proud to be more energy effecient than 75% of similar buildings nationwide.
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Crazy socks, crazy hair, PJs & Sports.....it was a fun Spirit Week in Kindergarten.
We have been investigating shells, sorting shells, doing shell rubbings and writing about shells as we learn more about oceans.
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For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.
We’re excited to announce that Maple Mountain High School has earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)!
The next time you visit, check out the little blue label on display at our entrance – it represents proven, verified superior energy performance over a 12-month period. In fact, ENERGY STAR certified buildings and plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide!
Thank you for being a part of our sustainability story by taking simple actions to cut energy waste – like turning off the lights in empty rooms, and reporting energy waste to our facility.
Here’s to another year of cutting energy waste, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and doing our part to protect the environment – together!
Learn more at energystar.gov
This coming Monday, April 16th, Landmark will be hosting its final blood drive for this school year. So get your forms filled out and save a life!
Mapleton Junior High is celebrating National Poetry Month with our first ever school Poetry Slam on April 18th at 3:00pm.
Winners of the school slam will compete in the District Poetry Slam and get an opportunity to see famous spoken word poet Sarah Kay during school on April 24th.
To sign up or get more information, go to your English teacher’s classroom or the drama room.
-Poem must be at least 12 lines long
-No longer than 3 minutes
-Memorized poems have the best chance at going to District.
Parents, Students and Friends -
Apply Today to Serve on Springville Youth Court
Springville Youth Court serves as an opportunity for youth to make positive changes in their lives through the restorative justice process - In order to accomplish this goal Youth Court needs youth volunteers to serve as mentors, clerks, bailiffs and judges. The applications for serving on next year’s court are now open through April 30th to Springville and Mapleton students from 14-18 years old. The application process is all online. A variety of students with varying interests are needed to serve. The city has posted a FB video explaining Youth Court at the link below.
For more information and the application link -
Thanks PTO for a Fantastic Teacher Appreciation Week
We want to tell our amazing Parent/Teacher Organization thank you so much for helping all our faculty and staff feel like superstars during teacher appreciation week. Your efforts were very appreciated - Thanks PTO
Sign up for Code to Success Summer Camp
Learn to code in 9 weeks! June 11th - August 9th from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, Mondays through Thursdays. This amazing camp is a fantastic opportunity toward high school credits, post-secondary education pathways and scholarships. It is available for 9th-12th grade students . There will be an informational student and parent meeting on April 12th at the Advanced Learning Center in Salem at 6:00 p.m. For more information contact ALC at 801-489-2833
The purpose of our school-wide PBIS program, also called Mustang Time, is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. As part of “Mustang Time” programming and activities, the entire school learns and practices different social skills throughout the year. Students are rewarded for showing proper use of this skill by receiving Together We Can praise notes. The lesson today was about choosing to be a hero. A hero does not have to possess supernatural powers or great hair and flawless complexion, although those help sell movie tickets... Rather, a hero is any common person placed in uncommonly difficult circumstances who displays uncommonly noble character. We discussed choices, character and being our best self. Please take a moment and ask your student what they learned today about being a hero and what they can do to be their best self.
Maple Mountain High Dance Company
Come be a part of the tradition of excellence in dance at MMHS. Clinics - Monday and Tuesday April 16th and 17th from 3-5 pm. Auditions Wednesday, April 18th from 3-6 in the dance room. Applications online at mmhsdance.weebly.com.
Upcoming Events at MJHS:
April 11 - Music at the Mountain @ MMHS 7:00 p.m.
April 12 - Boys Intramural Tennis @ SHHS 3:30 p.m.
April 13 - Track Mapleton Jr. vs Mt. Nebo @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.
April 16-20 SPIRIT WEEK
April 17 - Band Snow College Festival - All Day
April 17 - Boys Tennis Mapleton Jr. vs SJHS @ SHS 3:30 p.m.
April 18 - MJHS Poetry Slam 3:00 p.m.
April 19 - Great Utah Shakeout 10:19 a.m.
April 19 - Boys Tennis - Intramural Tourny @ MJHS
April 20 - MJHS Track @ MMHS 2:00 p.m.
We encourage parents and students to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on our MJHS Facebook and Twitter. Remember - To see the complete calendar and other important announcements visit the official MJHS webpage at: http://mjhs.nebo.edu/
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Scott Carson came to tell fifth-grade students about Shadow Mountain. It looks like lots of memories will be made there this year. Camp registration will take place online this year beginning April 11 at 8:00. There are no restrictions by areas for camp dates.
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Just before Spring Break, Westside held a White Ribbon Week to help kids become more aware of the ways that they use technology. In conjunction with that, we were able to host an assembly by McKay Hatch, who started the "No Cussing Club" at the age of 14 while living in California. He was tired of hearing the cussing that was taking place around him and knew his schoolmates could do better. He talked with the students about the importance that one person can make when they stand up for what they believe in. Since he started his club he has traveled around the United States and shared his story. You can learn more about the "No Cussing Club" on his web-site.
Welcome back from Spring Break! We are now officially in the season of Spring. This also means we are in the season of field trips. Over the years I have been on many – here are some universal field trip truths:
- When you send home permission slips, you will never get 100 percent of them back by the due date.
- When it is time to board the bus, one child will have to go to the bathroom.
- When you say, “I just asked everyone to go,” he will answer, “I didn’t have to go then.”
- As soon as he returns, five others will have to go, too.
- Immediately after the bus pulls away from the school, at least one child will say, “When will we get there?”
- Ten minutes after you arrive, one child will ask, “When’s lunch?”
- The teacher will spend the entire trip counting students’ heads to make sure everyone is there. (This is like playing Duck, Duck, Goose. For six hours.)
- If there is a gift shop, they will ask if they can buy something.
- The farther you walk with your students in a line, the more spread out it will become.
- When it’s time to hop back onto the bus, several students will try to renegotiate the seating arrangement.
- Upon returning to the school, half the class will be asleep.
We are hoping to assist a Riverview family who lost their home to a fire. We are having a Penny War; April 9th – 20th. All of the money raised will go to the Bluth Family.
PTA BOGO Bookfair
It's time for the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE book fair! The fair will be held before school, during lunch, and after school from April 16 to April 20. A special Family Night "Paw"rty will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 5 - 8 p.m. in conjunction with the school Art Show. PLEASE volunteer to help with the book fair. Every volunteer gets a gift card to spend at the fair. You DO NOT have to be a member of the PTA to volunteer!
Find the volunteer sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ea4a722a6fc1-paws
PTA Family Skate Night
Riverview Elementary Father and Daughters @ Classic Fun Center;
Friday, April 20th
250 S. State St., Orem, UT.
FREE SKATING ADMISSION FOR YOU AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY!
Add bouncing and climbing or laser tag for $3; Add all three for only $4!
Free Skate Rental
Blade Rental - $3
Scooter Rental - $3
Skate Mate Rental - $3
You may bring your own skates, blades, or scooters!
60 tokens only $5!
Dinner Deals for $3!
Nachos & Drink
Pizza Slice & Drink
Corn Dog & Drink
Kindergarten Registration - It’s Not Too Late
Kindergarten registration was held last week. If you have forgotten, it’s not too late, your child can still come to school next year!! To register your child please go to http://riverview.nebo.edu/registration#kpre. We will need a copy of birth certificate, immunizations, and proof of residency.
Year End Testing
End of year testing is upon us. I recently read the following in Business Insider, written by a principal in Singapore: "I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well. But, please do remember, amongst the students who will be sitting for the exams there is an artist, who doesn't need to understand Math… There is an entrepreneur, who doesn't care about History or English literature…There is a musician, whose Chemistry marks won't matter…There's an athlete…whose physical fitness is more important than Physics… If your child does get top marks, that's great! But if he or she doesn't…please don't take away their self-confidence and dignity from them. Tell them it's OK, it’s just an exam! They are cut out for much bigger things in life. Tell them, no matter what they score…you love them and will not judge them. Please do this, and when you do… watch your children conquer the world. One exam or low mark won't take away…their dreams and talent. And please, do not think that doctors and engineers…are the only happy people in the world."
PTA Spring Carnival
The PTA Spring Carnival will be held on Monday, April 30th. The Carnival was a great success last year and we are anticipating much success this year!
To ensure the success of the Carnival we need YOUR help.
The following three areas are the areas where we need immediate assistance.
The roles identified below need to be filled ASAP (fortunately much of the leg work has been completed already) – WE NEED HELP!:
1. Activities Committee Chair (committee members will be needed too, but the Chair is crucial) This committee will take the lead of the activities component of the Carnival. We have potential vendors identified already. We need your help making the carnival FUN.
2. Food Committee Chair (committee members will be needed too, but the Chair is crucial) This committee will oversee the food component of the Carnival by determining what will be served, as well as overseeing the preparation and distribution of food items.
3. Marketing Committee Chair (a committee member has volunteered, but the Chair is crucial) This committee will assist in providing already created materials to teachers and parents through print media and social media.
4. Ticket Committee Chair (committee members have already volunteered) This committee will oversee the presale of tickets, distribution of tickets, and ticketing at the event.
5. Donations Committee Members (a volunteer is already chairing this committee) This committee will assist in contacting businesses to seek donations for silent auction baskets, prizes and food. Materials are already created to assist with asking for donations.
DONATIONS – ITEMS AND ACTIVITIES:
If you know individuals who manage or own local businesses and would be willing to ask them for a donation to the school, please let us know immediately! We will provide tax receipts to businesses.
If you have an item or skill that could be added to a gift basket that you are willing to donate, please let us know immediately.
If you have access to the following activities and can donate them or help provide them at a discounted rate, please let us know immediately:
- Ponies – Pony Rides
- Pig – Kiss A Pig
- Bounce Houses
- Dunk Tank
- Candy Canon
- Bubble Balls
- Face Painting
- Or other activities that you have access to – let us know what they are!
To ensure the Carnival is a success it requires MANY volunteers. We will have a variety of volunteer needs and shifts, so if you will have some availability on April 30th and are willing to help out – please let us know immediately.
I am excited for the opportunity to continue to help our school develop and provide outstanding opportunities to our children. Your consideration and support of the Carnival by volunteering, donating to, and attending, is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions or would like to assist in any of the ways described above, please contact me.
Riverview Elementary School
PTA Fundraising Chair
801.369.1982 (text or phone calls welcome – please leave your name in the text or voicemail)
Teacher requests for 2018-2019
Teacher requests will be open from Monday, April 30th to Friday, May 4th. Forms will be available in the front office during this week only.
Riverview School website
Riverview Facebook & Instagram
Please continue to check the website for additional information.
- April 9th – Make Your Mark Assembly @ 9:00 a.m.
- April 10th – National Librarian Day; 2nd grade aquarium visit
- April 12th – 4th grade county fair @ 1:45; PTA Art Show @ 5:00 p.m.
- April 13th – Popcorn Friday; 2nd grade field trip to Harward Farm
- April 16th – 20th – PTA BOGO Book Fair
- April 19th – State Earthquake Drill @ 10:00 a.m.
- April 20th – 1st grade field trip
- April 24th – 3rd grade track and field day @ SFHS
- April 25th – National Secretary Day
- April 27th – Kindergarten Field Trip
- April 30th – PTA Spring Carnival
- April 30th – May 4th – Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 1st-4th grade track and field day @ SFHS
Mrs. Angie Killian
Principal, Riverview Elementary
PTA BOGO Book Fair is HERE!! Come shop for great books at our PTA Scholastic Book Fair ... Monday, April 9, 2018-Friday, April 13, 2018. Everything at our fair will be BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. Now is the perfect time to stock up on books for summertime reading. Our fair will be open all week at 8:30am and will close Monday-Thursday 30 minutes after school ends; and Friday at 2:00pm. Everyone is invited to our “SURF INTO READING” night at the school on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00pm-6:00pm, where we will have fun activities … and give away FREE books!!
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Welcome to UVU Youth summer camps 2018. We are excited about our summer camp program, and the many different types of camps that we are offering. Sign up for the kids camps is at the following web site: www.uvu.edu/ce/youthcamps or call 801-863-8012. If you have any questions or concerns please call DeLayna 801-863-8011.
End of year testing has begun at Larsen Elementary! We just wanted to give a few ideas that will help your students do their best on their testing:
*Each student should get plenty of sleep so they are well rested and ready to start the testing process.
*Make sure that your child gets a balanced breakfast each morning.
*Please have your student arrive at school on time.
Thanks for all your help in making this testing process successful for your students!
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The team pulled it out for a fourth year in a row. We took first and got the best score in team history, averaging a fourth place finish over all 24 events - scoring 97 pts overall (low score wins). There were 31 teams, including some incredibly talented teams from Hillcrest, West, and UCAS. We were really happy to hold onto the title and represent our school again this year at Nationals. Nationals will be May 17th-20th in Fort Collins, Colorado. Thank you for your support of the team and these amazing students.
Here are the notable individual results:
Anatomy and Physiology 1st Place Josephine Schmidt & Kaden Call
Astronomy 4th Place Bryson Evans & Logan Marks
Bottle Rockets 3rd Place Madyson Meeks & Chelsie Hawkes
Chemistry Lab 1st Place Logan Marks & Anne Dallon
Disease Detectives 4th Place Kaden Call & Kali York
Dynamic Planet 4th Place Bryson Evans & Dallin Burton
Experimental Design 1st Place Logan Marks & Gideon Hale & Bryson Evans
Fermi Questions 3rd Place Bryson Evans & Joshua Green
Forensics 1st Place Cooper Hunley & Josephine Schmidt
Game On 2nd Place Dallin Burton & Anthony Bardsley
Helicopters 1st Place Anne Dallon & Anthony Bardsley
Herpetology 4th Place Kali York & Cooper Hunley
Hovercraft 1st Place Logan Marks & Philip Richey
Microbe Mission 5th Place Kaden Call & Chelsie Hawkes
Mission Possible 1st Place Joshua Green & Madyson Meeks
Mousetrap Car 4th Place Joshua Green & Isabella Frasche
Optics 5th Place Gideon Hale & Philip Richey
Remote Sensing 6th Place Gideon Hale & Anthony Bardsley
Rocks & Minerals 1st Place Josephine Schmidt & Isabella Frasche
Thermodynamics 4th Place Philip Richey & Anne Dallon
Towers 1st Place Madyson Meeks & Isabella Frasche
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Elsie Griffin - 4th Product Testing
Mitchell Holman - 3rd Chemistry
Rebecca Wall - 2nd Engineering
Brianne Walker - 2nd Life Science
Olivia Smith - 1st Environmental Science
Max Smith - 1st Life Science
Lizzy Lowe - 1st Product Testing
Madison Holman - Grand Champion Product Testing
Qualifiers to compete in Washington, DC: Madi Holman, Olivia Smith, and Max Smith