Happy birthday to our very own, Travis Johnson! Staff and faculty surprised one of our favorite sweepers with a birthday celebration song and cake… Thank you for making us great, Travis… Happy birthday!
Just a reminder to order t-shirts this week if you haven't already!
Also, click on the PTA Registration Form to sign up for these other awesome causes. Pay cash or check in the office.
- PTA Dues (helps fund the many activities we provide for the school each year)
- Swish (fluoride rinse weekly; not available for kindergartners)
- Emergency Kits (all students will have these in their classrooms in case of emergency whether or not you donate - flashlight, snacks, etc
This week's praise note awards go to: Dax Pinnell, Maverik York, Sidney Brooks, Sami Dellamas, Lily Fluckiger, Zeke Diaz, Addi Child, Dominick Mortensen, Millie Crawford, Angelina Love, Finleigh Lyman, Tyson Eves, Brady Petersen, Easton Barrett, Katelyn Dickson, Allie Dickson, Jake Simpson, Mary Finlayson, Seryiah Saavedra, Juliet LeSeuer, Samantha Steiner, Darcy Bauer, Kristoffer Bartholomew, Maggie Saybolt, Deagan Rosenlof, Symoni Berg, Josie Whiting, Brandt Knoebel, Mia Ollerton, Lydia Steiner, Kyle Eves, Bella Esplin and Alexandria Oman
Some of the good deeds done were "wonderful helper around the classroom", "quietly helping another student with computers without being asked", "always walking quietly and respectfully in the halls", "always helps stack chairs at the end of the day", "has a very positive attitude", "giving their best effort and participating in classroom discussions", "finding new friends to meet and play with".
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The first graders kicked off the first week of school by earning "Magic Beads" for making good choices, following rules, being kind, etc. Each bead they earned was threaded onto a pipe cleaner that was taped to their desk. On Friday we turned those pipe cleaners with beads into bracelets and talked about what it was that we thought made them so magical! Some of their ideas were: they glow in the dark, they change color with hot/cold water, and they can do things you tell them to do! We tried all of their suggestions, but nothing worked....until we walked outside! Their reactions were priceless when those beads instantly turned colors in the sun! Making good choices and being kind always pays off!
Payson Junior was surprised with a fun delivery from our local Payson Walmart! They brought in boxes and boxes of supplies for our teachers and students to use. One of our students even said to me, "It feels like Christmas!" What a happy day at Payson Junior High. We feel truly grateful for the support!
Don't forget that Monday is our first half day of the year. ALL students will be excused from school at NOON. (AM Kindergarten will run at their usual time, PM Kindergarten will not come this day.) Lunch will be served, but please be aware that if your child orders a lunch that day, and then decides at lunch time to just eat at home, their account will be charged your family's lunch price whether they eat or not.
Congratulations to a group of fifth grade students who are moving on to the next phase of the keyboarding competition. Watch those fingers fly!!
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In honor of Patriot Day on September 11, our Second Graders enjoyed a visit from our city's First Responders (Fire, Police & EMT). We had a great time hearing about how they help our local community and seeing all of their great tools for work. Thank you First Responders for being Real Life Heroes to us!
-Mrs. Callister & Mrs. Nielson's 2nd Grade
Payson Junior High benefits greatly from the School Land Trust program. This past year we were able to hold numerous faculty inservice trainings and planning sessions. We purchased classroom equipment such as computers, white boards, video screens and sound systems. We also purchased teaching and reading materials to help our teachers and their focus on student learning.
Park Teachers believe as you let your students lead, you'll create a school culture of leadership and student empowerment. Shared leadership is one of the most fundamental paradigms of The Leader in Me. It is rooted in the belief that everyone can be a leader.
Park Elementary will be hosting their first STUDENT JOB FAIR! Students and parents will attend the job fair where students can apply for leadership roles at our school. This whole night will be designed to replicate a job fair experience that you would see in the "real world" We hope you will bring your student anytime between 5:30 - 6:30 on Monday, September 18, 2017.
Just a few of the leadership roles that students can apply for:
- Attendance Tracker (update school attendance trackers)
- Communication Team (contact parents for special events, send Parentlink messages)
- Computer Shut Down Team
- Family Connection Leaders
- Lost & Found Leaders
- Sound Crew
- Hall Posters & Information Team
- Assembly Assistants
- 7 Habit Art Patrol
Monday, September 18 is a minimal day in Nebo School District. Students will be released from school at 12:00. Lunch will be served one hour early. All Nebo teachers will be attending district wide training.
- Helps people with no strings attached.
- Creates an Exceptional Experience for the people they serve.
Don't forget picture day is tomorrow at 9:00am. There are extra packets available in the office if you need one.
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Every week the 5th graders get to come read with the 1st graders. The 1st graders love having the older kids join them. Thank you 5th graders for all of your help!
As Veteran's Day approaches, Mapleton Jr. is looking for veterans who are parents, grandparents, or siblings of our students. We are looking for veterans who could come to our Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, November 10 as well as Veterans that we could honor with their picture in a slideshow. Please go pick up a form from Mrs. Rowley in room 211 or Mrs. Bryant in room 401 if you have someone who fits this criteria that you would like to include.
We are grateful for the sacrifice of our veterans and their families! Thank you for helping us put together a meaningful school assembly.