PTA September Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:19pm
Categories: Elementary, Payson

Principal's Newsletter

Taylor Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 7:17pm

Hello Parents,

I really appreciate so much all the support we have seen as we are working hard to keep our students safe.  I appreciate everyone moving forward in the student drop off area and not getting out of the cars and parking in this area.  We are continuing to look at how we can ensure the safety of our students.

With yesterday being September 11th, your student had the wonderful opportunity to participate with the school in a flag ceremony, singing of the national anthem, and the pledge. As this commenced, we as a school administration asked the teachers to focus on the heroes that came immediately after the days events sixteen years ago. Good people around the world showed their kindness and love for each other by reaching out and helping save the lives of those hurt by this event.   Instead of focusing on the the tragic events of 9/11, we wanted in emphasis the patriotism, kindness and heroism that was brought about because of that day.  It was such a wonderful experience standing in the circle as our students sang the National Anthem and said the pledge.  I couldn't help but fight back the tears.  I love your students and the happiness they bring to our school.  

We are so excited about our upcoming Hero Night.  Attached you will see a newsletter from our PTA.  This newsletter letter contains details about that night as well as other good information.  I great appreciate all the hard work our PTA has done this year to help get our school up and running.  I encourage anyone who would like to get involved to please come out and join this wonderful group.  Great things are happening.

VERY IMPORTANT REMINDER that on MONDAY, September 18th we have an EARLY OUT!  School will let out at 12:00 PM. Lunch will be served at at 10:40.   Because we have early out and Kindergarten will be participate in an all day field trip later this year, there will be NO KINDERGARTEN on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th.  

As we are getting our School Community Council up and running.  This year we had two parents that volunteered to run as SCC candidates.  Because we need two parents to fill the vacant slots, I am happy to announce that Mrs. Cathy Nelson and Mrs. Elizabeth Rios are on our 2017-2018 SCC.  Thank you so much for volunteered to be part of this Council!

As always, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and don't forget to check our website.Thank you so much for all your support!  Please open the attachment for great information on upcoming events!

Mrs. Robbins

Calendar items:
Monday, Sept. 18 School out at 12:00
Tuesday, Sept 26 Vision Screening
Friday, Sept 29 Tiger Pride Assembly
Tuesday, Oct. 3 School Community Council @ 12:30
Tuesday, Oct. 3 PTA @1:30
Monday, Oct. 9 Hero Night 5:30
Tuesday, Oct. 10 Picture Day

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Categories: Elementary, Payson

Confucius Institute Cultural Celebration

Sage Creek Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:48pm


Help us kick off Chinese Culture Week with a night of Chinese and Western music!


Join the University of Utah Confucius Institute and School of Music on Sunday, September 24th as we showcase faculty members Ning Lu and Jie Lu, along with members off the Utah Symphony. 

This free concert will run from 7 to 8pm at Libby Gardener Hall. We hope to see you there!

You can find out more about this event by clicking the button below:

 Confucius Institute Cultural Celebration Week

Music Event


Categories: Elementary, Springville

Back-to-School Night

Wilson Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:32pm
Attributions: Mr. Rawlings
(more pictures available)

Back-to-School Night was a huge success with guest balloon artist ending our night. Thank you to all those who came and meet with your student's teacher. 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

A Metamorphosis Before our Eyes

Spring Lake Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:28pm
Attributions: Mrs. Ware
(more pictures available)

Mrs. Ware's student, Jenna Mendenhall, brought in a chrysalis for the class to observe. Sure enough, right after library time, Stormy came out of her chrysalis and the kids even got to hold her before she went home! Thanks Jenna for giving us a special surprise to write about!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Kindergarten off to a great start

Wilson Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:27pm
Attributions: Mr. Rawlings
(more pictures available)

Kindergarten off to a great start this year in Mrs. Gibb's all day class! On the first day of school they were ready and excited to learn. Way to go Lions!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Can't Catch Me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!

Wilson Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:20pm
Attributions: Mr. Rawlings

Mrs. Terry's and Mrs. Gibb's kindergarten classes were so excited that Mr. Rawlings finally caught their gingerbread man! It was a looong four days! Mr. Rawlings is the hero for catching their gingerbread man. Thanks, Mr. Rawlings!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Pawkemon Winner!

Wilson Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:03pm

Congratulations to Chip Koop for finding the Pawkemon last week! 

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Pawkemon Winner!

Wilson Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:00pm

Congratulations Birigit Spencer for her great observation skills finding the Pawkemon during the first week of September! Way to go, and good luck to everyone finding the next one!

Categories: Elementary, Payson

Biology Traditions

Salem Junior High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:25pm
Attributions: Kellie Roberts

Biology students and their parents hiked the switch back in Woodland Hills to collect woody plants for their biological collection. It was a great hike. These are the brave souls that made it to the top! It was a great day!

Students will be pressing the plants in their collection and creating a binder that identifies each plant that they found during their hike. 

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Eagle EYE on Mrs. Kelly

Rees Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 3:18pm

 Mrs. Kelly is a familiar face around Rees as she has been a favorite substitute for many years.  We are thrilled to have her join us as an official 4th grade teacher this year.  She is married with 4 kids, all of whom have attended Rees.  Her favorite vacation was a trip to Disneyland, and someday she would like to travel to Italy.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her family.  She loves Zupas, and Hot Tamales are her favorite treat.   If she won the lottery, she would buy a new house and travel to Hawaii and New York.  We are so happy to have Mrs. Kelly join us as a REES EAGLE!! 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Senior Campus Tour, Monday, September 18

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:58pm

Registration forms available at:  Counseling, Front Office, and Ms. Tuttle, I-215.  Registration closes September 15.  Reserve your seat today.  All busses leave from the ALC in Salem.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Kindergarten Summer Celebration

Salem Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:52pm
(more pictures available)

Kindergarten had a party to celebrate the end of summer. They sorted bugs, painted, marched, and had a campfire. They ended the party with a fun family picnic.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

From Junior High to High School, Welcome Valerie Bodily

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:50pm
Attributions: by Karson Benson, SHS News Writer

Valerie Bodily is our new 10th grade math teacher at Springville High.  For the past five years she taught at Springville Junior High.

“I want to help students learn and be prepared to be successful in the future,” said Bodily.

She is also our new Red Devil Assistant Coach for Cross Country; previously she was track coach at Springville Junior.

“The team is doing great! We have a very exciting season ahead of us,” said Bodily.

Bodily is married to Robert Bodily and they have two children named Annie (2) and Bennett (3 months).

Bodily loves being outside including walking, running, swimming, playing with her children.  In addition, she also enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.  She also plays the trumpet and loves to sing. 

Her most unusual job was when she was earning money for college she worked each summer at a baseball stadium.  Her job was to supervise concession stands and take inventory. 

Categories: Secondary, Springville

6th Graders Learn About Moon Phases

Westside Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:49pm
Attributions: Susan Crook
(more pictures available)

 Sixth graders explored the moon phases to discover the reason why we have different moon phases. This was a great STEM activity.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Follow us on Instagram

Westside Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:43pm

Westside now has an Instagram account! To follow us and see even more pictures and find out more about what is going on in our school, you can either click on the link to the right, or search for westsidewildcatsut. We'd love to see you there!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Springville’s New Biology Teacher

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:41pm
Attributions: by Maya Carter, SHS News Writer

Springville High School is overjoyed to welcome our newest Biology teacher Mrs. Lori Caras. Although Biology is not the only class Caras has taken on at SHS, she also teaches AP Biology, Medical Anatomy & Physiology, and Biotechnology.

Caras has taught for the past 22 years at a large variety of schools teaching many different subjects. She taught Anatomy and Mammalogy labs at BYU for three years prior. She also taught at Springville Junior High, Shoreline Community College in Seattle, Woodville High School in the Seattle area, and was a graduate teaching assistant in Zoology at Brigham Young University.

“I want kids to leave my class with a renewed sense of curiosity, to be inspired to want to learn more and have the tools necessary to evaluate the world and their place in it,” said Caras.

Caras has expressed that she feels rewarded to have everyday interactions with students and to inspire them. She likes hearing about past students of hers that have sought careers in science since taking her class. She enjoys teaching and sincerely cares about her students.

She is happily married to her husband Tony. She has children and grandchildren that she loves spending time with. She enjoys watching sports, especially the Giants and 49ers. She likes reading and watching movies. She is passionate about riding motorcycles, despite the fact that she sold her own Harley.

She previously taught English in Taiwan despite the fact that she didn’t speak Chinese and the students didn’t speak English. Even with that issue in the way, they managed to get along and have a great experience.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

Homecoming Paint Fight

Springville High School News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:40pm
Attributions: photos by Maya Carter, SHS News Photographer
(more pictures available)

Homecoming week kick-off activity began on Monday, September 11, with a paint fight.

Categories: Secondary, Springville

School Community Council Elections

Westside Elementary News - Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:02pm

Westside will be holding School Community Council elections on Tuesday, September 26th at 9:15 am.  If you are interested in running, please come to the school and put your name in the ballet box located in the office by Friday, September 22.

The purpose of School Community Council is as follows:

1. To build consistent and effective communication among parents, employees, and administrators.

2. To allow parents an opportunity to be actively involved with the school in their children's education. 

3. To make Good schools Better.

Categories: Elementary, Springville