We had a packed house at the beginning of the day for our K-3 Assembly. It was wonderful having so many parents show up to see the students “Show What You Know”. Having the assembly outside allowed for a very large audience. At the end of the day, we had a packed hallway for the ever popular Lego Club. Students enjoy this time together building all kinds of creations. Thanks Mr. Phinney for your time and energy to make this happen.
It is exciting to see and hear all the different instruction that happens throughout our school. Today in Ms. Ruff’s first grade class that is learning about Habitats, the students participated in a lesson from a guest speaker Mark Ellingson, a working Bee keeper. He came in to talk with the class and show them some of the special equipment used in his job. He also talked to the students about the importance of bees and what they do for our food supply.
Our parent community is a valuable resource to our school. Parents contribute in so many different ways, volunteering throughout the school and contributing in other ways. Wendy Knight, one of our parents, has a program that will contribute money to the school for any nutritional supplements purchased with her program. You can find an electronic flyer on our web-site under the newsletter section or you can pick up a flyer around the corner from our main office. Get healthy and contribute to our school!
Our P.E. classes have been utilizing our soccer field this school year for their classes. In addition to the benefits of being outside for class, they have a first hand view of the progress on our new building. The steel structure and masonry work are almost complete and the frames for the exterior glass are being installed. We are looking forward to the completion of the building and all the space it will give our P.E. teachers for their classes.
Visiting classrooms is always an exciting way to stay connected to all the learning going on in our school. It is especially uplifting to visit Kindergarten classrooms with all the excitement and energy that the students and teachers have for their learning. Thank you to Mrs. Martir’s class for allowing us to visit as you practiced The Builder’s Poem.
Ms. Larsen’s 6th grade class created suspended structures capable of holding a load measured with pennies. The challenge was to hold a load of 100-200 pennies for 30 seconds. There were 7 groups and 4 successfully completed the challenge. It was a great science and team building project for our students!
We have a beautiful building where we get to fulfill our mission of helping our students become as smart, kind, respectful and involved in their communities. This building has been provided to us by the taxpayers of Utah and we want to be good stewards of such a wonderful gift. This picture of the American Flag reflected in the front windows of our school reminds us about this gift and our mission to be good stewards of the resources provided to our school.
Sharing our school with our secondary students creates some challenges that our teachers use as opportunities. Since our band classrooms are being used for other academic courses, Mr. Wendall found some space outside to conduct music practice after school. These students love playing music and enjoyed this opportunity from Mr. Wendall to practice in an unusual space.
Eliza Pierce and Lillie Phillips took advantage of the shade and bench next to our building to get started on their Saxon Math homework. Utilizing some of their school day to get a head start on their homework demonstrates initiative and responsibility. As you can tell from the expression on their faces, they also seem to be enjoying their math homework.