Kindergarten Registration for 2016-2017

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Dear Parents,

It is important that we obtain an accurate list of all children qualifying for kindergarten in the Canyon School District for the 2016-2017 school year.  If you have a child that will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2016, the child qualifies for next year’s kindergarten program.  State law requires that all school districts in Utah abide by the same September 1st entrance cut-off date.  You will be required to bring the child’s immunization record, and a certified birth certificate.

If you know of a neighbor that has a qualifying kindergarten child, please share this information with them and tell them to call the school and register their kindergarten child.

If you live outside of Silver Mesa Elementary boundaries, you are welcome and encouraged to register as well.  Open Enrollment for out of boundary students ends on February 19, 2016.  All Permit requests will be added to the waiting list and accepted upon availability after that date.

If your child qualifies for Kindergarten, fill out the information on the back of this letter.  Please return this form to the Silver Mesa Elementary Office by February 19, 2016.

Kindergarten Orientation will be held March 25, 2016, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Information will be mailed out prior to this date.

 Click here to download the registration information sheet.

If you have a question, please call the school at 801-826-9400.


Julie Fielding,





Monday Minute

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Dear Eagles,

Thank you to everyone who attended parent teacher conferences last week.  It was good to see all the parents in the building.  And a huge thank you to the PTA who helped provide dinners for our teachers those two evenings.  It was very much appreciated.

Teacher of the Year Nominations

Let’s give our teachers some love! During this month of paper hearts, candies and chocolates, Canyons is inviting the community to give teachers the ultimate valentine: a Teacher of the Year nomination. Starting Feb. 1, Canyons schools will take nominations for Teacher of the Year. The nomination window will close Feb. 26. Each year, every Canyons District school recognizes a Teacher of the Year for outstanding teaching practices, professionalism, and community involvement. Each Teacher of the Year receives gifts and prizes donated by CSD’s generous business partners and special honors from the Board of Education. Each also is nominated for Canyons District Teacher of the Year, an honor that includes cash, prizes, and a nomination for the Utah Teacher of the Year award.  If you’d like to nominate a teacher in our school, please submit your nomination to our PTA Board.  A copy of the nomination form can be found here:

SCC Meeting postponed

The February SCC meeting was originally planned for tomorrow, Feb. 9th.  It will be postponed for one week and occur next Tuesday, Feb. 16th.  Everyone is welcome.  It is at 7:15 am in the school library.

Transportation Needed

If you live in the Cottonwood Heights area, we have a student that needs occasional help with getting home after school.  Please reply to this email if you would be willing to help out.

PTA Notes

Class and School Spelling Bees 

Class spelling bees for 3rd-5th grades will be held today and tomorrow. The top winners from the class bees will advance to the school spelling bee held on Friday, February 19th.  Spelling lists were sent home with students and have been posted on our website under the PTA Programs tab (  The top two winners of our school spelling bee will advance to the County Spelling Bee that will be held on March 19th.

Book Fair Chair(s) for Next Year (2016-17)

Are you interested in being in charge of the Book Fair next year?  If so, please let us know as we would love to have you help at our Spring Book Fair to get some training.  Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested. :)

Next PTA Meeting

Our next PTA meeting will be held this Wednesday, February 10th, at 11:45.  Nominees for next year's Executive Board will be presented.  All are invited to attend!

Utah PTA Day at the Capitol

Friday, February 26th is the PTA Day at the Capitol. Attend and see how PTA continues to be the largest advocacy group for children in the world.  Adults and students grades 7-12 may attend. Go here to register:

Utah PTA's "Come Play with PTA Events"

Remember to check out for upcoming PTA member discounts to the Harlem Globetrotters, Marvel Universe Live and Disney on Ice!  There is also information on the website regarding the Ski Utah Passport for 5th and 6th grade students.

Join PTA!

For only $5 you can become a member of PTA.  Please go to the office to join or you can send in your $5 fee with your student (include your contact information, your student's name, and his/her teacher's name).

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Upcoming Dates:

Feb 8th-9th:  Class spelling bees for 3rd-5th grades

Feb. 9th:  SCC meeting; 7:15 am; library; postponed to Feb. 16th

Feb. 9th:  5th grade fieldtrip to the symphony

Feb. 10th:  PTA general meeting; 11:45; conference room

Feb. 11th:  Class Valentine parties

Feb. 12th:  No school for students; Teacher Data Day

Feb. 15th:  No School; Holiday

Feb. 19th:  Spirit Day—Star Wars

Feb. 19th:  School Spelling Bee; 3rd-5th grades

Feb. 26th:  No School; Report Card preparation day for teachers

March 25th:  Kindergarten Orientation for next fall; 2:00-3:00

Here’s to another GREAT week!!!

Julie Fielding


Link to our school website:

Fifth-Grade Maturation Programs 

We encourage all parents and their children to attend these free events together so conversations can continue in the home. The aim of this program, which supplants the fifth-grade maturation days that previously were held at each individual school, is to provide consistent, sensitive and approved maturation instruction district-wide. The District will send notices via U.S. Postal Service, Peachjar, and Skylert. We also will have handouts for February Parent-Teacher Conferences. 

Boys:  Presenter — Jim Kelly

Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Butler Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 18 at Indian Hills Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8 at Union Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 16 at Mount Jordan Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Girls: Presenter — Carrie Ann Kemp

Tuesday, Feb. 9 at Butler Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 at Indian Hills Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 9 at Union Middle, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, March 17 at Mount Jordan Middle, 7-8 p.m





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Daily Schedule for 2015-2016

Bell Schedule

8:15    First Bell

8:20    Instruction Begins

2:55     Students are dismissed, Monday—Thursday

1:15    Students are dismissed early on Fridays


Morning:  M-Th:  8:20-11:00;  Friday 8:20-10:20

Afternoon:  M-Th:  12:15-2:55;  Friday 11:15-1:15

Recess Times (15 minutes):

10:00              1st Grade

10:15              3rd & 5th Grade

10:30              2nd & 4th Grade

Lunch Times:

11:30-12:10              5th Grade

11:40-12:20               4th Grade

11:50-12:30               2nd Grade

12:00-12:40               1st Grade

12:10-12:50               3rd Grade

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