May 31, 2016
This has been a fantastic year! I have loved seeing the growth of our students and building relationships with them. Thank you for your great support this year. We have seen increases in our end-of-year test scores and decreases in our office discipline referrals. We are definitely moving in the right direction! We have an awesome school and community and my sincere thanks go out to all of you. I hope you have a wonderful summer break, but I would be remiss if I didn’t encourage our students to read all summer long. The students will also have access to Moby Max and Reflex Math to keep up their skills. In between trips to the park and to the pool, try to fit in some trips to the library and time to read and do math.
We had an amazing Field Day today! It was our first school-wide field day, and it was organized so well. Thank you PTA for all your organization and for sponsoring the event, and thank you to the many, many volunteers who helped. Our students had a grand time!
Staffing Next Year
We have filled the 5th grade Spanish dual immersion position with a teacher from Peru. Her name is Alessandra Ceron and we look forward to getting to know her when she arrives in the country this August.
It was announced to students several weeks ago when this retainer was found, but no one claimed it. It is multi-colored and has the name Mr. J on the back of it. Please let us know if it belongs to your student.
Full Day Kindergarten in CSD
On May 17th, the Board of Education approved a proposal to begin a pilot for Supplemental Instructional Hours for kindergarten students. The pilot provides additional instruction to kindergarten students for an annual fee of $2,950. The pilot will be offered at 6 schools: Altara, Bella Vista, Brookwood, East Sandy, Edgemont, and Oakdale. Applications for CSD families wishing to participate will be available online at 9:00 a.m. on June 1st. You can do it online at home or come into the school to use the computers here for the next three days. The application window will close on June 10th. Placement for the program will be on a first-come, first-served basis regardless of CSD boundary school. Here’s where you can find more information:
Our Dance Festival is coming up on Thursday, June 2nd. We will have a dress rehearsal on June 1st so that students can see the other grades’ dances. We will perform for parents on June 2nd at 9:00 on the south playground. It will likely take about 40 minutes or so for the whole program, and I’ll list the order here so you can make plans. Afternoon kindergarten students are welcome to come participate, but they will need to stay with their parents.
- 3rd grade
- 4th grade
- 1st grade
- 5th grade
- 2nd grade
Here’s a list of what we’d like them to wear that day:
K – School Clothes
1st – All white pants and shirts (or as close as possible)
2nd – School Clothes
3rd – Work out clothes
4th – Western Cowboy and cowgirl clothes
5th - 50’s Style Clothes
Thank you to everyone who helped with Field Day! We're grateful for all the room moms who planned activities and for all those who volunteered to help or loaned us their water coolers and canopies.
2016-17 PTA Positions Still Open
Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers this year, to the PTA Board, and the staff and administration for making this year amazing for our students. We couldn't have done it without you and appreciate you more than you know. Thank you!
No-Fuss Fundraiser Reminder
Next year when school begins PTA will be holding the No-Fuss Fundraiser again. Please plan on saving your change this summer to donate to our fundraiser so we can continue the excellent programs for our students that PTA funds at Silver Mesa (Field Trips, Masterpiece Art & Music, Jr. Achievement, Reflections, Bike Rodeo, Red Ribbon Week, Spelling Bee, class parties, assemblies, community nights, Literacy Night, Science Fair, Book Fairs, Teacher Appreciation, Volunteer Appreciation, etc.). Every child at the school participates in and benefits from the programs sponsored by PTA so please keep the fundraiser in mind when budgeting for next school year. Thank you! :)
2016-17 Reflections Contest Theme
The theme for next year's Reflections contest is "What Is Your Story?" Students can begin working on projects this summer. You can find more information (categories and instructions) online at www.utahpta.org.
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May 31st: Whole school Field Day
June 2nd: Dance Festival for parents; 9:00; Bring your own folding chair or camp chair. It will be outside on our south playground.
June 2nd: Last Day of School for Kindergarten
June 3rd: Last Day of School for 1st-5th grades; school dismissed at 12:20, no lunch served that day.
Here’s to a GREAT Summer Break!!!
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