Brain Boosters

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This year, Silver Mesa will be implementing the new Canyons School District's curriculum, Brain Boosters. Brain Boosters are structured curriculum programs in the areas of Technology, Media, Playworks, and the Arts.

Silver Mesa students will participate in Technology, Media, Playworks, Dance, and Visual Arts. Each week, students will partipate in four rotations for 30 minutes each. KIndergarten will participate in Media and the Arts.

Silver Mesa will partipate in Brain Boosters on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Kindergarten students will participate on Mondays.

Monday Minute

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 monminute

  August 31, 2015

Dear Eagles,

Friday was a fun day to see students and staff in their college apparel.  Thanks for all who participate in our spirit days.  We also held our first fire drill.  Each month we practice an emergency drill and evacuate our building.  It went very smoothly. 

No Cell Phone Zone

We are seeing just a few parents on their cell phones in our pick up/drop off lane.  Please remember that is a No Cell Phone Zone.  It takes only a moment of inattention for an accident to occur, and we want to be extra careful with so many students gathering in the area.  Thanks for your attention to this matter.   I also want to give a shout out to our two volunteers in the morning:  Clair Hamill and August Salvadori are out there each morning helping our drop off lane run efficiently and helping students get to school safely.  Thank you!  It’s a huge help!

Congratulations, Mrs. Miller!

Congrats go out to Mrs. Miller, 1st/2nd grade teacher here at Silver Mesa, for her district award.  She was recognized this month as Outstanding Elementary Special Educator of the Year for Canyons School District.  Way to go!  We are lucky to have her here in our school.

Texas Road House Spirit Night

Sept. 8th is Silver Mesa’s Spirit Night at Texas Road House.  This fun restaurant will give a portion of their proceeds to our school if you eat there that evening.  They will be bringing a roll to school for every student that afternoon to remind everyone and promote the event.  If you are planning to eat out that week, consider going to Texas Road House.

Volunteers needed

Our morning computer lab time has been very successful, and we could use an extra set of hands there some mornings.  If you have a morning each week you could help, it would be much appreciated.  It is open Monday through Friday from 7:30-8:15. 

A Note from Playworks

Playworks is excited to partner with Silver Mesa Elementary School! At Playworks, we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.  Your child's Playworks coach will do just that by teaching games, conflict resolution, teamwork, and empathy through games in the classroom and playground. You can get involved by taking a brief recess quiz. You'll be entered for a chance to win weekly prizes including $500 of playground equipment for your child's school and a grand prize trip for four to Disneyland.  Enter our sweepstakes here: http://bit.ly/1PDWP9I. (NoPurchNec. Rules http://bit.ly/1IWzsmn.  Ends 11:59pm 10/16/15.)

Bike Rodeo

PTA is sponsoring a Bike Rodeo on Sept. 11th with the help from the Sandy City Police Department.  If your child’s bike is in need of repair, I thought I’d give you a heads up that it was coming soon.  Scooters are also welcome.  If students can ride their bike or scooter to school that day, that would be great.  If you live too far away for that, please park in the church parking lot across the street to get their bike out. 

School Community Council

Don’t forget that all parents are welcome to vote for the candidates to fill the open positions on the council.  You will need to come into the front office to vote, and Wednesday is the last day to vote.

PTA Notes

Fundraiser

We have one week left of the fundraiser drive and we still need to raise $6000.  If each student at Silver Mesa brought in $10 this week, we would achieve our goal.  Our fundraiser drive ends this Friday, September 4th.  Please donate this week!

Reflections

"Let Your Imagination Fly" is the theme for this year's Reflections contest.  Entries will be due at Silver Mesa on October 23rd.  Tell your children to get their creative juices flowing and to start working on their entries! For more information, rules, and entry forms go to http://www.utahpta.org/reflections.

Follow Silver Mesa PTA

Silver Mesa PTA has a new website this year and will post all our information and news on that site.  If you would like to get an automatically-generated email each time we post something new, please go to www.silvermesapta.com and enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" box on the right side of the page.  This will be the best way to receive the most up-to-date information on what the PTA is doing at Silver Mesa.

Open Positions

We are still in need of a Volunteer Coordinator and a Spelling Bee Chair (or Co-Chair(s)).  If interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Join PTA

Join PTA today! For only $5 you receive both national and local benefits from businesses as well as showing your support for the students and staff at our school.  You also help create a stronger legislative voice for all children and become part of a nationally-recognized organization that advocates for children across the nation.  Please consider becoming a member today.

Link to our school website:

http://silvermesa.canyonsdistrict.org/

Upcoming Dates:

Sept. 7th:  Labor Day; no school

Sept. 8th:  Texas Road House Spirit Night

Sept. 9th:  PTA general meeting; conference room; 11:45 am

Sept. 11th:  Bike Rodeo

Sept. 18th:  No school for students; Teacher work day

Here’s to another GREAT week!!!

Julie Fielding

Principal

 

 

 

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