Monday, May 23, 2016
Thank you for all your donations to our school fundraiser. As of today, our donations total almost $12,000! We appreciate it so much! I’ll let you know next week more about the businesses that supported us and our top classes and grades. Thank you! Mil gracias!
Morning Computer Lab
This will be the last week the computer lab will be open in the morning for the school year. I want to give a huge thank you to James Barron for volunteering there and helping us keep the lab open for students. We also thank Eileen Barron and Laurie McBride for their many days of additional help. We appreciate you!!
On Wednesday, May 25th, two roads in our neighborhood are scheduled to be resurfaced: Richard Road and Granada Drive. Construction may start as early as 7:00 am. Please be aware that this may include road closures and it may take you longer to get to and from school that day.
We are looking forward to our school-wide Field Day on May 31st sponsored by the PTA. Grades 1st-5th will participate in fun events from 10:30-2:30. Our kindergarten students will also participate, but will have different times to match their morning and afternoon schedules. Kindergarten students will come at their normal time that day. Be sure to put sun screen on your students; they will be outside for several hours.
Library Books Due
All library books should be returned as soon as possible. Our librarian is taking inventory now and getting the library packed up for the carpet installation this summer. Thank you for attending to this.
Our Dance Festival is coming up next week. 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 before and after they perform.
- 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
Staffing Next Year
We have a couple of changes in our staffing for next year. Mrs. Bailey, who has taught kindergarten for many years, will be going back to the kindergarten setting after teaching 1st grade for a couple of years. Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Metcalf will be our two kindergarten teachers next year. Filling the first grade open position is a new teacher Miss Orosco. She is delightful and comes highly recommended. We look forward to getting to know her next year.
In 5th grade, Spanish teacher Senorita Ordaz has accepted a new position helping with dual immersion at the state level. She has been here four years and will be missed. That position has not been filled yet as this was a recent move.
Substitute Crossing Guard Needed
Sandy City is in need of hiring substitute crossing guards for the next school year, 2016-2017. The pay is $10.71/crossing. Please contact Janice Parker, 801-571-7815, if interested.
Sandy City Crossing Guard Coordinator
Cell Ph: 801-783-0414
Congratulations, Connor Barnes!
Connor Barnes, 3rd grader, has been selected as the Beehive Broadband Student-of-the-Game! His teacher nominated him for the fabulous work he has done on projects and the lessons he gave his class on how to use google slides to make a presentation. Since then he has also gotten a book and taught himself code. He most recently created his own video game. Wow! He will get to attend a Bees game and be honored there. Way to go, Connor!
Field Day -- Tuesday, May 31 from 10:30-2:30
Our school-wide Field Day is going to be a lot of fun for our students and we would love to have (and need) as much help as we can get. Room Moms are planning games and activities, we will be turning on the sprinklers, renting inflatables, having a DJ with music, eating lunch outside on the field, and lots more. Students will need to wear sunscreen and come in comfortable clothes that can get wet.
In addition to volunteers helping with the games and activities, we need to borrow canopies for shade and water coolers to keep our students cool and hydrated. Please go here to look at the various options to help:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0945a5ad22aa8-field
This is the final PTA-sponsored event of the year so PLEASE come help make Field Day a success for our students!
2016-17 PTA Positions Still Open
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.
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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May 24th: 1st grade program for parents, 9:00, gym
May 24th: 4th grade Rendezvous
May 27th: No school for students, Teacher Preparation Day
May 30th: No school; Memorial Day holiday
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 another GREAT week!!!
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