March 23, 2015
Don’t forget this Friday is early out day. School will dismiss at 1:05 pm. Morning kindergarten will dismiss at 10:20 am, and afternoon kindergarten will begin at 11:05 am. These monthly early-out Fridays often catch families off guard. See below to see the elementary schedule changes coming next year!
The Brighton High SCC is sponsoring a community forum with Canyons District leaders. It will be this Thursday, March 26, from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Brighton High Media Center. At 6:30 they will give information about the facility projects planned in the Brighton Feeder Area. At 7:00 they will take patron questions and comments. Special guests will include board members Amber Shill, Nancy Tingey, and Steve Wrigley.
Nominations for the Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education are due Thursday, March 26.Nomination forms can be found at www.huntsmaneducationawards.com
Coming Next School Year: Early-Out Fridays
We will have a new schedule next school year! The Canyons Board of Education on March 17 approved a new schedule for all elementary schools in the district. The schedule brings back early-out Fridays and gives teachers uninterrupted collaboration and planning time so we can better meet student needs and prepare students for college and careers. This is something that our teachers have needed for quite some time. Trained specialists will teach students in areas such as arts and P.E. during teacher planning time.
To help in your planning, please note that early-out days will be on Fridays only. So, during short weeks that have a Friday holiday, we won’t have an early-out day. Also, the District is working to set start and end times for all elementary schools before school lets out for the summer. This information will be communicated to you when it becomes available.
For your background information: The schedule was recommended by a task force that included teachers from every elementary school in the district, including ours. The task force has been studying, trouble-shooting, and taking feedback from colleagues since December to come up with a schedule to that better serves students and gives schools flexibility to plan teacher collaboration time appropriately.
March 2nd-27th: Moby Max March Madness competition
March 24th: 2nd grade Program for Parents
March 24th: 4th and 5th grade fieldtrips
March 25th: Kindergarten Safety Program. You’ll see a fire truck here at our school!
March 27th: Early out day; dismissal is at 1:05.
March 27th: Spirit Day is Adult Day.
March 31st: Spirit Night at Café Zupas, 5:00-9:00 pm.
April 3rd: Kindergarten Orientation; 3:00 pm; Gym. Parents and next year Kindergarten students are invited to attend.
April 6-10: Spring Break, no school
April 14th: PTA General Meeting; 12:00 noon; conference room
April 15th: PTA Literacy Night. Watch for details to come.
SAGE Testing: May 11th-22nd Please plan your spring vacations to allow your 3rd-5th grade students to be at school these two weeks.
Here’s to another GREAT week at Silver Mesa!!!