I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving holiday and enjoys the time with their family and friends these next few days. Don’t forget that tomorrow is early release day since it is the last day of the school week.
Our cute kindergarten friends presented a circus to their families last Thursday. It was so fun to watch them perform. Thank you to Mrs. Bailey and Miss Pennington for a fun evening.
5th Grade Patriotic Program
Today and tomorrow our 5th graders are presenting a patriotic program to the school and to their parents. It was a fabulous program and very moving. You are in for a treat tomorrow, Parents! Thank you Mrs. Deem, Mrs. Humphries, and Mr. Nelson.
Thank you for your generous donations to the Food Drive last week. It was great to see those food items pile up in the bins. The Utah Food Bank appreciates our efforts to support those in need.
This year, all students—kindergarten through 5th grade—are welcome to complete a project to enter into the school science fair. A notice has been sent home to determine how many students are interested in entering a project. The Science Fair won’t be until Jan. 22nd, but we want to give enough time for lengthier projects if desired. Additional information will be sent home with students who have expressed interest in participating. Please return the interest forms by Dec. 5th. We love science!
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You may have heard in the news that Canyons School District is placing carbon monoxide detectors in every school in the district. They are actually placing two detectors in each school—one in the kitchens, and one in the boiler room. Those should be in place by the time we return from the Thanksgiving Break.
Tuesday, Nov. 26th: Early release day because of the Thanksgiving break.
Nov. 27th-29th: Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 5th: PTA meeting, conference room, 12:00 noon
Dec. 20th: Last day before winter break
Jan. 22nd: Science Fair
Here’s to another GREAT week at Silver Mesa!!!
November 11, 2013
Happy Veteran's Day! It is an honor to celebrate and recognize our men and women who have made so many sacrifices for us to live in this free country.
Here is this week's Monday Minute.
We had a great week last week with a fun Halloween celebration on Thursday. We had hundreds of parents and friends visiting our school, and we appreciate your help in keeping our school safety a priority. We are looking forward to seeing many of you again this week at our Parent Teacher Conferences. Don’t forget to attend our Book Fair and pick up some books. They make great Christmas presents as well! Also, all the Reflection entries are displayed in our library. Stop by and see them while you are here for conferences.
Do you have any questions about the new report card? The online student supports for reading and math? The Ken Garff Road to Success reading minutes? Beth Ferguson, Silver Mesa’s achievement coach, will be available to answer questions both Wednesday and Thursday this week during conference times. She will have a table set up in the front hallway to meet with anyone who has questions. Stop by and connect with Mrs. Ferguson!
On the Canyons District website is an electronic survey for any patron to submit his/her suggestions for what they would like to see in a new superintendent. Please feel free to access that survey here and give your input: http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/
Our School Community Council is meeting this month on Nov. 14th at 6:00 pm. We’ve been asked to represent our community in talking to the Superintendent Search Committee. If you have ideas you would like shared at this meeting, please contact a member of the SCC or the PTA presidents. Anyone is welcome to come observe this meeting.
Did you Know…
New Report Card information 5 of 5
The Standard-Based report card doesn’t list every standard that students are expected to master by the end of the year. The report card lists most of the standards and displays them in parent friendly language. Some standards are combined together to make it easier for reporting to parents. Here’s one example:
In the 3rd grade report card it lists “Write opinion pieces using reasons.” In the Utah core, that standard in full states: “Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. a. Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons. b. Provide reasons that support the opinion. c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g.,because,therefore,since, forexample) to connect opinion and reasons. d. Provide a concluding statement or section.
Since the full standard is quite lengthy, simplifying the language makes sense for reporting to parents.
Canyons School District has been working hard to provide a resource for parents connected to the report card. We are excited to announce that it is now ready to go. On the site, click on the grade level and then the subject area. From there, each standard is listed with explanations and links to resources to help students in that specific standard. Check it out! http://i-canyonsparenttoolkit.canyonsdistrict.org/
At the end of this email is a message about the rec center’s ski program. If you’re interested, be sure to keep scrolling.
Wednesday, Nov. 6th: Grown Ups & Goodies 7:30-8:15 am in the gym. Come visit the Book Fair! Enjoy some goodies and purchase some books. You’ll be glad you did.
Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 6th and 7th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
Book Fair, Open throughout conference times until 7:30 each night
Thursday, Nov. 7th: Early release day
Friday, Nov. 8th: No School, compensatory day
Wednesday, Nov. 13th: Celebrate student birthdays in the month of November. 2:35 pm.
Thursday, Nov. 14th: School Community Council meeting 6:00 pm, school library
Nov. 18th-22nd: Food Drive. Bring in any non-perishable food item to help out Utah’s Food Bank.
Nov. 18th: Kick off to Celebrate School Lunch! Hamburgers will be the only menu choice of the day. Our Lunch Ladies are fabulous!
Tuesday, Nov. 19th: Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A, 5:00-7:00 It’s a great night to eat out with your family!
Nov. 22nd: Deadline for Dual Immersion applications accepted
Here’s to another GREAT week at Silver Mesa!!!
Copperview Recreation Center is offering Ski and Snowboard lessons on Friday afternoons at Snowbird. Dates: December 6, 16, 20 January 10, 17, 24 and a make-up day January 31st. This is for students 7 years old thru 6th grade. We will pick up from the following schools; Quail Hollow, Brookwood, Silver Mesa, Peruvian Park.
You will be able to register during Parent Teacher Conferences the following days and times:
Silver Mesa November 6th 3:00-6:30 p.m. (credit cards accepted)
You can register online or come into Copperview Rec. Center-8446 S. Harrison St. (300 W.) in Midvale
Deadline: Friday, November 15th SIGN UP TODAY! SPACE STILL AVAILABLE BUT LIMITED! NO Reserving spots. All money must be paid and ALL paperwork must be turned in by Friday Nov. 15th.
The Charter buses will be waiting to pick up at the schools before the dismissal bell rings. The participants have 10 minutes to get out to the bus before it leaves for the next school. If a school gets out after 1:40, we ask those students to be let out a few minutes early.
If your child does not go to the 4 pick-up schools they can still participate. I am keeping a list of kids that want to participate and what school they go to. I can get parents in touch from the same school to do a carpool group.
For more information and details about the program please visit Copperview’s website.
Recreation Program Coordinator
Copperview Recreation Center
8446 S. Harrison St. (300 W.)
NEW Phone: 385-468-1515