School Wide College and Career Ready Day

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    This Friday is College-Ready Day!

    In support of our Kindergarten students, we are going to have a College-Ready day this Friday. To show our support of our awesome kindergarten Eagles, wear your college jerseys and attire this Friday!


    Monday Minute

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    Dear Eagles,

    I’m happy to announce our “Principal for a Day” winners, those students who donated the most money in our jog-a-thon fundraiser.  In the upper grades, Lucas Bacikalo was the winner, and in the younger grades we had a tie for the winner:  Mylee Trost in Kindergarten and Brooklyn Trost in 2nd grade. Thanks for your generosity.  I will have three students helping me out with my job tomorrow!  We’ll talk on the intercom, visit classrooms, and help supervise the math celebration in the afternoon. 

    New Hires

    Next year we will be filling several teaching positions.  In kindergarten we will welcome Kimberly Metcalf.  She is currently teaching part-time at Brookwood Elementary.  She was seeking a full-time position, and we are lucky to get her.

    In second grade we welcome back Kristen Baird to Silver Mesa.  She taught 4th grade here last year and left when her husband found work back east.  She is excited to be back.  We also will have Pat Lee, a transfer from Copperview Elementary.  She comes highly recommended and we are thrilled to have her.  She will be teaching the dual immersion classes while Gladys Hamilton will teach an English-only 2nd grade class next year.

    In third grade we have hired a local teacher.  She went to school here at Silver Mesa as a student.  In fact, she has some artwork hanging in our library from when she attended here!  Her name is Kristi Kunzler.  Some of you may know her or her family.  She has had one year of experience teaching in Kearns and is happy to be at a school so close to home. 

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

    We are looking forward to our last celebration for the Knights of the Math Table!  It will be Wednesday afternoon, and we are having a Medieval Fair.    We plan to serve bread (Sara Lee dinner rolls) and apple cider (well, juice!).  There’s not too many food ideas in that time period that are appetizing.  J  There will be lots of games and activities for students to try their skills out.  Anyone who would like to dress in medieval dress is welcome to.  The grades will end the celebration with an otter pop back in the school.  (I don’t think they had popsicles back then, but the students will need an icy treat after being outside!)  All students are welcome to attend the fair if they have worked hard on their math facts.  A huge thanks goes out to Lisa Coleman for spearheading the celebrations. 

    Last Day of School

    June 3rd is the last day of school for kindergarten students.  They will finish one day before students in grades 1st-5th.  There will be no breakfast or lunch served on June 4th.  The kitchens will close down after serving lunch on June 3rd.

    Upcoming Dates:

    May 28th:  Knights of the Math Table celebration

    May 29th:  Kindergarten Fieldtrip to the zoo.  They will return at 1:00 and the bus will park at the church across the street.  Please pick up your student there.

    June 2nd:  Report cards will go home with students

    June 3rd:  Last day of school for kindergarten

    June 3rd:  Last Assembly of the year, musical slide show

    June 4th:  Last day of school, grades 1-5, 12:20 dismissal, no breakfast or lunch served.

    June 4th:  5th grade celebratory parade through the school!

    Here’s to another GREAT week at Silver Mesa!!!

    Julie Fielding





    Spanish Dual Immersion at Silver Mesa

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    We are a Spanish Dual Language Immersion School!

    What is Dual Language Immersion?

    • Dual immersion is a means of acquiring a world language through content matter instruction
    • Students receive math, science, or social studies instruction in a target language, such as Spanish, French, or Chinese
    • Students learn the concepts and skills for the subject area and develop the ability to read, write, speak, and listen in another language
    • Subject area instruction through the target world language occurs for at least 50% of the school day during the elementary school years
    • Teachers are fully proficient in the language they use for instruction
    • Clear and sustained separation of languages is maintained during instructional time