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    January 16, 2017

    Dear Eagles,

    Our STEAM night is here and we’re excited to see our Science Fair projects and visit displays and interactive stations that are connected to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  Come join us this Tuesday evening!  Food trucks will be at the school in the north parking lot at 5:00-8:00 if you want to purchase dinner or treats.  Bring in the food to eat in our cafeteria.  The activities will be open from 6:00-8:00 for viewing and participating.   Don’t forget to check out the art on our classroom bulletin boards throughout the school! 

    The “Sandy Journal” spotlighted this year’s STEAM night in their online version.  Here’s the link to the article:

    Dual Immersion, parents of students in 4th—5th grades

    I have invited the district team to come present some information about language proficiency on January 17th at 5:30 pm.  In addition, I asked Kelly Tautuolli, principal at Union Middle, to come meet parents and answer any questions about dual immersion in the middle school.  Please join us that evening for a quick meeting about dual immersion.  It will be held in Mr. Nelson’s 5th grade classroom.  First-third grade students did not participate in the AAPPL testing and will not have a report.  Parents of any DLI student is welcome to attend this meeting, but it will be targeted to 4th and 5th grade families. 

    Empty Paper Towel Rolls or Wrapping Paper Rolls Are Needed!

    Do you have some paper towel rolls or wrapping paper rolls you could send to school?  We are in need of them for the Engineering Brain Booster coming up in a couple of weeks.  Could you please save any and send them to school with your student by Jan. 23rd?  Thank you!

    Thank you, Smith’s Food and Drug!

    Customers who link their loyalty card to our school are helping us earn money.  We appreciate Smith’s donating a portion of customer spending to our school.  If you haven’t linked your card to our school, please take a minute and do so.  It’s an easy way to support Silver Mesa!


    Silver Mesa has been selected to participate in the NAEP (National Assessment of Education Progress; the nation’s report card) the first part of February.  Not every school is selected for this assessment.  This is the first time Silver Mesa has been selected in recent memory.  A random sample of our 4th graders (about half of them) will be participating.  Parents will receive notice if their child has been selected for participation.

    PTA Notes

    1/17 Steam Night. Food trucks will be there at 5pm in the North Parking lot. And the event is from 5-8pm. See you there!! 

    If your child submitted a project for Reflections this year and has taken it home, we would love to have them bring it back so that we can display it at STEAM Night on Tuesday. 

    We are in need of some help for STEAM Night. We promise not to keep you away from your family for long. If you can help a bit please check out the link below and sign up to help us that would be great. 

    Thank you! 

    1/18 Science Fair

    2/3 Spelling Bee for 3rd - 5th graders

    2/14 Valentine’s Parties in classrooms

    If you have any questions or ideas, please contact us at silvermesa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Now through Feb. 17th is the Open Enrollment Window

    Jan. 16th—No school; MLK Day

    Jan. 17th—STEAM Night 6:00-8:00 (with food trucks arriving at 5:00)

    Jan. 17th—Language Proficiency presentation; parents of 4th-5th grade students in DLI; 5:30 pm; Mr. Nelson’s classroom.

    Jan. 20th—No school for students; Teacher Professional Development Day

    Jan. 27th— Spirit Day will be Color Day.  Each grade will wear the color listed:

    Kindergarten-  white

    First grade-      orange

    Second grade- red

    Third grade-    green

    Fourth grade-  blue

    Fifth grade-     black 

    Jan. 31st—2nd-5th grade DIBELs testing.  Please make special effort to be here on this day to participate in the testing.

    Feb. 3rd—Spelling Bee; 3rd-5th grades; Time—TBD

    Feb. 6-10 Digital Citizenship Week; We will have an assembly that Monday to help students understand internet safety.  Each day will include morning announcements focused on digital citizenship.  Also, look for a flyer to come home that week with focused information.  Take a minute to talk with your students about the importance of Digital Citizenship this week!

    Feb. 10th—No School; Teacher preparation day

    Feb. 14th—Valentine’s Day parties in classes

    Feb. 15th-16th—Parent/Teacher Conferences; Thursday, Feb. 16th will be a short day for students.  School will get out at 1:15.

    Feb. 17th—No school; compensatory day

    Feb. 20th—No school; Presidents’ Day

    March 24th—Kindergarten Orientation

    Here’s to another GREAT week!!!

    Julie Fielding



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