8920 South 1700 E., Sandy, UT 84093

Monday Minute

Dear Parents,

It’s May, and we’re excited to have some nice weather and sunshine!  Our recess breaks are much more fun without the rain.  Our Playworks coach is planning to do PE outside when the weather is good.  If your child has a water bottle, it is recommended s/he bring it for sure on those days they have Playworks to take it with them during Brain Boosters.  


Teacher of the Year

We want to congratulate Sarah Smith again for her accomplishments!  She was a finalist in the district for the District Teacher of the Year.  We are proud of her!  Way to go, Mrs. Smith!



We do have some changes in staffing for next year and want to say thanks to our great teachers who have served Silver Mesa so well.  We truly appreciate them.  They are leaving for a variety of reasons—moving out of state, exploring new education and opportunities, transferring to new positions, etc.  We wish them the very best.  Here is who is leaving this year:


Sam Milianta, 1st grade

Silvia Sanz, 1st grade Spanish

Shaeli Bettridge, Resource

Laura Arbeloa, 4th grade Spanish

Katie Penn, ACC teacher

Nisty Tharp, Art teacher



Library News

Hello Silver Mesa Students and Parents! 


This is the last week for our students to check out books! You may be receiving emails about late or lost books your student has checked out, and will be receiving a paper notice this week! If you have turned books in or cannot find them, please don’t worry.  Every book in the library will be re-scanned and hopefully this will find those books that have been turned in and were missed in the return process.  I do appreciate all of the books that have been returned or paid for thus far.  You can pay for books in the office, cash or check. Please note that you will continue to receive automatic messages, until we find them!


Thank you for your all your help as we end another fabulous school year!


Candace Johnson

Silver Mesa Librarian



Learning Environment Forms due May 9th

On rare occasions there may be a need to request a specific learning environment for your child.  Attached here is a form you can use to make this request.  All requests must be completed by May 9th so we can begin creating classes for the next school year.  Please understand that requests after this date are very difficult to process.  A lot of thought and care go into our class lists, as we try to meet the needs of all students as well as balance the numbers.  Thanks for understanding. 


Kindness Is Cool

Here are some examples of kindness happening at our school these past couple of months.  We have the best students!

Marley Simmonds (5th grade) – being so helpful and supportive to his recent elbow partner

Ivy Anderson (5th grade) – helping keep the classroom organized and offering to do tasks for her teachers

Kai Farrell (2nd grade) – helping others clean up math tools

Arina Hrinenko (2nd grade) – helping her classmates get ready for Phonics!

Courtney Oviatt (4th grade) – cheering on her classmates for doing well on our RI test!

Cash Poulsen (Kindergarten) – brought an ice pack to a friend that got hurt



Upcoming Dates

May 1st-12th—RISE testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students

May 2nd—PTA meeting; 11:30; kiva;  All are welcome!

May 5th—1st grade program for parents; gym; 9:00

May 12th—Acadience Testing for grades Kindergarten-2nd 

May 16th—Acadience Testing for grades 3rd-5th 

May 19th—Spirit Day:  Ultimate Spirit Day!  Pick a previous Spirit Day you loved and come to school celebrating your favorite spirit day:   Pajama Day, Silly Hair Day, Sports Day, Friend Day, etc!

May 22nd—Field Day for grades 1st-5th 

May 23rd—Fifth grade dance

May 26th—Last Day of School; Dismissal at 12:20; No lunch served this day



It’s a great day to be an eagle!  


Julie Fielding, Principal

Silver Mesa Elementary



Important Links:

School Website:  https://silvermesa.canyonsdistrict.org/ 

Instagram:  silvermesa_eagles

Parent Volunteer application: https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteersystem/#!/application/volunteer//

School Front Office:  (801) 826-9400



PTA Info


Instagram- silver_mesa_pta

Facebook- Silver Mesa PTA

Calendar- Click here 

Join our Silver Mesa PTA hereOne Voice for every Child!


*General PTA meeting- May 2nd 11:30-12:30

          Come vote in our 2023-2024 Executive Board


*Field Day- May 22nd Sign up coming soon


*-Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great StudentsWE NEED YOU!

                 Only 1 month left to Volunteer. Schedule your day today!

WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. 

There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program.

 1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

 2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

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