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Dear Eagles,

This week is Parent Teacher Conferences and they are going to be virtual again.  Your child’s teacher will send out a link for you to access the digital platform. 

Because we have two late nights with conferences, there will be no school on Friday.  Also, this Thursday is a short day.  We haven’t had a short day for quite a while now, so mark it on your calendar that students will be dismissed at 1:15 on Thursday. 

Kindergarten students will do their shortened schedule on Thursday.  Students in the morning kindergarten will come from 8:20-10:20 and afternoon students will attend from 11:15-1:15. 

Teacher of the Year

We have many wonderful teachers here at Silver Mesa, and we’d love to hear from parents as to who they would nominate for this honor.  You are welcome to Access the nomination form here or write up your own narrative as to why your child’s teacher should be considered this year.  You may email your nominations into the PTA or send them to me.  The deadline to turn in a nomination is March 5th.  We love our teachers!

 

Kindness Is Cool

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

Kainoa Apo (4th grade) – cleaning up and organizing all of the jump ropes left on the playground

Brooklyn Cone (4th grade) – helping two boys get caught up on their science flipbook project!

Greyson Smith (kindergarten) – helping a friend rebuild his tower that got knocked over

Sylvie Sanchez (kindergarten) – complimenting a friend’s art when she was at a different activity.

Hunter Backman (3rd grade) – being kind to others and respectful

Danica Smith (3rd grade) – being kind to a classmate and helping them find lost items

Michael Young (1st grade) – picking up markers and erasers that accidentally fell on the floor

 

At Home Learning Tech Support

https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/parent-connections-tech-support/

Or call:  (801) 826-5200

 

Instagram link:  silvermesa_eagles

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

 

PTA News

Thanks for your support of our Chipotle Family Night fundraiser!  We earned $200 for our school!

P/T Conference Dinners

We still could use some help covering dinners for P/T conferences this week.  If you can help, click on this link:  

Sign Up to help with P/T Conference Dinners

Thanks for your help!

**PTA board meeting next Monday, March 1, at 12:30pm. 

Book Fair

Our Virtual Book Fair starts today!  Feb 22-March 7. Log onto https://www.scholastic.com/bf/silvermesa to order.  Use code TAKE10 to get 10% off your books!

Thanks!

Help build your classroom’s library in 2 Ways

– Teacher Wish list

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CCtLO2alH_INGIE5kx3RD_wU_reXDwpb/view?usp=sharing

Donate to your classes eWallet (ask your Teacher for details)

 

Literacy Month

March Madness is our theme for Literacy Month in March.  Next week, each class will be assigned a college team to represent for our March Madness competition.  Students will turn in reading minutes, as well as have the opportunity to complete additional literacy activities at home and during lunch recess.

If you would like to help out with recess activities on Thursdays in March, sign up here!

Reflections Theme Poster Contest

Three winners will be chosen and will receive Amazon gift cards.  The first place winner will receive a poster and the honor of having their art chosen to represent reflections through the entire state of Utah.  The 2021-2022 theme is “I Will Change the World by…”  Enter as many times as you want!  

https://www.utahpta.org/reflections-theme-poster-contest-rules-instructions

Next year’s PTA board

One of the things that makes Silver Mesa so great is its volunteers!  We need your help filling the following positions in next year’s PTA board.   If this is something you can help with, please email  silvermesapta@gmail.com.  

Junior Achievement

Work with Junior Achievement Representative to order kits and organize training for Junior Achievement volunteers. (“Organize” just means set a date that the JA rep will come tell everyone what to do and make sure everyone gets their kits in the spring.)

Membership

You will help organize the membership campaign, to get members to register for PTA at the beginning of the school year, and enter names into the PTA database for the year.  It is typically done at back-to-school night and during the first few weeks of school.

Book fair co-chair

Assist the book fair chair with planning and organizing the fall and spring book fairs.  

Fundraiser

Plan the fall fundraiser with the help of the executive team, typically held in early September, where we raise money for the PTA yearly activities. 

Red Ribbon Week

Plan and execute activities during Red-Ribbon week, which is typically the last week of October.  Red Ribbon week is our annual pledge to “Say No to Drugs and Alcohol” and activities are centered around that theme.  

 

 Upcoming Dates

Feb 24th and 25th—Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Feb. 25th—Early Out Day

Feb. 26th—No School; teacher compensatory day

March:  Literacy Month!  PTA is planning several activities this month that will focus on Literacy.

March 1st—PTA Meeting; 12:30; Zoom

March 3rd—SCC Meeting; 7:30 AM; Zoom

 

Here’s to another GREAT week!

 

Julie Fielding, Principal

Silver Mesa Elementary

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