This Friday is our annual Science Fair, and next Tuesday is our STEAM Night event. WE look forward to both of these activities. Thank you, PTA, for planning great activities for our school!
Teacher of the Year
It’s that time of year our community gets to participate in the process of selecting Silver Mesa’s Teacher of the Year who will also be entered in the District Teacher of the Year. The nomination process is an online form that is easy to fill out. Please access the nomination form here. The due date to nominate a teacher is Feb. 6th. We have great teachers here and would love to get lots of nominations. Thanks!
A note from our Instructional Coach
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It has been exciting to be part of the implementation of our new English Language Arts curriculum for all of our students as the new instructional coach here at Silver Mesa. I am so proud of our teachers for their dedication and patience with learning and implementing two new and rigorous curriculums; it has not been easy. Our Wonders program supports student comprehension. Our 4-5 grade students performed so well with their mid-year Reading Inventory tests and showed great gains. I know that the Wonders program is a big part of that success. Our 95% Core Phonics program has helped to fill in the gaps of student phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling and decoding skills. Our district has opted to adopt both literacy programs in order to fit the needs of our students. You may see some unused pages in your students’ workbooks coming home. This is normal and expected. There is far too much content to cover and our teachers are strategic about which parts of the program they implement. As always, reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions on any unfinished work. We appreciate your support and dedication to your child’s learning.
Kindness Is Cool
Here are some examples of kindness happening at our school these past couple of months. We have the best students!
Emiliano Padillo (5th grade) – watching out for other students and offering to help out
Mason Cox (5th grade) – always showing kindness to his teacher
Clint Wallace & Louie Bollinger (Kindergarten) – helping put chairs down in the mornings
Evelyn Trujillo (Kindergarten) – offering to partner up with someone who didn’t have a friend
Hadley Madsen (5th grade) – donated boxes of Kleenex and threw in a diet Dr Pepper for the teacher
Capri Norman (1st grade) – helping the teacher put chairs away after music practice
Jan. 20th—Science Fair
Jan. 24th—STEAM Night for students and families—Don’t miss this fun event!
Jan. 26th-27th—Mid-year Acadience testing in math and reading; These assessments are short screeners for all students.
Jan. 27th—Spirit Day; our Student Council has chosen “Anything But a Backpack Day” for this Friday. We look forward to seeing some creative non-backpacks!
Jan. 31st—Swig Spirit Night; 9470 S Highland Dr.
Feb. 6th-10th—Candy Grams are being sold at lunch recesses
Feb. 6th—Last day to nominate a teacher for Teacher of the Year. Please access the nomination form here.
Feb. 14th—Candy Grams delivered to classrooms
Feb. 14th—Class Valentine parties
April 14th—Kindergarten Orientation
It’s a great day to be an eagle!
Julie Fielding, Principal
Silver Mesa Elementary
School Website: https://silvermesa.canyonsdistrict.org/
Parent Volunteer application: https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteersystem/#!/application/volunteer//
School Front Office: (801) 826-9400
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*-Join our Silver Mesa PTA here. One Voice for every Child!
*-Science Fair– Due January 20th
Click here for instructions and grade packets
*-STEAM Night– Jan 24th 5:30-8:00 STEAM Night Sign up
STEAM Night is a week away! STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, and
STEAM Night is an open-house event where students and families can come and explore different
activities around this theme. We need volunteers to help some of our parent-led activities run
smoothly. Sign up for an hour if you can. We could really use your help!
*-Spirit Night (Day)- Jan 31st at Swig 9470 S Highland Drive
*-Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) –
Friday, Feb 3 7:00-8:00 am
*-Cultural Night– Feb 21st
We would like to hold our 1st annual Cultural Night at Silver Mesa. We are not sure what this will look like or entail, but it will be great! If you are interested in helping plan it, have some ideas or have a culture you’d be interested in sharing, please contact us here.