8920 South 1700 E., Sandy, UT 84093

Monday Minute 3.21.22

Dear Parents,

This Friday is a Remote Learning Day.  Students will have assignments to work on at home this day.  Teachers are available to help with any questions.  Thursday is a regular school day with dismissal at 2:55 pm. 


Science Fair Winners

Three of our 5th graders advanced from the District Science Fair to the state science fair at the University of Utah.  Two of them placed:

Cedar Anderson—Second Place

Cedar Walker—Honorable Mention

Congratulations to our Silver Mesa Science Stars!


Art Contest

Congratulations to CJ Burgon who was a Mayor’s Choice Award in the Sandy City Art Contest.  The artwork will be displayed in the mayor’s office for this next year.  That’s awesome!



We will be losing two fabulous teachers at the end of this year.  They will be missed!

  • Amy Sandgren—Accepted a position as an Instructional Coach at another elementary school.  She will do an amazing job!
  • Lisa Latoni—Will be retiring this June.  She has had a wonderful career and impacted so many students.  We wish her the best!


Wolfpack- Elementary Track

Gather your friends and come have fun at track!

100m, 400m, 1600m, 4x400m Relay, Javelin, Long Jump

For Kindergarten-6th grade. Practice starts the week of April 18th. Practice will be Tuesday/Thursday 3:00-4:00 at Silver Mesa. Meets will be May 7th and 27th. Sign up here

Contact head coach Ashley Backman for questions ahbackman@gmail.com


Not sure? Join us for a free elementary track and field event

March 26th 10:00-11:30 am

Bell Canyon Park- 11400 S 1700 E 

Pre-register for free clinic at https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/304488



Kindness Is Cool

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

Tais Bernal (5th grade) – helping a younger student in class with kindness and encouragement

Khalid Ibrahim (4th grade) – helping a friend log into a game on the computer

Angel Beltram (5th grade) – helping  pack up a student who was being checked out early

Campbell Maw (2nd grade) – cleaning up reading area and the floor

Kenny Sprouse (2nd grade) – always being willing to play with a friend!

Sophia Sutherland (Kindergarten) – cheering up a sad friend at recess

Leo Ramirez (Kindergarten) – helping two friends solve a problem playing with blocks by helping share

Weston Taylor (2nd grade) – carrying another student’s tote tray to class

Lexi Hansen (2nd grade) – helping our volunteer clean up during small groups & sharing her crayons



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

Instagram:  silvermesa_eagles

Parent Volunteer application link:  https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteersystem/volunteer/

Lunch Menus:   https://canyonsdistrict.nutrislice.com/menu/silver-mesa/lunch/2022-03-01



PTA News

PTA- We need YOU!

How can your skills and talents support our students and school next year?

Take the survey here and see!

To learn more about positions click here

Become a PTA Member


Book Fair- March 23rd-29th 

Breakfast and Books March 23rd 7:30-8:15 am

Sign up here to volunteer at the book fair. Each volunteer gets $5 Scholastic Cash!


Literacy Month

We finished our quidditch competition this past week in grades 3-5–ask your students about it! Thanks to all the parents who have helped with Honeydukes, quidditch, and point tallying.  We appreciate you!

Our second set of Reading Minutes (green sheet in your student packet) are due today, but you can always turn them in late. Reading minutes turned in earn points for your child’s house.  Next Monday is the last day to turn in literacy work and points.

This week:

Monday:  Spelling O.W.L.’s at recess–students can earn points for spelling Harry Potter words correctly

Tuesday:  LAST school-hour HONEYDUKES during lunchtime.  

Thursday:  Spelling Bee 9:00am

Literacy Night. is ONE WEEK away! Tuesday, March 29th, 5-8:00 pm. We still have many spots to fill.  Please consider helping to run a station for an hour, or even split an hour with a friend or spouse.  We ALSO have spots for Silver Mesa Alumni to come serve as “prefects” at our Study Hall.  We’d love to have some former SM students help out.  BONUS–see your old teachers! 


We will have food trucks at Literacy Night starting at 5:00pm, and the book fair will be open.  We’d love to have you join us for:  Fiore Pizza, Waffle Luv, Smoke-a-Billy BBQ, Sabor Colombiano & Lollipuff.  Plus, Honeydukes will be selling Butterbeer and other fine delectables beginning at 6:00pm.  🙂  

Midvale’s Road Home.  5 points are awarded per each pair of socks!

Upcoming Dates

March 23rd-29th—Book Fair

March 23rd—Breakfast and Books; 7:30-8:15

March 25th—Remote Learning Day; Dismissal at 2:55 on Thursday March 24th

March 29th—Literacy Night

April 1st—Spirit Day:  Bed Head Day!

April 4th-8th—Spring Break



Have a great day! 


Julie Fielding, Principal

Silver Mesa Elementary



Maturation Programs for 5th grade—2 dates left

To ensure fifth-grade students and their parents are able to take advantage of Canyons District’s popular maturation program, eight presentations have been scheduled through the month of March at four locations. The aim with this program is to provide consistent, sensitive and approved health and maturation instruction districtwide. All girls and boys presentations are conducted by Carrie Ann Kemp, a popular professional speaker who has been educating and entertaining young audiences, and their parents, for more than 20 years. Families may attend the presentation that best fits their schedule. Parents are advised to leave younger siblings at home.  A schedule of dates and locations is at the end of this email.

2022 Maturation Program Schedule for 5th graders

Butler Middle

Wednesday, March 23 — Boys Program, 7-8 p.m. 

Thursday, March 24 — Girls Program, 7-8 p.m. 


Union Middle

Wednesday, March 30 — Boys Program, 7-8 p.m. 

Thursday, March 31 — Girls Program, 7-8 p.m.

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