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Monday Minute 3.28.22

 

Dear Parents,

We are very excited to see everyone at our Literacy Night Tuesday night!  Come get some dinner at one of the food trucks and then join the fun with all the classes offered.  If you have some Harry Potter gear, feel free to dress up if you’d like! 

 

Don’t forget that this Friday is Spirit Day.  It’s Bed Head Day, so not much preparation needed.

 

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

 

Kindness Is Cool

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

River Nowlin (Kindergarten) – making a paper airplane for a friend

Jackson Brown (Kindergarten) – helping the teacher clean up letter station without being asked

Christian Stout (5th grade) – being patient with his kindergarten buddy during math

Patrick Whipple (5th grade) – noticing someone needed a group and invited them into his group

Nichloas Smith (5th grade) – being a good friend

London Baird (2nd grade) – Traded candy with a student who didn’t like theirs

Makai Titus (Kindergarten) – picking up Mrs. Crabtree’s cushion and putting it away quietly

Lexi Hansen (2nd grade) – making sure a student had an eraser to help him with his work

Emmy Bryner (4th grade) – playing with a friend who was sad at recess

 

 

 

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 General Board Meeting- April 12th at 12:30pm Q&A session

Want to help with PTA next year, but don’t know where to get started or feeling overwhelmed? Come to our Q&A session and get answers and direction! Virtual option available.

 

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 

We need volunteers after school Monday and Tuesday (2:30-3:30) and a few slots during literacy night. Sign up here. Each volunteer gets $5 Scholastic Cash!

 

Literacy Night

Today is the LAST DAY to turn in Reading Minutes (green sheet in your student packet) and any other literacy work to earn points for your house.  Top readers will be announced on Tuesday.

Literacy Night is  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.  🙂  

Students can earn points for their houses by attending and participating in the classes at literacy night.  We also will be continuing to collect socks for House Elves (and our local homeless shelter) through the night, all which will earn points for your house.

House Cup Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 30th.

Congratulations to Jason Moss, our Spelling Bee winner, and Brooklyn Cone, our 2nd place winner!   Together, they earned 100 points for Ravenclaw!  And a shout out to all of our participants who spelled so well under pressure!

Silver Mesa Musical Revue

Practice Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 7:00am-enter through cafeteria doors

Parent Volunteer meeting Tuesday March 29th at 11:00 am in the PTA portable.

 

The Kindness Project

For the month of April, the PTA will be running The Kindness Project. Similar to last year, we will have kindness activities at lunchtime in April and in our kindergarten classes. We’d love your help! You can sign up to volunteer for our lunchtime/kinder activities here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E084DAAA72CA4FD0-thesilver1

 

We will also be decorating the school with kindness posters on Wednesday, March 30th at 8:15am if you are available to help. Contact Elise Caffee at elise.caffee@gmail.com to receive more info. 

 

Upcoming Dates

March 29th—Literacy Night; 5-8 pm

April 1st—Spirit Day:  Bed Head Day!

April 4th-8th—Spring Break

April 12th—PTA General Meeting; 12:30 pm; PTA room at Silver Mesa; In person or virtual option available:  Zoom link:   https://canyonsdistrict-org.zoom.us/j/82999368357?pwd=UlFKYTdZeE1jNXVtc2Y3RHZNTkI2Zz09

April 15th—2nd grade program for parents; 9:00 in the gym

April 27th—kindergarten field trip to the zoo

April 29th—4th grade program for parents; 9:00 in the gym

 

 

Have a great day! 

 

Julie Fielding, Principal

Silver Mesa Elementary

 

 

Maturation Programs for 5th grade—1 date 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

 

Union Middle

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

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

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