We have completed our end-of-year testing with RISE and congratulate all the hard work by students, teachers, and parents. This Wednesday (K-2nd) and Thursday (3rd-5th) are the dates for Acadience testing and we encourage all students to be here if possible. If you know your child will be gone that day, please let their teacher know, and we can do the testing ahead of time. We cannot do any make-up testing after this Friday as the testing window closes that day.
Field Day May 23rd
The students will spend about half of their day outside on this day. Please consider applying sunscreen before school, sending a water bottle with your child, and a hat for the day. There will be some water activities, so wearing clothing that can get wet is great.
Dance Festival, May 25th
Next week we will hold our annual Dance Festival and perform for parents at 8:45-9:15 am. This is an outdoor event, and you’ll need to bring your camp/lawn chairs for seating. It is held on the south playground, and cones will be set up to show the staging. Come see what our students have been working on this year in Brain Boosters!
Looking towards next year
We have scheduled our Back to School Night event for Thursday, August 11th from 4:30-6:00. This will be an open house format with no general meeting for everyone nor set times for teacher presentations. You may come at any time during the evening. Students are invited to attend and meet their new teacher and see their new classroom.
Kindness Is Cool
Here are some more examples of kindness happening at our school these past couple of weeks. We have the best students!
Dominic Ramirez (3rd grade) – making sure a friend had someone to play with
Angel Beltran (5th grade) – so kind and loves to make people laugh
Jaxon Vincent (5th grade) – being a good friend to his classmates
Angily Kango (3rd grade) – helping a student to class
Christian Gomez (5th grade) – being early and taking initiative in getting everything ready for safety patrol all by himself
Charley Grigg (5th grade) – helping a classmate with ELA
Scarlet Younglove (2nd grade) – always being happy to see me and trying her best
SCHOOL’S OUT, FOOD’S IN: Did you know that when school is out for the summer, Canyons District students can still get school breakfast and lunch? In fact, all children 18 years and younger are eligible to receive nutritional meals free of charge through Canyons’ federally-approved Summer Food Service Program. The 2022 Summer Food program will begin on June 1 and run through July 29. Unlike the pandemic, when sack meals were distributed curbside, these meals will be served inside school cafeterias at the following four, centrally-located sites. At all sites, Monday through Friday, breakfast will be served from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be no meal service on July 4 and July 25 when Canyons schools close in observance of national and state holidays.
- East Midvale Elementary, 6990 S. 300 East, Midvale
- Midvale Elementary, 7830 South Chapel Street, Midvale
- Sandy Elementary, 8725 S. 280 East, Sandy
- Midvalley Elementary, 217 E. 7800 South, Midvale
School Website: https://silvermesa.canyonsdistrict.org/
Parent Volunteer application link: https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteersystem/volunteer/
Thank You Blood Donors
17 units of blood have been processed into as many as 51 different products for patient use at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital and the University Hospital
You helped save lives this week
Field Day– May 23 12:00-2:30
This event cannot happen with the help of our volunteers! We need more help! Sign up here
PTA Needs Assessment- Vote here
The Silver Mesa PTA is looking for feedback from the community. We would love to hear what you have to say about the programs and support that is offered. Thanks!
PTA Position 2022-2023
We have just a couple weeks of school left, and we still have a few positions to fill for the 2022-23 school year. Remember: Just because you are a chair of something does NOT mean that you are alone. You have a whole team of support! If you are interested in any of the following positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraiser Chair: 25-30 hours total hours in Aug/Sept. Organize a committee to help decide on a fundraiser for the year. Decide on what activities you want to do in conjunction with fundraising. Organize prizes and awards as needed. Help advertise and market the fundraiser. Help count money on the day of the fundraiser:
Choir Chair: 3-4 hours per week October – December; Organizes the choir concert from start to finish; organizes accompanist, communicate w/ parents, and worth with students to ensure a successful production. Practices are usually Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in October with a performance mid-December.
Kindness Project Chair: 10-12 hours; organize a committee to help create kindness-related activities to do during the month of April; work with board to determine what days will be best for activities and decorate the school; organize a sign-up genius to gather volunteers for activities.
Teacher Appreciation Co-chair: 1-3 hours/month; Plans dinners 2x/year during parent teacher conferences; send out sign up genius to organize helpers; plan ways to express appreciation to the teachers and staff 1x/month; plan and execute Teacher Appreciation Week in May.
Masterpiece Music: 1 hour, bi-monthly after set up (1-2 hours); Work with teachers to organize a volunteer for each classroom; Music lessons are taught every other month, rotating with art. Encourage volunteers to set up a calendar for the year; Make sure the supply closet has what is needed for lessons each month.
May 16th—Silver Mesa’s Musical Review for students (assembly during the day)
May 16th—Mrs. Hayes’ and Mrs. Smith’s class Walking Field Trip to Falcon Park
May 17th—Silver Mesa’s Musical Review for parents (an evening event for parents)
May 17th—3rd grade field trip to Thanksgiving Point
May 17th—Walking Field Trip to Falcon Park; 2nd grade
May 18th-19th—End-of-Year Acadience testing for grades k-5th
May 20th—Last day for kindergarten students; individual appointments will be scheduled for KEEP testing the following week.
May 23rd—Field Day
May 25th—Dance Festival performance for parents; 8:45-9:15 am; bring your lawn or camp chair
May 26th—Last day of school; dismissal at 12:20 pm; No lunch will be served.
Thursday, August 11th—Back to School Night
Have a great day!
Julie Fielding, Principal
Silver Mesa Elementary