8920 South 1700 E., Sandy, UT 84093

Monday Minute, January 9, 2023

Dear Parents,

Each year our Student Council sells Candy Grams as a fun way to celebrate friendship at Silver Mesa in the month of February.  They will sell heart suckers and fun pencils during students’ lunch recesses from Feb. 6th-10th for a cost of 50 cents each.  Students may bring money to lunch with them and purchase which items they want and who they want it to go to.  The student council members will create a card to attach to the item with the sender’s name on it (or anonymous if desired) and deliver it to the named individual’s classroom on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th.   Our student council wants everyone to get a delivery, so they ensure that every student receives one.  Parents are also welcome to purchase Candy Grams from the front office that same week to send to students or staff.  


Full-Day Kindergarten

Silver Mesa will continue to offer full-day kindergarten next year.  This is not a fee/paid option, rather it is offered free of charge to all in our boundaries and those who permit in as space is available.  This is due to state legislature funding.  There are some schools in our district that, as of now, are offering supplemental hours kindergarten.  This is a paid option, and our district communications is sending out information to the district as a whole letting all communities know about that option and which schools are offering it.  If you have any questions about kindergarten, please contact our front office.  We do have Kindergarten Orientation coming up on April 14th, so please put that on your calendar.  


Emergency Drill

We postponed the Fire Drill that was planned today due to the rain.   We’ll choose another day this week to practice. 


Kindness Challenge

During the month of December, our students’ Kindness Challenge was to smile at 25 people.  It was wonderful to see our Kindness Challenge Board covered with smiley faces! For the month of January we all took the Kindness Pledge. As Silver Mesa Eagles we pledge to 

  • Always be encouraging and supportive in your words
  • Be responsible and helpful with your actions
  • Be thankful and positive when at all possible
  • Be honest
  • Take responsibility for your actions and make things right when you make a mistake
  • Be considerate and respectful no matter what
  • Be a friend to all


Kindness Is Cool

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

Janie Siebers (3rd grade) – starting off the New Year with a smile and a greeting to her classmates

Ivy Andreson (5th grade) – stayed late the last day of 2022 (Dec 16) to help clean the room

Presslie Colvin (5th grade) being practically perfect. 🙂  She is known as a person kids can come to for help

Lincoln Bird (4th grade) – shoveled a neighbor’s driveway

Aria Nelson (3rd grade) – helping a neighbor shovel their driveway

Romeo Huxhold (4th grade) – sharing with others



Upcoming Dates

Jan. 10th—PTA general Meeting; 11:30; All are welcome!

Jan. 13—No Student Day

Jan. 16th—Martin Luther King Day recess; No School

Jan. 20th—Science Fair

Jan. 24th—STEAM Night for students and families—Don’t miss this fun event!

Jan. 31st—Swig Spirit Night; 9470 S Highland Dr.

Feb. 6th-10th—Candy Grams are being sold at lunch recesses

Feb. 14th—Candy Grams delivered to classrooms

Feb. 14th—Class Valentine parties


It’s a great day to be an eagle!  


Julie Fielding, Principal

Silver Mesa Elementary



Important Links:

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

Instagram:  silvermesa_eagles

Parent Volunteer application: https://volunteer.canyonsdistrict.org/volunteersystem/#!/application/volunteer//

School Front Office:  (801) 826-9400


PTA Info


Instagram- silver_mesa_pta

Facebook- Silver Mesa PTA

Calendar- Click here 


*-PTA General Board Meeting- Jan 10th at 11:30 in the Kiva


*-Join our Silver Mesa PTA hereOne Voice for every Child!


*-2023-2024 Executive Board Member nominations

    We are starting to fill our PTA Executive Board for next year. If you are interested in being on the board, or want to recommend someone, Click here to submit a form. Information about positions


*-Science Fair January 20th

     Click here for instructions and grade packets


*-STEAM Night– Jan 24th 5:30-8:00


*-Utah PTA Awards-Submit by Jan 14

The Utah PTA Awards Program is designed to offer greater opportunities for recognizing those who devote their time and energy on behalf of children. Click here to nominate someone


*-Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students)

WATCH D.O.G.S. ® (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. 

There are 2 primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program.

 1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

 2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

For more information Click here

If you are interested in being a Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer, Click HERE



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