8920 South 1700 E., Sandy, UT 84093

Monday Minute, November 14, 2022

Dear Parents,

Last week our students got to hear from an award-winning 5th grader!  Azaylea Olson, in Mr. Nelson’s class, won the state PTA essay-writing contest on the topic of veterans.  She was filmed reading her essay for all of our student body to watch, and then our 5th grade invited the subject of the essay—Azaylea’s grandpa—to come to school while she read it in person to the entire 5th grade.   Congrats to Azaylea!


Kindness Is Cool

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

Arabella Zank (5th grade) – being forgiving, understanding and kind in a hard situation

Danielle Richards (5th grade) – always looking for kindness in others

Grace Nolde (Kindergarten) – helping teacher put tools away after small groups

Eyal Vos (4th grade) – being inclusive and playing recess games in a way that gives everyone a chance to REALLY participate

Primrose Anderson (4th grade) – picking up jump ropes without being asked

Jayde Lee (5th grade) – came into the classroom on an inside day and did other kids’ jobs!




Upcoming Dates


Nov. 16th—Report cards from the first grading period will be coming home this day

Nov. 18th—Spirit Day;  Rainbow Day;   Wear the color that was picked for the grade level.

  1. 5th grade: Purple
  2. 4th grade: Blue
  3. 3rd grade: Green
  4. 2nd Grade: Orange
  5. 1st Grade: Yellow
  6. Kinder: Pink and Red
  7. Staff- White


Nov. 23rd-25th—Thanksgiving Recess; No school

Nov. 29th—First Grade field trip to the Natural History Museum

Nov. 30th—Fifth Grade field trip to see the play at Union Middle School

Nov 30th- Spirit Night at Classic Skating

Dec. 5th—Silver Mesa Choir Program for the school

Dec. 6th—Hearing testing for students

Dec. 6th—Silver Mesa Program for parents; 6:00 pm; Gym

Dec. 9th—3rd Grade Program for parents; 9:00 am; Gym


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 


Thank you to all who helped run the White Ribbon Week activities last week, and for all the photo submissions of kids and their favorite real-life activities.  We couldn’t do it without you!


*-Spirit Night- Classic Skating Nov 30th

     Click here for flyer


*-White Ribbon Week- Follow up

   Coinciding with our White Ribbon Week, last Thursday was the I Am Mom Summit.  The theme for this year’s speakers was “Parenting in the Digital Age,” and the speakers’ topics spanned all stages of parenting children in a technology-laden world.  The best news?  THIS IS FREE and available on-demand until Nov. 20th!!!  Just go to I Am Mom Summit, click “Register here,” and start listening while you do the dishes. 

*-Science Fair- Start thinking about projects. Flyer Coming soon!


*-STEAM Night- 

     We are looking ahead to our annual STEAM Night event (Jan 24,2023) and reaching out for volunteers!!  Click here for more information and to sign up to help. You do not have to have prior experience with science and technology etc. We welcome all willing to support!


*-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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