8920 South 1700 E., Sandy, UT 84093

Monday Minute, November 28, 2022

Dear Parents,

We hope your Thanksgiving break was wonderful!  We have three full weeks of school until our Winter Recess begins, and we’re looking forward to some fun activities this coming month.  Be sure to look at the Upcoming dates for a list of activities.


Inside Recess

Our inside recess policy is to follow the temperature, wind chill factor, and air quality index.  If the temperature is 22 degrees or less—or the wind chill makes it feel like that temperature—it is an inside day.   Or if the air quality index shows in the red, we call for an inside day.  Please be sure your students are dressed for the winter weather as we try to go outside whenever we can.  Thanks


Lost and Found

We have quite a few items in our lost and found.  We will hold on to these until the winter recess and then donate them.  Please remind your student to look through them during their lunch time.  All lost and found items are kept in our cafeteria.  Thanks!


Eagle of the Month

Congratulations to our Eagles of the Month for November!  This honor is a nomination from their classroom teacher.  Thanks for being such awesome students!


Crabtree:         Afton Devine    

Prime:              Juliet Heaps     

Keller:              Austin Roberts    



1st grade:

Milianta:          Willow Kuran   

Rogers:             Quinn Combe    

Babitz:              Camden Turner

Sanz:                Spencer Jensen

Smith:              Halle Higginson         



                2nd grade:

Coleman:                     McKenna Agee

Vincent:                         Bhodi Mikesell

Guzman: orange          Katie Baer

Perez: yellow                Amelia Montero      



3rd grade:

Kunzler:               Finn Wright

Christensen:       Beckett Turley

Trifilio:                 Hope Nolde

Wilkinson:           Grant Ballstaedt

Penn:                    Felix Jimenez



4th grade:

Brown:              Hudson Castleton    

Fowden:           Maggie Benson

Baird/West:     Sam Allen   

Arbeloa:           Addy Gedge

Bettridge:         Ivan Swanson  

Hayes:               Dominic Saligan Ramirez




5th grade:

Deem:                  Grant Belliston

Nelson:                Danielle Richards

Ordaya: green    Hannah Carlin

Milne:   blue       Hayden Jensen




Kindness Is Cool

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

Austin Roberts (Kindergarten) – helping a friend feel better when they were upset

Dylan Novack (5th grade) – being a good example in class and helping others

Hashim Alfaham (5th grade) – going out of his way to make someone feel better

Tom Parker (5th grade) – kindly holding the door open for kids to go into lunch without being asked

Clara Beus (Kindergarten) – putting away books, even though they weren’t hers




Upcoming Dates

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. 2nd—Student Council meeting after school; ends at 2:00

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

Dec. 6th—Hearing testing for students

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

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

Dec. 12th–Orchestra Concert for students
Dec. 16th–Spirit Day– Pajama Day


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 


*-Spirit Night- Classic Skating Nov 30th

     Click here for flyer. See you there!!!!


*-1st Grade Hearing Screening Dec 1st 

     Our Speech Language Pathologist will be doing a hearing screening with all 1st graders Dec 1st. He will need a volunteer to help get students from classes. Click here to volunteer. Thank you!


*-PTA General Board Meeting- Dec 6th 11:30 


*-Book Blitz- A book club for 4th and 5th graders

     Help needed to run book club. Click here for more info. Email Janae Powell if able to help:   Janae.Powell@canyonsdistrict.org


*-Science Fair- Click here for more information


*-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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