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The top five keyboarders for 4th grade this year at Spanish Oaks are: Nash Carlson, Leila Donegan, Ashlyn Hymas, Harley Rowbury, and Peyton Ortiz ... congratulations! All of our 4th grade students did an amazing job this year and completed their keyboarding experience online, at home, which is outstanding! Thank you to Mrs. Tuttle for another awesome year of keyboarding at Spanish Oaks!
The Great Utah ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is scheduled for April 16, 2020. The State is encouraging students and their families to participate in a home earthquake drill.
More information can be found at www.shakeout.org/utah.
It might be fun for students to take pictures of their family holding a drill. We would love to see the photos ... https://www.facebook.com/Spanish-Oaks-Elementary-1419669511583076/
Dear Parents, “Wash My Hands” is a public service to help kids wash their hands for 20 seconds! Please click on the link below and watch the video with your family. Have fun learning the song!
We invite you to join families around the world in the Wash My Hands Challenge. Simply film your own video using the song and post it on social media with the hashtag #WMH20Challenge. Stay healthy and happy!
Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, Grab-N-Go meals will be restricted to free sites only. All other sites will be closed down in effort to consolidate resources. Meal pick-up will change to 10:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and is available for all children, ages 0-18. Grab-n- Go meals will include both breakfast and lunch. Meal service will pause during Spring Break, April 6-10th. Please see the following to find a site near you.
Free Grab-N-Go Sites:
- Santaquin Area
Santaquin Elementary, 25 S 400 W
- Goshen Area
Goshen Elementary 60 N Center- Closed Free Site (Goshen students/siblings only)
- Payson Area
Barnett Elementary, 456 N 300 E
Mt. Nebo Junior High, 851 W 450 S
Park View Elementary, 360 S 100 E
Taylor Elementary, 92 S 500 W
Wilson Elementary, 590 W 500 S
- Spanish Fork Area
Brockbank Elementary, 340 W 500 N
Diamond Fork Junior High, 50 N 900 E
Landmark High School, 612 S Main
Larsen Elementary, 1175 E Flonette Dr
Park Elementary, 90 N 600 E
- Springville Area
Brookside Elementary, 750 E 400 S
Cherry Creek Elementary, 484 S 200 E
Meadow Brook Elementary, 748 S 950 W
Springville Junior High, 189 S 1470 E
Springville High School, 1205 E 900 S
With all paid sites being closed, remote site delivery will no longer be available at this time.
Please call Child Nutrition with any questions at 801-354-7438. We look forward to serving you.
Below are some of the common issues, questions and solutions we have been seeing with "At Home" chromebook use:
Most issues are corrected by restarting your chromebook.
If the volume is not working, check to make sure the volume is turned on. Click on the WIFI symbol in the lower right hand corner of your screen to open the menu.
Make sure you are signed into your account. Most google classroom/assignment issues are because other google accounts are signed in on the same chromebook.
If you have technology problems that you cannot fix, please email email@example.com M-F from 9AM-12PM. After those hours response time will vary.
While school is out for spring break, we are asking that all chromebooks are logged off and shut down. This will allow the chromebooks to complete important updates. Most of the problems we are seeing are because the chromebooks are not updating while out of school.
It's story time with our very own Mrs. Hill! Our wonderful Spanish Oaks librarian is reading books online to help support our "At Home" learning! Below please find a link of her stories, which include some of our very own student authors! Enjoy some great books with your kiddos ... thank you, Mrs. Hill, for this fun activity!
"The last couple weeks before the break, in our Art Speciality classes students worked on 'form' and sculptures with modeling clay. Not all of the classes got to see the pictures of their final projects. Here's a little video of all the sculptures I had pictures of ..." Well done, Spanish Oaks students! Thank you, Mrs. Gunderson, for sharing!
Dear Parents of Spanish Oaks,
I just want to share three important reminders that were shared with me in the wake of the online, home-learning school.
1. You Matter
2. You are Loved
3. Everything will be Okay
You Matter--As you work with your kids at home with online learning please remember to take care of yourself and your kids with breaks when things seem to be going awry. All you can do is your best (no matter what that looks like) and that is enough. You matter and your best will look different than someone else's best, but I promise, your best is enough.
You are Loved--We are all cheering for you!!! We've got your back!
Everything will be Okay--Keep in contact with your children's teachers the best you can. Their feedback will help you help your children. We've got this! This is challenging for all of us and together we will make this work. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We love your kids and we love you!!!
Here is a link to a mindful meditation exercise for kids to help facilitate breaks:
gonoodle.com also has some fun movement breaks for kids.
Some wise counsel from one of my dear friends: "In times of uncertainty, it is important to focus on what we know rather than what we don’t know. Focusing on what we know allows us to plan and to be proactive. Focusing on what we don’t know brings fear and uncertainty."
If you are interested I have included a few links about how to talk to our kids about coronavirus.
This is a video/article for parents about talking to kids about the coronavirus:
Here's a video for kids about the coronavirus:
Best of luck will all that you have before you. Please remember we are here to support you. I will be trading off between my schools so if you need anything please send me an email and I will respond as soon as I can.
Nebo School District
Spanish Oaks Elementary