February 2013

Maple Mountain Athletes read to Spanish Oaks Students

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leslie.loftin
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Baseball players from Maple Mountain High School took time out to read to the students of Spanish Oaks Elementary. They visited classrooms and read their favorite books to the students. They encouraged the students to always work hard and to be the very best they can be. We would like to thank Coach Miner and the Golden Eagle players for their visit.

Photos of Maple Mountain baseball players

Teacher Appreciation at Spanish Oaks

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leslie.loftin
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Last week the PTA sponsored Teacher Appreciation Week and, wow, did the teachers get spoiled! The theme this year was a pirate theme. Teachers had signs outside of their doors that were decorated by room parents. There was a waffle bar breakfast that kicked the week off on Monday morning. On Tuesday, students dressed up as pirates and watched a pirate relay race with the teachers from their own grade levels. Teacher treats included yummy cupcakes, a bag full of “treasures” from under the sea, and a delicious pirate feast for lunch on Friday. We appreciate our amazing PTA committee: Angie Warner, Kara Kilpatrick, Lindsay Downey and all the PTA Board members that volunteered many hours to make this such a special week!
Photos of Teacher Appreciation Week

Spanish Oaks Places at Chess Tournament

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leslie.loftin
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On February 9th, 2013 students from Spanish Oaks Elementary competed against 23 other schools in Nebo School District Chess Tournament at Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville. Our students took 12th place overall. Awesome job students!
Students who participated:
1st grade: Trenton Black, Kiera Lee
2nd grade: Talmage Johnson
3rd grade: A.J. Rex, Deacon Hansbrow
4th grade: Zachary Brown, Kaiden Baird, Caden Black

Photo of participants with trophy

Fitness Fun at Spanish Oaks

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leslie.loftin
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On Friday, February 1st , the students and staff at Spanish Oaks spent the day focusing on healthy living through lessons on eating nutritious foods and staying physically active. Students wore exercise clothing from the ‘80s and spent time exercising (Sweatin’ to the Oldies) in the school auditorium with Principal Huff and led by the student council. It was a fun, informative activity.

Science Fair Finalists at Spanish Oaks

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leslie.loftin
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On January 27th, Spanish Oaks Elementary held their annual Science Fair. More than 120 students participated. There was a great variety of project topics. There were such topics as plant growth, sound waves, bacteria growth, how different windows affect U.V. rays, and much more. Students worked hard on their projects which was evident in their outstanding displays. Finalists and the titles of their projects that will move on to the district level are:

Nathan Dunn, “How Much Iron is in your Cereal?”
Elle Jewkes, “Does Water Freeze Differently When Different Types of Music is Played?”
Heather Johnson, “Growing in Utah Soil”
Cosette McInelly, “Me and My Buds. . . Taste Buds that is”
Tyler Bradford, “Which Antacid Neutralizes the Most Acid?”
Kierra Oyler, “Twin Study”
Sierra Lee, “Wrinkle Release”
Raeley Nelson & Rebecca Wilding, “Bleaching Fabric”
Lyndsay Marsh & Alicia Zaremba, “Sweet as Sugar”
Justin Johnson, “Sound Waves and Heart Rate”

Photos of Science Fair and students moving on to the district level