May 2014

Spanish Oaks Golden Explorers!

There is SO much to do, and these few amazing 5th graders did it all!

Amy Warnick, Isaac Smith, Jayda Larsen, Caden Black, Natalia Ballard, Mazie Harrison, Stirling Maughan, Darren Oyler, Brynn Kilpatrick, Spencer Harward, Jade Mills, Sydnee West, Tristan Beckham, Paige Burtenshaw, Samuel Gunderson, Hunter Meeks, McKay Meeks, Spencer Meeks, Tanner Meeks, Oliver Stroud, Brooklyn Mecham, Hunter Dustin, Itzel  Aguero, Brooklyn Johnson, Baylee Johnson, and Brinley Stephenson.  Well done, friends!

Spanish Oaks 6th Grade vs. Teachers Kickball

What an excellent game!  The teachers had the edge, but the 6th graders gave them a run, or seventeen, for their money.  The All-stars made a great showing in the last inning; had Mr. Johnson not taken out Mrs. Moxon with a hard line-drive to 3rd base, the 6th graders may have taken the lead.   Good times!

 

Knight to Queen's Bishop 3

Attributions: 
Leslie Loftin

If you don't understand what that means, check with one of our top placing Chess gurus:

4 grade:
1st Derek Ford
2nd Asher Kelly
3rd Haley Spencer

5 grade:
1st Caden Black
2nd Kaidan Baird
3rd Spencer Meeks

6 grade:
1st Evan Seamons
2nd Kamry Adams
3rd Kai Huffman

Thank you, Leslie Loftin, for all of your hard working making the Chess Club happen!

Spanish Oaks Represents at Track Meet

On Tuesday, April 29, all of the 6th grade students in the Spanish Fork area attended the annual Hershey Track Meet at Spanish Fork High School.  Students had an amazing time competing in events such as:  100 yard dash, 100 meter race, 400 meter relay, softball throw, standing long jump, etc.  It was a perfect day and everyone had a great time, including the 6th grade teachers, who took very seriously their chance to race.  And the teacher winner is ... our very own Mr. Crockett!  Run, sixth grade ... RUN!

Girls:

100 meter:  Cambria Parkin (3rd)
200 meter:  Courtney Smith (4th)
400 meter:  Courtney Smith (3rd)
4 x 100 Relay:  3rd Place ... Brooklyn Falkner, Courtney Smith, Heather Johnson, Cambria Parkin

Boys:

100 meter:  Kyson Melling (1st), Harrison Jacobson (3rd), Thomas Durham (4th)
400 meter:  Josh Krueger (2nd)
800 meter:  Harrison Jacobson (1st), Josh Krueger (2nd), Andrew Pontious (4th)

4 x 100 Relay:  1st Place ... Andrew Pontious, Kyson Melling, Corbin Harrison, Harrison Jacobson; 4th ... Thomas Durham, Jarom Hovey, Nate Calder, Josh Krueger

 

3rd Grade Family Program

The 3rd grade family program reminded us about some of the funny and not so funny parts of being in a family! They did an AMAZING Job!

P.S. Congratulations to our Mrs. Jerrika Terry Bridges who just is starting her own new little family (She was married on Thursday May 8th)

Spanish Oaks 'End of Year' Reading Rewards

If you have over 2 million minutes, does it always go with cool music?  Loud cheers?  Over 100 books, 2 $50 College Scholarships, AND a brand new bike given away?  It does if they are reading minutes at Spanish Oaks Elementary!!!  Mrs. Brown rocked the school, with the help of Mr. Crockett providing the tunes, at our end of the year "Race into Reading" Assembly.  Spanish Oaks children read, read and READ ... and the minutes prove it!  So does the love of reading that the children here have developed!  Keep up the great work and ... READ READ READ!

 

PRCA Rodeo Champions Challenge Reading

The PRCA Rodeo Champions Challenge is coming to the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds Arena Saturday, May 31.  This rodeo will feature the world’s All-star Cowboys who will be in town for one night to compete on some of the world’s best animals for the winning prize. 

Spanish Fork City came to our school to invite all the students of Spanish Oaks Elementary to ‘compete’ alongside the Cowboys in The Reading Champions ChallengeApril 1 thru April 30, 2014.  Students were challenged to keep track of the reading they do during the month of April and return it to their teacher at the end of the month.  Winners were chosen from all of our returned reading calendars from each grade level.  Seven Champion Readers have been awarded two (2) tickets each to the rodeo!  Thank you, Spanish Fork City, for an amazing assembly and awesome reading challenge!  Yee haw!!

Congratulations to:  Brandon Bodmer, Colton Johnson, Jaeda Sannar, Sam Swain, Irelynd Henry, Madison Tilton, and Kelsee Oyler. 

 

Land Rush at Spanish Oaks

In preparation for the Mini Society and in conjunction with studying U.S. History in the 5th grade, Spanish Oaks had their very own Land Rush of 2014!  Similar to the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889, students bought their property and ran for their lives!

 

Spanish Oaks 5K Festival and PTA School Carnival ... HUGE Success!

On Saturday, May 17, Spanish Oaks Elementary held their first annual 5K 'Fun Run' Festival and PTA School Carnival/Basket Auction ... Thanks to you, it was a HUGE Success!!  The morning began with a 5K/1 mile run through the neighborhood surrounding the school.  It was a perfect day for a run, with well over 100 participants!  Our PTA followed with an amazing carnival/basket auction, to include:  dunk tank, duck ponds, Minute to Win It, obstacle course, face painting, and LOTS of delicious food!  A special thank you to:  Gregg Crockett (5K/Fun Run), Todd Bradford (t-shirts), Amber Jones (carnival games), Nicki Newman (baskets), and countless additional PTA board members, teachers and parent volunteers who gave of their Saturday to help support the students of Spanish Oaks.  Thank you so much!

Spanish Oaks May PEAK Award Winner: Mrs. Johnson!

Congratulations to our very own Mrs. Johnson for being awarded the Nebo School District's PEAK Award!!  A grateful nominating parent writes,  "This ‘guardian angel’ cares for [my son] while he is at school ... My son truly loves Mrs. Johnson and knows that no matter what is going on, he will be helped ... I could never thank Mrs. Johnson enough for all she does.  I feel safe taking my son to school.  The only word that can describe her is ‘Angel’!” 

http://www.nebo.edu/news/1350

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