May 2015

Play Unplugged Summer at Spanish Oaks

The Spanish Fork/Salem area Chamber of Commerce is very excited about the Play Unplugged program they are continuing this summer! During the last week of school, we will send home lanyards and booklets for all students.  Play Unplugged helps kids PLAY!  It does so by encouraging active lifestyles and promoting healthy activities.  What makes this program so effective?  Simply put, it gives bored kids and busy parents something to do all summer long!  We can't wait to get started again this summer!

"Keep track of all your Play Unplugged Brag Badges by putting them on your very own Play Unplugged Lanyard.  Don’t have a lanyard?  Don’t worry ... just stop by the Chamber of Commerce to pick one up."

Spanish Oaks Finishes Off Reading Program for the Year

We had a great assembly today to finish off our reading program for the year.  Our goal was to read 2,000,000 minutes, and we passed our goal with 2,384,796!  Way to go, students and teachers!  We had a lot of free book give-aways to help keep that reading going! 

The winners of our 2 college scholarships were:  Talina Castro and Oliver Stroud.  Congratulations to them!

Our final bike winner came from our Kindergarten ... Landon Grotegut!  Way to go, Landon!

Spanish Oaks Fourth Grade Scientists

Our 4th grade students learned to be scientists and classify items according to the characteristics each has in common.  We used potato chips as the items that students would observe, taste, and then classify using classifying diagrams such as flow charts and numbered charts.  All of the students had a good time, learned a lot, and gained a pound or two!

Spanish Oaks Carnival a Huge Success

Rain or shine (and we got a little bit of both) our carnival was a go last Friday evening.  We had a great turn-out of both parents and students who enjoyed our live band, dunking teachers and the principal in the dunk tank, pizza and hotdogs, cotton candy and more!  As a fund raiser, the PTA also sold baskets full of fun, each donated by a class at the school.  Thanks so much to all who helped make this great event happen!  We all had a ball!

Renaissance Fair in Sixth Grade at Spanish Oaks

The sixth grade students put all their research, memorization skills, and dancing expertise to good use today at the Renaissance Fair.  Each one was prepared with a short monologue and costume that represented their choice of a significant historical person.  They all did a wonderful job!

PTA School Carnival a HUGE Success

Thank you to ALL who came last night to support our PTA School Carnival!!  It was a HUGE success and everyone had an awesome time ... especially the Dunking Booth participants!  A special "thank you" to each of our volunteers, with particular appreciation going out to our amazing PTA Board!  What a wonderful way to celebrate the end of an outstanding year!

Spanish Oaks 5K Fun Run Winners

Bright and early Saturday morning, the dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff of Spanish Oaks joined for our annual 5K / Fun Run!!  Although we were few in numbers, these brave souls would not let a little chance of thunder storms dampen their fun.  We laughed together as we ran, celebrated great finishes and refueled with oranges and bananas ... a PERFECT morning!  A special "thank you" to Mr. Crockett for organizing the event, as well as to each of our awesome volunteers for sharing their Saturday morning with us.  Thank you for filling our buckets ... they literally RUNneth over!

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