October 2015

Book Fair at Spanish Oaks October 19-22

Come to our PTA Book Fair and find monster deals on great books!  Our Book Fair will run October 19-22 from 8:30am-4:00pm, and will be open late during SEP Conferences on Wednesday, October 21 until 8:00pm.  Parents are welcome anytime!  Come shop for your family, begin your Christmas shopping or find a great 'thank you' gift for an amazing teacher.  You may also order online (books will be delivered to the school) at: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/spanishoakselemsch.  Thank you for supporting reading at our school!

Great Kindergarten Teacher at Spanish Oaks

Chrissie Robinson-Kindergarten

Chrissie grew up in Spanish Fork and has been married for 9 years.  She has two kids that are 5 and 2. She has worked in the Spanish Oaks special needs preschool for 7 years. She have a special place in her heart for children with special needs and their families. Chrissie believes in early intervention and knows that it truly works. She loves music, dance, spending time with her family and teaching.  She is doing a fantastic job in our Kindergarten and the students love her!!  We are so glad to have you, Mrs. Robinson!

 

Wear GREEN and Walk Bike to School

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 is International Walk to School Day at Spanish Oaks Elementary!  Please join us in promoting healthy habits of exercise, being outdoors and walking/bike safety.  Students, staff and faculty are invited to wear GREEN this day to help us remember to walk/bike safely.  Parent helpers will be strategically placed along the way to school, watching for students who are following the safety rules and making healthy choices.

"International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.  It began in 1997 as a one-day event.  Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October.  Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October." 

Come join us and wear GREEN as you ... Walk/Bike to School!

SNAP Walk More In Four at Spanish Oaks

Spanish Oaks had 124 students participate and submit Walk More in Four entry forms during the month of September.  Each of these students will be entered into a state-wide drawing for bikes, scooters and helmets.  The class with the most participation was Mrs. Dyches/Mrs. Taylor 6th grade class, and the 6th grade, as a whole, had the most forms submitted.

"The top three schools with the highest percentage of student participation will receive $500, $250 and $100, respectively.  Any student who participates can also win a bike or scooter, and a helmet."  We had 24% participation for our school!  The SNAP Team will be drawing for prizes on October 7.

Participating in Walk More in Four brought our school one step closer to being named a Utah Top Walking & Biking School, with the possibility of receiving even more recognition and rewards.  Keep walking, Explorers!

Book Run at Spanish Oaks ... NEXT Week

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Spanish Oaks Elementary 5K / 1 Mile “Book” Run is ... NEXT Week!!

When:  Friday, October 9, 2015
Time:  5:00 p.m.
Where:  2701 East Canyon Crest Drive, Spanish Fork
What:  “Fun”draiser for Spanish Oaks Elementary School

On Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., we will hold our 3rd Annual 5K / 1 Mile “Book” Run.  Students, teachers, parents, neighbors, etc., will join together to run to raise money for Spanish Oaks Elementary School.  Registration for either race will be $5.00.  A “Book” Run t-shirt will also be available for an additional $5.00, if desired.  T-shirts must be ordered by October 2, 2015, to guarantee delivery. 

Please pay with RevTrak on our school's website @ https://nebo.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=13.  ** Please note, there is a $2.00 processing fee for this online service.

This year will be a little different … Our “Book” Run will be in October and we will be running in the evening.  To make it even more fun, please come dressed as your favorite Book Character!!!!

Come support our school and enjoy our Spanish Oaks “Book” Run!

Second Grade Authors

2nd Graders in Mrs. Graham’s class had an Author’s Party today!  They celebrated the fact that they were all authors, by reading their first narrative stories of the year to each other.  In order to see which story would be read next, they popped balloons that had each of the students’ names in them.  The author who was reading got to wear our special party hat.  Each student received a pencil party favor so that they can continue to be awesome authors in second grade! 

Robotics EXTRA Team at Spanish Oaks

A group of fourth, fifth and sixth grade students are having a blast working with representatives from UVU in our Robotics EXTRA Team.  They meet once a week after school, and learn the in's and out's of robots and how they work.  They have even done a little building of their own!  Thank you, UVU, for this amazing learning opportunity!

Professional Development at Spanish Oaks

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A team of eager educators from Spanish Oaks had the opportunity to participate in an outstanding professional development training this week ... They learned, studied and dialogued about the importance of schools, education, democracy and communication.  Thank you to our wonderful district for providing this amazing learning opportunity!

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