December 2015

ParentLink at Spanish Oaks

A great way to keep on top of what is happening at our school is through the amazing ParentLink tool ... 

The District gets parent contact information for ParentLink from our student database.  Parents can change their own contact information as follows:   

  1. Log in to Aspire SIS (the same place you go to check your child's grades)
  2. Review the Contacts section on your student's summary page (near the bottom of the page)
    1. Calls go to the Main Phone number
    2. Text messages go to the Cellular number
    3. If you do not have a land line, your cell phone number should be entered for both the Main Phone and Cellular number
  3. If a change needs to be made, click on Edit then click on your name

* Note:  Changes to Aspire SIS are immediate.  Parent data is sent to ParentLink each night.

Spanish Oaks Christmas Choir Concert

Our combined choir students did an amazing job in their performance last night for their parents and friends.  They have worked hard and were so excited to share the songs they have learned.  A special "thank you" to our choir leaders, Mrs. Christensen and Mrs. Aagard, for all their hard work, and to our choir piano player(s), Laurie Dallon and Katie Drollinger, for their dedication and service.  Nice job, students!

Learning Going on in Mrs. Graham's Class

Attributions: 
Katrina Graham, second grade teacher

As we learned about Hellen Keller in our Journeys story this week, students in Mrs. Graham's class tried to get a feel for what it might feel like to be blind and deaf.  Although it was nowhere close to the real thing, it gave them some food for thought and got them thinking. 

How Can I Help Parents in Your School?

Attributions: 
How Can I Help You in Your School?

Heidi Whitaker is a wonderful district resource for parents with special needs children in our schools.  Some of her responsibilities as Nebo District's "Parent Mentor" for the UPC are to help parents understand how the special education system works, how to problem-solve peacefully, and how to communicate effectively.  Attached please find Heidi's contact information.

Positive Energy and Kindness at Spanish Oaks

Do you know someone at Spanish Oaks Elementary who really exhibits Positive Energy and Kindness?  Please take a moment and click on the link below to recognize them for the amazing things they are doing at our school.  All nominations will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be recognized at the Nebo School District Board monthly meeting(s).

"Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees.  PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education.  The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department."

Spanish Oaks Robotics Showcase

Attributions: 

This year Spanish Oaks hosted an after school Robotics Class through a UVU School of Education Outreach Program.  Each week 4th, 5th and 6th graders worked with college students on how to code and program robots.  The students had a great time using skills in Math, Science, and Technology.  Our class just wrapped up, and parents were invited to the last fifteen minutes for a "showcase" to see what their children learned.  Thank you, UVU, for an amazing learning experience!

Sixth Grade Goes to Christmas Around the World

Attributions: 

Sixth grade students from Spanish Oaks were super excited for their annual trip to BYU for Christmas Around the World.  They enjoyed learning about different cultures, and their dance styles from all over the world.  Our students were amazing ... and want to send a special "thank you" to BYU for having them!

We Are Having a BERRY Good Year

Attributions: 

This year at Spanish Oaks we are using the book "Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed" for our theme.  Our students are highlighted for extraordinary deeds they do for their schoolmates, and are signing our grade level blueberry muffins each week!  Here are our "extraordiberries" for this week!  Nice job, students!   We are having  a "berry" good year!

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