January 2017

Science EXTRA Club Starts at Spanish Oaks

Megann McKendrick

 Science extra started off with two experiments. We started out asking questions about the materials we had and then made hypotheses.

Our first experiment we mixed a borax solution and glue together. The students made a hypothesis that it would explode, bubble, and rise when they got mixed together. They sure had a surprise when it ended up making some crazy putty. It was great to see their reactions! 

For the second experiment we mixed baking soda and water together and wrote messages and drew pictures on paper. This week we’ll use another ingredient to see if we can uncover the messages by causing another scientific reaction!

We are going to continue to learn more about the scientific method and record what we learn from our experiments.


Tailgating for Tummies School Food Drive


In conjunction with this year's school food drive ... we are adding a competition leading to the Super Bowl called “Tailgating for Tummies”.  We will work to see which class can bring in the most “touchdowns”, and the grade-level with the greatest total will win the Super Bowl Tailgate Celebration. 

How to get a touchdown:  For every 100 items (representing 100 yards on a football field) a class will earn a "touchdown".  Student Council Members will come by each morning to collect the food drive items.  Our School Food Drive goes through Friday, January 27, 2017.  Thank you, everyone!!!!

School Food Drive at Spanish Oaks

Our annual Holiday Food Drive will run from January 17 – January 27, 2017.  Thanks to your generous donations, for the last few years we have collected thousands of items!!  All donations to Tabitha's Way will stay here locally to help stop hunger.  This year our goal is to EXCEED last year's goal!!  All donations stay here locally ...  Thank you so much for your support! 

Tabitha’s Way Food Pantry has been a part of the Nebo School District for the past 5 years providing food and supplies for families in need.  This year they plan on feeding 5,000 families.  They are able to accomplish this amazing task because of the donations they receive from food drives.  “Together we can stop hunger and meet the needs of our struggling student families!”  http://tabithasway.com/

The food items of most need are:

Canned Meats
Canned Fruits Cereal
Canned Tomatoes
Canned Veggies Soups
Starches: dried noodles, dried potatoes, packaged stuffing

Spanish Oaks Spring School Choir

We invite students in first through sixth grade who want to sing with the Spanish Oaks Choir to register.  We start practicing for our spring performances on Wednesday, January 18, at 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the Little Theater. 

We have the opportunity of presenting at the Music at the Mountain on April 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.   Our final performance will be in late April or early May

Registration Form

Register for Arts EXTRA at Spanish Oaks


Students in first through sixth grade who are interested in the arts can sign up for Spanish Oaks ARTS EXTRA.  Working with parents and faculty, interested students will meet for 2 weeks on Wednesday(s) and Friday(s) from 3:20 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on January 18, 20, 25, and 27 to explore art.  The students will focus on drawing basics and use of a sketchbook.  They will discover various media, styles, and techniques.

Students must be picked up promptly at 4:30 p.m. each session.   The group will exhibit their work on January 27, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.  Parents will be invited to participate with their students in the art project that day and to bring their own art to add to the gallery on the last day.   

Registration for the Wednesday and Friday ARTS EXTRA is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited.   

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Reflections Piece Goes on to State


Tanner Christiansen, a second grader in Miss Haddock's class, is headed to the state level with his Reflections entry.  We are so proud of him and wish him the best!  We'd love to see him head to Florida for Nationals.  Way to go, Tanner!

Nebo January Chess Tournament


When:  Saturday January 21, 2017

Who:  Open to all K-6 students residing within Nebo school district boundaries.

Awards:  Trophies will be awarded to the top 7 players in each grade, 1-6. 

Registration:  $8 if you register and pay by Jan 16, 4:00 pm, $15 up until Jan 19.   

Where:  Art City Elementary – 121 North 900 East, Springville, UT

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