March 2017

PEAK Award Winner Mrs. Downey


March 2017 Nebo PEAK Award Winners ...

Lindsey Downey, Librarian, Spanish Oaks Elementary
Nominated by: Sherri Peterson, Kali Brown, DeAnn Carter, Angela Lindstrom

“Lindsey is an incredible librarian. She spends hours planning and preparing lessons that are educational as well as motivating for the students. She plans the lessons to correspond with CORE concepts taught in each grade level, bringing in technology and guest speakers to engage students. Her library is darling, and she has the students help her do the decorating. She has students spotlight books they have checked out and loved, so peers can enjoy them as well. Lindsey is the best librarian in the elementary schools for the past 30 years.”

“There is no task too small or trivial. Lindsey is willing to help and share her talents at every turn. She excels at communicating library expectations to all teachers, while helping each to be successful and feel supported. The library is truly her ‘classroom’. Everything she does is to ensure learning is happening for each of our students.”

“Lindsey is doing an awesome job with our students in helping them learn how to use the library and to be excited about going to library. She has the library so organized and decorated so it's inviting. She's also so willing to help with anything that is going on in the school. She's PEAK through and through!”

“Mrs. Downey has transformed our library into a fun, educational, kid-friendly room. She has great ideas on how to teach our students about how the library works. She uses games and art to help reinforce the curriculum so that the students not only learn in their classrooms, but also in the library. She is very friendly and helpful. We love her!”

Dental Health Presentation

We had some special guests come to Spanish Oaks Elementary to teach students about how to take care of their teeth! Students learned it is important to brush twice a day and floss once a day so they can prevent getting cavities.  Thank you to Rocky and his friends for teaching us the important of dental health!

Champions Challenge Reading Assembly

We were in for a treat this past week when Champions Challenge Rodeo came to Spanish Oaks Elementary!  We had cowboys, a rodeo clown, and Miss Rodeo Utah come talk to us about what they do at the rodeo and ... the importance of reading.  We even got to see Mrs. Brown get in a barrell and get hit by "bulls", just like the rodeo clown does!  At the end of the assembly two students were awarded bikes for being great readers.  

Spanish Oaks Custodian Shovels, and Plows and Pushes . . .


Monte Billie, our custodian, deserves a "Hip, Hip, Hooray" for his sweat and tears as he shoveled, and shoveled, and shoveled, to keep up with the snow removal this past month.   He has done a tremendous job, and even did it with a smile!  He is so appreciated!  A group of us even went out to the parking lot after a late night CMI to find our windshields cleaned off on our cars.  Thank you, Mr. Billie!