May 2017

Wax Museum at Spanish Oaks a Success


Our students did a great job being a character from Utah history today in the Fourth Grade Wax Museum.  They has some fun characters, creative costumes and great memorized information on their chosen person.  Thanks parents and teachers, for your hard work in helping your students to be successful!

5th Grade Walk for Life

This year the students of Spanish Fork elementary schools participated in the city's Walk For Life project ...  Students were invited to bring the name of someone in their family who is (or was) a Veteran that they then represented in the Walk For Life.  This name was placed on their "dog tags" for the day.  A “Wall of Honor” was also created in correlation with our Walk For Life walk in May ... The idea of the Wall of Honor was to have each 5th Grade student honor their service member with a small memorial page.  This Wall of Honor page was displayed with all 1200 other students on the day(s) of the walk, May 17 and 18th.  Students went to eight (8) different stations where actual Veterans shared stories of their service.  It was an amazing day, beginning with a Flag Ceremony and closing with the Retiring of the Colors.  Thank you, Spanish Fork, for this unforgettable opportunity!  Thank you to all Veterans, past and present, for your service.


Yearly Reading Goal Met by Students at Spanish Oaks

Hooray!  We met our yearly goal of 2.5 million minutes being read by our studentbody!  Congratulations students, and hang on tight, Mrs. Brown!  The students were given several options back in September of what they would like their reading reward to be if they met their goal.  They chose to duct tape Mrs. Brown to the wall!   So . . . today each child was given a long piece of duct tape that they used to keep Mrs. Brown "cocooned" to the wall.  Once she was in place, the students were serenaded with Mrs. Brown's favorite song, "Hear Me Roar," as they paraded past.  The students were SO excited, and Mrs. Brown is still good to go!

Orchestra Final Concert


Thank you all for attending the concert last evening.  Your kids were amazing.  There were times in rehearsal where it just wasn’t happening.  However, they pulled it through and performed every number the way I knew that they could.  It was marvelous to be able to help them present that for you yesterday.  I hope that you enjoyed the fruits of their labors.

I hope that they all continue their musical experience, no matter the instrument or ensemble.  Music adds such a richness to our lives.  I am blessed to have participated in this shared experience with your children.

Best of success to all,

Russell Hansen

Free Astrofest Science Day at BYU May 20th

FREE science day at BYU this Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm.  More information can be found on the BYU event calendar page ...

This year is the total solar eclipse, which will be taking place August 21, the day before school starts and many of the activities will focus on how to prepare for the eclipse.

- BYU Dept of Physics and Astronomy

Treasure Celebrations at Spanish Oaks


Every week teachers have been sending the name of someone in their class who has been a "treasure" that week.  We have announced their name(s) on Friday morning and invited them to come to the office for a special "thank you"!  Each weekly recipient added their personal quilt square to the “We Matter” quilt we have hanging outside the main office!!  In each classroom the teachers kept track using our "coins" of all the times their students act in a treasured way ...  At the end of the month teachers turned in these totals and the winning class earned a 'thank you' reward activity.  Miss Young's 2nd Grade Class were our "treasure class winners" for April!  They were treated to a treasure hunt for doing things that matter at our school, i.e., trying hard, doing their best, being respectful, being a good sport, making a friend, being respectful, etc.  Congratulation, students ... you MATTER and we "treasure" you!

Thank You PTA for an AWESOME Carnival

A ginormous THANK YOU to our amazing PTA for another outstanding carnival!  Thank you to everyone who came out to support our school!  A special "thank you" to the many, MANY people who helped, i.e., teachers, parents, faculty, staff, and our entire PTA Board.  A huge "shout out" to Kelly Burtenshaw for organizing this event, along with the wonderful ladies who provided delicious food, exciting games, phenomenal gift baskets, etc.  Our first, and hopefully annual, Spanish Oaks Got Talent was amazing ... thank you, Laura Theodosis, for organizing this fun opportunity for our kiddos.  Thank you to all who stayed to help clean up ... we are SO grateful for each of you and thank you for your support and service!

We want to publicly thank our fabulous Carnival Committee:

Emily Baugh Gunderson - For the amazing basket auction!
Marne' Olsen - For organizing & running all the carnival games!
Laura Aldrich Theodosis - For organizing our first ever 'Spanish Oaks Got Talent'!
Lacy Davis Nielsen & Camie Jane Mercado - For organizing, arranging, and serving our food!!

Thank you!  Thank you!  We couldn't have done it with out you!