October 2017

Spanish Oaks School Board Presentation

On 10-11-17, Spanish Oaks Elementary presented to the Nebo School Board!  Three (3) members of our Student Council:  Ella O’Gwin, Natalie Christensen and Colton Johnson, shared our school's theme (Be Someone's Hero) and motto (Be Kind, Show Respect and Work Hard).  They were followed by Emily Gunderson, our School Community Council Co-chair, who discussed how we are using School LAND Trust funds at our school to support student learning.  For our finale’, we were proud to share the talents of our very own Spanish Oaks Choir, directed by Maren Christensen and accompanied by Katie Drollinger.  It was an amazing evening that brought the audience to tears.  Well done, Explorers!

Pumpkins Galore!

Mrs. Dimmick

In connection with our science unit, the third graders at Spanish Oaks have been working on creating their own pumpkins.  Each student was given a pumpkin that was grown for them by Mrs. Dimmick's dad.  They spent time observing the pumpkins and then creating their own drawing of pumpkins.  Stop by and see our "pumpkin patch."

Nebo Honors School District’s Business Partners


Our very own Victor Dominguez from Logo Print Solutions was recognized today as the Utah Valley Chamber honored Nebo School District’s business partners.  Victor is responsible for printing our grade-level T-shirts, and has become quite a celebrity around Spanish Oaks.  Thank you, Mr. Dominguez, for your continued service to our school!

PTA Book Fair at Spanish Oaks



Come to our Book Fair and find monster deals on great books!  Our book fair will run October 23-27, and will be open late during SEP conferences on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  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://www.scholastic.com/bf/spanishoakselemsch1  

Maceys School Cents for Spanish Oaks

At Macey's, they know that nothing is more important to a child's future than education.  To help give back to our local communities, Macey's will be supporting local schools through their School Cents program.

School Cents is their way of giving back and supporting our communities' education system.  The School Cents program is run through Macey's Perks program allowing them to electronically track the rewards each school earns.  Our school will earn one percent of every purchase made by our supporters.  Thank you for supporting Spanish Oaks Elementary!

Health and Safety Week at Spanish Oaks

October 9 -12, 2017 is our PTA Health and Safety Week at Spanish Oaks!

  • Monday:  "I Pledge to Keep My Hands Off Drugs” ... Wear RED to school.
  • Tuesday:  "I Pledge to Walk to School Safely" ... Wear GREEN to school.   Walk to school day!
  • Wednesday:  "Don't Stand By, Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand Together” ... Wear BLUE to school.
  • Thursday:  "I've Got the Power" (safe practices for using media) ... Wear WHITE to school.

2017-2018 Reflections Schedule and Theme

2017-2018 Reflections Theme:  "Within Reach"

PTA Reflections Schedule:

  • Opening Kick Off Assembly(s):  October 12
  • Entries DUE:  November 9
  • Judging of Entries:  November 13-16
  • Closing Awards Assembly:  November 17 @ 2:30pm (AM Kinder students invited)
  • Due to Council:  November 20

The Student Entry Form and Artist Statement Form are now on the same form!  You asked, and we listened!  You now only need to print off one piece of paper.  Both sections still need to be completed.  If you need more space to complete the "Artist Statement", please use another piece of paper and attach it to the orginal form. 

Please NOTE:  The Student Entry Form MUST have handwritten signatures on it ... typed name(s) does not give consent.  Students may submit multiple entries - only one (1) entry per arts category

Time for Box Tops at Spanish Oaks


It is time for our first round of Box Tops!  We are collecting October 16, 17 and 18!  We would love parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., to clip, collect, and send them with your child to school.  Each classroom has a special Box Top container.  You can find Box Tops on lots of packages ... everything from cereal boxes to tissue boxes.  Each Box Top clipped is worth 10 cents for our school ... which adds up quickly when we all turn them in.  Thank you for your support!