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December 2017

Reading Celebration with Mrs. Brown

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Wed, 12/20/2017 - 09:39

We had some elaborately decorated Christmas trees once our reading reward winners finished with Mrs. Brown yesterday.  The students had a great time and actually got a little bit of frosting and candy on the trees (the rest ended up in mouths).  A special thanks to Aubrey Smith for her hard work and creativity in putting this activity together!  Keep on reading, students!

Orchestra Lunchtime Serenade

Submitted by kali.brown on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 17:16

Students, faculty and staff were treated to a special lunchtime performance by our amazing 6th grade orchestra, directed by Russell Hansen and accompanied by Laurie Dallin.  Students enjoyed chicken nuggets and taco soup while "visions" of Jingle Bells and Here Comes Santa Claus played in the background.  Our orchestra students have been working all year long to master their instruments, and their efforts were well received by their audience of hungry students.  Thank you, musicians, for sharing your talents ... and for a most enjoyable dining experience!

Spanish Oaks Explore the Arts for Christmas

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:52

Our student-body enjoyed watching our Dance EXTRA students perform folk dances from different countries.   Some of the audience even got to join in and give the dances a try.  A big thanks to Mr. Crockett for his time and hard work.

Today we also enjoyed our school orchestra, who serenaded the student-body while they ate lunch.  They did a great job!  Thank you to Mr. Hansen for the great job he does with our sixth graders.

Art EXTRA at Spanish Oaks Coming in January

Submitted by kali.brown on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 10:00

We are so excited to have Art EXTRA again this year at Spanish Oaks!  This class is for students in 1st-6th grade(s).  The class will focus on different art media, styles and techniques.

The dates and times are as follows:  (4 weeks total)

Tuesday, January 9th
Tuesday, January 16th
Tuesday, January 23rd
Tuesday, January 30th
Tuesday, January 30th   Parent “Show Off” from 3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Classes will start in the front middle vestibule at 3:15 p.m.  Students must be picked up promptly at 4:15 p.m.  The class will be able to accommodate 60 students.  Please watch for registration information to come home with your student on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.   If you have any questions, please contact:  Mrs. Christensen (

Orchestra Concert at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 15:43

"Thank you all so much for coming to the concert last evening and filling the seats.  It was marvelous to see that much familial support and lots of friendly faces.  Your kids did a fantastic job at demonstrating what they have learned to this point.  I’m very pleased with how they performed.  I hope that you all enjoyed your time listening to them.

I thoroughly enjoy working with your kids.  They have been fantastic so far.  Thank you all for encouraging them in developing this talent."

Russell Hansen

Spanish Oaks Excellent Explorer Award Winners

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:10

We are so excited to present our Excellent Explorer Award winners for this quarter.  Get to know and love them like we do!

Kasey Glazier: "During our math class one of the students became upset because they were not able to finish their fast facts.  Kasey went out to the hall to help the other student practice their flash cards rather than play a game and work on his own fast facts."

Amy Bishoff:  "Amy is an amazing student!  She is kind, thoughtful, helpful, and a great friend to everyone.  She is not afraid to try new, hard things, and she is always doing her best work.  She is such a positive asset and example to our class.

Cashton Preston:  "He is a friend to every single person.  He also has a positive attitude.  I have never heard him complain and I have never seen him be rude to another student.  He always has a smile on his face, and is willing to help others."

Ella Chilton:  "Ella should be the Excellent Explorer because no matter what, she is always nice and positive.  She is nice to everyone.  When someone is sad she is always the one to go and cheer them up.  She is a good friend to everyone."

Keaton Grotegut:  "Keaton is always kind and friendly to everyone around him.  He is easy to get along with.  He is a hardworker.  Keaton is always on task and does his best!"


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