January 2018

Chess EXTRA Practice at Spanish Oaks

Chess EXTRA Practice at Spanish Oaks will be beginning on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 with Mrs. Laura Dyches.  This is for 4th-6th grade students during their lunch time.  We will meet in the Little Theater to play on Tuesday(s) and Thursday(s).  This is ONLY for kids who already know how to play; we will not be teaching them how to play.  We will play until March 15, 2018.  This is a time for kids to practice chess for fun and, if they want, we will have some mini tournaments! 

Spanish Oaks Second Grade Take a Trip with Ms. Frizzle

Our second grade students shared songs and information about their science core in their second grade program as we got to travel on the Magic School Bus with them and Ms. Frizzle.  They did an excellent job and we all enjoyed their program.  Special thanks to Miss Loomis, Miss Young, Mrs. Call and Mrs Lewis for all their hard work and dedication!

Excellent Explorer Award Winners at Spanish Oaks

We once again have 5 fabulous students who have been nominated and chosen for our Excellent Explorer Award for term 2.  Here are the lucky winners:  Brendan Snyder:  Brendan really participates, and loves school!  He does his work correctly too, and he plays with classmates that are being left out.  Maggie Jones:  She makes me feel good inside and is very kind to people around her.  She is also good at paying attention in class, and even out of school.  Sadie Burtenshaw:  She always takes initiative to pick up a piece of trash and she is nice to everybody, and plays with everyone.  Jason Visentin:  Jason is always helping others.  He always volunteers to help both the students in our class and the teacher.  He is patient with others and is a buddy to anyone who needs cheering up!  Jamie Tiapson:  She is always on task and I've seen her outside and there was this one kid who saw her and she came up to him and asked if he wanted to play.  I've seen her more than once do that.  She is probably one of the kindest people I've ever known.  I've never seen her be rude or even mad. 

Thank you, students, for your great example and choosing to:  Be Kind ... Show Respect ... Work Hard!



PTA Family Arts Night

Hello, friends!  Don’t miss this year’s PTA Family Arts Night!  We all had a great time last year, and this year will be just as spectacular!  There are activities for all ages.  So, bring the family to our PTA Family Arts Night on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 4:30 pm.-5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.  See you there!

Science EXTRA at Spanish Oaks

We are excited to offer Science EXTRA this year at Spanish Oaks!  Miss Young will be teaching this class for students in grade(s) 1-3.  Miss McKendrick will be teaching grade(s) 4-6.   
The class will focus on the Scientific Method, where we will make hypotheses and perform experiments to find answers.  Some of the experiments we will do will include:  reactions with sodium chloride, hydrogen peroxide, cocoa, Borax, glycerol, sodium bicarbonate, lemon juice, etc.
The dates and times for our class will be:  Wednesday and Friday afternoon(s) from 3:15 p.m.- 4:15 p.m., starting 2/7/18 and running through 2/23/18 (six sessions).  Classes will be held in Room 31 (grades 1-3), and Room 15 (grades 4-6).  Students must be picked up promptly at 4:15 p.m.
This class will be able to accommodate 20 students per teacher.  We will take students on a first come, first served basis.  If your student would like to participate, please fill out the form below (hard copy was sent home with all students on 1-22-18) and return it to the office before Friday, January 26, 2018 to register.

  • Registration Form

Food Drive at Spanish Oaks

Our school's Food Drive is well underway ...  As of today we are over 1/3 of the way to meeting our goal of 2,000 items!! (check out the attached picture for results as of 1-22-18).

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 is:  January 8, 2018 - February 2, 2018

Check out our new digital display in the main entry way to see who is leading the competition ... Thank you, everyone for your generous donations!!!!

Spring Choir at Spanish Oaks


Spring Choir at Spanish Oaks begins today!  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 17th, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the Little Theater.  The students have chosen Disney songs to perform! 

We also will have the opportunity of presenting at Music at the Mountain on April 11th at 7:00 p.m. - (more information to come later), and then our final performance will be in late April.  (Right now we are thinking of April 25th at Spanish Oaks Elementary.)

Please send the bottom section the attached note with your child.  We are looking forward to working with your children.

- Maren Christensen and Katie Drollinger


Megann McKendrick

What do Fossils Tell Us?

We know a lot about animals today because we can observe and analyze them in their habitats. What about the organisms that are now extinct? Do we know what they were like? We can tell a lot about a creature by the fossils that they left behind. These 4th graders can tell you what to look for in a fossil to learn about creatures long ago!