February 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week

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Last week was every teacher's favorite week of the year!   We sure get spoiled at Spanish Oaks during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our PTA is way too good to us.  On Monday the PTA decorated our doors with words of affirmation from each of our students. The teachers even got drawn as superheroes! On Tuesday each teacher got their very own Swig drink as well as different types of yummy popcorn.  On Wednesday teachers got Jimmy Johns sandwiches and homemade soup.  On Thursday there was a soft served ice cream machine in the faculty room. Last the best, on Friday teachers had Texas Roadhouse for lunch and to top it off they sent us home with a gift bag!  We are so spoiled!  Thanks again to our PTA  for all they do for us.

Stakeholder Survey

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Nebo School District is always trying to improve communication and responsiveness to our stakeholders. To that end, we invite students, parents and teachers to give feedback on teachers and administrators in Nebo District schools.  A link to the Nebo Stakeholder Survey 2017-2018 will be found on the Nebo home page at www.nebo.edu beginning Thursday, February 8 and will remain open until Saturday, February 24, 2018, where Nebo District stakeholders will be able to share their thoughts and experiences. (Parents and employees will be emailed a link to help them gain access, while students will be shown the link in their computer labs.)

The purpose of the Nebo Stakeholder Survey is to help us improve instruction and to keep our finger on the pulse of our patrons. For feedback to be most useful, we suggest being polite even when sharing intensely positive or negative feelings, sharing specific experiences that illustrate your ratings, and using appropriate language in all circumstances.

Thank you for your helpful feedback.

Lunch Worker of the Week at Spanish Oaks

We are SO excited to announce our very first Spanish Oaks Lunch Worker of the Week ... Whitley Devenish!  "I worked hard, and I got it!" said Whitley.  She learned that by following the rules and working hard, you get big rewards!  Congratulations, Whitley!

Mrs. Slaymaker and her team of amazing Lunch Ladies are watching carefully the actions of our lunch workers throughout the week.  On Friday of every week, they will select one (1) individual who has met all the below criteria: 

  • Listen and follow instructions given by our Lunch Ladies, Ms. Karen and Mr. Billie.
  • When you are serving the food, please do not call out to teachers, friends or siblings.
  • When cleaning tables:

           a.  Clean the trash off tables and then wipe the tables. 
           b.  Do not whip your dirty rag on the table, twirl it in the air, or touch anyone with your rag. 
           c.  Wipe the benches when there is a spill.

  • You are finished when you are excused by Mr. Billie or Ms. Karen.

We are SUPER excited to recognize (and reward!) individuals who are choosing to ... Be Kind, Show Respect and Work Hard in our lunchroom! 

Tardy Smarties at Spanish Oaks

We are having a great time with our Tardy Smartie "on time" celebration activity.  On random days, Mrs. Brown calls out a number over the intercom during morning announcements.  If the student who has been assigned that number in each classroom is in their seat and ready for the day, they get to come down to the office and get a Smartie from the secretaries.  Here are last weeks Tardy Smarties!

Costa Vida PTA Spirit Night

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Mark your calendars for this term's PTA Spirit Night.  Head to Costa Vida on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Mention Spanish Oaks and they will donate a percentage of sales to our school.  Money earned at these events has been going towards buying new books for the Guided Reading and Take Home Library(s).  See you there!

Spirit of PTA Award

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The PTA at Spanish Oaks recognized Kelly Burtenshaw with the Spirit of PTA Award for being a great volunteer who has given consistent and outstanding service through PTA.  She has been a member of the Spanish Oaks PTA for many years and exemplifies the PTA Purposes and Mission.  Thank you, Kelly, for all you give to our school!

Outstanding Educator Award

Spanish Oaks PTA was happy to present Mrs. Jackson the PTA Outstanding Educator Award today.  This award recognizes an educator nominated by the PTA board based on their relationship with students, parents, PTA and the community.  We heard from many parents who emphatically declared Mrs. Jackson the perfect recipient of this award!

Box Tops Race at Spanish Oaks

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It is time for our ... Box Tops Race at Spanish Oaks!  Our official race will run from February 12th - 16th, but you can turn in Box Tops all year long!  There will be amazing book prizes (from our PTA Book Fair!) for the winning classrooms (1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards), as well as the honor of holding the Golden Crayon in your room!  Please remember to turn in your Box Tops every day to the container in your classroom.  ALL Box Tops are DUE:  February 16, 2018.   

February Reading Celebration

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Students receive reading tickets for completing their nightly independent reading.  The more minutes a student reads, the more reading tickets they earn.  The more reading tickets a student earns, the higher chance they have of getting their reading ticket drawn to have a reading celebration with Mrs. Brown.  This month's reading celebration was getting the opportunity to decorate heart-shaped sugar cookies with Mrs. Brown.  The students had so much fun!

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