April 2018

Lunch Worker of the Week at Spanish Oaks

Shiloh Slaymaker

Jenna Jenna Jenna Rowley. She was fun and great to get along with. She did her job on the line getting lunch out to the hungry students while keeping the lunch ladies entertained.

Spanish Oaks Teachers Receive BYU Art Endorsement


Nebo School District had their first integrated art endorsement class through BYU.  Congratulations to the following:

Shalese Rogers - Instructional Coach 
Dolly Scharf - Foothills
Heidi Dimmick - Spanish Oaks
Christy Nielson - Riverview 
Kristen Jenkins - Barnett
Not pictured: Ariane Brown - Spanish Oaks 

Emily Monroe Spanish Oaks Teacher of the Year

“Emily understands the importance of meeting the students where they are.  She keeps a sharp eye on student understanding and realizes the importance of parent involvement in the success of each child.  Emily is dependable, hardworking, and works positively with the entire school community.  She is well organized and thrives under adversity.  Emily has the ability to collaborate and finds value in the ideas of others.  She is an outstanding person!”  We love you, Mrs. Monroe!!

PTA Carnival Time at Spanish Oaks

Emily Gunderson

It is PTA carnival time and that means we are looking for awesome donations from you!  Check your gift closets, your wallets for unused gift cards, the clearance aisle, or hit your boss up for something amazing ... and send it with your student to the school by April 30th!  They will get a ticket to the dunk tank and a chance to dunk Mrs. Brown, or one of the teachers.  The donations will be put in themed baskets and auctioned off the night of the carnival.  Thank you for your support!

Our annual PTA School Carnival will be Friday, May 11, 2018 from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

PTA Classic Skating on Friday

Emily Gunderson

Looking for a fun family activity?  How about Classic Skating on Friday, April 27th from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Admission is FREE, just tell them you are with Spanish Oaks.  You can bring your own skates and scooters, or rent them there.  There are also discounts for food and other activities.  Let's have some fun!

Final PTA Spirit Night at Cafe Zupas

Emily Gunderson

Mark your calendars for our final PTA Spirit Night.  Dine in or carry out at Cafe Zupas on Tuesday, April 17, 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).  So far this year we've earned over $647!  See you there!

Classified Employee of the Year for Spanish Oaks

Angie Lindstrom is a great choice for our employee of the year!  She loves the outdoors and goes to Wyoming a couple times a year to camp with her parents.  She adores her parents, and is a wonderful daughter, wife, mom, grandma and every other title she holds.  She likes to sew and is very crafty!  She has so many talents, but one I saw regularly was her ability to fix things.  I mean, she is the laminator whisperer!  She is just the best person on the planet!  She is kind, thoughtful and an amazing friend to all that know her.  To know her is to love her.  She exemplifies what we want Spanish Oaks to be.  We love you, Angie ... thank you!!

Get JAZZED About Walking to School

This spring, Spanish Oaks can win prizes for our school and students by encouraging parents to use the Utah Department of Transportation's (UDOT) free Walking School Bus app.  This app allows parents to create walking carpools to help their students get to and from school safely and also reduces crowded drop off zones, improves health and increases activity. Between March 19 and April 27, parents who use the app to walk to and from school will enter your school and students for a chance to win the following prizes:  

  • The school with the most miles walked from walking groups using the app will win $500 towards the school and PTA's safe walking and biking programs.
  • One walking school bus group will be randomly selected to win breakfast with the Utah Jazz Bear and a new bike rack for their school.
  • Students can win scooters and helmets in weekly drawings. 
  • Three parents can win an overnight stay at the Blue Boar Inn in Midway, Utah's number one rated bed and breakfast.

Last year, more than 300 walking groups at 100 different schools participated in the event, improving the safety and health of schools and communities across Utah. Thank you again for your commitment to safety and your willingness to help promote safe walking and biking to school snap@utah.gov

Excellent Explorer Award Winners at Spanish Oaks

Each time we do this, it amazes me the quality of students that are chosen by their peers and/or teachers.  Each one is an amazing all around person who contributes so much to our school.  Our Excellent Explorers are as follows:  "Mason Robinson-Mason is always on task and is consistently tring his best.  He has a positive attitude about learning.  He is kind and respectful to everyone around him."  Ella O'Gwin-" Ella is a volunteer that helps us get Kindergarten students to the leveled library.  She is an excellent example to the students.  She is kind, sweet and loving, yet has high expectations for the students she is in charge of.  I appreciate her donating her time to help our students each and everyday."  Kesley Johnson-"Kesley is a also a student volunteer who helps take our Kindergarten students to the leveled library.  She is such a great help!  She is loving and the students just love her!  Each day she volunteers her time to help out, and each day she does it with a smile.  She is very dependable, and is such an amazing young lady that I appreciate so much."  Madison Johnson-"Madi is such an amazing helper and I rely on her every day.  She is kind, sweet, dependable and the kids love her!!  She has great management of the kindergarten students she helps, and they are always eager to follow her directions.  She is an amazing young lady!" Emry Barbakos-"Emry is on always on task, shows respect and make good choices.  She is helpful to both her teacher and her fellow peers.  She is an amazing student!"  Jessie Tiapson-(from teacher)"Jessie not only works exceptionally hard at her own work, but I catch her daily helping others understand their work.  She is an incredible student and mini-teacher.  She also never shouts out, listens, and she has a great sense of humor. (from peers) She is always willing to help and be a good friend by playing with us.  She never brags.  Jessie is smart.  She never hesitates to help others.  She is always trying to obey the rules."

Congratulations, students!!  We love you!

PTA BOGO Book Fair


PTA BOGO Book Fair is HERE!!  Come shop for great books at our PTA Scholastic Book Fair ... Monday, April 9, 2018-Friday, April 13, 2018.  Everything at our fair will be BUY ONE GET ONE FREE.  Now is the perfect time to stock up on books for summertime reading.  Our fair will be open all week at 8:30am and will close Monday-Thursday 30 minutes after school ends; and Friday at 2:00pm.  Everyone is invited to our “SURF INTO READING” night at the school on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 5:00pm-6:00pm, where we will have fun activities … and give away FREE books!!