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December 2020

Artist Visits 3rd Grade Remotely

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 14:08

Our 3rd graders were so excited to welcome Miss Giles from Utah’s Opera by Children. She is an artist who taught the students some art terms as well as how to watercolor with markers. The students had a great time!

Santa Joins Zoom Sing-A-Long at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 12/18/2020 - 12:36

Every year we enjoy a Sing Around the Tree as part of our Christmas celebration.  This year, we had to adjust that a little bit, and we did a Sing-a-Long through Zoom.  Even our teachers joined in with some special singing helpers.  At the end of the singing, a special visitor arrived that wanted to join our Zoom meeting.  The students were so excited as they heard those jingle bells enter the school.  Santa made a visit to each classroom, visiting with the students, and delivering a treat.  It turned out to be a great time for all!

Christmas Fun at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 12/17/2020 - 15:28

Santa, The Grinch, Who's from Whoville, Ugly Sweaters, Staff song, Custodian contemplating Christmas, Christmas socks, etc.  Spanish Oaks has had a full week of fun (as well as learning) this week.  Take a look at some of the fun!

Over 1900 Food Items Donated During Spanish Oak's Food Drive

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 15:40

A HUGE thank you to all the students who donated to the food drive, and to our teachers and our student council for counting and helping with the organization of items. We collected over 1900 items to be donated to Tabitha's Way.  That's awesome!  What a great way to give back to our community! 

Excellent Explorer Winners for this Term

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 12/11/2020 - 09:53

We are so excited about our Excellent Explorer Award Winners this term.  They are a great bunch of students that we appreciate so much!  Thanks for showing GRIT each day and being such good friends to your classmates!  Let’s give a shout out to:

Mandilee (Mandi) Smith, 6th Grade. Mandi exemplifies the attributes of an Excellent Explorer. Although she is new to our school this year, she has worked hard to quickly make new friends. She can often be seen reaching out to those who are struggling or simply having a bad day. She is a friend to everyone around her. She is also not afraid to stand up for what is right. She is honest and true in all that she does. She helps those around her to live up to their potentials. Mandi is also quick to volunteer. She is happy to help with any opportunity to serve and make the school a better place. In addition, Mandi excels in academics. She works hard to master difficult concepts. She then goes above and beyond to make sure other students are progressing as well. Mandi is an all-around wonderful student.


Noel Young, 5th grade. She is always on task and willing to help others. She is respectful of her peers and of her teachers. She participates and helps to move the conversation forward. I am impressed with her work ethic. -Mrs. Caina


Addie Sanford, 1st Grade. Addie is a great example in our class. She is often the first person to offer help when it is needed. She goes above and beyond in her work and often excels because of that. She is so kind and I frequently see her inviting new friends to come play with her. She is beyond inclusive and always makes sure everyone is taken care of. She is a great example if kindness, support, hard work, and spunk! - Megan Morrow


Max Singleton, 3rd-- Max is the kindest young man I have ever met. He goes out of his way to help anyone that is in need while at school, it doesn't matter if it is in class at lunch or on the playground. He looks for ways to help others, always has a smile on his face and has a fantastic and positive attitude 100% of the time. He is also an extremely hard-working young man. He comes into class ready to work every day. I know I can count on him to set a wonderful example for his classmates. He comes in, sees that there is work to be done and gets going without being asked. I really enjoy having him in class!

Mrs. Stewart


Anthon Williams, 3rd Grade  I would like to nominate Anthon as an Excellent Explorer. He goes out of his way to show kindness. We have another student in our class who is going through a hard time. Anthon is very aware of this student and has shown great empathy for this student. Some days it's kind words and sometimes it's a thoughtful note. Anthon works hard in class and is always striving to do his best. He thinks deeply about what we are discussing in class and has a quick wit that makes teaching him so much fun. Anthon shows respect in everything he does and I grateful to have him in class. -Mrs. Dimmick


Burkley Jensen, 2nd Grade - Burkley is such a hard worker. He always does his best work, and he is so enthusiastic about learning! He gets excited about whatever we are learning, and his excitement transfers to the other students in my class! He always has a positive attitude, and he never complains about anything I ask him to do. He is also an incredible friend to everyone. He is constantly looking for ways to help others. He is usually there helping other students in the class before I even notice that they need help. He always follows directions and I never have to worry about if he is on task. When he is challenged by something he is working on, he never gives up or gets discouraged. He just keeps trying to figure it out, and he is not afraid to ask for help if he needs it. Burkley is such a wonderful student, and I am so glad to have him in my class!


Spanish Oaks to Spread a Little Christmas Cheer

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 15:37

The Week Before ChristmasThe student council planned out themes for the week before Christmas break! We hope to spread a little Christmas Cheer and get everyone involved.   

  • Monday, December 14: Service Day - Classes will write Christmas cards to another class on this day. 
  • Tuesday, December 15: Ugly Sweater Day
  • Wednesday, December 16: Grinch Day (Kids can dress up, do whoville hair, etc.)
  • Thursday, December 17: Socks & Hats Day (show your Christmas spirit from head to toe)
  • Friday, December 18: Polar Express and Pajama day

Come ready to have some fun!

Ways to Earn Cash for Spanish Oaks

Submitted by steffani.waggoner on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 15:18
Spanish Oaks PTA

Three Ways to Earn Cash for our School

Box Tops

Download the Box Tops mobile app to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add your Box Tops earnings to Spanish Oaks!

Amazon Smile

 Search Spanish Oaks PTA. Amazon donates .5% of the price of eligible products!

Maceys Perks Rewards

Attach your Maceys Perks Rewards to Spanish Oaks Elementary by going to the service desk and asking them to attach your rewards to our school. If you have done this in the past, remember to do it each year!

 Thank you for supporting our school!






Staff Spotlight of the Week-Miss Brady, 2nd Grade

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Mon, 12/07/2020 - 14:23

We would like to welcome Makenzie Brady to Spanish Oaks. She loves to connect with each of her students and have fun every day. The second graders are lucky to have such a great teacher. As a kid her dream was to be a teacher, an astronomer, or an interior designer. If you're in second grade and love cats then this teacher is for you, she has three of them! By Tristan Allen, Talen Dewitt



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