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February 2021

"True Gritters" of the Week

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 02/26/2021 - 14:21

What an amazing group of students this week!  They were chosen out of their classes for having a great week.  They got to sign Mr. Murray's cowboy hat for the "True Gritters" of the Week.

Third Grade Sees Mars

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 13:37

The third grade classes were able to watch the Perseverance rover land on Mars. They were so excited to see it descend onto the planet and especially when they saw the footage from the rover on the surface.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Submitted by steffani.waggoner on Thu, 02/18/2021 - 15:36
Spanish Oaks PTA

Our PTA is excited to invite our school community to join us in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week Feb. 22-26. 

We are thrilled to have such wonderful teachers and staff at Spanish Oaks. 

Many have asked about favorite teacher items so we are making a list available for you to access. Click on the following link.

Favorite Things

Miss Q and Mr. U in Kindergarten

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Wed, 02/17/2021 - 15:08
Miss Mellor

Kindergarten students attended the wedding of Miss Q and Mr. U today!  All of the guests looked oh so fancy in their nicest tiaras and extra handsome in their big bow ties.  These two lovely letters are forever joined together and will remain side by side in most words for years to come.

 This fun day is to help remind us of the spelling rule that letter Q is almost always followed by letter U in words such as queen, quick and quiet.  

Kindness Week at Spanish Oaks-Day 5

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 15:20

Our song today was "Two Heads Are Better Than One", and our quotes were: "Kindness is more than a feeling, it's a way of life," and "The world is full of kind people, if you can't find one, be one."  Our challenge was to do an anonymous act of kindness to a member of your family over the weekend.  We hope some great things are done.  Our picture today is of a group of students caught being kind to a staff member that wanted them recognized for their help.  Thanks, staff and students, for a great week full of kindness.

Kindness Week at Spanish Oaks-Day 4

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 13:45

Today started off with the Friendship Song, then our quotes were "Kindness is seeing the best in others when they cannot see it in themselves," and "Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give."  Great thoughts to remember!  Our challenge was to ask someone about their day and really listen to their answer.  For the activity each student is recognizing and thanking another student for an act of kindness.  They are putting them on a strip of paper to make a school wide chain of good deeds.  A big thanks to Mr. Billie for hanging it for us :)   Some of the things mentioned on the chain were:  My brother complemented my outfit.  Four kids let me play with them.  A group of classmates welcomed me into their group when my friends were being mean.  When I was lonely someone played with me.  Blake helped me clean up my crayons.  I was stiing on the buddy bench and a girl came up and asked if I needed a friend and invited me to play.  Don't we have some awesome students?

We also had a great bunch of students called up to the office that were caught being kind.  

Tomorrow is "Hats Off to Kindness" Day, so students, don't forget your hats :)

Kindness Week at Spanish Oaks-Day 3

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:52

Our quotes for day 3 were: "Wherever there is a human in need there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference," and "Kindness means building bridges instead of walls".  Our song was "A Little Bit of Honey", and the challenge was to write a note of gratitude to a Spanish Oaks staff member and deliver it. It has been fun to see little stickies and notes all around the school with kind words for our staff and faculty.  For the activity each student responded to "I love my school because" and we put them all on a bulletin board.  Here is a sprinkling of what the students love about Spanish Oaks:  I love learning, i love my school because the teahers are always helpingme learn new things, because of the nice teachers, I like my school because there are good friends, BOOKS!, I like school because of friends, teachers and learning, I love my school because I like the principal, I always know I am safe at school and I am always excited to go to school, school makes me happy.  

It was a great day.  One of our district staff that is retiring came to our school and the students were all wishing him well as he went around to each class, and then we gave him the heart book we made.  He said he has never had anything like that given to him before, and he was touched.

Kindness Week at Spanish Oaks-Day 2

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 15:47

Our song for today was "I Like Being Me", and our quotes were:  "You will never regret being kind," from Elijah Gasser, and ""Three things in a human life are important.  The first thing is to be kind.  Second is to be kind, and third, is to be kind," turned in by Hallie Brittain.  The challenge was to smile at 25 people.  With masks, we are doing that with sign language.  Again, ask your child how that went and if they had fun.  We are also writing thank you messages to 2 of our district personnel that will be retiring at the end of this year.  Our heart shaped books turned out great!

Throughout each day, Mr. Murray is announcing a number of students that we have seen being especially kind and calling them to the office for a special reward.  Our students rock!

Mrs. Dimmick Wins Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by sherri.peterson on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:30

We want to congratulate Mrs. Dimmick on her Crystal Apple Award.  This is a special award voted on by her peers.  Mrs. Dimmick LOVES her students, and they know that!!  She lets them know daily that she believes in them.  This award is well deserved.  Mrs. Dimmick was very grateful and said, "Now that I’ve pulled myself back together after the surprise of the day I just wanted to thank you all so much! I am so incredibly humbled by this recognition. I am grateful everyday to be surrounded by such outstanding people that love their jobs and love their students. I am thankful that watching you inspires me to be better. I am so grateful for each one of you and the family that is Spanish Oaks."

Love,  Mrs. Dimmick


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