School News

BOGO Book Fair at Spanish Oaks

Please plan to come to our "Buy One Get One Free" Book Fair and stock up on summer reading!!

When:  March 31 - April 4 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Closed at 12:30 p.m. on Friday)

Make sure to visit us on the evening of Tuesday, April 1, for "Sweets and Stories" from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.!

2nd Grade Program at Spanish Oaks

Our amazing second grade students at Spanish Oaks treated the whole school, and their famlies, to a fun-filled, totally unique program ... The show featured songs from Frozen, Lilo and Stitch, and Toy Story, along with a completely original rendition of The Gingerbread Man.  These talented performers brought the house down with their very own depiction of, "What Does the Fox Say?"  Well done, second grade!  We laughed until we cried and clapped until our hands hurt!

National School Breakfast Week Contest Winner

Nebo School District celebrated National School Breakfast Week March 3-7.  The 2014 theme for this annual event was “Take Time for School Breakfast”.  The district held an art contest and students had the opportunity to create a picture to enter and maybe win a prize.  We are so excited to announce the winner from our school:  Zoe McEwen!!  This wonderful second grader drew an amazing picture (attached) and won her very own awesome basketball!!!  Congratulations, Zoe ... We are so proud of you!!

Staff Spotlight: Our Amazing Lunch Ladies!

Do you know what comes with 14 children, dream vacations to Hawaii, diving in Fiji, gardening, crafts, sewing, and working out???  Our amazing lunch ladies, Mrs. Shiloh Slaymaker, Mrs. Kim Bjarnson, Mrs. Terisa Hedger, and Mrs. Regina Dillman ... and a fruit or veggie cup.  We are so lucky to have these great ladies here making our favorites everyday!  Pizza, tacos, and corn dogs are their favorites, too!  They love to see the bright smiling faces of our children here at Spanish Oaks.  Last week we had Complimentary Breakfast Day!  It was such a hit that the number of those enjoying breakfast has more than doubled since!!!  "Thank you" to these terrific ladies for all they do every day!


Diamond Fork Jr. High: Promoting the Arts!

Gregg Crockett, 6th Grade Teacher

Wednesday, March 12, Diamond Fork Junior High School came to share their talents with the 6th grade students of Spanish Oaks Elementary.  In trying to promote the arts program, Diamond Fork Jr. High had a short performance for the students who will be joining them next year at the junior high.  Demonstrations were provided for the different types of instruments, using some popular music from movies and radio.  The performance was capped off with a percussion extravaganza!  Five percussionists, using 7 trash cans, put on a fun final number of rhythm.  What a great way for the 6th graders to see some of the things they can do if they join the band next year when they leave grade school!


Alice in Wonderland ... An Amazing Adventure!

Thank you to all who came out and supported our very own Spanish Oaks Children’s Theater Players in this year’s 2014 performance of Alice in Wonderland!  It was an amazing adventure for each of us and we thank you for joining us!!  A very special THANK YOU to Miranda Duke, Erin Smith and Angie Warner, and all our awesome parent helpers, for their efforts in providing this wonderful opportunity for our children!


Spanish Oaks STATE Reflections Winner

We would like to congratulate our very own Reflections winner, Kinzey Tilton, whose entry was awarded Honorable Mention in Photography at the state level!!  Well done, Kinzey ... we are so proud of you!  A special "thank you" to everyone for participating in this wonderful PTA program!!

Hawaiian Day at Spanish Oaks


Teachers, staff and students alike embraced the idea of an early spring with Hawaiian Day festivities at Spanish Oaks!  Student Council members delivered colorful leis to all the students.  Lava-lavas were worn, limbo contests were held and grass skirts were shook.  Bring on the sunshine ... we are ready to hit the waves!

Sixth Grade D.A.R.E. Program at Spanish Oaks

Thank you to our very own Officer Hooley for working with our 6th grade students; helping them to make wise choices about drugs, gangs and violence.

"This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.  D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 43 countries around the world.  D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives."