School News

Early Out Day 2-05-2014

All Spanish Fork secondary schools will be excused at 11:15 a.m. and all Spanish Fork elementary schools will be excused at 12:00 noon this Wednesday, February 5, 2014.
EARLY RELEASE IS FOR SPANISH FORK SCHOOLS ONLY.  Schools include:  Spanish Oaks, Canyon, East Meadows, Park, Larsen, Rees Sierra Bonita, River View, Brockbank, SFJHS, Diamond Fork Junior High, MMHS, SFHS, and Landmark.


Please see for details.

Joint AM/PM Kindergarten Session 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on 2-05-2014 at Spanish Oaks ... Thank you!

Science Fair 4th-6th Grades

This past Friday we had over a hundred 4th-6th graders participate in our science fair!  How exciting to experiment with science!  Everything from ice to light, plants to soil, face and eyes, soda and batteries, and SO much more!

Some of our winners are:  Sienna Branch & Hunter Dustin, Taylar Brittain, Nolan Buck, Eli Dallon, Bridger Hall, Spencer Harward, Baylee Johnson & Nicole Kendell, Katelyn Lockwood & Leah Mendenhall, Ryan Lowe, Cosette McInelly, and Spencer & Mckay Meeks.  Congratulations and WELL DONE to all who participated!


PTA Family Art Night at Spanish Oaks

Friday night it was time for our Spanish Oaks PTA Family Art Night on January 31.  From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  parents, children, grandparents, and neighborhood friends came to enjoy the many different art projects offered for the entire family!  Students enjoyed mini-clogging classes taught by Mr. Crockett!  There were stations where they could create and decorate their own shirt!  Duct tape art ... rice picture creations ... fingerprinting ... marshmallow 3D building ... And, our Arts EXTRA students displayed some of their amazing projects created during the past month!  A special "thank you" to Carolyn Aagard, Gregg Crockett and Misty Baird, along with our wonderful PTA, for a super fun family evening.  Come Let Your Creativity Shine!

Nebo Chess Tournament for Elementary

Nebo Chess Tournament for Elementary, Junior High, and High School Students will be held on Saturday March 1, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cherry Creek Elementary, 484 South 200 East, Springville.  Contestants need to check in by 8:30 a.m. and will receive instructions at 8:45 a.m.  All students get to play all 6 rounds:  Grades K-6 students get to play others within their own grade.   Rounds are up to 50 minutes each, i.e., approximately 25 minutes per player.  Trophies will be awarded for 1st through 12th place per section and for top 12 schools.  All other players will receive a medal.  Tie breaks will be decided by the computer

Lunch will be available for purchase:  pizza $1.00, drinks $.50, snacks & chips, etc.  Chess sets, chess software, and chess books will also be available for purchase.

Register and pay online at:

"Race into Reading" Celebration at Spanish Oaks

Each student at Spanish Oaks Elementary has been working very hard on their reading to collect reading tickets for our January "Race into Reading" Assembly.  So far our amazing students have read over 1,077,000 minutes!!  Our goal for the year is 2,500,000 minutes, with a surprise reward celebration at the end of the year when we reach it.  Lucky winners today shot baskets, dribbled through cones, and had their names drawn for food cards, Jump On It passes and ... lots and lots of BOOKS!  Two grand prize winners left with their very own brand new BIKE!  It definitely pays to READ at Spanish Oaks!

Technology and Reading in 1st Grade

Miss Lybbert's 1st grade class has some exciting things happening with their reading program.  They recently participated in an activity where they used technology to practice reading skills through a digital read aloud!   These 1st grade super readers also get to come read with Mrs. Brown for reaching their reading goals!  Thank you, Miss Lybbert ... It's a great day to be in 1st grade! 

2013-2014 Reflection Winners

Believe ... Dream ... Inspire!!

Congratulations to the following students from Spanish Oaks who were Reflection winners at the council and region levels!!  We are so very proud of you!

  • Council Award of Excellence - Kinzey Tilton
  • Council Award of Excellence - Leah M. Mendenhall
  • Council Award of Merit - Zachary Butler
  • Council Award of Merit - Nicholas Mendenhall
  • Council Award of Merit - Zachary Baird
  • Council Award of Merit - Cosette McInelly
  • Council Award of Merit - Raeley Nelson
  • Region Award of Excellence - Kinzey Tilton (Her photo moves onto the state competition!!)

Arts EXTRA at Spanish Oaks

Students in first through sixth grade who are interested in the arts have signed up for the Spanish Oaks ARTS EXTRA Explorers.  Working with parents and faculty, these students will meet for 4 weeks to work on their artwork.  The group will explore drawing basics, use of a sketchbook, and discover various artists, styles, and techniques.  They will work toward an exhibition of their work and, as teams, to develop an art idea to share at the PTA Family Arts Evening on January 31st.  A special thank you to our wonderful Mrs. Aagard and the many parent helpers for making this opportunity possible!

Love and Logic

Parenting with Love & Logic Class

When:  February 13, 20, and 27
Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 pm

Where:  Spanish Oaks Elementary
2701 East Canyon Crest Drive     

$12.00 per couple, book included

Taught by Teresa Winkler and Jenn Moxon, School Counselors in Nebo School District

Learn skills to:

  • Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
  • Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things
  • Set enforceable limits
  • Avoid enabling and begin empowering
  • Help their kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
  • Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
  • And much more!

It’s only a 3 week class!!!  Come back again if you need a refresher!!!