School News

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!!!


Box Tops for Education

Just a reminder to keep collecting your BOX TOPS!  Box tops for the 2013-2014 school year need to be turned into your child’s teacher by February 21, 2014.  The class with the most will be rewarded with a pizza celebration!  Funds received from box tops help buy school supplies for our school.  Thank you for your continued support!

Teacher Spotlight: Jerika Terry

Miss Jerika Terry is one of our awesome third grade teachers!  She was born and raised in Spanish Fork Utah.  Her mom, dad, big sister, and little brother like to vacation in California in the Bay area or at Disney Land.  Hawaii was fun, and Europe is next on her list.  She loves to read ... Gone with the Wind and The Hiding Place are some of her favorite books.

Reading, running, cooking, and watching movies are some of her favorite pastimes.  Jerika also loves Dr. Pepper, chips and salsa, brownies, pasta, and tacos. 

We love that Miss Terry reads with our third graders, and the way she teaches math and science!  But most of all, we love her happy smiling face!  it is absolutely contagious!  We are so lucky to have Miss Terry at our school! 


Mrs. Brown Honored with PEAK Award

Spanish Oaks Elementary's very own Mrs. Brown was honored with Nebo School District's PEAK (Positive Energy and Kindness) Award on December 11, 2013 at the December Board Meeting.

In her nomination, Mrs. DeAnn Carter said, “Kali has only been our principal for a short time, but every situation that she has had to deal with (and there have been some difficult ones already), she has turned it into a positive learning situation.  To quote a student after he came out of her office, ‘That's a nice principal’.”

Do you know someone in Nebo School District who really exhibits Positive Energy and Kindness?

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. McKensie Bellomy

Mrs. McKensie Bellomy is one of our outstanding 2nd grade teachers. She joins us this year while she finishes up her teaching degree from BYU! She grew up with 3 brothers and got married to the "greatest man in the world" just over a year ago.  Happy Anniversary Mrs. Bellomy!

She loves all kinds of food especially, pasta and would love to be vacationing in Hawaii right about now.  If you're out camping, hiking, taking a picnic, or at the pool, you might just see Mrs. Bellomy because those are things she loves to do if she is not reading a Harry Potter book, or The Book Thief

We are so lucky to have Mrs. Bellomy here with us this year.  Thanks for all the amazing things you do with our 2nd grade kiddos!


5th Grade Presidents

"No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of the President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."

Our amazing 5th grade students learned all about what it takes to be the President of the United States of America, and about each of the 44 men who have led our country.  Thank you, 5th graders, for your service!