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Maceys grocery store has re-instated its school donation program.  When parents shop at Maceys, the store will donate 1% of the receipt total back to our school.  If you are a Perks member at Maceys, all you need to do is:

1.  go to http://www.maceys.com/shopping-at-maceys/perks/perks-login
2.  login 
3.  click on the blue link that says 'nonprofits'
4.  click on page '4' of the listed schools
5.  select 'Spanish Oaks Elem. - SF'
                                                                                                                                                                                               Now every time parents shop at Maceys, the school will receive back 1% of the total spent!  PTA Days will be Monday, October 21 at Maceys!

1st Grade Grandparents Day

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Our 1st Grade Grandparent's Day was a major success!!  Love letters from grandparents, eating treats, and singing "Edelweiss"  was a great way to share the day with our amazing grandparents!

5th Grade Regions Fair

The 5th grade students at Spanish Oaks learned about all 50 states during their annual Regions Fair ... from the state bird of Alabama, to the Seal of Wyoming and everything in between.  They learned about the different regions and cultures here in the USA.  On Thursday, October 3, they were able to present what they had learned through posters, booths and Q&A sessions with students, teachers, parents, and other visitors to our school. One 5th grader said she enjoyed answering questions from parents, teachers, and other students.  Way to go 5th graders ... thank you for sharing your amazing skills and knowledge about the USA!!!

6th Grade Community Heroes Field Trip

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The 6th Grade students at Spanish Oaks Elementary had an awesome Community Heroes field trip on Friday, September 27 ... They saw the Search and Rescue volunteers, some of whom were out on a rescue the night before until 3:00 a.m.  They talked about safety and showed their equipment.  The students saw the Utah County Fire Department, who showcased three fire engines, one of which holds 2000 gallons of water and can drive right into a forest fire using a nozzle out front that sprays a wall of water!  They saw the bomb dog and the bomb squad robot in action.  The students learned they receive about 100 calls/year, and the top half of the protection gear that they wear weighs 90-100 pounds, not including the helmet!  They met the SWAT team commander and SWAT team, which has 48 members, including 9 snipers.  They saw their vehicles and learned they are shielded on the front, but not as much on the back, so if they need to retreat, they do it walking backwards.  The students also heard a presentation from a R.A.D. Kids talking about staying safe and what they can do to protect themselves if they are in danger.  They received a safety kit to take home with a card so parents can fingerprint their child and keep it at home in case of an emergency.  Thank you, Community Heroes of Spanish Fork!

Welcome, Miss Shumway!

A warm Spanish Oaks welcome to Miss Katie Shumway, our new 3rd grade teacher!  “It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities,” - Albus Dumbledore.  This is one of Miss Shumway's favorite quotes, and aren't we glad she chose to come here!  Miss Shumway was born and raised in Provo! She has 2 brothers and 3 of the cutest nephews in the WORLD.  Miss Shumway attended Brigham Young University and is a proud Cougar!!  When it comes to professional football, she is a die hard Steelers fan!  Miss Shumway loves the beach, and history ... but if you are going on a quick trip to Disneyland, Miss Shumway wouldn’t turn it down!  Katie loves to go to movies, try new restaurants, message with her friends, Manni/Peddi's, and reading great books like To Kill a Mocking Bird, Where the Red Fern Grows, The Hunger Games, and of course Harry Potter.  “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” - Albus Dumbledore.

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