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Awesome 5th Grade Program at Spanish Oaks!

Submitted by kali.brown on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 10:13

 "Welcome to our 5th grade program!  We are excited to take you on a walk through the history of our country, the United States of America.  Enjoy as we share with you what we’ve learned about our country from 1492-2014!" exclaimed one of our amazing fifth grade students.  The 5th Grade at Spanish Oaks Elementary gave an amazing performance as they taught their audiences about American history through trivia and song starting in 1492 until today.

They thrilled the audience with songs such as:

  • The Red Coats Are Coming (1775)
  • Yankee Doodle (1775)
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic (1861-1865)
  • Gettysburg Address (1861-1865)
  • Over There (1914-1918)
  • Armed Forces Medley
  • Sister Suffragette (1920) 
  • White Christmas (1939-1945)
  • Fifty Nifty

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Spanish Oaks Kiwanis Club TERRIFIC Kids

Submitted by kali.brown on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:11

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, the Spanish Oaks Kiwanis Club honored some of the TERRIFIC Kids of Spanish Oaks.  The following sixth grade students were chosen to be recognized from our school:  Mandy Rothaug, Joshua Krueger, Andrew Pontious, Molly Bloxham, Michael Swan, and Hadlie St. John.  Congratulations and well done!

  • Thoughtful ... Consider the feelings and needs of others
  • Enthusiastic ... Demonstrate feelings of excitement and interest
  • Respectful ... Considerate, polite, and courteous
  • Responsible ... Dependable and can be trusted
  • Inclusive ... Everyone is welcome
  • Friendly ... Kind and helpful
  • Inquisitive ... Questioning or curous; eager to learn
  • Capable ... Able to do a task or job

We LOVE Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Johnson at Spanish Oaks!

Submitted by kali.brown on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:52

We are blessed to have two of the very finest at Spanish Oaks!! Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Johnson keep our school running and make our lives easier through ways we don't even recognize ... To say "thank you" to these amazing ladies, each of our classes created cards, books, letters, posters, song n' dance numbers, etc., to let them know how very much they are loved and appreciated this week (and always)!!

Secretaries, secretaries, we love you ... You get us ice for each boo boo.
You answer the phones and let us call home ... You make sure we don't walk home alone.
Secretaries, secretaries, we love you ... Thanks so much for all you!

Pizza Reading Celebration at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:10

Twenty-four lucky students were selected for their outstanding reading efforts last month and rewarded with a pizza celebration with Mrs. Brown on Wednesday, April 22.  Students ate, visited, laughed and ... ate to their hearts content!  One student exclaimed, "This is the BEST day of my life!"  Thank you to Mrs. Gunderson for facilitating the activity ... we appreciate her so much!  We LOVE reading (and pizza) at Spanish Oaks!

Monster Orchestra Concert at SHHS

Submitted by kali.brown on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:54

On Tuesday, April 22, Nebo School District celebrated the progress of our sixth grade string orchestra students with its annual, district-wide ‘Monster Concert’.  The concert featured string students from 23 of the elementary schools in a combined performance.  Over 250 students performed together in this exciting celebration.  Well done Mr. Hansen and Spanish Oaks orchestra!!

Spanish Fork/Salem "Play Unplugged" at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:07

The Spanish Fork/Salem area Chamber of Commerce is very excited about the Play Unplugged program they are rolling out this summer ... and they came to share their excitement with the students at Spanish Oaks!  In May our guests will be bringing lanyards and booklets for all the students in our school and came today to introduce this program to the children.  Play Unplugged helps kids PLAY!  It does so by encouraging active lifestyles and promoting healthy activities.  What makes this program so effective?  Simply put, it gives bored kids and busy parents something to do all summer long!  We can't wait to get started!

PTA Carnival and Basket Auction

Submitted by kali.brown on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 19:34

It is time for our Spanish Oaks PTA Carnival and Basket Auction!!  We are in need of donations for our awesome basket auction ... ALL donations are DUE by May 1, 2014.  If you have any questions, please email Nicki Newman @  You can also ask your student's teacher if you have any questions about their class basket.  The carnival and basket auction will be held in conjunction with our first annual 5K and "Fun Run".  Thank you so much for your support of our school!

We are getting excited for our first annual 5K "Fun Run" Festival:  A 5K Race and a "Fun (1 mile) Run", with our PTA School Carnival and Basket Auction to follow the race.  Our official, student-designed Spanish Oaks Elementary 5K Festival T-shirt ($10) will also be available for purchase at time of registration.  T-shirts can also be purchased separately and are available until May 1, to allow time for printing.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
   5K Race ($10) and "Fun (1 mile) Run" ($5) ... 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
   PTA School Carnival ... 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

It Is Time to Register for Kindergarten!

Submitted by kali.brown on Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:48

Did you remember to register for Kindergarten?  We are so excited to welcome these new students to Spanish Oaks Elementary for the 2014-2015 school year!

Please bring birth certificates, immunization records, and proof of residency to the main office, along with your child.

If you have neighbors or know anyone with children entering kindergarten, please let them know about registration!

Spanish Oaks Presents to School Board

Submitted by kali.brown on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:56

We were so excited to spotlight our school at the April School Board meeting and thank the School Board members for their support and involvement!  Our presentation began with Shauna Warnick, a parent-member of our SCC, spotlighting some of the great things happening at Spanish Oaks, i.e., collaboration, EXTRA Teams, teacher excellence, etc.  Following this report, we were so pleased to present a scene from our school play, Alice in Wonderland, recognizing Miranda Duke, our outstanding parent volunteer, who has directed and provided this experience for the students of Spanish Oaks for the last three years.  To close our presentation we were proud to welcome our EXTRA Club dancers, taught and directed by our very own sixth grade teacher, Mr. Gregg Crockett.  They performed a rousing Bulgarian dance number that will be show-cased in a school and family performance tonight!  We closed the evening recognizing all of the 'Teachers of the Year', with a special tribute going to our very own Angela Olsen!  What a wonderful evening!!



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