Hooray! We met our yearly goal of 2.5 million minutes being read by our studentbody! Congratulations students, and hang on tight, Mrs. Brown! The students were given several options back in September of what they would like their reading reward to be if they met their goal. They chose to duct tape Mrs. Brown to the wall! So . . . today each child was given a long piece of duct tape that they used to keep Mrs. Brown "cocooned" to the wall. Once she was in place, the students were serenaded with Mrs. Brown's favorite song, "Hear Me Roar," as they paraded past. The students were SO excited, and Mrs. Brown is still good to go!
Thank you all for attending the concert last evening. Your kids were amazing. There were times in rehearsal where it just wasn’t happening. However, they pulled it through and performed every number the way I knew that they could. It was marvelous to be able to help them present that for you yesterday. I hope that you enjoyed the fruits of their labors.
I hope that they all continue their musical experience, no matter the instrument or ensemble. Music adds such a richness to our lives. I am blessed to have participated in this shared experience with your children.
Best of success to all,
FREE science day at BYU this Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm. More information can be found on the BYU event calendar page ... https://calendar.byu.edu/event/astrofest-where-fun-and-science-collide
This year is the total solar eclipse, which will be taking place August 21, the day before school starts and many of the activities will focus on how to prepare for the eclipse.
- BYU Dept of Physics and Astronomy
Every week teachers have been sending the name of someone in their class who has been a "treasure" that week. We have announced their name(s) on Friday morning and invited them to come to the office for a special "thank you"! Each weekly recipient added their personal quilt square to the “We Matter” quilt we have hanging outside the main office!! In each classroom the teachers kept track using our "coins" of all the times their students act in a treasured way ... At the end of the month teachers turned in these totals and the winning class earned a 'thank you' reward activity. Miss Young's 2nd Grade Class were our "treasure class winners" for April! They were treated to a treasure hunt for doing things that matter at our school, i.e., trying hard, doing their best, being respectful, being a good sport, making a friend, being respectful, etc. Congratulation, students ... you MATTER and we "treasure" you!
A ginormous THANK YOU to our amazing PTA for another outstanding carnival! Thank you to everyone who came out to support our school! A special "thank you" to the many, MANY people who helped, i.e., teachers, parents, faculty, staff, and our entire PTA Board. A huge "shout out" to Kelly Burtenshaw for organizing this event, along with the wonderful ladies who provided delicious food, exciting games, phenomenal gift baskets, etc. Our first, and hopefully annual, Spanish Oaks Got Talent was amazing ... thank you, Laura Theodosis, for organizing this fun opportunity for our kiddos. Thank you to all who stayed to help clean up ... we are SO grateful for each of you and thank you for your support and service!
We want to publicly thank our fabulous Carnival Committee:
Emily Baugh Gunderson - For the amazing basket auction!
Marne' Olsen - For organizing & running all the carnival games!
Laura Aldrich Theodosis - For organizing our first ever 'Spanish Oaks Got Talent'!
Lacy Davis Nielsen & Camie Jane Mercado - For organizing, arranging, and serving our food!!
Thank you! Thank you! We couldn't have done it with out you!
At Spanish Oaks … we MATTER! Every person at our school has wonderful talents to share … amazing gifts to give … valued thoughts to impart. We are important. Each of us is a GENIUS … and the world needs our contribution. We each have a gift that others need. We are enough … We are the change. Pictured are our final "treasure" student(s) of the year. Well done, Spanish Oaks!
As we approach the end of the school year, we are excited to make you aware of a free summer program for pre-Kindergarten students called Upstart.
Upstart is a free, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that will give your child a fun start in reading, math, and science (with a focus on reading) in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
We invite you to look at the attachment for details. Feel free to forward this to any family you know with a child who will be starting kindergarten in the next year or two.