School News

Who Was the Spanish Oaks Mascot Named After?

Katrisha Hawks

"Carter and Emmalynn Hawks took a family trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico where they found out about how we got our Spanish Oaks Explorers mascot ...  They were able to learn some cool things about the two Spanish priest Explorers that Spanish Oaks mascot is named after.  They visited an old Catholic church in Old Town Albuquerque that these explorers stayed in during their Dominguez-Escalante expedition.  They also saw the monument of them in Green River, as well.  Cool stuff!  The kids felt proud to be an Explorer!"  Thank you, Hawks family, for sharing what you learned ... how fun to find out where we got our Spanish Oaks Explorers name!

Bus Lane Safety Help

Parents, thank you for your help in reminding students to not walk across the bus lane.  We want everyone to be safe and when students use the bus lane to cross instead of the crosswalk, it is unsafe.  Thank you for talking with your children about not walking in the middle of the bus lane or in front of the bus, and to always use the cross walk.  This is mainly happening after school, and we are grateful for your help to keep our students safe!


Big Umbrellas for the Week

Who are some of the members of a family, e.g., mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, etc.  Who are some of the members of our SCHOOL family, e.g., teachers, specialists, students, secretaries, lunch ladies, custodians, etc.  At Spanish Oaks this year we are working hard to take care of our school family!  We are making room for everyone ... we are looking out for each other ... we are taking care of our family by being KIND, showing RESPECT and working HARD.  What does “together” mean?  It means with each other, and together we are better!  This year at Spanish Oaks, our theme and focus is:  Welcome to OUR Family … there’s Room for ALL! 

Mrs. Baldwin Receives Nebo Foundation Grant

Spanish Oaks Elementary - Mariska Baldwin
Mariska Baldwin, educator at Spanish Oaks Elementary, said, “Thank you so much for the generous donation to my Accommodated Core Classroom library! My special needs class is brand new, and I currently only have some books that other teachers no longer wanted. My students have disabilities that prevent them from reading at grade level, so they need "high/low" books that are written simply but can hold the interest of older students. Your generous donation makes it possible to purchase these books. I cannot thank you enough!” 


Nebo Foundation Grant to Mrs. Winkler

Spanish Oaks Elementary - Teresa Winkler
“The biofeedback device helps students track their breathing and begin to regulate their emotions. This is empowering for students because they recognize that they do have control over their emotions at a time when they feel like their emotions are controlling them.  Without the biofeedback, I wouldn’t have immediate information that the student was beginning to stress again. This biofeedback device is a powerful tool to not only empower students, but to help me know how they are really doing during a time of stress. It keeps us on track and therefore, gets the student regulated more quickly and back to class sooner,” said Teresa Winkler, counselor at Spanish Oaks Elementary.