School News

Spanish Oaks Excellent Explorer Award Winners

We have some great students at Spanish Oaks who always show exceptional behavior!  We chose five students who were nominated by a faculty member or peer for going the extra mile ... we would like to recognize them for having a positive impact on our school.  They are students that have made a special effort by performing the remarkable behavior(s) of:  Being Kind ...Showing Respect ... Working Hard.  

Our faculty and student body cheered them on this morning as they "lapped" the school.  They also had a great time being treated like the Heroes they are at a special luncheon with Mrs. Brown.  Our Excellent Explorer Award winners are: Rigby Garner; "everyday that I have Rigby in library he shows exceptional character.  He is always doing what he should be doing.  He participates in lessons and helps other find books.  I am so impressed by the exceptional young man."  Lila Ewell; "Lila is a light in our classroom.  She is polite, happy, kind, positive and always willing to help others.  She always has a beautiful smile on her face, and she works hard and puts forth her best effort."  Daphne Clarke;  "Daphne is a superb student at school.  She is always cooperative and willing to participate during lessons.  She is a great example."  Jaycee Pack; "Jaycee is always so kind and helpful to all the other students.  She is so willing to help me whenever I need it.  She is an amazing student and friend."  Allena Good;  "On the fieldtrip she took off her jacket and let me use it because I was cold and she is a good friend.  She is always showing respect.  She is so kind to everyone around her and looks for opportunities to be kind."  Congratulations, students ... thank you for your excellent example!

Maceys School Cents for Spanish Oaks

At Macey's, they know that nothing is more important to a child's future than education.  To help give back to our local communities, Macey's will be supporting local schools through their School Cents program.

School Cents is their way of giving back and supporting our communities' education system.  The School Cents program is run through Macey's Perks program allowing them to electronically track the rewards each school earns.  Our school will earn one percent of every purchase made by our supporters.  Thank you for supporting Spanish Oaks Elementary!

Successful Book Fair at Spanish Oaks


A huge THANK YOU to all of our Spanish Oaks families for supporting our PTA Book Fair last week!  We hope you read and enjoy at home many fun new books this fall season.  Our Book Fair was so successful, you all made it possible to purchase 250 new titles for our take-home library, add over $500 in new books to teachers' classrooms and purchase over $800 in books to give away free to students (watch for many happy book winners at our Nov. 7th reading assembly).  In addition, the PTA is hoping to help purchase new guided reading book sets in the coming months.  Spanish Oaks families are heroes when it comes to reading!!!        

Third Graders Enjoy Harry Potter Sorting

EmmaLee Steward

This year the third graders at Spanish Oaks are reading Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. In the book, the students participate in a sorting ceremony which is a ritual performed at the beginning of each school year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Its purpose is to assign students to one of the four school HousesGryffindorHufflepuffRavenclaw, or Slytherin. This gives them the opportunity to learn and work with their house team throughout the year to earn house points and rewards for their hard work in school. On October 27th the third-grade students were excited to participate in their very own sorting ceremony. It was a fun and exciting event! The gym was decorated in the colors of each house and we had many parents come out to support and cheer the students on. Each student tried on the sorting hat and the hat identified important characteristics that the student possesses. Then the students were sorted into one of the four school houses; Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin. Our sixth grade also joined in on the fun by welcoming the newly sorted students into their houses.  After the sorting, the students were able to go back to class and learn about house points and how they will be working together as a team to earn rewards and participate in fun activities throughout the rest of the school year.     

Spanish Oaks Heroes of the Week

We must have had a great week this past week, because we sure have a HUGE, amazing group of Heroes!!  Thank you, students, for remembering to:  Be Kind ... Show Respect ... and Work Hard!

Jog-a-Thon GRAND Total

We are SO excited to announce the final total for our very first school fund-raiser Jog-a-Thon.  Drum roll please . . . .  Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to raise $5,071.90 for Spanish Oaks Elementary!  All of this money will go directly to the school to purchase guided reading books and technology for student use in classrooms.  A huge "shout out" to WalMart in Spanish Fork for their support through donations of water bottles, fruit snacks and granola bars to refuel all our runners.  It was an amazing day, and we are so grateful for your continued support! 

• Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Mrs. Robinson won most laps ran (20)
Mrs. Lewis/Call's class won most laps ran (23.4)

• 3rd Grade - 6th Grade

Mrs. Taylor won most laps ran (26)
Mrs. Dyches/Taylor's class won most laps ran (16)

6th Grade vs. Faculty at Spanish Oaks

pictures by Denise Brown

Some great pics of our fun teachers and principal taking on the 6th graders in a friendly game of football.  The weather was gorgeous and a fun time was had by all.  What a great way to send us off to fall break!