Staff Highlight: Maren Christensen, Art Specialist

Submitted by jenn.moxon on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 14:23

"Where words fail, music speaks."  Hans Christian Anderson said it, but Mrs. Christensen showed it to us all with her beautiful  rendition of Taps at the Veteran's Day assembly.  She studied Medical Specialties after graduating from Spanish Fork High.  Camping or a trip to Disneyland would be a great place to find Mrs. Christensen, her hubby, and 4 great daughters!!

Veterans Day ... Monday, November 11

Submitted by jenn.moxon on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:05

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.  However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.  For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Believe, Dream, Inspire ... Reflections Winners

Submitted by jenn.moxon on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:20

2013 Reflections Theme:  Believe, Dream, Inspire

Over 100 students participated in the Reflections contest this year at Spanish Oaks!  The entries were all amazing!  Thank you to all students who participated and Erica Hansbrow from the PTA for organizing this years contest.   The following students' work will be going onto the counsel level!  Good luck and great job!

Scary Strings at Spanish Oaks

Submitted by kali.brown on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 16:22
The orchestra students at Spanish Oaks had a wonderfully scary time the morning of Halloween practicing and showing off their costumes.  "It is very difficult to learn to play a stringed instrument, but they are making tremendous strides," says Mr. Hansen.  The young musicians are working on practicing their music diligently for our concert coming up on December 17.   They are an awesome bunch and definitely keep it lively!

Race Into Reading

Submitted by jenn.moxon on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 14:46

We are so excited to continue our “Race into Reading” reading program for the 2013-2014 school year.  “The goal of the program is to encourage improvement in literacy which will help develop daily and lifelong reading habits, specifically by READING EVERY DAY at least 20 minutes, to improve vocabulary, proficiency, and communication skills”  (Garff, 2012).  This month we were lucky enough to have a Popcorn/Movie celebration with Mrs.

Love and Logic

Submitted by jenn.moxon on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 13:32

Love and Logic Parenting Classes will start on November 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

The class is three weeks long and will be taught at East Meadows Elementary.

Come join us in developing new or practicing some old parenting skills.

 

Salem Witches 5K - Spanish Oaks Elementary Team ROCKS!

Submitted by kali.brown on Sat, 10/26/2013 - 10:59

First thing in the chilly morning on Saturday, October 26, the dedicated staff from Spanish Oaks Elementary participated in Salem's 5th Annual Witches 5K Run and Children's Mile!  This is a fundraising event for Salem Hills High School and track teams, open to all comers:  age, ability or experience level.  There were gift cards for race winners, medals for age groups places, prize drawings for all runners, and prizes for best costumes.  Run, Spanish Oaks ... RUN!

* Story Update:  Our Spanish Oaks team took 3rd place ... Woo Hoo !