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Reminder!

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 09/24/2020 - 23:05
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Reminder!

Park Parents, PLEASE remember to sign up for SLC, your students teacher has sent you an email with available times. 

Thanks!

Reminder!

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Sun, 09/20/2020 - 20:50
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Reminder!

This is just a reminder that school will dismiss tomorrow, Monday, September 21st at noon. There will be NO afternoon Kindergarten. We will be serving breakfast and lunch. 

Picture Day!

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 15:47
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Picture Day!

Reminder! School picture day is tomorrow! 
If you are a remote learner and Park Elementary is your boundary school you are welcome to come between the hours of 8-1:30.

 

Park Students Are BRAVE This Year!

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 09/08/2020 - 14:54
Park Students Are BRAVE This Year!

Here is what a few of our leaders said when asked what being brave meant to them,

Caroline Pennington Kindergarten Mrs. Sterner- Being brave means to trust someone.

Harlee Child Kindergarten Mr. Elliott-Being brave means to not worry.

Lucas Freeze Kindergarten Mrs. Sterner- Being brave means not being scared.

Celeste Garrett 1st Grade Mrs. Crouch- Being brave means helping others.

Lucas Moore 1st Grade- Mrs. Hunt- Being brave means you would be able to jump off a diving board into the water.

Drop Off/Pick Up

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Thu, 08/20/2020 - 10:02
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Drop Off/Pick Up

Thank you for your patience as we are navigating through all the changes this year for everyone's safety. We ask that you follow the new guidelines for before and after school (8:15-8:45am & 2:15-2:25pm). Here is a reminder for those guidelines: 

  1. Please plan a pick up spot with your child for after school.

Teacher Assignment

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 12:56
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Teacher Assignment

Good Afternoon Park Parents,

 Just a reminder that your students' teacher assignment can be viewed tomorrow, Monday, August 10th IF you have completed registration AND have received a confirmation that your registration has been processed.​

The teacher assignment can be seen in your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school (801) 798-4045.

Thank you,

Mrs. Hughes

PARK WELCOMES YOU BACK!

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 17:05
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PARK WELCOMES YOU BACK!

We are excited to welcome students back to school on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 and our Kindergarten students on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020. 

Please see the attached bell schedule for this year. 

Thanks!

Erin Huntsman

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 08/04/2020 - 16:33
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Erin Huntsman

Park Family, please join me in welcoming Erin Huntsman, she will be joining our Special Education Dept. 

Hi. I’m Erin Huntsman. 

Holly Moss

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 19:18
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Holly Moss

We are so excited for Holly Moss to join our Park family, She will be working in our Special Education Department. 

Courtney Sterner

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Mon, 08/03/2020 - 19:05
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Courtney Sterner

A big welcome to our new Kindergarten teacher, We are so excited for Courtney to join us here at Park.

Hi, my name is Courtney Sterner. I taught 3rd grade at East Meadows last year. I graduated from BYU with a major in elementary education and two minors; one in TESOL and one in Spanish. I grew up and did all of my schooling in London, England. I am married to a very cute baseball player. My passions are being outdoors and SHOES!

Back To School Open House

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 18:54
Back To School Open House

Park School Open House
August 18, 2020 from 10:00-4:00
To help with social distancing, please come at your assigned time if possible.
Parents and children MUST wear a mask.
If your last name starts with;

A-B come from 10:00-11:00
C-G come from 11:00-12:00
H-K come from 12:00-1:00
L-O come from 1:00-2:00
P-R come from 2:00-3:00
S-z come from 3:00-4:00
If you can’t make it at your time please still come.

Message from the District Office

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 13:49
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Message from the District Office

Dear Nebo District Families:

We are excited to be finalizing plans to welcome your students back at the beginning of this new school year. About one-half of our students have completed their registration for this year, with the others planning to finish by July 30 of this week.  Thank you for taking the time to help us have current and accurate information! 

Nearly 95% of our registered students have enrolled in our "At-School Learning" offering.  We gladly welcome these students to the school buildings and remind everyone that we must work together to:

Candri Webb

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 13:32
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Candri Webb
Candri Webb

Park Panthers, please join me in welcoming Candri Webb, She will be joining our Fourth Grade Team. 

 

Alyssa Willmore

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 07/28/2020 - 13:27
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Alyssa Willmore
Alyssa Willmore

A huge welcome to our new Leadership Academy Teacher, We are so excited to welcome Alyssa Willmore back to Park Elementary. 

 

Brianna McPhail

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 07/14/2020 - 11:05
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Brianna McPhail
Brianna McPhail

A huge WELCOME BACK to Brianna McPhail, we are so excited for her to join us again, She will be apart of our 6th-grade team.  I grew up in Fillmore, Utah. I graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Elementary Education and an emphasis in the Fine Arts. Go Aggies!  I taught 5th grade at Park Elementary for a few months before I spent 18 months on a church service mission to the Midwest. I love basketball, reading, the outdoors, art, and spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to be a Park Panther again and teach 6th grade! 

Registration Information

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 18:31
Registration Information

Hello Park Panthers!

Registration Info

With the new iCampus program (replacing SIS) you will have the ability to register online from July 13th-July 30th.  ALL students, including kindergarteners and new students are able to use this option.  If you need a computer or translation help, the office will be open on July 27th from 7:30AM-4:00PM. 

Mary Kathryn Hall

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 22:07
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Mary Kathryn Hall
Mary Kathryn Hall

A huge welcome to Mary Kathryn Hall, She is our new Fifth Grade teacher and we are so excited to have her join us. 

 

Jacque Crouch

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Fri, 06/19/2020 - 21:42
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Jacque Crouch
Jacque Crouch

A huge welcome to Jacque Crouch, she is our new First Grade teacher. Let's welcome her to Park! Hi! My name is Jacque Crouch and I am so excited to be a part of the Park Panther family! I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. So, after raising 3 kids and volunteering at their schools in Idaho and Texas, I got my bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Western Governors University and fulfilled my dream of becoming a teacher. Apart from my love of being in the classroom, I love to spend time in the mountains hiking, biking, fishing, and camping.

Grace DeBaltzo

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 22:05
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Grace DeBaltzo
Grace DeBaltzo

A huge welcome to one of our new sixth grade teachers Grace DeBaltzo, let's join together in welcoming her to Park Elementary. Here is a little about her,

Utah Valley Student of the Week

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Mon, 06/08/2020 - 19:03
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Nebo School District
Utah Valley Student of the Week

Congratulations Angelica Ortiz!

 

Angelica Ortiz is a sixth-grader at Park Elementary School in Spanish Fork. She is 12 years old and is an excellent student and friend to those around her.

Angelica’s hobbies are drawing, reading, playing piano, animating and writing/typing. In her spare time, she has written chapter books and has illustrated their covers. Eventually, she would love to be published.

One of Angelica’s achievements is earning ninth place in a typing contest when she was in fifth grade.

 

Utah Food Bank

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:30
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Utah Food Bank

Free lunches start today!!

The Utah Food Bank is offering the Free Summer Meals Program again this year in four of Nebo School District communities. This year will be a drive-thru program with two meals provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Who: Youth up to 18 years

What: Free Healthy Lunch

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, June 1 - August 14

Summer Time

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 05/28/2020 - 11:56
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Summer Time

Park Leaders, We hope you have a wonderful and safe summer! We can't wait to see you all back in August. 

WE WILL MISS YOU

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:16
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WE WILL MISS YOU

Park school is so sad to announce that we are loosing some of our amazing teachers this year but are so excited for them and their new adventures. You will all be amazing! 

  • Elaine Olson-Preschool
  • Michelle Christensen-Preschool 
  • Cheryl Leifson-Kindergarten
  • Bristi Poulson-3rd Grade
  • Melissa Jorgensen-6th Grade 
  • Tiffany Christianson- Special Education 
  • Kelsey Jenson-Special Education 

Reminder

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 05/27/2020 - 14:58
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Just a quick reminder that today until 3:00 pm is the last day to pick up students belongings and drop off chromebooks. 

Thanks! 

PSL

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 14:18

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to be Park Student Leaders for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Duston Branin

 

Olivia Tippets

 

Loen Garcia

 

Kimberly Carlson

 

Sarah Platt

 

McCoy Elmer

 

Cooper Bushman 

 

Jordan Jensen

 

Wesley James

 

Rilen Brindley

 

Ayden Fullmer

 

Alex Palmer

 

Connor Mattinson

 

Sawyer Nate

 

Emma Southwick

 

6th Grade Graduates

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 14:16
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6th Grade Graduates

To our 6th grade graduates, Congratulations!  You have finished your first big step in your education. Thanks for being such awesome leaders, you are going to do great in Jr. High! 
Good luck! 

The best way to predict the future is to create it. -Abraham Lincoln 

Park School Parade

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 13:56
Park School Parade

We had so much fun at our school parade today, we absolutely loved seeing our students! Park Leaders have a fantastic summer, be safe & we will see you next year! 

Please visit our Facebook page to see all the pictures. 

Reminder

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 05/20/2020 - 22:46

Park Parents,

We still have several students who have not picked up their belongings; if you have not picked up your students belongings please do so as soon as possible. If you are unable to come with your student, we are allowing students to come get their belongings on their own. 
Items will be located through the main doors, near the office. Student belonging will no longer be available for pick up after Wednesday May 27th at 3:00 pm.

 

Thanks. 

Free Summer Meals

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:49
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Free Summer Meals

Free Summer Meals

The Utah Food Bank is offering the Free Summer Meals Program again this year in four of Nebo School District communities. This year will be a drive-thru program with two meals provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Who: Youth up to 18 years

What: Free Healthy Lunch

Dates: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, June 1 - August 14

School Parade Information

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Mon, 05/18/2020 - 15:42
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School Parade Information

Park Families,

By now you have heard of our upcoming parade on Thursday! We are so excited to see all of our Park families! What a great way to wrap up this school year. We have attached a route of the parade below. We would love to pass by every house, however, this would make the parade much too long. Please be mindful of social distancing if you plan to come to our parade route.

We hope to see you there!

 

We will start at the school on the corner of 100 N and 700 E and  proceed North. (We will start at 10:30)

Secretary Appreciation Day!

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 04/22/2020 - 15:00
Secretary Appreciation Day!

Today is the perfect chance to say what we don't say often enough -- Thanks for all your hard work and thoughtful ways.
We here are Park Elementary are so lucky to have Mrs.Hatch and Mrs. Howell, they truly are the best! 

(Yes, they are social distancing for our picture) 

SORA

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 04/13/2020 - 17:50
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SORA

For those of you that need some extra reading materials while at home, here is a link to a video that a librarian in our school district made. 

SORA

 

Spring Break

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:25
Spring Break

Remember this week is Spring Break, that means no assigned work from your child's teacher. Get out and enjoy some sunshine. 
•online learning will begin back up Monday, April 13•

Week #2

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 19:55
Week #2

I couldn’t get anything to post for me yesterday so today (Monday) we didn’t have anything, I am sorry. Here we go for week 2! Can’t wait to see everyone’s posts!

Update

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 20:34
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Lana Hiskey
Update

March 23, 2020

 Dear Parent/Guardian:

 Like you, we are just learning that Governor Gary R. Herbert, State Superintendent Syd Dickson, and the Utah State Board of Education “announced today that Utah’s K-12 public schools will extend their dismissal [soft closure] through Friday, May 1st.”  Their press release further stated that they will “continue to evaluate the situation to make a determination about the remaining school year” and that:

SLC's Canceled

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:59
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Ms. Poulson
SLC's Canceled

Becuase of the school soft closure, there will be no Student Led Conferences tomorrow night. 

Thank you!

Emails

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 21:06
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Emails

Dear Parents, 

Please, Please continue to check your emails as this is the only good way to communicate back and forth with your students teacher.  Please let your teacher know if you haven't received any emails so we can make sure to update all your information. 

 

Thanks! 

Nebo Follow-Up With Students

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 03/17/2020 - 19:34
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Lana Hiskey

Nebo Students: 

Thank you for your patience and support as we navigate through this unprecedented time in education. We just want to keep you updated on what is happening in Nebo School District.

For the past couple of days and even through the weekend, Nebo teachers have been in training and preparing online materials and/or packets for their students for “at home” instruction.

Recent Email

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Sat, 03/14/2020 - 17:35
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Mrs. Hughes

A recent email was sent out from Mrs. Hughes, below Is the email in case you didn't get it. PLEASE COMPETE SURVEY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

Park Parents, 

Recent Email

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Sat, 03/14/2020 - 17:35
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Mrs. Hughes

A recent email was sent out from Mrs. Hughes, below Is the email in case you didn't get it. PLEASE COMPETE SURVEY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

Park Parents, 

Important Information

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 21:18
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Mrs. Hughes
Important Information

 As you have likely heard, today the governor's office dismissed school for the next two weeks, beginning on Monday, March 16th. This is a big change from the press conference and direction we were given just yesterday. This is a dynamic, constantly evolving situation that we are navigating the best we can. This letter is intended to answer some of your immediate questions. I will be sending out more detailed information Tuesday afternoon when we have had a chance to put the specifics together.

IMPORTANT

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Fri, 03/13/2020 - 19:45
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IMPORTANT

As directed by the State of Utah, all public schools in Utah will dismiss beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, for two weeks in response to COVID-19. This proactive measure is being taken in order to help prevent an increase of COVID-19 cases. School “dismissal” means that Nebo employees will continue to be in schools providing support for students to continue their learning at home. Students will be invited to the school for meal distribution, special services, and to receive instructional materials.

Technician Spotlight

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 20:15
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Technician Spotlight

This weeks Technician spotlight is Mrs. Buchanan. Mrs. Buchanan is like a do it all, she is so amazing and willing to help anyone! Thanks Mrs. Buchanan! 

 

1) If you could have lunch with any fictional character who would it be? Why? Chandler Bing, because he always makes me laugh. 2) What song would you sing for karaoke night?One man band, by Old Dominion

Message Regarding Corona Virus

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 03/12/2020 - 18:21
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Message Regarding Corona Virus

In case you didn't see the email from Assistant Superintendent Wilson, please see the picture below.
Just a heads up that we are still holding SLC's on Thursday, March 19th but are more than willing to be flexible for those not wanting to attend. If you would prefer a phone conference, please reach out to your child(ren)'s teacher ASAP to get that set up. Thank you for your continued support!

Teacher Spotlight

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 03/10/2020 - 17:50
Teacher Spotlight

This week's teacher spotlight is...Mrs. McAllister. Mrs. McAllister is one of our 2nd-grade teachers and does such an amazing job at what she does. Thanks, Mrs. McAllister for being such a great leader. 

Fun Breakfast

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 16:31
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Mrs. Leifson
Fun Breakfast

Five of our Spanish Fork police officers came to visit Park Elementary students today.  They came to help students celebrate national breakfast week.

Head on over to our instagram page too see an awesome video of Officer Peterson showing off his scooter skills. 

Fun Breakfast

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 03/05/2020 - 16:31
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Mrs. Leifson
Fun Breakfast

Five of our Spanish Fork police officers came to visit Park Elementary students today.  They came to help students celebrate national breakfast week.

Head on over to our instagram page too see an awesome video of Officer Peterson showing off his scooter skills. 

Term 3 Student Led Conferences 03/19/2020

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 03/04/2020 - 18:25
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Ms. Poulson
Term 3 Student Led Conferences 03/19/2020

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  

*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.

*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.

*Please sign up with your students name.

*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

Jump Rope Assembly

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 22:43
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Jump Rope Assembly

Today we had the privilege of having the JUST JUMPIN' JUMP ROPE TEAM come & visit our school. These kids were amazing and so talented! 
We also got too see some amazing talent from our students and teachers. 

Read-a-Thon Fundraiser

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 17:09
Read-a-Thon Fundraiser

Park Parents,

Thank you for your continued support of our wonderful school and incredible students. We had a wonderful Read-a-Thon this afternoon and are anxiously awaiting donations. See attached documents for more information.

Remember, Friday, March 6th is the last day to donate.

We appreicate all you do for our school!

Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 15:04
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Mrs. Hughes
Read-A-Thon Fundraiser

Happy Read Across America Day! We held our read-a-thon fundraiser this afternoon. Students read books on their own, had teachers read to them, and also watched videos of different stories read to them. It was so fun to see all of our Park Panthers enjoy reading this afternoon! Way to go, Leaders!

Reminder: You can still submit pledges for the read-a-thon fundraiser until the end of this week. 

Technician Of The Week

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 06:15
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Technician Of The Week

This weeks Technician spotlight is Miss. McPhail, We love having her apart of Park, she is doing amazing things with our students! Thanks Mrs. McPhail for all your hard work. 

1. What is your favorite holiday? Why? My favorite holiday is Christmas because everyone is so  much more focused on service and being kind. Also, I love the lights, music, and movies. 2. What is your favorite food? My favorite food changes every so often, but right now it is white sauce pizza! 

Family Reading Night Success!

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:18
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Family Reading Night Success!

Thank you so much for coming to our Family Reading Night last night. What a great kickoff to our school fundraiser. We had such an amazing turnout! I loved seeing students reading with their parents, it brought joy to my heart!
You all received, or will receive, a Read-a-Thon Fundraiser packet. The fundraiser begins today and ends on Friday, March 6th- with all donations due. Our Read-a-Thon will take place on Monday, March 2nd. 
Thank you for all you do for your children. I feel so lucky to be their principal. Your continued support of our school is much appreciated. 

Teacher Tuesday

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 02/25/2020 - 16:05
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Teacher Tuesday

Mr. Kern is this weeks Teacher Tuesday, Mr. Kern  is our instructional coach and does such an amazing job! We Love Mr. Kern

 

Lift Off

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Mon, 02/24/2020 - 16:23
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Lift Off

Every Monday moring our entire school gathers together in the gym too go over our school chant and our 8 habits, together we sing our National Anthem as well as say the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Family Reading Night

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:49
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Mr. Elliott
Family Reading Night

Come to our Family Literacy Night!

When: Monday - February 24, 2020

Time:  5:45 -7:00 PM

Where:  Park Elementary School

Free books.

Read with your child and support their love of reading.

Hear the teachers read their favorite stories.

Be eligible for prize drawing.

Valentine's Day Parties

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Mon, 02/17/2020 - 10:57
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Valentine's Day Parties

Our students here at Park all had such a fun time with their class during their Valentine's Day parties, Thanks to all the parents who came and helped us celebrate and make this day amazing for our students. 

Teacher of the Year

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 02/14/2020 - 08:57
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Mrs. Hughes
Teacher of the Year

When I think of a master teacher, LesLee Hunt, comes right to my mind.   She has taught grades K-2.  What makes LesLee a master teacher?  Here’s all the reasons why:

  • She has patience with her students.  She tries so hard to find out reasons why her students might be struggling academically or behaviorally.  

  • She teaches her students to be in charge of their learning.  She makes learning happen and she inspires her students to reach to their potential.

Timpanogos Caves

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 02/13/2020 - 09:36
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Ms. Webster
Timpanogos Caves

Fourth Grade enjoyed a visit from Ranger Annie from Timpanogos Caves. They learned about how this famous sedimentary cave was formed and how it continues to change. Did you know... the cave is 3 million years old, yet it is still considered young? 

Box Tops

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 22:08
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Box Tops

NO MORE CLIPPING. SCAN YOUR RECEIPT 

Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses-state-of-the-art technology to scan your stor3e receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. 

Spring Picture Day

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 21:42
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Spring Picture Day

Spring Picture Day will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. A note will be sent home soon with your student with some more information about picture day. 

Magician Assembly

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 02/12/2020 - 19:35
Magician Assembly

A huge thanks to rocky's tire pros here in Spanish Fork for funding our assembly yesterday, we had such a blast with Magician Mike Hamilton. Our kids sure enjoyed this assembly and are still talking about it.  

Thanks again Rocky's tire pros!!!!!

First Grade Field Trip

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 18:12
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Cristina Marshall
First Grade Field Trip

Our first-grade students had a great time on their field trip to the Scera Theater. They watched a play called ‘The Three Pigs’. The students loved seeing a different version of a classic story. They were able to interact with the actors and learn about the props and special effects. They also learned that it is better to work together and synergize!

Teacher Tuesday

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:10
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Teacher Tuesday

This week's Teacher Tuesday is Mr. Elliott, Mr. Elliott is one of our Kindergarten Teachers and is such an amazing Teacher to our young students.

 

1) If you could have any superpower what would it be and why? If there is a superpower to be in two places at a time, I would choose that because then I could get all the things done that I need or want to.   2) Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model is my father because he was a humble man who had his priorities right.  

Technician Thursday

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 01/30/2020 - 18:32
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Technician Thursday

Mrs. Shepherd is one of our amazing technicians and is such a great help all over our school. 

1. What is your dream vacation  I have to admit that I took my dream vacation last summer.  I spent 2 weeks in Europe with my son and daughter in law (he is currently stationed over there for the US Army).  We spent time in Germany, Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic.  It was a vacation of a lifetime.     2. What is your favorite restaurant?   My favorite food would have to be Mexican and my favorite restaurant is Los Hermanos  YUMMY!!!!

Teacher Tuesday

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 01/28/2020 - 14:38
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Teacher Tuesday

 

Mrs. Hunt is one of our FANTASTIC first grade

1. If you had to quit being a teacher today, what would be your next job choice? 

Well before teaching, I was going into dance and wanted my own studio but changed to teaching which fits me nicely.  If I were to quit teaching, I would want to write books. 

2. What is your favorite thing to do on your spare time? 

In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, read lots of books, watch movies, and play games.

Miss Utah visits Kindergarten

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:15
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Mrs. Leifson
Miss Utah visits Kindergarten

Miss Utah, Dexonna Talbot, visited the kindergarten classes to share her experience with a young man who had been pranked in regards to a school dance invite.  She talked about using her voice to inspire others to be kind. Bullying is never acceptable.  She read her book to the class and donated a copy of it to us!

Technician Thursday

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:28
Technician Thursday

This week's technician Thursday is Miss. Marshall, Miss Marshall is a kindergarten technician and such a great help to our school. We asked her the following questions,

1. What is your favorite food? 2.Favorite thing to do in your spare time?  Here are her answers: 1. My favorite food is  mashed potatoes2. Her favorite thing to do in her spare time is to ride her horses. 

Assembly

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 18:14
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Assembly

Today we had the opportunity to watch the amazing stunt masters team, they are a BMX group and did such a fantastic job and our student sure enjoyed them. 

 

Teacher Tuesday

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 01/21/2020 - 17:03
Teacher Tuesday

This weeks teacher Tuesday is Mrs. Bird, Mrs. Bird is one of our fantastic second-grade teachers. 

Here were the questions asked as well as her answers. 

No School

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Sun, 01/19/2020 - 23:06
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No School

Reminder, NO SCHOOL tomorrow January 20      School will resume on Tuesday 

Technician Thursday

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Thu, 01/16/2020 - 23:27
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Technician Thursday

Our Thursday spotlight this week is Mrs. Hatch, she is one of our amazing secretaries and is such a great face to our school. Mrs. Hatch was asked the following questions and her responses.

What is one thing you love about your job?

The amazing people I get to associate with daily. There is a positive vibe about Park school that makes it a great place to be.

If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?

To be invisible! Those who know me know I do not enjoy being the center of attention. 

Art City Chess Tournament

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 01/15/2020 - 13:44
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Art City Chess Tournament

The Art City Invitational Chess Tournament will be held Saturday, January 25, at Art City Elementary.  Registration is open now, and is $10 if students are registered by this Saturday, January 18.  Registration cost then increases to $17, and is available through Thursday, January 23.  No registrations are accepted after January 23.

Good Luck!

TEACHER TUESDAY

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Tue, 01/14/2020 - 15:27
TEACHER TUESDAY

This week's teacher Tuesday is Mrs. Taylor, she is one of our amazing 1st-grade teachers. 
We asked Mrs. Taylor the following questions and here are her responses. 

  • Have you always wanted to be a teacher? if not, when did you decide that is what you wanted to do?

I knew I wanted to be a teacher since I was in 3rd grade.  My best friend and I would always play school.  I’d ask my teachers for extra worksheets so I could play school.

Give Kids a Smile

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:01
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Give Kids a Smile

Utah Give Kids a Smile will be holding their annual event on February 29, 2020 at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem. This event provides free dental exams and procedures for qualifying low income students age 5-12. Attached to this post is the qualification information, and consent form. For students to participate in this free event parents need to complete the Heath history and consent form faxed in by the deadline.

Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 01/13/2020 - 21:49
Attributions: 
Ms. Dunn
Crystal Apple Award

When I think of the Crystal Apple Award and what it represents, Bristi denitely deserves this honor. Bristi Poulson was awarded the Crystal Apple by her fellow teachers at Park Elementary. Bristi is a leader in her classroom, on her team, school-wide, and at the district level. 

1st Grade Math Leaders

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:07
Attributions: 
Mrs. Taylor
1st Grade Math Leaders

Mrs. Taylor’s class is working on understanding 10’s and 1’s for place value.  They had a big bag of candy that they had to count.   They figured out grouping them into groups of ten and then putting 10 tens together to make a hundred was the fastest way to count the candies.  The next day the students modeled numbers using unification cubes and writing the number on a place value mat.  Way to go, Leaders!

Preschool Screening

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:00
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Preschool Screening

Preschool Screening will happen on March 27th. Please call or come in to the school to set up an appointment. When you come for the screening, please bring your child's birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency. You will NOT register at the screening but having these documents will help the registration process later on run a little more smoothly.

If you have questions, please call 801-798-4045.

Thanks!

REMINDER

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 01/01/2020 - 19:39
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REMINDER

A quick reminder that school starts back tomorrow, hope you all had a great Christmas break.

We have talent at Park, YES WE DO!

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 20:29
We have talent at Park, YES WE DO!

Every year our teachers & other staff members team up together and make gingerbread houses that our students can vote on and then each student has the chance of winning a gingerbread house at the end of the week.

Look at these amazing houses, talk about talent. Which one would you vote for? 

5th Grade N.O.V.A Graduation

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Wed, 12/18/2019 - 20:19
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5th Grade N.O.V.A Graduation

CONGRATULATIONS to our amazing 5th graders, they each graduated the N.O.V.A program this Monday, they have all learned so much from Officer Peterson & we thank him for the time he took with our students. 

Also, Congratulations to the following students who each won an award during the program. 

  • Emma Russell
  • Sayd Rosales
  • Noemi Pena
  • Finn Hawley 

Term 2 Student Led Conferences 01/09/2020

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 10:00
Attributions: 
Ms. Poulson
Term 2 Student Led Conferences 01/09/2020

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  

*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.

*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.

*Please sign up with your students name.

*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

3rd Grade Math Leaders

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 12/12/2019 - 15:11
Attributions: 
Ms. Dunn
3rd Grade Math Leaders

3rd grade Math Leaders from Ms. Poulson's class, Vana and Mya, visited Ms. Dunn's class to share a math strategy to help with their multiplication. They taught a counting by 3s chant and actions. Ms. Dunn's students are continuing to practice that strategy and use it to solve multiplication problems and pass off their multiplication facts. Thanks for making a difference, Math Leaders!

Orchestra Concert

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 12/09/2019 - 08:41
Attributions: 
Miss. Boyer
Orchestra Concert

Park had their student orchestra concert on Friday! They played a variety of Christmas songs that they have been practicing this year. We are so proud of our Park students! 

WHO lives assembly

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Sun, 12/08/2019 - 18:49
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WHO lives assembly

Our students had the chance to hear from those from the WHO lives organization, They spoke to us about how WE can help get clean water to Africa by using a village drill. We also had a special guest visit our school who also spoke of her experience in Africa, that speical guest was Miss Utah, Dexonna Talbot. 

Victory Day

Submitted by lacee.stoneman on Mon, 11/25/2019 - 18:06
Attributions: 
Mrs. Hughes
Victory Day

Congratulations to this months victory winners! Each month our teachers list 3 students in their class who they feel have have shown great leadership skills through the 3 categories 1) Math 2) Language Arts 3) Leadership 

We also need to recognize the amazing staff we have here at Park, Here are just 4 that we recognized this month.

Mrs. Jorgensen-6th Grade, Miss Marshall-Kindergarten Tech, Mr. Holt-Title One Coordinator and Mrs. Peterson-Special Ed Tech

Mindfulness

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:10
Attributions: 
Mrs. Leifson
Mindfulness

Mrs. Judkins, our school counselor, is helping our kindergarten students with mindfulness activities.  She taught us about breathing and finding our calm space.

Vowel Owl

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:08
Attributions: 
Mrs. Leifson
Vowel Owl

Mr. Sansom, our district GAINS representative for Drama, brought his vowel owls to our kindergarten classroom to help students learn the vowel sounds.  We had so much fun getting the vowel owls to eat their sounds. 

Math Zone

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 11/21/2019 - 09:42
Attributions: 
Mrs. Taylor
Math Zone

Mrs. Taylor's first grade class is having fun learning and playing new math games for Math Zone. Math Zone is a time to practice math skills that have already been learned. Way to go Leaders!

Sweatshirt Order

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:25
Attributions: 
Park Elementary
Sweatshirt Order

We will be doing one more order. Please come into the office for an order form. Order forms are due Friday, Dec. 6th. 

Leadership Day 2019

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:35
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Park Elementary
Leadership Day 2019

Recently we held our annual Leadership Day here at Park Elementary. Leadership Day is when our school opens our doors to guests and celebrates the great things that are happening with the Leader in Me. It puts the spotlight on our students and offeres them the opportunity to share what they are learning and to showcase their creative ideas.

Writing Leaders

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 10/22/2019 - 08:44
Attributions: 
Ms. Dunn
Writing Leaders

5th Grade Writing Leaders, Connor Mattinson and Everett Boyd, visited Ms. Dunn's class to teach the 3rd graders about writing. They shared a story they had written and illustrated. Connor and Everett answered the 3rd graders questions and inspired them to start writing their own stories.They are great examples of writing and synergising. Way to go Writing Leaders!

Synergizing in 2nd Grade

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 15:13
Attributions: 
Mrs. Bird
Synergizing in 2nd Grade

The students in Mrs. Bird's class synergized as tables to create table names and signs.  Some tables had to use habit 4 and find a win win so that everyone could agree upon a name.   Mrs. Bird was so proud of how each table came together to find a name and sign that everyone felt good about. Way to go, Leaders!

Come Work at Park!!!

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 10/11/2019 - 13:02
Come Work at Park!!!

Have you ever thought about how amazing it would be to be apart of a wonderful, fun, happy environment? Well, then come to Park! We would love for you to be apart of our team. Check the flyer above for more information! 

Love and Logic Classes

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 10/09/2019 - 10:06
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Love and Logic Classes

Love and Logic Parenting Workshop will be available on Tuesday November 5, 12, and 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Attend all three for the full course! Check out the flyer for more information. See you there!

D.E.A.L.

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:48
Attributions: 
Mrs. Taylor
D.E.A.L.

At Park Elementary D.E.A.L stands for Drop Everything And Lead. We spend some time each month focusing on the 7-Habits. Our first graders got to listen to Mrs. Hunt's DEAL lesson. Mrs. Hunt taught about Habit 2, Begin with the End In Mind.  She had the students discuss how they use Habit 2 at school. They talked about doing their Take Home books, nightly home reading, and working hard in class. This is beginning with the end in mind because they are trying to reach their bubble gum goal (making 1 years growth in reading). Awesome job, Leaders!

School Sweatshirts

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 21:46
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Park Elementary
School Sweatshirts

Brrr ... It's getting cold outside! We are excited to announce that we are selling sweatshirts and hoodies for students and adults. This order form came home with your student today. If you would like to order a sweatshirt, just fill out the form and send your money in with it by October, 18, 2019. 

First Grade Field Trip

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:23
Attributions: 
Mrs. Hunt
First Grade Field Trip

First Grade visited the Big Red Barn last week.  We got to pick apples right of the tree.  We got a chance to learn how the farm works and what plants need.  We then got to play and have lots of fun!

Subtraction Bowling

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:20
Attributions: 
Mrs. Hunt
Subtraction Bowling

First grade students in Mrs. Hunt's class were taking turns bowling in class and writing equations and drawing pictures to match what was happening with each bowler.  Lots of great math fun!!

Park Receives NEW Trees

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 10/01/2019 - 14:38
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Park Receives NEW Trees

Tree Utah and Ivory Homes awarded Park Elementary 8 new trees for the playground. A wonderful Park parent wrote a grant to Tree Utah expressing the need for more trees for our school. We received the grant and were able to plant new trees last week. Students were able to take a few minutes to learn about how trees are beneficial to the world and help plant them. Thank you Tree Utah and Ivory Homes for our new trees!

Term 1 Student Led Conferences 10/3/2019

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Sat, 09/21/2019 - 15:48
Attributions: 
Ms. Poulson
Term 1 Student Led Conferences 10/3/2019

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  

*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.

*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.

*Please sign up with your students name.

*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

KSL News Weather

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:27
Attributions: 
Mrs. Cox
KSL News Weather

4th graders were able to meet Mr. Dan from KSL news yesterday.  He is a meteorologist. He discussed climates, kinds of snow, air pressure, and even weather instruments. What an awesome experience for our 4th graders!

Science Investigation in 6th Grade

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:23
Attributions: 
Ms. Boyer
Science Investigation in 6th Grade

Last week Ms. Boyer's class had a science investigation on matter and what makes up our universe. We discussed atoms, molecules, and the periodic table. Each student went outside and took observational notes. Then, they had a great conversation about microscopes and what scientists have discovered. Way to go leaders!

Speech with Mr. Glenn

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:20
Attributions: 
Mrs. Leifson
Speech with Mr. Glenn

On Tuesday, September 10 Mrs. Leifson's class had their first visit from Mr. Glenn, our speech specialist. Mr. Glenn talks to us about making correct sounds for our letters. He usually has a wonderful story to share with our class. He talked to us about our lungs, larynx, lips, tongue and teeth helping us to say the sounds correctly.

Special Visitor

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 09/18/2019 - 08:18
Attributions: 
Mrs. Leifson
Special Visitor

On Friday, September 6, the morning class had a special visitor drop in. We were excited to welcome Nebo School District Superintendent Rick Nielsen to our class. He has been voted2020 Superintendent of the year.

Native American Tribes and Cultures

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 09/16/2019 - 09:06
Attributions: 
Ms. Webster
Native American Tribes and Cultures

Fourth graders enjoyed a presentation about Native American tribes and cultures. They learned about different tribal dwellings and how they hunted/gathered food.  They also got to see different native american artifacts and learned that many of those items (cradle boards for example) are still used today. 

5th Grade Reading Buddies

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 09/16/2019 - 08:48
Attributions: 
Ms. Marshall
5th Grade Reading Buddies

First grade students love having their fifth grade buddies come each week to help them with reading! It is a win-win when our fifth graders have an opportunity to serve and our first graders have a positive reading experience with an older mentor! Way to go Leaders!

NOVA

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 09/16/2019 - 08:41
Attributions: 
Mrs. Snow
NOVA

D.A.R.E. was great, but NOVA is awesome!  Park Elementary is lucky to have Officer Peterson share his knowledge base with our 5th graders this year!  NOVA has a focus on helping youth to seek out and achieve success in life.  It's motto is "Illuminating the Path to Excellence".

Picture Day

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 09/16/2019 - 08:39
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Google Images
Picture Day

Just a quick reminder for everyone that tomorrow (Tuesday, September 17) is picture day. 

Back-to-School Night

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 16:34
Attributions: 
Ms. Poulson
Back-to-School Night

Last night students and parents filled the gym at Park Elementary.  They were introduced to the faculty and had a chance to meet with their teachers for important school information.  After that, everyone gathered outside on the black top to enjoy a hot dog dinner and listen to a band play some great music. 

On-Time Attendance

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 08/29/2019 - 08:42
Attributions: 
Mrs. Taylor
On-Time Attendance

At Park Elementary W.I.G stands for Wildy Important Goals. We have an attendance WIG that we are excited about. It states that 100% of students will reach their 90% on time attendance goal by May 2020. This means that all students need to be on time and present at school for 90% of the school days this year. Here is a picture of a student in Mrs. Taylor's 1st grade class marking her on-time attendance tracker in her leadership binder. Way to go Leaders! 

1st Day for Kindergarten

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 08/27/2019 - 08:41
Attributions: 
Mrs. Leifson
1st Day for Kindergarten

  Here are a few photos of our Gingerbread Man Day in Kindergarten.  We had a super fun day today.  We learned lots of rules and procedures, took a tour of the school, met many wonderful school helpers, chased the Gingerbread Man and decorated and ate our cookies. 

Free Parent Education Night

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 08/22/2019 - 16:53
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Free Parent Education Night

September 16, 2019 7:00 pm

Salem Hills High School

In 2006, Dr. Hendershott co-founded Hope 4 The Wounded, LLC, with his wife Dardi. He is a keynote speaker at various conferences and conducts professional development across the Nation on the effects of trauma on learning and behavior. 

Joe has authored two books, Reaching the Wounded Student (Eye on Education, 2008) and 7 Ways to Transform the Lives of Wounded Students (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2016). 

Parent Consultant with the Utah Parent Center: Assistance to families of children with special needs

Submitted by sydney.boyer on Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:46
Parent Consultant with the Utah Parent Center: Assistance to families of children with special needs

Hi, my name is Heidi Whittaker. I am a Parent Consultant with the Utah Parent Center. The Utah Parent Center has partnered with Nebo School District to provide free assistance to families of children with special educational needs. I, too, have had a child receive special education services in Nebo School District.

If your child has special needs, so do you! As a Parent Consultant, I can provide:

-information -referral -assistance

Services are offered to parents and professionals through the provision of one-on-one consultations. I can help you by:

Children's Health Insurance Plan

Submitted by sydney.boyer on Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:50
Children's Health Insurance Plan

Children's Health Insurance Plan

Raising children is hard. Keeping them healthy doesn’t have to be. Too many of our kids are uninsured that can qualify for CHIP right now. You can apply at any time of the year. Get free and confidential help today by calling 2-1-1.

CHIP Covers:

Dental Care Well-Child Exams Immunizations Doctor Visits Hospital and Emergency Care Prescriptions Hearing and Eye Exams Mental Health Services

New Utah County Health Department Location in Payson

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Thu, 07/18/2019 - 09:29
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Great NEWS!

If you nee to update or check immunizations or get birth certificates, you can go to the Utah County Health Department's NEW LOCATION in Payson at 285 North 1250 East, 3rd Floor. The hours of operation are 8 am to 11:30 am and 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. They can be reached at 801-851-7351.

Thank you!

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:44
Attributions: 
Park Elementary
Thank you!

The faculty here at Park just wanted to send a quick thank you to all of our students and parents. We had an amazing 2018-2019 school year. We will see you in a few months. Have an amazing summer!! 

Nebo Bright Ideas 2019

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 05/07/2019 - 17:42
Attributions: 
Nebo School District
Nebo Bright Ideas 2019

The purpose of the Bright Ideas Summer Program is to provide educational opportunities and experiences not usually found in the home or school for bright, accelerated, and highly motivated youth.  Participants can plan to experience a program of education and fun.

STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS

2019 Nebo Summer Theatre Camp.

Submitted by sydney.boyer on Tue, 05/07/2019 - 09:14
2019 Nebo Summer Theatre Camp.

2019 Nebo Summer
Theatre Camp!

For Students currently in Grades 4, 5 and 6
Session 1: July 8-19 at Sierra Bonita
Session 2: July 22-Aug 2 at Spring Lake
$79 9 am – 12 noon M-F
Participants will perform a comedy -
Old Dry Frye – a hilarious folk tale!

4th Grade Field Trip

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 04/18/2019 - 15:15
Attributions: 
Mrs. Cox
4th Grade Field Trip

Today our 4th grade students got to learn about Utah pioneers on their field trip to the Provo Pioneer Village and Spanish Fork's Heritage cemetary.  They had fun learning about school 150 years ago.  They also decided that their toys were fun to play with too. Looks like fun, 4th grade!

Spring Clean

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 04/15/2019 - 08:16
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google images
Spring Clean

Don't forget to come to our Spring Clean service project tonight from 5:30 - 6:30 pm! This is a great opportunity to come and help clean up around our school, and we will be having delicious BYU Creamery ice cream after we are finished. Thank you!

Shapes in 1st Grade

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:43
Attributions: 
Ms. Marshall
Shapes in 1st Grade

First graders in Ms. Marshall's class are learning about 2D shapes. They looked for shapes around the school. We found triangles, rectangles, circles, squares, and trapezoids! Way to go Leaders!

Utah Shakespeare in the Nebo Schools

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:38
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Utah Shakespeare in the Nebo Schools

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production – this year performing one of the world’s first psychological thrillers, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

An evening performance for everyone is this Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 at Springville High School, 1205 East 900 South, Springville, UT. Another performance will be held on Monday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. at Spanish Fork High, 300 West 99 North, Spanish Fork. And, admission is free. 

Penny Wars

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:07
Attributions: 
Poulson
Penny Wars

It is time for our annual Penny Wars Fundraiser. Please bring in your loose change to make a donation to our fundraier. With the money raised, we use it to fund college scholarships for graduating seniors that attended Park Elementary in their early childhood. Every penny counts! Thank you. 

Personal Mantras

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Sun, 04/07/2019 - 12:28
Attributions: 
Lori Graham
Personal Mantras

Mrs. Graham is our Computers specialty teacher. Before Spring Break, she helped students to make Personal Mantras to help them get ready for testing. She wanted to help students feel strong and ready to do their best. A Personal Mantra is an affirmation to motivate and inspire you to be your best self. It's purpose is to motivate and provide encouragement to you when you need to focus you mind to achieve your goal. This sounds like a great idea! Way to go leaders! 

3rd Grade Grandparent Program

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 03/25/2019 - 21:39
Attributions: 
Ms. Poulson
3rd Grade Grandparent Program

The third grade students had their Grandparent Program today. Our students took their Grandparents  back in time with fun songs from different time periods. They did a great job, and all of their grandparents talked about how much they enjoyed the program. Way to go leaders! 

Proactive Paws

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 03/25/2019 - 17:06
Attributions: 
Mrs. Hatch
Proactive Paws

All of Park leaders can save their Proactive paws and use them to "buy" things from the office menu or from their individual teacher's menu.

Aryana Peterson worked really hard to save up 25 Proactive Paws. She decided to use her hard earned paws to have a picture of her and her friend Timothy posted online.  

Way to go, Leaders! 

Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Sun, 03/24/2019 - 17:19
Attributions: 
Alyse James
Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

This week, March 25th-29th, is Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week!  We are so lucky to have such amazing teachers and staff who work with our students each and every day! Park wouldn't be the place it is without these incredibly dedicated employees. Feel free to show your child(ren)'s teacher and/or any staff members that work with your child(ren) some appreciation by writing a thank you note or any other way to show them you are thankful!   We appreciate your help in making this a wonderful week to show how much we appreciate our teachers and staff.

Walk More in Four

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:45
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Walk More in Four
Walk More in Four

Walk More in Four, an annual walking and biking challenge for students K-8 across the state, begins April 8 and runs through May 4. Your school has a chance to win up to $500. Participating students will be entered to win bikes, scooters, helmets and more.

Students must walk or bike to school three times per week for four weeks to qualify. Those who live too far can compete by walking or riding within their neighborhood. Parents and students can use the Walk More in Four progress chart to record their activity throughout the challenge.

Art Gallery

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 03/18/2019 - 17:32
Attributions: 
Esther Cox
Art Gallery

Park Elementary students collaborated together to make an amazing art gallery in the hallway for our Leadership Day presentation.  Mrs. Cox luckily caught a lot of their artwork because of her special assignment on the DART (District Arts Resource Team) committee.  

Term 3 Student Led Conferences - Thursday 3/14/2019

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 03/04/2019 - 20:50
Attributions: 
Ms. Poulson
Term 3 Student Led Conferences - Thursday 3/14/2019

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  

*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.

*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.

*Please sign up with your students name.

*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

Teacher Appreciation Week Door Decorating Sign-up

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 02/26/2019 - 17:40
Attributions: 
Google Images
Teacher Appreciation Week Door Decorating Sign-up

We need help decorating doors for teacher appreciation week.

Theme: Holidays. “No matter what the time of year, the best teachers are found right here!”

You can get paper from the office if making yourself or pay at your cost to have them made professionally at Jmart or Creative signs. Signs will need to be put up after school on March 22nd. Each door measures 83”X35.5” but the windows are different sizes and in different places.

Kindergarten Registration

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:49
Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey
Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration is moving to Summer

Kindergarten registration, traditionally held in March, will be moved to the summer and combined with grades 1st -12th. More detailed information regarding summer registration for K-6th will be sent out to you before the end of the school year.

Parents can prepare now for registering their kindergarten children by making sure they have a birth certificate and that their child is current on the following immunizations: DTap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella and MMR by the end of July.  

Utah Give Kids a Smile

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 01/08/2019 - 17:45
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Utah Give Kids a Smile

Utah Give Kids a Smile will be holding their annual event on February 23, 2019. This event will provide free dental exams and procedures for qualifying low income students age 5-12. Attached is a flyer with information, qualification information, and the consent form. The deadline for completed forms to be faxed in is February 6, 2019. If you need us to print off the consent form for you, please feel free to come to the office between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Thanks!

Term 2 Student Led Conferences 1/10/2019

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 01/02/2019 - 18:39
Attributions: 
Ms. Poulson
Term 2 Student Led Conferences 1/10/2019

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  

*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.

*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.

*Please sign up with your students name.

*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

Bright Ideas

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 12/26/2018 - 11:55
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Bright Ideas

Does your child love to assembly, build, and create? If the answer is yes, please sign up for Bright Ideas Innovation Station. These classes will be held for 3 Saturdays in January, February, and March at Larsen Elementary. 

See the flyer for more details!

 

Dr. Christy Kane- Unplug and Connect Presentation

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 12/26/2018 - 11:48
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Dr. Christy Kane- Unplug and Connect Presentation

Dr. Christy Kane will be presenting in Nebo School District four times over the next several months. Please take a moment to check out the flyers. Dr. Kane uses clinical experience and scientific research to explain the neurological changes taking place in the developing brain due to the impact of electronics. 

She will be presenting at:

* Payson High School on February 4th at 7:00 pm

* Salem Hills High School on February 25th at 7:00 pm

* Maple Mountain High School on March 18th at 7:00 pm

AND

* Spanish Fork High School on April 15th at 7:00 pm

Park Friendship Crew

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:53
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Mrs. Bird
Park Friendship Crew

The Friendship Crew is in charge of helping students make friends at recess.  A while ago they held a giant Duck Duck Goose game during recess.  Over 50 first and second grade students participated.  It was a great hit! Way to go leaders!

Lunchroom Winners of the Week

Submitted by nate.holt on Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:59
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Lunchroom Winners of the Week

Congratulations to Ms. Marshall's 1st Grade class. They are our Lunchroom WInners of the Week. They showed outstanding behavior in the lunchroom last week. Today they had their table decorated to celebrate their greatness! Good job, Panthers!

Lunchroom Winners of the Week

Submitted by nate.holt on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:06
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Lunchroom Winners of the Week

Congratulations to Mrs. Taylor's 2nd grade class! They are our Lunchroom winners for the week. They showed awesome behavior in the lunchroom last week. It makes the lunchroom a much better place when our Panthers are using their habits. Way to lead, 2nd grade!!

Screen time, Device Use, and Social Media's Impact on Your Child's Wellbeing and Safety

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:52
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Screen time, Device Use, and Social Media's Impact on Your Child's Wellbeing and Safety

Come to Springville Highschool on November 5th from 6 pm to 8 pm to join Collin Kartchner, Social Internet Crusader and Dr. Katy McPherson, National Internet Safety Expert to learn how to balance screen time and device use, protect and cultivate our children's self worth, and devise a sensible family use of device plan.

See the flyer for more information!

5th Grade Buddies

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 10/23/2018 - 08:24
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Ms. Marshall
5th Grade Buddies

First graders love having their fifth grade buddies come each week to help them with their reading! Way to go leaders!

Save the Kids Free Parent Education Night

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 10/23/2018 - 08:16
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Save the Kids Free Parent Education Night

Save the Kids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District 

All invited to the #savethekids free Parent Education Night sponsored by Nebo School District on November 5, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Springville High audirorium at 1205 East 900 South in Springville, Utah.

Collin Kartchner and Dr. Katey McPherson will lead a discussion on:

  • Balancing screen time and device use,
  • Protecting and cultivating our children's self worth,
  • Devising a sensible family use of device plan.

Read-a-Thon Fundraiser

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:14
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Bristi Poulson
Read-a-Thon Fundraiser

We are so excited for our Read-a-Thon Fundraiser this year.  We hope your students enjoy the message that reading is fun, while at the same time earning money for our school.  Please read below for all of the information relating to our Read-a-Thon.

  • 100% OF FUNDS RAISED GOES TO PARK ELEMENTARY

  • We will use money raised to purchase technology for our school, create leadership opportunities for students, field trips and materials for hands on learning experiences.

Lights On Event

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:45
Lights On Event

Park Elementary has been "sorted" (if you have seen Harry Potter you'll understand) and has been chosen to represent the Gryffindor House!  Gryffindor is the house which most values the virtues of Courage, Bravery, and Determination.  That definitely describes our school.  Three other schools have been sorted to represent Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin.  All Four Houses will be competing against each other to see how many wizards/witches or muggles come to the District Lights On Event.  You are welcome to dress up as your favorite wizard or witch or just come as a muggle (non-magical

Park Elementary's Education Business Partner

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:14
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Park Elementary's Education Business Partner

Mayor Steve Leifson is a constant figure around Park Elementary. Mayor Leifson comes to every event and supports Park Panthers with enthusiasm. In appreciation of the Mayor's valued support of Park Elementary, he joined Mrs. Hughes as an honored guest at the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce First Friday Education Forum on Friday, October 5th. Mayor Leifson was recognized as an outstanding business partner of Park Elementary.

We appreciate all of his time and support and want to say THANK YOU MAYOR!!!

Lunchroom Winners of the Week

Submitted by nate.holt on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:35
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Lunchroom Winners of the Week

Congratulations to Mrs. Bird's 1st Grade class. They are the Lunchroom Winners of the Week. They have shown amazing leadership skills in the lunchroom by being proactive and following all of the rules in the lunchroom. Great job 1st Graders!!!

1st Grade Field Trip

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 09/28/2018 - 08:23
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Ms. Marshall
1st Grade Field Trip

First grade students had a great time on their field trip to the Red Barn in Santaquin. They went on a wagon ride and learned about growing crops and conserving water. They walked through an apple orchard and were able to pick a yummy apple.

 

2nd Annual Student Job Fair

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 09/21/2018 - 08:31
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Ms. Poulson
2nd Annual Student Job Fair

We held our 2nd annual Student Job Fair at our school last night, and it was a big success. Teachers and Staff prepared posters and applications for students to read about the different positions we will have available this year. Students were able to fill out applications for the jobs they are interested in, and will find out if they have been hired soon. If you weren't able to attend the job fair last night, you can get an application from Mrs. Buchanan in Leadership Academy. Thank you for a great night!

Student Job Fair

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:20
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Student Job Fair

ATTENTION Park Students! Don't forget to come out to Park's 2nd Annual Student Job Fair. We are holding our Student Job Fair on Thursday, September 20th from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. Please come and apply for a job. We need your help!!! See you tomorrow evening!

1st Grade Break Out

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:00
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Mrs. Hunt
1st Grade Break Out

First grade is breaking out.  Sammy came and stole our shapes today.  We had to solve problems and get through the locks to get our shapes back.  We are awesome problem solvers!

Term 1 Student Led Conferences 10-4-2018

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:33
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Bristi Poulson
Term 1 Student Led Conferences 10-4-2018

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  

*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.

*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.

*Please sign up with your students name.

*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

Picture Day is Coming!

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:41
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Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day is a week away. We will be holding our Fall Picture Day on Wednesday, September 19th! Look for more information in your child's backpack on Monday. If you have any questions, please call the school 801-798-4045.

Park Parent Lighthouse Team Blog

Submitted by sydney.boyer on Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:44
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https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjI7PGi96bdAhU2wMQHHQ7IDc0QjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%

New this year to Park is the Parent Lighthouse Team. Our purpose is to help parents learn and implement the habits into their homes. Every month we come up with a challenge or activity for students and parents that goes along with the habit that we are working on. For the month of September, we are challenging students to work on Habit 8, Find Your Voice. Our team has recently set up a blog and a YouTube news channel. Each month kids will have the opportunity to apply to be on the Lighthouse News.

Kindergarten's First Day

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 08/30/2018 - 08:16
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Mrs. Leifson
Kindergarten's First Day

Our kindergarten classes had a great first day of school! They went on a scavenger hunt to find the Gingerbread Man. They got clues from a lot of different helpers around the school before they finally found him. This was a really fun way for our new kindergarten students to get a tour of the school and learn different rules and procedures as they searched for their missing cookies. 

WIG - Wildly Important Goals

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 08/29/2018 - 09:38
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Poulson
WIG - Wildly Important Goals

We are so excited for our annual W.I.G assembly here at Park Elementary! W.I.G. stands for Wildly Important Goals, and at Park Elementary we have some big goals set for this school year. 

Reading Goal: To have 90% of our students reading at grade level and 100% of our students to make 1 years growth in reading. 

Golden Panther Paws: To have 90% of our students receive at least one Golden Panther Paw this year. 

Attendance Goal: To have 93% of our students on time to school each day.

Lunchroom Weekly Winner

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 08/28/2018 - 08:02
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Ms. Poulson
Lunchroom Weekly Winner

Our winners for the great lunchroom behavior last week were Ms. Poulson's 3rd Grade class. They were so excited to be the first winners of this school year, and get to sit at the decorated tables. Keep up the great behavior Ms. Poulson's class!

Special Services for Students

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 08/17/2018 - 15:57
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Special Services for Students

Do you have a child with special needs?  Does your child have an IEP that you may have questions about or need help with?  If so, please see the attached flyer for free services provided by Heidi Whittaker, a Utah Parent Center Consultant.

Online Registration is now OPEN

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:22
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Online Registration is now OPEN

Online registration is now open. Please click on the Registration tab at the top of the page to get started. If you need any help, please call the school and we will be happy to assist you! (801) 798-4045.

Walk in registration will be held on August 1st from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm.

Read with the Bees

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 05/30/2018 - 17:10
Read with the Bees

Be a part of the largest summer reading program in Utah! The Read With the Bees begins on June 1st. Get your game board at http://readtoday.com. 

For each day you read for 20 minutes, color in a baseball on the game board. Each one brings you closer to a base. 

1st Base- A mood changing pencil
2nd Base- A book from Seagull Book
3rd Base- A McDonald's Happy Meal
Home Plate- Tickets to the Salt Lake Bees Baseball game on August 14th. 

Check the flyer and website for more information!

Happy Reading!

Summer Reading- Take Home Library Hours

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:28
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Summer Reading- Take Home Library Hours

Attention Park Panthers:

Park Elementary will once again be open this summer for students to come in and check out book on their reading level.

The take home library will be open on the following Friday mornings from 8:00 am until 11:00 am.

June: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th

July: 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

August: 3rd, 10th, and 17th

We hope to see you there!

Park Panthers Scholarship Awards

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:52
Attributions: 
Jeff Glen
Park Panthers Scholarship Awards

The park student leadership went to Spanish Fork high School to award five well deserving seniors with scholarships.  The money was raised by our students, through Penny Wars, and will help these former Park students reach their academic goals.

Civil Air Patrol Flag Ceremony

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:22
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Civil Air Patrol Flag Ceremony

Park Panthers had the opportunity to have the Civil Air Patrol come for our Leadership LiftOff this morning. The young men in the Civil Air Patrol performed a flag ceremony. It was a great way to honor our nation and begin another great week! Thank you so much for coming!

5th Grade - Freedom Walk

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 05/14/2018 - 08:19
Attributions: 
Mandee Webster
5th Grade - Freedom Walk

Our fifth graders were able to enjoy a day at the sports park honoring our veterans. They heard from a variety of speakers from our armed forces throughout the day, and were reminded of the sacrifices that have been given for our freedom. We are so thankful that our students were able to participate, and were able to learn from these veterans. We thank them for their service. 

Victory Assembly Winners

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 04/27/2018 - 16:57
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Victory Assembly Winners

This is one amazing group of students! These students excelled in math, language arts, or leadership during the months of March and April! They are fantastic students and a great asset to our school! Congratulations on your award and keep up the good work!

Keyboarding Championship Winners

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 04/27/2018 - 16:55
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Keyboarding Championship Winners

"Fast fingers" is one phrase you could use to describe this group of students. They participated in a keyboarding competition at school and beat out the rest of the 4th and 5th grade students to move on to the district keyboarding championship! 

Great job, Park Panthers!!!

Reading Rodeo

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Fri, 04/13/2018 - 08:44
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https://www.calhounschools.org/domain/111
Reading Rodeo

It's time to start reading! We are doing our annual reading challenge this month. Each student needs to read 300 minutes by the end of April in order to meet our school wide reading minutes goal. If we reach our school wide minute goal, one student from each class will get to soak their teacher in water. Also, a student from each grade will win rodeo tickets to the Spanish Fork Rodeo this summer. 

"Save Sam" in Mrs. Taylor's 2nd Grade Class

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Thu, 04/12/2018 - 14:17
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Natalie Taylor
"Save Sam" in Mrs. Taylor's 2nd Grade Class

It looks like Mrs. Taylor's class had a great time learning about habit 6! "I taught a lesson on Habit 6- Synergize. We did the following activity called Save Sam. It was a huge hit with the students. Under the cup was Sam's life preserver (gummy Lifesaver). On top of the cup was Sam (gummy worm). They each had a paper clip. They couldn't touch anything with their hands, they could only use the paper clip. The object was to grab Sam, turn over the boat (cup), and put the life preserver onto Sam. There couldn't be any stabbing with the paper clips.

Testing Treat Tuesday

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 04/11/2018 - 08:38
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Shauna Hatch
Testing Treat Tuesday

We have an amazing principal here at Park Elementary. Mrs. Hughes is always looking for ways to fill the buckets of our teachers and staff. This month she has decided that we could all use a treat, so she brings her cart of happiness around for "Testing Treat Tuesday." Thank you Mrs. Hughes! We sure do appreciate you! 

Circles Program

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:55
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Circles Program

Have you been thinking that you’d like to do more to help people in your community? Wondering what to do? How to do it? Where to give of your time? Circles has the answer! Become a Circle’s Ally...a friend to someone in need…someone right in your area who needs you! You can volunteer…You can even involve your whole family!!  Click on the flyer below to learn more!
 Find out more by contacting Lucy Perkins at Utah Valley Circles!  801-691-5242

Circles Program

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 13:54
Circles Program

Are you ready to have more stability for you and your family? Wondering if there will EVER be a way out of the daily/weekly worry and stress of getting yourself or your family through this life? 
Click on the flyer below to learn more about this amazing program that is offered in our community!
Find out more by contacting Lucy Perkins at Utah Valley Circles!  801-691-5242

Leadership Day

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 03/30/2018 - 17:55
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Leadership Day

Leadership Day was a SUCCESS!!!! Thank you to the parents, grandparents, family members, and members of our community for joining us on our 7th Annual Leadership Day. It was a great day to celebrate our students and show off what we've learned while implementing the 7 Habits!

Energy Star

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Sun, 03/25/2018 - 16:29
Energy Star

Park has received the Energy Star Certification! This is an amazing feat because in order to qualify a building must score in the top 75 percentile compared against other schools in the nation. Our district average score was 99, with many schools scoring a perfect 100.

Lagoon Day!

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:11
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Lagoon Day!

For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to
seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump start on Summer Fun at Lagoon.
The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the
Education Foundations will reap the benefits. Details are listed below:

Welcome Miss McPhail to 5th Grade

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:20
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Welcome Miss McPhail to 5th Grade

Hello, my name is Brianna McPhail and I am excited to be a new teacher at Park Elementary!  I grew up in Fillmore, Utah, but recently moved to Utah County.  I graduated from Utah State University and loved every minute of it -- Go Aggies! I love art, playing basketball, watching movies and spending time with my friends and family! I have always loved learning, and I am excited to be a fifth grade teacher.  I look forward to working with the students and teachers at Park Elementary!

Kindergarten Pre-Registration

Submitted by nate.holt on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:20
Attributions: 
Shauna Hatch
Kindergarten Pre-Registration

Kindergarten Pre-Registration begins March 12th for all children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.

Pre-registering your student in March allows schools to accurately plan for the coming school year. Thank you for your support!

Parents can bring required documents and pick up a kindergarten packet (book and flashcards) to Park school March 21, 2018 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm after completing the online registration. There will also be a computer lab available this day for those who may not have access to a computer at home.

Lunchroom Winners

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Sun, 02/25/2018 - 16:51
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Lunchroom Winners

Mr. Elliott's Class, Mrs. James' Class, and Ms. Dunn's class all received Lunchroom winners of the week the past three weeks. These classes showed the rest of the lunchroom what behavior in the lunchroom should look like. Thank you students for being amazing! Keep up the good work!

SafeUT Awareness

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:44
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SafeUT Awareness

SafeUT Awareness Days February 22 & 23 In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah.

Term 3 Student Led Conferences 2/26/2018

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:12
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Bristi Poulson
Term 3 Student Led Conferences 2/26/2018

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  We will keep our fingers crossed that the online sign ups work smoothly. 

*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.

*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.

*Please sign up with your students name.

*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

Park's 2018 Teacher of the Year

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:59
Park's 2018 Teacher of the Year

Last week, Park staff nominated and then voted on a Park Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year. The Teacher of the Year for Park is Miss Carrie Dunn. Here are what a few of her colleagues said about her:

“She is amazing. She puts so much time and effort to understand her students and to meet their needs. She is great to work with. She has a positive word for everyone. She is always willing to help. She is always trying to learn more and improve her skills.”

A Message from Your Family Connection Leaders

Submitted by nate.holt on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:57
Attributions: 
Carrie Dunn

Our Family Connection Leaders are working hard to help us use the 7 Habits in our everyday lives. For the month of January, they focused on First Things First and setting priorities. Ask your student if they are putting First Things First. They were challenged to set their priorities and think about their schedule to get the most important things done and still have time for fun. The Family Connection Leaders would love to hear about how you are using the 7 Habits at home. Please encourage your student to share these successes with the Family Connection Leaders or email Ms.

Get Away Today

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:41
Attributions: 
Lana Hiskey
Get Away Today

Watch for your new Get Away Today magazine to come home with your student soon. It is filled with travel specials for your family including Adults at Kids’ Prices at the Disneyland Resort for travel in January, February and May 2018! Plus, you can still get 2018 tickets at 2017 prices before they go up!

Lunchroom Winner of the Week

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:21
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Lunchroom Winner of the Week

The lunchroom just became a little more lively with the blue and yellow decorations for the lunchroom winner of the week. This past week, Mrs. Bird's 1st grade class was our class of the week! They displayed wonderful behavior in the lunchroom by not sharing food, keeping their voices at a talking level, not running around, and just being kind to those around them! Way to go Mrs. Bird's class!!!

Utah County Give Kids a Smile

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:36
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Utah County Give Kids a Smile

Park Parents,

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem they will be holding the annual Utah County Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) dental event. Volunteer dentists and hygienists will be on-hand to provide exams and perform limited procedures for qualifying children, and refer them for follow-up services after the event if needed.

Annual Gingerbread House Competition

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:29
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Annual Gingerbread House Competition

Every December the staff at Park put on their thinking caps to come up with the best Gingerbread House design. Then, they get in teams and create AMAZING gingerbread houses. Students get to vote for their favorite. The winner of the 2017 Gingerbread House Competition was......3rd Grade!!!!! Congratulations!

December at Park

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:25
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December at Park

Park Elementary welcomed the month of December with open arms! Staff and faculty participated in a month of fun to get us into the Christmas spirit! Students loved seeing the adults at school dressing up and having fun! Enjoy a glimpse into our incredible school. Merry Christmas from Park!

Meet Ms. Boyer

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 13:51
Meet Ms. Boyer

Hello!

I am so excited to be joining the 6th grade team at Park Elementary. Although I am coming later in the school year, I have confidence we will have a great rest of the year. I am so excited to meet your child and get to know them.

A little about me..

Inclement Weather Procedure

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:04
Inclement Weather Procedure

Throughout the winter months, there is an increased possibility of school disruptions due to inclement weather. This post is intended to give you a brief overview of what to expect during an inclement weather event.

Some have asked what Nebo School District's procedure is regarding inclement weather. Simply put, Nebo School District will be open and functioning normally throughout the winter unless parents/guardians and employees are notified otherwise.

Wanted......6th Grade Teacher

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Mon, 12/04/2017 - 19:18
Wanted......6th Grade Teacher

We are HIRING! If you have ever wanted to work at Park Elementary School, now is your lucky chance. We are currently in search of an amazing 6th grade teacher! We are looking for someone who will love our students as much as we do, while helping them on their quest in search of knowledge! Please head over to https://apply.nebo.edu/search.php to apply.

We can't wait for another Park Panther to join the family!

Term 2 Student Led Conference Sign Up

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 11/27/2017 - 17:17
Attributions: 
Bristi Poulson
Term 2 Student Led Conference Sign Up

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  We will keep our fingers crossed that the online sign ups work smoothly. 

*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.

*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.

*Please sign up with your students name.

*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:03
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Crystal Apple Award

Congratulations to Mrs. McAllister who was awarded this year’s Crystal Apple award. Mrs. McAllister loves the students and they love her! Well deserved, Mrs. McAllister!

Hoop Shoot

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:00
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Hoop Shoot

On Saturday, Morgan Jackson (4th grade), Emily Taylor (5th grade), Michael Snyder (5th grade), and Anthony Toledo (6th grade) attended the Hoop Shoot competition in Provo. Congratulations to these wonderful students for making it to Provo to compete!

Turkey Gobble Contest

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:20
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Turkey Gobble Contest

Today was our annual Turkey Gobble Contest. Each grade level winner received a turkey to take home! After our student gobblers, our teachers gobbled to see who would be crowned the Best Teacher Gobbler of 2017. We were also thrilled to have a panel of “experienced” judges from all around the globe!

Leadership Conference

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 17:15
Attributions: 
Janae McAllister
Leadership Conference

Our Park Student Leaders (PSL) went to a state leadership conference at BYU today. They learned about their leadership roles in our school and how to be a great example to the students around them. They also learned how to improve our school community. Way to go! 

November Principal Challenge

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:27
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November Principal Challenge

November is a month of giving thanks and showing gratitude! Complete an act of service this month! Send us a picture of you doing an act of service so we can post it on our board and on Facebook! Let's make the world a better place TOGETHER!

Veterans Day

Submitted by nate.holt on Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:29
Veterans Day

We are so excited for Veterans Day and the opportunity to honor all veterans, but especially our local veterans. If you know a veteran, please invite them to attend our celebration. We would like our veterans to be here at 12:30 on Friday. The assembly will start at 1:00

Please contact the school if you are a veteran and will be attending or if you know a veteran who will be there and let us know.

Halloween at Park

Submitted by lindsey.hughes on Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:44
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Halloween at Park

The staff at Park had a great time dressing up for Halloween! Working at an elementary school on Halloween is THE BEST!

Happy Halloween!

Veterans Day Pictures

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 08:45
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google images
Veterans Day Pictures

Please send in pictures of your Veterans by Friday, Nov. 3. Please include their rank, if you can, and the students names that attend Park Elementary. Thank you! 

Halloween Parade

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Mon, 10/30/2017 - 08:41
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google images
Halloween Parade

We will be having our annual Halloween Parade tomorrow, Oct. 31 at 2:00 pm. The students and teachers will be walking around the block surrounding Park Elementary. We want to invite all parents and friends to come and watch. Please remember that masks and weapons are not allowed at school. We hope to see you there! 

Keep on (Tape) Rolling!

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:35
Attributions: 
Bristi Poulson
Keep on (Tape) Rolling!

The faculty at Park Elementary loves to sharpen their saw! We have a new winner this year. Mrs. Bird kept the tradition of our new faculty having what it takes to win the trophy. Awesome Job! Thank you everyone for playing. This was Mr. Kay's last roll down Park's hallway, and he sure is going to miss these fun times. 

Ms. B's Explosive Lesson

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:29
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Aubree Bushman
Ms. B's Explosive Lesson

Ms. B, our school counselor, has been teaching us about being proactive vs. reactive. During Lighthouse Leaders we learned what it means to be proactive, and that sometimes we have the choice in a situation to be proactive or reactive. Her lesson was followed up the following week during our Leadership Sendoff with what being reactive can look like. What a great obeject lesson with Diet Coke and Mentos. Thank you, Ms. B!

Park is Hiring Technicians!

Submitted by ryan.kay on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 14:01
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Park is Hiring Technicians!

Have you ever wanted to work at our great school?  Now you can!  We are hiring overload technicians to work with our students and teachers.  If you are interested or would like to know more details please go to our district website nebo.edu and click on the jobs tab.

 

1st Grade

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Sun, 10/01/2017 - 11:23
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Cristina Marshall
1st Grade

Our principal, Mr. Kay helped our first graders with an apple art project for Johnny Appleseed day. The first graders had a great time. Thank you, Mr. Kay! 

Student Led Conference Sign Up

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:38
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Student Led Conference Sign Up

Below you will find links to sign up for a Student Led Conference time.  This is our first time trying it online, we will keep our fingers crossed that it works. 
*Please follow the link for the teacher you need to set up an appointment with.
*You will notice some classes have scheduled appointments and some are doing it more open house where you sign up for a chunk of time that works for you to come in.
*Please sign up with your students name.
*Include your email address and it will email you a reminder 2 days prior to SLC's.

Student Job Fair

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:22
Student Job Fair - September 18, 2017 5:30 - 6:30

Park Teachers believe as you  let your students lead, you'll create a school culture of leadership and student empowerment. Shared leadership is one of the most fundamental paradigms of The Leader in Me. It is rooted in the belief that everyone can be a leader.

Ms. Marshall's Class

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Wed, 09/13/2017 - 15:50
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Ms. Marshall
Ms. Marshall's Class

Students in Ms. Marshall's class are learning about the 4 seasons. Today students synergized to make a 4 seasons collage. Great teamwork Panthers! They look awesome! 

WIGs - Wildy Imporant Goals

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 18:53
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Students are ready for the WIG Assembly

Park Elementary kicked off their school wide WIGS (Wildly Important Goals) this week.  Be sure and ask your students why their teacher looked a little different today.

Our school WIGS are:

90% of our students will receive a Golden Panther Paw this year for showing great leadership skills and living the 7 habits.

93% of our students will be ON TIME for school each day.

90% of students will be reading at grade level by the end of the year.

100% of students will make one year’s growth in reading!

CAN WE DO IT??? YES WE CAN!

Park teachers Synergize to get the job done!

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 18:19
Teacher Leaders - Habit #6 Synergize

This week we welcomed Mrs. Cromar to our Fourth Grade team.  As you can imagine, starting up a classroom after school has started is no easy task.  Park teachers stepped right up and spent the afternoon helping her set up her classroom.  At Park we simply call that 

Habit 6: Synergize. Together Is Better: Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant. 

Our Park family is the best!  WELCOME MRS. CROMAR!

Park Elementary Back to School & UVU Green Man Group

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 17:55
Park Elementary Back to School & UVU Green Man Group

On August 30, students and parents filled the gym at Park Elementary.  They had the privilege of listening to students speak about their experience at Park and how their leadership skills and the 7 Habits have helped them in school.  They were introduced to the faculty and had a chance to meet with their teachers for important school information.  After all of that, everyone gathered back in the gym to be entertained by the Green Man Group from Utah Valley University.  Since it was raining, we all gathered in the lunchroom to enjoy a hot dog dinner. 

We need YOU to serve on our School Community Council!

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:18
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We need YOU to serve on our School Community Council!

We are currently seeking parents to serve on our School Community Council.  We meet once a month at the school.  The council plays an important role in our school creating our School Improvment Plan as well as advising the School Trust Land Money.  If you are interested in serving, please stop in the office and fill out the application by September 8.  We are currtently looking to fill 6 parent positions.

The SCC (School Community Council) plays an important role in partnering in the education of our children with the school, its staff and faculty and the district.

1st Day Fun

Submitted by bristi.poulson on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 16:57
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1st Day Fun

The 2nd and 3rd graders had a blast getting to know each other on the first day of school. They cooled off with a popsicle, and got to make a lot of new friends. 

Back to School Night

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:12
Park Back to School Bash

Please plan on attending our Back to School Bash, August 30 at 6:30.  We have school information ready for you as well as the GREEN MAN GROUP and our tradtional hot dog social on the playground.  We will have school shirts ready for you to order as well. Shirts are $8.00.  Students will wear them on Spirit MONDAY.  There is an order form attached if you would like to print it and bring it with you.

 

Park Elementary Back to School Night

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 08/25/2017 - 09:40
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Park Elementary Back to School Bash

Our annual Back to School night will be held August 30, 2017 @ 6:30 in our gym.  We hope that you can all attend as this night has turned into a fun family tradition.  You will receive important school information as well as meet with your teachers and discuss the great things that will be happening in your child's classroom this year.  And back by popular demand.... THE GREEN MAN GROUP will be here!  After their performance we will have a hot dog social on our playground.  Hope to see you all Wednesday.

1st Day of School

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:54
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1st Grade - Mrs. Bird

Shiny shoes and new backpacks filled the halls as Park Elementary welcomed students back to school!  We couldn't help but share pictures of our good looking leaders!  Scroll through all of them to find your class.

Remember to like Park Elementary on Facebook for quick information all year long.

DATES TO REMEMBER

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:30
DATES TO REMEMBER

We are so excited to start a new school year.  Thanks to all of you that patiently worked through the online registration process with us.  We anticipate it being even more stream lined next year.

Here are some dates that we want you to be aware of.

Earn Money for our School!

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 07/06/2017 - 17:46
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Earn Money for our School!

Macey’s is excited to serve our community and local schools with the continuation of the School Cents program. They are happy to be a part of the education experience of today’s children and are proud to offer the School Cents program as a way for schools to obtain additional education funds. 

Park Students honors our 6th grade students and retiring/leaving teachers with a Victory Lap

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:13
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Click on full story for Victory Lap video
Park Students honors our 6th grade students and retiring/leaving teachers with a Victory Lap

(click on the link for full story and Victory Lap video) Our final Victory Lap of the year was held to honor all of our outgoing 6th grade students.  We wish them the very best of luck in Jr. High.  They will continue to do great things and make us proud.  

We also honored all of our retiring staff:  Mrs. Banks, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Smithee, Mrs. Prior, Mrs Gardner and Mrs. Kimball.  We wish you all the very best of luck in your new adventures!

Park Faculty Performs for Students at Final Victory Assembly

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:32
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Student Film Crew
Park Faculty Performs for Students at Final Victory Assembly

 It was the final Victory Assembly of the year, and Park Staff wanted it to be one that students would remember.  Handing out student awards for Math, Language Arts, Leadership, Track Meet, Perfect Attendance AND Kiwanis Terrific Kid was only the beginning of our assembly.  

The faculty performed for our student body.  First, the ladies entertained with a funny performance.  Then the men WOW'd us with YMCA followed by a whole faculty Glow Stick Performance. 

6th Grade Graduation

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:48
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6th Grade Graduation - May 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Our 6th grade students are counting down their time in elementary school.  We will honor each of our 6th grade students at a graduation ceremony on May 23 at 6:00 p.m.  Graduation will be held in the Park Elementary gym.  

Last Day of School

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:45
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Friday, May 26 - School Out at Noon

We can't believe the last day of school is almost here!  Friday, May 26 will mark the end of the school year.  Students will be released at noon on this day.  Lunch will be served early to accomodate the early release time.  We hope all of our Park Leaders have a great summer vacation!

Park Leaders Award Scholarships

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:39
Park Leaders Award Scholarships

Park Student Leaders raised $1,800 through penny wars. They took the money and awarded past Park students college scholarships. Talk about beginning with the end in mind! We can't wait until the students standing on stage giving out the scholarships will be standing up there receiving them.

 

Kindergarten Fun

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 08:47
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Kindergarten Fun

Monday was a big day for our Kindergarten students.  In preperation for first grade students attended school all day, practiced for their graduation, ate school lunch AND participated in their end of term incentive activity.  We bet they all slept really well!  We are so proud of all the accomplishments our Kindergarten students have made this year.

Mrs. Graham - Park Classified Employee of the Year

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:24
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Lorie Graham - Park Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Graham who was nominated by her peers as the classified employee of the year.  Lorie goes above and beyond as our computer teacher.  She is very knowledgeable about computers and Google classroom and teaches it to our students with enthusiasm. Congratulations Mrs. Graham - you deserve this award!

WE ARE HIRING

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 08:02
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WE ARE HIRING

Park Elementary is hiring an adult night sweeper.  See job discription below, share with anyone that may be intersted.  Job closes Friday, can apply online at www.nebo.edu - click on the job tab.

Adult Sweeper - Lane C - $9.02 per hour. 3.30 hours per day, 5 days per week, 180 days per year. Must be at least 18 years of age to apply. There are no benefits with this position. Will work under the direction of the head custodian and the lead night custodian and with the Night custodian doing general cleaning of classrooms and hallways after school.

Track Schedule

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 07:55
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Track Schedule

3rd grade track meet is re-scheduled for May 10, 2017.  6th grade will have their track day on May 16, 2017.  Both will take place at Spanish Fork High School football field.

If you are willing to help with the events, please contact your teacher.

Park PTO Spring Carnival

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:45
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Spring Carnival April 24, 2017

Our awesome PTO will be sponsoring our Spring Carnival Monday, April 24, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.  There will be bounce houses, games, food, basket auctions & student performances.  Back by popular demand "TEACHER OF THE DAY"  All students will receive a ticket from their teacher when they leave school on Monday.  There will be a can for them to drop it in when they attend the carnival to be entered into the teacher for the day drawing.

Please mark your calendar now to attend.

Parenting with Love & Logic Class

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 04/20/2017 - 08:39
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Call Holly at 801-465-6010 to register

Park Elementary will be hosting a Parenting With Love & Logic class May s 1, 8, 15 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  There is a $12.00 book fee to attend the class.

Parenting With Love & Logic is designed to help parent's practice effective parenting without the power struggles.  This class teaches parents and children to accept natural consequences and reach a win/win agreement.  Please pre-register by calling Holly at 801-465-6010

Pennies for Scholarships

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:12
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Service project to raise money for high school senior scholarships

Penny Wars is in full swing.  This Friday will be the final day to bring change in for our service project.  Dig into those couch cushions and check your car seats.  Our students will be awarding scholarships at the end of the month!  Thank you to all that have supported it.

PENNY WARS IS ON - APRIL 10-21

Submitted by ryan.kay on Mon, 04/10/2017 - 13:00
PENNY WARS IS ON - APRIL 10-21

It is time for our annual “Penny Wars” Service Project!  We began this service project last year to give scholarships to past Park alumni that are now high school seniors.  Our goal last year was to raise enough money to give one $500 scholarship.  In true Panther giving we raised enough to give TWO $500 scholarships!  The two recipients were Sawyer Hamilton who went to BYU and Alisha Garzan who also went to BYU.  Our hope is to keep paying this forward so when our current students are high school seniors they will also have the opportunity

SPRING BREAK

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sun, 04/02/2017 - 08:14
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Spring Break - April 3-7

Spring Break is here!  We hope the weather cooperates with whatever plans you may have.  School will resume April 10th.  

Park 4-H Sewing Club Makes School Flag

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 09:03
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4H students presenting their flag to the school.

Students in the sewing club designed and made a beautiful school flag.  Students synergized in creating the design, then each member was tasked with creating part of the flag.  What a great life skill you are all learning.  Special thanks to our sewing club advisor Mandi Bristow for sharing her talents with our students.  We are excited to display our new school flag in the hallway of our school.

 

SPRING BREAK

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 20:36
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SPRING BREAK

Spring Break is almost here!  There will be no school for students in Nebo School District April 3 - 7.

Park Students Shine During Leadership Day

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 15:03

Approximately 300 people turned out to Leadership Day on February 10, 2017.  They were amazed at the speeches, performances, tours and many other talents.  We were so proud of all of our students and can't wait to see the great things they do after leaving elementary school.  Special thanks to Travis Bourne with Spanish Fork Channel 17 for editing our video!

 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 15:32
Teacher Appreciation Week

March 6 - 10 is Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our PTO has some fun activities planned for students and teachers that are all planned around the theme "UP"

Monday - BATTER-UP  Wear your favorite team.  

Wednesday - SURF'S UP  Wear Beach Attire 

Thursday - GIDDY UP  - Wear Western Wear  

Friday - DRESS UP - Dress up like their teacher                                                                                                        

Mrs. Leifson Receives Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sat, 03/04/2017 - 15:16
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Mrs. Leifson receives Crystal Apple Award

Congratulations to Mrs. Leifson who is the recipient of the Crystal Apple Award.  Mrs. Leifson was nominated by her peers for this honor.  The following was said about Cheryl.

Cheryl constantly has dedicated herself to going above and beyond what has been required in order to ensure that all of her students are successful in mastering the curriculum as well as developing a love for learning and an understanding of leadership roles and responsibilities.

Champions Challenge Reading Challenge

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 18:50
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Champions Challenge Reading Challenge

We are excited to kick off our Champions Challenge Reading Challenge.  Several members of the Fiesta Days Rodeo committee along with Miss Rodeo Utah, McKenna Hales was on hand to not only teach students about the sport of rodeo but to offer up incentives to keep up with their good reading habits.  They even got Mrs. Gardner to dress up as a rodeo clown and get in the barrel.

Book Buddies was a HUGE success!

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 18:05
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Book Buddies was a HUGE success!

Book Buddies was a huge success and was very well attended this year.  Thanks to all of the students and parents that braved the snow and joined us for a good book and a doughnut.  We would like to send a special thank you to our PTO for sponsoring the event.  Not only did they buy a dougnut for everyone that attended, they even gave a book to each student.  

Valentine Day fun at Park

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 13:05
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Valentine Day fun at Park

Teachers were reminiscing of their own Valentine Day parties as students exchanged cards and sweets.  Thanks to all of our awesome parents that helped with class parties!  You can tell by the looks on our students faces that they had a great time (the look on Mr. James face we are not so sure)

 

1 + 1 = 3 OR MORE

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 01/18/2017 - 13:07
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5th Grade synergy lesson

No, this isn't "new math" it's students learning how utilizing habit # 6 "Synergize" can help you work together to solve a problem. Check out our 5th graders synergizing in Leadership Academy.

School is In Session (Thur 1/5)

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 01/05/2017 - 07:23
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School is In Session (Thur 1/5)Areas of Nebo School District have been affected by the recent storm. After evaluating the situation, as of 6:10am, the decision has been made that the schools of Nebo School District will be open for school at regular times today (Thur 1/5/17). Busses are running.

2 Hour Delay

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 08:14
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2 Hour Delay

Park Elementary is on a 2 Hour Start Delay.  School will start at 10:30.  There will be no Morning Kindergarten today.  Travel Safe!

Spirit of Giving

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 12/27/2016 - 16:51
Spirit of Giving

In the spirit of giving, Mr. James 6th grade class opted out of a traditional Christmas party on the last day of school.  Instead, they walked to the rest home in Spanish Fork and sang Christmas Carols to all of the residents.  We are so proud of the selflesness that our students are displaying.  Special thanks to Miranda Thompsen - room mother for setting it up.

Park Faculty Afternoon of Synergizing

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 12/22/2016 - 16:06
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Kindergarten & Preschool

Park Staff came together in teams to make gingerbread displays.  The rules were simple, your entry could not already be put together and you had one hour to do it all.  The creations were displayed in the school and then given away to students to take home and decorate their homes with.  This is a tradition that is enjoyed by all employees.  ENJOY THE PICTURES!

 

Veterans Day Assembly

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 08:17
Park Veterans Day Assembly - November 11, 2016 at 1:00

We will celebrate and honor our Veterans at an assembly - November 11, 2016 at 1:00.  We invite all Veterans to participate in our assembly.  Please come to the front office by 12:45.

All Park Families are invited to attend the assembly.

Red Ribbon Week

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 07:26
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Red Ribbon Week October 24-28

Our Red Ribbon Week is officially underway!  Thanks to our PTO for sponsoring this event.  We kicked it off with Air Care Helicopter from Mountain View Hospital landing on our playground.  The fligt crew talked to us about the importance of staying drug free.  We will be dressing up each day to align with the daily drug free message.

Substitute Teachers Needed

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 11:18
Substitute Teachers Needed

Are you looking for a job working with the great students of our District? Kelly Services is hiring!  Kelly is the company Nebo uses to contract our sub teachers.  You can click the Kelly link on the left side of this page or follow the link to the Nebo job page and use the Kelly link on the right side.  Kelly is offering incentives for new employees hired!

http://www.nebo.edu/jobs

Fundraiser Pledges

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:34
Pledge Totals 10/5/2016

We are so excited about our Fundraiser!  We have set a goal to reach 1,000 pledges schoolwide.  Please spread the word and help us reach our goal.  We will post updates to our website daily!  Remember 100% of all funds raised come right back to Park Students!  We will collect pledges through our run day.  You can pledge online at http://park.nebo.edu/content/fundraiser or contact one of our students or teachers.  We will run October 18, 2016!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Volunteers needed to help with Vision Screenings

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:30
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Volunteers needed to help with Vision Screenings

Vision Screening

The school nurse is conducting a vision screening on October 12, 2016.  She needs 10 volunteers to help test the childrens vision.  Easy job.  Just show up and help, thats it. 

 Date: 10/12/2016 (Wed.)

 Time: 8:30am - 11:00am MDT

 Location: Park Elementary

Please use the following link to sign up or call the school directly to let us know if you can help 801-798-4045

Student Led Conferences

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sun, 09/25/2016 - 13:22
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Student Led Conferences

Monday, September 26, 2016 is Student Led Conferences at Park Elementary.  Conferences will run from 2:00 - 8:45.  If you need to know your time, please email your teacher or call the school.

Book Buddies - Huge Success!

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sun, 09/25/2016 - 13:19
Book Buddies - Huge Success!

Big shout out to all of our Students, Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles that came out to read with Park students.  We had a great turnout.  Thank you to our PTO for sponsoring this event!  Check out a few pictures and all of those smiling faces!

Student Leadership Jobs

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 13:37
Student Leadership Jobs Available at Park

Leaders are everywhere at Park Elementary.  We are happy to report there are student leadership opportunties available for students to apply for.  Please go to our school webpage and click on the Student Leadership Job Applications tab to view job descriptions and print applications.  

Current openings include:  Attendance Stats, Mailman, Attendance Tracker and Panther Paw Placers.

Students must bring application complete with parent and teacher signatures to the person hiring by September 28.  

www.park.nebo.edu

Book Fair

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 09/20/2016 - 17:00
Book Fair Sept. 26-30

Attention Students & Parents -- The book fair is coming to Park Elementary! It will be open September 26 - 30.  We are looking for volunteers to help us staff this event.  We would appreciate any time you can volunteer to help make this years Book Fair a success.  Please use the following link to sign up.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4daaac2eaaff2-book

September 19 Students Out at Noon

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 14:40
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September 19 Students Out at Noon

September 19 is a Minimal Day in Nebo School District. Park students will get out of school at noon on this day.  This day is set up so teachers can attend district wide training.  Please make arrangments for your students to be picked up at noon so teachers can get to their training on time.  Thanks!

WIG'd out Teachers!!

Submitted by ryan.kay on Wed, 08/31/2016 - 18:15
Wig Pic!

Today was our traditional WIG kick off assmbly.  As all Panthers know WIG stands for Wildy Important Goal at Park Elementary.  Teachers used skits, dance and song to introduce our school WIGs to students.

Reading Goal:  90% of students will be reading on grade level at the end of the school year with 100% of students making atleast one years reading growth.

Attendance Goal:  93% of our student body will be on time for school each day.

Leadership Goal:  80% of our student body will receive a Golden Panther Paw for exceptional leadership skills.

Back to School Night with the GREEN MAN Group

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:49
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Park Back to School Night

Mark your calendars now to join us on September 1 @ 6:00 p.m. for our Back to School Night.  We will start promptly at 6:00 in the gym.  We will discuss school business then excuse parents to visit classrooms (students will stay in the gym for an activity).  After two class rotations, we will all meet back in the gym for the Green Man Group performance!  We are excited to have them back at Park!  After their performance we will all go to the playground for a hot dog social.  We hope to see all of you next Thursday!

School Registration

Submitted by ryan.kay on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 13:31
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School Registration

**School Registration** Tuesday, August 2, 2016.  We are looking forward to meeting and greeting all of our Panthers!  You may drop in anytime from 7:30 - 4:00.

Please help us spread the word, we need all students to come in and register. 

 

Park Leaders Preparing for City Celebration

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:13
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Park Leaders Preparing for City Celebration

Park Student Leaders (PSL) met Monday morning to make sure their school is in tip top shape for the upcoming Spanish Fork City celebration, Fiesta Days.  Parades run right by our school and students wanted to make sure that everyone that passed by Park knew of the pride they have for their school.  Hats off to our student leaders, the flower beds look great and Center Street is clean and weed free and ready for the community to relax and enjoy the parades.  HAPPY FIESTA DAYS!

 

Park School Registration - August 2, 2016

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:32
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Park Elementary Registration 2016

Mark your calendars now, registration at Park Elementary is August 2, 7:30 - 4:00.

It is important that each little Panther come in and get registered on this day so we can have an accurate count as we begin the school year.  Final teacher assignments are also based on the number of students we register this day, so it is SO IMPORTANT that we have our students register.

Students will receive their teacher assignment, purchase their NEW school shirts and parents can join our awesome PTO.

See you August 2!

Champion Readers

Submitted by ryan.kay on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:47
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Students participating in opening Ceremony of Champions Challenge Rodeo 6/4/2016

As the Champions Challenge Rodeo rode into town, all of the cowboys and cowgirls took a moment to recognize all of the minutes Spanish Fork Elementary students read during the Champions Reading Challenge.  Congratulations to Jordan Jensen and Kyler Hoover who were the boot winners for Park Elementary.  They were part of the rodeos opening ceremonies.  Special thanks to Justin Boots for donating a pair of boots for each of them.  Also a big shout out to Steve Money, Steve Leifson and the entire Fiesta Days Rodeo Committee!

Last Day of School

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sun, 05/22/2016 - 17:25
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Last Day of School

We can't believe the school year is already over!  Our last day of school is May 27.  Students will get out of school at noon.  Lunch will be served early this day.  Thanks for a great year!  

Free Summer Meals

Submitted by ryan.kay on Sun, 05/22/2016 - 17:18
Free Summer Meals

The Utah Food Bank will be bringing free lunch to students this summer.  Youth up to age 18 will be eligible.  The dates are Monday - Friday June 6 - August 19.  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch will take place at the Spanish Fork City Center Library Park.                                                               Please see the attached flyer for more info.

Student Teacher Leaders

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 13:27
Mr. Cook

Our school has several new teachers today.  Thanks to our successful school carnival ran by our PTO each class had the opportunity to “bid” on teacher for the day.  Several students came prepared with their own lesson today.   Thanks to all of our student teacher leaders!

 

Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day

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Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Field Day Help

We need help with field day! We have all the activities planned, we just need volunteers to help carry them out, and pass out otter pops! Thank You!

Date: 05/13/2016 (Fri.) 

Time: 12:15pm - 2:40pm MDT 

Location: Black Top by playground

Park Elementary PTO

Click Here to Sign Up- http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4cada72baaff2-field

 

Nebo District changes day for district-wide collaboration time.

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:52
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Nebo District changes day for district-wide collaboration time.

Nebo’s district-wide collaboration time will change to Monday instead of Wednesday beginning in the 2016 - 2017 school year. All students will continue to be dismissed 45 minutes early from school on Mondays. Nebo District implemented a highly successful, district-wide collaboration time in 2008. Collaboration time is specifically for teachers to focus on improved student learning and quality instruction.

Park School Carnival Coming Soon!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:37
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Park School Carnival Coming Soon!

Step Right Up Here!  Step Right Right Up Here!  Join us Friday, April 29th from 5:00-8:00p.m. for some fun rides, games, food, and a good time.  

Carnival Information:

Unlimited Rides Wristbands $8.00/ Rides and Games $10.00

Unlimited rides, games and one meal deal $12.00

Or tickets  4/$1.00 Lots of Food and Fun!

Everyone invited!  Bring the whole family!

Come have some fun with us!!!

Summer of Service

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 17:25
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Summer of Service

Hey parents! What are your kids up to this summer? Join the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism in a Summer of Service? Kids can win great PRIZES for volunteering! Sounds like a win, win! FMI: http://l.facebook.com/l/6AQFGUPcmAQHaSXLzi7iQj6X9zCmE1rEsrdVhcnXXjN7Beg/UServe.Utah.gov/summerofservice #utahsummerofservice16

https://heritage.utah.gov/userveutah/summerofservice

Kindergarten Book Buddy Day

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 16:58
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Photos and Article by Cheryl Leifson
Kindergarten Book Buddy Day

There was a tremendous amount of synergy going on as students and buddies researched an animal and prepared a report.  Afterwards, our kindergarten students were proactive in serving their buddies some donuts and water.  It was a win-win situation as everyone put first things first in working on the research papers and then sharpened the saw by giggling and enjoying the donuts.  We would love to thank our amazing PTO for providing the donuts!  They truly seek first to understand our needs!

Champions Challenge Reading Winners

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:40
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Photo by Amberly Darrington Article by Adam Gull
Champions Challenge Reading Winners

Congratulations to seven very lucky Panthers who just won tickets to the Champions Challenge Rodeo which will take place in June at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds.  These students met their reading challenge and were entered into a schoolwide drawing: Jordan Jensen, Aspen Olsen, Saberial McKell, McKay Thomas, Kyler Hoover, Austin Golding, Taylor Johnson.  Kyler Hoover and Jordan Jensen were the lucky winners of a new pair of Justin Boots.  Way to go Panthers!

Park's Teacher Of the Year- Mrs. Sorensen

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/14/2016 - 18:06
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Photo by Lana Hiskey Article by Adam Gull
Park's Teacher Of the Year- Mrs. Sorensen

Congratulations to Mrs. Sorensen for being Park Elementary's Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Sorensen has taught 5th grade at Park School the past 9 years.  She is an incredible teacher, teammate, and does so much for the students at Park.  She has been integral in implementing the Leader in Me as well as a student leader advisor and mentor to other teachers that have come through Park.

We are so proud and honored to have Mrs. Sorensen at Park. Congratulations!

A Real "BULL"-Y Blocker

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/01/2016 - 14:19
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Photos by Mr. Kay Article by Blog Squad Leader Alea Bateman with Mr. Gull
A Real "BULL"-Y Blocker

On Leap Day, we had an assembly.  Rodeo Clown J.J. Harrison was there along with rodeo queens and rodeo officials from Spanish Fork City.  They talked a lot about the difference between teasing and bullying as well as the difference between tattling and reporting.  J.J. always likes to end with a contest.  He had Mr. James come up and try to rope him.  Mr. James actually roped him!  Then to close, we repeated after J.J. and told our teachers that they were awesome and underpaid.

Leadership Academy

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 17:33
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Photo by Adam Gull Article by Adam Gull and Evan Prokopiw
Leadership Academy

Recently, students helped with the Spanish Fork City Easter Egg Hunt by putting eggs together for the event.  Led by our Leadership Academy teacher, Mrs. Wirfs, students synergized to help our community.  This is one of the many things Leadership Academy has provided this year.  

Leadership Academy has provided learning opportunities in leadership, music, art, and more for students. To understand more how Leadership Academy works, the following is from one of our Blog Squad Leaders Evan Prokopiw, 6th grade student.  

Leadership Academy by Evan Prokopiw

Star Light, Star Bright

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 09:29
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Photos by Ty James Article by Adam Gull
Star Light, Star Bright

Star light, star bright,

First star I see tonight,

I wish I may, I wish I might,

Have this wish I wish tonight. 

Our 6th grade Stars have been engaged in learning about the Universe.  Sixth grade science is intriguing because students explore from the tiniest microorganism to the vastness of the universe and make the connection to how they fit in the picture.

March Victory Awards

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/25/2016 - 17:33
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Photo by Amy Darrington, Article by Adam Gull
March Victory Awards

We are very proud of our Park Leaders for their excellent work in Math, Language Arts and Leadership.  Way to go Panthers!

Kindergarten Registration

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 16:09
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Kindergarten Registration

Park Elementary PTO 

Kindergarten Registration

We need help for kindergarten registration! It is Wed. March 23rd from 7:30am to 3:00pm. Each shift is 2 hours. You will be checking addresses, photo copying birth certificates, etc.  Thank you.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4cada72baaff2-kindergarten

 Date: 03/23/2016 (Wed.)

 Time: 7:30am - 3:30pm MDT

 Location: Park Elementary School GYM

 

Spring Carnival

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 15:41
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Spring Carnival

Park Elementary PTO 

Spring Carnival Volunteers

We need your help! We are needing volunteers to help run activities at our school carnival on April 29th. By supplying our own volunteers, we will receive more funds in which we can bring more technology to our school, and/or send our students on more field trips! Please sign up in the time slot you can help us! Thank you!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4cada72baaff2-spring

 Date: 04/29/2016 (Fri.)

Mr. Talbot Honored

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 13:53
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Pictures by Ryan Kay Article by Adam Gull
Mr. Talbot Honored

Congratulations to Randel Talbot-Park Elementary Classified Employee of the year!  Mr. Talbot was awarded by Craig Harvey from Horace Mann with the Classified Employee of the Year.

What would we do without Mr. Talbot?  Park Elementary is lucky to have a custodian that cares so much for the cleanliness of the building and for our students, teachers and parents.  Mr. Talbot is as classy as a 1968 Camaro.  You won't find anyone that will do as much as he will for the teachers and students at Park.  Randel truly goes the extra mile to serve others.

Lighting Up the Way to Leadership

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 11:20
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Article by Student Leader Andrea Corona and Blog Squad Leader Adam Gull
Lighting Up the Way to Leadership

Mrs. Poulson helps third grade students by creating visual arts. While they are creating masterpieces, they are also working on their leadership skills, by synergizing and sharpening the saw. Together, the third graders work every Wednesday on this HUGE project and keeping it a secret for the BIG day. All they can use is paper, scissors, and glue. This is a must see Parents!  Hope to see you soon at Leadership Day this Friday. Keep up the great work Third Grade and have FUN!

You Gotta Win it in a Minute

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 01/31/2016 - 23:07
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Photos and Article by Adam Gull
You Gotta Win it in a Minute

Recently students celebrated good grades, good attendance, and good behavior with a rewards assembly.  Students competed with teachers in Minute to Win it games.  There was some serious talent from both teachers and students.  Thanks for working hard Panthers!

January Victory Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 01/31/2016 - 12:50
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Photos by Student Photography Leaders Nathan Birch and Tesa Jensen Article by Adam Gull
January Victory Assembly

As the popular song from the Peanuts movie states I feel better when I'm dancing, Park students sure can relate.  Students enjoyed a presentation from our 3rd grade students as they prepare for the upcoming Leadership Day.  They danced to the hit song  I feel better when I'm dancing  and did not disappoint.  We are excited to see them perform again in a few weeks.

And the Winners Are....

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 17:38
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Photos and Article by Adam Gull
And the Winners Are....

Students were randomly drawn to win the Gingerbreadhouses made by the faculty.  The winners were: Kobe Carter, Tesa Jensen, Max Howe, Oaklee Skiba, Trinity Golding, Ashley Villatoro, Cadillac Webb, Everett Boyd Evan Delagadillo.  Congrats Panthers!

Fondue Feast

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 17:07
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Photos by Tamra Lybbert Article by Adam Gull
Fondue Feast

Mrs. McAllisters class reached their goal for positive behavior.  To celebrate, students feasted on chocolate fondue goodies.  Way to go Panthers!

Gingerbread Houses Bring Holiday Cheer

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 16:20
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Photos by Ryan Kay Article by Adam Gull
Gingerbread Houses Bring Holiday Cheer

If Buddy the Elf showed up at Park school this week he would be ecstatic! The synergy and teamwork that went into the gingerbread houses from all the teachers and staff set the mood going into Christmas Break.  In a teambuilding activity set up by the jolliest elf in the school-Mr. Kay, teachers worked vigorously to build a gingerbread house in under an hour. Teachers and staff could plan and design anything they wanted to for this event.  And what a sight to behold at the end!

Grinch brings Christmas Cheer

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 12:39
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Photos by Jen Sorensen Article by Adam Gull
Grinch brings Christmas Cheer

"He came with a smile.  He came nice and sweet.  He came so friendly, all students he had to meet.  He read and he read till his reader was sore.  He thought to himself, this time of year...the kids is what it's for."

Fifth grade students enjoyed a visit from the Grinch last week.  He read a story, visited classrooms, and he may or may not have got a kiss from Mrs. McAllister.  Thanks Grinch for bringing some Christmas Cheer to Park Elementary. 

 

 

 



Christmas Comes Early for Park Elementary

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 11:44
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Photos by Adam Gull and Amy Darrington; Article by Adam Gull
Christmas Comes Early for Park Elementary

The Leader in Me is catching the eye of many leaders in the community of Spanish Fork.  Last month Stacy Beck from the City Council and representative of the Chamber of Commerce, visited with students at the Victory Breakfast and became impressed with the skills and habits students are learning at Park Elementary.  Ms. Beck reported back to the Chamber and came back to Park with other members from the Spanish Fork Chamber of Commerce and presented a check of $1,500 to help keep the Leader in Me going in the years to come. 

Project Teddy Bear A Huge Success

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 11:09
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Photo and Article by Adam Gull
Project Teddy Bear A Huge Success

When thinking about service the greatest feeling is the end result.  Park students collected over 700 teddy bears for Project Teddy Bear  sponsored by Bank of American Fork.  These donations will bring comfort to children dealing with trauma or lonlieness and comforting others is something we care deeply about at Park.  We are grateful for the generous donations students and families made for this great cause.

Crystal Apple Goes to Shauna Gardner

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/15/2015 - 10:55
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Photo by Adam Gull
Crystal Apple Goes to Shauna Gardner

Mrs. Shauna Gardner is this year's recipient of the Crystal Apple.  Mrs. Gardner has taught for 14 years at Santaquin and Park Elementary.  Her teammates describe her as trustworthy, friendly, professional, and always willing to share.  She is a great friend.

She is called on regularly with her musical talent of playing the piano and leading music.  Mrs. Gardner loves horses and going to horse shows.  She is a big sports fan, especially when her kids are playing.  She is married to Mike Gardner and together they have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. 

Our PEAK Performing Principal Wins Award

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:01
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Article by Adam Gull
Our PEAK Performing Principal Wins Award

Mr. Kay received a PEAK award at last night's board meeting.  The PEAK award is given to any Nebo employee that displays Positive Energy And Kindness.  PEAK winners are nominated by anyone in the school--teacher, parent, staff member, you name it.  We are honored to have such a caring principal that does so much for the students, teachers, parents and community.  Click Here for December PEAK winners.

The following is the nomination letter for Mr. Kay:

Project Teddy Bear

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:12
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Photo and Article by Adam Gull
Project Teddy Bear

There is something special about serving in the community.  We have a great opportunity at Park School to help with Project Teddy Bear sponsored by Bank of American Fork.  Please help by donating your new or gently used clean teddy bears.  Students can bring them to school and our Park Student Leaders will pick them up at each classroom every morning until December 11th.    Thank You for your support!

The Force is Strong in Computers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 12:28
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Photo and Article by Adam Gull
The Force is Strong in Computers

A vision in Nebo School District is to develop 21st Century skills in our students.  At Park Elementary we have the best computers teacher in the district in Lorie Graham.  Mrs. Graham does a tremendous job teaching keyboarding and computer skills that prepares students for the technological world.  

Student Led Conferences This Wednesday

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 17:00
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Photo and Article by Adam Gull
Student Led Conferences This Wednesday

It's that time again!  Please join us this Wednesday, December 2nd from 2:15-9:00 P.M. for Student Led Conferences.  Students will share their Leadership Binder and share their progress and goals they have met or are still working on.  This is a great time to discuss any victories or concerns you may have as well.

If you have forgotten your scheduled time or have any other questions, please call the office at 801-798-4045.  See you then!

Putting the Pieces Together in Leadership Academy

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 16:44
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Masterpieces by Park Panthers Photo and Article by Adam Gull
Putting the Pieces Together in Leadership Academy

Students are branching out in Leadership Academy the next few days.  They are learning about Mosaic art and creating their own little masterpieces.  Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It is a technique of decorative art or interior decoration.

Each week students learn about a leader in history in many areas like art, poetry, science, etc.  The leader this week is a leader in Mosaic art known as Gustav Klimt.  Students learned the art form and have created their own Christmas Mosaic masterpiece.    

Museum on the Move

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 13:50
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Article by Leslie Perschon Photos by Adam Gull
Museum on the Move

The 4th grade received a visit from Museum on the Move today. They are a traveling museum from The Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City. They came to teach part of the 4th grade Science Core including a study of Rocks and Minerals, and Fossils. Students were able to observe, infer and record the information they gathered as they handled the fossil and rock specimens.

The Power of Parent Volunteers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/13/2015 - 13:58
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Article and Photo by Adam Gull
The Power of Parent Volunteers

"At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." -Jane D. Hull

The halls of Park Elementary have a few more faces than normal on a typical school day.

  I noticed this one day walking back to my office.  I thought to myself how wonderful it is to see more and more parents in the classroom and in the hallways working with students and helping teachers. 

Thank You SF 17

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 15:20
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Video produced by SF 17

Thank You Spanish Fork 17 for your support of in giving back to our Veterans.

Veterans Day-Some Gave All

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:49
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Article and Pictures by Adam Gull Video by Amy Darrington
Veterans Day-Some Gave All

“All Gave Some and Some Gave All” –Billy Ray Cyrus

Today we honor our Veterans who have served our country so bravely.  At Park Elementary, students know the importance of this day.  It is a day to be grateful.  It is a day to remember.  It is a day to be proud to be an American.  As a school, we wanted to give back to our Veterans.  Knowing that what we have to give is so little compared to those that gave so much.

What do a Ferrari, a Cougar and a Demolition Derby Car have in common?

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:11
What do a Ferrari, a Cougar and a Demolition Derby Car have in common?

What do a Ferrari, a Cougar and a Demolition Derby Car have in common?

They were all part of a hands on Red Ribbon Lesson to illustrate what your healthy body looks like when you take care of it and what your unhealthy body looks like when you abuse it.  Thanks to our awesome PTA for a great Red Ribbon Week!

 

Fun Run Schedule for Tomorrow

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 17:01
Fun Run Schedule for Tomorrow

Due to weather we will hold the Fun Run in the main gym and lunchroom. Here is the schedule for grade levels:

8:45--4th grade (GYM); 5th grade (Lunchroom)

9:45--1st grade (GYM);  AM Leifson Kinder & Elliott Kinder (Lunchroom)

10:45--6th grade (GYM)  

12:15--3rd grade (GYM)

1:15--2nd grade (GYM);  PM K (Lunchroom)

 

Please feel free to stop in and watch!

Mack Got ATTACKED!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/26/2015 - 16:59
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Photo by Leslee Hunt Article by Adam Gull
Mack Got ATTACKED!

There's nothing like a pie to the face.  Just ask Mack Attack from APEX Fun Run.  Mrs. Hunt's class won the challenge last week so students enjoyed a game of kickball today.  Trase was the lucky winner with the most donations pledged so he ATTACKED Mr. Mac with a pie to the face.  Nice Job Mrs. Hunt's class!

Keep those pledges coming in.  We really appreciate the support from our families and friends.  Just as a reminder, we will be running Thursday starting at 9:00.  Please feel free to stop by and cheer on our runners.

Table Manners & Place Setting

Submitted by ryan.kay on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:37
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Ms. Wirfs
Table Manners & Place Setting

On a recent visit to Leadership Academy I was impressed with our second grade students and their understanding of table manners and the appropriate way to set a table.  Their lesson on this topic was last week, and I was impressed beyond words at the amount of information they retained. 

All students were very willing to share what they knew about appropriate table manners.  KayLee - Everyone sits at the table, Max - Don't wipe your mouth with your sleeve, Eleanor - No Slurping, Sabe - No Burping!

Celebrating The Leader Of The Pack

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 21:09
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Photos by Lana Hiskey Article by Adam Gull
Celebrating The Leader Of The Pack

"The winner ain't the one with the fastest car, it's the one who refuses to lose."  Dale Earnhardt

October is National Principals month.  On Tuesday, students and staff wanted to celebrate what an Awesome principal we have at Park Elementary.  Mr. Ryan Kay is a huge NASCAR and demolition derby fan.  In fact, on top of what he already does for his family, our school and community, he works to help put on one of the finest demolition derbies in Utah in his hometown of Nephi.  So, we decided to put on a little event to celebrate him as our leader.

Apex Fun Run Kick Off Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/19/2015 - 17:54
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Photos and Article by Adam Gull
Apex Fun Run Kick Off Assembly

Apex is all about building leaders.  At Park Elementary, we know a thing or two about building leaders as well.  That is why we have teamed up with Apex to help with our school fundraiser to raise money for technology and The Leader in Me.  

As students go out and ask for pledges, they are building leadership skills, building school pride, and making Park Elementary the very best place to gain the academic and leadership skills needed to face the 21st century.  

Apex Fun Run is Here!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:36
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Apex logo Video by Amy Darrington
Apex Fun Run is Here!

Park Elementary has teamed up with Apex for our school fundraiser this year.  Pledges by donors will help purchase technology and continue to fund the Leader in Me.  Stay tuned each day for fun videos by our school staff and students.  Go Panthers!

On Time Attendance Rock Stars!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 10:17
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On Time Attendance Rock Stars!

 

Mrs. Pershon’s 4th grade class is taking their on time attendance goal very serious!  As you can see from their daily tracker, there has only been 4 days total for the entire school year that they have had below 93%.  Congratulations 4th graders, your on time efforts will help with your academic goals as well as the personal goals you have set for yourselves.  We are proud of you!

 

"Life is for Service"

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 12:40
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Photo by Tamra Lybbert Article by Adam Gull
"Life is for Service"

"Life is for Service."  Mr. Rogers

Our wonderful grandparent helpers, Grandma Janet Reese and Grandma Aileen Holt, were honored for their service in the community during a banquet held at BYU yesterday.  It was a special event that words or actions can't express our gratitude for their service in our school.

Leadership at Its Best

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:10
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Photo and Article by Adam Gull
Leadership at Its Best

Walking down the hall I see something that makes me smile.  A fifth grade student tutoring a third grade student.  As I eavesdrop into the tutoring session, wondering if the older student is just giving the answers, I am absolutley amazed at what I heard: Tutor Student: "Draw the array for 8x8."  The younger student proceeds to draw a box with 8 columns and 8 rows, known as an array.  I quickly learned there was great teaching and learning happening between these 2 students. I thought to myself "this is leadership at its best."

Honoring One of Our Own

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:58
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Photos and Article by Adam Gull
Honoring One of Our Own

Park Elementary honored Specialist Stan Mecham, parent of Zoee and Griff Mecham, and hero to the Park Elementary family.  

As part of the National Guard's deployment of the 116th, Specialist Mecham will be heading to Kuwait on a year long mission.  To send him off, Park students expressed gratitude by singing God Bless the USA, preparing patriotic speeches, and writing "Thank You" notes for Specialist Mecham to read while serving our country.

September Victory Awards

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 11:22
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Photo and Article by Adam Gull
September Victory Awards

Congratulations to the following students for earning Victory Awards during the month of September: 

Math: Khalen Worley, Kyle Stuart, Parker Wilkinson, Jonathan Roque, Everett Boyd, McAlister Wilkinson, Isaac Willoughby, Trey Buttars,  Manny Gonzales, Mason Hatch,  Aidan Allen,  Emily Taylor, Andrew Beattie,  Aileen Maldonado, Isaac Reupena,  Kayson Brinkerhoff, Talon Larsen,  Ryder Dillenbeck

Learning How to Speak with Mr. Glenn

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 18:16
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Photo by Cheryl Leifson Article by Adam Gull
Learning How to Speak with Mr. Glenn

Mr. Glenn is one our amazing speech therapists in the school.  Here he is teaching Mrs.  Leifson's students how we make different sounds when we speak.  You can see the reaction of the students as he talks to them about the vocal cords using a balloon to demonstrate.  We love our speech teachers!

Kindergarten Standing Strong

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 18:12
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Photo by Cheryl Leifson Article by Adam Gull
Kindergarten Standing Strong

Park School Counselor, Mrs. Smith taught Mrs. Leifson's kindergarten class how to "Stand Strong" when dealing with bullies.  Mrs. Leifson is excited to report that students are beginning to use this program in a proactive manner.  They use the "Please Stop" signal and it has changed behavior. Way to go Panthers!

S'more Please!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 18:04
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Photos by Lacey Thomas Article by Adam Gull
S'more Please!

After a fun science unit on the sun, Ms. Taylor's class created solar ovens using a pizza box and energy from the the sun.  Students made s'mores and didn't mind getting a little messy.  What a tasty way to celebrate their learning!  Great Job Mrs. Taylor's class!

A District Leader Takes a Tour

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 17:34
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Photo by Ryan Kay Article by Adam Gull
A District Leader Takes a Tour

Nebo School District Elementary Director, Julie Warren, took a tour recently of Park Elementary and had many positive things to say about the school, students, and faculty.  She was greeted by student leaders in each classroom, walked the cleanest halls in the district and saw wonderful student work displayed.  There is a wonderful feeling in Park School.  We know it is because of the faculty, students, and patrons at Park Elementary.

SLC's - Student Led Conferences

Submitted by ryan.kay on Mon, 09/28/2015 - 22:44
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SLC's - Student Led Conferences

Just a reminder that our first Student Led Conferences of the year will take place Wednesday, September 30.  They will start at 2:15 and end at 8:45.  Please check with your teacher if you need your assigned conference time.  See you Wednesday!

A Leader from Afar Visits Park School

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 09/11/2015 - 11:46
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Pictures and Video By Cheryl Leifson and Adam Gull Article by Adam Gull
A Leader from Afar Visits Park School

It's not every day you get a visitor from another country at Park School.  Today Park Elementary welcomed Mayor Vignisson from Westman Islands, Iceland, a friendship city to Spanish Fork.

Student leaders guided Mayor Vignisson, Mayor Leifson and others on a tour of the school.  Students greeted our Icelandic friend with happy smiles and warm hearts. 

Going Green at Back to School Night

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:51
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Photos and Article by Adam Gull
Going Green at Back to School Night

Back to School Night was a huge success!  Thanks to our parents, students and teachers for making it all possible. 

This was a great opportunity for parents to meet with teachers to become familiar with the curriculum and procedures in their child's classroom.  Likewise, teachers had the opportuinity to answer questions from parents in a close setting.

The night was just getting started as Park patrons enjoyed an unbelievable performance by the Green Man Group from Utah Valley University.  Those that attended enjoyed a hot dog social afterwards.

Art Work Alley

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 13:08
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Article by Adam Gull Photos by Ryan Kay and Adam Gull
Art Work Alley

There is a stretch of hallway in our school that seemed to need a little upgrade.  Maybe everything is gray and you can't recall what hallway we are talking about because it really was ALL GRAY!  

Now when you walk down that hallway you will notice the amazing artwork that is displayed in nice black frames.  The objective with this Art Alley is to showcase students' art work from every class.  This month, Mrs. McAllister's and Mrs. Sorensen's 5th grade classes synergized and went with a 7 Habits theme.  Be sure to check out the great work from our students.  

OPENING WIG ASSEMBLY

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:31
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Article by Adam Gull Photos by Ross Leslie Video by Karli Butler and Sequoia Dillenbeck 6th Grade Students
OPENING WIG ASSEMBLY

Opening WIG Assembly

I like to put on a wig or a fake mustache and do something silly with friends, do a little dance.”  Tom Lenk 

There is something about dressing up and getting in character that brings out the inner craziness of people—especially teachers.

WIG Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:54
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WIG Assembly

IT IS TIME!  

We are just over a week into the school year, teachers have settled in, students are in full learning mode, and now it is time to establish class and school WIGS.  

WIG stands for Wildly Important Goal.  Today is the big kickoff assembly to familiarize students with school wide WIGS.  As you can see-it's gonna be a blast!  Stay tuned for more pictures and fun stuff.

Miss Williams' Class Creates Mission Statement

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:36
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Miss Williams' Class Creates Mission Statement

The beginning of a new school year is a time for students to start fresh with friends, teachers, and most importantly--themselves. At Park Elementary we know how to start FRESH.  The beginning of the school year is a time to start with new class mission statements and personal goals.

Mrs. Hunts' Class Creates Mission Statement

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/21/2015 - 14:32
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Mrs. Hunts' Class Creates Mission Statement

The beginning of a new school year is a time for students to start fresh with friends, teachers, and most importantly--themselves. At Park Elementary we know how to start FRESH.  The beginning of the school year is a time to start with new class mission statements and personal goals.

Prompt Park Panthers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:18
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Prompt Park Panthers

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!  We hope all our Park Panthers wake up eager to learn and are prompt and on time for the FIRST DAY of school tomorrow!  We are so excited to see our smiling Panthers in the hallways and classrooms. 

Remember we are still on time to class.  Let's shoot for a PERFECT ATTENDANCE DAY.  100% on time!

Win-Win Wednesday

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 10:32
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Win-Win Wednesday

It is a Win-Win Wednesday at Park Elementary.  ONE MORE DAY until teachers are back in full swing and one more ONE MORE WEEK until students fill our hallways with bright smiling faces!  Sharpen up those habits and bring your WIN-WIN attitude.  We all WIN as we get closer to starting a new school year.  See ya in Seven!

Park Student Leaders Back-to-School Day of Service

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:38
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Park Student Leaders Back-to-School Day of Service

It's ten days before students walk the halls of schools across the state. Most kids are home planning their last summer activities not thinking for a second of going back to school.  It's a little different for Park Student Leaders.  These amazing students have planned a day of service to help Park school look beautiful as kids start coming back next week.  

Park Open House

Submitted by ryan.kay on Tue, 08/04/2015 - 14:56
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Park Open House

Park Elementary will host an open house August 18 1:00-3:00.  Come in and meet your new teacher and see your classroom!  

Park Elementary Registration

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Park Registration July 30, 7:30 - 4:00

Park Elementary will hold school registration July 30, 7:30 - 4:00.  Please plan on attending and registering your students for the upcoming school year.  We look forward to welcoming our Panthers back on the first day of school, August 19.

 

It Pays to Be on Time

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 14:56
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It Pays to Be on Time

Here's an equation for you: 100% Attendance = Pizza Party

Mrs. Poulsen's and Mrs. Taylor's class worked hard to be on time and ended up on the winning row of the Golden Panther Board.  These are some happy first and third graders.  Way to Go Panthers!

SUPER Teachers

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 12:54
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SUPER Teachers

It's a bird... It's a plane... No, It's our Superhero teachers!  

Park PTA members made it a "super"  week for our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Everyone noticed the doors that donned a superhero theme and Breaking News posters throughout the school.  Teachers were treated to lunch and gifts all week, which was super in its own right.

May Victory Breakfast

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May Victory Breakfast

It's that time again!  Students on the winning row of the Golden Panther Board ate breakfast with three amazing leaders in our community.  

Brandon Gordon and Mike Mendenhall from the Spanish Fork City Council and Lana Hiskey, Nebo's very own Public Relations Representative, visited with students and discussed the Leader in Me program as well as some of the 7 Habits they use in their work and personal life.  

It was said, the way to start your day out right is to be with students.  That is the truth!

 We love all our Park Panthers!

Time Marches On

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Time Marches On

"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."  Theophrastus

During our Park Family Night, Mr. Kay gave a "Big Thanks"  to Pat Christianson for all the time she spent at Park Elementary serving on the PTA as a member and President for the past two years.  We are so grateful for ALL the work she has done over the years and we wish her the best in her future endeavors.  

PARK FAMILY NIGHT

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 10:38
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PARK FAMILY NIGHT

On May 11th, Park held its second annual Park Family Night.  The night began with some Spring Cleaning around the school.  Parents, students, and staff all chipped in to freshen up the school.  We also enjoyed a magic show by Mike Hamilton and of course ICE CREAM!  

Hard work, fun, and school pride made this event a HUGE success!

 


TERRIFIC Kid Award

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:59
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TERRIFIC Kid Award

Each year the Kiwanis Club recognizes students the TERRIFIC Kid Award. TERRIFIC stands for: Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.

Congratulations to Trinity Fairbanks, Sydney Hoover, Madison Thomas, Matthew Smith, Bradley Snyder and Aaron Bravo!  

April Victory Assembly

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April Victory Assembly

The following students were our April Victory Award recipients:

Math

Payton Young, Kitiara Anderson, Fenwick Maughn, Kade Carter, Sam Wright, Sky Thompson, Dane Gibson, Logan Terry, Eilas Venzuela, Donald Pixley, Brian Barney, Ethan Brown, Eden Stuart, Jordan Wright, Devon Lucas, Eden Lewis

Language Arts

Made it by a Hair

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:01
Made it by a Hair

Last month, Park students were challenged to read 180,600 minutes during the month of March in connection to the Champions Challenge Rodeo.  

Our little Panthers made it by a hair with 181,000 total minutes read.  As part of the challenge, Mr. Kay, Mr. Gull, Mr. Talbot, Mr. Glenn, and Mr. Hales agreed to let students shave their heads or beard.  Needless to say, we have a few bald teachers walking the halls of Park School.

Seven lucky students also won tickets to the Champions Challenge Rodeo next month, two students won a pair of Justin Boots.

March Victory Assembly

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March Victory Assembly

The following students earned Victories during the month of March:

Math

Dakota Payton, Tierra Corbett, Kenslee Burnette, Levi Christley, Rylee Matthews, Ava Taylor, Preston Johnson, Jasmin Matute, Cohen Terry, Alyce Archuleta, Chloe Hansen, Trevor Miller, Hailey Christensen, Kelly Shoemaker, Talon Larsen, Savannah Stauffer, Kenyen Randall, Jasper Butler

Language Arts

1st Grade Read-A-Thon

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 14:40
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1st Grade Read-A-Thon

First graders in Ms. Poulsen's class chose to work for a read-a-thon as their behavior reward. They worked really hard through part of February and March to earn this reward.   Nice job Panthers!

Mrs. Banks Receives Classified Employee Award

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 18:01
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Mrs. Banks Receives Classified Employee Award

If you've ever watched a NASCAR race, you would be impressed by not only the cars themselves reaching upwards of 200 MPH, but the pit crew as well and everything that goes into running a successful race.  

Well, Mrs. Banks is our well-oiled machine that makes any stock car look like something you would see entered in a demolition derby.

Mrs. Banks has earned the Classified Employee of the Year Award for OUTSTANDING perfomance.  Craig Harvey from Horace Mann Insurance presented Mrs. Banks with the award.

5th Grade Presidential Gallery

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 16:56
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5th Grade Presidential Gallery

Recently,  5th grade students researched an American President and were invited to attend a Presedential Gallery to share all about thier president.

Students created flip-books and shared all about their president while drinking lemon water and eating cookies.

Wal-Mart Gives Back

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:08
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Wal-Mart Gives Back

What could be Cooler than Chester Cheetah?  Maybe Olaf .  COOL is Mat Thomas from the new Spanish Fork Wal-Mart and management team that donated $2,000 to Park ELementary.  This is all part of Wal-Mart giving back to the community.  

As part of the Grand Opening of Wal-Mart, a few of our Park Panthers were able to lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the new store.  We are proud of our leaders and the leaders in our community that make Spanish Fork the place to be.

Mrs. Sorensen's Class Completes D.A.R.E. Program

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:47
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Mrs. Sorensen's Class Completes D.A.R.E. Program

No rain, snow, or sleet will stop these Panthers from completing the D.A.R.E. program.  Officer Beddoes discussed with students the importance of making good, healthy choices and resisting the use of drugs.  Students celebrated all that they leaned with a donut pary.

Mrs. Coates Class Completes D.A.R.E Program

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Mrs. Coates Class Completes D.A.R.E Program

Officer Beddoes from the Spanish Fork Police Department met with 5th grade students for the past several weeks instructing students on the importance of staying drug free as part of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.)

Officer Beddoes discussed with students the importance of making good, healthy choices and resisting the use of drugs.  Fifth grade students were honored at D.A.R.E. graduation Tuesday where they recieved a certificate for completing the drug free course.

Students enjoyed a donut party to celebrate their work.

 

Champions Challenge Rodeo Reading Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:17
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Champions Challenge Rodeo Reading Assembly

Park Panthers are in for the ride of their life during the month of March.  In conjunction with the Champions Challenge Rodeo in May at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, Diamond Fork Riding Club and city officials have teamed up with local schools in a reading challenge to energize students to love reading.  

Students that read 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week, will be eligible for a drawing for a pair of Justin Boots and tickets to the Champions Challenge Rodeo.  

February Victory Assembly

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February Victory Assembly

As part of the February Victory Awards Assembly, students enjoyed watching and learning about Native American dancing and culture.  Shoshana Begay, who currently works at Park with our Title I team, introduced her family and presented a wonderful presentation through Native American dancing.  Students were thrilled at the amazing dances and enjoyed learning about the Native American culture.

February Victory Awards

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:25
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February Victory Awards

Congratulations to the following Panthers that received Victory Awards during the month of February. 

Math: Everett Boyd, Poponatui Sitake, Harlie Hortin, Bryton Przybycien, Serenity Chase, Hailey Sorensen, Kolby McEwan, Nate Johnson, Hayze Fimbres, Logan Nelson, Ashlyn Petersen, Hailey Christensen, Max Leifson, Eden Mattinson, JaCoby Jenks, Brogan Evans

The Final Countdown

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:05
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The Final Countdown

A penny saved COULD BE a penny earned for the final day of Penny Wars tomorrow morning if the silver and green don't invade your teachers can.  

Check out the list of leaders and those in the hole to MAKE YOUR LAST STAND at the Penny Wars table.  If you would like to make a donation with a check or in bills and count it as pennies for your student's class you may do so simply by letting a school official know or with an attatched note.  Or, continue bombing other classes to hinder their progress.

Positive Pinata Reward

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:51
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Positive Pinata Reward

After many days of positive behavior, Mrs. Poulson's class earned a reward.  Park's brave first grade intern, Mrs. Poulson, gave the class a choice for their reward and they chose the most obvious activity...MAKE A PINATA!  What a fun activity for these little first graders.  Way to go Panthers!  

Integrating the Arts

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:27
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Photo by Deana Coates Article by Adam Gull
Integrating the Arts

Students in Mrs. Coates class collaborated with District Art Speciailist Tom Wood with an integrated art lesson as part of the GAINS program.  Students enjoyed an integrated watercolor lesson on iconic Utah arches.

Penny Wars!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/20/2015 - 08:02
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Penny Wars!

It's Penny War time again!  CHECK your COUCHES, your CONSOLES, your CUPBOARDS and COFFEE CANS for all that loose CHANGE and support Park Elementary!

Penny Wars supports Park students with fundraising.  The War begins as students bring in pennies for their own class but silver and bills are used to bomb other classes.  A penny earns a students' class a point, while silver and bills count against the class total. 

In the end, it's a Win-Win for everyone!

 

Mrs. Perschon ROCKS!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 16:28
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Article and Photo by Adam Gull
Irene Meredith and Chanieca Moss from Warren Orthodontics present Best Teacher award to Mrs. Perschon

Over the past few months, Warren Orthodontics in Springville held a Best Teacher contest where students could nominate their favorite teacher.

 Mrs. Perschon was nominated by Ethan Brown and was presented with a prize and a class treat of Pop Rocks becuse she ROCKS!

Ethan says he loves that Mrs. Perschon reads books in class, has lots of interactive learning and of course, she is NICE.

Congratulations Mrs Perschon! 

Crystal Apple Award Presented to Mrs. Sorensen

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:23
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Craig Harvey from Horace Mann presents Crystal Apple to Mrs. Sorensen

Park Elementary Crystal Apple Teacher

We are proud to announce Mrs. Sorensen as Park Elementary Crystal Apple Teacher of the Year! 

Mrs. Sorensen attended Utah Valley University and graduated with a paralegal degree.  She worked as a paralegal for several years before returning back to UVU to pursue a degree in Elementary Education.  She started her career at Park Elementary in 2007 as an intern and has been here ever since!

There's Snow Place Like First Grade

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:59
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There's Snow Place Like First Grade

First grade students in Mrs. Poulsen and Mrs. McAllister's class celebrated what they learned about winter with some fun activities yesterday. Students learned how all snowflakes are different, wrote about “How to Catch a Snowflake”, read books about winter, and made a tasty snowflake treat with Mrs. Lybbert.  Great Job Panthers!  

 

Nebo Foundation Donates Grant Money to Park Elementary

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 14:36
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Nebo Foundation Donates Grant Money to Park Elementary

Special Education teacher, Mrs. Baron, is pleased with the recent donation of two-hundred and fifty dollars from the Nebo Foundation which helps to purchase The Number Worlds Leveled Intervention Math Program.  This program is aligned with our current Utah Common Core and supplies individual student text booklets, all relevant lesson manipulates, and a teacher's manual.  Mrs. Baron happily states:

December Victory Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:51
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December Victory Assembly

Congratulations to our December Victory Award Students!  These students have worked hard in the areas of Math, Language Arts and Leadership.  Thank you for your great work in the classroom.  Way to go Panthers!  

Mountain Man Rendezvous

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 13:05
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Mountain Man Rendezvous

Mrs. Smithee's 4th grade class enjoyed some Mountain Man activities at their rendezvous celebration this week.  Students have learned all about the life of a Mountain Man.  During a rendezvous, mountain men would trade, tell stories and have other fun activities together.

Mr. Kay even dropped by to show off his mountain man strength.

Way to go Mrs. Smithee's class! 

Seasons Come and Seasons Go

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:27
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Seasons Come and Seasons Go

The Seasons Come and Seasons Go, Do you know what makes it SO?

Sixth Grade students participated in a seasons lab where they collected data, used critical thinking skills and made observations as to what might cause seasons.  

Students tested two different hypotheses, distance and tilt of Earth's axis, as they worked with high tech equipment.  It was a great learning experience for all to have a hands-on activity to learn from.

Park Students Help With Food Drive

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:11
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Park Students Help With Food Drive

Christmas is a time for giving.  Students at Park did just that and more as they enthusiastically hauled food to the auditorium and stacked it in organized sections.  There may be a job at Maceys in the future for these kids.

The Christmas Spirit is alive and well at Park School.  Thanks to all students, staff and parents for your donations and help during this time of year.  

5th Grade Christmas Around the World

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:14
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5th Grade Christmas Around the World

Our 5th grade Panthers enjoyed dressing up in their best duds as they attended Christmas Around the World at BYU Marriott Center.  Students were entertained by dancers, singers, and other musicians at this special event.  It was a great experiece for students to enjoy.

6th Grade Performs A Christmas Carol

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6th Grade Performs A Christmas Carol

Mrs. Cooper's 6th grade class performed the classic Charles Dickens play A Christmas Carol  for parents and students today.  Mrs. Cooper's students have put in a lot of time and effort and performed a terrific show.  

From Scrooge to Tiny Tim to the rest of the cast, students dressed the part with their best 1800's attire with cool sound effects to spice up the performance even more.

Great Job Mrs. Cooper's class!

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:11
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Ryan Kay and Adam Gull
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

There are many things to LIKE about Park Elementary: The Best Logo, The Best Teachers, The Best Principal, The Best Secretaries, The Best Janitors, The Best Lunch Crew, The Leader In Me, and MOST of ALL-The Best STUDENTS!!!  

To LIKE more things about Park Elementary and catch up on the GREAT things happening at our school, Like our page and share this post! You will be entered to win great gifts like school shirts and books! Like us now and spread the word. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page.

 

November Victory Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 16:19
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November Victory Assembly

November's Victory Assembly featured hard-working students, turkeys, turkey buzzards, and a whole lot of fowl play.  

After students were recognized for their victories, students participated in a Gobble Contest which did not disappoint.  Students cheered for their favorite gobbles and gobblers as special guest judges (principals) Mike Duncan, Garrett Andersen, and Celeste Gledhill proved with their comments that "birds of a feather, flock together."  

Veterans Day

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/21/2014 - 15:12
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Veterans Day

Veterans Day

“I will always do my duty, no matter what the price.

I’ve counted up the cost, I know the sacrifice.

Oh and I don’t wanna die for you,

 But if dying’s asked of me,

I’ll bear that cross with honor,

’Cause freedom don’t come free.” 

American Soldier by Toby Keith

Halloween Habits

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:09
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Halloween Habits

First grade students know the 7 Habits will save them from the ghouls and goblins of Halloween.

Red Ribbon Week Finale

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:26
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Ester Wirfs
Mr. Rawlings 6th Grade Class

Students were treated to a great surprise today as they arrived at school.  There was a derby car and truck and several classic cars including a 1928 Model A, 1972 Cougar and 1967 Mustang Fast Back waiting for them.  Each class had an opportunity to go out and see the cars as Mrs. Wirfs made the comparison of a healthy, drug free body (classics) to the not healthy body (demolition).   Each student signed a drug free pledge promising to stay drug free. 

In their class they "stomped" on balloons filled with candy as they stomped out drug use.

Green Man Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:30
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Green Man Assembly

Red Ribbon Week:

Green Day

Students had the “Time of Their Life” at the Green Man assembly in connection to Green Day for Red Ribbon Week.  Clint Pulver from Utah Valley University entertained a sea of green Park Panthers with a Drug Free message that will stick with students tighter than a Green Man suit.

Prehistory Masks

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 16:08
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Prehistory Masks

These scary characters are like tribal people from the past.  The students in Mrs. Cooper's class made their own masks while studying about prehistory in Social Studies.  The sixth grade students learned about tribal governments and how to solve problems such as not having enough food and what to do if someone steals food or won't do his share.  They can use these skills to understand the difficulties facing our own government and learn to solve their own problems.

 

September Victory Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:04
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September Victory Assembly

Victory Assembly

Park students celebrated the first Victory Assembly of the year.  Victory Assemblies is a school wide celebration of achievement in the areas of Math, Language Arts, and Leadership.  Teachers select one student in each area that has shown growth in these three areas to receive the award.  We are excited for the students that were selected for the month of September and look forward to each student earning an award throughout the year.

Positive Panther Board

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/25/2014 - 17:36
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Positive Panther Board

Positive Panthers

We are excited for the great things that have happened at Park Elementary so far this year.  One thing that has been amazing is the many students that have been caught using the 7 Habits in the classroom, hallways, playground and lunch room.

Out of this World Fun

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:03
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Out of this World Fun

Mrs. McAllister's class enjoyed an Out of this World activity this week as they learned about the moon.  They read books about the moon and created moon phases from Oreo cookies.  Nice Work Panthers!

The Light Shines Bright for Park Elementary

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 17:40
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The Light Shines Bright for Park Elementary

The Light Shines Bright for Park Elementary

By: Adam Gull

 

It was the perfect day for the perfect celebration for Park Elementary families and faculty during their Back to School Night and Lighthouse ribbon cutting ceremony.  After days of heavy rain, the sun shined bright for this special day where students, parents, teachers, city leaders and district administrators joined together to reopen Park Elementary as a Lighthouse School some sixty years after its beginning.

Back to School Night

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:20
Back to School Night

Park Elementary will hold a Back to School Night Celebration on September 11th at 6:00.  Please join us as we reopen Park School as the newest Lighthouse School which is part of The Leader in Me.   There will be a special ribbon cutting ceremony with school faculty, students, parents, community leaders, and 7 Habits star Sean Covey!

After the ceremony and a short visit to your students' class, everyone is invited to enjoy a hot dog outside to continue the celebration.

Come take part in this exciting event!  

Park Elementary Celebrates the Energy Star Recognition Award

Submitted by ryan.kay on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:42
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Lana Hiskey
Park Elementary Celebrates the Energy Star Recognition Award

Nebo School District Celebrates 39 Buildings Achieving the Energy Star Recognition Award

Nebo School District has received notification that 39 of its buildings have earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification, the most of any school district in the state of Utah. This recognition is presented to the most energy efficient buildings in the country.  

7 Habits Signature Training For New Faculty

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 16:41
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7 Habits Signature Training For New Faculty

Students may be out, but new faculty members are in session learning all about the 7 Habits.  We welcome First Grade teachers Bristi Poulson and Janae McAllister, Sixth Grade teacher Shawn Rawlings, and new custodian Randel Talbot to Park Elementary and the newest Lighthouse School-Park Elementary!

Utah's 4th Lighthouse School!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 16:07
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Article by Adam Gull
Utah's 4th Lighthouse School!

Recently, Park faculty, parents and students rejoiced at the wonderful news of becoming a Lighthouse School.  When you think of a lighthouse, you imagine a beacon illuminating its light in all directions beckoning to the incoming ships there is safety after the storm.  A lighthouse also warns of danger of rocks and other obstacles that stand in the way of reaching the shore.

The Great Egg Drop

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:03
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Article by Adam Gull Photos by Shauna Gardner
Egg Drop Winners

After lessons on gravity, second grade students participated in an Egg Drop where they designed devices to prevent an egg from breaking when dropped from the roof of the school.  As Humpty Dumpty Hales sat on the wall dropping the eggs over easy for a great fall, students cheered their egg on to live another day or hoping the king’s men could put it back together again.  Some eggs were packed with cushions and some glided to the pavement with a parachute, while others would simply never see a frying pan.  It was definitely a sunny-side up day for

Cruise Day

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:31
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Cruise Day

“Aruba, Jamaica, ooh 5th Grade wants to take ya… on their Cruise Day.”   Well, it wasn’t exactly Kokomo, even though that is where we would wanna  go, fifth grade students enjoyed themselves nonetheless.

May Victory Breakfast

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 13:32
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Article and Photos by Adam Gull
Julie Warren, J. Lynn Jones and Park Panthers

Gandhi once said: “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.”  Well, there were 25 satisfied students with full bellies because of their own victories Friday morning.  Yes, Park students enjoyed another Victory Breakfast with special guests Julie Warren, Elementary Education Director and J. Lynn Jones, Federal Programs Director from Nebo School District.

Champions Challenge Reading

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:59
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Article and Photos by Adam Gull
Principal Ryan Kay, Mason Hatch, Landon Buchanan, Micah Kemper, Tesa Jensen, Madilyn Beattie, Jordan Jackson

For the past two months, Park students have participated in a reading challenge sponsored by Spanish Fork City in connection with the Champions Challenge Rodeo.  This event is taking place at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds on May 31st.  Students that met the requirements for their monthly reading were entered in a drawing for two tickets to the Champions Challenge Rodeo.  Former Mayor Wayne Anderson and members of the Diamond Fork Riding Club drew one lucky name from each grade level to attend the special event.  M

Literature Leaders

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Photos by Tamra Lybbert Article by Adam Gull
Literature Leader Team

Leadership is becoming more prominent each day at Park Elementary.  It’s important for students to learn leadership skills now, especially when it applies to academics.  That is exactly what our Literature Leaders experience as they work to promote reading in the school.  Students at Park have the opportunity to find certain books in the library, read them, and report to a Literature Leader about the book they read.

Mrs. Luke's WIG Party

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Photos by Tamra Lybbert Article by Adam Gull
Mrs. Luke's WIG Party

Mrs. Luke’s class had an early morning pancake breakfast for all the students who met their WIG to bring planners back all term.  Congratulations to these students for using the 7 Habits and meeting this goal.  These students will definitely be ready for 6th grade next year!  

 

May Victory Awards

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/22/2014 - 14:22
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Photo and Article by Adam Gull
May Victory Awards

WOW!  May has been a busy month at Park Elementary, especially students earning Victories!  Below are the students that earned awards in Leadership, Math and Reading.  Congratulations Panthers!

Math: Kaden Jones, Hudsyn Wininger, Killian Olsen, Madeline Terry, Dane Gibson, Mariah Clark, Justice Corona, Aiden McCabe, Cooper Heaps, Scarlet Wirfs, Annica Cuthill, Auston Castor, Kaitlyn Thomas, Jadee Cole, Elijah Docter, Aaron Bravo, Ashlie Platt, Miguel Ramirez, Jorge Valodvinos, Nathan Oviatt

P.A.L.S

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 17:58
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Article by Adam Gull Photos by Lorie Graham
P.A.L.S

 

If you know anything about Park Elementary, the first thing you would think of is the Leader in Me program.  But, there is something else at Park that is just as special.  Mrs. Graham, our wonderful and caring computer specialist teacher, has spent about an hour a week for the past four months working with a special group of students called P.A.L.S or Park Advanced Learning System. 

Park Elementary 2014 Crystal Apple Teacher

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 17:04
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Article by Carrie Dunn Photo by Adam Gull
Park Elementary 2014 Crystal Apple Teacher

LesLee Hunt received this year's Crystal Apple for her exemplary teaching and service to the students, parents and faculty of Park Elementary. Mrs. Hunt has taught at Park Elementary for 14 years. She is dedicated, knowledgeable and hardworking. Mrs. Hunt is dedicated. Mrs. Hunt loves her students and is committed to giving them the very best. She goes the extra mile on behalf of students as well as parents and teachers. It is well know that Mrs. Hunt will help you with anything you need. Mrs. Hunt is a caring, dedicated teacher. Mrs. Hunt is knowledgeable.

Leader in Me Financial Wellness and Service Day

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 17:08
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Article by Adam Gull Photos by Karisa Shoemaker PPL Member
Leader in Me Financial Wellness and Service Day

As part of The Leader in Me program at Park Elementary, we educate not only our students in the 7 Habits, but also our parents to help families to be successful in our community. 

Last Thursday, parents attended a financial wellness class presentation by Brian Nelson, Founder and President of 8 Pillars Financial Education Company.

Coates 5th Grade WIG Party

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Coates 5th Grade WIG Party

Mrs. Coates 5th Grade class enjoyed a chip and dip and game party for reaching their WIG (Wildly Important Goal) of 90% Excellents in Prep time during the month of March.  Way to go Panthers!

First Grade Reward Party

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:04
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First Grade Reward Party

The First Grade 3rd Term Reward Party for those students who met the attendance and citizenship requirements. The students played games in each room. They were able to play Hot Potato, Charades and Glow in the Dark Bowling. For our last activity, there was a huge first grade Dance Party and popsicles. The students had a lot fun. The games and dancing were a great way to Sharpen Our Saws!

Cheryl Leifson Honored as Park Elementary Teacher of the Year

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:26
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Cheryl Leifson Honored as Park Elementary Teacher of the Year

Park Elementary is so proud of our Teacher of the Year  Cheryl Leifson! Mrs. Leifson is a wonderful teacher and gives her heart and soul to her Kindergarten students.  

The following has been said about Mrs. Leifson:

Cheryl loves coming to school early and putting on inspirational music. What magic will take place in her classroom today? 
Cheryl teaches from the heart and gets to know each student individually and stirs in them a desire to create.

Congratulations!

4H Drama Club Performs for Parents

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4H Drama Club Performs for Parents

Our very own 4H Drama Club exhibited some of their talent in a musical called GO WEST!  Students worked very hard to this point and did a great job singing and dancing. Thank you to Mrs. Lowe and Mrs. Davies for all your hard work in 4H. We are proud of the talent at Park Elementary! 

Mrs. Bradford's Class Celebrates WIG Party

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Mrs. Bradford's Class Celebrates WIG Party

Mrs. Bradford's class celebrated with a Paint Party recently.  Over 80% of the students passed off learning the alphabet letters and sounds! Students were excited and had a fun time painting with water color paints and eating treats!   Mrs. Bradford is so happy with this accomplishment and for the class!  Way to Go Panthers!!

March Victory Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 16:48
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Mayor Steve Leifson

Park School celebrated Victory winners for the month of March with special guest Spanish Fork Mayor and former Park Panther Steve Leifson.  Mayor Leifson shared with students how he used the 7 Habits while on City Council and when he made the decision to run for mayor.  One Habit he mentioned was Synergizing  or working together with others for a greater cause.  We appreciate Mayor Leifson for his message and support of Park Elementary Students!

Victory Winners

Victory Breakfast # 2!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 16:10
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Mr. Kay, Sierra Sorensen America First Credit Union, Bill Summers Maceys, Raul Carson Maceys, Mr. Gull

It was another successful Victory Breakfast on March 14th for 25 lucky Park Panthers and special guests Bill Summers, Raul Carson from Maceys and Sierra Sorensen from America First Credit Union.

Students and guests enjoyed breakfast burritos and talked about the 7 Habits in school and in the workplace.  At Park Elementary we are building leaders that will someday be effective workers and citizens in our community.  

Kindergarten Registration Tomorrow

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Kindergarten Registration Tomorrow

We would like to invite you to Park School's Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, March 20th, from 7:30-4:00.

Please bring birth certificates, immunization records, and proof of address.

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

 

Sixth Grade Synergizing Art Work

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Sixth Grade Synergizing Art Work

Since the first of the year, Mrs. Cooper's class has been hard at work replicating Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel's famous "Hunter's in the Snow" painting.  It has been a tremendous effort in Synergyzing, with the students voting on the picture, tracing the main lines of the painting onto tiles of paper, coloring the tiles accurately, and putting them together into a cohesive picture to be ready for Leader in Me Day in March.  The students found that they had to work with each other to get the picture to work out right. 

Kindergarten Registration

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:44
Kindergarten Registration

We would like to invite you to Park School's Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, March 20th, from 7:30-4:00.

Please bring birth certificates, immunization records, and proof of address.

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

Victory Breakfast with Nebo Credit Union

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:42
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Mary Ann Eyres, Mr. Kay and students

Victories are achieved quite often at Park Elementary.  Students and classes accomplish many goals in attendance, academics, and personal goals.  But this victory was delicious because it was the first Victory Breakfast for our Positive Panther Board winners.

Students that had their name on the winning row of the Positive Panther Board, along with Dale Phelps, President of Nebo Credit Union, and Mary Ann Eyres, Branch Manager in Spanish Fork, came together for a breakfast celebration. 

Mrs. Leifson Park Elementary Teacher of the Year

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Article by Bruce Elliott, Cindy Bradford, Elaine Olsen
Mrs. Leifson Park Elementary Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Leifson has been voted as Park Elementary Teacher of the Year.

     When you get to know Mrs. Leifson, it is no surprise that she would be voted as Park Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year.  She is a very talented, skilled, and caring teacher!  She is also very prepared and goes the extra mile and 10 yards to make school something special.

Free Breakfast Day!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 15:29
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Free Breakfast Day!!

This week is National School Breakfast Week.  Tuesday morning students and teachers enjoyed a free breakfast consisting of breakfast pizza, cereal and of course CHOCOLATE MILK!!  

Thank You to our wonderful lunch ladies that have made this all possible!!

We Love our Teachers!! Nominate Your Favorite

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We Love our Teachers!! Nominate Your Favorite

 

The Jon. M. Huntsman Family is proud to sponsor the 22nd Annual Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education.  • Nominate your favorite Utah public school teacher, volunteer, or administrator • 11 winners will receive $10,000 • Nomination forms can be found online at www.huntsman.com/haee • Due Date: Friday, March 14, 2014   For more information, please call the Huntsman Awards Committee at (801)584-5799.  Thank you for your continued support! 

 

 

 

Book Fair Fiesta

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 17:30
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Book Fair Fiesta

Come on down to the Book Fair Fiesta!!  

There are many books to choose from for any age or reading level.  The Book Fair will be open Monday-Friday from 8:00-9:00 am and 2:30-3:30 pm.  It will be open all night during SEP's on Wednesday, March 5th.

National School Breakfast Week

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Article by Morgan Adams Diabetic Intern
National School Breakfast Week

Hello all Nebo School District Students and Family Members,

Don't forget about the National School Breakfast Week art contests this week. The winner from each school will be submitted to the district-wide contest and will have a chance to win a bicycle. Check with your school about how to to submit your drawing. Please "Take Time for School Breakfast" and have a happy National School Breakfast Week!Regards,Morgan Adams Dietetic Intern 

 

National School Breakfast Week

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Article by Morgan Adams
National School Breakfast Week

The Nebo School District is celebrating National School Breakfast week March 3-March 7. The 2014 theme for this annual event is "Take Time for School Breakfast". On Monday, Mayor Steve Leifson will  join the students at Rees Elementary for breakfast and read the official proclamation to open the week's events. Throughout the week we have numerous activities including prize giveaways in the cafeterias and both a school and district-wide art contest. Students can enter their school's art contest for a small prize.

Penny Wars Fundraiser: Pennies Have Never Been Worth More!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 15:17
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Penny Wars Fundraiser: Pennies Have Never Been Worth More!!

WAR, what is it good for?  Absolutely EVERYTHING at Park Elementary!

We will continue our Penny Wars fundraiser till this Friday, February 28th. This is a great way to contribute to Park School and to help fund the fabulous activities and programs provided at our school. 

This is how Penny Wars works:  Students bring pennies to contribute to their class running total.  The class that collects the most pennies wins and will be given a reward from Mr. Kay.

VICTORY ASSEMBLY

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 14:40
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Photos by Ryan Kay and Adam Gull
Reading Award

"To Live; To Learn; To Lead"  

Park Students met together for the 2nd Victory Assembly this year on February 7th.  Victory Assemblies are a way to recognize students as leaders in the areas of math, reading, and leadership in the classroom.  Students are selected by their teachers and recognized during a Victory Assembly on the first Friday of each month.

Book Fair Coming Up! Volunteers Needed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 17:49
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Article by: Annaleis Smith - PTA Book Fair Chair
Book Fair Coming Up!  Volunteers Needed

 Book Fair is coming soon and we need volunteers! It's almost time for the Park Elementary School's Spring Book Fair  - Students will preview the book fair with their teachers on Monday March 3 and we will be open for Shopping Monday March 3rd Thru Friday March 7th.  Plan to come spend some time at our Book Fair Fiesta where there will be something for everyone.  We will be open each morning from 8am - 9:00 and afternoon school 2:30-3:30pm.  On Wed March 5th we will be open all afternoon and evening during SEP's.

Spelling Bee Winners

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 16:49
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Photo by Adam Gull
Nathan Oviatt, Korbin McEwan, Bryant Shell, Natalie Combs, Lily Stutz, Sarin Burr, Kensie Huff

Park Elementary would like to congratulate the finalists that participated in the annual Spelling Bee.  It was an exciting event with fabulous sportsmanship displayed by students and viewers.

Natalie Combs, from Mrs. Coates 5th grade class, claimed the title of the 2014 Spelling Bee and will move on to the upcoming Utah Valley Spelling Bee.  Nathan Oviatt, from Mr. James 6th grade class was the runner-up.

Other Participants included: Bryant Shell 4th, Lily Stutz 4th, Korbin McEwan 5th, Kensie Huff 5th, Sarin Burr 6th.

Leader in Me in Session

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 18:09
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Sean Covey, Mr. Kay and Park Students

While the State Legislature is in session, leaders from Park Elementary had the opportunity to visit the state capital and showcase The Leader in Me to some of our state representatives.

Monday, February 3, 2014 started out very early for six Park Panthers: Tyrel Bird, Logan Castor, Auston Castor, Katie Stauffer, Baylee Carter, and Hampton White.  These student leaders shared their Leadership Binder with legislators and discussed personal goals, why they made that goal, and made new goals after celebrating with a victory. 

Reading Superbowl

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 14:24
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Photos by Mrs. Sorensen
Reading Superbowl

It was a battle of the books as Mrs. Sorensen's class collided in  a Reading Superbowl that was held for two weeks leading up to the real Superbowl last weekend. The class was divided into two teams, the Broncos and the Seahawks.  Students read each night and turned in their minutes on a football the following day.  Whichever team had the most minutes read the night before, scored a touchdown for their team. It was a nailbiting event as the score went back and forth and ended up being a close game.  In the end the Broncos ended up winning by 1 touchdown.

Second Grade Book Buddies

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:12
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Second Grade Book Buddies

2nd grade students enjoyed reading with their "Book Buddy" Friday morning.  Students were able to sit and read or listen to a variety of books and enjoy a delicious donut afterwards.  Thanks to all of our teachers, students and visitors for making this event so special!  

 

Park Students Receive Free Books

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 17:41
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Park Students Receive Free Books

Students were thrilled Wednesday morning when they received a free book from the PTA.  Connie Hansen from the Park PTA organized the event to give each Park Elementary student a book.  Many smiles were shared as students gathered in the library to choose from a variety of picture books, chapter books, fiction and non-fiction books as well.  When students chose their book they had it stamped by a PTA member and the book became theirs to keep.  One student was so excited he exclaimed "I'm gonna keep this forever!

Mrs. Cooper's Great Ice Melt

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Mrs. Cooper's Great Ice Melt

Students in Mrs. Cooper's 6th grade class participated in a fun activity called the The Great Ice Melt.  Students were to create a 6x6 inch box with insulated materials found at home that could keep an ice cube from melting.  This activity is part of Mrs. Cooper's Heat, Light, and Sound science unit and teaches students the concept of insulation.

Winners of the contest are as follows:  Baylee Carter 1st Place, Trevin Harris 2nd Place, and Carson Czarnik 3rd Place.  Congratulations!

White Ribbon Week

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White Ribbon Week

White Ribbon week was a great success this year, thanks to Jen Brown from Park Elementary's PTA.  White Ribbon Week teaches students the importance of Internet safety and to make smart decisions while online.

Mrs. Kimball's Class Celebrates With WIG Party

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Mrs. Kimball's Class Celebrates With WIG Party

Mrs. Kimball’s 2nd grade class reached one of their WIGs (Wildly Important Goals) on Friday, January 24, by earning their 50th “excellent” from specialist teachers!  They held a victory celebration the same day, which included pizza and an exciting dance party.  The students enjoyed learning and enthusiastically doing the following dances:  The Bunny Hop, The Chicken, and The Twist.  What great dancers!  Congratulations to the students on their achievement!

 

Quilt For Mrs. Farrer

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:33
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Photos by Tamra Lybbert
Quilt For Mrs. Farrer

Faculty and staff gathered together around a quilt to support Mrs. Farrer during this difficult time in her life.  The quilt is tied together with messages and words of encouragement from Park faculty and staff.  

Our hearts go out to Mrs. Farrer and her family.  Thank You Mrs. Farrer for your love and devotion to the students of Park Elementary!

Science Fair Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:24
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Photos by Tamra Lybbert
Science Fair Assembly

Fifth and sixth grade students enjoyed a brief assembly on how to make the science fair enjoyable. Mrs. Luke's daughter Ashley Luke (7th grader at Spanish Fork Jr. high) and niece Chloe Randall (7th grader at freedom academy) spoke to the kids about their experiences with the science fair. Chloe brought her project to display and explained to the group what she did for the project. They explained how important it is to pick a topic that they are really interested in.

Spelling Bee

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Spelling Bee

 Park Elementary Spelling Bee will be held February 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the gym.  All 4th-6th grade students are able to participate in the Spelling Bee.  Classroom winners will be selected this week and move on to the school Spelling Bee on February 2nd.  The school winner will be eligible for the Utah Valley Spelling Bee held in a few weeks.  Good Luck!

Just for fun, did you know the winning word for the National Spelling Bee last year was knaidel 

/ˈk(ə)nādl/

VICTORY ASSEMBLY!

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Victory Assembly

“Where there is unity there is always victory.”  ~Publilius Syrus

Students met together on January 3rd to celebrate the first Victory Assembly for 61 leaders from Park Elementary.  Victory Assemblies are a way to recognize students as leaders in the areas of math, reading, and leadership in the classroom.  Students are selected by their teachers and recognized during a Victory Assembly on the first Friday of each month.   

Sing Around the Tree

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 16:19
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Photos by Tamra Lybbert
Sing Around the Tree

A cherished Park tradition around this time of year is Sing Around the Tree.  Park students gathered in the auditorium for three days to sing Christmas songs and listen to a Christmas story read by a Park Elementary celebrity (Mrs. Banks, Mrs. Barron, Grandma Pat).  

The most exciting event took place on Thursday, December 19th, when Santa Claus made an appearance as students sang Here Comes Santa Claus.  Students were thrilled as Santa made his way down the aisle to greet them!

Mrs. Banks Receives PEAK Award

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 16:31
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Mrs. Banks Receives PEAK Award

Park Elementary's very own Mrs. Banks was honored with Nebo School Districts PEAK (Positive Energy And Kindness) award on December 11, 2013 at the December board meeting.  Mrs. Banks exemplifies the PEAK award to the highest degree.  Mrs. Banks was surprised with flowers, hugs and kisses, by her family members and grandchildren that were able to attend the meeting.  The following is a collage of phrases by Tamra Lybbert, Ryan Kay, Lorie Graham, and Sheralyn Lowe who nominated Mrs. Banks for this award. 

D.A.R.E.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:50
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D.A.R.E. Essay Winners Left to Right: Sergeant Jones, Kaiyah Isaacson, Korbin McEwan, Lizbeth Vivar, Officer Farnworth

Officer Farnworth from the Spanish Fork Police Department met with 5th grade students for the past several weeks instructing students on the importance of staying drug free as part of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.)

Nebo Foundation Awards Grant For The Leader In Me

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:48
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Back: Earl Davis, Mr. Kay, Laura Taylor, Dale Phelps, Lana Hiskey  Front: Tucker, Kyler, Katelin

You've heard the saying around this time of year "It is better to give than to receive."   In this case, Park Elementary was happy to receive.  Laura Taylor, Dale Phelps, and Earl Davis from the Nebo Foundation along with Lana Hiskey from Nebo School District, awarded Park Elementary with a $1,000 grant for The Leader in Me program.  In return, Park Elementary is building leaders for the future that will make a difference in our community.

Park School Receives Check From Sonic Night

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 15:07
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Park School Receives Check From Sonic Night

Mr. Kay and PTA President Pat Christianson happily accepted a check of $330.48 from Sonic in Spanish Fork.  

Earlier this year, our PTA teamed up with Sonic and organized a fundraiser to benefit Park Elementary.  Park families were encouraged to attend Sonic Night for dinner during the hours of 5-8 and Park Elementary would receive 10% of the total sales during those hours.  It was a great turn out and students had a great time eating and being with their families.

We are grateful to our PTA and Sonic for their contribution to Park Elementary.