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Spring Creek Elementary School

PTA Message

February is an exciting time for PTA. Some of our biggest and most impactful events are coming up. The first is Freedom Week, which will be held February 20-22. As with all of our Freedom Weeks, we have some really special things planned to help the students appreciate all the freedoms we enjoy in our country. This year’s theme is “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” We have a great line-up of activities to help the students understand this important part of the Declaration of Independence and the colonial times in which it was created, including an essay contest and an assembly with lots of great activities. This will be an awesome assembly that will take place on Friday, February 22nd at 9 AM. You will definitely want to be there as some of our students will be speaking and all of the students will be singing some songs that celebrate freedom. Information about the essay contest and Freedom Week are in this newsletter, and this information will also be sent home in backpacks and via email. We are really excited for our Freedom Week. We hope that you and your student will be able to participate!

Our second big event, which is coming up quickly, is Staff Appreciation Week. If you haven’t had a chance to get to know your student’s teacher and the staff at Spring Creek Elementary, you should take some time to do so. We are so lucky to have the dedicated, hardworking, and awesome staff that we do! Staff Appreciation Week is March 25-29 and it’s a huge PTA event to show our staff some much-deserved love. We work really hard to make this week as fun and celebratory as possible, but it takes a lot of hands in order to pull it off so if you’re interested in being involved in any capacity—decorating at the school, helping with food,gathering donations, donating from a business you have access to, putting gifts together at home,etc.—we need all the help we can get! Please contact us at springcreekpta@gmail.com or attend our next PTA meeting. You don’t need to be a PTA member to be involved in Staff AppreciationWeek or in helping with anything that PTA does. We love to have any help from anyone that is willing!

Spring Creek Elementary is an awesome school and we’re lucky to benefit from the many great programs that are available to our students. If you or your student wants to be involved in more activities, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask! PTA is always willing to answer any questions and the Spring Creek teachers and staff bend over backwards to help any student they can. We love our school community and we want everyone to be a part of it!

PTA Co-Presidents

Ashley Rayback and Olivia Goldman

Mark Your Calendars

February

  • 4-8 Book Fair
  • 6-8 EARLY OUT DAYS- Dismissed at 1:30p
  • 6-7 NO After School Program
  • 07 Parent Teacher Conferences by appointment only
  • 08 Box Tops are DUE
  • 15 5th/6th Field Trip
  • 18 No School- President’s Day
  • 19 No School- Staff Development Day
  • 20-22 Freedom Week
  • 26 6th Grade field trip to Centennial Middle School
  • 28 Dental Varnish- look for permission forms

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday February 7th (by appointment only) Parents, please take a moment to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences. The majority of the conferences are being held on Thursday, February 7th.

If you cannot attend on Thursday, February 7th, teachers will have limited availability on Wednesday, February 6th. Please contact the teacher directly to schedule for this day.

If you need help signing up or have questions call the school office at 801-370-4650

Slots fill up fast so sign up now!!!

Stem Fair Winners

Thank you for all who helped and participated in our STEM Fair this year! We had 96 students who participated! That’s more than double what we had last year. Congrats to all our STEM Fair Winners! Thank you to Miss Allie Stewart for all the time she put into organizing the event.

Kindergarten

  • 1st place: Bram Rayback
  • 2nd place: Abigail Blodgett
  • 3rd place: Lily Teuscher

1st grade

  • 1st place: Gunnar Whiting
  • 2nd place: Erik Gylseth

2nd grade

  • 1st place: Lydia Blodgett
  • 2nd place: Evelynn Cook
  • 3rd place: Jenna Riley

3rd grade

  • 1st place: Amelia Blodgett
  • 2nd place: Camila Lora
  • 3rd place: Parker Kanvaka

4th grade

  • 1st place: Hunter Whiting
  • 2nd place: Julia Laughlin and Taleah Smith
  • 3rd place: Abish Martinez and Giovanni Tellez

5th and 6th grade winners. The top 8 projects go to the District Fair on Feb 22nd.

1st places:

  • Elizabeth Lara and Catherin Ramirez
  • Nora Goodwin and Julia Kerr
  • Leonidas Iosefa
  • Diego Sanchez and Jose Lagunas
  • Eli Rayback
  • Lexi Riley
  • Cristobal Yanez
  • Heather Finau, April Mosso, and Andy Lopez

2nd place:

  • Naydelin Soto

3rd place:

  • Zachary Leauanae

Freedom Week Schedule

Wednesday February 20

The Declaration of Independence. I can choose what I do with my Life!

Make tricorn hats during lunch and learn about the values of our Founding Fathers! Wear your favorite college gear or dress up as someone you’d like to be when you grow up!

Thursday February 21

I have the right to Liberty and to Pursue Happiness!

Try candy that was around during colonial times and share what America means to you in our school essay contest. You could win a Kindle Fire!

2019-20 Kindergarten Registration

When: March 20-22 from 1-3p

Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019 to be enrolled in Kindergarten.

Prior to coming to the Open House complete the information required online at grades.provo.edu (Computers will be available if you prefer to do it when you come to the school.)

Bring the following: Guardian Picture ID, Child’s Original Birth Certificate, Immunization Record, and Proof of Residence.

**Note: Full Day Kindergarten Is Not Guaranteed

Book Fair!

  • Mon-Tue: 8am-4pm
  • Wed: 8a-2p
  • Thursday: 8am-7:30pm
  • Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm

Parents and guardians are welcomed to the Book Fair! Please check in at the office during school hours. Students will be shopping during their class library time.

** If your child will be making a purchase, please have them bring money on their assigned day.**

Weekly Special Events:

Monday— Student Preview: Each student will have a 15-minute walk-through with their class. Students can make a wish list to take home.

Thursday— Dino-mite Family Fun: Drop by during Parent Teacher Conference for fun, dinosaur-themed activities including face painting, a craft, and a raffle!

Friday— LAST CHANCE SHOPPING. Note that the book fair is only open 8:00am-2:00pm.

After School Program

After School Program is excited to announce two new classes for Spring 2019, Coding 4th – 6th on Mondays & Wednesdays and Robotics 5th & 6th grade on Tuesdays & Thursdays! Coding Classes begin on Monday, February 4th. Our Robotics Team will begin on Tuesday, February 5th. The After School Chess Club has just finished our first official Chess Tournament!

  • Youth Chess Champion (for 1st-3rd Grade) = Lucia Soto, Singleton’s class
  • 3rd place = Yanitza Miron-Sandoval, Isaacson’s class
  • 2nd place = Lehi Busnelli, Isaacson’s class
  • 1st place and Chess Champion = Bianca Robinson, Hansen’s class

All of our Chess students have been studying really hard this year and gave only their best during the tournament! We’re very proud of all of them! There will be one more tournament near the end of the year, so keep practicing!! We will not have After School Program on Wednesday, February 6th or Thursday, February 7th due to the early our schedule for Parent Teacher Conferences. We currently have couple of spots open in our After School Yoga class for 3rd – 6th grade students. This class meets on Mondays & Wednesdays, please contact Kimmy Martinez on how to sign up!

Spring Creek Elementary Box Top Fundraiser

School Wide Contest!

Mrs. Reeve’s class is in the lead with 280 Box Tops turned in so far!

Monthly Drawing

Congratulations to Paislee Huff for winning our monthly Box Tops drawing!

Next Box Top collection is February 8th. Miss the deadline? Don’t worry, turn them into your teacher anytime!

Preschool Registration Now Open

  • Child must be 4 years old by September 1st 2019
  • Must live within the boundary of one of the 7 Title 1 schools
  • Child must be screened to qualify for the preschool. Visit District Preschool page to register

Contact Ari LeCheminant at 801-370-4616 or email her at titleoneprek@provo.edu

Community Outreach

What’s the purpose of the Provo School District Advisory (parent/legal guardian/caregiver) committees?

The purpose of the (Native American, Latino, Pacific Islander, African American, Asian American, LGBTQ+) Advisory Committee is to bring Parents, Legal Guardians, Caregivers and Provo City School District (PCSD) together to accomplish goals that will strengthen the district for the benefit of all student needs, and build on relations that will lead Provo City School District students to graduation.

General objectives:

Establish a supportive relationship between parents/legal guardians/caregivers of students and the Provo City School District. This relationship will be built through constructive discussions in which parents/legal guardians/caregivers will discuss the challenges that students are having in any of the schools of the Provo City School District. In addition, the Advisory Committees will present possible solutions to those problems to the Provo City School District Student Services Department. Furthermore, the Parent/Legal Guardian/Caregiver Committee will plan activities/events in order to strength the relationship between, parents/legal guardians/caregivers, students and the Provo City School District.

Please see the below list of the all the current Provo School District Parent Advisory Committees meeting times & dates!

  • Native American Title VI Parent Advisory Committee – February 7th, 7:00-8:00 at the Grandview Learning Center
  • Latino Parent Advisory Committee – February 14th, 6:30-7:30 at the Grandview Technology Center
  • Asian American Planning Mtg – February 14th, 4:00-5:00 at the Grandview Technology Center
  • LGBTQ+ Parent Advisory Committee – February 19th, 6:30-7:30 at the Grandview Technology Center
  • African American Planning Mtg – February 21st, 4:00-5:00 at the Grandview Technology Center
  • Pacific Islander Parent Advisory Committee – February 28th, 6:30-7:30 at the Grandview Technology Center

The Grandview Learning Center (front of parking lot) / The Grandview Technology Center (back of parking lot) 1591 Jordan Ave, Provo UT 84604

A.H.A Kids Heart Challenge Fundraiser

Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association again this year! Last year we participated in JUMP ROPE FOR HEART and this year we’re kicking off KIDS HEART CHALLENGE!!! We are excited to continue JUMPING ROPE and to help those with special hearts. Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans, 80% of it may be preventable through lifestyle changes? For 40 years we have been teaching children the importance of heart-healthy habits – a foundation for the rest of his/her life. This service-learning program will also share with your child the inspirational stories of children who have been touched by this disease while they raise funds to help kids like them and save and improve all lives.

Here’s how it works:

  • Your child has received his/her fundraising envelope. Start by setting up a personal fundraising page
  • Ask family and friends if they’d like to donate. Not sure what to say? Your child can use the simple script on the collection envelope.
  • Encourage your child to get ready to jump, shoot hoops and have fun at his or her school event!

As part of the Kids Heart Challenge, your child will have to choose a healthy message for the heart and share life-saving tips. In addition, there will be a space for parents with suggestions so that children continue to lead a healthy lifestyle at home.

The school can raise funds for the sports team and children will receive thank-you gifts that will encourage them to continue caring for their heart health. This is a reason to celebrate jumping!

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