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Spring Creek Elementary School

March 20, 2023

Dear Spring Creek Families,

The testing season is upon us and after Spring Break, students in grades 3-6 will begin state summative testing (RISE). We know this can be a stressful time for students and so I wanted to offer some tips to prepare your child for this important testing. Your encouragement and positive attitude coupled with the support of their teachers, will help them demonstrate all of their learning and growth this year.

   1. Attendance matters.

Make sure your child is present (if they aren’t sick).  The most important indicator to doing well on the test is being present. They’ll get to take the test alongside their peers, which will be a familiar and comfortable environment for them.

   2. Keep mornings calm.

Help students by getting them to school on time for breakfast at school, or give them a good breakfast at home. Not feeling rushed in the morning helps with testing jitters and creates calm for students when starting the school day.

   3. Best & Rest.

Remind your child that trying their best is all you want.  Let them know when they do their best, no matter the outcome, it is going to be one that makes you proud.  Remind them that they can preserve and have a growth mindset.  Tell them if they are doing their best and being great then that’s all you ask. Helping your student get a good, solid night’s sleep will go a long way in helping them do their best.

Sincerely, Mrs. Snow, Principal

Upcoming Calendar Items

**Wednesday, Mar 22nd: Choir Festival (see information below & attached flyer)

**Thursday, March 23rd: Dental Varnishing

**Friday, March 24th: Battle of the Books Assembly (see information below)

**Tuesday, Mar 28th: Save the Date 6th Grade Parent Activity (7th Grade Registration)

                                  8:45am – Mrs. Foster’s Class

                                  9:15am – Mrs. Bringhurst’s Class

**Friday, March 31st: 5th Grade Camp Big Springs

                                  Registration Fees & Online Registration Forms Due

                                  Now Accepting Registration Until March 31st or Until Filled

**April 3rd – 7th: NO SCHOOL ~ Spring Break


This Week In The After School Program

 ~ After School Academy 1st & 2nd grade meets Monday – Thursday  

~ After School Academy 3rd & 4th grade meets Monday – Thursday  

~ After School Academy 5th & 6th  grade meets Monday – Thursday  

~ Theater 1st – 3rd  grade will meet on Monday – Thursday  

~ Theater 4th – 6th grade will meet on Monday – Thursday  

~ Robotics Club meets on Tuesday & Thursday  

HOPE Squad will meet this Wednesday

Attention Spring Creek students! We are having our Annual Art Salon & After School Theatre performance of “FROZEN kids!” next Thursday, March 30th. You and your family are invited to come and stroll through the hallways and see all of the beautiful art being made in Art Class as well as watch the After School Hawk Theatre Drama Club performance of ‘FROZEN kids!” on our Spring Creek stage in the gym!  It will be a fun night, we hope to see you and your family there!! 


~ Choir rehearsals will be on Tuesday, March 21st & Wednesday, March 22nd this week!

~ Choir Festival Field Trip will be on Wednesday, March 22nd, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. **Wear Choir t-shirts to school! (Please see attachment for more information) English flyer PDF     Spanish flyer_PDF

~ No Choir on Thursday, March 23rd.

~ Choir PARTY will be on Friday, March 24th from 7:30 – 8:20 a.m.!

Dental Varnishing

Spring Creek Dental Varnishing ~ Thursday, March 23rd

Dental Varnishing Consent Forms were sent home last week.

Each student needs to have their own consent form and only students with a signed consent form will have the varnishing done. Please send in the form even if you do not want to have the varnishing done. A form is attached for your convenience along with an information sheet.





We are decorating for staff appreciation week after school this Friday, the 24th! You can drop off your completed and labeled door decoration in the office this week or come put it up with us on the 24th right after school!

Library ~ Battle of the Books

Since the beginning of January, the 3rd-6th grade students have been participating in a book reading competition called Battle of the Books during their weekly library time. The competition has ended and the top 4 teams of each division (3rd/4th grades and 5tth/6th grades) will be competing in an assembly of these grades in the library THIS WEEK. The winning teams were announced last week in school and a letter sent home to the families of the students on those teams. 

The Spring Creek Battle of the Books Final Battles will be held on the following dates:

3rd/4th Grades–Tuesday, March 21st @ 9:15 am in the Library

5th/6th Grades–Thursday, March 23rd @ 10:30 am in the Library

The top team from each division will go on to compete in a district-wide competition held at Provo High School on April 20th. More information to come soon.

The students aren’t the only ones reading for Battle of the Books. Some teachers, Spring Creek staff members and PTA members have also been reading the 5/6 grade books. We will have a friendly competition between the PTA, Spring Creek Staff/Teachers and the Winning 5/6th grade team in an assembly on Friday, March 24th @ 9 am. The 2nd through 6th grades will be invited to the assembly. The winner of this assembly will be presented with a special trophy to display at the school until next year’s battles!  

If there are any questions, please contact Mrs. Laughlin at: or 801-370-4750.

5th Grade Camp Big Springs

Registration Fees & Online Registration Forms now accepted until Friday, March 31st or until filled. (There are still openings for registration so will be open until camp is full but not beyond March 31). Payments or Scholarship Forms must be submitted with the Application Form to the school office. Scholarship Forms can be picked up in the school office. After you have submitted the Application to the office you can then complete the online forms by logging into your parent PowerSchool account. Call the school office if you need help.  Link for more information

2023-24 Kindergarten Registration

New student registration for the 2023-24 school year begins March 15th. Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2023 to be enrolled in Kindergarten. Registration is a 3-step process, mainly done online. Appointment preferred for in person registration. Click here for more information and to begin the registration process. Contact the school office at 801-370-4650 with any questions.

2023-24 Preschool Registration

Registration has begun for the 2023-24 Provo City School District Title I Preschool. Link for information and to register

UVU Brain Fair Saturday, April 8th

Please refer to the attached flyer for more information about the event. The fair will provide an opportunity for children of all ages to learn about the brain, neurons, and our senses through various activity stations set up by UVU undergraduate students under psychology faculty mentorship. This is a great opportunity for parents to engage their children in science education and expand their knowledge about the human brain.  


Family Reads

Parents, just a reminder that effective now, instead of each family being able to request a free book, we are opening it up to each student! We hope this change will help build your family library at home and encourage reading at home together as a family. Please be sure to submit a request for your free book on our Family Reads form!

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Blair. (


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