PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Happy New Year!!

As we ring in the New Year it is an exciting time to reflect on our accomplishments and review goals for what we have left to do in this school year.   Can you believe that we are halfway through this school year? Where did the time go? Starting a new decade has been especially eye opening. Thinking about the last ten years in education is mindblowing.  The work that is required of the school, the teachers, the students and their families has increased significantly during these years. We are all working hard to meet the challenges that come with change and prepare students for whatever path to college and career that they may choose.

Don Lancaster, an American author, inventor and microcomputer pioneer said, “Most “impossible” goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.”  We will be helping students look at their mid-year progress, breaking what they have left to do into bite size chunks and then going full speed ahead as if it is just the routine. We know how to do hard things at Spring Creek and we know we can achieve our goals.

I chose a phrase for myself for 2020.  It is “make the best of It.” This first year of 2020 will be filled with challenges and hard things, but in spite of those I will make whatever situation that comes my way the best.  I want to look back on the year and say whatever came my way, I made the best of it. I hope that you will join me and your children as we work through the challenges and “make the best of it.”

We have so many exciting opportunities happening in the coming weeks and months.  Please visit the school website and social media often so that you don’t miss a thing.  We are definitely moving full steam ahead for the last half of this year. See you soon for Parent Teacher Conferences in February.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all those teachers, students, families, friends and community members that came together in the spirit of giving to help members of the Spring Creek Community that needed help during this holiday season.  Many needs were met, tears shed and grateful hearts filled. A huge shout out to Logan Telford for coordinating our efforts to make it happen.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Mrs. Franklin

CALENDAR

January

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences Coming Soon. Thursday, February 6th By Appointment Only ~ Watch for information for scheduling an appointment with the teacher

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

We are so excited to jump right back into the fun activities in after school starting after Winter Break! Please check below to see when your child’s activity will begin.

Please contact Kimmy Martinez, Extended Learning Coordinator, with any questions or concerns you may have regarding the After School Program. After School Office: 801.370.7650 ext 2481 Cell (call or text): 801.227.9379 email: kimberlym@provo.edu **************************************

FREEDOM WEEK

Freedom Week is January 27-31. The theme is “With Great Freedom, Comes Great Responsibility”. Come ready to learn about how you can be responsible for your actions and be a part of the community.

 5th & 6th Grade Maturation Presentations

Wednesday January 22nd  ~ 12:50pm (6th Grade) & 2:05pm (5th Grade) A student can only attend if their teacher has received the signed parent consent form. Consent forms will be sent home the week of January 13th.

NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY

BOOK FAIR COMING SOON: FEBRUARY 4-7

I am so excited to announce that we will have a new company providing our February book fair! The Story Cupboard Book Fair Company is a local, independent Utah company that is dedicated to providing quality books from a number of publishing companies. The selection of titles they bring is AMAZING and you won’t want to miss this! To learn more, go to the website  or contact me directly. I will provide more information as the fair approaches.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

This month, our teams will be set and we will hold regular battles to accumulate points. Our top teams will be battling in an assembly in March. We have 2 teacher teams and a PTA team that will test their knowledge against these teams. An information sheet will be sent home this month with those students who have signed up. Please continue to encourage your students to read and learn about their assigned books.

Thanks so much for supporting the library!

Angela Laughlin

Spring Creek Librarian, 801-370-4650 ext. 2413, angelal@provo.edu

S.T.E.M. FAIR

STEM Fair is coming up soon on January 23rd! Start planning your projects now!

All forms are due to Miss Stewart by January 17th. You can find the forms on the school website, with your child’s teacher, or in the office. If your student is in K-4th grade, they only need to turn in a permission form. If your student is in 5-6 grade, they have to have a Project Proposal form for each project and parent signature on the back. The top 8 fifth and sixth-grade projects move on to the District STEM Fair on January 31st.

Projects need to be set up in the gym by 8:45 am on January 23rd. Projects can only consist of a poster-board and a notebook/journal. Please don’t bring in any materials or props from your project to display. If you need a poster board, please stop by the office.

Parents are welcome to the STEM Fair from 6-7 on the 23rd. We will be announcing winners at 6:30 pm. All students that participate in the STEM Fair will be put in a drawing to win prizes! Prizes include a Tablet, Gift Cards , Discover Channel Ultimate Science Kit, Amazon Fire Tablet and a Microscope!

BOX TOPS COLLECTION

If you haven’t downloaded the app, please take a few minutes to download it and link it to Spring Creek. Scan your receipts using the app and earn money for our school! See https://www.boxtops4education.com/ for more details.

When you scan your receipt, click the “credit” button and enter your child’s first and last name and teacher. They will receive a treat for turning their Box Tops in!

We will continue to collect clipped box tops. Bring them in during collection days or anytime you remember!

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School Calendar Check our school calendar often for non-school days, early release days and events www.springcreek.provo.edu

For in depth information and detailed school calendar be sure to check our School Website at: www.springcreek.provo.edu

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