April Newsletter

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Hello Parents, 

Welcome to April!  I hope each of you enjoyed your spring break with family and friends.  I know that I enjoyed my break with my family.  I enjoyed being with my family! It was great to just be together and relax.  With end of year testing underway, I encourage each student to get the rest they need each night and to have a good breakfast before school.  I know our students will do great as they have shown this throughout the year in their learning and academics.  Keep up the great work!

Thanks to the PTA and all parents who helped us celebrate Teacher Appreciation week.  Our teachers definitely deserve this recognition!  Thanks for making it a great week for them and for all the kindness shown to each teacher! Thanks for all you do!

  

Lost and Found Items:  We have several items in our lost and found back by the lunchroom.  Please have your students take a moment to look for their lost items.  You are welcome to come in and look for items that may be your childs’.  If items continue to increase and become too many, we will donate these items to Tabitha’s Way.

PTA News:

Thanks to all the families that came and supported during our Costa Vida Night!  We had a great turn-out!

 Mother/Son Activity will be held on May 4th from 6-8pm

 

School Community Council

Our next SCC meeting will be on April 18th at 11:40. 

We will review the safe walking routes.

 

Pick-Up Zone & Parking

We appreciate the efforts of all parents and staff members in providing for the safety of students in our drop-off and pick up zones. Please help us to ensure that all students are accompanied by an adult when crossing through the pick-up zone.  Also, thank you for reserving our handicapped parking spaces for those who have need for these parking stalls. We remind you to please park in a parking stall if you need to leave your vehicles to come inside the school.  This allows the flow of the drop-off and pick-up areas to be maintained and keeps vehicles moving forward and not needing to back up!  We have great appreciation for everyone’s efforts to increase safety in our parking lots and drop off and pick-up zones before and after school.  Winter weather creates a greater need for caution and patience as we come to and from school!

 Note: By law, bus zones cannot be used as drop off and pick up zones even if there are no buses present!

 

School Checkout Procedures

Please follow the following procedures when you need to check a student out from school before the end-of-school bell rings.  First, share with an office secretary that an early checkout is necessary, second, fill out information and sign name on the checkout sheet located in the office area, and third, wait in the office area until your student arrives in the office. Thank you.

 

Students Walking, Riding Bicycles/Scooters & Crosswalks

We have many students who are walking and riding bicycles/scooters to school each day. We have provided training for students to use sidewalks and to follow the instructions of adult supervisors and our crossing guards. We have instructed students to use the crosswalk in front of the school when crossing 1800 East. Faculty members will serve as crossing guards at this crosswalk. We ask that all parents please instruct their children on these and other safety measures to better ensure that students safely make their way to and from school each day.

 

Spirit Day

We have school spirit at Sierra Bonita, and have designated each Friday as our School Spirit Day. We have nice school shirts and encourage children to wear their school shirts (this year’s and past years’ shirts) or school colors (blue and maroon) on Fridays.  We have a lot to be proud of at Sierra Bonita and want to do all we can to build school pride. 

 

Calendar of Events for April

 

Wednesday, April 18th……….…………………...…………..……….School Community Council Meeting (11:40)

Thursday, April 19th  ………...…...…..………………………………….………...…….First Grade Field Trip

 Tuesday, April 24th ……….…………………...…………..……….…….……5th Grade track meet 9:30 am @MMHS

 Wednesday, April 25th ……….…………………...…………..……….…….…6th Grade track meet 9:30 am @MMHS 

Wednesday, April 25th ……….…………………...…………..……….…….…4th Grade Utah Lake Field Trip 

Thursday, April 26th ..…....……………………….……………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kindergarten Field Trip 

Friday, April 27th …………………………………………………… . . . . . . . . Birthday Lunch for June Birthdays 

Tuesday, May 1st   …………………………………………………… . . . . . . . . 4th Grade track meet 9:30 am @MMHS 

Wednesday, May 2  …………………………………………………… . . . . . . .3rd Grade track meet 9:30 am @MMHS 

Friday, May 4th   …………………………………………………… . . . . . . . . . .Mother/Son Activity by PTA (6-8 pm)

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Get Away Today Magazine

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Watch for your new Get Away Today magazine to come home with your student this week.

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! Get the details at https://www.getawaytoday.com?referrerid=757.

Remember, with every vacation purchased Get Away Today will donate back to Nebo Education Foundation. #focusonstudents #nebohero #studentsuccess#empowerstudents #engagestudents

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District Keyboard Competition

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Congratulations to the following students who are moving on to the District Keyboarding Competition!

4th Grade:Claire ChandlerLauryn GommSophia TelfordAndrew NelsonAshlynn DentonMateya HallBritton RichmondBrindly BunkerEmily CleggEmma Hinckley 5th GradeHyrum AdamsAustin ByersMitchell MoodyBode SappCarter TelfordCeleste PerrinsLindy Anglesey

Sierra Bonita Scores a Perfect 100 by Energy Star!

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Recently our district applied to earn the Energy Star Certification. We sent in Energy Star applications for 44 of our facilities and ALL 44 qualified. 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. Sierra Bonita was one of the schools who scored a perfect 100!!

The certification process for Energy Star is not an easy one. Air quality, lighting quality, and the overall Energy Use Index readings and calculations of each facility are taken into account. This data, along with many other data points, are used to compare our K-12 facility to other K-12 facilities throughout the country. We then receive a score based on the grading criteria outlined by Energy Star.

Penny Wars!

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This week, we will be participating in Penny Wars. Here's how it works: 

Each grade will be competing to earn the most money by the end of the week. They can ADD to their total value by adding pennies and dollar bills (any amount) into their grade's bucket. They can SUBTRACT from another grade's total value by adding any kind of silver coin into their bucket. This is a great opportunity to get rid of all that loose change!  The money raised will be used as a college scholarship for a Sierra Bonita alumni that will be graduating from Maple Mountain High School this year. 

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Praise Notes 4-13-2018

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Tiffany Manwaring

Every Friday, "Praise Notes" are read during morning announcements. These students are called to the office and get thier picture taken. Students can earn a "Praise Note" by being caught doing kind things throughout the school and classrooms.

#NeboHero #focusonstudents #studentsuccess #empoweringstudents #engagestudents

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Reminder - Kids Marathon Registration

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Sierra Bonita Students and Parents, 

This is a reminder about registration for the kids marathon in Payson Canyon on May 12th.  If your child would like to participate in this event, registration needs to take place by Sunday, April 15th in order to guarantee a race shirt. Parents and all family members are able to register and participate at the event.  Please visit   www.runpaysoncanyon.com  to register and for information.  All Nebo families are able to receive a 20% discount on registration.  When registering, enter NEBO20.       

If registration fee assistance is needed, you can find an application on the www.runpaysoncanyon.com website. The scholarship application needs to be turned in by tomorrow, Friday, April 13th.  

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Payson Canyon Kids Marathon

Payson Canyon Kids Marathon and 5K - May 12, 2018

Register by April 15 to guarantee a race shirt. Come celebrate with students from Nebo School District as they complete the final 1.2 miles of thier marathon. 

Please see the attached pages for more information concerning the Kids Marathon.  

Sierra Bonita Show Choir will perform at MMHS Music at the Mountain

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by: Amy Staheli and Marilyn Paice

Attention for Show Choir Parents

We have been invited to sing at Maple Mountain High School’s Music at the Mountain, April 11, at 7:00 P.M. In order to be ready for this, I would like to have some additional choir practices for JUST the Show Choir kids.

One more practice tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11th, at 8:30 a.m., so we can make sure we have everything ready for that night.

The kids will need to wear Hawaiian/Tropical/ bright clothing, Flip flops/sandals, sunglasses, beach towels, etc. Don’t go and buy anything. Just have the kids let me know if they need to borrow some of my things for that night.

Our call time to do our number on the stage is at 5:45I would like all of the kids there around 5:30 to be ready to go on stage. We will then leave the stage and have an hour before the performance. The kids can bring a snack to eat after our practice.

We are the opening number for the program. This is a wonderful concert for the kids to listen to.  Encourage them to stay for the whole program. However, I do understand that a lot is going on that day.  If you need to leave after that, please let me know when you pick up your child. We will be sitting in an assigned area.

Thank you so much for allowing us to work with your children in choir year. We love it, and we hope it shows!

Thanks for all of your support!

Marilyn Paice and Amy Staheli

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