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October 2013

Bears' Bulletin - November 2013

Submitted by sue.leber on Fri, 11/01/2013 - 00:00


 Father/Daughter Fall Festival 

The Father/Daughter Fall Festival will be held tomorrow, November 1st, from 6:30-8:00pm, at the school. There will fun activities such as a cake walk, bean bag toss, photo booth ($1 charge for a 5x7 keepsake photo), and more. If your dad can't make it, no problem! Bring your grandpa, uncle, big brother, neighbor, family friend or even your mom! We look forward to a fun evening! Hope to see you all there! 


Reflections Awards Night will be held Tuesday, November 5, at 7:00pm, in Sierra Bonita’s auditorium. 

Wednesday, November 6 - Teacher Development Afternoon 

On Wednesday, November 6, school will be held during the morning hours only. AM kindergarten will be held according to regular schedule, and students in 1st – 6th grades, will be dismissed at noon.PM kindergarten will not be held on this day. Students will be served lunch beginning at 10:30am. During the afternoon teachers throughout the district will take part in teacher development. 

Character Corner 

During the month of November students will be learning about service. Please discuss the saying “Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day” with your student. We are hoping that students will seek out opportunities to give service to those around them. 

PTA Book Fair & Reading 

We thank members of our entire school community for the tremendous support given to our PTA Book Fair this past week. Students were excited to receive and read their new books, and the PTA chose to receive their proceeds in books for our classrooms and our It Pays to Read program at the school. It is wonderful to see our students’ excitement for reading. There are so many benefits to reading a good book regularly. Thank you! 

Sierra Bonita Web Page 

Our school has a wonderful website where you can access information such as the school’s news and events, school newsletter, staff and faculty, PTA, School Community Council, school hours, phone number and address, lunch menu, important dates, and more. We invite you to visit our website located at 

Box Tops 

Thank you for all your efforts in clipping and sending Box Tops for Education to school. We also express appreciation to our PTA for coordinating this program. We will have our next Box Top Class Competition on January 27 – 31. 

School Lunch 

We appreciate efforts taken to keep a positive balance on all school lunch accounts. When accounts are nearing a zero balance, a red stamp is placed on the student’s hand by the lunch secretary to serve as a reminder to pay lunch money. We wanted to make you aware that a lunch will not be able to be charged if the account has a negative balance of $10 or more. In this case, a roll and milk will be provided. If you have any questions about student accounts or other lunch questions, please call Glenett Ponis, our lunch clerk, at 798-4499. 

Red Ribbon Week - "Crazy Hair" Day

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 21:55
Article and photos by Tiffany Manwaring

It's Red Ribbon week, and this year we are focusing on not being a bully and being a 'Bully Buster' (someone who doesn't let others bully). Be A Buddy NOT A Bully! To kick off Red Ribbon Week, students came to school on Monday with 'Crazy Hair"! As you can see, our students were very creative!

Miss Utah Outstanding Teen

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Mon, 10/28/2013 - 21:49
Article by: 2nd grade. Photos by Tiffany Manwaring

Miss Utah Outstanding Teen 2013, Jessie Kate, came to visit the 2nd grade. She read us a story and told us that everyone is different and that's OK. She also played the violin and could play all the Disney songs. Her violin's name is Sam.

This Week's Teacher Spotlight! - Mrs. Youd

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 22:10
Article by: Mrs. Youd's Second Grade Class. Photo by Tiffany Manwaring

This past week during morning announcements, our Student Council has been giving out clues to see who could guess this week's teacher spotlight. The student who guessed this week's teacher spotlight also happens to be in her class! Good job Carter! Here are the top 10 reasons why her class loves her so much:

  1. She is nice
  2. She teaches them fun learning activities
  3. She has fun Friday
  4. She has fun crafts
  5. She's helpful
  6. She's a good teacher
  7. She tells jokes
  8. She loves cheerleading
  9. She teaches the piano
  10. She likes the Dallas Cowboys

Thanks for all you for our students at Sierra Bontia! Congratulations on being this week's teacher spotlight!

Pumpkin Patch

Submitted by janna.slye on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:07
Article by Sadie Clegg (2nd grade student) and pictures by Tiffany Manwaring

On our first field trip we went to Jaker's Pumpkin Patch and Farm Field days.  First we went to the pumpkin patch.  We got to pick a pumpkin, play in the corn pit, and walk through a haystack maze.  Then we rode the busses to a park to eat lunch.  After we ate lunch we played on the playground.  Next, we went to the farm to learn about animals and eating healthy food.  We even got to meet Miss Mathews horse named Big Daddy. After that we got on the bus and went back to school.  It was a good field trip.

Get Up and Get Involved

Submitted by janna.slye on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 14:57
article by Megan Newbold, pictures by Sydney Jenkins and Megan Newbold

On Friday, September 27th, Miss Utah and students from Maple Mountain High School hosted an assembly for students at Sierra Bonita.  Miss Utah’s platform, “get up and get involved” was the focus of the assembly.  MMHS students shared what they do to “get up and get involved.”  Miss Utah was beautiful and inspiring and Sierra Bonita students loved hearing her message.  The highlight was hearing how some of MMHS students knew Sierra Bonita’s own Mr. Myles Peterson and the great guy he is!


Teacher Spotlight - Mr. Loreen!

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 15:19
Photo by: Janna Slye; Article by: Mr.Loreen's 6th Grade Class

Mr. Loreen is one of our awesome 6th Grade teachers here at Sierra Bonita Elementary. When asking his class what they love most about him, they came up with this top 10 list:

  1. He makes learning fun
  2. He is the worlds best artist
  3. He makes a mean plate of nachos
  4. He loves unicorns
  5. He's always positive!
  6. He's awesome!
  7. He's funny
  8. He has the best 6th grade student impression
  9. He likes the Seahawks
  10. He has good hair

Thanks for all you do for our 6th grade students Mr. Loreen!

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