We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season, and we wish you a Happy New Year!
During the month of January students will be learning about how to be responsible. Please discuss the saying, “If you don’t take care of your own things- then who will!” with your student. We hope that by doing this that your students accept and take responsibility for their own actions at home and at school.
SEP Conferences will be held on Wednesday, January 8. This is an important time to come and meet with your child’s teacher to discuss progress and to set goals. Reminder notes with your scheduled time will be coming home this week.
January 10 – District Development Day
There will be no school on Friday, January 10, as it is a District Development Day.
End of School Day Checkout
We need your help in reducing the number of interruptions classes are experiencing at the end of the school day due to students being checked out early. Our teachers are instructing right up to the end of each school day, but it has become increasingly difficult for them because of students being checked out. Unless it is an emergency, we'd like to encourage you not to request your child be checked out during the last 15 minutes of the day. This will assist the teachers in making the most of every minute.
School Spelling Bee
Spelling bee lists were sent home just prior to Christmas break for all 3rd – 6th grade students. We encourage all students to participate by studying the words and participating in their class spelling bee. The two top spellers from each class will participate in our school third grade spelling bee or our fourth – sixth grade spelling bee. The third grade school spelling bee will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014. Our fourth – sixth grade spelling bee will take place on Friday, February 21, 2014.
“It Pays to Read” Program
We enjoyed celebrating students’ reading achievements in a school wide “It Pays to Read” assembly just prior to Christmas break. We encourage all students to continue to read, chart reading on their monthly reading calendars, and turn in completed calendars to their teachers. Let us all work together to support our students in their reading, share with them our excitement for reading, and help them understand that “It Pays to Read!”
Student Council Food Drive
Thank you for all of your support to our Student Council Food Drive. The food drive was very successful, and your generous donations assisted many families.
Temperature, Air Quality & Outside Activities
School personnel will monitor the weather, temperature, and air quality each day to determine whether or not to have outside, choice, or inside activities. The Department of Air Quality has a web page that provides the “current conditions” of air quality for Utah County. You can find this information at www.airquality.utah.gov. We will work to follow temperature and air quality guidelines that allow students to benefit from outdoor exercise when appropriate and to provide indoor protection when outdoor activities are not recommended for all students.
Sierra Bonita Web Page
Please visit our webpage at http://sierrabonita.nebo.edu for up-to-date news and information. You can also access the page through a link at the Nebo School District’s web site located at www.nebo.edu. We express our appreciation to Sue Leber, our web page specialist, and Janna Slye, our public relations coordinator, for all of their work with school news and maintaining our webpage.