March 2014

Bears Bulletin - April 2014

Class Request Information for the 2014-2015 School Year

A change has been made this year to the process of sharing class placement requests and special considerations for next school year. I ask that parents who would like to share a request or other information with me regarding their child’s class placement for next year, to please come to the school’s front office during the request window of May 19-30 to receive and fill out a request form. Forms will include specific guidelines regarding the request process. In order for a request to be accepted, it must be completed according to the guidelines, have a secretary’s signature approving the form, and must be received by a member of our office staff during the request window (May 19-30). Forms will not be sent home. I will consider the gathered information along with other academic and school information as I work to create classes that are balanced according to range of student ability, behaviors, gender, and the number of students. If you have any questions, please visit with me or a member of the school’s office staff.    Thank you.  Mike Larsen

Jungle Book Play

Sierra Bonita is proud to present the children’s play, The Jungle Book, this week. Come and forget about your worries and your strife! Watch the “Bare Necessities” come to life!  We invite all families and friends of Sierra Bonita to come and enjoy performances on Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4, at 7:00pm. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to performances. Admission is free; however, concessions will be sold to help support the arts at Sierra Bonita. Thank you to all students, staff members, and parents who have given so much time and effort in bringing The Jungle Book to our school community.

Peak Reader Passes

We want to send a reminder that the orange Peak Reader Reading Charts are due back to the school by Wednesday, April 2nd. Please be sure to sign both sides of the form. If you have questions, please contact a member of our school office staff.

School Yearbook Ordering

One last call for yearbooks - If you didn’t order a yearbook during school registration at the beginning of the year and would like to order one, you’re not too late. The school will be accepting orders/payments from now through Friday, April 18, at 4:00pm. The cost of the yearbook is $6.

Penny Wars

This year our PTA will be coordinating a Penny Wars Competition from April 14-18. The proceeds from this friendly competition will help provide additional technology throughout the school. We thank our PTA and our school community for your support!

PTA Green Ribbon, Safety Awareness Week

April 21st-25th is Safety Awareness Week.  Let’s be Crazy for Safety!!  We will be learning all about ways to stay safe as we come to and from school and in our everyday lives.  Each day will have a fun theme to help us stay focused on safety!

Monday: Watch your Step!  Wear mismatch/crazy socks and shoes!

Tuesday: Heads up to safety!  Wear a hat today.

Wednesday: RISE n SHINE for safety! Wear modest pajama to school today!

Thursday: Go CrAzY for safety! Crazy hair day

Friday: Walk to school day!  Wear green for safety week! 

On Tuesday the 22nd we will have the safety assembly.  We have Trooper Cheney, Mrs. Bennett from the health department, and our very own crossing guards coming to talk to us about safety. So remember to BE SAFE!! Thank you, Sierra Bonita PTA

Sierra Bonita 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run – Saturday, April 26, 2013

 9:00 AM Start time for 5K.  10:00 AM Start time for 1 Mile Fun Run. 

We invite all Sierra Bonita Students and families to participate.  We will need a waiver/ permission for each individual to participate.  Both the minor and adult waivers are available on the Sierra Bonita website at http://sierrabonita.nebo.edu/.  We will also have additional waivers in the office.  The waivers are due on Thursday, April 24th.  This event is free of charge.

End-of-year testing

End of year testing has begun and will continue through May. Each student kindergarten through sixth grade will complete an end of level assessment during this testing window.  We hope that all students will be able to attend school on time each day, and that each student will get a good night’s sleep and breakfast.  Encouragement from parents and siblings for students to “do their very best” on the tests is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Congratulations to our Science Fair Winners!

Sierra Bonita Elementary had FIVE students not only win at District Level for their science fair project, they went on and won at BYU's "Central Utah Science & Engineering Fair"

Grand Champion winner was - Anna Linford; 3rd Place Winners were: Maya Buck, Quade Chidester, Maddison Davis, and Dave Lundgreen. We are so proud of our Sierra Bonita Science Fair Winners!

5K and Mile Fun Run

Coming on Saturday, April 29th is our 6th annual Sierra Bonita 5k/Mile Fun Run event.  The 5k will begin at 9am and the 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at 10am at the school.  Each participant needs to have a waiver completed and turned in by Wednesday, April 26th.  Waivers are attached and can be printed at home or they are also available at the office.  The event is free of charge.  Thank you to Erin Creamer for organizing this event!

Life in a Jar

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Mr. Myles Peterson’s 6th grade class presented an extraordinary performance of Life in a Jar.  This student-produced drama began as a project for four 9th grade students from Kansas.  They discovered the story of a Polish Catholic woman named Irena Sendler who saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.  The Kansas students researched Irena Sendler and wrote a script depicting her story. The story became so well-known because of these Kansas students that Life in a Jar has been performed over 285 times all across the United States, Canada, and Poland. Mr. Peterson’s class did an excellent job of portraying Irena Sendler’s story and message of love and heroism.  Well done 6th graders!

 

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BYU Science Fair Finalists

Attributions: 
Tiffany Manwaring

Congratulations!!!!

Sierra Bonita Elementary had FIVE students not only win at District Level for their science fair project, they went on and won at BYU's "Central Utah Science & Engineering Fair"

Grand Champion winner was - Anna Linford!! Way to go Anna!!

3rd Place Winners were:

  • Dave Lundgreen
  • Maddison Davis
  • Maya Buck
  • Quade Chidester

We are so proud of our Sierra Bonita Winners!

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Teacher Appreciation Week! - Part 3

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Article by: Tiffany Manwaring

A big THANK YOU to all those who helped decorate the teacher doors for "Teacher Appreciation Week!" They look fabulous!!

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Teacher Appreciation Week! - Part 2

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Tiffany Manwaring

A big THANK YOU to all those who helped decorate the teacher doors for "Teacher Appreciation Week!" They look fabulous!!

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Teacher Appreciation Week! - Part 1

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Article by: Tiffany Manwaring

A big THANK YOU to all those who helped decorate the teacher doors for "Teacher Appreciation Week!" They look fabulous!!

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Jungle Book Musical

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Sierra Bonita is Proud to Present this year’s Musical:

The Jungle Book

We invite you to forget about your worries and your strife and watch the “Bare Necessities” come to life!  Observe as the stage is transformed into a magical, musical jungle that tells the story of Mowgli and his friends. Come take a look in our portrayal of Disney’s “The Jungle Book!”

April 2nd @ 9:30
April 3rd @ 2:00
April 3rd @ 7:00pm
April 4th @ 7:00pm

Since our performances are free, we invite you to bring your families, parents, neighbors, or anyone else too!  Concessions will be sold at evening performances.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Tiffany Manwaring; Photo by Terena Anderson

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Our little leprachaun, Jack Bingham, came to school with St. Patrick's Day spirit!

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Student LED Conference

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SEP / Student Led Conferences – Wednesday, March 19 

We are excited to share with you that our SEP conferences on March 19 will be Student Led Conferences. Student Led Conferences provide opportunities for students to make learning active as they share with parents their knowledge and understanding of essential learning outcomes specific to their grade level by completing learning activities. These conferences will also help students evaluate their performance on key standards, and in turn, accept additional responsibility for their learning.

 Student Led Conferences will include two parts.

 Part one, students will complete learning      activities with parents.

 Part two, conferencing time with teacher if      desired by parent, student, or teacher.

 Part One

We invite you to come with your student to complete the student led portion of the conference. Students will lead the conference by completing learning activities. Please come at one of the times listed on the schedule below.

 Student   Led Learning Activity Schedule

First   Letter of

Last Name

Time

First   Letter of

Last Name

Time

A – I

2:45

A – I

5:45

H - R

3:15

H - R

6:15

S - Z

3:45

S - Z

6:45

 Part Two

We invite you to schedule a time to meet with your student’s teacher if you so desire. Meeting times will be scheduled in ten minute increments. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with your student’s teacher, please call the school office prior to March 19 or sign up for a time after you have completed the student led portion of the conference. The times set aside for parents and students to meet with teachers are listed below.

 Schedule   to Meet with Teacher

4:30 –   5:15

7:30 –   8:15

If more parents and students desire to meet with teacher than there are times provided, or if these times do not work into your schedule, please schedule a time with teacher to meet before or after school on another day.

 Through student led conferences we hope to strengthen the partnership between home and school. We are excited about the individual progress of each student and hope that this will be a positive experience for both you and your student.

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