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September 2014

October Bears Bulletin

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:49

Dear Parents,
We thank you so much for all you do for our students and our school. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for carnival fundraiser, even while the rain was coming down in buckets. We are so grateful to be a part of your family and children’s lives. We care for your children and appreciate all the happiness and joy they bring into this school each day. We extend an invitation to each parent and family member to come and participate in school events/activities, volunteer in classrooms, and to be part of our PTA. We thank you again for all that you do for students and staff members of Sierra Bonita Elementary!

Mike Larsen

 Box Tops - We express our appreciation to all families for saving their Box Tops and participating in our Box Tops program. Classes are enjoying some friendly “Box Tops” competition this week (September 29 – October 3). We invite families to please send in your Box Tops. We will have another Box Tops collection week the end of January. Thank you!

School Picture Makeup Day
School Picture Makeup Day is tomorrow, October 1st.

SEP Conferences

Our first SEP conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 22. We have been using SignUpGenius to schedule for our October and January conferences. For each appointment that is scheduled, you should receive a confirmation email from SignUpGenius. If you have any questions or concerns about SignUpGenius, please call the school at 801-798-4480. We’ll be happy to assist you.

 PTA Book Fair
We look forward to our PTA Book Fair that will be held October 20-23. Our Book Fair will have the following schedule:
Monday, October 20 – 8:30-9:30am, 3:00-3:45pm & Preview for classes throughout the school day.
Tuesday, October 21 – 8:30-9:30am, 3:00-3:45pm, and 5:00-6:30pm for Grandparents’ Afternoon/Evening
Wednesday, October 22 – 8:30-9:30am, 2:30-9:00pm during SEP Conferences
Thursday, October 23 – 8:30-10:00am;
The book fair ends on October 23 at 10:00am. Come early, so you don’t miss out on all the great books. Thank you!

Halloween & Costume Parade
Students are welcome to wear their costumes to school on Friday, October 31st. We do ask that students not wear masks, gory costumes, or bring any kind of weapon with their costume.

Our Annual Halloween Costume Parade will begin at 1:30pm, and we invite all who would like to participate or watch the parade to come and enjoy this event. Chairs will be set up in the auditorium and in the hallways for all to enjoy.

Dressing for the Weather of the Day / Lost and Found
With colder weather approaching, I wanted to share information about weather and dressing for the weather of each day. We encourage all of our students to come to school dressed appropriately for the weather of that day. Please assist your children to wear appropriate cold weather clothing.
If possible, please place a name or family name in coats and jackets, so we can get a lost coat or jacket returned.

If your child has lost a jacket, coat, or any other item, please look through the Lost and Found bins located in the hallway near the auditorium. Thank you!

Bully Blockers
At Sierra Bonita, the “Bully Blocker” program will continue to be taught and implemented by Mike Lewis, our school counselor, and our staff. Students, working with Mr. Lewis have been able to sign a pledge to be a Bully Blocker.
The promise of a Bully Blocker is:
I will...

  • Stand up to Bullying
  • Never Bully
  • Be a Friend
    We appreciate each student being a “Bully Blocker”.  If a student witnesses a bullying act taking place, directed at either himself/herself or another student, the student is to ask the individual bullying to, “please stop...” The student will then make sure the student is alright and extend care and friendship. We are proud of our students for being bully blockers and being kind and respectful to each other.

 Red Ribbon Week Message from our PTA (October 27 – 31)
Monday, October 27:  Put a Cap on Drugs!  Wear your favorite hat.
Tuesday, October 28:  Team-up against Drugs!   Wear your favorite team attire!
Wednesday, October 29:  Drugs are Old Fashion!   Wear your favorite 50’s outfit or dress up like an old person!
Thursday, October 30:  From Head to Toe, be Drug Free!  Crazy Hair & Sock Day!
Friday, October 31: Say BOO to Drugs!   Dress up in your Halloween Costume!

Story Problems

Submitted by janna.slye on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:54
Article by Addie Brinkerhoff

Mrs. Youd's 2nd grade class did story problems. The students did the story problems with their friends. It was a fun day. The students learned so much.

Early Out - Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:01
Tiffany Manwaring

Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17th, school will dismiss at 12:00 noon.

AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:15am. PM Kindergarten will not be held this day.

All AM kindergarten students who ride the bus will remain in class with their kindergarten teacher from 11:15-12:00 noon and will ride the regular first through sixth grade bus home once school is dismissed. If you wish, you may pick up your kindergarten child up when AM kindergarden dismisses at 11:15am.

Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.


Hiking Field Trip

Submitted by janna.slye on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:24
Article and photo by Krista Hjorth

The third grade went hiking up to Whiting Campground.  They were able to stop and do activities along the way. Some of the activites included a scavenger hunt, looking at nature up close with a magnifying glass, measuring tree's, breaking the balance of force, and so many more fun activities. They enjoyed a well deserved lunch when they reached the top. It was a great field trip to kick off the year!!!! 

Friday's "Rock"

Submitted by janna.slye on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 16:56
Article and photo by Mrs. DeAnn Sanders

Friday afternoons rock in 4th grade! Every Friday from 2:40 until 3:10 the 4th graders gather to sing their hearts out. They sing popular songs from artists of today and classic rock from the 80's. The songs are carefully chosen for lyrics and meaning. You might be walking down the hall and hear "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor or "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi. Whatever the decade there is something for everyone and it brings a smile to all of their faces!

School Instagram

Submitted by janna.slye on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:48
Photo by Sherin Olson

Many teachers at Sierra Bonita have started Instagram accounts to keep parents and students informed of upcoming events as well as providing pictures of classroom and school wide activities.  You can follow Sierra Bonita’s Instagram accounts at:

mrs.youd (Mrs. Youd 2nd grade class)

misshjorthsb (Miss Hjorth 3rd grade class)

mrs.lathamsb (Mrs. Latham 3rd grade class)

strong4mrs (Mrs. Strong 4th grade class)

dietz4sierrabonita (Mrs. Dietz 4th grade class)

4thgrademrs.gregorysb (Mrs. Gregory 4th grade class)

sandersclass4thgrade (Mrs. Sander 4th grade class)

mrsgraves4sb (Mrs. Graves 4th grade class)

mrsgreengr5 (Mrs. Green 5th grade class)

mrpetersonrm50 (Mr. Peterson 6th grade class)

copesclass2015 (Miss Cope 6th grade class)

humansofsierrabonita (Mrs. Slye and Student Council)

sierrabonita11 (Mr. Larsen)


School Carnival Video

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:20
Video by: Janna Slye

Thank you for the wonderful support we received for our school carnival! We hope you all had a great time! Please enjoy the video that was put together by Janna Slye.

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