April 2016

Champions Challenge Winners!


Congratulations to the following students for winning the Champions Challenge! Each student received a certificate for free cowboy boots and tickets to the Champion Challenge Rodeo!

Brianna Clegg - 5th Grade

Dallin Hardy - 5th Grade

Marlee Gbb - 6th Grade

Charlotte Sanchez - 1st Grade

Sara Christensen - 2nd Grade

Kenzie Stirling - 3rd Grade

Dawson Rasmussen - 4th Grade


Grant Given for Reading Strategies


Congratulations to Dana Beckert on receiving a grant from the Nebo Education Foundation. This grant will benefit the teachers for added Reading Strategies at Sierra Bonita Elementary. The grant was presented by Lana Hiskey, Nebo Executive Director.

Praise Notes 4-15-2016

Tiffany Manwaring; photo by Terena Anderson

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.

5 K/Fun Run


Coming up on Saturday, April 23rd is our 5th 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 20th.  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!

Praise Notes 4-1-2016


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.

Track and Field Day Volunteers Needed!


Hi parents,

Our track and field days (for grades 3-6) at Maple Mountain High School are coming up quickly and we still need volunteers (3 per class). Please sign up if you are able to come help in the morning of your child's track meet. Volunteers are given donuts in the morning and lunch around noon.

Please note that if you already signed up to help with the 3rd or 4th grade that the dates were wrong and have now been corrected.

3rd grade sign up- May 11


4th grade sign up- May 10


5th grade sign up- April 27


6th grade sign up- April 26


Thanks so much for your help!

Sierra Bonita PTA

Bears Bulletin - April


Hello Parents,

As many of you already know, I will not be the principal of Sierra Bonita beginning the 2016-2017 school year as I have been asked to serve at the district office in the special education/federal programs department. I wanted you to know how grateful I am to have been part of the Sierra Bonita Community. I love coming to work each day and to work alongside our remarkable students and staff. Thank you for your kindness and for the overwhelming support you have given me over the past five years. It’s been remarkable to be part of Sierra Bonita from its beginning days and to witness the high levels of achievement and excitement for learning that is ever present. The students, staff members, and families of Sierra Bonita are the most exceptional anywhere. I know the school will be in good hands as Garrett Andersen will serve as principal of this outstanding school. If you have any questions about this year or next year or need assistance in any way, please feel free to contact me or Garrett.

Thank you!

Mike Larsen

Parents and Students of Sierra Bonita Elementary,
I am excited for my new opportunity to be a part of the Sierra Bonita community as the new principal.  I look forward to getting to know each of you and to be able to interact with the students.  I have a vested interest in our school community, as this is where my kids and family live and go to school.  I know that all of us working together will help make a difference in each child’s life and future.

As we approach the end of this school year and look forward to next year, I know many of you have concerns about what changes will come.  Know that my intentions are to work with my faculty, parents and students to continue the great things happening at our school.  I understand the vested interest you have in your child’s education.  Because of this, I will continue to offer teacher requests the last 2 weeks of school.  Forms will be available in the office from May 16th-27th.  Please be aware that the requests have certain criteria that needs to be met in order for me to consider the request.  Any requests that do not follow the criteria will not be considered.  Thanks for all you do to make Sierra Bonita great! 

I am excited for and look forward to the future of Sierra Bonita.

Garrett Andersen

The Little Mermaid Play
Thank you for your wonderful support for our school play, The Little Mermaid. Each performance brought joy to so many. Thanks to our students, faculty, and parents who participated and gave so much of their time, energy, and resources. The money gathered from entry and concessions will be used to support this year’s play and next year’s play. Thank you!

5K and 1 Mile Fun Run - Saturday, April 23rd
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.  This event is free of charge.
We will need a waiver/ permission for each individual to participate.  Both the minor and adult waivers will be available soon on the Sierra Bonita website at http://sierrabonita.nebo.edu/.  We will also have additional waivers in the office.  The waivers are due by Wednesday, April 20th.  

Track Meet at Maple Mountain High School
6th Grade – Tuesday, April 26, 9:30am

5th Grade – Wednesday, April 27, 9:30am

4th Grade – Tuesday, May 10, 9:30am

3rd Grade – Wednesday, May 11, 9:30am

 School Recycling Bin – We wanted to let you know that the company that has provided our recycling bin over the years is no longer providing service to south Utah County. They have recently removed our bin. At this time, the district is working through other possible options to have another recycling bin placed at the school. Thank you for supporting our recycling program over the years!