September 2016

SEP Conferences - TOMORROW, September 29th


Hi Parents!

Student Education Plan (SEP) Conferences will be held twice during the school year and will take place on September 29th, and December 1st. We are excited to be using SignUpGenius in assisting us to create schedules for our September and December SEP conferences. (Our SEP Conferences in February will be our Student Led Conferences and will follow a different schedule.) AM Kindergarten will not be held on Friday, September 30th as their teachers will still be having SEP conferences.

5th & 6th Grade teachers will hold an "Open House" style SEP this same night and time. No appointments necessary, it will be on a first come first serve basis. They will be located in the auditorium/gym.

Please sign up by completing the following:

Sign Up Genius Link: 

1) Select your child's teacher

1) Select your preferred time and click on “sign up” next to the tab. This will put a check mark in the box.

2) Click on "Submit and Sign Up" located at the bottom of the page.

3) Fill out the requested information

4) Click on "Sign Up Now" and you're done!

You will receive a confirmation email of your appointment time.

If you have multiple students that attend Sierra Bonita, please make sure to allow yourself enough time between each appointment. If you have a need to make a change once you have scheduled a time, please use SignUpGenius and repeat the steps above.

If you have any questions or concerns about SignUpGenius, please call the school at 801-798-4480 and we’ll be happy to assist you.


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Reflections Due - September 29th!


Just a Reminder:  Entries for the Reflections Program are due September 29th from 8:20-9:00 am.   Here are links to the specific entry rules for each of the categories.  Students may submit multiple entries (limit 1entry per category). I have also attached them as well in case the links do not work.
 16-17 Rules - Special Artist.pdf16-17 Rules - Dance Choreography.pdf16-17 Rules - Film Production.pdf16-17 Rules - Literature.pdf16-17 Rules - Music Composition.pdf16-17 Rules - Photography.pdf16-17 Rules - Visual Arts.pdfThis year's theme is "What Is Your Story?"Entry forms are available in the front office or at  this link: Entry Forms.  Further information is available at


Ms. Jenson's Class Learns about Bridges!

photo by: Melissa Jenson

In Ms. Jenson's third grade class, they read "Pop's Bridge" in the Journey's book. They learned about the Golden Gate Bridge, talked about what makes bridges strong and compared various bridges throughout the world. Then we put our skills to work and made bridges out of marshmallows and toothpicks! 

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Book Fair Hours

The Book Fair will be held all next week starting on Monday, September 26th-30th! The hours are as follows:

Monday: 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30-9:30am; 3:15-4:15pm; and Grandparent Night from 6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am-9:30am and 3:15pm-4:15pm.

Thursday: 8:30-9:90am and SEPs from 3:15pm-8:00pm.

Friday: 8:30-9:30am.

We are so excited for our Fall Book Fair! Scholastic gives our school fifty percent of all proceeds to buy new books. All proceeds from this fair will go directly to the teachers to get new books for the classrooms. Please come out and support the Book Fair!

Sierra Bonita PTA

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Praise Notes 9-23-2016


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.

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6th Grade Orchestra - Sign ups


Dear Parents of 6th Gdrade Students,

Great News!! An orchestra program just for 6th graders is offered before school. Students can choose to play violin, viola or cello. Violas and cellos may be rented from the school for $100 for the year. Violins can be rented or purchased at a local store. Tuition is $75 for the year. Class will be Mondays and Wednesdays and every other Friday from 8am - 8:45am.

Please see attached flier for more information!