October 2018

Praise Notes 10-12-2018

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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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PTA Fundraiser Update

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Airy Morris

Sierra Bonita Parents,  

As of this morning, our PTA fundraiser total stands at $1258.14. Our hope is to raise $4,500. We need your support! Our school has a little over 900 students. If each family donates as little as $5 per child attending Sierra Bonita, we can easily achieve our goal. 

We encourage everyone to participate. Our hope is to donate at least $2,250 to the school to purchase much needed equipment like a new office laminator, classroom microphones, and Chromebooks. How much we can actually give to the school and how many of our PTA sponsored activities we get to have depend on this fundraiser. 

We are extending the donation deadline to Monday, October15th. Please send your donation with your student(s) or drop it off at the school office by then. 

Contact us if you have any questions. Our email is sierrabonitapta@gmail.com

Thank you,

Sierra Bonita PTA

 

PTA's Annual Fundraiser

Sierra Bonita families:   

This week is our PTA's annual fundraiser. We have decided to do direct donation once again so that 100% of your contributions can be used to benefit our school, teachers, and children. 

We want to raise enough money to purchase new technology and office equipment for our school and fund some PTA sponsored activities. Your child should have brought home a letter and donation form today.  (they are also attached). 

Please read over the letter and have your child bring back their envelope by this coming Friday, October 12th. The PTA is looking for 100% participation regardless of your contribution. If we reach our goal of $4500.00, we will tape Mr. Andersen to the wall during lunch time for all the students to see. 

Thank you for your support! 

Sierra Bonita PTA

sierrabonitapta@gmail.com

Meet Our Student Council Publicity Committee!

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Article by: Mary Moss, Maia Manwaring, and Eve Van Dyk; photo by: Kellie Nelson

Mary Moss; Loves Disneyland and is in Mrs. Nelson's class 

Kambrea Hovey; Can’t eat spicy food and is in Mrs. Nelson’s class 

Eve Van Dyk; Loves reading and is in Mrs. Heaps class 

Amy Tong; Loves Chick-Fil-A and is in Mrs. Cope's Class 

Kaylen Burton; Sprained her knee doing a front handspring and is in Mrs. Heaps class 

Kyra Azevedo; Hates seafood and is in Mrs. Elzingas class 

Kelsey Jewks; Is Adopted and is in Mrs. Cope's class 

Shaylee Durfy; loves panda express Is in Mrs. Heaps class 

Andrew Peterson; Favorite food is pizza and is in Mrs. Elzingas class 

Maia Manwaring; Loves her dog and is in Mrs. Elzingas class 

Brynn Silvia; Loves to travel and is in Mrs. Nelson's class 

Bowdie Hobbs; Has 9 siblings and is in Mrs. Elzingas class 

John Galt; Loves football and is in Mrs. Cope's class 

Makenzie Olson; Dyed her hair from brown to blonde and is in Mrs. Nelson's class 

Ryan Basham; Likes football and is in Mrs. Heaps class 

Thanks to Mrs. Nelson of 6th grade for being the publicity committee instructor and Tiffany Manwaring for helping us out.

Scarecrow's on Main - CONTEST!!!!

Sierra Bonita Families!!!

Our school has a Sierra Bonita Bear scarecrow on Spanish Fork main street!!!! The first 10 families to:

1- Take a selfie with our Sierra Bonita 'Scarecrow' Bear

2 - Post your selfie to Facebook or Instagram

3 - Tag our school in your post with your selfie

4- Be one of the first 10 families to come to the school office Monday, October 8th starting at 8:30am will win a $5 gift card to various places.

Good luck! Your kiddos will love finding our bear!! I can't wait to see the selfies you start posting!!

 

 

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PTA Fall Arts Festival

Attributions: 
Amy Van Dyk

Our PTA is putting on a Fall Arts Festival. This will be in place of our Reflections. Visual Art, photography and literature entries will have a certain entry time (2:30-4:00pm Monday, November 5th) Dance, drama, and music entries will be performed in front of judges that afternoon after school. You must sign up for a time to perform. Sign-ups are in the office. There will be NO electronic (video, CD, etc.) submissions of art.

***There will be NO THEME that students must follow, but there will be suggested themes if students need a jumping off point. The suggested themes for 2018 are "I Smile When..." and " I Can be a Hero...".

Please see all the attached forms for more information regarding the Fall Arts Festival.

 

October Newsletter

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Hello Parents!

It has been a great start to a new school year!  As a school we want to thank each of you for the support you offered at our school carnival this past month.  It was great to see all the families together enjoying the evening of fun, friendship and socializing.  What I saw at the carnival is a true reflection of our mission statement:

In partnership with parents and community, our mission at Sierra Bonita Elementary is to create high levels of learning for every student, celebrate individual differences and abilities, and inspire responsible citizenship and lifelong success.

I look forward to working with each of you throughout the year as we work together to teach and inspire this great generation of kids!  Thank you for your support for Sierra Bonita Elementary!

 

SEP Conferences

We had a great turn out to our SEP conferences and PTA Book fair.  Thanks for all you help and support.

School Picture Make-up Day

School Picture Make-up Day for all students will be held on Monday, November 12th.  Picture information sheets will be sent home with students.

 

PTA News:

October 8th-PTA Meeting at 9:15 am-Faculty Room

October 8th-12th-PTA Annual Fundraiser.  Help the PTA fund pressing equipment needs at our school as well as PTA-sponsored activities.  More details will be coming home soon!

October 12th-Birthday Lunch for October Birthdays.

October 22nd-26th-Box Tops Week

October 29th-November 2nd-Red Ribbon/Safety Week.

 

School Community Council Elections

We added Jamis Obrien, Heather Telford and Mary Hoyt as parent members to our council.  Mrs. Staheli and Mrs. Latham were added as faculty members.  David Smith was voted in as our SCC Chair and Ms. Cope as our co-Chair.  Our next meeting will be held on October 24th from 11:40-12:40.

 

Pick-Up Zone & Parking

We appreciate the efforts of all parents and staff members in providing for the safety of students in our drop-off and pick up zones. Please help us to ensure that all students are accompanied by an adult when crossing through the pick-up zone.  Also, thank you for reserving our handicapped parking spaces for those who have need for these parking stalls. We remind you to please park in a parking stall if you need to leave your vehicles to come inside the school.  Also remember that the right lane is for picking up students and the left lane is for pulling through only!  Please do not stop in the left lane or have your students cut through cars to enter your vehicle in the left lane.  This allows the flow of the drop-off and pick-up areas to be maintained and keeps vehicles moving forward and not needing to back up!  We have great appreciation for everyone’s efforts to increase safety in our parking lots and drop off and pick-up zones before and after school.

 

Note: By law, bus zones cannot be used as drop off and pick up zones even if there are no buses present!

 

School Checkout Procedures

Please follow the following procedures when you need to check a student out from school before the end-of-school bell rings.  First, share with an office secretary that an early checkout is necessary, second, fill out information and sign name on the checkout sheet located in the office area, and third, wait in the office area until your student arrives in the office. Thank you.

 

Halloween Day Parade

If weather permits, we will be having our parade route go around Sierra Park following the sidewalk starting at 1:00 pm and AM Kindergarten will have their parade at 11:15 in the school hallways.  The park parade route allows parents to be on either side of the sidewalks to watch and take pictures and will hopefully provide the needed room for all of us.  If the weather does not cooperate, we will continue to follow the old route in the halls and lunchroom.  It should be a Spooktacular time! 

 

Students Walking, Riding Bicycles/Scooters & Crosswalks

We have many students who are walking and riding bicycles/scooters to school each day. We have provided training for students to use sidewalks and to follow the instructions of adult supervisors and our crossing guards. We have instructed students to use the crosswalk in front of the school when crossing 1800 East. Faculty members will serve as crossing guards at this crosswalk. We ask that all parents please instruct their children on these and other safety measures to better ensure that students safely make their way to and from school each day.

 

Spirit Day

We have school spirit at Sierra Bonita, and have designated each Friday as our School Spirit Day. We have nice school shirts and encourage children to wear their school shirts (this year’s and past years’ shirts) or school colors (blue and maroon) on Fridays.  We have a lot to be proud of at Sierra Bonita and want to do all we can to build school pride.

 

Emergency and Natural Disaster Plans

For information about school procedures in the event of a natural disaster or an emergency please visit our school webpage at:

 

http://sierrabonita.nebo.edu/content/school-information

 

then click on School Emergency Plan

 

-The Parent Information handbook can also be found on this site!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events for October

 

Friday, October 5……….…………………...…………..……….…….……………….….. Vision Screening-All Grades

 

Monday, October 8 . . . . . . . ……………………………………………………….….. . . . . . . . . PTA Meeting (9:15)

 

Tuesday, October 9……...…...…………………………………...……Student Council Conference-Leave at 7:45 am

 

Wednesday, October 18..…....……………………….……………School Community Council Meeting (11:40-12:40)

 

October 8-12………….…..……………...…………PTA Direct Donation Fundraiser (Please have them in by Friday)

 

Friday, October 12 ………...…...…..………………………………….………...…….……...Fundraiser Money Due

 

Friday, October 12 …………………………………………………………….……Birthday Lunches for October

 

October 18-19……………………………………………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fall Break-No School

 

Tuesday, October 31……...…...…………………………………...………Halloween Parade at Sierra Park (1-1:30 pm)

 

Tuesday, October 31……...…...…………………………………...………AM Kindergarten Halloween Parade (11:15)

 

October 29-November 2………………………………………………………. . . . . . . . .. . . . . Red Ribbon/Safety Week

 

October 22-October 26………………………………………………………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Tops Week