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Our SEP conferences will be held Thursday, November 29th. These times will be the same times as you signed up for in September. If you don't remember or are new to our school, please click on the link to view or sign up for a time:
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SCHOOL HEALTH (Spanish Version Attached)
Tiffany Boston RN, School Nurse
IS YOUR CHILD TOO SICK FOR SCHOOL?
You are probably very aware of the fact that there are a lot of cold and flu germs circulating in our community at this time. This same situation can be found throughout the state and even across the country.
In order to reduce the number of students, faculty and staff being exposed to these illnesses, we are asking that you carefully review the attached list that has been provided by the Utah County Health Department. By keeping sick children at home, the chances of spreading the illness is greatly reduced. If your child shows any of these signs while they are at school, we will notify you immediately so that you can take them home until they have recovered.
We greatly appreciate all that you do to ensure that your children are in school each and every day when they are healthy. Attendance is so important for student success. When your child is ill or absent for appointments, etc., please call the school office to excuse them. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep our school a safe and healthy place to be.
Should They Stay or Should They Go?
Children, staff, parents and/or volunteers will be excluded from the classroom if any of the following are noted:
- Fever of 100.5 degrees F or above
- Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
- Diarrhea-frequent, loose, watery stools
- Sore throat, acute cold, or persistent cough
- Runny nose (thick green/yellow discharge-non allergenic)
- Red, inflamed or discharging eyes (non allergenic). Pink eye must be treated with antibiotic drop/ointment for at least 24 hours before returning to school
- Swollen glands around jaw, ears, or neck
- Any skin sore oozing of fluid or suspected impetigo (may have a yellow crusty discharge from a sore)
- Open, infected wounds
- Suspected head or body lice that has NOT been treated
- An unexplained rash
- Have been diagnosed with any of the following (unless properly treated for at least 24 hours by medication or followed doctor recommendations): Coxsackie virus, influenza virus, or strep throat.
As I'm sure most of you are aware, next week is Salem Hills High School's annual Make-A-Wish week. For those that haven't experienced it yet, it's one of the funnest and feel good weeks of the year.
I wanted to send out some information so that everyone is aware of what is going on.
Salem Hills High School Make-A-Wish child this year is McKade Kramer!!! He's from Spanish Fork and attends Sierra Bonita Elementary. I have attached a little info sheet on him.
Here's the events for the week: (All events will be at Salem Hills High School)
Monday November 12th will be our Make-A-Wish assembly at Salem Hill HS. McKade is a fan of BYU football so we have members of the BYU football team, the Cougarettes, and Cosmo attending and performing. It'll be a fun one.
Tuesday night at 7:00pm will be a movie night in the small gym at Salem Hill HS. In addition to football, McKade also likes superheroes so we will be showing The Incredibles 2. The movie is $3/person.
Thursday night at 7:00pm is Manhawk. For those that are new, Manhawk is a night where girls put together and train groups of boys to perform a dance routine. It's a lot of fun seeing what these kids put together. Entry to the event is $5/person.
Then Monday the 19th will be the Great Skyhawk Gorge. It goes from 5:00-7:00pm and will be in the SSHS gyms. The students like to describe this night as "Costco samples on steroids". This event is $5/person and $20/family. Payable to the SHHS Finance Office.
In addition to these events there are couple other things going on to raise money to help McKade.
Sierra Bonita will have a donation jar in the front office if you'd like to donate any spare change you may have.
Salem Hills HS will also be selling t-shirts and dog tags throughout the week. I have attached an image of what the shirt will look like. The dog tags will be black with the same image as the shirt on it. Shirts are $10, dog tags are $6, but if you buy both it's only $15. You can pay for these at the Salem Hills HS finance office.
This is a great week to have fun and do a lot of good.
Thanks so much and if there are any questions let me know
Chad VanLeuven: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salem Hills High School
Students at Sierra Bonita enjoyed an assembly honoring our Veterans. Thank you to all those who served. We enjoyed performances by our school choir. Students enjoyed posting pictures on our wall just outisde the office of thier family members who are Veterans. One of these Veterans came for a visit and was surprised to see his own picture. Thank you for your service!! A big shout out to our choir directors Amy Staheli and Marilyn Paice for all their hard work.
Just a friendly reminder TOMORROW is picture retake day! If your student has not had their picture taken, they will get it taken tomorrow, Monday, November, 12th. If your child has gotten their picture taken, but would like retakes, please send your picture packet to school with them on retake day. The photographer will need the picture packet to scan the bar code that is located on the picture packet.
5th grade students participated in Discovery Gateway Children's Museum Chemical Reaction Assembly. Students learned about physical and chemical reactions during the assembly and had the opportunity to do hands-on experiments with chemical reaction experiments.
Sierra Bonita had the opportunity to have Collin Kartchner meet with our 4th-6th grade students.
His message was to not compare their lives with the highlight reels they see on their phones. That to be really happy, they need to put their phone down and connect in real life with the real people around them who truly care about them. That likes, followers, Snap streaks, and retweets do not determine their worth, even though they're growing up in a society where the media and culture teach the opposite. That they are loved, and worthy of love, no matter the mistakes they've made, and that life is offline. They can spend their school days focused on what's happening to everyone else's lives on their phones, or they can look up and get involved in service or spend that time working on their own talents and chase their own dreams.
Sierra Bonita Elementary
Parents, We received many wonderful entries for our Fall Arts Festival, and we are excited to celebrate all the students' achievements! If your child submitted or performed a piece of art for the festival, we invite you to come the evening of Tuesday, November 13th from 6-7 pm in the gym to see all the art displayed along with the awards received. Even if your child did not receive a 1st or 2nd place medal, they will still receive a participation ribbon. The awards night is an open house style (come when you want and leave when you want) and we will have cookies! We also ask that your child take their award and their art with them when they leave that evening. Thank you for helping us have a great first year for this Arts Festival! -Sierra Bonita PTA