Bears Bulletin - May

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Hello Parents,
As was shared in last month’s newsletter, I will not be the principal of Sierra Bonita beginning the 2016-2017 schoolyear 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 eachday 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 nextyear 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 thegreat 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 May16th-27th. Please be aware that the requests have certain criteria that needs to be met in order for me to consider therequest. 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

Boxtops Week
We invite all families to please send in your Boxtops. Our final collection for this year will take place this week during Boxtops Week (May 2-6). Thank you for all of your support for Boxtops! We will continue this program next year, so please continue to collect all throughout the summer.

 Digital Citizenship & Internet Safety from School Community Council
School community councils have a new assignment, which is to partner with school administration increating a safe and constructive internet environment for students. As with other responsibilities ofschool community councils, it is intended that administrators, staff, and parents engage together to bring about the best possible result for students. Please see the following link to access more information ondigital citizenship and internet safety.
http://www.schoollandtrust.org/home/parents-and-councils/digital-citizen... http://utahnetsmartz.org/parents/

PTA Family Movie Night
Please add our PTA Movie Night to your calendars. It’s scheduled for Friday May 13. Please arrive around 8:30pm. The movie will begin at 8:45pm.

End of Year Testing
Thank you for all the support you have provided and continue to provide your students as they complete End-of-Year Testing.

Last Day of School Information
The last day of school for 1st-6th grade students will be Friday, May 27th. This will be a half day of school, and students will be dismissed at noon. Lunch will be served on the last day beginning at 10:30am. The last day of kindergarten will be on Friday, May 20th.

Lost and Found
We have a LARGE collection of lost and found items that have not been claimed by owners. We ask families to look through our lost and found bins before the end of the school year. The bins are located in the hallway near the auditorium. Items remaining at the school after May 27th will be donated to charity.

School Lunch
We appreciate efforts taken to keep a positive balance on all school lunch accounts. When accounts are nearing a zero balance, a red stamp is placed on the student’s hand by the lunch secretary to serve as a reminder to pay lunch money. If you have any questions about student accounts or other lunch questions, please call Richelle Thurston, our lunch secretary, at 798-4499.

Fall Registration for all Nebo Elementary Schools
Please put Tuesday, August 2, 2016, on your calendar for Elementary Fall Registration. This registration will be for all new and returning students. This is the day to pick up information packets, make donations, order school shirts, and more.

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