Bears Bulletin - October

Dear Parents and Families of Sierra Bonita,
We thank you so much for all the support you offer our school, including our recent carnival fundraiser. We have already begun to use the money to arrange for arts experiences for students and to pay for the DARE shirts our fifth graders will receive later on this year. We are so grateful to be a part of your family’s and children’s lives. We care for your children and appreciate all the happiness and joy they bring into this school each day. We extend an invitation to each parent and family member to come and participate in school events/activities, volunteer in classrooms, and to be part of our PTA. We thank you again for all that you do for students and staff members of Sierra Bonita Elementary!
Mike Larsen

School Picture Makeup Day is this Friday, October 2nd

BE BRAVE BAYLEE 5K and BRAVE KIDS RUN – October 10– We wanted to share this information and hope for 
the very best for this Sierra Bonita family. The 5K and Kids Run will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the Spanish Fork Sports Complex. The 5K will begin at 8:00am, and the KIDS RUN will begin at 9:00am. Wear royal blue to support Baylee. 100% of the proceeds will be given to the Hoaldridge family to assist with medical costs. Register at or 

SEP Conferences
Our first SEP conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 21. We are using SignUpGenius to schedule 
Kindergarten – Fourth Grades for our October and January conferences. For each appointment that is scheduledwith SignUpGenius, you will receive a confirmation email. Fifth and Sixth grades will not be using SignUpGenius, but will all be located in the auditorium to meet with parents on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions or concerns about SEPs or SignUpGenius, please call the school at 801-798-4480. We’ll be happy to assist you.

Halloween Events & Costume Parade – October 30 
Students are welcome to wear their costumes to school on Friday, October 30.  We do ask that students not wear masks, gory costumes, or bring any kind of weapon with their costume. Our Annual Halloween Costume Parade will begin at 1:30pm, and we invite all who would like to participate or watch the parade to come and enjoy this event. Chairs will be set up in the auditorium and in the hallways for all to enjoy.

Dressing for the Weather of the Day / Lost and Found
With colder weather approaching, I wanted to share information about weather and dressing for the weather of each day. We encourage all of our students to come to school dressed appropriately for the weather of that day. Please assist your children to wear appropriate cold weather clothing. 
If possible, please place a name or family name in coats and jackets, so we can get a lost coat or jacket returned. If your child has lost a jacket, coat, or any other item, please look through the Lost and Found bins located in the hallway near the auditorium. Thank you!

Sierra Bonita PTA Events & Activities
Box Tops -Classes are enjoying some friendly “Box Tops” competition this week (September 28 – October 2). We invite families to please send in your Box Tops. We will have another Box Tops collection week the end of January. Thank you!

Reflections - Sierra Bonita PTA is taking part in the National PTA Reflections program again this year!
This program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. We 
urge students to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice— dance 
choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts — reflecting on 
a specific theme. There also is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure that 
all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for 
their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful. The theme this 
year is "Let Your Imagination Fly." We invite you to encourage your students to participate by reflecting 
on this theme, creating art, and submitting it on October 22nd to Room 38 at Sierra Bonita between 
8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Please make sure you help your child follow all the general rules as well as the 
specific rules for the category (or categories) they are entering. We look forward to seeing what our 
amazing students come up with!

PTA Annual Fundraiser will be October 5-9. The PTA is trying something new this year and will be 
asking for Direct Donations. 100% of the donations go back into Sierra Bonita and will provide 
and allows us to continue to fund student activities, programs, teacher support items, school needs, 
family activities, and much, much more! We will be having drawings for fun prizes for participation 
and for different amounts of donations. Also an easy and effective way to double your contribution 
is to see if your employer has a matching gift program to Non- Profit Organizations. We look forward as a 
PTA Board and as families of Sierra Bonita to give back to our school.

Red Ribbon Week (October 26 – 30)
Monday, October 26: Love Yourself Day! Wear red and/or hearts!
Tuesday, October 27: Give Drugs the Boot! Wear boots (any kind)!
Wednesday, October 28: Living Drug-Free is No Sweat! Wear your sweat clothes to school!
Thursday, October 29: Lei Off Drugs! Wear your Hawaiian shirt, lei, and/or flip flops!
Friday, October 30: Say BOO to Drugs! Wear your Halloween costume to school!

PTA Book Fair
We look forward to our PTA Book Fair that will be held October 19-22. 
Our Book Fair will have the following schedule:
Monday, October 19 – 8:30-9:30am, 3:00-3:45pm & Preview for classes throughout the school day.
 Family Book Fair Night: 6:30-8:30pm
 Come join us for a book fair scavenger hunt! All family members are invited to attend.
Tuesday, October 20 – 8:30-9:30am, 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, October 21 – 8:30-9:30am, 2:30-8:30pm during SEP Conferences
Thursday, October 22 – 8:30-10:00am