September Newsletter

Attributions: 
Garrett Andersen

Hello Parents!

We extend a warm welcome to students, parents, and families of Sierra Bonita Elementary, Home of the Bears. We look forward to working with each member of our school community to achieve our school 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.

During this upcoming school year it is our commitment each day to emphasize our theme “HERO Within” with our students. As parents, “HERO Within” stands for the great work you do to help your child learn and we appreciate all you do for students and our school.  Thank you for your support for Sierra Bonita Elementary!

 

School Picture Day

Picture day is coming up on September 14th, so be ready to put on your best smile!

  

PTA News:

If you have not had a chance to sign up for PTA and to help in the classroom please contact a member of the PTA board. 

Fri Sep 7 – Sept. Birthday Lunch, Room Mom Tea, and last day to order school shirts and hoodies.
Mon Sep 10 - PTA meeting at 9:15. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Fri Sep 21 - August Birthday Lunch
Mon Sep 24 to Fri Sep 28 - Book Fair 

 

School Community Council Elections

Nominations have been completed and we would like to welcome Heather Telford, Mary Hoyt and Jamis Obrien to our Council.  First SCC meeting will be held on September 12th at 11:40 am.

 

Student Education Plan (SEP) Conferences and Sign-Ups

We are excited to share that we will be using Sign-Up Genius, an online tool for creating and managing group sign up lists, to sign up for our September 27th and November 29th SEP conferences. (Our February 28th Student Led Conferences will be according to a different schedule). 

On Friday, September 14th, a message will be sent to your email from the school through Parentlink that will provide a link and information on how to sign up using Sign-Up Genius. If you have any questions, please contact the school at 801-798-4480. Thank you!

 

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.  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.

 

End of School Day Checkout

We ask for your help in reducing the number of interruptions classes could experience at the end of the school day due to students being checked out early.  Our teachers are instructing right up to the end of each day, and it is increasingly difficult for them and the class when students are checked out early. Unless it is an emergency, we ask that students not be checked out during the last 15 minutes of the day.  This practice helped last year and will continue to help teachers and students to make the most of every minute of the day.

 

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.

  

Calendar of Events for September

 

Thursday, September 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hearing Screenings for K, 1st, 3rd, 6th

 

Friday, September 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Birthday Lunch (September Birthdays)

 

Friday, September 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Room Mother Tea (3:30)

 

Monday, September 10.…..………..…....…..………………….....…………..….……..School Carnival (5-8 p.m)

 

Monday, September 10.…..………..…....…..………………….....…………..….……..PTA Meeting (9:15)

 

Wednesday, September 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .School Community Council Meeting (11:40-12:40)

 

Monday, September 17……...…...…………………………………...……………………………..... Constitution Day

 

Monday, September 17 ……………………………………………………..……………School Dismisses at NOON

 

Friday, September 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Birthday Lunch (August Birthdays)

 

Monday September 24-September 28……...…...…………………………………...Bookfair (Before and After School)

 

Thursday, September 27th……………………………………………………………………………...SEP Conferences

 

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