Red Ribbon Week

by Jill Strong

Sierra Bonita kicked off Red Ribbon Week with an assembly. With the help of their dogs, Officer Nixon and Officer Livingston, they presented on the dangers of drugs and talked about the resources available in our community to help stop drug crimes. The students were able to watch as the dogs tracked down a toy and they also got to see Mr. Larsen try to get away from the dogs. This was a great opportunity for the students to learn about staying drug free.

Maple Mountain Football

by Jill Strong
maple mountain.jpg

Maple Mountain football players recently visited Sierra Bonita Elementary. They were able to work with students in small group as well as in whole group settings. Some of the football players read stories and answered a lot of questions from very curious students. Others took part in reader's theaters and modeled great fluency. The football players wanted to set a good example and the students were very glad to receive a visit.

Kindergarten Field Trip

by Jill Strong
kindergarten students on the boardwalk

On September 27, 2011 the Kindergarten students of Sierra Bonita Elementary enjoyed their first field trip of the year at Bicentennial Park.The teachers were able to expand their class discussions of things they find outside and reminded the students to use their five senses to learn about the world. The students were able to engage in many different activities in the park which included:

Examining pond water looking for live critters, using binoculars to look at the mountains and to find birds flying in the sky, they compared the types of leaves and needles on each of the trees, they walked on the boardwalk to observe the wetlands area, and they tallied the different animals they got to see.

What an amazing opportunity for our kindergarteners.

3rd Grade Otter Pops

by Jill Strong
Mrs. Christensen's 3rd Grade Class

The third graders at Sierra Bonita Elementary had the opportunity to sell Otter Pops during school. They wanted to go on a fantastic field trip snowshoeing-skiing but didn't have the money for it. To help raise money they purchased three large boxes of Otter Pops and each class took a turn selling them during lunch recess. The students would take money with their teachers’ help, snip the ends of the Otter Pops off, and even clean up the wrappers. They sold the Otter Pops for 8 days and they made close to $300. Next year, they plan on starting earlier in the year and ending a few days later. The students really enjoyed the cold treats during recess.

October SCC Meeting

Our next Student Community Council meeting will be held on October 3rd at 12:40pm in the conference room.

School Motto

School Motto Suggestions:

We look forward to adding a school motto to Sierra Bonita, and we invite all school community members to assist by sharing ideas for our motto.  If you have a suggestion for a motto please fill out the blue form which has been sent home with your child or pick one up at the office.  Please complete the forms by Friday, September 23, 2011.  Thank you.

School Carnival

Thank you to the families and community who supported our school carnival. Faculty, staff and PTA members feel the carnival was a huge success and that a great time was had by all.  Families were able to enjoy exciting inflatable rides and games with prizes.  The silent auction showed some fierce competition among bidders for some wonderful baskets put together by the PTA through donations by the parents of Sierra Bonita Elementary.  Thanks to everyone for their hard work.  We hope everyone had a fantastic experience!

School Carnival

Monday, September 12  School Carnival

TICKETS!  We are preselling tickets for the carnival this week.  The tickets are 5 for $1 and you can also purchase a wrist band (good for all of the games and rides) for $8 each.  Come into the office to purchase tickets early from September 6-9th.  Tickets will also be on sale the evening of the carnival.

Please come and enjoy:

  • games from 5:00-8:00pm
  • inflatable rides from 5:00-8:00pm
  • food served from 5:00-8:00pm

Food, games, rides, prizes and fun for the whole family!  The PTA will also be conducting a silent auction with lots of amazing items.  The funds raised will go directly to the school.  Please plan on joining us for an exciting evening.

Meal Deal:  12 tickets includes pizza, cookie, canned drink or water
Kids Meal:  12 tickets includes pizza, cookie, fruit snack & capri sun

See you there!

Ribbon Cutting

Mr. Larsen, District Office Personnel, and School Board Members
Mr. Larsen
Superintendent, Rick Nielsen
Sierra Bonita students
School Board President, Dean Rowley
cutting the ribbon

We enjoyed a wonderful experience on Friday as the School Board, school employees, families and community members participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.  Mr. Larsen addressed the audience and welcomed all to the new Sierra Bonita Elementary School.  He expressed appreciation to the faculty, community, architect and contractors for all of their hard work and support. 

Superintendent, Rick Nielsen introduced District Employees and Board Members.  He remarked how the students attending the school provide the soul to the building.  Kristen Betts, School Board Member, also spoke to the audience and encouraged all to enjoy the new school.  Students and faculty participated in singing several songs.

Dean Rowley, School Board President,  gathered students to assist in cutting the ribbon.  All were welcome to enter the building and meet the teachers during the Open House.

September SCC Meeting

Our September School Community Council meeting will be held on Monday, September 12th, at 11:45am in the conference room.