August Newsletter

Attributions: 
Garrett Andersen

Hello Parents and Students, 

Welcome to another school year!  We are excited to see all of our students back and in the classrooms!  Summer is a great time to re-energize and get ready for the new-year.  Things have been buzzing around the school with many teachers and staff getting back into their classrooms and getting ready for students to return.  We have a great team of teachers this year that are eager to meet your students and help them learn and reach their potential.  It is great to be a part of the Sierra Bonita community!  We have such great support from parents and our surrounding community!  This truly helps our students be successful!  I look forward to seeing all of you soon!  Thanks for all you do to make Sierra Bonita great! 

Lost and Found Items:  Throughout the school year we seem to collect several lost items in our lost and found, located by the lunchroom.  Please have your students take a moment to look for their lost items throughout the school year.  You are welcome to come in and look for items that may be your childs’ as well.  If items continue to increase and become too many, we will donate these items to Tabitha’s Way.

PTA News:

We want to welcome our new PTA Board- President-Heather Telford, President Elect-Chantille Johnson, Secretary-Elizabeth Smith and Treasurer-Tiffany Thomas. 

Our PTA plays a vital part in the success of our school and students.  The PTA provides several activities that we enjoy throughout the school year such as the Book Fair, Mother/Daughter and Father/Son Nights, Family Movie Night, Volunteers for class parties and activities, Birthday Lunches, Walk to School and Safety Week, Reflections, Teacher Appreciation and countless hours spent volunteering in the school.  Our students enjoy these activities and events due to the efforts of the PTA.  Please make sure you stop by the PTA tables at the Open House/Back to School night on August 16th and sign up with the PTA, check out the new school shirts and see if there are some areas you can help out the PTA and our school by volunteering your time. 

PTA meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month starting in September at 9:15 in the faculty room.  All PTA members are invited and encouraged to come. 

Birthday Lunches: 

We will no longer have Birthday Lunch each month to celebrate birthdays. You are always welcome to come and eat lunch with your student on their birthday or check them out to go to lunch as well. We know that this has been a fun tradition here at the school but it has become a greater strain for many families to be able to get work off or be able to come and celebrate with their student.  We will be putting something together that will allow all students to be able to celebrate and enjoy this day.

 

School Community Council

Elections are currently being accepted if you are interested in serving on the School Community Council until August 23rd.  Forms can be picked up at the school or you can email your nomination to Mr. Andersen:  garrett.andersen@nebo.edu 

Turn them into the office or email by August 23rd. 

Elections will be held from August 26th- 30th

 

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 backing 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.  Please see our map for areas for drop of and pick-up on our website under information tab and in the School Information Handbook. 

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.  All visitors must check into the office and obtain a Guest Sticker before entering the halls of the school.

 

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.  We are excited to have the new fence around our North bike rack to help provide more safety for students and make it accessible to our students coming from that direction.

 

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 August

 

Friday, August 16th …………..……….……Open House/Back to School Night (2-3 PM)

 

Monday, August 19th …….......….………...First Day of School (1st-6th grades)

 

Monday, August 19th ……Kindergarten Assessments Begin (Sign-Up for a time with Students Teacher)

 

Monday, August 26th …….…… . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kindergarten Begins

 

Monday, September 9th..…....……. . . . . . . . . . . .School Carnival (5-8:00 pm)

Class Placement for 1st - 6th

Attributions: 
Sara Matis

Thank you for completing online registration for the 2019-2020 school year.  

Instructions for viewing class assignments are included using the following link (or see attachment):  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BD-7mFLtUAiQCPMCc0u9Iqj83mQUPaCo/view?u...

Class placements should be final. If a class placement is not visible, your student may still need additional paperwork or to complete online registration.

Finally, thank you for your donation for the year that allows us to provide supplies and pay for field trips and activities.  Some parents reported difficulty with the online payment. You are more than welcome to call the school at 801-798-4480 or come in to complete the donation.

Sierra Bonita Elementary

Maple Mountain Football Youth Camp 2019

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Date:               Saturday, August 3, 2019

Location:        Meet at the Southwest corner of MMHS by the tennis courts (Registration available the day of camp)

Time:              Registration 8:00 AM, Camp is from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ages:              1st grade through 8th grade

Cost:               $30, additional siblings $20

                        Online Payment Option is Available through - myschoolfees.com

                        Included - Dri Fit Camp T Shirt, snack,

                        Pizza Lunch (sponsored by State Farm Insurance in Mapleton) *This is a non padded camp

                        *Please bring your own water bottle, with your name on it, there will be water available to                             refill

            *Please wear sunscreen!

*******************************Please see flyer for more informaiton*****************

Students from Sierra Bonita walk the Fiesta Days Parade with our Veterans!

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Students from Sierra Bonita participated in this years Fiesta Days Parade and walked along with our Veterans from our "Freedom Walk".

What is the "Freedom Walk" you say?.......

Nebo fifth-grade students prepared in advance of the Freedom Walk by researching veterans and writing summaries of what they learned. Banners from each of the schools lined the walking path displaying the students’ summaries and creating a Wall of Honor. Many of these summaries were the students’ own family members.

Principal Garrett Andersen said, “Sometimes fifth-graders don’t recognize the freedoms they have and the sacrifices that were made for freedom in this country. This experience, The Freedom Walk, allows these students to associate with fine veterans in our own area that have sacrificed for all of us to live in a free country.”

All students and teachers walked symbolically in the shoes of the veteran they interviewed or researched. Along the walk were six stations where Legion members would present, show items, and tell stories from their service. 

Many students designed a logo and submitted a theme for the Freedom Walk activity. One was selected and chosen by the Legion to represent 2019. This year’s theme is: “We don’t know them. But, we owe them. I’m proud to be an American.”

The Freedom Walk was first conceived by Legion member, Richard Johnson, as a way to help students have a better understanding and appreciation for military veterans. This “walk” is unlike any other event organized by the Legion according to the veterans. 

Online Registration / Kindergarten Registration

Attributions: 
Tiffany Manwaring

Elementary Online Registration will be made available this Thursday, July 25th-August 1st. All registration information is available at http://sierrabonita.nebo.edu/registration 

Elementary In-Person Registration will be Tuesday, July 30th from 7:00 a.m. -4:00p.m. This will be for ALL Kindergarten students and any brand NEW students to our school. We will have computers available to use for our online portion. Please make sure to bring birth certificate, immunizations and proof of residency.

Parents can prepare now for registering their Kindergarten children by making sure they have a birth certificate, proof of residency and that their child is current on the following immunizations: DTap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella and MMR.

PTA will also be available this day as well. 

Summer Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:00-1:00 CLOSED Friday

24th of July Parade Information

Attributions: 

Dear Parents and Students,

As your 5th grader participated in the Freedom Walk this past May with our local Veteran’s, the invitation was extended for them to walk with the Veteran’s during the 24th of July Parade.  If your student would like to participate in the parade, have them wear their t-shirt that they received for the Freedom Walk and have them on the East side of Park Elementary by 8:30 am on the morning of the 24th.  Please have them bring a water bottle as they will walk the entire route. Also, please be at Cal Ranch by 9:45 to pick them up and take them. Many of those helping with this want to be able to spend some of the time with their families as well.  We will be at the front of the parade so they will still be able to see most of it.

Thanks for making this a great experience for your student!

 

Online Registration / Kindergarten Registration

Elementary Online Registration will be made available on Thursday, July 25th-August 1st. All registration information is available at http://sierrabonita.nebo.edu/registration 

Elementary In-Person Registration will be Tuesday, July 30th from 7:00 a.m. -4:00p.m. This will be for ALL Kindergarten students and any brand NEW students to our school. We will have computers available to use for our online portion. Please make sure to bring birth certificate, immunizations and proof of residency.

Parents can prepare now for registering their Kindergarten children by making sure they have a birth certificate, proof of residency and that their child is current on the following immunizations: DTap, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella and MMR by the end of July.   

PTA will also be available this day as well. 

Summer Office Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:00-1:00 CLOSED Friday

MMHS Boys Basketball Youth Camp

Reminder! Maple Mountain boys basketball youth camp TOMORROW! (June 3rd) Ages 2nd - 8th grade. Registration begins at 8:15am, pre-registration is NOT required! The camp runs Monday-Thursday 8:30-10:30am and Thursday 8:30-11:30am including a Pizza party! T-shirt’s included. Don’t miss it! Cost is $75. Location: Maple Mountain High School.

Take Home Library Summer Hours

Attributions: 
Ashley Nielsen

 

Take Home Library Summer Hours

We are excited to announce our Take Home Library will be open one day a week during the summer months!

Starting June 5th, every Wednesday from 9am to 11am Mrs. Nielsen will be at Sierra Bonita Elementary to allow any student a time to check out books!

This is a great opportunity for any student in any grade, as we have reading levels A to Z. Students will get a new take home bag and pass off chart. Reading levels will be based off what teachers have them at currently, and will be changed based on parental feedback.

I Hope we can make this opportunity a great success. We want our Sierra Bonita Bears to have many reading adventures and prevent the “summer slide” alongside all your family fun.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs. Nielsen

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