McKade Kramer - Salem Hills High School Make-A-Wish Child!

Hey Everybody, 

As I'm sure most of you are aware, next week is Salem Hills High School's annual Make-A-Wish week. For those that haven't experienced it yet, it's one of the funnest and feel good weeks of the year.  

I wanted to send out some information so that everyone is aware of what is going on.  

Salem Hills High School Make-A-Wish child this year is McKade Kramer!!! He's from Spanish Fork and attends Sierra Bonita Elementary. I have attached a little info sheet on him. 

Here's the events for the week: (All events will be at Salem Hills High School)

Monday November 12th will be our Make-A-Wish assembly at Salem Hill HS. McKade is a fan of BYU football so we have members of the BYU football team, the Cougarettes, and Cosmo attending and performing. It'll be a fun one. 

Tuesday night at 7:00pm will be a movie night in the small gym at Salem Hill HS. In addition to football, McKade also likes superheroes so we will be showing The Incredibles 2. The movie is $3/person. 

Thursday night at 7:00pm is Manhawk. For those that are new, Manhawk is a night where girls put together and train groups of boys to perform a dance routine. It's a lot of fun seeing what these kids put together. Entry to the event is $5/person.  

Then Monday the 19th will be the Great Skyhawk Gorge. It goes from 5:00-7:00pm and will be in the SSHS gyms. The students like to describe this night as "Costco samples on steroids".  This event is $5/person and $20/family. Payable to the SHHS Finance Office. 

In addition to these events there are couple other things going on to raise money to help McKade. 

Sierra Bonita will have a donation jar in the front office if you'd like to donate any spare change you may have.  

Salem Hills HS will also be selling t-shirts and dog tags throughout the week. I have attached an image of what the shirt will look like. The dog tags will be black with the same image as the shirt on it. Shirts are $10, dog tags are $6, but if you buy both it's only $15. You can pay for these at the Salem Hills HS finance office.  

This is a great week to have fun and do a lot of good.

Thanks so much and if there are any questions let me know 

Chad VanLeuven: chad.vanleuven@nebo.edu

Salem Hills High School

Veteran's Day Assembly

Students at Sierra Bonita enjoyed an assembly honoring our Veterans. Thank you to all those who served. We enjoyed performances by our school choir. Students enjoyed posting pictures on our wall just outisde the office of thier family members who are Veterans. One of these Veterans came for a visit and was surprised to see his own picture. Thank you for your service!! A big shout out to our choir directors Amy Staheli and Marilyn Paice for all their hard work. 

Picture Retake Day - Monday, November 12th

Attributions: 

Just a friendly reminder TOMORROW is picture retake day! If your student has not had their picture taken, they will get it taken tomorrow, Monday, November, 12th. If your child has gotten their picture taken, but would like retakes, please send your picture packet to school with them on retake day. The photographer will need the picture packet to scan the bar code that is located on the picture packet.

Thank you!

Collin Kartchner Visits Sierra Bonita

Attributions: 
Garrett Andersen, Amanda Shepherd; photo by: Tiffany Manwaring

Sierra Bonita had the opportunity to have Collin Kartchner meet with our 4th-6th grade students.

His message was to not compare their lives with the highlight reels they see on their phones. That to be really happy, they need to put their phone down and connect in real life with the real people around them who truly care about them. That likes, followers, Snap streaks, and retweets do not determine their worth, even though they're growing up in a society where the media and culture teach the opposite. That they are loved, and worthy of love, no matter the mistakes they've made, and that life is offline. They can spend their school days focused on what's happening to everyone else's lives on their phones, or they can look up and get involved in service or spend that time working on their own talents and chase their own dreams.

Sierra Bonita Elementary

Fall Festival Awards Night - Tuesday, November 13th 6-7pm

Attributions: 
Amy Van Dyk

Parents, We received many wonderful entries for our Fall Arts Festival, and we are excited to celebrate all the students' achievements!  If your child submitted or performed a piece of art for the festival, we invite you to come the evening of Tuesday, November 13th from 6-7 pm in the gym to see all the art displayed along with the awards received.  Even if your child did not receive a 1st or 2nd place medal, they will still receive a participation  ribbon.  The awards night is an open house style (come when you want and leave when you want) and we will have cookies!  We also ask that your child take their award and their art with them when they leave that evening. Thank you for helping us have a great first year for this Arts Festival! -Sierra Bonita PTA

#savethekids Presentation

Attributions: 
Amanda Shepherd

Parents,

Along with Collin Kartchner’s #savethekids Parent Presentation tonight, Sierra Bonita has the opportunity to have him at our school.  He will meet with our 4th-6th grade students on Wednesday morning. He will share what prompted his #savethekids campaign and how our students can rise above the negative social media influence.

His final message will be not to compare their lives with the highlight reels they see on their phones. That to be really happy, they need to put their phone down and connect in real life with the real people around them who truly care about them. That likes, followers, Snap streaks, and retweets do not determine their worth, even though they're growing up in a society where the media and culture teach the opposite. That they are loved, and worthy of love, no matter the mistakes they've made, and that life is offline. They can spend their school days focused on what's happening to everyone else's lives on their phones, or they can look up and get involved in service or spend that time working on their own talents and chase their own dreams.

Parents are encouraged to attend our presentation on Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30am, if you are available. If you cannot attend please have a conversation with your students on what they learned from Collin’s Presentation. Tonight’s presentation at Springville High School is strictly for parents. The presentation at Sierra Bonita will be student centered.

Sierra Bonita Elementary

November Newsletter

Attributions: 
Garrett Andersen

November Newsletter 2018

In partnership with parents and community, our mission at Sierra Bonita Elementaryis to create high levels of learning for every student, celebrate individual differences and abilities, and inspire responsible citizenship and lifelong success.   –Sierra Bonita Mission Statement 

Hello Parents, 

It has been a busy couple of months at Sierra Bonita and the first term has already come to close.  We appreciate all that you do to support our school and your students in our effort to help make a difference.  It was great to see all the parent and family support during our Halloween Parade!  It is fun seeing the students enjoying the events and dressing up!  I also enjoy seeing parents throughout the week working with students and helping out in the classrooms.  It truly makes a difference when our students see their parents coming into the school and showing them how important education is.  Thank you for making a difference for our students and our school!

 

SEP Conferences

Our SEP conferences will be held on November 29th.  Sign-ups will be sent out through Sign-up Genius, so if you have not signed up for a time, please do so before the 27th.  (this will be the same time you signed for the September conferences). This is another great way to show your students how important their learning and education is to you! 

Lost and Found Items:  We have several items in our lost and found back by the lunchroom.  Please have your students take a moment to look for their lost items.  You are welcome to come in and look for items as well, that are your child’s items.  If items continue to increase and become too many, we will donate these items to Tabitha’s Way.

PTA News:

Our Fall Arts Festival is coming up on Monday, November 5th. Students are invited to submit their ORIGINAL artwork in the following categories: Literature, Visual Art (2D or 3D), Photography, Dance, Drama, and Music Composition.  

Visual Art (2D and 3D), Photography and Literature entries will be accepted on Monday, November 5th from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. on the stage. No entries will be accepted after the start of school on Monday, November 5th.

Dance, drama, and music entries will be performed in front of judges the same afternoon from 2:30-4:00. Sign-up sheets are in the office. You MUST sign up for a time to perform NO LATER than Friday, November 2nd at 3:30 p.m. No performing arts entries will be accepted after this time unless you have already signed up.

***There will be no theme that students must follow, but here are a few suggestions for students that need a jumping off point. The suggested themes for 2018 are "I Smile When..." and " I Can be a Hero...".

All submissions MUST have an entry form completed and handed in with it. The forms can be found in the front office and are also attached to this email. 

 

 

School Community Council

Our next SCC meeting will be on November 14th at 11:40.

 

On November 5th from 6-8 pm there will be a presentation on the effects of social media, screen time and device use for parents at Springville High School.  This is a very informative presentation that will change your outlook on how students can be affected.  We will have the same presenter come to our school on November 7th to talk to our 4th-6th grade students.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

School Choir

We will be having a Veteran's Day Program on November 9th at 9:20am. Please wear red, white and blue.

There will be another combined choir practice on November 19th at 8:00am. 

 

Calendar of Events for November

 

Monday, November 5……….…………………...…………..……….……Collin Karchner Parent Night (6-8 pm) SHS

 

Monday, November 5..…....……………………….……………Fall Arts Festival Entries are Due (8:30-9 am, on stage)

 

Friday, November 9………….…..……………...…………………….….Birthday Lunch for November Birthdays

 

Monday, November 12 ………...…...…..………………………………….………...…….……...Picture Re-take Day

 

Monday, November 12……………………………………………………….….. . . . . . . . . PTA Meeting (9:15 am)

 

Monday, November 12……………………………………………………Gifted and Talented Parent Meeting (2:45)

 

Friday, November 16 .…..………..…....…..………………….....…………..….…PTA Mother/Daughter Night (7pm)

 

November 21-25……...…...…………………………………...……………… Thanksgiving Break-No School

 

Thursday, November 29 ……………………………………………………..…………SEP Conferences (3-9 pm)

 

Friday, November 30……...…...…………………………………...……… . . . . . . . . . . . No AM Kindergarten 

 

Halloween Parade

Attributions: 

The Halloween parade will be tomorrow afternoon starting at 1:00 pm. Students will walk the around the perimeter of Sierra Park. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be inside the school halls. AM Kindergarten students will have their Halloween parade starting at 11:15am inside the school halls.

Happy Halloween!

Safety Ribbon Week - October 29th - November 2nd

Safety Ribbon Week - (Drug Free, Pedestrian and Internet Safety Week)

Monday: Kick the Socks Out of Drugs (Crazy Socks)

Tuesday: Use Your Head, Enough Said! It's Crazy Hair and wear RED day!

Wednesday: Say Boo to Drugs! Wear your Halloween costume to "scare" drugs away.

Thursday: Be Seen, Wear your Green!

Friday: Team up for Safety! Wear a jersey or sports attire and walk to school in groups for safety. Meet the UVU Mascot.

Please see attached flier for more information.

Sierra Bonita PTA

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