Ice Bucket Challenge

Photos by Sherin Olson

The Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral sensation, has helped raise awareness and funds for ALS, a disease more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s.  Former Boston College baseball captain and ALS patient, Pete Frates was diagnosed when he was just 27 years old.  He and his family helped the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge go viral, raising millions of dollars for the ALS Association research fund. 

Friday at Sierra Bonita’s opening assembly, staff members including Principal Mike Larsen, took the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Students watched as gallons of water and ice soaked each nominee.  Many Nebo School District personnel were then nominated to take the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Sierra Bonita is looking forward to seeing the challenge accepted!  

*for more information on the Ice Bucket Challenge nominations follow humansofsierrabonita on Instagram*


School Carnival


Come join us for an evening of fun and games!  We will be having our annual carnival on Monday, September 8th from 5-8pm.  The PTA will be holding a silent auction that evening and they need your help!  Attached you will find information about what you may want to donate to help prepare the baskets that will be auctioned off.  Watch for notes to be coming home as well.  Wrist bands and tickets will be on sale at the front office soon. 

We're Back!

Tiffany Manwaring

Bringing back the laughter our first week of school!

Our very own Shane Fawson walking around one of our Sierra Bonita students. It's great to be back!

PTA Opportunites

Thank you for all of the parents who joined the PTA and signed up to volunteer at school registration.  We still have volunteer opportunities and needs.  Please consider volunteering to help make this year a success.  Click on the link below to see where there is a need.


PTA: PTA Committees


Welcome to Sierra Bonita Elementary!

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, working together as partners, we will ensure that all students experience this success. Thank you for your support for Sierra Bonita Elementary!


School Registration Day

School registration for all new and returning students will be held on Thursday, July 31, from 7:30am-4:00pm.

According to new state policy, the school and the PTA are required to receive money/payments separately. We just wanted you to have this information prior to registration day so you can be best prepared to make payments for t-shirts, school lunch, yearbooks, school donations, etc.

Students new to Sierra Bonita will need to have a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency documentation.

If you will be unable to attend registration on July 31, please contact the school at 801-798-4480 or let Mike Larsen know through email at


School Community Council Elections

Elections for three parent positions on the school community council will be held August 18-27, 2014. We invite all parents/guardians to consider having their name added to the school community council ballot. If you would like to add your name to the ballot, please contact Mike Larsen by Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 801-798-4480 or through email at


Upcoming Events

  • School Registration (For all new and returning students) - Thursday, July 31, from 7:30am-4:00pm
  • School Open House – Monday, August 18, 1:00-3:00pm
  • First Day of School (1st – 6th) – Tuesday, August 19, 9:00am
  • First Day of Kindergarten – Tuesday, August 26
  • Back to School Night – Wednesday, August 27, 6:30pm
  • School Carnival Fundraiser – Monday, September 8, 5:00-8:00pm 


Science Fair Winners


Congratulations to our Sierra Bonita science fair winners:

Anna Linford received the Ira A. Fulton Grand Award for her science project “The Desolation of Acid”

Dave Lundgreen and Quade Chidester placed third for their science project “Bright about Light”

Maddison Davis and Maya Buck placed third for their science project “The Rings of Staturn Look Solid…Are They Really?”



Congratulations Graduates!

Mrs. Shareka Gregory

Six of Sierra Bonita's teachers have completed their masters course work,through SUU, this summer and celebrated with their classmates at the ALC. They are excited to share everything they learned with the entire faculty and implement new ideas in their classrooms this upcoming school year. Congratulations to Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Gregory, Mrs. Mathews, Mrs. Beckert and Mrs. Averett! (Not pictured Erin Creamer)

We are so proud of you!!!

Teacher Idol

Competition was tight in this year’s Teacher Idol assembly.  Grade level teachers came together and showcased their musical talents in a friendly rivalry.  The judge panel included the notorious Captain James Hook, the narcissistic Evil Queen, Wonderland’s adventurous Alice, the thrill-seeking Kristoff, and Princess Anna of Arendelle.  Each judge brought their own unique insight to the competition.

 The show stopping performance from the sixth grade team, a surprising rendition of the popular “What Does the Fox Say,” became a clear front runner in the competition and the ultimate winner.  Ms. McKell Cope sealed the deal with unexpected dance moves taking their number right to the top!

 Third grade team’s surprising comeback grabbed a second place win.  The cleverly arranged video to American Authors “Best Day of My Life” became a quick favorite among the younger grade levels.  The show was spectacular and students loved it!

 First grade team wowed the audience with awe inspiring routine to Frozen’s “Let it go.”  The number was perfectly choreographed to Mrs. Coley’s vocal and piano accompaniment.  When questioned regarding her moving performance, Mrs. Coley replied “it’s all for the kids!” 

 The rousing 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem “Wavin Flag” was performed by the fourth grade team.  The motivational presentation brilliantly incorporated participation from all students in the fourth grade.  Judges could feel the passion behind the lyrics as fourth grade students chanted “when I get older, I will be stronger, they’ll call me freedom.”

 The judge’s panel was astonished at the performance from the second grade team; a mash up of feline inspired songs.   The judges were impressed with their purrfect costumes and outstanding choreography.  The second grade team definitely came to compete this year.

 The fifth grade team impressed the judges and audience with their superior knowledge of the states and capitals.  The fast paced upbeat “States and Capital” ditty, not only was sung flawlessly, but team members were able to correctly answer difficult follow-up geography questions.  Kudos to the fifth grade team for keeping it educational.

Thanks to everyone involved in Teacher Idol!!!


Mr. Loreen's 6th Grade Play - "The Girl Who Was Different"

Tiffany Manwaring

It is about a girl who is mistreated because she looks different than her peers.  She goes on a search to find someone more different than she is and discovers the importance of just being yourself.  Lots of laughs and a great message. These 6th grade students did a great job not only relaying the message, but acting it out as well. Nice work Mr. Loreen's class!