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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Reminder About Attendance

Please contact the school by 9:30 a.m. to report student absences. Remember that school start times are 8:00 and 9:15 a.m. There are a sizable number of students who are late every day. Late students should check in at the office with a note.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Reflections Contest Update

Recently, Council-level judging was held for the Reflections contest. Six students from Saratoga Shores Elementary won at this level, and their projects will now move on to the Regional level of judging.

The winners include: Taylor Wright, literature; Hilary Taylor, photography; Joshua Peterson, theater; McKenna Empey, music; Malorie Kahn, dance; Nate Bacon, film/video; and Charles Silva, film/video. These students were recognized at an awards ceremony held at Westlake High School. Congratulations to these students, and good luck at Region!

Night in Bethlehem

Come enjoy this free event on Saturday, December 19, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Saratoga Shores Elementary School.

A Night in Bethlehem is a family event for all to enjoy traveling back to the Bethlehem marketplace at the time of Christ's birth. Families can move from booth to booth making projects together, which you take home with you. Stop by the wood shop or the bakery or have some nuts from the nut shop as you enjoy the atmosphere of a village from long ago.

Sponsored by Westlake Community Church in partnership with Coram Deo.

Monday, December 14, 2009

December's Merriest Teacher of the Month


Mrs. Larsen, 3rd grade, is our Teacher of the Month for December. Some of the reasons were:

She makes me laugh. She brings a smile everyday. I love her excitement and extra opportunities she provides for our class to learn. Bryce Braithwaite

She is always so kind to everyone! I am positive that my child will succeed in her class. Holly Ghisoifo (parent)

She is a great teacher. She is kind to the students. She explains things really well. She teaches in a fun way to help kids learn about science. James Potts

She is always very merry! She treats everyone with so much kindness. I am glad she's my teacher. Nathan Ghisoifo

She is the merriest who in Whoville! Betty Lou

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vote for the Nominating Committee

You can vote for members of the PTA Nominating Committee at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB229YEDF33Q3 until December 12. The ballot is short. You can cast your vote in one minute. Thank you.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cold Stone Creamery + PTA = Yummy!

Buy a Cold Stone ice cream cake for $20 (serves 8) or $25 (serves 14), and Cold Stone will donate $10 to our PTA.

Flyers went home with students today. To purchase, send your money with the sign-up form by December 1. On December 7, you will receive a certificate for each cake you purchased. You can use the certificates at the American Fork Cold Stone anytime you want, and they do not expire.

Box Tops for Education

Each class is collecting Box Tops to earn money for the programs that the PTA sponsors. Clip Box Tops from your food, Kleenex, and other products, and send them to school with your student. The class that collects the most Box Tops will earn a party in the spring.

Register at www.btfe.com by December 1, and you'll earn 5 free Box Tops for our school. It doesn't sound like much, but they add up! There's also a contest that you can enter every day from now until December 15. If you win, the school will get 100 bonus Box Tops.

Friday, November 13, 2009

November Teacher of the Month


Congratulations to Mrs. Rogers for being the November Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Rogers is one of our 5th grade teachers.

Reflections Winners

Thanks to all students who entered in our Reflections Contest this year.  We had 274 fantastic entries—close to 25% of our student body submitted artwork. The judges had a really tough time deciding on the winners because we have so many talented students.

Photography
Winners: Stockton Jensen, Reagan Taylor, Hilary Taylor, Gabe Summers, Miles Willard.
Honorable Mentions: Sam Powell, Braxton Wall, Kaelie Mounteer, Rylee Rampton, Megan Smoot, Gabby Warren, Madison Boyd.

Visual Arts
Winners: Sadie Sterrett, McKenna Empey, Brooklyn Losee, Colten Empey, Emmalyn Jenkins.
Honorable Mentions: Bowen Revill, Jaycie Hansen, Jayde Gardner, Madison Freeman, Blake Losee, Gabby Maxfield, Abigail Higbee, Kylee Haunga,  Jordan Olsen, Kara Butler.

Theater
Winner:
Joshua Peterson.

Literature
Winners: Jovannah Angotti, Nicole Peterson, Taylor Wright, Madison Potts, Victoria Porter.
Honorable Mentions: Sabrina McHenry, Amberlyn Robertson, Eliza Emerson, Hannah Miller, Nathan Novilla, Bryce Peterson, Will Thompson.

Dance
Winners: Malorie Kahn, Nolan Voeks.

Three Dimensional Art
Winners:
Haylee Tuttle, Danielle Lincom, Joshua Peterson, Jaimzlyn Ray, Chloe Browning.
Honorable Mentions: Warren Bodily, Dylan Berlangieri, Jonah Geisler, Bradley Larsen, Chaz Akins, Lauren Shelley.

Film/Video
Winners: Charles Silva, Nate Bacon,
Honorable Mentions: Austin Whiting, Jake Tippetts, Kati Heath.

Music Composition

Winners: Ty Hawkes, McKenna Empey, Makenna Bloxham, Alisa Granata, Maria Granata.
Honorable Mentions: Alec Webb, Ciara Fletcher, Karalee Hobson.

Congratulations to all of our winners!  They were recognized at an awards dinner on Tuesday, November 10. Their entries will now go on to be judged at the council and regional levels. Every student who entered the contest received a special recognition for their efforts. Thanks for all of your hard work to make the contest this year a “beautiful” success!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nominating Committee Needed

The PTA needs to form a nominating committee in December. The nominating committee is made up of 3-5 members of the PTA. They meet together and come up with names of people who might be interested and willing to serve on the PTA executive committee for the following school year. The nominating committee meets together a few times, and then the responsibility is finished. Members of the nominating committee cannot serve on the executive committee themselves. The names of those they nominate are placed on the ballot for the PTA election, and PTA members elect the committee members. (For Saratoga Shores, the executive committee includes the president, president-elect, treasurer, secretary, leadership VP and legislative VP.)

The new middle school is also forming a nominating committee. Saratoga Shores needs to provide one committee member; other schools that will feed into the new middle school will also provide nominating committee members.

If you are willing to be on the nominating committee for either Saratoga Shores OR the new middle school, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Ashlie, at ashlie.hendricks@gmail.com. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Reflections Awards Ceremony - Date Change

The Reflections awards ceremony will be on Tuesday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m. instead of on Thursday, November 12, as previously announced. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 9.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Reflections Entries Due This Week!

Students can turn in Reflections entries this Wednesday or Thursday, November 4th or 5th, from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. A table that will be set up near the front office. Make sure your entry form is filled out correctly and signed by student and parent and that the Media Release Form on the back of the entry form is signed by both student and parent. We look forward to seeing lots of great entries this year!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ribbon Week Coloring Contest Guidelines

Kindergartners will be given a coloring sheet to complete and enter into the coloring contest. First through 6th graders will be allowed to create their own original works of art.

Coloring Contest Guidelines for Grades 1-6
8.5” x 11” paper size
Acceptable mediums:
  • crayon
  • colored pencils
  • paint
Artwork based on these themes:
  • drug-free kids
  • pedestrian safety
Deadline for artwork submissions: Wednesday, October 28. Coloring contest award winners will be selected Thursday, October 29th.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Celebrations

Parents are invited to view our annual Halloween parade that will be held on Friday, October 30th at 9:30 a.m. Students will come to school in their costumes. Teachers will determine if students can remain in their costume following the parade.

Costumes should reflect the goodness of our children rather than glorifying the dark side of life. Costumes should also reflect sensitivity to the cultural and religious standards of the community. District policy prohibits weapons of any type or weapon look-a-likes at the school. Please steer your child into wearing an appropriate, fun costume to celebrate the season.

Classes may also have Halloween parties at a time designated by teachers.

Red Ribbon Week: October 26-30

Dress-up Days:
Monday: Wear red.
Tuesday: Wear purple.
Wednesday: Wear green.
Thursday: Wear red, purple, or green!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Vote for the Teacher of the Month

To nominate a teacher, write your name, the teacher you are voting for, and the reason why you believe she or he should be the Teacher of the Month. Then place your vote in the box at the front office of the school. The winner each month will receive a $25 gift certificate.

Reflections

Our PTA Reflections contest kicks off on September 28th and ends November 5th. This year’s theme is “Beauty Is . . .” Students can express their talents in eight categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition, Theater, 3-D Arts, and Literature. We can’t wait to see what our students come up with!

Reflections co-chairs Jill Evans and Joy Peterson are hoping to see lots of participation from our students this year. Parents, we need your help to accomplish this! Please encourage your child to try something new this year and participate in Reflections. Entry forms and category rules are online at www.utahpta.org/individual.htm, on the bulletin board across from the office, or you can e-mail Jill at jjuggler@comcast.net or Joy at jpeterson@rapidwave.net.

Teacher Dinners During SEPs

The PTA is providing dinner for the teachers on SEP days. We are looking for parents who are willing to contribute a soup, fresh salad, or dessert on October 7 and 8. The food needs to be at the school by 3:00 - 3:15. The teachers will be eating at 3:30, right after the students go home. There will be outlets to plug in slow cookers if needed. If you can help, please send a message to ashlie.hendricks@gmail.com. Thanks.

If you haven’t done so already, you can register for SEPs (parent-teacher conferences) at the school web site (saratogashores.alpinedistrict.org) by clicking the Online Scheduler button. You need to know your student’s district ID #, but you can look it up online if you don’t know it.