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Friday, January 29, 2010

Nominate February's Teacher of the Month

Today is the last day to nominate February's Loving Teacher of the Month. You can turn in a nomination at the front desk. You do not need a special form to make a nomination. Just include the teacher you want to nominate, why you think he or she deserves the recognition, and your name.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

SEP Dinners

The PTA will serve dinner to the teachers on Tuesday, February 2, and Wednesday, February 3, during SEPs. The menu both days will be soups, salads, bread & dessert. The food needs to be at the school by 3:15, so the teachers can eat right after the B track students go home and be ready to start parent-teacher conferences at 4:00.

Thanks to everyone who has already volunteered to bring food. This is a list of what I still need. I'll keep this list updated. (Updated 2/1 @ 10:43 a.m.)

2 soups (in crockpots to stay warm), 1 salad

2 salads

If you'd like to help feed our teachers during SEPs, please e-mail or call Jennifer at 801-766-8467.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

School Choir

The school choir will begin practicing on January 28. Rehearsals will be every Thursday from 3:40 - 4:30 p.m. (except no choir on February 17). Students who attend on A track will need to go home after school and then return at 3:40; they cannot stay at the school and wait for choir to begin. Parents are responsible for getting students to and from rehearsals.

There is a $10 fee that will include a choir t-shirt. Checks are due on January 28 and should be made payable to Saratoga Shores Elementary and turned in along with the parent permission slip. Your student should have brought a choir sign-up sheet home on January 20, but you can also get a copy from the front office.

Yearbook Photos Needed

We are currently working on putting a school yearbook together and are in need of pictures and stories for each grade. If you have pictures/stories from a class party, field trip, or activity please send them to Please include teacher, grade, and names of students if possible. If you have any questions please contact Kristine Peterson.

Phone/Text: 801-360-5393

Thank you!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

January's Snow Cool Teacher of the Month

January's Snow Cool Teacher of the month is Resource teacher, Mrs. Rhonda Tucker!

Some of the reasons people gave for nominating Ms. Tucker:

"Because she teaches me all the stuff I do not know." --Baileigh
"She helps the students in readin and math so much that they leave her class knowing the issues so much more. A great teacher." --Holly G.
"Mrs. Tucker is the best teacher in the world. She is awesome." --Alyssa
"She does fun stuff and she's cool. We could do math."
"She is nice she helps me too. On Fridays we play games" --Alex
"I think she should be it because she teaches us a lot!" --Jessica
"She is nice and works hard." --Nathan

Saturday, January 16, 2010

No School Monday

Remember, there's no school on Monday, January 18, because it's Human Rights Day. Enjoy your long weekend.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

3rd Grade Donut Date on Friday, January 15

Third graders are can invite Dad or another adult family member or friend to come to school, read a book together, and enjoy a donut from 9:15 - 10:00 in the 3rd grade classroom. Bring your own reading material. There is no need to check in at the office for this. Please, if possible, find a sitter for preschool-aged children.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

PTA Communication With Parents

In the interest of cutting costs and also not inundating teachers, students, and parents with papers, the Saratoga Shores PTA is eliminating the PTA portion of the Wednesday packets that are sent home with students. Teachers may still send home papers with students on Wednesdays, but PTA information will only be included in the monthly newsletter and on this blog.

The PTA may sometimes send out e-mail messages to parents who have provided their e-mail addresses, but e-mail messages will be infrequent. If you'd like to be on the PTA e-mail list, please send a request to The PTA sends all e-mail as blind copies to help keep your e-mail address private.

We hope this arrangement strikes a good balance between keeping parents informed and not spending a lot of time and money on flyers.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

PTA Nominating Committee Selected

The PTA nominating committee has been selected. The committee members are Lori Brainard, Lisa Gibby, Anna Gilmer, Glenn Martin, and Kathy Tippetts. The alternates to the committee are Heidi Glenn and Jennifer Taylor.

If you are interested in serving on the PTA executive committee next year, please contact the PTA at, and we'll make sure the nominating committee knows about it. Thanks.