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Have a wonderful summer! The school office is open from 9-11 am on Tuesdays
for new student registration, questions, etc.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

2nd Grade Donut Date on February 19

Second 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 2nd 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 who are prone to wandering.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Order Yearbooks Now for Discount

February 19 is the last day to pre-order school yearbooks for the discounted price of $10. If there are enough orders school-wide, the whole yearbook will be in color! If you have any questions (or if you'd like to contribute candid photos), e-mail

Jump Rope for Heart

Donations to the American Heart Association for the Jump Rope for Heart event are due today. Students brought home Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops envelopes and information sheets last week. Checks should be written out to the American Heart Association. They are tax-deductible.

There is a permission slip attached to the envelope. Please sign and return the permission slip even if you don't make a donation, so your student can participate in the Jump Rope for Heart event tomorrow. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February's Loving Teacher of the Month

February's Loving Teacher of the Month is our school custodian, Mr. Savage. He received 75 nominations!
Some of the many reasons he was selected are:

"He is cool and if it weren't for him there would be throw-up in the halls!" Mike M.

"Because he has been here since the school started and he hasn't ever left and he doesn't get mad when we spill stuff" Steve Burdette

"Because he is nice and tolerant and he keeps the school clean." Kasie

"Because he is nice and funny and keeps our school clean!" Parker Cherrington

"Because he cleans and looks after everyone" Savannah

Monday, February 8, 2010

A.L.L. Testing

It's time for A.L.L. (Accelerated Learning Lab) testing for next year. Saratoga Shores is a magnet school for the A.L.L. program. There are A.L.L. classes at the school for the 3rd through 6th grades.

The majority of students who will test are 2nd graders going into the 3rd/4th A.L.L. program and 4th graders going into the 5th/6th grade program. Those who are going into 4th or 6th grade and would like to be considered for placement in the program may test as well. Any student who is already in the A.L.L. program should not need to test again for placement, but they do need to get continuation approval from the current teacher.

There are three testing dates and locations to choose from:

February 20 at Highland Elementary
February 27 at Saratoga Shores Elementary
March 6 at Suncrest Elementary

On each date, there are two separate testing times:

8:00 a.m. to noon
1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Applications for testing are available online. No paper applications will be accepted this year. Parents must use their student's district number to register their child. Check with your student's teacher or the front office if you do not know your child's district number.

You can contact Barbara Langford at 801-610-8475 with any questions about the A.L.L. program.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Would you like to be on the school board?

There is a seat on the Alpine School District school board that is up for re-election this year. This seat represents the Westlake area. Currently all the school board members live east of I-15. It would be great if we could get a candidate from the west side of the school district (Saratoga Springs, Eagle Mountain, and Cedar Valley), where we have the largest growth in the district and significant needs associated with that growth.

After the elections, a new bond is also going to be put to a vote. Now is the time to get representation on the school board. Interested candidates must file at the Utah County Clerk's office during the week of March 15-19. If you have any questions, you can contact Cassie Gross at 801-768-9285.