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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Help Feed the Teachers During SEPs Next Week

The PTA is looking for parents to contribute food for the teachers on February 2 and February 3. Items are needed at the school by 1:30 each day.

February 2: Soup in bread bowls, dessert 
Soup in a Crockpot (5-6 people)
Cheese (large bag of shredded cheese from Costco)
Cheesecake (2)
Cake (2)
February 3: Pulled pork sandwiches, side dishes, finger desserts

Hamburger buns (large bag of buns from Costco)
Baked Beans (in Crockpot)
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Cole Slaw
Another Side
Large bag of chips from Costco (2)
Brownies (3 dozen)
Cookies (4 dozen)

If you can bring any of these items, please sign up online by clicking here or e-mail If you have an alternate choice, e-mail that also, so we can ensure that we get good variety (especially for Thursday). When you bring your foods, please label them with your name. Kelly is going to post a menu that includes who brought each item.

Friday, January 21, 2011

January Teachers of the Month

Our "Snow-Cool" Teachers of the Month for January are Mrs. Ashworth (kindergarten) and Mrs. Rogers (5th grade). Congratulations!

Remember, you can vote for Teachers of the Month every month in the front office at the school. You can even send a note to school with your student with the teacher's name and why he or she should be the Teacher of the Month, and the student can put the note into the voting box. Winners receive gift certificates from the PTA.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Third Grade Donut Date Tomorrow!

Third-graders are encouraged to invite dad, mom, or another adult guest to come and read with them tomorrow from 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. You can bring your own reading material or choose something the teacher has in the classroom. If possible, please find someone to watch preschoolers for you.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Time to Schedule Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences at Saratoga Shores will be on Wednesday, February 2, and Thursday, February 3, from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the classrooms. Most of the teachers use the Online Scheduler to set up appointments. If your student's teacher uses another system, you will have received a note from the teacher already. If you haven't gotten a note, please use the Online Scheduler and set up an appointment by January 29.

Click here to open the Online Scheduler. Then choose Saratoga Shores from the Elementary Schools drop-down list, and click Go. The password is sharks. You will need your student's ID number to schedule an appointment, but you can look it up online if you don't have it. You will get a confirmation at the end of scheduling; you will need that confirmation number later if you need to change or cancel your appointment.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Proclamation for Parent Engagement Month

Whereas consistent, positive and convincing studies have shown that the number one factor in individual student success in school is parent involvement; and
Whereas it is found when schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer and enjoy school more; and
Whereas Parent Engagement in a child’s educational experience assures better cooperation between student and teacher and home and school; and
Whereas Parent Involvement in the lives of their children decreases the chance of risky behavior; and
Whereas additional studies also show that students of involved parents earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, are promoted more often, attend school more regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior and adapt well to school; and
Whereas Students supported by the participation and engagement of their parents are more likely to graduate and go on to postsecondary education; and
Whereas, the success of children who have parents who are engaged in their lives continue into their adult life; and
Whereas the vision of Utah PTA for education is to help all children and youth reach their full potential and assure the involvement of parents in the education of their children;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that January 2011 is hereby proclaimed UTAH PTA PARENT ENGAGEMENT MONTH in the state of Utah, to encourage all parents to increase their participation, commitment, and involvement in the education of their children and youth and to encourage further engagement at the schools by joining their local PTA and participating at their school.