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Friday, May 27, 2011

2011 Movie Under the Stars

As school is coming to a close, we wanted to make sure our Utah kids know about 2011 Movie Under the Stars at the Utah State Capitol this summer. The movies are free! Popcorn is free! And it will be a great opportunity for the kids to create memories with their families at the State Capitol.

The movies will be shown at dusk on the southwest lawn of the State Capitol.

July 1 - The Sandlot
July 15 - Napolean Dynamite
July 29 - Despicable Me
August 12 - Better Off Dead
August 26 - Tangled

These events have been added to our PTA calendar (at the bottom of this blog).

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Champion Village Summer Fitness Program through BYU

Saratoga Shores students have the pleasure of joining forces with a team of BYU students to help reduce childhood obesity. They would like the students of Saratoga Shores Elementary to participate in their fun research program this summer. The flyer explains in greater detail what this program will entail.

Click here to be directed to their web site, where you can sign up for the program and be entered in a drawing for a free iPod.

This will be a fun and beneficial experience for your child. We highly recommend it!

Friday, May 20, 2011

radKIDS Instructors Wanted

Help make our world safer one child at a time.

Saratoga Shores Elementary is looking for individuals to volunteer their time to become instructor-certified in the radKIDS program. The radKIDS Instructor Program is a four-day certification course (which is paid for by Saratoga Shores) detailing the program’s core curriculum. Candidates will receive information on teaching children about school safety, home safety, out-and-about safety, vehicle safety, strangers and tricks (including physical defense skills), and personal safety.

Our school would like to send one or two people to be certified at the upcoming certification course in Provo, which is hosted by the Utah County Sheriff’s department on June 8-11th (8am-5pm all days).

After the certification, the volunteer instructors would then commit to teaching the 3rd graders next year at Saratoga Shores. The volunteers will work with teachers and administrators in developing a schedule of training for the students.

If you are interested in becoming certified and helping our children learn how to be safer, or have questions, please call Mr. Martin at the school 801-766-6440.

You can find out more information about the radKIDS program at: www.radkids.org

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Buy One, Get One Free!

The Book Fair is happening now at Saratoga Shores! Come in and check out all the great books. Buy one, and get one of equal or lesser value for FREE.

We could still use some volunteers tomorrow and Friday. Click here to see what's needed and to sign up. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Community Input Meeting Tonight

There will be a community input meeting at Willowcreek Middle School, tonight (May 11) at 7 p.m.  

Alpine School District Board Members and Cabinet Members will be in attendance at the meeting to discuss the results of the bond survey and well as to get input about the bond and other current issues. Please invite your friends and neighbors.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cookie Dough - Help Needed

The cookie dough for our school fund-raiser will be here on Wednesday, May 11. The front office staff needs help from parents to sort and distribute the cookie dough. If you are available for a 1-hour shift sometime between 10: 00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., please sign up online. Thanks!

Friday, May 6, 2011

BOGO Book Fair will be May 17-20

There will be a Book Fair at Saratoga Shores from May 17 - 20. Buy one book, and get a second book of equal or lesser value FREE! It's a great time to stock up on books for summer reading or gifts.

Mrs. Christensen is looking for parents to help run the Book Fair. Click here to see the sign-up sheet. She appreciates the many parents who help make the Book Fairs at our school such a success!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Student Safety in Parking & Drop-off Areas

We are having some trouble with parents dropping off and picking up students. We ask that you please-oh-please be mindful of the safety of the students. We had a student hit by a car one year, and it's not an experience we want to repeat.

These are the safety tips that the school administration & teachers would like everyone to obey:
  • Please don't double-park in the drop-off loop. The lane closest to the sidewalk is where you should stop to let students in and out. The outside lane is just for pulling out to leave the loop.
  • Please don't drop students off on Grandview Blvd on the north side of the school or anywhere else where students have to cut across traffic to get to the school.
  • Please don't talk on your cell phone when you're in the drop-off area.
  • Please be patient with everyone: students, teachers, bus drivers, and other parents. We're all trying to make it work!
  • If you can, consider coming 5 minutes after school ends to pick up your students. It's not a long time for students to wait, and it really helps cut congestion if we can have fewer cars converging on the school at the same time.
These guidelines are 95% about keeping students safe and 5% about not ruining someone's day with thoughtless behavior or comments. You can help make the world a better place by making student drop-offs and pick-ups a little nicer for everyone. Thanks!