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Faculty Friday – Mrs. Rhoades

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Fri, 01/10/2020 - 12:26

All About Mrs. Rhoades

Mrs. Rhoades is a SPED Technician here at Santaquin Elementary. She lives in Santaquin with her husband, daughter, and two sons. They have lived in Santaquin for 19 years! She loves to go camping and exercise. Her family also loves to take their Jeep to Moab and Sand Hollow. Something you might not know about her is that she has a secret talent of decorating cakes!

Mrs. Rhoades loves helping the kids here at Santaquin Elementary. She is so helpful and kind to everyone she works with, students and faculty alike.



Color: Pink!

Food: Pizza!

Place to Travel: Moab

Candy: Peanut M&M’s

Movie: 8 Seconds

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Beloved Mrs. Holt Receives Crystal Apple Award

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 15:28

Mrs. Holt is a wife, mother, and outstanding educator. Her husband and children are so grateful to have such an amazing wife and mother. As a mother of three, she has a lot on her plate. She is able to balance the busy aspects of home-life with the craziness of teaching. She is a support to her team and leads kindergarten in a positive way. When she is not at school, she is a wonderful mom and tirelessly strives to support the needs of her children and needy husband. After a day full of snotty noses, tying shoes, letting children in lines, redirecting countless times, and all the other demands of teaching in today’s schools, she comes home and has the patience to help with homework, make lunches, do multiple loads of laundry and be present for her family. She does everything with love and dedication. 

Mrs. Holt has been teaching for 14 years, and has spent all of those years at Santaquin Elementary masterfully teaching Kindergarten. She has obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and spent many hours gaining further education so that she is up on the latest ideas for supporting her students. She has a great understanding of early childhood  development and always implements best practices in her teaching. She is 100% dedicated to her students. She knows and loves each of them and knows how to help them. 

Congratulations Mrs. Holt! 


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Cybersecurity STEM Club

Submitted by susan.hunter on Tue, 01/07/2020 - 09:58

Explore how codes can protect online information. Solve puzzles, create mazes, and program Sphero robots to navigate the mazes. Discover multiple strategies to protect devices and information. 

Cybersecurity STEM Club runs from January 14 - March 4, and is open to 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. Please select to attend on a Tuesday or a Wednesday from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

A $5 supply fee is required to participate. Please submit payment to the office by Thursday, January 9. Thank you!

Cybersecurity STEM Club Signup Link

A Special Visitor on Polar Express Day

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 16:03
Cassie Johnson

Kindergarteners at Santaquin Elementary got a special surpise from our favorite guy in a red suit! A jolly good way to get into the holiday spirit! We love Santa and we love kindergarten!


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You Can't Catch Me, I'm The Gingerbread Man!

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Fri, 01/03/2020 - 16:01
Cassie Johnson
Gingerbread Day
Gingerbread Day

Kindergarteners at Santaquin Elementary had quite the adventure trying to catch this gingerbread man! Gingerbread day is a favorite tradition of many students here at Santaquin. We love kindergarten and our kindergarten teachers! 

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2nd Term SEPs

Submitted by susan.hunter on Mon, 12/16/2019 - 10:40

SEP conferences for 2nd Term will be held on Thursday, January 9. Please sign up for a time to meet with your child's teacher using the SEP Sign up button to the left.

Teacher Tuesday - Miss Call

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Tue, 12/10/2019 - 21:34

All About Miss Call

Miss Call teaches Third Grade at Santaquin Elementary. She grew up in Clovis, California.  Don't worry, she doesn't make that drive every day!  Our joyful Miss Call now lives in Provo, UT.  She is the middle child, with one big sister and one little sister.  She loves to travel back to her home state California. Her two favorite places to visit there are Monterey Bay and San Francisco.  Something you might not know about Miss Call is that she can yodel!  When she isn't yodeling or teaching she likes to dance, hike, bake, or play soccer and spikeball! If you want to get on her good side, you should know that she loves dark chocolate. But as much as she loves dark chocolate, we love having her at our school even more! Be sure to say hello when you see her and ask about her secret hidden water talent. 


Colors - pink, yellow, or blue

Place to Travel - Hawaii

Food - Lasagna

Book - The Goose Girl


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Free the Elves! A First Grade Break Out Activity

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Thu, 12/05/2019 - 15:55
Becca Dooley

Miss Dooley’s class helped free 6 elves from captivity! They did this by working together in teams to solve math problems as well as directional problems to unlock 4 locks to free the elves. They only had 30 minutes to do this. Once the locked boxes were opened, they elves magically disappeared to immediately go tell Santa what great teamwork the first graders had. Guess who got a big jump on being on the nice list for Santa? 

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Book Tasting in the Library

Submitted by shawnee.mcmullin on Fri, 11/29/2019 - 20:32
Misty Rindlisbacher

Our students had a book tasting in the library last week!  With Thanksgiving coming up, we talked about our favorite foods as well as foods that we don't like at all.  We've all heard someone say, "How do you know you don't like something if you haven't even tried it?"  Books are the same way - you have to try some unfamiliar things to see what you think ... and you might be surprised at what you discover you love!

The students got to explore different genres of books and quite a few new tastes were acquired.  What kind of books will you fill up on during Thanksgiving break? Bon Appétit!


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