January 2012

AUTHOR TOM WILLAMS VISITS OUR SCHOOL

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Tom Williams, author of The Adventures of Dod series, presented to the 4-6 grade students at Santaquin Elementary in an assembly. He inspired students to believe in themselves and encouraged them to open their minds. Each student received the first book in the series courtesy of the Ken Garff Road to Success program. He visited each classroom to sign books and bookmarks.

MR. ARGYLE PAYS STUDENTS TO READ!!

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Once again Mr. Argyle encourages students to continue reading by celebrating their accomplishments.  The students earn reading tickets each week when they read every day. The tickets are placed in a hopper and books, prizes, money and bikes are given away. The more tickets a student has in the hopper the better his chances are to win. Two more students won bikes. Congratulations Chloe Laursen and Ethan VonHoene!! KEEP READING EVERY DAY!!

AUTHOR GARY HOGG VISITS SANTAQUIN ELEMENTARY

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Gary Hogg, author of many children’s books, spoke to the kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders at Santaquin Elementary. He talked to them about being ‘an author not just a kindergarten, 1st , 2nd, or 3rd grade writer.’ He told us exciting stories from his books and made sure every student understood they are an author by having them say…’I’m an author (pause for effect) TADA!!!!’

 

 

PARENTS AND PASTRIES!!!

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The PTA at Santaquin Elementary provided the pastries and milk for parents and students. They came to school early in the morning to eat and read together. Thank you PTA!!!

D.A.R.E. GRADUATION

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Officer Johnson conducted the graduation proceedings for the 5th graders at Santaquin Elementary. All graduates wrote an essay explaining their commitment to stay drug and violence free. The three top essays, one from each class, were chosen to be read at the graduation. Essays written by Edna Garcia, Maddie Mtichell and Chelsey Davis were the top essay winners. Justus Jensen, Gavin Zeeman, and Nicola Mortensen were the top dare students.  Congratulations!!!

MAKING GINGERBREAD HOUSES WITH MR. ARGYLE

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One student from every class won the opportunity to decorate gingerbread houses with Mr. Argyle. This was a reward for reading every day. The gingerbread houses were put on display for students and parents to view!

IT PAYS TO READ EVERYDAY!!!!

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Many students were rewarded for their efforts with reading during the It Pays To Read assembly at Santaquin Elementary. Viridiana Sandoval and Chastin Allred won bikes!! Dakota Davis won a complete Thanksgiving dinner. Many students won money and prizes. Congratulations to all the winners. KEEP READING EVERY DAY!!

ART CLASS VISITORS!!!

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Sixth grade students at Santaquin learned to sculpture with tape in their art class. Mrs. Marzan taught them to work collaboratively as they sculpted body parts. Once the individual pieces were completed, they were taped together to make a whole person. The students were jumping rope, flying, and playing basketball.