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October 2014

A Spooktacular Day

Submitted by susan.hunter on Fri, 10/31/2014 - 15:06

Mr. Kern dressed up as Alfalfa from "Little Rascals".  Try to find him in the Halloween photos.

Halloween was a great ending to Red Ribbon week as the students came dressed in a variety of costumes.

Thanks to all the parent helpers who prepared fabulous class parties.

Remember to "SPOOK OUT DRUGS".

Boo to Drugs, Stay Drug Free

Submitted by susan.hunter on Fri, 10/31/2014 - 14:52

Red Ribbon week started Monday for the students and faculty at Santaquin Elementary.  The students and teachers signed a banner that said, "Boo to Drugs, Stay Drug Free".

Each day the students and faculty showed their support towards Red Ribbon Week by dressing up according to the daily themes which were as follows:

  1. Monday wear red and be "REDY" for Red Ribbon Week.
  2. Tuesday wear your shirt backwards and turn your back on drugs.
  3. Wednesday wear cameo or sports attire to be strong and team up against drugs.
  4. Thursday wear a hat for "HATS" off to drugs.
  5. Friday wear a Halloween costume and spook away drugs!

Fun Run

Submitted by susan.hunter on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:33

Each month the 5th grade will be issuing a health challenge to all of the students and faculty at Santaquin Elementary.

October's health challenge was to get outside and exercise.  At the beginning of October, the school gathered together outside for a 1-mile run.  Mr.  Argyle, Mr. Kern, and many other teachers supported the students as they ran with them to the finish line.

Mrs. Gonzales

Submitted by susan.hunter on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:10

Mrs. Launa Gonzales was born in Nephi.  She attended school in Nephi and Payson.  She has one brother and two sisters.  She has been married for 41 years.  She has three children and two grandsons.

Some of her favorite things are Mexican food, music by George Strait and Alan Jackson, the T.V. show "NCIS", riding horses, going on 4-wheeler rides, camping, scrapbooking, and crocheting.  Her favorite subject in school was math.

Mrs. Gonzales has worked in school lunch for 13 years and really enjoys it.

Mrs. Taylor

Submitted by susan.hunter on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:54

Mrs. Crystal Taylor grew up in Spanish Fork.  She has four brothers.

She enjoys riding motorcycles; playing softball; watching football; playing with her puppy, Crue; spending time with her husband; and teaching at Santaquin Elementary.

She really likes Sushi, Diet Coke, the Denver Broncos, the movie "Tangled", Country music, the color mint green and the T.V. show "Chopped". 

Mrs. Nielson

Submitted by susan.hunter on Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:49

Mrs. Celesta Nielson is Santaquin Elementary's P.E. Teacher.  She was born in Virginia, and grew up in Salt Lake City.  She is the oldest of three brothers.  She has been married for 37 years, has 6 children, and 11 grandchildren.

Some of her favorite foods are Halibut, Salmon, and Salad.  She enjoys funny T.V. shows.  She favors the colors orange, turquoise, and white. She likes to watch The Classic movies with Charlton Heston, Julie Andrews, and Jerry Lewis.  Her favorite subject in school was P.E.

She has been going on trips with the same group of friends since 1986.  She loves to do anything fun…cruises, camping, hiking, family-get-togethers, watching the Jazz, going to Disneyland and Moab, and watching movies.    When she is not working at school, she works as a Physical Therapist Aide.

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