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November 2015

Sub for Santa & Angel Tree Assistance is Open!

Submitted by susan.hunter on Thu, 11/12/2015 - 09:43

Sub for Santa is a temporary Christmas assistance program that matches sponsors with families from Utah County.

How does a family qualify for Sub for Santa?
The purpose of the Sub for Santa program is to provide basic gifts for children between 18 months and 14 years of age.  In order to be considered for Sub for Santa, a family must have at least one child between these ages.  Numerous eligibility factors will be taken into consideration including income and expenses, individual disabilities and other unusual circumstances.

How do I apply?
Each applicant must attend an open house.  Call 801-356-6200 to listen to a recorded message to hear workshop dates, times, and location.  There is a lot of information, so be ready to take notes so you can come prepared.  Applications are only accepted at the open houses.  Don’t delay!  The program closes in early December.

To receive an application, contact Tracy Hamilton at Santaquin Elementary, 801-754-3611.



Who's Who Wednesday

Submitted by susan.hunter on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:53
Mrs. Greer


6 children and 5 grandchildren (4 since the end of July!)


  • Food:    Prime Rib with creamy horseradish sauce and baked potato
  • Drink:   Pepsi
  • Treat:   Kettle Corn
  • Movie:  Old  (1930’s) Black and White Monster Movies
  • Book:    Whatever I’m currently reading
  • Vacation:  Arizona
  • Time of Year:  Spring


This is my 10th year teaching and my 8th year at Santaquin


I love taking photographs.  I volunteer to take pictures at various events and have been to lots of fun things such as Fantasy Con and Steampunk Fest as well as being able to photograph behind the scenes at LDS church venues.  Mr. Greer and I also are often asked to take photos at concerts and we have the opportunity to meet some fascinating celebrities.  It’s really fun to have an All Access Pass and get to see what goes on behind the stage.


Thank You Veterans

Submitted by susan.hunter on Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:26

First thing Wednesday morning, the students quietly walked to the gym where they found classmates dressed in their Cub Scout and Scout uniforms.  These boys stood at attention down the center of the gym as the student body found their seats.

These boys then led the school in the pledge of allegiance.  A video of our armed services, with the song "I'm Proud to Be an American", was shown in honor of those who have served our country so that we may be free.

The students then paid tribute to our honored guests as the theme of each anthem of the military service was played.

We appreciate those who have served and those who are serving to help our country and other countries enjoy freedom.

Picasso You Crack Us Up

Submitted by susan.hunter on Mon, 11/09/2015 - 10:56

Ms. B taught the art students about Picasso and his style of art.  Then they created art, like Picasso.  Mr. Griffith's and Mrs. Greer's class created art with recycled, metal products.  Mr. D's, Mrs. Smith's, and Mrs. Tolman's class made pictures.

Who's Who Wednesday

Submitted by susan.hunter on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:07

Ms. Carla Carter


 I grew up in Santaquin with 3 brothers and my parents.  Being the only girl had its advantages.  I now have 2 children of my own, a son and a daughter.  I have 2 grandchildren that are my reward for not killing my son.


Food:  Prime rib and Thanksgiving dinner…

Drink:  Pepsi and Milk

Treat:  Brownies

Movie:  Dirty Dancing

Book:  Any book about the Amish

Vacation:  When my mom took all three of my brothers, myself, and our families to Disneyland.  Also, when we went with my ex’s family to Lake Tahoe.

Time of Year:  Fall I love the color change and the crisp cool air.  I also love the Thanksgiving holiday season.  My birthday is close to Thanksgiving.  I always love it when it falls on Thanksgiving.


I started here in 1996.  Mr. Barlow hired me to do P.E.  As soon as a computer job came up, I put in for it and here I have been for the last 18 ½ years teaching computers.  I have been here for 20 years altogether.  I guess you would say that is my teaching experience and believe me it is an experience every year, actually every day!!!


My family is my number one priority, interest, and hobby.  I love to do anything that my family is doing which usually includes something with guns, dogs, side by sides or water.  I like to crochet.  I love animals but mostly dogs and horses.  I like to camp and ride side by sides.  I love to read.


Who's Who Wednesday

Submitted by susan.hunter on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 09:36

Mrs. Krystal Taylor


I have been married for two years, my husband’s name is Aaron.  We don’t have any kids just yet but we do have an Old English Bulldog named Crue!  He is kind of like our baby!
FAVORITESFood: SushiDrink: Diet CokeTreat: Cinnamon Rolls from Shirley’s Bakery in ProvoMovie: All Disney MoviesBook: ClementineVacation: Cancun, MexicoTime of Year: Fall
TEACHING EXPERIENCEThis is my fourth year teaching 4th Grade at Santaquin Elementary!I love it here!  I am so lucky to teach with so many incredible people.
HOBBIES/INTERESTSRiding motorcycles with my husband.  Softball.I am a big Denver Broncos fan.Spending time with family and friends.

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