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May 2019

Calling All Readers. Yes, That Is Everyone!

Submitted by marlayne.harward on Mon, 05/27/2019 - 13:24
Misty Rindlisbacher

 Calling All Bookworms!

Your students should have brought home a Summer Bookworm chart to help them find fun ways to read this summer.  If they read for 20 minutes while doing one of the bookworm activities, they can color in the square for that activity.  Once the bookworm is all filled up, they can bring it to the Santaquin Elementary Library at the school for some great prizes and pick up a new Bookworm with new activities!  This is a great way to help your students continue to be excited about reading.  

The school library will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  Please come often to check out books!

Additionally, the Santaquin City Library will be open during the summer.  Their summer reading program kicks of on Tuesday, June 4th from 3:00 - 6:00 PM.  Additionally, did you know you can use your Santaquin City library card to check out books at Payson City Library?!  Payson's summer reading program begins May 28th.  Students may sign up for both programs and have twice as many opportunities for prizes! We know there are many fun plans for the summer, but reading just 20 minutes a day will help your student maintain the progress they've made throughout the school year.  Please encourage your children to become bookworms this summer - students who love reading and spend time in great books!

Have a great and safe summer and happy reading!



Miss Camper's Class Loves STEM

Submitted by marlayne.harward on Fri, 05/17/2019 - 16:14

We love STEM! We enjoyed spending the morning doing STEM activities with Mr. Russell from US Synthetic. Thanks for helping us learn how to problem solve. Thank you for volunteering your time to help us learn. 

#stem  #parentvolunteersareawesome  #santaquinelementary

Third Grade Goes to Santaquin Museum

Submitted by marlayne.harward on Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:09

The third graders had the opportunity to visit Santaquin Museum this week.  They have learned about communities this year.  It is important to know how and why our community started.   We learned about the veterans who served, the mines around, the story behind the name Santaquin, and what the pioneers lived like.  Thank you to the volunteers who took us on a tour.  We appreciate your knowledge, time and effort.  Annette Bott is always so happy to have us visit.  Thank you Annette and friends and family who helped. 

#santaquinelementary  #santaquinmuseum #weloveourcommunity  #welivehere

Theater Camp

Submitted by marlayne.harward on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:42

Nebo School District is putting on a theater camp this summer! It is for current 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. 

 CLick here for flyer. 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Submitted by marlayne.harward on Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:54

The PTA has done a wonderful job this week thanking the teachers for their hard work. They provided an Italian Soda Bar on Monday, a flower on Tuesday and a Taco Bar on Wednesday.  Keep watching for the rest of the week's treats!

#santaquinelementary  #santaquinptaisthebest  #thankyouforthethankyous

Mr. Ekker is Our Crystal Apple

Submitted by marlayne.harward on Thu, 05/02/2019 - 15:24
Keeley Holt

The staff at Santaquin Elementary is excited to present the Crystal Apple to Phil Ekker!

Phil has a great passion for education and his students. He has been blessed to work for Nebo School District for 15 years and 12 of those years have been at Santaquin Elementary. He has spent most of his career teaching 1st grade students but was up for another challenge and moved to 4th grade this school year. He loves teaching students to read and develop their love for books and writing. He enjoys getting to know each of his students, learn their interests, and help them to grow throughout the school year. Phil also has a great sense of humor and has been known to “Rock Out” with his class.

When he is not reading up on the latest research in education, Phil loves to spend time with his wife hiking, snowshoeing, road tripping, and going to church. Phil loves spending time with his 4 children, 4 grandkids and 2 fur babies. He loves to joke around with colleagues and has a great personality. He plans to stay in education as long as he can and hopes to continually make a difference in children's lives and someday play the Cello. He is definitely a lifelong learner!

Congratulations on this Award Mr. Ekker!

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