Each student at Santaquin Elementary worked very hard on their reading to collect reading tickets for our March 'It Pays to Read ... Minute to Win It' Assembly celebration. Students were given one minute to shoot baskets, jump rope, knock down bowling pins, score a hockey goal, etc. Teachers helped the lucky winners win cash for every station they completed within the minute time frame! Many students won books, prizes and $ cash $. Two grand prize winners left with their very own brand new BIKE! It definitely pays to READ at Santaquin!
Every year Leo the Leprechaun visits the second grade classes at Santaquin Elementary. Leo sure loves to make a BIG mess and the teachers needed the students' help ... Each of the second graders worked to create a "trap" to catch Leo before he could mess up their classrooms! Great work, students!
Doors are decorated ... hats are donned ... books are checked out and ready for Dr. Seuss week at Santaquin Elementary! Students and faculty kicked off our week of celebrations with a rousing game of Seuss Jeopardy! Hat day ... crazy sock/slipper day ... mismatched clothes/crazy hair day ... wear green day ... and pajama day were just a few of the fun things that happened this week. On Friday students finished out the week with guest readers in their classrooms and a whole-school read-a-thon!
On February 21st, the Sixth Grade Teachers at Santaquin Elementary were pleased to present their first annual “Love of Learning” Parent Night. This was a special night for parents and students to fall in love with 6th grade curriculum and learn great ways to help their child at home!
Why come? After coming, parents went home with great tools to use with their child, including websites and hands-on materials for at-home use! But wait – there was more!
A raffle of prizes was held at the end of our evening together! Parents and students alike agreed that you did not want to miss this great opportunity! Everyone loved it! We were so pleased to see so many of you there! Thank you for your support of our learning!
Selected student's chosen for their outstanding reading efforts last month were rewarded with a cookie decorating celebration with Mr. Argyle on Wednesday, February 20th. Students enjoyed frosting and decorating their own cookies, after which came the best part ... eating them! As they left, each student got to choose a book to take home! We love reading at Santaquin!
Santaquin Elementary Students "wowed" Payson Jr. High Administration with their polite behavior and great attitude on Wednesday. Our students listened intently as they learned about what to expect in Jr. High next year. A highlight of the morning was when former student, Ben Rowley spoke to the students and told his experiences of starting Jr. High. He told the classes that the most important thing was to get a binder and keep things organized.
Students left the assembly with a registration packet that they need to fill out and bring back to the school by Friday.
The worst part of the assembly? Finding out that 7th grade students have to have shots.....BOO. The school nurse, Mrs. Kay, helped them understand the necessity of being vaccinated so it will be just fine.
On Wednesday, February 20th, the Administrative Staff of Payson Junior High School visited the 6th grade students at Santaquin to welcome them to 7th Grade!! Principal Swenson shared two reasons for them to be excited: great students and excellent staff! He talked about the importance of continuing to work hard now so they will be ready for junior high. Some of the fun things to look forward to at PJHS were shared by Peer Leader, Ben Rowley, a graduate of Santaquin Elementary: "Grizzly Den" activities, lockers, races, clubs, band and orchestra classes, and 7 different class periods each day! He said it is super important to stay organized in junior high with binders, folders, and notebooks for each subject ... no more keeping our homework in our back pockets!
The PJHS Registration Packet is DUE back at school Friday, February 22nd. It needs to be filled out completely and signed by a parent. We are already looking forward to the following:
- Band/Orchestra meeting on April 23rd @ 7:00pm
- More registration information coming in July ...
- 7th Grade Day in August
- Best of all ... Making sure we have all our immunizations BEFORE the first day of school!
Thank you PJHS!
Students at Santaquin Elementary School were invited to take a tour of one of our school buses. The tour proved to be very informative and our driver had an answer for all of the student's questions. We learned how to escape the bus in an emergency, and why school buses don't have seat belts. Thanks to our school bus drivers who bring our students to school and home safely!!