October 2010

Farm Field Day

Attributions: 
Laura McAllister

On Thursday, October 7, 2010, the second grade Park View students participated in Farm Field Day. The Utah County Farm Bureau and Utah State University Extension host the event at the Equestrian Park in American Fork. While there, students rotated to a variety of stations where they learned about health, safety, animals and products associated with agriculture. Everyone had a great time. Jacob Sorenson exclaimed, “I liked learning about bees and how they make honey because we’re the Park View Bees!” Before attending the Farm Field Day, students ate lunch and played at Discovery Park. “I liked going to Discovery Park because I’d never been there before and there were a lot of fun things,” shared Adda Rigby. “Second Grade loves participating in Farm Field Day!” stated Ms. McAllister. “The content is aligned closely to the State Core Curriculum and the students love the interactive stations. Thank you to all who participated and made it possible.”  

Arbor Day Celebration

Attributions: 
Laura Kirk

First graders at Park View Elementary know how important it is to take care of our planet! To celebrate Arbor Day, Mrs. Kirk's first grade class sang for the mayor and members of the community at Payson Memorial Park. After their performance, students released Arbor Day balloons. Students had a wonderful time!

Park View Storytelling Festival

Park View Elementary held their annual Storytelling Festival on Saturday, September 18. The festival had many activities for the students and their families to enjoy, such as karaoke, rocket launches, hayrides, inflatable jousting, flusher, and an inflatable obstacle course. The main fund raising came from the baskets each class had prepared. Each class picked a book and then donated items to go along with the book. The baskets were then bid on by attendees of the festival. The festival raised nearly $4,000.00 for the school. The money will be used to help pay for field trips, technology upgrades, and other big items for the school.

Organizing a festival of this size takes hours of planning, preparing, and physical man-power. Park View would like to thank all the parents and families responsible for its success.