“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” The fifth grade students sang these words with all their hearts and the audience believed them. During the Park View Singing around the Tree Assembly, held December 17th, 20th and 21st, each age group selects their favorite Christmas songs to perform for the students and their parents. It is such a popular assembly, it is presented during three days. On Friday, December 17th the Kindergarten class made us smile with their rendition of "Jingle Bells" and "It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas." The fifth grade classes performed "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer." The third grade classes shared their Christmas spirit by acting out the song, "I'm the angel in the Christmas Play." On Monday, December 20th, the first grade class shared their wish for their two front teeth in song and shared their version of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer." The fourth grade classes sang "Sleigh Ride" and showed their nefarious side by singing, "I'm Gettin' Nothin' for Christmas." There will be more to come on Tuesday with the sixth grade students singing a mixed up version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Park View students wish the community a Merry Christmas.
The halls of Park View Elementary were full of excitement during the Christmas Books and Candy Canes Festivity held on Dec. 16th. Parents, Grandparents, teachers and siblings gathered to share favorite Christmas stories and enjoy a candy cane. Among the favorite stories were Frosty’s New Friends, Christmas in the Trenches, and I’ve Seen Santa. Susan Hereth, a teacher at Park View commented, “I had a great time reading to the students in Mrs. Thomas’s class. They enjoyed reading the story, The Easter Bunny Saves Christmas. Jaiden Taylor agreed, “It’s fun to read with my mom and little sister.” Ashton Frost exclaimed, "This is the happiest day!" One parent, Amy Eddington was excited to join in the fun, “I don’t always get to attend; I love it.” Mr. Ferin, another parent who joined in the fun, stated, “Any opportunity to read to our children and show how important reading is, is a good thing.” Thanks to all the parents who came to share a wonderful Christmas tradition with the students at Park View.
Kindergarten Students: Alex Rasmussen, Evelyn Corno, Calvin Larsen, Colby Rigby, Lizzie Jensen, Amelia Adams, Britney Ottesen, Jack Mecham, Alexis Yates, Trevyn Huff, Brook Clark, Allie Young, First Grade: Brandt Peterson, Allie Radmall, Abby Westling, Hannah Hinton, Cristian Rodgriguez, Curtis Tolman, Landon Serynek, Karen Plascencia, Ethan Dixon, Joslyn Page, Alayna Burton, Desiree Barker, Second Grade: Abigail Jaussi, Carter Craghead, Taylor Brothersen, Tessa Peterson, Kassidy Powell, Olivia Adams, David Gull, Izzy Yama, Sydney Hill, Kingston Rains, Tristan Nez, Third Grade: Michael Roberts, McKenna Wright, Anna Turner, Mikey Gonzalez, Braxton Hall, Madison Carroll, Case Kunz, Abigail Orozco, Stuart Charles, Jane Rice, Kenzie White, Fourth Grade: Michell Belem, Sara Wiberg, Tyler Caldwell, Logan Green, Amanda Hughes, Camren Rowlette, Stadler King, Brinley Dustin, Ashland Lowder, Pete Syme, Wendy Camba, Daniel Chapman, Fifth Grade: Daniel Chapman, Luke Eddington, Brayden Bahr, Joslyn Taylor, Allie Hayward, Kelley Cluff, Robbie Ewell, Ashley Vargas, Josh Walton, Mollie Brown, Rylie Cunningham, Curtis Mower, Sixth Grade: Justin Riley, Kortnie Walker, Isabeau’l Cloward, James Caron, Anne Kranenburg, Maddie Trauntvein, Jessica Rowlette, Sarah Hansen, Eduardo Camba.
Congratulations to everyone!
It is a holiday tradition that students in Mrs. Thomas’ Kindergarten class dress up in 17th century period costumes and participate in a Thanksgiving Feast. Students prepare for this special day by making placemats and learning a native American Song to perform for their parents. Parents volunteer to bring traditional Thanksgiving food such as turkey, rolls and pumpkin pie to share. Mrs. Thomas believes this activity is informative as the children learn Thanksgiving history, how to set the table correctly, and how to display good manners. Many parents shared their feelings about this gathering, “The children will always remember this.”
Mrs. Toelupe’s class shares another Kindergarten holiday tradition by planning and preparing a Hawaiian Luau for their parents. Students make menus, placemats and signs; they learn hula dances and haka chants. The students are the hostesses, waiters and performers. They take their parents’ orders and serve them a delicious meal. They perform their dances and chants. This year there was a special ‘surprise’ performance. The dads did a silly English version of the New Zealand haka. Mrs. Toelupe loves this special day because it’s a wonderful opportunity for students to show off the skills they have been learning in class, and to thank the parents for their support.