March 2013

You're a Winner When You Read - March Reading Month

Attributions: 
T J Moser
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The theme for March’s Reading Month was “You’re a Winner When You Read.”

Each grade level set a goal to read more than ever during the month.  Parents, teachers and students dropped everything to read and read a lot.  Prizes and books lined the office to be given away to the biggest readers.

Mrs. Reynolds kicked off the month with a game of Wheel of Fortune.  Three contestants were selected to play, Mr. Gowans, Mrs. Mellen, and Ms. Allred.  Each of the teachers had a chance to spin the wheel and pick a letter.  Mrs. Mellen guessed the puzzle - “READING MONTH AT PARKVIEW.”  Then Mrs. Reynolds explained that every week, the class with the most minutes in each grade would get a class prize.  The top reader in each grade would get a big prize.   Every Friday, the children who were reading would have their names put in a hat, names would be drawn, and the winners would get a prize. The prizes were toys, games, and of course, books!

Later in the month, Mrs. Reynolds surveyed the 5th and 6th graders to find the top answers to questions about their favorite books, authors, and series so we could play the game, “Classroom Feud.”  Teachers were divided into two teams, Mrs. Toelupe, Mrs. Groneman, Mrs. Smith, and Mr. .James on one team and Ms. Mcallister, Ms. Hutchson, Mrs. Busch, and Mrs.Toutai on the other.  During the game, the students found out that our favorite author is Rick Riordan, our favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction, our favorite classes are reading, math and writing, and some of our favorite book series are Shadow Children, Lightning Thief, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Dempsey Hardy said, “I’m getting to be a better reader.  I love to read.”  He summed up the thoughts of many students at Park View who dedicated themselves to reading.

 

 

The Greenman Group Visits Park View

Attributions: 
Leah Moser
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On Tuesday March 19th the coolest thing happened!  The Green Man Group came to Parkview!  The music was very loud; the  floor was shaking , but it was very cool!  I feel sorry for kindergarten, first and second graders who were the closest to the stage.  It must have been really loud.  I bet that the “aliens” were very happy to see us.  They even let some of the kids try the heavy drums; that was so nice of them.  After the assembly the green men signed our backpacks with a pen.  Kaitlyn Shelley got a hug from one of the green men; she was so happy.  

 

Spring Break

Attributions: 
Wendy Camba, Ashton Frost, Brisa Rodriguez, Emma Hinton, Kari Welton,

Everyone is excited for Spring Break to arrive, especially the teachers.  Here are some fun activities the teachers at Park View have planned.  They deserve some rest and relaxation.  

Mrs. Toutai and Ms. McAllister are just hanging out with their families and doing yard work.  Mrs. Gull will clean her house.  Mrs. Mellen will do yard work, Spring clean, and go to Trafalga with her family.  Ms. Larson is going to Palm Springs, California.  Mrs. Brady will sleep in and play with her baby.  Mr. Gowans is going to sleep in and go rock climbing.  Ms. Hutchinson is going to St. George.  She will read books while laying in her pool.   Mrs. Hardy is planning on staying home, working a little and tanning and relaxing.  Mrs. Kirk is going to Zion's National Park to hike and get some sun.  Ms. Van Nosdol will be cleaning out closets, making a blanket, reading a lot of books that aren't for school and she might play with her nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Groneman will be working, going to St. George, playing with her kids and yard work, definately, yard work. Ms. Shumway was going to go to Oregan to visit her sister, but not anymore.  She will just stay home and relax.  Mr. James is going to Hawaii.  He will visit Pearl Harbor, go to the beach, go to a luau, and a lot of other stuff.  Ms. Allred said, "I am a boring person.  I will be sitting home being jealous of Mr. James."  

We hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break.

Scholastic Book Fair

Attributions: 
Wendy Camba, Brisa Rodriguez

Kids spent their tokens and tickets from the veggie project on the book fair and other kids spent their money on the office. Mrs. Kent called people down that didn’t have enough money to buy something at the book fair . Leah Moser got four book marks, one kitten poster, and a little pony book. Wendy Camba got two book marks and a monster high book and a one direction poster. Brisa Rodriguez got two book marks and a monster high book. TJ Moser kindly gave all of his tokens to his sister Leah.

Reading Month

Attributions: 
Emma Hinton, Spencer Nelson

What’s happening during reading month is kids are, of course, reading.   Prizes are given out on Tuesday and Wednesday.  If you do your reading, you could get drawn for prizes, but your teachers need to say you’ve been reading.  Be sure you’re reading because, if your class has the highest percentage for reading in your grade, your class could get a prize.  Also, every week, there are trivia questions!  If you want to get a prize, answer the trivia questions!  What are some prizes you could win?  Toys, games, art supplies, and, of course, BOOKS!  Do your reading this month!

Parents and Pastries

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March 12th was an eventful day at Park View.  As part of Park View's Reading Month, the halls were filled with parents and students reading together.  First grader, Brixton Gull said, "I liked it because I like the donuts."  Jonathan Gonzalaz, a second grader added, "I liked the book and the donuts."  Wendy Camba commented, "I think the parents liked it because they got a donut and they got to read a book to the kids."  Jordin Gonzalaz observed that little kids were really paying attention to their parents reading to them.  Parents and Pastries is a long time tradition here at Park View.  Thanks to all the parents who came to support this event.

N.O.V.A. Graduation Ceremony

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Under the direction of Ms. Carrie Van Nosdol, Melinda Hardy, and Heidi Groneman, the 6th grade students and their parents celebrated N.O.V.A. Graduation on February 26.  What Wolf are you Feeding? was the theme.  Lieutenant Bill Wright, Mayor Rick Moore and Chief of Police Tom Runyan were in attendance to honor those who completed all requirements to graduate from the program.  N.O.V.A Pack Award Recipients were Brisa Rodriguez, Carissa Hansen, Lora Burton, T.J. Moser, Dallin Wilkinson, Tyler Caldwell, Ruby Baird and Emma Hinton.  Outstanding N.O.V.A. Constitutions were read by Spencer Nelson, Melanie Thompson, Derek Fratt, Ruby Baird, Hayden Heaton and Kari Evans.  The Canine Unit came to perform their skills for the parents and students.  Congratulations to all those who participated in this self-improvement program. 

(See news article submitted previously for further details about N.O.V.A.)