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Under the direction of the Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Thomas and Ms. Jones, the Kindergarten kids had a big Thanksgiving Feast. They all got dressed up as pilgrims. The kids invited their parents to come and get dressed up as Native Americans. Each student made their very own place mat with pictures of things they are thankful for. They ate rolls, ham and pumpkin pie. After dinner, they all played games. Carrie Jaussi helpled the students make butter. Samantha Alexander taught them how to play a pull stick game. Ginger Wanger said that the food was great and the games were fun. Hope the kindergarteners and their parents had fun at their feast.
Park View is proud to introduce you to the choir teacher, Ms Diana. She volunteers her time each Wednesday after school to provide the students a chance to sing together. She also volunteers at Spring Lake Elementary. She is teaching exciting songs for the upcoming concert at the Payson High School on December 11. She has taught choreography for a few songs, Christmas Songs and even a French song. To begin each practice, Ms. Diana has the students warm up their voices to get ready to sing. Their first performance was for the teachers during collaboration. Most of the students think that choir rocks. Clair Maloy says what she likes best is singing. Her favorite song is “Shine Your Way.” She is very excited for the concerts in December. Ariana Newton says her favorite thing is doing actions, and her favorite song is Shine Your Way. She thinks Ms. Diana is nice and pretty. Ms. Diana enjoys teaching kids how to sing. Her mother used to sing her a song; she taught the choir that special song, Bring a Torch, Jennet Isabella. An added benefit for the people in choir is they all get matching t-shirts. Good luck to the choir. Thank you Ms. Diana for your service.
An assembly was held on November 5th at Park View to recognize all the participants in the Reflections Contest! The coordinators for this year’s contest were Jamie Barrus, and Jennifer Victor from the PTA. The theme was “The World Would Be a Better Place If…”
The winning entries for Literature were:
Primary - 1st place: Aimie Wilkinson; Intermediate - 1st place: Sadie Barben, 2nd Place: Brooklyn Johnson, 3rd place: Makenzie Chappel; Middle School – 1st place: Karley Carron-Campbell, 2nd place: Aubrey Wangert, and 3rd place: Garret Willams.
Winning entries for Visual Arts were:
Primary – 1st place: Isaac Jaussi, 2nd place: Katie Carton-Campbell, 3rd place: Myra Andrew; Intermediate – 1st place: Brooklyn Johnson, 2nd place: Hadley Johnson, 3rd place: Jamis Sevy: Middle School - 1st place: Violet Andrew, 2nd place: Izzi Yama, 3rd place: Gavin Williams.
Winning entries for Three Dimensional Art were:
Primary – 1st place: Isabella Jaussi, 2nd place: Zeke Andrew, 3rd place: Mary Hinton, Intermediate – 1st place: Hannah Hinton, 2nd place: Makayilie Jones, 3rd place: Hadley Johnson, Middle School - 1st place: Abigail Jaussi.
Winning entries for Photography were:
Primary – 1st place: Raegan Sevy, 2nd place: Isaac Jaussi, 3rd place: Isabella Jaussi, Intermediate – 1st place: Zatlee Hiatt, 2nd place: Irie McClellan, 3rd place: Skylar Ainscough, Middle School - 1st place: Kamry Flippen, 2nd place: Adda Rigby, 3rd place: Halle Bulkley.
After the assembly, an ice cream party was held for all participants to thank them for making this world a better place.
All first place entries will be sent to the regional contest to be judged.
The Bookfair will be held for just a few more days, so don't miss it. Friday is the last day to purchase all that your heart desires. Doors will be open at 8:30 am until 9:00, then open for an hour after school. Come and browse the large selection of books and supplies. You might find something that will tickle your fancy.
On November 11, 2014, Park View Elementary held a Veteran’s Day Assembly to honor the people who have served our country. To start our program Kamyren Meek, Mckenzie Chappel, and Leah Wengert sang “I Hear America Singing”. What a heart warming song to start the program. Then the Kindergarten children sang “I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag. Next, the first grade sang “The Flag is a Symbol of our Country". The song told us why our flag colors are red, white, and blue. The song said, Red is for Courage, Blue is for Loyalty, and White is for Purity. Then Mrs. Paice, one of our school teachers, introduced us to a few of the veterans. George Paice, her husband, told us what it was like to fight in the war. He fought in the Vietnam War. He had to train to get physically strong to face his enemies, King Cobra’s, tigers, rice paddies, and jungles as well as enemy soldiers. “I had to get use to the word kill. Since it’s not in my nature”, he said. After he spoke, the second grade sang You’re a Grand Old Flag”. Then the fifth grade sang “I'm Proud to be an American". This song told us to be proud of being an American. Next, Mike Paice, Mrs. Paice’s son, told us about serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. He showed us a slide show of what he saw there. They would give soccer balls, and fruit to the children there. After that the fourth grade sang “Freedom Isn’t Free”. It reminded us that people gave up their lives so we could be free. Then the third grade sang ”This Land is Your Land”. Next the sixth grade sang “God Bless The USA. Our very own Mr. Wright, a sixth grade teacher, is also a veteran. He told us he served in the National Guard for twenty years. We give thanks to all the people who have served our country.
Lions, and tigers and bears, oh, no. Ghosts and goblins and wizards, oh, no. Princesses, football players and hobos, oh, no! All of these and more could be seen walking the halls of Park View. Many haunting activities were planned for the ghouls during the day. Classes held parties with the help of their Room Mothers. Mrs. Toelupe’s class played games, made crafts, and had treats. Mrs. Shepherd’s class loved making wands; they where super and magically cool. Mrs. Palacios’s class had a party and catapulted pumpkins into cauldrons. Mrs. VanNosdol’s class watched a movie and had donuts and apple cider. The 6th grade classes held a pumpkin carving and decorating contest. The day ended in a Halloween Parade. Students followed their fearless leader, Mrs. Stirland, through the halls and classrooms so everyone could see the spooks. Parents gathered in the gym to see the students show off their costumes. Enjoy the pictures.
Red Ribbon Week was held during the week of October 27 to October 31 at Park View. During the week, activities are held to remind us all to be healthy and stay away from Drugs. The week was kicked off by everyone wearing red. Tuesday was crazy hair and socks day, which was to remind all students “from the top of our head to the tip of our toes, we will be totally drug free.” Brielle and Sammy thought It was so fun to see all these kids with crazy hair and crazy socks.” Wednesday students were given bug rings and then repeated, “I would rather eat bugs than do drugs.” Thursday’s theme was “Don’t get wrapped up in drugs. Students brought toilet paper from home. A friendly competition was held in which students wrapped their buddies up in toilet paper to make the best mummy. The mummy making contest resulted with the victory of Mr. Broadbent’s class. The week ended with all the students dressing up in their Halloween costumes to say, "Boo to Drugs." It was a fun week of activities and promises to stay clear of drugs.
Park View students focused on the characteristic of responsibility during the month of October. A quote by Erin Cummings; “At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure.”
Jackson said he folded his arms and didn’t talk when he walked down the hall. Charlotte said she walked through the halls quietly. Landon turned in all his work on time. Halle’s teacher gave her extra points when she didn’t earn it. She told her teacher. She was awarded the points anyway for being responsible.
The following students were chosen by their teachers and their peers for their responsible behavior:
Kindergarten – Rylie Murdoch, Tavin Bussio, Piper Kay, Gabe Andrew, Tony Bakker and Oli Flores.
First grade – Ava Rigby, Anders Hansen, Zyler Frey, Josilyn Peery, Chris Valle, and Emma Anderson
Second grade – Savannah Barrus, Jackson Nunnelly, Luke Tolman, Alexa Burton, Aidan Orozco, Jessica Jensen, Ben Coon, and Jack Willard
Third grade – Ethan Nelson, Elle McClellan, Max Shirts, Aiden Jacobson, McKenzie Ainscough and Ryland Baker
Fourth grade – Ethan Crawford, Charlotte Francom, Alida Spencer, Marcos Alvorado, Mili Adams, and Caulyn Wilde
Fifth grade – Millie Taylor, Landon Serynek, Joslyn Page, and Ammon Cox
Sixth grade – Karley Carron-Campbell,Wayde Fratto, Halle Bulkley, Shalynn Dansie, Aubrey Wengert and Brayden Freeman.
Park View Bees are excellent in every way, especially showing responsibility for their actions.