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February 2015

Perfect Time for More Winter Poems

Submitted by joann.kirk on Fri, 02/27/2015 - 07:16
Michelle Fuentes, Hank Francom

                   What is winter…….? By Mrs. Rife’s Class  

Snowmen and snowballs,

beautiful falling snow and icicles,

Angel wings on the snowy ground,

Polar bears and an avalanche


            Playing in the snow!

Skiing and sledding and snowball fights,

Jumping and flying over the snow,

Sleeping in and watching snowflakes fall

Hot chocolate in our tummies



Three magic Snowmen by, Mrs. Toutai's first grade
         Sparkly, white snowmen
         Wearing black top hats
         With indigo scarves and orange mittens
       How many can you make?

Winter is near.  By: Claire & Karli

Winter is almost here.

It will be fun I know.

Jumping in the cold snow.

I can go ice skating.

The blue sky is fading.

I know winter is so fun.

Lots of cold and no sun.

I know that winter is here.

It’s nothing I will ever fear.

Cause winter rules and summer drools.

Winter Fun  by Hank Francom           

I lay down, and I watch the snow fall. 

I build a snowman, tall, tall, tall! 

I sled down a hill and yell wo-hoo! 

I go inside, and have hot chocolate too.

Gingerbread Houses by Mr. Gowan's Class

We like to use the candy , To make houses so small.

And then when winter’s over, we like to eat them all!

Then we dream of sugar plums, That dance inside our heads ,

While we sleep so soundly , Tucked, warm , inside our beds.      







Regional Science Fair Winners

Submitted by joann.kirk on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 18:13
Jackson Fitzwater and Hannah Hinton, Regional Science Fair Winners

February 19th the winners of Park View's Science Fair went to the Regional Competition to show off their hypotheses, their theories and experimentation.  Two of our scientifically minded students are moving on to the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair.  Hannah Hinton and Jackson Fitzwater will be representing Park View at this event.  

Hannah wanted to find out what materials attracted the most electricity.  She exposed different materials to electricity then placed the item next to an aluminum ball.  The distance the ball moved toward the materials determined how much electricity was held in the object.  Brilliant!

Jackson made an antenna for his TV with cardboard and tin foil.  He said he could receive 41 channels using his homemade antenna.  He said it was better than their professional antenna that receives 36 channels.  Amazing!  He said his brother won the Science Fair when he was young and it inspired him to enter. 

We can't wait to see how these students fare at the Central Utah Science and Engineering Fair.  Thanks to Mr. Broadbent for his time and organization of this event.

Which Wolf Are You Feeding? N.O.V.A. Graduation Ceremony

Submitted by joann.kirk on Thu, 02/26/2015 - 17:22
Rebekah Story
Our Fearless Leader, Officer Wright
Receiving awards
We promise to make good choices.
Congratulations to all the graduates.

        All the 6th graders participated in Nova.  N.O.V.A stands for Nurturing, Opportunities, Values and Accountability.  Officer Bill Wright taught the students many valuable lessons.  They learned about how to have a successful life through making right choices with their education, with their associations with others, and with staying healthy.  Everyone's favorite lesson was about the boiled frog.  Little changes in temperature are not noticed; pretty soon the frog is at the boiling point, and then it's too late.  Choices are like that.  Little changes in attitude and habits are not noticed, but pretty soon you are at the boiling point.  

Each student was asked to write a constitution.  This Constitution is a document that is meant to guide and direct their lives in good, positive, and productive ways.  In essence, it’s their, “Road map to the path of Excellence”.

Graduation was held on February 11, 2015! Two people from each class got to read their constitution:  From Mrs. Hardy’s class Anna Reed and Bailey Smith. From Mr. Wright’s class, Violet Van Komen and Wayde Fratto.  Aubrey Wengert and Wylie Wilson. from Mrs. Van Nosdol’s class shared their thoughts.   

Next the N.O.V.A. Pack awards were given. These students chose not to watch TV or play video games for one week:  Tyler Page, Rebecca Lake, Jacob Sorenson, Adda Rigby, Sarah Baker, Rebekah Story, McKatie Eden, Garett Williams, Alyssa Gowans, Haile Bulkley, Kaylee Oryall, Kimberly Brandley, Wayde Fratto, Kimball Wilde, Kieser Frost, Issi Yama, Brad Wharton, Sydney Hill, Taylor Brothersen, Kamry Flippen, Jennica Davis, Rylee Openshaw, Harley Walker and Katelynn Cunningham.   There was even a Canine Demonstration.

Hallie Buckley said the thing that most influenced her was when they talked about doing drugs. Garett Williams said Officer Wright was the person that helped him the most. Wylie Wilson said he learned differently. It was like learning but at the same time it wasn’t.  

Special thanks goes to our 6th grade teachers, Mr. Wright, Ms. VanNosdal, Mrs. Hardy, Lt. Wright, Mayor Moore and the City Council, Chief Engler, Taco Time, Payson Market, Wal-Mart and Nebo School District.

Congratulations graduates!  Continue to feed the wolf that will guide you to excellence.

A Special Valentine's Day at Park View

Submitted by joann.kirk on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:28

     Love is in the air!  Heart grams are being sent to couples and friends. Each grade has a party to celebrate. We are going to tell you about all of them.

     Student Councel sold Heart Grams.  You could get one for your lover and friends, maybe roses or other beautiful flowers.  The profits from the Heart Grams went to benefit the Primary Children's Hospital.  Three thousand Valentines were sold.  That's a lot of love.  

The sixth grade frosted cookies.  Mr. Wright's class wrote nice Valantine's notes that they passed around the room.  Fifth grade frosted cookies. Mr. Broadbent did a fun activitie where you had to eat a donut tied to a string without hands.   Mrs. Adam's class had a big party where the moms came and they graphed conversation hearts.  First graders made valentine sacks.  They decorated cookies, played tennis balloons, and made love advice posters.  Each student brought their Valentine boxes to put their gestures of love.  

Here are some creative boxes to enjoy.  Hope you feel loved.


Science Fair

Submitted by joann.kirk on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 07:15

Under the direction of Mr. Broadbent, Park View held a Science Fair.  Students worked for week planning, hypothesizing, experimenting and taking data to perfect their project.  Students presented their experiments and they were judged.  The winners will participate in the District Science Fair on February 24.  Congratulations to all who participated. 

Students Selected for Being Trustworthy

Submitted by joann.kirk on Tue, 02/17/2015 - 07:27

Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. ~George MacDonald

Here are the students selected by their teachers who demonstrated the quality of Trustworthiness and were honored by their classmates.

Preschool - Anarosa Rosas

Kindergarten - Shayle Parker, Cole E Tavin B., Brooklyn S,  Maddison Haws

1st grade - Teja Jacobson, Chloe Peavler, Evie Baird, Lucas Fullmer, Maj Callister, Angela Lopez

2nd grade - Isaac Jaussi, Brock Craighead, Mary Hinton, Victoria Moser, Justin Campbell, Jazelle Parent, Andre Mitchell

3rd grade - Victor Villatoro, Rylee Judd ,Charley Syme, Andrew Keck

4th grade - Porter Hall, Sadie Barben, Jaxon Bulkey, Lexie Crawford

5th grade - Carter Swensen, Hannah Hinton, Tanner Goodworth ,Mary Coon, Makenzie Wall, Clifton Carron-Campbell

6th grade - Kimball Wilde, Macy Alexander, Tyler Page, Sarah Baker, KateLynn Cunningham, Quaid Olsen



Poetry Contest

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 09:46
Ashlyn Morton, Isaac Fullmer
Enjoying the ice cream party as the winners of the Poetry Contest.
Let's make a snowman.
Let's go back outside into the snow!
Runny nose, coughing woes? We don't have any of those at this party.
Shiver, Shiver, Shiver B-r-r-r.
We all want Snowberry Pie!
Mrs. Barney is proud of her class.

There was rhyming in the air when the Journalism Club challenged each class to write a Winter Poem.  The winning class would win an Ice Cream Party.  Teachers and students alike put their heads to together to create their best masterpiece to enter the competition.  Here are the winning entries:

1st place

Snowman and Me!

By Mrs. Barney’s 2nd Grade Class

One day I made a snowman when it was recess time,

His eyes were made of gumdrops, His mouth was made of dimes.

While the time was going by, he started then to cry,

Because he missed his mama's snowberry pie.

I gave his back a pat and hugged him very tight,

I will call your mama so we can play tonight!

I said “Don’t you worry, don’t you cry  We will make snowberry pie."

2nd Place

Snow Falls, by Mrs. Thomas Kindergarten class.

Snow falls.

Nice and white.

On the trees.

Winter breeze.

 3rd Place

Winter, Winter   By Mrs. Paice's Fourth Grade Class.

Winter, Winter, Winter cold

Where the icy winds will blow.

Let's go sledding thru the snow

Winter, Winter here we go!

Shiver, shiver, shiver-Br-r-r-r!

We're freezing cold, frostbite toes,

Runny nose, coughing woes.

So, in the house we will go!

Winter , winter, winter cold.

Then we'll warm up with cocoa.

Warmed up we're ready to go,

Back outside into the snow!

Congratulations to the winners.  Be watching for more wonderful entries to the Winter Poem Contest.  

Journalism Club Members

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sat, 02/14/2015 - 11:51
Ariana Newton

Students auditioned for the Journalism Club for the last half of the year in January.  They commit to meeting every Tuesday after school to work together to keep the community informed  as to the happenings of our school.  They hope you enjoy their stories.  Check out the school website often to see their hard work and contributions.  Here are all the members of the team: Brielle Shirley, Ashlyn Morton, Mia Rosendrants, Brandt Peterson, Camie Hamblin, Claire Maloy, Tanner Goodworth, Hannah Hinton, Ariana Newton, Michelle Fuentes, Karlie Jensen, Joslyn Page, Seth Carter, Makenzi Wall, Maya Sorenson, Issac Fullmer, Ethan Dixon, Lucy Rice, Hank Francom, Rebekah Story, Stephanie Cervantes, Gentry Taylor and Skyler Ainscough. 


The Class Pets of Our School

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sat, 02/14/2015 - 11:28
Skyler Ainscough J.

I was walking down the awesome halls of Park View Elementary and it hit me like a slap in the face! I wondered how many teachers have class pets. Read on to find out!

I tried to find Mr. Gowens. He was not thereL. Then next was Mrs. Allred she was in her classroom. This is what I learned! Her pet is a lizard named Spot. We’re not sure on Spot’s age. Spot eats crickets. Have any crickets handy? Who feeds Spot you ask?  Mrs. Allred does. The students clean the cage! Last but not least, the lizard, Spot, walks around and sits on desks!

Are you jealous yet? Good, here’s some more ha ha ha! The next day I interviewed Ms. Prina. Here is what I learned.

Ms. Prina’s class pet is a lizard named Trixie and she is a girl lizard. She is three years old and likes to eat bugs, fruits and vegetables. The kids in Ms. Prina’s class feed Trixie and clean the cage.  Trixie never gets to play, so sad!

Now are you jealous? I hope so, but here’s some more! 

Last but not least is Mr. Gowens class. They have a snake that eats mice. Mr. Gowens feeds the snake and cleans the cage. At the beginning of the school year, Mr. Gowen's new class gets to name the snake. So every year the snake gets a new name. At the end of the year, they take the snake outside on the grass to play.

Having a class pet would be fun. You should talk your teacher into getting one for your classroom.

Park View Elementary’s Beehive Book Award!

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sat, 02/14/2015 - 11:05
Tanner Goodworth
Park View's Librarian, Mrs. Bjarnson. Go visit her in the library.

 Imagine if your school was doing a mimic of the Beehive Book Award?  Well Park View Elementary did that. Students 3rd Grade through 6th Grade read 10 picture Book’s which were That Is Not a Good Idea, by Mo Willems, I Hate Picture Books, by Timothy Young, Journey, I Need My Own Country, by Rick Walton, Mustache Baby, by Bridget Heos, Sophie’s Squash, by Pat Zietlow Miller, Count the Monkeys, by Mac Barnett, The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt, Penguin and Pinecone, by Salina Yoon,  Andrew Drew and Drew, by Barney Saltzberg, and Xander's Panda Party, by Linda Sue Park.  And now we proudly present the winner:  The students chose MUSTACHE BABY!

Be sure to check out these books from the library and enjoy them.  



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