December 2015

Park View Celebrates Christmas with Learning Activities

Crafts, games, gift exchanges, cookie decorating, pajama and pizza parties, breakfast, and poem creation were all activities planned by parents and teachers to prepare for the holiday excitement.  

Here is a poem written by Mrs. Marsh's second grade class:

Glitzen

There once was a reindeer named Glitzen,

Who had a crush on Blitzen.

He was so cute,

And never a brute,

She always wanted to kiss him.

Now enjoy these pictures:

It Pays to Read Assembly Proves that It Pays to Read

  Students of Park View have been reading incredible amounts in order to participate in the "It Pays to Read Activity".  It was loud!  It was exciting!  It was worth reading! Two students who read the required amount of minutes were chosen from each class to assemble an all pro team to win prizes and money.  Members of the High School Basketball team and faculty members were among the candidates chosen to shoot baskets for money.  Hundreds of dollars were given away, class pizza parties were awarded and Kindle Fires were given to 8 lucky winners.  Keep reading.  There will be another "It Pays to Read Assembly" in the near future.  You may be the lucky winner! 

Singing Around the Tree Gala

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The songs Jingle Bells, Rudolph, Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer, the Grinch, and the Twelve Days of Christmas were heard ringing through the halls of Park View during the month of December as students practiced singing to prepare for the annual Singing Around the Tree.  Scores of parents came to veiw the event.  Santa even paid a visit to our school to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  Our Music Specialist, Mrs. Anderson, taught each grade a song to share using insturments which enhanced the music and allowed the students to feel the music on a higher level.  The faculty finished off the program with their version of the 12 Days of Christmas.  Based on the audiance's reaction, the 8 maids a milking were a big hit.  Here are some memories of the event:

Music Brings Christmas Spirit

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The Park View Choir and Orchestra performed beautiful Music to help bring the Christmas Spirit into the hearts of the students.  Thanks to all students who come before school and stay after school to practice.  Thanks to the directors, Mrs. Diana and Jami Losee for the talents they share and their dedicated service to our students.  Enjoy these pictures of the performances. 

Christmas Books and Candy Canes

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The PTA organized a wonderful event for the students of our school, Christmas Books and Candy Canes.  Parents, elves and even Mrs. Claus were asked to come and share their favorite Christmas Book; each student received a Candy Cane to munch on while they listened to the stories.  This was a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit.  Thanks to all those who helped organize this special occasion for the students.

Generous Students Share Love

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Park View students are showing Charity during the month of December by sharing stuffed animals, canned food and blankets or coats to cheer the hearts of their neighbors.  They were able to collect 569 stuffed animals.  The count is still out on the canned food and more information will be coming as students bring blankets and coats this week to warm souls.  Thanks or your generosity.  

November Students of the Month Recognized for their Gratitude

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” 
― Maya Angelou

Teachers at Park View were on the lookout for students who showed Gratitude throughout the month of November.  Congratulations to these students for giving, sharing and showing gratitude.

Kindergarten:  Claire Hardy, Adri Hogge, Jenna Sorenson

1st grade:  Ben Serynek, Lydia Fletcher, James Higginson, Sadie Edwards, Cole Ellsworth

2nd grade:  Teja Jacobson Myles Hawkins, Bentley Myers, Aaron Stone, Luke Fitzwater, Garrett Shirts

3rd grade:  Zoe Johnson-Pope, Tean Joel, Bryden Turnbow, Jackson Hunter, Jessica Jensen Andre Mitchell

4th grade:  Cohen Hansen, Abinadi Moreno, Emery Carroll, Mckenzie Ainscough, Max Shirts, Kelby Larson

5th grade:  Julia Humphreys, Lyndsee Slade, Quin Christensen, Lexie Crawford, Jolee Nelson, Connelly Washburn

6th grade:  Michelle Fuentes, Eian Turner, Luke Higginson, Sierra Webber, Mary Coon, Ryan Mahaffey.

Native American Presentation

Attributions: 
Lyndsee Slade

At the Native American presentation we learned about how the Native Americans helped the early settlers survived. They showed us dances, taught us where each of the tribes live, and showed us pictures of how the chief dresses. We learned how Native Americans made chocolate and planted tomatoes and potatoes. They showed us a baby in a cradle board.  

 

Thanksgiving Activities Around the School

Attributions: 
Lyndsee Slade

Teachers and Room Mothers used their creativity to engage Park View students in fun Thanksgiving activiites throughout the holiday season.  Here are some of the activities seen around the school:

        Mrs. Prina’s 5th grade class had a scavenger hunt that took them all around the school and back to their class room where they got nacho’s…Mr. Broadbent’s class held a pizza party and watched science video’s…Mrs. Barney’s class had pie and learned about the pilgrims and how Thanksgiving began.  They made paper treasure chest’s that held everything they were thankful for...Mrs. Adam’s class had pie and colored Indians… Kindergarten had a Big Thanksgiving feast with food and games…3rd grade did Thanksgiving rotations where they got to do crafts and fun games in each class…1st grade had pie and made bracelets that said what they were thankful for…6th grade learned about world hunger and how we should be thankful for what we have… 4th grade had a class rotation with crafts and games.  Mrs. Allred’s class also made origami boxes and Mrs. Shepherd’s class played "Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey, What time is it" and "Thanksgiving 4 Corners"!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!