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March 2016

Autism Awareness Month

Submitted by joann.kirk on Wed, 03/30/2016 - 07:52
Laura Anderson

Autism Awareness Month is almost here, and there are many events going on in Utah. Among them are our Annual Membership Meeting and Community Cafe. (**See below for info on the Community Cafe.) **PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for sending an RSVP for the Community Cafe is MONDAY, APRIL 4.**
Other exciting events happening this month:
Mar 31-Apr 1 Generations Conference 1 Balloon Launch St George, Utah Behavior Services Apr 1 Bottom Line of Disabillities Columbus Center 2 World Autism Awareness DayApr 8 UVU Conference on Autism 15 Disability Studies Forum--Symposium on Transition and Customized Employment for Individuals with Autism, University Neuropsychiatric Institute
Apr 16th UVU Balloon launch "Uplifting Celebration for Autism", 11am-1pm Apr 18 ACU Annual Meeting, 9-11 am, Community Cafe 11:30-1:30Apr 21 UVU Groundbreaking 9 am (more info to come)Apr 22 Zumba for Autism 26 KUED/PBS Dinosaur Train event--Discovery Gateway, 3:00pm – 6:00pm. They will be introducing a character who has autism.Apr 26 Sensory Faire, 4-7 pm, Viridian Events Center (more info to come)Apr 27 Geeking Out for Autism, 7pm-12am, The HUKA Bar, Murray
**Information on the Community Cafe:  Following this year's annual meeting, we will be holding an exciting new forum! Our Community Cafe, sponsored by UVU, will focus on person-centered care. It is a wonderful program that is being used to brainstorm and involve parents and professionals in a positive, interactive environment. So you will not only participate, but learn how to moderate the program with your peers and networks. Seating is limited. The Community Cafe will include lunch.
Don't forget to get your Autism License Plate! More info on our website. you would like more information about any of these activities, send a message to and she will send you more information.Thanks,Laura AndersonPresident

My favorite Dr.Suess book

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 19:13
By Gracie Spencer AND Claire Porter

Park View’s favorite Dr. Seuss books are Green Eggs and Ham, If I Owned a Zoo, Cat in The Hat, Hop on Pop, Butter Battle Bash, That was the kids favs, now let's ask the teachers! Some are Oh The Places You Go, McElligot's Pool, Wocket In My Pocket, Fox In Soxs, Star Belly Snitches, Horton Hears a Who, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs And Ham, The Lorax, And Cat In The Hat.  Hands, Hands, Fingers, Thumbs,     

Well That’s the favs. Bye


Penny wars!

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 19:11
Evelyn Cirvantes,Zaylee Hiatt And Kate NielsonClaire Poter And Grace Spencer

Here it is again! The Penny Wars! And if  you're wondering what the Penny Wars are, then you have been lost! Well the Penny Wars are when all the classes each have two jars, a negative and a positive. Silver coins count as bombs/negative coins, pennies count as positive points! And whichever class has the most pennies, gets a pizza party. Second place gets a rootbeer float party! And third place gets popsicles. The reason for the penny wars, is to get more chromebooks and ipads for our school. Also we have a goal to get to $3,000!  And if we reach our goal then we get to duct tape Mrs. Stirland to the middle of the wall!! During lunch time!

Many teachers did creative things to help reach our goal… Mr. Broadbent allowed kids to shoot bottle rockets for 50 cents before school.  Mrs. Bird's class wanted to get in the lead so they sold candy for a penny.

Watch for more to come to see if we reached our goal....



The Spelling Bee!!

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 19:01
By: Lyndsee Slade

The Spelling Bee was on March 16, 2016.  Each class chose their top 3 spellers who went to the school spelling bee. Here were the 3 winners.

  • 1st: Mackenzie Wall
  • 2nd: Lexie Mellen
  • 3rd: Maya Sorenson

 Good job to all who made it to the school Spelling Bee. Here are all the students who made participated:

Ameillia Beaudry, Elle McClellan, Riley Peay, Alex Leaberry, Reese Yama, Kaiden Ewell, Evelyn Cervantes, Allie Young, Ethan Crawford, Alexis mellen, Sadie Barben, Samantha Wright, Lyndsee Slade, Lucas Gonzalez, Mia King, Gentry Taylor, Brandt peterson, Maya Sorenson, Mackenzie Wall, and Isaac Fullmer.


Third grade Mall!

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 18:56
Ellie, Colby, and Ashton

The third grade had a Mall a couple of weeks ago.  All year long, students earned tickets for good work and cooperation.  They were able to use their tickets for items at the Mall.  Some kids were selling pixy sticks, painting fingernails, and shooting a nerf gun at Cooper and Gabriel.  Some of the teachers were buying sodas and other stuff.  Mrs. Jasperson’s favorite part was shooting Cooper and Gabriel with Nerf guns.



Ms. Van Nosdol Chosen as Daily Herald’s Utah Valley Educator of the Week.

Submitted by joann.kirk on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 07:27
by: Lyndsee Slade

Carrie Van Nosdol is a sixth grade teacher at Park View Elementary. She was chosen as the Daily Herald’s Utah Valley Educator of the Week. Ms. Van Nosdol is always willing to help staff and faculty members with navigating multiple technological programs, such as online math, reading, and science support. She actively researches the latest teaching strategies and shares those ideas with faculty to help improve student success.

She is the leader of her sixth grade team. She mentors interns, new teachers and student teachers almost yearly. Ms. Van Nosdol is our school's Webmaster. She posts information that keeps parents up-to-date on what is going on at school and provides resource links to help parents increase students’ success at home.

She volunteered her lunch break to assist students in a homework lab for students who do not get the support and help with schoolwork at home.


 Ms. Van Nosdol establishes a positive classroom climate where her students flourish. She sets high expectations for her students, and she gives them the confidence and support needed to meet those expectations. Parents and students love her because she truly cares about her students.

Ms. Van Nosdol received her bachelor's degree at UVU in Elementary Education and her master’s degree in Education through SUU.

Congratulations to Ms. Van Nosdol for this great achievement.  We are honored to have her part of our team here at Park View.




Park View Has Sole

Submitted by carrie.vannosdol on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 10:25

All throughout March, students can contribute gently worn shoes to help support Miss Payson's fundraiser for Africa. The shoes will help bring clean water, food, and educaion to people living in Burkina Faso, West Africa as part of the nonprofit Power to Become organization. To learn more about Power to Become, visit 


February Students of the Month Mastered the Trait of Compassion

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sat, 03/05/2016 - 11:53

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being, not just with my hands, but with my heart.” 
Tahereh Mafi

 Another month has come and gone, and the students at Park View have mastered another character trait, that of Compassion.  Students found ways to show kindness and caring to other students and their teachers.  Thanks to all those who make our school great by being compassionate.

Here are the students of the month who went out of their way to be kind and thoughtful:

Stetson Moore, Autianna Romero, Emeree Sorensen, Kya Meeks, Mytchell Baxter, David Crawford, Forest Hansen, Ellie Card, Bob Brines, Alanis Hall, Taylor Hanks, Garrison Hill, Jaxon Fairbourn, Avoree King, Emma Getz, Jaiden Dansie, Nathan Eldridge, Izzie Linde, Drew Fox, Trevor Rushton, Savannah Barrus, Jack Willard, Brynlee Worth, Braxton Shirley, Kade Edwards, Danielle Sackley, Will McClellan, Maggy Alexander, Sage Colton, Laura Mendoza, Alex Orozco, Mili Adams, Teagan Maybe, Samantha Wall, Austyn Davis, Tytus Dwelley, Ashlyn Morton, Clifton Campbel,l Willow Welch, and Bridger Weber.


Reading Week Activities

Submitted by joann.kirk on Sat, 03/05/2016 - 11:35

During the week of February 29 and March 4, Park View Students celebrated Reading Week with many exciting events.  Each day, students rotated to various classrooms to hear stories of adventure, laughter and lessons.  On Wednesday, an assembly was presented with stories and fun.  Teachers became characters acting out the stories of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Gingerbread Man.  It was fun to see them so animated as they got into their parts.  Students also dressed up as their favorite Dr. Suess character.  All students were made aware of how important books are to bringing joy into their lives.  Read!


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