September 2016

Cooking with Solar Ovens

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Written By: Aimee Wilkinson

On Monday, September 19 all the third grade classes learned about the sun's energy and how they use it for electricity. We got to experiment and make our own solar oven. Here comes the tricky part, we could only use 5 things a pizza box, tin foil,saran wrap, scissors and glue. We split up into partners and got to work. Wednesday, September 21 arrived, we took our solar ovens outside and set them down in the hot sun, we hoped for it to cook some delicious s’mores! We let them cook for about and we checked the temperature every 10 minutes. Finally, they were ready! Those s’mores were delicious!

A special thanks and shout out to Little Ceasars for donating the pizza boxes!

 

4th Grade Egg Dropping Contest

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Maddox Callister
Leah and Adriana are excited for this egg drop!

The egg dropping contest is a fun thing to do in class. You get to build a box and put things in the box to support the egg. The idea is to try to make the egg not break once you drop it off the building or something else.

HOW TO BUILD A BOX.

The first thing you need to do, is make a good base for the egg like a box or a bag,something you can put the egg in .(I put my egg in a box)

But a box isn't the only thing you need, you also need a type of soft or squishy landing in the box, like bubble wrap, cotton balls or toilet paper just something soft that will help it have a soft landing.

You might want something like a parachute or something to slow it down, but it is optional you don’t really need it, it might help a little. Because, it would help, if you could make the box land upright so the egg isn’t moving around so much.

Building a box and being successful might be hard but it’s very fun.

WHAT IS FUN ABOUT IT?

 My favorite thing about the egg dropping contest is building a box, I built my box out of an oatmeal box and then I put bubble wrap around the egg and bubble wrap under and on top of the bubble wrapped egg I put those things in the oatmeal box and I taped a parachute on top of the box once everyone was done we went outside and then someone dropped off all the boxes when they dropped off mine it didn’t break. It was a success, I was really happy.

As you can see the egg dropping contest is really fun and you can have a partner to help I think you should try it.

 

Flu Clinic Coming to Park View

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The Health Department will offer a vaccine clinic at Park View on September 27. The clinic is open to everyone!  This is a great opportunity for families to get immunized for many things, not just flu. Required vaccinations for kindergarten and 7th grade will be offered at this clinic! 

A list of accepted insurances and other dates to attend the clinic can be found HERE.  Please note that uninsured children under 19 may get any vaccine for $16. 

4th Grade Field Trip

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Written By: Zoe Stevenson
Candle Making
Cool Cannons

The fourth graders went on a field trip to Camp Floyd State Park. There were six stations the students got to participate in, these stations were: candle making, loading older guns (no real black gun powder), adobe brick making, walking through the Inn, pony express training, and going in the school they used. A highlight about the Inn was someone cleaning the trigger of their gun while being loaded and shot through the wall. The field trip was very fun. My favorite parts were candle making and walking through the Inn. History is fun to learn when it's up close and personal! If you are a third grader or younger you should look forward to your fourth grade field trips.

Park View Patriotism on Constitution Day

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Park View Elementary - Mrs. Stirland
Constitution Day
Proud to be an American
Flag Ceremony
SHHS Patriotic Club
Singing the National Anthem
Constitution Day

Park View students gathered around the flag pole in the cool Fall air to be treated to a Constitution Day presentation by the officiers of the Patriotic Club from Salem Hills High School.  The students from SHHS  inspired the Park View Student Body to be proud Americans through music, raising of the flag, saying the pledge, reciting the Preamble and singing the National Anthem.  Mrs. Jensen, one of the school's Nebo Plus technicians said,  "It gave me chills to see all of the children saying the pledge and singing the National Anthem together.  It was such an awesome experience."  In order to accomodate everyone, students stood on the sidewalk and in the street.  Officier Wright, from the Payson City Police Department, helped to block off the street in front of the school so the event could happen.  At Park View, we are proud to BEE Americans.

All-Pro-Dads Breakfast

Park View's All-Pro Dads meetings will resume on September 13th at 8 am and will be held each month on the second Tuesday at 8 am.

For those who aren't familiar, All-Pro Dad's is a national organization whose purpose is to get fathers more involved in their children's school. Moms are welcome too if Dads can't make it! Each month we meet and do some activities together or have guest speakers come educate us on everything from public safety to exotic animals. We'll also have a little snack. Most importantly, we spend some time with our kids. 

Our goal this year is to get out of the school a little bit more and do some mini field trips within our community to learn more about what makes a city function and visit some places of business. As always, we welcome your ideas and feedback to make it a great experience for everyone involved.

If you would be interested in attending and are not currently on our email list, please email HERE and we'll get you added. We look forward to seeing you and your kids on the second Tuesday!

We do request RSVP's so we can plan for food. Watch your email for details.

September Newsletter

We've had an awesome start to the beginning of the school year!  You have wonderful children.  Students are embracing our theme to "BEE BRAVE" and our halls are echoing with cries of "You Matter!"  Please take a moment to read our monthly newsletter, found HERE. Thank you for your support!

Stem+ Expo

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Mark your calendars and join us on September 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The STEM+ Expo is a FREE family friendly event where participants of all ages will get hands-on experience building and making while learning important science, technology, engineering and math skills in a fun setting.

The STEM+ Expo integrates Maker philosophy with 21st Century skills to encourage interest and participation in STEM experiences. Maker philosophy emphasizes learning through doing and sharing, and encourages critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. A “make” also includes traditional arts as well as crafts. An artist, composer, tinkerer, performer and poet can all be Makers.

The STEM+ Expo will take place in The Grande Ballroom at Utah Valley University on September 24th from 10:00a.m.-1:00 p.m. 

For more information visit http://www.uvu.edu/education/stemexpo/