March 2017

Mrs. Walker Our Example of BRAVE

Attributions: 
Mrs. Stirland

Mrs. Walker served the faculty and students of Park View Elementary for 25 years.  During those years she had many responsibilities.  She started as a kindergarten overload technician, she was a reading intervention technician and most notably, she was the school's computer planning time technician.  Payson Junior High School always loved recieving students from Park View because of the wonderful keyboarding skills they learned from Mrs. Walker.  Mrs. Walker went to great lengths to learn the names of each student in the school.  Her naturally kind interpersonal skills with students and faculty made her one of the most beloved people in the school.  Her influence will be remembered and cherished always.

"Bee Brave" was the theme for our school this year.  Each faculty member shared something that they did in their lives that was BRAVE.  Mrs. Walker recognized her bravery in facing chemotherapy.  She battled cancer the past three years.  The love she had for the children ran deep. Even in her pain she showed up to school with a smile on her face each day; she said the school was her happy place.  Mrs. Walker was recognized by the faculty and staff as the Classified Employee of the year.  She was an extraordinary example of BRAVERY! 

 

More information regarding Mrs. Walkers services can be found on the following link.   

http://www.walkerspanishfork.com/obit/shae-oberg-walker/

Chick-Fil-A Night

Attributions: 

Do you dread making dinner on a Thursday night? Do you need a break from the kitchen? No problem, head to Chick-Fil-A in Spanish Fork from 3:00- 9:00! Mention Park View when buying your meal and a 20% donation is made to our school. Have fun and enjoy!

N.O.V.A

Attributions: 
Samantha Wright

N.O.V.A stand for: Nurturing, opportunities, values, and accountability. It’s a program that teaches life skills to sixth graders. Lt. Wright has kindly came in every Friday to teach us about drugs, S.T.S which stand so study the situation, and more. N.O.V.A helps us because we can use these life skills in the real world to help us prepare for everything that life throws out at us. One of the examples he taught us in was in the boiled frog analogy. If a frog got put into a pot of hot water and started to boil the frog would try and get out, but it can’t, it’s too late. This relates to to drugs, if we start using them we won’t be able to get out. At the graduation they brought in dogs that help police officers. There was a dog who would bite bad guys and hold him there until the police arrived. N.O.V.A was amazing and will help us in the long run.

Penny War

Our Penny War has begun! This year we are working toward updating sound systems in classrooms that need them. Why do classrooms need sound systems? Until children are about 13 years old, the brain structures needed to help them effectively listen in less-than-ideal conditions aren't fully developed — with some aspects not maturing until the end of high school. 

But there's more. Unlike adults, young students have immature language skills and lack the vocabulary needed to expertly fill in the blanks when they miss a new word or word ending. Children are surprisingly poor at using context to reconstruct what their ears have missed — a task that adults perform easily and unconsciously. Having a working sound system benefits children in the classroom. 

Please help support our fundraising efforts by sending in your pennies, nickels, dimes...we take them all! 

Really Rad Reptiles

The third grade classes were quite surprised this last week when a special guest came in and introduced them to his slithering, scaly, and very old friends. Clint, from Clint’s Reptiles taught the third graders all about living and non-living animals. Fortunately for the third graders they were all living! They had the chance to learn about what makes a reptile a snake and what makes a reptile a lizard. Believe it or not, some snakes do have legs! They were able to interact and touch some of the reptiles, which was really fun. Most of the third graders left school that day certain that they could convince their parents to buy them a pet snake. Oops!

Spelling Bee

Students from fourth, fifth and sixth grade went head to head in Park Views very own spelling bee. The competition was intense to watch, all of the participants were outstanding spellers! Ultimately, there could only be one victor and that crown was given to the one and only Kaleb Smith! Congratulations to all of the contestants that participated. 

 Our three finalist were:

1st: Kaleb Smith

2nd: Sadie Barben

3rd: Elle McClellan

Reading Week

Park View students and faculty had a fantastic reading week! The week started off with students switching classes, having the chance to hear stories read by different teachers and faculty. The stories that were read all shared the same theme of “Beeing Brave!” Some of the books included were: The Empty Pot, Henry’s Freedom Box, Max the Brave, Catalina Madeline Hoopensteiner Wallen, George in the Dark, and The Dark. Ask your child what their favorite was! 

The week continued with several fun activities; classes had the opportunity to win books and stuffed reading buddies, students could win five dollar gift cards to the book fair and on Wednesday everyone dressed up as their favorite book character. The highlight of the week was at the reading assembly, teachers were randomly put into groups and were instructed to create a skit that followed along with popular fairy tails. Boy, was that a treat! Overall, everyone at Park View Elementary gained a greater appreciation for reading and the adventures that await within the pages of a good book.