April 2017

Farm Field Adventures

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The second grade had a great field trip going to Farm Field Days at Harward Farms in Springville. We learned all about agriculture and why farmers and farm animals are so important to us! We learned about why eating from the four food groups helps us become strong and healthy. We even learned about bees! One of our favorite parts of the field trip was the baby animals. We saw baby goats called kids, lambs, piglets, and calves!

3rd Grade Carnival

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Bowling, ring toss, Pie Face, magic tricks, nerf guns, and musical numbers. These were just a few games featured in Park View’s very own magical third grade carnival. The third grade classes worked for months to earn carnival tickets from different techs and teachers around the school. Earning tickets was no easy task, students had to be on their best behavior, follow all the directions, be responsible, and be especially kind to others. If they were caught in one of these acts then they were rewarded with one, two, maybe ever three tickets. The third graders were then challenged to come up with any sort of game to bring to the carnival, they needed a sign to advertise their booth and of course a posted ticket amount. Once the carnival was set and ready to go students were able to use their tickets to play different games, earn prizes and have a really great time! When I asked one student what they thought of the carnival his reply was, “This is the best day of my life!” I think his statement reflects the opinions of many third graders. Good job third grade for being on your best behavior and making the Park View Carnival one of the best days ever.

3rd Grade Spelling Bee

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Right before spring break nine third grade students went head to head in Park View's annual third grade spelling bee. The words were tough but the competition was tougher. 

Our competitors were: Ryland Fratto, Ellie Houser, Kyler Allred, Garrett Shirts, Codan Davenport, Faith Fleming, Zeke Andrew, Chloe Peavler, and Jaxson Fairbourn. 

Chloe Peavler was the last one standing after a very hard competition. Congratulations Chloe! 

Our three finalist were:

3rd: Faith Fleming

2nd: Zeke Andrew

1st: Chloe Peavler

Nice work competitors!

Welcome Mrs. Cunningham

Many of you have seen an unfamiliar face helping out at our school. We would like to introduce you to Mrs. Cunningham! Mrs. Cunningham is an intern principal learning from the one and only Mrs. Stirland. Mrs. Cunningham says, “I am having so much fun here at Park View Elementary. Mrs. Stirland is the best! The students and faculty in this school are so kind, helpful, and they always have a smile for me.”

Mrs. Cunningham taught language arts in junior high and high school classes for Nebo district before going back to school to pursue an administrative degree. Her future goals are to continue her career of helping students learn and grow their minds, think deeply, and communicate effectively. She will continue to learn about administration at Salem Hills High School nearby next year. 

Apart from being an educator and lifelong student, Cunningham also enjoys reading, kayaking, watching football and basketball games, walking in the canyon or on the beach, and spending time with her family.

We feel so lucky to have Mrs. Cunningham at Park View Elementary!