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January 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Submitted by samantha.jasperson on Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:16
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Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. We celebrate the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., who was an influential American civil rights leader. He fought to end racial segregation and for racial equality in the United States. Today is not supposed to be spent as a “day off”, but rather a “day on” doing service around your community in hopes of making it a better place!

Here are some fun facts about Martin Luther King Jr. 

  • King was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

  • There are over 730 streets in the United States named after Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Martin Luther King had his first experience of segregation at just six years old, when he was told he wasn’t allowed to play with his white friend anymore – his friend’s father wouldn’t allow it!

  • Martin was a great believer in peaceful protest, inspired by the Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi. 

  • In 1963, Martin gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, at a famous rally named ‘March on Washington.’ Over 250,000 people gathered in the country’s capital to hear Martin and other activists speak about the importance of civil rights. It has become one of the most famous speeches in history and focuses on Martin’s dream of a society where black people and white people live together in harmony. (National Geographic Kids)

Thanks to Mrs. Barney's second grade class for the awesome artwork!

Parents of the Playground

Submitted by samantha.jasperson on Tue, 01/14/2020 - 14:53
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Our Park View Parents are organizing a program called, parents of the playground at recess.  This is an opportunity for dads, moms, or grandparents to sign up for a day to come for 50 minutes at lunch recess just to play with the kids.  This is great for your own children, but it also allows students to see positive role models. You can sign up for one day or several days, just give it a try!  Please click HERE if this is something  you would be interested in!

 

Free Dental Hygiene For Those That Qualify

Submitted by samantha.jasperson on Tue, 01/14/2020 - 14:02
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Utah Give Kids a Smile will be holding their annual event on February 29, 2020 at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene in Orem. This event provides free dental exams and procedures for qualifying low income students age 5-12. Attached to this post is the qualification information, and consent form. For students to participate in this free event parents need to complete the Heath history and consent form faxed in by the deadline. The deadline for completed forms to be faxed in is February 7, 2020.  Parents can return the completed forms to Alicia Milberger, our school nurse, and she will fax them to Give Kids a smile. 

After School Clubs

Submitted by samantha.jasperson on Sat, 01/04/2020 - 16:29
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The third round of after school clubs is about to start! Read on for more details about the clubs...

Clubs are for 4th-6th grade students and start on January 14. Sign up as soon as possible to reserve your child a spot.

Robotics Club, Group 1 on Tuesday: Throughout this unit, students will be exposed to robots and the Engineering Design Process. The goal of the kit is to encourage students to explore robotics and coding through play. Students will work to solve a problem by identifying the problem, asking questions, and imagining how they can help solve the problem.

Drama Club on Wednesday: This club will be focusing on theatrical skills such as voice projecting, memorizing lines, improvisation etc. They will then apply these skills into a play and perform in the spring.

Board Game Club ​on Wednesday: This club focuses on having an enjoyable, entertaining time without having an electronic device in your hands. Students will enjoy some friendly competition while learning to play some of the old favorite board games. The atmosphere is relaxed and stress free.

Art Club on Thursday: Art Club is a fun after school group for 4 - 6th graders that engages in creative projects such as painting, drawing, clay and many other types of materials.

Robotics Club,​ Group 2 on Thursday: Throughout this unit, students will be exposed to robots and the Engineering Design Process. The goal of the kit is to encourage students to explore robotics and coding through play. Students will work to solve a problem by identifying the problem, asking questions, and imagining how they can help solve the problem.

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