The Park View Student Council had the opportunity to attend a conference on leadership at BYU November 3. At the conference council members heard from outstanding motivational speakers, including John Bytheway. Students rotated through a series of sessions where they participated in team building activities, and learned about reaching goals, networking, and positive leadership. Students were also privileged to learn about false perceptions, responsibility and freedom, as magician Brad Barton represented these things visually through magic tricks. When the students were asked what stood out to them about the conference, many of them mentioned how impressed they were about how far a small act of kindness can actually go and what it might mean to someone in need. They felt motivated to use their leadership for good and have been implementing these lessons at their school.
Park View 'Students of the Month Assembly' was held on November 4. Fourth grade students, directed by Mr. Gowans, Mrs. Ewell and Mrs. Blackham reminded the students to be honest. They presented a video showing examples of being dishonest and then doing the right thing by being honest. They reminded us that be best policy is honesty. They sang a song entitled, “Honesty.”
Afterwards, the students of the month were presented. Each of these students have gone above and beyond expectations of attitude, behavior, and academics. We congratulate these students on their outstanding achievements:
Kindergarten: Caleb Young, Fausto Sandoval, McKinley Judd, Cley Hancock, Aileen Terry, Jesus Rosas, Will McClellan, Makaylie Jones, Reese Young, Syanna Demille, Halle Elmer and Addison Alexander.
1st grade: Crystal Allen, Ali Spencer, Samantha Wright, Colby Rigby, Mackenzie, Riley Cook, Jaziel Maldonado, Oakey Brotherson, Kaleb Emmons, Kadin Mabey, and Reuben Hawkes.
2nd Grade: Alec Eaves, Ashlyn Morton, J T LeSueur, Nicora Conder, Cristian Rodriguez, Camie Hamblin, Ariana Newton, Waylon Broadhead, Dillon Schmidt, Avery Boyack,
3rd Grade: Livi Adams, Katie Cunningham, Carter Ward, Kaden Quinn, Kamry Flippen, Halle Bulkley, Rexdon Nelson, Jacob Sorenson, Fernada Guevara, Violet Andrew, Quaid Olsen, Nathan Baird.
4th Grade: Dylan Mecham, Mark Tolman, Zoe Mellen, Giorgio De le Torre, Donovan Mahaffey, Abby Orozco, Kyler Haveron, Skyler Burraston, Brooklyn Giles, Derek Burton, Cozette Caron, and Shayden Hardy.
5th Grade: Amanda Hughes, Brennan Jensen, Griffin Spencer, Ashley Hamblin, Pete Syme, Brighton Gustafson, and Zach Adams.
6th Grade: Allie Hayward, Myranda Goodworth, Brady Olson, Joslyn Taylor, Hagen Wright, Jake Webb, Macy McClellan, Rhett Meek, and Kaisley Theobald.
The students of Park View Elementary are no different than any other student in the country, They love Halloween! They showed their excitement in dressing up and participating in the annual Halloween Parade held on October 31. Please enjoy the pictures of our ghouls, goblins, monsters, angels and just plain unique personalities of the students of Park View. You've gotta love 'em.
Park View Elementary students were honored at an assembly this past week for outstanding character, academic performance, and attitude. The third grade students presented a skit reminding the school about the importance of using good manners. The audience was able to participate when the third-graders held up signs saying “boo!” or “cheer” during their skit. The students of the month are listed below:
Kindergarten: Braxton Bills, Mataya Bowen, Elle McClellan, Trevor Wilkinson, Riley Peay, McKay Swenson, Hayden Bingham, Irie McClellan, Lauren Wilson, Haley Manning
First Grade: Lia Wengert, Antoine Mitchell, Kamryn Meek, Braxton Daley, Addison Badertscher, Stefani Larin, Ashton Andrew, Jaxon Bulkley, Trevyn Huff
----Second Grade: Skyler Ainscough, Makylee Peterson, Gentry Taylor, Zachary Oryall, Autumn Begay, Faith Vigil, Kohen Losee, Heidi Faust, Brandt Peterson, Mac McClellan
Third Grade: Tessa Peterson, Allana Lemperle, Aubrey Wengert, Trevor Campbell, Lance Hughes, Tristan Nez, Ashlyn Bullock, Garett Williams, Breanna Wright, Jennica Davis, Addison Badertscher
Fourth Grade: Athena Nackos, Lindsey Welton, Boston Wilson, Sydney Jensen, Braxton Hall, Brandon Presson, Joseph Brandley, Hannah Garrett, Emely Alas, Kya Heimuli, Nicolas Cooper
Fifth Grade: Alyssa Baker, Wyatt Smith, Dempsey Hardy, Kearsten Demeree, Kari Evans, Emma Hinton, Dallin Wilkinson, Macee Stewart, Sailor Riley, Joe Flores, Taylor Willden
Sixth Grade: Abby Tervort, Don Page, Megan Hall, Jose Valle, Megan Dixon, Micah Toelupe, Aubrey Schmidt, Kaycee Lemperle, Jacob Ford, Abbie Jensen
Last week Park View Elementary celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Each class decorated their door with clever ways to stay away from drugs.The students and teachers loved dressing up for the different themes each day that reminded them not to do drugs. On Monday they wore hats and said, "Put a cap on drugs." Tuesday was pajama day as students and teachers remembered to "Give drugs the snooze." On Wednesday, cowboys and cowgirls roamed the halls and said, "We-stren away from drugs." The next day students wore silly socks and slippers to "Give drugs the slip," and Friday was school spirit day--Park View Bees have learned to "Bee proud to say no."
On Thursday October 7th, students at Park View Elementary helped set a world record in reading. Students participated in Jumpstart's Read for the Record by being just a few of over 2 million students to read Llama Llama, Red Pajama at school that day. The students were lucky enough to have one of the school board members, Christine Riley, come and read the story to them. The kids dressed in red to celebrate (some even wore red pajamas), and they loved reading with Mrs. Riley.
Park View’s principal Mrs. Reynolds commented, “It was a wonderful treat to have Mrs. Riley as a guest reader at our school. She obviously loves children and reading. I know the first grade children loved her infectious positivity, and who wouldn't enjoy a good Llama Llama book.”
It was a memorable day. The students and teachers at Park View were grateful to Mrs. Riley for helping inspire children to read.
The students at Park View were encouraged to get their daily exercise by walking or riding their bikes or scooters to school on Oct 4, 2011. It is an ever increasing temptation to play video games or watch TV before and after school and become sedentary. Some youngsters don’t get enough exercise to remain healthy. With these thoughts in mind, Park View Elementary organized a Walk to School Day. If the students chose to walk to school, they could earn extra recess. “Even if it is raining, I will walk to school. I want extra recess,” commented Treven Huff. Sheila Moreno added, “I can get more exercise and more recess.” Heath Turner walks his children to school every Wednesday if it’s good weather. He likes the idea of parents walking with their children. Abby Sorensen and Ruby Baird were on Patrol Duty. They watch the crosswalk and make sure students are safe every morning. They said it was busier than usual because so many students decided to walk.
PTA parents were there to hand out stickers to all who exercised, and supervised students during their extra recess time. Beverly Serynek said, “It’s a great idea. I think they should do it every day.” Dempsey Hardy summed up the experience this way, “It took the breath out of me.”
Thanks to everyone for making this a special day for the children.
On Saturday, September 24, Park View friends gathered for their annual Storytelling Festival. This year’s theme was “Rock and Read.” Students were treated to exciting activities such as face painting, hayrides, karaoke, photo booth, the bounce house and of course, the famous Flusher. Each class was responsible for creating a basket representing their favorite book. Students gathered items to donate to their basket, which was then auctioned off to the highest bidder.
PTA president, Vanessa Schmidt said, “It was a very successful event, raising money which in turn goes to the school.” Shannon Flippin commented, “It was fabulous!”
Park View would like to thank the PTA for the many hours spent on behalf of our school and thank parents for supporting this activity. All proceeds are used by the school to improve instruction for our children.
“Do you have homework tonight?” is a question parents often ask their children. “Will you help me?” often follows.
Park View Teachers wanted to assist parents in supporting their children and give them tools to create a positive experience as they do assigned homework. Homework Night was held on September 8, 2011 to accomplish this goal.
Mrs. Reynolds, the principal of Park View, stated, "I chose to do a Homework Night to bridge a gap between parents, teachers, and students. Often parents are frustrated because they do not know how to help their children master math strategies taught currently in classrooms. Instruction has evolved so much since parents learned such concepts as multi-digit addition or long division. Also, parents want to help their children read better, with more fluency, accuracy and expression, but they are not sure how to accomplish this. My hope is that Homework Night gave them ideas that will enable parents to help their children make doing homework a positive experience for all involved."
Parents were very excited about Homework Night. One parent commented, “It was very helpful to receive practical tips on simple things I can do with my students.” Another remarked, “I liked being able to ask the teacher questions about homework. It was helpful to learn exactly what the teacher expects from homework. This was a helpful evening.” Many parents expressed a desire to have more of these evenings throughout the year.
Teachers and parents, working as a team, can enhance the educational experiences and opportunities for our youth.
Nothing is more electrifying than the first day of school. This held true for the kindergarten students at Park View Elementary as Mrs. Reynolds helped make these bright-eyed scholars’ first day a special one by literally rolling out the red carpet and greeting them one by one as they crossed over the threshold of learning.
Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Toelupe and Mrs. Thomas, provided a wonderful day of enriching activities that helped them forget about missing mom and dad at home.
A big "Park View Bee Welcome" goes out to all the students at Park View who are returning or who are new at the school, and wishes to all the students at Park View to have a delightful and inspiring year. Welcome Back!