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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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