The fourth graders went on a field trip to Camp Floyd State Park. There were six stations the students got to participate in, these stations were: candle making, loading older guns (no real black gun powder), adobe brick making, walking through the Inn, pony express training, and going in the school they used. A highlight about the Inn was someone cleaning the trigger of their gun while being loaded and shot through the wall. The field trip was very fun. My favorite parts were candle making and walking through the Inn. History is fun to learn when it's up close and personal! If you are a third grader or younger you should look forward to your fourth grade field trips.
Park View students gathered around the flag pole in the cool Fall air to be treated to a Constitution Day presentation by the officiers of the Patriotic Club from Salem Hills High School. The students from SHHS inspired the Park View Student Body to be proud Americans through music, raising of the flag, saying the pledge, reciting the Preamble and singing the National Anthem. Mrs. Jensen, one of the school's Nebo Plus technicians said, "It gave me chills to see all of the children saying the pledge and singing the National Anthem together. It was such an awesome experience." In order to accomodate everyone, students stood on the sidewalk and in the street. Officier Wright, from the Payson City Police Department, helped to block off the street in front of the school so the event could happen. At Park View, we are proud to BEE Americans.
Park View's All-Pro Dads meetings will resume on September 13th at 8 am and will be held each month on the second Tuesday at 8 am.
For those who aren't familiar, All-Pro Dad's is a national organization whose purpose is to get fathers more involved in their children's school. Moms are welcome too if Dads can't make it! Each month we meet and do some activities together or have guest speakers come educate us on everything from public safety to exotic animals. We'll also have a little snack. Most importantly, we spend some time with our kids.
Our goal this year is to get out of the school a little bit more and do some mini field trips within our community to learn more about what makes a city function and visit some places of business. As always, we welcome your ideas and feedback to make it a great experience for everyone involved.
If you would be interested in attending and are not currently on our email list, please email HERE and we'll get you added. We look forward to seeing you and your kids on the second Tuesday!
We do request RSVP's so we can plan for food. Watch your email for details.
We've had an awesome start to the beginning of the school year! You have wonderful children. Students are embracing our theme to "BEE BRAVE" and our halls are echoing with cries of "You Matter!" Please take a moment to read our monthly newsletter, found HERE. Thank you for your support!
Mark your calendars and join us on September 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The STEM+ Expo is a FREE family friendly event where participants of all ages will get hands-on experience building and making while learning important science, technology, engineering and math skills in a fun setting.
The STEM+ Expo integrates Maker philosophy with 21st Century skills to encourage interest and participation in STEM experiences. Maker philosophy emphasizes learning through doing and sharing, and encourages critical thinking, creativity, and innovation. A “make” also includes traditional arts as well as crafts. An artist, composer, tinkerer, performer and poet can all be Makers.
The STEM+ Expo will take place in The Grande Ballroom at Utah Valley University on September 24th from 10:00a.m.-1:00 p.m.
For more information visit http://www.uvu.edu/education/stemexpo/
The last day to vote for Community Council is tomorrow, August 26. Parent participation on school community councils is important. Our council will prepare, adopt, and implement education plans at our school. Please stop by our office to get a ballot and cast YOUR vote.
The "2016 Tour of Utah" chose to have the finish line for the third stage of the bike race at the Payson City Park. Park View Elementary participated by hosting the "Tour of Utah Media Operations." Media specialists gathered at our school from all over the world to join in the press conference held to interview the racers. Racers represented countries such as; Canada, Italy, France, Switzerland and of course the United States. Families from the Payson community volunteered to help at the venue, and they cheered on the racers as they flew to the finish line.
Our School Community Council has two parent openings available. If you are interested in becoming a member of the council, please fill out this form - you can also pickup a form at the school on registration day. This form needs to be completed and returned to the school's office by August 19th. Elections will run from August 22nd to August 26th. Parents can cast their votes at that time in the office. We appreciate those who have served on the council throughout the past years. Parent input makes a significant difference in the success of our students.