This last week the fourth and fifth grade spelling bee finalist went head to head in the big spelling bee competition. This spelling bee was intense! Each student that participated tried their absolute best and we can call them all winners because of that. However, there was only one student who could claim the title of Park View's ultimate speller... Jacob Guerrero took the win for the second year in a row! Way to go Jake! We want to congratulate all the those that participated.
Earlier this month the fifth grade students had the chance to become famous... At least famous for a day. Students in Mrs. Lyman and Mr. Broadbent's class prepared tirelessly for their big debut. They were charged with the task of researching a famous person in history, preparing a speech and gathering their costumes. These kids transformed into movie stars, comedians, dare devils, scientist, and musicians. They showed off for students in the school and then again later that night in front of their parents. They did an incredible job! Now, we can all say we've met someone famous.
We just wrapped up our annual Park View Arts Festival! This is a fun program run 100% through our Park View Parent Group (PVP). We had a big assembly to celebrate everyone who entered the festival and awards were given to those that won first, second, third place and best in show. All of the art had to fit under this year's theme of "I can be successful!" Look or the winners (best in show) hanging in the hallway by the lunchroom.
Congratulations to everyone who entered!
Natalie Mellen, also known as Mrs. Mellen has been awarded Park View Elementary's teacher of the year! Natalie has been a teacher for fourteen years. She spent eight years teaching third grade but has called first grade her home for the last six years. One thing (among many) that we love about Natalie is that she loves her students. She looks for the best in all her students and strives for their success. She puts in countless hours lesson planning and making her classroom an engaging space. We asked a couple teachers around the school to write Mrs.
As many of you know Doug Smith Subaru gave a very generous donation to Park View this year. We have been so fortunate to be the receiver of the many materials and supplies. They have helped teachers in their everyday instruction and have brought students joy out on the playground. We were very excited to help Doug Smith with their Doing Good Initiative commercial. Watch it here and maybe you'll spot your child or a teacher that you know and love! Thank you Doug Smith!
The third graders in Mrs. Jasperson's literacy class had quite the surprise when a volunteer for Utah County Search and Rescue popped in to teach them a little bit about outdoor survival techniques. Mrs. Jasperson's literacy class has been reading the classic novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. It's about a young boy who ends up in the Canadian wilderness due to some unfortunate circumstances. He is forced to learn how to survive. The students have been so interested in the boys survival that they wanted to hear real life stories of people who have also overcome wilderness hardships.