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.
Do you dread making dinner on a Thursday night? Do you need a break from the kitchen? No problem, head to Chick-Fil-A in Spanish Fork from 3:00- 9:00! Mention Park View when buying your meal and a 20% donation is made to our school. Have fun and enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
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
Park View students and faculty had a fantastic reading week! The week started off with students switching classes, having the chance to hear stories read by different teachers and faculty. The stories that were read all shared the same theme of “Beeing Brave!” Some of the books included were: The Empty Pot, Henry’s Freedom Box, Max the Brave, Catalina Madeline Hoopensteiner Wallen, George in the Dark, and The Dark. Ask your child what their favorite was!