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FEBRUARY

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 Friday, February 24 ... Talent Show @ 8:45 for K-3rd grades / 9:45 for 4th - 6th grades

Friday, February 24 ... Identification Testing for the C.A.S. Program from 2:00 - 4:00 (more info below)

MARCH

Thursday, March 2 ... PAWS meeting @ 2:15 in main gym

Friday, March 3 ... Wasatch Ski Club Day

Friday, March 10 ... Kindergarten Program @ 10:00am & 6:30pm

Friday, March 10 ... Community Council Meeting @ 11:45

Monday, March 13 ... Arbor Day posters are due

Thursday, March 16 ... Wasatch Storytelling Festival at 6:30

Friday, March 17 ... Spring Kindergarten Registration from 2:00-4:00 in the library (complete info on side link - Kindergarten Reg)

Friday, March 17 ... Flu & Vaccine Clinic from 2:00-4:00

Friday, March 17 ... PAWS Family Movie Night

Week of Monday 20 ... TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK

Tuesday, March 21 ... 5th Grade Wax Museum

Tuesday, March 21 - Friday 24 ... Spring Book Fair

 
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 To see a yearly WASATCH SCHOOL CALENDAR ... click HERE

To see a yearly PAWS SCHOOL CALENDAR  ... click HERE

Julia Wainwright

Provo Way Award recipient

Julia is a 5th grade student at Wasatch Elementary School. She works so hard as a student and is very smart. Julia is such a great friend to all at school and always conscious of anything “wrong” on the playground or with children. For example, she found a cigarette butt on the playground and then organized a few girls to each take a trash bag and pick up garbage that was littered around our school’s playground.

She also enticed her mom and family to help buy gifts for the family in need that our class was helping and even met with her teacher after school was out for the Christmas holiday to give her the toys to deliver to the family.

Help Earn Money for Wasatch ... time is running out!

Macey's grocery store gives money to Wasatch for every purchase you make, however, your Macey's Perks card must be linked to WasatchWasatch has earned $270 so far but in order to receive any money, we have to earn $500 by the end of March.  We don't want to miss out on this opportunity for money for technology so please link your Macey's card to Wasatch.  Step-by-step instructions for how to do this can be found at maceys.com/posts/support-your-childs-school

Click HERE for more information 


Mark your calendar's for  Friday, March 17th PAWS is holding our spring fundraiser. This year we are having a Family Movie Night! So plan on bringing the whole family for a fun night. 100% of the proceeds go to Wasatch!

Wasatch Storytelling Festival

Workshops

Come One! Come All! To the Wasatch Storytelling Workshop Series!

Come and learn to tell a tall tale, fairy tale or a story like a pro. Workshops will be held after school on Fridays from 1:30-2:00 pm in the Wasatch Library. Students need to attend all of the workshops and the festival or make prior arrangements with Mrs. Peck.

Workshop Sessions: March 3, March 10, 2017

Annual Wasatch Storytelling Festival: Thursday, March 16 @ 6:30 pm

Download a permission slip HERE

2017 ARBOR DAY POSTER CONTEST

Theme: Trees are Terrific Storytellers of the Past

Entries are due on Monday, March 13th

Students were given information from their teachers - please read contest rules before they begin. Informational sheets are available in the office.

More info can be found on the Arbor Day Website.

Utah Valley Educator of the Week

Michelle Hatch

Congratulations to Mrs. Hatch who is our amazing 5th grade teacher for being the Utah Valley Educator of the Week!  Click HERE to read why Mrs. Hatch is the Utah Valley Educator of the Week!

 

 

Utah Valley Student of the Week

Blake Bauer

Congratulations to Blake Bauer who is a 2nd grader in Mrs. Snow/Ricks class at Wasatch Elementary for being the Utah Valley Student of the Week!  Click HERE to read why Blake is the Utah Valley Student of the Week!

 

 

 

 

   Parents ...

Every year, Provo City School District sends out a stakeholder survey to all parents, students and employees asking for input about their experiences across the district.

To help improve our schools, please take a minute to quickly fill out the survey by clicking on the link below.  The survey is voluntary and anonymous.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Stakeholder Survey (English)
Stakeholder Survey (Spanish)

 

BYU’s Annual Rex Lee Run

Saturday, March 11

The youth Superhero Fun Run is a 1K distance race designed for youth. Registration costs $10 and participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero and run in our fight against cancer! Registration for the event also includes a T-shirt and enters an individual into an incredible prize raffle.  Visit rexleerun.byu.edu for complete information.  The Rex Lee Run has raised over $450,000 for BYU’s Simmons Center for Cancer Research.

Flu and Vaccination Clinic

will be at Wasatch Elementary on March 17 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Click HERE for full information and a list of other locations that are available to the public. 

Identification Testing for the C.A.S. Program

Dear parents of 3rd grade students,

We will begin district CogAT® (Cognitive Abilities Test™) testing in February to help identify accelerated third grade students for enrollment in the district's full-time, 4-6 grade gifted/accelerated program, CAS, The Center for Accelerated Studies.  To apply for CAS, parent applications must include a CogAT score. This letter gives you information about the test and when and where to take your child for testing.

The CogAT assessment is a nationally normed assessment of cognitive ability.  It is not an achievement test based on curricula that has been taught, but is an aptitude test that measures a student’s general and specific cognitive abilities.  It measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in 3 areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal, which are closely tied to academic success. Students typically take approximately 2 hours to complete the assessment.

Provo City School District’s Center for Accelerated Studies (CAS) offers full-time, gifted/accelerated programs for 4, 5 and 6th graders at two district sites: Provo Peaks Elementary (for students in Timpview boundaries) and Sunset View Elementary (for students in Provo High boundaries). Thirty students are accepted at each site for the fourth grade program.

The CAS application window is from March 15, 2017 to April 10, 2017.  CAS applications include CogAT scores, prior testing, a parent survey, and a teacher survey. The parent portion of the application will be completed online.  On March 15, the application will be available at provo.edu. The first round of acceptance letters will be sent on May 1, 2017. Additional reviews will take place later in May and in the summer, as needed.

The district is offering CogAT testing opportunities for third graders. There is no charge for students currently enrolled at a Provo City School District school. To sign your child up to take the CogAT, please register with the following links.

If you have any questions, please contact Renae Deighton (renaed@provo.edu

LEAF Cultural Exchange

Taiwan Trip 2017

May 29 - June 29

This program is open to ALL students and parents at Wasatch (not just Chinese Immersion students).  Last year 15 people went on this cultural exchange trip and had a wonderful time - some of these students are planning on returning for a second trip. If you are unable to join the exchange trip this year, come and learn what is required for 2018.

Click HERE to learn more about the program or email amandasuconklin@yahoo.com for more info. 

Dual Language Immersion Enrollment

Click HERE for more info

 

Help your kids learn to be safe online

Visit the following links with your children to learn more about being safe

on the internet and with social media.

To ensure safety online, it is recommended you put either K9 or Norton Online Family on your computers, and also use OpenDNS on your router. These three internet protection sites are excellent and they are all FREE If you need more information about how each of these tools work and which one would be best for your family, please go through the slides for the Internet Safety presentation. They cover each of these tools in great detail and explain what each tool can do and how it can be used.   This combination seems to work best in keeping the family safe. However, no internet filter is a substitute for taking time to talk to your children regularly and for teaching them how to protect themselves on the internet.

Wasatch is now on Social Media!

Follow us on FACEBOOK!

Check us out on Instagram by searching for "wasatchschool"

Follow us on Twitter @wasatchschool

WASATCH wins 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award!!

Each year, National Blue Ribbon Schools shine under a national spotlight for all the right reasons. The award acknowledges and validates the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in striving for—and attaining—exemplary achievement. For many, attaining the National Blue Ribbon School award is the realization of a long-held dream.

National Blue Ribbon Schools serve as models for other schools throughout the nation, and school personnel are often sought out as mentors.

International Pen Pal Program

Su Ma Ma Chinese Club

Rene with Chinese letter

Click HERE to see pictures of 3 - 6 graders with their pen pal letters.

Mrs. Cunningham received a letter today from her pen pal sister school in Taiwan at the Xinshi Elementary School. This is the fourth year Wasatch has participated in the Su Ma Ma Chinese Club Pen Pal Program. This year we have grades 3 - 6 participating which includes the Chinese Immersion and regular English classes. Three to four letters will be exchanged this semester along with sharing videos of their pen pal friends. If your child is interested in joining, then click on Su Ma Ma Chinese Club Facebook page to find out more information.

Prohibition of Bullying, Harassment, Hazing and Retaliation Policy 

Click HERE for the policy.

Air Quality Flag Program

Wasatch supports the Air Quality Flag Program.  Each day a colored flag will hang beside the American Flag in front of our school.  Click HERE for more information about this program.

 November AQFP Newsletter

Electronic Device Policy - 2016

Wasatch Elementary, along with the Provo City School District Board of Education recognizes that electronic and interfering devices are both distracting and disruptive  to the learning environment, and have the potential to be used to intimidate and/or threaten others.  Therefore, such devices are not to be seen or heard in class unless the teacher's activity specifically requires their use.

If a cell phone or electronic device is brought to school, it is to be turned on vibrate or off and remain in the student's backpack during the school day (including lunch and recess).  If this policy is violated, school administration will take appropriate disciplinary action.

Interfering devices - This is any device that interferes with the educational process.  This could include, but is not limited to, cameras, cell phones, camera telephones, gameboys, tablets, ipods, lasers, laser pens or pointers, or other electronic equipment or disruptive objects.

Updated: 2/18/16