APRIL

Saturday, 29 ... Native American Pow Wow from 1:00 - 4:00 @ Provo High gym click HERE for more info

May

Monday, May 1 ... Friendship Request Form due to the office (see info below for the form)

Tuesday, May 2 ... Wasatch Art Show @ 6:00 - 7:30

Thursday, May 11 ... Field Day for 3-6 grades

Wednesday, May 10 ... Band Concert @ 6:30

Friday, May 12 ... Track and Field Day for 3-6 grades

Friday, May 12 ... All library books are due and all Star Readers, Great Grain and Caldecott forms are due

Tuesday, May 16 ... EARLY OUT DAY @ 1:30

Wednesday, May 17 ... 3rd grade Science Fair

Friday, May 19 ... Field Day for K-2 grades

Thursday, May 25 ... 6th Grade Graduation

Friday, May 26 ... Dance Festival - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL


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

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


Krispy Kreme cards are back!

Each card has 10 vouchers for buy one dozen, get one dozen free!  

Cards cost $20 and you can get them in the office.



Dear Parents, 
 
As we begin the planning process for next year, we'd like to remind you of our class placement procedures.  We do not allow specific teacher requests, as we have found such success over the past several years with teachers and administration working together to determine class placement.  An important part of this process is that we have students complete a Friendship Request Form, in which they identify up to 5 friends they would like to be in the same class with next year.  Students will be completing this form at school during the week of April 24th. Students will then  bring this form home for your input and signature.  The forms must be returned by Monday, May 1st for consideration. Teachers and administration will consider these requests in making class placement decisions, with the ultimate goal that each student has at least 1 of their identified friends in their class next year.  Class lists for 2017-18 will then be posted on the Wasatch main doors on Thursday, June 1st.  At this time there will be an appeal form available in the front office for those who have concerns regarding the placement decision and would like to request changes.  The last day to turn in appeals will be Thursday, June 15th.  Parents will be notified of appeal decisions by Monday, June 26th.  Once the 2017-18 school year has started no class change requests will be accepted until Monday, September 11.  I want to assure you that teachers, staff, and administration put much thought and effort into making class placement decisions for our students.
 
If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. 
 
Wasatch Administration
 
Click HERE for the friend request form.

 



We need your help!!!  Next week BYU will graduate and many of these students will be leaving who are currently serving as crossing guards to make a little extra money.

The police are really struggling with staffing crossing guards and the leaving of BYU students will only increase this problem.

Each school has been asked to make a concerted effort to find two or three parents or community members who might be willing to substitute occasionally when a crossing guard is missing.  If this is something you can help with please contact the school (801-374-4910) and have them add your name to the list.

Thank you in advance for helping us to keep our children safe!!

Platinum Paw Award

Hello Wasatch Families!

It's that time again! Time to vote for your favorite Wasatch Elementary teacher!

Please let us know who you would like to vote for and why! There will be ballots by the Platinum Paw voting box outside the Main Office. Please encourage your student (and yourself) to stop by and vote! If you'd like to vote by email, please send the following info to laniewilkinson@gmail.com 

Name of Teacher: __________________________________   Grade: _____

Also include reasons you are nominating this teacher for Platinum PAWS award.

Wasatch Elementary Summer School

      

Two sessions available

Register for one or both

June 5-23 and July 10-28 

$60 per session

Registration form due to the office by Friday, May 26

Click HERE for the registration form 

 

6th grade students from Ms Liu have a Wasatch Chinese Newsletter!  The creators and editors are Michael Fox, Jensen Conner, Grace Haraguchi, Coy Krommenhoek and Catherine Bao.  Click HERE to check out their newsletters for March and April.

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

Click HERE to sign up for the party and for more information.

Summer Meals Program


Click HERE for more information.

Have you heard about United Way 2-1-1:

2-1-1 is an information and referral line for all community resources. 2-1-1 is a confidential and free service that is available 24/7. We can help people find resources with housing, food, utility payment, rental payment, community clinics, volunteer opportunities, and many more (you can see my attached document to see specific needs). This information can helpful for your school counselors, teachers, parents and students. Click HERE for complete information.

Program description: We provide K-12 students the opportunity to be tutored in any subject (even Chinese)! This is a volunteer opportunity to BYU students so it is totally free of charge, yet provides kids with a quality tutoring experience. There are so many BYU students that are willing to share their knowledge by tutoring children and they are waiting for more students K-12 to take advantage of our program and receive the help they need!

Quote from satisfied parent:  "We have felt so wonderfully blessed to have this program!! Our son has been assisted in Physics and pre-calculus this year in his Senior year of High School. His tutor has been amazing to help him, as have others who have stepped up and helped him on the spur of the moment (even though that isn't the program!). We just moved here to Provo from Oregon where our son was raised, and we moved right before his senior year, so the change was quite drastic for him.  Your tutoring has been a way for him to feel more in charge of his life as he is doing so much better in these courses."

seedsofsuccess@byu.edu

yserve.byu.edu/programs/seeds-success

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.

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!

 

 

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