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fall break


Free National Park Pass for All Fourth Graders

Every Kid in a Park

Does your family need an excuse to take a vacation? The National Park Foundation’s Every Kid in a Park initiative is a perfect excuse to take the family on the ultimate excursion. This initiative allows all fourth graders and their families throughout the nation to trail-blaze any and every national park, for FREE through the 2017-2018 school year!

By visiting Every Kid in a Park government website students can create their own bucket list/diary to record their top preferred locations to visit. Personalizing their list allows students access to print their park pass and explore historic monuments, ancient forests, cultural artifacts, and parks with protected animals.

It is important the park pass is printed through the website because electronic copies are not accepted. Fourth graders, their family members under 16 and up to 3 adults are admitted into parks for free. Park passes expire August, 31, 2018. However, following the start of the new school year all new fourth graders are welcome to create their adventure diary.

With available travel guides and the latest news at your fingertips, planning an adventure is easy. If you’re concerned about where to stay, there’s no need to worry! Finding information on how to reserve a campsite or cabin is also available through the Every Kid in a Park website.

 

 

Provo City School District is hosting a SightBuddies event, sponsored by CharityVision International on October 27th, 2017 at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo. SightBuddies is a FREE event that provides qualifying students with a free eye exam from a state-certified optometrist during school hours. Students will be bused to Utah Valley Eye Center for the exam. If the exam indicates that glasses are needed, students will get to choose a pair of glasses. Most students will be able to take the glasses home the same day, but some prescriptions may require lab work and be delivered to the school two weeks later.

Qualified students are defined as students who meet at least one or a combination of the following
requirements:

1) Did not pass the school-wide vision screening and rescreening by the school nurse

2) Qualify for free or reduced lunch

3) Have no vision insurance OR have vision insurance but have otherwise been denied access
to visual healthcare

4) Students with broken or lost glasses may be eligible. Talk to your school nurse for
approval.

Please complete the permission form HERE (English) HERE (Spanish) and return it to the health clerk or school nurse. All permission forms are due before October 13, 2017 . If we do not receive enough permission forms to have the event, your student will be seen on the next SightBuddies event in the fall.


Please contact your school nurse if you have questions or concerns. 

 A Quick Look at the Calendar Year 2017-2018

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5TH & 6TH GRADE MATURATION 

The maturation instruction program will be held at:

Wasatch Elementary

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1st 2017

5th grade begins at 1pm (Boys Library/Girls Main Gym)

6th grade begins at 2:15pm (Boys Library/Girls Main Gym)

DOWNLOAD PERMISSION FORM  here

DOWNLOAD PERMISSION FOR SPANISH here

Kindergarten Schedule CHANGE

Beginning New School Year 2017-18

KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE

      AM Mon-Thurs       PM Mon-Thurs         8:40 - 11:45        12:20 - 3:20
FRIDAY SHORTENED SCHEDULE

        AM FRIDAY          PM FRIDAY 

       8:40-10:45       11:30-1:30

Krispy Kreme Cards
 
Sold in the School Office
 
Buy One Dozen Get a Dozen Free
 
10 Punch Card = $20
 

 

2017-2019 New Community Council Board Members

We would like to announce our new Community Council Board Members who will be serving on the board for the 2017-2019 school years.  Thank you to Anthony Bates, Paul Caldarella, Heather Belnap Jensen and Pam Smalley for their willingness to serve in appropriating our school Land Trust funds and supporting our efforts in achieving our school-wide learning goals.  Community Council meetings are held monthly throughout the school year and members of the Wasatch community are welcome to attend those meetings.

Help Earn Money for Wasatch 

Macey's and Smith's grocery store gives money to Wasatch for every purchase you make. We don't want to miss out on this opportunity for money for technology so please link your Macey's and Smith's card to Wasatch.  Click HERE for more information.

 

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 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. 

Electronic Device Policy - 2017

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