Su Ma Ma's Chinese Club 2018 Summer Camp
Host families needed
Su Ma Ma Chinese Club is looking for host families to host for our pen pal school group in Aug from 8/ 13 to 8/28. Host families will receive compensation of $ 350 to host two students. Students will travel to National Parks during 8/ 14-16 during their stay. Most days, the students will meet at Wasatch elementary but they will also visit multiple Utah pen pal schools of Su Ma Ma Chinese Club. We hope this can bring a cultural experience to the students who can't travel to Asia to participate in the cultural exchange. Thank you for making Su Ma Ma Chinese Club a better program.
All host families need a background check that is required by Provo School District student service and a house tour before students arrived.
Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner
Congratulations Maren Card for winning the Arbor Day Poster Contest. Maren recently planted the tree she received and named “Lacey” in front of Wasatch Elementary for all to enjoy.
Class Lists for 2018-19 School Year
Dear Parents and Students,
New School Community
We would like to welcome the following parent members to the 2018-19 School Community Council:
Thanks, All, for your willingness to serve at Wasatch!!
Hunger doesn’t take a Summer Vacation!
2018 Summer Child Nutrition Program
Nutritious Summer Meals for Children and Teens Aged 1-18 Years
More info HERE
¡El hambre no toma vacaciones de verano!
Programa de Nutrición Infantil Verano 2018
Comidas Nutritivas de Verano para Niños y Adolescentes de 1-18 añosMore info HERE
1—The fencing is almost completed.
2—All doors will be locked by 8:45 except for the main door at Wasatch Main and the breezeway doors between Wasatch Main and Wasatch Too.
3—Security personnel have been hired and after background checks are complete at the district, they will begin posts at Wasatch Main by the kindergarten rooms and Wasatch Too Commons.
ALL PARENTS AND VISITORS WILL BE ASKED TO CHECK IN AND WEAR A LANYARD WHILE IN THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS.
"All students are expected to be in class and on time every school day, in every class."
Notification of Attendance Letter: 5 unexcused absences
1st Citation Letter: 8 unexcused absences
2nd Citation Letter: 10 unexcused absences
3 Tardies Letter = 1 absence
The SafeUT app is now available for iPhone and Android devices, connecting students anonymously to a licensed counselor at the university at any hour of any day.
But the resource goes beyond suicide prevention. Students can use the app to call, chat or submit a tip about bullying, threats, violence, gang activity, sexual harassment, drug activity, cheating and other issues. Students can also make their tips school-specific, allowing the institute to inform school counselors and resource officers if there's a problem. Students who don't have access to a smartphone can access the same services through state's crisis hotline, 800-273-8255.
Free National Park Pass for All 4th Graders
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.
A Quick Look at the Calendar Year 2017-2018
Kindergarten Schedule CHANGE
Beginning New School Year 2017-18
|AM Mon-Thurs PM Mon-Thurs||8:40 - 11:45 12:20 - 3:20|
|FRIDAY SHORTENED SCHEDULE|
AM FRIDAY PM FRIDAY
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.
- www.NetsmartzKids.org is recommended for 1 - 3 graders
- www.NSTeens.org is recommended for 4 - 6 graders
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
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.