Su Ma Ma's Chinese Club 2018 Summer Camp

Su Ma Ma Chinese Club Summer Camp
Last week of Su Ma Ma Chinese Summer Camp:
It's not too late to sign up for Su Ma Ma Chinese Club 2018 Summer Camp. We bring 3 Taiwanese guest teachers to provide fun lessons and Chinese Yo Yo lessons for our Chinese Immersion students. Every day, there will be 21 Taiwanese students playing games (in Chinese) with our students in the last session of the program. Don't miss out on this opportunity to interact with Mandarin speakers and experience an authentic Chinese learning environment. 


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.

JULY 30 - AUG 3rd (1 week)
We still have some spots available.
Download Registration Form HERE.
 Summer Hours

Report to Parents Math

Exercise Kids' Minds

Arbor Day Poster Contest Winner

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

 Class Lists for 2018-19 School Year

Dear Parents and Students,
Class lists will be posted at the front of the school on Monday, June 4th. If there are concerns, parent appeals are available in the main office and will be accepted through Thursday, June 14th. Parents who have submitted appeals will be contacted by e-mail by June 28th of final class placements for their students. CLASS LISTS ARE FINAL AFTER THAT DATE. 

We ask that if there are class placement concerns after the school year starts, that you appeal to the administration AFTER September 4th.

As we have mentioned before, much deliberation and consideration goes in to class placement by the teachers. We try to balance many different areas in placing students (ie. academic, social, emotional, friendships, etc.) as we create these lists. We trust teachers in placing each student to support learning and success for each child.

Thank you, and we look forward to a great 2018-19 school year!

Rene Cunningham, Principal
Community Council

New School Community

Council Members

We would like to welcome the following parent members to the 2018-19 School Community Council:
Jennie Blum
Whitney McGowan
Joy McMurray
LJ Sikahema
Britney Wood

New teacher members:
James Christensen
Xaviera Ma

Thanks, All, for your willingness to serve at Wasatch!!

Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation 

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 años

More info HERE

School Security Update


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.


Attendance Counts

A reminder of District Policy:

"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
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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

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.


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

        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