1080 North 900 East • Provo, Utah 84604 • Phone (801) 374-4910 • Fax (801) 374-4912

 

 

 

 


                   Coming up ...                  

Thursday, May 26 ... LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Saturday, June 4 ... Sign up for Provo City Library Summer Reading Program

June 6 - July 28 ... Wasatch Library open to check out books from 9-12

Monday, July 11 ... Summer School begins

Monday, July 25 ... 1st Grade Chinese Summer Camp

Wednesday, August 17 ... School Begins              

Dance Festival Pictures

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

So much has happened these last few weeks of school!   Visit our FACEBOOK page to see photos of all the activities.

Wasatch is now on Social Media!

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To see updates, pictures, events and announcements, check us out on Facebook!

HATS OFF FOR WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT 

Thank you for all your support

 
William Wainwright is an amazing, incredible and brave 2nd grade boy from Wasatch.
William recently received a bone marrow transplant to fight his cancer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provo City Library Summer Reading Program 

Click HERE for more information.   

 Congratulations to Mrs. Ord who won the Provo School District Outstanding Educator Award - Deniece Ord has been teaching at Wasatch Elementary school for 25 years, including the last 24 years in first grade, and she was recognized in an Evening of Excellence on Friday, May 6.

Deniece has always shown her students how much she cares for them. She has spent many years nurturing students by building up their confidence. She has a way of telling a student that they can accomplish anything that they put their mind to. She uses positive songs and poems as part of her teaching curriculum to help build students self-esteem. Her students know that at the end of the day she truly loves and cares for them.
Deniece goes the extra mile to help struggling students. She gives up her time before school, after school, during lunch and during specialties to tutor and work with students. She is very positive with the students and constantly celebrating their achievements. She has students from previous years who come to see her each morning. They can’t seem to start their day without getting a hug and positive words from Mrs. Ord.

Congratulations Mr. Scribner for winning the Platinum Paw award! 

Here are a few of the kind things written to Mr. Scribner by students and parents:
  • He always makes sure the students understand their homework.

  • Because he is the BEST! Seriously, in our family Mr. Scribner is a hero. He is so gifted in his ability to connect with the kids, to make them feel safe and confident, to get them excited about learning, to help them learn for the invaluable skill of being able to laugh at yourself and not take yourself or life too seriously.

  • Because he makes all of the subjects we do challenging, but also very entertaining. He also has a good sense of humor and creates fun activities for us.

  • Mr. Scribner is so funny, amazing and great at teaching. He makes our last year at Wasatch the best!

  • He is a caring, funny and energetic teacher. He cares about students like his own family. He makes 6th grade amazing!         

Congratulations Mrs. Lovell for winning the Crystal Apple Award. This award is given out each year to a teacher who is nominated by her peers here at Wasatch! Thank you, Mrs. Lovell, for all you do!

Mrs. Nelson, our incredible 3rd grade teacher, won the Teacher of the Year Award and she was honored at an event on Tuesday, May 10.  If you've ever had Mrs. Nelson as a teacher for your children, you'll have to agree that she is amazing! Congratulations Julie!  

 

  

Friends of Education awards were given to Julie Beutler, Shannon Watson, Jen Schefer, Laura Marre and Melissa Heath.  Thank you for your many hours of service!          

Wasatch Star Readers


All school Super Star Reader winner is Morgan Bulloch who read 34,447 pages
Grace Ding won for the lower grade level by reading 18,314 pages
Tyler Bulloch won for the upper grade level by reading 29,167 pages

  

  Writer's Olympic Winners 2016

Congratulations to the students who won a gold, silver or bronze medal for their fictional stories.  Click HERE to see more photos of all the grades and all the winners.  Way to go!

 

Field Day Winners grades 3 - 6 2016

Congratulations to the students who won ribbons for Field Day.  Click HERE to see photos.

    Thanks Abby!    

              

Abby Letterman won Best of Region in the Arbor Day Poster contest and was able to elp plant a tree at the front of the school.  Abby also received a $500 check which was given as a gift to Wasatch.  Way to go Abby!

Thank you to Macey's Grocery store for donating $800 to Wasatch Elementary through the Macey's School Cents program.  Sign up for this awesome program which donates money to Wasatch every time you shop at Maceys.  Visit HERE to join and get more information.   

        

Wasatch Art Show announces its "Best in Show" for 2016, and the winner is ....
Enoch J. Daniels for his artwork titled "Superman or Supernova?"
Enoch is in Mrs. Jaynes and Mrs Shih's 3rd grade class!  Enoch's artwork will be displayed outside of Mrs. Cunningham's office.
     
The Honorable Mention Gallery winners are:
 
6th grade - Mikaya Bybee, Abigail Kraczek
5th grade - Enoch Smith, Anette Rodriguez-Orellana
4th grade - Jedd Swanepoel, Jeffrey Kendall, Aliza Walker
3rd grade - Norah Craig, Arden Johnson, Miriam Sawyer
2nd grade - Holden Soelberg, Kate Sandberg
1st grade - Ariana Tyau, Anna Ashton, Coulson Rich
Kinder - Ellie Snow, Darren Sawyer, Calvin Craig, Megan Hirsch

SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Get a Jump-Start on the school year.
July 11-28 Monday-Thursday
9:00-12:00
$60
The application can be picked up in the school office.
Registration form is found HERE.
 

 

Do you shop at Smith's stores and use your values card? If you answered "yes" then you can help Wasatch earn money just by doing your regular shopping. Smith's has a Community Rewards program and if you go to https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/topic/community-rewards-3 and create an account, you can enroll in the rewards program. Be sure to link your values card to Wasatch Elementary.

WASATCH wins 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award!!

Click HERE to see a short video of the presentation on our Facebook page.

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.

Click on the video below to learn about being a National Blue Ribbon School.

Mrs. Stocking - 6th grade teacher

Utah Valley Educator of the Week

Congratulations!!!  Wasatch is lucky to have you!

Click on the picture above to see full Daily Herald article.
         Congratulations Maddie!  You are amazing!  Click HERE to see the full article in the Daily Herald.                                                                          

Community Council

The Wasatch Community Council is pleased to announce that the following parents will be serving on the Council for the 2016-2017 school year: Sarah Ashby, Jennie Blum, Nicki Collins, Lisa Hart, Tennery Norton, Kristina Parkinson and Paul Caldarella
 
The Council welcomes participation and feedback from all parents. We thank all of you who give so generously of your time to help make Wasatch great. 
 
Our current Community Council members for 2015-2016 have been Lisa Hart, Sarah Ashby, Janell Tuttle and RonNell Jones, Tennery Norton, Kristina Parkinson and Paul Caldarella.  We especially want to thank you for your time and dedication to Wasatch.

 

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 third 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 Face book page to find out more information.

This story will definitely make you happy ...

"Research had shown that riding a bike is good for brain development and learning."  The Wasatch Staff recently acquired a bicycle donated by Natalie Hepworth to give to a deserving 6th grade student who had grown out of her current bike.  Mr. Thompson and Andrew Wright fixed up the bike and thoroughly cleaned it to a sparkling pink like-new condition.  The bike was given to a delighted student who couldn't wait to ride it home.  Thank you Mrs. Hepworth for your kindness and generosity.  The story gets even better ... Kaylee now has decided to donate her small bike to a younger Wasatch student so he or she can ride to school as well.  PAYING IT FORWARD is such an amazing thing!!!

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.

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

 

 

Spotlight/School News

  SPRING on Wasatch Elementary School

Today's Good Students Make Tomorrow's Good Citizens

The mission of Wasatch Elementary School is to provide a high quality education by:

-Ensuring a safe physical and emotional environment where children feel loved, confident, and successful.

-Equipping children with the basic tools of math, literacy, and reasoning.

-Fostering participation in the arts and sciences.

-And teaching the fundamental values of respect, responsibility and service.

 

PROVO SCHOOL DISTRICT BULLY POLICY - here

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR--------------->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Click on the SCHOOL CALENDAR link to the right.

Then, click on view by MONTH.

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School Hours Grades 1-6

            M-Th 8:40-3:20

            Fri 8:40-1:30 (early release every Friday)

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KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE

AM Kindergarten 8:40-11:20 M-F

PM Kindergarten 12:05-3:20 M-Th

(There is no PM Kindergarten on Fridays)

 

Kindergarten Early Out Day (Shortened Schedule)
AM Kindergarten 8:40-10:40
PM Kindergarten 11:30-1:30

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Lunch Prices for 2013-2014 School Year

Full Price Lunch:

  • 1 Day: $2.00
  • 1 Week: $10.00
  • 1 Month: $40.00
  • The Whole School Year: $360.00

Click on the School Lunch Link to pay online or to apply for free/reduced

meal benefits.

SCHOOL LUNCH SCHEDULE PER GRADE - HERE

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 2015-16

A Homework Help & Enrichment Program/Monday-Thursday 3:20-5:30/Friday 1:30-2:30

Suzanne Wilson Site Director  email heatherwi@provo.edu   801 319 2054

Registration Form - HERE

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CHOIR & BAND

3rd Grade Choir = Tuesday & Thursday 7:40

Concert Choir = Wednesday & Friday 7:30

Band = Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7:30

       Monday - Everyone

       Tuesday - Woodwinds

       Thursday - Brass

COMPUTER USE FORM  ------  DOWNLOAD ------ HERE

Pre-Approved Absence Request Form- here

 

ABSENTEE HOTLINE   801 374 4911

Upcoming Events

For a complete Calendar Click on the SCHOOL CALENDAR link at the top of the page.

 
 
School Information

Rene Cunningham

Principal
ReneC@provo.edu
Principal's Website


Heather Slaymaker

Vice-Principal
HeatherSlay@provo.edu


Tonja Roberts

Secretary
TonjaR@provo.edu


Becky Robinson

Registrar
BeckyR@provo.edu


Heather Gardner

Nurse
HeatheG@provo.edu
Link to Website


Coral Werner

Teacher
CoralW@provo.edu
Link to Website


Valerie Whitaker

Teacher
ValerieW@provo.edu
Link to Website


Julie Porter

Teacher
JuliePo@provo.edu
Link to Website


Deniece Ord

Teacher
DenieceO@provo.edu
Link to Website


Mary Stewart

Teacher
MaryS@provo.edu
Link to Website


Xiaoqian Xu

Teacher
XiaoqianX@provo.edu
Link to Website


Ann Avery

Teacher
AnnL@provo.edu
Link to Website


Sherry Yau

Teacher
WaiY@provo.edu
Link to Website


Heidi Lovell

Teacher
HeidiL@provo.edu
Link to Website


DeAnna Perry

Teacher
DeAnnaP@provo.edu
Link to Website


Ruth Ann Snow

Teacher
RuthAnnS@provo.edu
Link to Website


Danielle Arnold

Teacher
DanielleAr@provo.edu
Link to Website



Jayne Wang

Teacher
JayneWa@provo.edu
Link to Website


Julie Nelson

Teacher
JulieN@provo.edu
Link to Website


Nicole Shih

Teacher
ShutingH@provo.edu
Link to Website


Marni Story

Teacher
MarniS@provo.edu
Link to Website


Glynna Jaynes

Teacher
GlynnaJ@provo.edu
Link to Website


Monica Kohl

Teacher
MonicaK@provo.edu
Link to Website



Christine Whatcott

Teacher
ChrisWh@provo.edu
Link to Website


Sara Parrish

Teacher
YawenF@provo.edu
Link to Website


Laurie Porter

Teacher
LauriePo@provo.edu
Link to Website


Alicia Tripp

Teacher
AliciaT@provo.edu
Link to Website


Amy Brown

Teacher
AmyBro@provo.edu
Link to Website


Dawn Chang

Teacher
LiuiF@provo.edu
Link to Website


Sandy Davis

Teacher
SandraD@provo.edu
Link to Website


Michelle Hatch

Teacher
MichellH@provo.edu
Link to Website



Lars Spjut

Teacher
LarsS@provo.edu
Link to Website


Betsy Isom

Teacher
BetsyM@provo.edu
Link to Website


Melody Yang

Teacher
MelodyY@provo.edu
Link to Website


Jim Scribner

Teacher
JamesSc@provo.edu
Link to Website


Xaviera MA

Teacher
XavieraM@provo.edu
Link to Website


Tawnicia Stocking

Teacher
Tawnicia@provo.edu
Link to Website


Ms. Beck

Teacher
DaniB@provo.edu
Link to Website


Katherine Chipman

Music
KatherineC@provo.edu
Link to Website


Traci Jones

Music
TraciB@provo.edu
Link to Website



Tia Hayward

Technology
TiaH@provo.edu
Link to Website


Hideko Lee

Art
HidekoL@provo.edu


Chelsea Alley

Dance
ChelseaAl@provo.edu
Link to Website


Coty Arns

Lunch Manager
ClotildeA@provo.edu


Links to Class Websites

 

Calendar

Wasatch 2014 SAGE Tests

Percent Proficient

2013-14 SAGE Summative average proficiencies shown below reflect a new baseline for Utah's end of level testing. The new SAGE test is different than the previous Criteria Referenced Tests (CRT), and more challenging, and therefore cannot be compared to CRT results from previous years. SAGE tests are adaptive, with questions based on new Utah Core standards, and contain technology-based questions versus all multiple choice.


Third Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 63% 54% 44%
Math 69% 52% 44%

 

Fourth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 76% 54% 42%
Math 82% 60% 48%
Science 70% 50% 43%

 

Fifth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 69% 53% 42%
Math 72% 59% 44%
Science 77% 51% 46%

 

Sixth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 68% 53% 43%
Math 63% 48% 35%
Science 65% 51% 46%

 

Historic Criterion-Referenced Tests

 

Achievement Data

 

 

The Provo City School District supports equal opportunity for students, staff, parents and guests and complies with state and federal law regulation including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments. The District does not discriminate in programs services, activities or employment on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, or disability.

Inquiries regarding students, programs, services or activity compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Student Services at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4814.

For program, service or activity accommodations under the ADA, please contact Student Services at 801-374-4838 or donnan@provo.edu.

Inquiries regarding employment compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4938.

For applicant or employee accommodations under the ADA, please contact the Benefit Coordinator 801-374-4847 or rebeccavo@provo.edu.