Welcome to Provo Peaks Elementary

 

Field Trip

Third grade took a field trip to the Bean Life Science Museum today! They learned a lot about ancient animals and plants.

¡El tercer grado tomó una excursión al Museo de Ciencias de Vida hoy! Aprendieron mucho sobre animales y plantas antiguas.

 

Creative Learning

Second graders listened to the song, "Page's Train" and represented the short and long sounds with unfix cubes. What a good way to integrate different styles of learning!

Los alumnos de segundo grado escucharon la canción "Page's Train" y representaron los sonidos cortos y largos con cubos unifix. ¡Qué buena manera de integrar diferentes estilos de aprendizaje!

 

Bridge Building

Students built bridges in class today! They used marshmallows and toothpicks, testing out different techniques. After building their boats, they tested the strength of their bridges by placing pennies on a plate.

¡Los estudiantes construyeron puentes en clase hoy! Usaron malvaviscos y palillos de dientes, probando diferentes técnicas. Después de construir sus barcos, probaron la fuerza de sus puentes colocando centavos en un plato.

 

Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson!

Happy birthday, Thomas Jefferson! He was a big fan of books, libraries, and reading. To celebrate, we asked Mrs. Pili and some of her students to take a picture showing us their favorite books. Provo Peaks invites you to pick up a book and read... it's a lot of fun!

¡Feliz cumpleaños, Thomas Jefferson! Era un gran aficionado a los libros, las bibliotecas y la lectura. Para celebrar, le pedimos a la Sra. Pili ya algunos de sus estudiantes que nos fotografiaran sus libros favoritos. Provo Peaks le invita a leer un buen libro... ¡es muy divertido!

 

Kindness Club 

These are pictures from the last couple Kindness Club meetings that were held! We encourage all students to join the Kindness Club, all students are part of the club greatly enjoy it! The club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, before school in the gymnasium. Parent volunteers are always welcome!

¡Estas son fotos de las últimas reuniones del Kindness Club que tuvieron lugar! Animamos a todos los estudiantes a unirse al Club de la Bondad, todos los estudiantes que son parte del club lo disfrutan mucho! El club se reúne cada segundo y cuarto miércoles del mes, antes de la escuela en el gimnasio. ¡Los padres voluntarios son siempre bienvenidos!

 
 

Welcome Back!

 
Students are back from a well-deserved Spring Break! Everyone returned to school ready to work hard! We had fun talking about our adventures last week. Here are a few activities our students participated in! We are so glad to be back!
 
Los estudiantes están de regreso de una bien merecida vacaciones de primavera! Todo el mundo regresó a la escuela listo para trabajar duro! Nos divertimos hablando de nuestras aventuras la semana pasada. Estas son algunas actividades en las que nuestros estudiantes participaron. Estamos muy contentos de estar de vuelta!

 

Attendance Trophy

Principal Guzman awarded Mrs. Zwahlen's class with the attendance trophy! They won the trophy, because all students had perfect attendance (no abscences and no tardies)! The trophy will remain in their classroom until a different class achieves perfect attendance. We are so proud of all their hard work. Keep it up!

El director Guzmán concedió la clase de la Sra. Zwahlen con el trofeo de asistencia! Ellos ganaron el trofeo, porque todos los estudiantes tenían asistencia perfecta (sin ausencias y sin tardanzas)! El trofeo permanecerá en su salón de clases hasta que una clase diferente consiga la asistencia perfecta. Estamos muy orgullosos de todo su trabajo!

 

Battle of the Books

It is almost time for Battle of the Books! Please come support our students as they compete for an opportunity to participate in the district battle. 

¡Es casi la hora de la batalla de los libros! Por favor vengan a apoyar a nuestros estudiantes mientras compiten por una oportunidad de participar en la batalla del distrito.

 

4th Grade Field Trip

 Provo Peaks 4th grade CAS visited BYU college of technology! They learned about how computers and servers work. They were also taught about different careers in computer technology. Students got to test a new game based on Brandon Sanderson's book, Rithmatist.

Nuestra clase de 4 º grado visitó la universidad de la tecnología en BYU! Aprendieron sobre cómo funcionan las computadoras y los servidores. También se les enseñó sobre diferentes carreras en tecnología informática. Los estudiantes tuvieron que probar un nuevo juego basado en el libro de Brandon Sanderson, Rithmatist.
 
                                                                                                                                       

Buddy Reading

Students at Provo Peaks like to help each other succeed. Our fourth graders were teaching the kindergartners how to read. Buddy reading is one of our favorite activities at Provo Peaks!

Los estudiantes de Provo Peaks les gusta ayudarse mutuamente. Los estudiantes de cuarto grado enseñando a los niños de kinder cómo leer. "Buddy reading"es una de nuestras actividades favoritas en Provo Peaks!

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Chalk Art

Art class was creating chalk art outside! Students really enjoyed putting their artwork on the sidewalk. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Special Education

Special Ed is trying to raise money for the Special Olympics and a field trip! Getting students out of the classroom and allowing them to have different experiences helps them build social and functional skills. We would really like for all of our students to be able to participate in these fun events. Please help in any way that you can, it is much appreciated. Thank you!

Educacción especial está tratando de recaudar dinero para las Olimpiadas Especiales y una excursión! Sacar a los estudiantes de los salónes de clase les permite tener diferentes experiencias, y les ayuda a desarrollar habilidades sociales y funcionales. Nos gustaría que todos nuestros estudiantes pudieran participar en estos eventos divertidos. Por favor ayuda de cualquier manera que puedas, es muy apreciada. ¡Gracias!

https://www.gofundme.com/specialolympicsandotherspringfun

 

                                                                                                                     

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

 

 These are some pictures from the birthday party held for Dr. Seuss! Many students and their parents came to participate. Our librarian even dressed up as The Cat in the Hat! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Estas son algunas fotos de la fiesta de cumpleaños celebrada para el Dr. Seuss! Muchos estudiantes y sus padres vinieron a participar. ¡Nuestro bibliotecario incluso se disfrazó como el gato en el sombrero! ¡Gracias a todos aquellos que participaron!

 

                                                                                                                    

 

Preschool Sign-ups

 

It's time to sign up for Preschool!

To register ...
- The student must be four years old before September 1st.
- The student must live within the boundaries of a Title I school.
- The student must be evaluated to qualify for preschool.

Please click on the link to register. http://bit.ly/2017ProvoPreK

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¡Es hora de inscribirse en Preescolar!

Para registrar ...
- El estudiante debe tener cuatro años antes del 1 de septiembre.
- El estudiante debe vivir dentro de los límites de una escuela de
Título I.
- El estudiante debe ser evaluado para calificar para preescolar.

Haga clic en el enlace para registrarse. http://bit.ly/2017ProvoPreK

Book Fair

Grab your hat and read with the cat! We are celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday tomorrow. Parents are invited to attend the party and read a book with their child in the library. The Cat in the Hat and Thing One will be there for pictures! There will also be pastries provided. The activity will be held 7:30-8:30 a.m. tomorrow, March 2nd.

Also, don't forget to check out the book fair this week!

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¡Toma tu sombrero y lee con el gato! Estamos celebrando el cumpleaños de Dr. Seuss mañana. Padres, están invitados a asistir a la fiesta y leer un libro con su hijo en la biblioteca. ¡El gato en el sombrero y la cosa una estará allí para que los niños se tomen fotos! También habrá un desayuno. La actividad se llevará a cabo 7: 30-8: 30 mañana mañana, 2 de marzo.
Además, ¡no se olvide de visitar la feria del libro esta semana!

 

Fundraiser 

To celebrate Book Fair, the student council & HOPE squad are doing a fundraiser & selling Pencil Grams this week during lunch. 
 
3 for $1 or 50 cents each
includes a kind note & a cool pencil
 
Anyone can buy Pencil Grams during lunch for anyone at our school (student / staff) and student council will deliver them before school the next day!
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Para celebrar la Feria del Libro, el consejo estudiantil y el equipo de HOPE están haciendo una recaudación de fondos y vendiendo Pencil Grams esta semana durante el almuerzo.

3 por $ 1 o 50 centavos cada uno
Incluye una nota amable y un lápiz fresco

Cualquier persona puede comprar Pencil Grams durante el almuerzo para cualquier persona en nuestra escuela (estudiante / personal) y el consejo estudiantil los entregará antes de la escuela al día siguiente!
 

Chalk Art

One of our administrators found this chalk art on the sidewalk outside of our school. We do not know who created it, but we want to say thank you! We are so glad to have talented people who take time to create art outside of our building!

Uno de nuestros administradores encontró este arte de tiza en la acera fuera de nuestra escuela. No sabemos quién lo creó, pero queremos decir gracias! ¡Estamos muy contentos de tener gente talentosa que toma tiempo para crear arte fuera de nuestro edificio!


 

Yearbooks

Yearbooks are now on sale. Get yours soon!
 

Kindness Club

Last week, kindness club made valentines for other students and giant valentines for the teachers! Hope Squad and Student Council helped "heart attack" the entire school! We want to give a special thanks to Adam Cade, a Provo Peaks Parent volunteer, who found a donor for the Kindness Club. Many students also got a free t-shirt, and more will be given out next time. Kindness Club will meet again on Wednesday next week before school in the gym.

¡La semana pasada, el Kindnes Club hizo tarjetas del día de San Valentín para otros estudiantes y unas tarjetas del día de San Valentín gigantes para los profesores! Hope Squad y el Consejo Estudiantil ayudaron a darle un "ataque cardíaco" a toda la escuela! Queremos darle un agradecimiento especial a Adam Cade, un voluntario de Provo Peaks, por encontrar un donante para el Kindness Club. Muchos estudiantes también obtuvieron una camiseta gratis, y más se darán la próxima vez. Kindness Club se reunirá de nuevo el miércoles la próxima semana antes de la escuela en el gimnasio.


 

Valentine's Day Cheer

Our school was filled with Valentine's Day cheer today. The hallways were decorated with awesome heart-shaped crafts. Olivia G. wore her hair in a beautiful heart shaped hairstyle!

Nuestra escuela estaba llena de decoraciones del Día de San Valentín hoy. Los pasillos estaban decoradas con impresionantes artesanías en forma de corazón. Olivia G. llevaba el cabello en un hermoso peinado en forma de corazón!

 

 Provo Way Award 

There are so many wonderful people in Provo City School District, and we want to acknowledge them for all their hard work! By clicking the link below, you can nominate someone for the Provo Way Award. This is a way to recognize those who make Provo City School District such a wonderful place. Nominate someone by clicking the link below!

Hay tantas personas maravillosas en el distrito escolar de Provo City, y queremos reconocerles por todo su trabajo duro! Al hacer clic en el enlace de abajo, puede nominar a alguien para el Provo Way Award. Esta es una manera de reconocer a aquellos que hacen de Provo City School District un lugar maravilloso. Nominar a alguien haciendo clic en el enlace de abajo!

http://provo.edu/blog/what-is-the-provo-way-award/

Guided Drawing

Preschool had a guided drawing class. They learned how to draw kittens!

La escuela preescolar tuvo una clase de dibujo guiada. Aprendieron a dibujar gatitos!

 100th Day of School Celebration

We celebrated the 100th day of school! Kindergartners dressed up as if they were 100 years old. How cute!

¡Celebramos los 100 dias de escuela! Los niños de kindergarten se vistieron como si tuvieran 100 años de edad. ¡Que lindo!

Identification Testing for the C.A.S. Program

Dear parents of 3rd grade students,

We will begin district CogAT® (Cognitive Abilities Test™) testing in February to help identify accelerated third grade students for enrollment in the district's full-time, 4-6 grade gifted/accelerated program, CAS, The Center for Accelerated Studies.  To apply for CAS, parent applications must include a CogAT score. This letter gives you information about the test and when and where to take your child for testing.

The CogAT assessment is a nationally normed assessment of cognitive ability.  It is not an achievement test based on curricula that has been taught, but is an aptitude test that measures a student’s general and specific cognitive abilities.  It measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in 3 areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal, which are closely tied to academic success. Students typically take approximately 2 hours to complete the assessment.

Provo City School District’s Center for Accelerated Studies (CAS) offers full-time, gifted/accelerated programs for 4, 5 and 6th graders at two district sites: Provo Peaks Elementary (for students in Timpview boundaries) and Sunset View Elementary (for students in Provo High boundaries). Thirty students are accepted at each site for the fourth grade program.

The CAS application window is from March 15, 2017 to April 10, 2017.  CAS applications include CogAT scores, prior testing, a parent survey, and a teacher survey. The parent portion of the application will be completed online.  On March 15, the application will be available at provo.edu. The first round of acceptance letters will be sent on May 1, 2017. Additional reviews will take place later in May and in the summer, as needed.

The district is offering five CogAT testing opportunities for third graders. There is no charge for students currently enrolled at a Provo City School District school. To sign your child up to take the CogAT, please register with the following links.

  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, February 3 – Franklin Elementary School at 350 S. 600 W. in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SHbE0anV56s0Rf
  • 10-12:00 a.m.  Saturday, February 4 - Provo City School District Office Professional Development Center at 280 W 940 N in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_88EOx5jC5iZdmIt
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, February 10 – Sunset View Elementary School at 1520 W 600 S in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8jrU8rRUhFyn9k1
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, February 24 – Provo Peaks Elementary School at 665 E Center St in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0JtMSb3RoNQKsER
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, February 24 - Wasatch Elementary School at 1080 N 900 E in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_25BRQuRANyZYS33 

If you have any questions, please contact Renae Deighton (renaed@provo.edu

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held February 7-9. Please click on the logo below to schedule a time. The password is "pumas."

Identification Testing for the C.A.S. Program

Dear parents of 3rd grade students,

We will begin district CogAT® (Cognitive Abilities Test™) testing in February to help identify accelerated third grade students for enrollment in the district's full-time, 4-6 grade gifted/accelerated program, CAS, The Center for Accelerated Studies.  To apply for CAS, parent applications must include a CogAT score. This letter gives you information about the test and when and where to take your child for testing.

The CogAT assessment is a nationally normed assessment of cognitive ability.  It is not an achievement test based on curricula that has been taught, but is an aptitude test that measures a student’s general and specific cognitive abilities.  It measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in 3 areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal, which are closely tied to academic success. Students typically take approximately 2 hours to complete the assessment.

Provo City School District’s Center for Accelerated Studies (CAS) offers full-time, gifted/accelerated programs for 4, 5 and 6th graders at two district sites: Provo Peaks Elementary (for students in Timpview boundaries) and Sunset View Elementary (for students in Provo High boundaries). Thirty students are accepted at each site for the fourth grade program.

The CAS application window is from March 15, 2017 to April 10, 2017.  CAS applications include CogAT scores, prior testing, a parent survey, and a teacher survey. The parent portion of the application will be completed online.  On March 15, the application will be available at provo.edu. The first round of acceptance letters will be sent on May 1, 2017. Additional reviews will take place later in May and in the summer, as needed.

The district is offering five CogAT testing opportunities for third graders. There is no charge for students currently enrolled at a Provo City School District school. To sign your child up to take the CogAT, please register with the following links.

  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, February 3 – Franklin Elementary School at 350 S. 600 W. in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9SHbE0anV56s0Rf
  • 10-12:00 a.m.  Saturday, February 4 - Provo City School District Office Professional Development Center at 280 W 940 N in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_88EOx5jC5iZdmIt
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, February 10 – Sunset View Elementary School at 1520 W 600 S in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8jrU8rRUhFyn9k1
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, February 24 – Provo Peaks Elementary School at 665 E Center St in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0JtMSb3RoNQKsER
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Friday, February 24 - Wasatch Elementary School at 1080 N 900 E in Provo
    • https://provoedu.ca1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_25BRQuRANyZYS33 

If you have any questions, please contact Renae Deighton (renaed@provo.edu

1st Grade Coding

First grade is learning about coding. They held an assembly and "programmed" Mr. Perkins to make a PB&J sandwich. They were introduced to the DASH robot. They will be learning how to code that robot soon!

El primer grado esta aprendiendo acerca de la codificación. Estuvieron una asamblea y "programaron" al Sr. Perkins para hacer un sandwich de PB & J. Fueron introducidos al robot DASH. Estarán aprendiendo a codificar ese robot pronto!

  

6th Grade Reading Groups 

Mrs. Callie's 6th grade reading group is reading a story about King Tut's tomb. They built his sarcophagus for a group project. They really know how to make history come to life!

El grupo de lectura del grado 6 de la señora Callie está leyendo una historia sobre la tumba del rey Tut. Construyeron su sarcófago para un proyecto de grupo. 

  

 

Principal's 100 

 We just had our Principal's 100 party! Students in this party are those who have received Puma Paws for their outstanding behavior. Sasha Schimff, 3rd grade, won an iPod Shuffle!

Acabamos de tener la fiesta de nuestro Director 100! Los estudiantes en esta fiesta son aquellos que han recibido Puma Paws por su excelente comportamiento. Sasha Schimff, 3er grado, ganó un iPod Shuffle!

 

Preschoolers Are Aware of their Community 

 Preschoolers are learning about our community's workers, and they're looking stylish while doing it!

Los niños en edad preescolar están aprendiendo acerca de nuestros trabajadores de la comunidad, y lo están haciendo con estilo!

 

A Trip to Salt Lake

6th students went on a field trip to the Planetarium. What a fun adventure!

Los estudiantes de 6o. grado tuvieron una gran experiecia en el Planetario. Que aventura!

New Job Opening

Provo City School District is hiring FOUR Parent Advocates.  We are looking for parents in the area who have been successful in your agency and who may be familiar with services in the community (i.e. Wasatch Mental Health, Division of Workforce Services(Medicaid, Food Stamps, CHIP), Food and Care Coalition, Housing, etc.) and have experience with navigating the school system and its services (IEP, 504, Free/Reduced Lunch, etc.). Parent Advocates will work directly with parents in the school district to assist them in accessing resources in the community and in helping parents to be an active participant in their child's education.  See below for more information about job duties and the link to apply for the position.

 

  • Assists parental involvement in children's school life by developing effective communication and relationships between parents and the school district (e.g. obtaining an email address, acquiring an inexpensive phone plan, overcoming language barriers, etc.) for the purpose of becoming active participants in the school system and the community.

 

  • Assists assigned administrators in developing program resources for the purpose of fostering community resources and developing reference lists of available community resources.

 

  • Conducts home visits for the purpose of assessing family needs.

 

  • Helping families attend a variety of meetings (e.g. SEP, IEP, PTA, various school programs, etc.) for the purpose of ask questions and/or gathering information.

 

  • Mentors parents to navigate and build relationships between community partners and social service agencies (e.g. truancy school, court, Provo Attendance Court (PAC), Wasatch Mental Health, DWS (Medicaid and Food Stamps), dental and medical appointments, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring needed assistance from available resources.

 

  • The job is paid hourly for 19-29 hours per week

 

To apply: https://provo.applicantportal.com/job-detail-view.php?jid=1844

 

We would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this information to any individuals who may be good candidates for this position. Thank you!

 

If you have any questions, please call Miriam Campbell, Provo School District Social Worker @  801-427-4427

AR Reading 

All the students who met their AR goals participated in fun games! We are so happy to congratulate them for all their hard work. Keep reading!

Todos los estudiantes que cumplieron con sus metas de AR participaron en juegos divertidos! Estamos muy felices de felicitarlos por todo su trabajo. ¡Sigue leyendo!

Trying New Things 

 
Our Preschoolers are learning to try different types of fruit everyday. Today, they tasted blood oranges!
 
Nuestros estudiantes en preescolar están aprendiendo a probar diferentes tipos de frutas todos los días. ¡Hoy probaron naranjas de sangre!
 
 

Kindergarten

 
Our Kindergartners are learning how to count, read, and write in their classes. Bravo!
 
Los estudiantes de Kinder están aprendiendo a contar, leer y escribir en sus clases. ¡Bravo!

Helpful Students

We are so happy to see that the students of Provo Peaks are so eager to help keep the school clean. Way to show your puma pride!

 Estamos muy contentos de ver que los estudiantes de Provo Peaks están tan felices de ayudar a mantener la escuela limpia. ¡Que manera de mostrar el orgullo del puma!

Perfect Attendance Competition

Help your student succeed in their studies! Attendance is a crucial part of success in school.

¡Ayude a su estudiante a tener éxito en sus estudios! La asistencia es una parte crucial del éxito en la escuela.

Attendance Trophy

Congratulations to Mrs. Thurston for winning the Attendance Trophy this week! This trophy is rewarded to those who have perfect attendance and no tardies. Win this trophy in your classroom! All you need is perfect attendance (Doctor excused won't count against this). The trophy will move class to class each week based upon who the winner is. Let the competition begin! 

¡Felicitaciones a la Sra. Thurston por ganar el Trofeo de Asistencia esta semana! Este trofeo es recompensado a aquellos que tienen asistencia perfecta y no tardanzas. ¡Gana este trofeo en tu Clase! Todo lo que se necesita es asistencia perfecta. El trofeo se moverá de clase a clase cada semana sobre la base de quién es el ganador. ¡Que empiece la competencia!

Kindness Club

As a reminder, Kindness Club is meeting tomorrow, January 11th, at 8:10 a.m. in the gymnasium. 

 We are so grateful for parent volunteers who have helped with kindness club. If you are still willing to help in the future, please use the link below to sign up for the dates you can attend. Using Signup-Genius is easy, but you do have to enter in your contact information. After signing up, Signup-Genius automatically sends out reminders. All kindness club volunteers need to arrive at 7:45 at the gym doors facing 600 S. Plan on staying for about an hour. Thank you for all you do!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A45A5AB2FA2FB6-kindness1

 Estamos muy agradecidos por los padres voluntarios que han ayudado con el Kindness Club. Si todavía está dispuesto a ayudar en el futuro, utilice el siguiente enlace para inscribirse en las fechas a las que puede asistir. El uso de Signup-Genius es fácil, pero necesitamos su información de contacto. Después de registrarse, Signup-Genius envía automáticamente recordatorios. Todos los voluntarios del club de el Kindness Club deben llegar en 7:45 en las puertas del gimnasio que hacen frente a 600 S. Plan en permanecer por una hora. ¡Gracias por todo lo que hacen!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A45A5AB2FA2FB6-kindness1

 

Cold Weather

Parents, the temperatures are dropping! Please do not forget to send your students to school with warm winter clothes, this will help them enjoy the wonderful snow. Thank you!  

Conference

These are some pictures from the Student Council Leadership Conference. Those who attended learned a lot and enjoyed their time! 

 

Fun in the Snow

Today was the first day back from the break! Winter has finally arrived, and the kids are loving it. Students had a blast during recess time in the snow. The fresh snow was perfect for creating snow angels.  Don't forget to bundle up, the temperatures are falling! 

Wonderful Donations

Robyn Scofield donated 100 skirts to the girls of Provo Peaks! Seeing girls try on their skirts was wonderful. The girls also took a picture with Santa Claus. They were so excited! Thank you, Robyn, for your wonderful donation. Merry Christmas! 

STEM

CAS built thermometers for their STEM challenge!

 

Principal's 100 

Mr. Guzman had his Principal's 100 party today. Students who earned Puma Paws went into the teachers' lounge, where they ate good food and played fun games. Thank you, students, for showing outstanding behavior and showcasing your Puma Pride! 

Christmas Celebrations

Our multi-grade and 4th grade classes held a Christmas program. They sang various Christmas songs. It was wonderful, they put on a great show! 

 

Stem Fair Winners

These are our STEM Fair winners for the year. Congratulations on all the hard work! 

Lower Grade Winners: Zack Russ, Falicitie Evans, Cameron Rice

Upper Grade Winners: Michael Jenkins, Brianne Anderson, Cisily Jensen

Overall Winers: Jared Argyle, Shanae Tay, Sofia Pennington

Christmas Decorating

Mrs. Rasmussen's class is getting ready for Christmas! Students decorated their own stockings and hung them up on a fireplace. What is your favorite part of Christmas? 

I Am Grateful For...

For this last day of November, our school wants to say what we are grateful for. We are grateful for our wonderful students and their parents. Their hard work and dedication is truly outstanding. We are also grateful for our wonderful staff, educating our students is not possible without every single one of you! Thank you!

 

I Am Grateful For...

We are grateful for: food (fried snails included), family, our classes, friends, and our teachers. We hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday!

 

I Am Grateful For...

Today, a couple of our classes told us they love having books and friends. We are so excited to hear what our wonderful students are grateful for! 

I Am Grateful For...

Our Special Ed had their Thanksgiving feast today. Students had lots of fun eating delicious food and spending time with their teachers and peers. As a reminder, there will be no school November 23-25th. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

I Am Grateful For...

A couple of our employees are grateful for good co-workers and awesome, healthy students at Provo Peaks Elementary!

I Am Grateful For...

Mrs. Galindo and her class are grateful for recess. They love being able to take a break from all their hard work. Playing games outside is very fun! Recess is great!

I Am Grateful For...

Band is grateful for the opportunity they have to play instruments! What are you grateful for?

I Am Grateful For...

This cute 1st grader is grateful for Thanksgiving, her parents, and her family. We love hearing about what our students are grateful for! 

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I Am Grateful For... 

A couple of our students went into the office today to tell us what they're grateful for! #PCSDGratitudeChallenge

 

I Am Grateful For... 

 
A few of our sixth graders told us what they are grateful for!
 

I Am Grateful For... 

For the month of November, our school district is posting reasons we are grateful every day. Here are some members of our staff and why they are grateful. What are you grateful for? 

Field Trip Fun

Our preschool took a field trip to the fire station! They learned about what it is like to be a fireman. The firemen taught them about fire safety as well.  The kids were able to try on protection equipment. They also carried a fire hose and toured the fire truck!

Students Achieving Their Goals 

We had an AR assembly! AR is a program designed to improve reading skills. Students set goals for their individual reading. They are then quizzed on their comprehension. The AR assembly was held to award students for reaching their goals. Way to work hard, students! Keep up the great work! 

 

Happy Halloween! 

Happy Halloween! Seeing everyone's costumes today was a blast! Teachers and students dressed up with awesome costumes. During lunch time, the student body learned the dance to "Thriller" by Michael Jackson! Classes had their own Halloween activities. Have a safe holiday!  

Battle of the Books

 Battle of the Books has begun! They had their first meeting in the library with Mrs. Hill, where they formed and named their teams. They also came up with strategies on who will read which books for the first battle! Mrs. Hill, our librarian, says that these students already have winning attitudes, and she is already seeing 'the love for reading' catching on. Good luck, teams! 

Pumpkin Math

Students are learning about weight and measurement in math. They are converting standard to metric measurement. These new skills, along with estimation skills and addition of columns of numbers, were integrated in a fun pumpkin carving activity! The class got to carve their very own pumpkins, all while refining their math skills! 

Congratulations! 

Our very own Noelee Hill was presented with the Provo Way Award! This award recognizes positive things individuals do in the Provo City School District. Noelee was awarded for her excellence and dedication in the library, and was presented with a certificate and a gift at the Provo District school board meeting on October 11th. We are so proud of our wonderful staff!

Bridge Building

 Mrs. Watson's class have been building truss bridges! After building the bridges, the class tested their strength. They built their final bridges at home. This activity looks great! Keep it up! 

Learning About the Constitution

Mrs. Richards' class is learning about the Constitution! They learned about the rights American citizens have, along with our responsibilities. The class also wrote their very own constitution! When they finished creating their constitution, students signed their names at the bottom. This class had lots of fun learning. What a fun activity, great work! 

 

Parent Night

Kindergarten invited parents to learn how to teach their kids how to read at home. They were taught different educational games to make learning fun! Parents and students had a lot of fun at this activity. 

 

Desert Island Madness 

 Mrs. Bell's 6th grade class did a fun activity using rubber bands! Students were told they were stranded on a desert island. All they had was a shipwreck full of rubber bands to survive! The class was divided into groups, and each group created a structure using only rubber bands. Their structure had to keep a coconut bowl off the ground to protect their food from animals. These 6th grades had great ideas. How creative! 

Timpview Cheer Clinic

Timpview is having their annual Cheer Clinic this month! Below, you can find a PDF of the registration form. Participants will preform at Halftime during a football game. Sign up now!

Principal's 200 

200 students got prizes from our Principal, Mr. Guzman! The students who received prizes were the ones who got special Puma Paws the week before. Puma Paws reward students for their excellent behavior in school. Congratulations, and keep up the good work! 

Learning About Senses 

Mrs. Magleby's first grade class is learning about their five senses! The class went outside and observed what leaves of a tree look like during the summer using sight, smell, touch, and hearing. They wrote down their findings for each section. Mrs. Magleby's first grade will do this activity again during the fall, winter, and spring. What a fun activity! 


 

Our New Student Council

The votes have been counted! Congratulations to our new Student Council! We know you will do a great job. We are very excited to hear your wonderful ideas on how to make Provo Peaks a wonderful place.

 

Student Council Assembly

The Student Council Assembly was held today at our school! Every candidate gave a speech in front of the student body. After the assembly, students went back to their classrooms to vote. Thank you, students, for your wonderful campaigns! You all had great ideas, and you speeches were very impressive. We are excited to see what the Student Council comes up with!

Kindness Club

Wow! There are ninety kids signed up for the Kindness Club. Way to go, Pumas! The Kindess Club is very excited to serve the school this year. Anyone is free to join, the next meeting is in two weeks. We hope to see you there! 

 

School Pick-up and Drop-off Zone

We want to give parents a huge thank you! Our school has reorganized the parking lot this year. The parents have been adapting quickly to our new system, which certainly makes lines move faster in the mornings and afternoons! 

The First Assembly of the Year

Go Pumas! We had our first assembly this week. We went over all of our school's rules, and Mr. Guzman talked about the expectations our faculty has for our students. The student body listened attentively and participated a lot. It was so fun! We are very excited for this upcoming year. We hope it is a successful year for everyone! 

First Day of School

Thank you, Pumas, for such a successful first day of school! Our staff is very excited to work with our students this upcoming school year. It was so much fun to see friends reunite, great parent involvement, and teachers greeting their students. All the different grades went right to work. It is great to see students working so hard on the first day!  Let't make this year a good one!

New Drop Off System for the 2016-17 School Year 

Recognition Assembly

Today was our last day of school. We held a Recognition Assembly. Students were awarded for reaching their AR goals. They were awarded for good citizenship throughout the year. Students who showed exceptional behavior in the lunchroom won brand new bikes! We would like to thank students for another amazing year. Have a great summer!  

Quilting with Math

Mrs. Wright's fourth grade made shapes out of equivalent fractions. Then, they arranged the shapes on a paper symmetrically to make cool designes. What a fun math project! 

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Heidi Rasmussen for winning Teacher of the Year award! Teacher of the Year is an award given to recognize excellence in teaching. 

Special Ed Olympics

The Special Ed Olympics were fantastic! We were able to see the the love our Special Education team has for our students and the hard work they put into this event. Our Students competed in physical competitions including running, hula hoping, and scooter races. The Daily Herald wrote an article about the event. Way to go PUMAS!

Kindness Club Party

Don't forget about the Kindness Club party tomorrow! Meet outside the gym doors at 8:10 a.m. Only students with signed permission slips will be admitted. Parents are invited.

 

Fifth Grade

Mr. Keeno's class is learning about the four forces that allow objects to fly. Students modeled the different forces and explained how they work. 

Fun in the Library

Our library teacher, Mrs. Hill, has been including special experiments that meet expectations for what students should know about science in her classes. Student have also practiced reading through a game called "Reading Musical Chairs." Mrs. Hill, great job on your amazing creativity! 

 

Kindness Club

As part of interventions, Mr. Keeno's students are creating an innovative game for others to play. The games have multiple constraints. Keep up the hard work!

Kindness Club

Principal Guzman asked our kindness club to help make our school look cleaner. Students also helped advertise or the Special Olympics and wrote nice notes to new students who recently enrolled in our school. 
Student Council Party                                                                                                                     A party was held to celebrate the end of Student Council. The kids ate lots of pizza and reflected over their favorite parts of the school year. Thank you, Student Council, for all of your service this year! We appreciate all of the hard work. 

HOPE Week

 For hope week, we wrote kind words on the playground with chalk.

Kindness Club

  Kindness club had its first meeting last week! Students gatherded in the gym before school, and they are excited to get in action.

Arts, Technology, and Science

  Mrs. Taylor's fifth grade class created projects involving electricity. Each team thought of their own way to rotate motors, light, and sound. Students then presented in front of the class. 

Creating a Zoo

Second grade is learning about measurements and units of the English system. Students are creating a zoo with life-size drawings of animals. During this activity, students are discovering the most appropriate unit of measurement to be used with their activity. After the activity, second grade will take field trip to the zoo!  

HOPE Week

For HOPE week, students wore red on Tuesday. There was also a HOPE run, and the student body ran around the school. Those who finished the run got a yellow HOPE wristband. Students had fun running around the school with their peers and teachers.   

 

Crystal Apple

Ms. Peterson won the Crystal Apple Award. This award honors a teacher's dedication to helping students in school and preparing them for a bright future. Congratulations on your outstanding performance! 

     

STREAMS Moments

Some of Mrs. Poole's Special Ed students are working on higher level skills. They are adding and subtracting with one digit numbers and spending time in general ed classes. Way to go!

     

AR Assembly

Students who met their AR Reading goal went to the Peaks Ice Arena for a field trip. In order to meet their goal, read a certain amount of books and passed the comprehension tests. Students had a lot of fun, and they deserved it!     

    

 

AR Assembly

Students who met their AR Reading goal went to the Peaks Ice Arena for a field trip. In order to meet their goal, read a certain amount of books and passed the comprehension tests. Students had a lot of fun, and they deserved it!     

    

 

Principal's 100

Students who go above and beyond to help their peers and teachers receive a Principal's 100 pride card. After teachers give out 100 cards, the administration hands out special prizes to students. We are so proud to have students who look out for others in our school. 

 

Activities in After School

There was an activity to celebrate the end of this year's After School Program. Students who participated in reading and math classes watched a movie. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks were provided. This was well deserved, our students have worked hard! 

Dancing

Mrs. Burton, our P.E. teacher, included dance in her curriculum. Students learned how to dance the Cha-Cha! 

Learning About Ice and Winter

Mrs. Rasmussen's class has been learning about ice and winter. During an activity, they used ice to create art and make observations. The class painted snow and used colored ice that melted as they used it to paint pictures. They also made guesses and observations on two other experiments, one of which the class made dry ice bubbles. They answered questions about what they saw, heard, and felt during the experiment. 

       

Combining Art and Learning in 3rd Grade

Mrs. McChulloch's class is learning about groups and amounts within a group. For this activity, the class matched their building arrays to the corresponding clouds. Way to integrating the arts into the curriculum, 3rd Grade!

art project 

Peaks Choir

Our school's choir sang "I bought me a cat" during the District Choir Festival. They sounded wonderful and made us very proud. Congratulations on all the hard work!

choir posing with mr. guzman 

AR Assembly

Provo Peaks had an AR Assembly today. The assembly was celebrating our students going well over their goal of reading 240,000 minutes for the month February-- they read more than 324,000 minutes!  UVU's mascot, Willie the wolverine, visited the school. Mr. Guzman and Mr. Barker kissed a ferret. Every student who participated got a prize. What a fun assembly!

mr. guzman getting ready to kiss a ferret willy reading with the students  

First Grade

First grade had a lesson about forces of motion. Students had to protect their egg from being thrown from a truck and also protected the egg in a crash. Then, the class related the activity to seatbelt safety. 

  

STREAMS Moments

 Preschool, kindergarten, third grade, and fourth grade have been working on many different things. For example, preschool and kindergarten have been learning about sinking and floating. They have experimented with different objects. Fourth grade has worked on conditioning, which is leading into coding exercises. All activities closely correlate with the grade level core and engagement rates are at 100%. Way to go!     

students learning about sinking and floating

Ice Cream Party

The third grade had a fun activity while learning their times tables. As a reward for every times table learned, students had the option of having one scoop of ice cream or one topping. An ice cream party was held on Friday. Students leaned a lot. In fact, quite a few learned all twelve times tables! 

   bowl of ice cream kids eating ice cream   

 

STREAMS Moments 

5th Grade students have been learning about the Science Standard 3: understanding that magnetism can be observed when there is an interaction between the magnetic fields of a magnet and materials made of iron.

building  building  group of boys building things group of students building something with a teacher

 

Magleby's Coding

Students in Mrs. Magleby's class made coding maps and tested them out!


students test out coding

Read-A-Thon

An AR assembly was held to reward students for good behavior and academics. Four awards were given out in each class. We also recognized those students who met their AR goals for second quarter. Keep up the good work!

students stand with medals kids stand with medals students stand with medals
 

                               

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parents, this is a reminder that conferences are currently being held. School gets out at 1:30 p.m. for the rest of the week. 

parent-teacher conferences

First Grade Science

First grade is studying solids, liquids, and gases. They looked at snowflakes and liquids under a microscope. Then, the class compared the difference between the two. What a fun project! 

girl looking through a microscopeboy looking through a microscope

girls working together on a projectgirl looking through microscope

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is on Monday! There will be no school. Please have a fun and safe holiday.

Reminder

Parents, the weather is changing. Please remember to send your students to school with coats. Thank you! 

winter jacket clipart

 

 Christmas Concert 

Students gathered for a Christmas assembly today. Band, 5th and 6th grade Choir, and Orchestra performed. Seeing the progress made by students was wonderful! There will be another performance tonight at 6:30 p.m. student reherse backstage orchestra practices backstage

 choir students performing

 Field Trip 

Our fifth grade students and after-school art class went on a field trip today. Students walked to Zions bank and decorated the Christmas tree with their handmade ornaments. How exciting! 

 

students walking to Zions bank students sitting around a christmas tree

 

 Food Drive 

Thank you to all those who have donated to the food drive, our barrels are full! Students have earned a pijama day on December 18th, because 1,510 cans have been donated. If we collect 2,000 cans, the school will have a crazy hat/ hair day as well. The last day to donate to the food drive is December 15th, please donate if you can!

barrels full of food   food drive poster

 

 Yearbooks 

Do you need a gift for the holidays? School yearbooks are for sale! Books are $12.00 until December 18th. After that date, the price will increase. Copies are available online when you visit www.jostens.com/yearbooks, and you can also make a check out to Provo Peaks Elementary School. Order forms are available in the front office. Order yours today! 

yearbook sample from 2015  

 

 music concert announcement. concert Tuesday, December 15, 2015, assembly at 2:30 and evening concert at 6:30 pm   

 A Blanket for Christmas 

For Christmas this year, Provo Peaks is looking to reward students who are always on task and consistently display good citizenship. Each teacher will nominate two students from their class who have exceptional behavior. On December 10th, two winners will be chosen and rewarded with one of the big prizes!   

Pink Christmas blanket   orange christmas blanket

 Thanksgiving Celebrations 

Provo Peaks celebrated Thanksgiving with a very fun craft! Students wrote things they were thankful for on paper turkey feathers, and stuck them a wall. At the end of the week, there was a beautiful Thanksgiving turkey adorning our school.  

   paper turkey

 

 Remembering Our Veterans 

Veterans Day was celebrated in the library this week! Students colored in small heart shaped American flags and stuck them on a paper to create a bigger flag. They also wrote thank you notes to veterans.   

students stick hearts onto an american flag paper   american flag

 

 Kindness Retreat 

Students in our Hope Squad and Student Council, along with students from other schools, participated in Provo City School District's Kindness Retreat. These groups spent the day in the Provo Library learning about the importance of getting rid of bullying and replacing it with kindness. Our students had fun listening to songs. Presenters told the groups interesting stories about other people's experiences with bullying. They also enjoyed prizes and a yummy lunch!

   boy holds a basketballthree girls sit on bench and eat lunchstudents sit in a circle

 

Engineering

Our fourth grade CAS is learning about the water cycle in engineering. Students built water filters and tested them as an activity to further learn how the cycle works. How fun! 

boy pours water into bottle girl pours water into bucket

 

Teacher Appreciation Week 

Teacher Appreciation Week has started! We are very proud of all the teachers at Provo Peaks, you rock! 

teacher appreciation banner

Halloween and Jurassic Peaks

The halls of Provo Peaks were filled with both scary and charming costumes today! Our school celebrated Halloween with games in the classrooms and Jurassic Peaks in the lunchroom. Students learned about different species of dinosaurs and were able to feel all their different textures. Jurassic World was later followed with a raffle for prizes. Happy Halloween! 
collage of the Halloween celebration at Provo Peaks    

Show Your Puma Pride Award

Andrea, second grade, and Tyson, third grade, were the first winners of the Show Your Puma Pride Award. In order to win this award they had to clean up after themselves in the lunchroom, be respectful to the kitchen staff, and be a good friend to their peers. The bikes were donated by the lunchroom. Keep showing that puma pride, good work! 

Tyson and Andrea pose with Mr. Guzman and their bikes

Golden Apple Award

picture of a golden apple

Hello Puma Parents!

    It’s that time of year to nominate a teacher for the Golden Apple Award! Please send your nominations to provopeakspta@gmail.com and put in the subject header “Golden Apple”. It can be any teacher; it doesn’t have to be your student’s teacher. Also, please explain why you have nominated the teacher. Thank you! 

Sincerely, 

Provo Peaks PTA 


 

Hola Puma padres!

     En esta época del año es cuando nominamos a un profesor para el Premio Golden Apple! Por favor envíe sus nominación a provopeakspta@gmail.com y ponga en el titulo "Golden Apple". Puede ser cualquier maestro; no tiene que ser el maestro de su hijo(a). También, por favor explique porque ha nominado al profesor. ¡Gracias!

Atentamente,

Provo Peaks PTA

Halloween Caroling

Students taking choir classes celebrated Halloween and spread joy by learning multiple Halloween songs and performing them for the front office and several classrooms throughout the school! They incoorperated actions into the performance, making it a real delight to watch. What a "trick-or-treat"!  

students stand in a row singing songs students stand in a group singing songs

  

Provo Peaks Highlighted in KSL News Report

KSL News did a report on Provo's high performing schools, and Provo Peaks was highlighted! The report mentioned the program we use in our school, STREAMS, and its effectiveness. In the latest state school grades, Provo Peaks received an "A", proving our faculty's abilities and our students' hard work. Keep it up! 

 

 

 

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  Latino Parent Nights

Provo Peaks had its first Latino Parent Night! This is a workshop for Latino parents and their students in sixth grade. Parents received information about middle school and learned how to have a successful seventh grader. This workshop was the first of many, future dates can be found on the school calendar.  

students participate in workshop Library teacher smiles at the camera wearing an egyptian costume 
                                                                

  Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30

red ribbon week banner

Monday October 26- Our School is Drug Free

Wear School Colors and School shirts

Tuesday October 27- My Future is Too Bright for Drugs

Wear Neon Colors and Sunglasses 

Wednesday October 28- From Head to Toe, I am Drug Free

Crazy socks and crazy hair day (students may color their hair as long as it is washed out by the next day)

Thursday October 29- Dream Big! Don't Do Drugs!

Wear pijamas 

Friday October 30- Halloween! Drugs are Scary

Wear your costumes 

                                                                 

New Student Council President Announced

 

Sixth grader Luis was voted Student Council President! Along with other council members, Luis will be in charge of being a good example, fostering a culture of kindness and inclusion. Other responsibilities include Monday announcements, hall/ breakfast duty, preparing and organizing specific assemblies, and volunteering in school events. Congratulations! 

                                                                 

Student Council Candidates

Students running for student council will have a week to campaign. They will have the opportunity to hang up posters and convince their classmates to vote for them. Good luck and happy campaigning! 

fourth grade candedates (from left) Peter, Kaitlyn, Gerardo, Elizabeth, Jaxon, Kara, Austin, Katana
Fifth Grade Candidates (from left) Tyler, Shakira, McKay, Kemarie
sixth grade candidates (from left) KateLynn, Donnie, Esther, Thomas, Mercy, Luis, Jessica, Wesley, Lesly

 

  Fall Break is October 15-19

cartoon of girl sitting on pile of leaves

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