665 East Center • Provo, Utah 84606 • Phone (801) 374-4940 • Fax (801) 374-4982

 

 

 

 


Welcome to Provo Peaks Elementary

 

                                                                                      

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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Coming Jan. 26-28
Provo Peaks Password is "pumas"

Online Scheduler

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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! 

 

Sign up for SEP Conferences Here
Coming Oct. 28-29
Provo Peaks Password is "pumas"

Online Scheduler

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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

picture of student body president, Luis

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

                   As a reminder, there is no After School this week. Enjoy your break!                                                      

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Emergency Kit Checklist

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Tutoring 

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Spotlight/School News

VISION 7 MISSION

 

The vision of Provo Peaks is to perform on a metacognitive and creative level. 

The mission of Provo Peaks is to foster a culture of pride in ourselves and our school. By understanding our strengths and weaknesses, we are accountable for our own growth and we can achieve and surpass high expectations. By becoming critical thinkers and active learners, we invest in ourselves and our future.

We commit to…

having civilly honest conversations

working hard

being dedicated and consistent as a school team

having a safe environment where all opinions are valued

making sure that all student's needs are the focus of all decisions

reaching consensus (willing to make compromises and move forward as one) 

Office Hours

8:35 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.  

Regular School Hours

Monday-Thursday 8:40 A.M. - 3:20 P.M. and 

Friday 8:40 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. 

We have additional early outs for professional development.

Please refer to the school calendar for additional information.

A transition bell rings at 8:30 A.M.  The 8:40 A.M. bell indicates the beginning of instructional time and students are expected to be in their sits at this time.  The 3:20 P.M. bell indicates the end of school.


Drop Off Times

For the safety of our students, we ask you to bring your children no earlier than 8:30 A.M. This is the time when teachers are available to supervise our students. In bad weather (heavy rain or very cold day), students are welcome to wait in the gym starting at 8:20 A.M. through the NW door (closest to the gymnasium)and wait in the gymnasium .

If you are dropping off or sending your child to receive school breakfast, they can access the lunch room no earlier than 7:55 A.M. through the outside lunch room door on 600 East.

Thank you for support!  


Morning Kindergarten  

Monday-Thursday 8:40 A.M. - 11:35 A.M.

and Friday/early out 8:40 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

Afternoon Kindergarten

Monday-Thursday 12:20 P.M. - 3:20 P.M. 
and Friday/early out 11:20 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

School Title I Page

 


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School Information

Geovanni Guzman

Principal
GeoG@provo.edu
Principal's Website


Lisa Twitchell

Facilitator
LisaT@provo.edu
Facilitator's Website


Emily Wall

Title I
EmilyW@provo.edu
Title I Website


Maria Thurston

Secretary
MariaT@provo.edu


Coleen Bevan

Teacher
ColeenB@provo.edu
Link to Website


Heather Talbot

Teacher
HeatherT@provo.edu
Link to Website


Kristy Lucero

Teacher
KristyL@provo.edu
Link to Website


Holly White

Teacher
HollyB@provo.edu
Link to Website


Megan Shaw

Teacher
MeganS@provo.edu
Link to Website


Christine Thomas

Teacher
ChristineT@provo.edu
Link to Website


Lisa Galindo

Teacher
LisaGa@provo.edu
Link to Website


Christina Magleby

Teacher
ChristinaM@provo.edu
Link to Website


Melissa Butler

Teacher
MelissaB@provo.edu
Link to Website


Whitney Wilding

Teacher
WhitneyWi@provo.edu
Link to Website


Lynsi Zippro

Teacher
LynsiZ@provo.edu
Link to Website


Mackenzie Allen

Teacher
TBA@provo.edu
Link to Website


Tina McCulloch

Teacher
TinaMc@provo.edu
Link to Website


Misty Wright

Teacher
MistyW@provo.edu
Link to Website


Leanna Narteh

Teacher
LeannaN@provo.edu
Link to Website


Rebecca Pili

Teacher
RebeccaP@provo.edu
Link to Website


Jennifer Evans

Teacher
JenniferE@provo.edu
Link to Website


Dallas Gledhill

Teacher
DallasG@provo.edu
Link to Website


Melinda Comin

Teacher
MelindaCo@provo.edu
Link to Website


Richard Keeno

Teacher
RichardK@provo.edu
Link to Website


Heather Peterson

Teacher
HeatherP@provo.edu
Link to Website


Natalie Bell

Teacher
NatalieBe@provo.edu
Link to Website


Terri Francis

4th Grade
TeresaF@provo.edu
Link to Website


Cindy Taylor

5th Grade
CindyT@provo.edu
Link to Website


Harmony Kartchner

6th Grade
HarmonyK@provo.edu
Link to Website


Cheryl Thornton

Speech
CherylT@provo.edu


Noelee Hill

Librarian
NoeleeH@provo.edu
Link to Website


Cheryl Dorsey

Lunch Manager
CherylDo@provo.edu


Lisa Harmon

School Nurse
LisaH@provo.edu
Link to Website


Lucia Unzaga

School Nurse
LuciaU@provo.edu
Link to Website


Bradley Benson

Technology
BradleyB@provo.edu


Fine Arts Team

Various
Link to Website


Annie Burton

PE
AnnieB@provo.edu


Tara Holmes

ESL
TBA@provo.edu


Rosa Frezzia

After School Program
RosaF@provo.edu
Link to Website


Links to Class Websites

 

Calendar

Provo Peaks 2014 SAGE Tests

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 36% 54% 44%
Math 43% 52% 44%

 

Fourth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 40% 54% 42%
Math 33% 60% 48%
Science 29% 50% 43%

 

Fifth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 37% 53% 42%
Math 43% 59% 44%
Science 35% 51% 46%

 

Sixth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 47% 53% 43%
Math 34% 48% 35%
Science 36% 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.