What is your Story?

Calling all entries!  Reflections entries are due Thursday, November 3, at the beginning of the school day.  The theme this year is “What’s Your Story?”  For more information, email Kristin at or pick up forms and information in the rotunda or check out!  Happy creating!”

Reflections display in the rotunda.

Smash Night

SMASH Night is this Friday, October 7, from 5:30-7:30 pm!  Come celebrate M4M, buy/smash pumpkins, and participate in other science, math, safety, and health activities.  The PTA is doing a BBQ dinner.

Come to SMASH Night with your family this Friday, October 7th, and enjoy a great dinner with our school community too!  Prepay for a delicious pulled pork sandwich dinner now!  Dinner costs only $5 and includes a Wallaby's pulled pork sandwich, Wallaby's loaded smashers potatoes, grapes and small bottled water.  There will be a limited amount of food for sale during SMASH night so buy online today! Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on October 7th in the cafeteria.  Click on the link to purchase your tickets today!

Pumpkin about to be dropped. All the smashing action around Smash Night Smashed pumpkins make quite a mess on the ground.


SEP Conferences

SEP Conferences are being held on Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 3 and 4) with student dismissal at 1:15 on both days. Be sure that you have scheduled a conference time with your teacher.

Marching for Microbes (M4M)

Wednesday – September 21, 2016

There is much excitement for this year’s celebration of science.Our students will be Marching for Microbes according to the following schedule:

10:45-11:15 am    AM Kinder

12:45-1:45 pm      1st-3rd Grades

1:15-1:45 pm      Full Day & PM Kinder

2:00-3:00 pm      4th-6th Grades & CBTU

A picture of last year's Marching for Microbes. Scene from last year.


Children's Author Mac Barnett

We are so lucky to have Mac Barnett coming to our school. He will be in our library on Friday, September 9 at 9:30 AM. He will be talking with the students in Grade 1-3. And if there is time, we are hoping that he can visit a few classrooms from the upper grades. His books have been quite popular in the library, especially “Sam and Dave Dig a Hole,” “Counting Monkeys,” “Chloe and the Lion,” and for the older students, “The Terrible Two.” If any students are interested in purchasing a book and having it signed, click here for an order form. Mac Barnett will also be signing books at the King’s English Bookstore at 6:30 PM.

Children's author Mac Barnett

First Week of School

If you happened by Beacon Heights this week, you would have seen a great variety of activities going on. Check out our photo gallery and see what you missed.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to a brand new school year. Don’t forget:

  • Open House – Friday, August 19 2-3 PM
  • First Day of School – Monday, August 22
  • Back To School Night

           6:00-6:30 pm     KINDERGARTEN

           6:30-7:00 pm     4TH-6TH GRADES

           7:00-7:30 pm     1ST-3RD GRADES

Summer Reading

Salt Lake City Library  – Super Summer Challenge

Click here for details.

2016 Utah State Fair Read and Win

Click here for details and entry forms

Recommended Books

Click here to check out the links to many great recommend sites and book choosing tools.

Summer Office Hours

The school will be open to some extent throughout the summer.  School closure dates will be posted on the front door of the school.  The principal, Rae Louie, will be in and out of the office dependent upon workshop and meeting schedules.  Office staff will be gone as of June 18th and will return on Monday, August 3rd.  If you need to contact the school, please send an email to Mrs. Louie at She will get back to you as soon as she can.  

Recommended Supply Lists

Thinking about next school year??? Probably not, but Beacon Heights Teachers have created some supply lists which are recommended for next year. Remember that these are suggestions, but not required. 


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade


Family Fun Night

Cancelled!!  Because of the strong winds in the forecast, this event has been cancelled. The inflatables will now be used on Field Day.

Friday, May 20th 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Celebrate the end of a great school year with bounce houses, obstacles courses, and slides on the Beacon Heights' field.  Bring a picnic dinner to eat on tables set up on the plaza.  The PTA will provide water & sno cones.

Bobcat Tale

Find out about all the great things happening at Beacon Heights. Chinese and Korean editions also available. Just click on “Our School” and select “Newsletters.” The latest edition (May 2016) just went live. Check it out.

The Bobcat Tale

Camp Invention

Camp Invention will be held at Beacon Heights from June 13-16.  Innovation, creative problem-solving and teamwork are important to us at Camp Invention.  Innovators will be brainstorming ideas and building original prototypes, exploring the lives of animals in their environment, constructing a DIY solar-powered cricket, and discovering the science of slime, demolition, sound, and coding.  Take a look at Camp Invention in action at  Learn more and register by visiting or calling 800-968-4332.  If you have more than one child participating you get a discount of $50.
Director: Rae Louie –   Instructors: Judi Marcy (Assistant Director), Stephanie Woodland, Allison Hammons, & Deana Anderson.   Camp Parent: Hoyt Pace


Art Night

Didn’t get a chance to see this year’s art, click on Our School and go to the Photo Galleries.

Our Night of Wonder is quickly approaching. Some things to watch for:

Click here for a sneak preview.

David Meikle painting  This painting by David Meikle is one of the items you can bid for in the Silent Auction.

Come and enjoy a delicious ARTalian pasta dinner in the Beacon Heights CAFEteria before Art Night!  Dine on Olive Garden pasta, salad, and breadsticks, along with bottled water for only $6 per person with proceeds going to our PTA.  Pre-purchase your tickets for dinner online at by Wednesday, April 13.  Limited dinners will be available for purchase at the event, but if you want to be sure to get dinner please buy in advance online

ART NIGHT AUDITORIUM PERFORMANCES -- Students should report to Music Room (Room 124), 10 minutes prior to performance time:
Kindergarten Music Program    --   6:15 pm  
1st Grade Music Program         --   6:30 pm  
2nd Grade Music Program        --   6:45 pm 
3rd Grade Music Program        --   7:00 pm 
4th Grade Music Program         --   7:15 pm 

Author Lisa McMann

Author Lisa McMann is coming to Beacon Heights. She is well known for her series called the Unwanteds. She will be speaking with the 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the library at 2PM on Wednesday, April 13. We are excited to hear her tell us all about writing and books.

If you want to preorder any of the books from the Unwanted Series, click here for order form. Lisa will autograph these books.

Author Lisa McMann   



The PTA is currently looking for parents to fill some board positions for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are interested in participating in the PTA and helping us build a wonderful Beacon Heights, please contact Lacy Egbert at We have a wonderful school, please help us keep it Bobcat strong.

Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair will be held the week of March 7-11, 2016! We hope that you will find some time to come in and peruse the books with your child and help support our library,and school literacy programs. Here are some important points to note:

Book Fair Hours: Are Monday-Thursday, 8:15-3:45, and Friday from 8:15-1:45.

Books and Cookies: Book Fair hours will be extended on Wednesday, March 9th until 4:15 pm, so come after school and grab a free cookie and visit the fair.

Book Fair student cashiers     6th Grade students are amazing cashiers.



    Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten Registration & Orientation meeting for parents will take place on Friday, April 8th at 1:45 pm in the Library.  If you will be registering a Kindergarten student for the 2016-2017 school year, please call the office at 801-481-4814, ext. 0, to have your student’s name placed on the Kindergarten List, and we can mail you a Kindergarten Registration Packet. 

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