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Healthy Choices Week (Red Ribbon Week)

Tuesday – CHOOSE KIND
  • “No man is an island” -John Doone 1572-1631
  • Human beings do not thrive in isolation. We need to practice kindness and empathy. We need to be understood.
  • Beach ball cooperation activity
  • CHOICES CHAIN: “I CHOOSE to be kind to others by ___________.”
Wednesday – YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
  • This day is breakfast with the Superintendent
  • Healthy food is fuel. Drink WATER! Sugar and junk food in moderation. No drugs or alcohol. 
  • Baby carrots at the PTA table at lunch
  • CHOICES CHAIN: “I CHOOSE to keep my body healthy by eating more________ and eating less __________.”
Thursday – CHOOSE TO MOVE
  • Exercise your body and mind. Breathe deep. Feel the thrill of your pumping heart!
  • Yoga in PE classes throughout the week.
  • Jumpin’ and Jammin’ at recess… jump rope and enjoy the music!
  • CHOICES CHAIN: “I CHOOSE to move by________.”
Friday – GET YOUR ZZZZZZZs
  • KIDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR PAJAMAS TO SCHOOL. Consider having a quiet/nap time in your classrooms.
  • Elementary aged kids need 10-12 hours of sleep per night.
  • CHOICES CHAIN: “I go to bed at _____. I wake up at _____. I get _____ hours of sleep each night. I CHOOSE to get plenty of sleep."

 

Extended Learning Program (ELP)

The Salt Lake City School District's elementary Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides gifted educational services for identified gifted and high ability Kindergarten through grade six students. As part of the eligibility identification process for the 2018-2019 school year, parents of pre-k through grade five students may choose to have their child evaluated. This evaluation consists of both cognitive and academic assessments.

To read more and find registration form, click here.

Fun at School

The holiday spirit was shining on the last school day before Winter Break. Students and faculty, alike, donned their PJ’s or sweats, and the excitement was in the air.

Students dress up on final day before Winter Break.              Click here for more photos.

6th Grade Food Drive

Miss Foster and Mrs. Mortensen’s sixth grade students are coordinating our annual food drive for the Utah Food Bank.  Everyone is invited to bring in non-perishable food items such as healthy canned foods, peanut butter and low-sugar items. The food drive begins this Wednesday, December 13 and goes through next Wednesday, December 20.  The class that collects the most items will receive an ice cream party. 

collection center for food drive.

 

Fifth Grade Collecting for Ronald Mcdonald House

This month Ms. Dinh’s class will be collecting resources for the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake and the families who stay there. The RMH mission is to surround families with the support they need to be near and care for their seriously ill or injured children. The class is collecting toys, books, art supplies, etc. for children of all ages. Donations can be dropped off at the front office or room 111. Items will be collected until Dec. 22. To learn more about Ronald McDonald House and suggested donation items, go to www.rmhcslc.org.

Book Fair

Welcome to this year’s Fall Book Fair. We are so excited to be promoting reading in our school. Beacon Heights parents have been so supportive of this event throughout the years. Hope to see you at the Book Fair.

Book Fair Hours: M, T TH 8:15-3:45, W 7:45-3:45 and Friday from 8:15-1:45

Books and Breakfast: The Book Fair will open early at 7:45 am on Wednesday Nov.15th. A free light breakfast will be provided in the cafeteria.Come to school a little early with your child and enjoy some food and a book!

Online Book Fair: Can’t make it to the library? Want a bigger selection of books? Want Grandma, who lives far away, to be able to buy a book for the kids? Check out the online section of our Book Fair.  Books purchased in this way count toward the school’s proceeds. Book ordered will be sent to our school in about a week from ordering and will be delivered to your student’s classroom.

Online ordering – Shop here

A picture of the book fair without people.

 

Elementary ELP Testing

Applications for magnet ELP testing will be available on the ELP website, http://www.slcschools.org/departments/curriculum/extended-learning-program,  beginning December 6, 2017 and are due to the ELP office by January 26, 2018. The testing window will be from January 29 – March 1, 2018.

Reflections

Reflections entries are being accepted through November 7th.  Please encourage your students to participate in this national contest celebrating the arts!  Official Contest Rules can be found at utahpta.org/reflections.

reflections flyer

Smash Night

SMASH Night Friday, October 6 (5:30 – 7:30)

Another great success (except for the pumpkins.)

Pumpkin being dropped from fire ladder. Parents and students gathered to watch smashed pumpkins.
   

 

 

 

 

Marching for Microbes (M4M)

It's time for M4M, our school wide science fundraiser!  The date is set for Wednesday, September 20.  Here is the schedule for the march:
 K-3rd Grades   12:45-1:45 pm  (with K only marching from 1:15-1:45)
4th-6th & CBTU   2:00-3:00 pm
Following is a sign-up for day-of volunteers.  We would also like to invite any parents to come "Spritz and Support" the kids.  Bring your own squirt bottle or come grab one of ours to help cool the kids off.  We need almost 30 volunteers to make M4M a success! Come cheer on your student and support our school by signing up to mark off laps for your student's grade or help in the aid station. Email Liz Conde with questions at utefamily@gmail.com.  Sign up on the link below:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449abae2aaa8-m4mvolunteers2.

Bill Lepp - Storyteller

Bill Lepp is one of the favorite storytellers at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Beacon Heights was fortunate to have him telling stories to the 3rd thru 6th grade  students. He told the story of when he was in 4th grade and all the kids in his class thought their teacher was Wonder Woman. Lots of laughs.

Bill Lepp telling stories.

Unusual Reading Spot Contest

The Beacon Heights Library is excited to host our First Annual Unusual Reading Spot Contest!  Students have their picture taken while reading in an unusual place or pose and enter their picture in our school-wide contest. Students might be found reading in a tree, near an important landmark, in a basketball hoop, or any place your imagination takes you. Our students read EVERYWHERE!

Click here for all of the details.

Here is an example:

Mr. Tim reading a book about a librarian.

For more summer reading opportunities, go to Beacon Library Page.

2017-2018 START OF SCHOOL DATES

Mon., Aug. 14                          1st-6th Grade Class Placements Mailed

Mon. & Tues., Aug. 14 & 15     Kindergarten State Assessments & Brief Open House (by appointment)

Fri., Aug. 18                             1st-6th Grades Open House – 2:00-3:00 pm

Mon., Aug. 21                          First Day of School – All Grades

Thurs., Aug. 24                        Back-to-School Night – 6:00-8:00 pm

In the fall, you will get a list of suggested class supplies our class could use if you would like to donate.  Please know that all supplies will be shared with every student.  However, school supplies go on sale over the summer and parents have asked us for a list of these suggested supplies now.  Here is a list of useful and optional items you might want to gather.

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