The fall bookfair is underway! Book Fair dates are October 22-26. The Book Fair is located on the stage, by the auditorum, just follow the arrows. Come see our wonderful selection. Many new titles to choose from. Don't let the kids forget to guess the number of candies in the candy jar. They will be given away to the closest guess. The hours are 8:00am-3:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Wednesday will be open from 8:00am-8:00pm during SEP Conferences. Friday will be open from 8:00am-12:00pm. Let's help our kids learn to love books and reading. It's the best gift you can give them! If you can't make it into the school be sure to visit the Book Fair online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/eastmeadows. The online Book Fair is available for an extended time from October 19 to October 30.
The sixth grade held their Egypt Walk on Friday, the 19th of October. As a culmination of their unit on Egypt students made projects at home to show off the things they had learned. They made sarcophagi, canopic jars, crooks and flails, sphinxes and pyramids from clay, candy, bread, wood, Lego’s and other such mediums to transform their classrooms into tiny museums. They made Egypt’s flag, drew cross sections of pyramids, and wrote reports on the process of mummification and how to make papyrus and other facts about Egypt. Parents and the rest of the school were permitted to come walk through their classroom museums and admire their work.
Witches, mummies, monsters, princesses, bats, spiders & cats and many more creatures that is what the second-grade halls are filled with. The second-grade students went on a field trip last week to Farm Field Days and the Pumpkin Patch. They each got to choose their very own pumpkin. They took the pumpkin home over Fall Break and used all their creative geniuses to bring back a pumpkin decorated for Halloween. All these pumpkins are displayed in the second-grade hallway this week for those who want to take a peek. Thank you parents for the help that you gave your students with this project.
The 5th grade students showed off their creativity by taking fall leaves, berries, etc. and turning them into different animal creatures. Thanks to the many parents who came and volunteered their time to help out with this project. Watch for projects to be displayed in the hall.
Winners were: Alivia Winkel, Ashley Norris, Andrew Radford, Colby Davis, Maddie Reese, Hollister Hogle, Audrey Powell, Caden Beals, Paige Asay, Myklynn Salisbury, Hannah Roach, Grace Fillmore, Alex Wells, Jesse Carter, Camie Nielson, Libby Hancock. Not all are pictured.
The second grade students at East Meadows Elementary loaded the buses on Thursday, October 4 and headed to the North County Equestrian Park in Lehi and Harward Farms. They participated in various activities while there. They watched a sheep shearing demonstration by County Extension Agent Jim Jensen. They learned about the important role agriculture has in their daily lives. Local farmers, ranchers and fruit growers taught them that many things they use every day come from products like animals, orchards and gardens. They were taught about good nutrition and hand washing. They made necklaces out of wheat seeds. On the way home they stopped by Harward Farms and picked pumpkins which they will take home and decorate to be brought back to display on Monday, October 15.
The week of Oct 1-5 was Ribbon Week at East Meadows Elementary. Each day the students received a yarn bracelet representing the color and theme for that day. At the end of the week a prize was awarded to the class you had the most bracelets left. Monday kicked off Red Ribbon Day with everyone wearing red and pledging to be drug free. Each class was given a red poster that read “The Best ME is Drug Free.” Every student in the school signed the poster and displayed them in the hallways. Tuesday was “Turn off the TV and Talk” day. The halls and classrooms were filled with bright, cheery students as they wore yellow this day. They were asked to turn off the TV and turn on life. They were encouraged to participate in a fun family activity. Wednesday was “Green Means Go Safely.” It was also National Walk to School Day. The students practiced safe walking routes and when they arrived at school they were greeted by the Spanish Fork High School Football Team and Cheerleaders passing out a prize. Green was the color worn for safety on this day. “I’ve Got the Power,” was the theme on Thursday. Students wore white to school and were asked to talk with their families about internet safety and setting family guidelines for media use. Lastly, “Stand UP & Speak Out” was our Friday theme. This day students wore purple. They were taught to use courage, confidence, and character as they stand up for values and speak out against bullies. There will be a Snap, Walk ‘n Roll Assembly on November 29. SNAP, Walk 'n Roll is an assembly about walking and biking safely to school, produced by the Utah Department of Transportation Student Neighborhood Access Program (SNAP) ™. We look forward to their presentation. Thank you to all the students, faculty and staff, parents and PTA for a fun filled week!
The Student Council accepted a check from Macey’s in the amount of $209.00. This money was donated through the Macey’s School Cents program. All those receipts that families turn in really do pay off. The more receipts our school collects the larger the donation. Macey’s donates over $20,000 to local schools. There is a collection box located inside the school by the front office. Thank You Macey's!!
East Meadows students and staff have selected their student council for the 2012-2013 school year. Responsibilities of the student council are to do morning announcements, help with school activities, help with service projects, run the school store and be good examples to all the other students. Congratulations to this year's student council! This year's members are: Tallon Cottle, Ashtyn Harrison, Brylee Ferre, Conner Patey, Daisha Beck, Ethan Hansbrow, Hailey Perrins, Jacob Hanks, Jaxon Barton, Jessica Olsen, Kelsey Parcell, Meg Haroldsen, Morgan Reid, Jack Bayless & Conner Bennett.