December 2012

Which Teacher Wore the Ugliest Christmas Sweater?

Mrs. Nichol Lyman, is the winner of the Ugly Sweater Award, posing with her kindergarten class.

If you came to East Meadows on Tuesday, the 18th of December you probably wondered about the teacher’s sense of style. Many of the teachers and staff wore very festive holiday sweaters to school that day. The wearing of ugly sweaters has become a fun tradition at various work places, parties, school activities, etc. over the past few years. So don’t ever throw away those coveted pieces of clothing. So who won the ugly sweater contest? The students participated in a school wide Christmas sing-a-long and while they were singing those carols they were able to vote for the ugliest sweater. Although there were many ugly sweaters, Mrs. Nichol Lyman is the lovely recipient and winner of the ugliest of the ugly.

Warm the Soles

Student Council with the money collected from Warm the Soles

Congratulations, East Meadows Elementary, you donated $1,001.10 to the Warm the Soles program. The Warm the Soles program is sponsored by Nebo Credit Union. This program allows Nebo Credit Union and its members the wonderful opportunity to provide a new pair of shoes to children in need. They have provided over 2,000 pairs of shoes since it started. The monies have been collected from schools in Nebo, Juab and Tintic School Districts. Thank you students, parents and staff for donating to a wonderful cause.

Gingerbread Houses

2nd Grade Gingerbread Houses
2nd Grade Gingerbread Houses
2nd Grade Gingerbread Houses
2nd Grade Gingerbread Houses
2nd Grade Gingerbread Houses

East Meadows 2nd graders got to be creative and as they decorated their graham-cracker gingerbread houses. Students got creative with the assorted candies. They made chimneys, trees, fences and even some ponds with fish. This is a fun tradition here at East Meadows for the holiday season. Thanks to all the parents and teachers who volunteered their time and all of that candy and frosting.

Crystal Apple Award

Classified Employee Crystal Apple Award-Janell Haskell and Family
Classiefied Employee Crystal Apple-Janell Haskell

Janell Haskell, our school secretary at East Meadows is the recipient of the Crystal Apple Award for classified employees. The award was presented to Janell by Craig Harvey of Horace Mann Insurance. Janell is an amazing person! She is usually the first one here in the mornings and last one to leave. She is the do all person here at East Meadows. She is helpful to everyone that comes by her desk. She organizes, plans, listens, and counsels, mediates, accounts, and takes care of most anything here at the school. She knows where everything is and how everything works. One of our faculty members said of Janell, “She is just a little piece of heaven here at East Meadows.” She is kind and loving to all our students. Thank you Janell for your dedicated service to all of us.

SNAP, Walk & Roll Assembly

SNAP, Walk and Roll Assembly
SNAP, Walk and Roll Assembly
SNAP, Walk and Roll Assembly
SNAP, Walk and Roll Assembly
SNAP, Walk and Roll Assembly
SNAP, Walk and Roll Assembly

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)™.  East Meadows enjoyed the assembly put on by SNAP on Thursday, November 29. With larger-than-life characters and music fit for a rock show, the four-member SNAP Team teaches students about the importance of following the safest routes on the school's SNAP Map, traffic signs and signals and necessary gear, and it helps them get excited about walking and biking to school.