The annual spring book fair began today March 12 and will run through Thursday March 15. Monday and Tuesday will be open from 8:00-3:15. Wednesday will be open 8:00-8:00 to accommodate SEP's. And Thursday will be open 8:00-12:00. Come look at the wide selection of books and check out our teacher board. There will guessing jars for the kids to guess how many items are in the jar and the closest guess wins the jar and its contents. Remember all purchases benefit our school. The book fair can be found on the stage. Hope to see you there!
On March 8, East Meadows family members proudly watched their children participate in the third-grade Spelling Bee. Three students from each class were chosen to represent their class and they all did a great job. The final three students remaining were Sam Colledge, Max Colledge, and Sydnee Seeley. Sam is this year’s champion and his name will be added to the Spelling Bee Plaque. East Meadows is proud of all participants. The staff wishes to thank the Rotary Club for helping with this event.
Participants; Kennady Charlton, Maisy Reid, McKenzie Whitney, Sam Colledge, Max Colledge, Ashlyn Pulley, Mariah Acuna, Annabell Mecham, Isabel Francis, Ethan Graham, Sydnee Seeley, Nicole Oviedo
East Meadows sixth graders joined the Lobos at Spanish Fork Junior High (SFJH) on Friday, March 02. The students were welcomed by the SFJH Student Council, Assistant Principal Mark Bake and Assistant David Huff. The students also met Counselors Cheryl Brown, Todd Jackson and Dylan Dewey. They enjoyed listening to the band, orchestra, choir and touring the school. Among other things, the new seventh-grade students can look forward to getting lockers, having lots of teachers, choosing elective classes and especially pack time. Pack time offers opportunities for students earning good grades to do something fun four times a week. Other students can get extra help from teachers and catch up on assignments. East Meadows wishes to thank Spanish Fork Junior High for rolling out the welcome mat to our wonderful sixth-grade students.
A cold winter evening is a perfect time for dads to gather their kids, reads a book and enjoy a doughnut. East Meadows Elementary hosted their annual Dads and Doughnuts event on March 1. As always, it was a huge success and well attended. The staff at East Meadows is grateful for teachers and PTA members that take time out of their evenings to help out with this wonderful tradition.
Students enjoyed exchanging Valentine's cards and treats with each other on February 14. Each student was asked to decorate a Valentine box. The boxes were decorated according to the curriculum theme of the grade level as follows: Kindergarten – Nursery Rhymes, First Grade- “I Love Reading,” Second Grade - “Love Bugs” - Insects, Third Grade - “All About Me,” Fourth Grade - “I Love Utah,” Fifth Grade - “I Love America” – States, Sixth Grade- “I Love Europe,” or they could use a general Valentine theme! There were many creative boxes and ideas. After they exchanged valentines the PTA came in and provided class parties. We want to thank the many volunteers who gave of their time and talents to make this a successful activity.
As part of our study of communities, our third graders visited a few public buildings and met community members that serve in the city. On Friday, February 10, we went to Spanish Fork High School and enjoyed the production of Willy Wonka. Afterward, we went to the City Office Building where we were met by Assistant City Manager Seth Perrins. We sat on the steps of the historic building as he helped us understand the role of the people in the community as well as the services the city provides. We visited the library where we heard about some of the services the library provides and enjoyed a storytime. Following that, we went to the Utah County Fairgrounds (since it is also housed in Spanish Fork) and saw the new arena being constructed. We enjoyed eating lunch in the High Chaparral Building and meeting with Spanish Fork Mayor G. Wayne Andersen. The Mayor spoke to the third graders about what makes a good community and how it is important to vote. He took questions from the third graders and told them that one of the best parts of his job was getting to meet with groups like ours. It was a very informative and fun field trip. Thanks to those people who made it possible!
Students at East Meadows Elementary had the privilege of watching performers from the Repertory Dance Theater during an assembly today, February 13. The students were delighted to see and participate in creative movement and dance. Utah’s Repertory Dance Theater is a modern dance company that has been entertaining audiences since 1966. Dancers come to schools so that children can broaden their understanding of not only modern dance but gain an appreciation for arts in education.
Congratulations to the winners of the East Meadows Science Fair! This years science fair winners are back row: Brenden Bakker, Kolton McMillan, Taelyr Skollingsberg, Katelynn Smith and Alex Woidka. Front row: Breanna Winkel, Emily Colton, Andy Lukins, James Mills, Jaxon Judd, Daniel Searcy and Jackson Jensen. The district Science Fair will be on February, 22 at Landmark High School. We want to wish all our winners the best of luck at district.