Holidays are significant days for Americans. They are days to set aside time for family, friends and traditions. On their own initiative, third graders at East Meadows Elementary set aside a day to celebrate holidays in general and called it “Blue Day.” Ashlyn Pulley described it this way: We celebrated Blue Day on March 28th, 2012, to show the world that we should show respect on certain days and holidays, and we should show that those days are important. Blue Day is just Blue Day, but some days and holidays are important and we will show our respect.
April 3, marked the end of another successful session of 4-H Afterschool clubs here at East Meadows Elementary. Parents were invited to come see all the fun and exciting things the students have been participating in for the past ten weeks. Our theatre club performed the play Alice in Wonderland.
On Thursday, March 29, kindergarten children from East Meadows went to the Living Planet Aquarium. They learned about aquatic life as they viewed stingrays, sharks, penguins, sea horses and other curious sea creatures. Students touched stingrays and watched penguins play in the water. They especially enjoyed looking at the different kinds of sharks. This field trip is a favorite for kindergarten students. If you are interested, visitors can enjoy the exhibits at the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy, Utah.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Isaac Fenn. His original piano composition, “Melody in ‘G’ Major,” won at the district- level Reflections contest. With a smile, Isaac said of his experience, “I had fun creating a song and winning.”