Dads gathered up their kids and took them to the annual Dads and Donuts activity at East Meadows Elementary. Those that attended found a comfortable spot to read books and visit with neighbors. Everyone got to grab donuts on the way out. The event was well attended and is a great tradition that many look forward to each year.
On March 2, East Meadows third-grade students and family members watched the annual spelling bee. Eleven students participated in the event. Students spelled third and fourth-grade words with relative ease making this an impressive spelling bee. Congratulations to Bryce Marshall, the spelling bee champ for 2011. Bryce’s name will be engraved on a plaque donated by the Rotary Club. East Meadows thanks the Rotary Club and all who assisted.
The NED SHOW is America’s Most Popular School Assembly. We encourage nearly two million kids a year in all 50 States, plus Canada, England and Australia. More than 17 million kids have experienced NED to date! We have also performed many times at the White House!
The NED SHOW is high energy and lots of fun for kids. More importantly it teaches students what it takes to be champions at school and in life! NED stands for:
Never Give Up Encourage Others Do Your Best®
Bob and Cindy Wakefield, Brigham Young University representatives, brought their “Buff Don’t Puff” program to East Meadows Elementary. They, along with student athletes, gave a presentation on the dangers of smoking. Students learned that for many serving time in the Utah State Prison their first mistake was choosing to smoke. Smoking can often lead to drinking, drinking leads to drugs, drugs lead to crime, and crime leads to prison. East Meadows wishes to thank the Wakefields for bringing this program to elementary schools.
The East Meadows neighborhood was busy making bread last night. Students shared their bread with family, and members of the community. Many chose to bring their bread to school as a donation. The Provo Food and Care Coalition will receive more than 80 loaves of fresh homemade bread as a result of their efforts. That amount equates to more than 100 pounds of bread and is worth about $190! East Meadows thanks King Arthur Flour for donating the flour and teaching life skills to students.
King Arthur Flour, America’s oldest flour company, went on a mission yesterday to teach students at East Meadows how to bake fresh, nutritious bread from scratch as part of their Life Skills Bread Baking Program. The East Meadows National Honor Society hosted the assembly for 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students. Students learned about whole grains and how to incorporate them into their diet. King Arthur Flour sent home enough ingredients with each student to make 2 loaves of bread—one to eat at home and one to donate to the Provo Food and Care Coalition or to other members of the community.
A representative from Utah County gave a presentation to the 4th grade students about storm water. They showed them how the water cycle works. They learned about how pollution enters our drinking water. They also learned ways to avoid polluting our water systems.
The 4th graders gathered together in the little theater for a presentation on Mountain Men. The students listened intently as Mrs. Mitchell shared information about the mountain man and Utah history. Fourth Grade students have been learning about Utah History this year. Mrs. Mitchell was all decked out in her mountain man attire. She showed and talked about several items she has collected over the years. Thank you Mrs. Mitchell!
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!