Living Planet Aquarium Field Trip

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:50

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.

Pictures by Alison Bennett

Aloha! Come to the East Meadows Spring Book Fair!

Submitted by trisha.olsen on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 14:28

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!

Spelling Bee Champs

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 11:39

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.

Sixth Graders Visit Spanish Fork Junior High

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:40

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.

Dad and Doughnuts

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:32

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.

Chess Tournament

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 10:32
Arturo and Abdi Ochoa proudly hold up their chess trophy. These brothers learned to play chess from their uncle and developed some great game skills. East Meadows congratulates them for placing in the district chess tournament.

District Reflections Winner

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 11:56

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.”

Valentine's Day Activities

Submitted by trisha.olsen on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:44

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!

3rd Grade Community Activities

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 09:52
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.
Article and pictures by Camile Biggs

Repertory Dance Theater Assembly

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 11:43
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.