The PTA's annual fundraiser this year is the Apex Fun Run! Next Wednesday, November 11th, students will spend 30 minutes running laps. This week and into next week they can gather pledges from friends and family, and after the Fun Run they will collect those pledges. For example, if someone pledged to donate $1 per lap for a student and that student runs 30 laps next Wednesday, he/she would give the student $30 after the Fun Run. Flat donations are also accepted and appreciated!
Last week, if you had walked down the 6th grade hallway, you would have found students cleaning stuffed animals, taking out the stuffing, and wrapping them up in toilet paper. Why? The students are learning all about ancient Egypt and the customs of its ancient people. To make the process of mummifying come alive (especially during the Halloween holiday), the students went through each step of the mummifying process using old stuffed animals. The students had a blast and learned a lot through this hands-on activity.
This past week was Red Ribbon Week, where students pledged to live a drug-free life. Included in the celebrations were a door decoration contest, two assemblies--The Rocky Mountain Wizard magic show and the UVU Spirit Squad--and dress-up days all week. The week concluded with a spectacular Halloween Parade. Thanks to everyone who participated, helped, and supported all that went on this week. And a huge thanks to the parents of our students who work hard to lead and support their children!
If your child is in need of a coat for the winter, please come to the Tabitha's Pantry facility (140 North Main Street Spanish Fork) from 10am-1pm or 2pm-6pm Monday (Nov. 2) through Saturday (Nov. 7). There are many coats in various sizes available, and they are being given out on a first come first served basis until they run out.
The person picking up the coat will need to have a picture ID and be registered in their system. If the coat is for a child, the CHILD MUST BE PRESENT so they can make sure the coat fits.
Next week, October 26-30, is Red Ribbon Week! This is an exciting to week that focuses on drug prevention. Each day next week we will have a themed dress-up day:
Monday: Put a cap on drugs! (Wear a cap or hat.)
Tuesday: Drugs and I don't mix! (Wear mismatched clothes.)
Wednesday: It's crazy to do drugs! (Crazy Hair Day)
Thursday: Team up against drugs! (Wear your favorite team jersey, t-shirt, or sweatshirt.)
Friday: Drugs are scary! (Wear Halloween costumes--NO masks, blood, or weapons)
Are you interested in learning how apps or electronic games work? Or how websites or software programs operate? If you are interested in learning the language of computers (computer coding), starting in November Nebo School District is offering after-school classes for students in grades 4-9 in various locations throughout the district. Please click on the link for further information or to register for coding camps. Flyers are also available in the main office.http://pub.lucidpress.com/nebocodingcamps/
Fall Break is this Thursday and Friday! Enjoy the break from school, and we will see you back on Monday!
Congratulations to our Fire Prevention Week coloring contest winners! One winner from each grade was chosen, and those students were picked up at school today in a fire truck and taken to the fire station to eat lunch with the fire fighters. Great job to everyone who entered the contest! The winners were: Kakoa Campbell, Serenity Losee, Omar Rangel, Zach Stimson, Yasmine Lopez, Amie Montgomery, and Damaris Arrazola. Go lions!
We are so excited for the Apex Fun Run to begin in just a few weeks! The Apex program teaches students about leadership and fitness. From November 2nd-15th, students will learn how to become outstanding leaders by focusing each day on a different leadership quality: DREAM (Dive In, Resourceful, Elevate Others, Attitude Check, Make a Difference). And Wednesday, November 11th, is the Fun Run! Students can raise pledges for the Fun Run to raise money for the classroom and school. These two weeks are going to be a blast, and we can't wait! (More information will follow in the coming weeks.)