August 2017 

Now, as you are getting back into the groove of school, after a wonderful summer break, consider making family dinnertime table talk (or positive conversations during mealtime) part of your new school year routine. Eating together as a family on a regular basis is hopefully part of your family’s routine, whether it be breakfast or dinner, it doesn’t matter. Did you know that family dinner and good conversation provides priceless benefits? Be watching for each month’s BENEFIT of family dinner table talk.  

Here's one idea that you could try out for your next table talk.

One of my favorite parts of summer is the 4th of July and celebrating our great country. Maybe you would like to honor this great country and enjoy family dinner table talk with this fun activity below. Benjamin Franklin Circle (use the link below for details): Talk about one of the 13 virtues that Ben Franklin loved…from humility to cleanliness to kindness, all virtues we want our children to have, right?! Check out the following link and see just how to make this happen at your dinner table.

https://thefamilydinnerproject.org/news-projects/start-a-benjamin-franklin-circl e-at-your-dinner-table/

Questions? Email Sarah Payton, MS-SLP (sarahp@provo.edu)

Solar Eclipse Information for August 21, 2017

 

 

**REVISED PLAN updated at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, August 18th.

The school has purchased safety glasses to view the eclipse on Monday. Teachers will be teaching lessons about the eclipse. Students will go out and view the eclipse under the supervision of their teachers during class time. During lunch recess, students will stay inside and view the eclipse online, instead of being outside. This will give them time to see the eclipse in a safe way and be protected during the rest of the time.

If you would rather your child not view the eclipse outside with their teacher, please send a note with your child on Monday.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions. 😎


We are happy to be back to school with your children this year! Don't forget that we are out of school early (1:30 p.m.) for the next week and a half, to allow for conferences and individual student testing.

 
We hope to see you all at our Back to School Bash tonight (Monday, August 14th). It begins at 4:00 p.m. and goes until about 6:00 p.m. and it is going to be FANTASTIC. There will be lots of free giveaways and activities for our registered students (shoes, backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, and more)! We'll also be serving dinner and having music from a live band!
 
Timeline of Events:
4:00-5:00 Giveaways and Health Screenings
5:00-5:30 Dinner and Live Music on the Grass **Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs to sit on.
5:30-6:00 (ish) Meet the Teachers in Classrooms
 
Thanks to Molina Healthcare for helping to spearhead and coordinate this amazing activity for our students!
 
You will not want to miss this event!

It's time to start thinking about

the new school year!

 
We hope you are enjoying your summer break! Our teachers and staff are busy preparing for the new year and are excited to welcome all of you back to school. There are a couple of important events we want to make sure you know about ahead of time.
 
August 7th: Class Lists Posted at Noon
 
August 14th: Back to School Bash from 4:00 p.m to 6:30 p.m.
*There will be lots of free activities and supplies for Timp students. You'll be able to meet the teachers in their classrooms from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
August 15th: First Day of School for 1st-6th Graders
*School begins at 8:20 a.m. and goes until 1:30 p.m.
 
August 15th - August 25th: Early Out Days for All Students
*School will be out at 1:30 p.m. each day to allow time for testing and conferences.
 
August 23rd: First Day of Kindergarten

Our district asked us to post this link on our website. We hope you'll take the time to review this information.

https://provo.edu/news/district-response-to-13-reasons-why-netflix-series/


All children and teens, ages 1-18, may participate in this program and eat breakfast and lunch for FREE during the summer. The Summer Child Nutrition Program ensures that children continue to learn and grow, and to have access to nutritious meals during the summer months when schools are closed. It is a key building block in our community for healthy, happy children who are ready to learn.

The following is a list of schools (approved sites), and the dates and times they will be serving breakfast and lunch during the summer. Each school will serve meals to the community Monday through Thursday only. There is no program Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4, 2017; and Monday, July 24 at Independence High School.

Timpanogos Elementary School
449 N. 500 W.
Provo, UT
May 30 to July 20, 2017
Breakfast: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Franklin Elementary School
355 S. 700 W.
Provo, UT
June 5 to July 20, 2017
Breakfast: 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Provo Peaks Elementary School
655 E. Center Street
Provo, UT
June 5 to July 20, 2017
Breakfast: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spring Creek Elementary School
1740 S. Nevada Avenue
Provo, UT
June 5 to July 20, 2017
Breakfast: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Lunch: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Independence High School
636 N. Independence Way
Provo, UT
June 5 to July 27, 2017--CLOSED July 24th
Breakfast: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Please note that meals must be eaten by the children in the school cafeteria. Parents/Adults may purchase a breakfast for $2.00, and a lunch for $4.00, and enjoy a meal with their children. Please be aware that the menu may change due to product availability.

Additional information about the Summer Child Nutrition Program can be found on the website at itsmealsprovo.com, and their Facebook page, ITSMeals at Provo School District.

This week, our Kindness Club is helping us celebrate and promote kindness.
 
On Tuesday, students signed a banner pledging that they will stand up for kindness. During lunch on Wednesday, students worked on finding goodness in others by writing kindness notes and compliments.
 
Tomorrow, students can put a "Cap on Bullying" and wear a hat to school. Friday is Crazy Hair Day. We want to be a little "crazy" and mix things up and have students meet, play, and sit by new and different friends.
 




Do you have a child who will be a kindergartner next year? Registration is THIS Thursday, March 23rd from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the gym.

Please bring your child's:

*Birth Certificate
*Immunizations' Record
*Proof of Residency
(ex. Utilities' Bill, Rental or Lease Agreement, etc.)

To get a head start, visit the website below to begin registering your child. This will help speed up the process on Thursday.

https://grades.provo.edu/public/

Once there, click on the New Student Registration tab and begin.

There's an old Chinese Proverb that goes like this, "Tell me, I forget! Show me, I remember! Involve me, I understand!" What does this mean?

Well, we hope to answer that question at our next Parent Night, which will be on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. We hope to give you some strategies on how to strengthen your child's tactile and kinesthetic modes of learning!

Look for the pink note that was sent home to sign up for this fun night!
See you all there!

We'd love to have you take this short survey about Provo City School District. Thank you!


Take Survey.

Dear Parents of 3rd Grade Students,

We will begin district CogAT® (Cognitive Abilities Test™) testing in February to help identify accelerated third grade students for enrollment in the district's full-time, 4-6 grade gifted/accelerated program, CAS, The Center for Accelerated Studies.  To apply for CAS, parent applications must include a CogAT score. This letter gives you information about the test and when and where to take your child for testing.

The CogAT assessment is a nationally normed assessment of cognitive ability.  It is not an achievement test based on curricula that has been taught, but is an aptitude test that measures a student’s general and specific cognitive abilities.  It measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in 3 areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal, which are closely tied to academic success. Students typically take approximately 2 hours to complete the assessment.

Provo City School District’s Center for Accelerated Studies (CAS) offers full-time, gifted/accelerated programs for 4, 5 and 6th graders at two district sites: Provo Peaks Elementary (for students in Timpview boundaries) and Sunset View Elementary (for students in Provo High boundaries). Thirty students are accepted at each site for the fourth grade program.

The CAS application window is from March 15, 2017 to April 10, 2017.  CAS applications include CogAT scores, prior testing, a parent survey, and a teacher survey. The parent portion of the application will be completed online.  On March 15, the application will be available at provo.edu. The first round of acceptance letters will be sent on May 1, 2017. Additional reviews will take place later in May and in the summer, as needed.

The district is offering five CogAT testing opportunities for third graders. There is no charge for students currently enrolled at a Provo City School District school. To sign your child up to take the CogAT, please register with the following links

The 5 testing dates in February will be:

 

If you have any questions, please contact Renae Deighton (renaed@provo.edu)

Thank you, 

Provo School District Teaching and Learning Department 

Sign Up for SEP Conferences


SEP Conferences will be held February 8th, 9th and 10th. We will be releasing school at 1:30 p.m. on each of those days, to allow time for conferences.  Please take the time to sign up to meet with your child's teacher by clicking on the link below. Please note that Mrs. Yacolca's conferences will be after she returns from maternity leave. We appreciate all of your support!!
https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Timpanogos_Elementary


A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU
January 2017 Edition

With a new year, comes an opportunity for a new beginning; starting fresh with a goal or resolution for making good things even better…like family dinnertime.

One benefit of regular mealtime dinner conversations is language development.

“Participation in dinner table conversations offers children opportunities to acquire vocabulary, practice producing and understanding stories and explanations, acquire general knowledge, and learn how to talk in culturally appropriate ways.” (Catherine E. Snow & Diane Beals, 2006)

Although there are daily opportunities to increase children’s language, Family Dinner is specifically IDEAL for increasing the language skills of: “extended discourse” which is talking on a particular topic that extends over several conversational turns. Extended discourse includes both narrative talk and explanatory talk. Narrative talk is when a family member is telling about the events of their day or recalling the events of something that happened in the past. Explanatory talk occurs when a child asks genuine questions that require an explanation.

One of the greatest benefits of practicing these types of talk which dinnertime provides the opportunity for is the rich and sophisticated vocabulary that children are exposed to during dinnertime conversations. This sophisticated vocabulary is especially important in reading and success for a child from 3rd grade and beyond.

Did you know that language skills are closely related to literacy development and literacy development is a KEY contributor to academic success? (Snow& Beals, 2006)

**Looking for dinner topics?

Visit www.thefamilydinnerproject.org/ OR google “dinner conversation topics” OR
email Sarah Payton, MS-SLP sarahp@provo.edu

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7133837_Mealtime_talk_that_supports_literacy_development “Mealtime talk that supports literacy development”, Catherine E. Snow & Diane Beals, 2006)

Attention Parents!!

PCSD has been in contact with Provo City to determine road conditions for school bus transportation this morning. The City is reporting that all main roads throughout the city, even on the benches, are clear and will allow buses to run their normally scheduled routes. Therefore, schools will start at their normally scheduled times today. As always, parents are encouraged to do what they feel is best for their student(s) and may choose to keep their student(s) home.
Happy New Year! We'll see you all

back at school on

Tuesday, January 3, 2017!!


Friday, December 16, 2016

1:00 p.m. Early Release

We want to make sure everyone knows about our 1:00 p.m. release time on Friday! Please make sure your child goes home at that time, so our dedicated staff can begin their Christmas break, too!



We hope to see you and your family at Christmas with Kooper this Saturday, December 10th from
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at 1591 Jordan Avenue in Provo.
Click on this link to get more information about this special event.
Dual Immersion Enrollment Information

Provo City School District has some important information about the new process of applying for Dual Immersion. Please visit this link to find out more information.

November 2016 Edition

Eating dinner together strengthens family bonds.

“Making the table a fun place to be is the best strategy for getting kids to the dinner table and keeping them there.”

Three Ways to Make the Table a Fun Place & Strengthen Family Relationships

  1. Tell a family story: Research shows that kids who know their family histories are more resilient and feel more connected to their families than kids who don’t.
  2. Be Silly: Bonding doesn’t have to be serious, have fun together, laugh together, play games with your children
  3. Ask important questions: Such as…What makes you feel loved? What is one of your dreams for your future?

To learn more about strengthening family bonds during dinner or to find dinner games or great family dinner discussion topics go to: http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/fun/dinner-games/

 If your children could eat dinner with anyone, whom would they choose?

Watch this amazing video clip to see who children would choose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wfbY3i4FY0

Sarah Payton, MS-SLP, Timpanogos Elementary; SarahP@provo.edu

Mark Your Calendars!!
This is going to be a wonderful event.


       
 
       
Picture Retake Day
Our picture retake day is scheduled for this Thursday, November 3rd, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Any students that didn't get their picture on our original day will be getting their picture taken. If you'd like your child to redo their picture, you'll need to bring the old pictures back. Visit Bell Photography's website to pay online, using the information listed in the flyer below.

Link to the Picture Retake Flyer
Sign Up for SEP Conferences


SEP Conferences will be held Wednesday, November 9th to Friday, November 11th. We will be releasing school at 1:30 p.m. on each of those days, to allow time for conferences.  Please take the time to sign up to meet with your child's teacher by clicking on the link below.
We appreciate all of your support!!
https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Timpanogos_Elementary

Dear Parents,

With Halloween coming up next week, your children are probably getting excited to celebrate. If your student(s) are allowed to dress up, we ask parents to be mindful of a couple of things:

  1. Any costume should allow the student to be easily identified.
  2. Due to the recent negative issues in both the state and nation regarding adults dressing up as clowns, we recommend that any parent coming to a school not dress up as a clown or wear masks at the school.

Thank you in advance for helping keep the Halloween celebrations at our schools safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Thank you,

Gary Wilson
Assistant Superintendent
Provo City School District

**Timpanogos students may dress up for Halloween. Our K-2 Parade will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Halloween. As a reminder, costumes should not include fake blood, weapons (of any kind) or masks. Thank you.


October 2016 Edition

Eating together & having a conversation as a family during dinner has so many benefits: both language skills and social language skills increase, reading skills improve, kids get better grades in school and children/teens decrease the risk of using alcohol, drugs etc. and more! Eating dinner together strengthens family bonds.

“Making the table a fun place to be is the best strategy for getting kids to the dinner table and keeping them there.”

http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/fun/dinner-games/

 

“Penny for your Thoughts” Game

“Penny for your thoughts” is an example of figurative language.
It means tell me what you are thinking.

While eating dinner together this week, play this game as a family by placing pennies in a jar, then have each person take a few. Each person then takes a turn telling the family something about himself or herself (that maybe nobody knows)…one thought for every penny he/she took.

For example if you took three pennies you might say:

“I love feeling warm sand on my toes.”
“My favorite dessert is ice cream sandwiches.”
“I wish I could run as fast as a cheetah!”

Sarah Payton, MS-SLP, Timpanogos Elementary, sarahp@provo.edu

Don't forget, Fall Break is from Wednesday, October 19th to Monday, October 24th. 
School will resume on Tuesday, October 25th.

 

Last Thursday night, Timpanogos Students and their parents attended our Annual Meeting and the first parent night of the year. After Title 1 was explained and discussed, four parents spoke to us and taught us some great ways for parents to partner with teachers to help students succeed. A great big thank you to Ms. Mecham, Mr. Winget, Mrs. Mendoza, and Mrs. McAffee for helping us!

Then, our Kindergarten, Fourth grade, and Tiger Safari teachers divided the audience up for some great activities helping us learn how to use what we learn during school in our daily lives.


September 2016 Edition

Eating together & having a conversation as a family during dinner has so many benefits:  children improve in their language skills, social skills, become better readers, get better grades and reduce the chance of using drugs, drinking alcohol or other negative behaviors.

With the new school-year schedule, don’t let your family dinner table talk time go to the “back burner”.

When you ask your children, “How was your day?”, do they just say, “Fine.”?
Learn below how to get your student talking more about his or her day.
(Dr. Anne Fishel; thefamilydinnerproject.org)

  • Hold all questions until your child is sitting down with a snack.
  • Start with a story of your own about your day, something funny or interesting.  This kind of modeling often helps get the ball rolling, and means that you are offering something before asking for something.
  • Keep a  “map” in your head of what you know about your child’s day-to-day world, and ask questions that show you’ve been paying attention.   For example, “ Did you have a chance to play tag again at recess, like you did yesterday? Whom did you play with today?”
  • Or, take a break from asking questions, and instead wonder out loud about parts of your child’s day without asking anything.
  • Ask some questions that only require one-word answers, but not necessarily just yes or no. For example, “What did you like better today, math or reading?”

For more ideas on having conversations with your children and “family dinner table talk” go to www.thefamilydinnerproject.org

Sarah Payton, MS-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist,
Timpanogos 801-374-4955

Save the dates for our Parent Nights!



September 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Come participate in our annual meeting and learn how to connect content with your child's life, as well as, how to partner with your child's teacher.

October 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
We'll be learning how to strengthen your child's auditory mode of learning and make memories with music.

January 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Our focus will be on how to strengthen your child's visual mode of learning.

February 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Our final parent night in this series will be how to strengthen your child's tactile and kinesthetic mode of learning.

Next week, September 12-16, is Bike

Safety Week!




Each day that your child to rides their bike (or scooter), they will be entered in a raffle to win cool prizes! Don't forget to remind them to be safe, lock up their bike or scooter, wear a helmet and have fun!

Provo High School would like to invite you to their Homecoming Carnival on
Friday, September 9, 2016!

Carnival games, activities, and food will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza (between the gym and the football stadium). There will be dinner plates (with drinks included) offered for $5, along with lots of concession goodies.

Following the carnival, stay and support the Bulldogs as they play the Bruins of Mountain View. The halftime show will include the announcement of our Homecoming Royalty and performances from the PHS Marching Band, the Cheer team, and Dance Company. Entrance to the game costs $5 per person.

Mix 105.1 will be broadcasting live from the stadium for the entire evening.

Please join us for a night of fun and excitement!

Thanks for your help,
Boyd McAffee and the PHS family

September 5 Labor Day
No school today.
September 13 Teeth Varnishing
*Please remember to sign permission slips for this service.
September 14 PTA Meeting
9:00 a.m.
September 22 Parent Night
6:30 p.m.

ATTENTION!

Please turn in your lunch applications!
Remember, you need to reapply for your lunch status each new school year.



Apply at

www.schoollunchapp.com


Back to School Open House
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
During our Open House, come meet your child's teacher and visit their classroom, get information about our lunch program, and sign up for the PTA.

First Day of School
First through sixth grade students will begin school on Wednesday, August 17th. 
Don't forget, the first bell is at 8:15 a.m. and the tardy bell is at 8:20 a.m.

Early Release Days
From August 17-August 26, school will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. This will free up time for teachers to administer individual tests to students and meet with parents.

Beginning August 1st, our office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.  If your children are new to our school, please come in and register them before school begins.

Don't wait!

Apply for the Free/Reduced

Lunch Program online!

www.schoollunchapp.com


During July, our office will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  On Wednesdays, we will have extended hours and be open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  If you have a new student to register, please come during these times.  The office will be closed on Fridays. 

The building will be closed for cleaning from July 25-July 29.

Attention!! We need volunteers to help out with field day on Thursday, May 26th. Please click on the link below and sign up.  Thank you!

Volunteer

All children, 18-years and under, may participate in our district's Summer Child Nutrition Program and eat breakfast and lunch for free. The Summer Child Nutrition Program ensures that children continue to learn and grow, and to have access to nutritious meals during the summer months when schools are closed. It is a key building block in our community for healthy, happy children who are ready to learn.
 
 
Each school will serve meals Monday through Thursday only. There is no program Monday, July 4, or Monday, July 25.
 
Timpanogos Elementary School. 449 N. 500 W.
    May 31 to July 28, 2016
    Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. -  9:00 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Franklin Elementary School. 355 S. 700 W.
    June 6 to July 21, 2016
    Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. -  9:00 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Provo Peaks Elementary School. 655 E. Center Street
    June 6 to July 21, 2016
    Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. -  9:00 a.m.. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Spring Creek Elementary School. 1740 S. Nevada Avenue
    June 6 to July 28, 2016
    Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. -  9:00 a.m. Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Independence High School. 636 N. Independence Way
    June 6 to June 30, 2016
    CLOSED: July 4 - July 8                 
    REOPENS: July 11 to August 4, 2016
    Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 
Please note that the meal must be eaten by the children in the school cafeteria. Parents/Adults may purchase a breakfast for $2.00, and a lunch for $4.00, and enjoy a meal with their children. Please be aware that the menu may change due to product availability.

Our school has been invited to participate in a research study conducted by Lori Andersen, an Assistant Professor at Utah State University and several other statewide partners (Utahns Against Hunger and USU Extension). The purpose of this research is to understanding parent perspectives of school breakfast. If you choose to participate, this voluntary survey will take approximate 15 minutes to complete. If you have further questions, feel free to contact Lori Andersen at lori.andersen@usu.edu or 435-797-5783. If you are interested in participating, please go to the following link:
cehs.usu.edu/breakfastsurvey.

Nuestra escuela ha sido invitada a participar en un estudio de investigación dirigido por la Dra. Lori Andersen, quien es Profesora Asistente de Utah State University, y que lo realiza en conjunto con varias organizaciones asociadas alrededor del Estado [Utahns Against Hunger (Gente de Utah Contra el Hambre) y USU Extension (Extensión de USU)]. El propósito de este estudio de investigación es para entender las percepciones de los padres/madres sobre el desayuno escolar. Si está de acuerdo en participar, esta encuesta que es completamente voluntaria, le tomará aproximadamente 15 minutos completarla. Si tiene preguntas adicionales puede contactarse con Lori Andersen al correo electrónico (email) lori.andersen@usu.edu o al teléfono 435-797-5783. Si usted está interesado/a en participar, por favor haga un clic en el siguiente enlace/link: cehs.usu.edu/breakfastsurvey.

This Thursday, May 5th, is an Early Out Day at 1:30 p.m. for our Timpanogos Tigers. Teachers will be involved in training that afternoon. 

We also have our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Thursday, May 5th beginning at 5:00 p.m. Come join the fun and festivities!

Are your children working on a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Shoe Box entry? All students are invited to participate. They should use their creativity and imagination to create a miniature "float" out of a shoe box.

Floats should be turned into the office by May 4th. All entries should have the student's name, teacher and grade on the bottom of it.

Floats will be on display during our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, where everyone will be able to vote for their favorite! Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Good luck!!

Our Second Annual Battle of the Books was held on Friday, April 15th.  Everyone who participated had a great time.  Congratulations to The Destroyers, who took home the top prize!  We hope many more of our students will participate in this fantastic event next year!

The Art Show was a huge success! All artwork will continue to be up in our hallways for another few weeks. Stop by the school and check out the wonderful work in person!
                        

Upcoming Dates
May 26 Last Day of School
School dismisses at 11:30 a.m.

 


Thursday, April 14th
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Spring Break
No school from April 4th-April 8th.

Yesterday, our second graders enjoyed learning all about the farm and how it contributes to our community. They were able to pet some animals, learn what plants need to grow from a talking tomato and how to fill our plates with healthy food! Students also learned how the food and products we enjoy are produced and how important agriculture is to everyone!

It's always fun when we have the opportunity to provide hands on learning experiences for our students. Second graders will remember their day on the farm for a long time!



If you haven't had the chance to register your new kindergarten student, please visit the office and begin that process before the end of April.


Our 2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration is THIS Friday, March 25th,
from 2:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. in the gym. 

https://forms.provo.edu/index.html

To save you some time, begin your online portion of registration by clicking the link above and filling out the information BEFORE Friday.  Bring the following things with you on Friday:
**Child's birth certificate
**Child's immunization records
**Proof of residence (rental agreement or utility bill with current address, etc.)
**Two emergency contact names and phone numbers

It's time to register for Title One preschool.  Check out this article on our district's website for more information.

http://provo.edu/blog/its-time-to-register-for-title-i-preschool/

This week, March 7-11, the lunchroom will be celebrating National School Breakfast Week. Parents and preschool children are invited to breakfast with their child/children. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:15 a.m. The cost is $2.00. Please bring exact amount, since we won't have any change.

 
To help improve our schools, Provo City School District is asking for input about parent, student and employee experiences in each of the district’s schools. Parents can either fill out the student survey with their child in mind or help the student complete it on their own. If you have multiple students in one school, please complete a separate survey for each student. While the surveys are voluntary and anonymous, your participation is greatly appreciated.
 
Follow this link to a short survey.
 
http://provo.edu/blog/help-us-improve-our-schools/
Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, Dual Immersion will no longer be offered in our Kindergarten classes at Timpanogos. Dual Immersion classes will start in first grade.

School Lunch Announcement
We have a lot of students charging for their lunch each day. Please check to make sure your child has lunch money in his or her account.


Please sign up for a time to meet with your child's teacher. Click on the picture below or copy and paste the website's address into your browser.

https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Timpanogos_Elementary

We had a successful parent night on reading to and with your children.  Thanks to everyone who came and supported us.  It was a fun night!

Parent Night
Thursday, January 14th, at 6:00 p.m.
We are going to be discussing reading to and with your children.
Come join us!


 


It's Kindness Week this week, brought to you by our Kindness Club! This week, we will be trying to "Give the Grinch a Heart by Being Kind!"  Students will record acts of kindness that they observe and try to help our Grinch's heart grow.

Monday, Dec. 7th: SMILE Day-Smile and pledge to be kind.
Tuesday, Dec. 8th: Please and Than You Day-Don't forget to say please and thank you!
Wednesday, Dec. 9th: Random Acts of Kindness-Do nice things without being asked.
Thursday, Dec. 10th: Give a Kind Meal-Bring a can of food to donate to the food bank.
Friday, Dec. 11th: Be a Secret Friend-Secretly do acts of kindness for your friends.

Classes from Kindergarten through 6th grade teach poetry at Timpanogos. Mrs. 'Unufe, Mrs. Otteson, Mrs. Vail and Miss Beck choose a poem of the week for the children to memorize or study. Using poetry is a great way to teach anything from rhyming and sight words to vocabulary and metaphors.

A few of Mrs. Vail's 4th grade students reciting their poem of the week.

Watch Mrs. 'Unufe's class recite their poem.

Each year, IHC invites our fifth grade students to participate in a Christmas card contest. You can help vote for a winner by clicking here. The three winners from each school receive a gift card from Toys 'R Us. They're looking for the best from each school to feature on their Christmas Card.

While you're voting, you can also enter to win TWO $50 Target gift cards — one for you and another to give to a friend. Voting ends November 29th.

Shocking and Circuitously Enlightening Discoveries

Miss Ferguson found out last week that she was one of the winners of a $500 mini-grant from the Provo School District Foundation. Applicants filled out a two-page application that demonstrated how they would use the grant money with innovation and creativity. Miss Ferguson was one of 10 winners in the district!

Miss Ferguson will purchase a Van De Graaff Generator and various conductive materials to demonstrate the power and influence static electricity has on objects. The students will have hands-on opportunities to explore current electricity by building circuits, determining whether materials are conductors or insulators and even making a creative flashlight.

Congratulations, Miss Ferguson!  We are proud of you!

 

Mrs. Zipp's class has been reading books about The Little Red Hen. Today Mrs. Payton came in to show them how wheat is made in a grinder. After that, they made their own bread to take home to bake.

Parent Night
Thursday, November 19th
6:00 p.m.

We’ll be sharing information about the importance of “unplugging” and talking to each other at dinner. A picnic dinner will be provided. Everyone in attendance will be entered in our drawing for free books and games.

Mrs. Neilson's class was excited to make chocolate pudding during a math lesson. They talked about the importance of following instructions, using the sequence of the recipe and correctly measuring ingredients. What a tasty way to practice!

The police station is looking for 2-3 substitute crossing guards for our school's area.  The pay is $7.50 per hour.  If you are interested or have more questions about this, please contact the main office at 801-374-4955.

Upcoming Community Events and Information

Some events are being sponsored by Centro Hispano that might be very helpful and/or interesting to students and families.

Free family photos: Saturday, December 5th 9am-5pm at Dixon Middle School's gym (north side). Those interested need to call Centro Hispano at 801-655-0258 to make an appointment. All appointments are in 15 minute increments. Anyone is invited to come participate. 

Computer Literacy classesThey are held Wednesdays and Centro Hispano (817 S Freedom Blvd, Provo), but individuals don't need to attend all 3 hours. 4pm-6pm is an open lab and individual help. Anyone can come to get help with anything specific, they are more than welcome to bring their own laptops, if that makes it easier on them. Free wi-fi. From 6pm-7pm, there are is a formal class that cover a wide range of topics. For example, if PSD wants parents to learn about how to look up student grades, Google can help teach that. These classes are available to the entire community. They will be offered through early April.

This event is not sponsored by Centro Hispano:

Community Action Case Lot Giveaway Next Monday thru Thursday 12:00-4:00pm in their parking lot.

Los eventos patrocinados por el Centro Hispano podrían ser muy útil y/o interesante para los estudiantes y/o familias.

FOTOS FAMILIARES GRATIS: Sábado, 5 de diciembre 9am-5pm en el gimnasio de Dixon Middle School (ala norte). Las personas interesadas deben llamar al Centro Hispano al 801-655-0258 para hacer una cita. La duración de las citas será de 15 minutos. Todos están invitados a participar.

 

CLASES DE COMPUTACION: Se impartirán los miércoles de 4pm-7pm en el Centro Hispano (817 S Freedom Blvd, Provo). El laboratorio y ayuda personal será de 4pm-6pm.  Ayuda al publico en general con preguntas específicas. Si se les facilita, están bienvenidos a traer sus propias computadoras portátiles. El Wi-fi es gratuito. De 6 a 7pm, hay una clase formal que cubren una amplia gama de temas. Por ejemplo, si desea aprender a buscar las notas de sus hijos, Google les puede ayudar. Las clases están disponibles para toda la comunidad y se ofrecerán hasta el principio de abril.

 

El siguiente evento no está patrocinado por el Centro Hispano:

Community Action Case Lot Giveaway será el próximo lunes a jueves de 12:00-4:00pm en el estacionamiento. 

Mrs. Dayton's 1st grade class has been learning about plants. They've learned what plants need to grow and the different parts of plants. Many students were surprised to learn they eat seeds, stems, roots and leaves of plants. They had a great time at Pumpkinland seeing plants growing in the field and and looking for all the plant parts.

Officer McCoy, Mrs. Otteson's son-in-law, volunteered his time to come visit our second grade classes. Second graders learned that police officers help catch bad guys, assist people while they wait for an ambulance and help children find their parents, if they ever get lost. They also learned some safety skills like, always using a crosswalk, putting bikes and scooters away, when they aren't being used and memorizing their parents' full names, phone numbers and home address. What a treat it was to have Office McCoy visit with our second graders!

Backpack Awareness

  It is National School Backpack Awareness Day on September 16th.  Before you send your child to school make sure their backpack fits right and isn't too heavy.  Your child's back will be very grateful. 

Backpack Day Handouts, Artwork, and Video

Timp Tigers were treated to a wonderful assembly by the talented Mr. Steve James this week. Mr. James' original music helps build self-esteem, character, good citizenship and so much more! With his enthusiastic and engaging delivery, we all began singing and moving to the music. We want to thank Mr. James for donating his time and talents to our students. It was a fun afternoon for the entire school!

 

Third grades loved making and eating s'mores last week! Through this activity they learned that the sun is the main source of heat, that temperature can increase when surrounded by darker colors or foil, and that when chocolate is melted it can be smeared all over their faces!

Bicycle Week

It's Bicycle Week at Timpanogos.  Ride your bike to school every day! Prizes will be given out to students that ride their bikes this week.

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