449 North 500 West • Provo, Utah 84601 • Phone (801) 374-4955 • Fax (801) 374-4958





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!


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:

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. 


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.


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.
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.


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.

Would you like to stay updated on all things Timpanogos? 

Follow our Twitter feed @TimpTigers and like our Facebook page, Timpanogos Tigers.

Check back often to see what is going on at our school!


Spotlight/School News

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School and District Information


Title 1

Dual Immersion





Before and After School

Before & After School

Summer School

School Lunch

For menus and information about School Lunch


School Times


1st-6th, Full-Day Kindergarten: 8:20 - 3:05

AM Kindergarten: 8:20 - 11:20

PM Kindergarten: 12:05 - 3:05


1st-6th, Full-Day Kindergarten: 8:20 - 1:30

AM Kindergarten: 8:20 - 10:25

PM Kindergarten: 11:25 - 1:30

Before and After School:

  • After School Interventions: Mon-Thurs: 3:05 - 3:45, Fri: 1:35 - 2:15
  • 4-H Enrichment Clubs:  Mon-Thurs: 3:05 - 4:30, Fri: 2:15 - 3:30


School Handbook

Absences and Tardies

The first bell at Timpanogos rings at 8:15, and the second bell at 8:20. Students are tardy if not in their classrooms and ready to begin school by the 8:20 bell. Student absences are acceptable only for illness or unusual and infrequent family emergencies. Please review the district attendance policy which can be found here. Absences exceeding five consecutive days or those that occur frequently need verification from the child’s doctor with a note turned in to the office.  If repeated absences occur the matter will be turned over to the district truancy office which will include truancy school and possible referral to Provo Attendance Court. Utah State Law mandates that students must be in school. We ask that parents choose to take their child on vacation during the school year as little as possible.

Accidents and Illness

If accidents or illnesses occur, the school will contact the parents or the designated person listed as an emergency contact. The Emergency and Health Information is critical and we ask that you keep the contact information up to date. We also ask that you keep phone numbers up to date. If your phone number changes please call the office and let the secretary know. It is critical that we have current information in case of emergency.

Books and Supplies

Each year students are issued textbooks and other basic supplies. They may also check books out from the school library. Any books lost or damaged by the students beyond normal wear and tear will need to be replaced by the student or his/her parents.

Closed Campus

Timpanogos is a closed campus school. Once students arrive at school, they are not allowed to leave the school and/or school grounds for any reason unless they are checked out in the office by their parents or a parent designee. 

Playground Supervision

Playground supervision is not provided after school. Students need to leave the building and the school grounds immediately after school is dismissed. Supervision is provided at the front of the building both before and after school to monitor bus students and to assist students crossing school driveways. Students are required to cross at school driveways where supervisors are stationed and to do what they can to provide for their own safety and the safety of others. Paid supervision is also provided on the back playground during lunch recess. Teachers supervise students during class and grade level recess periods.

Dress Standards

Timpanogos dress and hygiene standards encourage modesty, safety and personal cleanliness. Clothing, jewelry items, body tattooing, piercing, etc. that interfere with or disrupt instruction to a marked degree are not allowed. Students may wear shorts so long as they are at least mid-thigh in length. Short shorts or un-hemmed cutoffs are not allowed. Halter tops, tank tops and midriffs are not appropriate, but modest sleeveless tops may be worn. Footwear is required for safety purposes. Students are encouraged to wear shoes or sandals that fit securely and protect the feet. Students will not be allowed to participate in physical education activities if they are wearing open shoes, such as sandals or flip-flops. All clothing or accessories that display wording or graphics advertising alcohol or tobacco or that are distracting or offensive will not be allowed. Hats can be worn on the playground but need to be removed before entering the building.

Because of their identification and association with gangs, the following are not permitted according to district policy: bandannas, chains hanging from pockets, headgear or any article of clothing or jewelry bearing gang symbols, names, initials, insignia or anything else which signals gang affiliation.


Students in kindergarten through sixth grade shall not be charged fees. However, donations will be accepted toward supplies, assemblies, fieldtrips, or other activities. No child will be penalized for not making a donation. 

Field Trips

Classes find opportunities to extend learning beyond the classroom by going on field trips. Your child’s teacher will send home information regarding each field trip along with a permission slip. Parent volunteers are often asked to help supervise during trips. We appreciate your help, but would ask that younger children not come along. Pending special circumstances, school lunch will be expected to be purchased for field trips to reduce complications in planning and preparing for the field trip.

Gum and Candy and Homemade goods

Gum and/or candy should not be brought to school. Birthday treats should be purchased at the store. Home-baked goods are not allowed, even for class parties and birthdays.


Homework is an extension of class work. Studies show that it is effective in helping students make greater educational gains. Parents are encouraged to become involved in what their children are doing in school by working with them. Please expect your children to complete homework, as well as provide a quiet place for students to work effectively.

Inside Recess

Students will generally go outside even on winter days unless the weather is extreme. We will keep students inside if the temperature reaches 20 degrees or below, the air quality alert has been issued to the school, or if the wind or moisture is extreme. If your child needs to stay in for any other reason, please notify the school.


School personnel cannot give children medication without a written medication release. Tylenol may be given with the permission from a parent.

Parking and Student Drop off / Pick up

Please follow safe traffic procedure when driving near the school. If you must leave your car for any reason please park in the parking lot. Please enter through the north entrance, navigate through the center of the parking area and exit on the south side. Drop off for students is by the Kindergarten playground at the south side of the parking lot.

During all pickup times please refrain from speeding, mobile phone use, or anything else that will draw your attention from maintaining safety.

Phone Use

School phones are for school business and emergencies only. Please make arrangements with your child prior to the school about day care, whether to walk home, etc. A phone is available to call with illness, lunch charges, etc.

Playground Rules – Specific rules regarding the Playground:

  • Put-downs are not allowed on the playground or in the school building.

  • Basketball standards/soccer goals are not to be climbed on.

  • Slides are for sliding down only.

  • Jump ropes are only for jumping.

  • Pebble gravel and rocks are not to be thrown.

  • Tackle football or other games of a tackling nature are not allowed.

  • Throwing snowballs, sliding on ice, or climbing on snow or ice mounds (Bunker’s Hill, etc.) are not allowed.

  • Games are played according to rules of good sportsmanship (e.g., games cannot be locked).

  • Stay within the school ground area. Do not leave the school grounds for any reason without receiving permission and checking out through the office.

  • Leave hard balls and other hazardous play equipment at home. Keep bicycles locked and in the bike racks throughout the school day.

  • Practice safety and courtesy in all games and on all playground equipment. Use playground structures only during assigned periods.

  •   There should be no climbing on playground structures where it is not designated to do so.   Students should never stand atop of any structure or jump from the structures.
  • Assume responsibility for all equipment taken from the classroom. Return lost and found equipment to the school office.

Report Cards

Student progress reports will be sent home quarterly. You may access current grades through Powergrade, via the district or school website. If you have questions about signing onto this system, please contact the school.

Scooters, Roller Blades, Skate Boards, Bicycles and Toys

Roller blades, skateboards and bikes are off limits on school grounds and in the building. Before entering onto school property, students need to remove roller blades, carry skateboards, and walk their bikes. All bicycles brought to school need to be properly stored in one of several bike racks provided by the school. We strongly recommend that students lock their bikes.

Toys, including trading cards, playing cards and electronic equipment are not to be brought to school. They become a distraction to learning and are easily lost or misplaced. Students can bring bats, balls, mitts, and other athletic equipment if they wish to do so. We strongly recommend marking all items. The school is not responsible for any items that are lost, stolen, or damaged.

SEP Conferences

Parent Teacher conferences are held three times each year. The first two weeks of school we hold conferences to set expectations, establish goals and establish communication. During the school year parent teacher conferences are held two more times in the fall and spring to discuss progress and whether or not students are mastering essential standards and skills.


All visitors, including parents, are required to check in at the office. If parents will be moving throughout the school or visiting a classroom, they are expected to wear a visitor’s pass until they check out in the main office. Please limit all visits that may interrupt the teacher or students.




School Information

Carrie Rawlins

Principal's Website

Kate Pace


Karen Cushenberry

Title 1 Facilitator
Link to Website

Rachel Krushinsky


Michelle Parrott

Office Assistant

Ana Farias


Shelley Beagley


Sharon Unufe

Link to Website

Tierra Wakefield

Link to Website

Angela Yacolca

Link to Website

Gina Zipp

Link to Website

Amy Dayton

Link to Website

Brooke Vaquerano

Link to Website

Elsa Taylor

Link to Website

Rachel Peterson

Link to Website

Jennifer Delfin

Link to Website

Michele Sekaquaptewa

Link to Website

Carol Otteson

Link to Website

Iris Prescott

Link to Website

Anna Farna

Link to Website

Elizabeth Kesler

Link to Website

Chantel Booker

Link to Website

Lorena Neilson

Link to Website

McKenna Hatch

Link to Website

Cristina Carreño

Link to Website

Rodney Price

Link to Website

Lindsey Anderson

Link to Website

Michael Evans

Link to Website

Allison Ferguson

5th Grade Dual Immersion
Link to Website

Shalee Mulliner

5th Grade
Link to Website

Nathan Kunkel

5th Grade
Link to Website

Jamie Beck

Link to Website

Teresa Tovar

6th Grade Dual Immersion
Link to Website

Tiffiny Harris

Link to Website

Sena Smith

Intervention Specialist
Link to Website

Denece Kitto

Intervention Specialist
Link to Website

Raveny Emigh

Link to Website

Wendy Laycock

Link to Website

Sarah Payton

Link to Website

Estela Bradley

After School
Link to Website

Links to Class Websites



Timpanogos 2014 SAGE Tests

Percent Proficient

2013-14 SAGE Summative average proficiencies shown below reflect a new baseline for Utah's end of level testing. The new SAGE test is different than the previous Criteria Referenced Tests (CRT), and more challenging, and therefore cannot be compared to CRT results from previous years. SAGE tests are adaptive, with questions based on new Utah Core standards, and contain technology-based questions versus all multiple choice.

Third Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 43% 54% 44%
Math 47% 52% 44%


Fourth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 30% 54% 42%
Math 51% 60% 48%
Science 15% 50% 43%


Fifth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 41% 53% 42%
Math 44% 59% 44%
Science 26% 51% 46%


Sixth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 53% 53% 43%
Math 51% 48% 35%
Science 39% 51% 46%


Historic Criterion-Referenced Tests


Achievement Data



The Provo City School District supports equal opportunity for students, staff, parents and guests and complies with state and federal law regulation including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments. The District does not discriminate in programs services, activities or employment on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, or disability.

Inquiries regarding students, programs, services or activity compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Student Services at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4814.

For program, service or activity accommodations under the ADA, please contact Student Services at 801-374-4838 or donnan@provo.edu.

Inquiries regarding employment compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4938.

For applicant or employee accommodations under the ADA, please contact the Benefit Coordinator 801-374-4847 or rebeccavo@provo.edu.