Walk more in 4 Winner!

Walk more in 4 Winner!

The Utah SNAP (Student Neighborhood Access Program) is a program that promotes students to find safe walking routes to school, and to either walk, bike or scooter to school 4 out of 5 days of the week!

Many of our Canyon students do this, but there were several that kept track of their "walk more in 4" days on a calendar, and turned it in to be entered to win a prize.

Student Council

Student Council

Congratulations to our 2014-15 Canyon Student Council Members. Their campaign included writing an essay about leadership, making a poster, and preparing and giving a 1-2 minute speech in front of the entire 4th, 5th and 6th grades.

These grades then voted for their top 3 candidates, and the decision was made!

It's Electrifying!

Attributions: 
Scott Bates
It's Electrifying!

Last week our 5th graders got to visit the Springville Whitehead Electricity Power Plant. They took them through 3 stations. The first station showed them two big generators and the control room for the electricity. Then they took them to a hands on station, where the class got to generate their own electricity, hold a small plasma ball, and play with a big magnet. The last station was set up for electrical safety. At this station they fried a banana, pickle, and a hot dog. They explained the dangers of electricity, and how to avoid getting shocked. Mr.

National Walk to School Day

Attributions: 
Dave Harlan
National Walk to School Day

Do you walk to school? Lots of our Canyon students do every day, and even more walked today for the National Walk to School Day!

Leo the Lion from Real Salt Lake's professional soccer team came to help the kids get to school safely! The kids were surprised and excited to see him early this morning.

PTA emphasized safety by celebrating Green Ribbon Week for all of our students to stay safe. They put on a coloring contest, and we had some great artwork! Pictured are the kids who won, with their prizes. Students also wore green and signed a safe walking pledge.

 

ye Royal Castles!

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ye Royal Castles!

6th graders are learning about castles in the middle ages and then they designed and built their own castles!  Mrs. Sommerfeldt's social studies classes have enjoyed building the castles and showing some of them off. All 6th graders will eventually build a castle this year as they rotate into Mrs. Sommerfeldt's class, so tell your student to start thinking of ideas now!

Canyon PTA Carnival!

Canyon PTA Carnival!

Last night's PTA Carnival was a hit! There were so many families here doing things from rock climbing to face painting to goldfish winning!

We even had our own band with amazingly talented students as the musicians and singers! Great job kids!

Thanks to all the PTA who volunteered many hours, parents and teachers who volunteered, and parents and families who showed up!

 

 

 

Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Today we are celebrating Constitution Day at Canyon Elementary! Lots of our students are scouts, and dressed in their uniforms, and helped Mr. Ross druing the flag ceremony out in front of Canyon.

All of the students beautifully sang "I'm proud to be an American" and the first graders recited the entire Preamble to the Constitution by memory!

 

 

The Heart of our School!

The Heart of our School!

The students planned a secret assembly, and sang a few songs to Mrs. Higginson. They also had each written her a note on a heart, and placed in on some posters for her. The kids have all loved Mrs. Higginson, and they know that she loves each of them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie Higginson Retiring!

Julie Higginson Retiring!

After 24 years in the district (and 18 years at Canyon, since it opened), Mrs. Higginson is retiring at the end of this year!

Mrs. Higginson always brings a smile to everyone's face, whether it be the students, parents or teachers. She has made Canyon Elementary an awesome place to be!

5th Grade Spelling Bee

5th Grade Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Ashlyn Alger for winning the Canyon 2014 Spelling Bee!

Each class had previously had their own spelling bee and chose the top 8 spellers. Yesterday the top 8 from each class competed in front of the entire 5th grade and their parents to try to win!

Some of the words the students had to spell were: gregarious, knowledge, carousel,  genre, resevoir, inconsistent, artifical, mediocre, and persuasion.

The winning word for the entire competition was turquoise!

Great job students!

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