Ken Garff $50 Savings Certificate Winners

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

Sterling McDonald, 5th grade student,  and Elliana Francis, 1st grade student, each won a $50 Savings Certificate from the Ken Garff Road to Success Reading Program that Canyon Elementary participates in.  Each month, if students read the required number of minutes for their class reading goal, they get to fill out an entry slip and put it in the big jars by the office to be entered for drawings throughout the year.  Congratulations to Sterling and Elliana!  Keep up the great reading!

 

Pictured L-R:  Sterling McDonald and Elliana Francis

2013 4th Grade Pioneer Day

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

Canyon fourth-grade students study Utah history in their social studies curriculum.  As a culminating activity, they had May 22, 2013 as their "Pioneer Day".   Students came to school dressed like pioneer children and they got to participate in pioneer activities throughout the day.  One of the activities was a potato peeling contest.  Students got to see how quickly they could peel a potato.   Parent helpers came to help, too.  They collected all of the peeled potatoes and cooked them in Dutch ovens for the students and teachers to enjoy.   

6th Grade vs Faculty Kick Ball

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

Once again, Canyon Elementary had it's annual 6th grade vs Faculty Kick Ball Game.  Because there were so many more 6th grade students than faculty members playing the game, they counted each run for the faculty as 3 points.  The whole school came out to cheer their favorites on.  In the end,  the 6th graders won 43/33.  (If the faculty could have gotten just 4 more runs, they would have won!)  Maybe next year.

 

Pictured:  Music Teacher, Aileen Keliiliki, scoring a run.

Miss Wickes Retiring

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

   Miss Bonnie Wickes is retiring from Nebo School District this year.  She has taught a total of 41 years in the district.  She taught 2nd grade for 6 years, 3rd grade for 1 year, 4th grade for 2 years and 5th grade for 32 years.  When she describes her job, she says, "WOW!"  She graduated from BYU with her BS degree and got a Math Endorsement from SUU.  Some of the awards she has received are Who's Who Among America's Teachers (4 times) and the Golden Apple Award.  Miss Wickes' hobbies include playing the piano/organ, cross-stitching, hiking and reading.  She has been a member of several

Third-grade Businesses

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

  Third-grade students got to earn class money from their teachers for their good classroom behavior.  They also earned money every time they were respectful and followed directions in their specialists' classes.  They saved their money to buy goods from their classmates' businesses.  Students were very creative in setting up their own businesses.  They had a bean bag tossing game, a candy fruit stand, paper airplanes for sale, snow cones, and washable tatoos,  just to name a few. 

 

Pictured L-R:  Ethan Sandoval's Washable Tatoo Business with Payton Whitehead.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

Canyon's PTA planned fun activities for each day of the week for Teacher Appreciation Week 2013.  Monday they brought in a "Sunrise Breakfast' for the teachers and staff.  Tuesday all students were asked to wear yellow to show how their lives have been enlightened by the teachers.  Wednesday the PTA had free massages all day long for the teachers and staff.  Wednesday was also"Administrative Day" where they celebrated the 'super'office staff for the 'heroes' they are.  Principal, Mr. Dave Harlan, Facilitator, Mrs. Calleen Argyle, and secretaries, Mrs. Julie Higginson and Mrs.

2013 Jump-a-thon Winners

   In conjunction with the Jump for Heart program, Canyon Elementary students got to do jump rope activities in their P.E. classes and also participate in a school-wide Jump-a-thon.  The Jump-a-thon winners got a certificate to eat at Cafe Rio and they also got new jump ropes.  Here are the Jump-a-thon winners:

Top L-R:  Matthew Cable, Luke Raven, Emilee Rendfeldt, Ben Harwood and Shalee Taylor.

Middle L-R:  Nicole Clayson, Josh Rendfeldt, Josh Turner and Leila Naulu.

Bottom L-R;  Taxya Talbot, Ben Clayson, Kendra Harris, Sadie Turner and James Shaffer.

 

First Grade Rocks!

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle and Dawn Snell

First-grade students study rocks and soil in their science curriculum.  The first-grade teachers invited Mr. Hathaway, former Canyon Custodian, to bring his rock collection to share with their students.  Mr. Hathaway showed the boys and girls many rocks that he collected here in Utah.  He also told the boys and girls that rocks have many uses.   Some rocks can be turned into heat and others are used for cosmetics.  At the end of his presentation, he gave each first-grade teacher a fossil kit to keep for their class.

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