October 2012

Teacher/Staff Spotlight

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

Mrs. Kayla Cole is the teacher/staff spotlight this week.  Mrs. Cole is a skill-building coach at Canyon Elementary.  She has been married for 2 years and has a busy 10 month old baby boy named Bentley.  Mrs. Cole went to Spanish Fork High School and she also went to cosmotology school.  Her favorite foods are Mexican food, especially chips and salsa.  She also loves pizza and pasta.  Her favorite vacation is going camping or boating with her family.  Her favorite quote is, "Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street." --Grant L.

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

Mrs. Amy Thaden teaches third-grade at Canyon Elementary.  She came from a family of nine.  She has three brothers and three sisters and she got married last summer.  Mrs.

Canyon Fun Run

Attributions: 
Jamie Hamblin and Calleen Argyle

In conjunction with our Green Ribbon Safety Week, our PTA also held a "Fun Run" activity for students to stay safe and be healthy. After students finished running, they cooled off on a hot day with ice cold popscicles.

Picture 1:  Students participating in the Fun Run.

Picture 2:  Students enjoying popscicles L-R:  Maecy Marsh, Erica Brammal and Carly Farnworth.

New Student Council

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

Canyon Elementary elected a new student council for the 2012-2013 school year. 

New council members pictured:  Top L-R:  Kiera Leonard, Jordyn Harrison, Tessa Clayton, Kylee Crook and Ellie Jeppson.

Bottom L-R:  Keaton Nielsen, Noah Conway, Tyler Thompson, Carter Frame and Ben Davenport.

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

This week's faculty/staff spotlight is Canyon's secretary, Mrs. Julie Higginson.  Mrs. Higginson married her high school sweetheart.  They have five boys so Mrs. Higginson said she can relate to Ann and Mitt Romney!  Their sons are all married and now she has 5 beautiful daughters-in-law.  They also have 16 precious grandchildren and are expecting their 17 grandchild.  Mrs.

Third-Grade Field Trip

Attributions: 
Danika Nuttall and Calleen Argyle

Third-grade students at Canyon Elementary had a combined field trip.  They hiked up Provo Canyon noticing the living and non-living plants and animals.  When they returned to school, representatives from BYU's Bean Life Science Museum brought living and non-living things from their outreach program to share with the students. 

Pictured is Braxton Woodard enjoying a tarantula on his head.

Ken Garff Magic Assembly

Attributions: 
Calleen Argyle

Students in grades K-6 at Canyon Elementary participate in the Ken Garff Road to Success Reading Program.  Boys and girls get incentives and prizes for making their reading goals each month.  To kick off a new year in the Ken Garff Reading Program, students were entertained with a Ken Garff magic show assembly and were reminded that reading is fun.

Pictured:  Abby Kay and Mason Burns

Tulip Project

Attributions: 
Jamie Hamblin and Calleen Argyle

Presenters from Thanksgiving Point came to Canyon Elementary to involve the fourth-grade students in the Tulip Project.  There were two parts of this project.  The first part was learning about how tulips grow.  The students drew and dissected a tulip bulb as they discussed how weather and climate affected the growth of tulips and all plants.  For the second part, the students got to go out on our playground and plant approximately 100 tulip bulbs.  They had a great time, and are so excited to see if their tulips grow this spring!