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.
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 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.
Mrs. Jenna Reid teaches second grade at Canyon Elementary. She grew up as an only child, but inherited a large family when she got married in 2011. Her husband is one of seven, so now she has five sisters, a brother and four adorable nieces and nephews. She graduated from Yucaipa High School in California and went to Brigham Young University. Her favorite food is authentic Mexican food. She loves running and hiking. Her favorite vacation was on a cruise to Mexico with her family. "Sun, sand and my favorite people; nothing beats that."