October 2010

Sage Creek Pumpkin Patch

On Monday, October 25th, the weather cooperated just enough for the Second Grade students from Sage Creek to visit Mrs. Huffaker's Pumpkin Patch. She had been growing most of the pumpkins for 6 months! Students brought their pumpkins back to the school and will decorate them during a Harvest Celebration on Thursday. After the celebration students will use their pumpkins and their seeds to help them learn core topics such as: compare/contrast, patterns, life cycles, and place value . . . How many seeds are in YOUR pumpkin?

Dads n' Donuts

Sage Creek Elementary School’s fabulous PTA hosted their annual  “Dads n’ Donuts” morning at the Scholastic Book Fair.  Dad’s, grandpas, uncles and even some mom/dads were there to enjoy the donuts and milk, browse the fantastic selection of books, and take a moment to read to their children.  It was a great experience for all!   The book fair will continue throughout the week of October 25-28 with all proceeds from it going towards the students at Sage Creek Elementary.  Come join the fun!

PTA Fundraiser

Sage Creek PTA’s president, Diana Harmon,fundraising chair, Brenda Suckow and president elect, Valori Tanner show off a few of the hundreds of pizza orders they received from their Little Caesar’s fundraising campaign. All the money generated from this fundraiser goes toward purchasing educational materials that will benefit the students at Sage Creek. A big thank you to the PTA for all their hard work and for everyone who purchased pizza kits.

Annual Bookfair

Sage Creek’s Annual Book Fair (stocked with the latest and greatest) with the traditional Tuesday morning “Dad’s and Doughnuts” and Wednesday afternoon “Bring a Grandparent” days will begin October 25th and run through October 28th This year’s theme is “ Reading Saves the Day” and we will spotlighting our local heroes. LOOK for a flyer next week coming home wit your student at Sage Creek detailing times and events.

Volunteer Thank you

Sage Creek first graders in Mrs. Shaffer's class began learning about the number eight and spiders by walking into a giant spiderweb! Students came into a classroom webbed by a giant spider who came in the form of a volunteer parent. Parents are the extra hands and hearts that help to make learning fun and exciting for students within the classroom. We appreciate the many parents who donate their time, energy and talents to help teachers in the education of our students. We couldn't do it without you. Thank you Sage Creek Volunteers!

Power Plant

This year, Sage Creek Elementary fifth grade students were treated to an incredible field trip at the Springville Power Plant. Understanding the way electricity works is part of the fifth grade Utah State Science Core. curriculum. The power plant employees took time to teaches our students about conductors and insulators, power line safety and close circuits. Thank you Springville Power Plant for helping our students learn about power and electricity!!

Monarch Migration

It’s Monarch migration time at Sage Creek Elementary! The second grade students spent the month of September observing the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. After collecting eggs from local milkweed plants in Springville, the children then cared for the caterpillars until each caterpillar shed its skin to reveal a beautiful green chrysalis. They then waited for the anticipated day that the butterflies would hatch. This year the students released 32 monarch butterflies that they are surely now heading to either California or Mexico for the winter. Thanks to Ms.

Walk to School Day

Sage Creek Elementary students participating in Walk To School day were greeted with a "surprise" table at the crosswalk as a reward for their efforts. Both Springville Fire Department and Police Department were on hand to congratulate and celebrate the walkers. The Fire truck turned on it's sirens as Officer David Corone helped students cross the streets safely in the crosswalks and using fluorescent flags. Sage Creek encourages all healthy lifestyle activities and teaches students and parents alike the importance of using designated crosswalks.

Pedrestrian Round-up

Thanks to the Sage Creek School PTA students and faculty of the school were able to participate in a Pedestrian Round-Up as part of Green Ribbon (safety) Week. Students had instruction in using crosswalks, identifying street signs, and the Stranger Danger program. Thanks to Officer Dustin Anderson from the Springville Police Force, Bethany Child from the PTA and the many parent volunteers who made this experience possible for Sage Creek students. We are safer because of you!

August and September Determined Dragons!

At Sage Creek Elementary, classes are taught weekly the following Character Education skills: how to show appreciation, accept responsibility, and make good choices. These students have been chosen to be the Determined Dragons for the months of August and September because they have made our school a better place by using their Character Education skills.

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