October 2011

It's Pumpkin Time

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On Monday, October 24, Salem Elementary students received a wonderful surprise.  Harward Farms donated a pumpkin to each student in the school.  Students were grinning from ear to ear as they got to take a pumpkin home.  Thank you Harward Farms!

Fourth-Grade Field Trip

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Fourth-graders went to Spanish Fork Canyon to learn about plants and animals of Utah. People from the Forest Service taught them about different birds, and helped them bird watch. Then they learned about how to keep the freshwater streams healthy. Students were able to put on waders and look for different species in the water. They also tested the PH levels of the water to make sure they were safe for plants and animals to live there. Finally, fourth-graders took a hike and saw different habitats of birds, beavers, and trout. It was such a fun day


School Lunch Week

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During School Lunch week, Salem Elementary students were able to share the goodness of school lunch with their families!  Thank you for all those who came, and especially thanks to our lunch ladies who work very hard to prepare lunch for our students each and every day!

Red Ribbon Week

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Last week was Red Ribbon week at Salem Elementary! Red Ribbon Week is a week long effort in which everyone at school shows their support of being drug free by wearing a red ribbon.

Salem Elementary’s PTA planned several activities throughout the week to help students learn the importance of living a drug free life. Some of the activities that students participated in were: Red Day, Spirit Day, a classroom banner contest, an assembly with drug dogs, and a day where the city of Salem provided an ambulance, police car and fire truck for students to see on their playground.

Book Exchange

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Do you have books that are sitting on your shelf collecting dust?  Every month Salem Elementary does a book exchange.  Students are encouraged to bring a book from home that they no longer want.  In return they can exchange the book for a different book that they have not read or wish to read again.  These books are either new or used and it’s a great way to help students discover new books and encourage reading.  


Salem: Then and Now

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Salem:  Then and Now

On Thursday, September 29, 2011, the Daughters of Utah Pioneer volunteers, Linda Warren, Lorraine Underwood, Myrna Tolley, Helen Selman, and Lori Walker welcomed Salem Elementary second-graders to Heritage Park, located on the north-west end of Salem Pond.

In second-grade, students learn and examine important aspects of their community and how their community has changed over time.

Watch Our Reading Explode!

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Salem Elementary students were given a real treat. They watched a rabbit being pulled from a hat, colored scarves magically appearing, and incredible juggling tricks, all courtesy of master magician Paul Brewer. Paul and his side kick, Chief, entertained the students during the Kick-off assembly for Ken Garff’s Road-to-Success reading program.