March 2016

Only Rain in the Drain!

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The 4th graders attended a presentation given by the Utah County Stormwater Coalition on Tuesday. The purpose of this presentation was to review the water cycle, to better educate our students about our watershed area, our role in water use and conservation, and some of the sources of storm water pollution.  Ask your 4th grader to share some of the great things they learned about our water supply today!

STAR Award: March 2016

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The STAR Award is a set of grade level specific goals that students work towards accomplishing throughout the school year. There are several goals to choose from in the following categories: Academic, Responsibility, Healthy Lifestyle, Service, and Character.  Congratulations to the following students for all of their hard work earning the STAR Award this month.  Also, a special thanks to Brynn Bailey and Cambrie Peterson for sharing their talent with us.

Kindergarten Registration

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Today is the day to get your little one regestered for Kindergarten!  Please bring a birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization record, and your child down to the school.  We will do a short assessment with your child to help with placement.  Please spread the word to anyone with kindergarten age children.

Arts Fair: Do You See What I See?

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Just a reminder...

The Salem Elementary Arts Fair will be March 24.  This year's theme is, "Do You see What I See?"  Projects need to be turned in by March 23rd between 8:30-9:00 am.  Projects will be displayed at school the morning of the 24, and that evening at 6:00 pm there will be program for familes to view the projects. 

Students may submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories:

Literature, photography, visual arts, dance choreography, film production, 3-D art, musical composition.


Parents and Pastries

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St. Paddy's Day, Parents and Pastries, Book Fair, and SEP Conferences; it has been a very fun and busy day at Salem Elementary.  Thanks to everyone who participated and helped out.  We sure appreciate the support we have from our parents and our PTO.

A Friendly Reminder..

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There is a lot going this week that you won't want to forget!

- STAR award goals are due tomorrow, March 16.

- Book Fair will be March 15-17.

- Parents and Pastries is the morning of March 17 from 8-9am.

- Our final SEP Conference for this year will be held on March 17 after school. Hope to see you there!

Mr. Welburn Reads to Students

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Edward is tired of being an emu, so he decides to try being something else for a change. First he spends some time swimming with the seals. Next, he lounges with the lions. He even slithers with the snakes. But Edward soon discovers that being an emu may not be so bad after all. So he heads back to his pen, only to find a big surprise awaiting him . . 

Students loved this wonderful story and the message it shares of just being happy being who we are.  Thanks Mr. Welburn.


Fourth Graders Visit a Wetland

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In fourth grade, students learn about the different environments we have in Utah, one of them being a wetland. After learning about the physical characteristics, and plants and animals of a wetland, students took a walk across the bridge to Salem Pond's Outdoor Wetland Classroom.  There students were able to identify many of the living things that are found in Utah's wetlands, as well as discuss some of the interactions between the animals and plants.  

5th Grade Science Fair

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Fifth-graders at Salem Elementary recently participated in the Fifth Grade Science Fair.  Science fairs are a great way for students to take an active role in science. Fifth-graders used the Scientific Method to help them in understanding and expanding their knowledge of a specific science topic of their choice.  Many hours were spent researching and developing their presentations.  Students were able to present their scientific findings to students at the school during the day, and then to their parents later that evening.