Art City Eagles

April 18, 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher appreciation week is April 25-29. We are so excited to celebrate our amazing faculty and staff. The PTA has organized a week full of fun for everyone.

Students are invited to get involved and show their teachers how SUPER they are. See the flyer that is coming home for suggested activities for each day.

Teachers will be treated to snacks and goodies each day, as well as an hour-long lunch on Thursday so they can enjoy some time together.

We'd love the help of parents to make this week SUPER. Please see the links below for opportunities to show your appreciation.

Please copy and paste the web addresses into your browser to access the sign up.

Crossing Guard Duty (All week)- help teachers out by taking over crossing guard duty before or after school.

Hour Long Lunch (Thursday, April 28)- Cover your student's classroom so teachers can enjoy lunch together! Also looking for a few parents to supervise lunch and recess.

Donations- Donations of $10 gift cards and 12 packs of soda for gifts and goodies needed.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amber Whatcott at 801.787.7458

What's Happening?

If at any time you have questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher, call the office or email me -

End of year testing: It's that time again. End of year testing for 3-5th grade students will begin this week. A few reminders about testing:

  • Remember, end of year testing is just ONE assessment piece that should be considered in looking at student growth.
  • Make sure your child knows that as long as they do their best, it is all ok!
  • This one test does NOT define your child as a learner or you as a parent. It is one assessment.
  • A good breakfast (not sugar filled, please) and plenty of sleep are key factors in students performing their best. Please ensure your child get a good nights sleep and that they are here at school for breakfast, or they eat a good breakfast at home.
  • Please communicate with your child's teacher regarding testing times. It is very difficult for students to make up testing time. Being at school, on time really helps students perform at their best.
  • Remind your child every day that their best is good enough. Encourage them to do their very best on each question, to try and not just click random answers.
  • Did I mention that their best effort is enough? All we can ever ask is that kids try their best and then be proud of what they have done.
  • Encourage, praise, encourage and praise again!
  • If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or myself.

Family Skate Night: Our awesome PTA has arranged a skate night on Monday, April 25 from 5-9 pm at Classic Skating in Orem. (250 S. State St.). Skating admission is free for the whole family. Rentals are $3 or you can bring your own skates, blades, scooter or skate mate from home. Dinner deals available for $4. Come and have a great evening as a family and with Art City friends.

2022-2023 School Year: This time of year I begin to think about NEXT school year. When thinking about student placement for next year, please know that I do not take specific teacher requests. However, if you have an educational concern regarding your child, please email me and let me know of your concerns. There are many factors that go into student placement. I spend many, many hours on this task and do my best to be extremely thoughtful with student placement. I appreciate parents letting me know of concerns. Again, please email me these concerns BEFORE the end of this school year. Please do not request a specific teacher. If you feel it best to come in and visit in person, please email and we can set up a time to talk through your concerns so that I can make the best decision for all students and teachers.

Specialty classes do a lot of integration and have great learning opportunities for our students. Check out what they are doing this week.

PE this week: TK-2 Fitness Activity - Circuit Training. Lesson Focus - Movement Skills Leaping, Levels and Speed. Game . 3rd-5th - Fitness Activity - Circuit Training. Lesson Focus - Track and Field Skills.

Music this week: K-3 Carnival of the Animals (Cuckoo, Fossil) 4-5th Ukulele Surfin' USA

Computers this week: This week in computers, we will review Sora, the Nebo Online Library program. Students will be able to check out virtual books or audiobooks. Please ask your child how this works! It's a fantastic resource for reading during the summer.

Library this week: The younger grades will read a book about a teacher who enjoys eating the class pets! They will also learn what animals do when they go off to school each day in a fun farmyard book. The older grades will continue their readers theater on Betsy Ross. They will also continue to learn more about the "chocolate pilot", as the book describes. We know him as Gail Halvorsen. The history section of the library will be highlighted with an introduction to some of our First Ladies.

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Upcoming Events

April 21: Emergency Drill (Earthquake/Fire)

April 25: Family Skate Night at Classic Fun center 5-9 PM

April 25-29: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 27: 5th Grade Track Meet

April 27: Administrative Professional Day (formerly Secretary Day)

April 29: Last day to check out library and take home books.

May 4: 4th Grade Track Meet

May 4th: 5th Grade - Hope of America 7:30 pm at BYU (students to be there at 6:15)

May 9: Emergency Drill

May 11: 3rd Grade Track Meet

May 13: All library and take home books due.

May 14: Bike With the Mayor 10:00 am. Check city website for more details.

May 20: Last day of pre-school and kindergarten

May 24: 5th Grade Celebration 2:00 (date change)

May 25: Staff vs 5th grade kickball game

May 26: Field Day

May 27: Last Day of School Dismissal at noon

School Hours

8:15-8:40 A.M.: Teacher Preparation Time

8:15 am: Doors unlocked

8:15 Breakfast Begins

8:20 A.M.: Outside Duty Begins

8:40 A.M.: First Bell/End of Breakfast Service/End of Outside Supervision

8:45 A.M.: Tardy Bell/ School Starts

2:15 P.M. Monday Dismissal

3:00 P.M.: Tuesday-Friday Dismissal


11:25-12:00 P.M.: 1st Grade Lunch

11:35-12:10 P.M.: 2nd Grade Lunch

11:40-12:15 P.M.: 3rd Grade Lunch

11:45-12:20 P.M.: 4th Grade Lunch

11:50-12:25 P.M.: 5th Grade Lunch

Kindergarten Schedule:

AM: 8:45-11:20 Daily

PM: 12:15-2:15 Monday, 12:15-3:00 Tuesday-Friday

Transitional Kindergarten Schedule


AM: 8:45 - 11:00

PM: 12:00 - 2:15

Tuesday – Friday

AM: 8:45 - 11:20

PM: 12:20 – 3:00

Preschool Schedule

Sara Aguila

AM Session: 8:30-11 (Tuesday - Friday)

PM Session: 11:30-2:00 (Tuesday - Friday)

Crossing Guard Duty (Springville City Police)

900 East Center

8:20-8:55 Daily

11:15-12:35 Daily

2:40-3:15 Daily