Sand A Gram

December 19th, 2022

Click on the Video for a Message from Mrs. J

SAG December 19th, 2022
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Positive thinking can be challenging due to our built-in negativity bias. Negativity bias is our tendency to notice and remember negative events or comments and dwell on these events more readily than neutral or positive ones. Negativity Bias helped our ancient ancestors survive; luckily, we don’t have predator threats like theirs. We survive more joyfully and increase our success by noticing the good and can actually teach our brain to do this! It takes practice, but once you begin to notice your own thought patterns, you can make intentional change for the better! As you strive to conquer this challenge notice how the small changes in positive self-talk impact your success and resilience.

Claire Caldwell

School Counselor

Sand Springs Elementary School

801-402-3857 –

Mrs. Caldwell's Canvas Page

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Message from our school Librarian:

Repetition in books is valuable. If I began the phrase, “Run, run, as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m......” Most of you said in your mind, “the gingerbread man”. In Eric Carl’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar we read, “On Monday he ate through... On Tuesday he ate through... On Wednesday he ate through...” Goldilocks and the Three Bears goes through too hot, too cold, just right and too hard too soft, just right. Did you know that repetition in books is not only a lot of fun for kids to repeat but it also helps emergent readers learn to read. Repetition makes reading a memory game. It brings beginning readers into the story by helping them “read” words that are above their level. It increases their confidence with books. If you don’t have a repetitive book, you can read a favorite story over and over again until it becomes repetitive. Once a story is familiar, you can try to fill in the wrong words and let your young reader correct your reading. Have fun reading!

Michelle Brady <>

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Please read our school security procedure below.

*Please remember, NO ONE will enter our building without a photo ID (NO Exceptions) Please check in on the iPad and put on a visitor/volunteer sticker.

*ONLY those listed on your emergency contacts are allowed to check out your student.

*Emergency Contact MUST BE 18

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  • Log on to your MyDSD account
  • Click on the payments tab at the top
  • Click pay for fees/lunch
  • Then click on Optional fees
  • You will see the selection to but a year book
  • Check out
We will be selling yearbooks until Friday May 19th 2023 on your MyDSD account.

After May 19th they will no longer be on MyDSD for purchase.

If there are any left after May 19th 2023, I will let you know so that you can come in that last week of school to purchase.

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December 19th
  • Wear your Holiday Socks and Accessories
December 20th
  • UGLY SWEATER DAY (All Students/Faculty)
December 21st through January 3rd
  • Welcome back to school January 4th