Art City Eagles

January 2, 2022

What's Happening?

If at any time you have questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher, call the office or email me - lisa.muirbrook@nebo.edu


We hope your winter break was enjoyable and that you had many wonderful experiences with your family. We are happy to be back at school and see the smiling faces of these cute kiddos!


With the start of a new year, please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. Our cold/inclement weather procedure is below. Please put your child's name in all jackets, on boots, gloves and snow pants.


STEM Club: Amanda Laurendeau is ready to begin our first PTA Art City before school STEM Club for 3-5th grade students. The club will be on Wednesday mornings from 7:40-8:40. There is a cost of $25 per student. If you are interested in your child participating in STEM Club once each week from January - May, please contact the office right away. STEM Club begins on Jan. 12. Payment of $25 per student is due by Jan. 11 in the office.


Parent Conferences: Next week we will hold parent conferences. Please watch for a sign up from your child's teacher in the next day or so. If you do not receive an email with a sign up link by Thursday, please contact your child's teacher. We would love to visit with each parent and talk about the great things your child is learning at school.


PE this week:

Music this week: All grades will learn about tempo, composers Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov "Flight of the Bumblebee" (Presto), Claude Debussy "The Snow is Dancing" (Adagio)

Computers this week: 1st and 2nd grade classes will begin using a program called Tux Paint. It is similar to other paint programs, but has lots of extra features and will also improve their mouse skills. 3rd grade students will be introduced to Google Docs. 4th grade and 5th grade students will learn internet researching skills, including how to decipher what is true and what isn't true on the internet.

Library this week: The younger grades will read some books about snow and have a tiny indoor snowball fight. They will also act out the story The Mitton. The older grades will share some fun picture books and discuss how illustrators help to enrich the author's story. They will also highlight the foreign language section of our library by testing their skills at some friendly greetings in different languages.

Cold/Inclement Weather

It is that time of year where the weather turns. Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather. With the colder mornings, teachers will have their classrooms open by 8:35 each morning.


Students will be expected to go outside at recess and lunch time unless the air quality is dangerous, the temperature is below 20 degrees or if it is raining or snowing heavily. If you wish for your child to stay indoors, please send a note with them and specify a reasonable time period for them to stay indoors. Being outdoors and having the opportunity to run and play is a much needed and healthy time of the school day.

PTA

Don't forget to call the office to sign your child up for STEM Club! Each week we will have fun STEM activities/learning opportunities. The first club meeting will be on Jan. 12.


Dads, father figures, uncles, etc:

Watch D.O.G.S. is back this year at Art City Elementary. Our PTA runs this nationally recognized program to engage and involve dads, uncles, grandparents, and father figures, as active members making a difference in the lives of our students. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of your child’s education in 4 significant ways:

  • ENGAGE with Art City Elementary and make a difference
  • EMPOWER Eagles with Stand Strong Behaviors
  • ENABLE Eagles by helping in classrooms and the playground
  • ENCOURAGE Eagles to soar

We understand you are all busy but even an hour or two out of your schedule would help greatly. When you sign up, you will get to spend time in your child’s class. Please click on the link below to sign up to be a Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students) volunteer

Watch D.O.G.S.

Thank you so much for your willingness to help with this wonderful program at Art City Elementary. Once you sign up you will receive additional information and details about your assignment in the school etc.

If you have any questions, please contact the office or refer to our web page for more information about Watch D.O.G.S. You can also email Pritha Lal at Pritha.Lal@gmail.com for any further information.

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming Events

Jan. 6: PTA Meeting 10:00

Jan. 7: Emergency Drill

Jan. 11 Stand Strong Day

Jan. 12: First STEM Club Meeting

Jan. 13: Parent Conferences

Jan. 14: No School

Jan. 17: No School

Jan. 20: School Community Council 10:00

Feb.: Kindness Month

Val-O-Grams: Dates TBD

Feb. 8: 5th grade to visit the middle school

Feb. 11: Stand Strong Day

Feb. 15: 5th grade schedules due

Feb. 21: No School

Feb. 25: Emergency Drill

COVID/Before and After School/Lunch Procedures

  • Updated COVID Information: The Utah County Health Department has asked us to share the attached document. It contains information about their updated process for using the “Automatic Contact Tracing” system to notify parents of 6-12 grade families about potential COVID-19 exposure and quarantine. They will also use this system on a more limited basis in K-5 grades.

    Utah County Health Letter to Families 9/14/21

    Utah County Health Letter to Families in Spanish 9/14/21

  • Masks are NOT required. Any adult or student that prefers to wear a mask is welcome to do so. Those who wish to wear a mask will have our full support.
  • As per Health Department instruction, time limits in the lunchroom will continue. Students will have 14 minutes in the lunchroom. We will continue to have outside picnic days for lunch as weather permits. Outside picnic days are so much fun, and students are not held to a time limit since they are spread out on the lawn.
  • We will continue to enter and exit from outside classroom doors. This helps us prevent large gatherings in the lobby. As much as possible, please have your children arrive between 8:35-8:45 unless they are eating breakfast. Teachers will be at their outside door to welcome their students at 8:35 each morning. The playground is open, and supervision begins at 8:20.
  • Breakfast service begins at 8:15. Students may come right in the front doors and go into the cafeteria to have breakfast. Service ends at 8:40. After students finish eating they may go outside to play on the playground.
  • If a positive case of COVID occurs in a class, parents will receive an email letter from our school nurse. You will either receive a letter or a google form to complete. The letter is a form letter, and will contain recommendations for students in that class. Be aware that letters are sent out to the entire class, not just to those students who are sitting by a positive test result like we did last year.
  • Students who test positive or have a family member living in the home they reside that tests positive, will need to quarantine. Teachers will provide instruction for students who are on quarantine.
  • Water fountains are on and can be used. Students may still bring a water bottle if they wish.
  • Sanitizing will continue! Sanitizing stations are in each classroom, by the lunchroom door, in the lobby and in the office. Teachers will continue to have students sanitize at the beginning of the day, when coming in from recess, before and after lunch and anytime a student uses the restroom.

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


LUNCH SCHEDULE:

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

Monday

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