Patriot News

Providence Hall Elementary School

International Baccalaureate School

" A balance is sought between acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, development of conceptual understanding, demonstration of positive attitudes and taking of responsible action."

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Week of Jan. 14-18, 2019

Principal's Message:


We will be having a Practice Lock Down Drill on Monday morning at 10:00 am. Herriman Police will be assisting us with this drill. DO NOT PANIC...this is a drill only to help all school personnel know what to do in an emergency.

Grades will be sent out Friday, Jan. 18 as we have reached the end of the 2nd quarter of school. It is really hard to believe the year is passing so quickly.

Yearbooks are on sale. Below you will find information on how to order them. This year all three school are using the same company. This helps simplify ordering and eliminates the exchange of money on the campus level. The yearbook will not be customized as in the past in an attempt to reduce the cost you parents. Also, there will be no extra yearbooks ordered for purchase later, so you must order within the time frame. Orders and payments must be made online.

Below you will find a link to the approved calendar for 2019-2020 school year. We hope this will help you with planning.

PTO fun event information is below. Hope everyone can come have some fun Friday!

Boxtop Dress Down due Dec. 18 for Dress Down on Jan. 25.

The state is asking for a review of the new proposed Science Standards. Here is a link where you can review these. There is a place on the document where you can provide feedback.$file/3.1%20K-5%20and%209-12%20SEEd%20Draft%20Standards.pdf

Please be sure to read through this edition as there are some new initiatives to learn about improving our school.

Have a great week.

Ms. Huff


Jan. 14 - Practice of Lock Down Drill...JUST a PRACTICE! 10am

Jan. 16 - Hope Squad 7:45 am on stage

Jan. 16 - Love and Logic Parenting Class 6-8 in library

Jan. 17 - Student of the Month Luncheon - Grade 1

Jan 18 - Grades for 2nd Quarter sent home

Jan. 18 - Box Tops due for next Dress Down Day

Jan. 18 - PTO Free Family Skate Night

Jan. 21 - NO School

Jan. 22 - After school Art begins - See details below

Jan. 20-26 - National School Choice Week!

Jan. 23 - Love and Logic Parenting Class 7:45 am on Stage

Jan. 25 - Boxtop Dress Down Day

Jan. 30 - Hope Squad 7:45 am on stage

Jan. 30 - Love and Logic Parenting Class 6-8 in library


The Yearbook Order Center is live and yearbooks can be purchased now. Books can be purchased for $20 each and are available until April 20, 2019.

The Web-site is;

Parents will need to enter your school's ID number which is 17817.

There will be NO EXTRA yearbooks ordered, so orders your by the deadline!

Thank you, PTO

Dress Code Reminder - NO Black jeans, colored jeans or blue jeans. Thank you!

PTO Family Fun Night - FREE!

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Volunteers -How to Log Hours

Parents and Families:

If you sign in on the school computer by the entry door, then your hours are logged. Just be sure to enter "volunteer".

To record volunteer hours from home, go to the following link. When you go in, set up your account with the information requested, then you will need to "Add a School" and identify Providence Hall Elementary. Once the school is linked to your account, you will be able to log your volunteer hours.

If you have any problems, please email Burgandi Keddington, at with your name and hours. She can enter them for you or answer any question. We prefer you enter them on your own, but we are here to assist.

These volunteer hours help keep PTO as a non-profit organization and the more hours we show the better! Thanks so much for volunteering and providing the school with support in so many ways.

After School Activity Sign Up

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Classes are Jan. 22, 29 / Feb. 5,12,19, 26 / March 5,12

Please go to the website on the flyer above to get pricing information and to register.

Classes will be in the Art Room on campus.


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  • No Crosswalk Parking! There is no Front Door pick up. Pull forward and we will get your child to you.
  • Courtesy is requested to all staff who are working the carpool and helping get your child safely picked up.
  • Courtesy is requested to other drives. Follow the procedures to maintain order and civility along with safety.
  • Thank you so much!
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Our Student Action Committee is working to showcase students who have been outstanding with their actions to improve other's lives, the school or classroom. Students are nominated by the classroom teachers and will be called to the office for pictures, certificate and prizes. Then their picture and story about their action will be showcased in the east hallway by grade level.

We have such great students and are so proud of them.

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Reading Trophy Winners for Week of Dec. 31-Jan. 6

Congrats to the following classes for winning the reading trophy!

For Kindergarten VS 1st grade the winner is Miss Hansen's class for reading 43 days. 2nd place was Mrs. Miller's class with 28 days.

For 2nd vs 3rd grade the winner is Mrs. Lundskog's class with 43 days. 2nd place was Miss Humbert's class with 38 days.

4th vs 5th grade the winner is Miss Kidd's 3,170 class with 3,340 minutes. 2nd place was Mrs. Kruckenberg's class with 1,740 minutes.


CONGRATULATIONS! These students have been recording time spent reading and as a result are receiving recognition for their reading efforts. Students received a certificate and a coupon for a free sundae from Artic Circle.

Piper McAllister

Matthew Rigby

Braxton Constantine

Sophie McBee

Parents, please help students remember to record their time. This earns recognition for them and our school. But primarily, helps improve their reading! Thanks for your help.

Parent Reading Corner -

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2018 Goodreads Choice Award Winner for History & Biography

Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.

The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations.

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Parent /Family Library


We are wanting to start a parent library so parents can check out the book featured each month. Below is a link to Amazon books if you want to purchase a new or used book to donate to this endeavor. Books can be sent directly to the school if desired.

We will be able to check these out to parents and hope to build the library each year for a broader selection. You can also bring books to the school to donate if that is easier for you.

LOVE AND LOGIC Articles for Better Parenting

Practice: Skill Building for High Intensity Situations

Jedd Hafer

In Mrs. Smith’s first grade class, we practiced many things. We practiced getting and staying quiet. We practiced walking to the lunchroom in an orderly fashion. We especially practiced FIRE DRILLS.

I remember thinking it was kind of silly. The alarm would sound and we would line up without saying a word. Mrs. Smith would count our heads and then direct us out to the flagpole - where she counted our heads again. Everybody was safe. All was well - except when I joked that I needed to go back inside and get my crayons so they wouldn’t melt. Mrs. Smith failed to see the humor and I wondered why she took it all so seriously.

One day, we had a real fire. The alarm went off and even though we smelled smoke, we lined up just the way we had practiced. We made it out to the flagpole. Everybody was safe! I remember thinking, “Oh, that’s why we practice those things! And why the usually fun Mrs. Smith is so serious about them.”

We all know how we get better at things in life. We practice. Our brains and even our muscles remember what we practiced. And if we work on skills in a time of lower intensity (no fire), we can perform better under higher intensity (real fire).

Working with kids in trouble for almost twenty years, I have met some wonderful professionals who used this concept with supreme effectiveness. I’ve witnessed miracles with kids who were scared, angry, developmentally challenged - you name it.

In my webinar Love and Logic Strategies for Kids with Hurtful Pasts, I tell the true story of a young man with a particularly strong fear and how loving professionals helped him practice skills to calm himself and overcome it. Just like a fire drill, the key was to practice before the real crisis. Happily, even today, that young man still uses those skills when he feels anxious.

Do you know any kids who struggle and could benefit from proactive skill building under lower intensity? This webinar will give you some strategies to empower kids and help them practice skills to be prepared when real life’s “fires” happen.


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Helping Children Cope with Tragedy - Link to Article Below

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Link to E-Funds for Nutrition Payments