Art City Eagles

November 29, 2021

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


It's December this week! What?! It seems to come faster and faster each year. If you have a chance, stop by the school and check out our lobby! WOW! Our amazing PTA created a winter wonderland, complete with an adorable gingerbread house. You will want to be sure to have your phone or a camera to take a picture of your kiddos! Thank you PTA!


Lost and Found: Our lost and found is really piling up! If you are missing a jacket, coat, lunchbox, etc., please stop by and look through the lost and found. Also, please put names on jackets and other personal items. We do try to get them back to the owner if a name is on the label. Once we break for Christmas, all lost and found items will be donated to Tabitha's Way. We simply don't have room to collect all the lost and found items throughout the year.


STEM Club: We have a PTA mom, Amanda Laurendeau, who is willing and interested in beginning a STEM club before school once each week. The club will be on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 7:40-8:40. There is a cost of $25 per student. In order for the club to happen, PTA and Amanda need more parents to volunteer to be here each week to help. If you are interested in helping with STEM Club once each week from January - May, please email Amanda Laurendeau at amalaurendeau@gmail.com.


PE this week: Jedi Training; Manipulative skills using Hula Hoops.

Music this week: Learn melody, review pitch, form, and rhythm. Play boomwhakers to Christmas melodies.

Computers this week: In honor of National Computer Science week, all students will be learning or honing their computer programming skills by participating in Hour of Code. 1-2nd graders will begin by using Kodable, 3-5th graders will use coding software at code.org. If needed, 5th graders will have this last week to finish their filming.

Library this week: It is Christmas time!! We are so excited to celebrate the season in library! Each of the grades will be reading and acting out different Christmas stories. We have so many fun Christmas books available for check out. I will encourage students to check out books to share with their younger siblings. If you would like, you may also ask them to check out some Christmas books they can share with your family! The more Christmas stories shared the merrier!

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

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

Nov. 30: Parent meeting for those involved in our musical Frozen at 4:15 in the gym.

Dec. 10: Stand Strong Day-dress up in a way you stay strong/ healthy or wear an Art City t-shirt

Dec. 17: Last day before winter break - Full day of school

Jan. 3: School Resumes

Jan. 7: Emergency Drill

Jan. 11 Stand Strong Day

Jan. 13: Parent Conferences

Jan. 14: No School

Jan. 17: No School

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