Spring Canyon Newsletter
Thank you for a fabulous Parent/Teacher Conference Night last week!
Bookmark Contest Results!
Canvas vs. Infinite Campus
If you log on to Canvas as a parent you will be able to see the classes your child is taking and their assignments but the parent feature does not show student scores on individual assignments like a student’s account does (Canvas assures us this is a coming attraction).
Overall I-Campus is best for checking grades and attendance, and Canvas is best for helping your child with specific assignments.
During the first week of Oct, during our PACK days (a specific day in each class set aside before term-end to help students make sure all work for that class is complete), our school is participating in a survey to understand the well-being and school experience of students. The survey asks questions like those listed below. Students will participate in this survey in one of their classes once their other work is complete.
If you fail to reach an important goal, how likely are you to try again?
How often were you polite to other students?
How often are you able to pull yourself out of a bad mood?
If you would like to view all the questions of the survey, please see this link.
Thank you in advance for your ongoing support. If you have questions, please reach out to us. If you choose to opt your student out of the survey, please either call the office or reach out to our Dean of Students, Ms. Lundell (email@example.com). We plan to conduct this survey again in the Spring and will let you know as it approaches.
Legos from Scratch Club: Mr. Troy Andersen
Times/Dates: Tuesdays Oct 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and November 1st from 3:15-4 p.m.
Do you like creating with LEGOs? If so, the intramural LEGOs from Scratch Club is the place for you! Rather than following step-by-step instructions to build LEGO sets, students will use their imaginative minds to build their own creations using basic LEGO bricks and accessories. Each time the club meets students will be given a themed challenge-of-the-day to accomplish. Some of the themes could be Houses on Stilts, Crash Landings, Monster Creations, and more! Creations will be displayed within the school for others to see and enjoy. We will meet in Mr. Thorsen’s room (Room 1103). Limited to 30 students on a first come, first served basis. Permission slips can be found by clicking HERE
Ancient Civilization Projects: Ms. McAfee
Times/Dates: Tuesday October 4th from 3:15-4:15 p.m., Tuesday October 11th from 3:15-4 p.m. and Tuesday October 18th from 3:15-4 p.m.
Ancient Civilizations are Lit! Stay after school to create a canopic jar like those in ancient Egypt! Maybe you'd rather create a terracotta warrior like those from ancient China! Spend an hour with Mrs. McAfee on Tuesday, October 4th (3:15-4:15) to create your clay project. Then return again for 45 minutes on Tuesday, October 11th from 3:15-4:00 (before Fall Break) to paint it and add details! On Tuesday, Oct. 18th from 3:15-4:00 (first day back after Fall Break), we will create Chinese style art on a fan or ancient Egyptian art on papyrus! Limited to 15 students on a first come, first served basis. Don't miss out! Permission slips can be found by clicking HERE
You can always find information on our school website under the intramurals tab. It has been fun to involve the students and watch them participate.
p.s they are all after school and all intramurals are FREE
Students in both 6th gr take one year of fine arts. This is band, orchestra, or a rotation of drama, choir, music appreciation, and art. If your 6th grader is in the rotation class and interested in swapping the music appreciation class out for an additional quarter of choir, please reach out to his/her counselor - we have some additional space in choir and happy to make the switch.
P.A.C.K. Week October 3rd-7th
October Calendar Items
6: Picture Retakes, during 1st or 2nd period11: PTA meeting 10:00
12: End of term 1
13-14: Fall Break! No school
17: No School
18: First day of term 2
19: School Community Council meeting 4:00
25-26: Field trip to Classic Skating for good grades and citizenship