Bonneville Elementary School

May 2022

A Letter from the Principal

I hope that everyone enjoyed their three-day weekend at the end of April and are all well rested. It was nice to have a short break now that we are quickly approaching the end of this school year. Most classes are starting to wrap up the school year and are in the middle of testing.

Throughout the year we have enjoyed the dedication of our teaching staff, the cooperation of parents, and support of our PTA and community. Our students have accomplished so much while continuing to grow academically and socially. As we carry on towards summer recess it is very important that we stay focused and have a strong academic finish. It is also important to remember to take care of mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month so please take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

Thank you everyone for another unique but wonderful school year.

Go Bobcats!

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp is 8 weeks long, from June 7- July 28, 2022. From 8AM- 6PM. There is a one time, non-refundable registration fee of $85.00. Tuition fee of $250.00 per student per week. There is a minimum of 2 week-long enrollments. Register at Community Education - Salt Lake City School District (

Tuition assistance is available, please contact for more information.

Ground Rules for Respectful, Responsible, and Safe Learning

Character Shoutouts

Congrats to all of our Bobcats showing one of our nine character traits at Bonneville!
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May's Trait is Character

We are defining Character as a collection of qualities that make a person unique and give them the ability to deal effectively with difficult or unpleasant situations.

Ask yourself and your student: What is something that makes you special? What is a superpower of yours?

1. August: Teach GRRS (Bonneville’s Guidelines for Respectful, Responsible, and Safe Learning)

2. September: Responsibility

3. October: Respect

4. November: Citizenship

5. December: Compassion & Caring

6. January: Fairness

7. February: Kindness

8. March: Trustworthiness

9. April: Perseverance

10. May: Character

Perseverance month in April was timely as we approached end of year testing and students and staff were eager for the arrival of Spring. We are proud of all Bobcats for pushing themselves through challenges and overcoming difficulties!

Did You Know?

The Utah Department of Human Services has a free resource for supporting children and families in crisis.

Learn more about SMR here.

Mrs. Ford's Kindergarteners

Mrs. Ford's kindergarten class had their Informance with Tanner Dance at the end of April. Over the course of 8 weeks students learned about some principles of dance, including body, space, action, time and energy from their wonderful dance teacher, Ms. Eliza. With their families in attendance, students got to show a few different dances they'd been working on, including a snail dance and a fun dance with colored scarves.

Mrs. Warren's 4th Graders

Upon completion of our class novel, Ellie's Paris Adventure, we were able to visit with and interview a real-life author! Molly Totoro, who donated a class set of books, happens to be Mrs. Warren's best friend from Weston High School in Connecticut.

4th Grade Visits Antelope Island

Counselor Corner

SEL: Second Step

In April, we continued practicing calm down steps. Ask your student to sing you the Calm-Down Song. "Stop! Name your feeling. Calm down."

Towards the end of April and for the rest of the year, we are working through S-T-E-P to help us solve problems. Students are currently learning how to "S," say the problem without blame.

Families are encouraged to follow along with the weekly scope and sequence of lessons by logging on to Second Step and visiting some of the at-home resources. You are also welcome to contact the School Counselor, Mrs. Schleifman, with any questions you may have about Second Step.

To visit and gain access to Family Resources, follow this link and enter your student's corresponding code:

Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70

1st Grade: SSP1 FAMI LY71

2nd Grade: SSP2 FAMI LY72

3rd Grade: SSP3 FAMI LY73

4th Grade: SSP4 FAMI LY74

5th Grade: SSP5 FAMI LY75

Parent Teacher Association & School Community Council

2021-2022 PTA

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FEST is Coming!

Events & Programs

May 9: All day- Crema Coffee and Soda Fundraiser for FEST

May 10: 9:30 am-Torrent Cycle Fundraiser for Fest

May 10: PTA Meeting, Thank You and Mixer

May 16: Spaghetti Factory Take out Night for Fest

May 25: 6-8pm FEST

May 27: Lunch on the Lawn

May 31: Field Day

June 2: 6th Grade Promotion

Spirit Fridays

Show your bobcat pride and wear your Bonneville gear OR our school colors, Blue and Green.

PTA Announcements

We are always looking for people who are interested in starting enrichment opportunities at our school and in our community, so please contact us with your ideas at

Our next PTA meeting will be Tuesday, May 10 @ PTA Thank you and Mixer

PS: Make sure you're following us on Facebook and Instagram!


If you are looking for a way to give back and get back, this is the opportunity for you! Taking the time to apply and substitute at Bonneville is a surefire way to get to know the school and our wonderful teachers! If you are interested, please contact Joddi Austin (, and see more info here.


Click here for the School Community Council website.

We’re excited to announce the Bonneville Elementary School Community Council (SCC) for the 2022-23 school year:


Community Members

First Year:

Jessica Brown

Jen Kious

Rachel Watson

Jenni Hinckley

Allison Morgan

Second Year:

Salli Fiefia

Heather Hayes

Jonathan Freedman

Macy Bell

Nina Bennett

Staff Members

First Year:

Wayne Culley

Adrienne Warren

Courtney Lee

Jocelyn Lyon

Nathan Jacobsen

Jenny Davis

Jason Wild

Board Member

Melissa Ford

Our last SCC meeting for the current school year will be held on May 19th at 7:00 pm in the school library. There will also be a Zoom option provided. We invite all Bonneville parents to attend.

Bonneville’s School Community Council (SCC) welcomes all parents to join our meetings, which are held the third Thursday of every month. The SCC consists of parents, teachers and administrators working together to help Bonneville students succeed and stay safe.

Bonneville’s School Community Council has stewardship over:

1. School Safety Plan

2. Digital citizenship among our students

3. School LAND Trust plan – Review data yearly and find ways to improve educational outcomes for Bonneville’s greatest academic needs

4. Teacher & Student Success Plan

5. Other school-specific issues

Attending monthly SCC meetings is an excellent way to find out what’s happening at Bonneville, to feel more connected to your community, and participate in making our school a great place to learn.