Art City Eagles

April 25, 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 -

Teacher appreciation week is off to a great start. PTA is pampering and spoiling us already. I absolutely loved seeing the smiles and joy on teachers faces today as they enjoyed lunchtime treats, really cool Art City cups and surprises in their boxes. Please take time to let your child's teacher know how much you appreciate them. Our staff is the best in the district! I'm so glad that our PTA is having such a great time honoring them. Thank you PTA

Lost and Found: We have many coats/jackets and other items in our lost and found. We would really love for these items to make their way home. Please check to make sure you have coats, jackets, lunchboxes, etc. If you are missing anything, check the lost and found. Unclaimed items will be donated on May 31.

Family Skate Night: Our awesome PTA has arranged a skate night TONIGHT from 5-9 pm at Classic Skating in Orem. (250 S. State St.). Skating admission is free for the whole family. Rentals are $3 or you can bring your own skates, blades, scooter or skate mate from home. Dinner deals available for $4. Come and have a great evening as a family and with Art City friends.

End of year testing: It's that time again. End of year testing for 3-5th grade students will begin this week. A few reminders about testing:

  • Remember, end of year testing is just ONE assessment piece that should be considered in looking at student growth.
  • Make sure your child knows that as long as they do their best, it is all ok!
  • This one test does NOT define your child as a learner or you as a parent. It is one assessment.
  • A good breakfast (not sugar filled, please) and plenty of sleep are key factors in students performing their best. Please ensure your child get a good nights sleep and that they are here at school for breakfast, or they eat a good breakfast at home.
  • Please communicate with your child's teacher regarding testing times. It is very difficult for students to make up testing time. Being at school, on time really helps students perform at their best.
  • Remind your child every day that their best is good enough. Encourage them to do their very best on each question, to try and not just click random answers.
  • Did I mention that their best effort is enough? All we can ever ask is that kids try their best and then be proud of what they have done.
  • Encourage, praise, encourage and praise again!
  • If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or myself.

2022-2023 School Year: This time of year I begin to think about NEXT school year. When thinking about student placement for next year, please know that I do not take specific teacher requests. However, if you have an educational concern regarding your child, please email me and let me know of your concerns. There are many factors that go into student placement. I spend many, many hours on this task and do my best to be extremely thoughtful with student placement. I appreciate parents letting me know of concerns. Again, please email me these concerns BEFORE the end of this school year. Please do not request a specific teacher. If you feel it best to come in and visit in person, please email and we can set up a time to talk through your concerns so that I can make the best decision for all students and teachers.

Specialty classes do a lot of integration and have great learning opportunities for our students. Check out what they are doing this week.

PE this week: TK-2 Fitness Activity - Fitness Games and Challenges. Lesson Focus - Movement Skills 3rd-5th - Track and Field Skills.

Music this week: K, 1st, 3rd Carnival of the Animals (Elephant, Donkey) 2nd visit France. 4, 5th Recorder Karate.

Computers this week: All students will use Padlet to write a note to their teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Library this week: It is the last week to check out books from the library and for home reading! The school year is winding down! The younger grades will explore some wordless picture books. Some younger grades will read the book For Just One Day, and think about what it would be like to be someone different for just a moment. The older grades will wrap up their discussions on Betsy Ross and the Chocolate Pilot. They will also play a game of seek and find to test their library skills.

Upcoming Events

April 25-29: Teacher Appreciation Week

April 27: 5th Grade Track Meet

April 27: Administrative Professional Day (formerly Secretary Day)

April 29: Last day to check out library and take home books.

May 4: 4th Grade Track Meet

May 4: 5th Grade - Hope of America 7:30 pm at BYU (students to be there at 6:15)

May 6: Kinder to the zoo. ALL kinder students attend all day.

May 6: Last day to apply for free/reduced price lunch for Pandemic EBT relief fund

May 9: Emergency Drill

May 11: 3rd Grade Track Meet

May 13: All library and take home books due.

May 14: Bike With the Mayor 10:00 am. Check city website for more details.

May 20: Last day of pre-school and kindergarten

May 24: 5th Grade Celebration 2:00 (date change)

May 25: Staff vs 5th grade kickball game

May 26: Field Day

May 27: Last Day of School Dismissal at noon

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Households Must Apply for Free or Reduced-price Lunch by May 6 To Be Eligible for Pandemic EBT

Households Must Apply for Free or Reduced-price Lunch by May 6 To Be Eligible for Pandemic EBT

Submitted by lana.hiskey on Tue, 04/19/2022 - 13:17

Households Must Apply for Free or Reduced-price Lunch by May 6 To Be Eligible for Pandemic EBT

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah households will need to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits with their local school no later than May 6 to be potentially eligible for pandemic EBT (P-EBT). P-EBT can help individuals purchase food if their children have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school closures from COVID-related emergencies, or other COVID-related school absences during the 2021-2022 school year. To qualify for P-EBT, individuals must be signed up for free or reduced-price school meals.

During the 2021-22 school year, all students, regardless of income status, can receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day they attend school. However, this does not qualify students for P-EBT, nor does it automatically give students free-reduced status. To determine the free-reduced status of a student, individuals must apply through their school.

Individuals can find information on how to contact their local school at:

Please visit for more information on the P-EBT program. Kimberly Loveland, child nutrition programs coordinator

801-538 7684 ∙

Becky Wickstrom, public information officer, Utah Department of Workforce Services
801-875-9696 ∙

Must Apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meals before May 6 for P-EBT.

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


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


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