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FAMILY NEWSLETTER FOR AUGUST 23-27 ~~ issue 2

NEXT TWO WEEKS AT A GLANCE

MONDAY, AUGUST 23

  • First day of school for Grades 1-6 - We will follow the early-out schedule today!
  • Teachers will meet their classes outside a few minutes before the welcome bell at 8:45am.
  • Flagpole entrance: Imler (this area is also where Kindergarten will line up beginning Friday)
  • Direct entrances to the classroom on East side: Newland and Crookston
  • Northeast entrance of the school: Gassaway, Nichols, Klinker, Shupe, Bounds
  • Northwest entrance: Larsen, Williams, Clayton, Hope
  • Breezeway/Courtyard Entrance: Macaulay, Brimhall, Crowley
  • Southwest entrance: Thomas, Cluff, Jensen
  • Kindergarten KEEP Testing begins - students attend only their scheduled assessment appointment

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

  • KEEP Testing continues
  • Regular school schedule
  • Special classes begin today, except library classes which begin next week
  • ART: Imler, Thomas and Nichols

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

  • KEEP Testing continues
  • Regular school schedule
  • ART: Hope, Cluff and Larsen

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

  • KEEP Testing concludes
  • Regular school schedule
  • ART: Brimhall, Klinker and Bounds

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27

  • Kindergarten sessions begin today following early-out schedule
  • Early-out schedule for all students


MONDAY, AUGUST 30

  • Library classes begin today

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31

  • ART: Newland, Jensen and Clayton

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

  • ART: Crowley, Shupe and Gassaway
  • PTA Board Meeting at 2:30pm in the faculty room

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

  • ART: Macaulay and Williams

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

  • Early-out schedule

DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP PROCEDURES

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PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Basic Information About Serving on the Community Council

For the 2021-22 school year, we need to elect four new parent members to join Karina Landward who was elected last year. We will meet 4-5 times during the school year, typically on Wednesdays at 5pm via Zoom. Serving on our School Community Council is a wonderful way for parents to contribute and help improve academic performance at our school. The school receives an annual dividend from the school trust lands. Our council helps decide how these funds will be used. Reading Elementary received $55,474 from the School LAND Trust Program this year. The SCC will review data and help craft the Teacher Student Success Plan before it receives final approval by the Davis School Board. The SCC also acts in an advisory capacity to school and school district administrations.
Qualifications
Every public school in Utah has a School Community Council. The SCC is made up of three school employees who are elected by the other employees and five parents who are elected by the guardians of children attending Reading Elementary. Membership terms are for two years, so the four parents elected to the SCC will serve for both the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. Elections are held at the beginning of the each school year. For more information please visit https://schools.utah.gov/schoollandtrust/parentscouncils
Election
An election will only be held if we receive more than four candidate names. Elections are held in the guardian myDSD system between September 8-18, 2021.
First Meeting
Our first meeting will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, September 29th at 5pm. The remaining meeting dates will be determined at that time.

TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE BALLOT, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM HERE:

https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=dPKcPX5U9UqN3gGmNuC2B6IpMLlDXglGjq2hB0Iie_lURUk4QUFUTE5YSlRFOFlaQ1JZQVBBV0hJNC4u

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NEW FACES, NEW PLACES

Please Welcome the Faculty and Staff Members New to Reading
  • First Grade Teacher - Mia Hope
  • Classroom Assistants - Shaylee Fowers and Margaret Jensen
  • COVID Aide - Amy Turner
  • Playground Supervisors - Kate Anderson and Laura Ortiz
  • Family Service Worker - Kimberly Pace
  • Special Education Records Assistant - Tacy Gibbons

The Following Faculty and Staff Members Are In New Positions at Reading

    • Stephanie Gassaway has moved to 2nd grade
    • Alicia Ruth will help in the office each morning
    • Brook Walton is our new Health Clerk and will be in the office midday
    • Peggy Strong will help in the office afternoons M-Th
    • Hannah Ingram is our new Art Teacher
    • Karen Mendenhall will teach the Engineering classes scheduled in the morning
    • Kathy Fredrickson will teach the Engineering classes scheduled in the afternoon

    PLEASE JOIN OUR AMAZING PTA

    We would love to have ALL moms, dads, grandparents, teachers and staff members join the PTA. We can use your help and talents, whether you're supporting from home or available to volunteer at the school. We also have a few positions available on the PTA Board. These include:

    • Reflections
    • Field Day
    • Hospitality

    If you have any questions about membership or leadership opportunities with the PTA this year, please don't hesitate to contact Julianna at juliannabarney@yahoo.com

    NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

    Reading Elementary students will join forces with those attending Centerville and Stewart Elementaries to recognize the upcoming National Day of Service this September 11. We will serve as a community collection site for anybody able to make donations to this effort. Collection bins will be available at the school from September 7-10, 2021. Specific items are needed to support two local causes.

    Pantry Packs will be assembled for the Bountiful Food Pantry. Items needed include:

    • Individual microwavable meals, 7-8 ounce (e.g. Mac 'n Cheese cups, spaghetti & meatballs, Chef Boyardee cans or cups, chicken & rice)
    • Applesauce cups or fruit cups
    • Pudding cups (shelf stable)
    • Juice boxes or pouches
    • Instant oatmeal packets
    • Peanut butter crackers or cheese & crackers (individual size)
    • Granola bars
    • Fruit snacks (individual size)
    • 1 gallon Ziplock freezer bags

    The pantry packs will be assembled on 9/11 at the Farmington City Community Arts Center and everyone in the community is welcome to participate! All of this info can be found on Just Serve (https://www.justserve.org/projects/c00b70e5-591c-4b5e-ac32-a7c909e6e57e). This is a community service project and not a church affiliated one.

    Food will be also be collected for the Children’s Justice Center. These items include:

    • Bottle water
    • Juice bottles
    • Fruit snacks
    • Granola bars
    • Snack size bags of chips, cookies, pretzels, crackers, popcorn, frosted animal crackers

    Contact info:

    Lindsey Erickson (801) 390-2949 / daveandlinds09@gmail.com
    Marla Ridges (801) 859-1621 / mridges55@gmail.com

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    START THINKING ABOUT YOUR REFLECTIONS ENTRIES NOW....MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

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