Bonneville Elementary School
A Letter from the Principal
Hello Bonneville Families,
After a tremulous end to our 2020 school year and a crazy 2020-2021 school year, I see a spring full of hope and promise. This spring our Bonneville staff, volunteers, and community are preparing for FEST, Shakespeare, sixth-grade promotion, field trips, and end-of-year celebrations. These are just a few examples of opportunities for our school community to come together and grow. Our students are currently testing, and the initial data is hopeful. A strong end to this school year will help us make next year filled with successes through hard work and dedication. The hard work that leads to success is the responsibility of all of us, teachers, students, staff, and families. Together, we can end this year with hope and look forward to our exciting adventure of a traditional Bonneville school year.
It's great to be a Bobcat!
May 3 - May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Week!
Mrs. Davis' Art Class Blooms!
1st and 3rd grade almond blossoms inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.
3rd grade art where they dedicated their Flowers for someone who helped them this year. These cards will be exchanged with other 3rd grade students at Washington Elementary.
Battle of the Books!
Battle of the Books on Zoom
Virtual participants who competed in the school battle.
Competition Heats Up
Competing remotely with other teams in the district:
Our school Battle of the Books team that competed in the district competition:
Kindergarten Grows Butterflies
Kindergarten grew butterflies from caterpillars. We watched the whole process and then let them go! It was so fun. We watched them live on Zoom on Wednesdays.
Kindergarten's Alphabet Countdown
Kindergarten is doing an alphabet countdown. Each day we focus on one letter and have a fun activity that goes along with it. For G-Day we played board games and learned how to play "Heads Up, Seven Up." Some fun upcoming days are Popsicle Day for P-Day and the teachers are especially excited about Q-Day, when we all have to be really quiet!
1st Graders Enjoy Recess with Mr. Culley
Ms. Okabe's Students Celebrate Earth Day
From Mrs. Christensen's 2nd Grade Class
Our class is in the process of watching caterpillars go through metamorphosis and change into Painted Lady Butterflies. We have also successfully sprouted watermelon seeds and sunflower seeds. Our watermelon plants will be sold as a fundraiser item at the Artfest. Each student will take home their sunflower to transplant in their own gardens. We are also excited to celebrate a successful fundraising contest of bringing in the most family letter envelopes in our grade.
Tulips from Mrs. Teerlink's 2nd Graders
3rd Grade Writes About Their Favorite Childhood Toy with Mrs. Noble
Mrs. Warren's 4th Graders Celebrated Poetry Month
For Poetry month, students in Mrs. Warren's class have memorized poems and recited them it in front of the class.
Visit the class Padlet to read some Haikus by students.
We also had reading groups reading "Sarah, Plain and Tall" by Patricia MacLachlan.
Helping Others in Mrs. Paur's 5th Grade
In Mrs. Paur's class, students have been focused on helping others. The students have learned that no matter their age or what circumstance they are in, they have the power to help. As a whole class, students wrote a script, created art, and recorded their voices to make a video thanking healthcare workers for everything they have done this year. Here is the link to the video (you may need to be logged into Microsoft 365 to view it): https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/654c4c2f-8246-42f1-aae4-c2729d3f067e
Then students researched many causes that help other people and discovered stories of other young people who have helped others. Inspired by these kid heroes, they each chose a cause that they connected to. After more research, they created an action plan to help their cause. They explored different problems and solutions and found realistic solutions that they could accomplish. Here are the causes the students helped: the environment, the Utah Foodbank, the Animal Shelter, Feeding America, Primary Children's Hospital, the Homeless Shelter, created a Little Free Library, the YWCA, Tribal Elders, and Church donations. Here is the link to their power point presentations about their service journey:
Battle of the Grammar Rap Bands
All sixth graders recently competed in the Battle of the Grammar Rap Bands. Students were challenged by writing a rap about the parts of speech, coming up with dance moves, choosing beats, and creating a "look." After a great competition, our first place winners took home the prizes and honors
Ms. Anderson's 6th Grade Enrichment
Ms. Anderson's Enrichment Class recently studied Middle Ages/Emerging Renaissance topics and created amazing visual artistic presentations, original games, and a student designed craft about their chosen subjects. Presentations included interesting facts about famous people from this fascinating time period such as Robin Hood, King Arthur, Dracula, and Queen Elizabeth I. They especially loved creating their own "crown jewels."
SEL: Social Emotional Learning
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.
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
Our 2020-2021 PTA
PTA wants to welcome our students, teachers and staff back in the school! In an effort to show our support, we are asking parents to sign up to help safely make this happen. On our PTA website, we have provided a sign up to help with drop off, lunch/recess or pick up. When you come to help, there are reflective vests in the lobby on the Bonneville T-shirt table. Please wear a vest while volunteering so people can easily identify you as a “helper.” Also, another way to help our school is through registering as a substitute through the SLCSD. Thanks for all you do! For more information about what’s happening at PTA, join us for our general board meeting on zoom on February 3 at 7 pm.
Macy Bell and Kerstin Bean
Please join us for our next SCC meeting, May 10 at 7pm on Zoom. Link provided on Bonneville Broadcast. For items to be considered for the agenda, please email the chair, Leanne Freedman at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 10th.
Bonneville Elementary School