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Fifth-grade students and their parents invited to maturation program


As a preventive measure, in alignment with recommendations by health authorities who are working to control the spread of COVID-19, we have postponed all fifth-grade Maturation Programs. We hope to be able to reschedule these events or arrange to videotape the presentations and share it with parents through a password-protected link. Once we’ve finalized our contingency plans, we’ll send an email with further instructions to all fifth-grade families.

It’s difficult to know who has more trepidation about discussing health and the maturation process, pre-teens or their parents. But while growing up can be hard, talking about it needn’t be. To help you rock “the talk,” Canyons School District has developed an informational maturation program  for fifth-grade students and their parents. Presentations conducted by the professional speaker Carrie Ann Kemp have been scheduled through the month of March. All parents are encouraged to attend these free events with their children, and to choose which date best fits their schedules, so that they can continue the discussion in their homes. Please follow this link for event locations and times.

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Utah Refugee Connection

As a school, we are having a fundraiser—SHARING OUR LOVE WITH UTAH REFUGEE CONNECTION. The fundraiser dates are: February 10-21.

We are working in cooperation with Utah Refugee Connection, a local organization that seeks to create meaningful connections between refugees and the community. Utah Refugee Connection supports local refugees to help them develop self-sufficient and fulfilling lives.

Your donation will help a refugee have the cleaning supplies needed. Please note, in order for families to receive donations, they are required to attend classes to help them become more self-sufficient.

Our school goal is to create 100 kits. If we reach our goal, Mrs. Mulqueen will give each student in the school a treat.

We are asking each grade level to bring the following items:

Kindergarten: Kitchen rags

1st grade: Scrub sponges

2nd grade: Multi-purpose spray

3rd grade: Dish soap (not clear liquid)

4th grade: Comet

5th grade: Laundry detergent (100-120 ounces preferred)

Please send donations to school by February 21, 2020. We appreciate your generosity as you support our school with this fundraiser!

February Digital Citizenship

Digital citizenship education should be a community effort, and the impact can be more powerful when students have multiple trusted adults they can discuss issues with. One issue that’s becoming increasingly important both in and out of the classroom revolves around the following question, “How do we keep children and young people safe online while ensuring their technology use is positive and purposeful?” With Parent/Teacher conferences fast approaching we thought it would be a good time to share with you this post. This post offers 10 tips for parents looking to help their child navigate their digital lives. The attached image shows only abbreviated tips.  See the post for full details.

Beat the Street assembly

First, second, and third graders learned about street safety this week at an assembly program sponsored by UDOT.  Please check out their website to get tips on walking and biking to school.

Make-Up Day Feb 17 for Weather-Related Cancellation

To make up for the instructional time lost due to the weather-related cancellation of school on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, a make-up day will be held on Presidents Day.

All Canyons District schools will now hold school on Feb. 17 on their usual Monday schedules. Buses also will be operating that day.

The Presidents Day holiday was previously set aside by the District’s Calendar Committee as the designated make-up day for emergency school closures for the  2019-2020 school year. Under Utah law, public schools must conduct school for at least 990 instructional hours over a minimum of 180 days each academic year, and recover any days lost due to inclement weather. Districts are expected to build a recovery day into their calendars so as to provide families and employees advance notice of the possible need and timing for a make-up day.

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