Wednesday Words…Week of May 22 – 26, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Monday was our Movie Field Trip/Birthday party and we had a BLAST! After we came back to school my class sang Happy Happy Birthday to me and had me choose my birthday wish. Of course, my wish was to hear them sing again! I also got a few cute pictures of the whole class! The pictures are attached for you to see. We had a very fun day! 

Yesterday and today we have been busy finishing up our “Famous Dinner Party” writing and working on our Zaner-Bloser Benchmark Testing. The students are pretty excited to find out if they have moved up a level (or more) at the end of the year.  This will be a nice bit of information for the students to know as they move on to 5th grade. We are also working on Module 7 in Eureka Math on Zearn.org. This is where all of the Module 7 lessons are so we will continue to use this program to finish out the year.

Attached to this Email you will find a copy of the permission slip for our “Spring Fling Movie Party” on the last day of school. The students brought this permission slip home on Friday to have it signed and returned. If you have not seen it, you may find it in your child’s docket or backpack or you can also just print it from here and sign and return it to me no later than this Friday, May 26th. I have also sent out a SignUp Genius in a separate Email (which you may have already seen) to ask for help with chips and cookies for the party. Please take a look at that and decide if you can donate. 

If you did not receive the SignUp Email, to look at the SignUp Genius please click on this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4faaad2fabfb6-spring1

Tomorrow fro 8:30 am until 12:00 pm is our Field Day. We will be playing a variety of fun games outside. There will be some water games involved, so we are asking students to please bring sunscreen, a towel, and a water bottle. The team color for 4th grade is orange. Students in 4th grade may wear jeans or shorts and any orange shirt that may have (even if it has a logo or picture). Lunch will be Bar-b-que style, outside tomorrow and there is going to be a dunk tank, so be prepared to dunk some teachers! We should have a very fun day!

Other School Announcements:

MONDAY MAY 22nd: 

  • 9th GRADE POOL PARTY at Kearns Oquirrh Park 11:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • BOOK FAIR STARTS: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, It’s time for our favorite book fair of the year–– BUY ONEGET ONE FREE!!  This is the best way to celebrate the end of another awesome school year!  It will be in the library Monday May 22 through Wednesday, May 24.  Come get you and your kids ready for summer reading!  It’s also a great time to find a little thank you gift for your teachers! Of course, our book fairs would never work without our AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!! Get your last-minute volunteer hours in (or just come because well, who doesn’t love a book fair?!).  Just click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uf4S96-xPumILY4LFtytEv408d8jUNBAJlooayr6AXE/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:Susan Fuller– 801-289-6110, susanful@gmail.comRachael Burton– 801-694-5758, rachaelburton98@hotmail.com

TUESDAY MAY 23rd:

  • 7th Grade Field Trip to the University of Utah – Meet at TRAX station 5600 West Old Bingham Highway by 8:15am , will be back at Trax by 2:45 pm
  • 8th Grade Pool Party at Kearns Oquirrh Park, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
  • 2nd/3rd grade Music Performance at  9:00 AM
  • 5th/6th grade Band and Music Performance at 10:00 AM-10:45
  • 4th grade will be doing “Rocks the Musical” as their own performance at 1:00 PM. 
  • Theatre Showcase from 4 pm – 5 
  • BOOK FAIR: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

WEDNESDAY MAY 24th:

  • Mr Otterstrom & Mr Kravetz Class – Free Dress Down – if your student has Mr Kravetz or Mr Otterstrom they can come to school dressed down.
  • SEMINARY – Will be cancelled due to 8th & 9th Grade Field Trip
  • 7th Grade Pool Party at Kearns Oquirrh Park, 11:30 – 2:30 pm
  • 8th & 9th Grade Field Trip to the University of Utah – Meet at trax station 5600 W. Old Bingham Highway by 8:15am, will be back at Trax by 2:45 pm
  • 1st Grade Awards Ceremony and Music Performance at 1 PM
  • Kindergarten Graduation and Music Performance at 6 PM 
  • BOOK FAIR: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

THURSDAY MAY 25th:  

  • 9th Grade Trip to Lagoon. The bus will leave Ascent at 8:30 and will depart Lagoon at 4:00 (Lagoon closes at 4).  Students will need to be picked up from the school at 5:00. 
  • 1st Grade – 8th Grade Field Day, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • 1st Grade Field Trip – will be walking to Oak East Park and will be having a Pet Parade, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

FRIDAY MAY 26th:

  • 6th Grade Field Trip to Sierra Newbold Park 9:00am – 12:15 pm
  • 1st Grade Community Helper Day – will be walking to Smith’s and taking a tour 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • EARLY OUT  – AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:10, PM Kindergarten will start at 10:40 pm, the rest of the school will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.
  • MONDAY MAY 29th: MEMORIAL DAY – NO SCHOOL
  • TUESDAY MAY 30th:
  • 9th Grade Trip to La Caille. Students that are going need to wear their best dress. They will go from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. The cost is $29.00 which will be covered by the flower grams. There is a $4.00 donation for the bus which can be turned into the office.
  • 1st Grade Rhythm Bus, 11:30am – 1:00 pm

WEDNESDAY MAY 31st: 

  • 1st Grade Parents Reading 8:45 am – 9:45am
  • EARLY OUT  – AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:10, PM Kindergarten will start at 10:40 pm, the rest of the school will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.

MONDAY JUNE 26 – FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2017: British Soccer Camps

Local Program: Ascent Academy West Jordan

Location: Ascent School Field

Click on the link below to sign up.
https://challenger.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=136228&&returncom=productlist

OFFICE SUMMER HOURS

  • Tuesday May 30 – Thursday June 1st 8:00am – 3:30 pm
  • Friday June 2nd  – Friday June 16th 9:00 am – Noon (except Thursday June 8, Office will be CLOSED for Training)
  • Office will be Closed from Monday June 19th – Friday August 4th
  • Monday August 7 – Friday August 11 9:00 am – Noon
  • Regular Office Hours starts Monday August 14th (8:00 am – 3:30 pm)

Back To School Night Monday August 21st TBD – an announcement will be sent out.

School Starts Tuesday August 22nd at 8:20 am.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening!

Mrs. Smith

4th Grade Snoopy Party Permission Note

2016-17 another class pic 2016-17 Class 2016-17 Last pic of class

Monday Messages…Week of May 15 – 19, 2016

Dear Parents and Students,

This week things are beginning to slow down a bit in regards to Homework. We have finished all of our Exit Tickets for the year so there will be no more Math Homework. Students are now just working on Module 7 on Zearn.org in Math.

We have also finished up our Spelling lists and contracts for the years, so there will be no list to study this week and no contract to complete!

Please focus now on your nightly reading and remember you have a Book Report and Reading Calendar due on May 25, 2017. Just a reminder that the Genre is Traditional Literature or Historical Fiction.

This Friday, May 19, 2017 we will be having a Farewell Game Activity/Afternoon from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm. All students are welcome to bring a favorite game to class for this activity.

***We are really looking forward to our Field Trip to the Movies next Monday, May 22, 2017! Please remember if you want to meet us at the movies as a parent, to get the discount price you must pre-pay for your ticket ($5.50) in the office before the day of the Field Trip and Email me to let me know you will be coming in advance. I am hoping to have a completed list of parents who will be meeting us there by this Friday, May 19, 2017. Students must also pay their $4.00 donations to the office. Student donations must be paid by Friday, May 19, 2017 as I must pay the theater in advance. What an amazing way to celebrate my birthday and have one last “Hurrah” with my fantastic class!!! I can’t wait!!

For more detailed information please see our permission slip by clicking on the link below:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Permission Slip

The Talent Show is tomorrow. K-5 is from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in the Gym. Grades 6-9 are after lunch from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

4th-6th grade classes will be attending the play,  Beauty and the Beast in the gym, Thursday from 9:00 am until 10:15 am.

Night of the Arts is Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This is a fantastic opportunity to see art from all Grades from the Great Artist Program as well as performances by the band and many others. We hope to see you there.

Other School Announcements:

MONDAY MAY 15th:

  • Talent Show Dress Rehearsal: K – 4 dress rehearsal from 3:30–5:30.
  •  Cheer Parents Meeting: 7pm – 8pm in the Gym.

TUESDAY MAY 16th

  • TALENT SHOW:   K – 4 Talent Show will be from 9 am – 11 am and 5 – 9th Talent Show will be from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.
  • CHEER TRYOUTS: will be held Tuesday May 16, Wednesday May 17 & Friday May 19 in the Gym from 3 pm – 5 pm each day.

WEDNESDAY MAY 17th:

  • PEAKS TICKETS: Last day to turn in Peak tickets.  This includes Jr high students. turning them in for a dress down day.
  • 1st Grade Field Trip to Hogle Zoo

THURSDAY MAY 18th: 

  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST PERFORMANCE for 4th – 6th Grade from 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • NIGHT OF THE ARTS  – Come See what your students have worked on through the Great Artist Program 6 pm – 8 pm.

FRIDAY MAY 19th:

  • $2.00 DRESS DOWN – If your student would like to pay to dress down they can. Please make sure what they wear is modest, no rips, tears or holes.
  • REGULAR DAY  – AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:10, PM Kindergarten will start at 12:10 pm, the rest of the school will be dismissed at 3:00 pm.

MONDAY MAY 22nd: 

  • 9th GRADE POOL PARTY at Kearns Oquirrh Park.
  • 4th Grade Field Trip to MegaPlex Theaters at the District in South Jordan.
  • BOOK FAIR STARTS: It’s time for our favorite book fair of the year— BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!  This is the best way to celebrate the end of another awesome school year!  It will be in the library Monday May 22 through Wednesday, May 24.  Come get you and your kids ready for summer reading!  It’s also a great time to find a little thank you gift for your teachers! Of course, our book fairs would never work without our AWESOME VOLUNTEERS!! Get your last-minute volunteer hours in (or just come because well, who doesn’t love a book fair?!).  Just click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uf4S96-xPumILY4LFtytEv408d8jUNBAJlooayr6AXE/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:Susan Fuller– 801-289-6110, susanful@gmail.comRachael Burton– 801-694-5758, rachaelburton98@hotmail.com

TUESDAY MAY 23rd:

  • 7th Grade Field Trip to the University of Utah.
  • 8th Grade Pool Party at Kearns Oquirrh Park.
  • 2nd/3rd grade Music Performance at  9:00 AM.
  • 5th/6th grade Band and Music Performance at 10:00 AM-10:45.
  • 4th grade will be doing “Rocks the Musical” as their own performance at 1:00 PM. 
  • Theatre Showcase from 4 pm – 5.
  • BOOK FAIR in the Library.

WEDNESDAY MAY 24th:

  • Mr Otterstrom & Mr Kravetz Class – Free Dress Down – if your student has Mr Kravetz or Mr Otterstrom they can come to school dressed down.
  • 7th Grade Pool Party at Kearns Oquirrh Park.
  • 8th & 9th Grade Field Trip to the University of Utah.
  • 1st Grade Awards Ceremony and Music Performance at 1 PM.
  • Kindergarten Graduation and Music Performance at 6 PM. 
  • BOOK FAIR in the Library.

THURSDAY MAY 25th:  

  • 9th Grade Trip to Lagoon. The bus will leave Ascent at 8:30 and will depart Lagoon at 4:00 (Lagoon closes at 4).  Students will need to be picked up from the school at 5:00. 
  • 1st Grade – 8th Grade Field Day.
  • 1st Grade Field Trip – will be walking to Oak East Park and will be having a Pet Parade, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm.

FRIDAY MAY 26th:

  • 1st Grade Community Helper Day – will be walking to Smith’s and taking a tour 8:45 am – 12:15 pm.
  • 6th Grade Field Trip to Sierra Newbold Park 9:00am – 12:15 pm.
  • EARLY OUT  – AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:10, PM Kindergarten will start at 10:40 pm, the rest of the school will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.

TUESDAY MAY 30th:

  • 9th Grade Trip to La Caille. Students that are going need to wear their best dress. They will go from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. The cost is $29.00 which will be covered by the flower grams. There is a $4.00 donation for the bus which can be turned into the office.
  • 1st Grade Rhythm Bus, 11:30am – 1:00 pm.

WEDNESDAY MAY 31st: 

  • 1st Grade Parents Reading 8:45 am – 9:45am.
  • EARLY OUT  – AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:10, PM Kindergarten will start at 10:40 pm, the rest of the school will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.

MONDAY JUNE 26 – FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2017: British Soccer Camps

Local Program: Ascent Academy West Jordan.

Location: Ascent School Field.

Click on the link below to sign up.
https://challenger.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=136228&&returncom=productlist

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Smith

Monday Monologue…Week of May 8 – 12, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

We are really getting down to the wire now. School will be out in three weeks! I can’t believe how the time has flown by, yet we still have so much to do! This week we will finish up our last Expression Boards and present them in class on Wednesday. We will also continue working on our big Writing project, “The Famous Dinner Party” and continue with our Buddy Reading, which is going splendidly!

In Eureka Math this week we will do Lesson’s 14 – 16. We did ET#14 in class today so there is no ET for homework today. However, tomorrow you will see ET#15 come home and on Wednesday, ET#16. Thursday we will review for our End of Module 6 Test and Friday and Monday we will be taking that test. Module 7 is being done in class on a program called Zearn and most of the students are already working on it.

In Spelling we are on Unit 33 this week. You will see the new list will come home on Tuesday. However, it is already posted to the Blog. Please help your child study at home each night this week so they may get 100% on their test on Friday.

This is the last week for after school tutoring (in all subjects) and any after school clubs, including Homework Club.

We are really looking forward to our Field Trip to the Movies! Please remember if you want to go with us as a parent, you must pre-pay for your ticket ($5.50) in the office and Email me to let me know you will be coming in advance. Students must also pay their $4.00 donations to the office in advance. I am especially looking forward to the big day as it is my birthday! What an amazing way to celebrate with my class!!!

I hope you all have an amazing week. Please be sure to email me with any questions, concerns, or comments you may have.

Thank you,

Mrs. Smith

Thursday Theories…Week of May 1 – May 5, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

I am sorry for the delay on the weekly Email, this week. It has been a very busy and productive week. The students began Buddy Reading in Language Arts and are enjoying reading a book with their partner. We have also finished up all of our projects for the Great Artist program. We will be going back through all of that artwork tomorrow and each student will choose their favorite to have displayed in the Art Show on Art Night at the school. At the end of the year all of their Great Artist projects will come home so you’ll get the chance to see them all!

In Eureka Math we are on Module 6, Lesson 11. You should see ET#10 and 11 come home tonight (Thursday) and we will do ET#12 together in class on Friday.  ET# 8, 9, 10, and 11 are all due tomorrow.

I am pleased to announce that on Monday, May 22, 2017 the entire 4th grade will be going on a field trip to MegaPlex Theater at the District, South Jordan, Utah to watch the movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Long Haul. This movie is Rated PG! We will leave school at 8:45 am and take a bus to the District, for a 9:30 am showing. We will return to the school by lunchtime at 11:30 am just in time for recess and lunch.

Attached below you will find the permission slip for the field trip. It is also being sent home with your child in his/her docket. Please read it carefully as there is much detailed information that goes with a field trip of this sort. Fill out the areas that need to be filled out and sign the form. Please send it back to school tomorrow! Any student who returns the permission slip tomorrow will receive 5 Extra Bonus Points in Class Dojo! Any student who does not have a permission slip on file the day of the field trip, will not be allowed to attend! We are also reading this book throughout the 4th grade, in class. Students will do activities and assignments related to both the book and the movie.

Click here for the: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Permission Slip

We are on Unit 31 in Spelling this week and the students have been working hard. Please help your child study tonight so he/she is able to pass the test tomorrow. Also, please continue to read at home each night for at least 20 minutes. Reading Calendars and Book Reports are due by Thursday, May 25, 2017. The Genre for May is Traditional Literature or Historical Fiction.

We are now working on unit 4 and 5 in Social Studies. We are reviewing The Five Tribes of Utah and also learning more about Fur Traders and Explorers in Utah. Next we will learn about Westward Expansion and Utah.

If you have any other questions or concerns for me about the work this week, please feel free to email me and I will get back to you promptly. Thank you for all you do to help educate your children.

Have a wonderful evening.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Smith

Monday Messages…Week of April 24 – 28, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

This is the last school week of April and we only have a  bit more than 5 weeks left in the school year. I can’t believe how time flies! We still have so much learning left to do!

We will have our last Sage Test on Wednesday (Science) and then just finish up Make-ups.

We are already half way through with Module 6 in Eureka Math. Today we did review games to study for the Mid-Module Test which we will be taking tomorrow and Wednesday. There will be no Exit Ticket this week until we have finished the test. ET#9 will come home on Thursday and we will do ET#10 together in class on Friday.  

We are on Unit 30 in Spelling this week. Please help your child study each evening so he/she is able to pass the test on Friday. Also, please continue to read at home each night for at least 20 minutes. Reading Calendars and Book Reports are due by May 1, 2017.

We will finish up our Science Unit on Utah Environments this week and we will be going back to Unit 4 and 5 in Social Studies. We will be studying The Five Tribes of Utah and also learning about Fur Traders and Explorers in Utah. I cannot wait to begin teaching about our amazing State again!

Other School Announcements:

Student Learning Disclosure’s are available in the Office:  If you are needing administration to consider special needs when placing your student in a class next year, please fill out the Student Learning Disclosure.  NO specific teacher requests will be considered.  You will be able to tell us your student’s learning style and they will be placed with the teacher who best matches their needs.  If you have twins or triplets, it would also be appropriate to use this form to let us know if you want them in the same class or separate classes.  Forms are only available at the front office and must be submitted by April 28, 2017.  

TUESDAY APRIL 25th:

  • JR High Boondocks Night. This is ONLY for JR HIGH STUDENTS. Come and play from 5:00 pm  – close to Boondocks. See attached flyer.
  • Mr Grieco’s Advisory Free Dress Down
  • Ms Haslam’s Advicory Free Dress Down
  • Ms Kohl’s Class Free Lunch
  • Student Council Campaigning Meeting, 3:15 pm in Room 229

THURSDAY APRIL 27th:

  • Jr High Honor Roll Free Dress Down – if your student has a 3.5 GPA or higher and is on Ms Herrera’s list, your student is eligible to dress down. They will need to come to the office Thursday Morning to get a dress down stamp.
  • Mr Dukes Class Free Dress Down
  • Ms Nuttall’s Class Free Dress Down

FRIDAY APRIL 28th:

  • Early Out  – AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:10, PM Kindergarten will start at 10:40 pm, the rest of the school will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.
  • Campaigning for Student Government  – this will take place starting Friday April 28th – Friday May 12th.

FRIDAY MAY 12th: 5k (hosted by the school spirit cluster), this will take place of the Spring Carnival. Students can walk/run/jog just have fun with it. Here is a direct link to registration. Registration includes a race ticket and swag bag (chalk (like for color runs), sun glasses, etc.)

https://www.runnercard.com/roadrace/public/raceGroup/976061 Or you could go to https://www.runnercard.com —> then go to street races —> scroll down to the Leopard Prowl.

2017 – 2018 CHEER TRYOUTS: 

Mandatory Parent/Student Meeting Monday May 15th, 7 pm at Ascent Academy Gym.
Tryouts will be held Tuesday May 16, Wednesday May 17 & Friday May 19 in the Gym from 3 pm – 5:30 pm each day.
Closed Tryouts will be held Saturday May 20th, 10 am – 1 pm at Ascent Academy Gym, no friends/family allowed.
Students must have a 3.0 GPA and a 3.0 CPA in 4th term to tryout. See attached flyer.

MONDAY JUNE 26 – FRIDAY JUNE 30, 2017: British Soccer Camps

Local Program: Ascent Academy West Jordan

Location: AscentSchool Field

Click on the link below to sign up. See attached flyer.
https://challenger.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=136228&&returncom=productlist

 

Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

BoondocksNight.png

Challenger Sports Flyer.pdf

2017 – 2018 Cheer Tryouts.pdf

Thank you and have a wonderful week.

Mrs. Smith

Tuesday Talk…Week of April 18 – April 21, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope yours was as wonderful as mine. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend my time off in Sanpete County with my sister and her family. One of the exciting things about living in the country is that we were able to have a Big bonfire and roasted hotdogs and marshmallows for s’mores on Easter’s Eve with good friends and family. We had such fun! On Easter I was also able to spend most of the day with my 90 year old Grandmother along with my husband and youngest son. Being with her was definitely a huge highlight of my little trip! Now I am feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week ahead.

This week is a short week. Due to time restraints you will only need to do 40 minutes of Moby Max Science.

We did Module 6, Lesson 5 in Eureka Math today so you will have ET#5 for Tuesday night math homework. Wednesday will be ET#6, Thursday will be ET#7, and Friday we will do ET#8 in class together.

In Language Arts this week we will continue working on our Fairytales and Reading Fablehaven. We will also be learning about Problem/Solution and Cause/Effect. We will also explore a few more idioms and adages/proverbs, as these are always fun.

Even though it is a short week we are going to do Unit 29 in Spelling. These are calendar words and should be fairly easy to learn in 4 days. We had our pretest today and the words have been added to the Blog and Spelling City. Please help your child study each evening this week so he/she may get 100% on his/her test on Friday.

Please continue to read your Mystery Books as Book Reports and Reading Calendars are due Monday, May 1, 2017. If you have not turned in your April Book Report or Reading Calendar they are now extremely late. I will still take them, but you will earn less points for lateness!

Other School Announcements:

 

 

TUESDAY APRIL 18th – Student Learning Disclosure will be available today:  If you are needing administration to consider special needs when placing your student in a class next year, please fill out the Student Learning Disclosure.  NO specific teacher requests will be considered.  You will be able to tell us your student’s learning style and they will be placed with the teacher who best matches their needs.  If you have twins or triplets, it would also be appropriate to use this form to let us know if you want them in the same class or separate classes.  Forms are only available at the front office and must be submitted by April 28, 2017.  

TALENT SHOW TRYOUTS – will be held this week. WEDNESDAY ARPIL 19th from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm and THURSDAY APRIL 20th from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. If your student is interested, please have them come by the office and pick up a Talent Show Form.

FRIDAY APRIL 21st:

  • 1st Grade Habitat Diorama Showcase from 1:45 – 2:45
  • Regular Day – AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 11:10, PM Kindergarten will start at 12:10 pm, the rest of the school will be dismissed at 3:00 pm.
  • $2.00 Dress Down – Bring in $2.00 to dress down, please appropriate attire, no rips, tears or holes.

Tuesday APRIL 25th – JR High Boondocks Night. This is ONLY for JR HIGH STUDENTS. Come and play from 5:00 pm  – 10:00 pm to Boondocks. See attached flyer.

UpComing School Events:

FRIDAY MAY 12th: 5k (hosted by the school spirit cluster), this will take place of the Spring Carnival.

Students can walk/run/jog just have fun with it. Here is a direct link to registration.

https://www.runnercard.com/roadrace/public/raceGroup/976061

Or you could go to https://www.runnercard.com —> then go to street races —> scroll down to the Leopard Prowl.

Registration includes a race ticket and swag bag (t-shirt, chalk (like for color runs), sun glasses, etc.)

This is the design of the T-shirt.

British Soccer Camps will be coming back to our community this summer!

Local Program: Ascent Academy West Jordan
Dates: 06/26/17 – 06/30/17
Location: AscentSchool Field

Click on the link below to sign up.

https://challenger.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&iid=136228&&returncom=productlist

Thank you and have a fantastic week!

Mrs. Smith

Monday Messages…Week of April 3 – April 7, 2017

Dear Students and Parents,

The first thing I would like to do is say thank you for all of the beautiful flowers and cards for the start of our Teacher Appreciation Week. I felt very loved and spoiled by my students this morning! What an amazing way to begin the week and the day!

Today is the first school day in April and Reading Calendars and Book Reports were due today! If your child has not turned it in yet, please have them do so. The longer they wait the more points they will lose. The new Genre for April is Mystery and I have many books that may be checked out from me in the classroom. Students may also get a book from the Library. The book must be at least 80 pages for this Book Report! April Book report and Reading Calendar is due Monday, May 1, 2017.

We worked hard to finish up our Eureka Math Module 5, End-of-Module Test today so there will be no Exit Ticket for Math tonight. Tomorrow we will begin Module 6. You will see ET#1 on Tuesday. Wednesday will be ET#2. Thursday is ET#3 and on Friday we will do ET#4 together in class.

We also rotated back to our regular teacher’s for Science today. This is our last rotation for our Environments Unit. My class is now back with me and we will be learning all about Utah’s Wetlands!

Other School Announcements: MONDAY APRIL 3rd – FRIDAY APRIL 7th

Remember to:
Monday – Write your teacher a note, draw a picture, give them a flower to tell them Thank You!

Tuesday – Refill your teachers supplies with things from their needs list.

Wednesday – Write on a Star why your teacher is a Super Star and tape it to their door.

Thursday – Give your teacher something from their want or like list.

Friday – Wear a shirt in your teachers favorite color.

 SOCCER GAMES:

  • TODAY MONDAY APRIL 3rd @ Monticello located 2782 S Corporate Park Dr, West Valley, UT, 4:30 PM
  • Next game will be WEDNESDAY APRIL 5th @ Home against APA 1, 4:30 pm. Soccer Pictures will be at 3:30 pm before the game, make sure to bring your white and blue jerseys. 

THURSDAY APRIL 6th: Math Tournament at Daybreak Elementary School – 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

FRIDAY APRIL 7th is a REGULAR OUT :

  •  School will be dismissed at 3:00 pm.

April 10th – Monday April 17th. We come back to school Tuesday April 18th.

Thank you and have a nice evening,

Mrs. Smith

 

Monday Monologue…Week of March 27 – March 31, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

We begin this week with a Sage Summative Test for Reading. We will be working on Sage testing all week, each week from now through the end of April. We will have an average of about 2 tests per week including Make-up Test for people who are absent. Please be sure to help your child be on their toes for these tests by making sure they get a good nights sleep each night. Also, a good and proper breakfast is proven to help students think more clearly.

Something I would like to provide to help our students, that has also been approved by administration is a stick of peppermint gum to chew during testing. New studies have shown that the peppermint flavor and chewing motion gets blood flowing to the head, the researchers suggest, where it improves memory. However, I do need your permission to give your child a stick of gum. They will only be allowed to chew it during the test’s duration and then will be asked to spit it out. Below you will find a permission slip to sign to let your child have a stick of peppermint gum to chew during each of our Sage Tests from now until the end of April.

 Please Click Here to Print, Sign, and Return: gum permission slip

As we began the Sage Testing today we did not get all the way through our Eureka Math lesson so there will be no Exit Ticket tonight. However, We are on Lesson 35 so on Tuesday you will see ET#35, Wednesday will be ET#36, Thursday, ET#37, and Friday we will do ET#38 together in class. This is a tentative schedule and could change due to SageTesting and repeated concepts.

We are on Unit 24 for Spelling this week and you will see a new list come home in your child’s L.A. notebook to study for the week. The new list has also been added to the Blog. We are on Review Unit 24, so all of the words on all of the lists are the same except for Sapphire list which is shorter. Please help your child study their words each evening throughout the week so they may get 100% on their Spelling Test on Friday.

We are still on our second rotation for our Science Environments Unit. Our class is learning all about Forests with Mr. Barnett this week. Next week they will rotate back to me where we will begin to learn about Utah’s Wetlands. They are also learning about animal classification and adaptations in the process.

Other Ascent Announcements:

This is your LAST WEEK To ORDER YEAR BOOKS: FRIDAY MARCH 31st!! Price is $24 for soft cover, $29 for hard cover. Other options (like sticker sheets, additional autograph inserts, personalized covers, etc.) range from $1.50 – $5.00 each. Order online at:  ybpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook ID Code:  12233817 or in the office and make payment to:  AAUWJ (We highly recommend using the online payment option as the order goes directly to the publisher.) Questions?  Ask Mrs. Haslam at thaslam@ascentutah.org

SOCCER GAMES:TODAY’S GAME March 27th against AISU is CANCELLED the next game will be Wednesday March 28th @ HOME against Dual Immersion Academy

WIN A VISIT FROM AUTHOR JAN BRETT: Please click on this link and enter our school for a chance to win a meeting with Author Jan Brett – http://www.janbrett.com/contest_2017/2017_free_school_or_library_visit.htm Contest ends April 3rd.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 29th: 

  • Sunset Ridge Junior High has invited Ascent Academy to their annual college fair on March 29th! They will have several colleges there for students to explore their options.  They will also have drawings, carnival games, and cotton candy!  All ages are welcome, not just junior high!   (See attached flyer, or Mrs. Herrera’s blog)
  • 9th Grade Etiquette Class in Gym from 12:25 pm – 1:30 pm

SNOOPY the MUSICAL: Come see our awesome students perform in Snoopy the Musical. Wednesday March 29th, Thursday March 30th and Friday March 31st @ 6:30 pm. Admission will be Adults $7, Students $3, Kids under 4 are Free.

FRIDAY MARCH 31st:

  • EARLY OUT – School will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.
  • 1st GRADE PET PARADE – North Field from 11:15 am – 12:30 pm.

STUDENT MESSAGESwe have noticed an increase of contacting students during school hours. We understand things come up and your student(s) need to be made aware, but if at all possible your messages can be given to your student after school so that their learning won’t be interrupted we would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you and have a wonderful week.

Mrs. Smith

Monday Messages…Week of March 20 – 24, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

Today Is Monday, March 20th and it is my favorite day of the year! Today is the 1st day of Spring (and also my Dad’s birthday)! I have always absolutely loved this day. This time of year is a time of renewal, new growth, and a time to shake off the winter cobwebs and turn our faces, bright to the sun! We will be planning our “Spring Fling” party before the end of the month, so watch for the plans that are still to come.

This week is also the end of the term. I will be updating grades in Aspire tonight so please check to see what you are missing and have everything turned into me by Wednesday, March 22nd.

Today we did Lesson 26 in Eureka Math. Tonight for Homework you will see ET#26. Tuesday will be ET#27, Wednesday is ET#28, Thursday will be ET#29, and we will do ET#30 in class together on Friday.

We will take a Spelling Pretest tomorrow morning and I will give the students time to work on their Contract in class as well. You will see the words for Unit 22 come home with your child to study tomorrow night and each additional night throughout the week. Please help your child study so they can get 100% on their Spelling Test on Friday. Thank you!

Please continue to read for 20 – 30  minutes each evening. The March Book Report and Reading Calendar are both due on Monday, April 3, 2017. The Book Report genre this month is Poetry and your book needs to be at least 30 pages long.

Other School Announcements:

This week is Spirit Week!!! Here is the Schedule

Monday March 20th – College Shirt or Sweatshirt with Uniform Bottoms
Tuesday March 21st – Super Hero Shirt or Cape with Uniform Bottoms
Wednesday March 22nd – Wacky Socks and or Hair with Uniform Tops and Bottoms
Thursday March 23rd – Spirit Shirt or Regular School Color Approved Polo’s with Uniform Pants
Friday March 24th – Optional $2.00 Dress Down or Friday Spirit Wear Attire
See Flyer Attached Here:   
24.pdf

SOCCER GAME: TODAY March 20th @ Dual Immersion Academy, 4:30 pm, located at 1155 Glendale Dr Salt Lake City, UT

WIN A VISIT FROM AUTHOR JAN BRETT: Please click on this link and enter our school for a chance to win a meeting with Author Jan Brett – http://www.janbrett.com/contest_2017/2017_free_school_or_library_visit.htm

THREE WEEKS LEFT TO ORDER YEAR BOOKS: Order by April 1st!! Price is $24 for soft cover, $29 for hard cover. Other options (like sticker sheets, additional autograph inserts, personalized covers, etc.) range from $1.50 – $5.00 each. Order online at:  ybpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook ID Code:  12233817 or in the office and make payment to:  AAUWJ (We highly recommend using the online payment option as the order goes directly to the publisher.) Questions?  Ask Mrs. Haslam at thaslam@ascentutah.org

WEDNESDAY MARCH 22:

  • TERM 3 ENDS – Make sure your students turn in any missing work.
  • SOCCER GAME @ American Preparatory Academy, 4:30 pm, located at 1255 W Crystal Ave West Valley, UT

FRIDAY MARCH 24th: 

  • REGULAR FRIDAY – School will be dismissed at 3:00 pm.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 29th: Sunset Ridge Junior High has invited Ascent Academy to their annual college fair on March 29th! They will have several colleges there for students to explore their options.  They will also have drawings, carnival games, and cotton candy!  All ages are welcome, not just junior high!   (See attached flyer, or Mrs. Herrera’s blog)

Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, April 19, 2017:

college fair.pdf

2017 Soccer Games Sheet1.pdf

If you have questions, comments, or concerns please do not hesitate to Email me and I will reply to you promptly.

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Smith

Monday Monologue…Week of March 13 – 17, 2017

Dear Parents and Students,

In Eureka Math today we did a review lesson to study for our test tomorrow. You will see a packet come home tonight with your child to study for our Mid-Module Test for Module 5 tomorrow. On Wednesday we will continue our test if the students do not finish in one day. Thursday will be ET#22, and we will do ET#23 together in class on Friday.

Due to the assembly last week we are still on Unit 21 for Spelling. Please help your child study throughout the week so they may get a 100% on their Spelling test on Friday. 

In Language Arts we are working on Fairytales. Students began writing their own Fairytale Adventures today. They must use personification and many other aspects of Fairytales. I am anxious to see how they all turn out!

Please do not forget to do 60 minutes of Moby Max Science for homework this week. Also don’t forget to read each evening.

Other School Announcements:

WIN A VISIT FROM AUTHOR JAN BRETT: Please click on this link and enter our school for a chance to win a meeting with Author Jan Brett – http://www.janbrett.com/contest_2017/2017_free_school_or_library_visit.htm

THREE WEEKS LEFT TO ORDER YEAR BOOKS: Order by April 1st!! Price is $24 for soft cover, $29 for hard cover. Other options (like sticker sheets, additional autograph inserts, personalized covers, etc.) range from $1.50 – $5.00 each. Order online at:  ybpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook ID Code:  12233817 or in the office and make payment to:  AAUWJ (We highly recommend using the online payment option as the order goes directly to the publisher.) Questions?  Ask Mrs. Haslam at thaslam@ascentutah.org

PENNIES FOR PATIENTS: we will be raising money for this charity from Monday March 6th – Friday March 17th. Students can bring in extra change and place it in a bin in their classroom or in the afternoon we will have a “Chuck your change” which will allow parents to chuck your change into buckets setup at carpool. Jr. high will also be giving the option to pay for phone use during lunch over the next 2 weeks. 

TUESDAY MARCH 14th: 

THURSDAY MARCH 16: 3rd Grade Field Trip to The Leonardo

FRIDAY MARCH 17th: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

EARLY OUT DAY – AM Kindergarten will be dismissed at 10:10, PM Kindergarten will start at 10:40 and then rest of the school will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.

REGIONAL 9th GRADE DANCE – will be from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm All 9th Grade Students, please come and get your groove on. Flyer is Attached.

SPIRIT WEEK MONDAY MARCH 20 – FRIDAY MARCH 24:

Monday March 20th – College Shirt or Sweatshirt with Uniform Bottoms
Tuesday March 21st – Super Hero Shirt or Cape with Uniform Bottoms
Wednesday March 22nd – Wacky Socks and or Hair with Uniform Tops and Bottoms
Thursday March 23rd – Spirit Shirt or Regular School Color Approved Polo’s with Uniform Pants
Friday March 24th – Optional $2.00 Dress Down or Friday Spirit Wear Attire
Flyer is Attached

Have a wonderful week!

Mrs. Smith

Attachments available for 30 days until Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

24.pdf