Hello Panther Families,
We hope you received progress reports last week and found the information valuable in helping monitor your child’s progress. Our Student Leadership team became video producers last week to remind students about setting goals. The Goal Getter Program asks your child to set a specific time-bound academic goal and work hard to achieve the goal. Ask your child to tell you his/her goal. Thanks to One Sweet Slice who have provided cupcake coupons that I randomly give to students when they can explain their goals to me.
This week is a short week as our Thanksgiving holiday begins on Wednesday, November 26. There will be no school on this day. School will resume on Monday, December 1. Just a reminder that on December 5, students will be dismissed early for teacher professional development at 1:10 p.m. Kindergarten students will also use their early schedule on this day. Exact schedules can be found on our website under the information tab.
Open enrollment in Canyons School District begins on December 1. Parents who would like enroll students in a school other than their resident school may file a request for an open enrollment transfer by submitting a Standard Open Enrollment Application form to our office. Students currently on permit at Peruvian Park do not need to file a new request. More information can be found at http://www.canyonsdistrict.org/open-enrollment-schools
We enjoyed the Reflections Awards programs this week and would like to thank our PTA for the tremendous amount of work they put in annually to make this program a success. Tamsen Fowler and Jess Dalton spearheaded this activity and did a great job. Good luck to the students who are moving on to the next competition. We will begin our service project “KSL Quarters for Christmas” on December 1. All of the money donated will be used throughout the school year for students in need. This program has been providing shoes for students for over 40 years. Please send extra change to school with your child. The PTA will pick up the money daily.
Mark your calendar for the Peruvian Park Choir Winter Concert. Please join us for this event that will be held December 16 at 6:30 p.m. The choir will have a daytime performance for students on the same day. Please remember to visit our website frequently for news, activities, and pictures.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.
Several teams from Peruvian Park entered the Creative Pursuit District Competition. They competed in impromptu, presentation, and orignal product events. Creative Pursuit is designed to challenge students to exercise their higher level thinking skils. Two Panther teams qualified for the state competition which will be held at South Jordan Middle School on Wednesday, December 3 at 4:30 p.m.
The fifth grade students won the Silver Spoon Trophy for consistently following Panther Pride expectations in the cafeteria. They earned a Minute to Win It Party. Congratulations and thank you for being leaders in the school!
Parents and Guardians,
We are off to a great start at Peruvian Park this year! Our fall district reading assessments show a marked improvement for our neighborhood classes. Our school average for neighborhood students at benchmark levels from 2010-2013 was 57%. This year we already have 73% of students at benchmark. We know we can exceed the goals in our Continuous School Improvement Plan with the purposeful instruction of our teachers, dedicated support from you, and the hard work of our students. Please keep your child reading at home every day to build skills.
Cold weather is upon us, so please make sure that your child comes to school with proper cold weather clothing. We follow district guidelines to determine inside recess days. If the temperature is 22 degrees or lower at the closest WeatherBug station (http://weather.weatherbug.com/UT/Sandy-weather.html?zcode=z6286&stat=SNDY1) students will stay inside. We follow Utah air quality guidelines (http://www.airquality.utah.gov/aqp/currentconditions.php?id=slc), so please make sure that your child’s teacher knows of any respiratory conditions that your child might have.
Student Progress Reports will be sent home Tuesday. Please see the link below to find resources to help you understand the new progress reports. Students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will also receive additional testing results (SAGE and/or IOWA). Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions on the reports.
We have been reviewing our safety plan at the school and would like to keep you updated as we make revisions to ensure the safety of our students. In the unlikely event that we need to evacuate the school and can’t stay on campus, we will move the the LDS church building south of us on 8600 South. When you come to pick up your child from this building, we ask for your patience as we employ our check out system to release students only to parents/guardians or emergency contacts. We will send home a more detailed plan upon completion of our revisions.
November 18 — Report Cards Sent Home
November 18 — Skate Night at Classic Fun Skate
November 18 & 19 — 3rd Grade SALTA Testing (all current students tested in class)
November 19 — Reflections Awards Programs
November 21-22 — SALTA testing at Peruvian Park and Sunrise
November 26-28 — Thanksgiving Recess
December 1-19 — Quarters for Christmas
December 2 — PTA Board Meeting 1:30 p.m.
December 5 — Early Dismissal 1:10 p.m.
December 16 — Winter Choir Concert 6:30 p.m
December 22-January 2 — Winter Break
Thank you for your support and keep reading with your child at home.