Dear Panther Families,
I hope you will join me this week in honoring our outstanding teachers at Peruvian Park Elementary for Teacher Appreciation Week. The PTA sent a note home on Friday with a few suggestions for students to become involved in celebrating the dedicated teachers who work with them each day. I think our teachers are “Rock Stars" and hope they have a great week!
In addition to outstanding teachers, we believe we have the greatest school community and volunteers. The faculty and staff would like to say thank you to so many of you who have volunteered in classrooms, chaperoned field trips, and donated time to activities. We will host a volunteer luncheon in the library from 11:30-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. We hope you will be able to take a few minutes and join us on this day.
SAGE TESTING through May 29
May 14 – RCBM Spring Testing
May 15 – 1st Program 2:00, 2nd and 3rd Living Traditions Field Trip
May 19 — 1st Field Trip Utah Museum of Natural History
May 20 — Volunteer Luncheon 11:30-1:00 in the library
May 22 – PD/Report Card Day — No School
May 25 – Memorial Day Break -- No School
May 26 – Choir Concert 2:00 school, 7:00 Parents
May 27 – Retirement Tea for our retiring teachers 3:30
May 28 -- 2nd Hogle Zoo Field Trip
May 28 — 4th Grade Program 2:00
May 29 – K Hogle Zoo Field Trip
June 2 – 5th Park Day
June 3 – Field Day
June 4 – K graduation 10:00
June 5 – 5th Graduation 8:30, 3rd Grade Park, 12:20 dismissal last day
We will have a new schedule next school year! The Canyons Board of Education on March 17 approved a new schedule for all elementary schools in the district. The schedule brings back early-out Fridays and gives teachers uninterrupted collaboration and planning time so we can better meet student needs and prepare students for college and careers. This is something that our teachers have needed for quite some time. Trained specialists will teach students in areas such as arts and P.E. during teacher planning time.
To help in your planning, please note that early-out days will be on Fridays only. So, during short weeks that have a Friday holiday, we won’t have an early-out day. Also, the District is working to set start and end times for all elementary schools before school lets out for the summer. This information will be communicated to you when it becomes available.
For your background information: The schedule was recommended by a task force that included teachers from every elementary school in the district, including ours. The task force has been studying, trouble-shooting, and taking feedback from colleagues since December to come up with a schedule to that better serves students and gives schools flexibility to plan teacher collaboration time appropriately.
If you have any questions, please call the front office or visit www.canyonsdistrict.org.
Parents, grandparents, and family members visited Peruvian Park classrooms on February 24 to talk about their careers and show students the "tools" they use. All volunteers visited four different classrooms and answered questions after their presentation. Thank you for taking the time to help our students learn about many different options for becoming college and career ready!