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Coming Next School Year: Early-Out Fridays

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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.


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We celebrated exceeding our Utah Jazz reading goal this week with an extra recess for every class. Thank you to members of the PTA who joined me to supervise the recesses.  I enjoyed playing Playworks games with all different grade levels. I learned Sleeping Bunnies, Watch Your Back Tag, Mousetrap, and much more from the best teachers in the world  your children!
We would appreciate your help in making sure that all arrangements for playdates are made before coming to school.  Per district policy, we are not able to let friends ride home with bus students to play after school.
We have two programs coming to our school over the next few weeks to help our students live a positive life.  Student athletes from Salt Lake Community College will visit us on March 24 to help students learn how to make positive, healthy decisions.  On April 3, the PTA and Student Leadership Team will present skills and strategies to prevent bullying at Peruvian Park.  We will also be sending parent information in conjunction with this program.
Upcoming Events:
March 24 — PTA meeting 1:30 p.m. in Library
March 26 — School Community Council 3:15 p.m. in Library
March 27 — Early Dismissal  1:10 p.m.  Kindergarten 8:25-10:25 and 11:10-1:10 (Teacher PD)
March 31 — 5th Grade goes to the Symphony
March 31 — Peruvian Park Skate Night Activity
April 1 —  Spring Pictures
April 6-10 — Spring Recess No School
April 17 — Kindergarten Orientation 2:00 p.m.
April 21 — Peruvian Park 50th Birthday Party 5:00-7:00 p.m.
We are looking forward to a great week at Peruvian Park and hope you have a great one as well.
Ms. Jewkes

Career Day

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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!