October 2011

Happy Halloween from Rees Elementary!

Attributions: 
by Ethan Deceuster

October 31st was a spooky day at Rees Elementary school in Spanish Fork.  Students and teachers alike dressed up in costumes to celebrate a day of fantasy and fear.  Popular costumes this year included Transformers, Mario brothers, and super heroes like Batman.  Classic costumes such as witches, skeletons, and pirates were also represented. 

Native American Artists in Residence

Attributions: 
by Ethan Deceuster

Students at Rees Elementary attended an assembly on Friday, October 14 to celebrate what they had learned from the previous two weeks during Artists in Residence.  It was an afternoon of dancing, singing, dramatic performances, storytelling, visual artworks, and an overall appreciation for Native American art and culture.  Well known artists came from miles around to teach the students in these art forms for 50 minutes each day for two weeks.  By the time the assembly came, students were eager to share the skills and knowledge they gained. 

BYU Daily Universe Ad Manager Visits Rees 5th Graders

Attributions: 
by Ethan Deceuster

Extra!  Extra!  Shayne Durrant, the advertising manager for the BYU student newspaper The Daily Universe, visited the fifth graders at Rees Elementary in Spanish Fork on October 6, 2011.  During his visit, Mr. Durrant explained the ins and outs of the print industry.  Students were fascinated to learn about the many aspects of putting together a newspaper and how advertising revenue was the driving force behind it all.  Mr. Durrant threw water bottles with The Daily Universe logo into the crowd of eager fifth graders and distributed free editions of the newspaper to all. 

PTA Fun Run Part of Red/Green Ribbon Week

Attributions: 
by Ethan Deceuster

On your marks, get set, go!  The community surrounding Rees Elementary in Spanish Fork was the site of the PTA Fun Run on Wednesday, September 28th.  Students, faculty, and parents lined up on the south end of the school in anticipation.  Runners took off from the start line and weaved through surrounding streets.  After two laps, the runners had completed a mile and could partake of the bounty of apple slices and water awaiting them.  Hundreds of students from grades K-6 participated in the Fun Run, resulting in hundreds of miles run and hundreds of smiles.  It's fun to be fit!