September 2017

Rees Scarecrow Eagle

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Photo by Jen Gasser

As you admire the scarecrows on Main Street in Spanish Fork, be sure to notice the Rees Eagle.  We are happy to debut our first scarecrow this year.  It is located right in front of Central Bank. You'll notice it is sporting our new S.O.A.R logo.  The letters stand for Serve and Support, Own our Actions and Words, Aim High to Achieve and Respect.  This lovely eagle is the hard work of our student council and their amazing advisers Jen Gasser and Tonya Painter.   Rees is proud to support the City of Spanish Fork in this fun display of fall spirit.  

Student Work

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A walk through the halls at Rees will reveal lots of creative student work.  We love our REES EAGLES!!

School Community Council

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Rees Elementary has a School Community Council (SCC) that meets monthly to discuss school related issues and coordinate efforts to meet those needs. The council is made up of school employees (elected), parents (elected), and the principal. If you have questions, issues, or concerns you would like discussed, please contact a member of our SCC or call Adam Gull at the school (798-4055). The first SCC will be held Friday the 29th at 11:30 at the school. 

Johnny Appleseed Day

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Photos and article by Heidi Groneman

Our second graders have had fun celebrating Johnny Appleseed day while learning math skills.  They have used apple seeds to help them practice addition.  The students had fun tossing apple seeds and adding the numbers of where they landed.  

 Happy Johnny Appleseed Day!!  :)

Back to School Night

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We had a blast last night jamming to music by local star Ashley Garbe Smith and her amazing band!  Families came and enjoyed hotdogs, popcorn and mingling with each other.  Mr. Gull started the night out by sharing our new Positive Behavior Intervention Plan with parents.  He explained what SOAR stands for, Serve and Support, Own Your Actions and Words, and Respect.   Mrs. Darrington then explained what Title One means and how we use our Title One allocation funds.  The PTA shared with us the benefits of PTA and encouraged parents to get involved with the different PTA activities.

Early Release on Monday the 18th

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Monday, September 18 is a minimal day in Nebo School District.  Students will be released from school at 12:00.  Lunch will be served one hour early.  There will be NO Afternoon Kindergarten. All Nebo teachers will be attending district wide training.

TWO PEAK AWARD WINNERS

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Photo by Bethany Clark

Rees Elementary was honored last night with not only ONE but TWO Peak Award Winners.  Our amazing secretary Mrs. Nikki Thomas was nominated by Mr. Gull.  "“Nikki is everything you want in a secretary. She is kind, happy, professional, organized and she just gets it done! She is always so positive and happy with everyone that enters the office at Rees. She is quick to respond to the needs of parents, students, teachers and staff members. She has an incredible laugh that fills the room and just makes you feel good when you talk with her. Nikki brightens the school with her presence.

Save the Date...Rees Elementary Back to School Celebration

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We are looking forward to our BACK to SCHOOL CELEBRATION next Monday, September 18th at 6:00 at Rees.  Bring your families, and enjoy some amazing entertainment from local star Ashley Garbe Smith.  Bring a blanket to sit on, enjoy a hot dog, and visit with your neighbors and friends.  Hope to see you there!!!

Eagle EYE on Mrs. Kelly

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 Mrs. Kelly is a familiar face around Rees as she has been a favorite substitute for many years.  We are thrilled to have her join us as an official 4th grade teacher this year.  She is married with 4 kids, all of whom have attended Rees.  Her favorite vacation was a trip to Disneyland, and someday she would like to travel to Italy.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her family.  She loves Zupas, and Hot Tamales are her favorite treat.   If she won the lottery, she would buy a new house and travel to Hawaii and New York.  We are so happy to have Mrs.

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