Miss Nielson joins us this year in the 3rd grade. She is the middle child with two older brothers and two younger half brothers. Her bucket list includes learning to play the violin, finishing the book Unbroken, and seeing the Lion King on Broadway. In her spare time she enjoys hiking in the mountains and reading. She claims the strangest talent she has is reading a book and running at the same time. It's no surprise with all the reading she does that she loves to teach guided reading to her students. She also loves Babe Ruth candybars and would choose to eat at Zupas or Cafe Rio. Mi
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.
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.
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!! :)
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.
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.
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!!!