School News

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!


March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’ birthday!  Our school celebrated Read Across America Day by hearing from some of Spanish Fork’s community leaders- City Councilman Mike Mendenhalll, Mary Ann Eyers from Nebo Credit Union, Santa (who was headed to Hawaii), SFHS Student Body Officers, and Miss Spanish Forks Attendant Sarah Darrington.  Grade levels rotated to the different visitors and listened to a book.  We want to thank our special guests for making time to come visit us!  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!


There is something different in the air…


I’m sure many would agree that there was something different in the air at Rees Elementary last week.  There were so many smiling faces.  Students and teachers were invited to participate in acts of kindness throughout the week to promote Kindness Week, organized by the student council.  There was hat day for being thoughtful of others, dress like a detective and do an act of service without the person knowing, working as a team (class) to do something for others, writing uplifting notes, and much more!  Thanks to the student council for reminding us HOW to be kind and how EASY it is to be

Marble Runs in First

Carla Nixon

First grade made marble runs for Fun Friday. It was so much fun the kids didn't even realize they were learning about things like teamwork, gravity, and inclined planes. Who knew you could have so much fun with masking tape, cardboard tubes, and a pom pom?


Mrs. Gale - Kindergarten Teacher


I love my family and the time we spend together.  I enjoy reading, writing and artsy things like music and dance.  I also love to travel and explore the beautiful world we live in.  I also have a thing for leather jackets.


I like purple, but I don’t like puke green.

I like strawberries, but I don’t like tomatoes.

I like gymnastics, but I don’t like hockey.

I like pineapple.

I like cats, but I don’t like spiders.


The best part about my job are the kids!

Champions Challenge Focus is Reading


We had some special visitors from Spanish Fork City introduce a reading challenge to us this week.  Students were encouraged to read every day to reach their goals for what they want to be when they grow up.  Lucky winners will be randomly chosen for a chance to win a pair of boots, Wrangler jeans, tickets to the rodeo this summer and a cowboy hat!  Mark your reading calendars for your class students for your chance to win a prize! 


Chess Tournament Winners


Students had the opportunity to learn and practice up on their chess skills the last couple of weeks.  A tournament was held among each grade level.  A big “thanks” goes to Mr. Wright for allowing this to happen!

Congratulations students!

First Grade

1st Place: Anna Wright

Second Grade

1st Place: Nyah Liefson

Third Grade

1st Place: Colby Wright

2nd Place: Maylynn Hunt

Fourth Grade

1st Place: Josh Wright

2nd Place: Sawyer Leifson

3rd Place: Jacob Woten

Fifth Grade

1st Place: Zach Moulton

February Second Grade Students of the Month


These second graders are smiling big because they’ve been spotlighted for their hard work in class!  Congratulations Eagles!  Students pictured: Aylin Aguilera, Violet Holdaway, Ethan Hastings, Logan Rohatinsky, Boston Kojima, Rylee Robinson, Isaac Cardoza, Jesse Waite, Brandon Renteria, Leslie Vargas, Ryan Peterson, and Kaitlyn Stephenson.

Also pictured are students who have received their brag tag for passing of their fast fact assessments. Great job!


Brag Tag Earnings

Carla Nixon

These first graders are excited to show off their math brag tags. They have worked hard learning to read, write, and count numbers from 1-120, and learning their addition fast facts. 


Student Council Organizes Kindness Week

Roxanne Shumway

Rees Student Council Members have created and organized a week to focus on KINDESS.  Starting next week, each day will be focused on some kind of kindness.  We hope to see everyone participate!

2/27  Monday:  “Mahalo Monday”

-Please wear a Hawaiian Shirt or a bright color to kick-off our Kindness week.

Each student will receive a lei to remind them to use polite words such as ‘please’, ‘thank you’, and ‘you’re welcome’.

2/28 Tuesday: “Teamwork Tuesday”

-Wear your favorite team  jersey