Congrats to Bill Sprunger for receiving the
Outstanding Educator award!
The Provo School District Foundation popped in for a surprise visit yesterday, presenting Bill with balloons and a number of prizes to honor his excellence in education.
Our amazing dance instructor, Kaitlyn Thompson, was recently honored with the Sorenson Legacy award.
We are proud to be a Nationally Distinguished Title 1 School!!!!!!!!
Community Council Notes have been updated. Check them out at the link to the left.
Title One Documents have been updated!
Click on the Title One link to the left to view our updated documents including our 2016-17 School report card and our updated Title One Plan!
It's White Ribbon Week!
Each Day we will have a POWER BOOST statement and a coordinating crazy outfit option to help us be safe in media choices.
Monday: "I have the power not to view embarrassing pictures or share hurtful words." Wear as much white as you can!
Why? Let's remember this week is a white ribbon week! Let's try to be clean as white on media.
Tuesday: "I have the power to tell a trusted adult right away if anything makes me feel uncomfortable or scared." Wear inside out or backwards clothes!
Why? When you wear your clothes inside out and backwards, you might feel uncomfortable. The same applies to the media. If you feel uncomfortable watching something, tell a trusted adult right away.
Wednesday: "I have the power to ask before I download." Wear your favorite pajamas!
Why? What sort of dangerous things might be included in a download? Is it okay to click a link in an email or on a website? Do I know it's safe to download? Let's make sure we ask our parents before we download.
Thursday: "I have the power to help my friends make safe choices online." Wear crazy hair, crazy socks or crazy outfit!
Why? How crazy can you go with your hair, socks or outfit? When your friends are doing crazy stuff online or with media, you can help your friends!
Friday: "I have the power to turn it off." Wear a superhero t-shirt or cape, school color (red) or school t-shirt.
Why? Because we've got the power like superheroes! Turn it off and walk away!
...was hauntingly spectacular!
Time for a
Here's a little Q and A about our newest spotlight:
Q: Where did you attend college?
Q: How long have you been at Provost, and what do you do now?
A: This is my second year as the dance specialist here. :)
Q:What is your favorite thing to teach?
A: So far, one of my favorite lessons is fossils for 4th grade.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do when NOT at school?
A: Pet my cat, Maggie.
Q: Is there a book or movie character that you relate to? Why?
A: I'd like to think I'm smart like Hermione Granger, but not quite so intense haha.
Q: Something nobody knows about you is:
A: I'm teaching myself how to crochet.
It's Kaitlin Fayles Thompson!
HERE COMES ANOTHER
Our featured teacher this week says:
I am a BYU Cougar! I have been working at Provost for 3 years and I have taught 4th grade for all 3 of them. I love teaching all of the subjects, but I especially love teaching about Utah History. When I'm not at school I love to go rock climbing and hiking. One of my favorite books is called Forest Born by Shannon Hale. I feel like I can relate to Rinna, the main character, because she is trying to learn how to best use her talents to help others. I also love trees just like she does! Most people don't know that I really love acting! I would love to take an acting class or try out for a play sometime.
Can you guess who it is?
It's Miss Haley Holland!
IT'S TIME FOR A
This great Provost teacher got a B.S. from BYU, and a B.S. from UVSU.
She has been at Provost for almost 20 years. She has taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade. She loves teaching math. She loves to read, camp, jeep, and has just recently learned to make soap. She loves watching almost any sporting event, and is a huge Green Bay Packers fan since she grew up in Wisconsin. She also loves to watch Jazz basketball.
Who is she?
It's Mrs. Cobia!
It's Cool to be Kind!
Provost students are signing a banner donated by Jimmerosity, as part of a district-wide initiative to promote kindness at school. Thanks to Aleksi Poirier, our wonderful social worker, and other staff members for helping students get excited to be involved.
A great Eclipse Day at Provost!
Have you ever wondered what sunglasses and cereal boxes have in common? They can both be tools for viewing a solar eclipse! On Monday, many Provost students and teachers enjoyed the eclipse at various stages through website and news programs. Some creative students constructed viewers out of shoe and cereal boxes. Others used special glasses. One prepared teacher had even set up a remarkable solar telescope. All in all, it was an amazing day filled with observation, critical thinking, journaling about the experience, and enjoyment of the wonders of our world.
Join us for Grade Level Parent Night!
For Parents and students in grades 1-6
Thursday, August 24th, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm in the gym
Come meet your student's teacher and learn about their class this year!
Come Learn about WOW classes (Wonder of Early Words) for children 0-3 years old, and their parents.
Welcome, Provost to the 2017-2018 School Year!
Whether you're a Rainbowfish or a Remoraid, Crab or a Carp, we are so excited to dive into learning with all of our friends at Provost!
District Response to 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series
There has been a lot of concern around the message and potential impact of 13 Reasons Why, a series on Netflix based on a 2007 book by Jay Asher. The series revolves around 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says in some way were part of why she killed herself. Each tape recounts painful events in which one or more of the 13 individuals played a role and glamorizes suicide. The content is rated TV-MA, which designates “unsuitable for children under the age of 17.” The series includes graphic scenes involving drugs, bullying, rape and suicide. See link for more information about content IMDB Parent Guide. Netflix has announced that a second season is in production.
Greg Hudnall, Executive Director of Hope4Utah and a well-known suicide expert in the state of Utah said, “the series is harmful for impressionable teens. In the long run, it can cause more trauma and more pain for a child.” His concern is based on the following things:
The Netflix Series:
- Offers no solutions to problems and challenges
- Does not educate people about suicide
- Could lead to more trauma and death
We strive to take a very proactive approach when it comes to suicide prevention in our schools and community and we’d like to share some resources that are available to help.
- 13 Reasons Why Talking Points (Spanish & English)
- Helpful Tips for Addressing Suicidality
- National Association School Psychologist Guidelines
- Parent Resource English
- Parent Resource Spanish
- Wasatch Mental Health Crisis Line: 801-373-7393 (available 24/7)
The message we want to share is that help is available. If you have further questions or concerns please contact your school’s Counselor or Social Worker.
Provost Elementary Summer School Info
June 5-June 29
We have been getting questions about whether or not there will be more sign up times for summer school or if students can still be signed up, so we will have 3 additional times where you can sign up for summer school.
Wednesday & Thursday After School from 3:00-4:00 pm in front of the gym.
Friday at the Provost Dance Festival.
We have an exciting program for the summer, so sign up!
Please enter the temporary parking lot (labeled in purple), swing around, drop off/pick up your students on the sidewalk (labeled in white), and exit following the arrows. Do not enter the parking spaces or let your kids walk through the parking lot. The lot is smaller than what we are used to, so please be patient.
Provost Construction Camera
Are you interested in seeing the progress of the new building going up? The district website is keeping track of the progress through a camera that refreshes every minute. Check it out HERE!
It is time to register for Title I Preschool!
Does your child qualify?
☐ Must be four by September 1st
☐ Must live within the boundary of one of our seven Title I schools
☐ Must be screened to qualify for preschool, register at the link below:
Will serve Franklin, Sunset View, &
Amelia Earhart students
Spring Creek Elementary
Will serve Spring Creek & Provost students
Provo Peaks Elementary
Will serve Provo Peaks &
*Title I Preschool is a federally funded program. Students that are identified most at risk have priority placement.
If you have any questions please contact:
Please click HERE to fill out the form
Dual Immersion Language Programs
UPDATE For this year!
Click HERE to see what Provo School District has changed for dual immersion!
Our New Staff!
Although it's hard to say good-bye to an old school year and some of our distinguished teachers and staff, we do have some new faces to be excited about for the new school year!!!!
Let's give a warm welcome to the new members of our Provost Elementary family!!
Julieta Lattanzio - 3rd Grade
David Hullinger - 5th Grade
Mackenzie Prete - 4/5/6 Combo
Kaitlin Fayles - Dance
Blaine Hansen - Before School/After School
Kelsea Knecht - Ballroom Dance
Just a reminder that your children should be dropped off for school starting at 8:15. Before that is too early and there will be no supervision outside until then. At the end of the day, pick-ups are from 3:10 to 3:30 pm.
Free and reduced price Lunch ProgramWith school now underway, it is time to see if you qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program. go to http://www.schoollunchapp.com/ and fill out the application to see if your child can eat for free!!!!!
Provost is now onTwitter & Facebook!
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Check back often to see what is going on at our school!