Provost
629 South 1000 East • Provo, Utah 84606
Phone (801) 374-4960 • Fax (801) 374-4962
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Provost's Theme for the 2014-15 School Year is:

We are going to college, no excuses!

Look for the college and university flags outside of every classroom that go along with our theme. Every student can go to college one day and that reality starts here at Provost!

 
 

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to check your student's grades & attendance. 

Hello and Welcome to Provost!

You have found the webpage of one of the BEST elementary schools in Utah-- a veritable gem of the Provo community. The teaching and support staff is one of the most experienced and innovative in Utah. Here, students truly receive a world class education.

Students have a wide variety of activities to choose from including being a part of our school musical, chess club, running club, choir, orchestra, and storytelling, just to name a few.  We love our students and greatly appreciate the excellent support of our parents and patrons! 

Thanks,

Dr. Oliverson

Ayuda en español disponsible:

Lunes a Jueves:

8:00am a 9:00am

11:00am a 12:00pm

2:30pm a 3:30pm

Viernes:

8:00am a 8:30 am

10:30am a 11:30am

 

 

*****Fall Club Registration Tuesday, Sept 16, 8:45-9:45 in the gym and 3:00-4:00 beside the gym

Clubs begin Sept 22********

 

 

District Calendar for 2014-15 School Year 

Dates to Remember for September-October

Sep 9 Vision Screening

Sep 18 Picture Day

Oct 2 District Professional Dev.

          (Early Out at 1:20)

Oct 16-20 FALL BREAK!!! no school

Oct 31  Halloween Parade 12:40


We are a Nationally Distinguished Title 1 School! 

 

Watch us on the news! 
 
*Provost students are enhancing their literacy and math skills with I READY. Click here to login and boost your child's learning from home! 
 
**Provost students are enhancing their math skills through IXL math. Click here to log your student in from home!
  

Prepare for SAGE End-of-Year Assessment with SAGE Training Tests

SAGE (Student Achievement of Growth and Excellence assessment) is the State of Utah's new end-of-year assessment for grades 3-6. The state has provided practice tests for students that are available to parents and students at home, as well as at school. The purpose of the Utah SAGE Training Tests is to familiarize students and teachers with the design, format, and procedures for answering different types of items that will be included in the SAGE Summative assessments.

These tests are aligned to the Utah Core Standards according to their individual grade span and represent both the variety in difficulty and item format that students may see on the SAGE Summative assessments. Some students may have difficulty with some of the content aligned to higher grades within the grade span of each training test. If an item is appears to be too difficult, encourage your students to experiment with the tools, choose the best answer, and move on to the next item.

(**Please note: The training tests will NOT provide scores for students and should NOT be used to measure students’ content knowledge.)

Accessing the SAGE Assessment

To access the SAGE site, go to http://sageportal.org/

1) Click on “Families and Students.” Families have access to two sections – “Training Tests” and “Student and Family Resources.” You can access either section.

2) For more information or to take a practice test, click on “Training Tests.” Then, click on “Training Tests” again.

A page with guest user information will pop up. Click on “Sign In.”

On the “Student Grade Level” drop-down menu, select the desired grade level and click “Yes.”

Select the desired subject.

(**Please note: The “Text-to-Speech” option is NOT available for the practice test. The test will NOT be scored. It is for practice only.)

 
**Want an easy way to be updated on important dates & activities at school? Click here for instructions on how to download Provo School District's "Parent Link" app onto your phone. https://docs.google.com/file/d/1MH8uNNJepG4kkTQaxuA_o-IO1kUQZ-4ieBjDSPSYU1LKY0-6vR-dcrHAUnCj/edit?usp=sharing
 

 

 From the School Community Council

The following topics were discussed during community Council on Nov 19, 2013: 

  1. Preliminary discussions regarding next year's plan
  2. Follow Up from District Training
  3. $26,000 was received in our Trustlands' account
 
 

PTA Information

If you have inclusions for the next newsletter, please e-mail them to ProvostPTANews@gmail.com

Our PTA president for the 2014-15 school year is  Dawn Little. The PTA would love for every parent to join this year! Though they have a record number of parents this year at over 100 members, they still can always use extra help. It's not too late to join. Check out their bulletin board across from the workroom to see about coming in to help and ask in the office for additional information.

Upcoming Events of Note for PTA & Community Council members:

 

Help is always needed in the Library, for Spanish translation of fliers and newsletters, for creating and copying invitations and fliers for events, the Great Artist Program and if you have any connections to local businesses that would be willing to donate to the Provost PTA. Check the PTA bulletin board across from the office for who to contact to help and sign up if you are willing to help whenever it is needed.

Character Counts!

Provost students are showing how much good character they have!

A different "Character Counts" theme is chosen each month as we recognize students from every class for having a character trait that is helpful in achieving success both academically and in the real world.

The last Character Counts assembly was September 5th. September's Character Counts theme was "Respectful".  Students were recognized in the assembly and received a certificate and vouchers from local businesses.

Be sure to check out the display of our Character Counts students up on the wall across from the office from month to month throughout the school year!

Every student at Provost can show us how much 'Character Counts!'

 

  

School Trustlands Mid-year Update:

Trustland money at Provost is currently funding a small number of classroom aides and also some additional part-day teaching power on the sixth grade level. Provost is allocated approximately 17,000.00 per year from the state trustlands budget. Provost schedules four yearly community council meetings to give input about the allocation of these funds and holds additional meetings if needed. Besides assisting the school in monitoring the use of trustland money, the community council also reviews and gives input about the literacy programs being used at Provost.

Provost's 2014-15 Bell Schedule:

 
Grades 1-6 & Full Day Kindergarten
AM Kindergarten
PM Kindergarten
Monday thru Thursday
8:25am to 3:10pm
8:25am to 11:25am

12:10pm to 3:10pm

Friday
Early out at 1:20pm
8:25am to 10:35am
11:15am to 1:20pm

 

 
Principal

Steve Oliverson

Principal

Email: SteveO@provo.edu
Principal's Message

 

Secretary

Vicki Guymon

Secretary

Email: VickiGu@provo.edu
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Secretary

Andrew Brace

Title 1

Email: AndrewBr@provo.edu
Link to Website

 

Lunch Manager

Lorraine Roberson

Lunch Manager

Email: LoraineR@provo.edu
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Lunch Manager

Annalee Gianfelice

Lunch

Email: AnnaleeG@provo.edu
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PTA President

Dawn Little

PTA

Email: Dawnstar12000@yahoo.com
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Teacher

Davilyn Ferrin

 

Email: DavilynF@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Loretta Willcocks

 

Email: LorettaW@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Amy Black

 

Email: AmyB@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Principal

Annalea Cannon

 

Email: AnnaleaC@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Sue Chrystler

 

Email: SueC@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Jill Day

 

Email: JillD@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Bobbie Wood

 

Email: BobbieW@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Miate Velez

 

Email: MaiteV@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Cindy Kuhni

 

Email: CindyK@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Maryann Bakke

 

Email: MaryannB@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Lane Reinwand

 

Email: LaneR@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Jessica Jensen

 

Email: JessicaJe@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Principal

Ro Ann Lemmon

 

Email: RoAnnL@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Principal

Audrey Jepsen

 

Email: AudreyJ@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Principal

Caroline Cobia

 

Email: CarolinC@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Principal

Bill Sprunger

 

Email: BillS@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Susan Abbott

Music

Email: SusanAb@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Chelsea Alley

Dance

Email: ChelseaAl@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Marialice Zegarra

Before/After School Programs

Email: MarialiceZ@provo.edu
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Teacher

Laurie Driggs

Orchestra

Email: ProvostOrchestra@gmail.com
Class Website

 

Teacher

Kirsti Kirkland

Media

Email: kirstik@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Kayla Freeman

Technology

Email: KaylaF@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Student Resources...

 

Pre-K to 1st grade students can visit Starfall.com to learn more about letters, learning to read, numbers, and more! Also check out Mrs. Willcock's Kindergarten page under the classroom websites tab at the top of this page for a variety of educational links for this age group.

To set up Headsprout access at home, have your parents talk to your teacher or Mrs. Allen and they will be e-mailed the at-home access link and password for your at home account.

Grades 3+ can visit BigBrainz.com to download TimezAttack and continue learning your times tables and division facts on your home computer! Input Provost's school information and use the same password you use at school to access your student account at home. Addition and Subtraction are also available!

Practice your Math skills at home on ixl.com. Log in to your account and try to earn a Smart Score of 100 in different skills to get a medal and win some cool awards for your prize board!

Reading Plus program improves silent reading fluency, which helps students study and complete homework faster, and take tests more efficiently. Students can click on the Reading Plus link and then click on the student login button. Use the same information you do to log in at school to log in at home!

 

Click Here to access book lists and additional activities for Treasures.

Other Fun Websites to Try!

Kids Know It

Discovery

Fun Brain

Poptropica

UEN

PortaPortal (if your teacher has one, you can use it at home too!)

For information about the Great Brain program, click here!

Want to know something cool about your teacher? Visit the Provost's Awesome Teachers page.

 

 

Staff Resources...

 
Upcoming Calendar for Staff:
Click here to get to the monthly student lunch menus

Free "Evening for Educators" nights are held occasionally at the Springville Museum of Art. Some events will provide USOE credit. These nights provide ideas for lesson planning as well as hands on experience that can be used in your classroom. You can check out their schedule and list of topics here.

Some websites for lesson planning or activity ideas:

A to Z Teachers

Teacher View

4Teachers - Teach with Technology

Discovery Channel Education - Free Teacher Resources

"A teacher affects eternity:
he can never tell where his influence stops."

-Henry Adams

 

Parent Resources...

Watch D.o.g.s

 

 

Upcoming Family or Kid's Events Near Provo

For a list of additional current events in the area, visit www.utahvalley.com.

Provo Recurring Events

Check out Provo City Library's Kid's Corner page for their kid's reading programs.

Monday Movie Nights - FREE at Orem City Library: 58 N. State Street in Orem.

Monday Nights at the Library- FREE on Mondays in the Ballroom at the Provo City Library located 550 N. University Avenue. Make & take events are on the first Monday of every month. Check out the Provo Library Website for a list of their upcoming Monday night events.

Library Kids Club - FREE every Thursday 4:15-5:00pm from September to April at Provo City Library. Kid's ages 5-12 can participate in various activies and crafts. Just pre-register starting on Monday each week by calling 801-852-6682 or visiting the Library. Visit the Library Kid's Club website for more information. Fall schedules are posted!

Sunday Concert Series - FREE monthly concerts at the Springville Museum of Art. Visit their site for more information & other events.

Upcoming Events Near Provo

 

Additional Parent Resources:

Children's Resource Guide for Parents

The Utah County Children's Resource Guide has nearly all of the information you will need about parenting in Utah County. It has contact information for several services that you might be looking for including parenting classes, WIC and Food stamp information, various counseling resources, children's health resources, and information on educating your children on various topics.

Health Insurance

Do your children have health insurance?  If not, visit health.utah.gov/chip to learn more about affordable health insurance for children.

eating lunchLunch-money Payments Online for 2013-14 School Year

Your child's lunch account can now be accessed online. This will give you more control over payments and help you manage the balances better. You can begin by setting up your account, or logging into your existing account here. For more information about Provo School District's Child Nutrition Program, click here.

For the monthly lunch menu calendars click here.
ESOL Adult Education Programs

Our district offers various ESOL Adult Education Programs including GED Prep, Basic Computer Skills, and Civics. Some are available in Spanish. Click here for additional information about how to sign up.

Utah Education Savings Plan

Do you want help to start planning for your student's college education now?

Visit uesp.org or call 800-418-2551 for more information.

Other Useful Links:

Student Lunch Menus

Click here for information on how your student can complete a Great Brain project

Want to know something cool about your child's teacher? Visit out Provost Awesome Teacher page.

 

“While we try to teach our children all about life,
our children teach us what life is all about.”