629 South 1000 East • Provo, Utah 84606 • Phone (801) 374-4960 • Fax (801) 374-4962

 

 

 

 



We are proud to be a National Title 1 Distinguished School!!!!!!!!

 

 

Provost Elementary Vision Screening

 

Just a reminder that on the first of September it will be vision screening day. so if your student wears glasses  make sure they bring them to school next tuesday!!
 

 

 

Provost Elementary is on Twitter and Facebook!!!!!!!!!!!!

follow us on twitter @provostsm for updates and news from our Principal

follow us on facebook at facebook.com/provostelementary

 


 

 

From The Community Council:

If you are interested in being a member of the Provost Community Council you are welcome to leave your name in the office by September 1st.   Elections, if needed, will run from Sept. 8-10th.  if you have questions about elections, of questions in general concerning community council, contact the office at 801-374-4960

 


 

 

New Faculty and Staff

 

While it is sad 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!!!!!!!!!

so lets give a warm welcome to the new members of our Provost Elementary Family!!

        Raya Leavitt - Kinder (Full-day)
        Peyton Pierson  - 1st Grade
        Cindy Ward  -  1st Grade
        Elise Clifford  -  3rd Grade
        Teresa Dickson -  3rd Grade
        Teresa Toluta'u  - 4th Grade
        Haley Holland  -  4th Grade
        Angela Bush  - 5th Grade
        Lisa Garland  - Sped
        Jeanette Moreira  - Title I
        Sharon Fletcher  - Music
 

 

Summer Office Hours: Wednesdays from 9:00 to noon

 

Dance festival is thursday may 28th at 9am and it is last day of school

 


 

Congratulations to Dr. Oliverson

Our fabulous Principal Oliverson was awarded the prestigious Hunstman Award. We are so grateful that he is our principal.

 


 

Provo School District Parent Seminar

Monday, March 30th, 6:30 - 7:30pm
Provo High School Commons
 
Topics to be Discussed:
Bullying
Internet Safety
Gun Safety
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
 
parents that attend will receive a coupon for free Chick-fil-A nuggets (8 count).
 

 

THE QUEST FOR ADVENTURE

Provost Spring Book Fair

Feb. 24-27

 

ONLINE BOOK FAIR is open now: click here

 

Feb. 24th- Book Fair opens - (10:15 - 10:30 am) (12:00-12:40 p.m.) (3:10-4:00 pm)

 

Feb. 26- 27th- Book Fair open during SEP conference 1:20- 6:00 pm- If your child brings you to look at the bookfair they get a ticket to put in their class jar.  At the end of the book fair we will do drawings from these jars for prizes.

 

March 1st- Drawings/Prizes awarded

For every $15.00 spent your child gets to pick a free prize at the book fair.

 

 

 


 

Science Fair

Every year our students have the chance to participate in the science where they ask a question and experiment to find the answer. The projects they come up with and present to the judges are always amazing. We are so proud of our students and the hard work they put into the science fair these past week. Keep up the great work kids!!!!       

        

 

 

School YearBook

The second half of the year is well underway. With the end of the school year now ahead of us, dont forget to reserve your copy of the school yearbook  so you and your child can remember this great year at Provost Elementary.

you can reserve your copy any time by coming to the office and paying for your yearbook. the price is $10 per book

 

 

 

 

Before and After School Club Registration

 

Spring Block Registration for BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS is going to be ON LINE THURS-FRIDAY JANUARY 15-16, 2015.   Please follow all the instructions for a successful registration.  Anyone needing a computer, call Marialice 9:00-10:00 or 2:00-4:00 on those days.  Thank-you.  801.669-3604

                                              Click here to Register

 

Clubs start Wednesday January 21st


La inscripción de los clubs de verano será por internet este jueves hasta viernes este enero 15-16, 2015.  Se puede obtener el permiso para abrir el documento de inscripción. por medio del sito de Provost Elementary.  Siga las instrucciones de su éxito en el proceso de inscripción.  Cualquir persona que nececitan acceso con computadora, por favor, llame Marialice 9:00-10 o 2:00-4:00 en esos dias Gracias.  801.669.3604

 

 

 

School Science Fair

 

 

 English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

School Book Fair

 

The book fair is Tuesday Nov. 4-7th at Provost, but the online book fair opened today October 29th and will run until Nov 15th.

Click on the picture below to learn more about the book fair and to access the online book fair!!!!!!!

Zumbathon!!!!

Last Friday, our students were able to participate in our Zumbathon. They worked really hard gathering donations for our wonderful PTA and were able to celebrate their hard work by having a Zumba Party!!!

Thanks to all you great parents for your support  and willingness to help our school.

 

 

Provo School District's "Running the Race"

 

Provo School District's "Running the Race" is just around the corner!  This is an opportunity for your 3rd -11th grade students to compete for a school trophy and individual ribbons in a 1 mile race as Kiwanis Park on Tuesday, Oct 28.

Awards: 30 Ribbons for the first 30 finishers and a Trophy to the school team champions for each race. **Team scores will be determined by adding the places of the first five finishers of each team/school in each race. Each race is scored separately; low score wins and a team/school must have a minimum of five finishers in a race to obtain a team score for the team trophy.

Registration: Free but please arrive with plenty of time to warmup and get registered. Participants must be registered 15 minutes before their race times, sooner would be nice. Registration will take place at Kiwanis Park the day of the event.

Check Out The New Website

Posted-October 10th, 2014
The elementary websites are being redesigned. There are some really nice changes and it's always good to have a new look.

Here are some of the new features:

  • New Spotlight page- Find out what is going on at your school and in the classrooms. This is the first page you will see when you go to the website.
  • Navigation- With the sidebar it will be easier than ever to get to the page you want.
  • Panel Sliders- It is now very easy to see school information, the school calendar, links to teacher sites and student achievement info. It's all only one click away.
  • District Links- Links to district information is now separated from the school site and very easy to find. One click give you a drop down menu for easy access to the district information.
  • Email the Website Manager- Quick Links contain easy access to the schools Content Manager. If you have a suggestion or find a problem let the school know.

Check back often to see what is going on at our school!

 

Spotlight/School News

 

 

Provost 2015-2016 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!

 

Sign in to

PowerSchool

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

 

 


 

 

School Calendar for 2015-16 School Year 

Dates to Remember for August and September: 

 

 Aug. 18 -  Open House, 1:00-3:00.  Teacher work day in rooms--available to meet and greet
                          walk-ins between 1:00-3:00
 Aug. 19 -  School begins. 
Aug. 27    Kinder begins
 
  Sept. 1     Vision Screening
   Sept. 3     Parent Night - Grade Level Meetings with parents, 6:00-7:30 pm
   Sept. 7     Labor Day Holiday
   Sept. 10   School Photo Day (students & teachers)
   Sept. 14   Character Counts Assembly, 8:40   "Cooperative"
 

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. Parent Link App
 

 

 

 

 

PTA Information

If you have inclusions for the next newsletter, please e-mail them to Jennifer Wilson @ jenwils1@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.

Our next assembly will be October 7th and the theme will be "Reliable" !

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

 

 
School Information

Steve Oliverson

Principal
SteveO@provo.edu
Principal's Website


Vicki Guymon

Secretary
VickiGu@provo.edu


Jeannett Moreira

Title 1
JeannetteM@provo.edu
Link to Website


Lorraine Roberson

Lunch Manager
LoraineR@provo.edu


Annalee Gianfelice

Lunch
AnnaleeG@provo.edu


Nancy Guthrie

PTA
TBA


Davilyn Ferrin

Teacher
DavilynF@provo.edu
Link to Website


Raya Leavitt

Teacher
RayaL@provo.edu
Link to Website


Amy Black

Teacher
AmyB@provo.edu
Link to Website


Cynthia Ward

Teacher
CynthiaW@provo.edu
Link to Website


Peyton Pierson

Teacher
PeytonP@provo.edu
Link to Website


Jill Day

Teacher
JillD@provo.edu
Link to Website


Bobbie Wood

Teacher
BobbieW@provo.edu
Link to Website


Annalea Cannon

Teacher
AnnaleaC@provo.edu
Link to Website


Elise Clifford

Teacher
EliseC@provo.edu
Link to Website


Teresa Dickson

Teacher
TeresaDi@provo.edu
Link to Website


Teresa Tolutau

Teacher
TeresaTo@provo.edu
Link to Website


Haley Holland

Teacher
HaleyH@provo.edu
Link to Website


Audrey Jepsen

Teacher
AudreyJ@provo.edu
Link to Website


Angela Bush

Teacher
AngelaB@provo.edu
Link to Website


Caroline Cobia

Teacher
CarolinC@provo.edu
Link to Website


Bill Sprunger

Teacher
BillS@provo.edu
Link to Website


Chelsea Alley

Dance
ChelseaAl@provo.edu
Link to Website


Marialice Zegarra

Before/After School Programs
MarialiceZ@provo.edu
Link to Website


Sharon Fletcher

Music
SharonF@provo.edu
Link to Website



Kirsti Kirkland

Media
kirstik@provo.edu
Link to Website


Kayla Freeman

Technology
KaylaF@provo.edu
Link to Website


Links to Class Websites

 

Calendar

Provost 2014 SAGE Tests

Percent Proficient

2013-14 SAGE Summative average proficiencies shown below reflect a new baseline for Utah's end of level testing. The new SAGE test is different than the previous Criteria Referenced Tests (CRT), and more challenging, and therefore cannot be compared to CRT results from previous years. SAGE tests are adaptive, with questions based on new Utah Core standards, and contain technology-based questions versus all multiple choice.


Third Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 74% 54% 44%
Math 68% 52% 44%

 

Fourth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 47% 54% 42%
Math 62% 60% 48%
Science 58% 50% 43%

 

Fifth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 59% 53% 42%
Math 73% 59% 44%
Science 63% 51% 46%

 

Sixth Grade

  School District State
Language Arts 55% 53% 43%
Math 48% 48% 35%
Science 48% 51% 46%

 

Historic Criterion-Referenced Tests

 

Achievement Data

 

 

The Provo City School District supports equal opportunity for students, staff, parents and guests and complies with state and federal law regulation including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments. The District does not discriminate in programs services, activities or employment on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, or disability.

Inquiries regarding students, programs, services or activity compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Student Services at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4814.

For program, service or activity accommodations under the ADA, please contact Student Services at 801-374-4838 or donnan@provo.edu.

Inquiries regarding employment compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4938.

For applicant or employee accommodations under the ADA, please contact the Benefit Coordinator 801-374-4847 or rebeccavo@provo.edu.