Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2nd - 6th for A, B, & C Tracks. May 9th - 13th for D Track.

Greetings Earthlings!

We are excited to introduce our theme and activities for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Show your Teacher what a Bright Star they are in your Universe!

Meteor Monday – Give your teacher a ‘meteor shower!’ Bring in a star as unique as you are! Make a star at home and adorn it with words, poems, stories, and/or pictures to let your teacher know how ‘stellar’ they are!

‘To Infinity’ Tuesday – Teachers supplies are always running low! Help your teacher by bringing in an item or two from the ‘Classroom Donation List.’ Make sure your teacher has what they need to take your class ‘To Infinity and Beyond!’

Warp Speed Wednesday – The school year is going by at warp speed! Make sure your teacher knows how much you appreciate them! Bring in a recent picture of yourself with your name, date, and a few words of thanks for your teacher to keep.

Thoughtful Thursday in space – Say or do something thoughtful for your teacher today. Make sure their ‘space’ is filled with positivity! Get cosmically creative with this one!

Flying Saucer Friday – Identify your teachers’ U.F.O. (Ultimate Favorite Obsessions!) Support your teacher by wearing their favorite color, bringing in their favorite treat, singing their favorite song, etc…You can also support your teacher by cheering them on in the galactic games flying saucer frizbee golf tournament in the gym. Cheer for your teacher as they compete for prizes and make them feel like a star!!!

For specific information on what your child's class is doing to celebrate contact your room parent.


Foothills' Chinese Immersion Program In the News

Deseret News published an article featuring our own Foothills Elementary and its Chinese Immersion Program.

"First-graders in Susan Shumway's Chinese immersion class at Foothills Elementary School in Riverton never hear her speak English. And after the first half of the school year, they never speak English to her, either.

Everything in class is done in Mandarin, regardless of whether they are studying vocabulary words or math. They even color in Chinese — singing familiar children's songs, but with oh so unique lyrics, as they color and cut at their desks." (Deseret News 4/11/2011)

You can read the entire newspaper article HERE.

You can also see a corresponding article that played on KSL TV HERE.


What's Happening In Your Grade in April

Spring is here! FIRST GRADERS are excited for the warm weather. We will be discussing Spring and the kind of weather we will need for the May flowers. We will also study plants and seeds. We are continuing to be readers, writers, and active learners. They are challenged to solve everyday problems and explore how they reach a solution. April will help them fine tune their skills!

SECOND GRADERS are on the move! We are getting ready for field trips. Each track will be going to visit the Energy Solutions Area and the Clarke Planetarium. It is an all day field trip and teacher's will be asking for help. Every child will need to bring a cold lunch brought or get one from the cafeteria. Track D will be going on April 6; Track B, April 16; Track C, April 28; and Track A, May 5. Other events happening in our classrooms are Dare presentations and a Rainforest Presentation. On May 4, our students will be going on a farm fieldtrip. We would will like to thank Clay and Sharon Butterfield for their support in this endeavor.

THIRD GRADE has a riddle for you: If April showers bring May flowers, then what do Mayflowers bring? The answer is Pilgrims! The 3rd grade is having a great time learning about professions and how to wisely spend their money at "Kids Marketplace." Many students completed their "Treasure Books" and are excited to share their hard work with others! Good job on getting your own book published! We have also been learning how to use the laptops and are getting ready for the CRT that starts in May. B trackers are the first ones that get to test, so make sure to get some rest so that you can do your best:)

April 27th, 4th graders will be going to listen to the Utah Symphony
Please be at school for testing
Recorders should be practiced every day
Information on county reports will be shared
Listen in class as we review for testing

FIFTH GRADERS are having fun learning about all kinds of things! We are learning about heredity in Science and the Civil War in Social Studies. The kids (and teachers) are ready for spring! We can't wait for our softball season to begin! We have been working hard on fractions in math...adding, subtracting, and multiplying them! We are getting very smart! It's hard to believe the school year is almost over!

SIXTH GRADE It was great to meet with parents again for Parent/Teacher Conferences. We thank you for your dedication and follow through on the goals your child has set for third term. We want students to finish the year strong with good study habits to carry with them into middle school! We've focused on math, reading, and science to prepare them for the CRT Tests, which are very high stakes testing for your child. Make sure you know the testing windows so your child will be in attendance and prepared to do their best. We enjoy working with your children and appreciate all the support you give us!


Meet the Superintendent Finalists April 14th

The public will have an opportunity to meet the three candidates at an open house, Thursday, April 14, 6-8 p.m. at the District Auxiliary Services Building, 7905 S. Redwood Road (1700 West) in the north auditorium. The Board is expected to announce the new Superintendent of Schools at an open meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m. in the District Board Room, 7905 S. Redwood Road (1700 West).

The final three candidates are as follows:
Dr. Greg Hudnall, currently Associate Superintendent of Provo School District
Dr. Patrice Johnson, currently Associate Superintendent of Clark County School District
Dr. Sam Ray, currently principal of Provo High School

You can read the resumes of each candidate at the Jordan School District Site.