McDonald's Night November 7th

Our next Foothills Elementary McDonald’s Night is November 7th!

There will be more checkers to help out and orders from the drive thru count toward the proceeds!

This was very successful last time—let’s see if we can make it even more so!

To the Book Fair and Beyond Nov 9&10

Join us for our Scholastic Book Fair (AGAIN!) on November 9 and 10 held during Parent Teacher Conferences (between 4 and 8 pm).

Find us on the stage! Come before or after your visit with teachers and find some great books for kids—our yourself!

If you’d like to know more about it, visit this webpage.

If you can’t get to the school to see us, then check out this webpage to order books online!


Box Tops & Soup Labels Contest Winners!

We’d like to announce the winners of our Box Tops/Labels Contest. Less than $10 separated the top six classes so all of these six classes are getting mini pumpkins this week:

First place: Mrs.Joffs (1st grade)

Second place: Mr. Welcker (6th grade)

Third place: Ms. Shumway (1st grade)

Fourth place: Mrs. Finlay (4th grade)

Fifth place: Mrs. Colvin (PM kindergarten)

Sixth place: Mrs. Colvin (AM kindergarten)

The real winner is Foothills since we raised $2000 dollars! Thanks for all your support! (The November PTA Newsletter will give the exact amount of Box Top money earned as well as the grand total for Campbell's Labels.)

A Big THANK YOU to Petersen Family Farms (11887 South 4000 West, Riverton) for donating over 100 mini pumkins to our school!



Reflections Rules and Entry Form Links

Summery of Reflection Categories and Links to Complete Rules and Entry Forms

Theme: "Diversity Means..."
Due October 19th for B & D, October 28th for A & C

Complete rules can be found at the links below. Please read through official rules before entering to be sure your entry will not be disqualified. The following summery is provided only for convenience. Each student is responsible for following all the official rules of participation.

A List of General Participation Rules Can be found at the National PTA site AT THIS LINK

Rules Summaries

Link to Offical Rules. Please read before entering. (PDF)

· May be fiction, nonfiction, prose, poetry or drama (not a collection)

· May not exceed 2,000 words

· Submit one original and two copies, Number all pages, paper clip pages

· Illustrations may be included but only the writing will be judged

· Paper not to exceed 8 ½ x 11 inches

·Detailed labeling and submitting information available at the above link.

Link to Official Rules. Please read before entering (PDF).

· Original black-and-white, color, or group of images.

· All images included must have been taken by the student. Collages of photos not taken by the student should be entered as Visual Art.

· Not to exceed 11 x 14 inches

· Mount on cardboard mat or poster board, do not frame (must be 2D)

· Protection with shrink wrap or plastic cover is highly recommended

· Detailed labeling and submitting information available at the above link.

Musical Composition
Link to Official Rules. Please Read before entering (PDF).

· Voice, instruments or combination. Lyrics or instrumental

· No longer than 5 minutes

· Entire composition must be the original work of the student.

· Use of notation software is permitted in the printing of the score. Midi or algorithmic composition software is not permitted.

· Student doesn’t have to be the performer.

· Notation required for Middle/Junior level (6th grade), not required for primary level or intermediate level.

· Record the performance on CD and saved as a .mp3 (not a CD/DVD movie)

· Detailed labeling and submitting information available at the above link.

Visual Arts
Link to Official Rules. Please read before entering (PDF).

· Paint, drawing, print, collage, photographic collage, etching, punch work, fiber work or computer-generated artwork.

· Must be flat no more than 3/8 inch thick

· Not to exceed 24 x 30 inches including mat.

· Mount on cardboard mat or poster board, do not frame (must be 2D).

· Protection with shrink wrap or plastic cover is highly recommended

· Detailed labeling and submitting information available at the above link.


Link to the Official Rules. Please read before entering (PDF).

· Must be original choreographed dance (your own moves and combinations)

· Recorded on DVD as a .flv file. Recording should be saved as a file, NOT AS A DVD MOVIE.

· The choreographer doesn’t have to be the dancer(s).

· No longer than 5 minutes

· Detailed labeling and submitting information available at the above link.

Link to Official Rules. Please read before entering (PDF).

· Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, media presentations. No PowerPoint!

· Student must be director, screenwriter and cameraperson

· If using computer, the student must do the work

· No longer than 5 minutes

· Acceptable Format: .flv file. Recording should be saved as a file, NOT AS A DVD MOVIE.

· Detailed labeling and submitting information available at the above link.

Link to Official Rules. Please read before entering (PDF).

- Individual Storytelling, Pantomime (playwright must be one of the performers), Molologue, One Act

· All script, costumes and sets must be the work of the student.

· Up to three performers may be used, the student does not have to be one of the performers (pantomime exception).

· No longer than 5 minutes

· Recorded on DVD. .MPG/.MPEG, .MOV/.QT (quick time), .WMV (windows media). Recording should be saved as a file, NOT AS A DVD MOVIE.

· Write name, grade, state and year on cardboard or plastic container of CD

· Pack CD in large envelope with a copy of the script

· Secure Entry form in sheet protector to outside of envelope

Thee Dimensional Artistic Creations
Link to Official Rules. Please read before entering (PDF)

· Any art having length, breadth and depth

· Sculpture, Jewelry, Visual Arts, Ceramics. (no kits, or precast ceramics)

· No size limit but must be movable.

· Attach copy of completed Entry form in a sheet protector. List materials used, and process.

· Photographs of advancing 3-D art entries will be taken by the PTA for the next level of competition.


What's Happening in Your Grade in October?

In KINDERGARTEN we are working really hard at learning our alphabet letters and the sounds they make. This practice is going to help us blend letters to make words. We are also learning many new sight words. We have started our Gingerbread Man Unit. Throughout this unit we will learn about the helpers in our school, make gingerbread man, graph and read different variations of the gingerbread man. We are also learning about the seasons and what happens in the fall. We in kindergarten would like to thank the PTA for the generous box top money we received.

Our FIRST GRADE students will be doing lots of exciting things in October. We will be talking about fire safety and the season of fall. We will be doing activities for Red Ribbon Week and doing pumpkin and ghost math. We will be practicing our program for November 16. Thanks to all the parents who helped out with the Jog-A-Thon!

In October SECOND GRADERS will be on their way to becoming confident writers while working on Narratives! In Math they are working on comparing numbers using greater than, less than, equal to, and recognizing ordinal numbers. They will also be sharpening their time telling skills using analog clocks. In Language Arts they will be studying verbs, adverbs, poetry, fairy tales and tall tales. In Science they will be studying Rocks and the Rock Cycle.

The THIRD GRADE is falling in love with Fall! We are excited about the Jog-A-Thon, box tops, and lots more. We are really digging into the "Common Core" too. Our students have been learning a lot about Native Americans and are studying "Trickster Tales." We are excited to see some of you at conferences in October and the rest of you in November! The Third Grade Rules!!!!!!


Observe the weather report and dress appropriately for outside recess.
C/D track Parent Teacher Conferences. Be sure to sign up for a time.
Turn all of your homework in on time!!
October 19, D track will be celebrating with Halloween costume parties.
Be sure to remember: Halloween is celebrated on Friday, Oct 28 this year!!
Everyone's invited to the 4th grade A/B/C track Halloween Program Oct 28 at 10:00.
Remember to read 20 minutes every day!!

FIFTH GRADE is having a fabulous fall. We have started our safety patrol duties and appreciate the 6th grade and especially Mr. Stirland for helping us at the beginning of the year. In science some are finishing up with our Earth's Changing Surface unit and started the "attractive" unit on magnets. We continue to learn and implement the Language Arts Common Core and we feel like our RTI/Flex time is beneficial. The DARE program is having a contest for a T-shirt design and many have entered. Keep up the good work and don't forget to read!

On September 13th SIXTH GRADE went on a field trip to the Utah State Fair! Surprisingly, not very many of our students had attended a fair before. Fairs began as the year's final judging contest for farmers and ranchers. The crop season, cattle raising, 4H Club activities, etc were all celebrated. Food, rides, and entertainment were added later. Today, it is a symbol of American tradition. We had a super time seeing the art and craft exhibits, photography, animal shows (Kangaroos of Australia and the seals), and experiencing the atmosphere. Thanks so much to the parent volunteers that assisted us!

Capri Suns Recycle for Cash


The PTA has started a new recycling effort to help earn extra money for Field Trips/Teacher Appreciation Week/Assemblies/etc. We are given $0.02 per Capri Sun pouch that we mail in. There is a giant black garbage can in the cafeteria (clearly labeled "Cash for Capri Suns") to let the students drop in their empty Capri Sun pouches after lunch. If you use them at home PLEASE save them and drop them off at school. Thanks for your support! We will keep you posted with how much we raise and what the money is used for.

Box Tops & Soup Labels Contest Ends Oct 7

Hey - - cut that out and bring it in! The Box Tops and Campbell's Labels Fall Contest will end at the start of school on October 7th! Get your scissors out and get clipping Box Tops and Campbell's Labels! Glue/staple the Box Tops and Labels to collection sheets or simply put them in a ziploc bag and turn them in to your teacher! Find a link to a collection sheet on the bar above. The winning class will receive mini-pumpkins. (Feel free to ask your grandparents and other relatives to help your class win!)

UPDATE: The teachers at Foothills Elementary were recently told they each get to spend $2 per student (in their class this year) on whatever they choose. Your children get the reward from all your hard work cutting and collecting Box Tops! As the teachers spend their money we will report to you what each teacher purchases for their classroom. Here's what a few more teachers have purchased:

Webster (3rd grade): Notebooks and items for class store: Prizes/treats.
J. White (4th grade): Playing cards for math homework box, medals for rewards, bouncy ball prizes; star student pencils
M. Brown (4th grade): Folders, notebooks, treats