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Parent Update Week of Jan. 18-22, 2021

NO SCHOOL Monday January 18 – it is a holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Students at East Midvale will focus next week on the legacy of Dr. King’s work to bring freedom, peace, justice and equality to all.

TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS!  – It is time for you to celebrate great teaching this year by nominating your student’s teacher.  Follow this link to nominate your child’s teacher EME Teacher of the Year Nomination Form!

BIG SMILES DENTAL CLINIC  – If your student has not seen a dentist in the last 6 months, there are spots available for the Jan. 28 clinic.  Students will be seen for preventative care – cleaning and cavity check.  If you need to fill out a form, please contact the front office or Mrs. McCall 801-826-8406.  You can also fill out online at this link  My School Dentist

LIVING TRADITIONS week – Feb. 1-4, 2021.  This year, East Midvale students will learn about countries at the poles of our world – Iceland, Greenland, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Antarctica.  Visit the website and parent square posts for pictures and video for parents to see the work done by each grade.

SPELLING BEE – Scripp’s Spelling Bee for 3rd-5th grade classroom spelling bee winners will be on Wed. Feb 17.   Word lists were sent home prior to winter recess.  If your student needs a copy to practice from, contact your student’s teacher or the front office.

GUIDE TO ONLINE SAFETY –  Resources for parents to learn about and promote online safety with their children.  See attachments in English and Spanish.    

Parent Update Week of Jan. 11-15, 2021

SCC -School Community Council meets virtually on Wed. Jan. 13 at 5:15 pm.  We welcome new parents to the meeting.  Please contact Mr. Nelson, Principal, if interested in joining.

SPELLING BEE – Scripp’s Spelling Bee for 3rd-5th grade classroom spelling bee winners will be on Wed. Feb 17.   Word lists were sent home prior to winter recess.  If you need a copy, contact your student’s teacher or the front office.

BIG SMILES DENTAL CLINIC  – Forms were sent home in December and are also available at school.  The clinics will be January 14 and January 28, 2021.  Students will be seen for preventative care – cleaning and cavity check.  Please fill out form completely and return.  

TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION!  – It is time for you to celebrate great teaching this year by nominating your student’s teacher.  Look for a link to fill out a google form – coming soon!

FREE TICKETS to Thanksgiving Point venues – Butterfly Biosphere, Farm Country, Museum of Ancient Life or Museum of Natural Curiosity.  Through a generous donation, we have a limited supply of tickets to give to our families.  Please contact Mrs. McCall if you are interested.  One ticket per family member (Children under 2 do not need a ticket).

FREE INTERNET –   CSD and Comcast have partnered to provide free internet to Canyons families through Internet Essentials program.  Families need to apply using a promo code provided by the school.  Call the EME front office at 801-826-8350 upon return in January 2021.

RENT RELIEF:  Are you struggling to make rent?  Funds are available to help.  Goto this website for support: rentrelief.utah.gov

2nd Step Social Emotional Learning Tip of the Week

Kinder -1st -Showing Care and Concern – Notice students who show compassion for others.  Ex:  I noticed you helped Gloria clean up the markers she was using. Did you see her big smile? She was really glad you helped.

2nd grade- Accidents and Predicting Feelings – Notice when students handle accidents well. Ex: When he spilled his juice on your desk, you stopped to find out more before accusing him of doing it on purpose. Then he could apologize and help you clean it up. 

3rd gradeNotice when students use good conversation skills Ex: I noticed how you listened to what I was saying, then asked me a question about it to keep the conversation going.

4rth grade-Showing Compassion – Notice when students show compassion for others. Ex:  I noticed how you helped Yoshi with his writing assignment. That was a compassionate thing to do.

5th grade- Introduction to Mindfulness and/or Social Skills Review

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