6990 South 300 East, Midvale, UT 84047

Parent Update Week of May 20-25, 2024

RECOGNIZING EME VOLUNTEERS!  Parent and community volunteers at East Midvale expand the capacity of what we do as a school – from providing extra eyes and ears on field trips, to running stations at school events, to helping young English language learners practice a new language, to building confidence and skills in math, to distributing food resources and so much more!  Thank you for volunteering. 
Special recognition to Mr. Mitch McClam who always pitches in to help, who leads our flag crew and every day raises and lowers the country and state flags that fly over EME.  He logged the most hours this past year with 219 and counting!  And to Ms. Maryann Whiting, our current PTA treasurer turning President this next school year.  She has logged over 170 volunteer hours helping in the classroom, on field trips, at every event and so much more.

FINAL SPRING FRESH PRODUCE MARKET!   On Tuesday May 21, parents can pick up a bag of fresh produce at no cost.  Bags will be available at the end of the school day.  Einsteins bagels also are available.  Supplies of both are limited.

If you come for a produce bag, please plan to pick up your child after the dismissal bell.  Classes are involved in year end activities all over the school grounds and this makes it very challenging for the front office to locate students in a timely way if after 2:15 pm.   Thank you for considering this request.

KINDERGARTEN GOODBYE – The last day of kindergarten is on Thursday May 23.  Families are invited to a goodbye assembly on Thursday at 9:30 am in the gym.  Kinder students will entertain us with a song, receive Soaring Eagles and SOTM awards and celebrate all the learning over the year.

PRESCHOOL GRADUATIONS Parents are invited to celebrate with their AM or PM preschool students.  This is happening on Thursday May 23 in the library.  

5TH GRADE AWARDS ASSEMBLY and PARTY – On Thursday May 23, our fifth graders will have their awards assembly in the gym at 1:00 pm.  Soaring Eagle awards, Physical Fitness Awards, Student of the Month awards, and participation honors for Student Council, Safety Patrol and Junior Coaches will be given.  Year end party rotations will follow awards.  Sign up to volunteer at the party if you can!  See parent square post

AWARDS ASSEMBLY on Friday May 24 – Third and fourth grade assembly will be at 9:00 am.  Students will receive Soaring Eagle Awards, Student of the Month awards and recognition for participation in Student Council, Safety Patrol, Junior Coaches.  Awards assembly for 1st and 2nd graders will follow at 10:15 am with students receiving Soaring Eagle Awards and Student of the Month awards.  

NO SCHOOL on Monday May 27 for Memorial Day holiday.


  • Tuesday May 28 – All School Field Days  (volunteers needed)
    • 10:00-11:36 am – 3rd and 5th grades
    • 11:50 am – 1:38 pm – 2nd and 4th grades 
    • 1:50-2:40 pm – 1st grade 
  • Thursday May 30 – Last Day of School – Softball 5th grade v. teachers / Dance Party / Early dismissal 12:10 pm and no lunch served.

SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM:  Again this year, free breakfast and lunch are available for any child 18 years and younger at the East Midvale location Monday-Friday June 3-July 31 (closed June 17, July 4 and July 24).  Meals must be eaten at the school in the cafeteria – not taken home. There will be a crossing guard on 300 S. at the school.  Enter through the north cafeteria door.

  • Breakfast served from 8:30-9:30 am
  • Lunch served from 11:30-12:30

This month there will be a weekly tip and challenge from our District and our School Social Worker Ms. Valerie Payne to maintain strong mental health.

  • Tip #1:  Smartphone use has a negative impact on your mental health, per the National Institute of Health.  Making even small changes in how we use our phones can have a big payoff.
  • Challenge #1:    Try one of these small changes:  Turn off notifications in your apps.  Kick your device out of the bed.  Turn on your phone’s grayscale (Select Settings ^Accessibility ^ Display & Text Size ^Color Filters, then toggle color filters on and select grayscale.

FREE WIFI INTERNET – Canyons District continues to provide free internet for families through Comcast Internet Essentials.  To enroll, reply to this post or call Mrs. McCall at East Midvale at 801 826 8406.  Ask for a Comcast Code.  Then call Comcast at 1-844-963 0178 with the code.

With much appreciation for all our parents who support and participate in our community.  

Last week was the final Operation Sandwich Jr.  Our partnership with Holladay UCC has been a wonderful way for our students to engage in service.  Students in student council, safety patrol and many parents have helped make over 1800 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches over the last 9 months of school.   Sandwiches were given to the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen in SLC.  To celebrate these efforts, Ms. Nan Sturgeon from HUCC (a retired 5th grade teacher herself) brought posters, stickers, balloons and ice cream sandwiches for the students!  

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