Maple Ridge PTA would like to congratulate Mrs. Adamson, our UEI teacher for winning not only the Utah PTA Outstanding Teacher Award, for Region 10 (Nebo and Provo school districts), but winning the Utah PTA Outstanding Educator for the ENTIRE state of Utah (over 600 schools). Mrs. Adamson has been a special education teacher in Nebo school district since 2005, with a specialty in severe/profound disabilities. Our PTA believes that she works miracles that influence our entire community. Thank you for your service to our students Mrs. A.
Recently, sixth grade students learned about why we really have seasons. Students were able to simulate where the earth is in relation to the sun, and compare light energy readings to see what happens at different times of the year in the northern and southern hemispheres.
For the 2018 season, Lagoon will be introducing the “Summer Fever Fundraiser”. We are hoping to seize the excitement for summer by giving students and families a jump starts on Summer Fun at Lagoon. The Summer Fever Fundraiser will offer an exclusive discount to Utah School Families, and the Education Foundations will reap the benefits.
On Friday, March 23rd, Kindergarten students at Maple Ridge donned their homemade race cars for the Kindi 500. The students learned about different places around the country while having fun at the same time. Many were impressed with how elaborate the costumes were. The kindergarten students were able to show off their amazing works of art in a parade throughout the school. Students in other grades, as well as parents, clapped and cheered as they passed by.
On Wednesday, March 21st, representatives with the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Rodeo visited the students to issue them a reading challenge. During the month of April, students will keep track of their reading minutes, and prizes will be awarded to the top readers in the school. The winners will receive a pair of Wranglers, boots, a cowboy hat, and two tickets to the Fiesta Days Rodeo. During the assembly, students learned about how a rodeo works, and about what the participants in the rodeo do. Some teachers and students were even invited to participate in a mock barrel run.
Buildings that earn EPA's Energy Star use 35 percent less energy than similiar buildings across the nation. Yay for keeping energy costs down!
Maple Ridge PTA recently won 3 awards from Region 10: Men Engaged, since we have amazing support from dads in our PTA, 100% Teacher/Staff Membership, due to all our teachers being members of our PTA and also an award for our fantastic 2017-2018 membership campaign. Great things are happening in the Maple Ridge PTA. Thank you to all our PTA members, teachers and staff for your continued support!!
On Thursday, March 15th, fifth grade students dressed as an influential person in American history as part of the annual Wax Museum. Each student researched their person, and came prepared with a short monologue about their life.
Recently, representatives with the Mapleton junior high school band and orchestra visited the sixth grade students of Maple Ridge Elementary. The purpose of this visit was to show students their options as far as the instruments and programs that are available to them at the junior high.
Mark your calendars: Kindergarten pre-registration will be held on Thursday, March 22nd from 8:00 - 4:00. More information will be coming soon about what to do online and what documents to bring into the school that day. Please let friends and neighbors know...especially those with their upcoming Kindergarten student as their oldest child.