2014-2015 School Year Archive
SUMMER CAMP 2015
TRIP AROUND THE U.S.A!
JUNE 8 - JUNE 25
MONDAY - THURSDAY 8:30am to 11:30am
We will be "traveling" across the U.S.A. learning about the fun things to do and see in our amazing country! There will be STEM projects, arts and crafts, cooking, scavenger hunts, water games, and a lot more!
Click HERE to download a registration form.
All registration forms need to be turned into the office by May 28th.
It's going to be tons of fun so I hope we'll see you there!!!
Best Wishes Mrs. Eldredge!
Enjoy your retirement!
Remember..."an Aviator you will always be!"
We love you!!!!
TERM 4 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
Congratulations to the following students for receiving awards at our assembly on May 21, 2015!
Brandon Ibarra Sanchez
Melanie Parra Lopez
Abril Ruiz Vazquez
5th Grade Wax Museum
Friday, May 15th, the 5th grade put on their annual Wax Museum. Each student has been working hard researching different American Heroes for their projects. They were required to write a report, make a poster, write a presentation speech, and come up with a costume. The students did a wonderful job and it was a lot of fun learning about the different American Heroes.
Well done 5th graders!!!!!!
Thank You, Katherine Applegate!
We were so fortunate to have Katherine Applegate, author of "The One and Only Ivan" visit our school last Friday. She spoke with the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders about being an author and the research that went into writing about Ivan. It was a very interesting and fun assembly and we are so grateful to have met her. Thank you also to our amazing librarian, Mrs. Roberts, for arranging the assembly.
Author, Katherine Applegate, is Coming to Amelia on Friday, May15th!
Katherine Applegate, author of "The One and Only Ivan" and the "Animorphs" series, is coming to Amelia on May 15th! We will be having an assembly at 10:15 where she will speak to the students.
That night at 7:00pm, she will also be speaking at the Provo City Library in the Ballroom. Tickets are required and can be picked up at the Children's Desk at the Library. Tickets are free.
We are so fortunate to have this opportunity and look forward to the 15th!
Mrs. Eldredge's Retirement Open House
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Don't forget...The end of year party/fundraiser is TONIGHT from 4-7pm!
Bring your family and friends for a fun night of games, food, and Zumba dancing. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Angela C. for winning the District Essay contest for the Rachel's Challenge Kindness Rally. She was interviewed for KSL News. Way to be a great representative of Amelia Earhart Elementary, Angela! Well done!
Click here to read all about it.
Upcoming 4-H Activities for May
Don't Forget the Kindness Rally...
Go to envisionutah.org to take the survey. For every survey taken, Amelia Earhart will receive $1.
Provo Reads Poster and Essay Winners
Congratulations to the following students for winning the Provo Reads poster and essay contest for our school!
Poster Contest Winners: First Place - Shelby Y., Second Place - Jacob R., Third Place - Kiera A.
Essay Contest Winners: First Place - Regina C., Second Place - Bree B., Third Place - Angela C.
The posters and essays will be on display at the Provo School District office until Monday, April 27th (the day of the Kindness Rally) to be voted on. The winning posters from the District will be on display at the Kindness Rally and the winning essays will be read at the Rally.
Thanks to all the students who participated in this fun contest and congratulations to our winners!
Way to Go! Choose Kindness!
We hope you will be able to attend this great family event!
The Utah County 4-H Organization is sponsoring two free activities for 4th - 6th grade students. Please see the following flyers that explain the activities:
The first activity is TONIGHT, April 2nd from 6pm - 8pm at the Orem Hang Time.
The second activity is this Saturday, April 4th at noon at the UVU Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem.
If you would like to continue to attend 4H activities, you can get a registration form in the front office. Or you can call Karen Canales (503)867-6465.
Congratulations Mrs. Drumm!
Provo Council PTA
Golden Apple Dinner
March 19, 2015
Golden Apple Award Recipients
Amelia Earhart Elementary – Paige Drumm
Mrs. Drumm has a passion for reading and one of her greatest strengths as a teacher is helping each of her students develop a love of reading themselves. She has learned how to become a master of close reading for her students. She knows that close reading will help her students become critical thinkers and give them the tools to go deeper into complex texts. Mrs. Drumm is strict, organized, professional and makes learning fun. Mrs. Drumm is an innovative teacher. She has a high expectation for her students and she takes the time to truly explain things and shows new ways of understanding things to help the students perform to their highest ability. She is clear about what her students need to know and access their knowledge and then provide intervention and enrichment depending on the students need. She makes a difference with individual students and is an exemplar teach in how she impacts each student’s learning.
Term 3 Academic Achievement and Citizenship Awards
Congratulations to the following students for receiving awards for Academic Achievement and Outstanding Citizenship for Term 3 on March 20, 2015:
Carlos DeLara Trejo
Camila DeLa Rosa Ibarra
TUESDAY, MARCH 24th
Please come to the MEDIA CENTER (the library) at the time listed alphabetically by your last name.
|9:00 - 10:00am||
|10:00 - 11:00am||G-K|
|11:00 - 12:00pm||L-O|
|12:00 - 1:00 pm||P-S|
|1:00 - 2:30pm||T-Z|
PLEASE BRING: Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, Social Security Card, Proof of Address (i.e.: Power Bill, Rental Agreement, etc.)
*The Health Department will be on site from 1:00 - 3:00 for Immunizations if needed.
* PLEASE NOTE: Forms are now online as part of the registration process. Please go to FORMS.PROVO.EDU to fill them out. Please fill these out before you come. If you cannot do this before coming, a limited number of computers will be available for use at registration.
If you have neighbors with children who need to register for Kindergarten, please share this information.
Parent Night Tonight, March 12th
Sign in for Prizes @ 6:15
Classes @ 6:30
Looking for websites to help your child with math or reading?
Come to our Parent Night!
We will be discussing different websites that you can use at home. Computers will be available for you to use.
** Door prizes will be passed out at the end **
**Enter to win an iPad mini **
We hope to see you there!!!
Please note: Students are not allowed to attend without parents.
The Case of the Mysterious Hallways
Guest Post By: Angela Chock, 6th Grade
Have you ever noticed the signs in the hallways that say things like “Sally Ride Lane” or “Wright Brother’s Way?” Well, next time that you are walking in the hallway, make sure to look at the walls in search for “Lindbergh Lane,” and “Christa McAuliffe Blvd.” But the real question is… What are they for? I went around the school in search of these names. I found that in the 4th and 1st grade hall, the sign was “Christa McAuliffe Blvd,” in the Kindergarten hallway the sign was “Wright Brother’s Way.” Also, in the 2nd and 6th grade hallway, we found the sign “Lindbergh Lane.” And that’s not all, in the lunchroom hallway it says “Sally Ride Lane.” Something interesting that we found was that the 5th and 3rd grade hallway did not have a sign at all!
We went on one of the school’s computers, (thank you Amelia Earhart Elementary) and searched all of the names. Christa McAuliffe was killed in a space shuttle, and lost her dreams of becoming the first teacher in space. She had very much to do with Amelia Earhart- her bravery, her aviation, and so forth. Sally Ride was the first woman in space, the first female astronaut. And Lindbergh, we found, is a the name of a famous blimp. The Wright Brother’s built and invented the first airplane. The reason the last hallway, the 5th and 3rd grade hall, has no name is because when they built Amelia Earhart Elementary, that hallway wasn’t even there. The hallway was built later.
I also wanted to go around and ask the teachers, specifically the ones who have been here from the beginning, what they knew about the signs. I was told that the Lindbergh does not only mean the blimp, but also Charles Lindbergh, the aviator. All the other things that they told me I had found out already. The one big thing that I found was that the signs all had something to do with aviation.
I have an idea. I think we should name the last hallway Armstrong Ave. What do you think? We may even put up a sign for it!
Let the Races Begin!
Mrs. Sheffer and Mr. Jeppesen's 6th grade classes held their annual Chariot Races Thursday, February 19th. The students have been learning about ancient Rome and they re-enacted ancient chariot races in the school's gym. They constructed chariots and the students worked as teams and pulled them through the course. Before the race, there was a procession through the halls announcing the race. This was a really fun way to learn about ancient Rome.
The students really enjoyed it!
School Science Fair
Congratulations to all the participants of the
2015 Amelia Earhart Elementary Science Fair!
Our science fair took place on Friday, February 6th. The 6th grade students worked very hard and presented some pretty amazing projects. They should all be very proud of the hard work they put forth!
We were fortunate to have the good people of McWane Ductile come and judge the student's projects this year. We really appreciate them for taking their time to come and help us. They were wonderful!
Congratulations to the following students on advancing to
the District Science Fair on February 20th:
Lucy Rodriguez Rivera, Jessica Lopez Davis, Madalynn Bertagnini, Kelby Alleman, Dallin Parke, Jared Villarreal, Genevieve Black, Noah Plant, and Sophia Luke.
On Friday, January 23rd, we had a really fun opportunity. Mrs. Plant came in to give our students a fun and interesting art lesson about Value.
She met with each grade level for a lesson then the students went back to their classrooms to do an activity where they were able to apply what they had just learned.
Students learned how to see where shadows appear when light is shown on an object.
They learned the different values in the shadows and how shadowing can make a flat shape appear 3-D.
They also learned about Leonardo DiVinci and got to see examples how he used value in his work.
It was a great activity and we are so fortunate to have Mrs. Plant teach our students.
Thank you Mrs. Plant!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Please come to the MEDIA CENTER (Library) at the time listed alphabetically by your last name.
|9:00 - 10:00 am||A-F|
|10:00 - 11:00 am||G-K|
|11:00 - 12:00 pm||L-O|
|12:00 - 1:00 pm||P-S|
|1:00 - 2:30 pm||T-Z|
~ Birth Certificate
~ Immunization Records
~ Social Security Card
~ Proof of Address (i.e.: Power Bill, Rental Agreement, Etc.)
- The Health Department will be on site from 1:00 to 3:00 for Immunizations if needed.
- Please Note: Forms are now online as part of the registration process. Please go to FORMS.PROVO.EDU to fill them out. Please fill these out before you come. If you cannot do this before coming, a limited number of computers will be available for use at registration.
If you have neighbors with children who need to register for Kindergarten, please share this information.
Golden Apple Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Drumm for being recognized as the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year for Amelia Earhart!
Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher! We are so fortunate to have great teachers here at Amelia Earhart Elementary who work so hard to educate our students.
Annual Christmas Sing-in
On Friday, December 19th, we had our annual Christmas Sing-in. This is a holiday tradition we have here at Amelia Earhart. Each grade prepares their favorite holiday song and they perform it for the whole school and community members. It's always a lot of fun and it really gets us excited for the holiday season. We finish off by all singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Each grade and the staff all have a certain part that we all sing together. It's a lot of fun! Here are the pictures of all the different grades this year:
Thank you to the many parents and volunteers who came and read with our awesome students at our annual Read-a-Thon!
We were honored to have Mayor John Curtis, Superintendent Keith Rittel, and many school district and community members here. It's always a fun activity and it is a good chance to share the love of reading with our students.
Thank you so much!
By: Katie Estrada & Hannah Gonzalez
In September, we had a Rachel’s Challenge assembly. In case you don’t remember or you weren’t there, here’s what it was about. Rachel Scott was a kind girl and was very sweet and nice to everyone. Her parents found her handprints behind her dresser with the words, “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will someday touch millions of hearts.” Rachel’s Challenge is a program that reminds students of the importance of being kind and positive towards others.
To accept Rachel’s Challenge you have to do the following:
1. Use kind words and do kind things.
2. Accept and include others.
3. Choose positive influences.
4. Set goals.
5. Keep a journal.
Students were given the opportunity to accept Rachel's Challenge. Those who chose to, signed a banner pledging that they will try to be positive and kind towards others. The banner is hanging outside the lunch room to remind us to be kind. Also, Mr. McCarty reminds us everyday during morning announcements to remember our pledge and reads off messages to remind us to be kind and positive.
So, we know we are going to accept Rachel’s Challenge and we invite you to join us.
To learn more about Rachel's Challenge, visit www.rachelschallenge.org
Choir/Orchestra Christmas Concert
Thank you to our amazing choir and orchestra for performing such wonderful show for us on December 3rd! They played and sang a variety of holiday songs and it really got us in the holiday spirit. Our choir and orchestra students put in many hours to prepare to perform for us we are so glad they are willing to share their talents and hard work with us. A special thank you to our orchestra teacher, Janie Chambers, and our choir director, Mrs. Linda Seamons, for the many hours of preparation that went into such a great show! Also, a very special thank you to Mr. Kent Seamons for being so willing to share his time and talents by accompanying the choir.
Amelia Earhart's music programs are the best!
School Science Fair
The School Science Fair will be here February 6th. Now is the time to start preparing for it. Below are some helpful links to assist you:
Science Fair Information
Our contact people are:
Veteran's Day Assembly
November 11, 2014
Amelia Earhart students honored some very special Veteran's at the Veteran's Day Assembly. Our sixth graders had a presentation and we had some great musical numbers by our second graders and choir. This is always a special assembly where we get the opportunity to thank some of our amazing Veterans. We are so grateful for the many men and women who serve and have served our country by protecting the freedoms we have.
Thank you Veterans!
Click Here for more pictures from the assembly.
Term 1 Academic Achievement and Citizenship Awards
Congratulations to the following students for receiving awards for Academic Achievement and Outstanding Citizenship for Term 1 on October 24, 2014:
|First Grade||Kiana Oldham
|Second Grade||Alexandra Lozano
|Third Grade||Cooper Sorenson
|Fourth Grade||Christopher Stephenson
|Fifth Grade||Rebeca Estrada
|Sixth Grade||Sophie Luke