April 2015

Art Classes Make Tape Sculptures

If you come in the office at Larsen Elementary you will meet a new friend here named Steve.  He is a tape sculpture made by one of Mrs. Knopp's 5th grade Art classes.  There should be a few more new friends around the halls soon too from other classes.  The classes tape around one of the students for the body and use a mannequin to form the head.  One of the students said this was one of their favorite projects that they had ever done.  Thank you Mrs. Knopp for all of your exciting ideas and teaching different forms of art!

Larsen Elementary Receives Largest School Cents Check from Maceys

We want to thank all of our parents who have shopped at Maceys and participated in the School Cents Program.  When Maceys came to deliver the check they said that it is the largest School Cents check she had seen to date.  The amount of the check was $6,369.22 which is 1% of what was spent at our local Maceys store.  This money will be used towards technology and supplies for Larsen Elementary.  Thank you for all your support and a special thanks to Maceys for helping our students have what they need for a successful education! 

Teacher Appreciation Week

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Larsen PTA did a fantastic job helping our Larsen Elementary teachers feel appreciated for all the hard work they do.  Each teachers door was decorated in a fun way when they came in on Monday morning.  The PTA provided a "Thank You" treat each day for all staff members.  On Friday, everyone was invited to a catered lunch from Pizza Factory to end a fabulous week.  We appreciate our PTA for all they did in helping our teachers know how important they are and the difference they make at our school.  Our students are so lucky to have such amazing teachers!  Thanks everyone for all you do!!!

Larsen 4-H Afterschool Mini Session

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We are so excited to begin a four week mini session of 4-H Afterschool!   We will register for clubs Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  Registration will be online, starting at 7:00 am.  Click on the 4-H registration link on Larsen’s website.  Also, please do not pay online, just send money to the office that day, or by FRIDAY, April 4, 2014.  The cost is just $4.00 per club.  Please register for just one club, and if we have spots left we will open them up again.  You can volunteer at 4-H to “pay” for your club if you wish.

Utah County 4-H office no longer needs our registration forms.  They have switched to an online registration system.  We need your family to register online with Utah County 4-H.  This only needs to be done one time, so we are done filling out the paper every semester (YAY).  If you already registered online, you don’t need to worry about it.  If you haven’t filled out Utah County's paperwork online, please send me an email (angela.eckhardt@nebo.edu) and I will help you get on.  The nice thing about having an online profile is that you can sign your student up for other camps and activities through Utah County 4-H.

The link to register is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/larsen-afterschool-4-h-mini-session-tickets...

Larsen Students Learn Internet Safety from NetSmartz

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Larsen students learned some very important internet safety rules from the NetSmartz characters.  NetSmartz is an educational workshop about internet safety put on by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  Their goals are to:

Educate children on how to recognize potential Internet risks

Engage children and adults in a two-way conversation about on- and offline risks

Empower children to help prevent themselves from being exploited and to report victimization to a trusted adult.

If you would like further information about this program you can go to their website at www.netsmartz.org

Choir Performs at Hope of America

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On Wednesday night, the Larsen Elementary Choir had the opportunity to participate in Hope of America with other students throughout Utah County. They worked extremely hard to learn the songs and actions and couldn't wait to finally show it off! We had so much fun singing with other kids across Utah Valley and continuing on with this Larsen tradition.  Thank you Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Richardson for all of the time that you put into making the Larsen Elementary Choir great!

Dragons Invade Larsen Elementary

1st thru 4th graders at Larsen had the opprotunity to learn how to make Oriental dragons out of construction paper in Mrs. Knopp's art class.  The dragons have some intricate detail and even bend and move.  The students did a great job on this project.  Mrs. Knopp said that it took really good listening skills, following directions and patience by each student to have them turn out.  Thank you Mrs. Knopp for all the fun activities you do in your class!

Shelly Larsen Receives Classified Employee Award

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Larsen Elementary custodian Shelly Larsen received the Classified Employee of the Year Award for our school.  Craig Harvey from Horrace-Mann Insurance came and presented it to her at a faculty meeting.  Shelly is an outstanding employee and is always going the extra mile to help everyone here at Larsen.  She always has a smile on her face and is a joy to be around.  The faculty, as well as the students, love her and are so glad she is a part of Larsen Elementary. Our school is a better place because of her. Thanks for all you do Shelly!

Champions Challenge Reading Reward Assembly

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Larsen Elementary had their Champions Challenge reading reward assembly this week and got to meet a NFR Bull Riding Champion.  Wesley Silcox came with members of the rodeo commitee to give out tickets and a couple pair of cowboy boots to some lucky readers at our school.  Students also got to compete in Stick Horse Barrel Races and Calf Roping competitions.  Principal Andersen even raced his dad with the stick horse and won! The winners of a pair of Justin Boots and 2 tickets to the Champions Challenge Rodeo were Victor Jimenez and Hailey Maughan.  Winners of 2 rodeo tickets were Macy Bearnson, Lauren Peirce,Tanner Jensen, Jocelin Jarrett, and Amber Grosland.  Good job students on all your reading!!