This year our 5th grade shifted from the D.A.R.E. program to the N.O.V.A Principles program. N.O.V.A stands for Nurturing Opportunities Values and Accountability. This programs focus is about looking for the positive development and growths going on, seeking out good opportunites that come our way, sticking to values that are important and being accountable for actions and choices. Officer Peterson spent many weeks with our 5th grade students helping them learn these principles and how to implement them into their lives. Each student graduated from the program with knowledge of how to live a well balanced life. Thank you Officer Peterson for all your hard work!
This weeks Leopard spotlight is Mrs. Chidester. She is new to our school this year and we are so lucky to have her. Mrs. Chidester is a Special Ed technician. Here are some more fun facts about her:
Favorite subject in school: French
Hobbies: Walking, reading, laughing and cooking
Favorite book: Little Women
Favorite food: Popcorn
Favorite Quote: "Good always comes from something bad"
Mrs. Chidester's favorite thing about Larsen is that there is an uplifting atmosphere.
Our Leopard spolight this week is Mrs. Howard. She is a 4th grade teacher here at Larsen. Mrs. Howard sees the positive in every student and works hard to help them reach their full potential. Her energy is contagious and makes everyone happy to be around her. Here are some fun facts about her:
Favorite Subject in School: Math
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, pickelball, shopping with her mom
Favorite Book: The Shack by William P. Young
Favorite Food: Everything! Indian, Mexican and real Italian
She loves working at Larsen because of all the amazing staff and students! We are so glad that she is a part of the Larsen Elementary family.
Big Key Real Estate, along with many generous clients of theirs, donated a pair of shoes to every student K-6th here at Larsen. The kindness that has been shown through this thoughtful gift has touched every student, staff member and parent Larsen Elementary. There is so much good in the world and it was awesome to see it first hand at our school yesterday. Thank you Big Key Real Estate! Merry Christmas to everyone!
1st grade had a representative from Nebo Credit Union visit and teach students about money and the value of saving it. She talked about coins which we recently learned about. Each student was given a little piggy bank with a few coins. Thank you Nebo Credit Union
Students had a jolly ole time singing holiday songs around the Christmas tree. We are really getting into the Christmas spirit here at Larsen. Our halls are decked with many holiday art projects from all grade levels and there is a lot of excitement in the air with our Christmas break just around the corner. Just a reminder that our Christmas break will begin on December 23rd- January 1st. Classes will be back in session on January 2nd. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!
Mrs. Pollock received the Classified Employee of the Year for Larsen Elementary. She is a math technician here and goes the extra mile helping students. Mrs. Pollock is happy, friendly and well derserving of this award. We are so glad she is a part of our Larsen family.
Our Leopard spotlight this week is Mrs. Quintana. She is our Nebo Title VI Program Coordinator. Mrs. Quintana is smiling everytime you see her and is so friendly to everyone. Here are some more fun facts about her:
Favorite Subject in School: History and Social Studies
Hobbies: Making Jewelry
Favorite Book: Power and Place by Vine Delona
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Drink: Raspberry Ice Tea
Favorite Quote: "Indian perspectives expand the social, political and economic dialogue."
Mrs. Quintana's favorite thing about Larsen is "the amazing, talented and supportive team of the Larsen family."