School News

Larsen Receives "School Cents"

Attributions: 
N.Hansen

Larsen Elementary student council and Mr. Andersen recently accepted a check from Maceys thanks to all the parents who turned in their Maceys store receipts for the “School Cents” Program.  The school cents program helps our school receive much needed equipment and supplies for our students and classes.  Way To Go Leopards!!

Student Council for 2012-2013 chosen for Larsen Elementary

Attributions: 
N.Hansen
New 2012-2013 Student Body Council

Larsen Elementary announces its new student body council for the new 2012-2013 school year. This is an exceptional group of 6th grade students! They have all worked hard to be extraordinary students in the classroom and have been outstanding examples of citizenship as well.  The new student council are an extremely friendly group who always ready and anxious to help out, wherever they can.  We are so excited to have these students on this year's student council!  Way To Go Leapords!!

From Mrs. Waite's Class:
Logan Stickney
Sophia Hirst
Briekel Stokes
Brayden Hemmert

From Mr. Scoubes Class:
Austin Olsen
Jacob Cooper
Kayli Clegg
Tiffany Nelson

Mrs. Sorenson's Class:

Brooke Stephenson
Aubrianna Brimhall
Cooper Larsen
Erica Orton

Larsen 2nd Graders Obeying The Laws And Rolling With The Rules!

Attributions: 
K. Diede / N. Hansen
Sergent Martinez demonstrates some of his safety gear.
Savanna Martinez being a good sport helping to demonstrate police attire.
Students learning about laws and rules.

The second graders have been learning about rules and laws.  They know the difference and why we have to have rules and laws.  They know that rules have to be fair for everyone. Rules help us in our classrooms, on the playground and in our homes.  Laws help us in our community.  All second graders know that following rules and laws keep of safe everywhere we go.

Sergent Martinez from the Orem Police Department came to visit with us about the importance of obeying the law.  He told us that laws are in place to help us be safe.  He told us to remember to walk in the cross walks, wear our helmets when riding bikes, and wear our seat belt in the car.  Thank you to Sergent Martinez for helping us learn and grow.

ABC easy as 1,2,3! Kindergarteners ready to learn at Larsen.

Attributions: 
N. Hansen
Kindergarteners excited for their first day of learning.

Larsen Elementary welcomed our new Kindergarteners to school Tuesday August 26th, 2012.  This year we have 3 Kindergarten classes, 1 am and 2 pm classes, and our teachers our Mrs. Eckhardt and Mrs. Thomas.  Larsen is so excited to have these new Kindergarteners join us for all of the exciting and new things they will learn and get to do while at Larsen Elementary.  We hope they will grow to love Larsen Elementary as much as we do.  Welcome Kindergarteners and way to go Larsen Leopards!!

Larsen Elementary Welcomes Mr. Garrett Andersen as the new Principal.

Attributions: 
N.Hansen
Mr. Andersen enjoying his new office.

Larsen Elementary is pleased to welcome our new principal Mr. Garrett Andersen.  We are very excited to have Mr. Andersen join our Larsen faculty and staff and look forward to getting to know Mr. Andersen this new school year.

Mr. Andersen loves the youth and enjoys spending time coaching, mentoring and being involved with the children of our community.  Mr. Andersen has grown up and lived in Spanish Fork his whole life and has worked for Nebo school district for the past seven years.  In his spare time Mr. Andersen loves the outdoors, hunting, running and playing sports.  He is married to Stephanie and they have 3 great children.  We are positive that Mr. Andersen will love it here at Larsen Elementary!  Welcome Mr. Andersen! 

School Registration

Larsen Elementary Registration

August 1, 2012      8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

What Happens at Registration?

·        See class assignments

·        Update your child’s contact information

·        Receive materials & school information

·        Pay activity donation - We ask $20 per child.

·        Pay for School lunch – (Applications available for free and reduced)

·        Update Kindergarten Immunization records (these need to be up to date before your child can start kindergarten).

·        Join PTA and sign up to volunteer

·        Buy School T-Shirts

FAST PASS!: Save time at registration by filling out your family information card online at www.nebo.edu/parents/sis before you come!! Updating online will allow you to avoid filling out multiple white information cards! Whether you register online or at the school, we hope everyone comes to registration!! Tell your friends!

It is critical that all schools have an accounting of student enrollment to achieve accurate numbers; all students must register on August 1, 2012.  If you will not be here on August 1st, please come into the school before registration day to register your students.

Larsen Elementary Says Goodbye To Mr. Johnson.

Attributions: 
N.Hansen

After working at Spanish Forks Larsen Elementary for six years, our Principal Mr. Johnson is saying goodbye and has been appointed the new principal of Hobble Creek Elementary in Mapleton. Mr. Johnson has been a great asset to Larsen Elementary. He is always smiling and is loved by the students and parents, not only because of his patience, great energy and funny personality, but he knows all 500 students by name. This week at Larsen's goodbye assembly each class put together a special goodbye message for Mr. Johnson. Some classes made up poems, sang songs or read letters that they had personally wrote and put together."Mr. Johnson has been a great Principal, mentor and friend and we are sad to see him leave, he will be greatly missed by his students, faculty and staff."Mr. Johnson has worked for Nebo School District for 18 years. He has taught third grade for four years, fifth grade for eight years, and has been the principal of Larsen Elementary in Spanish Fork for the last six years. In his spare time, Mr. Johnson enjoys running, traveling (especially to Disneyland), listening to music, and spending time with his family. He is married to Diana, and they have two children. We wish Mr. Johnson well and good luck as he takes on this great adventure as the new Principal of Hobble Creek Elementary.

Kim Head Receives Larsen Elementary Classified Employee Of The Year Award

Attributions: 
N.Hansen
Craig Harvey presents Kim head with award

Wednesday April 25, 2012, Craig Harvey from Horace Mann Insurance presented Kim Head, Larsen Elementary's Classified Employee of the year Award for the 2011-2012 school year.  Faculty and staff were asked to vote for the classified employee that they felt had the greatest influence this last year and who they would like to honor.Kim is the new secretary for Larsen Elementary and does an AMAZING job in the office. Her sweet, bubbly personality and warm smile and influence is felt throughout the school. Kim has worked for Nebo School District for over 10 years. Kim is married to Scott Head and they have 2 daughters.  CONGRATULATIONS KIM!! We love you!!

2nd Graders get a visit from the National Guard and learn a thing or two about firefighting.

Attributions: 
K.Diede

The second grade classes have been learning about firefighters and how they help our community.  Amy Mathew spoke up and told me her father was in the National Guard and was a firefighter.  She proceeded to take the story home to her father Sargent Mathews.  He called me and was willing to visit with the children about what he does. 
Sargent Mathews and Sergent Yei presented pictures of what life would be like in Afghanistan.  They talked about their job as firefighters and how hard they work.  They brought they heavy uniforms with them and allowed the children to feel the weight. 
It was a delight to have them come talk with us.  We are so grateful for men and women that fight for our freedom.  Thanks to all!

Michele Waite, 6th Grade Teacher Of The Year, for Larsen Elementary!

Attributions: 
Michele Waite
Michele is honored at a special evening sponsored by the District

Michele Waite is making a difference in the lives of students and enjoys the way they make a difference in her life. She loves the beginning of the school year as her class builds a community of learners.  Michele enjoys the challenge that comes with each new day and ends with a personal reflection of, “What can I do better tomorrow?”  She thrives on the “new” that is somehow always present in elementary teaching with the variety of subjects throughout the school day.  She teaches every day with the thought of what is best for future generations.  Congratulations Michele, from all of us staff, students and parents here at Larsen Elementary.  We love you!

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