PTA Reflections Council Awards Night was December 3rd. Two Larsen students will be advancing to Region this year! Craig Stutz-Visual Arts (charcoal drawing of Martin Luther King)Ben Weidlein-Photography “The Crevasse” (scenic photo of road and yellow aspen trees)This is a big honor, only one student in each category, in each age group for all of Spanish Fork and Salem is selected. In addition one or two other students in each category that judges feel have projects of similar merit are also given awards. Larsen had five merit award winners. This was the highest number of recognitions for any elementary school in Spanish Fork. Way to go Leopards!Awards of Merit:Brynn Martin-3-D Art “Joy Bot"Dustin Slaugh-Film Production “Crazy Pirates Learn To Share"Jaden Hall-Literature “The World Would Be A Better Place If..."Evelyn Yarrington-Music Composition “If We Could Lose Ourselves In Books”Amelia Slaugh-Photography “Getting Along Instead Of Jumping Out Of Windows” (Goldilocks and the Three Bears)
Larsen 5th Graders are helping bring the holiday spirit to our school by covering our windows with beautiful stained glass pictures. This has been a holiday tradition for them for many years. The windows are made by tracing a design on black contruction paper, cutting out some of the areas and adding tissue paper to make a colorful Christmas window. We love the way it makes our school look during December! Make sure when you drive by Larsen that you look them. Thank you 5th Grade!
4-H Christmas Around the World Registration begins this morning (November 19, 2014) at 7:00 am. Please use the following link to get a "ticket" for the event. This is a special 4-H club that runs EVERY DAY for a ONE WEEK SESSION and features crafts, food, games and more from different countries around the world. The cost for this session is $5.00, which needs to be paid in the office. Please choose Session 1 (Dec 1-5) or Session 2 (Dec 8-12). The program to register is different than we have used before, but we think you will like the change. You DO have to sign up for eventbrite before you can get "tickets" but it only requires an email and a password. The link is http://www.eventbrite.com/o/larsen-afterschool-4-h-7744638621?s=31284383 click on sign up first in the top right corner.
Larsen Student Council collected teddy bears and other stuffed animals to donate to Primary Childrens Hospital this week. All together they collected 525 new and gently used stuffed animals for Project Teddy Bear. These will be given to children that are sick and going through some rough times. Thanks to everyone who donated to a great cause. We have the best parents and students!!
Mrs. Eckhardts afternoon Kindergarten class had a special visitor come. Specialist Roberts, who's daughter Madaya is in that class, came and talked about what it is like serving in the Army. He has served in Texas and on two different tours in Iraq. He brought his uniform, helmet and pictures showing the places he had been protecting. Specialist Roberts told a story of a little boy that was kindergarten age that he helped. We at Larsen Elementary want to thank Specialist Roberts for his service and for visiting our school!!!
Larsen Elemetary 5th graders got the chance to go visit Olymipc Park in Park City this week. They had fun learning more about when the Olympics came to Utah in 2002. The students learned about many of the athletes that competed in the 2002 Winter Olympics and also the many different sports that were a part of it. Some 5th graders got to test out the bobsled and other equipment. Way to go 5th Graders!
Today we had the honor of having some veterans visit our school. One of them was our own Keir Scoubes who teaches 6th grade here at Larsen. The Veterans served during Vietnam, Korean War, Desert Storm and The War in Iraq. Larsen Elementary thanks all those who have fought for our freedoms and made our country the greatest place to live!
On Veteran’s Day we honor ALL, who answered to a service call.
Soldier’s young, and soldiers old, fought for freedom, BRAVE and BOLD.
Some have lived, while others died, and all of them deserve OUR pride.
We’re proud of all the soldiers who, kept thinking of red, white and blue.
They fought for us and all our rights; they fought through many days and nights.
And though we may not know EACH name, we thank ALL Veterans just the same.
Larsen Elementary Faculty, Staff and Student Body THANK YOU!!
Larsen Elementary students sure had a lot of fun costumes this year on Halloween! All the students got to march in a parade around the school showing off their costumes to parents and friends. Each class was able to have a fun Halloween party full of games, prizes and of course candy! Thanks to all our PTA and parent volunteers that helped make our Halloween SPOOKTACULAR!
The reading reward for October was such a hit! The students played against the teachers in different "Minute to Win It" games. Our Kindergarten teachers did a great job putting this activity together. Our grand prize winner was Kaylee Knotts. She gets to choose from a bike, scooter or iPod shuffle. Congratulations students on all your great reading and expecially to Kaylee for winning the grand prize!