The students here at Larsen had a fun reading reward activity by duct taping the principal and three teachers to the wall! The students won a foot of duct tape for reading at least 5 days a week in the month of September. They also got to vote on which teachers they wanted to see get taped to the wall. Principal Andersen, Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Shepherd, and Mr. Scoubes were the lucky winners of the voting. The students sure did a great job reading and achieving the goal for the month! Thanks to the faculty for being good sports too!
Larsen students learned about keeping drug free and not hurting their bodies with harmful things during Red Ribbon Week. We talked about our bodies being nice and shiny like a new car when we are drug free. When we put drugs in our bodies it damages them like the derby cars. It was a great way to show the students how much better they will look, feel, and run if they keep drug free.
Green Man Group from UVU performed an awesome assembly for the students at Larsen. They are a percussion band made of students from the university. Drummer Clint was inspired by a teacher to play drums because of a nervous habit he had. Clint would always tap his hands on his desk or his feet on the floor. This teacher saw a talent in him that no one else had and gave him a pair of drumsticks. Clint brought a few of his green friends with him and they all played drums and danced for us. The students LOVED it. Thanks Green Man Group of the fun assembly
The Student Council for the 2014-2015 school has been chosen here at Larsen. They are a great group of kids that will represent our school well! We are excited for this year! They are (back row) Erin Lowe, Evelyn Yarrington, Katana Jensen, Swayzie Wride, Marlee Hall and Kylee Walker, (front row) Derek Blanthorn and Christian Frasche.
Larsen Elementary PTA Newsletter
October 8 – National Walk to School Day
October 8 – Reflections Contest entries are due. Projects can be brought to the school. All entry forms and rules can be found at www.utahpta.org. The world would be a better place if . . .
October 21-23 – Book Fair - Profit comes back to the school in the form of books for our library and classrooms. So get your Christmas shopping done early and help out the school!
October 23 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 24 – No School
November 5 – Parents and Pastries – 7:30 - 8:15 AM
Kids will bring home a book on November 4th and we encourage a parent, grandparent, friend to bring the children to school for a doughnut and some reading time.
If your child has special dietary needs:
We are working on getting emergency supplies into every class room. If you have a child with allergies please send a snack your child can eat to put with these supplies.
We have had a delay on the t-shirt order. T-shirts will be here soon. Thank you so much for your patience!
If you are interested in helping the PTA, please contact
Melissa Warren at 801-616-1237 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We hold meetings the first Thursday of each month at 10 AM in the conference room of the school.
On September 19th Larsen Elementary 2nd Graders attended the Hutchings Museum in Lehi. The students learned about birds, ocean life, Utah Pioneers, dinosaurs, fossils, Native Americans, Wild West guns and memorabilia. The 2nd Graders also ate lunch and played at North Park in Spanish Fork. What a fun day they had!
Larsen Elementary was happy to have "The NED Show" visit our school. This show teaches students about being champions at school and in life. NED is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. As they taught these values they showed some amazing yo-yo tricks. They even made the Eiffel Tower with the yo-yo string! We had lot's of laughs and fun while learning some important life lessons.
Thursday May 8, 2014 we held our final assembly for our Champions Challenge Rodeo Reading Contest. We started on April 1, by having the host Randy Munns, the rodeo clown, along with members of the Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Royalty and members of the Rodeo Committee, come and officially kick off the challenge here at Larsen Elementary. During the month of April we held a Champions' Reading Challenge where the students were eligible to win two tickets to the May 31st Champions Challenge Rodeo by reading as many minutes as they could for the month of April and then their names were put into a drawing for each grade level. CONGRATULATIONS to our 6 lucky winners. Keep up the good work and let’s keep READING!!! WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!!
Wednesday May 7, 2014 we had the privilege of hearing our own Larsen Sixth Grade Orchestra perform in an assembly for our entire student body. Their teacher is Kim Derfler. They performed favorites such as "Ode to Joy" and "Cannon in D." Gianna Paice played "Part of Your World," from "The Little Mermaid" on her violin. The orchestra has greatly improved since we last saw them at Christmas time. WAY TO GO LEOPARDS!!