Discovery Gateway visited Mrs. Eckhardt's kindergarten class today. They helped them learn a little more about energy through their science PEP program. PEP stands for Potential Enegry Program. Students were excited with all the fun activities they participated in and learned a lot about energy. Thank you DIscovery Gateway for coming and teaching our kindergarteners.
Mrs. Beckstead received the PEAK Award and the district board meeting last night. She was nominated by our principal, Mrs. Thomas. PEAK is an acronym for Positive Energy and Kindness. Mrs. Beckstead is every bit of that. Here is what Mrs. Thomas said about her:
"“Karalee is a very fun and positive person to be around. She brings so much laughter and fun to each day. Karalee is also an extremely hard worker and a dedicated employee. She spends way more time at school than is expected, just to make sure that other employees are ready and well prepared in their respective jobs. She is very knowledgeable in helping new teachers prepare and feel successful as they begin their first few years of teaching. She brings out the best in others with her encouraging words and her positive outlook. Karalee also steps in to complete many tasks that have little to do with her specific job assignment--and does so happily. Karalee is a great asset to Larsen, and we are lucky to have her!”
Our Instructional Coach, Ms. Leavitt, received a generous grant from the Nebo Education Foundation. This money will be used towards new guided reading materials for teachers to use in their classrooms. Thank you Nebo Education Foundation for helping Larsen students be better readers and successful students.
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