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New student council announced for Larsen Elementary.

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Thu, 09/22/2011 - 12:46
New student council
New student council "strikes a pose."

Larsen Elementary announces its new student body council for the new 2011-2012 school year. This is an exceptional group of individuals! They have worked hard to shine in the classroom and have been outstanding examples of citizenship as well.  They are an extremely friendly group who are 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!!

Students pictured:

Top Row left to right: Hillary Hirst, Christopher Nelson, Dylan Lee, Kevin Holdaway
Middle row left to right: Jessica Jensen, Julianna Keele, Branson Blood, Jensen Martinez
Bottom row left to right: Kaitlin Boyd, Bethany Graham, Elizabeth Facer,Addison Peacock.

Larsen Students "Fall" For Fall Carnival

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Fri, 09/16/2011 - 14:32
Students having fun in one of the new bouncy slides this year, the Giant Shark!
Kaylee Knotts and Emery Adams enjoying the rides at the Fall Carnival.
Dennis Stuprich in the shark bouncy slide.
Mrs. Peery making yummy cotton candy.
Ashley Hansen and Madison McKell waiting in line for the shark slide!
Malia Mitchell does her best climibng to the top of the rock climbing tower!
Riding in the train.

On Monday September 12, 2011 Larsen Elementary held their annual fall carnival.  Students and their families enjoyed a wonderful Fall evening filled with silent auctions, yummy food, games, prizes, rides and one of the favorites, rock climbing!  Some of the fun games and rides included the ever popular rock climbing tower, bouncy house, train rides and the giant shark slide!  This year the carnival was held outside in the nice cool weather.  It was a perfect night for a carnival! 

Larsen PTA did a wonderful job putting together our fall carnival this year and we want to send them a huge THANK YOU!  Larsen also wants to thank all of the parent helpers, teachers and staff for their help and volunteering their time and efforts to make our carnival such a huge success this year.  We would also like to thank all of those businesses, organizations and families that contributed to our silent auction.  Way to go leopards!!

Larsen Welcomes New Kindergarteners

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 11:04
New Kindergarteners Learning Months of the Year.
Kindergarteners learn the Pledge of Allegiance

Larsen Elementary welcomed our new Kindergarteners to school last Monday August 29th, 2011.  We have 3 Kindergarten classes this year, 2 am and 1 pm class, and our teachers our Mrs. Eckhardt and Mrs. Hyer.  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!!

Shelly Larsen wins 2011 Classified Employee of the Year Award!!

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 15:10
A. Murdock

Shelly Larsen is the 2011 Classified Employee of the Year for Larsen Elementary.  This award recognizes the classified employee who was nominated and chosen by their faculty for making the most notable contribution.  Shelly is an amazing gal!   She is fun to work with.  All of the teachers she works for say how glad they are to have her cleaning their rooms;Shelly does a fantastic job, is thorough and takes care of every detail.  She always has a smile for you and if you don't have one of your own, you will after you leave her.  She is a great movie companion and a dear friend. Congratulations, Shelly and Thank you for all you do for us at Larsen! 

Kindergarten Graduates!!

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 15:00
N.Hansen/L. Hyer

Larsen Elementary Kindergarten graduation was held Thursday May 19, 2011. A short program was presented for parents and family members to show off all they know. We all know that the saying  “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” is true.

The children even got to wear graduation hats and walk across the stage

and receive their diplomas.  Way to go Kindergarten!!! 

Larsen Pledges To "Spread The Word."

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 13:14
Ms. Gwen Allen brought her special guest, her brother Neil.
Mrs. Natalee Hansen's special guest, her niece Mckenna
Mrs. Kim Head and her daughters, Ashley and Aubrey

Larsen Elementary helps “Spread the Word to End the Word.”

On Tuesday March 22nd Larsen Elementary students met for an assembly sponsored in part by Special Olympics and Best Buddies International called “Spread the Word to End the Word.” 

Spread the Word is a movement created by youth all over the country that encourages kids to think about the words they use and how what they say affects those around them.  Specifically, Spread the Word is about helping others to be aware of not using the R-word or the word ‘Retarded.’  Using this word is hurtful to those with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Two special guests were invited to come and share some insightful and heartwarming stories.  Ms. Gwen Allen, one of Larsen’s 6th grade teachers brought her brother Neil, and Mrs. Natalee Hansen, a technician at Larsen, brought her niece McKenna. 

Students were then invited to pledge or commit to stop using and help others stop using the R-word and encourage the use of a new R-word…. RESPECT.

We would also like to thank Mrs. Kim Head, Larsen's head librarian and her daughters Aubrey and Ashley for putting together such a great assembly!  Thank you, it was awesome!


Larsen Holds 3rd Grade Spelling Bee

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Mon, 04/25/2011 - 13:07
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Pictured are the winners of the annual Larsen Elementary 3rd Grade Spelling Bee, all from Mrs. Stokes' class. Congratulations to this year's winners of 2011:
Chloe Chandler 1st place, Brooklyn Murray 2nd place, and Katrina Pulido 3rd place.
There were many great spellers this year!
Congratulations to all the finalists - from Mrs. Beckstead's class: Hayley Cardoza, Lyndsey Holdaway, Lena Holdaway, Jackson Smith, and Sean Phelps;

from Mrs. Miller's class: Bryson Evans, Breanna Harding, Madison Linton, William Solorzano and Hannah Prigmore;

and from Mrs. Stokes' class: Brock Anderson, Chloe Chandler, Vanessa Kelepolo, Brooklyn Murray and Katrina Pulido.


Kindergarteners Celebrate A Quilt Day

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:43
N. Hansen / A. Eckhardt
Kindergarteners Dylan Corry, Zac Jones and Zachary Simpson
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The kindergarteners at Larsen Elementary celebrated a special “Quilt Day” at school by bringing their quilts, wearing their jammies, and drinking hot chocolate.
Students got to choose if they wanted their hot chocolate plain, with whipped cream, or with marshmallows. Students in Mrs. Eckhardt’s classes, and in Mrs. Hyer’s class rounded out the day by playing a quilt game while sitting on their quilts.

Larsen holds their annual Christmas Choir Concert

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:34
N. Hansen / J. Peery

Larsen Elementary held their annual Christmas Choir Concert on Dec. 2, 2010.  Eighty students from 5th and 6th grade performed favorites such as “Hot Cup of Cocoa,” “Holiday Blessings,” “Joy in Jerusalem,” and more for students and parents. They even played hand bells for a couple musical numbers. It was a great evening!  These dedicated students practice before and afterschool several times a week. The choir directors are Julie Peery and Dawn Graham.

6th Grade Blasts Off To Clarke Planetarium

Submitted by natalee.hansen on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 14:27
N. Hansen
CJ, Kelsey, Zach, Brian and Makylie from Mrs. Waites class enjoying their "walk" on the moon.

On Friday November 19, 2010, Larsen Elementary 6th grade students blasted off to another planet as we visited the Clarke Planetarium in Salt Lake City.  While at the planetarium we learned about the moon phases, the Earth’s orbit and the Sun.  Students had a great time watching the presentations “Sky Watch I and II,” and after during the question and answer period we even learned something new.  Thanks for the info “Rob!” 

After exploring the Planetarium we walked down to the Gateway Mall where we enjoyed eating our sack lunches before orbiting back home where we landed safely back at Larsen Elementary.  Way to go Leopards!


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