Wow. What a day today, Tuesday, April 28, was! We just experienced our Books and Beyond assembly. What a
kick. Dawn Kenton, Melinda Kaufman and Krista Clayton did a fantastic job running the event. Mr. Brown was also the
man of the hour with silly string strung from head to foot. Lily Starley, Jack Ehlers, Katie Rusconi, Christian McDonough-
Plasso, Max Carpenter and Daniel Schoon were the lucky winners of the limo ride, donated by All Resorts Limousine, and
a bountiful breakfast donated by the Yarrow. We had a fabulous time, complete with feather boas and rhinestone
sunglasses to celebrate the success of all. The most impressive part of the whole shebang was the number of students
who completed all of the reading spots. Very impressive! I’d say that 80% of our students read their heads full of good
books. Way to go Parley’s Park!
We are excited to receive classroom amplification systems for all kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms
(fifth grade already has the systems). The systems will be installed on May 4 . These systems have been proven to be
very beneficial in classrooms. The system includes a receiver, four ceiling mounted speakers and a microphone
“necklace” that the teacher wears around their neck. These systems allow students to clearly hear the teacher wherever
they are speaking from in the class or from wherever the child is sitting in the class. It can also be used for student
presentations and programmed to help students with special needs in the class. Teachers love it as well, because it saves
them from overusing vocal cords. Be sure to ask your child about this new piece of technology for the classroom.
Our Kindergarten Orientation was well attended, but if you know of anyone in the area with an upcoming
kindergarten student, please send him or her our way. Our ‘09-‘10 kindergarten assessment days are May 26 and 27
and we would love to talk with everyone coming next year.
Congratulations to our P.E. teacher Jennifer Wheelwright. She was nominated and won the PCEF Teacher of the
Year award for Parley’s Park. We are fortunate to work with such a dynamo. She keeps us all on our toes! Thanks Jen.
Congratulations are also in order for third grader teacher, Cathryn Provines. She has been selected into the
Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program and will fly off to England to teach in the UK. In exchange, we are excited to
welcome Ms. Rachael Leese, who will join our third grade team for this coming school year. Ms. Leese, who teaches third
grade in England, comes to us with very high recommendations and great enthusiasm. Both schools will maintain contact
throughout the year and the classes will do special projects together as well.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful children with us. Parley’s Park is a vibrant place because of their great
Michele Wallace, Principal
From The PTA…
Even with a week off for Spring Break, there were still many activities happening at Parley's Park this past month. Thank
you to Lynne Griggs and Don Brown for all their planning, coordination and implementation of the very successful Science
Fair. Also, many thanks to all of the volunteers who made the Science Fair happen, including Lindie Miller, Bill Mechling,
Gina Mason, Tony Mason, Amy Sletta, Karen Reid, Lisa Mosher, Stacey Reko, Peter Reko, Pascale Blumer, Kit Selznick,
Rob Clayton, Chip Haynes, Rusty Martz, Michelle Ascherle, Michelle Fogarty, Alison Russell, Mark Hopkins, Trudy
Cohen, Erik Falter, Jennifer Billow, Jodie Loverro, Kimber Parry, Rob Parry, Jennifer Israel, Felicity Gardner, Liz Meyers,
and Michele Wallace! Thanks also to the teachers for supervising lunch, the lunch staff for making lunch easy, and the
janitorial staff for making clean-up a breeze! The participants signed thank you posters for our sponsors, ATK Launch
Systems and Carrie Shoaf of Luxury Residence Group/Keller Williams Real Estate. The Science Fair was quite the social
event at the school and all had a wonderful experience. Great job to all our future biologists, chemists and physicists!
Dawn Kenton, Melinda Kaufman, and Krista Clayton and all the volunteers for Books and Beyond took Parley's students
on a 6-week journey across America with reading, prizes, more reading and more prizes! It was great to walk down the
hallway at school and see the progress our children were making. Seeing Mr. Brown get "silly stringed" by the lucky class
winners and the grade winners depart for an "uptown" breakfast via limousine with Ms. Wallace were both fun. Thank you
to all the parents who looked after those timesheets, to the kids who read, and to all the volunteers who kept their
excitement up and their progress rewarded.
Art Enrichment has concluded their three week courses and we'd like to thank Angie Schmae and Kathy Pederson for
running an amazing program. Over 50 kids participated in 5 different classes from beading, to rockets, to kitchen skills
and more; the kids had a great time!
Stacy Riley is hard at work on Teacher Appreciation Day AND Week, and we are grateful for her continued dedication to
our teachers on behalf of all of us. She has recognized the teacher's efforts all year, and will conclude in a week
dedicated to them, May 11-15. If you have any donations for the daily teacher drawings or are interested in helping out,
please contact her at email@example.com
Coming up in May is Sports Enrichment (May 6, 13, and 20). Thank you to Kathy Pederson AGAIN, and her co-chair
Desiree Lindemann. Sign-up information was sent via email on April 9th, and is available on the Parley's Park website.
There are 9 classes available, surely something for everyone! The deadline for sign-up is April 30!
All year our children have benefited from the hard work and expertise of 2 dedicated moms. We'd like to thank Britta
Mobley for the spectacular Foreign Language program through which the kids were able to learn French, Spanish and
German. It has concluded for the year, and we thank Britta, and all the parents whose children participated in and were
enriched through this program. Also, Kimber Parry, the chair of the Masterpieces in Art program, put together another
wonderful year of art education for our children. We'd also like to thank the grade-level coordinators for this great art
program: first grade - Kathy Schaede; second grade - Hong McDonald; third grade - Monica Gustafson; fourth grade -
Nancy Lagnese; and fifth grade - Sam Zilvitis. Along with these awesome coordinators, we thank all the parents who as a
group volunteered to provide experiences to immerse our children in the masters of art every month in every class.
Although they've been thanked in this newsletter before, we again thank the entire Safety committee and chair Liz
Yokubison for their daily, year-long endeavors! We very much appreciate all your efforts to keep our students safe!
New to our school this year was the "Green Team." Katherine Martz and Angie Schmae brought a new awareness to our
school of all the perfectly good waste that was going to waste! Thanks to the efforts of Katherine, Angie, and their
committee, every Friday students help make sure that our recyclable material is collected throughout the school and put
together for pick up by Curb-It. This effort will continue into the future; we are thankful for their insightfulness and caring.
With only 6 weeks of school left, we still have a lot happening. Sneaking in for some end-of-year fun will be our Talent
Show and Field Day! Michelle Fogarty has Field Day down to a science and we thank her in advance for another year of
what is sure to be a highlight of our children's elementary experience! On June 5th for 1st to 5th grade, and June 11th for
kindergarten, our children will be treated to an outdoor experience of fun and games. Please contact Michelle at
firstname.lastname@example.org to help out! The long awaited extravaganza showcasing all the hidden talents of our children
will be coming up on June 11th and we thank Susan Worthington and her committee in advance for putting this together.
Please watch your email for upcoming information on this fun and insightful show! That brings me to another thank you!
Lisa Hebert, who joined Parley's in January, has been so wonderful and helpful with all our communications. Her
immediate attention to forwarding emails, as well as keeping our website updated, has been very appreciated by all of us,
as we've been able to cut way down on the amount of paper that comes home from school! Finally, we'd like to thank all
of you for your participation, assistance, support and mostly...your amazing kids!
Jennifer Billow & Shawna Doughman, Co-Presidents, PTA
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Mrs. Wheelwright Wins Teacher of the Year for Parley’s Park!
The Park City Education Foundation handed out the Doilney-Barnes Teaching Excellence Awards to each school on April
1 . Jennifer Wheelwright, our P.E. teacher extraordinaire, was the surprised recipient for PPES. Hopefully, you saw the
article in the Park Record, but there is a lot more to Jen than mentioned in that article!
Jen’s family moved to Utah from New Hampshire her senior year in high school. She loved freestyle skiing, was on the
North American Freestyle team, and competed for Snowbird. She went to the University of Utah on a Larry H. Miller
scholarship, where she received her B.A. in Education, with an emphasis in P.E. Yes, she knew what she wanted to do!
Right out of college, she interviewed for the Parley’s job. As Jen tells it, “The former P.E. teacher, who was on the hiring
committee, said, ‘Hire the little girl!’ I felt so lucky, because no other district in Utah has elementary P.E., and this is what I
Jen has brought creativity, excitement, and most of all, fun, to P.E. Her goal is to get everybody moving, no matter what
their abilities. She has written several grants to encourage these goals. One grant brought pedometers for every student
to wear, along with a walking unit that emphasizes how walking is a simple, free way to get moving!
Another grant brought all kinds of golf games and equipment. A grant that means a lot to her was for a program called bal-
a-vis-x. It is a program for balance, auditory, and visual exercise that she wrote with the special education team. It is
meant to help those with special needs, but she has adapted it to help all students. Just recently, the PTA has granted her
requests for a yoga program and special dance mats that incorporate dance and math!
In addition to grant programs, Jen has initiated several other programs. These include Teacher Wellness Program, Gold
Medal Mile Program, after school Jump Rope class, Field Day, Game Day Rewards program for each class, and of
course, her State Champion Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart programs for the American Heart Association. For Jen, it’s
not so much about the fundraising success, as it is teaching the kids lifelong lessons about staying healthy.
Like all the specialists at Parley’s, Jen’s programs and efforts affect every single student – every student takes P.E! What
is her trick for learning all those names? “My goal is to know all the new kids names by the end of September – especially
the Kindergartners! At first, they wear name tags. At the end of each class, I have them take them off, and I practice
guessing their names!”
Jen also has a home life! She has been married to her husband, Shane, for seven years, and her son Cody, just turned
two in March. In her free time she likes to catch up on sleep, run errands, and ski!
So, the next time you see Jen Wheelwright, congratulate this tiny but mighty dynamo, and thank her for all the effort she
gives so your children will have a lifelong love of exercise and health!
Notes from Mrs. Wheelwright
Great job Parley’s, as we raised $19,300 for The American Heart Association in Memory of Mr. Sheahan. This was not
our goal, but it is again another impressive amount.
The Just Jumpin’ Afterschool program has been a great success. The Just Jumpin’ Jump Rope Team has taught our
Parley’s kids to be excellent and successful jumpers. We’ve seen some really impressive tricks. There is a possibility of
a summer camp offered to only Parley’s students here at school. Look for a flier going home before the end of the year.
The first to sign up are the first ones in. We will be taking up to 65 students. It will be one morning per week for an hour
and a half for about 6 weeks. Dates and times to be determined; keep your eyes and ears open.
On June 3rd from 9:00-1:00, the 5th Grade District Track Meet will be held at Dozier Field by the High School. All 4
elementary schools will be competing in the Track and Field events. Come join us for a great time!!!!!
National Nutrition Month at Parley’s
Parley’s Park Elementary School students celebrated March National Nutrition Month® with special activities and prizes.
The focus of the celebration was a nutrition education and informational campaign created annually by the American
Dietetic Association. The campaign focused attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing
sound eating and physical activity habits. Students won random prizes by using a tray with a sticker on the bottom! All
students were given a bookmark as a personal reminder of good eating. Gayle Howard is the main cook at Parley’s Park;
she created excitement and participation with the students through her enthusiasm and joy of cooking! Check out the
photo at ppes.pcschools.us, click on Home, then Current Events.
PPES Students Turn into Young Scientists!!
If you walked into Parley’s anytime during the first week of April, you would have thought it had turned into a charter
school for young scientists! Thanks to a tremendous effort between teachers, staff, and parents, our students were able to
experience the thrill of discovery in a very different kind of learning environment.
It all started April 1 (no fooling!) with Junior Engineering Day. The entire school was turned into a hands-on lab for most
of the day, with different, age-appropriate experiments happening in all classrooms. Utah State University brought a
mobile program that had core-based science and engineering lessons for every single class. They trained our teachers,
and a day of hands-on fun and learning ensued! Some examples? Mrs. Rocchi taught 4 graders about the forces of
gravity and thrust, Mrs. Gaspari taught 1st graders about our 5 senses, and Mrs. Hopkins taught 5 graders about how
tough it is to drive a lunar vehicle from a remote location. Check out some pictures of these experiments on the Parley’s
website, ppes.pcschools.us, click on Home, then Current Events. This program cost $1,200, and was brought to the
students by the PTA, via YOUR fundraising dollars!
Next, on April 2 , was the much anticipated annual Science Fair. What a great turnout! It was terrific to see all the
presentation boards, representing the awesome participation and hard work of so many budding scientists. For the first
time, a competition took place among 5 grade participants. Caitlin Silianoff took 1 place with her experiment asking
“Does Listening to Mozart Make You Smarter?” Second place went to the team of Nick Riggs and Simon Hopkins for their
experiment on thrust and rockets. Third place went to Liam Brown for his experiment with magnets. Congratulations to
these creative thinkers and to all the science fair participants. Here’s one photo from the Science Fair; more can be found
at ppes.pcschools.us (click on Home, then Current Events).
A new, and very popular addition, to the Science Fair this year was the “Make Your Own Slime” booth. The kids all loved
making slime and learning the science behind it. Back for the second year was the Usborne Book Fair, focusing on math
and science books and learning manipulatives. Our teachers will be able to receive some of these terrific learning tools for
free, due to parent participation.
On the following Monday and Tuesday, the 2 grade classes had an in-depth rockin’ experience with Masters in Geology
students from the University of Utah. These very cool teachers brought up an extensive rock collection of rocks large and
small, beautiful and unusual. The kids loved the hands-on presentation.
The 1 and 4 grade classes were treated to “In Class Field Trips,” presented by Mad Science. The first graders learned
about earthworms, having a great time becoming earthworms, watching earthworms move through different
environments, and taking home their very own “decomposers!” Fourth graders had a “Walloping Weather” unit. For sure,
every fourth grade parent was thrilled when the kids came home with “thunder clappers!” Again, these valuable hands-on
“field trips” brought a different perspective on the required curriculum. Provided by the PTA, these were paid for by
Smith’s Earn & Learn dollars - yes, every time you use your Fresh Values card, it adds up!
The 4 grade also had fabulous presentations on the water cycle, water as energy, reclamation, and Utah wetlands, done
by The Living Planet Aquarium. Extremely realistic model representations were brought to class, and students were able
to be an actual part of the process. The presenters also brought a tiger salamander and garter snake, to further enhance
the students’ learning experience.
Wow! What a cool week! Hopefully, your student came home inspired by science and excited by different ways of
Free Books from Usborne Book Fair
The Usborne Book Fair, held in conjunction with the Science Fair on April 2, made just over $500 in sales, which gave the
school $250 in free items. Every teacher who created a wish list received at least 2 items on her wish list from the free
items allowance. Most new items were for math and science, with a few products being reading-oriented. Some parents
also donated items directly to the classrooms. Thank you to everyone who visited or participated in the book fair!
National Library Week
National Library Week was April 12–18 and the students of Parley’s Park Elementary School were able to celebrate it
early! We celebrate National Library Week for the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools,
campuses and communities nationwide - and it’s the perfect time to discover how worlds connect @ your library.
The students of Parley’s Park Celebrated in a variety of ways this year, starting with the co-sponsored “Fly A Kite with A
Good Book” contest in the library. The PTA generously provided the kites that were the focus of the students’ writing and
the main prizes. Winners of the contest were announced on Monday, April 6. All students who participated received a
certificate of participation, a bookmark and their choice of a book to keep! The week was completed with a visit from local
Utah author and illustrator Caralyn and Mark Buehner presenting to the school on how to be a writer and illustrator of
children’s books. Their presentation was a fun-filled afternoon where the students could witness how authors and
illustrators do their work. Look at 2 photos at ppes.pcschools.us, click on Home, then Current Events.
------------------------------------ UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES-----------------------------------
2nd Graders Taking the Stage
On Tuesday, May 5, our second graders will be taking the stage and presenting “Goin’ Buggy”. There will be 2
performances of this cute play, with one at 2:15 pm for the whole school and another at 6:30 pm for families. The
students, teachers and parents have been working very hard on this play creating the set, making costumes, gathering
props, rehearsing lines and songs, and more. The 2 grade teachers would like to give a big THANK YOU to all the
incredibly wonderful parents who have gotten involved with the play, either from your home or at school. It truly has been
a group effort. Come enjoy the play!
Summit Association for Gifted and High Ability Children
This organization, nicknamed SAGHAC, will have its initial organizational and membership meeting on Thursday, May 7,
2009 at 6:30 pm at the Snyderville Basin Recreation District Office (across the street from Trailside Elementary School).
The meeting will feature the UAGC (Utah Association for Gifted Children) President, Sheri Sorensen. A former 6 grade
teacher, and mother of 5, Sheri Sorensen is the Gifted Coordinator for Granite School District and oversees the Gifted and
Advanced Learner Programs in 75 elementary and junior high schools. She also serves as the president of the UAGC.
Come hear an outstanding presentation and learn more about this new and critical membership organization.
SAGHAC is a partnership of teachers, parents and administrators to raise awareness of issues around gifted and high
ability students. If you want to be put on an email list for future information or meetings, contact John and Maura
Hanrahan at email@example.com
Teacher Appreciation Week – May 11-15
Please help the PTA make sure this week is extra special for your child’s teacher! Look for a flyer to come home with
your child the first week of May detailing all the special events and recognition we have planned for our fantastic teachers!
We’re still in need of donations for our daily drawings during that week. If you have any item or service you’d like to
donate, please call Stacy Riley at 435-659-8327 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 7 . Plus, if you’d like to help
with preparing lunches, breakfast or simply set-up and clean-up any time during the week of May 11 – 15, that would be
greatly appreciated as well. Just let Stacy know at the above contact information. Thanks in advance for all your efforts
in making our teachers feel especially appreciated during this time!
Harry Potter Movie Marathon
A Harry Potter Movie Marathon, sponsored by the Park City Education Foundation, is being held on May 8 & 9. All
proceeds from this event will support math, science, language, and arts in the Park City School District. Tickets can be
purchased at www.pcef4kids.org Fliers went home with the students and there is a poster with details on the back door of
PTA Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
The PTA Volunteer Appreciation Lunch will be held on Tuesday, May 12. Plan on coming to this fun, free lunch as a thank
you for all YOU do, especially honoring our “graduating” 5 grade parents.
Parley’s Educators Strive for Excellence
As Parley’s parents, we see our teachers in the classroom environment and through the eyes of our children. Through
volunteering, meetings, emails, and dinner conversations, we get to know our teachers. And of course, all the teachers at
Parley’s strive to make their classrooms a wonderful place for learning. However, the majority of us probably don’t know
the extra mile many of our teachers journey to improve their own education, and therefore, improve the quality of our
We are lucky enough to have several teachers striving for and achieving major milestones this year. Lori Drivdahl, Kim
Goryl, Jen Shane, Leann Rocchi, and Amy Jenkins will be receiving their Masters in Education in Reading on May 2.
(Lori actually finished in December.) This was a 20 month commitment that required tons of reading, discussions,
projects, endless papers (including an 85 pager!), and added about 6 – 8 hours of homework per week. In addition, these
teachers will receive a Level 2 Reading Endorsement. How did they do it? Here’s a quote, “It took us 20 months straight,
and lots of hugs, tears, laughing, and support for each other. I personally appreciate these teachers and the support they
provided for me emotionally and psychologically. My Parley’s parents have been so patient, supportive, and positive with
me, as well!”
The entire 5 grade team will receive their Technology Endorsement in May, 2010. This commitment requires class every
other Thursday for four hours. They are learning how to integrate technology into all parts of the core curriculum. If you
have a 5 grader and have seen the computers in the 5 grade classroom, you have seen the future happening NOW.
And NOW takes two years of intensive training! Amy Jenkins will have her Masters, her Technology Endorsement, and
she has a four year-old!
DeEtte Earl and Peg Billing started work on their Gifted and Talented Endorsements in February and will be finished in
2011. This program is designed to facilitate broader understanding of the curriculum in terms of the needs of high ability
students. They will be learning about tools and resources for supporting and enhancing gifted education. They, in turn, will
become an invaluable resource to all Parley’s educators.
In the Reading Center, Sherie Gibson, Margie Stafford, and Tracy Bowers are earning additional credentials to help those
who struggle with reading. Tracy and Margie will be receiving their Level I Wilson Reading Certificates, while Sherie is
working on Level 2. A direct quote would best describe these: “The level 2 Wilson Certification is a two year program of
about 250 hours. When finished, I will be certified to use Wilson in small groups. The level 1 certification means you have
successfully completed all exams, observations, and practicum requirements to implement their Orton-Gillingham based,
systematic, explicit, multi-sensory reading program for students with dyslexia or who have difficulty learning to read or
spell using conventional programs.” In addition, Margie has her Master’s in Special Education, and several endorsements,
and Sherie is a trainer for the Next Steps program.
Laura Waugaman, our school counselor, will be receiving her ELL (English Language Learner) Endorsement in May,
which will be beneficial in her work with a group that makes up a fifth of the Parley’s population.
As Ms. Wallace has mentioned, Catherine Provines is going to England next year after being accepted into the Fulbright
program! Parley’s will be getting an exchange teacher from England, Rachael Leese, who will teach a third grade class.
Our students will benefit from their unique experiences and perspectives.
On a bit of a different note, there are two teachers who also go the extra mile by being the teacher representatives on the
School Community Council. Peg Billing and Lisa Miner are the teacher’s elected representatives and spend an average of
6 – 10 hours per month on this committee. With meetings and research on how to best spend our Land Trust monies, they
were instrumental in bringing the Skillbuilders after-school remedial math program to Parley’s.
Perhaps you heard about the elementary orchestra teacher, Dennis Harrington, receiving the Utah Elementary Strings
Teacher of the Year Award. This is another example of a teacher putting forth extra effort for our students!
Last, and certainly not least, our principal, Michele Wallace, will be finishing her Ph.D. in Education in 2011! Wow! You
don’t even want to know how many hours that has required.
We are lucky to have such dedicated, caring, and educated teachers at Parley’s. The commitment and sacrifice to
achieve these levels of proficiency is truly commendable. As our fight song says, “P-R-O-U-D are WE!”
Check out the Parley’s Website to see results of fundraisers and the cool things these dollars are bringing to our children.
You will also find testing results, lunch menus, survey results, teacher pages, forms of all kinds, links to fun computer
games and resources for your kids, SCC info, and all things PTA! Type in ppes.pcschools.us and go!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
THANKS TO MS. WALLACE!!! As the end of our 2008/2009 school year looms on the horizon, we wanted to take a
special opportunity to communicate some of the great changes our school has made under the direction of our new
principal, Michele Wallace. Here are just some of the new things Ms. Wallace has done:
- Facilitated Junior Engineering Day, paid for by your PTA dollars.
- Brought much stronger parent awareness and participation to School Community Council.
- Worked with the School Community Council to bring Skillbuilders (an after-school remedial math program) to our
- Started a parent-run pilot program called “Junior Great Books,” which offers reading enrichment in small group
- Wrote a grant through Northwestern University for an enrichment math class, called The Geometry of
Architecture, for high level 3rd graders. Ms. Wallace then taught this class to those 3rd graders at Parley's
every Friday for 10 weeks.
- Instituted some new guidelines for hallway behavior that has the school looking and sounding very respectful and
- Worked closely with the PTA to help facilitate greater cohesion and communication. The PTA appreciates
working with her on spending those valuable fundraised dollars.
- Suggested the possibility of equipping some of our classrooms with Promethean boards, which could bring a
whole new level of interactive learning to our children.
- Initiated the HUGE ball rolling on Dual Immersion, which our school is fortunate to begin next year. 50 of our 1st
grade students will receive their regular classroom instruction in either English or Spanish in the morning, and
then switch to the other language for the afternoon. We are excited to see this program progress. (Please see
the article on p. A-10 of the April 25-28 edition of The Park Record, plus the editorial on p. A-19 for information
about this cultural program.)
- Brought together Recycle Utah, Beneficial Life, and Park City Nursery to donate and plant new trees on our
- Created our school-wide daffodil planting project.
With all this and so much more, we are grateful for her and look forward to many more years of growth, learning and fun!
Fourth grade teachers would like to thank all of the parents who have helped make fourth grade so successful. We
couldn’t do it without our Room Parents, Books and Beyond parents, Reading Wheel Assessment parents, field trip
chaperones, small group helpers, math enrichment parents, Word Master parents, Rendezvous volunteers, and the PTA.
Also, thank you for the endless caring ways you have made us feel special. Thanks for all you do!
With greatest thanks, Kim Goryl, John Howard, LeAnn Rocchi, and Jennifer Shane
I’d like to thank Maureen Staples and Brenda Krebs (both parent volunteers at PPES) for helping out with Fluency Clinic
and reading with students two mornings a week. I’d also like to thank Dana Mulick and Theresa Lippert (ESL
paraprofessionals at PPES) who read & time students every morning! A special thank you to Karen Augenstein, Bridget
Erickson, and Debbie Freeman (Special Education paraprofessionals at PPES) for all of the time and energy they put in
everyday, over and above their contract time. We couldn’t operate Fluency Clinic without you! Your efforts are
appreciated and I thank each and every one of you for making such a positive difference in the lives of our PPES
Margie Stafford, Special Education Teacher
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to the Art Enrichment teachers - Anthony Carestia, Tricia Shaad, Kim Goryl, Jaxon
Stallard of the Park City Cooking School and Beadniks at Redstone. They all did an amazing job sharing their creative
sides and passions! It was a lot of fun and we really appreciated their time and energy in sharing what they love. Thanks!
Also, THANK YOU to Karin and Anthony Carestia for donating 11 model rockets to the PTA to be used in the model
Kathy Pederson & Angie Schmae, Art Enrichment Co-Chairs
Thanks to all the parents in my class for being so wonderful and having such wonderful children! Also, special thanks to
my weekly volunteers: Jamie Levine, Stacey Reko , Becky Lund, Jodi Butler, Shannon Baynes, Allison Russell, Christine
Thompson, and Kathy Pederson.
Mrs. O’ Donnell, 1 Grade Teacher
Dates could be subject to change based on how long the school closure lasts.
D April 30 - Utah State Essay Contest entries due May 11-15 – Teacher Appreciation Week
April 30 – Spring Photos May 12 – PTA Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
A May 1 - School Community Council nominations due May 25 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
May 4 – NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day June 3 – 5 Grade Track Meet, 9-1, High School
T May 5 – 2 Grade Play, “Goin’ Buggy,” 2:15 Assembly, June 5 – Field Day for Grades 1 – 5
6:30 Performance for Families June 11 – Field Day for Kindergarten
E May 6, 13, 20 – Sports Enrichment June 11 – Talent Show
May 7 – SAGHAC initial meeting, 6:30, Snyderville Basin June 12 – Last Day of School
S Recreation District Office Aug. 24 – First Day of School for 2009-2010
May 8 & 9 – PCEF Harry Potter Marathon School Year (school budget dependent)
Oct. 1 & 2 – Fall Break (school budg. dep.)