Raising children in the age of smartphones and social media brings new challenges and concerns for all families. That’s why we are inviting you to join Bell View PTA Tuesday, Feb 11 at 5:30pm to 7:00 in Bell View Elementary Media Center for our Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop, which promotes safer and more responsible use of online technology among children and families. Our next general meeting will be Mar 6 at 9:00am in the conference room. Other dates for meetings will be: Apr 3, and May 1.
Valentine’s Day Celebrations: February 14th
Brown:10:00/1:00 Howe:10:00/1:00, Johnson:10:00, White:1:00
2nd Grade: 11:15-12:15
3rd Grade: 1:00-1:55
4th Grade: 1:20-1:50
5th Grade: 9:30-10:30
Please communicate with your child’s teacher regarding their plans for celebrations.
All volunteers must be approved prior to celebrations.
Parent Teacher Conference Window: Be sure to sign up for Parent Teacher conferences on Skyward Family Access, the window will be open until 2/17/20. Contact our office if you need help, our goal is to have 100% of students join their parents! Please remember, due to parent conferences, Feb. 27th is an Early-out Day, School Dismissal at 1:55
President’s Day Make-up Snow Day
Monday, Feb. 17th, school will be in session! Our calendar noted that if we were to have a Snow Day, President’s Day would be the day we make it up. If your child will not be at school, please contact our office to inform us of the absence.
Junior Coach Schedule Updates: (all meetings will be 8:00-9:00am)
April 24 Junior Coach Summit (off site)
May 13 End of Year Celebration
We’re now registering students for Kindergarten for the 2020-21 School year!
Please let your neighbors with Kinder aged students know to contact our office!
Supplemental Hours of Kindergarten Instruction Program
Families will be notified of whether their students have been admitted to a school of their choosing or placed on a waiting list by Feb. 12. Canyons District will continue to accept applications after Feb. 5. Students who apply after that date will be added to a waiting list or invited to enroll at schools that still have openings.
Submit School Choice Applications Through Feb. 21
Education opens doors. In Canyons District, we believe all children deserve access to a quality education and learning opportunities suited to their interests and needs. Every child is different, and public education isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor. School choice means providing parents with options, and the freedom to choose the best options for their child. Under Utah law, students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school — the one assigned to them by geographic boundaries — may apply to transfer to another school by submitting a Standard Open Enrollment Form. In Canyons District, families are able to submit these forms online from the comfort of their home or office using our Online Permit Portal. For the coming school year, the window for applying for the school-choice permits will open Dec. 1 and end Feb. 21. School transfers are approved when space is available and on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Please contact Floyd Stensrud in the Office of Planning and Enrollment, 801-826-5180.
“Are you the leader we’re looking for?” CSD Board of Ed has started the national search for a new superintendent to replace Dr. Briscoe Their goal is to have someone in place by July 1, 2020. The application window will run from Feb. 10 through March 13, 2020. A third-party facilitator will handle the processing and screening of all applications. The Board has contracted with Richard C. Stowell, Executive Director of the Utah School Boards Association, to do this assignment. The District will sponsor three Town Halls Feb. 25-27 to seek public input to inform the Board’s deliberations. Prior to these events, CSD employees and parents will be surveyed about the desired characteristics of a successful candidate. Those surveys will launch on Monday, Feb. 10 and close on Friday, Feb. 21. The results will be shared at the Town Halls, which will be guided by members of the External Affairs team.
Growing Up: 5th-grade Maturation Programs
Canyons School District has developed an informational maturation program for fifth-grade students and their parents. Presentations conducted by a professional speaker have been scheduled in March. All parents are encouraged to attend these free events with their children, and to choose which date best fit their schedules, so that they can continue the discussion in their homes. Flyers (English/Spanish) will be provided for fifth-grade teachers to distribute during Parent-Teacher Conferences.
During the month of February, to better connect with our students, we’ll be considering each student’s Love Language. Love is a basic human need, however, not everyone expresses and feels love in exactly the same way. Dr. Gary Chapman says knowing your child’s love language can make all of the difference in your relationship. To find out your child’s love language, take this quiz at www.5lovelanguages.com. Here are brief descriptions of the five love languages:
1. Physical Touch. For children who understand this love language, physical touch will communicate love more deeply than will the words. Of course, they receive love in all the languages, but for them the one with the clearest and loudest voice is physical touch. Without hugs, kisses, pats on the back, and other physical expressions of love, their love tanks will remain less than full.
2. Words of Affirmation. In communicating love, words are powerful. Words of affection and endearment, words of praise and encouragement, words that give positive guidance all say, “I care about you.” Such words are like a gentle, warm rain falling on the soul; they nurture the child’s inner sense of worth and security. Even though such words are quickly said, they are not soon forgotten. A child reaps the benefits of affirming words for a lifetime.
3. Quality Time. Quality time is focused attention. It means giving a child your undivided attention. Quality time is a parent’s gift presence to a child. It conveys this message: “You are important. I like being with you.” It makes the child feel that he is the most important person in the world to the parent. He feels truly loved because he has his parent all to himself. The most important factor in quality time is not the event itself but that you are doing something together, being together.
4. Gifts. The giving and receiving of gifts can be a powerful expression of love, at the time they are given and often extending into later years. The most meaningful gifts become symbols of love, and those that truly convey love are part of a love language. Most children respond positively to gifts, but for some, receiving gifts is their primary love language. You might be inclined to think that this is so for all children, judging from the way they beg for things. But those whose language of love is receiving gifts will respond differently when they get their gift. Remember, for them this is love’s loudest voice. They see the gift as an extension of you and your love.
5. Acts of Service. Some people speak acts of service as their primary love language. If service is your child’s primary love language, your acts of service will communicate most deeply that you love them. When that child asks you to fix a bicycle or mend a doll’s dress, they do not merely want to get a task done; your child is asking for emotional love. This does not mean that you must jump at every request. It does mean that you should be extremely sensitive to those requests and recognize that your response can help fill the child’s love tank. Each request calls for a thoughtful, loving response.
From The Five Love Languages of Children by Dr. Gary Chapman.
In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) occurring in China, the Salt Lake County Health Department has released the following guidance regarding symptomatic students and employees who may have recently traveled to China. While novel coronavirus has not reached Utah — to date, there have been no documented cases within the state — and health officials say the threat remains low, Canyons District schools are taking precautions in adherence with the following guidelines. [LINK TO PDF] Information about steps our schools routinely take to prevent the spread of disease can be found at canyonsdistrict.org.
This month the emergency drill we’ll practice with faculty and students is Shelter in Place. We practice monthly so that our staff and students are prepared for all types of emergencies.
Access the February Lunch Menu https://canyonsdistrict.nutrislice.com/menu/bell-view/lunch/2020-02-01?mode=browse
Teacher and Student Success Plan
1. ELA: 75% of K-3rd graders will make typical progress on Acadiance reading composite & 75% of 4th & 5th graders will be on track for expected growth on the Reading Inventory.
2. Math: 75% of K-5 grade students will make typical progress on the Acadiance math composite score from Fall to Spring.
3. PBIS: 20% decrease of the number of discipline referrals from the 2018-2019 school year by May 2020.
Attendance is important, and our goal is to have 95% of students at school each day. During term 1, kinder and 1st grade had the most students off track! Remember, be great, miss less than 8! Of course when students are sick; have fevers, vomiting, or other contagious symptoms, please keep them home.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Feb. 11th: PTA Sponsored Be Internet Awesome Family Workshop 5:30-7:00pm Bell View Library
Feb 12th: Junior Coach Meeting 8:00am
Feb 12th: 5th Grade Field Trip, UT Symphony at Abravanel Hall 10:15am-1:00pm
Feb. 12th & 13th: WIDA Assessments for students learning English as a second language
Feb. 14th: Valentine’s Celebrations TBD (discuss with your child’s teacher)
Feb. 17th: Snow Day Make-up day
Feb. 19th: 5th Grade Field Trip to U of U, Engineering Week 9:00am-1:30pm
Feb. 26th: Parent Teacher Conferences & Book Fair 4:00-8:00pm
Feb. 25th: Town Hall Meeting Superintendent Search at Jordan High 6:30-8:00pm
Feb. 26th: Town Hall Meeting Superintendent Search at Corner Canyon High 6:30-8:00pm
Feb. 27th: Early-out Day, School Dismissal at 1:55
Feb. 27th: Parent Teacher Conferences & Book Fair 3:00-7:00pm
Feb. 27th: Town Hall Meeting Superintendent Search at Albion Middle 6:30-8:00pm
Feb. 28th: No School: Compensatory Day