Art City Elementary celebrated Veterans by having BYU's Air Force ROTC share their ceremonial performance as well as a slide show of those representing our community. When asked to stand if the students had a mom or a dad serving in the military, about 30 students stood. It touches your heart to know the sacrafices these men and women make to keep our country safe. Thank you Veterans for all you do.
Art City celebrates Halloween in their class rooms through out the day and then everyone lines the halls to watch as classes march past in their costumes. As they start the First grade starts and walks through the school picking up classes as they go and as they make there way through the school and the Gym for parents to see everyone, the second time through the school the lines gets smaller as classes go back to their room. Even the office and staff dress up and have fun with the day.
Mrs. Deanna Lindsey was awarded the Service in Action Award from the area PTA for the outstanding work she does in the school library. She was surprised with this award at our area PTA meeting where her friends and family showed up to give their support. Mrs. Lindsey spends so much time making the library a fun and exciting place for the students to come. Unlike other libraries Art City Library is not a quiet stuffy place to be. It is fun and engaging every time you enter. Mrs. Lindsey loves books and can tell you about any book in the library.
On November 4, 2014 The Living Planet Aquarium came to Art City Elementary school to talke to the fourth-grade about "Our use of water". They did a presentation on what happens when you leave debri and pour chemicals in your gutters. "Who wants to swim in the lake when all of 'this' is in the lake?" was one question that was asked and demonstrated.
On October 21, 2014 the Clark Planetarium visited the fourth through sixth-grade students at Art City Elementary, they gave students a chance to feel electricity, watch chemical reactions and learn a little about space. "The Clark Planetarium’s mission is to create and present enlightening experiences that inspire wonder in learning about space and science. We accomplish this by presenting programs about science and astronomy in an exciting and engaging way.
On October 29 and 30th, 2014 Art City Elementary kindergarten classes performed in a Halloween Program. Songs include: Halloween what does it mean?; Five Little Pumpkins; Ghost Toast Orange Pumpkin; Little Ghost; Jack-O-Lantern Poem; In the Pot; Diddle-Dee; Little Witch; Witch Poem; Witch With an Itch; Halloween is almost here; SHUSH!!!; Fly Little Bats; Five Little Bats; Ghost of John; High in Air; Dark, Dark House; Time to trick or treat; and Halloween! Art City was proud of the kindergarteners for celebrating Halloween while showing school spirit!
On October 29, students were so excitted to have their turn to ride in the "really cool, big limo". Starting at 11:20 a.m and going every eight minutes until ubout 1:15; students would line up and when it was their turn they would climb into the limo, get seat belted in then go for a ride around the block while watching a movie clip and feeling really special. Mrs. Nielsen had the opportunity to ride along and see all of the smiling giggling students as they enjoyed their limo ride.
“You Be You”, by Linda Kranz, is the book Mrs. Alisa Morgan, Kindergarten Teacher at Art City Elementary School based her lesson on. The students had an opportunity to read the book, write about a prompt, and create their own fish. Students shared their thoughts about, “We all have something special that only we can share.” The objective of the lesson is to help students know that we are all different and that “You Be You”. Mrs.
The students that brought in $20 or more were given limo-ride certificates; students who brought in more than $100 were given the opportunity to pick a prize and were given limo-ride certificates. Each student that participated in the walk-a-thon and brought their packet back were given tickets to purchase prizes from the walk-a-thon store. The teachers of the classes that brought in the most money were challenged to play some "Minute-to-win-it" games.
On Friday, October 10, Art City held it's annual walk-a-thon to raise money for the PTA and the school. Students go out a couple of weeks before the walk-a-thon and get pledges for how many laps they will do. On the day of the walk-a-thon they have 45 minutes to walk or run as many laps as they can; the students have a card that is marked for each time they go around the area, when they are finished they take the cards home and collect the pledges. This year the students walked an accumulative of approx 1200 miles and collected just over $9,200.