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Calendar of Events – May/ June 2016

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Here are some upcoming events!

May-June 2016

Calendar of Events


1-20   SAGE Olympics continue….

Thank you for not scheduling vacations, doctor and dentist appointments, etc. during this time period.

2         3rd grade Field Trip 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Living Planet Aquarium

4         4th grade Field Trip 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

Allmark, Lundgren, McKnight

Conservation Water Park

5         2nd grade Field Trip 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Hogle Zoo

5         4th grade Field Trip 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Anderson, Jury

Conservation Water Park

9         Harmony Spring Performance

2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

11       4th grade to Copper Hills 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

12       6th grade Field Trip 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Clark Planetarium

13-20            Kindergarten End of Year Testing

No school for kindergarten

23       6th grade to Ballet West 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

24       Benchmark Achievement Party

25       School Carnival 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

26       Kindergarten Program 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.

27       Sage Olympics Closing Ceremony 9 a.m.

27       Leadership Luncheon 10:45 a.m.

30       Memorial Day. No school

31       Kindergarten Teddy Bear Picnic

June1Awards Kinder & 1st grade 9:00 a.m.

Awards 2nd & 3rd grades 9:45 a.m.

Awards 4th grade 1:00 p.m.

Awards 5th & 6th grades 1:45 p.m.

2         Field Day

3         Last Day of School. No lunch served

School Dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Principal’s Message – May 2016

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Principal Newsletter

May 2016

As the school year comes to an end, let’s look at all the great things that have happened at Hayden Peak this year. First of all we welcomed a new Principal, David Butler and Assistant Principal, Amy Adams to the school. Many new teachers came on board and joined the existing faculty with great enthusiasm. The addition of new staff members is always fun and exciting.

Hayden Peak began is journey with Assessment to Achievement, a collaborative effort between the school and the state. Along with the professional development that accompanied this project, Hayden Peak has looked at data and made decisions as to how to best improve teaching practices to ensure that all students are learning at high levels. The partnership with the state and Assessment to Achievement has given our teachers a more narrowed and driven focus using research based strategies to help reach goals set up the school’s Assessment to Achievement team. These goals include every student grades K-6 understanding the main idea and author’s purpose of any given text. The math goal focuses around the understanding of fractions and being able to use the four operations to solve fraction based math problems. While fractions is typically taught in grades 3-6, our younger grades have supported this school goal by teaching vocabulary and using simple examples of what fractions are and how they are used in every day life.

Along with the strong academic focus, Hayden Peak continues to use the 7 Habits throughout the school. We have a Leadership Luncheon once a month to celebrate leaders in our classrooms. Leaders are given a backpack full of prizes and our local McDonald’s provides lunch. This has been a fun way to celebrate all the good things that are happening in our classrooms. We have a strong student council who supports the school goals and provides fun spirit days that focus on the 7 Habits. There are also several before and after school clubs, including orchestra; our school choir, Harmony; Sports Club; Dance Club; and Awesome Author’s Club. These clubs have many participants and they enjoy the activities and interactions with their peers. Thank you to the teachers and parents who sponsor these activities.

During the summer months, it’s important that students maintain their math and reading skills. There are lots of apps and computer games that students can use to practice as well as paper/pencil and flash card drills. Read, read, read! Have your child(ren) read to each other, pets, stuffed animals, listen to books on tape, read as a family. Summer is a time to relax and rejuvenate, and there is nothing quite like being outside in the sunshine with a cold lemonade and a good book!

Thank you to all of our parents, PTA, School Community Council and everyone who has helped at Hayden Peak this year. Working together we have been able to accomplish many great things. We couldn’t do this great work with and for your children without your help!

Have a great summer, Hayden Peak. It has been a fantastic year, one that I can’t quite believe is almost over. Enjoy all the things that come with summer, and we look forward to having everyone back at Hayden Peak in August!


Amy Adams

Assistant Principal

Calendar Events for April, 2016

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April 2016

Calendar of Events

8         Kindergarten Orientation 2:00 p.m.

14       Math Tournament 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

6th grade Daybreak Elementary

15       SAGE Olympics Opening Ceremony


April 18 – May 20

SAGE testing window open.

Thank you for not scheduling vacations,

doctor and dentist appointments, etc.

during this time period.


20       Kindergarten Fieldtrip 9:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Utah Museum of Natural History

20       Dibels Testing K-3 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

21       Dibels Testing K-3 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

21       Great Utah Shakeout 10:15 a.m.

Earthquake Drill

26       4th grade Fieldtrip 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Utah Museum of Natural History

29       Spirit Day – Decade Day

Seek First to Understand,

then to be Understood

29       Leadership Luncheon 10:45 a.m.


Calendar of Events – March 2016

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March 2016

Calendar of Events

2         PTA Board Meeting 9:00 a.m.

3         Early Dismissal

4         No School – Grade Transmittal

9-10   Student-Led Conferences

Book Fair on the stage

Lost & Found in front hallway

10       Early Dismissal

11       No School – Teacher Comp

18       School Community Meeting 7:30 a.m.

18       Leadership Luncheon 10:45 a.m.

21       PTA Classic Skate Night 5:30 -8:30 p.m.

23       Early Dismissal

24-28            Spring Recess

February 2016 Calendar Events!

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Here are some important dates in February!

3         PTA Board Meeting 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

5         School Community Council Meeting 7:30 a.m.

8         5th grade to Symphony 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

8         Awesome Author’s Club Begins after school

10       Kid’s Marketplace 3rd grade

12       Valentine’s Day parties, individual classrooms

15       President’s Day No School

19       Leadership Luncheon 10:45 a.m.

January 2016 Calendar of Events

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Here are some important dates to remember in January!

Jan 4         School Resumes-Welcome back!

Jan 7         5th grade Girls Maturation- 2:00 p.m. in the gym

Jan 7         5th grade Boys Maturation- 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

Jan 12       2nd grade Field Trip- Living Planet Aquarium

Jan 18       Martin Luther King Jr Day- No School

Jan 20       Leadership Luncheon 10:45 a.m.

Jan 20       5th grade Field Trip Utah Museum of Natural History

McCullough, Vigil

Jan 21       5th grade Field Trip – Utah Museum of Natural History

Banning, Marriott

Jan 22       Grade Transmittal Day- No School

November – Calendar of Events

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Here are some important dates to keep in mind during the month of November!


2-9                     Parent window open for scheduling Student-Led Conferences

11                       Veteran’s Day Assembly 10:00 a.m.

11-12                 Student-Led Conferences

12                      Dads and Donuts 7:30 a.m.

13                      No School

16-20               Anti-Bully Week

25-27               Thanksgiving Recess

Important Dates in October!

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Calendar of Events in October-

1        Vision Screening K, 1st, 3rd, 5th (Resource, students new to the school)

7         Walk to School Day

8         Picture makeups

13       School Community Council

Fund Raiser Kick-off

15-16            Fall Recess – No School

23       Leadership Luncheon

27       Student Council Leadership Conference at BYU

29       Halloween Parade 9:00 a.m. in the gym

            Masks allowed during parade only

            Class parties to follow parade

29       Early Dismissal

30       No School!

PTA Reflections

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Students are getting excited about PTA Reflections this year! The theme for 2015-2016 Reflections is “Let Your Imagination Fly!”

Every student in any grade is invited to participate! Students can create an original work that reflects this year’s theme. The work can be anything such as

  • literature
  • visual arts (including 3D)
  • film production
  • music composition
  • dance choreography
  • photography

Remember, the work needs to be original student work. If your child is interested in participating, there are copies of entry forms and category rules in the Main Office at school.

The deadline for all submissions is October 26, 2015!

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Riddle at 801-898-9285 or at ynglittlemiss@cs.com.

The Every Kid in a Park Pass

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Are you a 4th grade parent looking for new ideas for family activities?

The Every Kid in a Park Pass launched September 1st. Fourth grade students and their families will benefit from free admission to fee-collecting parks, public lands and waters by downloading a paper pass from the Every Kid website (http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/ekiap-signup)

Have your student log onto the Every Kid in a Park website and complete the interactive activity that NPS has developed in conjunction with Scholastic. Once they complete the on line activity they are able to print out a paper voucher, which can be used in exchange for the admission fee for federal lands and waters that charge a fee. The paper pass can cover the entire vehicle that the 4th grader is in, meaning the pass will cover families (the 4th grader must be present).

This pass is good from September 1, 2015-August 31, 2016. In addition, your fourth grader can exchange their paper pass for a more durable, ‘keepsake’ Fourth Grade Annual Pass! There are numerous locations that will have the durable pass (including GLCA entrance stations). It is not mandatory to exchange the paper permit for the more durable permit.

So sign up at http://www.nationalparks.org/ook/ekiap-signup ! Get your free pass today!