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Can you count these Hawkeyes?

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Think of each Hawkeye means a little visitor is coming down to my office for postive reinforcement and prizes from me. Our cell tower pays for the prizes that your children earn. Here are the results of the total amount of Hawkeyes that have been given out this year.

Kinder 545
1st 1,700
2nd 1,768
3rd 1,477
4th 2,443
5th 1,027
6th 751

Total: 9,711 little visits to my office over a period of 172 days = average of 56 per day (give or take a few). I’d say that’s a lot of good vibes happening at Hayden Peak!

Changes in the Air for 2015-16

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We are going to be having many changes for the upcoming year.

As you may know, I am retiring at the end of the school year. I will miss you all and have loved the five years I have served you.

Amongst the changes, the following teachers are also moving on:
Kindergarten – Mrs. Melzer and Ms. Gunnell
First – Ms. Stout and Mrs. Newman
Second – Mrs. Forsyth
Third – Mr. Rindlisbacher
Fourth – Mrs. Nichols, Ms. Stos and Mrs. Ryan-Davis
Sixth – Mrs. White/Walker
Special education – Dr. Meg, Ms. Reynolds and Mr. Persons

We wish these teachers all the best in whatever they do and wherever they go.

Mr. David Butler will be your new Principal, beginning July 1st. I know that you will support him like you have supported me these past five years. Mr. Butler will bring new programs and new life to our school, and Hayden Peak will remain an amazing school!

I wish you all the very best and will miss your sweet children.
Mrs. Riddle

It was a Great Carnival!

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A big thank you to everyone who joined us at the carnival last night. The weather was perfect! The crowd of children and parents was just right! I couldn’t have asked for a nicer evening, spent with my Hayden Peak family!

Come for Breakfast!

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Parents and students and younger siblings!

Please join us in the morning (May 13, 2015) at 7:30 am for Breakfast! Those students and families who have students in Harmony, please come at 7:00 am.

Parents pay just $2, and younger siblings and students are FREE! Seriously! FREE!
We are having French toast strips, sausage, fresh fruit and milk. YUM YUM!

Students who attend Hayden Peak will punch in their numbers to give our school credit for eating, but will not be charged for breakfast.

Did I mention that Big Budah from Fox 13 will also be here? LIVE! If you can’t make it to breakfast, watch him on 13!

(Please enter through the cafeteria doors.)

Parents — Your Leader in Me survey is waiting!

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Dear Parents,

We need your help with our work with The Leader in Me. As we continue to teach the children important leadership skills, we are also working toward becoming a Lighthouse School. A Lighthouse School is one that is identified as one of the best at their implementation of The Leader in Me with students. There are approximately 1,800 Leader in Me schools in the United States, and about 100 of them are Lighthouse Schools. We really want to be among the best!

The link below is to a parent survey that will provide data to support our implementation of The Leader in Me. I took the survey myself, so I know that it has about 25 questions and it takes about ten minutes to complete the survey. All of the questions were multiple-choice type answers with a single click to answer the questions.

This is the survey link: (You may need to copy and paste it in your browser.)


Thank you so much for helping us reach the important landmark of becoming a Lighthouse School by providing us with your input on this survey. We hope to hit Lighthouse Status this upcoming year.

Your partner in education,

Diena Riddle, Principal

Parents! We need your input!

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Prior to our Leader in Me “Night at the Museum”, we are asking that you take ten minutes to answer this
Parent survey. It is a requirement of the financial grant we received to help fund this program.

Your help would be appreciated!


(copy and paste this in your browser)

Students in grades 4-6 will have the opportunity to take the survey at school. All teachers and staff members have been asked to take a survey as well.


Spring Pictures — April 7th

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Important Parent Information Below

Hayden Peak Elementary School
Picture Day: Tuesday, April 7
It’s easy to create your own package
Ordering online is quick, easy, and gives you a wide selection of choices:

Go to mylifetouch.com.
Create your own package with the sizes and quantities you want.
Pay online and your order is complete!

Envision Utah – get involved and get us cash!

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Dear Parents,

We have been invited by Envision Utah to participate in a conversation about Utah’s future by completing a survey entitled “Your Utah Your Future”. They are asking Utahans across the state to carefully consider the information presented in the survey and make choices based on what they want Utah to be like in the year 2050. The results will be used to create a vision for the state that will be a guide to policymakers, local governments, businesses, developers, and all of us as we prepare for the future. Please be thoughtful and conscientious about your responses. The survey should take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on how deeply you wish to examine the information available.

We invite you log on to envisionutah.org to complete the survey. Not only is this information valuable to planning the future in Utah, Envision Utah will donate $1 to our school for every parent, teacher, staff member, or adult community member who takes the survey in behalf of our school. There will be a place at the end of the survey to indicate Hayden Peak Elementary.

This survey will launch Thursday, April 2nd and will run through May 31st.

Thank you,

Diena Riddle

Spring! And Safety!

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Dear parents and guardians,
Think Safety as you think Spring. Both go hand-in-hand.
More children will be riding bikes, scooters and walking to school. This is great IF more children are doing it safely. Helmets, chains for bikes and scooters, and following the crossing guards and safety patrol and your family’s rules make it the best.
Please remind your children to respect our neighbors by not crossing through private property, and respecting trees and flowers and bushes by not tugging on them, picking them or breaking them off.
You can also demonstrate respect and following safety guidelines as you pick up and drop your children in the pick-up/drop off areas. The ‘it doesn’t apply to me, I’m only going to leave my car for a few minutes’ in this area makes it difficult for everyone. If you are going to park you car, please park your car and use the crosswalks to pick up your children or bring them in to the building.
Kindergarten parents — please respect this rule as well. If you leave your car in the pick up/drop off area to wait for your children, you hold up others who are trying to drop off or pick up. This applies to our afternoon kindergarteners and parents as well.
Would you please help us with this?