December 2009

Santa’s Workshop Comes to Cherry Creek!

A small sampling of what was available in Santa’s Workshop at Cherry Creek Elementary
A small sampling of what was available in Santa’s Workshop at Cherry Creek Elementary
Starr David and Judy Garrard work hard to help children during a very busy Santa’s Workshop

Last week, students at Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville were given the opportunity to buy inexpensive gifts for friends and family members at “Santa’s Workshop”. The PTA has worked very hard (with the help of Santa’s Elves, of course) to provide a wide variety of things that kids can afford (starting at 25 cents). Many children who are not otherwise able to buy gifts for their family members look forward to this every year. The workshop was quite busy during its open hours – it was a huge success!
Unfortunately, there are currently not enough PTA members at Cherry Creek who are able to help with Santa’s Workshop in the future. This means that there might not be a Santa’s Workshop next year! If you or someone you know might be willing to help us with this dilemma, please contact a member of the PTA! We don’t want our kids to miss this chance to do something kind for others!

Cherry Creek 3rd-Graders Share Holiday Cheer

Third-graders from Cherry Creek Elementary prepare to sing at Art City Nursing and Rehab

On Thursday, December 10, third-graders at Cherry Creek Elementary visited the folks at Art City Nursing and Rehab. During the visit, they sang a few Christmas songs to get them in the holiday mood. It was a great experience for the children to offer service to others.

Local Eagle Project Benefits Cherry Creek Elementary School

Jacob Buhler with the 350 Phonics Phones he donated to Cherry Creek Elementary School
Roxie Rowe, Joshua Tandy, Jayden Mack, and Armando Salcedo practice reading with their Phonics Phones, with the help of Jacob Buhler.
Armando Salcedo practices reading into his Phonics Phone.

 

Jacob Buhler, age 13, recently made 350 “phonics phones” as part of his Eagle Scout Project.  Phonics Phones are made from PVC pipes and are used by students during reading.  This is what The Candl Foundation has to say about phonics phones:  “When students read aloud, the device allows them to hear themselves much more clearly when they practice. They are able to work on word pronunciation and improve their
phonics skills by using the phones…. By using the phones, student practice time is more productive. Since practice makes perfect, children become better readers, which in turn helps them across the board in their other subjects.” (http://www.candlfoundation.com/).  They are a wonderful tool for students!

Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville was very fortunate to be presented with these Phonics Phones.  They were assembled, painted, decorated, and labeled with student names by Jacob with the help of local LDS Young Men and Young Women groups as well as HC Storm Soccer Team members.  Harward Irrigation and Sunroc kindly provided the materials at discounted prices. 

November Awards!

November Award Recipients

 

On November 23, 2009, students at Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville received special awards. Three students from each class were chosen to receive awards for scholarship (red awards), citizenship (yellow awards), or special recognition (blue awards.  The students who received awards are as follows:
 
Scholarship:
Kinder: Jayden Mson, Peyton Leuck, Benjamin Johnson, Reuben Johnson, Taska Gallagher
First: Ben Roylance, Elena Holmes, Eliza Whiting, Gabriel Hilleshiem, Tyler Dorrity
Second: Jaxson Porray, Roman Christensen, Yunuen Vargaz, Abby Gerrett
Third: Ryan Hafen, Brigham Dorrity, Luke Gleave,
Fourth: Brandon Bird, Cody Stradling, Trevin Olson
Fifth: Zoe Dalley, Yaira Espinoza, Samantha Scott
Sixth: Janessa Lewis, Dan Humble, Alex Palmer
 
Citizenship: 
Kinder: Kaiyou Turner, Bryliegh Searle, Seth Hahn, Christine Bloodgood, Eduardo Gutierrez
First: Natalie Lechuga, Grace Ferrell, Tansyn Joyner, Heidi Sumsion, Jenna Ellis
Second: Isaac Reynaga, Keltsie Jensen, Parker Robertson, Ryan Popham
Third: Tanii Foster, Bryan Espinoza, Tristie Whiting
Fourth: Jesus Gomez, Alondra Valtierra, Mikiya Olsen
Fifth: Madison Johnson, Juan Marambio, Peyton Grace
Sixth: Taylor Vert, Delanie Mortensen, Ryan Treasure
 
Special Recognition:
Kinder: David Valdacinosu, Emily Medina, Rochelle Lange, Kaja, Johathan Alvarez
First: Zoee Jasperson, Kayla Marsh, Shelby Strain, Justan Olsen, Julia Jeffs
Second: Eomer Stringham, Christopher Gonzalez, Bree Jensen
Third: Canon Young, Marley Border, Bailey Montague
Fourth: Sunni David, Whitney Mitchell, Awbanie Olsen
Fifth: Emmanuel Sahagun, Austin Thompson, Rylee Porray
Sixth: Jonathan Howes, Brandon Simpson, Jordan Erickson