May 2011

Cherry Creek Students Win Bikes For READING!

There were quite a lot of prizes for students to choose from as part of their reward for reading every day
2nd-graders Megan Dickenson and Zane Mortenson were the recipients of vouchers for a free bike, presented by Ferggy and Marco the magicians (AKA, Betsy Ferguson and Mark Balzotti - Intern Coach and Principal at Cherry Creek Elementary)

During the 2010-2011 school year, Cherry Creek Elementary school students participated in the Ken Garff "Road to Success" program.  Students were encouraged to read at least 20 minutes EVERY DAY.  Each time a student read for 5 days a week, they got to put their name into a drawing for prizes.  Each time they read 7 days a week, they got to put their name into the drawing twice!  The program has been a great motivator for the students. 
On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, students at Cherry Creek Elementary in Springville went to an assembly where dozens of children won all sorts of prizes like magic trick kits, balls, posters, etc.  At the end of the assembly, two lucky readers were chosen to win a bike from WalMart!   This program has been a huge success!

Cherry Creek Elementary Honors Viola Farnsworth

Shaina Hickenbotham, Carson Humphrey, Austin Stewart, and Mackenzie Peterson standing next to Mrs. Farnsworth's picture with their brand new books
Cameron and Ben Coffen carefully selecting books from the huge selection left by Mrs. Farsnworth
Mrs. Farnsworth left boxes and boxes of books for the kids at Cherry Creek Elementary to choose from

On May 6, 2011, students at Cherry Creek Elementary came to school early to have muffins and create reading memories with their moms.  This year the students were given a special gift!  In memory of Viola Farnsworth, a beloved teacher who passed away earlier this year, each student received a free book from her classroom library.  Mrs. Farnsworth's dedication to the children at this school has been sorely missed!  Faculty and staff felt like this would be a great way to honor her and to help their students develop a love for reading!