November 2012

Christmas Concert Announced!

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal

Mark your calendars! The Cherry Creek Choir is performing on December 13th at 7 PM. They're doing 12 songs and have been working hard on their music since the beginning of October at early morning rehearsals twice a week. Thanks to Mrs. Deardeuff for leading the choir. 

Parents & Pastry Party

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Parents & Pastries
Parents & Pastries
Parents & Pastries
Parents & Pastries
Parents & Pastries
Parents & Pastries
Parents & Pastries
We love that grandparents joined us!
Parents & Pastries

What a phenomenal turnout of parents and children to our annual eating and reading morning! The cinnamon rolls were delicious, accompanied by milk, chocolate milk and orange juice. Families snuggled up with their goodies and a good book and read and read and read. We loved that grandparents joined us also. A big thank you to the PTA for organizing this great event. We look forward to Dads and Donuts in the spring!

Red Ribbon Week BMX Assembly

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
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Tricks
Tricks
BMX Assembly
Drew the Helper
Red Ribbon Week
Assembly
Assembly
BMX Assembly
Getting instructions for the Big Jump
Practice run
Trying to scare his volunteers
Faked them out
They all ended up living after the Big Jump

Students at Cherry Creek were able to watch amazing bike stunts from Rich & Skyler Wieber of Minnesota. The father and son pair performed incredible tricks and educated the students in bike safety and how to live an awesome, drug free life. Drew from Mrs. Baldwin's class got to demonstrate how to check your bike to make sure it's safe to ride. At the end of the assembly, Skyler Wieber jumped his bike over Mr. Duncan, Mrs. Nielson, and former Cherry Creek principal Mr. Balzotti. Kayla, also, from Mrs. Baldwin's 2nd grade class, won a bike as part of the Ken Garff Road to Success reading program, and 1 student from every class won a book. Congratulations to all the winners!  Let's remember and help each other have a healthy and drug free life!  Thank you so much to our PTA helpers and teachers who made Red Ribbon Week a great success!

Home of the Brave

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Springville American Legion flag ceremony
American Legion
Student Council hands out thank you cards.
Playing of "Taps"
Retiring the colors

Cherry Creek Elementary held an assembly on November 12 to honor Veterans Day. The students were able to take part in a flag ceremony presented by the Springville American Legion.  The American Legion members each spoke briefly about where they served, their responsibilities and their love of country. Each veteran was also given a stack of thank you cards made by the students. Some of the 6th graders had this to say afterwards about the assembly:

"I learned that freedom is not free but because of people's sacrifices we are free." - Allison Mulligan

"I love how they could come to our school and share. I felt so emotional while I was watching the slide show. I dang near cried. I remember so clearly one of them saying 'Freedom is not free.' - Beth Williams
"I might join the army or one of the those branches cause it will be an honor to travel the world. The veterans are honored and I am grateful when they serve in war." - Kaylyn Wolfe

Great Brain Club

Attributions: 
By Nancy Taylor
William Penrod and his uncle, Dr. Penrod

Students in Mrs. Taylor’s third grade have been busy participating in the Great Brain Club. Each month students have the opportunity to learn more about the world around them. Parents, family and friends help them research and gather information about subjects that are interesting. Next they bring the information to school and teach our class. During October we have been learning about our bodies. Shown in the picture is William Penrod with his uncle, Dr. Penrod.  Together they showed the class how a cast is put on your arm when you break a bone.  Others who presented Great Brain Reports were Juvenal Estrella, Rhett Holcomb, Georgia Reynolds, Nash Scott, Aimee Taylor, Jarren Pickett, Lily Diaz, John Vargas, and Sophi Hickenbotham.   During the month of November and December we will be studying holiday customs around the world.   

Croc Claw Bingo Board Winners

Attributions: 
By Mike Duncan
Croc Claw Winners
Pizza Party!

Cherry Creek students have been working hard all year to earn GOLD Croc Claws.  Once a claw has been earned then those students get to draw a number for the Golden Croc Club bingo board.  These students are the first lucky bingo winners and got to party with the principal during lunch.  They enjoyed pizza, breadsticks and games for an entire hour--congratulations to our winners! (Miranda Sparks, Conner Andreason, James Tripp, Ogden Riley, Oliver Unguren, Caleb Judd, Hailey Robertson, Brenton Smith, Amy Robertson, Emma Biesinger)

I Voted!

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
Voting Day
I Voted!
Obama or Romney?
Mock Election

It was Election Day at the school for not only parents and registered voters, but for 5th and 6th grade students who had "registered". A handout was given to each student with both sides of the major issues reported from scholastic.com's website (without a candidate's name attached). The students took these home, discussed them with their parents, then had the form signed and returned. This became their voter registration. Thanks to Mrs. Turley from the district for creating an electronic poll and to our poll workers who gladly donated "I Voted" stickers for each student to wear after they voted. The results are in and according to Cherry Creek 5th and 6th grade students - Mitt Romney won with 106 votes and Barack Obama with 43 votes.  

Haunted Halloween

Attributions: 
By Sarah Sumsion
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Faculty Goblins
Spook Alley Creatures
Frankenstein
Malificent
Convict Earl getting his daily grub from Musketeer Duncan
Peacock with a hidden friend
Parading through The Swamp
Skeletons and ninjas and convicts, oh my
Parading outside
It's Frodo and his sidekick Sleepyhead
Spook alley line
Carnival games
Carnival games
Carnival games
Carnival games
Carnival games
Carnival games
Carnival games
Carnival
Carnival = GREAT success!

Cherry Creek's annual Halloween parade and carnival were a smashing success. Ghoulish goblins, whirling witches, super heroes and more. The carnival featured games of all sorts, prizes to be won, decorated soda bottles and treats for all the little monsters. The highlight of the celebration for many was the spook alley hosted by the Springville High Drill Team under the direction of Ali Minor and Kelsey Clements. Some students came out well scared and others ran back for a 2nd, 3rd and 4th time through.  We owe a BIG Thank You to our fabulous PTA, the drill team and many other parents, faculty and staff who helped the Crocs have a wickedly good time.