Click HERE to view pictures of the various events held at Rock Canyon.
Thank you for your support of Rock Canyon's school
lunch program and for another great year! If you are unsure of your child's current lunch balance, please feel
free to have your child ask me during lunchtime for that information.
The school year is quickly coming to a close..
Starting Tuesday, May 7th, charging school meals will no longer
be allowed through the end of the year. Students who do not
have sufficient funds, will not be allowed to eat school
breakfast or lunch. Please make arrangements to either prepay
their accounts, or send them with a home lunch.
Sincerely, Mrs. Sears, Lunch Secretary
Just a reminder, that our students’ school lunches at $1.75 are subsidized. If parents or other siblings wish to eat lunch at Rock Canyon, the cost is $2.75. Thank you!
The children are still doing testing between now and the middle-ish of May. Please send them to school with a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast. Also, please try and make sure they are at school every day! If you are going on a little vacation, maybe you could check with your child's teacher and see when their class will be testing. It's so important for them to be at school and be able to do their best on these tests!
LOST & FOUND
The Lost & Found is still overflowing! With only one month of school left, take a second to claim your missing jackets, hats, gloves, coats, etc.
We ask that all parents contact Rock Canyon School as soon as possible when your child is absent. Please call our Absence Line (801-812-8675) and leave a recorded message with the following information:
Checking Your Student Out of School:
Eating Lunch with Your Student:
Rock Canyon Elementary announces an election to be held for the purpose of continuing our School Community Council. According to Utah Law 53A-1a-108. Two parent representatives are needed to fill the community council positions for the upcoming school year. Each parent member will serve a two-year term. Any parent or guardian of a Rock Canyon student may file or declare him/herself as a candidate for election. The purpose of the council will be to further develop the Rock Canyon School Improvement Plan, School Trust Lands Plan, Professional Development Plan and Safe School Route Plan.
Please submit a letter to Mr. Nielsen, Principal, if you would like to be on the ballot.
This year the Community Council voting will take place in the Fall during the third week of school. The deadline for declaring candidacy will be May 15th. A ballot will be prepared and presented to the community by the principal listing all the candidates alphabetically. Voting for the Community Council positions will take place from May 22 – 24th. Parents are welcome to come and vote anytime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Rock Canyon School office. If you are considering this position, or have any questions about our Community Council please contact the office (801) 374-4935.
Dean Nielsen, Principal
Community Council Meetings are always held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. in the library. The public is welcome to attend.
Dear Patrons of Rock Canyon Elementary,
This year the State of Utah will distribute approximately $30,000.00 to Rock Canyon Elementary School. The funds are generated from the interest gained on state owned lands dedicated to help public education. It is called the School Land Trust program, or Trustlands. Our Community Council is made up of members of our community and employees from our school. The Council’s responsibility is to evaluate the areas where the funding would be spent the best to help in student achievement.
If you ever wish to contact any of our council members, or want to attend any of our meetings, you are welcome to do so.
Listed below are our Community Council members for 2012 – 2013:
Meeting minutes can be downloaded by Clicking Here.
Download Trustlands Final Report 2011-2012
From the PTA
Thank you to Trina Castle and her family for a
fantastic Talent Show! The kids had lots of fun and
it was an amazing show. Thanks also to Hillary Ross
and Jen Hansen and their families for helping with
TV Turn Off Week. I hope you all survived and even
had a little fun! And a BIG thank you to Mary
Elizabeth Christensen for 10 years of running the
Club! What a huge accomplishment.
Thank you for everyone that volunteered to help with the crosswalks during the road construction. We really appreciate our willing parents!
The countdown to the Extravaganza is on! Please volunteer an hour of your time that night to help somewhere--we can't do it without your help. We have JDawgs coming this year and lots of other food and fun things planned so mark May 10 on your calendars and we can't wait to see you!
Dara Jakins, President
WE NEED YOUR BOXTOPS!!!
With Spring in the air, Spring into action by collecting and turning in those Box Tops. We need to collect 2,500 Box Tops for the last 2 collections dates, which are Friday, April 26th and Friday, May 17th.
Marathon in a month forms are due in the office on Wednesday, May 1. Also, we are still in need of volunteers to help with the Fun Run. Contact, Melanie Hall (801-717-9248) or Kara Edgington (801-375-4104).
All chess club members are invited to join us for the last couple weeks of chess club! There will be one round of tournament play per week. May 8th will be our final chess club meeting for the year where we will announce winners and pass out awards.
Please contact Mary Elizabeth Christensen (firstname.lastname@example.org, 801-812-1234) if you have any questions. If you would like to participate but need to miss one of the rounds, contact Mary Elizabeth to receive a ½ point bye for that round.
School library month has been a blast. We've recognized students from each grade that have checked out the most books.Here are the students from each grade who have checked out the most books this year.
6th grade Russell Heaton
5th grade Elizabeth Greenfield (121)
4th grade Taylor Gill (166)
3rd grade Ken Jayaseelan (108)
2nd grade Molly Howard (58)
1st grade Brandt Barrus (57)
Kindergarten Lillian Davis (25)
I'd like to thank our guest storytellers who read during TV turn off week, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Heaton, Mrs. Barrus, and Mr. Nielsen.
Our blog has all the photos of the students we recognized and all library happenings. Check it out!!
Students must attend the next 8 morning rehearsals in order to go on the field trip!
Smith's is proud to continue offering you the “Earn & Learn” program, which has proved so successful in contributing much-needed financial support to schools and community organizations dedicated to serving children.
The Earn & Learn Program was designed to make fundraising easy by simply using your Smith's rewards card.
Did you know that you could help Rock Canyon Elementary by recycling certain items? Now you can! The school office would be happy to recycle the following items, and all donations will benefit the school! The items are:
Important School Phone Numbers:
School Hours: M-TH 8:40-3:20pm, F 8:40-1:30pm
School Office: 374-4935
Absence Line: 812-8675
TDD (Call District Office): 374-4815
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Thank you to Mary Ann Howard and Julie Schonlau for a successful PACE essay contest! Students wrote on the topics of caring, friendship and honesty and it was wonderful to hear the winners read their essays this week. We have great students who are having wonderful experiences developing these character traits. Thank you also to the many people who helped judge all the essays.
Our SEP Conferences are next week--March 19-22. Pizza Pie Cafe has agreed to hold another fundraiser for our school and give us 25% back of all money spent during that week by Rock Canyon families. Please consider eating there as a family Monday, March 18 through Thursday, March 21. Watch for a card to come home that you can take with you--or just tell them you are with Rock Canyon. This could be a fun way to celebrate your children and a job well done at school!
We have 8 weeks left till the Extravaganza! Watch for more information to come soon and please consider how you would like to help. If every family volunteers one hour, it all adds up to a fun-filled evening for everyone! If you already know where you would like to help, please contact me at email@example.com or Sarah Banks at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate all that our Rock Canyon families do to make this such a great event!
Dara Jakins, President
we try to teach our children all about life,
our children teach us what life is all about.”