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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Math Night

We want to thank Summer Greenhalgh and crew for a successful Math Night.  We hope you are enjoying your bag of manipulatives.  Our Math Night fundraiser is crucial in providing much needed math supplies for our school.  Thank you for your participation and donations.  



Thank you to our wonderful Math Night sponsors!

* Security Escrow & Title Insurance Agency LLC
* Gilbert Development
* Cedar View Pediatric Dentistry
* Bulloch Drug Store
* Leavitt Group
* Wal-mart
* Brian Head Resort

Congratulations to our top pledge earner!

1. Laynee Anzalone


Thursday, January 23, 2014

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

We are so excited to bring BATTLE OF THE BOOKS to Iron Springs!


Battle of the Books


Battle of the Books is a reading comprehension competition for our 3rd – 5th grade students.  The purpose of this program is to increase both interest in reading and reading test scores.  The feedback received from parents and students from other schools about Battle of the Books has been extremely positive in past years and we are excited to be able to offer the program this year.  The PTA has generously sponsored this program and we want to thank them for their support!  

How the program works:
  • Below you will find a book list for your child’s grade.  Your child can read some or all of the books on the list paying close attention to details such as character, setting, problem, resolution etc.  The books can be checked out from the Battle of the Books shelf in the library or you may be able to find them at the city library.
  • Over the next few months, the teachers will be setting up teams within their classrooms for the classroom “battles”.  Students should begin reading the books now and preparing for their team to be set up.
  • In April the battles will begin starting in the classroom with team against team.  Classroom winners will be moving on to grade level “battles”. We may even have the top winning teams “battle” the teachers.
  • The books on the Battle of the Books list cover a wide range of levels.  Because of this, books can be read individually by the child or together with parents, grandparents, or older siblings.  Your child’s teacher will also be reading books as a class or in small groups from the list.  Your child may read as many books from the list as they choose.  The more they read the better prepared they will be for the battle.  Repeated readings or reading along with books on tape are also encouraged.

Please encourage your child to read the books from the book list at home and quiz them about the books.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or our school reading specialist, Mrs. Reynolds. 
(nycole.reynolds@ironmail.org)

Let’s Get Ready to Battle!!!!



Battle of the Books 3rd  Grade List




Charlotte's Web

With the help of Charlotte and her "terrific" webs, Templeton the rat, and other barnyard friends, Wilber becomes the prize-winning pig of the County Fair and the most famous pig ever.     By E.B. White



The Boxcar Children

Four resourceful, independent orphans find inventive ways to stick together through all kinds of exciting mysteries and adventures, including living in a boxcar!   

By  Gertrude Chandler Warner





The Courage of Sarah Noble
       When Sarah Noble was eight years old she had her great adventure — going with her father into the wilds of Connecticut to cook for him while he built a house.
There were many times when Sarah had to say to herself, "Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble. Keep up your courage."           By Alice Dalgliesh

Fables
     This collection tells the stories of a selfish lion, a lovesick ostrich, a greedy hippopotamus, a vain rhinoceros, a proud camel, the timid duck sisters, and others, and the lessons that they learned.
                               By Arnold Lobel 


Freckle Juice
     One day after school, Andrew works up enough courage to ask Nicky where he got his freckles. When know-it-all Sharon overhears, she offers Andrew her secret freckle juice recipe -- for fifty cents.
             By Judy Blume

The Invention of Hugo Cabret



                                     

      Orphan, Clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. When his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.      By Brian Selzrick





James and the Giant Peach
      Young James Henry Trotter is given magic crystals, which he accidentally spills on his aunts' decrepit peach tree. One of the peaches begins to grow, and grow, and grow. Finally, James climbs into the peach and it rolls away from his aunts' yard and his miserably lonely life. 
           By Roald Dahl



Pippi Longstocking
     Tommy and Annika have always wished someone would come to live in the ramshackle house next door, and one day, someone does: Pippi Longstocking, an irrepressible nine-year-old girl with a unique way of doing things.
                          By Astrid Lindgren



Mr. Popper’s Penguins
     Mr. Popper painted and papered houses in the pretty little city of Stillwater. To look at him with his vacant expression and paint-spattered clothes and hair, one would never imagine that he would one day be the most famous person in Stillwater.
         By Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater


Miss Rumphius
     As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful — and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.
                                                                                       By Barbara Cooney



  Molly’s Pilgrim   
     When Thanksgiving arrives, the teacher assigns a project to make a Pilgrim doll. Molly is embarrassed by her mother's attempts to help with her Thanksgiving project. She makes a pilgrim doll — but dresses it in Russian clothing. Soon, however, Molly learns that it 
takes all kinds of "pilgrims" to make a Thanksgiving. By Barbara Cohen


The Patchwork Quilt
    Tanya loves listening to her grandmother talk about the quilt she is making from pieces of colorful fabric from the family clothes.
             By Valerie Flournoy




Muggie Maggie
    At first, Maggie is just being contrary when she tells her parents she doesn't need to learn cursive. Then her teacher, Mrs. Leeper, says Maggie's cursive is so untidy her name looks like "Muggie", and Maggie decides she will never, never read or write cursive. Nobody can make her. 
                              By Beverly Clearly



 My Father’s Dragon
When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and under-appreciated flying baby dragon, he packs his knapsack with supplies and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. Nothing will stop Elmer from rescuing the dragon!
                                           by Ruth Stiles Gannett

Tornado
      Pete, the farmhand, gathers everyone into the storm cellar during a tornado. While they wait for the storm to pass, he tells the family about the dog dropped down by a tornado when Pete was a boy. Named Tornado, Pete′s pet was no ordinary dog .          By Betsy Cromer Byars

 The Velveteen Rabbit
        When a little boy chooses to play with the Velveteen Rabbit instead of his more expensive toys, the doll learns what it means to be truly Real. 

          By Margery Williams







Battle of the Books 4th-5th  Grade List



The Hobbit
   Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure.
                         By J. R. R. Tolkien



Call It Courage

     A legendary adventure story of how Mafatu, the son of the Great Chief of Hikueru, a Polynesian race who worships courage, conquers his fear of the sea and proves he isn't a coward.
       By Armstrong Sperry



Magic School Bus: Inside the Earth
   For homework, the kids are supposed to bring in rocks. But when they show up with everything from concrete to muddy Styrofoam, Ms. Frizzle decides it's time for a field trip. All aboard the Magic School Bus!
                                    By Joanna Cole


The Million Dollar Shot
      Eleven-year-old Eddie gets a chance to win a million dollars by sinking a foul shot at the National Basketball Association finals.
          by Dan Gutman


Ralph S. Mouse
    Ralph's pesky cousins are wrecking his motorcycle, and his janitor friend, Matt, is in trouble because there seem to be mice in the hotel. All in all things are not going well at the Mountain View Inn. So Ralph persuades his young pal Ryan to take him to school. 
          By Beverly Cleary





Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher
        When Jeremy Thatcher stumbles into Mr. Elives magic shop, he leaves with a small marbled dragons egg. When it hatches, Jeremys wildest dreams take wing. 
                                 By Bruce Coville




Worth 
    In this award-winning book, eleven-year-old Nate's bitterness over a permanent injury begins to dissipate when he realizes that the orphan boy brought to do his farm chores has also experienced great loss.
                 By A. LaFaye



Christopher Mouse
     When Christopher Mouse is taken from his mother and siblings and sent to a pet store, his life as a pet mouse begins. He becomes the pet of a number of different owners, including the cruel Aubrey. How will Christopher escape from Aubrey?
                 By William Wise



Snow Treasure
     In the bleak winter of 1940 in the middle of WWII, nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated—until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. It was a dangerous plan. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds.                 By Marie McSwigan



Summer of the Monkeys
       A tree full of monkeys the last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee thought he'd find on one of his treks through Oklahoma's Cherokee Ozarks. Jay learns from his grandfather that the monkeys have escaped from a circus and there is a big reward for anyone who finds them. 
                                         By Wilson Rawls


The Westing Game
      When sixteen people are called together for the reading of wealthy Sam Westing's will, they are surprised to learn that the will is actually a contest in which they are all to participate. The potential heirs take their clues to try to find the elusive answer to the Westing game and their shares of the two-hundred-million-dollar prize.     By, Ellen Raskin


Hank the Cowdog
      Hank the Cowdog gives his perspective on his efforts to track down the brutal murderer of several unfortunate chickens while he continues his on-the-job training of his disappointing student, Drover. Along the way, he rescues a female in distress. 
                        By John R Erickson





Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
      Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. 
                                    By, Betty G. Birney



Each Little Bird that Sings
     Ten-year-old Comfort Snowberger knows a thing or two about death. Her family owns the town funeral home and she has attended 247 funerals. She can tell you which casseroles are worth tasting, who to sit next to, and who to avoid at all costs. 
         By Deborah Wiles



All About Sam 
      Sam Krupnik finally gets to tell his version of life with his big sister, Lowry's popular Anastasia Krup-nik.
                     By Lois Lowry



Regarding the Fountain
      Soon the fountain project takes on a life of its own, one chronicled in letters, postcards, memos, transcripts, and official documents. The school board president is up in arms. So is Dee Eel, of the water-supply company. A scandal is brewing, and Mr. Sam N.'s fifth grade class is turning up a host of hilarious secrets buried deep beneath the fountain.
                                      By Kate Klise


When the Circus Came to Town
         When Albert Halibut moves in next door, Ivy is thrilled. The son of a circus publicity manager, Albert shares Ivy's interest in writing, and they soon become fast friends. Not everyone is so happy, however, especially when more and more circus families start moving to town.                By Polly Horvath


Dealing with Dragons
Cimorene is everything a princess is "not" supposed to be: headstrong, tomboyish and smart. She is so bored that she runs away to live with a dragon Kazul and finds the family and excitement she's been looking for.




The Sign of the Beaver
     Until the day his father returns to their cabin in the Maine wilderness, 12-year-old Matt must try to survive on his own. During an attack by swarming bees, Matt is rescued by an Indian chief and his grandson.

        By Elizabeth George Speare
















Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Smith's Community Rewards Program

Smith's just made their Community Rewards program 

even easier! If you haven't already, please link your 

Smith's card to our Community Rewards program. Our 

school gets cash just for shopping! Go to 

www.smithscommunityrewards.com. Log into your 

account - or set one up - and click the Community 

Rewards tab on the left hand side. Find Iron Springs

Elementary PTA and PRESTO our school is earning

money! Grandma and Grandpa can link to our account

too! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

ARTS NIGHT

HUGE thanks to everyone who participated in Arts Night!  We received such great compliments from our BTS representatives. 

Special thanks to our students & teachers for making the night successful:

* Mrs. Almond's 5th Grade Presenters

* Student Council

* 5th Grade Wax Museum Presenters

* Student Background Music Presenters

* All our Reflections Participants

* Arts Committee and Mrs. Pereira

Congratulations to all our Reflection winners.  1st and 2nd places in all categories have been submitted to District for judging! CONGRATS!!!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fluoride

Our FLUORIDE program has been up and running for a few weeks now.  Please remind your child to stop by the lunchroom every TUESDAY morning before school for their fluoride rinse. If you haven't signed up yet, you can pick up a registration form in the office.  The cost is $5.00 for the entire school year.  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Halloween Carnival

Come join us for a SPOOK-TACULAR time! 


Iron Springs Elementary PTA is hosting their annual Halloween Carnival Friday, October 25th  from 6-8 p.m.
* Food
* Games
* Prizes
* Face Painting
* Pumpkin Painting
* Photo Booth
* Silent Auction Baskets
and MUCH MORE! Put on your costumes and come have a blast! See you there!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Green Ribbon - Thank You

THANK YOU for a very successful Green Ribbon Week.

We had a blast with our dress-up days, daily prizes and classroom education!

Students were really excited about the Walk-A-Thon this year.  Most of our students walked more than 8 laps.  That's over 2 miles on our track!!! We estimate over 6,000 laps were walked/ran this year! WOW!!!

We appreciate all the pledges and donations that came in.  Our school really knows how to rally around a great cause! The money raised has already been put back into the classroom.  We were able to purchase ipads for several grade levels.  This will improve our technology based learning and provide valuable supplemental materials!

We would like to thank all of our students, parents, volunteers and sponsors! We couldn't do it without you.  Thanks for the support!

Family Fitness Night Thanks!
Thor
Thunder Kids
SUU Mens & Womens Basketball Team
Meize Dance
Cedar City Police Department
Cedar City Fire Department
Cedar City Cycle Club
and ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS who helped with the obstacle course and games!

Our Sponsors:

Our Dentists - for providing toothbrushes and valuable brushing education!
Dr. Ryan Gunn
Dr. Tyler Albrecht
Dr. Sage White

Business Sponsors:
Brian Head
CML Metals
KB OIL
Watson Engineering
ERA
Main Street Grill
Chili's
Winger's
Wendy's


Congrats to our student winners!!!
Top Pledge Winners:
Anna Hall
Chyanni Curtis

Top Lap Runners:
Boy - Logan Dodds
Girls - Tessa Cambell
           Mckenna Cowley
           Kailey Gilbert