Captain Brent Darger, a search and rescue firefighter for Task Force One during 9/11 (Miss Judd's uncle), came to speak to the 3rd grade last week. He spoke about his experiences as he joined shoulder to shoulder to search for survivors, recover the deceased, and rebuild the devastation at Ground Zero. His message emphasized that although times of tragedy are heartbreaking and sorrowful, they bring the nation greater unity and strength in the end. We are grateful for the service and sacrifice Captain Darger offered in the frightening days following the attack. He is a true hero.
Andrew Martineau, a local scout, helped replace and replenish the emergency bins with fresh water, granola bars, candy, blankets and a flashlight in each classroom in case of an emergency where students would need to stay in their classrooms for an extended period of time. He and other scouts removed the old expired products and replaced them with the new ones so we can feel safe and prepared at our school. Thank you for thinking of us for your Eagle Scout Project.
Do you enjoy working with students and love physical activity? We are hiring a P.E. planning time technician so if you or someone you know would be interested, please tell them to apply online at www.nebo.edu/jobs.
Mapleton Police, Fire and EMS Departments will be holding a Free Public Safety Fair on Monday, August 13th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Hobble Creek Elementary (1145 E. 1200 N.). Bicycle registration, bike safety, tours of a police car, fire truck and ambulance, games, medicine take-back, and more will be part of the event. There will be free hot dogs, chips and water while supplies last. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
A big thank you to those who served on our School Community Council this year. We have two parent positions open for the 2018-2020 term. If you are interested in being a candidate on the ballot for one of those positions, please drop by the school office and place your name in the SCC box or send an email to Mrs. Peery (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nominations are open through August 20th (the box will be at our open house as well). After the names are compiled, an election will be held from August 22 - 24th.
We are excited to kick off a new school year very soon! Please plan to attend our Open House on Monday, August 20th any time between 2:30 - 5:30 pm. There you will be able to greet the teachers, sign-up for your parent conference slot, join PTA, sign up for volunteer opportunities if interested, order this years t-shirts and hoodies, and receive your school magnet with important dates and other information. The first day of school for grades 1-6 is Tuesday, August 21st.