January 2016

Faculty Spotlight / Carol Day

Attributions: 
Isaac Northcutt

Mrs. Day is our Gifted and Talented Teacher at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys knitting, gardening, hiking, skiing, rafting and reading.  Her favorite Children’s story is “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae.  She has two adult daughters.  One lives in Seattle and one is in Upstate New York.  Her favorite vacation is to Key West, Florida, and she would love to travel to New Zealand.  She loves working at the school because of all of the people, students, and teachers that are so friendly, intelligent, kind and make her laugh.

 

Alyssa Wright selected for the PTA Service Award

Attributions: 

Mapleton PTA honored Alyssa Wright, our head sweeper, with the PTA Service Award at last week's Mapleton/Springville Area PTA meeting. Alyssa always goes above and beyond to help not only the PTA, but also our school, with special activities and events. She pays attention to details and makes sure everyone has what they need for the event to succeed. We greatly appreciate the work she does here at Mapleton Elementary!

Mapleton Elementary Turned Movie Set

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Mapleton Elementary became an actual movie set last weekend as Covenant Communications filmed throughout parts of the building for their upcoming movie to be released around Christmas time. Cast, sound crew, lighting crew, costumes and makeup, camera crew, set designers, crew cooking staff and many more were excited to use our beautiful school as background and set for their movie. It was exciting to see all the aspects of movie production in action and we are looking forward to when the movie comes out on DVD in November. 

Faculty Spotlight / Thresa Holthaus

Attributions: 
Audrey Weller

Ms. Holthaus is a 6th grade teacher at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys campking, kayaking, hanging out with friends and reading.  Her favorite children’s story is “Walk 2 Moons” by Sharon Creech.  She has two sisters, one brother, 6 nieces (one more on the way), 2 nephews and her Mom and Dad.  Her favorite vacation was to New Zealand, and she would love to go anywhere tropical.  She loves working at the school because it is the best school on earth, with the best kids on earth.

 

Faculty Spotlight / Larry Holdaway

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Mr. Holdaway is a custodian at Mapleton Elementary.  He enjoys wood working, and gardening.  His favorite children’s book is “Jack & the Bean stock” by Joseph Jacobs.  He has five grown children and 17 Grandchildren (9 girls and 8 boys).  His favorite vacation was to Disneyland with his kids, and he would love to go on a cruise to the Caribbean.  He loves working at the school because everyone is so friendly, especially the teachers.  Everyone is happy and a joy to be around.

Student of the Week / Upstander

We will be spotlighting a Student of the Week from each classroom. These students receive a certificate and prize from Mrs. Peery with the chance to be drawn out at the end of each month for a special activity with the Principal. The focus for the month of January is being an "Upstander".  The students are selected by their teachers as they see their students stand up for others.  Here are the Students of the Week for January 22.

Student of the Week / Upstander

Attributions: 

We will be spotlighting a Student of the Week from each classroom. These students receive a certificate and prize from Mrs. Peery with the chance to be drawn out at the end of each month for a special activity with the Principal. The focus for the month of January is being an "Upstander".  The students are selected by their teachers as they see their students stand up for others.  Here are the Students of the Week for January 8.

Faculty Spotlight / Chelsea Akin

Attributions: 
Mike Bennett

Mrs. Akin is a Special Education teacher at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys running, hiking, and playing tennis.  Her favorite children’s book is “Good Night Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown.  She has five brothers and one sister, and three nephews.  Her favorite vacation was to Hawaii, and she would love to go to Italy.  Her favorite part of working at the school is working with the students, and the community feel.

 

Faculty Sportlight / Jeri Thompson

Attributions: 
Chloe Cope

Mrs. Thompson is a First Grade Teacher at Mapleton Elementary.  She enjoys eating good food, exercising, and reading.  Her favorite children’s book is “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt.  She is the oldest child in her family.  She has one Sister and two Brothers that live in California.  Her favorite vacation was to Hawaii.  She would love to go to Italy.  She loves working with the kids at school.  

 

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