January 2013

Principal's 200 Club for January

Angela Stoddard
Front : Quinn Christiansen, Kira Muir, Gaige Allen, Nicolas Larsen, Alex Neustadter Back: McKenna Christensen, Evey Oler, Justin Walker, Brady Christensen, Josh Tabler

Students at Barnett Elementary have been working hard this month to earn Brag Notes. When a student earns a brag note their name is added to the Principal’s 200 Club Board. Brag notes can be earned by making good choices, working hard in school, and being a good friend or helper just to name a few things. Once the board is full of student names we have a drawing for books and prizes. Here are the winners for the month of January. Thanks for making so many good choices Barnett Bulldogs!

Pennies for Patients

Beth Knudsen
Cancer blocking out the good parts of the blood
The Chemo Hero, coming to save the day

Friday, January 25, 2013 started the kick-off assembly for the three week long Pennies for Patients campaign occurring at Barnett.  Pennies for Patients is an organization that provides materials for kids to collect change (or more than change, i.e. dollars), to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association.  The videos shown at the assembly had cancer patients from very young to teenagers.  The presenter got Barnett students involved by showing how blood cancer works by overpowering the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in our blood.  However, she also showed how chemotherapy treatment works by being the hero to come in and kill the bad cells.  It was a motivating assembly and we are ready for the challenge of raising $1200 in change to help these children in need.

Reflections Winners on to Regional

Beth Knudsen
Sydni Cowan and Roxie Simpson

On Friday the two school winners were announced that have been chosen to go on to the regional round of the Reflections competition.  The winners are: Roxie Simpson, for her dance submission, and Sydni Cowan, for her photo submission. The the Local Council Region level of competition they competed with different elementaries in our area. Good luck Roxie and Sydni!

Catching the Fire at Barnett

Beth Knudsen
Kayden Rupp with the book he won from reading
Mason Davis looking pleased with the Gatorade he won
Yaretzi Salmeron waiting to get her prize
Cheyenne Turpine and Jacoby Fitzgerald (bike winners) and Emma Cloud (iPod winner)
McKayla Johnson ready to through her water balloon
Students waiting to through their balloons
Mrs. Patty Hanson ready to get hit
Mrs. Marlayne Harward, Ms. Whitney Zylstra, and Mr. Jack White getting pelted with water balloons

December 20th ended with a fun assembly to celebrate the students who have been reading 20-30 minutes every day and studying math facts five minutes every day.  Several students received prizes, such as Kayden Rupp, Mason Davis, and Yaretzi Salmeron.  The big prizes of the day were the bike give-aways in the lower grades and the iPod prize in the upper grades.  The bike winners were Cheyenne Turpine and Jacoby Fitzgerald.  The iPod winner was Emma Cloud.  

The inside assembly was followed by the outside water balloon extravaganza. Students who had turned in their calendar for both October and November were able to through a water balloon at teachers.  Some of the teachers dressed up for the occassion, such as Mrs. Patty Hanson and Mrs. Marlayne Harward.  The students had a blast throwing the water balloons at the Barnett faculty; the teachers were grateful it was the warmest day of the week at 30 degrees.  It was a fun, motivating assembly.  Keep up the reading!

Payson High School Choir Came to Sing

Beth Knudsen
Travers Choir
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Little St. Nick

Thursday, December 20, the day before school let out for the holiday break, the Payson High School Choir came to sing for an all-school assembly.  The Belle Choir--or main choir--sang several pieces, including, "Come O Come Emmanuel," "Believe" (from Polar Express), and "Jingle Bells."  The Travers Choir--a smaller, traveling choir--sang "Winter Wonderland," "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas," "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" from the Nutcracker Suite, and "Little St. Nick." It was an enjoyable and amusing concert for all!