October 2013

Fall Carnival

Isaac Barnum
Macy Redhouse & Sarah Thompson making balloon animals.

September was a blast for our new Barnett Student Council. The PTA was kind enough to let the Student Council run a booth of balloon animals at our School's Fall Carnival. This helped raise money for the Student Council Leadership Conference in October. The day of the carnival the Student Council learned how to make animal balloons. They learned and made all sorts of twisted balloons such as swords, flowers, giraffes, mice, hats and crowns. Before we knew it all the balloons were gone. The fall carnival was a success thanks to our Barnett community. We wanted to thank you all for you support and continued support as we serve our school throughout the school year!

Fire Prevention Week Coloring Contest Winners

Angela Stoddard
Daniela Chavez, Mackenzie Christensen, Mark Peterson, Madison Hill, Shanae Ramirez, Sarah Thompson
Daniela Chavez, Mackenzie Christensen, Mark Peterson, Madison Hill, Shanae Ramirez, Sarah Thompson
Inside the fire truck
Sarah Thompson in the truck

The Payson Fire Department held their Fire Prevention Week coloring contest this month and the winners from Barnett are: Mackenzie Christensen, Shanae Ramirez, Daniela Chavez, Madison Hill, Mark Peterson, and Sarah Thomson. These students got to take a ride on a fire truck to the fire station where they enjoyed a yummy lunch with our city firefighters. We want to thank the Payson Fire Department for helping our students learn about fire safety in a fun way!

Grandparents' Day at Barnett

Beth Knudsen
Katelyn Zeeman and her grandparents
Kenyan with his grandparents
3rd graders singing during the program
Isabela Zavala, Myla Millet, Jared Peterson, Owen Holdaway, and Connor Hancock getting ready for the program to start

Grandparents' Day with the third grade at Barnett Elementary is always a fun day for third graders and their grandparents, not to mention the parents that come to watch the program.  Not only is  it a fun day, but it helps students become more aware of the loving community around them, as they learn in social studies.  After a lunch provided by Barnett's own lunch ladies, some students took their grandparents on a tour of the school, while others sat and talked with their grandparents who had come for the special day.  Around 1pm on October 3, third graders took the stage to perform their prepared program for their grandparents, parents, and other family members.  They sang, "When Grandma Comes," "Grandma's House," "Grandma's Feather Bed," "Grandpapa," "A Grandmother Just Like You," and "Edelweiss."  Students also gave speaking parts and recited poetry.  A big thank you to Mr. Don Applegate for practicing diligently with and accompanying the third graders on "Grandma's Feather Bed" and "Edelweiss." 

Principal's 200 Club Winners

Angela Stoddard
Back Row: Marissa Vargas, Quinn Christiansen, Tatum Burdick, Trevor Hutchings, Marcial Siqueiros Front Row: John Humphries, Gillyan Clements, Dallin Zeeman, Javier Castro-Hernandez, Braddock Epps, Shai Jones
Back Row: Dalton Smith, Mark Peterson, Cassidy Hardy, Kristen Harris, Wade Hoover Front Row: Brennan Baxter, Trevor Hutchings, Ethan Thomas, Kate Wright, Matthew Litster, Daxdan Warren


Barnett Elementary Students have been working hard 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. We are filling up our Principal’s 200 Club Board faster than ever! Thanks for making so many good choices Barnett Bulldogs! Here are some of our recent winners.


First Annual Parent Night

Angela Stoddard
Parents & students in Mrs. Clea Comte's class for Parents' Night
Mr. Austin Cope giving a presentation at Parents' Night

Barnett Elementary recently held their First Annual Parent Night where parents could come meet with grade levels to receive instruction on how to help their children at home with reading, writing, and math. Teachers were excited to share with parents ways to check for understanding when reading, ideas to get kids writing at home, and how to solve real world math problems. Parents appreciated handouts, games, and strategies they could use at home with their children. Prizes were handed out to families as a thank you for attending. We would like to thank Little Caesars, Poor Boys BBQ & Dawgs, Kneaders, Mi Rancherito, Tsing Tao, and Pizza Factory for donating prizes for this special night. It was a great evening where Barnett teachers, parents, and the community of Payson worked together to help the students at Barnett.

Special Guest for Read for the Record

Angela Stoddard
Mrs. Christine Riley of Nebo School Board reading to Mr. Jack White's class
Mrs. Christine Riley of Nebo School Board reading to Mr. Jack White's class in the Bulldog Zone

Barnett Elementary had a special visitor to celebrate Read for the Record, an event where children across America celebrate literacy by reading the same book. Nebo School District Board Member, Christine Riley visited our school to share the book for this year, Otis by Loren Long. Mrs. Riley read to Kindergarten and 1st graders the book, Otis, about an important tractor and even shared a story abouther own family’s tractors. She then donated the book she read to our school library. The children loved listening to the story, Otis read by our special visitor. Thanks for visiting our school Mrs. Riley!