August 2017

Kindergartners First Week of School

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Our kindergartners have had a great start to their first week of school! Today they went on an adventure looking for clues around the school to learn all about their surroundings. We have some pretty awesome leaders in kindergarten!

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For the Strength of the Pack

Along with brag notes this year students can also earn points for their Bulldog Pack! Last week every student spun the Pack Picking Wheel and was put into either the Blue, Red, Yellow, or Green Pack so each pack is made up of different teachers, different staff members, and students from all different grade levels. When a student is making good choices and shining as a leader in our school they may be awarded a point for their pack. The pack with the most points at the end of the term earns a Pack Dance Party. The packs spent some time together Friday afternoon creating a pack name and cheer, and getting to know each other through some team building activities. 

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First Day of School Celebration

We had a blue carpet event at Barnett today as students were welcomed with cheers, high fives, and hand shakes from our Payson community, Barnett Faculty, and Student Lighthouse Team. Students were welcomed to their first day of school by walking down the blue carpet and being cheered by many. We want to thank the Payson Fire Departement, Police Department, and our MountainStar friends, Kevin Johnson and Sue Hone, from the hospital for coming to welcome and wish our students well on their first day of school! 

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Help Our School Improve

Our School Community Council has two parent openings available for the upcoming school year.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the council, please stop by the school and pick up a form in the office at our Open House on Monday, August 21st.  This form needs to be completed and returned to the school's office by August 25th.  Elections will run from August 28th to September 1st.  Parents can cast their votes at that time in the office.  Read more about what the School Community Council does here. We appreciate those who have served on the council throughout the past years.  Parent input makes a significant difference in the success of our students.

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