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We had a fantastic Family Night on September 23. Our Title I Coordinator shared how our Title I funds are spent and used to help support student learning and parent engagement. We also heard from our 1st-3rd graders as they sang a new leadership song. Well done kids! Two of our 6th grade students, Katelyn Caldwell and Taylor Humphries, spoke about settling goals both at school and at home. Our principal also spoke to kickoff our night of learning and sharing. Parents were able to select 2 out of 5 classes being offered that night taught by Barnett parents and families on these subjects: how to communicate better in families, improving our listening skills, creating family mission statements, eliminating the unimportant, prioritizing time, and a Spanish class on the 7 Habits. We ended the night eating ice cream while having many drawings for prizes such as gift cards to local businesses and family games to encourage more family time together. Thanks one and all for coming!
Barnett Bulldogs welcomed some amazing volunteers from BYU and from the Utah County Government Offices on United Way's Day of Caring. Many students from BYU came to make our fields look nice by trimming trees, filling in holes in the grass, and brought us new soccer goal nets. They also gave our playground blacktop games a fresh new coat of paint making them bright and ready for kids to play on. The Utah County Government Volunteers spent the day in classrooms teaching all our students about financial literacy with the Junior Achievement in a Day program. We were so lucky so many volunteers took time out of their busy days to come and be in our school making a difference! A big bulldog thank you to United Way, BYU Y Serve, and Utah County Government Offices.
Teachers & students kicked off our yearly WIGs (Wildly Important Goals) with a fun skit & plenty of wig-wearing. We continue to focus on reading because it is so very important! We will also be adding a goal of having students earn 5000 brag notes or more in a year's time.