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Canyon Crest Elementary School

Canyon Crest Parents/Guardians,

Please note the following announcements.

1. Chromebooks Being Sent Home Today

We are sending Chromebooks home today, Tuesday, February 21 in case an at-home learning day is called for tomorrow. Wednesday 2/22/23 will begin two hours late. Canyon Crest will start at 10:50am.  Our district office will continue to monitor the weather and may call an at-home learning day.  Please check back at the district website to stay updated.

2. Parent Volunteers Needed – STEM Night

We are excited to announce that our STEM Night Event will be on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.  We are looking for some parent volunteers to present a short STEM presentation, activity, or workshop.  The presentation does not need to be anything extravagant or fancy.  In the past, presenters have taught students how to make paper rockets and showed students how to make static electricity.  The presentation could be 5-10 minutes – you could do the presentation in a loop during the event because students will freely rotate in and out of presentations throughout the event.  We are happy to provide you an Amazon gift card for your participation and time.  We will also provide dinner.  We also have a small budget that can help with purchasing supplies.  If someone you know may be interested, please send this information to them.

If you are interested, please complete the Google Form at the link below by this Friday, February 24.  Let our STEM Night Coordinator, Deanna Lee, know if you have any questions ( deannal@provo.edu).

3. Book Fair Information

We are excited to announce our upcoming Book Fair taking place February 27 – March 2!  Students who choose their own books are empowered to become bolder, prouder, and stronger Readers.  In addition, every book purchased supports and gives money back to our school.  In the past, funds generated from the Book Fair have been used to purchase books for our library collection.

We invite you and your child to engage in the following Book Fair special events:

Event Name: Parents and Pastries

Event Date and Times: Tuesday, February 28 from 7:45am – 8:30am (before school only)

Event Details: Parents and students are invited to come to the Book Fair.  You can purchase a book, enjoy a pastry, and read a book together in our gym before school starts.  If you do not want to purchase a book from the Book Fair, please consider bringing a book from home that you can read with your child in the gym (and enjoy a pastry).

Event Name: Grand Event

Event Date and Times: Thursday, March 2 from 3:30pm – 5:30pm (after school only)

Event Details: Students are invited to bring a “grand” person in their lives to Canyon Crest to participate in one or more of the following activities.

-Attend the book fair together and find a book to purchase.  Then, bring the book to the Canyon Crest gym and read together.

-Bring a book from home and go to the Canyon Crest gym to read together.

The “grand” person should be someone your child knows well (e.g., grandparent, parent, aunt/uncle, older adult sibling, family friend/neighbor, or other adult advocate).

Light refreshments will be provided in the gym.

4. Opportunity to Contribute to Easter Basket Auction

The Provo City School District Foundation holds a yearly auction to raise funds to help the district provide academic support in extended-day programs for our students. These programs include summer school, after school programs, and all day kindergarten to name a few.

We had a successful auction in 2022 and want to keep that momentum going into this year. The date for this year’s auction is March 27, 2023.

We are looking for any donations that can be auctioned off at the upcoming event.  We invite you to provide a donation if you feel comfortable and are interested.  Please share this information with others who may be interested, including local businesses.  Optional donations may include:

Memory Making Experiences

-Tickets to plays

-Tickets to concerts

-Tickets to sporting events

-Hunting and fishing trips

-Golf sessions

-Soccer training sessions

-Entry fee attractions (national Parks Passes, FastKart, etc.)

-Vacation homes or Airbnb spaces

-Gift cards (for restaurants)

Desirable Items for your Home and Family

-Software subscription services

-Computer or phone repair services

-Orthodontic braces

-Tutoring sessions (languages, math, reading, general homework)

-Personal care baskets (lotions, creams, oils, supplements)

-Toys

-Car washes

-Cars

-Ladders, Tools and Tool Rental

-Frisbee Golf Discs

-Freshly baked foods or pizzas

-Bottles of “Secret Sauces” from local restaurants

-…..and more!

All donations are tax deductible as the Foundation is a 501c3 organization.

If you would like to make a donation or have any questions, please contact Tiffany McCloud ( tiffanymc@provo.edu).  You can also contact the school at (801) 221-9720.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

We would like to have any donated items/baskets brought to Canyon Crest by Friday, March 3, 2023.  This will allow us some time to get the items to the district office.

5. Evacuation Drill this Friday, February 24

We will have an evacuation drill this Friday, February 24 at 1:00pm.

6. School Fundraiser this Wednesday, February 22

We will have a school fundraiser this Wednesday, February 22 at R&R BBQ at 4801 N University Ave. #490, Provo, UT 84601 from 4:00pm – 8:30pm.  Please make sure you have the attached flyer with you.  Up to 20% of your purchase will be donated back to Canyon Crest.  We hope to see you there!

7. Prepare for Outside Recess

Please ensure your child is prepared for cold temperatures and inclement weather.  Students will participate in outside recess if it is above 20 degrees.

Please let Tiffany McCloud know if you have any questions ( tiffanymc@provo.edu).  Replies to this email will automatically be directed to her.

Best,

Canyon Crest

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