Spring Picture Day – Kindergarten

Due to scheduling conflicts, this year’s Spring Picture day falls on a day that Kindergartners are not attending school, it being the second day of Parent-Teacher Conferences (March 1, 2018). But to make sure that you will still be able to have your Kindergartner photographed if you would like, we invite you to bring your Kindergartner to school on Thursday morning, March 1, 2018 between 9:00 and 11:30 am. Spring pictures are different from the Fall pictures. Only students purchasing a packet will be photographed for the Spring pictures.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

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Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups

Just a reminder that you will need to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences on www.ParentSquare.com if you haven’t already done so!

After you sign in, select in the left hand column “Sign Ups & RSVP’s” and find your child’s teacher Parent Teacher Sign-Up post.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are held on Wednesday, February 28 and Thursday, March 1, 2018.



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“Girls on the Run” Program (3rd-6th grade)

Girls on the Run is coming back to Viewmont this Spring. Girls on the Run is an afterschool program where girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels, and learn important life skills. The program is open to girls in grades 3rd-6th. Trained and caring coaches will lead interactive lessons and running activities. The season ends with a noncompetitive 5k celebration event at Sugar House Park on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018.

Girls on the Run registration closes on March 12th, 2018
We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15- 4:15 p.m.in the Multipurpose Room.
Begins: Tuesday, March 13th
Ends: Thursday, May 31st
5k Celebration: Saturday, June 2nd

Registration link:

Scholarship funding is available to those in need of financial assistance. Girls on the Run will allow girls to participate regardless of families ability to pay for the program*

COACHES NEEDED: Girls on the Run registration is open and our season begins next month! Last year we had a full team of 19 girls and this year we are anticipating having TWO teams. Ms. Johnson is looking for 2-3 more coaches who can dedicate themselves to meeting twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. to coach our second team. If you are interested and available PLEASE contact me and I will give you more details. If this is something you can swing, you will need to sign up to be a coach and attend a training. There are TWO dates for trainings coming up, one on February 24th and the other on March 3rd. If you’d like to talk to any of us about coaching responsibilities please chat with Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Felt, or Coach Sunshine. If you cannot commit to a coaching assignment, please feel free to join our lessons we’d love to have you run with us!

Girls On The Run video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6OX52kYe1Y

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Johnson (aljohnson@murrayschools.org) , Mrs. Felt (jfelt@murrayschools.org), or Coach Sunshine (sszedeli@murrayschools.org)


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It’s Box Tops submission time! Help our school earn cash by clipping Box Tops from products and sending them to school! Each one is worth 10¢ and our school can use the cash for whatever it needs.

This month we will be holding a BOX TOPS BATTLE of the Grades. The grade that turns in the most Box Tops will earn a popsicle party.

To submit Box Tops:
-clip your Box Tops
-be sure that your Box Tops have not expired (expired box tops will not be accepted)
-place all BONUS Box Tops certificates in their own baggie (write grade on baggie)

Then you can submit 2 ways:
-place your Box Tops into a baggie in groups of 50 (write 50 on the bag)
-if you have less than 50 please write the number of box tops on the baggie.
-write your child’s grade on the bag (to ensure their box tops get counted for the correct grade)
-print a copy of the Box Tops collection sheet (additional sheets can be picked up at the school)
-glue or tape the Box Tops in each square
-write your child’s grade on the back of the sheet.
**Have your child bring the baggies or collections sheets to school and drop them in the collection box by the office. Again, be sure their grade is on the baggie or collection sheet.

We will be collecting Box Tops from now until February 26th.

Thank you for your help and your support of Viewmont Elementary!

-If you have turned them in anytime this year, Mrs. Anderson has written the child’s teacher on the baggie and they will get credit for them toward this contest!

A big shout out to Teri Thompson for organizing and putting this all together!

Kelly Taeoalii

PTA President

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Kindergarten Pre-Registration 2018-2019

Dear Parents,

It is time for our Kindergarten 2018-2019 pre-registration. We would like to obtain a list of all children qualifying for Kindergarten in the Viewmont Elementary School area for the upcoming school year.

If you have a child who will be five (5) years of age before September 2, 2018, he/she qualifies for next year’s Kindergarten program.

Please complete the pre-registration form (click here) and return it to the school before March 1, 2018. This enables us to mail you further registration information.

This is only a PRE-registration form, not the actual registration. The registration for 2018-2019 must be completed online as soon as it is made available by the Murray School District Office. The link will be posted on our website at that time.

Please share this information with your neighbors who do not currently have children attending Viewmont Elementary School. This is our only means of knowing how many children within our school boundaries are eligible for Kindergarten.

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Open House Riverview Jr. High for incoming 7th Grade Students (2018-2019) and Parents

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“Is your Child too Sick for School?” Helpful information from the Health Department

Is your Child too Sick for School?
BettySue Hickson, School Nurse Consultant

With the start of a new school year, this guideline may help parents determine whether to send their sick child to school or not. With minor symptoms, it can be difficult to tell whether the child is going to get better or worse during the course of the day. The main reasons for keeping children home are:
•If he or she is too sick to be comfortable at school.
•If he or she might spread a contagious disease to other children.

Children, staff, parents and/or volunteers should be excluded from the classroom if any of the following are noted:
•A fever over 100.4 degrees F
•Nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
•Diarrhea-frequent, loose, watery stools
•Unusual drowsiness or tiredness
•Sore throat, acute cold or persistent cough
•Runny nose (thick green/yellow discharge) (non-allergenic)
•Red, inflamed or discharging eyes (pink eye) (non-allergenic) must be treated with antibiotic drop/ointment for at least 24 hours before returning to school
•Swollen glands around jaws, ears or neck
•Any skin sore oozing of fluid, suspected impetigo (may have a yellow crusty discharge from sore)
•Suspected head or body lice (untreated)
•An unexplained rash
•Symptoms which may suggest an acute illness

Conditions needing treatment with an antibiotic may return to the classroom after at least 24 hours of treatment and a decrease in symptoms.
All of these illnesses can spread easily, both in school and in the family. Keep in mind that hand washing is the single most important thing you can do (and teach children to do) to help prevent the spread of infections.
Whenever there is doubt about sending children to school, parents should consult their child’s doctor before doing so. A phone consultation may be all that is necessary, the child’s doctor may need to see the child in the office, or maybe able to consult with the provider via telemedicine.
It is always important that schools know how to reach a parent during the day, and that there is a back-up plan and phone number on file if they cannot be reached.

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PeachJar – Electronic Flyer Distribution System *NEW*


Murray City School District is launching a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved Digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on your school’s website homepage. 

This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers. 

No action is required on your part. You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. You do not need to login to receive or view school digital flyers.

To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add school@peachjar.com (or your district’s selected “from email address”) to your email contacts. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. Your email address will not be shared or used for any other purpose. Thank you for supporting our efforts to ensure parents are well informed about school programs, activities, and events.

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Air Quality and Winter Temperatures

Link to website to check Air Quality: http://air.utah.gov/
Link to website to check temperature: https://weather.com/weather/today/l/84123:4:US

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Safety Rules and Map

Due to incidents of jaywalking and other safety violations in the past, we wanted to take time to review with you our safety procedures.  Please assist us in teaching good safety habits to our students by obeying proper traffic flows at drop off and pick up. 

  • Parents needing to drop off or pick up their child should use the drop zone lane closest to the school following the one-way only direction.  Students may not be dropped off or picked up in the pull through only lane closest to the street.  Do not allow students to cross the drop zone to meet vehicles in the pull through lane.

  • Students are able to walk along the sidewalk to be picked up on Anderson Lane but should only cross at crosswalks while on campus.

  • Urge children to refrain from running or pushing other children into streets and in front of cars.  Drive slowly and watch for children who might run in front of your car.

  • Please be considerate of other drivers and park only in the parking stalls provided, regardless of how long you plan to be in the building.

  • Roller blades, roller shoes, scooters, skateboards, and bikes are not to be used on school property.

For our safety map, please click here.

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