November 2012

Parent Help Needed

November 16, 2012

Dear Parents:

I need your help with two issues at Goshen Elementary:

  1. We are having problems with vandalism in our upper and lower grade bathrooms. Although we have Bathroom Monitors, the problem has not been solved. Yesterday afternoon the district installed security camera’s in our hallways so that we can monitor who goes in and out of the bathrooms and hopefully pinpoint who is involved in the vandalism.
  2. Theft is becoming a daily occurrence at school. During the book fair last week we had several books and toys stolen. Money has been taken from backpacks and jackets. Food has been stolen. Students have had personal items stolen from them. We are also using the camera’s to help with this issue.

I am very saddened by the vandalism and thefts. I am working closely with our faculty and staff in resolving these issues. Students caught participating in these activities will be issued a ticket, restitution sought and may be suspended from school (Nebo School District Policy).

I appreciate your help in encouraging your children to respect school property. Goshen Elementary is a great school. Working together we can keep it that way.

Thank you,

Mrs. DeGraffenried

Veterans Day Assembly and American Flag Retired

Veterans retiring of the flag
Veterans carry flag to be retired
School watching Veterans
Salute of the retired flag
Taps played
Veterans Assembly

Goshen Elementary School held a very special assembly to honor some of our Veterans from the Santaquin and Goshen area. The Veterans told the wars that they had fought in and Commander Ted Jones, shared a moving rememberance of our flag and the love we have for our country. At the end of the assembly students silently followed the Veterans outside for a respectful and solemn flag burning ceremony. During the burning of the flag, taps was played in honor of those Veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Goshen Elementary school would like to thank the Veterans who participated in the flag ceremony. They were: American Legion Post 84 from Santaquin, Ted Jones (commander), Floyd Farrel Bott, Richard Crook, Clay Jensen, Don Gilson, Richard Johnson, Clement K. Kester, Ira Savage, and Sterling Spencer.  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6395 from Spanish Fork, Harold Thomas, also Veterans Craig R. Campbell and Clair Carter.

Anti Drug and Bully Week

Students and teachers enjoy crazy hair day
Davis Carter and his crazy hair day haircut
Red and purple balloons launch
More balloons floating away
Balloons in the sky above Goshen

Students at Goshen Elementary recently shared a week learning about being Drug Free and being a Anti –Bully school.  The Student Council planned a fun week of activities that included red and purple anti drug and bully colors day, wear sun glasses day to Shade Out Drugs, a Black Day to black out drugs, and a Crazy Hair Day. As a culminating activity the whole school launched red and purple balloons into the air over Goshen.

3rd Grade Students Receive Dictionaries

The 3rd grade students received free dictionaries to have and use while they are at school. The students will then be allowed to take the books home for their future studies at the end of the school year. 

The Goshen Elementary 3rd grade students would like to thank Elite Yoshukai Karate in Santaquin and Linn Wright for the wonderful dictionaries that are greatly appreciated.

October Students of the Month

October Students of the Month in their fun Halloween Costumes

Congratulation's go to the students of the month for October from Goshen Elementary. They are:

Kindergarten: Brikell Quinn, Parker Provost, Kaleb Dymock
1st Grade:  Ty Cox and Rylee Baxter
2nd Grade:  Heber Gutke, Christopher, Vasquez, Bailee Carter
3rd Grade:  Jebb Jensen and Melody Kenison
4th Grade:  Aspen Bagley and Hagen Taylor
5th Grade:  Remington Seamons and Maycie Sorensen
6th Grade:  Jacob Steele and Chelise Tromble

UDOT SNAP's "Walk More in Four" Challenge Winners

Remington Seamons wins a new scotter and helmet
"Walk More in Four" music CD winners

The Utah Department of Transportation UDOT sponsored a challenge for all students in Utah to "Walk More in Four" for four weeks. Those who meet the challenge were put into a drawing for prizes. The winners from Goshen Elementary were:

Reminington Seamons won a $60.00 certificate from Wal-Mart for a new scooter and helmet.

Chas Pipkin, Jonathan Chavarria, Brody Drury, Brennon Stockton and Mary Zimmerman each won a "SNAP, Walk'n Roll" soundtrack CD.

Halloween Celebrations at Goshen Elementary

Principal Mrs. DeGraffenried and Ella as witches
Mr. Proctor and Mini Proctor as Dr. Phil
Double Trouble Pirates
Is that Mr. Carter?
Halloween Fun
Halloween Parade
PM Kindergarten

Halloween at Goshen Elementary brought ghost, goblins and twins? We had to look twice at the many doubles such as Mr. Poctor and Mini Proctor as Dr. Phil, Mrs. DeGraffenried and Mini as witches, and double trouble pirates. The students enjoyed the Halloween Parade for their parents and other class activities.

Kindergarten Students Enjoy October Activities

Kindergarten Pirates Day
Kindergarten Fire Station Tour

During October, our Kindergarten classes enjoyed coming to school dressed as pirates for Pirates Day. Principal Lynette DeGraffenried shared a fun pirate story with each class.

The Kindergarten classes learned about fire safety with a tour of the Goshen Fire Department. Each student received a Fireman's hat and coloring book.