Amelia Earhart
566 East 3650 North • Provo, Utah 84604
Phone (801) 221-9984 • Fax (801) 221-9987
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Soaring Eagle

 

 

WELCOME

TO

EDGEMONT

ELEMENTARY!

Home of

the

Soaring

Eagles!

   Student Writing at Chalkboard- School

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 18th Early Out 1:30

April 18th KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

1:45-2:45 or 3:00-4:00

Please bring original birth certificate, immunizations, proof of residency

April 21 Showstoppers Performance 6:30

April 25th Early Out 1:30

April 28th-May 2nd- School Service Days

May 2nd Early Out 1:30

May 2nd Edgemont Extravaganza 5:30-8:30

May 8th and 9th Drama Performance 7:00-8:00

May 5th-9th Teacher Appreciation

May 9th 5K Run 9:30 A.M.

May 14th Orchestra and Band Concert 6:30-7:30

May 15th Opera and Choir Concert 6:00-8:00

May 15th-23rd Art Show Open House

May 19th-23rd Kindergarten Testing-NO KDG CLASSES

May 21st Talent Assembly/Lower Grades 9:30 and Upper Grades 10:45

May 26th Memorial Day-No School

May 29th Field Day.  Release at 1:30

May 30th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL.  Release at 11:30

Recognition Assemblies: 9:00 Upper Grade, 10:30 Lower Grade.

Edgemont Arts Webpage

Edgemont Specialties Newsletter February 2014

CHROME LINKS

Save the Arts at Edgemont with eBoxTops!

 

Click HERE to access our

School Calendar Online

 

PTA Newsletter

 Click HERE for Past PTA Newsletter
School Reminders Clip Art

 

 

Our Mission Statement

The mission of Edgemont Elementary School, an adventure in educational excellence, is to lead the way in building a stimulating learning environment, in partnership with student, family, school, and community, that prepares individuals to contribute responsibly to society and continue life-long learning.School Class

 

 

 

PTA Drop Off & Pick Up

Safety Rules & Guidelines

Ever wonder how to get your students dropped off or picked up safely in the Parking Lot?

Click HERE to download the MAP & Instructions. 

Let's Keep Our Children SAFE!

Carpooling Pic

 

Exemplary Arts Program

 

 

 

Edgemont Elementary School

Edgemont Elementary is proud of the rich, arts-based education that we provide. Ten years ago, a few faculty members sought ways to develop a solid arts program without using already thinly spread budgets. One teacher's initiative to do so sparked interest that soon spread and the Edgemont arts program has grown ever since. Today this program is a significant entity that is strongly impacting the lives of all our students.

We are so honored to be the inaugural recipient of this award, and are so grateful to all who have helped make our fine arts program so wonderful for out students!

Visit artworksforkids.org for more information

 

Friends of Art Works for Kids Logo

 

 

 


French Government Recognizes Edgemont Elementary for Providing Outstanding French Language Instruction

Edgemont Elementary was one of 17 schools worldwide to be recognized by the French Ministry of Education for outstanding French language instruction.  This special designation is a result of high quality teachers and staff found at Edgemont Elementary who all go to great lengths to ensure every student is succeeding.  The designation, or the distinction, is called the "LabelFrancEducation," which Edgemont received in June 2012.  The French Government sent Edgemont a special logo that will be used on our websites and printed materials to show the honor and recognition that was received.

As a result of receiving this recognition, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Agency for the Teaching of French to Foreigners have invited and supplied the funding for Principal Dennis Pratt to attend a seminar in Paris, France next month.  Principal Pratt will meet with principals and headmasters of schools who also received this recognition and trade ideas with the best French teachers in the world.

“This is a great honor,” Pratt said.  ”We’re proud to be referred to by the French government as “one of the most Francophile states in the country.” I’m very proud of the high quality of our teachers and support staff, as well as the wonderful support our parents give and especially the achievement of our amazing students that have helped us receive this special distinction.” 

 

 

Language Immersion Programs are popular, and Student

Diligence Translates to High Academic Performance

     In 1981 there were fewer than 30 immersion programs in the country, today there are 448, according to a 2011 report released by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), a non-profit organization that advocates for foreign language instruction. States like Minnesota and Utah are leading the way with 52 and 58 schools offering language immersion options. American students are being educated in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Japanese, German, Arabic, and Norwegian. 

     One of the most intriguing aspects of these programs, both for parents and educators, is that immersion students tend to outperform their English-only peers on standardized tests. Why this phenomena exists is not entirely clear, but several factors unique to these programs provide some insight. Learning a new language simulates brain development in ways that enhance mental flexibility and develop problem solving skills says Ellen Bialystok, a research psychologist at York University in Toronto Canada. Parents with children in immersion programs may be more invested in their kids education, which has strong positive impact on student achievement notes Fatima Baig an education researcher at the University of Iowa. Finally, the nature of language immersion teaches students how to stick to difficult tasks. This diligence translates to better performance on exams, because students will be more likely to persist on challenging problems, according to a report released by the department of education at the University of Pennsilvanyia.  To read more about these benefits, click here to read a Deseret News Article puplished Sun. Jan. 29, 2012.

 

Edgemont Elementary will provide

Another French / English

Dual Immersion Program

for 1st Graders

in 2014-2015

 

More than forty years of research consistently documents the power of immersion programs to help students attain high levels of second language proficiency.  No other type of instruction, short of living in a second-language environment, is as successful. Young children especially thrive in this type of instructional environment.  Dual language immersion offers a rich bilingual experience  for young learners  when their minds are developmentally best able to acquire a second language. 

 

Edgemont will have another French / English Dual Immersion program for 2014-2015 for 1st Grade students. We will have immersion classes in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, 6th grade for the 2014-2015 school year.

 


SIGN UP AS SOON AS YOU CAN,

SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT!

French Flag in Color (Blue, White, & Red)

Apply NOW! 

Don't miss out on being able

to give your child the GIFT

of a second language!

 

 

 

Color Eiffel Tower Picture

 

Students from other schools and districts are welcome and encouraged to apply.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED

for next year's 1st Grade Students.


Help us spread the word! 

This is a great opportunity for our students and school!   Email your friends this link to make them aware of this opportunity:

www.edgemont.provo.edu/my_home/immersion.htm

Additional information, answers to questions, research,

and applications and commitment

forms are available online. 


Click HERE for an Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click HERE to view a video of French Dual Immersion Students in Utah (including one of

our own French classes, under the direction of Ms. Lacroix!).  Way to go Class!

Click HERE to view another video about Dual Immersion in Utah,

with excerpts of a PBS broadcast entitled "Speaking in Tongues"

Parents,
Here's a really good video, yet brief on the science behind how young children learn multiple languages:
It's called "The Multilingual Mind."  Click on the link below to access it and then click to bring it on to your Full Screen when it comes up.
http://bcove.me/n3hsdp46

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Interested in French Books for your child? 

Here are a couple of excellent websites where you can order some:

www.frenchmediaresources.com

and

http://scholastic.ca/editions

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Online French Book Rental Service

Les Petits Livres is an online book rental service specializing in children's books in French in the US. 

They offer French language books for children from 0 to 12 years of age.

For more information, go to: www.lespetitslivres.com

 

 

 

Utah Educators Sign Agreement with France

Utah became the 12th state in the country to sign a memorandum of the understanding with the French education system.  The partnership is a good way to build relationships and for France to promote the French language, which is spoken in more than 50 countries on five continents. 

The State of Utah benefits because our students learn the French language from a native from France.  Edgemont is benefiting from this agreement with the services of Mrs. Helene VanVooren Villareale.

For more information please click here: http://www.sltrib.com/education/ci_14265745

France: Vive la France

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French PowerSpeak Online Computer Program

Available for Edgemont Families

There have been a few questions regarding PowerSpeak and how parents and students can access the website.  As of now, each time that you want to use PowerSpeak, you must go through the Edgemont Elementary web page.  If you try to add PowerSpeak to your Favorites or try to bookmark the PowerSpeak page, it will not work.

Edgemont has purchased a demo version of Power Speak so that each family would have an opportunity to use Power Speak in their home to help the whole family learn French without having to purchase their own access.  The downside is that you can’t use the website to keep track of your student’s progress; the upside is that you don’t have to pay the $175 annual sign-up fee.  Once inside, you will notice that the site has different weeks to work on; you will just have to keep track of your child’s progress on your own (or your progress). 

 

French Speaking

Following are the steps that will get you onto the web site and how you will need to access the site each time.

  1. Go to www.edgemont.provo.edu  (this website)
  2. Scroll down until you see the section entitled, “New French PowerSpeak Online Program” (right here)
  3. Click on the first link---that will take you to PowerSpeak’s Elementary page.
  4. Once there, you can look at a tutorial that will give you help on how to use the page.  Also at the top left, you can choose how many weeks show on the page at a time.  It is possible to select one week at a time to avoid confusion for children.
  5. Enjoy!

Below are the links to the new PowerSpeak French courses that provide access to the families, including our French-English Dual Immersion students.  There are 3 different levels, but any student or family member can use any of the 3 levels.  Just click the link of the level you want to access and start with the Lesson 1 Video, "Getting Started":

Elementary: http://demo.pglms.com/courses/signon/9803885249d0c3b79baa49f1d46c5778656fe3d1-1254500403-utdm=frch1

Middle School: http://demo.pglms.com/courses/signon/dc705e360605d9ee6484b94996b946b6a5de79d7-1254161358-utdm=fryr1a

High School: http://demo.pglms.com/courses/signon/986f022460840ec37792b31f941b6610cf635980-1254150196-utdm=fry

 

After-School Program Classes & Information

Air Quality Information & How We Address Poor Air Quality

Appointments for Success

Attendance  Policy and Procedure  @ Edgemont Elementary  and Pre-Approved Absence Form

 

Students with Computer
 

Halloween Costume Guidelines & Parade Notice

 Kindergarten Guidelines from PSD

Kindergarten: Unprecedented Achievement in Edgemont's Kindergarten with BYU Early Literacy Program

Letter to Reduce Sweets & Restrict Homemade Foods at School & District Wellness Policy

Teacher at Desk

Emergency Evacuation Info & Procedures (letter)

FLU info (H1N1 or "Swine Flu")

General Information Brochure

Gifted & Talented Program Information

School Crossing

Class Supply Lists: Click the "Classrooms" link above, then select your teacher's name.

Community Council Meeting Schedule

Community Council Notes

District Safe School Policy  and  Spanish Safe School Policy

School Nurse

Parent PowerSchool Access Info (How to Access Student Grades & Attendance)

Past PTA Newsletters

Playground Rules & School Code of Conduct

Snow Day "Late Start" Procedures

Student Handbook (school information, rules, & procedures, etc.)

 

Pioneer Library

 

Pre-School Pioneer

 

Visit NetSafe

 

Utah Core Curriculum
Utah Interactives

 

IXL Math

Intervention

Reading Plus
 

Yahoo Kids

Homework Center

B.J. Pinchbeck's

Homework Helper

     

 

Stop Bullying Now!

Go to www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids for more info on bullying.

 

The Bullying Kids Picture

 

 

 

Take a Stand--Lend a Hand!

Thank you for visiting our Website!

If you experience a problem with one of the links on the site, please contact our Main Office (801-221-9984)  to report it. 

Thank you!

Teacher

Dennis Pratt

Principal

Email: DennisP@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Lisa Twitchell

Facilitator/Pre-Algebra

Email: LisaT@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Stephanie Livsey

Lead Secretary

Email: StephanieL@provo.edu
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Teacher

CheRee Tanner

Secretary

Email: ChereeT@provo.edu
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Teacher

Cindy Christen

Lunch Manager

Email: CindyC@provo.edu
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Teacher

Heather Chatwin

Nurse

Email: HeatheG@provo.edu
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Teacher

Gary Coates

Head Custodian

Email: GaryCo@provo.edu
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Teacher

Dianne Amesse


Email: DianneA@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Anne Robertson


Email: AnneR@provo.edu
Class Webite

 

Teacher

Lisa Garner


Email: LisaG@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Laurie Hale


Email: LauriHal@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Dina Driggs


Email: DinaD@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Isabelle Fortunato

French

Email: IsabelleF@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Michaela Cottle

French

Email: MichaelaC@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

LeeAnn Cummings


Email: LeeAnnC@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Nuri Gimenez

French

Email: NuriG@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Shalayne Monson


Email: ShalayneM@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Vicky Quinn


Email: VickyQ@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Daphne Budge


Email: DaphneB@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Breanne Hauver


Email: BreanneH@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Sara Martin


Email: SaraW@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Nad'a Carter


Email: NadaC@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Annick Mason

French

Email: AnnickM@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Nancy Bishop


Email: NancyBis@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Kathi Conrad


Email: KathiC@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Eryn Williams


Email: ErynW@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Amandine Giraud-Carrier

French

Email: AmandineG@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Terri Rigby


Email: TerriRi@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Scott Jennings


Email: ScottJ@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Emily Soderborg

Music

Email: EmilyWa@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Kristen Moore

Media

Email: KristenM@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Patricia Tripp

Physical Education

Email: PattiJ@provo.edu
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Teacher

Jeff Cornwall

Art

Email: JeffreyC@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Teacher

Trina Youngfield

Speech Therapist

Email: TrinaY@provo.edu
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Teacher

Wendy Simmons

After School Program

Email: WendySi@provo.edu
Class Website

 

Student Resources...

Students

   
Pioneer Library

 

Pre-School Pioneer

 

Visit NetSafe

 

Utah Core Curriculum
Utah Interactives

 

Stop Bullying Now!

Go to www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids for more info on bullying.

 

The Bullying Kids Picture

 

 

 

Take a Stand--Lend a Hand!

Parent Reading to Children

Thank you for visiting our Website!

If you experience a problem with one of the links on the site, please contact our main office (801-221-9984).

Staff Resources...

 

 

Parent Resources

Home & School Connection (Articles & Ideas that can help parents & students at home)

 

 

Mother with her Family

Father with Kids

 

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION & LINKS

After-School Program Classes & Information

Air Quality Information & How We Address Poor Air Quality

Appointments for Success

Attendance  Policy and Procedure  @ Edgemont Elementary  and Pre-Approved Absence Form

 

Students with Computer
 

Halloween Costume Guidelines & Parade Notice

Kindergarten: Optional Extended-Day Kindergarten Guidelines from PSD

Kindergarten: Unprecedented Achievement in Edgemont's Kindergarten with BYU Early Literacy Program

Letter to Reduce Sweets & Restrict Homemade Foods at School & District Wellness Policy

Teacher at Desk

Emergency Evacuation Info & Procedures (letter)

FLU info (H1N1 or "Swine Flu")

General Information Brochure

Gifted & Talented Program Information

School Crossing

Calendar Download: 2011-12 Parent/ Student Calendar (as of 8/18/11)

Class Supply Lists: Click the "Classrooms" link above, then select your teacher's name.

Community Council Meeting Schedule

Community Council Notes

District Safe School Policy  and  Spanish Safe School Policy

School Nurse

Parent PowerSchool Access Info (How to Access Student Grades & Attendance)

Past PTA Newsletters

Playground Rules & School Code of Conduct

Snow Day "Late Start" Procedures

Student Handbook (school information, rules, & procedures, etc.)

 

People
Principal & Teacher

 

Pioneer Library

 

Pre-School Pioneer

 

Visit NetSafe

 

Utah Core Curriculum
Utah Interactives

 

Stop Bullying Now!

Go to www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids for more info on bullying.

 

The Bullying Kids Picture

 

 

 

Take a Stand--Lend a Hand!

Parent Reading to Children

Thank you for visiting our Website!

If you experience a problem with one of the links on the site, please contact our main office (801-221-9984)

“While we try to teach our children all about life,
our children teach us what life is all about."