Posted-September 30th, 2014
The elementary websites are being redesigned. There are some really nice changes and it's always good to have a new look.
Here are some of the new features:
Check back often to see what is going on at our school!
WELCOME TO EDGEMONT ELEMENTARY!
Home of the
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sept. 22-26th Purple Ribbon Week (anti-bullying)
Sept. 24th Reflections Kick-off
Sept. 26th Cash for your Class Fund Run
Sept. 26th Early Out 1:30
Oct. 1st Rainbow Evacuation Drill
Oct. 2nd PSD Early Out for Teacher Development 1:30
Oct. 3rd Early Out 1:30
Oct. 8th PTA Meeting 10:00 A.M.
Oct. 10th Early Out 1:30
Oct. 16th-20th Fall Break
Oct. 22nd Picture Retake Day
Oct. 24th Early Out and End of 1st term
Oct. 27th-31st Red Ribbon Week (Drug Awareness)
Oct. 31 Halloween Parade 12:00-1:00
Click HERE for Past PTA Newsletter
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.
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!
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!
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.”
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
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!
Don't miss out on being ableto give your child the GIFTof a second language!
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:
Additional information, answers to questions, research,
and applications and commitment
forms are available online.
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"
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 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
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).
Following are the steps that will get you onto the web site and how you will need to access the site each time.
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":
Class Supply Lists: Click the "Classrooms" link above, then select your teacher's name.
Parent PowerSchool Access Info (How to Access Student Grades & Attendance)
Student Handbook (school information, rules, & procedures, etc.)
Go to www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids for more info on bullying.
If you experience a problem with one of the links on the site, please contact our Main Office (801-221-9984) to report it.
Click here to see Bar Graph of 3rd Grade Language Arts Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 4th Grade Language Arts Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 5th Grade Language Arts Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 6th Grade Language Arts Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 3rd Grade Math Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 4th Grade Math Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 5th Grade Math Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 6th Grade Math Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 4th Grade Science Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 5th Grade Science Data
Click here to see Bar Graph of 6th Grade Science Data