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Meet your New Principal for next school year!

Erik Jacobson

Dear Ensign Elementary Stake Holders,

Hello! My name is Erik Jacobson, and I have been chosen as the next principal at Ensign Elementary. I would like to say what an honor it is to be chosen to lead such a great school. The more I have learned about Ensign, the more impressed I have been by all the work the community and staff have put into making Ensign the best school possible.

One of the things that drew me to Ensign was the school’s belief in educating the whole child. School is about more than just academics. Students need to be able to think critically about the world around them and then be able to clearly articulate their views and opinions. These are the educational values I see when I look at Ensign, and these are the values I was raised with growing up in rural Wisconsin.           

I was lucky enough to grow up in Portage, Wisconsin, a small town just north of Madison. While growing up there, school was the center of our community. I spent every Friday night at football games and the weekends participating in school-based arts activities. This focus on community is something that was extremely important to me when I was growing up and will be essential to my leadership at Ensign.

After graduating from Portage High School, I attended the University of Minnesota, The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (where I earned my bachelor’s degree), and finally, the University of Utah (where I earned my Master’s degree). I taught 6th grade at Midvale Elementary and at Glendale Middle School before serving as an Assistant Principal at Northwest Middle School for the past three years.

It has always been my goal to be an elementary school principal, and I am proud and humbled to get to work with you and your students. It is my goal to ensure the best possible education for all of the students of Ensign, and I believe that through open and honest communication, we can work together to reach this goal. If you ever have any concerns, comments, or questions, please do not hesitate to come to me. My door will always be open. I look forward to getting to know you all. See you in August!

Sincerely,

Erik Jacobson

Heard of ‘Rock’ operas?

Heard of ‘Rock’ operas? Well Ensign Kindergarten students just performed one based on the tale of Stone Soup. It tells the story of a group of hungry soldiers returning from war and going door to door looking for food. The villagers learned that by sharing what they could contribute, the whole town benefited. The entire grade learned numerous songs, while others performed solos or in small groups. The rest of the students acted as narrators. They performed once for their fellow students and once for a parent audience. Thank you Ensign Kindergarten students for all your hard work and for putting on a wonderful ‘Rock’ opera!

Stone SoupStone Soup

Summer Reading Programs

 

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Get Reading this Summer with some great programs!


What: The City Library’s Super Summer Challenge
slcpl summer reading

Theme: Strike a Cord
When: June 1 through August 11.

Details: All ages can visit their favorite Library location to sign up and receive a Super Summer Challenge tracker. See below for more information about the Super Summer Challenge for Kids, Pre-Readers, Teens, and Adults. - See more at: http://www.slcpl.org/supersummer


What: The County Library Summer Reading Challenge
slcl summer reading

Theme: Libraries Rock

WhenJune 1 through July 31st

Details: Kick off Party Friday June 1st 6-9pm at the Viridian Events Center - See more at: http://summer.slcolibrary.org/index.html

 


What: The Utah State Fair Read and Win Program

State Fair Reading Program

When: Read from May 1- July 27 Due by July 27 

Each child who completes the program receives a free ticket to attend the Utah State Fair in September

For more information and the form to complete: http://www.utahstatefair.com/readandwin


Lead Image Source: http://bit.ly/2prvYIc

 

Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 Registration Fliers for 2018-2019 school year

See documents below for information about the Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 Registration Fliers for 2018-2019 school year

ENGLISH

SPANISH

Spring is here: Reminder about the Dress Code

Now that warmer weather has arrived, its important that students still dress appropriately for school. 

Some of the dress code violations we have been seeing (as found in the 2017-2018 Elementary Handbook) are: 

-Short Shorts & Short Skirts (Hems should at least reach the finger tips when arms are held loosely at the side). 

-Crop Tops, Strap tanks. 

-Flip Flops (they can become a hazard during PE and at recess)

Please help your child make appropriate wardrobe choices each day for school. 

Parents of students not meeting the dress code will be contacted and ask to bring more appropriate clothing.  

The 2017-2018 Elementary Handbook was provided at the start of the school year. The dress code is listed on pages 19-20. An additional copy can be obtained up request in the front office. 

Girls on the Run 2018

Girls on the Run 2018

Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 is free for your Students?

 

free office 365

Did you know that Microsoft Office 365 is free for your Students?

Read more at: http://www.slcschools.org/news/2014-15/office365-students.php#.WaQv9Sh96Ul

or Download this HOW-TO FLIER

 

Ensign School Community Council

Ensign School Community Council 

Click Here to read more. 

 

Watch Us Grow

School LAND Trust

Approximately 66% of Ensigns' students met or exceeded district mean growth scores in 2016 as measured by the SAGE Assessment and K-2 end of level tests in Language Arts.

Approximately 76% of Ensigns' students met or exceeded district mean growth scores in 2017 as measured by the SAGE Assessment and K-2 end of level tests in Language Arts.

In 2016 approximately 65% of Ensigns' students met or exceeded the districts mean growth scores as measured by SAGE and K-2 end of level tests in mathematics.

In 2017 approximately 73% of Ensigns' students met or exceeded the districts mean growth scores as measured by SAGE and K-2 end of level tests in mathematics.

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