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Prospective Student Tour

January 31st- 9 a.m.

All families of prospective students are invited for a tour and information session from 9-10 a.m. on January 31.   This includes kindergarten, C&A, and any other interested families.  Come join us!

RDT Delights Young Ensign Dancers

RDT 2018

Students at Ensign Elementary School have enjoyed a double dose of dance this month.  The Repertory Dance Theater dancers performed in an assembly for the entire school, matching their dance moves to whatever the announcer requested.  At the end of the performance, students were invited to join in the performance both in the audience and on stage.

Individual K-3 classes have also been invited to learn and move with the RDT pedagogy program.  Lynne Larson, assistant adjunct professor at the University of Utah, and RDT education director, says the program teaches life skills such as:  creative thinking, team work, cooperation, group movement, and how to think outside the box.  It is also part of the state core curriculum.  “It uses their imagination,” said Kristin Adams, a 2nd grade teacher at Ensign.  “Every time, they really enjoy it.”  Lots of smiles and laughter coming from the students prove her point.

 

Veterans Day 2018

You are invited to our Veterans Day Program on Tuesday, November 13, 2 p.m.

Please click here to see the flyer Veterans Day 2018

Red Leashes and Red Jerseys Join Red Ribbons

Ensign Elementary kicked off Red Ribbon Week with crazy sock day on Thursday and a Read-a-thon on Friday. Students spread throughout the school in pajamas and with pillows, comfortably settled with good books. Football players from West High School added to the fun by pairing up to read with the children. Five dog teams from Intermountain Therapy Animals came and made the day even more exciting. Thank you also to Melanie Rogers and our PTA, and Ms. Hamilton’s class who took charge of the event.

When it comes to making good choices, books are a terrific alternative. You can read a book for pleasure, or use books to learn about your favorite subjects. You can also use books to plan a fun trip. Say no to drugs and say yes to books!

Hospital Welcomes Students in Costumes

Hospital Halloween

First and second grade students from Ensign Elementary enjoyed a visit to LDS Hospital on Halloween.  The children wore a fun variety of costumes and made the rounds through hospital corridors to trick-or-treat to staff members.  Principal Jacobson accompanied them, although he was easily mistaken for a famous 1950’s rocker.

First grade teacher Katrina Stratford noted that schools benefit from community partnerships in many ways: “Students not only have the opportunity to see educational pursuits lead to careers, but partnerships help support the school’s student achievement plan.” Ensign students learned that health workers support the needs of community members as well as of students. It was a good combination of fun and learning.

The students were equally enthusiastic.  “It was cool!” said Phillip, from Mrs. Sprague’s class. “I’ve never been there except when I was four and something was wrong with my leg.”

“I was actually born there!” said his classmate Tate. “It was really cool.”

 

Parking Diagram

Please take a look at this diagram of parking and drop-off locations.

Parking Diagram 2018

Extended Learning Program website information 2018-2019

Click here for details on the Extended Learning Program

Book Fair dates

Fall Book Fair dates:

September 24-27

Monday after school

Tuesday until 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday until 7 p.m.

Thursday until 5 p.m.

LOCATION: Ensign Library

Parents can help teachers fulfill the wish list for their classrooms by purchasing a book and placing it in the teacher’s bag.

All Book Fair proceeds go towards the improvement of our school library!

Current goals include updating the mammals in the state of Utah collection.

Thank you for all your support and hurray for books!

 

Spring Book Fair dates:

March 13 & 14

Wednesday 12:45-7 p.m.

Thursday 12:45-5 p.m.

 

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

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. 

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.

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

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

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