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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. 

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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A Gallery Stroll Thank You!

Thank you for all those who attended the Annual Gallery Stroll! It was a fun night of sharing art with our Ensign families. We would also like to thank the Ensign PTA for all the hard work it takes to plan and host such a large event. 

Additionally we would like to thank all those who helped to sponsor the event, as seen in the photograph below.

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Utah Children's Theatre Performance

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Today Ensign students watched a play called Builders of America, as performed by the Utah Children’s Theatre.

It tells the story of a young girl who struggles in school, until her parents show her the stories of historical figures who also struggled but overcame their challenges.

This piece will not only taught students about American History but about overcoming adversity by focusing on your strengths and not listening to the voices who don't believe in you.  

Girls on the Run 2018

Girls on the Run 2018

Ballet West Visit

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Yesterday we were privileged to have a group of dancers from Ballet West visit Ensign. They showed us incredible moves, taught us about various aspects of the art-form such as costumes and practicing, brought up a group of students to learn ballet moves, and even danced a part of the Nutcracker ballet for us. Thank you for such an amazing performance!

 

How to Help your Child Cope with Tragedy

To read more about How to Help your Child Cope with Tragedy CLICK HERE.

Salt Lake Center for Science Education and Bryant Merger Proposal

Salt Lake Center for Science Education and Bryant Merger Proposal
 

Dear current and future Bryant and SLCSE Families,

We need your feedback!  Currently under consideration is a proposal that would unite Bryant Middle School and the Salt Lake Center for Science Education (SLCSE) forming one STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) system where Bryant would be the middle school component and SLCSE would be the high school component.  Students exiting Bryant after 8th grade would have the option of attending SLCSE for high school.

Please go to the link below for more information, and to provide any feedback or questions you may have concerning this proposal.

Thank you.

Bryant – SLCSE Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/GXYgjZcYp80G6onj2

 

Estimados Padres de Familia:

¡Necesitamos de tu opinión! Actualmente se está considerando la propuesta de unir a Bryant Middle School y Salt Lake Center for Science Education (SLCSE) formando un sistema STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas) donde Bryant sería el componente de la Escuela Secundaria y SLCSE sería el componente de nivel de Preparatoria. Los estudiantes del 8vo. Grado egresados de Bryant tendrían la opción de asistir a SLCSE  y cursar el nivel de Preparatoria.
Por favor, vaya al siguiente enlace para obtener más información y proporcionar cualquier comentario o pregunta que pueda tener con respecto a esta propuesta.
Gracias.

Bryant – SLCSE Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/GXYgjZcYp80G6onj2

 

Author Visit: Loki Mulholland 

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Author Visit: Loki Mulholland 

This week Ensign was privileged to be visited by author Loki Mulholland. His book She Stood for Freedom is a true accounting of the actions of his mother Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a civil rights activist. During his presentation students learned about the civil rights movement, the choices that Jan made and why, the sacrifices she had to make in order to take action, and the danger that she faced as she stood up against prejudice, racism, and segregation. Loki also provided insight as to his own motivation for writing the book, how proud he is of his mother, and how important it is to not let one bad decision determine who a person is. He even brought the dress that Joan wore during a sit-in. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet an author who could bring his own family history and such a pivotal time in history to life for our students. 

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

 

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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

 

Congratulations!

We could like to congratulate Ensign Elementary sixth grader Elizabeth B. She is the elementary division winner of an essay contest sponsored by the Utah PTA and the Utah National Guard. The contest asked students to write an essay about why they were proud of their parent, or guardian, who is currently serving in the military.  Elizabeth wrote a heartwarming essay about her father, who is in the Air Force. She was celebrated at a ceremony at the Salt Lake Tabernacle.  

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You can access this Newsletter by following this link: http://ensign.slcschools.org/our-school/newsletters

2017 Veterans Day Performance & Field Trip

2017 Veterans Day Performance

Ensign fifth and sixth grade students honored Veterans with an hour long presentation for both the school and parents. As part of the presentation students sang patriot songs. They also recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Gettysburg Address. Students conducted a flag ceremony as well as providing information about wars that American soldiers have been a part of. The next day students took their presentation on the road, and traveled to the Headquarters of the Utah National Guard to perform. There they were given a behind the scenes tour which included the situation room and the inside of a tank. Thank you National Guard. It is a privilege to acknowledge and honor both our Veterans and active service members.

Ensign School Community Council

Ensign School Community Council 

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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.

Interested in Joining the School Community Council? (SCC)

Want to be an important part of helping our Ensign School learning community become an even better place for our kids?  
The School Community Council ("SCC") is composed of parents, administrators and teachers and charged with working collaboratively to make sure that each of our children meets their specific grade goals, that funds provided by the State and District are used most effectively to enrich our learning environment and that any needed resources from our community are made available.  The SCC also works closely with the PTA to assure robust science, reading/math, after school club and extracurricular programs that provide a rich experience for each student.
The SCC meets regularly on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m.  See school calendar for the most updated meeting dates. There are other committee meetings, as necessary.  Meeting usually last roughly one hour.
Ten parents participate as representatives on the SCC.  Each parent representative serves a two year term on the Council.  Terms are staggered so that there are five open spaces every year.  This year, as usual, there are five open parent representative positions.  We would appreciate anyone interested in knowing more about service on the SCC to contact a member of the SCC.

To find out more and read a informational flier go to: http://ensign.slcschools.org/community/school-community-council-scc

 

Red Butte Garden Field Trip

Red Butte Field Trip

Last week the Second graders had the opportunity to visit Red Butte Gardens for some hands on learning. In small groups they visited different learning stations to discover more about plant life cycles.

They also learned about the parts of a plant and dissected them- each taking a taste of sugar cane plant.

Each student received a magnifying glass to take a closer look at things that interested them as they walked around.

It was a beautiful day for an amazing learning experience.

Training for Parents & Volunteers: Child sexual abuse prevention and awareness

Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, we are now required as per the HB 286 to provide training and instruction on child sexual abuse prevention and awareness to parents or guardians of elementary school students. 

If you volunteer at Ensign Elementary, it is required for you to complete the training. 

Please access the training through this link and follow the instructions below:
 
https://pcau.enspark.com/

1.  Select Register
2.  Complete Registration
                 Parents/Caregivers must select I am a Parent of a Student from the registration drop down box in order to access the parent course
3.  Click Register Button
4.  Click Launch Course
5.  There will be a Certificate of Completion issued at the end of the course that the user needs to print or download as a PDF if you volunteer at the school.

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