Mrs. Culverwell’s 3rd grade class recently volunteered their time to decorate the Christmas tree at Zion’s Bank in South Jordan. We appreciate opportunities for our students to be involved in their community and to serve others. The students’ hand-made ornaments look beautiful on the tree! In recognition of their hard work, Zions Bank provided refreshments for our students and a $100 donation to our school. Thank you to Zions Bank for their generosity and support!
Dear Kindergarten Parents,
We wanted to remind you of our Parent Night scheduled for Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. The original letter that was sent out said Thursday; however, that was incorrect and the parent meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22nd.
This meeting is a great time to learn about the program and applications will be available that night. The process for enrollment in the immersion program is as follows:
- Those families residing in our boundaries will have the opportunity to fill the program first. The date to turn in applications will be starting on Monday, January 7th, through Friday, February 22nd, 2019. The applications will be put in a lottery to fill the available spaces. If we have more applications than spaces available, a waiting list will be formed. Applications are available online at: https://immersion.jordandistrict.org/
- If the program does not fill, families who live outside the boundary of Monte Vista but reside in Jordan School District, will be put in a lottery to fill the available spaces.
- If there is still space available anyone living outside the boundary of Jordan School District will be put in a lottery system.
Thank you for considering immersion for your future first grader. We are looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Jordan School District has contracted with PowerSchool to allow families to apply for open enrollment permits online this year. There will be no paper or in-person applications available.
- The first window to apply for permits will be from December 3-31.
- Permits will be approved based on the Board priorities listed at boundary.jordandistrict.orgOpens in a new window, not on a first-come first-served basis.
- Any permit requests submitted at any time during the month of December will be given equal consideration according to Board priorities.
- A link to the permit application will be emailed to each family through Skyward on the morning of Monday, December 3. It will also be posted on the District's website.
- Families will be notified of the status of their permit request during the first week of January, 2019.
- If you have been notified by the school that your permit was revoked, you must reapply to be considered for a permit for next year.
- Students who were notified that their permit was not revoked or who are enrolled in ALPS, Dual Language Immersion, or special education programs do not need to apply for a permit.
If you have any questions regarding the permit process, visit boundary.jordandistrict.orgOpens in a new window or call Planning and Student Services at 801-567-8183. Questions about individual students should be directed to the school.
As you may be aware, boundary changes are being proposed for most schools in Jordan School District. Updated boundary option maps and a link to a survey can now be found at http://boundary.jordandistrict.org or the District home page. We encourage you to study the maps and to complete the survey so that your feedback can be heard.
Please visit http://boundary.jordandistrict.org for updates. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts.
Monday, April 30 was a huge day at Monte Vista. All students ran for 20 minutes to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, granting wishes for three young cancer survivors. Jaelyn was diagnosed at age 5, and her surgery left her very weak. Now she is 6 and she is getting stronger. Penny had a brain tumor and has had two surgeries, chemotherapy treatments, and radiation treatments. She is 5 years old and loves animals. Joshua was diagnosed with leukemia at age 6. He also had chemotherapy. Students collected pledges the week before the race, and even with a cold, rainy day, they ran 6,273 laps and 1129.14 miles. (Second grade ran the most average laps per student, at 7.67 laps, barely edging 5th, 1st, and 4th grades.) By May 8, when the fundraiser ended, families at Monte Vista had collected and donated over $15,100. All three children will be able to go with their families to Disney World for their wishes. Fourth grade raised the most money of any grade, with average student donations of $18.65. Class leaders were Ms. Yi’s class with $29.70 per student and Ms. Jensen’s class with $27.34 per student. Monte Vista has granted wishes for 24 children over the previous 8 years, earning a total of nearly $130,000. Each year’s Walking for Wishes has been coordinated by 6th grade teacher, Alicia Rasmussen. This year her parents came from Oregon to support the event with professional race equipment. Thank you to Alicia, all who helped, Monte Vista students, and all who contributed to the success of this amazing event.
Joshua's Thank You Video
Jaelynn's Thank You Video
All families who are returning to Monte Vista for the 2018-19 school year must register students online through the Skyward Family Access link found on this home page beginning August 1st using their family login and password. If you have forgotten your login information, or have never attended Jordan District schools, there is a link to create a temporary account on the jordandistrict.org website. Click on the registration and enrollment tab under families and students. If you have questions, call our office after August 1st. Our number is 801-254-8040.
Please let your neighbors know! We are registering students for kindergarten at Monte Vista for the 2018-19 school year. State law requires children be five years old on or before September 1, 2018. Please complete the kindergarten registration form and bring it into the office at Monte Vista.
Linda Carter is Monte Vista’s Educator of the Month for April. It’s a special time for Linda, as she is retiring at the end of this school year. Linda was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii. She has been teaching for 30 years, and has been part of Monte Vista, teaching second grade for 18 of those years! She has a long resume of awards and endorsements, and has been a district leader in science and writing. Congratulations, Linda, on this award as well as your upcoming retirement. We will miss you!