By Cassie Bingham, Communications Specialist
Field trips are one of the best ways for children to learn and retain new information. They allow for a change in routine and more interactive, visual, and hands-on learning for grade school students. Over the past month Guadalupe students have embarked on some adventurous field trips around Salt Lake, in order to learn from their surroundings!
Kindergarten was recently able to learn more about Utah history by visiting This is the Place Heritage Park. The children visited pioneer style houses and buildings, where tour guides who were dressed as pioneers taught them about how people used to live in the late 1800's. Activities included an exciting train ride, a petting zoo, and watching how to milk a cow!
Fourth graders took advantage of the remaining days of warm weather by visiting the Tracy Aviary! They observed beautiful birds, and learned about their habits and environmental needs. Trained professionals allowed the colorful birds to fly over the kids, who looked on with awe. One of the highlights was when students were allowed to hold the feeding bowl for a real live emu!
Fourth grade also visited the Utah State Capitol downtown Salt Lake City. They had the unique experience of learning about the history of the capitol as a government building, but also about the structure of the building itself. They learned that the granite used for the exterior of the building came from surrounding Utah mountains. The students also left with a greater understanding of the political process and branches of government.
Guadalupe School is extremely grateful for the privilege we have to provide children with wonderful off-site learning experiences thanks to our great community partnerships. We look forward to many more field trips with old and new partners alike.
Dear Parents and Staff,
With the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States many of our staff, students and families are concerned and fearful about the future.
Please know that the goals and values of our school have not changed. Guadalupe School remains a safe place for all of our staff and families. We remain committed to protecting our school values, goals and staff, students and families alike. The democratic process we have in the United States limits the ability of a single person, even the President, to enact laws, regulations or programs that are not more widely accepted. In our American system, laws must be created, debated and passed in the Legislature. This means that promises and threats made during campaigns often fall by the way once elections are complete.
Bigotry is not a democratic value and it will not be tolerated at Guadalupe. We stand united as a community school. This means we will stand by all of our staff, students and families regardless of their gender, race, country of origin, sexual orientation or religious affiliation.
I ask all of you to recognize that silence is dangerous and ask you to speak up when something is wrong. If you witness something wrong, let someone know. Let us all be diligent about the safety of our school and each other. Let us all exhibit extra regard for, and patience with, each other. We are a community.
Guadalupe’s focus on hope and opportunity remains constant. I am so proud to be a part of this great community. May we all continue to work to build solutions for the future of our community.
Queridos Padres y Personal,
Con las elecciones de Donald Trump como nuevo Presidente de Los Estados Unidos, muchos de nuestro personal, estudiantes y familias estan preocupados y tememrosos acerca del futuro.
Por favor sepan que las metas y valores de nuestra escuela no han cambiado. La Escuela Guadalupe continua siendo un lugar seguro para nuestro personal y familias y mantenemos nuestro compromiso de proteger estos valores, metas y tamien proteger al personal, estudiantes y familias. El proceso democratico que tenemos en los Estados Unidos limita la habilidad de una sola persona, aun del Presidente , de activar leyes regulaciones o programas que no han sido globalmente acceptados. En nuesto sistema Americano las leyes deben ser creadas, discutidas, y acceptadas por la Legislatura. Esto quiere decir que las promesas y amenazas hechas durante las campanas se caen en cuanto las elecciones son completadas.
La intolerancia y el fanatismo no son valores democraticos y no seran tolerados en la Escuela Guadalupe. Nos mantendremos unidos como comunidad escolar. Esto quiere decir que apoyaremos a nuestro personal, estudiantes y familias sin importar sexo, raza, pais de nacimiento, orientacion sexual o afiliacion religiosa.
Les pido a todos ustedes que reconozcan que el silencio es peligroso y les pido que hablen cuando algo esta mal, si eres testigo de un acto negativo o erroneo, dejanos saber. Debemos ser diligentes acerca de la seguridad de nuestra escuela y el uno al otro. Pongamos extra cuidado y paciencia unos con otros. Somos una comunidad.
El enfoque de esperanza y oportunidad continua constante en la Escuela Guadalupe. Estoy muy orgulloso de ser parte de esta comunidad. Deseo que todos continuemos trabajando para conseguir soluciones para el futuro de nuestra comunidad.
By Cassie Bingham, Communications Specialist
Guadalupe School enjoyed some extra fun Halloween activities over the last week! Carrying on school traditions, families got involved in some pretty spooky ways at both the Trunk or Treat and the school costume parade!
Thursday evening, parents showed up with festive car trunks, ready to distribute candy and show off their awesome decoration skills! Some car trunks dangled with cobwebs and hanging ghosts, while others featured traditional Day of the Dead decor. One family even handed out treats from the back of a hearse! Parents went all out with some pretty awesome costumes; however, the kids took the cake on cool Halloween looks. There were Wonderwomen, Spidermen, princesses, and ninja turtles galore!
This year Trunk or Treat even featured some extra surprises thanks to some wonderful American Express employees. Generously, they donated a face painting and color hair spraying station, extra candy buckets, and treat bags that they came to personally hand out! The face paint and hairspray was a hit, and everyone loved the goodie bags provided. Thank you American Express!
The fun didn't stop last week though. On Halloween day, kids showed up to school in costume, ready to amaze parents and staff during the school parade. All of the classes had a chance to line up and file through the cafeteria, where parents sat waiting to take pictures and applaud. One of the crowd favorites was a kindergartner named Kevin who went through the line in a blow up dinosaur suit!
Needless to say, everyone involved had a lot of fun. We are so grateful for amazing families who make great activities possible! Happy Halloween Guadalupe School!
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