It is with great pleasure that I will begin my first school year at Midvalley, but not my first year as an educational leader. For the last 8 ½ years, I have served as senior staff in the Canyons District Office, supervising elementary and middle schools and working to build student support services. Before my work in the District Office, I was a Principal for three schools in Jordan School District, as well as an elementary and middle school teacher. I look forward to working together to provide the best learning environment and education for your child, and I am very happy to be in an elementary school, which is my first love in education.
This summer, our staff has been busy getting ready for a new year. During online registration, you will receive a family handbook. In it, you will receive the information you need to help your child be successful. Please take the time to read the information thoroughly. You will also see your child's classroom assignment. Your teachers can't wait to meet your child and your family.
Please come for a Meet, Greet, and Treat at Midvalley! We will open our school on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 3-4 p.m. for an opportunity for our families and students to meet their teachers for the coming year. We will have a cool treat outside in front of the building. Please join me after you have a chance to meet your teacher. I look forward to meeting you all. The first day of school for first-through-fifth graders is Aug. 23. Kindergarteners will have assessments that week and begin classwork on Monday, Aug. 28. Our Parent Back-to-School Night is scheduled for Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. We will have a very brief general meeting and then we will offer two, 20-minute sessions for you to meet with the teachers and learn about their expectations for the year.
Finally, I ask for you to spend time familiarizing yourself with the school website http://midvalley.canyonsdistrict.org/ and the information you can find there. Our website will be a place for what is happening at the school, so join our community and check back often!
With Warmest Regards,
Tamra S. Baker, Principal
Midvalley Elementary serves 430 students, preschool through fifth grade, and supports students in mastering skills in language arts, mathematics, and sciences while also exposing them to art, music, and physical education. Extra-curricular activities, such as, student council, chess club, and an advanced math club give students avenues for exploring interests and stretching themselves academically. Every student, from kindergarten on up, has access to a computing device in their classrooms. All classes go on two or more field trips per year. In the spring, the whole school participates in a Night of the Arts, where students can display their artwork from throughout the school year and perform in a musical concert. Students can start orchestra beginning in the third grade for a small fee. Additionally, the Boys and Girls Club of Salt Lake County provides transportation for its after school program from Midvalley.
Through a partnership with Playworks Utah, which uses the power of play to cultivate safe, healthy learning environments, coaches work with students to teach inclusive games and activities that they can use at recess. Midvalley also is committed to teaching students life skills. We begin every morning with a sharing circle to strengthen habits of effective listening and speaking. We also use the Second Step curriculum to help students recognize and use empathy, manage emotions, use conflict resolution, and strengthen friendships.
Interested members of the community may participate in school decision-making through the School Community Council (SCC), which meets in a public forum monthly. The SCC is required by law and has members of the community, school staff, and the principal as members. The school also has an active PTA.
Established in 1957, Midvalley will be housed in its brand new school building in fall 2020 thanks to a bond approved by the patrons of the Canyons School District. The 94,500-square-foot building will include a counseling center, state of the art technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) room, an art/music room, full stage and gymnasium.
We are happy to report that our Final Report is complete for our LAND Trust Plan for last year has been submitted. Please see below to see how we spent our money. LAND Trust monies are spent for the benefit of all the students at Midvalley.
Financial Proposal and Report
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|Carry-Over from 2017-2018||$2,147||N/A||$2,832|
|Distribution for 2018-2019||$42,113||N/A||$44,689|
|Total Available for Expenditure in 2018-2019||$44,260||N/A||$47,521|
|Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)||$39,000||$32,901||$30,337|
|Employee Benefits (200)||$0||$0||$2,564|
|Professional and Technical Services (300)||$0||$0||$0|
|Repairs and Maintenance (400)||$0||$0||$0|
|RETIRED. DO NOT USE (500)||$0||$0||$0|
|Transportation/Admission/Per Diem/Site Licenses (510, 530 and 580)||$0||$0||$0|
|General Supplies (610)||$5,000||$10,317||$10,317|
|Textbooks (Online Curriculum or Subscriptions) (642)||$0||$0||$0|
|Library Books (644)||$0||$0||$0|
|Technology Related Hardware/Software (< $5,000 per item) (650)||$0||$0||$0|
|Equipment (Computer Hardware, Instruments, Furniture) (730)||$0||$0||$0|
|Technology Equipment > $5,000 (734)||$0||$0||$0|
|Category||Description||Estimated Cost||Actual Cost||Actual Use|
|Salaries and Employee Benefits (100 and 200)||$39,000||$32,901|
|General Supplies (610)||$5,000||$10,317|