Congratulations to Estrella Rivera and Gabriele Hanson MPES Spelling Champs!
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At Matheson Park Elementary School, our purpose is to provide an open and affirming learning atmosphere with attention to safety and a nurturing environment. While valuing all people, we will encourage effort and expect achievement with regard to all state standards and national guidelines. Our goal is to show measurable increases in all academic levels and to provide rich opportunities for building life-skills.
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Matheson Park Spelling Bee
Friday morning, December 6th, 2013..... Our grade level classroom winners all met in our gymnasium for the Annual Spelling Bee. Classroom students filled half the gym to root their classroom champions on. We had a pronouncer, Ms. Kayla Ayers from KRQE, Channel 13 to help us out this year. Mr. Flickinger, Mr. Sensabaugh and Mr. Hermanson were our judges. The format of this years Spelling Bee had some new twists for our spellers, but they seemed to handle it pretty well. The changes were instituted by Scripps, the sponsor of the National Spelling Bee. Our 1st place finisher was Estrella Rivera, a 4th grader and our 2nd place finisher was Gabriele Hanson a 3rd grader and our Alternate in the event that either our first or second place finishers can't compete in the City Spelling Bee will be Hailey Valladares who is in 5th grade. Our top 3 spellers went through quite a long list of words before we finally had our winner.... Congratulations to all of our spellers....you all did G R E A T!!
3rd Grade: Robert Crespin, Serenity Jaramillo, Melanie Rael, Gabriele Hanson and Dionisha Hardy.
4th Grade: Caitlin Bowman, Zachary West, Estrella Rivera, Johnny Soleto and Vanessa Canales.
5th Grade: Khristian Borrego, Michelle Lee, Levi Gonzales and Hailey Valladares.
Fall in the Hall
Fall has shown up in the hall! Our students are busy learning about being thankful...about the Voyage to the New World and all the work it took for the pilgrims. Ms. Gauna's class did the wonderful ship display of the Mayflower (thank you Mr. Pallesen for working so hard to draw the ship for us!!!) showing lots of things they learned about the voyage. Look closely and you will see the students in the class pictured on the ship.... what a fun idea, Ms. Gauna!! Our hallway also has cornucopia's and snowmen and stories of what we are thankful for. Our turkey collection is wonderful. Our third graders are learning about nutrition and how much food you really need for Thanksgiving dinner. Our other 3rd graders were being quite artistic using shapes! How many can you count??? We hope you enjoy the tour!!!