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801-452-4420  |  640 East 1900 North, North Odgen, Utah 84414

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Community Council Meeting Agenda

Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:20 p.m.

1. Call to order

Roll call
Acceptance of the January meeting minutes

2. New Trust Land Budget Proposal
 3. New Business
a. Chrome Books 1:1 2nd through 6th grade have arrived.
b. 2 robotics team qualified for World robotics championship

c. We have received a Silver STEM School Designation, unofficially until the state board meets to approve the new designations.  That will go through 2025.

 4. Other items:

Literacy night March 3
Spring Break March 30- April 1

Community Council Meeting 

Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:20 p.m.

1. Call to order

Roll call: Valerie Donley, Leah Dalton, Kira Garner, Lisa Gilstrap
Acceptance of the January meeting minutes- will send to be approved through email as allowed for in our bylaws
2. New Trust Land Budget Proposal- Discussed the estimated disbursement for the 2020-21 school year, went over the proposed plan, members present voted to approve, members not present. Prascilla Crook and Anna Glazier voted in favor of the plan through email as allowed for in our bylaws.
 3. New Business
a. Chrome Books 1:1 2nd through 6th grade have arrived.
b. 2 robotics team qualified for World robotics championship

c. We have received a Silver STEM School Designation, unofficially until the state board meets to approve the new designations.  That will go through 2025.  We discussed the experience of Mrs. Frost and Mrs. Moore as reviewers for STEM school designation applications and how we do so much that we didn’t document well.  Mrs. Donley asked if we could get a Gold or Platinum Designation.  That will be up to the staff and new principal to decide.

4. Other items:

Literacy night March 3- It’s a pirate theme
Spring Break March 30- April 1  

The meeting was adjourned at 3:45.

Proposed Trust Land Plan 2020-21

Goal #1

60% of students Kindergarten through 6th grade will make typical or above typical growth as indicated by the Pathways of Progress on our Acadience (DIBELS) Reading Assessment

 Academic Areas

-       Reading


We will use the DIBELS Pathways of Progress to measure progress on this goal.

 Action Plan Steps

 Each teacher will use core aligned, comprehensive reading materials for explicit, daily, whole-group reading instruction.  Based on assessments we will provide targeted instruction to students in small groups.  Small groups will be facilitated by teachers, trained volunteers and  educational support professionals($10000).  Grade level teams will make instructional and intervention decisions during dedicated collaboration time where they review student data, identify individual deficits and prepare specific intervention strategies.  Substitute teachers will be hired when necessary to provide time for teachers to individually assess students or attend training in best practices($800). We will use funds to purchase books of varying levels and interests to increase student engagement in reading($1200).  We will lease ($5000) and repair/replace ($500) devices leased with trustland funds so students will have greater access devices to engage students in reading instruction, practice and interventions.  We will implement Imagine Reading and IXL to provide online individualized instruction, assessment and intervention in reading to students.

  Goal #2

At the end of 2019-20 academic year, 80% of students will attain grade level math essential learning targets.


Grade level Student Growth Assessment data, IXL math and Imagine Math benchmark assessments will be used to determine that learning targets have been met.

 Teachers will provide core aligned, math instruction emphasizing and intervening on identified essential learning targets for their grade.  Teachers will have professional development opportunities and time to prepare and implement research based math instructional practices($2000). We will provide Imagine Math and IXL to provide individualized math practice, assessment and intervention to students during teacher collaboration time and at home practice($8000).  We will pay an educational support professional to supervise students with online math practice while teachers review student data, plan and collaborate($10000). Students will receive intervention based on their individual needs in small groups. Teachers and educational support professionals($2000) will facilitate the small groups.  Funds will be used to lease ($5000)  and maintain ($500) devices purchased with trustland funds  to engage students in math practice and interventions. 

Goal #3

We will increase and maintain student engagement and learning through our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math emphasis.

Academic Areas

-       Math

-       Technology

-       Science

We will measure student engagement in S.T.E.M. subjects by using an opportunity to respond/student engagement classroom observation tool.  The goal is 80% or more of students engaged and 30-40 opportunities for students to respond in a 10 minute observation.  Student engagement is an indicator of teacher efficacy.  Teaching efficacy has a 1.75 effect size on student achievement according to Hattie's research. We will use IXL data to demonstrate growth in Science.

 Action Plan Steps

 Every student will have two STEM engineering projects through our Project Lead the Way Launch module.  In addition to that we will purchase new Project Lead the Way science modules that align with the new Utah Science Standards. ($4000).  We will purchase necessary materials for science instruction ($2000). We will provide ($5000) and maintain ($500) enough devices and computers for students to use technology daily.  Teachers will receive training in STEM instruction to effectively teach these topics and to more effectively integrate Chrome Books into our instruction ($4000).  It is a priority of ours to send teachers to out of state conferences to keep our school innovative in STEM subjects. ($3700)  We will implement IXL Science to provide online individualized instruction, assessment and intervention to students grades 4th through 6th. 

Estimated Distribution 2020-2021  $64,765


Budgeted amount


Salaries and Benefits



Professional and technical

$ 6000


Repairs and Maintenance

$ 1500



$ 2500


General Supplies

$ 7200



$ 8000


Technology Equipment







Any additional distribution will be utilized to purchase materials, pay for educational support specialists to support interventions, and professional development.

parade route1

We want to celebrate the 2019-20 School Year with a grand parade on Wednesday, May 20th.  Please come during the time slot your last name falls in so we can pace the traffic.  Teachers will have class assignments and other things for students.  If you'd like to leave something for your teacher there will be a table to make exchanges.  All school employees will be wearing masks and gloves. Walkers should also enter at the East end of the school, walk on the sidewalk in front of the school and maintain social distance.

Come By Last Name- We can't wait to see you!

A-C    8:30-9:00

D-H   9:00-9:30

I-L     9:30-10:00

M-P 10:00- 10:30

Q- S 10:30- 11:00

T-Z   11:00- 11:30


How's you learning from home going?   Send Mrs. Gilstrap photos of your learning from home experience.

Here are video collections of our students' learning from home activities.

 Running of the Readers Video

Learning From Home Chapter 1

Learning From Home Chapter 2

Learning From Home Chapter 3




March 19, 2020

Dear parents and students of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Green Acres,

I just wanted to reach out to you, and let you know that I am thinking of you. We are experiencing changes to our normal routine on a daily basis. During this time of uncertainty, it is important to remember that there are still things that we can do to help us feel better, and lift our spirits. Our physical and mental health can be supported by doing simple things every day.

I know that you have heard over and over again that there are things you should be doing to protect yourselves from this virus, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded. These include:

How to protect you​r family

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but there are a few things you can do to keep your family healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. Look for one that is 60% or higher alcohol-based.

  • Reduce close contact with others by practicing “social distancing." This means staying home as much as possible and avoiding public places where close contact with others is likely. You should allow 6 feet between you and others who are not members of your family when you are out in public. Social distancing protects those around us, as well as ourselves, and helps to reduce the number of infections in our community.

  • Keep your kids away from others who are sick or keep them home if they are ill.

  • Teach kids to cough and sneeze into a tissue (make sure to throw it away after each use!) or to cough and sneeze into their arm or elbow, not their hands.

  • Clean and disinfect your home as usual using regular household cleaning sprays or wipes.

  • Wash stuffed animals or other plush toys, following manufacturer's instructions in the warmest water possible and dry them completely.

  • Avoid touching your face; teach your children to do the same.

  • Follow local and state guidance on travel restrictions.

There are also things to do to help your body stay healthy during this time. This includes planning nutritious meals, and being physically active. Your family can work together to plan nutritious meals that will ensure that your body is getting the nutrients it needs. You should eat a variety of foods from the five major food groups. Each food group supplies important nutrients, including vitamins and minerals.

These five groups and typ­ical minimum servings are: 

  • Vegetables: 3-5 servings per day. A serving may consist of 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables, 3/4 cup of vegetable juice, or 1/2 cup of other vegetables, chopped raw or cooked.

  • Fruits: 2-4 servings per day. A serving may consist of 1/2 cup of sliced fruit, 3/4 cup of fruit juice, or a medium-size whole fruit, like an apple, banana, or pear.

  • Bread, cereal, or pasta: 6-11 servings per day. Each serving should equal 1 slice of bread, 1/2 cup of rice or pasta, or 1 ounce of cereal.

  • Protein foods: 2-3 servings of 2-3 ounces of cooked lean meat, poultry, or fish per day. A serving in this group may also consist of 1/2 cup of cooked dry beans, one egg, or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter for each ounce of lean meat.

  • Dairy products: 2-3 servings per day of 1 cup of low-fat milk or yogurt, or 1 1/2 ounces of natural cheese.

Since your child is home more than usual, their normal sense of routine has been disrupted. Here are four ways to keep your kids happy if they are home for long periods

  1. Create a routine early. Plan a rough daily routine with times for different activities: school work, exercise, chores, creativity or free play, and time on devices.

  2. Help them get exercise. Many sporting activities have been cancelled, but exercise is still critical for our children’s physical and mental health. Think creatively about activities that children and teenagers can do when confined to home. This could include a mini bootcamp in the backyard, an obstacle course through the house, physically active video games, or kid-friendly exercise options on YouTube. Being physical active releases chemicals in our brain that help us feel happy, and promotes a feeling of well being. Children ages 6-17 should get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous exercise every day.

  3. Help your teenagers remain social through social media to bond with friends and peers. However, the quality of support they find there may be poor. Encourage them to remember to verify information they find on reputable sites like Our elementary age children will miss the company of their friends during an extended period of isolation. Supervised Facetime, writing letters or drawing cards, and sending them digitally can also be a way to remain connected to friends.

  4. Learn new skills. There are endless opportunities to learn new skills together through online platforms such as YouTube. This is a great opportunity to spend time learning with your child.


Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I am available by email at:


For more information go to,,

Stay safe, and put into practice the things you can do to remain healthy during this ever changing times.

Jamie Abney, BSN, RN

WSD School Nurse



Congratulations on meeting your reading goal!  Reading Rocks!

Running of the Readers video

Hope Week Flyer
includes all schools in the Weber Cone

Our school colors are green and yellow.  We wear our school shirts or school colors every Wednesday to show our school pride.

School Song


Green Acres is the greatest school,
Here we learn all about the Golden Rule;
We learn to spell and read and write,
To mind our manners and do what’s right,
Our mas-cot is the grizzly bear,
And like the Grizzly we will do and dare;
We’ll all be loyal, we’ll all be true
We’ll do the best in everything we do.
Green and yellow, they’re our colors.
Bright and shiny as the (clap) noonday sun,
We all are proud of (clap) Green Acres
Where we work together and all have fun!



 869068 pictures of grizzly bears


1st bell rings at 8:40 a.m.
2nd bell rings at 8:45 a.m.
School dismissal bell at 33:05
Wednesday dismissal bell at 1:05


Cell Phone Policy

·         Cell phones are to be kept in the student’s backpack during school hours.

·         They must remain turned off during school except in the case of an emergency, or with teacher permission.

·         Phone will not be allowed outside at lunch or recess.

If students do not adhere to the policy 1st offense- student will be reminded and warned 2nd offense- phone will be taken away immediately and locked in the office to be picked up after school 3rd offense-  A parent must come to the office to collect the phone.



Learning a new way to do two digit multiplication


2021-2022 Weekly Schedule


First Bell 8:40am   Tardy Bell 8:45pm

First Grade through Sixth Grade……..................................8:45am - 3:05pm
Morning Kindergarten…………………………………………8:35-11:25am
Afternoon Kindergarten……………………………………... 12:25-3:05pm


First Grade through Sixth Grade……..................................8:45am - 1:05pm
Morning Kindergarten…………………………………………8:45am - 10:40am
Afternoon Kindergarten………………………………………11:10am -1:05pm


*First Bell rings at 8:40.  Students should not arrive at school before 8:30 a.m. unless they are eating breakfast.  School begins at 8:45; it is VITAL for students to be on time each day.


     School Lunch Schedule



  M., T., Th., F. Wed.
Life Skills


1st Grade


2nd Grade         


3rd Grade


4th Grade


5th Grade


6th Grade


Meal Prices    


  Breakfast Prices Lunch Prices
Paid $1.25 $1.85
Reduced $0.30 $0.40


logoGreen Acres Elementary School
Silver STEM designation 
640 E. 1900 N.
North Ogden, Utah 84414
Home of the Grizzlies
Growing GREAT Grizzly STEM Leaders!
                      We set and achieve Goals.
                                        We are Responsible.
                          We value lifelong Education.
                    We choose a positive Attitude.
  We know all are important on our Team.



 We're working hard to create an atmosphere that promotes GREAT leaders.  GREAT is an acronym created with a parent committee, it reminds us that at Green Acres:
We set and achieve GOALS.
We value LIFELONG education.
We choose a positive ATTITUDE.
We know all are important on our TEAM.

To help students become GREAT leaders we will be focusing on 7 Habits found in The Leader in Me book and other Covey publications. Those habits are:

1. Be Proactive- You're in charge
2. Start with the End in Mind- Have a Plan
3. Put First things First- Work First, Then Play 
4. Think win-win- Everyone Can Win
5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood- Listen Before You Talk
6. Synergize- Together is Better
7. Sharpen the Saw- Balance Feels Best



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  Justin Willie

Mr. Willie


Abbie Black

Ms. Black

Head Secretary


 Emily Gossett


Mrs. Gossett 

Office Aide

 Ian Karlinsey

Mr. Karlinsey


 Joy Peckham

Mrs. Peckham

Lunchroom Manager

 Kimberly Mattingly

Ms. Mattingly

User Support Specialist

 Debra Shaw

 Mrs. Shaw


Bonnie Tomlinson

Mrs. Tomilinson


Lynn Campos

Mrs. Campos





 Justin Willie

 Jami Lang


Mrs. Lang



 Lina Bryrne


Ms. Byrne

Resource Teacher


 Joel Burrup


Mr. Burrup

Resource Teacher


 Janice Hill


Mrs. Hill

Life Skills Teacher


 Savannah Barnes


 Ms. Barnes


Life Skills Teacher


 John Harris


Mr. Harris

Reading Specialist


 Lisa DeFriez

Mrs. Defriez

ESL Aide


 Brenda Walker  

Mrs. Walker


 Mary Beus

Mrs. Beus

Counselor Aide


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Visit Mrs. Walker's Counseling Corner

Dear Green Acres Families,

As we are receiving ever changing guidelines and updates during this Public Health Crisis regarding the COVID-19, your child(ren) may be experiencing confusion, stress or anxiety. All of these feelings and reactions are completely normal. We, as a nation and community are experiencing trying times. 

Children who already experience stress or anxiety may have increased symptoms. Your children who have never experienced or exhibited anxiety symptoms may start doing so. In elementary aged children, these behaviors are normal as they may be hearing and experiencing news that is scary to them. There are many tools and resources available. I am excited to share some of these amazing resources with you during these difficult times. 

First of all, reassure your child(ren) they are safe.  All of the things that are happening are simply precautions to keep us healthy and safe.  Many of the resources I have provided can be done as a family. 

Please feel free to contact me for individual needs by email at .

Below is the link to a google slide where you can find resources you may need in these next few weeks; relaxation, tips on talking with your kids on COVID-19, etc. I will update information periodically I hope you find these tools helpful, and I would encourage you to include daily relaxation into your schedule.  

Thank you for allowing me to work with your awesome children!

Brenda Walker

School Counselor

Green Acres Elementary

Mrs. Walker's Counselor Corner Slide Show


Our vision is: to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn at high levels in a safe environment and enjoy learning and life.

Mission Statement: Through collaboration, teamwork, innovation, STEM experiences, best practices, etc.. our school community will be engaged in the achievement of academic success.


 Back to School Night Aug. 23, 2021 5-7pm

1st Day of School Aug. 25, 2021




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