Tuesday Pleasant Grove 

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Canyon Grove Academy, 588 West 3300 North, Pleasant Grove, Utah 84062

Welcome to Epic Day!  We are here to help each student to learn and grow.   The themed lessons are History-based and include STEM Activities, Science, Social Studies, Art, Math and Language Arts.  We focus on engaging, interactive, project-based lessons that promote critical thinking and discussion.  We are teaching Utah State standards with Hands-On Fun.  The students are grouped in classes youngest to oldest, Aspen, Birch, Cedar and Oak, with similar-aged peers so that they can gain valuable friendships and social opportunities.  Our Dive Deeper activities are available for you to extend the learning at home.

Please be on time so your child doesn’t miss our leadership meeting. Leadership is when your child’s teacher celebrates student accomplishments and recognizes birthdays. We will also delve into the Canyon Grove Guideposts together. Leadership lessons develop the concepts in the guideposts using learning games, songs, biographies, quotations,  discussions, mindfulness exercises, Growth Mindset principles, and movement. Our students explore each of the guideposts and examine how they can apply them in their lives. We wrap up the year with our final guidepost, Anything is Possible, to launch them into a summer of discovery and fun.

RECESS:  12:15 pm-12:30 pm Students play first and then eat so they do not rush through eating to get to their recess activities.

LUNCH:  12:30 pm-12:45 pm  Please send your child with a lunch from home that can be eaten within the given time frame and doesn’t require heating. Please let them know that they will be eating what you send with them in their OWN lunch.    There is no bartering lunch items.

Please send your student to school with a water bottle, home lunch, and backpack each day.

Your student also has the option of attending Innovations and Discovery Days.

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Site Coordinator – Tanner Walker

Hey there, I’m Tanner, and I’ve got a bit of an adventurous side that keeps life interesting.
I am from Pleasant Grove Utah, I attended American Fork High School, and currently am attending UVU working on majoring in marketing.
I’m all about the thrill of hunting and the relaxation of fishing – there’s just something special about those experiences. I do all sorts of hunting, anything from big game, to waterfowl, to archery. But don’t think I’m all camo and fishing gear – I’m just as comfortable hitting the golf course and working on my swing. When winter rolls in, I’m all about skiing down those slopes and feeling the rush. And when the water calls, I’m strapping on my scuba gear and exploring the underwater world.  But it’s not all about the action. I also enjoy being at the gym, and I believe that staying fit is key to a healthy life.
In my past job, I was the go-to person at Deerfield School’s front office. From managing day-to-day operations to solving whatever came my way, I kept things running smoothly. I love working at schools and helping the kids where I can!  And speaking of running smoothly, my trusty Jeep is my partner in off-roading adventures. Whether it’s rocky terrain or muddy trails, I’m all in.

Aspen Teacher – Alayna Kondel

Hi, I’m Miss. Alayna! I recently graduated from Utah Valley University with my bachelors degree in elementary education. I have lived in Utah my entire life, and I absolutely love it here! Prior to getting my bachelors degree, I spent time at Utah State University and fell in love with teaching and helping students fall in love with learning. When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, skiing, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.

I am so excited to be a part of the CGA family and to help students find the joy and excitement of learning!

Birch Teacher – Amy Christean

Hi, I’m Miss Amy. I’m so excited to get to know all of you. Having homeschooled my own children for over 15 years, I’m excited to join you in your family’s educational journey. I began teaching professionally 4 years ago, working with preschool aged children with special needs. After that I worked for 2 years with English Language learner students in grades K through 12. My favorite subjects are math and science, especially plant science. Gardening, hiking, reading, visiting Southeast Idaho and picking huckleberries are among my favorite things to do in my spare time.


Cedar Teacher – Rachel Cook

Hello! I am Mrs.Cook this is my first year at Canyon Grove Elementary. I grew up on a ranch in Idaho, where I also graduated college and received my Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Development. I moved to Utah in 2006 and started my journey as a teacher. I love every second I get to be with the students, discovering their individuality, their strengths, and helping them discover those as well. I am a wife of 15 years, a mom of 3 beautiful daughters, and our wonderful fur baby (dog) Phoebe. As a family we love spending our time outdoors, boating and hiking. We spend most of our summer in Lake Powell and our winter at our cabin in Sundance.

I can not wait to become more familiar with the CGA family and love each of my students, helping them find their love and passion for education and life!


Oak Teacher – Tricee Turner-Stenbom

My name is Tricee Turner-Stenbom and I am an Epic Teacher with Canyon Grove Academy. I have been teaching for 15 years and love helping students succeed! I grew up on a small farm in Tennessee and taught for 14 years in my hometown. Before becoming a teacher I worked in the medical field (open heart surgery most of those years). I am married with five children.  Our oldest child is 32 and our youngest is 17. My husband’s job relocated us to Utah last year. I went to college at Lipscomb University (Nashville) to get my B.S. and M. ED. Administration.


Teachers serve as a guide and support throughout the education process. Families meet with their teacher regularly to discuss student as they progress toward their goals.  Please keep in mind that this communication with your teacher is essential and a requirement for participation in this program. Please show that you value our program by having a truly effective conversation about the academic progress of your student with your teacher.

At the beginning of the school year, or at the end of the previous year, you will create an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP) with your teacher. Your student’s SEP will outline the curriculum your student will be using and your goals for the school year. In addition you will meet regularly with your teacher to collaborate on student academic growth and course completion.  Evidence of student learning can also be uploaded into our school software to show progress through their power standards.  This is an easy way for both parent and student to see their accomplishments.


Canyon Grove Academy has a common dress code. The intent of the common dress code is to minimize distractions in the learning environment, promote a sense of community among students, and increase campus safety and security.   To keep it simple we have a Canyon Grove Academy T-shirt and sweatshirt available for purchase.  This T-shirt and sweatshirt can be worn with jeans in good repair, skirts, leggings, pants, etc. We also want all toes to stay safe! Shoes must cover the entire foot and be worn in and outside the school. Students should not wear hats inside the school, but they can wear hats outside for warmth. CGA T-shirt and sweatshirt are worn by our students at all our school-sponsored activities such as Epic, Discovery, Innovations, field trips, and events.  Call the school for more information.


Drop-Off:  8:50 am – 9:00 am

  • Please encourage your students to be ready to unload, have their materials ready to go, as you enter the lineup of cars.
  • Have any last minute instructions or conversations with them BEFORE you get to the curb.
  • Once at the curb, please kindly encourage your students to exit your vehicle in a timely manner.

Please ONLY be late if there is a true emergency.

Attendance: If your student misses an Epic Day, please contact your Educational Specialist to excuse their absence.

Pick-Up:  3:15 pm – 3:25 pm

  • Please close your door and move away from the curb in an efficient manner so that we can keep the line moving.
  • Please visit with your students about their day once you have driven away from the curb.
  • We thank you for your assistance in keeping traffic flowing smoothly.

Pick-up Authorization: If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking up, please notify the ES before 2:30 pm.


  • Classes will only be cancelled if there is severe weather or another emergency that prohibits teachers and students from safely traveling or meeting together in a healthy environment.
  •  Parents will be notified via TEXT.

Innovations & Discovery – Wednesday

PG Tuesday

Program Assigned Day Registration Dates Dates of Activity Time
Epic Tuesday
Innovations 1 Wednesday July 31-Aug. 10 Aug. 23-Oct. 11 9:00-11:30
Fall Break No classes Oct. 16-20
Discovery 3 Wednesday Sept. 25-Oct. 9 Oct. 25-Nov. 15 12:15-2:45
Thanksgiving No classes Nov. 21-24
Discovery 4 Wednesday Sept. 25-Oct. 9 Nov. 29-Dec. 20 12:15-2:45
Winter Break No classes Dec. 25-Jan. 5
Innovations 3 Wednesday Nov. 16-Dec. 4 Jan. 10-Feb. 28 9:00-11:30
Discovery 7 Wednesday Feb. 1-Feb. 15 Mar. 6-Apr. 10 12:15-2:45
Break No Discovery  classes Mar. 12-15
Spring Break No classes April 1-5
Discovery 8 Wednesday Feb. 1-Feb. 15 Apr. 17-May 8 12:15-2:45