Monday Pleasant Grove 

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

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

Welcome to Epic Day!  Your Educational Specialist, along with a Collaborative Teacher, help each student to learn and grow.  They are assisted by the   paraprofessionals (aide) who support the hands-on-learning environment.  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 Educational Specialist 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. Please bring students on time (between 8:50 – 9:00 am) so they can participate in leadership activities.

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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Educational Specialist – Brekell Condie

This is BreKell’s third year at Canyon Grove Academy. She is really excited to be a part of this amazing program.  BreKell has been able to work in education for over twelve years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from UVU in 2011. BreKell has always loved working with children.

She was born and raised in Utah. She loves spending time with family. BreKell has been married for thirteen years and has three wonderful children. She enjoys doing things outdoors, loves to cook, and garden. She is a big animal lover and has dogs, chickens, fish, and some adopted cats. BreKell loves reading and learning new things. She is looking forward to a great year!

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

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Collaborative Teacher -Tricia Kinsey

Tricia Kinsey graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and taught for 10 years. She recently received a certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. Tricia enjoys reading, gardening, hiking and spending time with her family. She is the mother of two girls. Tricia is passionate about supporting the growth and well-being of children.

Online office hours:  10am-2pm, M-F  (for security the link is provided via email)

Office hours:  9am-4pm, M-F

Email: tricia.kinsey@canyongrove.com

ASPEN AIDE – Makayla Stratford

Hi, I’m Ms Stratford. I’m from Riverton, Utah. Some of my favorite things include cheering loud at football games, snow cones, interior design, and collecting anything to do with pineapples! I studied Early Childhood Education at UVU. I absolutely love working with kids and being here at Canyon Grove!

BIRCH AIDE – Ashlyn Chugg

“Hello! My name is Ms Chugg. I am currently attending Brigham Young University Idaho majoring in Early Childhood Education. Some things that I enjoy are hiking, journaling, photography, kayaking, and traveling across the world! I have a strong passion for teaching and I enjoy working with children!”

CEDAR AIDE – Denya Crockett

Mrs. Crockett was born in Utah.  She and her husband have six children and one granddaughter.  She loves to travel and see the amazing beautiful earth.  She loves to learn about various cultures and knowing that each person has a different journey.  From the time Mrs. Crockett was a little girl , she has always wanted to be a teacher.  She received her BS in Elementary Ed from Southern Utah University.  She loves To learn but knows all education is not gained by the cookie cutter approach.  Each one of her children had a different approach to education.  Mrs. Crockett has been a part of Epic Days before and is excited to get started with this exciting fun year.

OAK AIDE – Tresa Hansen

Mrs. Hansen was born and raised on a farm in Twin Falls, Idaho.  She is one of seven children and she and her husband, Curtis have five children – 3 girls and 2 boys.

Mrs. Hansen a has worked in education as a paraprofessional, and a long term sub for the last 15 years. Tresa has taught preschool, kindergarten and worked in the ESL program, as well as the IDAHO READS! Program. Her focus has always been on literacy and reading, and she tutored English at the college level, therefore she chose English as her major when she went back to college with her oldest daughter.

Mrs. Hansen has many hobbies including making cards and jewelry, along with camping, shopping, writing, gardening, decorating and traveling.  She loves children and working with kids, and is thoroughly enjoying her grandson that is nearly two.

COMMON DRESS

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.

PARENT MEETINGS AND STUDENT EDUCATION PLANS

Educational Specialists serve as a guide and support throughout the education process. Families meet with their Educational Specialist regularly to discuss student as they progress toward their goals.  Please keep in mind that this communication with your ES 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 Educational Specialist.

At the beginning of the school year, you will create an individualized Student Education Plan (SEP) with your Educational Specialist. 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 ES to collaborate on student academic growth and course completion.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up

Drop-Off: 8:45 am – 8:55 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.

SCHOOL CANCELLATION

  • 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 Schedule

Pleasant Grove Monday

Program Assigned Day Sign up Week of activity Time
Epic Monday Aug 16 – May 27 9 am – 3:15 pm
Fall Innovations  Thursday July 19-Aug 2 Aug 16 – Oct 8 9 am – 11:30 am
Fall Break No classes  Oct 11-15
Discovery 3 Thursday Sept. 13-27 Oct 18 – Nov 12 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Discovery 4 Thursday Sept. 13-27 Nov 15 – Dec 17 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Winter Break No classes  Dec 20 – Dec 31
Winter Innovations  Thursday Nov 15-Dec 6 Jan 10 – Mar 4 9 am – 11:30 am
Spring Break No classes Mar 14-18
Discovery 7 Thursday Feb 14-28 Mar 21 – Apr 15 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Discovery 8 Thursday Feb 14-28 Apr 18 – May 13 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Summer No classes May 27 – August