SCHOOL - By Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, November 6, 2021
November is a busy month for local elementary school children in Box Elder County. With Veterans Day on November 11, and Thanksgiving break starting on November 23, there are plenty of activities slated to keep youngsters happy, healthy and helping. Students will be seeing a minimum day on Tuesday, November 22, with no school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
At Century Elementary in Bear River City, the students will participate in the annual bell ringing on Thursday, November 11, at 11:11 a.m. to honor veterans. The ringing will be followed by a moment of silence as a time to remember and thank those who have fought for freedom.
On November 19, the fast-paced Turkey Trot will get underway beginning at 9 a.m., with each class competing separately. The faster runners, boys and girls, will receive prizes perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday: First place gets a turkey, second receives a pie and third place will take home stuffing. The PTA is overseeing the long-standing tradition and parents are encouraged to come and cheer on the racers.
McKinley Elementary will honor local veterans, as well, with a Veteran’s Day program on November 11. The musical presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will follow, and all veterans are invited to eat a free lunch with the students. An RSVP is encouraged and can be made by calling 1-435-515-4141.
North Park Elementary is taking the month of November to honor all those who are part of the school. A large turkey is hanging in the entry way and each student’s name is part of the display, because, a spokesperson noted, “We are thankful for everyone!”
Garland Elementary is also planning a Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 11. The races will begin after
lunch and class winners will be awarded prizes. The PTA is planning this event.
Fielding Elementary is inviting all veterans in their area to come to the school on November 11, for a free lunch.
Students in third through fifth grades will also be participating in the Elks Hoop Shoot on November 16-17, during their P.E. classes.
The school is also planning a Turkey Trot on Friday, November 19, beginning at 9 a.m. The grades will run at separate times and parents are invited to come to the school to cheer on their favorite runner. The winning boys and girls will receive prizes, including a turkey for first place, pie for second and mini pies for third place. Donations of those different prizes are being sought. Contact the school at 1-435-515-4200, to let them know.