800 East 11000 South, Sandy, UT, 84094

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Miss Fielding’s Monday Minute – September 18, 2023

September 18, 2023

Dear Parents,

Next week will be our first parent teacher conferences for this year.  This is a great opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher and set goals for the year.   Don’t forget to visit the PTA Book Fair when you come!

Crossing Guard Info

Crossing guards have noticed that some students are arriving at crosswalks before crossing guards are scheduled to be there in the mornings.  We just wanted to remind you of the times that crossing guards are scheduled to be at each crosswalk so your students can safely cross with the help of a crossing guard during that time.  The surrounding intersections and 11000 South are very busy before school with high school and other traffic. Each week the crossing guards witness speeding cars, several cars running the stop signs and other unsafe driving habits.  We have already had a traffic accident this year.  If your student comes extra early for breakfast or does any extracurricular activities before or after school, please note that crossing guards may not be stationed to help them cross.

Below are the scheduled times for each crosswalk:

Pam (in front of the school on 110th) is scheduled to be there from 7:55 to 8:35 each morning.

Lisa and Stacey (at the Alta 4-way intersection on 1000 E and 11000 S) are scheduled to be there from 7:50 to 8:30 each morning.

Diane and Scott (at the traffic light on 700 E and 11000 S) are scheduled to be there from 7:50 to 8:30 each morning.

Also, for your information afternoon times are listed below:

Pam:  Mon – Thurs 3-3:30, Fri or other early out 1:20-1:50

Lisa/Stacey and Diane/Scott:   Mon – Thurs 3:05 – 3:35, Fri or other early out 1:25-1:55


School Website:  https://altara.canyonsdistrict.org/

Instagram:  altaraelementary

Parent Volunteer application link:  https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/depts/external-relations/volunteer/


Upcoming Dates

Sept. 19th-20th—Acadience Testing

Sept. 20th—Last day to sign up for a conference time

Sept. 26th—Watch DOGS Orientation  6:00 pm

Book Fair—Sept. 27th and 28th

Sept. 27th & 28th—Parent/Teacher Conferences

Sept 28th—Early out day; dismissal at 1:25

Sept. 29th—Compensatory Day; no school

Oct. 3rd—Vision Screening (note date change)

Oct. 31st—Halloween Parade; 9:00; outside on our playground


Have a great day!


Julie Fielding, Principal

Altara Elementary


PTA News

Our Watch DOGS Pizza Night kick off is coming up on September 26 at 6 PM.  Watch D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind school-based, father-figure involvement program that works to support education and safety.


Altara’s Watch D.O.G.S. sign up: https://signup.com/go/eSCfMBb

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