Sandyview News

Mon 10/16: Fund Run Donations Due

Mon 10/16: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tues 10/17: Let Me Run Practice

Tues 10/17: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Thurs 10/19: Let Me Run Practice

Fri 10/20: 1/2 Day - AM ONLY

Mon 10/23: NO SCHOOL

Tues 10/24: Let Me Run Practice

Thurs 10/26: October Birthday Lunch Celebration

Thurs 10/26: Let Me Run Practice

Fri 10/27: PTO Fund Run


School will dismiss at 11:45am (no lunch served) onFriday, October 20 and there is NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 23.

**Due to the half day on Friday, all students will be checking out library books on Wednesday. Please remind your student(s) to bring in their current library book(s) to check out another.

Fun Friday Volunteers for Friday, October 20:  Lynn Kensinger & Amy Raab

Sandyview PTO News:

Thank you to everyone that came out to The New Salem Corn Maze! We hope everyone had a great time.

Remember to bring your Fund Run envelopes on Monday!

Mark your calendars:

Christmas workshop will be Thursday, December 14. More information will be coming home soon.  The Christmas workshop committee will have sample gifts on display at parent teacher conferences.

Family Fun Night will be in March, date TBD.

Parent/Teacher Conferences:

By now everyone should be signed up for parent-teacher conferences.   

Our specials teachers will be available on the following days and times on a first come, first serve basis:

Mrs. Brandonisio – School Psychologist: Monday 6:30-9:00pm

Mrs. Dumouchelle – Art: Tuesday 4:20-7:00pm

Mrs. Petersen – Physical Ed: Tuesday 4:20-9:00pm

Mrs. Rozema – Speech Therapist: Tuesday 4:20-9:00pm

Mrs. Sikma – STEM: Tuesday 4:20-9:00pm

Mrs. Wis – Social Worker: Tuesday 4:20-9:00pm

Hurricane Harvey Donations:

A HUGE thank you to everyone that donated money, pop cans, receipts, etc.  We raised nearly $170.00 and the money will be used to purchase basic classroom items for a teacher off her wish list. (Calendar, schedule cards, bins, books, etc.)

Box Tops:

Our Box Top Contest is underway and will run through Friday, October 27, 2017.  The classroom that brings in the most Box Tops will celebrate with an Ice Cream Social!  Simply tape or glue (do not staple) a Box Top over a “it’s hip to clip” picture. If you have a BONUS coupon, please paper clip it to the top of the sheet. Please check the expiration date on each Box Top. Expired Box Tops will not count. [Image result for box tops logo]

Thank you to our Sandyview Families for your continued support!

Young Fives Aide Position at Bentheim

Bentheim Elementary is seeking a paraprofessional to assist the classroom teacher and specials teachers with student support (individual,small group, breaks, lunch, recess).  This position is Monday-Friday for 6.5 hours per day.  The hours and need for this position will be reevaluated in late November.  Interested applicants must have a college degree; or have completed 60 credit hours of college; or successful completion of the WorkKeys skills tests in the areas of math, reading for information, and writing (these WorkKeys tests are available through the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District). Please apply via AppliTrack at

Hamilton's Got Talent:

Hamilton, it’s time to share your talents! Hamilton’s Got Talent auditions are tomorrow Saturday, October 14. This event is both a fundraiser for Hamilton Vocal Music and a chance to share your talents on stage! Do you dance, sing, juggle, do magic or comedy? All ages and talents, solo acts or group acts are welcome. Cost to sign up is $15 per act and you can register either by going to  

Auditions are tomorrow Saturday, Oct. 14 and the Top 15 Finals are on Saturday, Oct. 28. If you have questions, email Mrs. Israels at We hope to see you there, either on stage or in the audience! Thank you for considering this fun event!

Sandyview Kids S.O.A.R

Throughout the week, students who are seen making positive behavior choices are given a ticket.  Each classroom has their own jar and all the tickets awarded during the week are placed in this jar.  Every Friday, the tickets from all the classroom’s jars are compiled together and 10 student’s names are drawn for a reward.  This week’s reward was a movie in Mr. Roon’s office.  On Thursday of this week, the following students had the opportunity to watch a movie in Mr. Roon’s office: Izzy Edwards, Grayden Lubbers, Clare Lucky, Belle Miller, Maddie Morlan, Mason Prys, Luke Rabbers, Colton Stille, June VerBeek, Elijah Young

In addition, classrooms total up their tickets for the week and when an individual classroom reaches a branch on the S.O.A.R. tree, the classroom gets an all-class reward.  This week the following classrooms received:

Kindergarten: Fun class day - 20 minutes of Gonoodle Fun!

1st grade: Mr. Roon read “Flight School” by Lita Judge

2nd grade: Watched 30 minutes of Wild Kratts

3rd grade: Extra recess (15 mins)

4th grade: Extra recess (15 min)