Book Fair

Book Fair Peach Jar flyer

Books & Bagles

Books Bagles

Principal's Message 9/8/2017

B-E-L-L-A V-I-S-T-A spells Bella Vista, hooray! Maybe a little cheesy to start the letter, but we are off and running! The start of the year has been a great one. I wish I could take everything I have seen and know and share it with all of you. Trust me when I say it is awesome to see how much work the teachers and staff have put in to get the year rolling! I’m so happy to work with them all. We have a lot of fun things coming up that I would like to share with all of you!

Today you will receive a paper copy of a letter to you about our Bella Vista Peer Cheerphoto activity that students can participate in. We encourage you to let your child participate if they’d like to! This is the first of many activities throughout the year that we will focus on to encourage us to celebrate each other.

The Bella Vista family carnival is coming up this Tuesday, September 12th. The carnival will start at 5:30. All students of Bella Vista can participate for free. If any other siblings or friends come that are not students, they will have to pay a small fee to join in the activities. The PTA has sponsored and run this carnival. They do such a great job. They will also have a tent where you can join the organization to help support Bella Vista Elementary.

Our next School Community Council meeting is on September 20th at 3:30. We are still looking for one more member for the council. If you are interested, please contact the office.

The fall parent teacher conferences are coming up on September 27th and 28th. The online scheduler is available for parents to sign up for time slots starting September 8thto the 21st. We want 100% attendance. It is very important for parents and the school to work together in preparing our students for the future.

In conjunction with parent teacher conferences, the school book fair will also be available the 26th – 28th of this month. On September 26th there will be a books and bagels kick off before school starting at 8:00 am. Students with their parents can come in for a free bagel and be the first to stop by the book fair. All earnings from this book fair will go toward our first ever Bella Vista Book Club and Battle of the Books! More information will be coming on the book fair and those opportunities.

There will be no school on Friday, September 22nd. Teachers will be preparing for conferences on that day.

Principal's Message 8/28/2017

We hope your students have had a wonderful beginning to the school year. We have pushed our theme for the year: “The Year of Cheer!” Friday, we had several members of the University of Utah’s cheer squad with us at an assembly to help us cheer and learn about the importance of supporting one another. 
Utah Cheerleaders

These newsletters are to make you aware of important events and informational items regarding the school. Here is a list of important dates to keep in mind over the next month! 

August 28th: Start of Kindergarten and Preschool 
August 30th: School Community Council Meeting @ 3:30 
September 4th: Labor Day – No School 
September 12th: Family Fun Night – Bella Vista Carnival! 
September 22nd: No Student work day – No School for students 
September 27th-28th: Parent Teacher Conferences 

We are very excited for this school year. I will have many more letters coming, especially at the beginning of the year. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions! We look forward to a great year! 

Other important information 

New Rules at Bella Vista: We have some changes to some rules in our school handbook. We’ve reviewed them with our students and want to make parents aware as well! Anything in bold has been rewritten for this year. You will find the changed rules below: 

Students shall dress in a manner that shows respect for the educational environment and is befitting the day’s activities. Students’ clothing and jewelry must not present a health or safety hazard, distraction or disruption. Disruption is defined as reactions by other individuals to the clothing or adornment which causes the teacher or administrator to lose the attention of the students, modify or cease instructional activities or to deal with student confrontations or complaints. 

1. Personal items such as but not limited to clothing, jewelry, backpacks, gym bags, water bottles, etc., shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignias which are crude, vulgar, profane, violent or sexually aggressive. 

2. Items which bear advertising, promotions or likeness of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs shall not be allowed. 

3. Students shall not wear clothes that are mutilated, immodest. All clothing must reach at least approximately four inches from the knee. Clothing should cover the midriff, underwear, and backs at all times. All tops should have a strap of approximately three inches in width. 

4. Hats of any kind are not allowed to be worn within the classroom or building unless as a part of an approved activity. 

5. Gang-related clothing, colors, and paraphernalia shall not be allowed in schools or activities. School officials will determine what constitutes ‘gang’ clothing, colors and paraphernalia after consultation with law enforcement agencies as needed. 

6. Shoes should be appropriate for the days’ activities. Flip flops will not be allowed. 

No toys or items to play with are allowed from home. Students should not bring toys, figurines, cards of any game, sports equipment, playground equipment, stuffed animals, etc. If an individual classroom makes an exception for a special day, all items should remain stowed away until they are used within the classroom only. While we do understand, students like to bring their own sports equipment from home, the school will provide items for the playground. Even those items can become a distraction and in some cases a problem.

Looking forward to a great Year of Cheer!!!

-Cory Anderson, Principal

School Community Council

Posted in SCC

“The School Community Council (SCC) is comprised of parents, school employees, and the principal.  The Council has statutory responsibilities to develop the School Improvement and LAND Trust plans which are focused on increasing student achievement in our school and may include provisions for professional development.  Throughout the school year, the SCC reviews school data, identifies academic needs, sets measurable goals, establishes action steps to reach those goals, and evaluates success of the plans.  This gives parents and school employees opportunity to be involved in the decision making process at the local school level.

The SCC is responsible for determining how the LAND Trust funds are used in our school.  When Utah was granted Statehood, parcels of land were placed in a perpetual Trust with the children of Utah as beneficiaries.  Revenues from these lands go into the Permanent State School Fund. The dividends and interest of that fund are distributed annually to each public school in Utah.  Our school received $27,170 during the 2014-2015 school year.

Additionally the SCC serves as an advisory council to the school and district administration as well as the Canyons District Board of Education. In this role, an SCC fosters communication between the school and the community on local school issues.  The School Community Council is a vital partner in fulfilling the mission of Canyons School District: Every student will graduate college-and-career ready.

 Meetings Schedule

2016-2017 School Year 
All meetings will take place in the Media Center at 3:20 P.M.


  • 2016 - 2017 School Plan - pdfPlan
  • September 7, 2016 - pdfMinutes
  • October 5, 2016 - pdfAgenda pdfMinutes
  • December 14, 2016 - pdfAgenda
  • January 5, 2017 - docxAgenda
  • February 1, 2017
  • March 1, 2017
  • March 29, 2017
  • May 10, 2017 - docxAgenda






  • September 16, 2011 - pdfMinutes
  • October 14, 2011 - pdfMinutes
  • Mid-Year Summary/Report of SCC Progress and Activity 2011 - 2012 - pdfSummary
  • February 10, 2012 - pdfMinutes
  • April 27, 2012 - pdfMinutes
  • Final Year- End Summary/Report for 2011-2012 - pdfSummary


  • Mid-Year Summary/Report of SCC Progress and Activity 2010 - 2011 - pdfSummary
  • Community Council Summary Report for 2010-2011 - pdfSummary
  • Final Year- End Summary/Report for 2010-2011 - pdfSummary


 SCC Roster

Title Name Email
Chair  Kim Steenblik  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice Chair    
Principal  Cory Anderson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
School Employee  Wendie Nielson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
School Employee  Sara McBee  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Parent Member  Tiffany Wilko  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Parent Member  Allison Kimball  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Parent Member  Suzanne Poulsen  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Parent Member  Becky Parkin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 LANDTrust Reports

  • 2013-14 - LANDTrust Report

 Annual LANDTrust Funding

 Rules of Order

PDF attachment of SCC Rules of Order

 School Community Council Bylaws

  • If for some reason a member cannot attend a scheduled meeting, notification should be given to the chair prior to the meeting.
  • If an SCC member misses three meetings during a given school year they will be invited to provide a written resignation and the respective group (parent or employee) will appoint a replacement.  If alternate members were selected, their appointment to the vacated seat will be ratified by the SCC.
  • If no alternates are available to serve, the SCC may seek out parents or school employees to be appointed.
  • A quorum is defined as a majority of members with the stipulation that the majority must follow the legal composition of the council and have at minimum, one more parent member than employee member present to vote.
  • School Community Council will meet monthly September through May.  The majority of the council must approve of canceling and/or calling additional meetings.
  • Subcommittees may be established or dissolved by a majority vote of the council.  Parent members may serve on one or more sub-committees.
  • Each subcommittee will be chaired or co-chaired by at least one elected school community council member, which will report regularly to the SCC on the committee’s progress.
  • Additional community members, both employee and parent, that are not elected SCC members may serve on any subcommittee with the approval of the SCC.
  • Other subcommittees will be created or discontinued as needed.  Please see supplementary information for details of current subcommittees.
  • All meetings will be conducted using Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • Meetings will begin on time, use time wisely and finish on time, and stay focused on the agenda.
  • A speaker must be recognized by the Chair before addressing the group.
  • Members and guests will come prepared to participate and avoid side conversations during the meeting.
  • Respect for others in verbal and non-verbal communications will be shown at all times.
  • Avoid disruptions by silencing cell phones and taking necessary calls or conversations out of the room during meetings.
  • SCC members will receive training on the basic elements and procedures of Robert’s Rules of Order.
  • Officers will be elected by the SCC at the September meeting each school year.  The current Chair will serve through the summer months, assist with SCC elections, conduct the September meeting and assist the new leadership in the transition even if they no longer have a student at Canyon View.  Leadership positions include:  A) Chair: creates agendas and conducts the meetings.  Other duties as outlined in Canyons District policy.  B) Vice-Chair:  works with the Chair and conducts the meeting in the case of the Chair’s absence.  C)  Co-Chairs may be elected as long as at least one of them is a parent member.  If co-chairs are elected, the position of Vice-Chair is not necessary.
  • Secretary:  Takes notes at the meeting and creates the minutes for approval by the SCC.  Is also responsible for recording the meeting according to the Open Meeting regulations.
  • PTA Liaison:  May be an elected parent member of the committee, or an ex-officio non-voting member.
  • Guest may share appropriate input on subjects that fall under the SCC purview.  A patron may bring a topic to the SCC by contacting the Chair at least one week prior to the scheduled meeting and asking to be added to the agenda. The SCC may invite any person/group to make a presentation on issues pertinent to the role of the SCC.  The items that are appropriate for discussion by School Community Councils include, but not limited to:  A) School improvement Plan.  B) School LAND Trust Plan.                      C)  Assistance in the development of the Staff Professional   Development Plan.  D)  Academic needs of the school, with the direction to determine the greatest academic need of the school for LAND Trust Plan expenditures  E)  Advise and make recommendations regarding school programs and issues relating to the community environment for students.  F)  Parent/School communication and involvement.  Items not to be discussed by the School Community Council include:  A) Any personnel issues,  B) individual student information.
  • These Bylaws will be posted on the SCC page of the school website.  Each SCC member will read and agree to abide by the Bylaws as signified on their declaration of candidacy and at the beginning of each school year.
  • The number of School Community Council members will be limited to _____ parent representatives and _____ school employee members.
  • If there are more candidates than available seats, two alternates will be selected from the remaining candidates in the order of the number of votes received.  They will be appointed as voting members of the council if a seat is vacated prior to the next election.