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Thursday, November 13th - 9:00 - School Community Council Meeting

SCC Agenda:

  • Elections
  • Safety & Security – Halloween
  • Fun Run Recap
  • Last Meeting Minutes Approval

Extra-Curricular Activities – We are excited to offer some extra curricular activities.  All programs will begin the week of November 18th and end the week of December 16th.

Because of limited capacity, enrollment will be on a first come first serve basis. If selected, students are expected to attend every session, be on time, and show appropriate behavior.

 Enrollment applications are due Thursday, November 14th no later than 8:30 am


5th & 6th grade

Tue. & Thur. 7:30am-8:15am


Mrs. Mondragon


2nd – 5th grade

Tue. & Thur. 7:30am-8:15am

Daybreak Cafeteria

Miss Green


5th & 6th grade

Tues. 7:30am – 8:15am

Daybreak Library

Mrs. Babcock


5th & 6th Grade Girls

Thurs. 7:30-8:15

Daybreak Computer Lab

Mrs. Holland

Please fill out the form if your child is interested. Your child can pick up the from in the front office.

Thursday, November 21st - Thanksgiving Dinner in the cafeteria

November 26th-29th - No School - Thanksgiving Break


October 21st-28th - Fall Break - No School

October 31st - Halloween Parade @ 2:15

November 5th - Picture Re-takes

November 6th & 7th - Parent -Teacher Conference

November 8th - No School

PTA/Community Council Message

Our Fun Run fundraiser was a HUGE success this year! 
We are so grateful for the generous donations and the incredible number of volunteers we had. You each made this year a great experience for the students and the school. We are proud to announce that thanks to you we have raised 
for the students at Daybreak Elementary. 
We are so excited to be able to fund classroom technology, field trips, safety programs, student chrome books, and many other wonderful educational experiences. We truly appreciate your efforts in achieving this goal and setting up our students to have a great school year.
Thank you again from your very grateful PTA and Community Council.


Aug. 5, 2019, 1:30 PM ● Whitney Dawson
PTA President, Daybreak Elementary 2018-19

Dear Daybreak Elementary Parents,

The Daybreak Elementary PTA is excited about the new school year with new students, teachers, and parents.  Like always, we have exciting and fun things planned and yet to be planned. However, nothing happens without your help and support.  We need parents that are willing to help just a little, and some that are willing to help a lot, and everything in between.

Our first meeting is Wednesday, August 7th 9:00 AM in the Daybreak faculty room.  We will be discussing the calendar for the year and planning the first teacher breakfast and back to school night.  Please come to share input on activities, to become involved in a committee or as a board member, and to be informed about the new school year. We hope to see you there.

Positions or committees we need your help with:


Membership Coordinator
Social Media Liaison
Volunteer Coordinator
Battle of the Books
Room Parents
Memory book
Spelling Bee
Box Tops
Teacher Appreciation
Field Day
Fun Run
Dolphins Doing Good

We need your willingness to help, even if you are not able to be in charge of an activity.  If you don’t have volunteers, we will not be able to do the activities.  Many hands make light work.

My goal is to have more parents helping, so we can create the best community of parents and, ultimately, the best learning environment for our children.

Thank you,
Whitney Dawson
PTA President, Daybreak Elementary  2019-2020

July 30, 2019, 4:29 PM ● Principal Whiteside

Daybreak Parents/Guardians:

We are excited to start the 2019-20 school year. Here are some important dates and information for the upcoming school year.

Online registration will be available starting August 5th. Please log into Skyward and complete the district online registration as soon as possible. Once your registration is complete you will be able to view your student’s teacher for the 19-20 school year. Please watch the mail for information on your Skyward log-in and password.

Important Dates

  • Monday, August 5 – Online registration begins – ALL families need to complete the online registration
  • Monday, August 19 - Back to School Night 4:30-6:30 - please watch for additional information
  • Tuesday, August 20 – School begins for 2nd- 6th-grade students
    • First-grade students will have appointments to meet their teacher (watch the mail for your scheduled time).
  • Wednesday, August 21 – School begins for 1st-grade students
  • Wednesday, August 28th – First day of Kindergarten

If you are interested in being a paraprofessional, Daybreak has job openings in the Cafeteria, Special Education, Literacy, Recess, STEM, and Computer. These jobs range from 10-25 hours a week. Please contact Kristy Whiteside if you are interested or have questions, or go to to apply.

Thank you,
Kristy Whiteside, Principal
Daybreak Elementary


Fun Run

Thursday, May 16th 9:30 a.m.

Fun Run Donations Being Accepted through Thursday @

Fun Run Celebration 2019

Thursday, May 16th 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Daybreak Elementary

* Bounce Houses & Slides
* Carnival Games
* Food Trucks (Waffle Love, World’s Best Corndogs, Cowboy Sushi, & Rockwell Ice Cream)
* Free Face Painting

* BOGO Book Fair -ALL DAY (9:00-7:30) in the media center

* Free Fish Pond*

**Silent Auction with AMAZING baskets provided by each class!!!**

We are still in NEED of volunteers.

Please click on the following weblink (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:

Thank you for a great year everyone!

11th Annual Fun Run Fundraiser & Celebration

Fun Run Thursday, May 16th, 2019 @ 9:30 A.M.
Celebration @ 4:30-7:30 P.M.

All donations are used to pay for this year’s Field Trips and PTA programs. Pledge Packets with permission slips and money are due Monday, May 13th.

  • New this year! Donate online through our success fund page (see attached paper). Easily share the link with family/friends who would like to contribute.
  • For every $20 in donations, students will receive a dolphin keychain and a ticket for our giant prize drawing.
  • Students also receive one drawing ticket for returning their pledge packet by May 13th.
  • Our drawing and Fun Run slide show will be immediately after the Fun Run (parents are invited to stay).
  • Students collecting donations of $50 or more get to participate in a foam party on either May 21st or May 24th.• The class that brings in the most donations gets a foam party as well! Thursday, May 16th 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. @ Daybreak Elementary* School Carnival * Bounce Houses & Slides * BOGO Book Fair * * Food Trucks (Waffle Love, World’s Best Corndogs, Cowboy Sushi, & Rockwell Ice Cream)
    * Free Face Painting * BOGO Book Fair * Free Fish Pond * **Silent Auction with AMAZING baskets provided by each class!!!**

Volunteers for Fun-Run

Volunteer opportunities for "Daybreak Elementary - Fun Run Celebration" are now open.

Please click on the following weblink (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:

Volunteer Sign-up

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.

Thank you for volunteering!

Spring Carnival & Egg Hunt

The South Hills Middle School Leadership Team is
proud to announce a community Spring Carnival and
Egg Hunt hosted at South Hills Middle School. Come
join us in searching for some treats and treasures
while enjoying some fun activities for the whole
family! This event is free of charge and open to the
public. We’ve been working really hard to make this
the most egg-cellent Spring celebration around, so
hop on over and welcome the new season with us!

  • When: Friday, April 5th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Where: South Hills Middle School Gymnasium (use north parking lot and enter through northwest gym entrance)
  • What: Some of the night’s activities include an ongoing egg hunt, carnival games, crafts, face painting, a bunny hop, and more!
  • Who: This activity is for all elementary school aged kids in the community and their families

SHMS Spring Carnival Flyer 2019


Please complete the Parent Climate Survey.

We would love your feedback!

Daybreak Student Council is in the NEWS!
"Daybreak Student Leaders Extend Helping Hand To Community"

Jan 22, 2019, 04:42 PM ● By Julie Slama|

Imagine collecting 358 pounds of candy, 700 items of food, 200 stuffed animals and helping coordinate green and red ribbon weeks.

And Daybreak’s student council isn’t done. The 23 sixth-graders also will lead the school through Kids Heart Challenge, White Ribbon Week and a book drive.

“We want our students to learn and show kindness,” said teacher Tawna Pippin, one of the student council advisers. “We want them to reach out to soldiers, seniors, and even their own peers to say hello and show they care. There are activities that we can help support every day.”

Pippen said Daybreak’s student council stands on three pillars — education, community and service — and their activities are centered around them.


      School Climate Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Daybreak Elementary will be administering school climate surveys continuing through March 15, 2019.  All parents/guardians and students second grade and higher are being invited to participate.

The purpose of this survey is to gather input about school climate and the effectiveness of the teachers and administrators at our school.  Responses are anonymous and no personal information will be collected.  Reports will be made available for teachers and administrators to use in their school improvement efforts.  The survey is short, taking less than 10 minutes to complete.

During the survey window, there will be computers available at our school’s parent-teacher conferences coming up on March 7th and 8th, if you would like to complete the survey at that time.  The survey will be available in both English and Spanish.

Students will take surveys during school time.  The first page of the survey allows the respondent to opt out of the survey by clicking “I do not wish to take the survey.”  If you do not want your child to take the survey, your child may opt-out at the time of administration.

Kristy Whiteside

Parent School Climate Survey Link

Feb. 6, 2019

All Jordan School District Schools are CLOSED Today

All Jordan School District Schools are CLOSED today.

Due to extreme weather and road conditions, all Jordan School District schools are CLOSED today, Wednesday, Feb. 6.

All activities are canceled as well.

The District Office and ASB are also closed.

Weather Safety Notice

Weather Safety Notice IconDear Students, Staff, and Patrons,

Reports indicate potentially heavy snow could impact the morning and afternoon commutes on Wednesday and Thursday with snow packed, slippery conditions on roadways.

We urge caution on all roadways and sidewalks. Due to the potential for extreme weather, we urge everyone to please allow the extra time necessary for safe travel.

Also, be aware of slippery conditions while walking on school grounds, in parking lots, sidewalks and other walkways around our schools.

The safety of students, teachers, and staff, as well as members of the community, is very important to us.

Schools will operate on a regular schedule unless otherwise announced on the District website and social media. Any announcements of delayed starts or cancellations will be made by 6 a.m.

Full Emergency Communications & Snow Closure Guidelines can be found at

Fun Run

Daybreak Elementary, it's time to start gearing up for our 11th Annual Fun Run Fundraiser! This year it will be on May 26th and we are looking for volunteers to be on the committee. They will plan every aspect of the event - the assemblies, the actual run, and the celebration that takes place the evening of the Fun Run at the school. This is a BIG job and we would really appreciate help putting this event together.

Our first Fun Run meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 30th @ 9:00 A.M. in the Faculty Room. We could use help and involvement in any way you can contribute.  Please make note that this is to be on the planning committee, not to receive assignments to be stationed on the race route, or at water or Popsicle stations during the race. Those sign-up sheets will be sent home closer to the event date

We have a lot of fun planning this fundraiser and it's a great way to meet fellow Daybreak parents and guardians. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact Carolyn Mendenhall in the front office @ 801-302-0553

Thank you for all you do and all the support you give our students!

Committee Volunteer Sign-up


    Dolphins Doing Good:   

Dolphins Doing Good will be the LAST Friday of the month. January 25th, Feb. 22nd, March 29th, and April 26th

We will meet in the school cafeteria from 2 pm to 3 pm. Parents are responsible for their student’s transportation home. Students MUST have a permission slip. Please see the attached permission slip or they are available in the front office. Dolphins Doing Good Permission Slip-1.pdf

  Christmas in Color   

   Dec. 11th - 13th   

 Daybreak School Night Flyer

   Parent Teacher Conferences  

Parent Teacher Conferences will be November 7-8.  Schedule a time in Skyward Family-Access. While you're here, visit the Media Center for our Book Fair. There will also be a representative from Smith's to assist you in signing up for their rewards program. Every time you shop there, money will be donated to our school. For more information or to sign-up online, please visit Smith's Inspire & Donate.

Reminder: November 8th will be an Early Out Day.
Students will be dismissed at 1:55 P.M.

October 31st @ 2:45 P.M.

Red Ribbon Week

October 22-25
Say "BOO" to Drugs! and celebrate our
Halloween themed Red Ribbon Week Events

Monday: Wear RED or D.A.R.E. shirts
Look WHOOS pledging to be Drug-Free   
*Pledge to future YOU to not let drugs get in the way of your goals!

Tuesday: Wear Stripes
Haunts & Hearts, with drugs, don't start!   
*Love yourself & those that love you - Straight up, don't do drugs!

Wednesday: Wear BLACK
No bones about it, drugs are scary!   
*Be a friend. What activities can I do besides drug?

Thursday: Wear PAJAMAS (no stuffed animals, etc)
Hocus Pocus, Keep your Dreams in Focus!   
*Actor, Doctor, Engineer? Erase drug choices & follow your dreams!


Reflections Due
Oct. 10, 2018


Spirit Day - Sports
Oct. 5, 2018

Wear your favorite sports team attire, or in your favorite sportswear!

GREEN Ribbon Week 
Sept. 24 - 28

9/25 - Wear Green  
9/26 - Safety Posters Due  
9/27 - Sign "The Safety Pledge" during lunch  
9/28 - Awards for posters & wristbands will be given  

School Community Council Fundraiser
Ends Sept. 24

Money is used for:

 Technology     Literacy    Field Trips
 Assemblies    Supplies for students

Reach goal of $10,000 = Principal becomes a 
Top 2 sellers per grade = special lunch with Principal Whiteside  
Winning Class = Competition against Teachers!  

   Please support Daybreak Elementary and help us reach our goal!


Walk More in Four Challenge
Begins September 10, 2018

The Walk More in Four challenge begins September 10th and runs through October 12th. Participating students will be entered to win bikes, scooters, helmets and more. Schools can win up to $500!

For more information, visit  Walk-More-In-Four

Downloadable PDF

El Reto Camina Mas

August 21st  4:30 - 6:00 PM

Join us for Back to School Night at Daybreak Elementary on Aug. 21st at 4:30-6:00 PM  Come and learn about the exciting changes happening this school year. See your classroom and meet your teacher.  We would love to see you there!

School Bell Schedule 2018-2019

School Bell Schedule (excel)