Dilworth's Annual Lip Sync Rules and Information

2017-18 Sixth Grade Valentine's Day Dance

The 6th grade Valentine Dance has been a long standing tradition at Dilworth Elementary.  Our 6th graders have been learning line dances, the triple step, waltz,  swing, and the cha-cha since the beginning of school.  In addition to our regular P.E. time each week, the 6th grade students have been dancing for 45 minutes each Monday.  On Valentine's Day the 6th graders and their teachers came to school dressed in their best to show off their dancing skills.  There is something special about this day at Dilworth.  From the minute the 6th graders entered the building on Valentines Day they seem to walk a bit taller, focus a bit more, and continually thank not only their teachers but their fellow classmates and the countless parent volunteers for making this a day to remember.  

This years dance was one of  the best 6th grade dances we have had the pleasure to attend.  The students enjoyed filling out their dance cards and checking to make sure everyone's dance cards were being filled out.  They loved dancing, eating the delicious refreshments, and having their pictures taken. The air of happiness and friendship seemed to fill the auditorium to the point that other students in the school would stand at the doors and watch the 6th graders dance.  It was great to see faculty and staff members coming to the auditorium to see the 6th graders in action. A special thank-you to Mark Christianson, Ben's dad for joining us every Monday and teaching us the cha-cha, and the triple-step.  The memory of this dance will hold a special place in our hearts!  Thanks 6th grade for making Valentine's Day 2018 the best ever!!!   

Dilworth's Annual Science Fair and Science Night

Part of the Science Core for Fifth and Sixth Grade is submitting a Science Fair Project.   The students could choose to do an Engineering project or an experiment using the Scientific Method.  Students in Fifth and Sixth Grades displayed their boards for the school and community to view on Wednesday, January 24, which was also the day of our Science Night for the school and community.  Also on display were classroom projects from Kindergarten, First, Second, Third and Fourth Grades.  Science Night was well attended with well over 350 students plus parents who were able to view the Science Fair projects in addition to participating in ten different activities. 

Dilworth’s Annual  Science Family Fun Night was initiated by the School Community Council (SCC) Committee as part of the School Improvement Plan (SIP). The activity and events were organized by a committee of parents. Included in the evening’s activities was a fundraiser dinner hosted and served by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).  In addition, the activities were run by supportive parents and teachers. Through the efforts of many, students were able to experience a myriad of science activities that covered a broad range of potential interests. Children could be found holding a snakes, spiders, or centipedes, mixing fake snow, and using a green screen to be in a movie. Students were even able to try and protect an egg as it dropped from the second floor of the building in hopes that it wouldn’t crack!  Every student was able to leave Science Night with their own geode that they could take home. A special thank you to Mike and Kristina Hight for heading up our Science Night activities.   

On Tuesday, January 30 the top ten projects from both Fifth and Sixth Grade were judged by an independent panel of judges.  The judges determine the top Five projects from the grades to represent Dilworth at the District Science Fair on February 7th.  Congratulations to all our Fifth and Sixth Graders who participated in the Science Fair.   

Kindness Crew

Contributed by Julie Davidson, Peer Leadership Advisor

As part of the Kindness initiative started by the Peer Leadership Council at Dilworth, the 'Kindness Crew' helped to organize a collection drive to benefit the Highland High Food Pantry. The theme for the month of December was to do something kind for another by lending a 'helping hand'. Through the 'Helping Hands' project, Dilworth students who donated items were thanked with a mitten that was displayed in the halls at Dilworth. With the help of the Dilworth teachers, parents and community, students met and exceeded their collection goals, and were able to serve over 200 students in the Highland High School community with the items donated! In February, the Kindness Crew will visit classrooms to focus on empathy, and students will be encouraged to develop a greater understanding for how our actions and choices can affect others.

Thank you for supporting and encouraging our students in their efforts to practice kindness in our Dilworth community!

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -Aesop

Elementary School Extended Learning Program (ELP) Assessment Information

Salt Lake City School District’s Extended Learning Program (ELP) Elementary Assessment Information The Salt Lake City School District's elementary Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides gifted educational services for identified gifted and high ability Kindergarten through grade six students. As part of the eligibility identification process for the 2018-2019 school year, parents of Pre-K through Grade Five students may choose to have their child evaluated. This evaluation consists of both cognitive and academic assessments.

Students qualifying for an ELP placement have shown that they need an academic program that allows them to move more quickly, work with more complex concepts, and delve more deeply into academic content.

ELP services are available at all district elementary schools, with full-day Magnet classes at Emerson (dual immersion), Hawthorne, and Whittier Elementary schools. Testing is for the program, not a specific school. Parents may make a first, second, and third choice of school, but placement at a specific school is not guaranteed.

Please submit registration and disclosure statement form sto the district ELP office between December 6, 2017 and January 26, 2018. These forms are available on the district website,, at all district elementary schools, and through the ELP Office. You may contact Amy Burris, ELP Administrative Assistant, at 801-578-8573.

If you are interested in learning more about the Extended Learning Program, you may want to attend one of our Parent Information Meetings. These meetings will be held from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM:

  • Wednesday, January 10 at Hillside Middle School Auditorium, 1825 S Nevada Street,
  • Thursday January 11 at Northwest Middle School Auditorium, 1730 W 1700 N, and,
  • Thursday, January 18 at the Salt Lake City School District offices, 440 E 100 S, Rooms 112-114.

The testing window for students entering Kindergarten through Third Grade will be from January 29 through March 1, 2018. The testing window for students entering Grades Four through Six will be from February 20-23, 2018.

To be assessed for Magnet eligibility, grades K- 3, parents and students need to reside, and continue to reside within the Salt Lake City School District boundaries.

English and Spanish Elementary School Extended Learning Program (ELP) Assessment Document

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