2950 West Crestview Drive
Santa Clara, Utah 84765
T: 435.628.2624
F: 435.628.3785


Dear Parents,

As a Kindergarten team we have determined what we believe to be the most important goals our Kindergarten students need to have mastered by the end of the year. The following list is our GVC’s (guaranteed viable curriculum). Please assist us in assuring that each child is ready to move onto first grade and has these important skills mastered. We are providing ample opportunities for practice and mastery in the classroom, but ask that you  be aware of skills your child may need some added support in and give them opportunities outside the classroom setting to work on these skills.

  • Recognize and name all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet
  • Know all letter sounds
  • Write all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet correctly
  • Know all of the 31 Kindergarten sight words
  • Recognize numbers from 0-20 (encourage recognizing to 30)
  • Write numbers from 0-20 correctly (encourage writing #’s to 30)
  • Count from 1-50 (strongly encourage counting to 100)
  • When counting be able to tell how many and use one to one correspondence.

While these are the goals we have deemed as absolutely necessary, there is so much more we are working on in our curriculum (writing, science, number sense, etc.). These items are just the foundational skills we believe every child needs in order to be successful when they move on to first grade.

It is such a pleasure teaching your children. We want each of you to know how much we appreciate all the hard work and effort you put into assisting us make this a wonderful experience for each of them. Thank you all so much.


Santa Clara Elementary Kindergarten Team

Mrs. Clayton, Mrs. Davis, and Mrs. Heger


Heidi Rowley : PM Kindergarten Teacher

Heidi Rowley | PM Kindergarten Teacher

My Email: heidi.rowley@washk12.org

Marty Clayton : Kindergarten Teacher

Marty Clayton | Kindergarten Teacher

My Email: marty.clayton@washk12.org

Mrs. Clayton teaches AM/PM Kindergarten. She has also taught at Labay Middle School in Houston, Texas. She has her Bachelors degree in Elementary Education wiith an Early Childhood Endorsement. She loves teaching children! She loves teaching the ABC's and Science, as well as songs and fingerplays. Her favorite foods are Mexican and chocolate. Her hobbies include crafts, running, sports, Zumba, and reading. She loves teaching because children are so excited and eager to learn, everything is new, and these children give her a fresh perspective about our world. Also, she is a grandma!


Elaine Heger : Kindergarten OEK Teacher and Reading Interventist

Elaine Heger | Kindergarten OEK Teacher and Reading Interventist

My Email: elaine.heger@washk12.org

Mrs. Heger is a Reading Intervention teacher in the mornings and a Kindergarten teacher in the afternoons. She graduated from BYU with a double major in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education and then taught Kindergarten at Maesar Elementary in Provo.  Built in 1896,  Maesar was the oldest functioning elementary school in Utah. After moving to southern Utah, Mrs. Heger taught 2nd grade at Red Mountain for one year and then came to Santa Clara Elementary where she has taught Kindergarten for 15 years.
Mrs. Heger received her Reading Recovery certification from USU and her Masters of Ed from SUU.  She has also completed her Reading, Arts, ESL and Technology endorsements. Her favorite things to teach are reading and writing. Her favorite foods are Mexican and Italian food. She like gardening, swimming, crafts, and anything outdoors. She has 4 children and 7 adorable grandchildren with one more on the way. She loves all the students at Santa Clara Elementary. She says it's fun to be with them from the time they first enter Kindergarten up until they leave as grown up 5th graders.

Cindy Davis : Kindergarten Teacher

Cindy Davis | Kindergarten Teacher

My Email: cindy.davis-sces@washk12.org


Mrs. Davis is excited to be a kindergarten teacher here at Santa Clara Elementary. After raising two beautiful daughters she returned to school. She graduated in May 2013 with a BA in Elementary Education and an ESL Endorsement from Dixie State University. She is currently taking courses and will complete her Technology Endorsement in December. She teaches two sessions of Kindergarten, an AM and a PM class. She loves being in the classroom and feels right at home in Kindergarten. Her life has always centered around small children and it is her life mission to make a difference and be a positive influence on any child she has the opportunity to teach. She loves to scrapbook, spend time with her family, go on jeep rides with her husband, and spend time camping on Cedar Mountain. It was her intention to have the opportunity to teach Kindergarten at SCES. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful school and community. There is no better gift, than to watch as young children demonstrate growth and understanding.

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