September 2011

Grizzly Buck Store

We have come to the end of our first full month of school.  That means it's time for the Grizzly Buck Store.  Hopefully all students have been able to reach the grade level reading requirement.  Each student has the potential of earning three bucks; one for reaching the grade level requirement, an additional buck for each hundred minutes beyond the goal (limit of three).

Each grade level has a different monthly reading requirement:

Parents and Pastries

It is not uncommon for parents to eat breakfast with their children, though they usually do it at home.  But on October 12th, from 8:00-9:00 a.m., we invite you to join us to snack on doughnuts, sip milk, and read stories with your children.  Twice a year, Mt. Loafer's PTA sponsors this event.  The aim is encouraging more parental participation at the school.  This event strengthens the home-school connection, so come join us!! 

Welcome Mr. Talbot

We would like to give a Great Grizzly welcome to our new custodian, Mr. Doug Talbot!!!  Doug and his wife, Jill, live in Spanish Fork, Utah.  They have five children and one grandchild.  Doug has been the head night custodian at Maple Mountain High School for three years.  We are excited to have him join our Mt. Loafer family.  Welcome!!

Shadow Mountain

The 5th Grade classes had a wonderful time on Friday, September 23rd at Shadow Mountain. In fact, everyone that went to help had a great time. The Fifth graders experienced throwing tomahawks, shooting soft air guns, make rope, playing old time games, and participate in a team building activity in the rope course. This activity was the funniest one to watch because the entire class had to work together, without talking aloud, and figure out how to get the entire class across the course with only stepping in one square.

Landon Clark Hughes' Birthday

On September 21st, 1998 a healthy baby boy was born to Alan and Dayna Hughes.  The Hughes' had been married for 15 years, and, unable to have any children of their own, had already adopted two beautiful girls, Lauren and Mallory.  But, without warning, Landon died in an unfortunate drowning accident.  Dayna and Alan wondered how they could honor their son and keep his memory alive.  They decided to set up a special place in their daughters' school library where children could come to read and relax, and where the love of reading and learning would be encouraged.

Good-bye Mr. Hogan!

On Thursday, September 22nd Mt. Loafer students and staff said goodbye to Mr. Hogan and hello to Mr. Talbot.  How do we say goodbye to an old friend and hello to a new friend in the same minute?  Aloha is maybe the best way.  In the Hawaiian language, it can mean hello or goodbye. It also means love and affection.  The main purpose of the word Aloha is to serve as a reminder to treat people with deep care and respect.  

Mr. Hogan Day

Friday, September 23rd, is Mr. Hogan's last day at Mt. Loafer Elementary.  We would like to honor him on Thursday, September 22nd by having a Mr. Hogan Day.  We are asking all faculty and students to come to school dressed as a school custodian: blue jeans, blue shirt, keys on the belt loop, and hiking boots are Mr. Hogan's usual school attire.  Let's show Mr. Hogan we love him and will miss him! 

Neon Day

Got school spirit? Well then, let's hear it!!!  On Wednesday, September 14th, Mt. Loafer Elementary students and faculty let their school spirit "shine"  by coming to school dressed in very bright colors from head to toe!  This was the first of many spirit days that make school memories so precious and allows students to show involvement and support to the school.  The 2011-2012 school year at Mt. Loafer looks very "bright!!"

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