November 2011

12 Days for Mrs. Rudd

As we all know, Mrs. Rudd will be leaving Mt. Loafer.  I also think we are all familiar with the Christmas song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."  There are twelve verses, each describing a gift given on one of the twelve days of Christmas.

Beginning on December 6th, we have chosen twelve topics that Mrs. Rudd is passionate about.  As a faculty and studentbody, we will spend 12 days focusing on her knowledge, talents and gifts. 

The twelve days for Mrs. Rudd will go as follows:

Grizzly Buck Store

We are at the end of another month, time for the Grizzly Buck Store.  Friday, December 2nd is the store.  Please return all November reading calendars to school prior to Friday.  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).  This month there will be an additional reading reward.  Spanish 8 Cinemas in Spanish Fork, now called "Water Gardens," is offering a movie ticket to each student who reaches his/her monthly reading goal. 

Food Drive Donations go to Tabitha's Way

Mt. Loafer students have spent the month of November collecting food items.  We collected nearly 1,000 lbs. of food.  As a school faculty, we wanted the donations to go to the community we live in.  We were able to contact Wendy Osborne, founder of Tabitha's Way.  Tabitha's Way is a non-profit organization that houses a small food pantry, clothing, and blankets for families, children, and seniors in need living in Spanish Fork, Salem,  Payson, and Santaquin areas.  

We Love You, Mrs. Rudd

Mt. Loafer is preparing to say good-bye to our wonderful principal, Mrs. Alicia Rudd. 

Mrs. Rudd is first and foremost an instructional leader.  She has taken very seriously her role in working with instructional coaches and our teachers to remove barriers and provide needed support to enhance classroom instruction.  She strives to provide a support system for the teachers. 

Grandparents Day a Big Success!

They trudged miles in the rain and snow just to go to school -- little did they know, they would be back.  Grandparents Day was held on Friday, November 18th, and judging by the smiles on the grandparents' faces, it was a big hit.  Grandparents assembled in the auditorium where Mt. Loafer Third Grade students put on a program for their guests. Refreshments were served.   Thank you, Miss Andrews, Mr. Bradley, and Miss Dolman for the hours spent in preparing your students to share this special day with their grandparents!

Fourth Grade County Fair Turns Kids into Historians!

Mt. Loafer's Fourth Grade teachers, Mrs. McKee and Mrs. Trythall, have helped fourth grade students, learn, experience, and enjoy history.  The county fair encourages  students to explore a county to discover mining, population, interesting places to visit, what is raised there, and other interesting facts.  Students create displays of the counties and exhibit their displays at the fair. 

PTA Reflection Contest

In its more than 40-year history, the Reflections program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students are encouraged to submit works of art in six arts areas:

Honoring All Who Served

The signing of the World War I Armistice took place in a railway coach near the battle zone in France. The bugles sounded cease fire and the hostilities ended, marking a most significant moment in world history.

While Veterans Day is primarily a tribute to Americaʼs living veterans, and is typically observed more as a celebration than as a somber remembrance (Memorial Day), it is always appropriate to include a moment of respect for those who gave their lives for our country.

Fifties Day

Can you believe that Kindergarten has been in school for 50 days?  Mt. Loafer Kindergarten celebrated with a fifties theme day on this 50th day of school.  Poodle skirts, slicked back hair, leather jackets, white t-shirts, scarves, and ponytails could be seen up and down the Kindergarten hall. Everyone had a swinging good time!

To Infinity and Beyond

6th grade students in Mr. Applegate's and Miss Duvall’s classes have been exploring things out of this world. Stop number one was the moon. Students went on a tour of the moon with Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (the second human to step foot on the moon), looked at notable geographic features, and found out about several of the important missions to the moon.  Stop number two took the students to the stars. Each student had the opportunity to get a close of view of the stars and to gain an understanding about how stars were grouped into constellations.

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