January 2012

The Past is a Blast!

Try telling a child what school used to be like in Mom and Dad’s (or even their grandparents’) day, and they’d never believe you! Well, we had an opportunity to provide a nostalgic trip. On Friday, January 27th, we had students come from the Wild West, soldiers from the Civil War, students with the laid back style of the 50's, leg warmers and big hair from the awesome 80's.  Although a lot has changed, one thing stays the same…school is a lot of fun!

Club Day was a Blast!

Friday, January 20th, was Club Day.  Students and teachers had a great time!

Kind. - 2nd grade clubs

  • Sign Language with Miss Duvall
  • Drama with Mrs. Peterson
  • S'more Stories with Miss Kerr and Mrs. Mecham
  • Bead Art with Mrs. Shellie Olsen
  • Magic Tricks with Miss Andrews
  • Slime/Marshmallow Shooters with Mrs. Hancock
  • Jellyfish with Mrs. Killian

3rd grade - 6th grade clubs

Don Applegate is recognized as Nebo School District's Artistic Teacher of the Year!

One person can make a difference in the lives of our children…! Each year Artistic Resource for Teachers and Students (A.R.T.S., Inc.) conducts an extensive search for outstanding Arts-In-Education educators from each of the forty-one school districts throughout the State of Utah.

This year our own Don Applegate has earned this prestigious honor by going the extra mile to incorporate the fine art’s into the classroom and school.

Robyn Kerr receives Mt. Loafer Elementary's Crystal Apple Award!

Attributions: 
Article written by Mrs. Michelle Mecham. Photo by Miss Beth Duvall

It is an honor to pay tribute to Robyn Kerr with the Crystal Apple Award.  Robyn is a second grade teacher.  She is incredibly deserving of this award in so many ways.  Robyn is an incredible example to everyone.  

Robyn is extremely organized. She also teaches her students how to be organized, which is a life skill they will all benefit from.  She is never satisfied with her own teaching.  She is always looking for a better or more exciting way to teach or to improve herself as a teacher. 

December Students of the Month

We would like to recognize the following students who during the month of December displayed compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, optimism, and loyalty in creating a positive school environment.  This award is designed to nominate and select students who promote and take pride in Mt. Loafer Elementary School and in themselves.  Absent from picture: Beckham Penrod, Ethan Lemon, and Logenn Marziale.

Box Tops

Send those box tops to school...time for another Box Top competition!!  The class that collects the most box tops between January 9th through January 25th will get to choose either a movie with popcorn or hot chocolate and doughnuts.  Sounds yummy!!  Thank you, Mrs. Jennie Elder for heading this PTA assignment.   We appreciate all the parental support we have at Mt. Loafer, we couldn't hold school without you.

 

Happy Birthday Utah!

Utah was the 45th state in the USA; it became a state on January 4, 1896 and Mrs. Bradley's first grade celebrated Utah's birthday.  

Her first grade students learned the geography of Utah.  They created a sugar cookie of Utah complete with the Colorado River, Green River, Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake, Bear Lake, and the mountain ranges.  They also inspected the state flag and learned what the  beehive, Sego Lily, and the Bald Eagle represent on the state flag. 

Thank you Mrs. Bradley and Happy Birthday, Utah! 

 

 


Club Day

Friday, January 20th, is our second Club Day!   Each student will again choose a club of interest to participate in on Friday from 9:15-10:00 a.m.  The clubs are the same; ranging from sign-language, balloon animals, bead art, magic, drama/theater, movie make-up, magnets, jellyfish, double-dutch, games, slime/marshmallow shooters, line-dances, volleyball, scrapbooking, Spanish, and more.  The clubs are aimed at allowing students to focus on their own special areas of interest or explore other areas while still developing academic and social skills. 

Grizzly Buck Store

It's time for the Grizzly Buck Store!!  Please return all reading calendars by Friday, January 6th.  Mrs. Ferguson, will be visiting the classrooms with prizes for those students who have reached their reading goal.  Alot has happened during December, hopefully all students have been able to reach the grade level reading requirement. 

Each grade level has a different monthly reading requirement:

SEP Conferences

Student Education Plan Conferences are an important component of ongoing home–school communication and family involvement in children's education. Our Student Education Plan Conferences will be held on Wednesday, January 11th, and Thursday, January 12th.