March 2012

Sleeping Beauty

On Friday, March 23rd, Ballet West visited Mt. Loafer.  This fifty minute program included a short history of ballet specially designed for young children, followed by a sample of a daily ballet class.  The dancers explained the aspects of ballet including basic ballet positions, technique, music appreciation, good posture and health. 

The dancers concluded the presentation with a miniature performance of The Sleeping Beauty ballet.

Swimming at Springville City Pool

Why did the teacher jump in the pool - So she could test the water.

Why are elephants wrinkled - Because they stay in the swimming pool too long.

What do you get if you cross 2 elephants with a fish - Swimming trunks

Why did the students at Mt. Loafer go swimming – Because they reached their Water for South Sudan Fundraiser goal. 

Our grand total this week is $3,180.00!!

Pioneer Spirit

Thursday, March 8th, was the fourth grade’s annual hoedown and we were wowed with the great dance moves.  Thank you, Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Trythall, and Mrs. Turner! 

Mt. Loafer Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will be held Tuesday, March 13th, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  for those children who will be five on or before September 1, 2012.  Please bring your child's original birth certificate, immunization record, emergency number, and proof of residency in Mt. Loafer's boundaries (gas bill, driver's license, etc.).  A school nurse will be present to check your child's immunization record.  State law requires a complete immunization record and birth certificate be on file with the school office before any child starts Kindergarten this fall.

Mid-Year Trustland Summary

Dear Parents,

Each year, schools are required to give a mid-year summary of the School Community Councils activities each month.  Here is a brief summary:

September – introductions and responsibilities of the School Community Council reviewed.

October – reviewed the School Improvement Plan for this year.  Every classroom now is equipped with a mounted ceiling projector, a document camera and audio enhancement system.

First Grade Puppet Shows

Parents at Mt. Loafer Elementary School were transported into a world of talking wolves, billy goats, pigs and giants through elaborately decorated puppets during the First Grade Puppet Show Spectacular.

The annual puppet shows, performed by Mrs. Bradley's, Mrs. Grover's, and Mrs. Olsen's first-grade class, portrayed classic fairytales like "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Gingerbread Man," "The Three Little Pigs," "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "The Three Billy Goats."

Children's Museum Visits Fifth Grade

Utah's Children Museum has a program called Reaction Time.  This program is a hands-on science outreach program that brings innovative instruction in chemistry to fifth-grade classrooms across Utah. The Reaction Time program covers the fifth-grade science core—matter, physical changes, and chemical reactions.

Nebo School District Science Fair Winners

Wednesday, February 29th, was the Nebo School District Science Fair.  We are proud of all those who represented Mt. Loafer so well.  I am always impressed with the quality of work and thought put into the science projects.   The following students have been elected to attend the state science fair:  Paige Youd, Sophie Neria, Paige Paxton, Nathaniel Meads, Brandi McGhie, Kenzie Wilkinson.  Good Luck!

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