December 2013

Caring Hearts and Open Arms

Mt. Loafer is made up of students with a variety of unique abilities and diverse needs, including students who are gifted and talented and students with disabilities who may require specialized instruction or accommodations to achieve educational success.

Students in our functional UEI unit are so fortunate to have committed teachers with caring hearts.

Mrs. Randalyn Hickman, a technician in Mrs. Hancock's class, donated $300  to the children of Mrs. Hancock's class.  The students now have three wiggle cars and two new pillows to assist in physical therapy. 

 

A Dickens Christmas

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Mrs. Turner's Fourth Grade looked like a scene out of 19th century England this week.

Students, under the direction of Mrs. Jean Turner, brought the great Charles Dickens classic to life.  It has become an event the whole school looks forward to each year.  

 

ELF Day! Everyone Loves Friends!

Tuesday was a very special day at Mt. Loafer!  ELF Day!  ELF, at Mt. Loafer, stands for Everyone Loves Friends!  Our student council put together some great activities, including reading Christmas stories to the younger grades, finding the "Elves on the Shelves", and talking to students about being a good friend.  The teachers did some great activities along with  ELF Day and many students dressed as Santa’s little helpers!  We know that our students will always be good friends to everyone! 

 

Get Active with Minutes of Motion

Mt. Loafer students and staff are trying to be active and stay healthy.  Mrs. Betteridge, our PE specialist, has challenged us to complete one million minutes of motion this year. 

Calendars are sent home monthly to track physical activity. Ten active families are then rewarded for their efforts to stay fit.  

Lost and Found Items

Our Lost & Found seems to be growing daily and includes several nice items, including North Face and Columbia winter coats. If your child has lost an item, please visit room 110.   

November Students of the Month!

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We are so proud of the following students who were chosen as our Students of the Month for November!  We appreciate their great example and the hard work they do in class!  They are:  (front row) Kate Barton, Brooklyn Bruni, Audrey Nelson, Aisha Paxton, Talmage Wallace, Phillip Nelson, Eli Leyva, Carter Miller, Shane Lange, (middle row) Tryston Gren, Lauren Cox, Holly Anderson,  Tess Glazier, Sharlene Vega, Sami Pfaff, Aiden Haskell, Callie Geertson, Sofi Porter, (back row) Matthew Stepp, Stockton Haskell, Kaeli Bluth, Taos Dye, Paige Headman, Emily Veach and Sam Terry.

Check Mate!

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Mt. Loafer was very well represented at the Art City Invitational Chess Tournament!  Our students took 6th place at the day long tournament on Saturday!  We are so proud of these students and their dedication to such a hard and skillful game!  Pictured here are our Mt. Loafer winners:  (front row) Gracie Bayles, Owen Nelson, Justin Brinkerhoff, (back row) Daniel Brinkerhoff, Brock Bayles, Detroit Kane, Ellie Bayles, Kayley Wardle.  Those not pictured are Sarah Balls and Emily Balls.  

 

Mele Kalikimaka!

When traditional Christmas settings are mentioned, Hawaii might be the last place to come to mind.  Mt. Loafer Kindergarteners are in a Hawaiian state of mind. 

Mrs. Toelupe, along with her husband, have begun a fun Kindergarten tradition...a luau in December complete with the Haka and Hula.  Christmas with an ALOHA!

 

Thankful Thoughts!

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, sharing food and counting blessings. 

Mrs. Olsen's first graders shared in words and pictures what they're thankful for this year.  

Thanksgiving Feast!

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Kindergarten started their Thanksgiving Festivities early, before school was even out!  These little Pilgrims and Indians celebrated  Thanksgiving by having a wonderful feast!  They dressed up as Pilgrims and Indians and had a great time showing thanks for their heritage!