January 2014

Josh Weeks; Winner of Ken Garff Bike Drawing!

Reading and gaining a love for reading are critical to a child's success in life.

Mt. Loafer encourages daily reading.  Each grade level sets goals for their students to strive to read every day.  If a student reads 7 days a week they are given 2 slips.  If a students has read 5 days a week they are given 1 slip.  At the conclusion of each term, all slips are entered into a drawing for a bike. 

Congratulations Josh Weeks!  Keep on reading!

Healthy Habits in Kindergarten

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Phyllis Peterson

Mrs. Peterson’s kindergarten classes have  been learning all about healthy habits.  They know what is good for their body and how to stay healthy.  Exercise, eating healthy, and getting a good night sleep is important to do every day!    NO SLEEPING IN SCHOOL for these cute kids!  

 

Kindness Counts

We've all been taught it is better to give than to receive and a Mt. Loafer 4th grader put that truth into motion.

Kaily Gull's birthday was in early January and she decided to give the gifts from her birthday to the children at Primary Children's Hospital. Kaily, along with her parents, visited the hospital on Friday, January 17th, to give her presents to the children currently at the hospital.  The hospital uses the donated toys for the play rooms of the hospital.

There's No Day Like a Snow Day!

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There was plenty of sunshine, blue sky, and laughter on the snow-packed hill behind Mt. Loafer, which made perfect conditions for our Snow Day!  The students earned this special activity because of their good behavior this term!  They enjoyed flying down the hillside, then rested with a cup of hot chocolate and a doughnut.  It was a favorite day for everyone!  

 

Mobile Computer Lab

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I would like to extend a huge Thank you to the Mt. Loafer community on behalf of Mt. Loafer students and teachers!  Funds from the Halloween Carnival have been used to purchase a mobile computer lab.    The mobile computer lab will offer teachers-and students-a more flexible approach to learning. Our students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach, they are "digital natives." This is having an enormous effect on the ways in which children learn and teachers teach.

Sports Hero Day

Mt. Loafer Elementary sixth graders, and others from various elementary schools in Utah County, gathered together at Brigham Young University on Thursday, January 16th to meet some of their favorite sports heroes.

The children went to different sports stations where they met athletes and played games.  This special day allows all of the kids to meet BYU athletes on a one-on-one basis and hear advice on how they too can become heroes.

December Students of the Month

We are excited to introduce our Students of the Month for December!  These students have been committed to working hard and following rules in their classrooms and in the school.  We appreciate the example they are setting for the rest of the students.