August 2017

Meet Our New Teachers: Mrs. Hoppes 4th Grade

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My name is Emily Grace Hoppes. I grew up in Alabama, but moved to Mississippi when I got married two years ago.  My husband and I then relocated to Utah in January and have loved our time here. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in 2015 from the University of Alabama and will be completing my master’s degree in Middle Level Education from Mississippi State University very soon. 

This is my first year teaching and I am honored to begin my career with this special class and school. I have an awesome group of fourth graders and I am so excited to spend this year at Mt. Loafer!​

Meet Our New Teachers: Mrs. McGinnis 3rd Grade

My name is Christy McGinnis. I grew up in Northwest Ohio but currently live in Provo, Utah with my husband. I recently graduated from Brigham Young University in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching experience at Mt. Loafer Elementary in 5th grade and I am excited to be returning to the best school ever! This is my first year teaching and I am so excited to be fulfilling my lifelong dream of becoming a teacher. I enjoy singing, baking, reading, playing board games, going on walks, spending time with my friends and family, and (of course) teaching!

Meet Our New Teachers: Mrs. Cornaby Kindergarten

My name is Nancy Cornaby and I'm excited to be teaching at Mt. Loafer.  I went to Utah State University and graduated with my bachelor’s degree in education.  This is my 13th year teaching and I love it.  I have taught kindergarten, first and second grades.  I grew up here in Salem and still live here with my family.  James and I have four children – 8 year old Nikale, 6 year old Jake, 5 year old Tate, and our Lucy is 2 months.  They make life exciting!

Meet Our New Teachers: Mrs. Smith 2nd Grade

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My name is Sage Smith, I am from Murray, Utah and LOVE everything about Utah. I recently finished my final classes at Brigham Young University in the Early Childhood Education program. I am passionate about the development and academic success of young children. This year will be my first year teaching! I will be mentored as an intern and will graduate in April of 2018. I have been married since November of 2016 to a boy that I met in 2nd grade! I am a certified yoga instructor and appreciate the peace that yoga brings into my life. I LOVE my 2nd graders!

Meet Our New Teachers: Miss Hutchins 1st Grade

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I am from Southern California, born and raised. I love to read anything by Jane Austen, but Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is my favorite book.

I was classically trained in opera in high school and enjoyed being a part of the choral program for 7 years. For hobbies I enjoy hiking, racquetball, watching movies, playing board games, and making my own homemade ice cream. I taught English in China for 4 months and it is what made me decide to become a teacher!

Back to School Open House

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All Mt. Loafer Grizzlies are invited to our Annual Back to School Open House!

When: August 21st 

Time: 3:00 Welcome & General PTO Meeting  3:30-5:00 Classroom Open House

Where: Mt. Loafer Elementary 

Why: Come meet your teacher, say hi to your friends and get excited for school to start! Our PTO will have shirts availble to order for your students to wear on Spirit Friday! We also encourage you to join our PTO, dues are $5 and can be paid this day as well. 

Tabitha's Way Backpack Giveaway

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7th Annual Backpack Giveaway

When: August 5th 10am - 3pm
Where: Spanish Fork Fairgrounds Tennis Courts

475 S Main St., Spanish Fork

Do you know a child in need this school year? Tabitha’s Way can help. We will be giving away backpacks filled with all the necessary school supplies for school aged children in need in south Utah county. We will have several vendors offering free services and the Utah Food Bank will be there serving lunch for all children. If you have any questions, please call 801.709.8573