Weekly Parent Newsletter 9/10-9/14


Parent Newsletter 9/10/18

THANK YOU- Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping our pick up and drop off zones safe both before and after school. As a reminder, please continue to use the pull-through zones as a single lane, do not get out of your cars and watch for both students and parents alike. If you need to park, use a marked parking stall to retrieve your students. We ask that you escort your students across 250 West and do not allow them to cross without adult supervision. Those students riding the buses will not be allowed to have friends ride with them, unless there is an emergency. Again, thank you for your cooperation as we navigate the beginning of a new year and learn the best safety precautions for our grizzlies!  

School Lunch Accounts:FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH. If you haven't applied for free and reduced lunches for this school year do it ASAP!!  Students who had been on this program last year and not reapplied for the 2018-2019 school year will not continue to receive these benefits BEGINNING October 1, 2018. 

Also, if you had a negative lunch account balance from last school year, are currently negative or foresee your accounts running low please come in to the office to settle up your accounts. If you have questions you may call the lunchroom at any time and we will happily assist you. (801) 423-2705

Student Attendance: Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating. If your student misses school please call and excuse their absences. As always, please contact us if you need some assistance with your student’s attendance. 

PTO News: BOX TOP COLLECTION! September 13-14. Bring in 10 or more Box Tops and you get a bag of popcorn! Look for the Box Top table outside at lunch recess. 

Minimal Day:  Monday, Sept. 17th, our students will be dismissed at noon.  This is a time where our teachers will receive important instruction and give them time to work on required assignments from the District.  We so appreciate your support with this valuable day for teachers! 

Picture Day:  September 18th will be our Picture Day!  Lifetouch will be taking the pictures for our school!  Packets will be coming home soon with information! 

PTO Fall/Halloween Carnival: We will have our annual carnival on October 8th! Please mark your calendars and plan to come spend an evening full of outdoor fun with our grizzly family! Our awesome PTO does a great job planning and executing this event. Whether new or returning to Mt. Loafer we are excited to have you come support our PTO fundraiser.  

Spirit Friday: Each Friday our faculty & Staff as well as any students who want or choose to participate will have a Mt. Loafer Grizzlies Spirit Friday! We invite our grizzlies to show their school pride by wearing a Mt. Loafer Tee Shirt. If you are in need of a shirt The PTO will have school spirit shirts for sale in the front office. They are $10 each or 3 for $25. You may pay the PTO directly by check, cash or venmo. 

As always, If you have any questions regarding PTO please contact Tara Rasmussen at:  rrasfam@gmail.com

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 13 Jump Rope Assembly

Sept. 14 Vision Screenings

Sept. 14 6thGrade Class Picture 9:00am 

Sept. 17 Minimal Day- Students excused at 12:00pm

Sept. 18 Picture Day

Sept. 28 5thGrade Shadow Mountain Field Trip 

Online Calendar: We will do our best to keep the online school calendar updated as well as send out announcements through our weekly parent newsletter this year. You can find the calendar under Upcoming Events located on the school webpage. http://mtloafer.nebo.edu

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