On September 21st, 1998 a healthy baby boy was born to Alan and Dayna Hughes. The Hughes' had been married for 15 years, and, unable to have any children of their own, had already adopted two beautiful girls, Lauren and Mallory. But, without warning, Landon died in an unfortunate drowning accident. Dayna and Alan wondered how they could honor their son and keep his memory alive. They decided to set up a special place in their daughters' school library where children could come to read and relax, and where the love of reading and learning would be encouraged.
On Thursday, September 22nd Mt. Loafer students and staff said goodbye to Mr. Hogan and hello to Mr. Talbot. How do we say goodbye to an old friend and hello to a new friend in the same minute? Aloha is maybe the best way. In the Hawaiian language, it can mean hello or goodbye. It also means love and affection. The main purpose of the word Aloha is to serve as a reminder to treat people with deep care and respect.
Friday, September 23rd, is Mr. Hogan's last day at Mt. Loafer Elementary. We would like to honor him on Thursday, September 22nd by having a Mr. Hogan Day. We are asking all faculty and students to come to school dressed as a school custodian: blue jeans, blue shirt, keys on the belt loop, and hiking boots are Mr. Hogan's usual school attire. Let's show Mr. Hogan we love him and will miss him!
Got school spirit? Well then, let's hear it!!! On Wednesday, September 14th, Mt. Loafer Elementary students and faculty let their school spirit "shine" by coming to school dressed in very bright colors from head to toe! This was the first of many spirit days that make school memories so precious and allows students to show involvement and support to the school. The 2011-2012 school year at Mt. Loafer looks very "bright!!"
As we begin another school year, we want to make you aware of the reading program. Each grade level has a different monthly reading requirement:
- 1st grade-minimum of 300 minutes
- 2nd grade-minumum of 400 minutes
- 3rd grade-minimum of 400 minutes
- 4th grade-minimum of 500 minutes
- 5th grade-minimum of 600 minutes
- 6th grade-minimum of 600 minutes
Ways to make time for reading...
This generation of students faces extraordinary health issues related to diet and exercise. Healthy students are better learners. As a result, the Nebo School District Student Wellness Policy, passed in 2008, created some guidelines for when foods and beverages are made available to students. The policy asks that the food and beverages be more nutritious and feature healthy choices. See: http://www.nebo.edu/pubpolicy/E/EFA.pdf
Here are some suggestions how parents can assist in helping out schools adopt healthier practices:
Color your world with reading by attending the annual Mt. Loafer Fall Festival. The festival will be held Thursday, September 15th, 5:00 pm to dark. The cost is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family up to eight members in a family. There will be activities for all ages: inflatables, games, activities, dinner, and treats. Book baskets will be available for bidding. Each basket is themed by the book. The festival is sponsored by the PTA and it is the only fundraiser of the year. Mt.