Parent Newsletter 8/27/2018Published by sarah.blackhurst on Fri, 08/24/2018 - 15:55
Parent Newsletter 8/27/2018
Mt. Loafer Grizzlies are Mind Builders! Thank you for a great first week of school, we absolutely loved having our grizzlies in our building. Many of you had the opportunity to drop off your students the first day and may have noticed our “construction zone” where you most likley wondered what was happening at Mt. Loafer. Good news! We are only under construction in one area, our minds! Our theme at Mt. Loafer for the 2018-19 school year we will be “Building a Brighter Future” as we learn that The Road to Success is ALWAYS Under Construction. Each month we will pick a skill of growth mindset and work on it school wide. We will celebrate our grizzlies in a monthly award assembly and work hard to be Mind Builders. When you visit the school we invite you to take a look at our theme spread throughout. We also encourage you to ask your students all about our theme as we kick it off in an assembly September 7th. We will include in each newsletter the Mind builder of the month. Our skill for September is: I can Set academic and behavior goals and work hard to achieve them! Please help us in supporting our school theme and behavior and academic skills this year.
Pick up and Drop Off: We want to remind parents about parking in the pick up/drop off area. We kindly ask you to please not park in this area before or after school. If you need to get out of your car for any reason we need you to park in a marked parking stall and come in to the school. If there is an empty space in front of you while you are waiting to pick up or drop off your students we also ask that you continue to pull forward, filling the void in space. Please note that the pick up/drop off lane is a single deep lane. The other portion of this lane is for a pull-through only. Do not stop or park in the pull through lane. In keeping to this procedure will help keep the flow of traffic moving along so we do not back up into the street more than necessary. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe in this particular area before and after school.
We also ask that you do not park on the West side of 250 W unless you walk across the street to retrieve your children at the end of the school day. As you may notice we do not have a marked crosswalk or crossing guard to escort students across 250 W. If you choose to park on this side of the road you will need to get out of your car, cross the street to retrieve your grizzly and escort them back to your car. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe!
Reading Calendars: We do a PTO sponsored Reading Incentive Program here at Mt. Loafer. Each month, a reading calendar will be sent home and the information will be on the back. Each grade level is required to read a certain amount of minutes in order to receive a monthly prize from the Grizzly Store. There will also be a large prize at the end of the year for those students who turn in all eight calendars, (September - April) and meet their reading goal for each of those months. The students love this program, and look forward to going to the "Grizzly Store" each month. So keep an eye out for your student's reading calendar this week, and encourage them to participate! Reading Rocks!
PTO News: BACK TO SCHOOL BOX TOP CHALLENGE!!•
1. Download Box Tops Bonus app
2. Click on “Offers” and buy 5 of the participating products from Walmart to earn 50 Bonus Box Tops
3. Comment on our school instagram @mtloafergrizzlies when finished!
4. Extra entry for tagging Mt. Loafer parents
•••••••••••• WINNER receives a pair of movie tickets! •••••••••••
CHALLENGE ENDS 9/10/18
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 27 Early Out Monday 2:30pm
Aug. 28 First Day of Kindergarten
Aug. 30 First Emergency Fire Drill
Sept. 3 Labor Day- No School
Sept. 6 Hearing screenings (k,1,3,6)
Sept. 7 Student Recognition Assembly
Sept. 14 Vision Screenings
Sept. 17 Minimal Day- Students excused at 12:00pm
Sept. 18 Picture Day
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
Have you checked out our facebook and instagram? Follow us @mtloafergrizzlies or search #mtloafergrizzlies on your IG to see the day to day happenings at our school!