Mt. Loafer Kindergarten Registration

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:22

Kindergarten registration will be held Tuesday, March 13th, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  for those children who will be five on or before September 1, 2012.  Please bring your child's original birth certificate, immunization record, emergency number, and proof of residency in Mt. Loafer's boundaries (gas bill, driver's license, etc.).  A school nurse will be present to check your child's immunization record.  State law requires a complete immunization record and birth certificate be on file with the school office before any child starts Kindergarten this fall.

Mid-Year Trustland Summary

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 16:59

Dear Parents,

Each year, schools are required to give a mid-year summary of the School Community Councils activities each month.  Here is a brief summary:

September – introductions and responsibilities of the School Community Council reviewed.

October – reviewed the School Improvement Plan for this year.  Every classroom now is equipped with a mounted ceiling projector, a document camera and audio enhancement system.

First Grade Puppet Shows

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 03/06/2012 - 14:33

Parents at Mt. Loafer Elementary School were transported into a world of talking wolves, billy goats, pigs and giants through elaborately decorated puppets during the First Grade Puppet Show Spectacular.

The annual puppet shows, performed by Mrs. Bradley's, Mrs. Grover's, and Mrs. Olsen's first-grade class, portrayed classic fairytales like "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Gingerbread Man," "The Three Little Pigs," "Jack and the Beanstalk" and "The Three Billy Goats."

Children's Museum Visits Fifth Grade

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 15:15

Utah's Children Museum has a program called Reaction Time.  This program is a hands-on science outreach program that brings innovative instruction in chemistry to fifth-grade classrooms across Utah. The Reaction Time program covers the fifth-grade science core—matter, physical changes, and chemical reactions.

Nebo School District Science Fair Winners

Submitted by angela.killian on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 14:36

Wednesday, February 29th, was the Nebo School District Science Fair.  We are proud of all those who represented Mt. Loafer so well.  I am always impressed with the quality of work and thought put into the science projects.   The following students have been elected to attend the state science fair:  Paige Youd, Sophie Neria, Paige Paxton, Nathaniel Meads, Brandi McGhie, Kenzie Wilkinson.  Good Luck!

Kindy 500

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:14

Mt. Loafer Elementary Kindergartner Gavin Johnson stops by Mt. Rushmore during the Kindy 500 on Thursday, March 1st. The kindergarten students from Mrs. Nelson's a.m. and Mrs. Peterson's a.m. and p.m. classes made cardboard cars for the race and stopped to visit various patriotic symbols and people along the way; the White House, George Washington, the Flag, the Bald Eagle, Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty, and Mt. Rushmore.  Love of the country is so critical. This annual event is a great way for teachers to promote patriotism in a hands-on and meaningful way.

Mt. Loafer Students of the Month for February

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 14:57

We would like to recognize the following students who during the month of February displayed compassion, honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility, optimism, and loyalty in creating a positive school environment.  This award is designed to nominate and select students who promote and take pride in Mt. Loafer Elementary School and in themselves.  Absent from picture: Clara Porter from Mrs. Fabis' Preschool and Kambrie Wilkinson from Mrs. Peterson's p.m. Kindergarten.

First Grade Quiet as a Mouse Day

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 17:16

The Mt. Loafer Elementary School first grade held its annual “Quiet As A Mouse” Day, on Friday, February 24th. 

First grade students were not allowed to talk while in the classroom.  Each student  communicated by writing to the teacher and other students.  Mrs. Bradley, Mrs. Grover, and Mrs. Olsen prepared their day with posters and instructions written out for their students to read, since the teachers were not allowed to talk as well.   With no speaking in the classrooms, students could only depend on their reading and writing skills.  It was a fun day that encouraged literacy.

Mt. Loafer Sixth Grade Hosts Poetry Cafe

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 02/24/2012 - 16:45

Friday, February 24th, Mr. Don Applegate's and Miss Beth Duvall's sixth-graders transformed the gym into a poetry cafe.

Sitting at round tables,  sixth graders read original poetry to inspire their peers and parents.  After each reading, students snapped their fingers.

The setting was reminiscent of a coffeehouse.  Instead of drinking coffee, students and parents snacked on cookies and drank chocolate milk after the readings.