Happy Birthday, Landon Clarke Hughes!

Submitted by angela.killian on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 08:28

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.

PTO Family Fall Festival

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 13:42

The Fall Festival was a HUGE success and there was fun to be had by all who attended! The theme of the festival was Dr. Suess's "Oh The Places You'll Go"  Bounce houses, game booths, decorations, and food all was themed to a Dr. Suess book. There was a silent auction and also book baskets that parents could bid on. 

Families and faculty spent their time playing, bouncing, eating, and visiting.  We appreciate the hard work and long hours spent on behalf of the students, especially Mrs. Dani Wright, who is the PTO committee chair over the Fall Festival.  It was a great night!

And the Beat Goes On...

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 14:43

Jodi teaches mathematics, social studies, and science in the fourth grade.  She uses balance balls and drum sticks to reinforce mathematics through rhythm and movement and it is a fun instructional approach that produces results. These hands-on materials allow Mrs. McKee to combine physical education activities with the mathematics core standards.  The program is called Academic Beats.   This program is based on the philosophy that students learn by doing.

6th Grade Team Building

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 14:38

One of the best ways for students to get to know each other is by trying out some simple team building games and activities. Mrs. VanLeeuwan and Miss Dolman know how to help their students have fun and get to know each other better while they're at it! Take a peek at some of the fun games 6th grade played on 'Team Building Day.'

Back-To-School Student Council Spirit...Nerd Day!

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 19:01

What do famous folks such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Thomas Edison all have in common?  They have changed our world and all have been called "nerds"

The world needs more nerds. Nerds, you know, create more jobs and advance science.  The student council has chosen to celebrate coming back-to-school by dressing up as "nerds" on Friday, September 21st. 

So hitch up those pants, stuff a few pens in those pockets and celebrate a fun day with us...Nerd Day!

This School Year Will Be the Best!

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 16:08

It's school time again! You may have been feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is over.  Some kids feel nervous or a little scared returning to school because there is a lot of "new" in starting a new school year.  New teacher, new friends, new shoes, new notebooks, and sometimes, a new school.  Luckily, these "new" worries only stick around for a little while.

Family Fall Festival Fundraiser

Submitted by angela.killian on Fri, 08/24/2012 - 14:19

Our first school/community event is the PTA Fall Festival held on Monday, September 17th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm.   This will be a fun family night!  The PTA will be pre-selling punch passes at a discounted cost of $7 per pass at the Open House.  The pass will include a meal, snacks, the bounce house, and the fun booths themed around Dr. Seuss books.   The passes will be $8 at the door. 

School Community Council

Submitted by angela.killian on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 17:35

Would you like to serve on Mt. Loafer Elementary 2012-2013 School Community Council (SCC)?  The SCC serves as an advisory council to the school administration.  The SCC consists of parents, employees and the principal.  They meet monthly for one hour and addresses issues that include Trust Lands Planning, Building Needs Assessments, School Improvement Plans, Character Education Plans, Staff Development Plans, etc.