Would you like to be more involved in your child's education and the decision making processes at the school? If so, we invite you to nominate yourself (or someone from our school community you feel would best represent you), to serve on the School Community Council for the 2018-2019 school year.
We are currently accepting nominations until August 24th. Our election will be the week of August 27th-31st. Please pick up a nomination form from the front office. Nomination forms will also be available during Open House on Monday, August 20th from 2-4 p.m.
I am super excited to meet my new kindergarten students. Every student must come in to take the Kindergarten entrance exam. Please click on this link and sign up for an open spot. If none of the times work for you, please contact me: email@example.com
At Spring Lake Elementary, we are concerned about the air quality in Utah County and want to keep students safe. Each day we check air.utah.gov to monitor the PM2.5 levels to determine if it is safe to send students outside. If you would like more information about inside recess guidelines, visit our "Parent" tab and click on "Inside Recess". If your child has asthma or other breathing related problems that we may not be aware of, please be sure to communicate this to his or her classroom teacher at the beginning of the year.
Come locate your classroom, meet your teacher, and get ready for the big day! Don't forget to stop in the Lunchroom and pick up your new school shirt if you ordered one! You may also join PTA or sign up for committees as well as pay school donations if you were unable to pay online.
We would love to have all of our Rees Eagles join us for our Back to School Openhouse on Monday, August 29th. The school will be open from 1:00-3:00 pm for you to come meet your teachers. We are excited to start another great year at Rees Elementary.
In recent years we have seen inversions, fires and other factors affect our outdoor air quality. There is concern about the effects of poor air quality on children’s health and their ability to breathe easily. Because of this, our school has adopted the following guidelines:
What will the school do?
- We will check the Particulate Matter (PM2.5) levels. This information will guide our outdoor physical activities.
- When the PM2.5 level falls between 35.5 and 55.4 µg/m3, we will let “sensitive” students and students experiencing respiratory symptoms, such as with a cold or allergies, stay indoors.
- When the PM2.5 level rises above 55.5 µg/m3, outdoor recess will be cancelled for all children and alternative play/exercise opportunities will be offered indoors.
- Physical Activity is a priority and impacts student health. We will provide indoor activities that will raise heart rate and count towards the 60 minutes of recommended physical activity each day.
What should parents do?
- Parents, with advice from your health care provider, need to contact the school secretary or nurse if your child is “sensitive” to poor air quality.
- Sensitive children may include those with significant or poorly controlled asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease, congenital heart disease, compromised immune systems, or other respiratory problems.
For your information:
- Hourly PM2.5 levels are located at air.utah.gov.
- Additional information on air quality guidance for schools is located at health.utah.gov/asthma/airquality/recess.html.
- We are also using Purple Air to help us monitor the air quality for our students
We are committed to providing a safe and healthy school environment for your child. Please contact the school if you have questions about this issue. (801-667-3361)
Raising children is hard. Keeping them healthy doesn’t have to be. Too many of our kids are uninsured that can qualify for CHIP right now. You can applyat any time of the year. Get free and confidential help today by calling 2-1-1.
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Parents, As we continue to have severe smoke and poor air quality, I wanted to send out the air quality guidelines we use within the district to ensure student safety. The following chart is the guidelines per district policy:
0 - 35.4
All students outside
35.5 - 55.4
sensitive students” should be accommodated to avoid outdoor activities
55.5 - 89
“sensitive students” and those students experiencing respiratory symptoms should avoid outdoor activities
90 or higher,
physical activities should be moved indoors for ALL students.
The website we use is: https://www.purpleair.com/map? We use the PM 2.5% index as our reading. We have a sensor in Sierra Park which gives us an accurate reading for the school. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school.
"When kids are covered, everyone feels better ..."
Thank you for all you do for kids!
Mapleton Police, Fire and EMS Departments will be holding a Free Public Safety Fair on Monday, August 13th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Hobble Creek Elementary (1145 E. 1200 N.). Bicycle registration, bike safety, tours of a police car, fire truck and ambulance, games, medicine take-back, and more will be part of the event. There will be free hot dogs, chips and water while supplies last. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
A big thank you to those who served on our School Community Council this year. We have two parent positions open for the 2018-2020 term. If you are interested in being a candidate on the ballot for one of those positions, please drop by the school office and place your name in the SCC box or send an email to Mrs. Peery (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nominations are open through August 20th (the box will be at our open house as well). After the names are compiled, an election will be held from August 22 - 24th. More information will be given at that time.
Please join us for our Back to School Open House on August 20th from 2:30 - 4:00 pm. You will have the opportunity to meet your child's teacher, buy school shirts, join PTA, sign up to help in classes, and pay donations We can't wait to see you all there!
A new marquee has been installed in front of the school. Thanks to all the students, parents, family and friends that participated in last year's "Penny Wars" to help with the purchase of it. Come drive by and see this new addition to our school - it's fabulous, fun and flashy.
All Mt. Loafer Grizzlies are invited to our Annual Back to School Open House!
When: August 20th
Where: Mt. Loafer Elementary School
Why: Come meet your teacher, say hi to your friends and get excited for school to start! Our PTO will have shirts availble to order for your students to wear on Spirit Friday! We also encourage you to join our PTO, dues are $5 and can be paid this day as well.
BACK TO SCHOOL BOX TOP CHALLENGE!!! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Rules:
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
We are excited to kick off a new school year very soon! Please plan to attend our Open House on Monday, August 20th any time between 2:30 - 5:30 pm. There you will be able to greet the teachers, sign-up for your parent conference slot, join PTA, sign up for volunteer opportunities if interested, order this years t-shirts and hoodies, and receive your school magnet with important dates and other information. The first day of school for grades 1-6 is Tuesday, August 21st.