Parent Newsletter 8/20/18
Mt. Loafer OPEN HOUSE - MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH- WELCOME BACK GRIZZLIES: All students and their parents are invited to attend an Open House on Monday, August 20th from 2:00-4:00pm. All students will have the opportunity to go to their classes, meet their teachers and say hello to old and new friends alike. Teachers will be in their rooms and available to answer any questions you may have.
AIR QUALITY: Nebo School District will be using a new website called PurpleAirto monitor airquality. ( https://www.purpleair.com/map#10/40.0699/-111.6426 ) Unlike the website we used to use, PurpleAirhas sensors in several communities in our district so the data is accurate and live. As always, if your student requires accommodations above those of the monitoring of air quality please contact his/her teacher or the front office (801) 423-2705 so we can assist you.
BE A PART OF PTO THIS YEAR: Come to the PTO table during the Open House on August 20th! Sign-ups will be available for various committees but if you aren't able to donate your time to a committee, your contribution of $5 cash, check (payable to SFJHS PTA), or by Venmo at Mt. Loafer PTO is a great help in our efforts to enhance the experiences of students and staff at Mt. Loafer.
FREE/REDUCED LUNCH: Applications for free/reduced school lunch must be completed online. To apply for free or reduced lunch visit the Nebo District - Parent Home Page https://www.nebo.edu/parents and click on “Free & Reduced Lunch Information”. Please do this as soon as possible so your student can receive free/reduced lunch on the first day.
Aug. 20 Open House 2:00-4:00
Aug. 21 First Day of School 8:55am
Aug. 27 Early Out Monday 2:30pm
Aug. 28 First Day of Kindergarten
Aug. 30 First Emergency Fire Drill
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!
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.
Hospital and Emergency Care
Hearing and Eye Exams
Mental Health Services
*See attached flyer for more infomation*
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
Cameron Ringger’s Eagle Scout Project
For my Eagle Scout Project I am making emergency kits for Mt. Loafer Elementary School. I need supplies for 35 kits. We will use 5 gallon buckets for the kits. The 5 gallon buckets will be able to turn into a toilet when other toilets are not usable. The following supplies are things that I will need for the emergency kits:
Small Boxes of Kleenex
D Batteries for flashlights
Small Bottle of Hand Sanitizer with a closable lid. (Not a Pump)
Fruit snacks/ Tootsie Pops/ Other Candy that will not melt
Toilet seats ( Snap on seat made for 5 gallon buckets)
5 gallon bucket lid opener
Heavy duty gloves
If you would like to donate any of these items for the kits it would be a huge help for the project.
Ways to donate:
Deliver items or money to my house. (764 N Burke LN Elk Ridge UT)
Deliver items to Mt. Loafer Elementary (1025 S 250 W Salem UT)
Venmo money to my mom: @amber-ringger.
Any money donated will be used to purchase items for the kits.
My goal is to have my project complete by August 17th so the kits are available when school begins. Please get your donations in by August 1st.
Please call or text me with any questions. (385-335-0905)
Thank you for your support in this project.
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Hurry and sign up for Bright Ideas! The deadline to sign up is June 1st, don't miss the great oppurtunity.
Congratulations to our Winners in the 3rd/4th Grade Pond Town Invitational track meet!
Thanks to Salem City for sponsoring the track meet and providing our runners with certificates for their efforts!
Congratulations to the following students selected as May's CLIMBers of the Month! These Students were chosen because of their excellent academic and citizenship performance. We appreciate each of you demonstrating your abilities to CLIMB at Mt. Loafer.
C- Care for Others: Kru Smith, Maddie Minson, James Christensen, Olivia Fusselman, Lydia Forsey, Leah Miller, Katie Maag
L- Look for Opportunities to Serve: Mailee Wallace, Inara Thompson, Tessa Dent, Destini Shove, Sydni Peterson, Ashlynn Prestwich, Gabe Lee
I- Improve my Learning and Behavior: Corbin Grover, Lyndsey Levie, Lewis Steward, Jaxson Cook, Eli Yarrington, Colt Redden, Kort Stewart, Jack Putnam, Brooklyn Evans
M- Make Responsible Choices: Nixon Haskell, Sylas Dinkins, Myra Wright, Trenton Gillie, Cora Clyde, Kelton Young, Vandin Fusselman
B-Believe in Myself and Others: Ryker Thomas, Justin Staheli, Hailey Garcia, Micah Yarrington, Halle Clements, Reese Eden, Gabriella Cook
Don't miss out on this great summer reading program! Take a look at the flyer attached to see how it works and some of the rewards students can earn through reading.
Our student council would like to announce a… SUMMER KICK-OFF SPIRIT WEEK May 21-25
Please show your school spirit and get ready for Summer by participating in the following dress-up days:
M: Dress up like your favorite book character. Remember to relax and read a lot this Summer!
T: Wear a hat or Crazy Hair. Who cares if you comb your hair in the Summer?!
W: Dress in your favorite sports gear or jersey. Get out and be active playing sports in the sun.
TH: Wear bright neon clothes and sunglasses. We’re so BRIGHT, we have to wear shades!
F: Dress like you’re headed to the beach or on vacation. (Keeping in mind our district dress code. No swimsuits, please.)
Mt. Loafer Elementary will be open M-TH 8:00-1:00 during the Summer. If you need anything at the school please note tht we will have someone in the building during these days and times to assist you.
Are you ready to Rock?
This Summer the Salem City Library is not only going to bring you funs and sun, but also Summer Reading. Sign-ups start June 5th. Kids can come to the Library this Summer and receive free lunches, read to a service dog, create free hands on STEAM projects, new art explores classes, and earn fabulous reading prizes!
Jessica is amazing with our lower grade students! She has a way of helping each child feel special and capable when she works with them. She is the data guru and is fantastic at updating and staying in touch with teachers about their student’s progress. I have been lucky enough to teach Jessica’s sweet daughter Elinor this year. Jessica is a fantastic mother and truly does love her children.
My first week here is an intern I was sitting at a lunch table all alone, Jessica noticed me and pulled up a chair and sat with me! We have eaten lunch with one another every day since then. She goes above and beyond even when no one is watching, I have found Jessica refilling the paper towel dispensers in the faculty bathroom, I have seen her wiping down our faculty tables and organizing the chairs. Not to mention she is THE most amazing crepe chef! I could honestly go on and on about my dear friend Jessica but I wanted her to hear how loved she is by the first, second and third grade teams. Here is what they said about her!
Jessica has been working with our tier 2 invention kids for the last years. We love her. Here are just a few ways she has helped us.
- She goes above and beyond the expected.
- She genuinely cares about how the kids are doing
- She checks in often with the teacher to see if she is being supportive with the goals we're trying to accomplish
- She's very flexible and can do just about anything!
- She's positive and we feel very much like she's part of our team
- We love the way she celebrates with us when children make progress
- She researches ideas to help kids that are stuck
- She takes pride in her job and it shows!
- She's dependable and very punctual
Jessica is extremely consistent. She reports her findings which help us as teachers. She is positive and cheerful with the everyone she encounters. Jessica goes over and beyond with everything she does. She is always willing to pitch in and help where help is needed.
Wow! What would I do without Jessica Barrett? She is simply amazing in every way. I love how positive she always is and how she makes my load lighter by helping out with my students. She is so knowledgeable in what she does and I’m grateful that she can help me reach my students that need extra support. She has had my back as a teacher in more ways than one this year.