We had many things to be thankful for this past month. We ordered new P.E. equipment with funds raised from last year’s Fun Run. This equipment will be kept seperate from our recess toys to keep them in good shape. Thank you to all who participated last year. The service committee came and raked all the leaves and the grounds look wonderful. We are thankful for all the moms who donated time and food for our Thanksgiving parties. As one student put it, “This is the best school day ever!” And thank you to everyone who donated shoes for our service project.
Wow! November went by fast. It is hoped you all had a great Thanksgiving. There is so much to be thankful for.
Just a reminder: READING SLIPS that go home each Wednesday are 1/3 of the Reading Grade because home reading is essential in becoming proficient readers. Our current class read-aloud is Black Beauty and is told from the perspective of the horse. Asking your child questions about the things they are reading at home and at school reinforces their reading comprehension skills.
December will be full of service projects, learning activities, and fun things to participate in. Each student in our class will be asked to memorize one verse from the birth of Christ story as told in Luke 2. This is in preparation for the Christmas program the school will be performing. We will be working on the scriptural passages in class, but extra practice at home is certainly helpful. Let the love of Christ shine in our hearts and actions this Christmas season. Sister Rogerson
We are so proud of our First and Second Graders!! They practiced and performed a Reader’s Theater for Thanksgiving! They did a great job learning about our Pilgrim forefathers and sharing what they learned with all of our Liahona students and families! Our reading skills are blossoming and it is so exciting to listen to each child read now! Please encourage your child to read what he/she can any time when you are together - road signs, food labels, games, hymns, etc. Practice makes perfect readers! Thank you for your help and support!
November is all about remembering the many great blessings our Heavenly Father has given to us. Here are some of the things our wonderful Preschool/
Kindergarten class is grateful for:
We are thankful to live in a free country where we are allowed to vote for those that will represent us. We learned about the national election and each child in our class had the experience of casting a vote. We compared the actual election results with the results from our class. The outcomes were quite different.
We are thankful for our families, homes, friends and school. We spent the week before Thanksgiving learning about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. Did you know that the first thanksgiving lasted 3 days?
We are thankful for our five senses. We learned about our hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste. What wonderful gifts our Heavenly Father has give us. Our paper plate tambourines filled the school with clatter.
We are thankful for the ABC’s and as we learn the sounds of each letter we are learning that we can make words that we can actually read.
We have so much to be thankful for!!!!
Our Liahona Elementary School Christmas Program will be on Thursday, December 13, in the library at the Academy from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Talented Sister Shirlynn Jones is conducting this program. Light refreshments will follow. If you are able to drop your student off a 5:15 p.m. This will help us stay on schedule and be finished for anyone wanting to attend the Academy’s performance of Snoopy: The Musical at the Pleasant Grove Library at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the Elementary program. Tickets for Snoopy are $5.
We are collecting pictures for the yearbook. We would like any pictures that are appropriate for the whole school, posed or candid. Digital copies should be sent to email@example.com. Please send hard copies in an envelope with your name and address so they can be returned.
For our December service project we are collecting small items to send to missionaries actively serving in the Utah Provo Mission (not the MTC). We will also be making simple stockings in class to send with the gifts. Please prayerfully consider what is appropriate for your family to do. Any donation is appreciated.
Sister Deborah Chandler has been accepted to BYU and will begin attending full time Winter semester. We are excited for her and send congratulations for her academic achievement. Because of this change, she will no longer be our in-school secretary. She will continue to assist with records, newsletters and end-of-year activities as needed. Sister Shirlynn Jones and Sister Jacoby Maciel will be available to answer phones and questions as well as monitor other day to day office activities.
Ace Disposal has asked that we keep the area (about 30 ft.) in front of the dumpster clear for trash pick-up. We asked that they come before 8 a.m. or after 9:30 a.m. so not to interfere with morning drop off, but please keep this area clear if possible. Trash pick-up in on Wednesday. Thank you!
Sale price of $35 for the yearbook ends Jan. 7. The yearbook includes both the Academy and the Elementary. After Jan. 7 the price is $40.
School pictures will be January 15. Order forms and reminders will be sent home after Christmas Break.
Class Christmas parties will be Thursday, December 20, as this is our last day of school before Christmas break. School will resume Monday, January 7.
We hope you have a wonderful Christmas season filled with family and the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.