No School - Feb. 15th
Kindergarten-1st grade-2nd grade A Bear-y Merry christmas
3rd-4th-5th Grade The Holly and the Ivy League
SPRING ACTIVITIES AT
MT. HALL SCHOOL
· Feb. 4: PTO meeting after school (4:00 in the cafeteria)
· Feb. 9: 4th & 5th grade Ski trip to Schweitzer
· Feb. 11: Valentine Classroom Parties
· Feb. 15: NO SCHOOL—Presidents’ Day
· Feb. 25: Group/Class Pictures taken in the morning. (Students may
also have new individual pictures taken.) Watch for packets.
· Feb. 25: Citizen of the Month
· Mar. 2: Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.
· Mar 17: Assembly 2:00 p.m. Idaho Shakespearience will present
Families are invited to attend.
Mar 24: All School
We will be sending in our Box Tops in just a few weeks.
Please be sure to drop off all the box tops
that you have been saving for us.
The Principal's Corner
January has been a happening month at Mount Hall Elementary. This month we celebrated MLK Day, went skiing, graduated from the DARE program, competed at the District-wide Spelling Bee, and attended a special showing of BFHS’s A Year with Frog and Toad. The students and staff have been busy winding things down for first semester to say the least.
As always, we practice being Safe, Civil, and Productive, and I must commend the students for being just that. If your child ever brings home a WOW ticket, have them explain to you how they earned it. The staff recognizes students every day for exemplifying these characteristics. Speaking of characteristics, compassion is the characteristic of the month for January. The other part to PBIS is helping students recognize when they aren’t being safe, civil, and productive, and help them problem solve how to make better decisions in the future. If your child ever brings home a refocus form for you to sign, again have them explain to you how they earned it. Help them problem-solve, and please show some compassion.
I’m sure we all remember the impressive work done this summer on the Kootenai River. What you may not know is that the contractor, Goodfellow Bros., wanted to give back to our community. Supt. Gary Pflueger put a word out to the schools, and Mount Hall asked for three Smart Boards. Low and behold, Goodfellows bought three Smart Boards for the third, fourth, and fifth graders at Mount Hall. The boards were delivered on Thursday, and it was all the buzz around the school.
As we transition into second semester, please be mindful of the District’s attendance policy. Students should be in school 90% of the time. If your child has absences that exceed our 90% attendance policy, a letter will be sent home. I tell students it’s their job to learn, and we all know we can’t do our jobs if we aren’t there. Until next month, take care and Go Wildcats!
April 4th - April 7th
My name is Jennifer Mackey and I am the new school counselor here. I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself.
I have lived in Bonners Ferry since 2007 and have been teaching math at the middle school since 2008. I earned my Master of Education in School Counseling degree in 2011 and have been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to fulfill this dream of mine. Currently, I am teaching 6th grade math in the morning and am traveling to Mt. Hall on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
This school is truly something wonderful. I have been welcomed with open arms and have already begun to see some students. Mt. Hall Elementary is a very special place and I am honored to have the opportunity to work here.
Counseling opportunities are available to all students on an as-needed basis. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at the school or by email.
Jennifer Mackey, M.Ed.
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