Our kids really are worth whatever it takes
February 16, 2017
Celebrating Chinese New Year at Naples
By Principal Lisa Iverson
Naples and Mt. Hall Elementary Schools
February has been an unpredictable month of
school, or lack of school I should say. I know
students, staff, and parents are ready to get
back to normal. Speaking of normal, this winter
has been anything but.
However, as I was shoveling the roofs of Naples
Elementary and Mt. Hall Elementary, I was
touched by how many people turned out to help
the schools. It was great reminder that it
really does take a village. From the bottom of
my heart, thank you to everyone who helped.
Our kids really are worth whatever it takes.
Now that we are back to school, it’s time to get
to work. To wrap up a few things from January,
both schools celebrated the Chinese New Year.
The students enjoyed celebrating the holiday and
even learned some martial arts.
A big thank you to our PTOs for supplying the
goodies, and of course our special guests that
helped us ring in the New Year.
In honor of MLK Day, Ms. Knelsen and the student
council at Naples and Mrs. Hart and the student
council at Mt. Hall ran two very successful food
drives. Both schools set goals and had the
classes compete to see who could bring in the
most canned items.
Even though both schools had a winning class,
the real winner in all of this were the food
banks in Naples and Copeland. Good job kids!
Looking forward, both schools have a lot to
accomplish in February.
At the end of the month, the schools will be
celebrating one of the literary greats, Dr.
Seuss. Mrs. Jennifer at Naples and Ms. Schnuerle
at Mt. Hall have fun festivities planned for the
day. Stay tuned! With reading being a huge focus
this year, it’s always nice to reward the
students for all their hard work.
Silverwood has helped out by adding an incentive
for reading outside of school. Students who read
over 10 hours will receive a free ticket to the
theme park. What a great deal!
Speaking of working hard, the fourth graders at
Naples and Mt. Hall have been selected to
participate in the National Assessment of
Educational Progress (NAEP). I know that Mr.
Murray from Naples and Mrs. Nishek from Mt. Hall
are tremendous educators. I’m excited to see how
we compare to other fourth grades across the
Mark your calendars for the famous Mt. Hall
Auction. The auction is set for this Saturday,
February 18 at 1 p.m. at Mt Hall Elementary.
Mrs. Annie Sundstrom and the PTO have been
working overtime to make sure this auction is
Items have been piling up and I’m excited to bid
on a few!
Which ones? Well, there’s a football autographed
by the Seattle Seahawks, tickets to Silverwood
and Triple Play, and a queen-sized log bed.
I’m always amazed at the amazing items that are
donated and the generosity of our community.
Please come and check it out. There will be
concessions and free childcare available.
In other District 101 news, there are upcoming
M&O Levy presentations. Cal Bateman will be at
the Moyie Springs Community Center on February
27 and at Naples Elementary on March 13.
I’m sure next month will be here before we know
it. Hopefully, it won’t bring any more snow.
I’ll keep my shovel ready just in case.
ntil next time, thank you all for your support
of Naples, Mt. Hall, and all the schools of
Go Wolverines, Go Wildcats, and Go Badgers!
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