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A lot to be thankful for at Mt. Hall Elementary
November 16, 2017
Mt. Hall Elementary students lined the hall Monday as a group of veterans made their way outside via a heroes walk.
By Principal Lisa Iverson

Greetings from up north! We have snow on the playground and the first progress reports have been sent home for the year. We made it halfway through the first trimester, and our students and staff have been working hard.

It’s not all hard work. One student said it best, “[My teacher] is tricking everyone and it seems like we are playing games (dice, topple blocks, etc...) but we are ACTUALLY LEARNING!”

Mt. Hall isn’t all tricks either. We had a great time celebrating Halloween with a creepy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) science lab. Mrs. Myrna Myers and an army of mad scientists transformed the gym into a science lab, and our students were able to make their way through various STEM related stations (slime, polymer snow, and boo bubbles).

A spooktacular time was had by all!

With Thanksgiving coming up, November is always a great reminder to reflect on what we are thankful for.

Mt. Hall Elementary has a lot to be thankful for this year. We have a great group of parents who spend countless hours making sure our students and staff have what they need to do the best jobs possible.

We recently had a bread fundraiser.

Two exceptionally good-looking Mt. Hall students proudly model t-shirts with the new Mt. Hall logo!
In their first year, the students sold over $2,000 worth of bread. It was a successful fundraiser, and helps us fund various projects such as school t-shirts for every Wildcat. The students voted on a new design this year, and it’s Wildcat awesome!

If you follow us on Facebook at Mt. Hall School you can see the logo. Also, if you know someone who would like a Mt. Hall t-shirt, they can be ordered through Far North Logo Shop.

This year, we decided to take a year off from the famous Mt. Hall auction. We have been so blessed by the generosity of our community in the past years, and we have been able to do so much with the money raised from the auction.

We plan on bringing it back next year, so keep your calendars open!

In honor of Veterans Day, Mt. Hall Elementary invited veterans to our school last Monday for our Veterans Day celebration.

Under the direction of Mrs. Lori Carpenter, the students sang a song of thanks to our visiting vets. Afterwards the students lined the hallway as the veterans made a hero walk out to our flag pole. Once outside, a couple of Mrs. Hart’s fifth grade students raised the flag and we said the Pledge.

It was a touching occasion. A huge thank you to all of our veterans.

This Wednesday was our annual “Invite a Guest to Lunch.” It’s a fun day where families can come to school and have a Thanksgiving lunch with their kids. Our food service director, Mrs. Tammy Schneider, and our very own Mt. Hall cook, Mrs. Wendy White, do a tremendous job each year, and we are so thankful for them.

This year our district decided to go back to a week off at Thanksgiving break. I’m thankful for this time with my family, but I’m looking forward to seeing my students again after the break.

Holidays create a lot of excitement and a lot of anxiety for some of our kids. I’m thankful for our local associations that look out for the people in our county and make sure everyone has the opportunity for a hot Thanksgiving meal.

Their generous spirit is a true inspiration. Mrs. Hart and our student council is hosting a food drive this week, and all cans donated will go to Mt. Hall’s community church. Rumor has it there’s a little incentive.

Students who bring in canned items will receive raffle tickets and the chance to “pie” a staff member!

When we return from break, we will have a few weeks of rehearsal and then our incredible Christmas program.

The students have been working hard and are excited for this production. Make sure and mark your calendars for December 13. The program starts at 7 p.m. There will be a silent auction going on and chances to bid before the show and during the intermission.

Until next month, thank you for all of your support of Mt. Hall Elementary. I’m thankful to live in a community that believes in our kids and supports our schools.

Thank you and Go Wildcats!
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