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Mountain Shadows
Celebrating 30 years of Greatness!


Nutrition Services - 16 hour Assistant Needed

Please apply online at www.jordandistrict.org if you're interested in working at Mountain Shadows Elementary.

Parent/Teacher Conferences November 6-7, 2019

The window for scheduling your conference is October 29 - November 4, 2019. You will need to login into your Family Access during the scheduling window to schedule a time to meet with the teacher. The process is simple and easy to use. If you do not know your Family Access login, please call the office at 801-963-0291 for help.

Food Drive

Annual food drive begins on Monday, November 4th to December 6th. Bring your non-perishable, unexpired items to school.

Make-up Pictures

Make-up picture day is on November 5. Flyers were sent home the week of October 29, 2019

Early out Oct. 7 at 1:25pm / No School October 8

School will be an early out schedule Thursday Oct. 7 and the school will be closed on Friday, October 8.

 

Fall Break

Parents and students this is just a reminder that Fall Break is from October 21-25, 2019. Grade transmittal day is Monday, October 28, 2019. School will resume on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  If you are planning on going out of town please travel safely. Enjoy your break!

Sonic School Night

When: Monday, October 14, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Where: Sonic - Cougar Lane Location 6173 S 4800 W

Thank you for your support!

Halloween Celebration

Mountain Shadows will be having our Halloween Celebration on Thursday, October 31, 2019.

The schedule for the day will go as followed:

8:30 am to 1:00 pm will be regular instructional time for students.

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm will be classroom Halloween activities. Students may come to school dressed in costume as long as it doesn't impede learning. (If parents want to come in and dress up their child in a costume, they may do so during this time.)

2:00 pm to 2:10 pm will be classroom clean-up time.

2:10 pm to 2:55 pm will be the Halloween parade. Parents will go to the cafeteria/gym to wait for their child(ren) to parade through the area. Students will then be escorted back to their classroom by their teacher.

If parents want to check out their child from school after the parade, they will need to sign out their child in their child's classroom.

Morning kindergarten classes are welcome to come back in the afternoon to participate in the parade at 2:10 pm. Morning kindergarten will have classroom activities in the morning. A letter will be going home from the kindergarten teachers.

IMPORTANT: Parents attending are NOT ALLOWED to dress up in costume at school. It is for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Thank you!

School-wide Evacuation

Mountain Shadows will be conducting a school-wide evacuation on October 18, 2019 at 9:00am (It may be cancelled due to inclement weather). The purpose of the evacuation is to practice evacuating the school in case of an actual emergency. We want faculty, staff, and students prepared to leave the premises in a calm orderly way. When we evacuate the school, we will be able to determine what worked well and make any changes to our evacuation plan as needed based on our experience.

As a family, you may want to discuss this with your child to let him/her know it's a preparedness measure to ensure the safety of all students in case of an actual emergency. You may also want to discuss your family's own evacuation plan in case of an emergency as well. You can set up a meeting point in your neighborhood in case you had to evacuate your home. Thank you for your support in advance!

The school will be evacuating to the church located on the corner of 7000 S. 5300 W. in West Jordan.

Big Smiles - The Dentist is coming

The dentist is coming to our school on October 17, 2019. In-school dental care at no cost*. We sent home a flyer with the application that has all the information, how the program works and important notice & consent information. You can also visit: www.bigsmilesdental.comor call them at 1-855-481-8639. You can also complete the application online if you have misplaced the one that was sent home.
*Please see flyer or website for information on any stipulations.* If you have any questions please reach out to Big Smiles as they have all the information - Mountain Shadows is just hosting them.

Principal’s Message

I would like to start off by introducing myself. My name is Tina Susuico. I am honored and excited to be the new principal of Mountain Shadows Elementary. My goal as an educator has been to create opportunities for students to learn and thrive. I feel they can do so by focusing on instruction, interacting with their peers, learning from their mistakes, embracing new opportunities, and pursuing their interests.

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your child this year.

New Staff

 Each year brings positive change. This includes a few new additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Ms. Lynn Nguyen to second grade, Ms. Miranda Serene to second grade, Ms. Janae Robinaugh to second grade, and Ms. Kylie Colledge to sixth grade. Please welcome them to Mountain Shadows Elementary.

Student Placement

 A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2019-2020 school year.

Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive learning experience for ALL students. Mountain Shadows is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that Mountain Shadows remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families. It is an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by to say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Warmest Regards,

Ms. Tina Susuico

Principal

Be a Bully Blocker!

At Mountain Shadows we want our students to feel safe and accepted while at school and help them feel secure and mindful of others.  Which is one of the reasons that we take bullying very seriously.  Prior to the start of the school year, (August 15, 2018) our teachers attend a Professional Development that instructed them in ways to help students- either those who are being bullied, or those who want to report bullying behavior that may be happening either in class or on the playground.   We adopted a program called Bully Blockers, and teachers are teaching anti-bullying skills in their classrooms each week.  We also use a variety of books that are shared with students and spark interactive discussions about different aspects of bullying.  We hope students will come to understand  what bullying is, and how to stop bullying.  When discussing bullying at home, please keep these thoughts in mind.

Bullying is one-sided, intentional, and repeated.
Bullying is when someone purposely hurts, frightens, or threatens someone.
Bullying is when someone purposely leaves out, ridicules, spreads rumors, or makes offensive comments to someone else. 

Bully Blocker Pledge

I agree to not BULLY other students.
I will help students who are BULLIED by speaking out and getting adult help.
I will include students who are left out.

Did You Know...

School Office Hours-  8:00 - 3:30

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