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Mountain Shadows
Celebrating 30 years of Greatness!


Back to School Night

Reminder: Back to School Night will be on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

First Day of School

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 for students 2nd through 6th

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 for 1st grade students

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 for Kindergarten students

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

Back to School Night 2019-2020 School Year

Monday, August 19, 2019 5:30pm. Come join us for Back to School Night. Meet the teachers, sign up to volunteer in class, meet the new principal, review the curriculum and much more.


Time to Say Goodbye

Here we are once again at the end of another school year.  It seems that every year goes by faster and faster and it doesn't take long until we notice how much our children have grown during the time they have been in school.  I personally have been reflecting on the 7 years I have been at Mountain Shadows and am amazed watching the 6th grade students who were just starting kindergarten when I arrived.  It seems fitting that as they leave school for the last time on May 31, so will I.  I have announced my decision to retire previously this year, and have been looking forward to having time to do all those things I have put off until I have "time" to do it, but as the official date gets closer, I find that I am also sad about leaving the students, families, teachers and staff that I have spent so much of my time with over the years.  
When I was young and watched Carol Burnett every Saturday evening, she would end her show by singing a goodbye song.  During the time I was in the classroom I adopted that song and my classes would sing it at the end of each week.  I have been thinking about that song and singing it in my head the past few weeks;  "I'm so glad we've had this time together, just to have a laugh or sing a song.  Seems we just get started and before you know it, comes the time we have to say, "so long".      And so it is time to say, so long everybody.  I'll miss you and I wish you all well in your future endeavors.        Love, Ms. Huff

Hello Ms. Susuico

The principal next year will be Ms. Tina Susuico.  Ms. Susuico has been working as an assistant principal in our school district for 3 years and is very excited to be assigned to Mountain Shadows Elementary.  She will officially begin her assignment on July 1.  We would like to wish her well in her new position.  

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.

Jordan District Calendars

 To see the Elementary Calendar for this year (2018-19),  please visit the district website -

Traditional Schedule School Calendar Packet

Did You Know...

School Office Hours-  8:00 - 3:30

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