Mt. Pleasant Elementary

579 South 400 East

Mount Pleasant, UT 84647

435-462-2077 #Office

435-462-3608 #Fax

Home of the Bears!

Welcome!

Mt. Pleasant Elementary is a wonderful school with great students, teachers, and staff.

- Principal Orton

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Parenting Tips

Caring Relationships

Caring relationships are vital for kids. The relationships we develop with our children will profoundly affect them in all aspects of their life, for the rest of their life. Here are a few tips….

- Give attention and affection with lots of smiles and hugs. Make happy eye contact as often as possible. This makes your child feel secure, loved and accepted.

- Give your energy to the positive. So often we give our energy to the negative, reinforcing what we’d like to see reduced. Instead notice the good and point it out to your child, be specific. “I noticed you got ready to go without me reminding you."

- Play with your kids. Playing together builds healthy connections in a fun way. It also lets you get to know them better. Playing together also develops them physically, builds imagination, and helps them with social skills.

- Comfort your child. When kids are feeling different emotions like hurt, fear, sadness or anger, being comforted helps them feel supported and cared about . They will build a closer bond to you and learn healthy ways to comfort themselves and others as they get older.

- Listen. Hear what your child is saying when they share their thoughts, feelings and ideas. This lets them know that you think they are important.

- Show empathy towards your child. Don’t confuse empathy with sympathy. Sympathy is simply feeling sorry for them. Empathy is putting yourself in their shoes. It doesn’t mean you always have to agree with them, it just means that you are letting them know you understand how they feel. When kids feel understood, it is easier for them to understand others. Empathy is the foundation for all caring relationships.

- Help your child identify their emotions (glad, sad, mad, frightened…) and then help them learn to express them in healthy ways. When your child is feeling different emotions, point out that other people feel that way sometimes too.

- Reduce screen time. There is a lot of research on the effects of too much screen time. Choose things that build your relationship like reading, visiting, or going to the park.

Tell your children stories about people who show compassion, kindness and understanding for others. If the stories are about things that have happened in your own personal life - that is even better.


The 6th Grade put on a great food drive this year. Thank you for all the support from parents and students!


Group of Students
Group of Students

Help Needed

Mrs. Larsen needs volunteer help for 5th grade math everyday from 8:30 to 11:00. Parents that want to help should check in the office and get a volunteer badge, then go to Mrs. Larsen class. A basic knowledge of math would be helpful.

5th Grade is having a little fun with magnets in Mrs. Hollee Anderson's science class!


Student
Student
Couple Students
Couple Students
Student with magnet

3rd grade classroom connect with the planetarium:


Group of Students
Group of Students

Holiday Fun At Mt. Pleasant Elementary


Smiling Child
Students playing Christmas games
Smiling child
Students playing a game

The 5th grade went to Cache Valley Bank to help decorate their Christmas tree.


Students decorating a Christmas tree
Class picture
Christmas tree

5th grade had a great time at the Snow Collage play A Christmas Carole

Class pictured with the cast of a play

4th Grade Plant project from Red Butte Gardens.


Students showing there projects
Students showing there projects
Students showing their projects

A little fun was had in Mrs. Jorgensen's 2nd grade class!

Student making a funny face

On November 16th, 2018 the 5th grade went to J.A. Biz Town at the Gateway in Salt Lake City. J.A. Biz Town is were students get to go and run the town for a day, working and having jobs like they would in a real town. Here are a few pictures of our students in action:


Smiling Students
Students eating lunch
Smiling Student
Smiling Student
Smiling Student
Student working on computer
Students standing in a line
Smiling Student
Student working on a computer
Students listening
Students at a news desk
Students talking
Group of students
Group of Students
Student working on computer
Smiling Student

It was a great time at Mt. Pleasant Elementary on Halloween!!


Students dressed up for halloween
Teachers dressed up for halloween
Students dressed up for halloween
Students dressed up for halloween
Students dressed up for halloween
Teacher dressed up for halloween
Group of teachers dressed up for halloween
Group of Students

Mt. Pleasant Elementary 3rd graders want to give a big thanks to Utah Rotary Dictionary Project for their NEW dictionaries .

Oh, the fun we have in lunch!!


Children with blueberries on their faces

MPE 2018-2019 Goals

ELA Goal – Writing Standard 4

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


Math Goal – Measurement, Data, & Geometry

Integrate measurement, data, and geometry into math lessons each week using strategies throughout the school year.


Evidence Based Instructional Strategy – Metacognition – Yet!