It was a very busy week at Mapleton Elementary School! Parents, teachers and students were delighted to be able to Celebrate Halloween in full costume. Students enjoyed learning activities centered around the holiday along with a school wide parade! Students paraded through the school to the "Monster Mash" and a medely of other Halloween songs. Parents lined the Hallways and enjoyed the fun. The biggest surprise of all was our Principal, Celeste Gledhill, Facilitator,Darlene Christensen and office staff, Anita Stewart and Teresa Simkins,all dressed as Hippies.
Mapleton Elementary students have been brushing up on their reading strategies. We are pleased to award our "Radical Readers" for their good example to others and a reminder to all of us to keep reading! The more you read the more you love it and the better you will be at reading! We would like all students to become a "Radical Reader". Congratulations to the following students pictured here from left to right:
Row # 1 seated Abbie Alleman, Jonah Rees, Shelby Nobuhara and Riley Dunston
On a beautiful fall day , Jake Harward of Harward Farms arrived at Mapleton Elementary with a gift for every student in the School. Each student was presented with their very own pumpkin. Students lined up with smiles on their faces and a big thanks to Mr. Harward for being so generous. It didn't matter what size they received, they were cheerful and willing to carry their pumpkin all the way to class. Teachers and studentscame up with great ideas for using pumpkins in class and sending them home. They were carved, sorted, cut open and seeds counted, decorated and carried home. Mr.
Brad Brinkerhoff was recently awarded the "Golden Apple Award" . Brad is a great example of service to his family and community. He has influenced hundreds of students over the past 32 years here at Mapleton Elementary. His students remember him for his patience and calm attitude and of course his famous Charlie Brown sketches on the chalkboard.