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Hello!

There isn't much going on at Indian Hills this week, but here are a few reminders.  There will be NO PTA, SCC or BOOT meetings this month.  We will resume in January.

Our District Music Concert will be on Thursday at 2:20.   This is not the school-wide sing a long.  This is a concert presented by Ms. Chamberlains 4th grade class, as well as the 5th and 6th grade classes.  They will showcase their amazing talents as they play instruments and sing.  We are so lucky to have such amazing music teachers at Indian Hills. 

The school-wide Winter Concert  will be on Friday at 9:00 am in the auditorium.  This is a fun time for each grade to sing songs to celebrate the season and is always a highlight of the year.  In addition to each grade performing individually, the whole school will be singing 2 songs all together.  Each grade takes a different part of the song and it builds upon itself.  It is a thrilling experience for the children and the audience!  There will also be special performances by the after school Spanish club and an amazing parent orchestra.  Don't miss it!

The Student Government Toys for Tots toy drive is still going!  If you would like to donate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to Kenya in the office.  The toys will be donated to the US Marine Corp, who will distribute them to underprivileged children in our community.  Donations will be accepted until December 13.  Thank you for your generosity.  

Our Yearbook Club is asking for photos.  If anyone happens to have photos especially of the upper grade talent show, please email them to Leesha Lattin at leesha.rae@comcast.net  She would also love any other photos of class parties or other events around the school.  

Have a happy week!  We will see you at the Winter Concert on Friday!

Miriam and Lindsey 

Indian Hills Co-PTA Presidents 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Principal's Message

Dear Indian Hills Community:

We at Indian Hills Elementary are excited to begin another school year. To prepare, I would like to make you aware of several important dates and introduce you to new members of the Indian Hills faculty and staff.

Our Back to School Night is on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Grades Kindergarten through Second Grade teachers will meet at 5:00 (Session 1 at 5:00 and Session 2 at 5:30). Grades 3-6 will hold their Back to School Night at 6:30 (Session 1 at 6:30 and Session 2 at 7:00). Be sure to check out PTA information and sign up to volunteer. These are informational meetings so students do not need to attend.

Kindergarten will be administering the Kindergarten pre-test on Monday and Tuesday, August 13-14, 2018. Please contact the school if you have not yet received an invitation to test from our Kindergarten teachers. We can get you scheduled.

School begins in earnest on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 8:40 AM. We have fewer short days this school year which allowed us to shorten the regular school day slightly. Our schedule has changed so please see the following bell times:

 

Monday – Thursday: 8:40 AM – 3:15 PM.

Friday (and most short weeks): 8:40 AM – 1:00 PM.

Kindergarten Half-day: Monday – Friday: 8:40 AM – 11:40 AM.

We have been fortunate to hire some exceptional new faculty and staff members this year. Allow me to introduce them along with a little background. In our Kindergarten, Room 107, you will find Darcie Austin. Darcie comes to us from Washington Elementary where she has taught kindergarten for the past several years. She is a graduate of Weber State University.

Anna Blacker, in Room 125, will take over our ESL instruction. Anna is a graduate of the University of Illinois- Champaign and the University of Utah. She has most recently taught kindergarten and second grade at Emerson Elementary.

Our Resource is now in the capable hands of Elaine Tuck in Room 237. Elaine is a graduate of Utah State University with a Bachelor and Masters degree and has over ten years of experience in Special Education.

As you may know, Mrs. McGinley decided to retire so Traci Heise is being promoted to fifth grade in Room 310. We are lucky to get Becky Chamberlain with us full time in our fourth grade, Room 314. Becky taught our Neighborhood ELP for several years. Taking Becky’s place in ELP is Catherine (Kit) Wedge, Room 308. Kit has taught the last few years in Charleston, South Carolina and is a graduate of Penn State University and the University of South Carolina.

Jana Wayment is taking over Speech in Room 149. Jana came to us from Ensign Elementary. Alas, don’t forget to welcome Ethan Glenn our new night custodian. Ethan is taking over for Antonio Zavala who has moved to another school in the district. Welcome to all.

I look forward to another great year. Thank you for the helping our school community make Indian Hills Elementary a place where exceptional is commonplace.

Warmly,

Earl R. Arnoldson, EdD

Indian Hills Elementary

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