Book Fair


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 The week of Parent-Teacher Conferences, our school will be hosting a Book Fair in the library! It will be open from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on October 10th and 11th.  Ms. Carlynn Christian, our librarian, is looking for volunteers. Please see the link below if you want to signup. Volunteers are in high need for October 5th and 12 for set up and tear down.

Please contact Ms. Christian at if you have any questions

Indian Hills is sponsoring a scholastic book fair October 9th ​- 12th.  Make sure to stop in the fair before or after your parent teacher conference. 

Book Fair Hours

October 9th, 8:10 am – 8:35 am

October 10th, 8:10 am- 8:35 am and 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 11th 8:00 am – 8:35 am and 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 12th  8:00 am – 8:35 am 

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Hello Families,

Here's what happening at school this week/month!



Parent Teacher Conferences October 8-12th You should have signed up online for a time to meet with your teacher. REMEMBER! Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are early dismissals at 1:00 p.m. Contact your child's teacher if you have any questions. 

StoryCupboard Book Fair October 9-12th  When you're at school this week... stop by and check out the book fair! It's set up in the school library on the second floor. We are hosting a book signing event on October 10th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  Make sure to stop in and meet Amy and Greg Newbold, author and illustrator, of  If da Vinci Painted a Dinosaur, and If Picasso Painted a Snowman.  Greg has also illustrated The Little Match Girl and The Touch of the Master's Hand.  

Book Fair Hours

October 9th, 8:10 am – 8:35 am

October 10th, 8:10 am- 8:35 am and 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Book Signing - Amy & Greg Newbold October 10th from 1:00-2:00 pm

October 11th 8:00 am – 8:30 am and 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

October 12th  8:00 am – 8:30 am 

Maturation for 5th and 6th Grade (A District Presentation) Friday, October 12th The 5th and 6th graders will be attending the Districts Maturation Presentation on Friday morning. Parents are welcome to attend with their child. Boys meet in the gym. Girls meet in the Discovery Room #118. From 11:30-12:30.

UEA No School October 18-22nd.  Also known as Fall Break! Full days of school Monday the 15th, Tuesday the 16th, and Wednesday the 17th. NO SCHOOL Thursday the 18th, Friday the 19th or Monday the 22nd. School resumes on Tuesday, October 23rd. 

Box Tops For Bennion School    Indian Hills is financially blessed. Let's share the love! This year, we're collecting Box Tops for Bennion School! Our kids collect the Box Tops and Bennion School (a Title 1 School a few miles away) receives the money. Now hear me out! If you've never been one to clip Box Tops before, why not give it a try? Before you throw that empty box of Ziplock Bags away, take 10 seconds to rip or cut the Box Top off. Each Top is worth ten cents. Students can bring the Tops to school and drop them in the collection box in their classroom.  Our fearless Box Top Leader, Misty Herbstritt, will do the hard work of collecting and counting them. Starting today, the class who collects the most Box Tops between now and the end of December will earn an extra recess. It's a win/win!

Here's the link to see a full list of participating items (It's not just sugared cereal. Wink, wink. Think Annies, Larabars, Hefty Garbage Bags and Lysol Cleaning products etc.)

Halloween - Children's Parade  Halloween falls on Wednesday this year. It will be a full day of school. Children are welcome to wear their costume to school with the Children's Halloween Parade happening in the afternoon. (Or, children can bring their costume to school in a bag and change after lunch.) Parents are invited to come (in costume if you wish!) and watch as the children parade around the school grounds. No masks and no fake weapons, please. The parade route will be sent in a future email.

Here's what's coming up Next Month!

Reflections Due! November 2, 2018   The theme for 2018-2019 is Heroes Around Me. Get those creative juices flowing and start working on your masterpieces! All entries are due before school on November 2, 2018. We will be collecting the entries in the front foyer of school that morning. Categories include Dance Choreography, Film, Literature, Music and several sub-categories in the Visual Arts. For a complete list of information and rules go to  Thanks to Aimee Burrows for being the Reflections Chairperson for Indian Hills this year. We appreciate it!


Thanks, Everyone!

Miriam Jenson and Lindsey Stobbe

PTA Co-Presidents Indian Hills Elementary

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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.


Earl R. Arnoldson, EdD

Indian Hills Elementary

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