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Book Fair

Hello Families,

We are so excited to be having an online book fair fundraiser!! Our usual book fair company, The Story Cupboard has created an online book fair, with the great quality of books and activities we have so enjoyed and relied on for many years. If you are getting books or holiday gifts, please consider supporting this local book fair company through our book fair fundraiser.  There are over 1800 titles to satisfy readers, artists and scientists of all ages. The Story Cupboard has titles across many genres, popular series, award winners, Beehive Book Award Nominees and Battle Books.

If you would like to receive books before our book fair, select a shipping method and they will be delivered to your home.  If you shop during our online fair, books will be ready for school pickup on November 4th , from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Don’t forget the Indian Hills Book Fair Code

Book Fair Dates: October 23rd - November 1st

Link: www.storycupboard.com

Indian Hills Book Fair Code: indianhills2020fall

**This code must go in the “Discount Code” box at checkout for our school to receive credit towards our fundraiser.

**Also, at checkout, in the “Company” field, please put Indian Hills so the books can be sorted for school drop off.

Teacher Wish Lists

If you would like to donate a book to your teacher, please contact Ms. Christian (Librarian) for individual teacher wish lists.  Ms. Christian will cross off books as they are purchased.  The Story Cupboard will deliver all teacher books with a donation label.  See information below:

**At checkout, there is a box titled, “Special instructions for the Seller”. This is where you can put which book or books in your order are for teachers, and if you want your child’s name on a donation label in the book.  For example: Diary of a Wimpy Kid / Donated to Ms. Jones / Donated by Emma Wilson

Thank you for your support!

Carlynn Christian

Library Technology Teacher

carlynn.christian@slcschools.org

Kinder-2nd Grade Book Checkout

Greeting K-2 Families!

Would you like to have a paper book for your child to read?  The Indian Hills Library is starting to check out books to K-2 students.  Students/Parents must complete the Book Check Out Form , and then collect the books from the grade level tables in the foyer.  Books will be grouped with the child's name and placed in a crate on the grade level table.  Books will be returned to the library bin in the foyer.  My Goal is to checkout two books for each student every two weeks.  The first book drop will be October 14th.  All forms must be completed by October 11th.  

Because books need to be quarantined after being returned, not everything will be available right away.  Thanks for your patience as I gather books similar to what you have requested.  Students grade 3-6 will be able to use a different method of holding books and will begin their book drops starting after October Break.  Happy Reading!

Please contact Ms. Christian with any questions.  carlynn.christian@slcschools.org.

Thank You To Our Fun Run Sponsors

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Eagle Update

Greetings Families and Friends, 

We made it through the first week!  There has been a lot of learning for everyone-not only all the content but also in the electronic portion as well, and families have really rallied.  Further, as I continue to collaborate with faculty, I feel upbeat about teaching and learning for this year! 

We will continue to hand out items and packets on Wednesdays.  Teachers are communicating directly to families about this. Some grade levels hand out weekly, while for others it may be once-a-month, etc. Please, check with your student’s teacher if you have any questions. If you do need to pick-up items this week, Kenya will let you in and you can just go to the grade-level tables in the foyer for those. Science materials have not arrived yet. I will keep you posted once they do. 

This week’s schedule will follow the same as last week’s, except for Friday. That day will be a digital learning day district wide. That means students will get a break from the lessons but be expected to complete work independently. The assignments will be posted on the teachers’ Canvas pages for that day. 

Our School Community Council (SCC) met on Wednesday and meeting minutes will be shared on our Indian Hills website soon. We will continue to work on our school wide goals that were shared there. With that, here is a quote from one of my favorite basketball players, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, "What we need are positive, realistic goals and the willingness to work. Hard work and practical goals." We have a solid plan and the will dedication to accomplish this. Also, discussed in that meeting were the cell towers. If you would like to share your thoughts and feelings about the cell towers on Indian Hills’ school roof, please, reach out to our school board representative, Melissa Ford at Melissa.ford@slcschools.org

Here is a reminder from our PTA. 

 

A REMINDER FROM THE PTA: 

  • T-SHIRTS: Have you verified your information on the PTA Website and ordered your school t-shirts? This is your last chance to order student t-shirts to ensure that they get the correct size. We will be placing our t-shirt order tomorrow, Monday September 21st so we can get them in your hands prior to the fun events that we have planned starting in a couple of weeks. (More details coming soon) 

  • FUN RUN: We will have much more information about the upcoming events next week, but we are looking for family and corporate sponsors for our PTA Fun Run. If you or a business you know would be interested, please reach out to us.  

PTA Website: bitly.com/ihpta  

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"Work Hard and Be Kind"  

-Kim and Suzanne 

kimnjohnson@gmail.com / suzanne.kingsford@gmail.com 

 

As we turn into my favorite time of year here in SLC, I want to extend my thanks and excitement to the community for all the really wonderful opportunities and support that you help to provide to our school. Please, continue to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. 

 

Sincerely, 

Tom Luthy 

 

 

Battle of the Books 2020-2021

What is Battle of the Books?

Students (grades 4-6) who read at least 8 books and complete the online summary form will be able to participate in the school Battle of the Books in late winter 2021. Students will compete in a question and answer format about the 20 assigned books. The top four school winners will represent Indian Hills during the district Battle of the Books in 2021. The Battle of the Books is a competition, but most importantly, it creates excitement about high quality children's literature. There is a variety of books, so everyone will find something that they like. Students might even discover a new genre type. So keep reading and don't forget to complete the summary. Most of the new Battle books are found on the Sora .  Students use their school student username and password.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Christian (carlynn.christian@slcschools.org).

Online Battle of the Book Summary Form

Battle of the Books

Andrews, Ryan.  This Was Our Pact.  First Second, 2019.

Auxier, Jonathan. Sweep: The story of a girl and her monster. Amulet Books, 2018.

Barton, Chris. What Do You Do With A Voice Like That? Beach Lane Books, 2018.

Elliott, Zetta, and Geneva B. Dragons in a Bag. Yearling, an Imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2019.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, Book 1).  Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Heidicker, Christian McKay.  Scary Stories for Young Foxes.  Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

Hernandez, Carlos Alberto Pablo.  Sal & Gabi Break the Universe.  Disney Hyperion, 2019.

Korman, Gordon. The Unteachables. Balzer + Bray, an Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Lord, Cynthia.  Because of the Rabbit.  Scholastic Press, 2019.

McDunn, Gillian. Caterpillar Summer.  Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019.

Oppel, Kenneth. Inkling.  Alfred A. Knopf,  2018.

Parry, Rosanne. A Wolf Called Wander. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Roberts, Barbara Carroll.  Nikki on the Line. Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Robeson, Teresa. Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung helped unlock the secrets of the atom. Sterling Children’s Books, 2019.

Sichol, Lowey Bundy. From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019.

Van Eekhout, Greg. Cog. Harper, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Venkatraman, Padma.  The Bridge Home.  Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019.

Wang, Jen.  Stargazing.  First Second, 2019.

White, J.A.  Nightbooks.  Katherine Tegen Books, 2018.

Watson, Renee.  Some Places More Than Others.  Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019.

Ms. Christian will be holding office hours at the time below:

Extended Learning Program (ELP) Information

Family and Friends of ELP,

The Extended Learning Program application window is now open. If you are interested in having your child assessed for Magnet ELP eligibility for the 2021-2022 school year, now is the time to apply.

 

The application window for students currently in grades 1-7 closes on October 14, 2020.

The application window for students in preschool and kindergarten closes on February 12, 2021.

 

You can access Parent Information PowerPoints, for additional information, on the ELP website.

 

Here is the link to sign up: https://www.slcschools.org/departments/teaching-and-learning/extended-learning-program-elp/

Extended Learning Program (ELP) | Salt Lake City School District

Salt Lake City School District is pleased to administer the district-wide universal assessment screener in January 2021 for all current SLCSD Preschool (Pre-K4) and Kindergarten classes.. The purpose of this screening is to identify students for potential Magnet Extended Learning Program complete assessment, with possible eligibility and placement in a Magnet ELP classroom.

www.slcschools.org

Learn more about our Extended Learning Program by reading the flyers below:

Extended Learning Program Information

Join us for an Extended Learning Program Q & A Zoom meeting.  

 

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remote learning helpsheet

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Remote technology help sheet

PTA Information

Welcome to Indian Hills PTA! 

We're excited to start the 2020-2021 school year!

 

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Now Hiring After School Group Leaders

Now Hiring Group Leaders.

 

Salt Lake City School District is looking for group leaders to supervise students in the Community Education After-School program.  See above flyer for more information.

2020-2021 After-School Registration

Click HERE for information about how to register for the after-school program.

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