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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.   

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, please see Fall Newsletter for more information.  Happy Reading!


Please contact Ms. Christian with any questions.

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Eagle Update

Eagle Update

Greetings Families and Friends, 

Happy Thanksgiving week! Everyone has been pouring their efforts into supporting our children’s learning, and I am so grateful to you and our educators here at Indian Hills! Here are some reminders for upcoming items.  

Wednesday is a digital learning day. Work will be posted on Canvas for the students to complete that day but there will not be any Zoom or small group lessons that day. The building will still be open for packet pick-up though from 7:00 am to 4:00 PM. 

Indian Hills Parent Zoom Meeting regarding reopening proposal will be on Wednesday December 2nd at 7:00 PM, and here is the Zoom invitation, 


Hello Indian Hills students and parents,  

The first few days of our canned food drive has been successful!  We still have 3 more days to turn in cans.  We are already proving that we CAN do good together as a school community and it feels so good!  Here is an update of where each grade stands for the prize of watching Principal Luthy be hit in the face with a pie!   

Kinder: 43 cans 

1st: 189 cans 

2nd: 76 cans 

3rd: 46 cans 

4th: 157 cans 

5th: 27 cans 

6th: 112 cans 

Let's make the most of the next few days.  Drop your cans into the decorated grade level boxes by each grade level table in the front hall.  Any non-perishable canned goods will work!   food drive flyer  

Work hard and be kind!  Kim and Suzanne 


If you are in need of counseling services during this time, Traci Wennerholm is available and happy to schedule an appointment to talk to your student in person or via zoom. She can be reached via text or phone during office hours at 385-200-0442. Outside of office hours if you or your child is experiencing a crisis, you may download the SafeUT app on your phone and chat with a crisis counselor directly via the app or call 833-372-3388. This feature is available 24/7.  

If you would like to have your student join a small group, she is offering in person and zoom small groups broken up by age groups. Themes include organization, focusing attention, anxiety, depression, and lunch bunch socialization groups. The form link is available below.   

In addition the form also gives you the chance to indicate if you as the parent are in need of some help for yourself or your children including helping kids stay organized and focused, managing work and school (from home), behavior helps for children and teens, and/or just getting together as parents to talk and socialize. These will also be offered via zoom and in person as well so anyone who wants to be able to attend may. 



Amazon Smile is an easy way to raise money for Indian Hills while you shop!!  Just use the link instead of the standard link, and Amazon will donate a portion of all the things you purchase to Indian Hills BOOT fund.   


Is it listed as Indian Hills Elementary? 

No, it is listed as Buy Our Own Technology.  This is the non-profit that is unique to Indian Hills that allows us to raise funds for Arts and Science Enhancements at Indian Hills, as well as other great funding opportunities. 

How do I do it? 

It's easy!  Just go to and set Buy Out Own Technology as your Charity of choice.  Then, just go to for all your normal Amazon shopping, and a portion of all the items your portion will go towards Indian Hills programs. 

Can I link it in my Amazon app? 

Unfortunately, No, the app will not work with Amazon Smile.  But you can use your regular smartphone browser with and it works very similarly to the app. 

Just the Link, 

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thank you parents for all your encouragement and support. 


Tom Luthy 


Thursday E-Blast

Dear Families and Friends,

On Tuesday night, the board approved Superintendent Madden's phased plan for the return of our elementary students beginning January 25th.  The board will be revisiting this issue during their first meeting in December.  Over the next few weeks, Teaching and Learning will be involved with helping us collect data from our faculty, staff, and families.  

There are still many questions and concerns about this plan as well as with any potential alternative entry one. Recognizing that we all have roles and responsibilities in our Indian Hills’ students’ education as well as everyone’s safety, we must work through this together. Further, there are a lot of data and with that a lot of different views and feelings about it.   

I am still getting clarification and will have more information from the Board as well as from my supervisors in the upcoming days.. As always, I will answer any questions that I have clear information on. I am working with all stakeholders on this and I would like to have a parent meeting on Zoom on Wednesday at 7:00PM, the 2nd of December- after the next Board meeting. I will send out a Zoom link in the Sunday Eagle Update so please, look for it there. 

In the meantime, we are still in remote learning while bringing in some small groups of up to 10 students at a time. Teachers have communicated this with you already and these groups look different at different grade levels. Further, Ms. Bonner, our Hands-On Science teacher will be sending out information soon too regarding some Hands-On lessons outside. 

With all this, I would just like to reiterate that this has been so hard on everyone: students, teachers, parents, and staff. It is about the kids, but it is really about all of us, too. I sincerely appreciate how everyone has been willing to work together.  

Here are a few more items I would like to add in as well. We are coming up on Thanksgiving break and Wednesday is a digital learning day. Work will be posted on Canvas for the students to complete that day but there will not be any Zoom or small group lessons that day. The building will still be open only for packet pick-up though from 7:00 am to 4:00 PM.  Also, recognizing that these are difficult times for all of us, there are still folks out there struggling with essential needs. Our PTA has put up Utah Food Bank bins in the foyer through Wednesday the 25th for anyone who would like to donate.  


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 (

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:

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.

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 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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