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Eagle Update

Greetings Families and Friends, 

The warm weather has arrived, and it is so great to see so many students biking, scootering, and walking to school! With that, a friendly reminder about dress code. Please, do not send your student to school in flip flops. Tennis shoes and other closed-toed shoes are best, and tennis shoes are highly encouraged on PE days. Thanks for the help in this area! 

Also, we love recess and here is a great article about play and the pandemic. . If you have a minute, it is worth your time. https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-man-cave/202105/the-role-play-in-post-pandemic-healing 

For the 2021-22 school year, our school day has been officially approved by the school board.Due to the late high school start times, we have some changes. Please, reach out to me with any questions. 

  • Monday-Thursday: first bell will be at 7:55 AM with the tardy bell at 8:00 AM. End of day and last bell will be at 2:30. Buses will leave at 2:37. 

  • Fridays and Short Days: first bell at 7:55 AM with the tardy bell at 8:00 AM. End of day and last bell will be at 1:00 PM. Buses will leave at 1:07 PM. 

Official registration and enrollment will start on July 15th. More information will be available soon but thank you to everyone who filled out the “Intent to Register” form for us. This informal info has been really helpful for us in making tentative schedules and class/grade-level assignments for the upcoming school year. Anyone who is interested in the K-6 District Virtual online only school for 2021-22 will enroll during the general enrollment period starting on July 15th as well and that will all go through the district. 

We have some terrific new folks joining our ranks for the upcoming school year! 

  • Kim Johnson, our wonderful PTA Co-President and mother of IHE students, will be taking over for Kenya in the front office. She has already started training and it is great to have her aboard! 

  • Kimmy Mills will be joining either the second or third grade team- depending on our enrollment numbers. Ms. Mills has taught in Salt Lake as well as the Davis school district. She brings a terrific teaching skill set and will be a great addition to our team! 

  • Shannon King who originally was placed in the 2nd or 3rd position, has moved to being our ELP teacher. 

  • Parker Winchester will be a full-day kindergarten teacher. Ms. Winchester just graduated from the University of Utah, student taught at Franklin elementary school, and then took on a long-term substitute teacher position there for the remainder of the year. We are really looking forward to having her on the IHE team! 

  • Our fantastic fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Kimberly Bell, has taken a Math Coaching position at the district. They are lucky to have her, and we are really going to miss her. Her position will be open soon for interviews. 

Enrollment has begun in a program to help eligible families pay for broadband services. Here is a link with more information, 

https://business.utah.gov/broadband/emergency-broadband-benefit/  

 

PTA UPDATES 

A.R.T.S. NIGHT  -  *Everyone Welcome* 

Tuesday May 25th, 5-7:30pm 

We have a goal to raise $8000 and all of the money raised at this event benefits BOOT, our Indian Hills non-profit, which provides additional funding for supplemental programs and instruction in Arts, Resources, Technology and Science. There will be something for everyone, including plenty of fun, free activities! Watch for a flyer with all the details coming home with your students, later this week! 

WE NEED YOUR HELP - Volunteers Needed 

We can't put on an event like this without a lot of volunteer help! We have an amazing committee that has worked hard to plan a really fun event, but we are still in need of LOTS of volunteers to help us pull it off. Please check out the sign up form and if you have an hour or two to help, it will be much appreciated and will ensure a successful event.  

ARTS Night Experiences 

We are still looking for a few more donations of experiences that students could sign up to participate in, as part of our fundraiser this year. If you have an idea or something that you are willing to contribute, please contact Chelsey Murdock, chelseymurdock@gmail.com as soon as possible. 

INDIAN HILLS HIGHLIGHT VIDEO 

Don't forget to check out the incredible video that Coach Conrad created, highlighting our awesome students and the many things that make Indian Hills such an amazing neighborhood school. You can find the video on the Indian Hills Home Page, as well as our Instagram Account and our Facebook Page. Remember... if you share the video on your social media and tag us, using the hashtag #iheaglepride, you will be entered to win a $25 gift card! (If your account is private, take a screenshot and DM us) 

 
Work Hard and Be Kind!  Kim Johnson & Suzanne Kingsford, PTA 2020-2021 

 

Some Important Upcoming Dates 

Art Night is May 25th from 5-7PM. 

Friday June 4th is a short day = 8:30-1:00 PM. Report Cards will be going home that day as well. 

Monday June 7 is a Student Make-up day. Buses will be running and it will be from 8:30 to 1:00 PM 

Have a great rest of your Sunday,

 

Sincerely,

Tom Luthy

Principal

Indian Hills Elementary, Salt Lake City School District

801.584.2908 ext. 1610

thomas.luthy@slcschools.org