1085 E Galena Drive Sandy, UT 84094

Yeti Yell 10.8.23

Good evening, Glacier Hills families,


Halloween – Halloween is quickly approaching! We will be holding our annual Halloween Parade as well as our classroom parties on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. The parade will start at 9:15 inside and we will proceed outside to the parade route by 9:30. Parents are encouraged to line the parade route and cheer us on. You will find the parade route attached. Parking is challenging on Halloween.  You are encouraged to park in one of the two church lots across the street from the school.   We would love you to then spread out throughout the route so we have the community and parents cheering us all along the route. You are welcome and encouraged to stay and watch all the grade levels, we always feel badly that 5th Grade does not have the same audience that our Kindergarten students do.

Please help your child to pick an appropriate costume. Here are some guidelines:

  • No face masks or full-face paint.  We need to be able to visually identify students in costumes.
  • Costumes that are provocative, revealing, sexual in nature or employ questionable props are not permitted.
  • Costumes that depict violence, alcohol, or drugs are not permitted.  Fake (or real) weapons are not permitted.
  • Costumes that can be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage or religion are not permitted.
  • Costumes should not hinder your ability to participate in classes
  • Costumes should include shoes
  • Costumes and dressing up is optional


Jordan High School is having a Trunk or Treat for the community and you are invited!

When: October 28 5:30-6:30

Where: Jordan High Faculty Parking Lot


The Glacier Hills Career Day date is this Friday, October 13 @ 9:15 – 10:30 am.  As always, we are asking for parent volunteers to spend the morning sharing info about their careers with students.  Click the link for more information and to sign-up. https://cnyns.org/3sBhjOP  

Thanks for your support. We look forward to seeing you there!


Safety Drill of the Month: The ‘Secure’ Protocol Explained

Did you know that all Utah schools are now using the same terminology to describe the actions they take in emergencies? Throughout the year, we’ll be sharing information about those new safety protocols to familiarize families with the steps Canyons takes to keep schools welcoming, secure, and prepared. October and November are the months when CSD schools perform “secure” drills. Secure is a precaution taken to keep staff and students safe indoors when there is a threat or hazard outside of the building. Law enforcement responding to a dangerous activity in the surrounding neighborhood, or even an unsafe dog on the play-ground would be examples of a secure response. When a school has been placed in “secure” mode, the school day continues as normal, and students and employees are free to move about the building. However, all external doors are locked and students and staff are brought inside the school building.

Check out this quick explainer video. Learn more at canyonsdistrict.org/safe-schools.



PTA News: 

Book Blitz Jr is Back!

Book Blitz Jr is a Canyons School District literacy competition for 3rd – 5th graders designed to encourage reading outside of the school curriculum. Students read books from a selected list, write summaries, form teams, and compete on Battle Day (usually in March), using their collective knowledge of the content of the books to answer questions! Students will learn more about the program during their library Brain Booster on Oct. 10th or 12th. If your student is interested in Book Blitz and you would like more information, please complete this form, https://forms.gle/AJgPrWV1Civ7sQzN8. You can also reach out Stasha Wheeler, 801-556-2401, with questions.


REFLECTIONS NEWS!  The due date is coming up fast!  The theme this year is “I AM HOPEFUL BECAUSE…..”.  Entries must be submitted online at utah.pta.org/ref by OCT 17th.  All students in grades K-5 are eligible to enter and every student who submits an entry will receive a prize!  For more information on the Reflections program, including categories & how to enter, check out this video featuring our very own Blizzard the Yeti!    2023 Reflections


Save the Dates:


10        Secure Drill                           9:30                            Classrooms

13        Career Day                            9:30-11:00                 Classrooms

19-20  Fall Recess – No school

23-27  Red and White Ribbon Week

23        No Students – Teacher Planning Day

27        End of 1st Quarter

31        Halloween Parade                9:15-10:30                 School & Neighborhood



7          PTA                                          9:15                 PTA Room

10        Veteran’s Day Assembly         9:45                 Gym

13-17   Great Artist’s Week

13        Bomb Threat Drill w/evac       10:00 AM        Classrooms and Outside

20        Thrive Time Assembly Unit 3  9:15                 Gym

20        5th Grade Nova Graduation   2:00                 Gym

21        Turkey Trot                             2:30                 Playground/Field

22-24   Thanksgiving Break



Have a wonderful week!


Julie Winfree


Glacier Hills Elementary



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