1085 E Galena Drive Sandy, UT 84094

Yeti Yell – January 16, 2023


January 16, 2023

Good afternoon Yeti Families,
I hope you all enjoyed the three-day weekend. We are expecting a few storms this week.   Please make sure you send your students with coats, boots, gloves, etc.  This is a long Yeti Yell, please read to the end, it has new information for you!

Holiday Sing Along – I am  finally getting you a copy of the Holiday Sing Along video. I am sorry I did not get this out sooner. It was a lot of fun! Our plan for next year is to invite the families into view our sing along. I would like to thank our STEM teacher, Mrs. Jennings, for the filming and editing of the video. The video is posted on our Glacier Hills Website homepage.  Here is the link: https://glacierhills.canyonsdistrict.org/announcements/holiday-sing-along/

Kindergarten Registration – If you have a child that will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2023, the child qualifies for kindergarten this fall. State law requires that all school districts in Utah abide by the same September 1st entrance cut-off date.
If you have an incoming kindergarten student, please begin the registration process by following the steps outlined on our website. The https://glacierhills.canyonsdistrict.org/2022-23-kindergarten-registration/

Glacier Hills Teacher of the Year—We are at that time of year to nominate our Teacher of the Year.  The window is open through Feb. 3.   If you have a teacher who has had a positive impact on your child, please take the time to nominate them.  The PTA President works with the school to select our school Teacher of the Year from the nominations. The PTSA helps us recognize each of our nominees.  Teacher of the Year Nomination Form 

Drop off and Pick Up video  -Thank you for your patience as we continue to refine and teach our patrons the correct procedures for drop off and pick up. Please view this video if you drive your student(s) to school or pick them up. In the video it talks about staying in line to exit.  This is just for the Drop off in the mornings. In the afternoons, please pull out once you have your student loaded.  One additional piece we would like to add is that the entire sidewalk in the drop-off lane is a drop off zone. Please have students exit the car starting right after the turn. This will dramatically increase the number of cars that can be dropping off at one time.  https://youtu.be/Emq1i6u7JMs

Gates in the back of the school: There have been gates installed on the east and west fences in the back of the playground.  Our School Community Council, staff, and district risk management department worked together to advocate for adding gates to the exiting fence.  The gates are to help increase safety for our students during the school hours.  The gates will be open while school is not in session, this includes weekends.  They will be locked at 9:15 in the morning and unlocked by 3:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

Digital Citizenship is important to Glacier Hills. Here is our Digital Citizenship outreach article.

Sandy City Fire Department
Safety is a big deal for Sandy City Fire Department, especially for their youngest citizens and their families.  The safety tips for January are about Choking.
1.  Take small bites when you eat to avoid choking.
2.  Don’t put toys, medicine or anything else in your mouth that doesn’t belong there.
3.  If a balloon breaks, pick up all the pieces so that babies and pets don’t eat them.
4.  Keep small items away from little brothers and sisters.

PTA News:
It’s time for another Great Artist project!  We will be in the classrooms the week of January 23-27. Please sign up here to help in a classroom for this project.  All details can be found in this link. .

The 45-day Utah Legislative Session starts Tuesday, Jan. 17.  Every year the PTA Advocacy Team tracks important legislation that impacts Utah children. You can attend their virtual PTA Day at the Capitol on Jan. 27 to learn more about these bills. Then on Feb. 17, you can head up to the Utah Capitol to chat with our local legislators. If either or both of these events interest you, check out the link below for more details. https://www.utahpta.org/day-capitol.

Did You Know Glacier Hills Elementary Earns Awards, Prizes and Grants as More Members Sign up?!!??
The PTA needs just twenty more members before January 31st to earn our next prize!!
YES, Please!
Being a part of the PTA, even without volunteering time, helps connect you with the school, teachers, parents, and friends.
Just $5.00 to join.
Here’s the link to sign up – https://glacierhills.memberhub.com/store

Book Blitz Jr.
Upcoming Meetings
January 23rd   3:40-4:20
Please continue to encourage your child to read!

Looking for ways to stay informed of PTA and school happenings?  Here are two ways:

Get our PTA meeting minutes emailed to you.  Fill out this form:

Join our PTA Facebook group:

18 – BKZ Hip Hop Assembly K-2  9:30AM 3-5 10:15AM
23- 27 -Great Artists Week
26 – 5th Grade Field Trip to Discovery Gateway
30 – Acadience testing Grades 3 -5
31 – Acadience Testing Grades K-2

1- 1st grade field trip Clark Planetarium
2- Groundhog Day
3- Monthly Social Skills Assembly 9:30AM
3- February Birthday Table
7- PTA Meeting 2PM
8 – 1st Grade Human Society Visit 2:00 in Collaboration Area
9- SCC 5:30PM
14- Valentine’s Day & Class Parties
17- PTA Beach Day
20 – President’s Day – No School!

1- Parent Teacher Conferences
1- Grandparents Day Lunch 11AM-1PM
1 – Book Fair
2-  Parent Teacher Conferences
2- Grandparents Day Lunch 11AM-1PM
2 – Book Fair
2- Thursday Early Out 1:55 Dismissal
3- Teacher Comp Day No School
Have a great week!

Julie Winfree
Glacier Hills Elementary

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