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Welcome to Indian Hill Elementary School!

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Independent, inquisitive, insatiable – these are typical traits of students in the elementary grades of 3-5. Many believe it's in these years that a love of knowledge, an attitude of lifelong learning, is instilled.

At Indian Hill Elementary School, we focus on nurturing and encouraging these natural traits and creating an individualized learning experience to support whole child development. Students have the chance to explore concepts in more depth. Instructional practices supported by data meet the diverse needs of our learners, and our SEEDS program (Safe Environment for Educating Diverse Students) is incorporated into daily work.

When students leave Indian Hill Elementary after finishing fifth grade, they are on their way to becoming successful, respectful young people, ready to take on greater challenges, academically and personally.

What's New at IHES?

The Kids Who Care organization would like to invite
YOU to join us for our annual loving Valentine project!  We’re making “Love Boxes” to give to children in local homeless shelters.  “Love Boxes” are shoe boxes (or similar size boxes) decorated on the outside with your own touch (using wrapping paper, hearts, stickers, etc.) and filled with the following types of items that a child in a shelter might need:

*Personal Hygiene items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, washcloth, shampoos, hairbrush/comb, etc.
*School Supplies: Pens, pencils, crayons, scissors, pads of paper, glue sticks, markers, etc.
*Small Toys: Cards, games, small stuffed animals, stickers, etc., (no toys of war)
* Books                                     

We take these items for granted, but to a child in a shelter, these “Love Boxes” will be a much appreciated treasure chest!

We hope you will join us in sharing love in a very special way this Valentine’s Day.  Just put together your own “Love Box” and bring it to the front lobby by the office anytime from Thursday, February 2nd – Wednesday, February 15th.

*It’s best if the lid can be removed without unwrapping the entire package.
*If your box seems more geared to a boy or a girl, please note that on the outside of the box.
*Please do not place any food items in these boxes!

Thank You,
Kids Who Care  

On February 9th, all Indian Hill Elementary School students will read The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper, as a part of One Book, One School initiative.  This is a special time when all students and faculty read a common book together for discussion and reflection.

Indian Hill Elementary School would like to extend our One Book, One School initiative to our community through “Care Kits”. During third quarter each student will have the opportunity to take home a “Care Kit” that includes The Golden Rule, talking tips for parents, and an activity related to our school of kindness initiative and to our school wide overarching guidelines: take care of ourselves, others, and the environment. This powerful project will ensure that every child is exposed to the same concepts for building a culture of kindness at Indian Hill Elementary School.  

Students will have the opportunity to read a text at home and connect the content to their own lives.  The book and activities within the kit will foster connections between children, parents, and school in order to build a foundation that promotes healthy relationships and learning through literature. The activities do not need to be returned but we hope they act as a springboard for discussion at home.  This time can also be added to your reading log minutes.  Thank you for supporting our school wide goals!

Once a quarter students attend "Counselor Chats" during their regularly scheduled Technology time. 
During the week of February 13th, each class will have a “Counselor Chat” to discuss the topics of personal safety and on line safety.  In an ideal world, children would never face a situation where they felt unsafe or uncomfortable in person or digitally.  For the safety lessons, students will be using age-appropriate materials, including videos and classroom discussion, to teach strategies children could use to keep themselves safe. 

This is a great opportunity to let your children know safety discussions will occur at school and to assure them that you are there to discuss any concerns or questions they may have.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as well.

Thank you!

Sarah Kellett
School Counselor

QUARTER 2 REPORT CARDS Quarter 2 report cards are available online. You can access ProgressBook on the Indian Hill Elementary School Website. Click on Students/Parents tab and then click on Resources and Tools. Click on the ProgressBook link and select the Indian Hill icon. You can also click here to access ProgressBook. Once you are logged into ProgressBook, you will be able to view your child’s grades and report card comments. If you are having difficulty logging into your ProgressBook account, please contact Jackie O’Brien, technology facilitator, via email at Jackie.obrien@indianhillschools.org  NEW CLUB- DANCE FIT CLUB FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS

Dance Fit Club is a fun, interactive way to keep kids moving and jam out to some of their favorite songs! This fun, high-energy class is designed for students to enjoy a blend of fitness and easy to follow choreography with kid-friendly routines infusing international dance styles. Students will have a blast as they discover new rhythms that make them feel good as they stay fit! All dance and fitness levels welcome! Student should wear gym shoes and comfortable athletic wear that allow for easy movement.

WHEN: Six weeks on Thursdays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16 & 23   /   7:55 – 8:40 am. Drop off no earlier than 7:50 am


Indian Hill Elementary is hosting a “Newspaper Club” during the second semester. The club is open to fourth grade students and will be held after school from 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm on 1/19, 2/2, 2/9, and 2/23.  Students will generate newspaper article ideas, write newspaper articles, and design supplemental sections with cartoons and pictures.  The newspaper will be printed for all students.  Next, the students will summarize their article information in a newscast that will be presented to the student body during lunch on the tv system.

2016-2017 IHES School Supply List