He’s not a mean one after all. The Grinch (Scott Allen) pays a visit to Academy students.
SUIMA Kindergartener Arella Pena is choosing the right decorations for her gingerbread man.
SUIMA Kindergarteners December Santistevan, Annalicia Delgado Torres, Arella Pena, Tylin Goodtracks, and Jinora Mills are getting ready to decorate some gingerbread cookies for their families.
Photo Credit: Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Photo Credit: Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Photo Credit: Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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Students shine at Christmas performance 

Pɵˈɵkwatʉ – Eagle’s Nest 

Our students shined during their performance at the Tribal Christmas Dinner Program. They were all dressed in beautiful Christmas attire and their voices carried throughout the room. The older students were confident as they announced the upcoming songs and the drummers showed excitement as they beat out the rhythm of the song. Not performing for three years, the students did a wonderful job.  

We are in the middle of Christmas break and enjoying time with our families and friends.  Whether you have stayed home, spent time outside, watched movies, or were gone on a trip, we hope you have had fun.  

The students will return on Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.  

Positions being advertised 

If you are interested in working with children, increasing your Ute language, and having a sense of community, apply for one of SUIMA’s positions. We have openings in the infant/toddler level, the primary level, and the elementary level. You can find applications by going to: Southern Ute Indian Tribe Jobs, click on Career Portal – Government, then click on View Current Jobs. It’s as easy as that! 

Upcoming events 

  • 1/9/23 – Students return 
  • 1/16/23 – Dr. Martin Luther King Day – (Holiday) – No school 
  • 1/17/23 – Parent Advisory Group zoom meeting at 6 p.m. 

Grinch Movie Critiques – Primary 4 

After watching the animated “Grinch” movie, some of the students from Ms. Bernadine Tso’s (P4) class shared what they liked best about the movie: 

I liked the part where the Grinch shakes his bottom. – Kairi 

I liked the Grinch when he sold all his gift.s – Izen 

I liked when the reindeer saved the sled on top of the hill. – Cash 

I liked the puppy because he was nice. – Dawnetta 

I liked the whole Grinch movie. – Arella 

I loved it when the Grinch gave the gifts back. – Angela 

My favorite part was when Cindy Lou Who visited the Grinch. – Ms. Cassidy 

My favorite part of the movie was when the Grinch’s heart got bigger. – Ms. Tso 

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