With much pride, Rex Olguin completes his work on the 45 layout.
Kiko Pardo is working on his addition.
Photo Credit: courtesy SUIMA
Photo Credit: courtesy SUIMA
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Kwanachigani po’okwatu

Thank you, parents, guardians, and grandparents

Thank you, parents, guardians, and grandparents, for getting your child to school. Since the returned from Christmas, the student attendance rate has improved. With no weeklong holidays over the next few months, we typically show the largest amount of academic growth in schools across the nation. 

Help your child stay healthy by getting a good night’s sleep and eating well.

Montessori Tidbits

Math: why do we teach it, why do we need to learn it? Other than the obvious reasons such as paying our bills or budgeting for the high cost of groceries and fuel, we have an inborn need for order and routine. 

Math is the tool we use to help us learn how to routinely calculate our everyday lives. Math is also the word, or thought, we could use when we need to make order out of chaos. Because math is in many of our day-to-day activities, we need to teach math in such a way that it is fun and meaningful. 

Maria Montessori saw the importance of it when she categorized math as one of the four fundamental kinds of activities essential to children’s development. She believed that the children have a mathematical mind because of their sensitive period for order. 

The prepared environment in a Montessori classroom helps bring calmness to the child so that their need for routine is easily pursued and fed. The child will then discover the math materials and understand that math is concrete before it becomes abstract. It is at this time that math becomes meaningful and magical.

Positions advertised

We still have job openings and would truly welcome you into our SUIMA family. There are 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!

Nuu’apaghapi – Ute phrases and sentences

Brrr, it’s cold out there! To help our families continue using Ute language at home, refer to these sentences. 

  • tɵmɵri – winter
  • naghakáachoghopʉ – winter hat
  • sʉpʉrˈa – cold
  • tapapʉgáachoghopʉ – ski cap or ski mask
  • paraˈsikyatʉ – frozen
  • ‘agharat’aqh tʉʉravachi? How is the weather?
  • Nʉvwayaqh. It is snowing.
  • Kawayaqh. It is frosty.

Upcoming events

  • Fancy Fridays and Early Release every Friday!
  • Feb. 15 – Family Night – grandparents’ dinner
  • Feb. 20 – No school – Presidents Day
  • Feb. 21 – PAG via Zoom
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