Jacoby Scott, Andre Bluestar-Baker, Tenetke Wesley, Meskvlwv Wesley, Matthew Carrillo, Lawrence Santistevan Jr., Lucas Rael, and Bryan Howe stand ready to dance during the White Mesa Bear Dance.
Primary 1 student, Enrique Silva, is working on his CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.
Primary 1 student, Myklin Goodtracks, is working on words using the short “i” sound.
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Photo Credit: courtesy SUIMA
Photo Credit: courtesy SUIMA
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Eagles Nest: Students enjoy White Mesa Bear Dance 

The elementary students traveled to White Mesa, Utah to enjoy the last Bear Dance of the season.  Getting up early to travel by bus, the students enjoyed dancing and meeting students from other schools.  It was a day of excitement as they also realized that they were the first group from SUIMA to have made the trip to White Mesa. They showed pride in themselves and their culture as they stood tall for the first dance.  They represented their families, the school, and the Tribe in a positive and respectful way.    


SUIMA’s Parent/Student Handbook can be found at www.suima.org. 

If you haven’t turned your students’ medical packet in, you have until September 29.   

School Board information  

We currently have a full school board with new members that will soon be voted into the vacant offices.  Open meeting dates will be advertised soon. 

Parent Advisory Group  

Inviting all SUIMA parents and families! Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 6p.m. – 7p.m. via Zoom.  Come listen to what the students have been working on, learn about upcoming events, and get up-to-date news on activities and programs of SUIMA. Please make sure you have signed up on your child’s Classroom DoJo so that you can get the meeting link.   

Family Nights 

The first SUIMA Family Night will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 5:30p.m. – 7p.m. in the dining hall. Come learn about the Montessori method and work with some of the classroom materials.  There will be guides/teachers from each level. Food, or a light snack, will be served.  

Family Nights:   

  • Sept. 25: Pumpkin Carving 
  • Nov. 29: Culture  
  • Dec. 6: Christmas crafts and decorating stockings 

Upcoming events: 

  • Early Release every Friday 
  • Sept. 19 – Parent Advisory Group meeting via Zoom from 6 – 7 p.m. 
  • Sept. 22 – No School – Staff Professional Development Day 
  • Sept. 27 – Family Night in the dining hall from 5:30 – 7 p.m. 
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