Dear Families, Each year, the Arizona Legislature passes legislation that goes into effect on September 24th. Sometimes that legislation directly affects what happens in the classroom; sometimes, they don’t. This past session, the Governor signed HB 2707, which amended A.R.S. § 15-506. The new Arizona Moment of Silence law requires all K-12 public schools to set aside at least one minute at the beginning of every school day for a moment of silent reflection. Students are prohibited from interfering with other students' participation in the moment of silence. In addition, all school personnel is prohibited from suggesting the content of the reflection. Within the law, however, the school must encourage parents to discuss how to use the movement of silence with their children. As you discuss this law with your students, please keep in mind that the law prohibits students from interfering with other students' participation in the moment of silence, both verbal and nonverbal. These interferences could include: Speaking Making noises such as humming, chanting, singing, or laughing Touching or poking others Passing notes Excessive movement Embarrassing others for participating Waving a flag, or Playing music Some verbal and non-verbal activities that are not considered interference include: Sitting on the ground Using hands for prayer Telling other students what they contemplated or what they will contemplate Silently writing or reading Closing one's eyes, or Looking at or watching other students participate in the moment of silence. Under State law, we cannot encourage topics for reflection as a school. These topics must be left solely to the student and you, as their parent or guardian. Indian Wells Elementary School plans incorporating the moment of silence into the morning announcements before the instructional day begins. We will cue students by saying, “Please join us for a moment of silence,” after at least one minute passes, we will conclude by saying, “Please remember to follow the 4-B's to being a 100% Roadrunner, Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Kind and Be Ready to Learn." Before Monday, September 26th, please have a conversation with your children about how they may spend their Moment of Silence and encourage them to be respectful of those who participate, even if your child chooses not to participate. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out. Respectfully, Ms. Tomlin
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Moment of Silence
Greetings 6th Grade Parents and Guardians, IWE 6th grade students are invited to join the HJHS 6th grade students in Holbrook for a day of making positive connections. A permission slip is required! When: Wednesday, December 21st! Transportation and lunch will be provided by the school.
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Making Positive Connections
Greetings, Parents, and Guardians; today, December 15, 2022, is the Indian Wells Elementary Christmas concert. The concert will be held at the George Gardner Performing Arts Center at 6 PM. Please have your children to the GGPAC by 5:30 PM, and have your children dress in their best performance clothes! We look forward to seeing you at the concert!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Greetings Roadrunners- thank you for your patience today as we navigated today's winter weather. I wanted to follow up with a brief video explaining our winter weather procedures to make sure everyone understands how we navigate winter weather conditions at HUSD #3! https://www.loom.com/share/6e0ebaeb1c884a7bb4b152ae0316dae2 Thank you for your cooperation, teamwork and patience as we navigate winter weather conditions. Holbrook Roadrunners are the best! Have a great evening and thank you for being Roadrunners!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Koerperich
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IWES Christmas Concert December 15, 2022 6 PM at the George Gardner Performing Arts Center
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Christmas Concert
Greetings Parents, and Guardians, There will be no activity run for IWES today, 12/12/22. All students will be put on their regular bus routes home. Thank you, Ms. Tomlin
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Greetings, Parents and Guardians, The phone line at Indian Wells is currently down. If you need to contact Indian Wells Elementary, please email Lea at: leag@holbrook.k12.az.us. We are working on restoring the phone line! Thank you, Ms. Tomlin Ms. Tomlin
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Holbrook Elks Hoop Shoot, Saturday, December 10th, at Hulet gym, doors open at 8:30, contest at 9! Must be on time. For ages 8-13 as of April 1, 2023!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Koerperich
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Greetings, Parents, and Guardians, Indian Wells Elementary school was alerted to a possible concern in the areas/communities serving IWES regarding people in a white van that may be engaging in unwanted communications with people in these communities. As a result, HUSD 3 will heighten supervision protocols throughout the district which will require ALL STUDENTS ARE PICKED UP AND SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT AT BUS DROP OFFS. Please be on time to pick up students from the bus. Students that are not picked up will be brought back to the respective schools and will need to be picked up by their parents. At this time there have been no specific incidents pertaining to this matter that we have been made aware of; however, we wish to be proactive in our communications and protocols to ensure the safety of our students and communities. Thank you for your help keeping everyone safe!
over 1 year ago, Dr. Koerperich
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Help us celebrate Native American Heritage! Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ IWES 4:30-6:30pm Thank you for your continued support!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Native American Heritage Night
Thankful Thursday! Parents and Guardians, Help us say Thank You! IWE staff and students are writing thank you notes! If you would like to participate, you can help us by filling out this form with who you’d like to say thank you too! https://forms.gle/WVf39HASca6tiKi4A
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Thank you
Welcome Parents and Guardians, to our Native American Heritage Night. Thursday November 17, 2022. At Indian Wells Elementary School from 4:30-6:30! We look forward to seeing you!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Native American Heritage Night
Basketball season schedule! Please note- the schedule is subject to change!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Tomlin
Basketball schedule
Parents and Guardians, Please don't forget to take our Parent Teacher Conference Survey! https://forms.gle/wzENkKcussg3gP9U7
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Tomlin
Survey
Holbrook Public Library handed out books to our students! Thank you, Holbrook Public Library!
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Tomlin
Public Library book donations
Flagstaff Dentistry 4 Kids Dental Services Day Students in grades Kindergarten to 6th Grade October 15, 2022 294 West Carlos Holbrook, AZ 86025 8 am - 2 pm x rays, dental cleaning, fluoride, sealant applications Insurance is not required but is accepted www.flagstaffdentistry4kids.com
almost 2 years ago, Dr. Koerperich
DENTAL
Greetings, IWE Parents and Guardians, The football game scheduled for today, 9/22/22, has been canceled due to mud and rain. In addition, there will be no after-school practice today. Cross country, cheer, football, and volleyball are also canceled. All students will ride the regular bus home at 3:30 today, 9/22. Thank you for understanding.
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Tomlin
Cancelled due to weather
Greetings Parents and Guardians, After school sports practice is cancelled today 9/21/22 due to weather. This includes football, volleyball, cross country and cheer. All students will ride the regular bus route home. There will be no after school activities or after school bus run today! Thank you!
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Tomlin
Cancelled to to weather
Indian Wells Elementary School Volleyball Game today at 4pm IWES gym!
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Tomlin
Volleyball
If you signed your child up for a Chromebook during registration, the Chromebooks will be handed out to students in 3rd through 6th grade during school next week, September 19 through the 22nd. All students grade PreK- 2nd grade will need to have the parent or guardian pick up the Chromebook from the school. The front office will be open for Chromebook pick up on September 19th through the 22nd from 9 AM to 5 PM. Chromebooks for those that signed up during registration will also be available for pick up on October 6th during parent-teacher conferences.
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Tomlin
At home chromebooks