The Treasure Map

Monday, February 17 - Sunday, February 23

Week in Review


Monday, February 17

      • Holiday!


      Tuesday, February 18

      • Winter MAP testing Window Open
      • STAR testing window open
      • Kindergarten State Farm recognition (students will be called to atrium)
      • 3:00 Faculty Meeting: Literacy Update



      Wednesday, February 19

      • 5th Grade Common Planning 2:45-3:30
      • K Common Planning 12:35-1:20
      • 2nd Grade Common Planning 2:45-3:45
      • Winter MAP testing Window Open
      • STAR testing window open
      • Colquhoun on field trip with selected students
      • 11:30-3:30 TEAM math


      Thursday, February 20

      • 3rd Grade Common Planning 8:00-8:45
      • 5th Grade Common Planning 9:55-10:35
      • Last day to spend teacher money
      • STAR testing window open
      • Winter MAP testing window open
      • 9:30 Fun Run Committee Meeting
      • 2nd and 3rd grade musical-7:00 at Sullivan Middle School


      Friday, February 21

      • Winter MAP testing Window Open
      • STAR testing window open
      • Fourth Grade to see The Freedom Train
      • Terrific Kid due


      Saturday, February 22



      Sunday, February 23

      D Carter did a GREAT job and accepted the $1000 for IHES!

      Guidance Corner - February – Fairness

      Be objective. Try to understand how others think and feel. Understanding that everyone is unique and being tolerant of those who are different than you and Follow and abide by the rules.

      A Message from Missy Brakefield regarding Professional Development

      If you are interested in attending the K-5 session please let Ms. Guyton know.

      SCDE Professional Development Series

      Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld and Dr. Maria Dove

      March 20-21, 2014






      REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

      March 20th - SECONDARY

      CCSS for the Not So Common Learner 6-12 (Click the link to Register)



      March 21st - ELEMENTARY

      CCSS for the Not So Common Learner K-5 (Click the link to Register)

      $99.00 each

      Includes book and lunch



      Each session will be held at the River Center at Saluda Shoals

      5605 Bush River Road

      Columbia, SC 29212

      8:30-3:30

      From the District Science Coach (Kim Anderson)

      Good Morning,
      As you know, I am the new Science Instructional Specialist for our district. In an effort to visit each each school very soon, I have put together a schedule (see below) that will help me manage my time. Please note that the times are somewhat approximate—if something takes longer at one location, I could be a few minutes late. When I am at your school, I would like to know if you have specific concerns about science instruction at your school, and I would like to observe some science teaching. I know that the timing of this is difficult to pinpoint at the elementary level, but if someone will be teaching a science lesson at the time I am there I would like to observe or assist if you let me know ahead of time! If there is no science at the time I am there, I may visit a few classrooms and introduce myself to the teachers. Thank you in advance for your time. I look forward to working with each of you to put our students first.

      Kim will be here on February 24 at 8:15. If you will be teaching science at this time please let me or Crystal know.

      The Jason Flatt Act

      Safe Schools is our online safety training program. We are requiring 3 courses this year: Jason Flatt Act, OSHA Globally Harmonized System (old MSDS), and Slips, Trips, and Falls. Your username to the system is your employee ID number and your password is first initial last name. If you have any problems please let me know. All faculty and staff will be sent the 3 courses on February 7. The email sent to you will have your employee ID in it. In order to renew your certificate of teaching you must now have completed the 2 hour Jason Flatt Act Course on suicide.

      Don't Forget...

      Please don't forget to load your high, medium, and low writing samples for 2nd 9 weeks. These should be samples from the same students you submitted 1st 9 weeks. We are looking at student growth. Click here for the Dropbox link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gzbbd16ahpj0vg5/BYLQg5m2sX

      Future Events

      • ESE PD: Introduction to Curricular Modifications – February 19, 3:00 – 4:30 – place TBA
      • February 20 is the last day to spend teacher money.
      • ESE PD: Introduction to Curricular Modifications – February 20, 4:00 – 5:30 – place TBA
      • ESE PD: Strategies for Curricular Modifications – February 26, 3:00 – 4:30 – place TBA
      • ESE PD: Strategies for Curricular Modifications – February 27, 4:00 – 5:30 – place TBA
      • ESE PD: Differentiation for Students with Special Needs – March 6 – 3:30 – 5:00 – place TBA
      • by March 14 Annual Review of GBE performance; completed form due
      • by May 1 complete GBE survey