Patriot Pages

January 2019 Edition

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Happy New Year!

On behalf of Mr. Hamm and the Staff of IDES, we would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity demonstrated during the holidays! We wish you all a prosperous New Year!
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The Leader in Me

Dear Patriot Families,

Our school will be learning leadership skills throughout the year using The Leader in Me Leadership Guide. We believe all students have important strengths to share, and we will be learning about ways to develop and share those strengths. Part of The Leader in Me involves learning about The 7 Habits of Happy Kids.

From time to time, your child will bring home assignments or questions about leadership. You are encouraged to make best use of these opportunities and look for ways to apply the skills at home. The greatest help will be for you to learn and model the leadership principles. To learn more, visit

We look forward to your encouragement and support.

Yours in service,

Mrs. Odom

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Health Information from Nurse Jackson

Happy New Year!

Just a few reminders and healthful hints from your school nurse.

Student Health Information: Please notify the school nurse and your child’s teacher if your child has any medical issues that could arise during the school day. Please be sure to provide the office with updated cell numbers. This is very important in the event an emergency arises.

Medications: Whenever possible, medication should be scheduled during non-school hours. In the event your child needs medication during school hours, please have the “Authorization to Administer Medication” form completed and bring to the school nurse when you deliver the medicine to school. All medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be sent in the original container, and labeled with the child’s name. Please do NOT send medicine with your child to school.

Per DHEC policy, children with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be sent home from school. Please keep students home from school until they remain fever-free (below 100 degrees) for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen). Children with other symptoms of a contagious illness will be sent home from school at the discretion of the school nurse. If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious illness, such as flu or strep throat, please notify the school nurse so we can prevent the spread of illness in the classrooms.

Lice: Unfortunately, head lice are a common community problem. They are not dangerous and do not transmit a disease. The school nurse will notify parents of the student with lice or nits and request treatment as soon as possible. The student must be treated and be lice free before they may return to school. Please remind your child not to share hats, coats, hair accessories.

Thank you for your support in keeping our children healthy learners!

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Fortnite Fright

Come and listen to professionals discuss how you can provide your child with balance between technology and device free recreational activities.

Speakers to include:

Cindy Hunt- Parent Educator

Sadie Kirell- Lead Nurse for RHSD 3

Melissa Curtiss- Catawba Mental Health

David Linder- Rock Hill Parks and Recreation

Chris Odom/ Heather Rollings- RHSD 3 Technology

Childcare will be provided.

Date: January 29, 2019

Time: 6 pm

Location: Media Center

Refreshments will be served.

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January Spirit Days

1/11- College Day

1/18- Tribe Day

Kindergarten- Tie Dye

First Grade- Green

Second Grade- Panthers Teal

Third Grade- Blue

Fourth Grade- Purple

Fifth Grade- Red

1/25- Dress to Impress Day

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Important Dates to Remember


8- SIC at 5 pm and PTA at 5:30 pm

21- MLK Holiday Observed

25- Terrific Kids Ceremony and Beta Club Induction at 12:30 pm

29- Fortnite Fright Parent Workshop at 6 pm