March 2019 Edition
The Leader in Me- Begin with the End in Mind
Here are some "Baby Steps" that you can put in place with your child in order to practice this habit at home:
1- Lay out your clothes for tomorrow before you go to bed tonight.
2- Get out a pencil and piece of paper and write down three goals you want to do. Put the paper in a safe place where you can see it.
3- Talk to your child about what they want to be when they grow up.
4- We all have something we need to get better at, like doing homework, brushing teeth at night, or obeying parents. Pick one thing you need to do better. Start doing it.
4- STAR Testing/ G/T Begins
5- Ned Show 1 pm
6- Dental Van
8- Western Day
11- STEM Week
11:30 am Magic Show for Pre-K, K and 1st Grade
12- PTA and SIC
13- Pre-K and Kindergarten Balance Bike Program at IDES with the City of Rock Hill
14- Publix Math Night
15- Donuts for Dads
End of Quarter
18- Teacher Workday
19- Discovery Place
20- Animal Ambassadors
21- ELA Mock SC Ready
22- First grade field trip to Discovery Place
Kindergarten Writing Celebration 1:30
25- Math Mock SC Ready
26- Report Cards Distributed
28- Spring Picture Day
29- Terrific Kid Ceremony
Little Caesars Fundraiser
1- Go to PizzaKit.com and click on "Products" then "Shop".
2- Enter the Independence Fundraiser ID# 365342 so that Independence will earn the profit.
3- Start shopping! All products will be shipped to Independence.
Thank you for supporting our school!
Momo Challenge- Information for Parents
This letter is to inform you of a disturbing social media challenge called the “Momo Challenge”that is accessible on Facebook and WhatsApp (a free messaging app). The challenge first surfaced in 2018 but has recently been gaining more attention. The “Momo Challenge” targets children and young adults and is characterized by a statue of a distorted woman’s face with bulging eyes and scary features. Children are given a series of dangerous,potentially violent and even suicidal acts to perform and asked to provide photos as proof of the tasks in order to meet the “Momo”. If the acts are not performed the child receives threatening messages.The “Momo Challenge” character is also appearing randomly on YouTube Kids in certain videos.
Please carefully monitor your children’s use of the internet and social media and remind them never to accept any invitations from unknown numbers and not to click on unknown links. Inform your school counselors of the issue as well. The school district safety office has been made aware of this challenge circulating via social media. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the district office.
You can learn more about the“Momo Challenge” by visiting the link below. Please be warned that some of the images and stories may be disturbing: https://www.snopes.com/news/2019/02/26/momo-challenge-suicide-game/
Texas Roadhouse Spirit
Thursday April 9th 4-10 pm
10% Donation Night
Support this cause by presenting your child's invitation flyer to the waitstaff and Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of your total food purchase to our school.
Readers are Leaders
Help Your Child Become a Better Reader
To support your child in growing into a READER LEADER, use the questions listed below after your child reads their text.
Questions to ask when your child is reading fiction text
Who is the main character?
What was the setting?
What do you predict will happen next in the story?
Why do you think the author chose the title for the story?
Do you like the title of the story? Why or why not?
Can you think of another title for the story?
Which character from the story would you choose to be your friend? Why?
What part of the story was the most exciting? Why?
Did you like the ending? Why or why not?
Questions to ask when your child is reading nonfiction text
What is the main idea of the text?
What did you learn from reading the text?
Are there any words that you do not know what they mean?
What are some new words that you learned?
Do you have any questions after reading this?
Were there any special features (charts, diagrams, pictures) that were important?
Where could you find more information about this topic?
Did you like this text? Why or why not?