The Treasure Map

February 18 - February 22

The Week in Preview

Monday, February 18


  • NO SCHOOL!
  • MAP testing open through Feb. 22
  • PLC Book Study chapter 7 due
  • STAR testing window opens
  • Baxter's Bunch PTA Spirit Night


Tuesday, February 19

  • 4:00 Karen's WU class meets here
  • SC Book Award voting 8:00-12:00
  • Book Study chapter 8 begins
  • ELDA testing window opens
  • 2:45 faculty meeting with Cassie Cagle and the Math TEaM update


Wednesday, February 20

  • 2:45 Second grade PLC
  • 8:10 and 2:45 Fifth grade PLC


Thursday, February 21

  • Environmental Club
  • Rhonda to PASS training
  • 11:30 Fun Run Meeting
  • 1:00 Fun Run Pep Rally
  • 5:30-7:30 General PTA meeting



Friday, February 22


  • 8:30-10:30 Battle of the Books school wide battle
  • Winter MPA testing closes
  • 8:30 Terrific Kid








PLC Focus

  • The teachers, staff, and parents at India Hook have established an environment of excellence since our opening 6 years ago. This past Friday we were contacted by a representative involved in an international research project that is studying schools of excellence through The University of Wisconsin and China. He invited our school and three other schools from the United States to be a part of an international conference in Beijing,China that will showcase the excellent teaching at India Hook.
    As we all know, teachers in our building share a sense of urgency and passion in teaching that leads to outstanding results for children. We feel honored to be invited to go to Beijing with two teacher representatives in June to model the best practices present in our classrooms. We can not express the pride we feel today about our school and our accomplishments.

    Sincerely,

    Crystal Guyton, Principal
    Rhonda Kelsey, Assistant Principal



  • March 5 from 4:30-5:15 Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent of Mooresville Schools, will be joining Rock Hill School District Teachers at First Baptist Church. He will be meeting with teachers to talk about High-Tech initiatives. As we move forward with iRock please continue thinking about how we can use technology to enhance and enrich instruction.


Check out these resources about Dr. Edwards...


http://www.mgsd.k12.nc.us/mgsd/Superintendent.html


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/education/jan-june11/technology_04-08.html


http://blogs.cisco.com/education/dr-mark-edwards-talk-on-student-achievement-gains-at-mooresville-gsd/


http://www.thefivethings.org/mark-edwards/


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/education/mooresville-school-district-a-laptop-success-story.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Just to name a few...

The Pirate Way


  • Griffin Survivor iPad cases are still available for $30 through the PTA.
  • Stop by the office to sign your recommendation form for employment next year.
  • Remember to place pictures in the R drive for the yearbook.
  • ACCESSING TERRIFIC KID FOLDER ON THE R DRIVE- if you have a Mac, use these directions to access the R drive. (1) click on IHES MAPPING drive on the desktop. (2) login in using your email username and password. (3) click APPS. (4) click IHES TEACHERS (5) click TERRIFIC KID
  • Time is starting to run out for parents to purchase their yearbooks. They have about 6 weeks left (end of March). There will be NO EXCEPTIONS made for late orders. We did order extra last year, but we ran out quickly and had some disappointed kids. It has been in the weekly e-mail, but please send this information home in your communication as well.

Guidance News

The character trait of the month is FAIRNESS. Be sure to emphasize this in class and choose a student that best represents this trait.


Mrs. McCoy will teach the students that fairness means being objective and trying to understand how others think and feel. Everyone is unique and we should be tolerant of those who are different. Being fair also means following and abiding by all the rules.


K, 1, and 2 Names are due Feb. 27

3,4, and 5 names are due feb. 25


Happy Birthday!

Shout Outs

Thought for the Week

Children must be taught HOW to think, not WHAT to think. Margaret Mead