Ms. Austin + Miss Benson's News

For the week of March 11-15th

Important Dates

Wednesday, March 13

  • Late Start- school begins at 9:30

Thursday, March 14

  • Chick-Fil-A Night *Be sure to put your receipt in the box so IHES gets a portion of the $$$*
  • K-2 Play- "The Flakes" at Sullivan Middle School

Saturday, March 16

  • 8:00 AM, District Battle of the Books at Independence Elementary

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20
Friday, March 22
  • BINGO night at IHES

Thursday, March 28

  • Math MAP testing 7:50-8:45

Thursday, April 11

  • Reading MAP testing 7:50-8:45

Thursday, April 18

  • Language Usage MAP testing 7:50-8:45

Classroom Wish List

PASS Writing- Do Not Bring Any Electronic Devices Next Tuesday or Wednesday because it is against the testing policy and will not be allowed in the classroom.

March 19th and 20th. Please make sure your daughter is well rested and ready to write! Follow this link for the PASS testing schedule:

MAP Testing Letter from Mrs. Kelsey

ROAR Soccer

They have single gender teams for 5th and 6th grade and we need more girls!

Parents that are interested can go to

5th Grade Yearbook Messages

Do you want your 5th grader to have a special spot in the yearbook? It will be $5 for your daughter to have a special message in the yearbook. The money will be due to IHES PTO by March 15th.

The forms will be sent home this Wednesday!

Yearbook Orders

Visit Yearbook ID Code: 11108513

6 Year Pirates

The yearbook committee has decided to start an annual tradition by including a page called " Six Year Pirates". We would like to add some candids of the kids throughout their years at India Hook....from kindergarten up. If you have ANY fun pictures of these soon to be middle schoolers from their " younger years", please share with us. These photos must be of students who have been at IHES since kindergarten!

"On the Radio" Musical

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade musical will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 7PM at Sullivan Middle School's Auditorium

Pirates are Globe Trotting for Box Tops

We are having a contest to see who can collect Box Tops from the most distant part of the world.

The students that collect Box Tops from the farthest away places will earn prizes.

The student that collects Box Tops from the most distant part of the world will earn the grand prize.

Students that turn in box tops from a different states will receive a ticket for free ice cream and their names will be entered into a raffle for prizes.

Technology Use

As you know, the use of technology is encouraged in our classroom and over the break many students got new technology such as iPads, tablets, iPod/ iTouch, and cell phones.

For your daughter to bring any technological device to school, you must first sign the technology waiver and return it to school. If the device is brought to school, it is for educational purposes only and will only be used at the appropriate time for learning. Students will not be allowed to use their device at lunch or recess.