Patriot Points 10/19
Independence Elementary believes that nothing is more important than children. We are continually committed to the social, emotional, and academic development of every child. Our school is a safe, challenging, caring, and supportive environment where teachers, parents, students, and community members work together to ensure all Independence students have a solid foundation for life. We strive to make the learning experiences at Independence fun and engaging while holding everyone accountable for reaching his or her highest potential.
Quote of the Week
CONGRATULATIONS to Cash!! Her grant has been funded on behalf of the Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation Board of Directors. The grant proposal “Non-Fiction Text for Increased Reading Comprehension” was funded in the amount of $675.
From Tim Allen: Just an FYI, I know that you already recognize Joi Byers as an asset, just wanted to further cement her as a star player.
Veteran's Day Production
Wednesday 11/11 @ 1:30 - Production
Colter will be communicating the details to you soon!
A Short Article - Worth 5 Minutes
Please join me in congratulating the following students who have been selected to represent Independence Elementary School in the annual RHSD3 Elementary Fall Art Show.
These students will have their work displayed at the Center for the Arts on Main Street in Rock Hill. Students and their families are invited to an art reception on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 5:30-6:30 at the Center for the Arts.
Kindergarten: Johnathan Hodges, Shelby Currence
First Grade: Rylee Parrish
Second Grade: Hannah Boatwright, Seth Hyatt
Third Grade: Trent Robinson, Katelyn Phillips, Aeriyona Green
Fourth Grade: Sarah Wildy, Legacy Brewer, Tyler Perez, Malary McGee
Fifth Grade: Damariyon Pichardo, Alyson Vongsay, Chase Williams. Cole Wages,
Diane (Art) Brown
Benchmark Testing UPDATE:
4th and 5th grade science
Benchmarks are now posted in Canvas along with an Announcement and some explanations. The iPad will only be used to view the test questions. Students will answer on the ScanTron Forms (blue side only this time).
Please refer to the 4th Grade Master RHSD and 5th Grade Master RHSD courses for the tests and the announcements. The first link is a PDF version of the test. The second link is an MP3 file of the test being read aloud. Teachers should save these files to their computer, then repost in their Canvas course for students to access. Scan forms arrived at our school on Friday. We will use the BLUE side of the scan form for this test.
Sign up in My Learning Plan for October Workshops
Energy * Thursday, October 22 * 3:00-5:00 * District Office
Units Addressed: 2nd Grade Pushes & Pulls
3rd Grade Energy
4th Grade Light & Electricity
5th Grade Motion & Design
Math Notes of Importance
RtI Website - Give us Feedback if you try this:
- There is a new Safety Training on SafeSchools. Please complete this by the deadline. You should have received an email.
- Science Benchmarks are due by the end of the 9 weeks.
SCEA School Visit
SLO's emailed to King
GBEs to King
2:45 Advisory Team Meeting in Freeman's Room
5:30 School Board Meeting - Hathaway recognized as Distinguished Climber for IDES!
Award #'s due to Shaver! TK template complete in R drive for Shaver! (This is important - the data is for our SIP and Shaver will not be here to update yours if you are late!)
Duty Free Lunch
2:45 - R2S in the Library
(King @ PIP in Columbia - I will miss y'all!)
(King @ PIP)
Happy Birthday Scott!!
5:00 Buffalo Wild Wings PTO Night
R2S Coach's Meeting in Freeman's Room
Jean Day - Wear your IDES shirt!
8:30 - Print and send your attendance report to the office.
8:30 - Finance Meeting
9:00 - Admin Meeting
15 - Sylvester
21 - Scott
26 - Dushime
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
- Thursday - 8:15 - Kindergarten & 1st Grade Awards
- Friday - 8:15 - 4th & 5th Grades, 9:00 - 2nd & 3rd Grades
- Election Day - Bag Lunches - More to come about breakfast and dismissal.
- 1:30 Veteran's Day Production Practice
- 1:30 Veteran's Day Production - Cafeteria
- Monday - Thanksgiving Lunch for Kindergarten, 3rd & 4th Grades (Bag lunches for 1st, 2nd and 5th in classrooms)
- Christmas Lunch for 1st, 2nd & 5th Grades (Bag lunches for K5, 3rd & 4th)
- Christmas Production @ CHMS
- Make sure that you have spent the money allotted on your card no later than 12/31/15. You have the envelope Jackie gave you to keep receipts.