Eagle Eye E-News, January 19-23

Ebinport Elementary Faculty and Staff E-News

Ebinport's Vision Statement

Alongside families and our community, we are cultivating and nurturing lifelong learners to excel in an interdependent global society.


No School In Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

3:00 Faculty Meeting: Marco to Discuss R2S and Vinny with Time for Kids
Kristen Hahn will be visiting classrooms today
Mid-Year GBE Meetings
6:00 SIC Meeting
7:00 PTO Meeting

7:00 Birthday Table
Mid-Year GBE Meetings
2:00 Rhonda Off Campus
4:00 Yoga: Please consider making this part of your New Years Resolution


Time for Kids Flyers for home
Fifth Grade to Charlotte Motor Speedway
7:30-Brian at an AP Meeting
Mid-Year GBE Meetings
11:00 Rhonda to deliver immersion information to local day cares
3:00 ExamView Training- Those in attendance will receive a jeans pass. See below for more details.
iPad Serial Numbers Due to Mr. Z


Report cards go home

Mid-Year GBE Meetings

Kristen Hahn will be in the conference room to discuss classroom observations during your planning.


Back the Pack Basketball Game-Please encourage your students to come! I also encourage each of you to come, we will have a section just for Ebinport--COME ON EAGLES, LET'S MAKE SOME NOISE!

Winthrop Women vs. Presbyterian 1pm

Winthrop Men vs. Campbell 4pm

2 Day Professional Learning Community Conference- I am SO EXCITED!!

Below you will find an invitation to a district PD opportunity! I am so excited about this, really--I AM! I hope that you will look at your summer calendar and plan to attend! Look at the incentive to attend below!
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Re-scheduling Our Dr. Pew Visit

Our classroom observation with Dr. Pew has been rescheduled for January 30 from 8:30 to 10:30. A specific schedule will be sent out as this date approaches.

Learning and Growing Together in Canvas- A Note from Technology Specialists

Are you interested in continuing conversations and module building focused on teaching and learning? Join us as we informally meet to learn, make and share learning opportunities through digital experiences in Canvas (we will walk through this process step-by-step so please don't be anxious about the Canvas part). Bring an open-mind and collaborative spirit as we take action to support a digital learning environment.

*Please note - All dates we will be meeting from 3:30-5:00 as an OPEN SESSION so come when are you able!

  • Wednesday, January 21st
  • Monday, February 2nd
  • Monday, February 23rd
  • Thursday, March 19th
  • Thursday, April 9th
  • Wednesday, May 6th

The Plan

Come with your charged laptop, upcoming plans and access to any digital resources that support learning so this work session benefits YOU. Instructional Technology Specialists will be available during this time to support you however possible. We look forward to learning and growing with you.

Location is TBA based on attendance numbers so be sure to sign up in My Learning Plan so we can schedule accordingly.


ExamView is the program we have discussed in grade level meetings with Kristen Hahn regarding creating common assessments. It is highly encouraged that you attend this training to learn more about using this program to create assessments. All those attending (because it is a Thursday) will receive a jeans pass!

Please sign-up in Canvas for Mid-Year GBE/Data meeting. Every teacher should sign up for a meeting.

iPad Serial Numbers

Click here for a faculty/staff devices spreadsheet that is reflective of the time they were given to F/S. Please confirm that your iPad device serial number matches the one on the list. When confirmed, we will be placing a barcode on the device (and its case) so that they can be checked out and tracked in the catalog management system used by the media center.

Please email your responses to dzazzara@rhmail.org confirming that your iPad serial number matches your device, or if not, what serial number they do have. (Please ignore the fact that there might be a leading ’S’ listed on the iPad serial number listed on the spreadsheet that isn’t on the actual iPad serial number). If someone isn’t listed, but has a device, please forward the serial number information to David (commonly noted by a cell highlighted in yellow on the spreadsheet). This information should be sent to David by Jan. 22.

Rock Hill Education Foundation Grants

Please consider writing an Education Foundation Grant for items that you need/want in your classroom. Last grant cycle we wrote three grants and were awarded all three. This is such great news for students!

The Rock Hill Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce the next opportunity to apply for grants. Spring 2015 proposals will be accepted until Monday, February 16, 2015. The Foundation has awarded over $53,000 in grants this school year! Over $585,000 has been awarded to educators in our district since the grants program began.

Awards will be granted by the Foundation’s Grant Patrol. As a reminder, you may now submit your grant request electronically. Visit the Teacher Grants Program section of our website at the following link to learn more and to submit your application.


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Science Kit Training

Currently the 4th nine weeks Science Kit Workshops are scheduled as follows:

Feb. 27 8-11am 5th grade

Feb. 27 12-3pm 4th grade

Mar. 6 8-11am 3rd grade

Mar. 6 12-3pm 2nd grade

Mar. 13 8-11am 1st grade

Mar. 13 12-3pm Kindergarten

If you were involved in this last nine weeks, a sub has been scheduled for this nine weeks by Ms. Brown!

Number Sense PD

Talking Numbers, Making Sense

An informal discussion about building numeracy

What's all the buzz about number sense?

Whether you're already using number sense routines and number talks in your classroom, or you've heard about them but still not sure how to get started, this will be well worth your time! Be an active participant and share with others how you've implemented number talks and how they've impacted your students' mathematical thinking. Or just come to listen and learn from others.

Join Us

Thursday, February 12, 2015

District Office- Board Room


Sign Up on My Learning Plan

How do I give my students practice for just computation and fluency?

How do I build students' number sense without losing grade level instructional time?

Why can't they add/subtract/multiply/divide?

Why don't they know their basic facts?

What resources can I use so I'm not planning even more?

What questions do I ask if students don't know how to talk about numbers?