Ms. Austin & Miss Benson's News

For the week of January 28th- February 1st

We are sorry to say that there were errors on the report cards that were supposed to go home today. The report cards will be sent home as soon as they are corrected next week.

Important Dates

Friday, January 25

  • Students will be given a book on internet safety, please review it with them to ensure they are being safe when using technology


Thursday, January 31

  • Book It due, January's goal is to read 500 minutes and earn a free personal pan pizza from Pizza Hut


Wednesday, February 6

  • Late start day

Classroom Wish List

  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • Tissues
  • Bring in your box tops!

Small Groups

Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:45-2:15 we are doing small group math reviews to refresh concepts from the beginning of the year.

Chromatography Investigation

We are learning about separating mixtures in science. To see the colors found in felt tip ink pens (or markers) separated, allow the filter (coffee filter) to absorb water and separate the colors found in the ink. If you use permanent markers, use rubbing alcohol to separate rather than water.

Geometry Transformations

Students used a letter/number and followed directions to translate, rotate, and reflect it!

Camp Invention Flyer:

PASS Writing

March 19th and 20th. Please make sure your daughter is well rested and ready to write! Follow this link for the PASS testing schedule: http://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/UserFiles/district/Documents/Instruction/PASS-2012-13-TestDates.pdf

Daddy Daughter Dance

February 8th 7-8:30. Tickets are $10 per family, please purchase your tickets in advance at IHES from Mrs. McCoy between 7:00-7:30 before school starts because there is a limited amount of tickets available.

Yearbook Orders

Visit http://YBPay.lifetouch.com Yearbook ID Code: 11108513

ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT TO ORDER T-SHIRT

Follow this link to the precious winter t-shirt being sold for $13.00 - $15.00 (sale ends January 29th): http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1109032175947-24/shiver%2520me%2520timbers%2520SALE2%5b2%5d.pdf


Girls on the Run

Online registration:
http://gotrtricountysc.org/registration/


The girls will meet from 2:30-4:00 Monday and Thursday from February 11th to April 28th.

Dutchman Creek Pre-Super Bowl Family Night

January 29th from 6:00- 8:00PM. In addition to fun games and door prizes, take advantage of this opportunity to learn about middle school, which is quickly approaching! Follow this link to register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6wl391p0feb5c57&llr=qqlaqkgab

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.