The Mullis Crew News

October 12th-October 16th

No School Monday, October 12th (Teacher Workday/Columbus Day)

Link to Standards (Parent Friendly)

Clothing Drive for South Kilbourne Elementary

On Friday, October 9th and Tuesday, October 13th IHES will be collecting gently used clothing and new undergarments for the students of South Kilbourne Elementary in Columbia, SC. Clothes are needed for children ages 3-12. Please place all donated items in a sealed Ziploc bag with the gender and age/size of clothing labeled on the bag.

OCTOBER 26-30 Red Ribbon Week

Mon-Neon Day (our future is so bright we don't need drugs)

Tues-Boot Day (Stomp out Bullying)

Wed-Blue Day (wear blue to show your support for standing up against bullying)

Thurs-Red Ribbon Day (we will give out red ribbons)

Fri-Team Day (Team up to fight against bullying and drugs-favorite jersey/team shirt day)

Dates To Note

Monday, October 12th-Student Holiday
Tuesday, October 13th- Westward Expansion Test
Wednesday, October 14th-Zaxby's Spirit Night
Friday, October 16th-Box Top Collection
Monday, October 19th-Nishie G's Spirit Night
Tuesday, October 20th-Carroll School Field Trip (Please Turn In Permission Slips)
Friday, October 23rd-Mother Daughter Fall Frolic
Friday, October 23rd- Special Olympics T-shirt Order due
Monday, October 26th-Report Cards Go Home
Wednesday, October 28th-McAlister's Spirit Night
Thursday, October 29th-School Picture Day
Tuesday, November 10th-"Read Your Way To The Big Game" material due!

A Peek At Our Week

Math- Division leading into Division with Decimals

Science- Landforms and Oceans

Social Studies- Industrial Revolution/Roaring Twenties

ELA- Personal Narratives in Writing and Novel Studies in Guided Reading

Mother/Daughter Event

Mother/Daughter Fall Frolic (India Hook students and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, step-mothers, or important female role models welcome)

  • Please join us on October 23, 2016
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Where: India Hook Elementary
  • Cost: $10 for first two attendees $5 for each person after the first two
  • Zumba, crafting, games, and more
  • Registration Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2016
  • Please send funds to school with child
  • Space is limited
  • All Checks should be written out for PTA

Read Your Way To The Big Game

The SC Education Oversight Committee (EOC) believes reading is a child’s key to success in school and life. That’s why the EOC is emphasizing reading through its Read Your Way to the Big Game contest. The goal of the contest is to get your child excited about reading!

Entering your child in the contest is simple! Make sure your child reads six reading-level appropriate books, complete the book list on the reverse side of this letter, and return it to your child’s teacher for a chance to win. All students who meet the six-book challenge qualify for the grand prize - a trip to the Palmetto Bowl.There will be two winners - one for USC and one for Clemson. Each winner will receive four tickets, sideline passes, and pre-game activities. Students must choose a team and can only enter once. Participation is limited to students in South Carolina elementary and middle public schools. All students will receive a bookmark. All Forms are Due November 10th!

Daily Homework Reminders

Students are to study daily for Science and Social Studies. This is a regular assignment Monday-Thursday. Students have a composition notebook for each of these subjects filled with notes from class discussions, diagrams, flip books, etc...Students are to read 15 minutes each night Monday-Thursday as well.

Spelling Homework-
Monday- 3 X's Each
Tuesday- Use in a sentence
Wednesday- Define the word (Students can borrow a dictionary if needed)

Use of Canvas in the Classroom

Parent Observer Canvas accounts can be created to check student grades and assignments online. All students can see their grades through their personal Canvas account. I post all grades in Canvas for every subject. Please let me know if you need the directions on how to set this up and I can email them out again :)

Also, I have uploaded Flip Charts and other resources into Canvas for students to use while studying! Please be sure to check these out while you are studying each night.

iPad Information

Please see the link below for any questions/comments/concerns you have regarding iPads. This link includes all of the required components (Online Orientation Material, Instructional Technology Form, and additional information) Please let me know if you have any questions.

All of the above requirements must be fulfilled before your student can take a device home.


Text reminder service: "Have you signed up for the PTA Text Message Service for School Event Updates??? If not, text @ihespta to 81010 and stay up to date on all that's going on"

See what PTA has planned! -

RHSD Meal Payment Procedures

Students in elementary and middle schools will be allowed to charge up to $10. When the student's balance reaches the threshold of $10, the student will be served an alternate meal. The alternate meal will consist of a sandwich, fruit (1/2 cup), and milk. The complete charge policy is included below.

School Lunch Charge Policy

Box Tops

Box Tops are collected every Friday! Please make sure to send these in at your convenience!

Lunch Menu

We are being told that we will not be getting printed copies of the lunch menu anymore, so I have posted the link where you can access the menu for each month.

Scholastic Book Orders

I will no longer be placing Scholastic book orders, but will continue to send home the flyers. If you would like to order, please follow the link below

You will need our class code at checkout: MHM9D