Ms. Hallman's Parent Update

Week of April 18, 2016

Class Information

Hello Parents,

There are only 7 weeks left of 2nd grade and still so much to do. Our caterpillars arrived yesterday. We will observe for the next 20 days their transformation into painted lady butterflies. Also, we will begin our study of animals classifications and animal habitats.

Friday April 15th- Money and permission slips were due today for our zoo field trip. Scholarships are available, but parents need to notify me on the filed trip permission form or through email if you are in need of a scholarship. Please send in your $17 on Monday or a note explaining when you plan to pay or a note requesting scholarship.

Monday, April 18th Language Arts MAP 10:45-12:25

Friday, April 22nd FUN RUN makeup date 10:45-11:30

Monday, April 25th Math MAP 10:45-12:25

Wednesday, May 4 - Riverbanks Zoo Field Trip 8:00-3:30

A Note From Mrs. McCoy Guidance Counselor:

Good afternoon parents,

We have had another busy week in guidance. This week we worked on Cooperation. We defined cooperation as working together to achieve a goal. We identified our steps to cooperating well as 1) listening to each others' ideas without putting others down, 2) agreeing on which ideas to use without getting upset if our ideas are not chosen, 3) making a plan and sticking with the plan, 4) completing the plan while helping others in our group if needed, and 5) not blaming each other if the outcome is not what we expected and trying again. Our next two lessons will focus on career exploration and we will work in centers.

Monica Bryson-McCoy MA

Guidance Counselor

India Hook Elementary


India Hook Elementary News

PeachJar Flyers

Have you visited our new site for electronic flyers? You may have noticed the link on our school website, but we now use PeachJar to help keep you informed. Check it out.®ion=42213

Summer Challenger

Challenger will be offering a summer session at Richmond Drive Elementary. Please see Ms. Gunter for more information/registration paperwork.


March Lunch Menu



Relay for Life will be May 14, 2016, at Dutchman Creek Middle School.

This year we are going to expand our team and invite our students and families to join in the fundraising efforts and the walk. Below is the can search for India Hook Elementary Pirates and click to join. You do NOT have to make a donation today. There is an option to donate later, but this will set you up with an account that you can share with friends and family. If you participated last year, you should still have an account in your name. Please let me know if you have any questions. We are starting earlier this year so we can raise as much money as possible. Last year we raised almost $2,000!!!!!!

Summer Challenger

Challenger will be offering a summer session at Richmond Drive Elementary. Please see Ms. Gunter for more information/registration paperwork.


Challenger registration for the 2016-2017 school year will begin in May

The forms can be found on the district website -

Link to forms

April Lunch Menu


Important Dates

April 14-23 Come See Me

Friday, April 15th- Zoo Field Trip money and permission form due

Tuesday, April 19th - Last day for the Pirate After School Program

Monday, April 18th - ELA MAP test

Monday, April 18th - Math MAP test

Wednesday, May 4 - Riverbanks Zoo Field Trip

PE Info

PTA News & Events:

Fun Run:

What a great day IHES had on Friday, April 1st during our Opening Ceremony, Fun Run (indoor/outdoor walking laps due to weather), Party for the students and Closing Ceremony (please see Facebook page for pictures; #ihesptafunrun2016 ). There were many smiles to be found all around the school! Again, we would like to say Congratulations, this year, the students raised a total of $26,085.99. With the generous donations of our corporate sponsors and we raised well over $30,000 !!

The top classes in each grade are:

K: Mrs. Hopper

1st: Mrs. Clontz

2nd: Mrs. Copeland

3rd: Mr. Batten

4th: Ms. Howe

5th: Ms. Mullis

Thank you to our many Sponsors this year. From financial contributions to products being donated, the love from our community for IHES was definitely felt. Thank you to the following sponsors: Williams & Fudge, Warren Norman Company, Miller/Dixon Orthodontics, TCBY Yogurt, QT Quiktrip, Hickory Tavern, A Bounceable Time,

Carolina Medical Consultants, Next Level Gymnastics Academy, Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group, McCartney Chiropractic & Massage, Carolina Realty Solutions, Publix, Rock Hill Pediatric Dentistry, CR Innovative Staffing Solutions, Todd/Lawson& Bremer, Smoothie King, Epps Orthodontics, ScrapPartners LLC, Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat, Gioninos, Red Bowl, Harris Teeter, Sweet Frog, Thomas Gymnastics Volleyball Club. (See link for picture of banner)

Additionally, if you are in need of a receipt for your donations, you should have received your child's collection envelope back with the donations verified on the right side of the collection sheet. If you need something more than this for your records, please email your child's teacher and they will forward to the PTA for follow up.

A HUGE thank you to all the Volunteers who helped make this day a success. Without your help and support things like lunch and learns, collection days, prize days, passing out the t-shirts and the day of the run would not be able to happen.

Finally, Due to the rain on Friday, April 1, we were not able to run our laps outside and tally the laps on the students' t-shirts.

The students will run on Friday, April 22 during their specials time and we will mark their shirts for their laps.

Thank you again pirates, for a wonderful Pirate Fun Run 2016!

Love PE, Color Me Healthy 5K
Saturday, May 14
South Pointe High School

The elementary PE teachers are once again planning a color run for the district. Below is the link to register.



PTA News & Events:

Fun Run News:

  • Upcoming Collection days are 3/17, 3/22 & 3/24
  • Upcoming Lunch & Learn: 3/22
  • Fun Run Dance will be posted to the PTA Facebook Page & School Webpage. Help you student practice at home so they are ready for the opening ceremony!
  • Mark your calendar to be there for the fun run April 1st. If you would like to help in any way please email:

Box Top Collection:

Collection days are Every Friday. Keep bringing them in to help your class win a pizza or ice cream party!

Stay in touch:

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Contact Information

Kim Hallman

2nd Grade Teacher

India Hook Elementary