Irmo Elementary Family Updates

#HeartoftheHive October 18-22

A Note From Your Principal

Dear IES Families,

This week we finished up our September Student of the Month celebrations, our CSI in-school field trip for each 4th grade class and also had an awesome visit from Alex Calamia, WLTX meteorologist. He was working with 2nd grade students on how to best predict the weather. It was another exciting week and the items above were just a few of the happenings in the hive. Next week, we will begin CogAT testing in 2nd and 4th grade classrooms. Your child’s teacher will communicate the specific schedule with you so that you can ensure students receive a good night's sleep and eat breakfast at home or at school. Begin thinking about your book character for our special day on October 28th (see the details below). Our bees love this day and honoring their creativity as well as their favorite books and characters.

Shannon Fincannon



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IES 2021-2022 Book Character Day: Coming October 28th

It is time to celebrate our love of reading and our favorite book characters!

Who: ALL IES students and staff

What: Annual Book Character Day at IES

When: Thursday, October 28th

Where: All IES Classrooms

Why:To celebrate our love of life long reading and honor our favorite book characters

Important Details:

  • All students can participate 4K-5th

  • Students and staff dress up as a favorite character from a favorite book! Have fun and be creative. Outfits/costumes do not need to be fancy, elaborate, or costly. This is meant to be fun for the kids and families. Kids love it and it’s a great way to promote literacy.

  • It does need to be a true book character and not just a cartoon or movie character, hero, etc.

  • No props (distracting for instruction), no “character” face masks, or scary costumes.

  • This is optional and so much fun!

We hope to see our students enjoy this special, fun day!

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Important Dates

10/19 - 21 - CogAT testing for 2nd grade (testing starting at 10:15 each day)

10/19 - 10/20 - CogAT testing for 4th grade (testing starting at 8:15 each day)

Coming Soon:

10/28 Book Character Dress Up Day

10/31 Deadline to purchase an IES yearbook for $24

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D5 Symptom Screening Checklist

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Get Your Yearbook!

Order your 2021-2022 IES Yearbook online now!

Only $24 until October 31, 2021

Use this link to order.

Code: YB100385

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