Monday, January 20 - Sunday, January 26

The Treasure Map

Week in Review

Monday, January 20

    No School: MLK Jr. Holiday

    Tuesday, January 21

    • Winter MAP testing Window Open
    • First Grade State Farm Recognition
    • Leadership Team Meeting: 3:00
    • Happy Birthday Tonya Janicke!

    Wednesday, January 22

    • 5th Grade Common Planning 2:45-3:30
    • K Common Planning 12:35-1:20
    • 2nd Grade Common Planning 2:45-3:45
    • Winter MAP testing Window Open
    • McAlister's Spirit Night
    • Select Colquhoun's Students on Field Study

    Thursday, January 23

    • 3rd Grade Common Planning 8:00-8:45
    • 5th Grade Common Planning 9:55-10:35
    • Winter MAP testing Window Open
    • Lunch with Kindergarten Assistants
    • PTA Board Meeting
    • 5:30-IHES Faculty Family Fun Night at Camp Canaan Dinner served around 6:15. As of now there are 64 people attending with several who have not responded yet, please plan accordingly when preparing your item for this night. Sign up here

    Friday, January 24

    • Winter MAP testing Window Open
    • Terrific Kid Ceremony

    Saturday, January 25

    Sunday, January 26

    Heads Up!

    John Taylor will be in the building tomorrow for budget meetings with Crystal.

    A Gentle Reminder...

    Please refer to the faculty handbook page 66 and 67 for the employee dress code.

    India Hook Faculty and Staff Family Fun Night

    As a staff we did not have a gathering before the holidays, in addition, Merri Anna, a founding member of IHES, will be leaving us on January 27th. In light of this we would like to have a winter gathering which will include hot dogs, smores and a nice warm permitting. We will be sending out a sign up genius to sign up to bring items for this event and to tell us how many in your family will be attending so we can all prepare accordingly. The event will be January 23 from 5:00-7:00 at Camp Canaan. We have reserved the Host House and will have access to the fire pit. We are looking forward to this time together as a Pirate Family! We encourage you to bring all members of your immediate family and your soon to be families. As of now there are 64 people attending with several who have not responded yet, please plan accordingly when preparing your item for this night. Sign up here


    Please be sure you are adding assignments to Successmaker. This is helpful when students go to the lab and the internet is down.

    Critter Cards

    If you need critter cards for science kits please let Rhonda know.

    Keep In Mind

    The last day to turn in field study requests is January 30.

    Winthrop PD Opportunity

    Winthrop University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education is proud to present, NetSCOPE Sign Language Workshop: How Sign Language Can Benefit Both You and Your Students. This workshop will be Friday, February 28, 2014, from 3:30PM to 4:30PM in Withers Building room 401. This is a 1-hour workshop for teachers of students from Pre-K through 5th Grade. Attendees will learn 10 signs, 1 song and the how and why of using sign language in the classroom.

    Your presenter for this professional learning opportunity is Jill Eversmann, MS, CCC-SLP. Jill is a Pediatric Speech-language Pathologist, with over 25 years of experience, and a sign language instructor. She is the owner of SPEECH SIGNS, LLC, in Columbia, SC. She teaches a sign language course for teachers and speech-language pathologists at Columbia College, is a presenter at workshops and conventions and teaches Baby Signing Time and Signing Time Classes for parents and children.

    If you are interested in participating in this training you may register through the Winthrop University NetSCOPE site or go directly to our registration site:

    Additional information will be sent to registered participants approximately one week before the start of the learning opportunity. If you have questions concerning registration please contact David Beiter, .

    Common Assessments

    Please remember two grade level common assessment data analysis' are due. Please have these turned in prior to leaving on Friday. This should be something that your grade level has already completed throughout the second nine weeks.

    Also, kudos to second grade and first grade for already turning this in!

    Guidance Corner - January - Cooperation

    Work with others to accomplish a goal. Respect your classmates and your group. Do your part, encourage others, listen and use compromise.

    Santee Cooper Energy Educators Institute

    Each summer Santee Cooper sponsors the Energy Educators Institute, a three hour graduate course credited through Charleston Southern University. This interactive and interdisciplinary course requires a four day residential stay at Wampee, Santee Cooper’s Training and Conference Center, located on Lake Moultrie in Pinopolis, South Carolina. The setting is quite relaxing and yet proves to be the perfect place to build professional relationships and participate in a diverse learning experience. Wampee provides the unique backdrop of a once active Lowcountry plantation against which any number of modern day business, educational, and government challenges can be addressed.

    The 2014 Energy Educators Institute is a three week course open to teachers and administrators. Course requirements are completed on-line during the first and third weeks and the required residential stay is completed during the second week. The choices of dates are:

    June 30 – July 18, with the required four day residential stay at Wampee from July 8-11

    July 7-25, with the required four day residential stay at Wampee from July 15-18

    July 14 -August 1, with the required four day residential stay at Wampee from July 22-25.

    To receive three hours graduatecredit, each participant must complete a pre-reading assignment, share responses with other Institute participants via CSU Black Board, maintain a daily reflective journal, develop four lesson plans using Institute resources, participate in all tours and hands-on experiences and meet attendance requirements. The schedule during the residential stay at Wampee is from 8 AM to 9 PM daily and many of the activities are outdoor in the July heat. These hours are required to complete the contact hours necessary for course credit. During the four days, participants will be involved in activities such as walking tours at industrial plants, riding in a pontoon boat across Lake Moultrie, and paddling a canoe. Participants must be able to participate fully in all of the experiences.

    Santee Cooper provides the overnight lodging, food, and materials (Tuesday-Friday) during the Institute at Wampee. Each participant is responsible for his or her transportation. The cost of the Institute is $100.00. Checks should be made payable to Santee Cooper Energy Educators Institute. The application and check are to be mailed to the Educational Program Director and received by March 14, 2014. Applicants are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis according to school district and post-marked date.

    Please forward this letter along with the attached information about the Energy Educators Institute to your faculty. Additional information and the on-line application can also be found on line at

    Here is the link for the application.

    Future Events

    • by January 27, 2014 Progress conference to review goals for GBE
    • February 20 is the last day to spend teacher money.
    • by March 14 Annual Review of GBE performance; completed form due
    • by May 1 complete GBE survey