Crew's News- Mrs. Copeland's Class

Nov. 16 - Nov. 20

Classroom News

Classroom Needs:

- Individually packages snacks (no nuts please!)
- Pencils
- Pencil Top erasers
- Kleenex

Thank you so much for any donations!

Red Communication Folders

This week the 2nd grade team tried something new for our math instruction. We targeted students instruction based on their pre-assessments and sent them to different 2nd grade teachers for math. This provided an opportunity for the students to receive instruction specifically on what they needed and also allowed them to experience a different teaching style from a different teacher. This is something our grade level is looking at doing on a weekly basis. In order to group the children we must give pre-assessments to determine where they are and what they need to work on. In your child’s red folder you will find three different math assessments. One is labeled “Pre-Assessment” and the other is labeled “Spotcheck Assessment”. The final post-test is not labeled but has their final grade written on the front; please understand the only assessment that counts is the final one. The pre-assessment and spotcheck assessment were strictly administered to determine where they were and what they needed to work on.

2nd Grade Field Trip!

When: Friday, December 4th

Where: Discovery Place

How much: $14 by November 20th

Checks payable to India Hook Elementary/Cash MUST be exact change

**Please let me know if you would like to be a chaperone for this trip; in order to chaperone, you must be on the approved volunteer list. The cost for chaperones is $7 if you arrive with us at Discovery Place. If you meet us there, but do not go at the same time, the cost is $15 at the door. All chaperones will pay at the door.

What are we up to?

  • Writing - Lab Reports

  • ELA - Using compound words
2nd Grade Compound Words: FF.1, FF.2, FF.3

  • Math - Addition and Subtraction Strategies


  • Struggling:
  • On Grade Level:
  • Challenge:

  • Science: Force and Motion Unit and creating lab reports
Vocabulary: push, pull, gravity, friction, Issac Newton, Laws of Motion

Weekly Words: "ea" vowel pattern (beach, dream, neat, read, bean, leaf, bread, spread)

Important Dates:


  • November 17 - Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
  • November 19 - K-2nd Thanksgiving Lunch (12:30-1:30)
  • November 20 - Field Trip Money and Permission Slips Due!!
  • November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break (NO SCHOOL!)


  • December 3 - 2nd/3rd Grade Musical (see details below)
  • December 3 - Make Up Picture Day
  • December 4 - Discovery Place Field Trip!
  • December 9 - Zaxby's Spirit Night
  • December 11 - PTA Movie Night

Box Tops are collected every Friday

School News

Canned Food Drive

Sponsored by Student Council

When: November 17-23, 2015

What to do: Send in canned food and nonperishable food items with your child to school.



General Meeting:

Our Next General Meeting will be January 7th at 6:00p.m.

Go, Play, Save Fundraiser

We raised over $6,000!

Box Top Collection:

Congrats IHES for Collecting over 9,000 box tops! Keep up the good work!

1st place Ms Selle 770

2nd place Ms Hallman 670

3rd place Ms Copeland 606

**Which class will be in first place next week!?**

Movie Night:

Mark your calendar for a PTA Movie night 12/11. Come in your Pj's and be ready to watch the Polar Express. Pizza, Popcorn, & Bake Sale items will be available. Watch your student's folder for the flier.

Fun Run:

Get Ready, Get Set & Go mark your calendar for the IHES PTA Fun Run! The Fun Run will be April 1st.

Stay in touch:

**Please find us on Facebook ( )

**Sign up for our text remind services by texting: @ihespta to 81010

Holiday Meal Volunteer Helpers

On November 19 we will host a Thanksgiving Lunch for families with kindergarteners, first graders, and second graders. If you are willing to help as a volunteer that day from 11-1 please sign up for a 30 minute time slot. On December 17 we will host 3-5 grade families for a holiday meal and will ask for other volunteers.

DATE: 11/19/2015 (Thu.)

LOCATION: India Hook Cafeteria

Indoor Walk for Diabetes Awareness

November 24

We will hold an indoor walk on the morning of November 24th. Students will place their bookbags in the classroom and walk the perimeter of all four hallways until 7:30 a.m. Students are encouraged to walk and talk with friends as they travel the hall. I will send a link or information each week to raise awareness.

Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. according to the CDC.

  • Heart disease: 611,105
  • Cancer: 584,881
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 149,205
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 130,557
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,978
  • Alzeheimer's disease: 84,767
  • Diabetes: 75,578


Check the lost and found!

With the weather being chilly in the morning, and many children wearing jackets, please label all garments. Keep an eye on lost and found, if you are missing things. It's really early in the year and adds up fast.

School Events

K-2 Thanksgiving Lunch

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 12:30-1:30pm

2068 Yukon Drive

Rock Hill, SC

Save the date - Hour of Code Parent Event

Monday, Dec. 7th, 6-7:30pm

2068 Yukon Drive

Rock Hill, SC

Relay for Life

Monday, May 16th 2016 at 8am

4757 Mount Gallant Road

Rock Hill, SC


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!!!!!!