Ms. Hallman's Parent Update

Week of November 16th - November 24th

Class Information

ANNOUNCING ...Field Trip Discovery Place Charlotte NC- Fri. Dec. 4th- Details and Parent Permission Form were sent home in the red communication folder today. If you are interested in chaperoning this trip or our spring trip to Riverbanks Zoo you must be an approved chaperone. If you have not completed the application, please do so today. The turnaround time for approval could take up to 2 weeks. Here is the link: The cost for the trip is $14.00 and is due by Fri. November 20.

Parent Teacher Conferences...In the next few weeks I will send home a "sign up genius" for the opportunity to sign up for a time we can meet and discuss your child's progress in 2nd grade.

Can Food Drive: Please support our canned food drive. Students will select the team of their choice and load their teams boxes with food for Hope House. Carolina, Clemson, and Winthrop are our collegiate favorites! Drive from November 17-23.

Our Thanksgiving Luncheon for K-2 families is Thursday during our regular lunch time @ 12:30 for those families who turned in a reservation form.


SCIENCE-Force and Motion

MATH- Addition and Subtraction Equations (sums and subtrahends to 20) using counters & dominoes; fact families; balanced equations; basic word problems

LANGUAGE ARTS- compound words

India Hook Elementary 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. Proceeds will benefit Hope House.


    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

    parent/diabetes_center/diabetes_basics/diabetes_facts_myths.htmlSponsored by Student Council


  • All volunteers must go through the application process to get an ID card and to be an approved volunteer. Name on volunteer card and state issued id should match. IHES is so fortunate to have wonderful parents willing to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please be sure to follow the application process outlined below.

  • Lunch Visits
    If you plan to eat lunch with your child during the school year, please read and sign our visitor agreement. Visitor Agreement

Assessments /GRADES

Please look over your child's work and initial each of the pages.


Grade Explanation

1- The student has very little knowledge on the concept being taught. (less than 60%)

2- The student is developing in the area of the concept that is being taught.(60%-70%)

3- The student has mastered the concept being taught. (80%-100%)

4- The student is performing above what is expected with no help from the teacher.

Important Dates

November 17-23 Canned Food Drive sponsored by Student Council

November 19 K-2 Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 20 Discovery Place Field Trip Money Due ($14)

November 25-27 Thanksgiving Holiday

December 17 3-5 Christmas Luncheon

Thurs. Dec. 3rd 7:00 pm 2nd -3rd Grade Christmas Musical "Arf on the Rooftop"


As we begin our year we are focused on how we can improve the health and wellness of all of our students. Our SIC goals will focus on fitness and healthy living.We plan to build fitness trails, create fitness mentors for our students that need that, and explore the possibility of a community garden.

Dismissal Changes
Any changes to the way your child is normally dismissed from school need to be communicated in writing. Please do not call your child's teacher to communicate a dismissal change. If it is an emergency, you can call the front office personnel to assist you.


  • BOX TOP collections every Friday. This year PTO is aiming high to reach a goal of $1958.00 Sam's Club has partnered with BOX TOP for EDUCATION and is offering 100 extra eBox tops if you purchase 3 BOX TOP items on the same day. This equals to $10. per receipt for our school. All you have to do is take a picture of the receipt, email the picture to and receive a unique code. Enter your code at to send our school the eBox tops.
  • See what PTA has planned!

Constant Contact

Please join the link for the weekly INDIA HOOK E-NEWS for weekly updates about all the happenings from the India Hook Elementary.

Contact Information

Kim Hallman

2nd Grade Teacher

India Hook Elementary