Treasure Map

February 8-12, 2016

Jimmy Matthews, Art teacher and friend to many

Jimmy will be missed by so many people. Over the past few days I have heard what a wonderful person he was. He cared for everyone and loved his school family and his extended family. I can't say thank you enough for the outpouring of support on Friday as his school heard such shocking news of his sudden death.

It made me cry when I saw all of our kindergarten teachers walk in ready to take over for the teachers who were falling apart. Ms. Roof, Ms. Howe, Ms. Sands, Ms. Selle, Ms. Young, and Ms. Austin all came and went to work taking care of kids. If I missed anyone, please forgive me. It was a testament of the professional and compassionate people we have working at India Hook.

Overview of Week

Monday, February 8
  • MAP testing window open

Tuesday, February 9

  • MAP testing window open
  • Liz Bridges visiting
  • Leadership meeting

Wednesday, February 10

  • Dental Van
  • MAP testing window open

Thursday, February 11

  • MAP testing window open

Friday, February 12

  • Make up day

Happy Birthday!

Feb. 7 Sallie Harrison

Feb. 9 Austin Colquhoun

Feb. 14 Marian Taylor

Feb. 22 Dora Duer

Feb. 23 Terra Coe

Feb. 24 Dennis Barnette

Feb. 26 Megan Lynn

STEAM Choice Program

This video shows a program similar to the program being offered at Oakdale by our district.

State Testing Information

We do know the following:

  • Not timed!
  • No science or social studies test for 3rd graders
  • Science and social studies for 4th and 5th will be taken electronically ( hoping with IPads)
  • Science 4-5 will be tested in window of May 11-27.
  • Social studies 4-5 will be tested in window of May 11-May 27
  • Math and ELA 3-5 will be SC READY (not sure if they will be paper or electronic)
  • paper, ELA will be April 26-27
  • paper, Math will be April 28

As soon as we know more, we will let you know, but please share these dates with parents for planning purposes. If you wish to know more, please go to