Eagle Eye E-News, December 8-12

Ebinport Elementary Faculty and Staff E-News

Ebinport's Vision Statement

Alongside families and our community, we are cultivating and nurturing lifelong learners to excel in an interdependent global society.


  • 5:15- Shellie Niven will be recognized at the DO for being an Outstanding Ebinport Employee (formerly Distinguished Climber).

  • Grade level meetings with Kristen Hahn and Chris Odom. The focus will be on common assessments. Please bring a graded common assessment to this meeting. This was mentioned in the newsletter two weeks ago. (Nov. 17-21)
  • 3:00 Committee Meetings- Safety Committee will NOT meet today. Mr. Hollingsworth may meet at another time (if so he will let this committee know) but due to another obligation this committee will not meet today)
  • Send name of teacher attending science kit training to Rhonda (more info. below)

  • Rhonda in Columbia
  • 4:00 Yoga


  • Rhonda in Columbia
  • 2:45 Promethean Training with Chris Odom


  • Second grade performance at 8:00 and 1:30. Students will eat breakfast in their classrooms so the cafeteria can be prepared for this performance.
  • 9:00 Rhonda at the DO for mid-year evaluation review
  • Ebinport Faculty Christmas Party


Thank you to Hospitality Heating and Air of Rock Hill for their sponsorship of 4 Little Free Libraries to be placed in the communities served by Ebinport Elementary. The generosity of business partners such as Hospitality Heating and Air allows Ebinport to work with families and community to nurture lifelong learners.

These will be delivered in 4-6 weeks and SIC will begin discussion regarding assembly and placement in the community in the coming weeks.

LET IT GO! A very "FROZEN" holiday week!

Please read the attached flier for information regarding faculty and staff themed days beginning December 15. This includes days we can wear jeans!! A copy of this flier will be placed in the office!

Science Kit Training

We need one teacher from each grade level to attend science kit training in January. Please send me the name of the teacher who will be attending for your grade level before leaving Dec. 9. The training schedule is below.

The schedule is as follows:

Jan. 8 4th Grade 8-11am

Jan. 8 5th Grade 12-3pm

Jan. 9 2nd Grade 8-11am

Jan. 9 3rd Grade 12-3pm

Jan. 12 5Kindergarten 8-11am

Jan. 12 1st Grade 12-3pm

We will arrange subs for these days.

Classroom Libraries

After grade level meetings this week it became painfully obvious that many teachers are in need of additional books for their classroom libraries. I have been in contact with Dr. Winslow and Cheer for Children. They have a library and have agreed to allow teachers to come and choose as many books as they would like to put in their classroom libraries! I would like to provide you release time to do this. So, Jan. 15 is a half day for students. Cheer for Children library will be open on this day until 1:00. In addition to a 1 hour lunch break on this day, please feel free to visit the Cheer for Children library to select books. He assures me they have plenty of books and would love for us to get these. His only request is that you bring your own box :)

In addition, between now and Christmas the library is open from 3:00-6:00 on Monday and Wednesday- we have been invited to come and get a book for each child to give them for the holiday season.

The library is located at 419 East Main Street.

I will continue to explore options we may have to get more books into our classroom libraries where they are needed. If you have additional needs please let me know!

Home Language Survey

Mrs. Walkup and Mrs. Brown will be going through the permanent files next week to make sure the home language surveys are included. We are very appreciative of their volunteering to do this. Classroom teachers do not need to complete this task. If one is missing from your class, you will be notified and will need to acquire the document and have it returned by your student(s). Thank you Mrs. Walkup and Mrs. Brown.