Eagle Eye E-News April 27- May 1

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.

What's Coming Up This Week?

  • 9:00 Parent Tour
  • F and P Window Opens
  • 2:00 FIre Drill (Announced this time due to the many activities happening at Ebinport)
  • 5:15-6:00 Kristi McGuirt will be honored as an Employee of Excellence at the school board meeting!


  • ACT Aspire Testing
  • 4:15 District Faculty Meeting at Northwestern High School


  • ACT Aspire Testing


  • ACT Aspire Testing
  • 9:30 Rhonda's End of Year Principal Evaluation
  • 3:30 Rhonda at a book study


  • ACT Aspire Testing
  • Please have students in red/yellow reading levels to Marco. (See Summer Reading Below)

Upcoming Events:

  • May 4: Grades 3, 4 and 5, Resource and ESOL SAVE THE DATE. We will be meeting during grade level planning time to work on a report to the state department. There is information needed from each teacher. More information to come!
  • May 5: Election Day (Ebinport is a voting site the Media Center will be closed today)
  • May 5 Faculty Meeting to Discuss SLO's
  • May 6 4th nine weeks interim reports go home
  • May 7-8 PASS Testing
  • May 12: Faculty Meeting to discuss SLO's
  • May 15 Run-A-Thon
  • May 16 Color Run

Dates through the end of the year can be found at the bottom of this E-News. I realize that some want this information while it may cause additional stress for others. Please only scroll through this if you find that this information is helpful as you are planning. It is not intended to be a source of stress. (Though listing it like this was eye-opening...and a little stressful for me :)

Teacher of the Year Nominations


Wow! We have a tie for the number of votes our top two nominees received for teacher of the year. Sheri Bruce and Maggie Pezzello have received the same number of votes. In this case, the district states that we must conduct a tie breaker vote. Please click here to make your selection. Voting will close on Monday evening.

Teacher Supply Fund Information

During the past year we received information from the Internal Revenue Service that Rock Hill Schools and teachers should be accounting for the state teacher supply funds in a different way or face fines from the federal government. To make the process easier for you, Rock Hill School District will be issuing Teacher Supply Cards (similar to debit cards) to eligible teachers. They will be issued at the school during the first week of school.

Because you will be issued a debit card instead of a check, it is important that you not spend personal funds during the summer in anticipation of a check. Once you are issued the card in August, it can be used in valid locations to purchase needed supplies for your classroom. The card can be used until December 31st in the year of issuance in most locations that sell items that would be needed in a classroom.

When you are issued the card in August, a form and instructions will be provided to you but if you have any questions before then, please call the office of Financial Services, 803.981.1013 or e-mail at ebilton@rhmail.org.

Summer Reading: Action Required

Classroom teachers, please send a list of your students who are reading below grade level and their current instructional reading level to Marco. (This is not their F and P level- just the level where you are currently instructing.) She has to have this in order to purchase books for our children reading below grade level. This should be done prior to May 1 to allow Marco time to prepare, order, receive and organize books for students in the red/yellow for summer reading!

Vote May 5

Please be sure to publicize May 5th’s referendum. We want to encourage our parents and teachers to vote. It would be helpful if you put this in all publications going home between now and May 5th.

Sunshine Committee Notes

End of the Year Party - Friday, May 29th - Bar-B-Q - 5:00- 8:30 – Bowater Park – Faculty/Staff and family – bring beach towels/chairs

(all Sunshine Committee members please be there by 4:30 to help set-up and plan on staying to clean-up)

*meat (hamburger/hot dogs), buns, paper products, condiments, coleslaw, fruit tray, potato salad, chips, cookies, lemonade, tea, water bottles

Upcoming Events/Dates

  • May 21 Last Day for Personal Days without Super. approval
  • May 25 Will be a make-up day for students
  • May 26 Kindergarten Placement Meeting
  • May 27 1st Grade Placement Meeting
  • May 28 4th Grade Placement Meeting
  • May 29 2nd Grade Placement Meeting
  • May 29 4th Nine Weeks Grades Due
  • May 29 5:00-8:30 Faculty and Family BBQ at Bowater Park
  • June 1 3rd Grade Placement Meetings
  • June 1 10:00 Kindergarten Program
  • June 3 and 4 Half Days
  • June 4 8:30 Fifth Grade Graduation