Irmo Elementary Family Updates

#HeartoftheHive October 11-15

A Note From Your Principal

Dear IES Families,

This week we began celebrating our September Students of the Month. Students were chosen that show "initiative" as we work to develop the whole child at IES. Character matters in the heart of the hive. Fourth grade students enjoyed being crime scene investigators as they experienced a real world CSI in-school field trip. The pictures below take you through just a few of the amazing experiences throughout the week. Our very own second grade student, Ellie B, won an iPad through the University of South Carolina's School of Health's summer study. During this time, students wore activity watches to track their summer activity and to encourage a healthy lifestyle. If your student would like to be a part of this study for the next round, more information will be coming in the next few weeks from IES and our coordinating partnership with USC! As a reminder, the special election for the Richland County D5 school board open seat is Tuesday, October 12th. If you live in Richland county, please vote. If you do not live in Richland county, encourage someone who does to vote. This matters!

Shannon Fincannon



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Veteran's Day Appreciation

Has a member of your family served our country in the military? Is someone currently serving? We'd like to honor them this Veteran's Day! Please take a moment to answer a few questions for us in this form linked below!

21-22 Veteran's Day Input Form

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The University of South Carolina's School of Health Summer Study iPad Drawing Winner-Ellie B.

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A Important Reminder from The Lexington Richland District Five Teacher Forum

Richland County School Board Special Election Information:

EVERY VOTE COUNTS - Local races are often decided by a handful of votes!

Teacher Forum put on a virtual candidate forum for this special election. Check out our social media teacher forum page to see a short series of videos to learn about the candidates.

Candidates (Candidate Facebook pages are linked)

Haley Griggs

Jeff Herring

Tifani Moore

*Joshua Lazenby (will be on the ballot but dropped out)

Important Dates:

In-Person Absentee Voting Deadline - Monday, October 11 - 5:00 pm

Mail-In Absentee Ballot Turn-In Deadline - Tuesday, October 12 - 7:00 pm

ELECTION DAY - Tuesday, October 12 - 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Combined Voting Precinct Locations:

Don't know what your voting precinct is? Go to this link, type your street name, town and zip in the search box -- you will get a list of street addresses. -Click on yours to get your precinct. -Then look up your precinct below for where to vote!

Ballentine 1 & 2 - Ballentine Park - 1035 Bird Rd, Irmo 29063

Dutch Fork 1 & 2 - Dutch Fork Middle School* - 1528 Old Tamah Rd, Irmo 29063

Dutch Fork 3 & 4 - River Springs Church - 1007 W. Shady Grove Rd, Irmo 29063

Friarsgate 1 & 2 - Friarsgate Park - 1712 Chadford Rd, Irmo 29063

Harbison 1 & 2 - Harbison Community Center - 106 Hillpine Rd, Columbia 29212

Oak Pointe 1 & 2 - Oak Pointe Elementary - 1 River Bottom Rd, Irmo 29063

Oak Pointe 3 - Hope Lutheran Church - 1400 Kennerly Rd, Irmo 29063

Old Friarsgate & Riversprings 2 -Dutch Fork Elementary -7900 Broad River Rd, Irmo 29063

Parkridge 1 & 2 - Grace United Methodist Church - 410 Harbison Blvd, Cola 29212

Riversprings 1 & 3 - Decided Church - 2101 Kennerly Rd, Irmo 29063

River Walk - Episcopal Church of St. Simon & St. Jude - 1110 Kinley Rd, Irmo 29063

Spring Hill - Chapin Middle School* - 11661 Broad River Rd, Chapin 29036

Springville 1 & 2 - Lake Murray Elementary - 1531 Three Dog Rd, Chapin 29036

*For this election cycle.

Additional Voting Information:

Richland County Elections & Voter Registration Office -

2020 Hampton St.

Columbia, SC 29204

(803) 576-2240

Ballots can be requested online, by phone or by mail.

Mail - In Absentee Ballot Requests -

PO Box 5330

Columbia, SC 29250

In-Person Absentee Voting allows you to fill out forms & vote in the same visit - only available at the main office.

Richland County Voter Registration and Elections page

Absentee voting instructions, online ballot request and rules

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Important Dates

10/13 Early Release Day at 11:40 am (car rider line opens at 11:20 am)

Coming Soon:

10/19 - 21 - CogAT testing for 2nd grade (testing starting at 10:15 each day)

10/19 - 10/20 - CogAT testing for 4th grade (testing starting at 8:15 each day)

10/28 Book Character Dress Up Day

10/31 Deadline to purchase an IES yearbook for $24

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D5 Symptom Screening Checklist

Get Your Yearbook!

Order your 2021-2022 IES Yearbook online now!

Only $24 until October 31, 2021

Use this link to order.

Code: YB100385

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IES 2021-2022 Book Character Day: Coming October 28th

It is time to celebrate our love of reading and our favorite book characters!

Who: ALL IES students and staff

What: Annual Book Character Day at IES

When: Thursday, October 28th

Where: All IES Classrooms

Why:To celebrate our love of life long reading and honor our favorite book characters

Important Details:

  • All students can participate 4K-5th

  • Students and staff dress up as a favorite character from a favorite book! Have fun and be creative. Outfits/costumes do not need to be fancy, elaborate, or costly. This is meant to be fun for the kids and families. Kids love it and it’s a great way to promote literacy.

  • It does need to be a true book character and not just a cartoon or movie character, hero, etc.

  • No props (distracting for instruction), no “character” face masks, or scary costumes.

  • This is optional and so much fun!

We hope to see our students enjoy this special, fun day!

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