Patriot Points 2/22
Independence Elementary believes that nothing is more important than children. We are continually committed to the social, emotional, and academic development of every child. Our school is a safe, challenging, caring, and supportive environment where teachers, parents, students, and community members work together to ensure all Independence students have a solid foundation for life. We strive to make the learning experiences at Independence fun and engaging while holding everyone accountable for reaching his or her highest potential.
Quote of the Week
From Art Brown:
I would like to give a shout out to Ms. Dushime's class. These students did an excellent job with their painting project during Dr. Pew's visit. Way to go!!!
Weight Loss Challenge - Keep up the Healthy Living!!
Couch to 5K
Couch to 5K 9-week program
Beginning February 29th – April 25th
Celebration 5K on April 30th with Girls on the Run
We will meet from 3:15-3:45 (ish) at RHHS track on Mondays.
Exception: Week of March 14th will be on Wednesday March 16th.
You do not have to attend every workout to participate with the program.
Workouts will also be emailed if you sign up for the program.
Please sign up in the workroom if you are interested in this program.
Run 4 Reading
There are 3 types of registration:
Eat and Run (You are challenged to eat a dozen doughnuts at the half way point.) $35
Casual Run/Walk (No eating required.) $30
Book Relay (4 per team. I think each team member runs a mile and passes the books to the next team member.) $25
These prices are good until January 31st.
The prices increase after that.
February 27th is race day.
- The District with the Most Teams Participating *will need to add school district to team sign up page on Registration.
For more information visit: https://run4reading.racesonline.com
Email Mrs. Cash if you are interested in participating. All levels of walkers/runners are invited.
1. Please complete your opinion writing reflection in Canvas as well as the WW Schedule Analysis for the R2S course.
2. Updated instructional reading levels are due on Feb 29th. Please record these on the R drive.
3. Here is the link to SCReady information and practice items.
4. Please let me know if you need anything.
Math Notes of Importance
We just wanted to make you aware of new math professional learning opportunity available for K-5 teachers. (Hahn & Jerrell)
Teachers can sign up on My Learning Plan.
#Talk the Walk
In this 3 session professional learning opportunity, kindergarten through fifth grade teachers will explore how talking about math builds a community of mathematicians who can understand and explain mathematical concepts. The first session will focus on how we build a community of mathematicians, and how teacher questioning supports that. The second session will focus on how to ask open ended questions that help students construct their own mathematical knowledge. The third and final session will focus on moving students from verbal explanations to written explanations about math.
Session 1: Feb. 25
Session 2: March 24
Session 3: April 21
Black History Program - 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades Only
Friday, February 26th at 12:30pm
This day we will have bag lunches in your rooms.
Dismissal procedures will be emailed to you by Anne prior to this program.
5:15 - Employee of Excellence - Miller - at DO
8 - Leadership @ DO
R2S Grade Level Meetings
2:45 - PLCs
2 - King @ DO for budget meeting
Freeman @ PD
5:30 - Art Show Downtown
8:30 Finance Meeting
9:00 Admin Meeting
12:30 - Black History Program - Grades 3-5
1 - Sharon Lee
4 - Natalee Shumate
5 - Lynn Poe
10 - Sharise Graham
12 - Barbara Cauthen
14 - Ashley Miller
18 - Lisa Brown
18 - Julie Griffin
19 - Martee Patton
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
19 - Complete PD & PLC Surveys
17 - Dr. Pew's Visit
26 - Black History Program @ 12:30 - Bag Lunches in Classrooms
27 - Run 4 Reading Race - Good Luck!
2 - Math PLC Meeting at IDES
3 - ARTOME Show
10 - Community Visit
11 - Book Fair - Grandparent Ice Cream
23 - Awards - K/1
24 - Awards - 2/3 & 4/5
4-8 - Spring Break! :)
13 - 5/3 - K-2 MAP Testing
15 - All Grade Level Money Spent
26 - 28 SC READY Testing
(Week of May 1st - Teacher Appreciation)
4 - 25 - 3-5 MAP Testing
6 - Muffins for Moms & National Nurse's Day
11 - 27 - SC PASS Science & Social Studies
19 - Patrols to Carowinds
20 - No School
26 - 8:15 - 1st Grade Awards
27 - Field Day & Lunch & Learn
30 - No School
31 - First Grade to Gardens
31 - 8:15 - 4th Grade Awards, 9:00 - 2nd & 3rd Grade Awards
1 - Half Day
8:30 Kindergarten Awards (In rooms)
2 - Half Day - 5th Grade Celebration
8:30 5th Grade Awards (Cafeteria)
3 - Last Day for Teachers - Check Out