Monday, January 13 - Sunday, January 19

The Treasure Map

Week in Review

Monday, January 13

  • 4th Grade Common Planning 9:00-9:38 (A week); 2:45-3:45 (B week)
  • 1st Grade Common Planning 2:30-3:30 (A week); 1:30-2:10 (B week)
  • Winter MAP testing window open
  • Happy Birthday, Glenda!
  • Winter MAP testing window open

Tuesday, January 14

  • Winter MAP testing Window Open
  • FIRST GRADE - State Farm student names due to Crystal (10 boys, 10 girls)
  • SIC meeting @ 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 15

  • 5th Grade Common Planning 2:45-3:30
  • K Common Planning 12:35-1:20
  • 2nd Grade Common Planning 2:45-3:45
  • Winter MAP testing Window Open
  • Literacy Team meeting 11:30-3:00

Thursday, January 16

  • 3rd Grade Common Planning 8:00-8:45
  • 5th Grade Common Planning 9:55-10:35
  • Winter MAP testing Window Open
  • End of grading period
  • Happy Birthday, Stacey Myers!
  • Happy Birthday, Adam Batten!

Friday, January 17

  • Winter MAP testing Window Open
  • Student holiday/Teacher workday
  • Terrific Kid write-ups due
  • Report cards due by 3:00
  • RtI Meeting in Conference Room (grades 1-5)- sign up in office workroom.

Saturday, January 18

Sunday, January 19


We are so very proud of our Pirate family! When we have an unusual event, we are always amazed at how the Pirates pitch in! Thank you to those that helped monitor children , get them home, and calm parents during the pipe incident. Thank you to those who helped with our impromptu car line the next morning to make sure students were safely in the building. Thank you to those of you who took on extra duty to cover for those helping in other areas.

India Hook Faculty and Staff Family Fun Night

As a staff we did not have a gathering before the holidays, in addition, Merri Anna, a founding member of IHES, will be leaving us on January 27th. In light of this we would like to have a winter gathering which will include hot dogs, smores and a nice warm permitting. We will be sending out a sign up genius to sign up to bring items for this event and to tell us how many in your family will be attending so we can all prepare accordingly. The event will be January 23 from 5:00-7:00 at Camp Canaan. We have reserved the Host House and will have access to the fire pit. We are looking forward to this time together as a Pirate Family! We encourage you to bring all members of your immediate family and your soon to be families.


Please be sure you are adding assignments to Successmaker. This is helpful when students go to the lab and the internet is down.

Critter Cards

If you need critter cards for science kits please let Rhonda know.

Keep In Mind

The last day to turn in field study requests is January 30.

Winthrop PD Opportunity

Winthrop University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education is proud to present, NetSCOPE Sign Language Workshop: How Sign Language Can Benefit Both You and Your Students. This workshop will be Friday, February 28, 2014, from 3:30PM to 4:30PM in Withers Building room 401. This is a 1-hour workshop for teachers of students from Pre-K through 5th Grade. Attendees will learn 10 signs, 1 song and the how and why of using sign language in the classroom.

Your presenter for this professional learning opportunity is Jill Eversmann, MS, CCC-SLP. Jill is a Pediatric Speech-language Pathologist, with over 25 years of experience, and a sign language instructor. She is the owner of SPEECH SIGNS, LLC, in Columbia, SC. She teaches a sign language course for teachers and speech-language pathologists at Columbia College, is a presenter at workshops and conventions and teaches Baby Signing Time and Signing Time Classes for parents and children.

If you are interested in participating in this training you may register through the Winthrop University NetSCOPE site or go directly to our registration site:

Additional information will be sent to registered participants approximately one week before the start of the learning opportunity. If you have questions concerning registration please contact David Beiter, .

STAR Program Information from WU

Many thanks for meeting with us about the STAR Rotation courses and for opening India Hook to this experience. Below is a preliminary list of WU candidates who will be with you. Remember, it is not critical to get them in their content area as working with the specific learner is most important (however, if it works they can experience the Art class as well, that’s great J). The course instructors will be in touch with you in early January but, please do not hesitate to let me know if questions arise before then. Dr. Schneider is planning to have class at India Hook on January 22 during which time you can do your introduction and get to know the students a bit more before their first day on January 27.



Allen, Charleen J.


Bazemore, Destiny D.


Dooley, Lauren E.

Early Childhood

Ederer, Courtney B.


Gadsden, Amber H.

Early Childhood

Garris, Maranda D.


King, Gaston E.

Theatre, Dance

Latuch, Jamie L.

Early Childhood

McGee, Kathryn R.

Early Childhood

McManus, Katherine E.

Early Childhood

Miller, Alexis T.

Early Childhood

Mitchell, Mary E.


Parks, Megan E.

Early Childhood

Phillips, Elissa M.


Simon, Emily M.


Singletary, Courtney S.

Early Childhood

Stegall, Regan E.


Turner, Kristin R.

Early Childhood

Utter, Haylee M.

Early Childhood

Williams, Hannah

Early Childhood

We’ve had to make a slight change in field dates for the EDCO 201 course – the new dates are 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/10, 2/12. Not significant changes but, wanted to send them to you just in case you see issues. This will also mean Dr. Schneider will plan to have class at India Hook on Jan. 15 (MLK day is Jan. 20). - they just follow the first set of directions for Host Teachers.

All teachers should at India Hook should have completed this process if they have been teaching 3 or more years. This is “not” for full time interns but is so Winthrop can compensate teachers for any level of support for interns. STAR program begins soon…

Common Assessments

Please remember two grade level common assessment data analysis' are due. Please have these turned in prior to leaving on Friday. This should be something that your grade level has already completed throughout the second nine weeks.

Also, kudos to second grade for already turning this in!

Guidance Corner - January - Cooperation

Work with others to accomplish a goal. Respect your classmates and your group. Do your part, encourage others, listen and use compromise.

Santee Cooper Energy Educators Institute

Each summer Santee Cooper sponsors the Energy Educators Institute, a three hour graduate course credited through Charleston Southern University. This interactive and interdisciplinary course requires a four day residential stay at Wampee, Santee Cooper’s Training and Conference Center, located on Lake Moultrie in Pinopolis, South Carolina. The setting is quite relaxing and yet proves to be the perfect place to build professional relationships and participate in a diverse learning experience. Wampee provides the unique backdrop of a once active Lowcountry plantation against which any number of modern day business, educational, and government challenges can be addressed.

The 2014 Energy Educators Institute is a three week course open to teachers and administrators. Course requirements are completed on-line during the first and third weeks and the required residential stay is completed during the second week. The choices of dates are:

June 30 – July 18, with the required four day residential stay at Wampee from July 8-11

July 7-25, with the required four day residential stay at Wampee from July 15-18

July 14 -August 1, with the required four day residential stay at Wampee from July 22-25.

To receive three hours graduatecredit, each participant must complete a pre-reading assignment, share responses with other Institute participants via CSU Black Board, maintain a daily reflective journal, develop four lesson plans using Institute resources, participate in all tours and hands-on experiences and meet attendance requirements. The schedule during the residential stay at Wampee is from 8 AM to 9 PM daily and many of the activities are outdoor in the July heat. These hours are required to complete the contact hours necessary for course credit. During the four days, participants will be involved in activities such as walking tours at industrial plants, riding in a pontoon boat across Lake Moultrie, and paddling a canoe. Participants must be able to participate fully in all of the experiences.

Santee Cooper provides the overnight lodging, food, and materials (Tuesday-Friday) during the Institute at Wampee. Each participant is responsible for his or her transportation. The cost of the Institute is $100.00. Checks should be made payable to Santee Cooper Energy Educators Institute. The application and check are to be mailed to the Educational Program Director and received by March 14, 2014. Applicants are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis according to school district and post-marked date.

Please forward this letter along with the attached information about the Energy Educators Institute to your faculty. Additional information and the on-line application can also be found on line at

Here is the link for the application.

Ice Cream

Many know that we had an internal financial audit today. We got a great report (Thank you Glenda and Kim)! The only area where suggestions for improvement were made was in the area of ice cream. We are currently exploring ways to easily keep up with how many students purchase ice cream from each class daily. If you have ideas for a simple way that is not time consuming for keeping up with this, please feel free to email your ideas to Crystal and Rhonda. More to come...

RtI Conversations

Jo will be sending out a sign up sheet for January 17, a teacher workday. This sheet will be for classroom teachers to sign up for a time to come and meet with administration and other members of the RtI team regarding students going through RtI. We will be discussing student needs, resources, interventions, etc.

Future Events

  • by January 27, 2014 Progress conference to review goals for GBE
  • February 20 is the last day to spend teacher money.
  • by March 14 Annual Review of GBE performance; completed form due
  • by May 1 complete GBE survey