Mrs. Babinchak's Class Updates

September 22, 2014

4th Grade Curriculum Night

Thursday, Sep. 25th, 6-7pm

474 3rd Baxter St

Fort Mill, SC

Dear Parents,

We got word last week that we will actually present two 25 minutes sessions that evening rather than one hour-long session.

Please mark your calendars for this upcoming event. Fourth grade teachers will share ways to have your child use technology at home. We will share helpful websites, programs, and apps. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP below. Hope to see you there!


Mrs. Babinchak

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

History in a Backpack Field Trip

Thursday, Oct. 30th, 8am-1:30pm

1604 U.S. 21

Fort Mill, SC

Dear Parents,
Thank you so much for your interest in assisting with our trip to the Greenway! The school district requires that in order to be a field trip chaperone, you must fill out their on-line application. If you are interested in helping, please go ahead and fill out the information to get the process started. If you have any questions, please let me know!
Thanks, Mrs. Babinchak
Chaperone Volunteer Link

Please click to take you to the on-line chaperone application.

What's Happening this Week?

International Walk to School Day--October 8th

South Carolina has achieved the highest participation rate in the Nation for International Walk to School Day for two years in a row! Last year South Carolina set an all-time record with 277 events registered across the state. This surpassed the previous record by 33% with 1 in every 4 elementary and middle schools in the state participating.

Additional Important Dates

  • MAP Testing for Babinchak/Reading 9/24, 11:30-12:30
  • MAP Testing for Babinchak/Math 9/25, 12:45-2:15
  • 4th & 5th Grade Curriculum Night 9/25, 6 to 7 pm
  • Boosterthon Pep Rally 9/30
  • 2nd Wednesday Coffee 10/8, 7:40 am
  • Environmental Club Meeting 10/2
  • International Walk to School Day, "Talons to the Turf" 10/8
  • Fun Run 10/9
  • Conference Night 10/23,
  • Club Picture Day& Fall Make-Up Picture Day, 10/23
  • Conference Day 10/24, 8:00-11:30 am
  • Report Cards 10/29
  • Spirit Day & Student of the Month 10/31, 7:45 am

Plastic Bottle Caps Needed!

Please remember to collect plastic bottle caps! For our upcoming project, we need blue, gray, and white. However, any color you have would be great too! Thanks so much!!!
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Grading Scale

Students will be assigned letter grades/percentage grades. The following is a breakdown:

  1. A = 93-100
  2. B = 85-92
  3. C = 77-84
  4. D = 70-76
  5. F = 76

Assignment Values

  • Quick Checks = 10 points
  • Activities = 25 points
  • Quizes = 50
  • Test = 100
  • Projects = 100
OPES' Green Steps Webpage

Please click on the link to learn more about what teachers at OPES are doing to promote environmental education at school and within the community!