Mrs. Clontz's News

Weekly Newsletter

What's going on this week?

What are we learning?

Math: Associative property

Reading Workshop: Characters, setting and major events in a story

Writing Workshop: Opinion writing

Science: Earth's materials

Social Studies: Famous people and their contributions to democracy: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Dorothea Dix, Frederick Douglass, Mary McLeod Bethune and Franklin Roosevelt

Snack Time:

Please remember we have snack time in our classroom everyday because we have a slightly later lunch this year. Please make sure you send in a snack with your child everyday.

School Dates:

February 8- Winthrop Basketball Game to benefit Back the Pack
February 12th - Late Start - Buses run on a 2 hour delay; Car riders arrive at 9 AM

February 14 - Valentine's Party (if you signed up to bring something, please send it in by Friday morning)
February 17th - No School - President's Day

Digital Citizenship:

The newest Digital Citizenship post is up on the district's irock website and this one includes some India Hook students who share what they know about Digital Citizenship. Take a few minutes this week to read through the blog post, watch the video, and talk with your family about what it means to be good digital citizens!< /div>

2014 Daddy/Daughter Dance

Mark your calendars for 6:30-8:00 on Feb. 7, 2014. Our theme is A Night in Paris and tickets will go on sale January 13-16, 2014. Tickets may be purchased in the hallway outside the cafeteria between 7:10-7:40 each morning. Money will not be accepted at any other times.

Kindergarten Round-up

We will begin the process of enrolling rising Kindergarten (K-5) students between February 24th-March 7th. Please pass this information along to anyone you know with children who will be in Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year!

You Can Still Order a YEARBOOK!

Pirates it is NOT too late to order your 2013-14 IHES Yearbook! Year books are still on sale and can be purchased at

enter ID Code 11108514

Softcovers are $26, Hardcovers are $30

IF ordering online is NOT an option please contact Miss Janicke, 4th grade teacher at IHES.

Thanks for supporting your pirates!

Kids on the Ball After-School Sports Program
*Each week students will get the opportunity to participate in 1 or more different sports and character building activities.
Sports included- Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Bowling, Football, Baseball, Kickball, Hockey, Capture the Flag, WATER DAY and much more!

The program begins on February 12 and goes for 8 weeks.

Days/Time: Every Wednesday from 2:30-3:30

To Register- go to or call 803-804-7326. Hope to see you on the Field!

My Coke Rewards

India Hook Elementary participates in the My Coke Rewards Program. Parents you can help your school acquire sports equipment by sending in the end flaps from Coke Product 12 Packs which contain a 14 digit code

FUN RUN is coming soon!

March 28th student pep rally

April 25th FUN RUN

May 16th Fun Run party for students

Collection Days are April 1, 3, 8, 10, 22, and 24
Lunch and Learn dates are April 2, 4, 9, 11

If you can help with any of the above events, please email Chrissi or Amanda at or this week!