Ms. Austin + Miss Benson's News

For the week of February 11th- 15th

The last few weeks have been very productive in 5th grade! The girls are maturing and taking on more responsibility for their learning, The 3rd nine weeks has started on the the right note!

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 12

  • Social Studies test on the Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal


Thursday, February 14

  • Valentine's Day! 5th graders will celebrate and watch a movie. Two movies will be shown: Red Tails and Molly: American Girl on The Home Front (The American Girl movie). Both are about WWII and connect to our social studies content. However, Red Tails http://parentpreviews.com/movie-reviews/content-details/red-tails is rated PG-13 and Molly is rated G. We will send students home with a permission slip to view the movie you approve.


Monday, February 18

  • President's Day- NO SCHOOL!


Saturday, February 23

  • Attend Winthrop basketball game for FREE with a donation to the Back the Pack! (See flyer below)


Classroom Wish List

  • CLOROX WIPES
  • Tissues
  • Bring in your box tops!

5th Grade Yearbook Messages

Do you want your 5th grader to have a special spot in the yearbook? It will be $5 for your daughter to have a special message in the yearbook. The money will be due to IHES PTO by March 15th.


The forms will be sent home this Wednesday!

Yearbook Orders

Visit http://YBPay.lifetouch.com Yearbook ID Code: 11108513

Pirates are Globe Trotting for Box Tops

We are having a contest to see who can collect Box Tops from the most distant part of the world.

The students that collect Box Tops from the farthest away places will earn prizes.


The student that collects Box Tops from the most distant part of the world will earn the grand prize.


Students that turn in box tops from a different states will receive a ticket for free ice cream and their names will be entered into a raffle for prizes.

PASS Writing

March 19th and 20th. Please make sure your daughter is well rested and ready to write! Follow this link for the PASS testing schedule: http://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/UserFiles/district/Documents/Instruction/PASS-2012-13-TestDates.pdf

Technology Use

As you know, the use of technology is encouraged in our classroom and over the break many students got new technology such as iPads, tablets, iPod/ iTouch, and cell phones.


For your daughter to bring any technological device to school, you must first sign the technology waiver and return it to school. If the device is brought to school, it is for educational purposes only and will only be used at the appropriate time for learning. Students will not be allowed to use their device at lunch or recess.