March 2018 Edition
Message from Ms. Odom, Proud Principal of Independence
As always, please let us know how we can be of service to you!
Yours in service,
Kimberly C. Odom, Ed.S.
Celebrating African American Heritage Month
Teacher of the Year 2018-2019
Donuts with Dad
STEM Week, Math Night and Solar Panel Celebration
- Presentation about Matter by Discovery Place
- Creating Slime and Marshmallow Towers with RHHS students
- Visit from Animal Ambassadors
- Presentation from Solarize South Carolina
- Publix Family Math Night
- Solar Panels Ribbon Cutting
Students and Staff were able to learn more about SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH!
The IDES Science Bowl Team, under the leadership of Mr. Humphries and Ms. Davis, represented our school well during the recent competition. During Round 1 of the District Science Bowl competition, the students scored a near perfect presentation score for their research exploring “How Effective Is A School’s Recycling Program?”
Unfortunately, they were beat to the buzzer and ultimately lost to Finley Road, 990-1000. They showed great sportsmanship and really represented our school, their families and themselves well.- Ms. Davis
Battle of the Books
Faith Force Assembly
Students left the program feeling encouraged and motivated by the demonstrations and the motivating message.
- Remember, mathematics is important, and we can all do it.
- Work together as a team with your child—don’t show how to do it.
- Investigate the National Council of Teachers of Math resources that can provide assistance when helping your children with their math work.
Feel free to reach out Ms. Christian, our Math Coach, if you need further support and suggestions.
Read, Write and Inspire
- Have him/her read aloud.
- Provide the right kinds of books.
- Reread to build fluency.
- Talk to the teacher.
- Supplement class reading.
- Talk about what he's reading.
Please make sure that your child reads DAILY!
According to a 2012 article by Vicki Zakrzewski , "Researchers have found that students who are high in hope have greater academic success, stronger friendships, and demonstrate more creativity and better problem-solving. They also have lower levels of depression and anxiety and are less likely to drop out from school."
2-6- Spring Break
9- Guest Authors Visit IDES
10- SIC at 5 pm and PTA at 5:30 pm
11- 5th Grade Visits CHMS
13- Twin Day*
16- Third Grade to SC Statehouse
17- Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
20- Sirr Purr Visits IDES/ 5th Grade Course Registration Cards are due/ Panthers Day*
27-Terrific Kids/ College Day*
*- Spirit Day
Title I Information
Independence Elementary School Educators and Leadership continually monitors the implementation of the Title I plan and welcomes input from parents, families, school staff, and community members regarding its current and future Title I plans. If you would like to participate on the school’s Title I planning team or make comments on the plan, please contact me.