The Treasure Map

January 22- January 25

The Week in Preview

Monday

  • No School Today


Tuesday
  • MAP testing window open through February 22
  • FYI: Karen Roof will begin teaching a Winthrop class here at IHES on Tuesdays at 4:00.
  • Darcy's first day with classes
  • First day of the 3rd nine weeks
  • Ms. Guyton, Ms. Kelsey, Ms. Williams, Ms. Galloway, Ms. Janicke, Ms. Rollings and Ms. Austin in Charleston at Drayton Hall to observe the 1:1 iPad initiative in the elementary school setting
  • Book study Chapter 7 begins
  • Please help us welcome Doug Pearson to Ms. Pursley's class today! We are so excited about what Doug has to offer the students at IHES!


Wednesday
  • 2:45 Second Grade PLC meeting
  • 2:45 Fifth Grade PLC meeting
  • MAP testing window open through February 22
  • 11:30- Administrators have lunch with assistants


Thursday
  • MAP testing window open through February 22
  • Liz Bridges to meet with grades 3, 4, and 5 during planning to discuss the grade level writing prompt. This prompt should be completed by students prior to this date.
  • Chick-Fil-A Night 5:00-7:00- Cherry Road location
  • SIC Meeting 5:00 in the Media Center


Friday

  • MAP testing window open through February 22
  • Terrific Kid 8:30 AM
  • Report Cards go home today







PLC Focus

During your PLC this week please have a discussion about the writing prompt information that was sent to you by email last week. This information is also provided below:


K-2



Please mark your calendars for February 4 and February 26. Barbara Fewell will be joining you during your planning time on these dates to focus on writing. This is part of our school improvement plan based on data from last year.


During her first meeting with your grade level she will look at a grade level writing prompt (which your grade level should choose from the list provided below) that we would like you to complete between now and your meeting with Barbara, February 4th. The first meeting will focus on consistency in scoring writing across your grade level. You will not need to do anything with this writing until your first meeting with Barbara.


The second meeting, on February 26, will focus on how this information will guide instruction.



Choices for writing prompts for kindergarten through second grade are…(Please decide on one as a grade level)



  • What is the best present you have ever gotten?
  • What do you do to help at home?
  • What do you like to do with your friends?
  • My favorite animal
  • What is your favorite kind of weather?
  • Write a story about a character you like.


3-5




Please mark your calendars for January 24 and February 11. Liz Bridges will be joining you during your planning time on these dates to focus on writing. This is part of our school improvement plan based on data from last year.


During her first meeting with your grade level she will look at a grade level writing prompt (provided below) that we would like you to complete between now and your meeting with Liz, January 24th with conditions as close to PASS testing as possible. The first meeting will focus on consistency in scoring writing across your grade level. You will not need to do anything with this writing until your first meeting with Liz.


The second meeting, on February 11, will focus on how this information will guide instruction.


Sorry for the rush, but PASS testing is quickly approaching and we had to take what we could get as far as Liz's schedule.


The writing prompt for third through fifth grade is…


Write about a time you had to be brave.










The Pirate Way.

  • Please make sure to send home information about the Daddy/Daughter dance which will be February 8, 2013. We want this information to go home quickly especially to those who must choose between this event and the one sponsored by the city. The student council is in charge of this, this is a great way to support these students!
  • Be mindful and check doors constantly. Doors should not be held open with magnets or toggled open. Please alert the office if you see this happening, we will address this!
  • Please do not go outside for recess if the temperature is below freezing.
  • Remember to keep your eyes peeled for opportunities to recognize each other for going above and beyond for our students and reward those efforts with a duck!
  • Ms. Pursley will welcome Doug Pearson to her classroom on January 22, 2013. He comes to us from Rawlinson Road and will be here as a full time shadow.
  • Please be cautious about stopping Ms. Lynn during the day to discuss RtI students. This happens frequently, and is completely innocent, but it is taking away from Reading Recovery time with students. We are reworking her schedule to have Wednesdays from 10:15-10:45 as a time available to meet with her regarding RtI. This will also allow her time to meet with the school psychologist regarding students. Also, please wait until 3:00 to get forms from her after school due to her afternoon duty.
  • Please remember to secure your own subs for common core training.
  • 4th grade is selling t-shirts, please see a 4th grade teacher for more information.


Have you been "DUCKED"? If you feel someone needs a duck for going above and beyond please come and get one from the office!

Guidance News

The character trait of the month is COOPERATION. Be sure to emphasize this in class and choose a student that best represents this trait.


Mrs. McCoy has taught the students cooperation means working with others to accomplish a goal, respecting classmates and the group, doing your part, encouraging others, listening and using compromise.


K, 1, and 2 Names are due January 30

3,4, and 5 names are due January 28

Happy Birthday!

No Birthdays This Week!

Shout Outs

Whoop, Whoop!

Please send your shout outs to Rhonda Kelsey!

Thought for the Week

Your school improvement plan isn't worth the paper it's written on, unless it starts YOU DOING something!