Ms. Austin + Miss Benson's News

For the week of February 18-22

Thank you parents for sending sweet treats for our class to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Important Dates

Friday, February 22


  • Social Studies retake for students that did not receive a "P". Students will only retake the sections with an "NY".
  • Word Study quiz

Saturday, February 23



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


Thursday, February 28


  • Book-It due (goal: 630 minutes)

Friday, MARCH 22

  • BINGO night at IHES


Classroom Wish List

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

6 Year Pirates

The yearbook committee has decided to start an annual tradition by including a page called " Six Year Pirates". We would like to add some candids of the kids throughout their years at India Hook....from kindergarten up. If you have ANY fun pictures of these soon to be middle schoolers from their " younger years", please share with us. These photos must be of students who have been at IHES since kindergarten!

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

"On the Radio" Musical

The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade musical will be held on Thursday, May 2 at 7PM at Sullivan Middle School's Auditorium

5th Grade Poster Contest

Please let us know if you are going to do this (outside of school). It is due on April 1st.

“Say No to Drugs and Violence” Calendar Contest (complete at home)

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.