The Treasure Map

February 25 - March 1

The Week in Preview

Monday, February 25


  • 2:45 First Grade PLC
  • 2:45 Third Grade PLC
  • 2:45 Fourth Grade PLC
  • ELDA testing window open
  • STAR testing window opens


Tuesday, February 26

  • 4:00 Karen's WU class meets here
  • K-2 meet with Barbara during planning for writing scoring
  • ELDA testing window open
  • 2:45 faculty meeting with Literacy Team Update
  • Megan Lynn's Birthday!


Wednesday, February 27

  • 2:45 Second grade PLC
  • 8:10 and 2:45 Fifth grade PLC.
  • Student Council meeting after school
  • ELDA testing window open
  • Rhonda- NWEA Growth and Goals Workshop
  • Grades 3-5 meet with Liz during planning regarding writing


Thursday, February 28


  • Grade levels meet with Liz Bridges about writing
  • ELDA testing window open




Friday, March 1


  • ELDA testing window open
  • Spring Picture Day



Sunday, March 3 is Lonzette's birthday!







PLC Focus

  • The teachers, staff, and parents at India Hook have established an environment of excellence since our opening 6 years ago. This past Friday we were contacted by a representative involved in an international research project that is studying schools of excellence through The University of Wisconsin and China. He invited our school and three other schools from the United States to be a part of an international conference in Beijing,China that will showcase the excellent teaching at India Hook.
    As we all know, teachers in our building share a sense of urgency and passion in teaching that leads to outstanding results for children. We feel honored to be invited to go to Beijing with two teacher representatives in June to model the best practices present in our classrooms. We can not express the pride we feel today about our school and our accomplishments.

    Sincerely,

    Crystal Guyton, Principal
    Rhonda Kelsey, Assistant Principal



  • March 5 from 4:30-5:15 Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent of Mooresville Schools, will be joining Rock Hill School District Teachers at First Baptist Church. He will be meeting with teachers to talk about High-Tech initiatives. As we move forward with iRock please continue thinking about how we can use technology to enhance and enrich instruction.


Check out these resources about Dr. Edwards...


http://www.mgsd.k12.nc.us/mgsd/Superintendent.html


http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/education/jan-june11/technology_04-08.html


http://blogs.cisco.com/education/dr-mark-edwards-talk-on-student-achievement-gains-at-mooresville-gsd/


http://www.thefivethings.org/mark-edwards/


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/13/education/mooresville-school-district-a-laptop-success-story.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0


Just to name a few...

The Pirate Way


  • Griffin Survivor iPad cases are still available for $30 through the PTA.
  • Stop by the office to sign your recommendation form for employment next year.
  • Remember to place pictures in the R drive for the yearbook.
  • ACCESSING TERRIFIC KID FOLDER ON THE R DRIVE- if you have a Mac, use these directions to access the R drive. (1) click on IHES MAPPING drive on the desktop. (2) login in using your email username and password. (3) click APPS. (4) click IHES TEACHERS (5) click TERRIFIC KID
  • Time is starting to run out for parents to purchase their yearbooks. They have about 6 weeks left (end of March). There will be NO EXCEPTIONS made for late orders. We did order extra last year, but we ran out quickly and had some disappointed kids. It has been in the weekly e-mail, but please send this information home in your communication as well.

Guidance News

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


Mrs. McCoy will teach the students that fairness means being objective and trying to understand how others think and feel. Everyone is unique and we should be tolerant of those who are different. Being fair also means following and abiding by all the rules.


K, 1, and 2 Names are due Feb. 27

3,4, and 5 names are due feb. 25


Happy Birthday!

Thought for the Week

Success is a journey - not a destination.