Irmo Elementary Family Updates

#HeartoftheHive September 12-16

A Note From Your Principal

Dear IES Families,

On September 13th, you will receive your student's Curriculum Night video at 8am from your child's teacher. Please watch this video to learn important grade level and classroom specific information. If you have any questions, you may wish to participate in the Virtual Curriculum Night google meet on 9/14 between 5:00-5:45 pm. We released the video 24 hours before the live virtual meet to allow you time to view it and form questions if needed. The invite to this Curriculum Night Question and Answer meeting link will be sent by your child's teacher before the evening of the 14th. If you have more than one student at IES, you will have the opportunity to visit multiple online meetings within the 45 minute period, if needed, to ask questions. This is not a requirement but an opportunity to have your child's teacher in a live virtual platform for any questions you may have about the video released.


Don't forget to mark your calendars for September 16th and our Irmo Cluster Night at the Irmo High School football game. We want to see all of our bees and families dressed in IES shirts and/or yellow and black. I look forward to representing the heart of the hive in a BIG way at IHS! #irmostrong


Shannon Fincannon

Principal

#HeartoftheHive

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Important Upcoming Dates

9/13 Curriculum Night Prerecorded Informational Videos Released at 8 am

9/14 Virtual Question and Answer Classroom Google Meet (for any questions about Curriculum Night Videos shared on 9/13) 5:00-5:45 pm

9/14 Fall Picture Day

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Dismissal Updates/Transportation Changes: Keeping our Bees Safe

Irmo Elementary and your bees need your help! Safety is the top priority. We have noted a concern with constant transportation changes that are confusing and often scary to our young students.


Please review the updates below, in detail, as we consistently reflect on and refine our process for the protection of our students:

  1. Beginning September 12th, we are now implementing a cut off time for transportation changes of 1:45 pm to ensure the safety of all students and clear communication with all staff of these changes. In the very rare case of a family emergency, a change past 1:45 would be allowable.

  2. If a change to transportation is made, the following is required:

  • First: The parent/guardian must call the front office. Teachers often cannot check email throughout the day consistently as they are teaching.

  • Second: The parent/guardian would then be prompted to email the teacher AND include the designated front office staff members as an additional layer: Kim Weber kweber@lexrich5.org and/or Robin Looby rlooby@lexrich5.org. This is for security purposes as we can’t verify a person’s identity by phone.

  • Office staff will then call the teacher by walkie and/or phone and update the change of transportation document for Irmo Elementary. Teachers will know that there should not be any changes added to the document after 1:45 pm and will check it at that time for any final updates.

Thank you for your consistent support of the safety and security of our students.
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Shatter the Myth

Shatter the Myth is a family event to discuss facts, myths, effects and refusal skills concerning drugs, alcohol, and vaping. There will be age appropriate conversations and activities for students of all ages.
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BreakoutEDU

IES will be hosting a BreakoutEDU Club this school year on the last Monday of the month after school from 3-4pm.

Dates include:

Oct. 31

Nov. 28

Jan 30

Feb. 27

Mar. 27

Apr. 24

Students can sign up NOW for the 22-23 school year to reserve their spot. There will be only one club this year, instead of two separate semesters. We are looking for current 3-5th graders who enjoy a challenge that will strengthen their brain and communication skills! The club is sponsored by Mrs. Chapman, 2nd grade teacher, and students will meet in her room on the meeting dates. We have limited space with 16 spots and they are first come first served. Semester price is $20 and includes snack, game materials, and prizes. Please hold all payments until you have received a confirmation email!.

What is BreakoutEDU? Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game that involves a box filled with surprises that is closed with multiple locks with specific clues around the room. Students must put the clues together to figure out which locks they can unlock with the correct codes. Are you up for the challenge?


Interested in joining us? Click below to sign up!

Breakout Club Form

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We want all BEEs and families at our Irmo Cluster Night Football Game: September 16th 7:30 pm #irmostrong


Mark your Calendars for September 16th at 7:30 pm at Irmo High School

Plan to wear your IES shirt to show our school spirit OR black and yellow!

How To Purchase, Access, and Transfer IRMO GoFan Tickets:

Tickets will generally be available one week prior to the event.

Please be careful to select the correct event.

Refunds will be automatically sent in case of cancellations.
Cash will NOT be accepted

Please do not attempt to validate your ticket on your phone until you reach the ticket table and are instructed to do so.These tickets will be emailed to you.

Do NOT validate until you are at the ticket gate.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door with a debit card, credit card, or Apple Pay.

Irmo Athletic Tickets can be purchased at:

https://gofan.co/app/school/SC1145

Irmo Athletic Tickets can be transferred by:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Xhso4QobA&feature=youtu.be

Parents may also purchase tickets and transfer them to students and other family members.


For Varsity Football and Basketball Games: Students in 8th grade and below must be accompanied by an adult.


www.fearthestingihs.org

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Upcoming Full PTA and PTA Board Meetings

Full PTA Meetings Before School Performances

6:00 pm

November 17 - PTA/3rd Grade Performance

December 15 - PTA/Chorus Holiday Concert

January 18 - PTA/2nd Grade Performance

February 15 - PTA/1st Grade Performance

March 15 - PTA/4th Grade Performance

April 5 - PTA/Kindergarten Performance

May 17- PTA/Chorus/Strings Spring Concert


PTA Board Meeting Dates

7:15-8:00 am

September 15

October 13

November 17

December 15

January 19

February 16

March 16

April 20

May 18

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