The Leader in Me Habit 1- BE PROACTIVE
Habit 1- Be proactive
Habit 2- Begin with the end in mind
Habit 3- Put first things first
Habit 4- Think Win Win
Habit 5- Seek first to understand and then to be understood
Habit 6- Synergize
Habit 7- Sharpen the saw
Within Habit 1, students are encouraged to be in charge of themselves.
They take initiative.
They are responsible people.
They do the right thing without being asked even when no one is looking.
They choose their actions, attitudes and moods.
They do not blame others for their wrong actions.
Talk with your LEADER about being proactive. Encourage them to be proactive at home, at school and in the community.
You are your child’s first and best teacher. You lay the foundation for the education of your children’s mind, heart, body, and spirit. No matter what’s going on in your child’s school, you can help your son or daughter discover the leader within and prepare for a great life of contribution and service. Your job it is to reinforce the principles your child learns at school and lives at home becoming a leader of his or her own life.
The best way to learn more about the 7 Habits is to read or listen to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, or attend a 7 Habits training workshop.
If you submit a question you have about Leader in Me to your child’s teacher on dojo, the grade level that has the most parent questions asked will win a reward!
Kindness Week at Independence is February 11th-15th.
Monday – “KINDNESS is my Superpower”- Wear your favorite superhero shirt!
Tuesday- “We are crazy for KINDNESS”- Wear crazy socks or crazy hair!
Wednesday- “Let KINDNESS shine” - Shine bright by wearing neon colors, shiny attire or sparkles!
Thursday – “KINDNESS makes your heart grow” – Celebrate Valentine’s Day by wearing red or pink!
Friday- “Team KINDNESS” – Wear your favorite team attire!
Beta Club Induction
Valentine's Day Celebrations
Parents, please make sure that you communicate with your child’s teacher in advance before bringing food to classrooms because of food allergies. Any foods that contain an ingredient a student in the classroom is allergic to cannot be brought into a classroom.
Read Across America Week
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Monday, Feb. 25
Wear Red and White
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Get Comfy Cozy
Wear your pajamas and curl up with a good book!
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Book Character Parade
Thursday, Feb. 28
Hats off to Dr. Seuss- Hat Day
Friday, March 1
Read my shirt day
SIXTH GRADE ORIENTATION NIGHT
SPECIAL EVENT FOR RISING 6TH GRADE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES FEBRUARY 28, 2019 AT 6:00 P.M. AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YOU ARE ZONED TO ATTEND IN 2019-2020.
Please come to learn more about your middle school for next year including teachers, selection of courses, and extracurricular clubs and activities.
Please plan to attend the event at the middle school you are zoned to attend. If you are unsure about your zoned middle school, please check with your current guidance counselor or principal.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AT THIS IMPORTANT EVENT AS YOU START PLANNING FOR YOUR 6TH GRADE YEAR!
See you on February 28th at 6:00 P.M.!
5- Progress Reports Distributed
7- Fifth Grade Field Trip to Yorktown
8- Twin Day
11-15- Kindness Week
12- SIC at 5 and PTA at 5:30 pm
14- Valentine Day Celebrations at 1:30 pm
15- School is in Session- Grade Level Tribe Day
18- School in Session
21- Black History Program at 6 pm
22- Terrific Kids
25- Read Across America Week begins
28- Read my shirt day
Independence Elementary School
Rock Hill, SC 29370
School website- https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/Domain/13
Kimberly C. Odom, Ed.S.- Principal
Robert Hamm, Ed.S.- Assistant Principal