Patriot Pages

February Edition

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The Leader in Me Habit 1- BE PROACTIVE

Independence Elementary School is the district's FIRST Leader in Me School. Your child will learn about The Seven Habits of Happy Kids. They include:


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!

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Kindness Week

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!

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Best Wishes!

Best wishes to our school and district spelling bee winner, Tirtha Dave. She will compete in Charlotte on February 25 in the Scripps Spelling Bee. We know you'll make us proud.
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Beta Club Induction

Independence inducted 25 fourth and fifth grade students into our National Junior Beta Club. Dr. Cook was the speaker for the occasion. He read a book to attendees about taking chances. Several kindergarten students, along with Beta Club members, introduced the Seven Habits of Happy Kids. Additionally, 25 students were recognized as Terrific Kids. It was an awesome event recognizing student leadership!
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Valentine's Day Celebrations

Students will participate in their class Valentine's Day Celebration on February 14 at 1:30 pm. This is a "Drop and Go" celebration. Unfortunately, parents will not be able to attend the classroom 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.

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Read Across America Week

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!


Monday, Feb. 25

Wear Red and White

Guest Readers


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

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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.!

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Campus Beautification

If you're interested in helping spread mulch on our campus, please contact Mrs. Brown in the main office. We will work on this project in March.
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February

4- 100th Day of School

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

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Independence Elementary School

132 W. Springdale Road

Rock Hill, SC 29370

803.981.1135


Follow us on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Elementary-School/Independence-Elementary-171904193653972/


School website- https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/Domain/13


Kimberly C. Odom, Ed.S.- Principal

Robert Hamm, Ed.S.- Assistant Principal