The Mullis Crew News

Monday, September 19th-Friday, September 23rd

Cookies For Childhood Cancer Fundraiser

Dear Parents, Guardians, Family and Friends,

September is National Pediatric Cancer Awareness month. Worldwide a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. In the United States, cancer kills more children every year than AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined. Yet, the National Cancer Institute allocates .03¢ for every $1.00 to pediatric cancer research. How can we say our children are our futures when cancer is taking them before they have one?

During the week of September 19-23, as a school family, we would like to help bring awareness and raise funds to Pediatric Cancer Research. All Proceeds will be donated to Cookies for Kids Cancer a National 501(c) 3 non-profit committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved treatments for pediatric cancer.

Many people will go a lifetime never meeting a child that endures chemo. Here at India Hook we have had 3 children under go chemo. No parent wants to hear his or her child has cancer! Let’s help make a difference in a child’s life, and show that we care.

A donation of $2 for the week not only gives your child the opportunity to participate, but also help a great cause!! If a check is written for a donation please make it out to “Cookies for Kids Cancer”.

Monday- PJammin for a cause (Wear your favorite PJ’s)

Tuesday- Sock it to Cancer (Wear some mismatched/crazy/fun socks)

Wednesday- Superhero day (Wear your favorite Superhero t-shirt)

Thursday- Put a Lid on Cancer (Wear your favorite hat)

Friday- All Gold Day (Wear as much gold as you can!! Shirts, Shoes, Socks, Shorts, etc.)

***During the month of September OXO matches all fundraising up to $100K. So all the money raised will be matched!!!

Thank you for all of your support!!

A Peek At Our Week

Math- Decimals (Written Expression)
Science- Mixtures and Solutions/Solute and Solvent
Social Studies- Westward Expansion
Reading- Guided Reading Assignments
Writing- Narrative Writing
RTI- Place Value

Important Dates to Remember

Monday, September 19-Place Value Test (Math)
Thursday, September 22nd-Separation Techniques Test (Science)
Thursday, September 22nd- Spelling Week 5 Test

Wednesday, September 28th-Winthrop Rock Climbing Trip
Wednesday, November 2nd- Fall Picture Day
Thursday, March 23rd- Carroll School Field Trip


-Please remember to send in Box Tops with your student :)

- Winthrop Field Trip Forms and Money due on/before September 21st

Please let me know if you have any questions about the trip or forms.

-Sign Up Genius for Pirate Pay Store :)

Thank you to all who have sent in supplies for our Pirate Pay store! Students are very excited to make their first purchase! Hard work pays off!

Please see the following information from Nurse Bosdell:

We wanted to reach out to you to let you know that like most schools in the United States, we have a number of students in our school that have potentially life threatening food allergies. Children with food allergies can have life-threatening reactions with exposure to even tiny amounts of allergen. There are certain guidelines that need to be followed to keep these students safe and ready to learn. We are asking for your help to provide the student with a safe school environment.

1. -There will be special days and occasions that students may want to bring a snack to share. Please call the teacher for “allergy safe” suggestions. All food products must be store bought with an appropriate food ingredient label. You must notify the classroom teacher 48 hours in advance if you plan to bring a snack in to the classroom. This will give the food-allergic child’s family an opportunity to provide their own safe snack. You may also consider sending/donating a book or game to the class in your child’s name or sending a non-food treat.

We look forward to working together with you to have a wonderful year. This is a learning process for all of us, but we trust that you understand how deeply important it is to respect and adhere to these guidelines. If throughout the course of the year you have any questions or concerns about food-allergy-related issues, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Portal Portal (Study Tool for all subjects)

Porta Portal is a website that has resources for every subject! Please use it for additional study tools! It is directly related to my teaching and our SC standards. The students can access Porta Portal from their Canvas account.