Dear SIES Parents, First of all, thank you for helping our school year begin so smoothly and positively. As I have visited classrooms, the lunchroom and the recess field I have been very pleased to see students talking with one another, asking great questions, listening, and using good manners! These are all such important ingredients to lifelong learning and success! Way to go! Next week is just as important as the first week. Please plan to attend Open House to learn about your child’s classroom guidelines. See the schedule below. Open House will begin in the cafeteria. If needed, childcare is available for school aged students. Parking is available on the playground off Myrick Rd. Do not park on Rifle Range Rd. This week I am asking that all families, both returning and new, carve out some time toreview the parent/student handbook. You will find the 2013-2014 handbooks on our website at email@example.com.On Monday, students will walk to class without parents. SIES staff will be stationed throughout every hallway to assist students if needed. Plan to arrive before 7:25 if you are dropping off in the car line. The carline and walk-up side walk close at 7:33 sharp and students must be in their classrooms by 7:35 ready to start the day. Our goal is to have100% of students on time this week. I will report back next week and let you know exactly how we did! Permission slips for our marine biology field trips will be sent home in the backpacks this week! Our kindergarten and first grade cluster will seine and beach comb with naturalist, Jim Koenig. The second and third grade cluster will examine the complex ecosystem of Caper’s Island, and the 4th and 5th grade classes will learn about conservation efforts on Bull Island. Additionally, all grade levels, including Child Development Blend, will participate in Sand Castle Day. Get ready for some great learning in these outdoor classrooms! I hope that you will take time as a family team to rest-up and prepare for the weeks ahead. Starting of the year on a positive, organized note is so important. Warmly, Susan R. King, Principal OPEN HOUSES: 1st – 2nd Tuesday, August 27 @ 5:30p.m. 3rd – 5th Tuesday, August 27 @ 6:30p.m. CD Blend and K Thursday, August 29 @ 5:30p.m. SAIL Gifted Program Thursday, August 29 @5:30 pmOur Vision Statement:
To create inquiry based learners equipped with the skills to explore and contribute as stewards of the Earth and environment.
Congratulations to Principal Susan King for winning the “My Principal Matters” award! The National AfterSchool Association “My Principal Matters” Awards Program recognizes excellence in school leadership and celebrates highly effective afterschool collaborative relationships between principals and afterschool programs leaders. The program is designed to be a local level event to honor exemplary principal who share effective collaboration relationships with afterschool personnel and show strong commitment to the development of high-quality extended learning opportunities for children and youth in school.
Another school year has begun and the first week was excellent! Many new families attended the open house just for them and we have rescheduled the Open House cancelled due to weather for September 6th at the same times as before.
The gift wrap sale will kick off soon so get ready to sell, win some prizes and do some good for SIES.
T-shirt order forms are due 8/31/2012 – please turn them in if you want to purchase an SIES T-shirt. Each year they are different so don’t miss this “old school” look – very different than last year’s tie-dye look.
If you want to make your donation to Friends of SIES there is a link on the right of the page to razoo it says DONATE NOW!
See you around school.
Please be sure to come to the PTA meeting tonight to hear Dr. Nancy Mcginley, Charleston County Superintendent of schools speak.
Also on the agenda is a presentation from Loren Ziff about new school construction.
Thanks to all of the Sponsors, Volunteers and families that made SIES Fall Fest a HUGE success. It was such a wonderful event that brought SIES families together to have fun and it raised much needed funds for Friends of SIES so we can continue to support our schools educational excellence by funding positions that CCSD does not fund. Please remember the dollars raised for Friends benefit every child attending SIES.
We had another wonderful Field Day – lots of good sportmanship on display, great participation and effort by everyone! Field Day 2011 was sponsored by Publix on Ben Sawyer Blvd. Jay O’Dell, the manager has been extremely supportive of SIES by sponsoring the Teacher Coffe and Tea supplies as well. Publix very generously donated the apples and water for Field Day too. A special thanks to Publix!
When students and faculty return to school on April 25th it will be a busy spring!
- May 2nd to the 6th is SIES 2011 Teacher Appreciation Week.
- May 3rd at 6:30 SIES is co-hosting with Jennie Moore Elementary, The Children’s Garden School and another pre-school a free showing of the movie ”The Race to Nowhere”. It will be shown at Jennie Moore Elementary School. Tickets are FREE but you must reserve them by following this link http://rtnjenniemooreelementary.eventbrite.com/ For more information about the movie go to www.theracetonowhere.com
- May 6th is Bubble Day
- May17th is Spanish Night and the last PTA meeting. Enjoy some food, friends and spanish culture!
- May 27th is May Day at SIES
- May 31st is the last AR party of the year!
If you want to volunteer to help during Teacher Appreciation week please email firstname.lastname@example.org
February 1st is the 100th Day of School at SIES and lots of fun classroom activities to celebrate! February is a busy month at school with some key dates to remember:
- Feb. 1st is 100th day;
- Feb. 8th is PTA meeting 5:30 Pizza by Andolini’s and a performance by the 2nd Grade led by Mrs. Mathias;
- Many Classes are having Valentine’s Day Parties on Feb. 11th and the SIES Kindergarden Teddy Bear Parade is the 11th as well.
- Feb. 16th is a early release day and the 21st is the Presidents Day holiday.
Finally, we wrap us a busy busy SIES February with the Make a Splash Bash! This fun event is a great way to support your school as our top sponsor SCBT along with additional support from Frankie’s Fun Park and the Wind Jammer help us underwrite our expenses allowing the funds we make from the auction and tickets sales to support our school programs directly! The tickets are $30 a piece and include food and wine/beer plus entertainment and an opportunity to purchase some great auction items. Click the button below to buy tickets.
As we wrap up the beginning of 2011 with a month of school that seemed to have more ”days off” than “days in” and snow too – parents and students are trying to get back in gear!
We want to share some exciting events coming up at SIES:
Alice in Wonderland at SIES 1/25 and 1/27 at 6:30 in the cafeteria at SIES. The performances are always top notch, Broadway caliber and funded partially through donations to Friends and PTA so please if you like what you see – support your school with a donation or consider a Musical Sponsorship for next year.
The 2011 Musical Sponsor is The Rabin Family. Through their ownership of Andolini’s and Juanita Greenberg’s they sponsored this wonderful production. Many thanks to the Rabin Family for their support of the musical this year and their dedication to SIES.
Mark your calendar – SIES Make a Splash Bash sponsored by SCBT is coming soon! February 26, 2011 at the Windjammer, Isle of Palms. Tickets on sale soon. This is truly a can’t miss SIES event, Live and Silent auction, Dancing and Fun! If you would like to donate an auction item or have questions about the event or want to volunteer on the committee please email Lucie McLaughlin, Splash Bash Chairperson at Luciemcl@yahoo.com.
We want to thank you, the SIES community, for the wonderful energy and efforts that have helped move SIES forward this school year. It is with your help and support we have accomplished alot and we are only half way through the year! 1. Fall Fest was a great start to the year and our event leader, Stephanie Conley was wonderful. 2. Our SIES Innisbrook sale was our most successful ever and the volunteer leader, Susan Gourdin did an amazing job from beginning to end. We raised over $12k for SIES and just received a check for the Internet sales last week another $1,500. 3. Volunteers – our SIES volunteers have really lifted a burden off the staff by helping with office duties, copying, classroom help and so much more. Thank you! Please make sure to show up to your shifts and assignments or find a replacement! Melissa Kelly has led the Volunteers this year and she has done a wonderful job. 5. E-Wave – Kathy Bolles Beard and Susan Hill Smith have worked very hard to make these informative and timely. Our thanks to them as well. 6. Our Directory - Chrissy Lorenz led the super successful directory efforts this year building on last year and it will be even better in 2011-2012!
The SIES families, faculty, staff and students are back to school for the 2010-2011 school year and our “swing campus” is buzzing with the energy and excitement a new school year brings. We launched our Innsibrook sale this week and the students are very excited about the sale. These funds go DIRECTLY to our school and are spent on programs that benefit EVERY student and our staff. There are many wonderful items for sale this year plus the fabulous Innisbrook wrap! Turn in your sales coupons for Silly Bands – remember coupon prizes will be awarded daily. The sale runs through September 15th – start selling today.
There has been some news coverage of our relocation and those links are below.
Drop off is 7:10 am to 7:30 am with the tardy bell at 7:35 am and school will be dismissed at 2:30pm.
Drop off and Pick up TRAFFIC FLOW Information – Important parents and families please read carefully. The Mount Pleasant Police Chief Sewell and our own Chief Howard worked together to develop a safe Drop-off and Pick-up plan for our school at the 1120 Rifle Range location. They are requesting the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island parents travel to Mount Pleasant via the Ben Sawyer/Stith Bridge. Proceed Right onto Chuck Dawley (around the Piggly Wiggly shopping center). Travel Chuck Dawley to Myrick Road. Take a Right at Myrick Road and you will go to the far end of the drop off loop on Myrick and take a left into the drop off loop from Myrick. Teachers and Staff will greet your child as they did last year and then you will proceed to the exit and take a Right back onto Myrick Road and proceed back to the light at Chuck Dawley. The traffic from Whitesides will be on Rifle Range near their new campus at the same time in the morning so avoiding that congested area is important. There is a parking lot on the Myrick Road side of the school near the ballfield that will be for walk in drop off and some reserved faculty and staff parking. Please note that the front loop at school next to the playground on Rifle Range will be for Bus traffic during drop off and pick up. It will be visitor parking at other times. Additionally, the parking lot that is on the far side of the school will have parking for staff, faculty and visitors as well. This parking lot will also serve as the Kaleidescope parking lot as it is adjacent to the cafeteria. A detailed map can be found on the link below. There will be police officers helping with this traffic flow at the start of school and you will be unable to take at right or left onto Myrick from Rifle Range. This plan was developed to keep our SIES families safe and prevent major traffic backups on busy streets during morning rush traffic so please be patient while everyone learns the route. Walk-in parents will park in the Myrick Road parking lot near the ballfield. Please be aware it is a longer walk to the front of the new school so please allow enough time.