South School

Principal’s Corner

August 17, 2017


Dear South School parents and guardians,


Welcome to the new school year!  After a lovely summer I hope you are all feeling refreshed and ready to support your child through an exciting year that will be filled with wonderfully enriching academic and social programming.  We have nothing short of an ambitious slate of new initiatives this year including the adoption of a new literacy program called Reading Street.  I am fresh off of a Reading Street training session and I am very confident this new program will be a productive addition to our already rigorous curriculum.  Additionally, we are incorporating a social and emotional skills development program called Second Step.  Each school has unique needs and, at South, we are striving to meet the particular academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of our kiddos and Second Step will give us a research-based platform to help our little people grow!


Regarding Grades 1 -5:  Thursday, August 24th from 2:00-3:00, we are holding a “Meet and Greet” for grades 1 - 5.  This is a great opportunity for your child to see their new classroom and to meet their teacher.  The first day of school for South School students grades 1-5 is August 28th. 


Regarding our incoming kindergarten students:  Kindergarten screening is taking place on August 28-August 30th.  Feel free to call the school to verify your child’s screening time if need be.  The “Meet and Greet” for kindergarten students is on August 31st from 1:00-2:00 PM.  The first day of school for all South School kindergarten students is September 5th. 


As with every new school year, we have a number of staff changes.  This year we have a few more changes than usual so I list them and who they are replacing:


Lesley Johnson - School Nurse, replacing Mrs. Kuhn

Courtney Eudy - Kindergarten teacher, replacing Miss Warner

Katharine Selberg – 1st Grade teacher, replacing Mrs. Wilgus

Margaret Allen - Transitional 1st Grade teacher, replacing Ms. Richards

Danielle McNichol - 3rd Grade teacher, replacing Mrs. Marks

Megan Marks – Now is teaching 5th grade

Nick LaBeck - 5th grade teacher, replacing Ms. Majunka

Gab Duke - Physical Education teacher, replacing Mr. Randall

Mark Feldman - Special Education teacher, new addition

Elizabeth Deliso - Special Education teacher, new addition

Amy Hufnagel - School Social Worker, new addition


That is quite a list and there are many children who have been placed in classrooms with a new teacher. If you have any questions about your student’s new teacher please contact me directly via email at or call South School at (207) 596-2020.  


Finally, if you have any transportation changes from last year please contact the South School office as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.


It is going to be a great year!

Mr. Bennett

South School Principal



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