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Dear South School Families,
We’ve had a great start to the year 2016! We kicked off the school year by participating in The Great Kindness Challenge. During the week of January 25th, South School joined hundreds of schools across the country for the 2016 Great Kindness Challenge (http://www.greatkindnesschallenge.org). This challenge seeks to create a culture of kindness on school campuses nationwide.
South School’s Kindness Week targeted three areas: Our school, our community and our world. Throughout the school week students participated in kindness activities, lessons and projects to boost acts of kindness in our school. Students made a pledge to be kind, wrote kindness notes to other students and staff and created posters for our hallways with messages of kindness. We also held a food drive for a local food pantry and joined many other schools across the country in a global service project called “Kind Coins for Kenya”. Our staff and students are proud to announce that we raised $500.06 for this great cause. We ended kindness week with an assembly to celebrate our acts of kindness! We’d like to thank our school counselor, Monica Karam, for organizing this great weeklong event!
Also in the month of January, we hosted two special events – Muffins with Moms and Donuts with Dads. Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad are wonderful events that unite our community and can initiate new friendships between parents. The children love introducing their parents to their classmates and parents love the extra time with their kids before school. It’s a great way for us to thank the moms and dads for all they do for their children. It was also nice to see other positive role models attend like aunts, uncles, and grandparents! Over 200 moms and students turned out for Muffins with Moms and over 240 Dads and students turned out for Donuts with Dads! After realizing that more dads attended then moms it was determined, by a father or two, that “dads rule”! Our food service staff spent days baking muffins and making donuts and without them this event would not have been possible so we’d like to give them a HUGE thank you!
As always, students continue to learn great things here at South School and we are working hard to develop a great home/school connection for our students. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!
Weekend Backpack Program: South School has been invited to be a part of the AIO Food Pantry Weekend Backpak Program. This program supplies extra food for the weekend for families who might like to have it. If you are interested, please see the attachment at the bottom of this page for more information.
|RSU 13 Calendar 2015-2016-amended 6-22-15.pdf||158.66 KB|
|Weekend Backpack Program.pdf||291.91 KB|
|YMCA After School Program at South School.pdf||472.25 KB|
|New Parent Packet PTF.pdf||201.69 KB|
|What are the Common Core State Standards and why are they coming to our schools1.pdf||419.79 KB|
|Notice Regarding School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Policies.pdf||6.37 KB|
|School-Parent-Student Agreement.pdf||222.19 KB|
|Home and School Connection_Working Together for School Success.pdf||801.97 KB|
|Reading Connection_Tips for Reading Success.pdf||813.92 KB|
|Volunteer Request for Backpack Program.pdf||196.43 KB|
|September 2015 Newsletter.pdf||715.21 KB|
|October 2015 Newsletter.pdf||927.51 KB|
|November's 2015 Newsletter.pdf||859.33 KB|
|December 2015 Newsletter.pdf||1.67 MB|
|January 2016 Newsletter (1).pdf||705.96 KB|