South School


Dear Families,


The Scholastic book fair is here!  Books are available for purchase May 18th - May 22nd in the mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.   We are looking for volunteers to help with the fair. If you are interested, please call us at 596-2008. What better way to motivate our young readers than with a crisp new book! Books will also be for sale during our Open House which is May 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


It’s that time of year again! 2015-2016 Kindergarten registration is taking place now. If you have a child, or know of someone who has a child, who turns five on or before October 15th, 2015 they can begin kindergarten this fall! Please call South School at 596-2008 to register your child.


As warm weather approaches, please make sure that your child dresses for various weather conditions. It is often cool outside during morning recess so students should wear a light jacket. While we understand that flip-flops are the norm for summer attire, they are often a hindrance while playing on the playground and playground equipment. We ask that students do not wear flip-flops and that proper footwear be worn to ensure safety.


This time of year, we find that students develop spring fever and our number of absences increase. Please be mindful that by law, schools are required to report all attendance to the Department of Education. Schools are required to report tardiness, absences and early dismissals and whether or not these are excused or unexcused. Also, it is extremely important for children to arrive to school on time and be in class by 8:30 a.m. Not only is it awkward for a child to arrive to class late, it is also very, very disruptive. We appreciate your help with this matter. 


We have many, many positive enrichment activities planned for the end of this school year! Mrs. Tochterman’s class is going to Damariscotta to view a salmon release, various classrooms are taking trips to the Farnsworth Art Museum, Ms. Merrow’s and Mrs. Oliver’s classes are visiting the farmer’s market in Rockland, Mrs. Long’s and Mrs. Linscott’s classes are visiting the Herring Gut Learning Center, we have scheduled a Bicycle Safety Presentation Assembly as well as a puppet show! A full list of events can be found under the coming events page of this website.


Don’t forget to mark your calendars for our spring concert, which will be held in our multi-purpose room on May 28thKindergarten through 2nd grade students perform at 12:45 p.m. and 3rd and 4th grade students perform at 2:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!


Happy Spring!





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