Southside News

February 3, 2014

From the Principal...

I hope this newsletter finds everyone well. Mr. Popper's Penguins has been a great success! Continue to read each night.

Below are some items you can talk with your child about from Chapters 3, 4, and 5.

  • Surely he had heard that sound before at the Drake Expedition movies. (a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, esp. that of exploration, scientific research)

  • Math question from Chapter 3:
Captain Cook was in the bathtub- Sometimes he seemed to be counting the steps it took- six steps for the length, two steps for the width, six steps for the length again, and two more for the width. What is the area and perimeter of the bathtub?

  • "Mister," he said, "you don't need no ventilating holes in that there door." (cause air to enter and circulate freely in (a room, building, etc.)
~Talk with your child about quotation marks. Use quotation marks [ “ ” ] to set off material that represents quoted or spoken language.

~You can tell a lot about a character by the way they speak- Did you notice the double negative?

Happy Reading,

Casey Hanna

Mr. Popper's Penguins


Spring Fundraiser Begins!

Southside Spring Fundraiser will begin Wednesday, February 5th and end on Wednesday, February 19th.

We will be selling beef sticks again. Parent permission forms will be sent home Monday, February 3rd. Proceeds will go to Southside Elementary and the purchase of more technology. With the Spring fundraiser last year, Southside was able to purchase 30 new Chromebooks that the students are using daily in the classroom. Please help support the fundraiser. Thank you for your time!

  • Sell 1 box and attend an ice cream party
  • Sell 2 boxes and attend a pizza party with pig races for a cash prize! 1st- $50 2nd- $20 and 3rd- $10
  • Sell 3 boxes and be in a drawing for a 7" Android Tablet with WiFi
  • Sell 4 boxes and be in a drawing for an Electric Scooter
  • The Top Selling Students will receive a Kindle Fire HD or $150

**Families with multiple children attending Southside will be eligible for the Family Plan, which will allow you to combine boxes per family.

Benchmark Bash

Selected 3rd and 4th grade students will participate in our Benchmark Bash tutoring sessions.

The After School "Benchmark Bash" tutoring sessions will be every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30.

Pick-up will be in the FRONT car loading area at 4:30.

If you have any questions about the After School "Benchmark Bash" tutoring sessions, please call Mrs. Bridges at 501-743-3567 or email at

Sessions will be held on:

Please mark your calendar.

Feb. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

March 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19

April 2

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cabot Schools will be open on Monday, February 17, 2014. Please call our office if you have any questions. 501-743-3567


Southside Elementary cordially invites you to attend our annual

Math, Science, Health & Literacy Family Night

Theme: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

When: Thursday, March 4, 2014 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Activity Building, & Grounds, Southside Elementary

Community Sponsors, Games, Make & Takes,

Information Booths, Drama, Food & Fun!!!

Each family should bring one small stuffed animal for participation

in our “teddy bear clinic.”

BMI Screenings

BMI (Body Mass Index) screenings have been scheduled at Southside for Wednesday, February 12th. Grades Kindergarten, 2nd and 4th will be screened. The screening will require students to step on a scale and measure their height.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Southside Nurse, Kim Phillips, at 501-743-3567 or


2014-15 PreK registration packets are currently available at our Central Administrative Offices. Completed packets may be turned in beginning Saturday, March 1st at 8 a.m.

For more information visit or contatct Eva Zweifel @ 843-3363.


Please remember our policy does not allow for charges. Send money for lunch with your child in a labeled envelope with their name on it.