Mustang Gazette

5th/Team Discovery @ Southside ES

Walkathon 2016

This afternoon was the official kick off of this year’s Walkathon fundraiser. Students were told that they need to speak with their parents to get permission to participate in the fundraiser. Mrs. Jackson shared information with students about how to talk with family, friends, and neighbors when asking for a donation. Students were told not to go alone to ask for donations. Profits from this year’s Walkathon will be used for new playground equipment and enhancing our outdoor space. Mr. Gant and his helper have already put up a brand new sun shade on the playground for the kids to use on those extra hot, sunny days. The extra money from Walkathon will allow us to make our playground even nicer and more fun for the kids. Students should have brought home a yellow envelope that they are to use for the money collected. The envelope explains the participation prize: a pair of sunglasses, and it also shares the other items that can be earned based on the amount of money collected. There is also a yellow letter that explains the details for parents. All collections are due at school on the day of the Walkathon, Friday, September 30th. Feel free to come out and walk with your child from 9:15 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. that day. Just sign in at the office and get a visitor nametag. Our Grand Marshall who will lead us this year is Julia Beckort from Mrs. Horsley’s class. If we make our school goal of $35,000, everyone will get a smoothie on October 4th, 5th, or 6th. Thanks so much for your support!

Lego Club Information

Attention 5th and 6th Lego robotic enthusiasts! If you are interested in being a member of the 2016 Southside Lego Team, please complete this Google form, found at - All forms need to be submitted by Tuesday, September 20th. Students selected for team try-outs will be notified by Wednesday, September 21st, and try-outs will be on Thursday, September 22nd.