Panther Post

Dec. 4, 2022

December: A Time for Giving

December is such a magical time of year. It's a such a joy to see students engaging in holiday activities throughout the building. The students are excited about PTO's

'Santa Night' is this week. Santa will be here Tuesday, Dec. 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm CST. Your child can take pictures with Santa, watch a Christmas movie, bid on a Gift basket (silent auction), and enjoy cookies and milk while making a craft.

The week of Dec. 12-16 we will enjoy holiday dress up days. Here is the lineup:

  • Dec. 12-Mon. Dress like a Christmas Holiday Character
  • Dec. 13-Tues. Dress in Flannel
  • Dec. 14-Wed. Dress in Christmas Colors
  • Dec. 15-Thurs. Dress in Pajamas (see dress code)
  • Dec. 16-Fri. Dress in a TACKY Christmas Sweater

The students will have their class holiday parties on Friday, Dec. 16th. You will receive information about this from your child's teachers.

Tuesday, Nov. 29th we announced South SSES's Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Person of the Year. The TOTY is Mrs. Elizabeth Mcadory and the Support SOTY is Malcolm Meriwether. They were honored by the staff and students that day. We are so proud of the work they do at South each day and we are thankful for them.

Thursday, Nov. 10th we had our first Veteran's Day Program to honor the veterans of students at South. We had such a great turn out and our guest speaker did an amazing job teaching our students about the different armed services.

We have a new teacher in Pre-K. Mrs. Spadafora's husband was relocated, and Mrs. Jenna Shelley has taken over the Pre-K classroom. Mrs. Shelley recently moved here from Texas. We are blessed to have her join our school family.

Congratulations, Ms. McAdory -TOTY 2022-2023

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Congratulations, Mr. Meriwether - SSOTY 2022-2023

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To Our Parents:

• This holiday season, the best gift you can give your child is a good education. And the best place to get that education is in school. Every day. On time.

• Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break. It’s time to break that cycle.

• We know it’s tempting to extend your vacation by a few days on either side of the holiday.

• We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away and exposing your children to your home and language, whether you grew up in another part of the United States or a different country. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school.

• Just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school.

• Please make sure your child is in school every day, right up until the Winter Break starts. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning. But it’s harder to teach and it’s harder to learn when too many students are absent.

• If missing school is unavoidable, talk to your children’s teachers in advance to create a plan for making up missed work. But remember, a homework packet cannot make up for the interaction and learning that goes on in the classroom.

• Give your child the gift of attendance and help build a habit of attendance.

December Menu - Breakfast & Lunch

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Special Thanks!

Thank you so much for contributing to our Fun Run. Our school raised $4,718.15. The students enjoyed the event, and we were able to raise money for our school. We appreciate your support.
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Santa Night---Dec. 6, 2022 5:00-7:00 pm CST

Dress Up Days---Dec. 12-16, 2022

End of 2nd Nine Weeks---December 16, 2022

Winter Break- No School---December 19- Jan. 2, 2023

Students Return---January 5, 2023

Report Cards - 2nd QTR---January 13, 2023

Dr. Martin Luther King Day- No School---January 16, 2023

Progress Reports---February 7, 2023

Professional Learning Day (No Students)---February 20, 2023

End of 3rd QTR---March 10, 2023

Report Cards - 3rd QTR---March 17, 2023

Spring Break---March 27-31, 2023

Schools Closed---April 7, 2023

Progress Reports---April 24, 2023

Field Day---May 12, 2023 (alternate days May 18, 19)

Awards Ceremony---May 23, 2023

6th Grade Award & Graduation---May 24, 2023

End of 4th Quarter---May 25, 2023

Report Cards - 4th QTR---May 25, 2023