South Side Family Newsletter

May 2019

One Great Year!

South Side Families,

Thank you for a great school year. We are now in the home stretch with just a little more than two weeks of school remaining. Your continued support of your child's education will really pay off in the future. Please take advantage of the local parks and the library this summer with your student. These are great free resources that offer an easy way to connect with your child.

For those of you with children returning to South Side next year, please be sure to ask any questions you have about next year before the end of this year. We want to make sure you have a good idea of what to expect for next year. For those of you with fifth grade students or children that won't be returning to South Side, thank you for allowing us to teach your child and build a relationship with them!

Enjoy the summer and keep an eye out for important upcoming dates from your child's classroom. The date list below is most likely missing individual class information that will be sent home with students.

Jeff Harper


Phone: 260-349-2200


Facebook: South Side Trailblazers

Twitter: @enssprincipal

Please Complete This Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians of South Side Elementary School Students,

East Noble School Corporation is reaching out to ask you to take part in our school questionnaire about technology. Your participation is essential to help us form a more complete picture of technology use in our students’ lives, both at school and at home. Your answers are valuable to us; we make use of this data to drive decisions about things such as choosing appropriate technology for classrooms and to better understand what technology skills we may need to focus more on with students.

The last day to complete this questionnaire is Friday, May 17. Your answers will remain completely anonymous. Please respond using the link below:

Thank you for taking part in this important initiative!

Trailblazer Challenge

The Trailblazer Challenge will take place Tuesday, May 14, which is the same day as South Side’s Field Day. The rain date will be Thursday, May 16. Students brought home pledge papers last week. If you need another one just ask a teacher or stop in our office!

Please help support fitness and South Side’s STEM education by pledging. All money collected will be due Tuesday, May 21st, so we can issue prizes before the end of the year. We can accept cash or checks made payable to South Side Elementary. Thank you!

Consider Following Us on Facebook

We have many posts including pictures and upcoming event information that is shared on our South Side Facebook page. If you use Facebook please consider liking our page. You can find us if you search "South Side Trailblazers".
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Kindergarten Age Requirement Changes-Please Share with Your Friends in the Community!

East Noble School Corporation Kindergarten Enrollment Changes

Did you know that a child who will be 5 years old by SEPTEMBER 1 may enroll in an East Noble School Corporation kindergarten program? If your child will be five by SEPTEMBER 1 and you missed kindergarten round up, please contact your child’s home school to obtain information about kindergarten enrollment.

Avilla Elementary – 897-2301

North Side Elementary – 347-1354

Rome City Elementary – 854-3241

South Side Elementary – 349-2200

Wayne Center Elementary – 347-2548

Important Upcoming Dates

Click here for the 2019-20 East Noble Corporation Calendar

May 9 Kindergarten through second grade Super STEM Night (must be signed up and have a ride home) 2:30 to 3:45 pm

May 14 Kindergarten and first grade music program at 6:00 pm

May 14 Trailblazer challenge

May 14 Field Day

May 16 Third through fifth grade Super STEM Night (must be signed up and have a ride home) 2:30 to 3:45 pm

May 16 Field Day rain date

May 8 Second grade field trip to Pokagon State Park

May 10 First grade field trip to the zoo

May 14 Kindergarten/1st grade music program 6:00 pm

May 16 Preschool end of year extravaganza 6:00-7:00 pm in cafeteria

May 17 Fourth grade trip to Gene Stratton Porter

May 20 Fifth grade field trip to JA BizTown

May 21 Fifth grade field trip to Camp Potawotami

May 22 End of year Trailblazer Celebration at Skatin' Station in Auburn

May 24 Report cards issued on last student day

July 25 Kindergarten health fair at South Side 6:00 to 8:00 pm

August 1 Back to school open house for all East Noble schools

August 7 First student day of school for 2019-20