February 5, 2016 ~ Lifeskill is RESPECT Next Week
From Mr. Backmeyer's Desk
This week's newsletter is packed with important information. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Mrs. Jackson and I will be at a Shaping Student Mindsets: Promoting Academic Attitudes, Persistence and Performance conference with a few other school administrators next week (Wednesday-Friday). Thank you to our Southside PTO for supporting us on this trip! We have a communication and safety plan in place, and will be checking in with Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Novreske on a daily basis. Have a great week!
February 19 - PTO Pizza Bingo
February 25 - Math Bowl
February 29-March 11 - ISTEP+ window opens for grades 3-6
March 7 - 6-7PM @ Southside - Kindergarten Round Up
March 7 - 11 - Kindergarten registration continues in the office from 9AM-2PM
March 7 - 11 - IREAD testing for 3rd graders
March 14-18 - SPRING BREAK
MARCH 24 - IN SCHOOL - Make-up Day #2
MARCH 25 - IN SCHOOL - Make-up Day #1
2 Hour Delay? Cancellation?
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ISTEP+ and IREAD
Save the Dates:
3rd- February 29 & March 2 - ISTEP & March 8-9 - IREAD
4th- February 29 & March 1& 2
5th- March 3, 7-8
6th- March 3, 4, 7
Universal Design for Learning - Representation
A framework for creating instruction that focuses on the “what,” the “why” and the “how” of learning. Employees in BCSC use this framework to design everything from classroom lessons to faculty meetings to parent newsletters. This week we start with the “what.”
What does content look or sound like? We provide options for PERCEPTION.
A book from the library
Home connection: Ask your child about his or her preferences for reading. Technology permitting, explore the links above together and talk about the different ways text is represented. Your child may surprise you with some interesting contributions to this discussion!
SEE Pizza Bingo Pre-Sale Order Form ABOVE this box! GUARANTEE that we have PIZZA for you!
This sign up is for Southside Bookstore 2015-2016. Sign up online today and receive automated reminders for your spot!
Students can purchase items from the bookstore - Tuesday-Thursday 7:45-8:10 AM
PTO Webpage - http://www.bcsc.k12.in.us/southsidepto
Stay in touch with our Southside PTO Facebook Page
BOX TOPS...It's Hip to Clip!
What? Box Tops for Education Competition!
When? Now until February 24!
What happens if you win?
1st place - $50 for your classroom!
2nd place - $25 for your classroom!
3rd place - $25 for your classroom!
Turn in Box Tops for Education to your teacher.
Check the expiration date. Expired ones must be discarded.
Teachers will submit sheets of 50 Box Tops. Totals* will be posted in the commons.
*Totals include the Box Tops collected since the beginning of this school year.
Every Box Top earns our school 10 cents! Prizes go to TOP 3 CLASSES!
Where can you find Box Tops? Click here for the list of products!
MLK Bulletin Board
Great artwork from some TorchDogs!
Signs Working Again!
Thanks to Mr. Pence & Mrs. Brown for our working informational signs in the Commons!
Guest Speaker, AJ Edds
Former Mustang, Iowa Hawkeye & NFL Football player came back to speak at our Basketball Banquet.
PreK & Kindergarten Enrollment
Kindergarten Round Up is scheduled to begin the week of March 7th. We will have one evening opportunity to sign up students turning 5 before August 1st and then office hours from 9:00 - 2:00 for enrollment.
If you have a child you feel would benefit for early Kindergarten enrollment you can view the application materials online beginning Feb. 1st. The deadline to turn in applications for early Kindergarten enrollment is April 1st. This is only for students younger than 5 by August 1st. SEE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS BELOW
Want to know more about the APPLICATION for PreK? Click this green link above!
Middle School Open House Information
Central Middle School /Central CSA
CSA PBL demonstration 5-6 p.m.
Sports/Clubs available- 5:45-6:20 p.m. Commons/Cafeteria
Presentation/Tours 6:30 p.m.
Information on Academic Challenge (AC) and earning high school credit available.
Northside Middle School
Activity Fair (sports, clubs, etc. will have info booths in Gym 2) 6:00 p.m.
Presentation/Tours 6:30 p.m.
Information on Academic Challenge (AC) and Global Studies Pathway programs available.
Information on this great program. Southside has seen HUGE gains for students who are partnered with a "big". We NEED 10 BIGS - If you have time or know someone who would be a good fit, please consider this program.
Evening lecture free & open to the public. Special Guest Doctor from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Dr. Melissa Womble
LOOK: FREE Access to Thousands of Digital Books
Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home.
- Click on this link - Students can download up to 20 titles for offline reading using free mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets.
How to Log In to myON
1. Go to https://www.myon.com/school/hoosier/
2. Enter the School Name: Hoosier Family of Readers (The School Name will automatically populate as you type)
3. Enter the username read and password read.
4. Click the green Sign In button.
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Did you know that the meal assistance is not just about lunch?
If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family. Textbook Assistance, High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees & Dual Credit/AP Courses, Discounted Internet service, Discounted Computer, Discounts for Sports Program Fees, iCare afterschool program are some possibilities. See more information by clicking the links below.
Links to GREAT Information - More than Lunch 2016
Spanish version Spanish, More than Lunch
Questions? Please contact: Suzi Bruin, BCSC Nutrition Assistance Coordinator, at 812-314-3851 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Vision & Mission
Good, Better, Best,
Until Your Good is Better,
and Your Better is Best!
The Southside community will ensure all learners demonstrate growth by modeling positive choices and recognizing the gifts and challenges of each student through a collaborative working environment.