South Grove Intermediate School
News and Notes for December
From Mrs. Reid
Happy Holidays South Grove Family!
The holidays can be a stressful time for all as we try to fit in work, homework, extra-curricular activities and preparing for our upcoming break. Please be mindful that students still need to have quiet time to do their homework and to read their AR books. Continue to have conversations with your student about how school is going. You may need to play "20 Questions" to get some answers, but it is important for them to know that you care about their education at South Grove.
As always, we wish you all the very best during this holiday season. We look forward to a bright and wonderful 2016!
Mrs. Reid, principal
Please bundle up as the weather gets colder!
Servant's Heart Project
We have decided to partner with Servant’s Heart again this year to provide Christmas for local families. For the past 10 years, each classroom has adopted a family to provide for at Christmas . This has been an amazing experience for everyone and Servant’s Heart continues to be overwhelmed with the generosity of the South Grove families. Last year we were able to brighten Christmas morning for 28 families, including more than 40 children. Each class will collect money and will choose a family from the more than 200 families on the waiting list at Servant’s heart.
Each of our 25 classrooms will adopt a family of children. The students bring in cash donations up until the 16th of December. Last year we collected close to $3000. The teachers select two students (usually by a lottery system) that are able to go shopping for the family that their class has adopted. This year our shopping day will be December 16th. The school takes a bus with the teachers and students to Meijer for a 2-3 hour shopping trip. It is up to the kids to work within the amount of money that has been budgeted for the family. The gifts are brought back to the school and the whole class participates in the wrapping of the gifts.
Mrs. Collinsworth appreciates her helpers!
Mystery Hangout Fun
Students in Mrs. Comparato's class love to play Mystery Hangout with classes around the country!
4th Grade Research Projects
Students in Chromebook Connections are learning valuable research skills and how to create Google Slides.
Mystery Hangout Fun
Mrs. Ray's after school group has enjoyed learning from women in our community about economics.
Applied Technology & Science Class
Student learning from Mrs. Ray and splitting water molecules
Genius Hour Projects
Mrs. Agee's students have been working hard pursuing their passions!
The technology department needs to clean and update all devices over the two week break. Any devices not left at school will be put in a locked mode. Thanks for your help with this important part of maintaining a properly working computer.
Box Tops for Education
We are incredibly thankful for our South Grove family and your generosity with the November food drive.
Mrs. Bair's Class - Winners!
Way to go room 103!
Mrs. Bair's class celebrates Veterans Day by dressing in red, white, and blue.
Just a few reminders...
Students who bring Hot Cheetos, Doritos, or any kind of bag of chips may only bring a single serving size to lunch. Also.... carbonated beverages are not permitted at breakfast or lunch.
Students should not be dropped off at school prior to 8:05. If you are here early with your student, they must remain in your car until 8:05 and then there will be an adult to supervise them prior to school starting at 8:35. Please understand, leaving your student at school prior to 8:05 means they are unsupervised. Thank you.
Music Notes from Mr. Carney
Choral Winter Concert is December 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Beech Grove High School.