Southside Elementary News

Week of 9/13/2021

From Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Fureigh

It has been a WONDERFUL week that ended with some cooler morning temperatures, which is such a great relief from the HOT that we have been experiencing! We hope you all have an amazing weekend, and we look forward to another week of learning and making memories with your kiddos!

Grandparents' Week Festivities

Grandparents' Week is coming up and we want to celebrate our grandparents even though we are not allowed to have visitors right now. Here are some things that you need to know:

*Please email photos of your child with their grandparents to Melissa LeMay ( by September 17th. These will be used in a video to share out with our Southside family. This video will be shared on September 22nd.

*An art project for grandparents will be conducted in art classes as well.

Thank you for your help with this!

National Arts in Education Week

The week of the September 13 has been declared National Arts in Education Week. Southside is extremely blessed to have two of the best! Carla Eifling teaches Kindergarten art, and Emily Lang instructs all of our other students. We love you, ladies!

*Book Fair will be here September 24-Oct. 1*

GT News!

Congratulations to Southside's GT program for submitting a short film to the first annual Cabot film festival and making it to the top 20! They are now in the running for a top 5 prize to be announced at the festival this Thursday night!

Virtual PTO Meeting is Tuesday night at 6:00!

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Capturing Kids' Hearts

This year, our building has implemented the program called Capturing Kids' Hearts. This amazing social emotional kid-centered approach focuses on strengthening connections between teachers and students, establishing collaborative agreements on acceptable behavior, and ultimately raising students to a higher level of performance - behaviorally, academically, and socially. Feel free to ask your child about social contracts, checking each other, fouls, and what all they have learned so far through this program. It has been so rewarding to see all of their interactions so far, and we are excited to watch them grow as they learn different character words associated with CKH this school year. We will tie these character words into our PAW PRIDE program, and our first character word is EMPATHY.

Link to COVID Info - FAQs

If you have any questions regarding COVID guidelines, please visit our district website:

Breakaway Lanyards

Parents, if you send your child to school with a mask lanyard, please make sure they have a breakaway lanyard instead of the standard, solid band lanyard. The breakaway option is much safer for our children. Thank you for your help with this!
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Water bottles

Students need to have their water bottles sent to school with them daily. They are encouraged to get drinks throughout the day after recess, P.E., etc. They are especially important this school year because water fountains are closed. We do have water bottle refilling stations in the school. Please make sure to label your child's water bottle with his/her name.

Thank you for your help with this!

Chromebook Safety

  • Cabot Public Schools has taken measures to ensure that district issued Chromebooks are safe to use.
  • The Chromebooks you received from the district are controlled by the Cabot Public Schools network.
  • Once a student logs into the device, the district can track how it is being used, where it is located, and control what is being downloaded.
  • GoGuardian has been installed on each Chromebook. This application restricts access to things on the internet that are inappropriate. Students will only be able to install approved software on their Chromebook. However, no filter will catch everything.
  • Please continue to monitor your child's use with a Chromebook.

Monthly Birthday Celebration

Our day of celebration for August and September birthdays will be held on:

Friday, September 24th

We will not be celebrating with treats on any other day of the month. Please do not bring snacks to school on other days. We have very strict guidelines that allot only a certain amount of days to be able to have treats throughout the year. If you choose to send treats, please reach out to your child's teacher to discuss types of snacks to bring. Please drop treats off in the office and someone will take them down to the classroom. Parents will not be able to celebrate in the classroom. Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Upcoming Dates:


14: PTO Meeting @ 6:00

24: August/September Birthday Celebration

24: PAW Pride - Empathy

24 - Oct. 1: Book Fair