Southside Elementary News

Week of 3/28/2022

From Mrs. Morrow and Mrs. Fureigh

Welcome back!! We hope you all have had a wonderful Spring Break!! We look forward to seeing all of your sweet kiddos back in the building! And, this week, we welcome parents back for lunch! Please see below for specific guidelines. Here's to the start of an AWESOME 4th nine weeks!

IMPORTANT LOST AND FOUND INFO!

Our Lost and Found cup has runneth over! We have ONE MORE WEEK to allow parents and students to come and retrieve their Lost and Found items. AFTER THIS WEEK, they will be donated, as we no longer have space available to store these items. Please send your child or come by the office to see if your child has any items to claim! After April 1st, they will no longer be in the building.


Thank you for your help with this!

Parents can now join us for lunch!

Beginning March 28th, parents can now come back into the building for LUNCH, and we are so excited! We do have a few guidelines to follow as we try to get back to this normal routine:


*Students can not have friends join them at lunch - the student can eat with their parent, but no friends can come.

*Parents are allowed to bring lunch in from a restaurant or home for their child.

*You will have to be checked in at the office before you are able to go to lunch. Please have your driver's license with you in case we need to put it into our system. You will have to wear a name badge that is printed from the office in order to eat in the cafeteria.

*You will need to wait in the office area until your child's class comes to the cafeteria for lunch.

*There will be a specific area in the cafeteria designated for parents and their kids - tables have been marked for parents.


WELCOME BACK!

PAW Pride - April 8th and 22nd

Our next PAW Pride assembly will be Friday, April 8th. We will also have one on the 22nd. Students will learn all about the character word "perseverance" in preparation for this PAW Pride!

SPRING MAP TESTING WINDOWS

Our Spring MAP Assessment is right around the corner! The testing window is as follows:


April 11-15: Grades 3-4 MAP Window

April 18-22: Grades K-2 MAP Window

Let's Show Some Appreciation!

We have some appreciation days coming our way! Please feel free to show some love to our staff if you would like (completely optional)!


April 4: School Librarian Appreciation Day

April 6: Para Appreciation Day

April 8: Celebrate National Assistant Principal Week

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Fulcrum Award

Southside has won the Honorable Mention Department of Defense Fulcrum Shield Award. We have had a longstanding program that observes and participates in the annual Red Ribbon Week Campaign. We have partnered with the LRAFB Drug Demand Reduction Program, which has enhanced our abilities to reach populations outside the membership of our school to spread the anti-drug message through our district's social media and marketing departments. Over 500 scholars at Southside Elementary have challenged their parents to dedicate their lives to live drug free and promote healthy lifestyles!


Our school will be presented with this award on April 7th. We are so very honored and grateful to be able to receive this and continue to educate our community on this awareness!

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LUNCH MENU CHANGE - New HVAC being installed in cafeteria!

Beginning February 14th, a new HVAC will be installed in the cafeteria. The kitchen will not be used during this time frame. However, students will be going through the regular line to get food. To simplify food prep for Ms. Melinda during this possible six week process, we will be having the same foods from week to week. We should be resuming normally scheduled menu items soon! Until then, our weekly lunch schedule is the following:


Mondays - Pizza

Tuesdays - Nacho Kit

Wednesdays - Cheese Pizza

Thursdays - Turkey and Cheese Croissant with Chips

Fridays - Pepperoni Pizza


Sides - Carrots, Icee, assorted Fruit

Drinks - Milk or water

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Lexia Levels by Grade Chart

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TRANSPORTATION CHANGES

Parents,


If your child has a change in transportation at any time, please notify the office. Please do not only let your child's teacher know about this change. The office communicates and keeps track of these changes, so it is very important that they are aware. Thank you for your help with this!

Link to COVID Info - FAQs

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


https://www.cabotschools.org/covid-19information

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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 April birthdays will be held on:


Friday, April 22nd


We will not be celebrating with treats on any other day of the month. 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:

March:

28: Students return!


April:

4: School Librarian Appreciation Day

6: Para Appreciation Day

8: Celebrate National Assistant Principal Week

7: Presentation of Honorable Mention DoD Fulcrum Award

8: PAW Pride

11-15: Grades 3-4 MAP Window

18-22: Grades K-2 MAP Window

22: Class birthday celebration

22: Purple Up! for Military Kids

22: PAW Pride