January 13, 2014

Southside News

From the Principal...

Well... it has begun. Our Mr. Popper's Penguins reading challenge began on Friday, January 9th. Reading to children for 15 minutes a day sounds simple, but the results are permanent. Reading shapes the imagination, creates healthy dialogue, and promotes a love of reading.

Below are some vocabulary terms to think about from chapters 1 and 2. Review the vocabulary terms for all students. As you discuss, these sentences with your child, 3rd and 4th grade should recognize these sentences as complex sentences. This is a new skill for 3rd grade and a review for 4th grade students. What a great extension for learning at home.

  • When he came to the gate of the neat little bungalow at 432 Proudfoot Avenue, he turned in. (a low house, with a broad front porch, having either no upper floor or upper rooms set in the roof)

  • Mrs. Popper picked up her mending, while Mr. Popper collected his pipe, his book, and his globe. (things to be repaired by sewing or darning)

  • As he put on his spectacles, he was quite pleased at the prospect of a whole winter of reading travel books, with no work to interrupt him. (another term for glasses)

Happy Reading,

Casey Hanna

Mr. Popper's Penguins

  • After you finish each chapter, complete the coupons sent home with your child and turn them into Ms. Wilson in the library.
  • Your family's penguin will be placed on the "Penguin Plunge" wall. It will be moved down towards the final "Penguin Plunge" after each chapter is read together.
  • Coupons will also be placed in a drawing. Every Friday your family has a chance to win special prizes.


Southside needs gallon sized milk cartons!

Please wash them out and send them to your child's teacher or to the office.

We need over 450! Drink milk, it does the body good!



PTO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14th beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Hope to see everyone there!

Benchmark Bash

Selected 3rd and 4th grade students will participate in our Benchmark Bash tutoring sessions.

The After School "Benchmark Bash" tutoring sessions will be every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30.

Our first session will be Wednesday, January 15th from 3:30 to 4:30.

Pick-up will be in the FRONT car loading area at 4:30.

If you have any questions about the After School "Benchmark Bash" tutoring sessions, please call Mrs. Bridges at 501-743-3567 or email at lori.bridges@cps.k12.ar.us

Sessions will be held on:

Please mark your claendar.

Jan. 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

Feb. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

March 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19

April 2

Monday, January 20, 2014

Cabot Schools will be open on Monday, January 20, 2014. Please call our office if you have appointments or plans that need to be excused. 501-743-3567