Southside News....

February 11, 2016

Message from Mrs. Hanna...

School will be in session Monday, February 15th. This day was designated on the school calendar as a possible snow day. Due to the snow day on Friday, January 22nd we will make it up on February 15th.

We have lots of screenings coming up this month.

  • Free Dental Screenings for 2nd grade students, Friday, February 19th.
  • BMI (Body Mass Index) Screenings on Tuesday, February 23rd for grades K, 1st, 2nd, and 4th.
If you have any questions about the upcoming screenings, please fill free to contact Nurse Kim at 501-743-3567 or by email

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Internet Safety Parent Night Tuesday, February 16th, at 5:00 Southside Cafeteria.

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Educationally Yours,

Casey Hanna

Principal, Southside Elementary


Does your child know how to use your smartphone and computer better than you? We have parents tell us this all the time.

Knowledge is power!

Come join us for a program by the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office and Cabot Public Schools Technology Department, BJ Brooks, about Internet Safety.

The program will include information on cyber bullying, avoiding risky behaviors online, and how to protect your child against online predators.

February 16, 2016 at 5:00

Southside Elementary Cafeteria

CTA Teachers With Heart Award:

Nomination Time

Cabot Classroom Teacher Association (CTA) has once again teamed up with Centennial Bank in Cabot to honor our district’s most outstanding educators.

The CTA is recognizing the great work of some of our best and brightest teachers with the annual “Cabot CTA Teachers with Heart Award.”

Beginning January 15, 2016 – March 2, 2016, parents, colleagues, principals, students, and members of the public can nominate Cabot teachers for this award.

Changes this year include: Fourteen teachers (seven elementary finalists Pre-K-6 and seven secondary finalists 7-12) will be selected as finalists for the “Cabot CTA Teachers with Heart Award.”

All finalists will be recognized at the end of year district meeting in May and two outstanding teachers (one elementary teacher and one secondary teacher) will be presented with the “Cabot CTA Teachers with Heart Award” and $300 cash!

Again, nominations will be accepted from January 15, 2016 to March 2, 2016.

If you would like to nominate a teacher for this award, go to online nomination form.

Nominations can be dropped off at any school location in a sealed envelope or mailed to:

Pam Sowell
Eastside Elementary School
17 Bellamy Street
Cabot, AR 72023

*They must be postmarked by March 2, 2016.

Questions concerning this award or the award process may be directed, or


PTO will host another Southside Skate Night at Joyland Skating Rink on Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Lace up your skates and join us for some fun!

Southside’s 2015-2016 READING CHALLENGE

Beginning November 20th Southside students will be challenged to read a book for each BINGO square.

Mark an “X” over the square when completed and add the book title to the corresponding line on the back of the BINGO card. An adult must initial each book read.

Once you have completed a Black Out bring your BINGO card to Ms. Wilson, our Librarian, and you will receive an invitation to our End of the Year Reading Celebration.

You will also get caped with your “Reading Super Power” cape and your picture will be added to our “Reading is My Super Power” Wall of Fame.

All BINGO cards must be completed by May 1st for you to be eligible for the Reading Celebration.


Yearbooks are still on sale now! The price has increased to $25. You can send cash/check (payable to SS) or you can order online at .

If you are interested in adding a namestamp, your order MUST be placed online. Each of these add-ons will be an additional $5.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email


Fitness Frenzy Week- May 2nd-6th

May 2nd - Kindergarten

May 3rd - 1st grade

May 4th - 2nd grade

May 5th - 3rd grade

May 6th - 4th grade



15- School is in session

16- Internet Safety Parent Night 5:00 Southside Cafeteria

17- 4th grade K-Kids to Cabot Nursing Home

19- 2nd grade Dental Screenings

23- BMI Screenings for grade K, 1st, 2nd and 4th

PTO Skate Night at Joyland Skating Rink 5:00-8:00 pm


14th, 15th, and 17th- P/T Conferences

15- Lifetouch Spring Pictures

18- No School

21-25 Spring Break


1- One School One Book Kick-off Celebration

5th, 6th, 7th- ITBS State Testing for 1st and 2nd graders

7th and 8th Muffins for Moms

12- 3rd grade G/T Field Experience

14th- Class Pictures

18th and 19th ACT Aspire State Testing for 4th graders

20th and 21st ACT Aspire State Testing for 3rd graders

21st and 22nd Donuts for Dads


Fitness Frenzy Week!

2- Kindergarten

3-1st grade

4-2nd grade

5-3rd grade

6-4th grade

20- CHS Graduation

25- Last Day of School


Click the 2015-2016 District Calendar bar to view the new Cabot Public Schools calendar.


Click the Cabot Public Schools Website bar to take you directly to the District Homepage.


We have great news! We will have the incentive program here at Southside again! It was proven success last year at Southside and we want to continue for students and parents to turn trash into cash! The cash for the Box Tops program helps with many things including new technology for Southside. We hope you will help us meet our Box Top goal this year!

Remember to collect those BOX TOPS over the summer to help your upcoming class win some cool prizes!

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Twitter is a perfect opportunity for you to see the latest activities that are occurring at Southside. If you have not signed up for Southside Twitter you can follow us @Cabot_Southside.

Southside PTO Celly Account

If you would like to receive PTO news and up-dates you can text ssepto_2015 to the number 23559.

First PTO meeting will be Tuesday, September, 1st at 8:30 a.m.


Cabot Public Schools is proud to debut its new mobile app.

The app gives parents, students, staff and patrons direct and immediate access to school news, notifications, student info, resources and much more!

All this information is available in one place and right at your fingertips. It’s also free and just a single download away.

The free official Cabot Public Schools app is available right now in the App Store for iPhones and on Google Play for Android users.

If you have an iPhone, to get started visit the App Store and search for Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District. Once you find it, just click on it to download the app to your phone.

If you have an Android phone, you’ll go to Google Play, and again either search Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District and download it to your phone.

Once it’s downloaded, you’ll want to explore all the features available. It’s a great place to stay connected.

• Keep up-to-date on the district’s top news stories

• Customize your app to follow and get notifications from the district and/or school(s) of your choice

• Calendar of school events

• Find contact and staff information on each school and departments

• Access student information, grades, upcoming assignments, and cafeteria balances

• If you’re new to the district, find your school and your student’s bus route

• Lunch menus

• Pay cafeteria balances

• Resources for students, parents, faculty and staff

• Provide feedback, suggestions or contact the superintendent

Our new Cabot Public Schools app also automatically translates all this information into more than 50 languages. All you have to do is go to the Settings Icon and select your preferred language.

If you’re not able to download the app, don’t worry. We'll still continue distributing all our information just like we have before through social media, phone calls, texts, emails, website, school announcements, and newsletters. This new app is just another tool to help us connect with you.

*We encourage you to always follow the district (Cabot Public Schools) to keep up-to-date on important information.

Free and Reduced Form is now available online!

Parents can now fill out free and reduced forms online! Check this out: