South Grove Intermediate School

News and Notes for May

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From Mrs. Reid

Thank you very much for supporting our schools and voting Yes twice! It's a great day to be a Hornet!

It's hard to believe we are in the last month of the 2014-2015 school year. This month students will finish the ISTEP test, strive to meet their final AR goal, and continue to work hard in the classroom to master all the skills needed for the next grade.

Please continue to follow your child's progress in Parent Connect. We know some students get a case of "spring fever" and we all need to work together to help stay focused on our academic goals!

Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather! I will look forward to seeing you at our Awards Day on May 29th when we celebrate all the accomplishments from this incredible school year.

-Mrs. Reid

Save the date!

May Dates

Week of May 4th Teacher Appreciation week

May 12 4th Grade Field Trip

May 13 4th Grade Field Trip & Art Show from 4-8 Hornet Park Community Center

May 19 Muffins with Mom

May 20 6th Grade Field Trip - Victory Field & Last day for AR testing

May 25 Memorial Day - No School

May 26 AR Ice-Cream Party

May 28 Survivor Day & Report Cards Go Home

May 29 Last Student Day: Awards Ceremony & 6th Grade Dance

We LOVE our Volunteers!

Survivor Day 2015

Survivor Day is almost here! This annual event will be on Thursday, May 28th. To prepare for the big event there are a few things we need. Please send the following items with your students as soon as possible.

1. All students need to bring a white t-shirt to be tie dyed & $.50 to help off set the cost of the dye.

2. We are looking for donations of any and all sizes of rubber bands that will be used to tie the shirts before they get dyed.

3. Mrs. Newman is looking for volunteers that want to assist on Survivor Day. This school-wide event depends on our wonderful volunteers. Please contact Mrs. Newman if you can help, at any time during the day. (

Thanks in advance for making the 2015 Survivor Day a huge success!

Step it up! ISTEP Continues!

Students are busy testing and showing what they know! Your child's teacher will share the class testing schedule with you. Regular testing will finish by Friday, May 8th. Make up testing will finish the week of May 11th. Please do your best to make sure your child is present at school each day!

Sixth Graders Working Hard!

Music Notes

The 5th Grade Choir, 6th Grade Choir, and 6th Grade Band concert is Tuesday, May 19th at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the South Grove Gymnasium. The last day for 6th grade band and choir is Wednesday, May 27th.

Instrument testing for current 5th graders interested in band next year will take place on Wednesday, May 20th and Tuesday, May 26th between 4 pm and 7 pm. Paperwork will be sent home by Friday, May 8th. All current 5th graders will bring paperwork home and must choose between band, choir, and LEAD in 6th grade. These papers are due by Friday, May 15th.

-Mr. Carney

Final A.R. Ice Cream Celebration!

Students that reach their entire 4th grading period A.R goal will enjoy an ice cream sundae on Tuesday, May 26. Keep reading students! You can do it!

-Mrs. S. Johnson

Box Top Contest - Ends May 18th

We’re racing toward the end of the school year. This is our last Box Top Contest for the year. The classroom with the most box tops will win a Surprise for their class.

Bring in all those box tops you've been saving. Ask family and friends to save them for you, too. To view a list of all the products that have box tops go to The contest will end on Friday, May 18, 2015. Be sure to put your room number on the baggie/envelope of box tops brought in. Thank you for participating!

Getting Googly!

Twelve educators from South Grove attended the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) Summit. This was an excellent conference designed to support teachers and their use of the Google suite of tools supporting teaching and learning. (Not pictured - Nancy Wilson, Rachel Omeish, and Kelly Agee)
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Top Sellers - Fundraising FUN!

Happy Mother's Day

We are lucky at South Grove to have a few mother-daughter and mother-son teams. There is something special about sharing South Grove with those you love!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and grandmothers in our South Grove family!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Please consider dropping off aluminum cans and paper products to the South Grove recycle bins. By doing this you are helping to financially support our physical education program. Mrs. Newman appreciates the help as she educates students on not only living a healthy life but making healthy choices for our planet.