South Side Family Newsletter

February 2020

Hello South Side Families!

Trailblazer Families,

It's that time of year that we are all getting tired of so many hours of darkness outside and lots of cloudy days. One way to combat this feeling is to keep our kids active. You've heard from your child about our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) challenges. Recently we challenged students to create something new out of a cereal box and this week we challenged them to create something new out of a water bottle. The designs and effort put in to both of these projects were really enjoyable to see and talk to kids about. We all have trash, so we all have the ability to challenge our kids to create something new. Be on the lookout for future STEM challenges. In the meantime, create your own challenge at home. Send me a picture and I'll post it on our school app and Facebook page. As always, if you have any feedback or questions please contact me. We'll see many of you soon at our parent/teacher conferences. If you would like to schedule a conference please contact your child's teacher. Our conference date is listed below in the important dates section along with many other upcoming events.

Jeff Harper


phone: 260-349-2200


Facebook: South Side Trailblazers

A few examples from our STEM Water Bottle Challenge

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5th Grade Parents

Current fifth grade families are invited to East Noble Middle School for a sixth grade schedule meeting. This will take place on Thursday, May 7 at 6:00 pm.

Preschool Round Up

We are holding a preschool round up during our Kindergarten round up on Thursday, March 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm in our preschool classroom wing. Attending round up for preschool will not guarantee a spot for new students for next year. We are looking for students that will be 4 years old during the 2020-21 school year and 5 years old by August 1, 2021. Come join us to learn about our preschool opportunities for next school year.

Kindergarten Round Up


Items needed for Kindergarten Round Up:

Birth certificate

Social Security card

Immunization record

Proof of residence - something showing your name and current address (utility bills, for example)

Custody documents if parents do not live together

**Forms can be picked up in the South Side office daily from 7:15 to 3:45. A form will be sent home with all students in the near future. Please share this with any family or friends that need to enroll a Kindergarten student for next year.

Art Update from Mrs. Hall: Second grade worked on two types of printmaking for their Winter Self-portraits. We did cardboard stamping for the background and styrofoam prints for our hats and mittens. To finish, we created a collage together and added a facial expression!

East Noble Mobile App

East Noble School Corporation is thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to sports events and activities, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administrators, student stories, and teacher contact information!

For a preview of this great new app, check out this You Tube video:

Download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store!

More information about how to locate our school lunch menu through the app:

Student Assistance Program

Friendly reminder! East Noble School Corporation has partnered with the Bowen Center and the Northeastern Center to help provide students support outside of school. East Noble Students are offered two free counseling sessions at both facilities. If you feel like your student may need someone else to talk to, please reach out to the Bowen Center at 800-342-5653 or the Northeastern Center at 347-2453.

Mrs. Carden is also available to speak to South Side students during the school day. Please give Mrs. Carden a call or send her an email at if you have any questions or concerns.

Weather Delays

Here are some things to remember for school delays:

Monday late start does not apply in the event of a weather delay, all times below are for Monday through Friday.

2 hour delay

Doors open: 9:45

School starts: 10:00

There is no school breakfast on delayed school days

ELearning Reminder

Although we hope to avoid school cancellations the reality is upon us that Mother Nature may have other plans. If your child has experienced any difficulty completing our previously planned ELearning days so far this year, or if you are experiencing any technical difficulties at home with your school-issued device please contact your child's teacher before we start to experience multiple weather related ELearning days. Students do have three school days to complete each ELearning day's assignments, but the process is much better for kids when they can complete their assignments at home on the day of ELearning.

Student Car Line Drop Off and Pick Up

We are happy to welcome parents to our car line each morning and afternoon. We ask that all cars waiting in line please turn off your vehicle, as we do want to promote our car line as a no idle zone. We also want to remind you that all East Noble school campuses are tobacco free meaning that we cannot allow smoking in our car line. Thanks for keeping the air around our school free of smoke and car fumes.

Important Dates

Click here for the East Noble School Corporation 2019-20 school calendar

February 21 End of trimester 2

February 26 Report cards issued

February 27 Parent/Teacher conferences 3:00 to 7:00 pm---All conferences scheduled with classroom teacher

February 27 Talent Show practice 2:45-3:30 for performers that have signed permission turned in

March 5 Talent show for the community 6:00-7:00 pm in cafeteria

March 11 Fourth grade field trip to Fort Wayne History Center and Allen County Courthouse

March 12 Kindergarten round up from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

March 13 Brazil Culture Day

March 16-20 Spring Book Fair

March 17 2nd and 3rd grade music program 6:00 pm

April 14 Progress reports issued

May 5 Fifth grade visit to Junior Achievement Biz Town

May 7 6:00 pm Current fifth grade meeting at East Noble Middle School for a 6th grade scheduling meeting

May 7 Kindergarten and 1st grade music program 6:00 pm

May 12 Senior walk through time TBD

May 14 Last day for student iPads to go home

May 15 Fourth grade field trip to Gene Stratton Porter

May 28 Report cards issued on last student day

June 24 Online student registration available for all East Noble School Corporation families

July 27 6th grade orientation at ENMS 8:00-11:30 am