Edition #24-February 15, 2016

Why do you do what you do?

Well fellow educators I ask you to ask yourself why you do what you do? I agree with all that are pay is not sufficient considering the demands and hours you all put in. I also agree we as educators need to fight for change locally and beyond because what we do matters for our students and our society! In addition, with your skill sets of multi-tasking, technology innovators, and content scientists many of you could land a job that would meet more of your financial needs...BUT you continue to teach and lead others to do the same? Why?

I for one do continue because I feel the LOVE from our students and their families. I also feel I am the right person to make a difference in their lives by providing/ensuring they receive an outstanding education! I also feel the love from staff members I have learned with and from each and every day and I feel an obligation to not let them down as we hold hands together to better the chances our students have choices in their lives! The picture of the hearts on my door this week did not remind me of the craziness that V-day can bring on elementary students who were given SUGAR (not the best teaching method) it reminded me of why I do what I do!

Calendar Items

  • Optional Teacher Workday with a two hour delay. Select staff to attend CPI training at MIS at 10:00am.


  • District Data Information Meeting from 2:30-4:00 at MMS...Be sure to leave to avoid MMS traffic.
  • Chick Fil A from 5-8pm.


  • National Digital Learning Day...Inform Lauren and Susan what you are doing so we can create that Padlet for all to learn from each other.
  • Access testing for ELL learners continues in reading room/Art Room 9-11:45.
  • SIT/Leadership Meeting from 3:30-4:30 in reading room.


  • Principal Team meeting from 9-11:30 at MMS
  • Standard Based PD from 10-11(Kinder), 11-12 (1st), 1-2 (2nd) in reading room.
  • Cafeteria Benefits appointments...See Cindy if you need to change.


  • Cafeteria Benefits appointments...See Cindy if you need to change.


2/22-PTSO meeting from 6:30-7:30

2/22-Spring Pictures

2/24-Staff meeting

2/25-Interim Reports

2/29-3/4 Read Across America

3/2-Kindergarten Registration from 9-1 at the Mack Center!

Boosterthon Pep Rally is from 2-3 on Monday April 4th (first day back from Spring Break)

Boosterthon Fun Run is April 8th

Dial Screening for incoming Kinders on April 22nd

Drive One for Our School Fundraiser on Saturday April 23rd from 9am to 3pm at South.

NEW to the South Team!

  • Please welcome Sue Schaeffer who is our new Title 1 tutor who hit the ground running last week...Joyce's words...GREAT FIT and HIRE for our SOUTH STARS.
  • Also, please welcome Joy Byrd who is student teaching in Mrs. Tomlin's room. Joy is finishing up her degree at Mitchell and has both student teaching and classes this semester so be sure to encourage her during this stressful time.



We had a busy week...

  • Book Fair went amazing! Thanks to all the staff and volunteers for the extra hours!
  • Yummy Staff Appreciation Soup and Salad from our PTSO...Delicious!
  • Love the Bus Week...Our drivers mean the world to us and our students! Mrs. Robinson leadership with this is summarized by a driver's statement...South had the best overall appreciation this week!
  • Productive Staff meeting...Thanks 2nd grade for your EduCannon creation! Great discussions!!! Thanks again to all for making arrangements to stay late for all our Book Study presentations!
  • Boosterthon planning has begun...Theme is Big World Recess! More details to come!
  • O ya the week began with the 100th day of school activities! (seems so long ago)
  • Pancake Appreciation B-fast surprise is just a small token for all staff who stay late, come early, tweet 24/7, go back to school, get National Boards, collaborate, train others, lead others, and most of all for the daily energy/Love you all bring to our students!


  • Just a reminder that we are participating in the "Jeans for Hunger" project. You may wear denim on Mondays in February and March. The cost is $20 a month or $5 a week. Please pay me to get your stickers.
  • Spirit wear forms due back on Feb 19. Money and forms are to be placed in the PTSO safe in the records room, not in their mailbox. Also, 2/19 will be the last day for collection.

South Elementary

Remember we are a TEAM and that means Together Everyone Achieves More and the best trait our TEAM can practice is LOVE because "Love is all you Need".

2nd quarter DATA is in...

Here is our data for this quarter. Our South leaders will represent and speak for all your hard work this information details at our meeting tomorrow. Thanks for all you do and remember that this data improves only with a TEAM approach that embraces ALL students! Keep it up as I remain very Proud of each of your continuous improvements!

2nd Quarter Elementary Data Meeting 2015-16