SOUTH SCHOOL

September 12, 2021

OPEN HOUSE

Here is our upcoming Open House schedule. This is an Adults Only event. Please go directly to your student's classroom. As we continue to keep our schools safe as possible, we ask that you wear masks and please stay home if you have any symptoms. Thank you!


Wednesday, September 22nd

6:00-6:30 Third Grade

6:30-7:00 Fourth Grade

7:00-7:30 Fifth Grade


Thursday, September 23rd

6:00-6:30 Kindergarten

6:30-7:00 First Grade

7:00-7:30 Second Grade

SOUTH SCHOOL FUN RUN!

South Elementary families!


We are excited to kick off our South Elementary Fun Run on 10/1. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for the courtyard, curriculum enrichment, and to strengthen our school community.

Here’s what all students can get excited about:

  • Fun, engaging character development lessons

  • A high-energy event to give our school a much-needed boost of fun!


Registration to help our school opens up THIS WEEK on 9/17. Go to mybooster.com in order to register. Be on the lookout for more details.


Thank you for supporting South Elementary through the South Elementary Fun Run.

HELP WANTED!

South School is looking to hire a lunch monitor! We are looking for someone to help in the cafeteria Monday-Friday from 10:45-1:45. This is a paid position. Please email Brenda at brenda.lee@andoverma.us if interested.

FINAL CALL FOR ROOM PARENTS!

The only class still in need of room parents is Mrs. Zappas. If this is your class, please consider volunteering!!!

To inquire about the role or to volunteer, please email Laura Veligor at lauraveligor@gmail.com.

There will be a room parent meeting on Monday, 9/20/21 @ 9:15 am. It will be held at the South School library.

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - UPDATED

Parent volunteers are needed to help out in the library with book check out, book reshelving and other miscellaneous library projects. The following classes are in need of volunteers to come in 2x per month during library class time. If you have a child in one of these classes and you would like to volunteer, or if you have any questions about volunteering in the library, please email Kate Geary (kathrynrgeary@gmail.com).


1st Grade

Ms Zappas: Tuesdays 1:40 - 2:27 PM


2nd Grade

Ms Theodorou: Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:17 PM


3rd Grade

Ms Pierce: Thursdays 11:18 - 12:05 PM


4th Grade

Ms Fecteau: Mondays 10:25 - 11:12 AM

Ms Young: Tuesdays 10:25 - 11:12 AM


5th Grade

Ms McPhee: Wednesdays 9:20 - 10:07 AM

SCHOOLOGY

As you know, the beginning of the school year can be a crazy time! Trying to understand and navigate all the digital platforms that our students use can be confusing. This year we are happy to announce that we have a short mini course for parents in Schoology. We have a few “lessons” that hopefully give you a better understanding of the tools we use and how to find help.


The course touches on some of the major the Digital Learning Tools (including a few Schoology tutorials), Student Data Privacy, and a guide on how to find help throughout the school year for any specific questions you may have. Also, as a fun bonus you can earn a “badge” for completing the course. A badge is simply a little recognition that you completed the course and gets “pinned” to your Schoology profile if you choose to participate.


To access the course all you need to do is visit, https://www.andoverlms.schoology.com. Use Your Aspen Family Portal credentials to log in. Once in Schoology, navigate to Courses. There you will find the Andover Parent Course. Once you click in the course you can open the folder and begin! Here is a video tutorial to help you with the steps to access the course:

View on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wstwl3YjgII

View on Wevideo: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2365988499

BALLARDVALE CELEBRATION - 10/16/21

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LUNCH

All students are able to receive 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch daily during the 2021-2022 school year. Lunches will need be preordered. Please see the FAQ linke below for further information and the menu.


FAQ for the Andover Nutrition Program


Menu

UPCOMING DATES, MEETINGS, ETC.


  • September 20: Room Parent Meeting @ 9:15

  • September 22: OPEN HOUSE 3-5

  • September 23: OPEN HOUSE K-2

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