Edition #31-April 11, 2016

4th Quarter...When the STARS Shine!!!

  • Not a review quarter- instruction needs to continue based on pacing guide...Don't go it alone this is the TIME to COLLABORATE more often!!!
  • Not “Panic Mode” we are in “URGENCY Mode” as we embark on the End of the School Year!!!
  • In order to Maintain the focus on LEARNING you may need to ASK questions more or Be More FLEXIBLE as what I have learned is the EOY in an Elementary School means many MOVING Parts!!!
  • Remember South Family...TEAM means Together Everyone Achieves More

HAPPY Birthday to YOU!!!

4/11-Priscilla Hall

4/14-Julie Hornsby

4/15-Tracy Pratt-Dixon

4/16-Nannette Cogill

4/17-Penny Tucker

Calendar Items

  • Ride with Confidence and Family Reunion Challenge for FunRun
  • AIG screening for select 3rd graders in Reading room from 9-11am
  • BTs and Mentor Meeting at 3:00 in the MHS Main Cafe


  • FUN RUN Day Rain or Shine
  • MGSD board meeting from 7-8:30 at Town Hall


  • Run with Endurance-Last Day for FunRun Pledging
  • 3rd grade laptop deployment from 3:30-6:45 in reading room and media center


  • 3rd Quarter Report Cards Released
  • Title 1 Monitoring from 9-10:30...Parents, SIT, Title Teachers, and Admin interviews-See Joyce or Mark with Questions about this.
  • Brag Tag Names to Admin.
  • 3rd grade laptop deployment from 3:30-6:45 in reading room and media center


  • Brag Tag Distribution


  • 4/18-Data due to Admin.
  • 4/19-Chick-Fil-A
  • 4/20-Early Release day and Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • 4/22-Dial Screening...All hands on flexible and inviting!
  • 4/23-Drive One for your School...Start telling everyone...Must be 18 to test drive and each test drive South gets $20!!! 9am-3pm at South!!!
  • 4/28-District Data Meeting

FUN RUN...Rain plan!!!

In the event that it rains:

Location: Gym/Cafeteria

All runners will enter through the cafeteria. There will be two running sessions. Girls will run first as boys cheer from the “pit” area in the center of the track. Then girls will cheer from the “pit” area as the boys run.


Kinder: 10am-11am

1st Grade: 11am-12pm

2nd Grade: 12pm-1pm

3rd Grade: 1pm-2pm


Bagged lunches will be delivered to your classroom. GRADE LEVEL REPS please let Ms. Anna know what time your grade level will eat lunch if it rains.


Will be eaten in the classroom (grab & go).

Also students will be sent straight to class at arrival.

An indoor vs outdoor decision will be made Tuesday morning at 7:30. We will communicate the decision via phone, Facebook, and the South website. PTSO has worked hard to be prepared for either situation, if you volunteered to bring a tent or generator, please still plan to bring that on Monday. We will store these items in Micklow’s old room.

Parents will receive a flyer with logistics for if it rains today, please be sure this flyer goes home with all students.

Please remind your students to wear their class shirts on Tuesday.


Star Tutoring is on for Monday and Thursday Morning but Thursday afternoon groups should be cancelled!

Link to Tutoring Spreadsheet is here.

BTs and Mentor District Meeting

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 3:00 in the MHS Campus Cafeteria for our final Beginning Teacher/Mentor Meeting and Celebration!

All beginning teachers and their mentors should be present for this final meeting.

SIT meetings

April 27 is leaders involved in our data meeting prep

May 11 is SIT for everyone

One item that needs discussing...FUN DAY on May 18th or May 20th! Thanks for your TEAM voice!

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Please join us on Saturday April 23rd and test-drive a new Ford vehicle. For every person who takes a test-drive in a Focus, Mustang, F-150, or any other qualifying new Ford vehicle during our event, for a test drive, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to South Elementary School. In total, as much as $6,000 could be raised! It’s simple! No sales pitch, no pressure, just a quick test drive to earn money for the school!