Southern Pines Elementary Bulletin

January 15, 2016

I still can't get used to writing 2016!!!

Pasta for Pennies

You all received an email from Ms. Beavers about this. It is a very worthwhile program. Please encourage your kiddos to participate. Every little bit helps!

M Class/SRI

Thanks to everyone for all of your hard work in getting through the assessments. We have seen fantastic growth. Keep it up.


Mid year PDP's will need to be completed in the next couple of weeks. Unless you have heard from administration your PDP should be fine. You will just need to go in and complete the mid year information.

Staff Meeting Next Wednesday

School Improvement Site Visit

Our site visit went well on Tuesday. Our visitors were very complimentary of the classrooms that they visited. Visitors commented on engagement in the classrooms and the positive behaviors that were on display both in the classrooms and in the halls.

Sales Tax Referendum Meeting

Remember to include the sales tax referendum meeting @ AES in your parent communications. The meeting is on January 26th @ 6:00.


By now everyone knows that our school will operate on a traditional calendar only next year. At the monthly leadership meeting Monday principals of dual track schools were informed that there would be a method/opportunity for employee questions that would be shared soon. I will let you know as I know.

January 22

Next Friday, January 22nd will be an optional teacher workday. If you do not plan on working you will need to take an annual day through the AESOP program.

Long Weekend

Enjoy your long weekend......and remember the reason for it.


I will attempt to embed a couple of my favorites for your optional viewing pleasure. They both always give me chills. The first is MLK's speech supporting striking sanitation workers in Memphis, TN. The complete version is online as well. The second is Robert Kennedy's speech to citizens of Indianapolis, IN after he learned of Dr. King's death.
"I've Been to the Mountaintop" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Greatest Speech Ever - Robert F Kennedy Announcing The Death Of Martin Luther King


January 18 Holiday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20 Staff Meeting After School

January 26 Parent/Staff Information Session on Sales Tax @ AES 6:00

February 2 3rd and 5th to Symphony Performance @ PCHS 10:45

February 4 Celebrating Black History Month at SP Public Library 5:30

February 5 Group Class Pictures

February 11 3rd and 5th Health Screenings Auditorium Lobby beginning @ 8

February 16 PTA Meeting 6:30

February 26 Early Release for Students/Required District PD for staff

Scene Around Campus

Might this be an indication that our building is a little old?
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In case you missed it the sunrise was beautiful this morning! Sometimes it helps to just stand back and enjoy the things in life that are free!
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Great happenings in our classes!
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Congratulations to our "Caught Being Good" winners.
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