South Side Family Newsletter

March 2018

Spring Has Lots in Store for South Side!

Trailblazer Families,

We are reaching the final push of the school year at South Side Elementary. Over the last month we have had many evening activities for lots of our students and families. We have also completed the first round of ISTEP testing for grades three through six. As we head toward spring break, we will all continue to challenge our Trailblazer students to show great character and continue to set and achieve their goals. We appreciate your continued support with reading daily at home, providing a consistent bed time schedule, and showing your child that you are there for them. These are all healthy and extremely important duties for parents to take care of in order to provide children with what they need to thrive.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Happy Spring!

Jeff Harper



Twitter: @ssesprincipal

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Kindergarten Round Up

We will be holding Kindergarten round up on Thursday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at South Side Elementary. Please share this news with family and friends that will have a Kindergarten student next year. Parents will need to provide shot records, a birth certificate, Social Security cards, and any custodial documents if applicable.

FAME Festival Is This Weekend!

The artwork of over 85 of our South Side students will be exhibited at the Grand Wayne Center during this year’s FAME Festival. Each year more than 80 area schools participate in this fine arts festival. Last year over 20,000 people visited the two day festival making it the largest two-day annual event at the Grand Wayne Center. All students are invited to come and enjoy the exhibit, hear the choirs and participate in the FREE hands on art activities. There are also visiting professional artists and musicians demonstrating and performing.

The details:

Location: Grand Wayne Convention Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Dates: March 17 and 18
Hours: Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday : 12:00-5:00 pm. Make it-take it booths close at 4:00.
Admission: $ 5.00 for Adults, Under 18 are FREE!
FAME Celebration of Youth Concert with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company 3:00 pm Sunday.

ISTEP Encouragement Parade

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Important Dates

Click here for the 2017-18 East Noble School Calendar

Tues. March 13 4:00 PTO meeting in the library

Tues. March 13 6:30 pm 2nd and 4th grade music program

Fri. March 16 School-Wide Australian Culture Day

Sun. March 18 3:40 Music Makers Performance at FAME in Fort Wayne (Grand Wayne Center)

Mon. March 19 Sixth grade trip to Western Michigan University

Mon. March 19 6:00 pm Sixth grade band concert at ENMS

Tue. April 10 4:00 PTO meeting in the library

Thurs. April 12 5:30 to 7:00 Kindergarten Round Up

Fri. April 13 Progress reports issued

Fri. April 13 Donut Day--more info to come

Mon. April 16 ISTEP round 2 for grades 3-6--Schedule TBD

Fri. April 27 Arbor Day Celebration...Info and time TBD

Thurs. May 3 6:00 NEHS Induction Ceremony

Tue. May 8 4:00 PTO meeting in the library

Tues. May 8 6:30 pm 5th and 6th grade music program

Thurs. May 10 2:30 to 7:00 Spring Red Cross Blood Drive in the cafeteria

Thurs. May 17 6:00 pm South Side Entertainment Showcase

Tues. May 22 6:00 Preschool graduation in cafe

Fri. May 25* Report cards issued on last student day

Plan ahead! Click here for the 2018-19 East Noble School Corp Calendar.