Southside News....

March 9, 2015

3rd and 4th grade PARCC Testing

Our 3rd and 4th grade students will be taking the PARCC exam on March 10th, 11th & 12th. This test will begin each morning at 8:00am. It’s very important that your child be on time so they can participate with their class on this test. Testing will end around noon on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 9:30am on Thursday. A good breakfast at home or at school is encouraged along with a restful night. Your child has been practicing with their class on this new assessment and we know they are going to do their very best!

Lunch Schedule March 10th, 11th & 12th

2nd grade- 10:30-11:00

1st grade- 11:00-11:30

Kindergarten- 11:30-12:00

3rd grade- 12:00-12:30

4th grade- 12:15-12:45


· Because our 3rd & 4th Graders will be taking the State Assessments we are changing the lunch schedule for March 10th, 11th & 12th.

SHREK THE MUSICAL: 2nd GRADE

Grade: 2nd grade

Re-scheduled Date: Tuesday, March 10th

2nd grade students will be transported to the CHS auditorium to attend the Cabot High School Theatre production of Shrek the Musical. Students will leave Southside Elementary at noon. We are so excited that the High School was able to re-schedule this wonderful production and we are looking forward to an exciting fine arts event!

EXTENDED BOOK FAIR

Due to the recent weather, Southside has decided to extend the Book Fair until Tuesday, March 10th.


Last chance to get great deals on Scholastic Books!

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent/ Teacher Conferences are March 17th and 19th. 2:30 dismissal on both days and conferences will be held from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m.


School will be in session on Friday, March 20th. (Snow day)


You will receive or have received a conference sign-up sheet. If not, please contact your child's teacher or the Southside office at 501-743-3567.

Updated District Calendar

Students last day of school is Friday, June 5, 2015.

IMPORTANT DATES

MARCH

10th, 11th and 12th- PARCC: Performance Based Assessment for 3rd and 4th graders


17th and 19th Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. (2:30 dismissals)


18th- LifeTouch Spring Pictures


20th- School will be in session (Snow Day Make-up) 2:30 dismissal


23rd-27th Spring Break


APRIL

1st- Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures


9th and 10th- Muffins for Moms

7:30-8:00 am in the Media Center


April 14th, 15th, 16th- ITBS testing for 1st and 2nd graders


20th and 21st- Kindergarten Registration


21st- G/T 3rd grade field trip


22nd- Life Touch Class Pictures


23rd- 2nd grade field trip


23rd and 24th- Donuts for Dads

7:30-8:00 am in the Media Center


28th and 29th- EOY PARCC testing for 3rd and 4th grade students

CABOT SCHOOLS NEW APP!

Cabot Public Schools is proud to debut its new mobile app.


The app gives parents, students, staff and patrons direct and immediate access to school news, notifications, student info, resources and much more!


All this information is available in one place and right at your fingertips. It’s also free and just a single download away.


The free official Cabot Public Schools app is available right now in the App Store for iPhones and on Google Play for Android users.


If you have an iPhone, to get started visit the App Store and search for Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District. Once you find it, just click on it to download the app to your phone.


If you have an Android phone, you’ll go to Google Play, and again either search Cabot Public Schools or Cabot School District and download it to your phone.


Once it’s downloaded, you’ll want to explore all the features available. It’s a great place to stay connected.


• Keep up-to-date on the district’s top news stories

• Customize your app to follow and get notifications from the district and/or school(s) of your choice

• Calendar of school events

• Find contact and staff information on each school and departments

• Access student information, grades, upcoming assignments, and cafeteria balances

• If you’re new to the district, find your school and your student’s bus route

• Lunch menus

• Pay cafeteria balances

• Resources for students, parents, faculty and staff

• Provide feedback, suggestions or contact the superintendent


Our new Cabot Public Schools app also automatically translates all this information into more than 50 languages. All you have to do is go to the Settings Icon and select your preferred language.


If you’re not able to download the app, don’t worry. We'll still continue distributing all our information just like we have before through social media, phone calls, texts, emails, website, school announcements, and newsletters. This new app is just another tool to help us connect with you.


*We encourage you to always follow the district (Cabot Public Schools) to keep up-to-date on important information.

BOX TOPS MAKE A "PAW"SITIVE DIFFERENCE AT SOUTHSIDE

We have great news! We will begin the incentive program here at Southside again this year! It was proven success last year at Southside and we want to continue for students and parents to turn trash into cash! The cash for the Box Tops program helps with many things including new technology for Southside. We hope you will help us meet our Box Top goal this year!


Each Box Top is worth 1 point. Points will be updated weekly. You can check your class progress on the front wall! Prizes will be:

500 points= Popcorn Party

1,000 points= Popsicles

1,500 points= Ice Cream

2,000 points= Snow Cones

3,000= Pizza Party


Remember you will be working as a class! Your teacher will also get some cool incentives when the students do!


If you have any questions about Box Tops please contact Heather Johnson @ heatherb3585@yahoo.com.

REMIND

Mrs. Hanna has created Southside Elementary 2014-15 on Remind.


Follow these simple steps to join!


1. Download the Remind app. It's free!

2. Enter the class code

@sse2014-15


OR visit this link:

www.remind.com/join/sse2014-15


Join via SMS!

Enter this number:

(479)935-2588 with the following message: @sse2014-15


What's Remind?

Remind is a simple way for you to stay connected and up-to-date with what's happening at Southside. By joining Southside Elementary 2014-15 on Remind, you're choosing to receive messages via push notifications. SMS, or email. Don't worry, your phone number will not be shared with anyone else in Remind.

SOUTHSIDE TWITTER

Twitter is a perfect opportunity for you to see the latest activities that are occurring at Southside. If you have not signed up for Southside Twitter you can follow us @Cabot_Southside.
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