South Side Family Newsletter

February 2019

Winter Arrived and Won't Stop!

Trailblazer Families,

It's amazing just how much impact our weather has had on our school schedule for the past few months. We understand how difficult it is to keep your students engaged in eLearning and ready to come to school when things have been so crazy with their school schedule. Please remember that communication with teachers is the number one way to keep things on track. If you have any questions or concerns reach out to your student's teacher immediately. If you need help contacting them, visit our website or call the school. We are happy to help you connect!

Jeff Harper


Phone: 260-349-2200


Twitter: @enssprincipal

Facebook: South Side Trailblazers

Penny Wars!

We are beginning a fundraiser for our friends with the Noble County Special Olympics. Over the next two weeks we will be collecting money to see what grade level of teachers, or the office staff will be transformed into human ice cream sundaes! Money will be collected daily in Compass Hall before school and during parent/teacher conferences.

Attendance Counts!

Students that have two or fewer absences and tardies between now and the end of May will be entered into a drawing to go off campus to lunch at a local restaurant with special guests from South Side Elementary!

Winter Parent/Teacher Conferences

Our winter parent/teacher conference date is tomorrow, Thursday, February 21 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Teachers will send invitations to parents that they feel need to come in for a conference. Any parent wishing to have a conference may also do so. If you would like to conference with your child's teacher and haven't received an invitation to do so please contact the teacher to schedule a time. If you can't make it during our scheduled time frame, teachers will accommodate alternative schedules to the best of their ability.

Kindergarten Round Up

Our annual Kindergarten round up will be held on Tuesday, April 16 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Children turning five years old before August 1, 2019 are eligible for Kindergarten enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. Parents should bring shot records and a birth certificate for us to copy at round up. During the round up event, parents and students will be able to meet many important people that are here to help every day at South Side. We look forward to meeting all of our new Trailblazers!

Ask Your Trailblazer About These Pictures!

Changes Coming to Lunch Payment System

Currently, East Noble uses My Payments Plus as our food service payment provider. After spring break we will be using a new system called E-Fund. More information will be sent in the future to make the transition a smooth one. Keep up to date by following our food service department on Facebook @ ENSCFood Service.

Visit our food service website for more information and to create an account before March 22. Here is the link:

Important Dates

Click here for the 2018-19 East Noble School Calendar

February 14 End of trimester 2

February 21 Report cards issued

February 21 Parent/Teacher conferences from 3:00 to 7:00 pm by invite or appointment

February 23 Robotics Competition at Wayne Center

March 6 School Board Meeting at South Side 6:00 pm

March 13 Fourth grade trip to FW History Center and Allen County Courthouse

March 18-22 Spring book fair

March 18-29 IREAD Testing Window for third grade students

April 15 Progress reports issued

April 16 Kindergarten round up 5:30-7:00 pm

April 18 PTO Sponsored Talent Show 6:00 pm in the South Side cafeteria--more info coming soon

April 22-May 17 ILEARN Testing Window for grades 3 through 5 (Replaces ISTEP testing)

May 14 Kindergarten and 1st grade music program

May 17 Fourth grade trip to Gene Stratton Porter

May 21 Fifth grade field trip to Camp Potawotami

May 24 Report cards issued on last student day