Southside News

May 6, 2016 - Focus Next Week - Trustworthiness

From Mr. Backmeyer's Desk

ISTEP+ is DONE! Thank you to all of our staff, specifically Mrs. Jackson, for giving our students the best opportunity to show the many things that they know that can be assessed on a standardized test.


This also continues our week of THANK YOUs! Thank you to our school nurse, Mrs. Stephens, for her great work in taking care of all of us! You are a great asset! Thank you to our PTO for a great week of goodies and a great lunch today! AND...to our great staff that works tirelessly to give our students the best experience possible! YOU ARE THE BEST!


Have a great weekend!


IMPORTANT DATES:

May 13 - All student library materials will be due

May 14 - Literacy Festival at Central Middle School

May 25 - Report Cards Go Home/LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

August 2 - 16-17 OPEN HOUSE - New Families @ 5 and Everyone 5:30-6:30

All student library materials are due Friday, May 13th.

SOUTHSIDE BOOK FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Preview Day for students - Wednesday, May 11 during STAR time
  • Open Thursday, May 12 2:30pm-6pm (6th grade musical is this evening)
  • Open Friday, May 13 8am-4pm Students will visit with their class at a scheduled time during the day.



NEED HELPERS - Please sign up to help Southside Book Fair on VolunteerSpot today!

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Southside Elementary Blood Drive

Tuesday, May 17th, 2-7pm

1320 West 200 South

Columbus, IN

Southside Elementary Blood Drive

Bloodmobile

INFORMATION COMING HOME WITH YOUR CHILD ON May 12th!

Click here to sign up!

Thank you for your support! Our own Mrs. Mayer benefitted from the Indiana Blood Center!

· The donation process takes less than an hour.

· It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating.

· Most people are eligible to donate.

Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Call our donor contact center at (317) 916-5150 or (800) 632-4722 ext. 5150


Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day in order

to meet the patient needs at the 60+ hospitals it supplies.



More questions?

Feel free to contact: Jennifer Barrett(jbarrett@indianablood.org ).

County Library Summer Reading Club

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"On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!" - PSA with Kate 60 2016
FREE/REDUCED MEAL ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION OPEN HOUSE

This tells in English/Spanish about the July Open House

HONK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHERE: Southside Auditorium

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 pm AND Thursday, May 12, 1:00 and 7:00 pm


The sixth grade students of Southside Elementary are proud to present this year’s musical: Honk! Our adaptation of the story of the Ugly Duckling is sure to make you laugh, smile, sigh, and perhaps cry. Free will donation taken at the door!

TEXTBOOK/COURSE FEES DUE

Just a friendly reminder: Textbook/course fees are due Friday, May 20th. If you have questions or are unsure of your payment status, please email Mrs. Brown at brownjo@bcsc.k12.in.us.

Job OpeningS at Southside - Apply Online

Prime Time TA Position

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Category: Support Staff Job Postings

Building: Southside Elementary School


Prime Time Teacher Assistant position. Position is for 29.5 hours per week.


Special Education Teacher Assistant (LRC)


Employment Type: Full Time

Job Category: Support Staff Job Postings

Building: Southside Elementary School


Special Education Teacher Assistant position to work 6.5 hours per day.


Interested? MUST Apply Online @ http://www.bcsc.k12.in.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=15144

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NEW FLYERS ADDED WEEKLY! CLICK BELOW!

COMMUNITY EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES - Click HERE

Link to opportunities in our community!

2016 Summer Feeding Program Information

click here for more information

NORTHSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL INFORMATION

If you are interested in participating in sports for Northside Middle School next year, here are some important dates coming up soon:


Incoming 7th Grade Basketball Open Gym Dates

Boys - May 9,16 (6-7 PM) @ Northside Middle School - Gym 1 &2

Girls - May 11,18 (6-7 PM) @ Northside Middle School - Gym 1 & 2


Football Call-out Meeting

May 11th (6-7 PM) @ Northside Middle School - Cafeteria


Northside Dance Team Tryouts

May 14th (12-2pm) @ Northside Middle School - Gym 1

Central Middle School Sports Information

If you are interested in participating in sports for Central Middle School next year, here are some important dates coming up soon:


Football -

Open Facility @ CMS Football Field - May 10, 17, 24 from 5:30-6:30

Football Call-Out Meeting - May 11th @ 600-6:45 in CMS Grey Box Auditorium


Boys Basketball -

Open Gyms - May 12 from 6:00-7:00 in CMS Main Gym


Cross Country -

Cross Country Call Out Meeting - May 18th from 5:30-6:00 in CMS Cafeteria

KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT for 16-17

REGISTER NOW...MAKE SURE TO BRING:

  • Proof of Residency - electric/water/gas bill, mortgage/lease statement (NOT cable or phone bill)
  • Immunization Records
  • Birth Certificate

CONTENT BELOW HAS BEEN IN PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS BUT MAY BE HELPFUL

SOUTHSIDE NEEDS BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS!!

Information on this great program. Southside has seen HUGE gains for students who are partnered with a "big". We NEED 10 BIGS - If you have time or know someone who would be a good fit, please consider this program.

PTO INFORMATION

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LOOK: FREE Access to Thousands of Digital Books

Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home.


You can use http://www.arbookfind.com/ to check if a book is within your child's reading range.


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS and INFORMATION!

www.facebook.com/myONfanclub @myONreader

How to Log In to myON

1. Go to https://www.myon.com/school/hoosier/

2. Enter the School Name: Hoosier Family of Readers (The School Name will automatically populate as you type)

3. Enter the username read and password read.

4. Click the green Sign In button.

Get Connected with REMIND

CLICK HERE for directions on how to receive text message updates from Southside/Mr. Backmeyer

REMIND ME! Join the SES Community to receive EMERGENCY and EVENT information!

WHAT IF there was an EMERGENCY? WHAT IF we needed to GET INFORMATION TO YOU? This is a QUICK and EASY way to communicate needed information TO YOU!


Click on the Get Connected with REMIND above this article OR click on this link to get connected - remind.com/join/southsidep


Instructions in Spanish - click here

POP TAB CONTEST

Annual pop tab contest has begun.

Did you know that the meal assistance is not just about lunch?

If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family. Textbook Assistance, High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees & Dual Credit/AP Courses, Discounted Internet service, Discounted Computer, Discounts for Sports Program Fees, iCare afterschool program are some possibilities. See more information by clicking the links below.

Links to GREAT Information - More than Lunch 2016

Spanish version Spanish, More than Lunch


Questions? Please contact: Suzi Bruin, BCSC Nutrition Assistance Coordinator, at 812-314-3851 or bruins@bcsc.k12.in.us

Our Vision & Mission

Southside Vision

Good, Better, Best,

Never rest,

Until Your Good is Better,

and Your Better is Best!


Southside Mission

The Southside community will ensure all learners demonstrate growth by modeling positive choices and recognizing the gifts and challenges of each student through a collaborative working environment.

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