South Park Parent Newsletter

November News

From the Principal's Desk

I can’t believe how fast this school year is flying by! With the first quarter of school already behind us, I want to again thank you for participating in our parent teacher conferences. It is so great working together as a team to make this school year the best it can be for each child.

This month, our students earned their second PBS celebration for great classroom and school behavior. Students had a fun time watching a fall video and eating popcorn! We are already excited for our next PBS celebration!

Parents, please be advised that with the weather change comes the need for warm jackets or coats at recess time.

Classes go outside everyday unless it is raining and students need to be prepared for the weather change. Be sure to send the appropriate clothing to school and safe shoes to help insure that your child is comfortable during the recess break. Thank you!

Library News

Thanks to generous donations from the community and friends, the South Park library will soon be home to 18 new beanbag chairs for student use. Thanks to Mrs. Jennifer Barnett who decided that the kids needed some comfortable seats.

School Counselor's News

During October's counselor lessons students learned about staying safe. We will continue personal safety lessons in November, but will be focused on abuse prevention. Unfortunately, sexual abuse is a reality for some children. My hope is these lessons will help prepare students to recognize abuse and feel comfortable telling someone if it ever happens. More information will be coming home about the lessons and an informational parent night regarding abuse prevention.

Title News

Reading for Meaning!

Here’s a fun family reading activity to emphasize “meaning” …write short notes to your child and leave them around the house where they are sure to find them! Leave a message in their lunchbox… “I know you don’t like carrots, but they are good for YOU!” Praise good behavior with a note on their bedroom door… “Thanks for picking up your toys tonight!” or,

reminders on the bathroom mirror… “Please rinse me. Signed, Your Toothbrush.”


Your child will be delighted to find notes from you and will love reading them aloud, which builds fluency and comprehension. Don’t be surprised if you start finding notes from YOUR child… “Can we have cake for supper tonight? Please?” Signed, Jay

Upcoming Events

  • November 6: PTO Meeting 5:30 in South Park's Library
  • November 13-17: American Education Week
  • November 14: Board Meeting 5:30 at Central Office
  • November 16: Family Fun Night 5:30-7:00 at South Park
  • November 21: Progress Reports go Home
  • November 21: South Park Grand Opening Tour at 5:45
  • November 22-24: No School--Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 29: Picture Retake Day
  • December 4: First Grade Program

First Grade Music Program

This year we are holding our music programs at the High School Auditorium! This will allow for better seating and viewing and will also allow our students to experience the big stage! Please click on link below for more information from Ms. Vestal!

Partner's in Education

Sam’s Health Mart, Country Quilt Shop, Wal-Mart D.C., Ameren, O’Loughlin Dental

Mission/Vision

Moberly Vision: The Spartan way is excellence for All!

Moberly Mission: To ensure all students have a quality education and sense of direction.

South Park Mission: To inspire students to become life-long learners.