Southside News....

February 25, 2015

SAVE THE DATE!!

Southside Parent Night

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

What: Games, Crafts, Food, Book Fair and Fun!


Come join us for a fun-filled night of learning and excitement! You never know Mr. Willy Wonka may be in attendance!

3rd GRADE MUSIC PROGRAM- POSTPONED

Due to unfortunate circumstances regarding the weather, we are going to POSTPONE the 3rd grade program scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd. The students have not had a chance to come consistently to music class and I want your children to have a successful and confident performance! In order to make sure all children will enjoy themselves and their performance we are moving the program to a future date in May. I apologize to all for the extreme inconvenience but I truly believe your children will benefit from the extra rehearsal time. The annual Parent Night will still be held on Tuesday, March 3rd from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

SOUTHSIDE BOOK FAIR

Southside Book Fair

March 2nd- 6th

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Daily


Parent Night

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

MARCH

3rd- Southside Parent Night- 5:00 to 7:00 pm


5th- 2nd grade field trip to Shrek the Musical- CHS


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

ONE SCHOOL ONE BOOK

The book selected for our One School, One Book will be "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"


It's The Scrumdidilyuptious 50th anniversary of

"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"


Southside has been transformed into "Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory!"


Reading Schedule

Week Four

Monday, February 23rd – Chapters 25 +26
Tuesday, February 24th – Chapter 27
Wednesday, February 25th – Chapter 28
Thursday, February 26th – Chapter 29
Friday, February 27th – Chapter 30


School Wide Activities the students will have an opportunity to participate in:

  • Daily trivia questions over intercom & during lunch
  • "Golden Behavior Tickets" (Staff will hand out "golden tickets" when they catch students being good...like Gotcha being good! Students will write their name on the back of the ticket & put it in the "Golden Behavior Box" during lunch. Tickets will be drawn weekly and students will receive prizes)
  • Daily Lunchroom Activities...ex: Name that Character, Set purpose for reading next Chapter, Character Traits using our Character Words, Activities to encourage & reward active reading & listening.
  • Our culminating activity will be our Literacy Night...March 3rd! (MARK YOUR CALENDARS)

Reading aloud at home is valuable. It better prepares students to be effective readers, but it is also a fun, worthwhile family activity. Through the One School, One Book program, our goal is to build a community of readers at Southside. Everyone - students, parents, teachers, even support staff - will be reading the book and participating in the activities.


Happy Reading!

CABOT CTA TEACHERS WITH HEART AWARD

Cabot Classroom Teacher Association (CTA) has once again teamed up with Centennial Bank in Cabot to honor our district’s most outstanding educators.


The CTA is recognizing the great work of some of our best and brightest teachers with the annual “Cabot CTA Teachers with Heart Award.” Based on nominations from parents, colleagues, principals, students, and members of the public, three outstanding Cabot teachers will be recognized and awarded $250.00 in May.


Nominations will be accepted from January 15, 2015 to March 2, 2015.


If you would like to nominate a teacher for this award, you can download the nomination form for the Cabot website. cabotschools.org


Nominations can be dropped off at any school location in a sealed envelope or mailed to:

Pam Sowell
Eastside Elementary School
17 Bellamy Street
Cabot, AR 72023


*They must be postmarked by March 2, 2015


Questions concerning this award or the award process may be directed to:pam.sowell@cps.k12.ar.us, brandy.gwatney@cps12.ar.us or mckala.barnett@cps.k12.us

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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