South Side Family Newsletter
Spring is just a few short days away! Last week's eLearning took all of us by surprise with three consecutive days out of the building. All assigned eLearning from last week is due by the end of the school day this Friday, March 6 in order for students to be counted as present for the days that we missed last week. Please be sure to ask your child's teacher about any confusion you may have regarding eLearning assignments. We can't count students as present for the school day unless they complete eLearning assignments. Keep in mind that we do allow three school days after returning from eLearning to complete all assignments.
March is a busy month leading up to our two week spring break. The Important Dates section below has been updated and contains a lot of information to take note of. With our spring season also comes our testing season for the school year. It's amazing to think that we are already planning for end of year assessments for all students.
Please continue to support your children's education as the weather improves and they start to mentally drift toward spring break. We will do our best to keep things engaging and interactive in school so that students can continue to demonstrate academic gains.
Please contact me with positive feedback or ideas that you have to improve our school. I hope you all have a nice spring break with your kids!
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School-Wide Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters
A fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters began the last week of February. Students have been given the goal of raising $300 in change and bills. If this goal is met, Mr. Harper will be required to work on the roof for an entire school day. With three eLearning days last week, this fundraiser will continue through Thursday or this week. Students can bring in money to donate and place it in the jar in their classroom.
Earbuds and Headphones
3rd Annual South Side PTO Student Talent Showcase
Food options and prices:
Pizza: $1.00 per slice
Popcorn: $0.50 per bag
Pop and water: $0.50 each
Third Grade IREAD 3 Test is Coming Up
As you may know, our 3rd graders will be taking IREAD very soon. Your child will be tested on reading skills and comprehension standards in English/Language Arts. Your child will need headphones to take this test. Please check with your child to see if they have working headphones. The test will be divided into two different parts. Day 1 will consist of reading foundations, such as beg./middle/end/vowel sounds in words and vocabulary. As well as, nonfiction reading comprehension. Day 2 will consist of Literature reading comprehension. We plan to test on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 17 & 18, 8:15 to approximately 10:30. It would be helpful to avoid any appointments on these days, if at all possible.
Parents, you can help your child do his/her best by making sure he/she gets a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast on these mornings. Parents, you can also help your child, by simply urging them to do their best. We want the kids to take the test very seriously, but also not get too anxious.
The state of Indiana requires all third grade students to take this test. If they do not pass, they will possibly be required to take summer school and/or retake the test.
We hope to see you at Family Game Night on March 19!
Preschool Round Up
Kindergarten Round Up
KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP IS THURSDAY, MARCH 12 FROM 5:30 TO 7:00 PM AT SOUTH SIDE
Items needed for Kindergarten Round Up:Birth certificate
Social Security card
Proof of residence - something showing your name and current address (utility bills, for example)
Custody documents if parents do not live together
**Forms can be picked up in the South Side office daily from 7:15 to 3:45. A form will be sent home with all students in the near future. Please share this with any family or friends that need to enroll a Kindergarten student for next year.
5th Grade Parents
FREE East Noble Mobile App
East Noble School Corporation is thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to sports events and activities, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administrators, student stories, and teacher contact information!
For a preview of this great new app, check out this You Tube video:
Download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store!
More information about how to locate our school lunch menu through the app: https://5il.co/aqew
Student Assistance Program
Mrs. Carden is also available to speak to South Side students during the school day. Please give Mrs. Carden a call or send her an email at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Weather Delay Schedule
Monday late start does not apply in the event of a weather delay, all times below are for Monday through Friday.
2 hour delay
Doors open: 9:45
School starts: 10:00
There is no school breakfast on delayed school days
Student Drop Off/Pick Up Reminders
March 3 Rescheduled talent show practice after school until 3:30 for all participants that are signed up
March 5 Third Annual South Side PTO Talent Show 6:00-7:00 pm in cafeteria
March 11 Fourth grade field trip to Fort Wayne History Center and Allen County Courthouse
March 12 Kindergarten round up from 5:30 to 7:00 pm
March 13 Brazil Culture Day
March 16-20 Spring Book Fair
March 17 and 18 IREAD3 testing for 3rd grade
April 14 Progress reports issued
April 16 2nd and 3rd grade music program 6:00 pm
May 5 Fifth grade visit to Junior Achievement Biz Town
May 7 6:00 pm Current fifth grade meeting at East Noble Middle School for a 6th grade scheduling meeting
May 7 Kindergarten and 1st grade music program 6:00 pm
May 12 Senior walk through time TBD
May 14 Last day for student iPads to go home
May 15 First grade field trip to Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
May 15 Fourth grade field trip to Gene Stratton Porter
May 28 Report cards issued on last student day
June 24 Online student registration available for all East Noble School Corporation families
July 27 6th grade orientation at ENMS 8:00-11:30 am