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at South Elementary School of Communications

November 2020

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EMPOWERING STUDENTS THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS & LIFELONG LEARNING

At South Elementary School, we are a learning community nurturing a culture to provide students the skills necessary to be active, productive, and responsible citizens while empowering students through communications.

LEVEL GREEN: IN-PERSON LEARNING

All students are in session on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.


Students participate in e-Learning on Wednesdays. No students will come into the classroom on Wednesdays. Student lessons for Wednesdays will be sent by the teacher on Tuesdays nights by 6PM.



Even though students are not in the building on Wednesdays, teachers use this day as a student focused day by collaborating with grade level teachers across the district to provide consistent lesson plans. In addition, they collaborate with school staff on student data, interventions, and programming for academic and social emotional learning. Professional development is implemented to stay current on best practices and programs to effectively implement in the classrooms. Custodial staff also utilize Wednesdays for extra cleaning.


More details on Wednesday lunch opportunities and attendance questions for Wednesday can be found below in the newsletter.



The District Back to School plan can be found on the website, msdofmartinsville.org then click Back to School on the homepage.

Safety First

For the safety of our students, when dropping students off we need them to exit the vehicle on the side closest to the sidewalk.

If your child is taking a little longer to get out of the car on certain days when dropping off, please pull forward in the front lot past the flagpole so that others may continue to pull up and drop off.

Thank you in advance for your help on these matters.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR WITH IMPORTANT DATES

You can also view these events on the calendar by clicking on "Upcoming Events".

November 1: Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 2 : PTO virtual meeting @ 7:00PM

November 6-19: Online Book fair

November 11: Veterans' Day

November 13: Picture Retakes

November 18: Midterms Posted

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

BOOK FAIR

South Elementary’s Annual Book Fair:


Are you looking for a good read to curl up with during the wintery months? Need an awesome book to read at school when you finish your work? Well, the opportunity has arrived.


South Elementary will be hosting the Annual Fall Scholastic Book Fair online this year. The Book Fair will run from Friday, November 6, 2020 thru Thursday, November 19. 2020.


The online fair is very easy to access: Search Scholastic Book Fairs, locate “Find a Fair”, then enter South Elementary, Martinsville, IN, or zip code (46151). This will bring up the South Elementary Book Fair to explore.


If you have any questions during this time, please contact Mrs. Pilat.


Happy Shopping!


PICTURE RETAKES

Picture Retakes will be Friday, November 13th.

South Pumpkin Patch

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PUMPKIN CONTEST WINNER FOR MOST VOTES

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PUMPKIN CONTEST WINNER FOR OFFICE PICK

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SOUTH SCHOOL SPOOKS

PTO NEWS

Want to get involved?!? Join South Elementary School PTO!!! This year's meetings will be virtual. Click on this link to fill out the “Get Involved Form” and the link for our monthly meeting will be emailed to you each month. Meetings will be the first Monday of the month at 7:00PM. Our Next meeting will be November 2nd . All are welcome to attend and encouraged to participate. This year is going to be different and we need lots of ideas to make it a great year! Hope to see you there!!


PTO also has spirit wear available for purchase. There are South Elementary face masks, lanyards and shirts available. Click on the button below to view and/or order spirit wear.

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PTO SELLING SPIRIT WEAR

Click on the button to view and/or order spirit wear.

BREAKFAST/LUNCH INFORMATION

  • FREE Breakfast & Lunch

  • Our MSD Food Service team is excited to announce that the USDA will extend free lunches to students through the end of the 20-21 school year. Please note this includes one meal. Ala carte items or additional meals - standard rates apply. For more information, please visit artiescafe.org.

  • Lunch will be served and eaten in the classroom.

STUDENT MEALS FOR ELEARNING WEDNESDAYS

Our MSD Food Service Team is offering breakfast and lunch to students each eLearning Wednesday beginning this week. Instead of picking up meals at school, the food items will be sent home with students each Tuesday. Orders are due each week on Monday by 12 pm.


To order and learn more, please click our link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOM16wdyJOHEJhdgX4BqWdQhAZkSErjFWTQ15Sp-Ifow3NcA/viewform

WEDNESDAY ATTENDANCE FOR ELEARNING

On Wednesdays, student's elearning days, it is important that students login on their device and complete the attendance question of the day to be counted present. Questions will be sent to students no later than 9:00 in the morning and students will have until 9:00 that evening to complete their questions. Teachers will provide specific details on how students will get these questions answered.


CHECKING A STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL EARLY

Only adults listed on a student's emergency contacts will be able to check out a student from school. In addition, anyone picking up a child, will need identification to be able to check a student out of school.

VISITORS

No visitors will be allowed beyond the front foyer area unless they have an approved scheduled meeting. If attending a scheduled meeting, social distance/mask guidelines will be followed. We will not be having visitors for breakfast, lunch, or in classrooms this year.

FAMILY ACCESS

Please make sure that your information is current and updated including your email address. School newsletters and other important information are sent through email.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Just a Heads Up That Daylight Saving Time is Ending Sunday, November 1st.

Be Sure To Set Your Clocks Back One Hour!

Common Sense School Certification

South Elementary School of Communications participates in educating students on digital citizenship. South Elementary earned their certification as a Common Sense School for 2020-2022. Common Sense Schools are committed to deep implementation of the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum. Digital citizenship refers to responsible technology usage, and teaching digital citizenship is essential to helping students achieve and understand digital literacy, as well as ensuring cyberbullying prevention, online safety, digital responsibility, and digital health and wellness.

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