November 20, 2022

South Families,

We had a very busy week! On Tuesday, we had our All School Assembly for World Kindness Day. Ask your students how kindness is their superpower and what they are grateful for! Students also recognized many of their peers who have performed acts of kindness this week. The nominations from students have been pouring in and, in addition to reading some in our morning announcements, we will be displaying them on a bulletin board in the main lobby.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break! Please remember that it is an Early Release on Wednesday and then we will be closed for the rest of the week.

Take Care,

Brenda Lee, Principal

Kathy Caron, Assistant Principal

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South Cooperative Theater is pleased to announce our Spring 2023 Musical – Disney’s Moana Jr. Mark your calendars now – there will be three performances – March 17, 18 and 19.

Disney’s Moana Jr. is a musical adaptation of the animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. Moana Jr. features all the wonderful songs from the film, including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”

This thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana Jr. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

South School students in grades 3-4-5 are invited to audition. An information packet was emailed to families and auditions will occur the first week of December. Please contact Ms. Kennedy ( with any questions.


Please remember to call the Absentee Line (978-247-9801) if your child is going to be tardy or absent. Please still do this even if you emailed the classroom teacher.

In order to ensure a safe dismissal, please avoid changing your child's dismissal after 2:00 pm unless it is due to a bus delay. Also, all early dismissals should occur prior to 3:00.

Thank you for helping us by following these protocols!



Pie pick up is here! Families who ordered one or more pies should come to South between 5-6:30 on Tuesday, November 22. PTO volunteers will be in the kindergarten lobby to distribute orders. Questions? Please contact Noriko at

Save the Date

We will be hosting our first Community PTO meeting on Wednesday, November 30th at 6pm in the South School Library.

Guest speaker Shannon Sculy, AHS Building Committee Co-Chair, will be there to talk about the high school building project.


All students are able to receive 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch daily during the 2022-2023 school year. Lunches will need be preordered. Please see the FAQ linke below for further information and the menu.



  • Wednesday, Nov 23rd ~ Early Release - Dismissal at 12:15

  • Thursday, Nov 24th & Friday, Nov 25th ~ NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Wednesday, Nov 30th ~ PTO Meeting @ 6:00 pm

  • Monday, Dec 5th ~ Picture Re-takes

  • Friday, Dec 9th ~ Early Release - Dismissal at 12:15


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