Southside News....

December 14, 2015

December is here...

December 18th will be Southside's Polar Express Day. Students need to come dress in their comfy PJ's to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.

The Cabot School District will dismiss on December 17th and 18th at 2:00.

Winter Break will begin Monday, December 21st and continue through Friday, January 1, 2016.

School will be back in session Monday, January 4, 2016.

I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Holiday Break!

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Educationally Yours,

Casey Hanna

Principal, Southside Elementary


December 18, 2015, Southside will have it's annual Polar Express Day!

Polar Express Day will be a fun filled day of pajamas, hot coco and holiday celebrations.

Check with your child's teacher or call the Southside office if you need to know what time holiday celebrations will occur.


Free lunches served at Westside and Ward Central Elementary.

December 21st - December 24th and December 28th - January 1st.

11:30 am- 12:45 pm

Available for students and families of Cabot Public Schools.


The 2nd 9 weeks grading period will end on Friday, December 18th. Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, January 7, 2016.

Southside’s 2015-2016 READING CHALLENGE

Beginning November 20th Southside students will be challenged to read a book for each BINGO square.

Mark an “X” over the square when completed and add the book title to the corresponding line on the back of the BINGO card. An adult must initial each book read.

Once you have completed a Black Out bring your BINGO card to Ms. Wilson, our Librarian, and you will receive an invitation to our End of the Year Reading Celebration.

You will also get caped with your “Reading Super Power” cape and your picture will be added to our “Reading is My Super Power” Wall of Fame.

All BINGO cards must be completed by May 1st for you to be eligible for the Reading Celebration.


Yearbooks are on sale now! The price will go up after Winter Break, so make sure you don't miss the chance to get them for $20. You can send cash/check (payable to SS) or you can order online at .

If you are interested in adding a namestamp, your order MUST be placed online. Each of these add-ons will be an additional $5.

If you have any Cookies with Santa Event pictures please email them to Miriam Berryhill. She is needing great photos for the yearbook.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email



17- 2:00 Dismissal

18- Polar Express Day

2:00 Dismissal

21-January 1 Winter Break


4- Back from Winter Break

5- PTO Meeting

18- No school (Possible snow day)

22- 4th grade G/T Quiz Bowl


Click the 2015-2016 District Calendar bar to view the new Cabot Public Schools calendar.


Click the Cabot Public Schools Website bar to take you directly to the District Homepage.


We have great news! We will have the incentive program here at Southside again! 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!

Remember to collect those BOX TOPS over the summer to help your upcoming class win some cool prizes!

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Mrs. Hanna would like you to join Southside Parents 2015-16!

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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.

Southside PTO Celly Account

If you would like to receive PTO news and up-dates you can text ssepto_2015 to the number 23559.

First PTO meeting will be Tuesday, September, 1st at 8:30 a.m.


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.