Southside News....

January 19, 2016


I hope this Parent Newsletter finds you well and warm!

Friday, January 22nd is 4th grade G/T Quiz Bowl. The event is hosted at the First Baptist Church. Good luck 4th grade G/T students!

Attention 2nd-4th graders, we will have a Winter Sumdog Math Challenge beginning Friday, January 22nd and ending Friday, January 29th. Letters will be coming home this week! Be on the lookout Mathematicians!

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Educationally Yours,

Casey Hanna

Principal, Southside Elementary

CTA Teachers With Heart Award:

Nomination Time

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.”

Beginning January 15, 2016 – March 2, 2016, parents, colleagues, principals, students, and members of the public can nominate Cabot teachers for this award.

Changes this year include: Fourteen teachers (seven elementary finalists Pre-K-6 and seven secondary finalists 7-12) will be selected as finalists for the “Cabot CTA Teachers with Heart Award.”

All finalists will be recognized at the end of year district meeting in May and two outstanding teachers (one elementary teacher and one secondary teacher) will be presented with the “Cabot CTA Teachers with Heart Award” and $300 cash!

Again, nominations will be accepted from January 15, 2016 to March 2, 2016.

If you would like to nominate a teacher for this award, go to online nomination form.

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, 2016.

Questions concerning this award or the award process may be directed, or

Cabot Panther Foundation Father/Daughter Dance

**Online tickets are sold out for this event. A small number of tickets can be purchased at Central Administrative Office at 602 N. Lincoln Street.

For questions, please call 501-843-3363 x. 1059.

The Cabot Panther Foundation is hosting our 3rd Annual 'Father Daughter Ball', a magical father-daughter evening which includes dinner, dancing, and many special photo opportunities. The dance will be Thursday, February 18th from 6-8 pm in the Cabot High School cafeteria.

Female students in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade in the Cabot School District are invited to attend this evening with their fathers or father figures. Sunday dress is suggested.

Tickets are $20 per person; limited tickets available!

T-shirts are also available for purchase. Shirts are $10 each and range in sizes from youth small to adult extra large.

Youth Small (Size 6-8)
Youth Medium (Size 10-12)
Youth Large (Size 14-16)

Ticket holders will also be treated to a dinner of chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, mandarin oranges and a biscuit, along with dessert bars filled with lots of sweet treats.

This evening is sponsored by Red River Dodge and our Tiara sponsor is Morina's Italian Restaurant.

If you have questions, please call Central Administrative Office at 501-843-3363 or

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 still on sale now! The price has increased to $25. 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 questions, please feel free to email



22- 4th grade G/T Quiz Bowl

22nd-29th Sumdog Math Challenge for 2nd-4th graders


15- No school (Possible snow day)

23- PTO Skate Night at Joyland Skating Rink 5:00-8:00 pm


14th, 15th, and 17th- P/T Conferences

15- Lifetouch Spring Pictures

18- No School

21-25 Spring Break


5th, 6th, 7th- ITBS State Testing for 1st and 2nd graders

7th and 8th Muffins for Moms

12- 3rd grade G/T Field Experience

14th- Class Pictures

18th and 19th ACT Aspire State Testing for 4th graders

20th and 21st ACT Aspire State Testing for 3rd graders

21st and 22nd Donuts for Dads


Fitness Frenzy Week!

2- Kindergarten

3-1st grade

4-2nd grade

5-3rd grade

6-4th grade

20- CHS Graduation

25- Last Day of School


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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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.