South Mebane Elementary School

Dragon Weekly

December 13-17 2021

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Principal's Corner

Good Afternoon SME Families,

We are looking forward to another great week at SME!

We are excited to celebrate our Winter Spirit Week this week.

This week also marks the last week of school prior to Winter Break. Winter Break for students will begin Monday, December 20th. Students will return to school Monday, January 3, 2022.

Our school and office will be closed during Winter Break.

Prior to the break, please check with your student to ensure s/he has not lost or left behind any ideas at school. All lost and found items will be donated over the winter break. Be sure to check the videos attached to this message to see if you recognize any of the lost and found items. Please call our front office to collect items.

Be sure to read the Dragon Weekly newsletter in it's entirety. In this week's newsletter you will find:

  • SME Shout Outs
  • Coming Events
  • Winter Spirit Week
  • Leader In Me Parent Corner
  • PTO News
  • Beyond the Classroom

Thank you for choosing South Mebane Elementary School! It is our pleasure to partner with you in your student's education. Our SME school family would like to wish each of you a safe and happy holiday season.

Have wonderful afternoon,

Mrs. Hester

SME Shout Outs

Congratulations to Patrick May and Quinn Benjamin for their most recent science fair wins. Quinn received 3rd place and Patrick received 1st place at ABSS district science fair. Quinn and Patrick will move on to compete at the regional science fair in February. We are very proud of them and wish them the best at the next level.

Mark your Calendars

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  • December 13th-17th: Winter Spirit Week

  • December 15th-16th: PTO Sponsored Santa Shop

  • December 20th-31st: Winter Break (No School)

  • January 3rd, 2022: Students return to school

Winter Spirit Week

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Santa Shop

Our PTO Sponsored Santa Shop is back this year, December 14 & 15. Students will have the opportunity to visit the shop and purchase gifts for family and friends. Please send your student with money and a shopping list of loved ones.

Looking for a Lost Item?

Our school's lost and found is overflowing with lost clothing and other items. Please take a look at the videos below to see if you can identify your student's items. Unclaimed items will be donated during winter break. Please take a look.

Lost & Found 1

Lost & Found 2

Please contact the office for items that belong to your student.

Leader In Me Parent Corner

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Habit 4 : Think Win Win.

Principles and Concepts:

  • Win-lose, lose-win, lose-lose, win
  • Win-win, win-win or no deal
  • Mutual benefit, fairness, and abundance


  • Common: There is only so much, and the more you get, the less there is for me.
  • Highly Effective: There is plenty out there for everyone and more to spare.


  • Build your Emotional Bank Account with others.
  • Have an Abundance Mentality

  • Balance courage and consideration.
    • COURAGE: Willingness and ability to speak your thoughts and feelings respectfully.
    • CONSIDERATION: Willingness and ability to seek and listen to others' thoughts and feelings with respect.
  • Consider other people's wins as well as your own.
  • Create Win-Win Agreements.
  • A Win-Win Agreement is created when two or more parties commit to work together for mutual benefit. It can be formal or informal, written or verbal, and can be made in just about any relationship or circumstance.

Habit 4 Resource

Habit 4 Resource

New Identi-Kid System

Our new Identi-Kid management system is up and running. Identi-Kid is a system previously in place at SME, but has been on hold with recent construction. It is imperative that you bring your ID when dropping off, picking up and volunteering at SME.

Don't forget, if your student is tardy, you must walk them in and sign them in using this Identi-Kid system.

PTO News

Want to Volunteer?

SME Hospitality

Winter Staff Party -Make Your Own Sundae Toppings

Teachers will be treated to a make your own sundae as a dessert with the Winter Staff party on Dec. 14th. We need donations of the toppings. Please specify below what you will be bringing. All toppings will need to be dropped off in the front office by Tuesday, Dec. 14th at 3:30pm. Thank you for your help!

Signup here!


To join the PTO, use this link

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Resources Links

School Website

School Breakfast and Lunch Menus (Menus could change due to limit supply chains)

Bus Schedule SME, like many schools are short school bus drivers. As a result, we will have to complete double run bus routes. Please be sure to check your student's updated bus time. Additionally, we ask that you allow 10 minutes before and 10 minutes after the scheduled times. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to find bus drivers.

School Calendar

School Supply Lists

Online Payments (Our district is cashless. All payments must be made online.)

ABSS COVID Dashboard

Beyond the Classroom:

Beyond the classroom is a section of our newsletter that we would like to highlight and say thank you to community partners for their donations and support of our school. SME would like to say thank you to the follow businesses and supporters Beyond the Classroom.

Thank you:

First Baptist Church-Mebane

Mebane United Methodist

Mebane Presbyterian Church

Roc' Clippers Cuts & Curls

Rack Room

SME Parents & PTO