South Mountain Elementary School

May 2020

Principal's Message - Mr. Mason

Hello SMS Students and Families,


I hope everyone is well and I want to thank all of our 5th Graders for submitting your photographs for the May newsletter. It's hard to believe that some of you have been at SMS for six years and in the next couple of months you will be entering middle school. From my brief tenure at SMS as principal and my interacting with our 5th grade students I feel confident that you all will be successful. I thought I would also share my 5th grade picture with you guys. Please know I was into books not fashion.


Thank you,


Mr. Mason

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Spotlight on South Mountain School 5th Graders, Congratulations on Moving Up!

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Christial Holland, 5-Masters

“Hi! My name is Christial Holland. I am in Mrs. Masters’ class. I am a considerate, fun loving, kind, and helpful person. In my spare time I love to play basketball, video games, and skateboard.”

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Charlotte Zimmerman, 5-Conyers/Phillips

This is Charlotte and her best furry friend! They've been spending so much time together during quarantine but she still misses her SMS teachers and friends terribly!

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Jonah Hack, 5-Appenzoller/Colatruglio

I love being outside - climbing trees, playing sports, and hanging out with my friends. SMS is a great school and I will miss it.

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Gavin Taiping-Mocchia, 5-Gutkin/Mondelli

This is not how I expected fifth grade to end, but here we are doing school at home. What a crazy way to end elementary school!

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Anna Campion, 5-Appenzoller/Colatruglio

Anna will misses seeing her friends and looks forward to seeing everyone soon!

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Mason Carroll, 5-Masters

Mason Carroll playing a championship game against Millburn!

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5th Grade Battle of the Books Class Winners-Ms. Masters

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5th Grade Battle of the Books Winners-Mrs.Conyers and Mrs. Phillips

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Battle of the Books Winners- 5th Grade-Ms. Gutkin and Mrs. Mondelli

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5th Grade Battle of the Books Winners-Mrs. Appenzoller and Mrs. Colatruglio

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Julius Marshall, 5-Appenzoller/Colatruglio

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Nathan Linzer, 5-Gutkin/Mondelli

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Rubie Lam, 5-Gutkin/Mondelli

Rubie Skateboarding!

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Devin Davis, 5-Appenzoller/Colatruglio

Olive Witte, 5-Gutkin/Mondelli

Hatcher Niles, 5-Conyers/Phillips

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Chloe Regas, 5-Appenzoller/Colatruglio

Chloe Regas Social Distance Learning. Chloe misses everyone at SMS!

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Jude Franco, 5-Gutkin/Mondelli

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Cate Froelich, 5-Conyers/Phillips

Cate on her birthday (5/25) in her yard decorated by Aasha Patel and Emmie Kimball.

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Aasha Patel, 5-Gutkin/Mondelli

Aasha has been learning to cook, create art, practice flute, and take long walks past the Annex.

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Celia Mann, 5-Masters

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Gabe Boyarsky, 5-Conyers/Phillips

Gabe Kameros, 5-Masters

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Jack Solgan, 5-Conyers/Phillips

"The last few months have not gone as we planned, but at least we can still connect with each other."

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Sadie Gewirtz, 5-Gutkin/Mondelli

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Conrad Boose, 5-Gutkin/Mondelli

Conrad loves to draw. He has great memories of South Mountain and is a little sad about moving up.

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Norah Pharaon, 5-Masters

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Zachary Bye, 5-Appenzoller/Colatruglio

Zach and Tilly!

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Ameli Witherspoon, 5-Masters

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Finn Salzmann, 5-Masters

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