South Side Family Newsletter

October 2019

We'll See You All Soon for Parent/Teacher Conferences

South Side Families,

Things are going very well at South Side Elementary. Our students seemed to be very refreshed after a week-long fall break. I had many teachers comment about how great that first week back was for everyone. Now we are back in the swing of a school schedule and we are going to be very busy in the coming weeks! Please be sure to take a look at the important dates section below.

Parent/teacher conferences are tomorrow evening from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. You need to have a scheduled time for tomorrow's conferences. If you do not have one yet, please reach out to your child's teacher today. I have seen many of you in the building for early conferences either before or after school hours, and even some of you during school hours. You can expect teachers to be ready to share positive news about your child's progress and also important information about how they may improve. Please also remember that conference time is a great time to gather more information from the teacher about any questions that you've considered so far this year.

I will be available during parent/teacher conferences this Thursday evening too, along with Mrs. Erexson and Mrs. Carden. We plan to have a table set up at the front door so stop by and say hello!

Jeff Harper



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Veteran's Day Celebration

Our Veteran's Day celebration will take place on Monday, November 11 at 9:30 am. Students will be bringing home a family veteran RSVP form in November. Please be sure to fill out the RSVP and return it right away if you plan to attend.

Colder Weather Reminder

The weather is really cooling off! Please be sure to send your child to school with appropriate clothing for outside weather each day. We go out to recess unless temperatures reach unsafe conditions under 10 degrees. If you need assistance with cold weather clothing let us know, we are happy to help you with this!

New East Noble App

East Noble School Corporation is thrilled to announce our new app for mobile phones! Stay up-to-date with access to sports events and activities, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administrators, student stories, and teacher contact information!

For a preview of this great new app, check out this You Tube video:

Download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store!

More information about how to locate our school lunch menu through the app:

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Mobile Dentist Coming to South Side

The Mobile Dentists will be coming to South Side at the end of November. If you want your student to be seen by the dentist, look for the red and white permission slip in your child’s folder. Call Nurse Ashley if you have any questions!

Fall Carnival Is November 8

Our annual fall PTO carnival is coming up on Friday, November 8 from 5:30 to 7:30. Wrist band order forms have been sent home. Tickets will be available for purchase that evening as well. We have a number of outstanding auction items this year too! Our annual book fair will also be open in our school library that evening. We hope to see lots of South Side families that night!

Gym Shoes Needed

We are in need of boys shoes for gym class! If you have an extra pair of new or gently used gym shoes from boys sizes 1 – 5, please consider donating them. Sometimes, students come to gym class and aren’t able to run in the shoes they have on, so we like to have extras on hand for them.

Important Dates

Click here for the East Noble School Corporation 2019-20 school calendar

October 17 Great Central US Shakeout earthquake drill

October 17 Fall parent/teacher conferences 3:00 to 7:00 pm

October 18 Kindergarten field trip to Robert's Farm

October 21-25 Red Ribbon Week!

October 23 Fundraiser item delivery and pick up after school in our cafeteria

October 24 Third grade field trip to Merry Lea

November 1 Ed Camp day for staff and student eLearning day

November 4-8 Book Fair ***Will also be open during our PTO Carnival***

November 5-8 Third grade swimming

November 7 End of trimester 1

November 8 PTO Fall Carnival 5:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, November 9 Robotics Tournament at Avilla Elementary

November 11 Veteran's Day celebration 9:30 am

November 21 and 22: Mobile dentist

Saturday, November 23 Robotics Tournament at Rome City Elementary

December 4 Parent meeting for cyber safety, more information forthcoming

December 5 Fourth and fifth grade music program 6:00 pm

December 11 School board meeting in our cafeteria 6:30 pm

January 10 Progress reports issued

February 21 End of trimester 2

Weeks of Feb 24 - March 2 Elementary P/T conferences TBD

February 26 Report cards issued

March 11 Fourth grade field trip to Fort Wayne History Center and Allen County Courthouse

March 13 Brazil Culture Day

March 17 2nd and 3rd grade music program 6:00 pm

April 14 Progress reports issued

May 5, 2020 Fifth grade visit to Junior Achievement Biz Town

May 7 Kindergarten and 1st grade music program 6:00 pm

May 12 Senior walk through time TBD

May 15 Fourth grade field trip to Gene Stratton Porter

May 28 Report cards issued on last student day