Southside News....

December 1, 2014

COOKIES WITH SANTA

Our Cookies with Santa event is rapidly approaching! We are very excited about this event and hope that everyone will attend!


We are in need of a few donated items:


  • 500 sugar cookies with icing (these can be found at Knights and Wal-Mart)
  • prizes for the games (maybe "goodie bag" candy or "treasure box" toys from Oriental Trading).



If you would like to donate either of these items, please bring them to school by Friday, Dec. 5th. Thank you in advance for your support!!!


Teachers are also collecting items for their classroom auction baskets. Auctions items need to be turned in by Friday, Dec. 5th.


Hope to see you Tuesday, Dec. 9th!

1st Grade Winter Music Program

Presented by: Southside Elementary 1st Grade


Date: Tuesday, December 9th @ 6pm (Cookies with Santa)


Place: Southside Elementary Gym


Attire: Students should wear holiday colors


If you have questions, please e-mail me at:

mary.cowperthwait@cps.k12.ar.us


I look forward to seeing you there!!!

Mary Cowperthwait

Music Teacher

POLAR EXPRESS DAY

December 19, 2014, 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.


Holiday Celebrations will be Friday, December 19th. Please check with your child's teacher on the times for holiday celebrations.

IMPORTANT DATES

DECEMBER

5th- Items for Cookies with Santa Event due


9th- Cookies with Santa Event- 5:00 to 7:00 pm

1st grade Music Program 6:00 p.m.


17th- 3rd grade field trip


18th- 2:00 Dismissal


19th- Polar Express Day

2:00 Dismissal


December 22nd- January 2nd Winter Break

SOUTHSIDE PARENT CENTER

Southside is proud to announce the opening of its new Parent Center. The goal of the Parent Center is to provide parents of our students with a variety of materials and resources to enhance their child’s education.


Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Each grade level has a clearly labeled section in the Parent Center. The teachers of the grade level have worked together to create materials that they think will benefit children of their grade level. Feel free to browse the Parent Center for materials that would benefit your child.


Leveled guided reading books will be available for you to check out. The levels are clearly labeled on the bags in the Parent Center. We ask that you treat the books/bags with the utmost respect and return them in a timely manner. We want many Southside children to be able to benefit from these materials.


Additional Information:

· Please sign in when visiting the Parent Center. We will like to keep track of how many visitors we are getting.

· A computer with internet access will be available in the Parent Center.

· Any items with barcodes will need to be checked out in the Media Center.

· Most items are copies/handouts that you are free to take and do not have to return.

· Some examples of the handouts are:

  • ABC and Blends Charts
  • Handwriting Paper
  • Leveled Guided Reading Book Lists
  • Recommended Educational Websites and Apps Lists
  • DIBELS Help Sheets
  • Story Comprehension Sheets
  • Math Word Problem Ideas
  • Math Skill Practice Sheets
  • The list goes on…


The Parent Center is new to Southside this year and we do plan on adding materials as we are able to. We will work with our fabulous PTO to get needed materials. The Parental Involvement Committee meets at the end of PTO meetings and we welcome anyone interested to join us.


We would like to thank members of the Parental Involvement Committee for getting the Parent Center up and running the very first year:

Andrea Neville, Parental Involvement Coordinator

Parental Involvement Committee Members:

Carla Eifling, Barbara Crain, Elaine Arnold, Jennifer Giese, and Vicki Joyner.

Thank you to: Mrs. Wilson, Toby Cook, and Regina Hardy for barcoding and organizing the guided reading books.


Special thanks go to Mr. Willy Coyle for assembling the bookshelves in the Parent Center, and to Mrs. Hanna and Mrs. Bridges for their administrative support and to saying yes to all the wonderful things we have asked for!

REMIND

Mrs. Hanna has created Southside Elementary 2014-15 on Remind.


Follow these simple steps to join!


1. Download the Remind app. It's free!

2. Enter the class code

@sse2014-15


OR visit this link:

www.remind.com/join/sse2014-15


Join via SMS!

Enter this number:

(479)935-2588 with the following message: @sse2014-15


What's Remind?

Remind is a simple way for you to stay connected and up-to-date with what's happening at Southside. By joining Southside Elementary 2014-15 on Remind, you're choosing to receive messages via push notifications. SMS, or email. Don't worry, your phone number will not be shared with anyone else in Remind.

SOUTHSIDE TWITTER

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.

BOX TOPS MAKE A "PAW"SITIVE DIFFERENCE AT SOUTHSIDE

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


Each Box Top is worth 1 point. Points will be updated weekly. You can check your class progress on the front wall! Prizes will be:

500 points= Popcorn Party

1,000 points= Popsicles

1,500 points= Ice Cream

2,000 points= Snow Cones

3,000= Pizza Party


Remember you will be working as a class! Your teacher will also get some cool incentives when the students do!


If you have any questions about Box Tops please contact Heather Johnson @ heatherb3585@yahoo.com.

Lunch Menu Link

Forgot what is for lunch this week? Click the link to view the Cabot Lunch Menu