South Elementary School News

September 16, 2016

Opening Day

On August 30th, South Elementary School was excited to start our 41st year of educating the students of South Plymouth. Students exited their bus and found their teacher on the blacktop. Before going inside, we said the Pledge of Allegiance together and were treated to a special song that several 3rd grade students recorded in the spring and debuted on the first day of school. The song titled, "There's a Leader in Me" talks about how we all have leadership qualities and it is ok to show these qualities. The students did an incredible job performing this song in front of the entire school community. We are excited that a new year has started!
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During the past few weeks, students have been learning about the first two habits. We encourage students to live these habits both in school and at home. Please ask your child to explain the first two habits and how they can show these habits in their daily lives.

Habit 1: Be Proactive

You are in charge of you. The first habit is all about the power you have to choose your own actions and attitudes. You are responsible, and you take initiative. You don't blame others when things go wrong.

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind

Know what you want before you do it. The second habit is all about setting goals. You play an important role. You plan ahead and set goals. You work purposefully, and what you do makes a difference!

School Council

During the next week, you will be receiving a flier from the PTA in your child's backpack regarding School Council membership. We currently have 4 people who are interested in 2 seats on our School Council. By law, we must hold an election for these two seats. Please return the ballot as quickly as possible. Thank you for your participation in advance!

Upcoming Events at South Elementary School

Early Dismissal - September 21st at 1:05 pm

Ooch Anti-Bullying Assembly - September 29th

School Improvement Plan presented to School Committee - October 3rd @ 7 pm

PTA Meeting - October 11th at 9:15 am

School Council Meeting - October 11th at 6 pm

Early Dismissal - October 12th at 1:05 pm

Open House / Mini-Leadership Night for students in Grades 3 and 4 - October 13th from 6:30 - 8 pm

Open House / Mini-Leadership Night for students in Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 - October 20th from 6:30 - 8 pm

Book Fair - October 24th and 26th

Halloween Party - October 28th from 6:30 - 8 pm

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There is a need for volunteers to cover the polls on election day for Kids Voting! If you can help out by covering the polls for a few hours, please contact Kathy Babini at
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Do you purchase items with Box Tops? If you do, please remember to cut out the box tops and send them into school. Box Tops can be put in a baggie with your child's name and teacher's name OR tape them to the Box Tops collection sheet that will be coming home shortly. All Box Tops can be placed in the blue bin in the lobby.