Southside News

April 15, 2016 - Focus Next Week - Resourcefulness

From Mr. Backmeyer's Desk

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend! We have talked about

  • Integrity
  • Personal Best
  • Active Listening
  • Respect
  • Kindness (No Put Downs)
these past 2 weeks. Can you share with your student how those lifeskills play a part of YOUR daily life?



Have a great weekend!


IMPORTANT DATES:

April 19 - PTO Benefit Night @ Chicago Pizza & Yo Mama

April 19 - May 4 - ISTEP Round #2

April 22 - Southside Talent Show

May 14 - Literacy Festival at Central Middle School

May 25 - Report Cards Go Home/LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!

ISTEP+ Round 2 IS COMING NEXT WEEK!

Please have your student get a good night sleep and a good breakfast! We are looking forward to our students showing us their personal best!


  • April 19, 20, 21, & 22 - 5th & 6th grade testing in the mornings
  • April 26, 27, 28, & 29 - 3rd & 4th grade testing in the mornings
  • May 3 - 3rd grade testing in the morning
  • May 4 - 4th grade testing in the morning



Remember: The ISTEP test is just ONE resource we use to see where your child is academically.

BCSC BAND SPECTACULAR

Saturday, April 16th, 7pm

Columbus North High School Gym, 25th Street, Columbus, IN, United States

ALL BCSC Band students will be performing at the BCSC Band Spectacular in the North High School Gymnasium. The concert starts at 7 pm and admission is $3.00. This concert features all of our BCSC Band students grades 6-12. The 6th, 7th & 8th grade bands, and the combined high school band will each perform two pieces. For the Grand Finale, all of our students will perform together on Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. The sound of nearly 600 musicians playing together will be INCREDIBLE! You do not want to miss this special performance by our amazing students.

Southside PTO Night @ Yo Mama Frozen Yogurt

Tuesday, April 19th, 5-9pm

3780 West Jonathan Moore Pike

Columbus, IN

After picking up your pizza, stop by Yo Mama for dessert and they will donate 10% of sales to Southside PTO. Thank you for supporting these local businesses and for supporting Southside! Get this on your calendar!

Southside PTO Night @ Chicago's Pizza

Tuesday, April 19th, 5-8pm

3780 West Jonathan Moore Pike

Columbus, IN

Order carryout or Dine In at Chicago Pizza and mention you are there to support Southside when you check out and Chicago Pizza will donate 20% of sales to Southside PTO. Get this on your calendar!
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NEW FLYERS ADDED WEEKLY! CLICK BELOW!

COMMUNITY EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES - Click HERE

Link to opportunities in our community!

GROWTH MINDSET Quotes, Illustrations and a Video to Ponder

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KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT for 16-17

REGISTER NOW...MAKE SURE TO BRING:

  • Proof of Residency - electric/water/gas bill, mortgage/lease statement (NOT cable or phone bill)
  • Immunization Records
  • Birth Certificate

PTO INFORMATION

Save the Date - Southside Chicago Pizza/Yo Mama's Night

Tuesday April 19th 5-8pm is Southside's Chicago Pizza/Yo Mama's Night! Order carryout or Dine In at Chicago Pizza and mention you are there to support Southside when you check out and Chicago Pizza will donate 20% of sales to Southside PTO. After picking up your pizza, stop by Yo Mama's for dessert and they will donate 10% of sales to Southside PTO. Thank you for supporting these local businesses and for supporting Southside! More information coming soon.


Southside Bookstore Needs You!

The Southside Bookstore is currently open Tuesday-Thursday from 7:45am-8:10am. Do you know anyone who might be able to volunteer, maybe a parent or grandparent of a Southside student? If we cannot get additional volunteers for the bookstore, it will be closing for the 2016/2017 school year. Please consider helping out if you are able.


Please sign up for Southside Bookstore 2015-2016 on VolunteerSpot today!


Next Meeting

April Meeting Tuesday 4/12/2016 6-7pm in the Southside library.


Contact southsidemustangspto@gmail.com with questions.


Stay in touch with our Southside PTO Facebook Page

PTO Webpage - http://www.bcsc.k12.in.us/southsidepto

6th Grade NEXT School Year? Band?

Tuesday, May 3rd, 4-7:30pm

1320 W 200 S

Columbus, IN

Room 143 & 148


All 5th-grade students have the option to join 6th-grade band next year. It all begins by attending our sign-up night on Wednesday, May 3 from 4 PM to 7:30 PM in Rooms 143 & 148. You can meet the band director, Mr. Burton, and your child can try the various instruments. Please visit www.bcscbands.org for more information and to schedule your 15-minute appointment.

CONTENT BELOW HAS BEEN IN PREVIOUS NEWSLETTERS BUT MAY BE HELPFUL

Job Opening at Southside - Apply Online

Special Education Teacher Assistant (LRC)


Employment Type: Full Time

Job Category: Support Staff Job Postings

Building: Southside Elementary School


Special Education Teacher Assistant position to work 6.5 hours per day.


Interested? MUST Apply Online @ http://www.bcsc.k12.in.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=15144

SOUTHSIDE NEEDS BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS!!

Information on this great program. Southside has seen HUGE gains for students who are partnered with a "big". We NEED 10 BIGS - If you have time or know someone who would be a good fit, please consider this program.

LOOK: FREE Access to Thousands of Digital Books

Through the Hoosier Family of Readers initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together regardless of their socioeconomic status or whether or not there is a proficient reader in the home.


You can use http://www.arbookfind.com/ to check if a book is within your child's reading range.


CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS and INFORMATION!

www.facebook.com/myONfanclub @myONreader

How to Log In to myON

1. Go to https://www.myon.com/school/hoosier/

2. Enter the School Name: Hoosier Family of Readers (The School Name will automatically populate as you type)

3. Enter the username read and password read.

4. Click the green Sign In button.

Get Connected with REMIND

CLICK HERE for directions on how to receive text message updates from Southside/Mr. Backmeyer

REMIND ME! Join the SES Community to receive EMERGENCY and EVENT information!

WHAT IF there was an EMERGENCY? WHAT IF we needed to GET INFORMATION TO YOU? This is a QUICK and EASY way to communicate needed information TO YOU!


Click on the Get Connected with REMIND above this article OR click on this link to get connected - remind.com/join/southsidep


Instructions in Spanish - click here

POP TAB CONTEST

Annual pop tab contest has begun.

Did you know that the meal assistance is not just about lunch?

If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family. Textbook Assistance, High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees & Dual Credit/AP Courses, Discounted Internet service, Discounted Computer, Discounts for Sports Program Fees, iCare afterschool program are some possibilities. See more information by clicking the links below.

Links to GREAT Information - More than Lunch 2016

Spanish version Spanish, More than Lunch


Questions? Please contact: Suzi Bruin, BCSC Nutrition Assistance Coordinator, at 812-314-3851 or bruins@bcsc.k12.in.us

Our Vision & Mission

Southside Vision

Good, Better, Best,

Never rest,

Until Your Good is Better,

and Your Better is Best!


Southside Mission

The Southside community will ensure all learners demonstrate growth by modeling positive choices and recognizing the gifts and challenges of each student through a collaborative working environment.

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