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December 6, 2015

Southside Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Erin Jump, Southside's staff selected Teacher of the Year! Erin finds the greatness in each child everyday! Through excellent planning and preparation she creates situations where students constantly take risks to think, create and assess themselves. Erin leads at Southside as Arts and Humanities Program Review Chair, Drama Sponsor, SBDM Secretary and music teacher extraordinaire! He desire to continually grow professionally sent her to two week-long learnings this summer---ORFF and STEAM Academy. We are all so proud to call Erin our colleague! She will represent our staff well at SOUTHSIDE TEACHER OF THE YEAR!
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Classroom Guidance This Week

from Santina Plottner

Due to the 2 field trips at the end of the week and my schedule, your guidance time/day may be different this week. Some classes are doubled up as well. Please check the calendar invite I sent you (intermediate and kindergarten) and accept or decline it.

Collins Presents: The Little Mermaid

On Thursday, December 10, Collins drama department will have a special special performance of The Little Mermaid for Southside Elementary! We will begin boarding buses as early as 8:45. The performance begins at 9:30. If students bring in money this week, please continue to collect it and bring to Terie during the day.

Our PERFECT Tiger Academy

from Lisa Bruner District Daycare Manager

Tiger Academy got 0 deviancies for the 7th year in a row. Way to go Tiger Academy staff and to all of our friends at Southside that help us run a great program.


Way to go Ryan Bridgewaters and the whole Tiger Academy Crew! You are contnuing the tradition of excellent care that Lisa Bruner began. It is a great service to children and their families to provide a high quality after school program! Thank you!

Important MAP Testing Reminders

from Santina Plottner

- Please remember to charge all laptops over night each night during the MAP window

- If you have a child who needs to finish a section, please know that it must happen before winter break. If too much time lapses between the time they begin and when they finish, the test could be deleted and they will have to start over.

- If a student was absent and you want them to do a makeup outside of the classroom, send the name/section to Marilyn Tamer.

Shining Star Award

Shining Star Award

Commonwealth Credit Union is excited to be a community partner with the Shelby County Public school system! We would like to provide a reward to teachers and classified staff to show appreciation for all they do for our community.

We will award 2-$500 gift cards in December of the fall semester. One will be given to a teacher and one to a classified staff member. Each teacher/classified staff person who has 2 or less absences during the fall semester of 2015 (August-November 30) will be entered in a drawing for the gift cards. There will be two separate drawings. One for teachers and one for classified staff. The drawing for the gift card will be in December of 2015.

All individuals who qualify to be placed in the drawing will notified. We plan to have the drawing at the December 10 board meeting. Details will be announced once they are confirmed.

This Week at Southside

Dec 7-10 Robyn Marcum OUT for Professional Learning

Monday, Dec. 7

Krista OUT for AP Mtg 9-10:30

School visit: Michelle Oakley 9:00-10:30

Tuesday, Dec 8

Santina and Beth @ MLCHS for Adopt a Child 8:30-11:30

Kara Axline at Secretarys' Mtg 10-11:30

Southside RTI Day

KTIP Cycle 1 Meetings (schedule coming)

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Susie at District Admin Team Mtg

Thursday, Dec 10

Schoolwide Field Trip to Collins for Little Mermaid

Team Lead Meeting2:45

SBDM Meeting 4:00 Conference Room

Friday, Dec 11

Santina @ ARC Chair Training 9-11:00

Downtown Economics Walking Trip

Southside Economics Walking Trip--Downtown Shelbyville

3:00 December "Happy Half Hour"--1st grade/Samantha Sharp's Room--Cookie Decorating!

Saturday Dec 12 Southside SantaFest 8:00-11:00

Coming Up

Dec 14-18 PTO Holiday Shop for students

Dec 16 ABRI Team Meeting 3:00-4:00 (Conference Room)

Dec 19-Jan 3 Winter Break

Jan 11 FRC Advisory Council Meeting 11:30

Jan 12 School Visit: Dr. Neihof and Mrs. Smith 8:30-10:00

Jan 14 PTO Meeting 2:45

Jan 20 ABRI Team Meeting 3:00-4:00