South Park Elementary

October Newsletter

From the Principal's Desk

  • September was such a fun month with many great activities. We enjoyed a wonderful homecoming week. It’s so great to see everyone showing off their school pride!
  • October is a very busy month. We will be having McTeacher night on October 3rd from 4:00-8:00pm. Our local schools will get a portion of McDonald’s proceeds for that evening. Please spread the word to come and join us for dinner that night!
  • We will also be celebrating National Walk to School Day on October 4th. We will meet at the corner of McKinsey and 4th street at 8:00 AM. We will walk to South Park to start our day.
  • Near the end of the month we will have Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 17th and October 19th. On October 17th conferences will be scheduled from 4:30-7:00. We will have an early out and will be scheduling conferences from 2:00-8:00pm on the 19th. We look forward to meeting with you to talk about your child’s progress.

Library News

We're having a wonderful time in the library and computer lab. By now, all classes are checking out books. Please remember to have your students return their book by library day so they may check out again. Also, please remind your students not to place full water bottles in their backpacks. We've lost many new library books due to leaks.

School Counselor's News

October is safety month in Counselor. We will be discussing ways to stay safe in different situations including someone being hurt, getting lost or being approached by a stranger. This is a great time to talk about safety plans at home! Be sure to include plans in case of a fire, tornado or earthquake. Help your child memorize information such as parents' or guardians' names, addresses and phone numbers. We will end October with Red Ribbon Week and a focus on staying drug free. Check your child's Friday Folder later in the month for Red Ribbon Week dress up days.

Title News

Research has shown that the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is READING ALOUD TO CHILDREN. Fall is a great time to snuggle together with your child and read a book to them! Here are a few great Fall books you will want to read with your child…

Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur

Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Corn is Maize by Aliki

The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown

Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro

Does your child get bored with Sight Word Flash Cards? Try this activity…..Write 8 to 10 Sight Words your child can’t read quickly yet on a blank sheet of paper, spacing them out all over the page. Have students dip a bottle cap into some paint, stamp it over the Sight Word that “YOU” call out. They will love searching for the word you say, and getting to “stamp it” with paint! Your child’s teacher can supply you with Sight Words if needed. The Book It! Reading Incentive Program (sponsored by Pizza Hut) begins in October! This is an excellent program designed to inspire your child to develop a love of reading, and to strengthen reading skills by practicing at home. For more information about Book It!, contact your child’s classroom teacher.

Upcoming Events

October 2: PTO Meeting 5:30

October 3: McTeacher Night 4:00-8:00

October 4: Walk to School Day

October 9: No School for Teacher Professional Development

October 10: Board Meeting at 5:30 C.O.

October 13: End of First Quarter

October 17: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7:00

October 19: Early Out at 1:10

October 19: Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00-8:00

October 20: No School

October 23-27: Red Ribbon Week---More information to come home soon!

October 31: Pride Assembly 9:00


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Moberly Vision: The Spartan way is excellence for All!

Moberly Mission: To ensure all students have a quality education and sense of direction.

South Park Mission: To inspire students to become life-long learners.