South Elementary School News

May 5, 2016

2016 - 2017 School Year

It is time to start thinking about planning for next year. The first day of school for students in grades 1 through 4 is August 30th. Kindergarten students will begin on August 31st. We are currently working on class placements for the 2016-2017 school year. As we have done in the past, we are asking for your input. There is a parent input form attached to the email sent with this newsletter. We ask that you return the parent input form by Thursday, May 12th.

Student's teacher assignments will be sent home mid-August. Please remember that we cannot take specific teacher assignments.

Our EDTV Team

Our EDTV Team has been hard at work creating different stories about what is happening at South Elementary School. Check out the different links below to see the stories:

Flounder Project:

Student Council:

Dr. Blaisdell:

Internet Safety:

Pumpkin Contest:

Mrs. Hoagland:

End of the Year Activities/Schedule

With about a month and a half left of school, there are quite a few activities going to happen. Please follow our calendar on our website for the most up to date information, but here is a list of currently scheduled activities.

May 17th

  • Spring Concert

May 18th

  • Early Release (No PM K, AM K is dismissed at 11:15, Grades 1 through 4 and FDK will be dismissed at 1:05)

May 21st

  • Family Leadership Conference

May 24th

  • Grade 1 to Buttonwood Zoo
  • PreSchool to Waterfront
  • Polished Teeth

May 26th

  • SES Art Show

May 27th

  • Grade 2 to Thornton Burgess

May 30th

  • No School

May 31st

  • PSMS visits South Elementary School

June 1st

  • Grade 4 to Plymouth South Middle School

June 2nd

  • PreSchool Field Day
  • Grade 2 to Thornton Burgess

June 3rd

  • Health Fair
  • Mrs. Hannon and Mrs. Hoagland's Animal Museums
  • Talent Show at Plymouth North High School

June 6th & 7th

  • Grade 3 - Instrumental Recruitment

June 6th

  • Mrs. Carter's Animal Museum
  • Kindergarten Orientation at 6 PM

June 7th

  • PreSchool Celebration

June 8th

  • Field Day

June 10th

  • Last Day of PreSchool

June 16th

  • Grade 4 Cook Out
  • Grade 4 Promotion at 6 PM

June 17th

  • Donuts with Dads (FDK and Grade 1)

June 20th

  • Last Day of School - Early Release

PARCC Testing

Students have been working very hard this week on PARCC testing. We cannot be more pleased with their hardwork and perseverance.

Please continue to be diligent about being in school on time on testing days. At this point, there are only a minimal number of make-ups that need to take place.

The remaining dates for testing are:

Grade 3 - MATH

May 13, 17, 19 and 20

Grade 4 - MATH

May 13, 16, 19 and 23

Please remember that PARCC testing is a requirement of the state. The results of testing provide the school and school district with information regarding curriculum alignment, curriculum standards, and allow us to identify areas where we are doing well and areas where we need to address.

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Kindergarten Orientation

There will be a Kindergarten Orientation for all incoming Kindergarten students on Monday, June 6th from 6 pm until 7 pm. We welcome all incoming kindergarten students and their families to join us on that evening! If you know anyone who has a 5 year old child that has not registered yet, please have them contact us.
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