South Park Parent Newsletter

December News

From The Principal's Desk

I can’t believe we are already at the holiday season, and half way through the school year! We will have some fun events and activities to fill our calendar this month, so make sure that you mark your calendar and come in and join the festivities.


*Crafts and Carols will be held on December 11th from 6:00-7:00. Please come to South Park and join us for some holiday fun! We will be listening to some great music while participating in some awesome crafts.

*Our classroom parties will be held on December 20th. We will send more information in grade level newsletters and fliers. Please contact your child’s classroom teacher with any questions.


*December 21st is the last day before Christmas Break, it is an early out at 1:10. Students will come back to school January 4th. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

First Grade Music Program

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming 1st grade music program, “The Littlest Reindeer”. It will be held on Monday, December 4th in the MOBERLY HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. First grade students who attend South Park Elementary will perform at 6:00 PM. First grade students who attend North Park Elementary will perform at 7:00 PM. Students are asked to wear a nice outfit to the performance. Auditorium doors will open 15 minutes prior to each show time.

The decision was made to have all K-2 programs at the high school this year in an effort to accommodate our audiences better. We hope this will allow for ample seating and parking for you and your family. This will also allow all students in the grade level to perform at one time instead of splitting the grade level into two shows.

I hope everyone will be able to attend. This is a great opportunity for your child to display performance skills learned in music class!! If you have any questions, please contact me by calling the schools (269-2630 NP/ 269-2640 SP) or email melissavestal@moberlyspartans.org.

Sincerely,

Melissa Vestal

K-2 Music Teacher

Library News

First and second grade students are practicing their keyboarding skills. If you have a computer a home, think about allowing your child to type stories and letters. The website typing.com has some good, free keyboarding lessons as well.

School Counselor News

MU ParentLink is a FREE resource for parents and caregivers. If you have concerns about a child's behavior or development, a difficult family situation or just need someone to listen and provide support, ParentLink is there to help! They provide new ideas and parenting tips and can help families get connected with resources. You can get more information at http://ParentLink.missouri.edu. Help is also available by phone 1-800-552-8522 or email ParentLink@missouri.edu. If you would like a brochure about ParentLink, please contact Mrs. Eisenbeis at school.

Title News

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with family and friends and provide your child with many pleasant experiences. Since academics is understandably left on the back burner, why not keep your child immersed in language, by having them create a “holiday” book or journal? Purchase an inexpensive notebook, provide them with craft items to create a fun cover, and have them write and draw pictures about their holiday experiences each day. Make a big deal out of “sharing” their writing....have them read to the family what they wrote each night right before the supper meal, or before bed, or read to relatives as they visit your home. What a fun way to celebrate and remember a special time of the year!

Happy Holidays from your Title Teachers!

Upcoming Events

  • December 4-First Grade Music Program at MHS Auditorium at 6:00
  • December 11-Crafts and Carols 6:00-7:00 at South Park
  • December 12-Board Meeting at Central Office 5:30
  • December 20-Classroom Parties
  • December 21-Early Out at 1:10
  • December 22-January 3-Winter Break
  • January 4-Classes Resume

Inclement Weather

When considering school cancellations, the safety of all students in the district is the first consideration. School district personnel drive bus routes to check local conditions firsthand. District personnel then hold conversations with the bus transportation company to gain their perspective. Again, safety is always our top priority. We also consider whether conditions will be changing throughout the day.


In the event of a school cancellation, notice will be provided as soon as a decision is made. Local radio and television stations will be notified, and a notice will be posted on the school district’s web page, Facebook, and Twitter (@MoberlyDistrict). Notification will be sent via TextCaster Spartan Alerts as well.


Early Dismissal: An early dismissal will be used when conditions are expected to get worse throughout the day. This option will be used sparingly and avoided whenever possible. If early dismissal becomes necessary, the district will announce and post dismissal times. The standard early dismissal schedule will be used when possible.


Late Start: A late start option will also be used sparingly and in cases in which conditions are expected to improve fairly quickly in the morning. If late start is utilized, the district will announce the length of the delay. For example, if there will be a 2 hour late start, you would add 2 hours to the typical school start time. In the example of a 2 hour late start, if your child has a 7:30 bus stop time, the new bus stop time would be 9:30. The standard late start schedule will be used when possible.

Spartan Alerts

Please sign up for Spartan Alerts to get texts and information about our school. Through this system text messages are sent directly to your phone, wireless PDA or pager!

Including:

Emergency Information

School Closings

Early Dismissal Times

School Event Reminders

Bus times running behind


Please check out our school website www.moberlyk12.mo.us to sign up! It is located under Parent Tab!

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Mission/Vision

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.