South Grove Intermediate School

News and Notes for April

From Mrs. Reid

Spring is finally here! We were so glad to be back refreshed from the two week spring break. Teachers and students seemed excited to be back and no one seemed to miss a beat! Spring is always busy for South Grove beginning with the 4th grade Spring Concert Thursday, April 10th. We have guest speakers, field trips, 6th grade visits to the middle school, second round of ISTEP testing, Muffins for Moms, Donuts with Dads, awards day, Survivor Day, and lots of learning along the way! Please check the newsletter for an updated calendar of events.

Report cards came home prior to our spring break. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher. Remember that attendance is very important. Have your student at South Grove every day before8:45. Students are more successful when they get to school on time, eat breakfast and are ready to learn.

Encourage your students to continue to read AR books each day. All students have personal reading goals that need to be met before the end of the 4th 9 weeks. AR is part of the reading grade. AR motivates students to read books in their reading range, pass tests, and meet their personal AR goal. AR provides reading practice with a book the student has picked. Practicing reading each day makes students better readers! Support your young readers by requiring them to read each day.

Happy Spring!

Mrs. Reid

ISTEP Continues

ISTEP--April 28 - May 13

This is window for the online portion of ISTEP.

Eat a healthy breakfast
Go to bed early and arrive to school on time
Have a positive attitude
Use your time wisely
Read and follow all directions carefully
Check your work and revise your answers
Restate the question as part of your answer
Show all of your work
Do your personal best

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

South Grove Intermediate School is looking for volunteers who are willing to work their Book Fair any day from April 14-18. The hours are 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Volunteer shifts are available for a full day, or half-day. Please call Mrs. Melissa Keeley at 786-7687, or email her at if you are able to help out. Thank you!

Taste Testing - Students help pick the new sauce!

Muffins with Mom - April 15

Come and enjoy a muffin with your child as we celebrate your important role in your child's life.

Muffins will be served 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. and the book fair will be open.

Music Notes from Mrs. Alkire

The Spring Program will be held on Thursday, April 10 at 2pm and 7pm in the South Grove gym. All 4th graders will be participating. The name of the program is The Unity Tree with the main characters being cats and dogs! We look forward to seeing you at the performance. Woof!

Walking with Mrs. Hartwell

We are very excited to have the very first South Grove Walking Club. This is sponsored by Mrs. Hartwell and is helping to promote small changes to leading a heathy lifestyle. Give a honk if you are driving by and see this great group getting their stride-on around Beech Grove.

Intersession Fun!

While some of you were off enjoying the Florida sunshine or having a relaxing staycation, there were some lucky South Grove students having a BLAST with Mrs. Bair & Mr. VonDielingen.

Mrs. Bair's girls got their GLOW on for the week and enjoyed pampering, baking, manicures, and just plain girl fun. Mr. VonDielingen's guys worked the court, practiced their basketball skills, and hooped it up! What an amazing experience and great way to get to know these two sixth grade teachers.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Please consider dropping off aluminum cans and paper products to the South Grove recycle bins. By doing this you are helping to financially support our physical education program. Mrs. Newman appreciates the help as she educates students on not only living a healthy life but making healthy choices for our planet.