South Side Family Newsletter

December 2019

Happy December!

South Side Families,

It's that wonderful time of year and we are closing in on winter break. Your kids have all grown up and learned so much since August. Between now and our winter break students will be testing for what we call middle of year benchmarks. All students will take NWEA tests for language, math, and reading. They will also be assessed for their current reading level and for their progress in our specific math curriculum using iReady.

Obviously we are very busy until winter break! Please note that school will be closed for winter break from December 23 through January 3. We will resume school on Monday, January 6. I hope that you all have an opportunity to spend some quality time with your children and families. Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or positive feedback to provide.

Jeff Harper


Phone: 260-349-2200


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Weekly Attendance Drawing

Every week, five lucky winners are able to claim a prize just for being at school. I am sure you are wondering how they get chosen for this special privilege. Every student who attends South Side had their name put into a random picker. Friday morning, we have the picker draw out five names. Those five names are then cross checked with attendance to see if they missed any days of school for the week. If they have not, then they get called down at the end of the day to choose a prize. If they missed a day of school, the random picker will choose another name, so that we have five winners.

NEHS Candy Cane Sales

South Side’s National Elementary Honor Society is selling candy canes before school in Compass Hall through Thursday morning. Each candy cane is $0.25. There will be a variety of flavors while they last including peppermint, blueberry, and fruity. Students may purchase candy canes to take home to enjoy.

PTO Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop is this week! If your child is interested in buying Christmas gifts for friends or family members, have them bring money to school on the day that their class is scheduled to shop. Gifts range from 25 cents to $5.

Tuesday, 12/10: Ms. Josie's morning preschool class, Mrs. Spencer, Mrs. Wilhelm, Mrs. Boese, Ms. Roberts, Mrs. Becker

Wednesday, 12/11: Ms. Josie's afternoon preschool class, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Malcolm, Mrs. Sherck, Mrs. Anderson

Thursday, 12/12: Mrs. Strack, Mrs. Opper, Mrs. Kloepper, Miss Ohnesorge

Mobile Dentist Update

Mobile Dentist make-up day is scheduled for January 10th. Students who turned in permission slips who were not seen in November will be seen on this date. If you would like to add your student to the list, contact Nurse Ashley for a permission slip.

eLearning Reminder

Although we hope to avoid school cancellations the reality is upon us that Mother Nature may have other plans. If your child has experienced any difficulty completing our previously planned ELearning days so far this year, or if you are experiencing any technical difficulties at home with your school-issued device please contact your child's teacher before we start to experience multiple weather related ELearning days. Students do have three school days to complete each ELearning day's assignments, but the process is much better for kids when they can complete their assignments at home on the day of ELearning.

Important Dates

Click here for the East Noble School Corporation 2019-20 school calendar

December 10-12 PTO Santa's Workshop

December 11 School board meeting in our cafeteria 6:30 pm

December 19 Preschool winter program 6:00 pm in the cafeteria

December 23-January 3 No school---winter break

January 10 Progress reports issued

January 10 Mobile dentist make up day

February 21 End of trimester 2

Weeks of Feb 24 - March 2 Elementary P/T conferences TBD

February 26 Report cards issued

March 11 Fourth grade field trip to Fort Wayne History Center and Allen County Courthouse

March 13 Brazil Culture Day

March 17 2nd and 3rd grade music program 6:00 pm

April 14 Progress reports issued

May 5, 2020 Fifth grade visit to Junior Achievement Biz Town

May 7 Kindergarten and 1st grade music program 6:00 pm

May 12 Senior walk through time TBD

May 15 Fourth grade field trip to Gene Stratton Porter

May 28 Report cards issued on last student day