The Eager Eagle

Weekly Memo for Parents/Guardians

Week of April 20-24

School Closure

The Governor announced this weekend that schools would remain closed throughout the end of the school year. We are so disappointed, but understand this is to maximize the safety of our staff and students. We miss everyone terribly. If we receive new information from the district, it will be shared with you.

Office Hours

In order to practice social distancing, our office will be locked. Please make an appointment prior to coming to the school. Our office hours will be 8:00 am-2:00 pm.

Daily Schedule

Thank you for ALL you do for your child(ren)! The teachers have ensured the content of their Google Classrooms will take no more than 3 hours a day to complete. When not working on the computer, play outside, color a picture, or read a good book!

Activity Bag!!!

Exciting news!!!! A huge THANK YOU to the Treasure Coast Children’s Museum for their donations of this fun activity bag! Thank you to Ms. Murphy, our VPK Coordinator, for helping us share this school-wide!

Come see us and get an activity bag for your child! This is for PreK-5th grade students!

When: Monday April 20,2020 10:00-10:30am
Where: South Elementary bus 🚌 circle
Lunch and breakfast will be served at 10:15am. It’s a drive thru service. Spread the word and we will see you Monday!


I will continue posting daily announcements. The YouTube channel is: I will also post the announcements to Facebook. Students will continue to hear birthdays and other shout outs that we do daily. Please encourage your child to watch the announcements with me and continue their school routine.

Announcements Challenge

I read a story on the daily announcements. Over 250 students have been taking the AR test on this story each day! That is amazing! The next morning I announce which grade level had the most participants. Guess what? One grade level won EVERY MORNING last week!

1st grade is on fire!


The fundraiser items arrived! Please come to our bus circle on Tuesday between 8-12 to retrieve your items!

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be online April 22. A progress report will not display, but you will be able to see updated grades for your child(ren.) You will need to access Skyward's Family Access. Please contact Emily Streelman if you need your username and password.

Weekly AR Goals

These are the weekly AR goals for each grade level!

Kindergarten--3 points

1st grade--4 points

2nd-5th grades--5 points

AR Classes of the Week:

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Virtual Spirit Week:

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Breakfast AND Lunch for Our Students

Don't forget that our schools are serving lunches to students on school days! There are different stops around Okeechobee. The students will also receive breakfast for the next day when picking up lunch! Please see the scheduled stops below!
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Librarian Appreciation Day

Please join me in thanking our amazing media specialist, Mrs. Tedders, for all she does at SES!

Administrative Professional's Day

Please join me in thanking our amazing Administrative Professionals at South Elementary! They are an amazing and essential part of our team!

Ms. Meghan Conroy~~Secretary

Ms. Randi Archibald~~Bookkeeper

Mrs. Joy Field~~Data Processor

Ms. Ashley Brennan~~Guidance Clerk

Mrs. Yabel Zarrella~~Clinic Aide

Order a Yearbook!

Go to this website: to order your yearbook! Orders are due April 30!

Thank You

Thank you to our students and parents for working so tremendously hard during this difficult time. We recognize many of you work and appreciate you continuing to support our school and your child's education. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out.

We are sending giant air hugs to all of our students!

Just Keep Reading!

We want to make sure our students have access to FREE online books and stories! You can find thousands of AR read alouds on YouTube. Just search for AR read alouds. I attached a link below to one of my favorites. It's called Grammy's Book Nook. She has set up dozens of playlists with multiple books your child can listen to and read.

This link will take you to a website where astronauts read stories in space!!!

Your child's teacher should have shared information with you to access Epic. Here is the website:

This website has famous actors reading children's stories.

Amazon's Audible Free Library:

~~Don't forget to take AR tests so you can earn points!

We soar together!

I will be on campus during this period of distance learning. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. We are going to miss seeing the children everyday, but look forward to communicating with you through social media, texting and email.
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