The Parent Press

South Elementary Weekly Newsletter

Week of August 17-21

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New School Year!

If you are returning to SES, welcome back! If you are new to SES, then welcome! You will receive this parent newsletter weekly with important happenings and information. My contact information is at the bottom. Please reach out if you have questions! Texting or email are best. This is a unique start to the school year and we are all in this together. Here is to a wonderful school year together!

Options 1 & 2

Option 1:
✅ You MAY bring a backpack.
✅ You must wear a mask. Wear a smile under it! ☺️
✅ Bring a water bottle.
✅ Make sure your child & their teacher know how they are getting home.
✅ Communicate with the teacher via Class Dojo.
✅ Parent drop off is 7:45-8:10 am. Only form one lane please.
✅ Parent pick up begins at 2:50 pm. Please form two lanes. If you have last year's name hanger, feel free to use it. Otherwise dashboard placards will be given to your child this week.



Option 2:
✅ Be online at 8:10 am.
✅ Reach out if you have issues with passwords or your Chromebook.
✅ Communicate with the teacher via Class Dojo.

Instructional Option Changes Are Currently Closed

If you would like to change your student's instructional option, please wait until Tuesday, August 18 to contact our school and request an appointment for scheduling.

FLKRS Assessment

Dear Kindergarten parents, your child will be screened during the first 30 days of school using the Star Early Literacy assessment as the Florida Kindergarten Readiness Screener (FLKRS). The results of this screening provide valuable information about a child’s readiness for school, help teachers develop lesson plans to meet each child’s individual needs, and offer useful information to parents. This is a computer test that does not take too long to complete. Our wonderful reading coach and other teachers will help your child navigate through this. We hope to begin in the middle of the week.

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Trivia Night

Here are the details for the Zoom call to join trivia night!


Topic: Family Engagement: Virtual School Trivia!

Time: Aug 18, 2020 06:00 PM


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/99823319182?pwd=VVJUaWJhTDk1SWU0c3JsZE94QUdXUT09


Meeting ID: 998 2331 9182

Passcode: qB9iDp

Come to our front office to purchase tshirts!

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Optional, Parent Purchased Insurance

Please see below for more information. Paper copies of this will come home this week as well.
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Virtual Book Fair

Calling all readers! Our virtual book fair is open through September 4!

Please click on the link below to enter our Read-a-Palooza Virtual Book Fair! Orders will be delivered to your home. Happy reading! 📚

https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=southelementaryschool46&fbclid=IwAR1R9AM7V-pJTcA-vWOQtCpO988B33iKvXAsXRH_S19Op7eYt7D6soH73Pk

Morning Announcements

Morning announcements are posted daily on school days. Please click on the link to our You Tube page if you would like to view the announcements.


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTArIPdyyR3jYuY4PaODNUA?view_as=subscriber

Dates to Remember

August 18 @ 6 pm: Virtual Trivia Game

August 26 @ 3:30 pm: Parent & Family Engagement Committee Meeting (via Zoom)

September 7: No School

September 9: Progress Reports

September 11: Early Release Day (School dismisses at 11:30 am)

AR

Accelerated Reader (AR) is available for students in grades K-5. The students earn points as they read books and take the accompanying quizzes. You can participate at school and at home! We ❤️ to read at South and want our students to also love reading. Let your child's teacher or me know if you'd like their login information.


Former parents, AR has changed a little and has a new look!


https://global-zone05.renaissance-go.com/identityservice/sso/signin?signin=91aff809d669e8546210f8d87ad086be

Parent Involvement

Thank you to the parents that have filled out our form for parent involvement! We will be reaching out to you this upcoming week. If you would like to sign up for one of our two committees, please click on the link below.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_SxzM-VQ_VBN0N-MRGRTbi6reRJkICRIE-nUrVqU-Dk/edit?usp=sharing

Box Tops for Education

Download the Box Tops app. Scan your store receipts after you shop to help our school earn money! Our school ID is 221545. Thank you!

Fortify FL

Fortify FL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials. This can be done through the app or website.