Information from Lower South Elementary School

February 12, 2016

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration: Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016 can register now for kindergarten at our Central Registration site. You can also register for Grades 1-4 on this site if you are new to the District. Note that this procedure is different than in past years - please consult the site for details.

The District will hold an evening event for Kindergarten Registration as well on March 10, 2016.


Did you know

*Too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school. Even in Kindergarten!

*Missing just 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.

*Students can still fall behind even if they miss just a day or two every few weeks.

*Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

*Absences can affect the entire classroom if the teacher has to flow down learning to help absent children catch up.

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and at work.

School Safety

Please be prepared to identify yourself and present ID to the office staff when signing in as visitor or when signing your child out early. Thank you for understanding the importance of student safety!


When Inclement Weather Leads to an Early Dismissal or Delayed Opening

Delayed Opening Schedule:

If a 2-Hour Delay is determined due to weather condition, Lower Southampton Elementary School will open the gym doors at 10:50 AM with the school day starting at 11:10 AM. There will be no Kids Club during a delayed opening. Lunches will be served.

Early Dismissal Times:

If an early dismissal needs to occur due to weather, dismissal times will depend on decision by the school district. Depending on the time of the dismissal we will or will not provide lunches.

If an early dismissal is called for 1:00 PM we will provide lunches prior to dismissal.

If an early dismissal is called for 11:00 AM we will not provide lunches prior to dismissal.



Winter contest is open February 19, 2016!!!

The two classes that turn in the most box tops will receive a class pizza party. Box top forms were sent home with your child. If you do not have a form please submit the box tops in bags of 25 with your child's name and classroom teacher listed on the bag

Please do not forget to check the expiration dates.


Cold Weather

We will have many cold days ahead of us this month. We will have outdoor recess everyday unless the wind chill/temperature reaches an unsafe level. It is very important that every child comes to school wearing winter coats, hats, gloves, and appropriate clothing. If you need assistance with any of this clothing, please let us know.


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No School for Students-Winter Break: Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16

School Store: Friday, February 19, 2016

Ninas Pizza Night: Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Pretzel Sale: Friday, February 26, 2016


Thanks for reading

This information comes directly from Ms. Burkholder, teachers and staff, and the Lower South PTO.

Very important information can also be found:

  • in the Wednesday folders
  • on each teacher's website
  • on Lower South's website