APPRECIATE YOUR TEACHER THIS WEEK
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at Southside! Our teachers love what they do and always get excited about a handmade note, craft or other small token from their students as a “Thank You”. Please remember your student’s teacher this week with kind words and thoughts!
We are seeking shoeboxes for summer math kits that will go home for some of our Southside students. If you have shoeboxes at home that you can send in with your student we would greatly appreciate it!
VOLUNTEERING AT THE END OF THE YEAR EVENTS
From now until the end of May there will be several field trips and school events that offer volunteer opportunities. Please remember that you must be an Approved Volunteer to chaperone or supervise students during these trips and events. Southside keeps a list of the Approved Volunteers that has been given to us by our District Office. Please check to make sure that you are an Approved Volunteer. If you are not, you may still come and enjoy all of the fun activities with your student by may not be put in charge of overseeing or working with a group of students. If you have any questions about the policy that our District has in place for volunteers, please feel free to call Beth Cathcart, Southside FRC at 633-4460.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SCREENINGS
Free for all Shelby County children who are 3 years old by July 31,2012 or 4 years old by October 1,2012. Screening days are May 23rd and May 24th by appointment only. The screenings will take place at the Painted Stone Preschool. Children will be screened for: Speech and Language, Hearing, Motor, Behavior and Cognitive Development. To apply for Head Start or the Shelby County Preschool Program the following information must be provided: Immunization Record; Birth Certificate; Proof of Income; Physical Exam; Vision Exam; 2 proofs of residence. To make an appointment please call: 647-0210 after May 1, 2012.
TESTING WEEK FOR 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH GRADE STUDENTS
Next week, May 14th-18th, our 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade students will be taking the IOWA and K-PREP tests. Southside is requesting that any appointments that would require a student to be late to school or withdrawn early be scheduled after school hours.
5TH GRADE PARENT REMINDERS
“Meet Me in the Middle” Transition Night for West Middle: On May 15th from 6:00-7:30PM students and parents/guardians are invited to attend West Middle School’s Transition Night for all incoming 6th grade students. Your student should have brought home a flyer with event information on it. You need to RSVP to this event if you and your student will be attending. For more information about this event please contact West Middle at 633-4869.
End of Year Field Trip to Indianapolis Children’s Museum: The 5th grade end of the year Field Trip Permission Form has gone home with your 5th grader. The trip is scheduled for May 25th and the students will be leaving Southside at 7:15AM and returning to Southside at 5:30PM. The students will get to tour the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and eat at the Hard Rock Café. Cost for students is $35.00 and $40.00 for Parent Chaperones/Teachers. This fee includes the charter bus, admission to the museum and the Hard Rock Café dinner. This field trip has been a success in past years and the students and parents love the trip! Please remember to turn in your student’s permission slip and money. If you have questions or concerns about the field trip, please contact Southside at 633-4460.
5th Grade Promotion Ceremony: Will be held on Friday, June 1st at 12:00PM at the Centenary United Methodist Church. The church is located at 429 Main Street.
K-4 AWARDS DAY
Southside’s Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade Awards Day will be held on Monday, June 4th starting at 9:00AM. Fun school activities are planned for our students that afternoon.
SUMMER CHILDCARE OPTIONS
Rocket Power Summer Plans 2012 Information
Phone No. 633-4057
Address: 279 Chapel Hill Road at Clear Creek Elementary
REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND SUMMER SCHEUDLES ARE OUT NOW! YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS INFORMATION OFF OF THE SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL WEBSITE UNDER “FAMILIES” AND THEN “DAYCARE”
Responsibility — proving you can be trusted with what is expected of you
1.) We are learning about the value of RESPONSIBILITY this month – proving you can be trusted with what is expected of you!
2.) Turn the word “chores” into RESPONSIBILITIES and make a list of tasks each family member is trusted to complete for the week.
3.) Take the RESPONSIBILITY lists from last week and talk about what life would be like if no one did what was expected of them.
4.) Host a RESPONSIBILITY dinner, officially divvying up tasks that make your household successful. Celebrate future RESPONSIBILITY!
UP AND COMING DATES
- 9th 2:30PM-4:00PM Last Day for Tiger Trails
- 14th school day Testing begins for all 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders
- 22nd NO SCHOOL: ELECTION DAY
- 24th 5:00PM SBDM
- 25th All Day 5th Grade Trip to Indianapolis
- 28th NO SCHOOL: MEMORIAL DAY
- 29th school day Southside Book Fair Opens
- 29th school day Southside Field Day
- 29th 6:00PM Parent Night: Summer Reading
- 30th school day Rain Date for Field Day