Grandville Apparel Orders are in

If you ordered the Grandville sweatpants and hoodies through the PTC, your orders are in. You can stop in the office and pick them up during regular school hours today, Thursday and Friday. If you prefer to have them sent home with your student, please let us know.

Weekly Update for December 15-19

This Week:

Monday, December 15th

Tonight there is a School Board Meeting. The Board of Education meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building, 3839 Prairie, SW. Minutes of each meeting are available in the superintendent’s office.

Thursday, December 18th

The Kindergarten Christmas Program will take place at 2:00 pm today in the South Gym.

Friday, December 19th

Today is the final day of school before the Winter Break.

Today is “A” 6th Grade Music Day

The 6th graders will have a Field Trip today at 10:30 am.

The classroom Christmas Parties will take place today at the time set by each teacher. Thank you to our Head Room Parents for making this an exciting day for our students.   If you are planning to volunteer to assist with a classroom Christmas Party, please be sure to advise the office or your students’ teachers.  As you know, your students’ safety is a top priority at South and it is important that staff be able to determine not only who is in the building, but where they can be found at all times.  Further, due to classroom sizes, the number of party volunteers, the use of hallways for party games, along with the fact that parties will be taking place at different times (i.e. some students will be receiving educational instruction while other class parties are ongoing), it is important that volunteers remain with the class for which they have volunteered.

The Following Two Weeks (December 22 -January 2):

South Elementary will be closed from Monday, December 22, 2014 to Friday, January 2, 2015 for Winter Break.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

See you January 5, 2015.

PTC Meeting Cancelled (Dec 12)

This Friday’s PTC Meeting has been cancelled. The next PTC Meeting will be held in January.

Weekly Update for December 1-5

This Week:

Monday, December 1st

Yankee Candle Fundraiser orders may be picked up today from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Music Room.

Tonight there is a School Board Meeting. The Board of Education meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building, 3839 Prairie, SW. Minutes of each meeting are available in the superintendent’s office.

Tuesday, December 2nd

Tonight is Pizza Hut Night. Please join us at the Grandville Pizza Hut on 28th Street. South PTC receives 20% of sales from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Note the time change:  South PTC can now earn a percentage of sales for lunch and late-night dining. Look for the Pizza Hut handout in your student’s backpack. Please feel free to give copies to your non-South friends and neighbors. Sales can be dine-in, carry-out, or delivery. A complete list of all Pizza Hut Nights can be found on this blog under “Important Dates.”

Wednesday, December 3rd

Tonight is the Holiday Concert for 1st and 2nd graders. The Concert will take place at Grandville High School.  The 1st graders should arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. and their performance begins at 6:00 p.m.  The 2nd graders should arrive at 7:00 p.m. and their performance begins at 7:15.  Neither concert will exceed 30 minutes.  Please have your student(s) wear their Sunday Best or anything holiday related (Santa Hat). If you have any questions, please contact our music teacher Rachel Niewiada at

All orders for Grandville Apparel through South PTC are due TODAY.  Zipper Hoodies in black and maroon, as well and black and maroon sweat pants are available.  Hoodies are $25 and sweatpants are $20.  Sizes are available from youth small to youth large and adult small through adult 3X large.  (There is an additional charge for $3 for 2XL and 3XL).  A youth small is equivalent to a size 6/8, youth medium is equivalent to a size 10/12, and youth large is equivalent to size 14./16.  All money must accompany your order form. Checks may be made out to South PTC.  Orders will be filled before Christmas break, although an exact date is unknown at this time.

Thursday, December 4th

Today is Market Day delivery day.  If you placed an order, please pick up your purchases in the South Gym from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 5th

Today is “Shop with a Cop” day. For $1, students will be permitted to wear a hat to school.  All monies raised will be used to fund “Shop with a Cop,” which provides students-in-need with $100 to shop at Walmart for the holidays.

Today is Popcorn Friday.  On Popcorn Fridayseach student will receive a bag of popcorn, compliments of the PTC.  Additional Popcorn Fridays will take place on  Feb. 6th, March 6th, and May 1st.  If you are able to help pop, package, and deliver popcorn on any of those days, please contact Anne Bengtson at 304-8282 or

Today will be the Pie in the Face” Assembly. Those students who sold at least 5 pies will get to throw a pie in Mr. Roberts’ face.  Unfortunately for Mr. Roberts, we had 59 students sell 5 or more pies.

Report Cards for the 1st Trimester will be coming home today.

Next Week:

Friday, December 12th

Please join us for the 4th PTC Meeting of 2014/2015 school year at 9:00 a.m.  All parents/grandparents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. Day care will NOT be available. Meetings generally last between 1 and 2 hours, but please join us for any portion of the meeting you are able to attend.

Yankee Candle Pick Up – Mon, Dec 1

Yankee Candle orders are in! Pick up is from 4-6 in the Music Room on Monday, Dec 1.

Skating Party is cancelled for tonight 11-17-14

Sorry for the late notice, but due to weather conditions, the skating party at Tarry Hall this evening has been cancelled.

Be safe if you need to travel tonight!

Market Day Special online today Nov 17

If you are a Market Day shopper, then check out this online special.  With a $40 order, you get a free mixing bowl set.  Click on the link for the special.

Link to Market Day special – Free Mixing Bowl Set with $40 order

Weekly Update for November 17-21

General Notes

Recently, the GVSU surplus store gave Julie Moore’s 6th grade several chairs and tables for classroom use.  Please follow the link for the complete story.  GVSU donates to South 6th Grade

Monday, November 17th

The first South Skating Party of the school year at Tarry Hall is tonight from 6-8 pm.  The cost of admission is $5.00 and all skate rental is $1.00 extra.  Tarry Hall offers drinks and snacks for sale.  Parents or other responsible adult or guardian must attend with the student.

Tonight there is also a School Board Meeting. The Board of Education meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building, 3839 Prairie, SW. Minutes of each meeting are available in the superintendent’s office.

Wednesday, November 19th

The Good News Club meets today.

Today is the Buffalo Wild Wing Fundraiser.  All day (11:30 a.m. to close) South Elementary PTC will earn 20% of all food and drink sales.  A Flyer should have come home in Friday Folders and is available at the link below.  Please feel free to print and give copies to your non-South friends and neighbors.  Note that qualifying sales can be dine-in or carry-out.  Also, Wednesday nights are “Kids Nights” at Buffalo Wild Wings with reduced kids’ meals, crafts, and an ice cream sundae bar.  Buffalo Wild Wings Flyer 11/19/2014

Friday, November 21st

Today is “B” 6th Grade Music Day.

Next Week:

General Notes

Family Fare Cash for Class is happening this week. South is participating in the D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare Cash for Class Program to earn money for our school. Purchases you make between November 23-November 29 with your ‘yes’ card will automatically be credited to our school account.  The program is tied directly to your yes Rewards card.   You can choose up to two (2) schools to link your yes card.   Go to Cash for Class website to link your card to the schools of your choice. You only have to link your yes card once and you will not have to remember to tell the cashier during the event weeks – once you link your card – it will automatically calculate the donation for the school chosen.   In April 2015, schools will receive checks based on the percentage of all members’ purchases. Already a yes member but don’t have an on-line account set up? Just visit the yes website at Cash for Class , click on ‘First-Time to Site?’ and follow the steps to complete your on-line account registration. During the registration process, you will be able to link your school code (s).

Tuesday, November 25th

Market Day paper order forms are due today.    All checks should be made out to Market Day.  Orders may be placed on-line through Wednesday, November 26, 2014.  Market Day Pick Up is Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Participation in Market Day is completely voluntary.   Please see the link for on-line orders and more information.   Market Day  Also, Market Day is running a special this month on cookie dough. Please see the attached letter for more information.  Market Day November 2014

Today is the end of the 1st Trimester.

Wednesday, November 26th

No School.

Thursday, November 27th

No School.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 28th

No School.

PTC Meeting Friday, Nov 14

Please join us for a PTC Meeting at 9am on Friday, Nov 14. We would love to see some new faces!


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