Weekly Update for September 7-11

General Notes

South Elementary PTC wishes a warm welcome to our new and returning students and to all of our South families.

The school day is as follows:
K-6: 8:28 a.m. – 3:41 p.m.

Daily Schedule

Please follow the link for the September 2015 Lunch Menu. September 2015

Volunteers Needed

The South PTC Board and South teachers need several more Room Parents for the 2015/2016 school year.  Please consider volunteering.  To sign up, follow the link:  2015/2016 Room Parent Sign-Up.

No-Cost Fundraisers

South PTC participates in several No-Cost money making programs. More information can be found below or under the No-Cost Money Makers Page on the blog.

1.        Red Robin Rewards-New this year!

Help our school raise money all year long with Burgers for Better Schools! It’s free to join and easy to participate. All you have to do is become a Red Robin Royalty member, select South Elementary, and Red Robin will donate 1% of all purchases you make at participating locations. Red Robin Rewards or www.redrobin.com/betterschools

2.     D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare Cash for Class Program

South is once again participating in the D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare Cash for Class Program to earn money for our school. During the Program weeks, purchases you make with your ‘yes’ card will automatically be credited to our school account. In order for you purchases to count, you must first link your ‘yes’ card to our school. Under Manage Account, Profile, there is a Cash for Class section. Start typing South Elementary School Grandville. It should auto-fill and then, it will be linked.

2015 Fall Dates to earn Cash for Class have not yet been set by D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare.

The schools you selected last year may have been removed from your card – you will need to link South to your card again.

3.       Box Top, Campbells, Spartan and Tyson Food Labels.

South PTC is continuing to collect your Box Top, Campbells, Spartan and Tyson Food Labels.  Box Top labels should be turned in on the sheets available on the blog and in the school lobby. All other labels should be placed in a baggie or envelope. Be to sure to include your student’s name and teacher’s name on all Box Top Sheets, on envelopes, or in the baggies. The PTC shall be holding a labels contest in the future and more information will be provided at that time.


4.         PaperGator®

PaperGator® is a unique fundraiser where the South PTC is paid to collect paper products and place them in a bin for recycling.

What can go in the bins?                          What can’t go in the bins?

Newsprint                                                              Plastic
Catalogs/Magazines                                          Metal
Junk Mail                                                               Trash
Phone Books                                                         Glass
Office/School paper                                          Cardboard
Hard and soft cover books                             Paperboard (Grocery Item boxes)

For more information, visit: http://papergatorrecycling.com/index.htm

5.        Target Red Card

Please take a few minutes and link your Target Red Card to earn money for South on all your purchases.


6.      Meijer Community Rewards

A simple way to earn money for South is through Meijer Community Rewards. Enrolled members shop Meijer, simply paying with cash, a PIN-based debit card, or a linked Meijer Credit Card. Purchases made with a linked Meijer Credit Card earn 1%. Purchases made with cash or PIN-based debit card and a swiped Meijer 1 Card earn 0.5%.

South’s Code is 491092

South receives credit for almost all Meijer purchases – groceries, toys, home fashions, jewelry, gas, car wash, C-Stop, Meijer.com purchases – over 150,000 products!  There is no minimum or maximum spending amount.  You can use cash, PIN-debit card, or a Meijer Credit Card.  Your account is accessible anytime online.  You never have to buy anything in advance. Your Meijer 1 Card is easily carried on your key ring or in your wallet. Cardholders also can receive special sales notices and exclusive savings. Key tag provides free lost key retrieval service. Meijer Credit Card purchases earn EXTRA rewards.

Monday, September 7

Labor Day – No School

Tuesday, September 8

First Day of School. Welcome Back South Students!!  Have a great first day.

Thursday, September 10

Today is Picture Day.  Order forms and information were sent home at Back to School Night. Be sure to send your picture order form to school with your student(s).

Friday, September 11

Please join us for the 1st PTC Meeting of 2015/2016 school year at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. It is anticipated that there will be a vote to approve/disapprove the 2015/2016 PTC Budget at this meeting.  To review the Budget before the meeting, follow this link.  Budget (2015/2016 Proposed)


About PTC Blog

PTC {Parents Teachers Children} Group To share as parents and/or guardians and to promote community spirit for South Elementary School. To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and community. To assist the faculty in undertaking school activities such as conferences, health and safety programs, and the like if so requested. To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and/or guardians and teachers may co-operate intelligently in training of the child.

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