Weekly Update for October 12-16

General Notes

The 2015/2016 PTC Budget was approved at the October PTC meeting. Did you know the PTC funds, or helps fund, the following?   Library ($3,700.00), New this year: Grade Level Support/Field Trips ($3,400.00), Teacher Supply Assistance ($1,625.00), Classroom Parties ($1,125.00), Safeties Whitecaps Field Trips, Guys and Dolls Dance, Mother/Son Event, Family BBQ, Walk-A-Thon Prizes, New this year: Carnival, Popcorn, Snow Cones, and Cotton Candy, Teacher Appreciation Week, Field Day Ribbons, Girls on the Run, and Lego League Registration.

Orange Leaf Froyo Spirit Challenge Results-Congratulations South!!! We are moving on to Round 2.  We will face Grandville Central and Jenison Pinewood in Round 2, October 18 to October 24.  So far, we have raised $196.98 for South (20% of our sales).  Remember, we start Round 2 back at zero.  Again, thank you to everyone who made purchases last week!!!

Volunteers Needed

The PTC has scheduled a school-wide Carnival for January. Carnivals are fun, family events, but require the assistance of LOTS of volunteers.  A committee must be formed to begin the planning immediately.  Please contact Dustin Amerson at dustin.amerson@remax.net or Kennedy Bisbee at kennedybizz@yahoo.com if you are interested and able to help.

The PTC is also looking for volunteers to help with Popcorn Fridays. Alison Edidin has volunteered to be in charge of the activity, but additional volunteers are needed each month to help pop, bag, and distribute popcorn to the classrooms.  If you are able to help, please contact Alison at 616-808-9189. The next Popcorn Friday is October 23rd.

Copy Crew is a new service which will be available to South teachers and staff this school year.  Volunteers are needed each week to make copies, laminate, or do other office activities for teachers and staff.  If you are able to help, please sign up at Copy Crew.  The time commitment each week will vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the needs of teachers and staff.

The Fall Book Fair is a week awayAs always, Book Fair requires many hands. We invite parents to help with set up, classroom shopping, Family Night, and tear down. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate reading at South and meet new families in our school community. Thank you in advance for all of your help! Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer.  Fall Book Fair Sign-Up

Volunteer Information: South Elementary places a high priority on parent involvement and appreciates its parent volunteers. Volunteering in the classroom is a valuable experience for both the parents and our children. Volunteering enables parents to become familiar with daily activities in the classroom and in the school. Volunteering also provides an opportunity for the teacher to work with smaller groups of students. Your willingness to contribute is highly regarded by the South staff. While many schools, if not most, enforce a strict “No Sibling Rule,” South Elementary does not to want to discourage any parent from volunteering because they are caring for a young sibling. The concern, as with everything that happens in the school, is that the quality of instruction within the classroom is not jeopardized. When deciding if you will bring a younger sibling with you when you volunteer, please be mindful of the tasks you will be performing, whether it be making copies in the office or working one-on-one with students in the classroom or hallway. Regardless, please bring quiet entertainment for the younger sibling so that your primary focus can be the students.  As always, when entering the school, for any reason, please sign-in in the office and wear a Visitor Badge at all times.

Monday, October 12

Box Top Contest begins today. Please send BoxTops to school affixed to the BoxTops sheets or in a Ziplock bag or envelope.  All submissions should be clearly marked with the name of your child’s teacher.  The Contest ends Friday, October 16. The classroom that collects the most BoxTops will win a “Spooky Treat.”

Thursday, October 15

Parent Teacher Conferences take place tonight between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. You should have already been notified by your student’s teacher of your conference date and time.   Thank you to the volunteers who are helping with Conference Meals.

Friday, October 16

Today is MI/MSU Sprit Day.  Please wear either University of Michigan or Michigan State colors today to show your support for your favorite team as they face each other in football on Saturday October 17th.  Students may vote for their favorite team with $1, payable to his or her teacher Friday morning.  Students may make additional votes for $1 each.  Let’s see which team is South’s favorite.  The flag of the winning school will hang out front (if we can find someone with the flags) and we will play the winning school’s fight song at the end of the day.  Also, each student who voted for the winning school will win an Airhead candy. Reminder:  Your child DOES NOT have to bring a $1 to wear University of Michigan or Michigan State colors.  U of M and MSU Spirit Day

Box Top Contest ends today. Remember, the classroom that collects the most BoxTops will win a “Spooky Treat.”

Today is “B” 6th Grade Music Day.





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.

Posted on October 11, 2015, in 6th Grade Band, Book Fair, Box Tops, Conference Meals, Copy Crew, Important Dates, Orange Leaf Froyo Spirit Challenge, Parent Teacher Conferences, Spirit Days, Weekly Updates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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