Weekly Update for December 14-18

General Notes

Thank you to all the South students, families, and staff for helping to make the Senior Executive Board of Grandville High School’s Toys for Tots drive a success.  South collected 121 toys for to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas.

South also raised $312.25 for  “Shop with a Cop.”   At 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 13, 12 selected students were given $100 to purchase one gift for each member of his/her family, including him/herself.  The gifts were then wrapped and sent home to be opened on Christmas.  Once again, the generosity of South students, families, and staff is amazing.

In order to provide Christmas in Uganda, the South faculty and staff requested that in lieu of traditional holiday gifts, students and parents make a monetary donation.  To date, South has raised $1050.  In order to recognize students who have made donations, students write their name on a yellow star and place it on the large outline of Africa located directly across from the Office.  If you are in South this week, be sure to check it out.

South Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Etiquette and Guidelines

Student Drop-off and Pick-up at South can run smoothly, efficiently, and safely if all parents follow a few simple guidelines.  The following Map and Guidelines outline the Drop-off and Pick-up procedures at South.

South Drop-Off and Pick-Up Map

Lego League

South Elementary’s Lego League Team, the Trash Talkers, That Team That Talks Trash, placed 3rd of out 42 teams at the Regional Tournament in Grandville on November 21st.  In doing so, The Trash Talkers qualified for the State Tournament in Flint, MI, which took place this past weekend.  The Trash Talkers competed well and had a great time.  The Trash Talkers are Quinn Block, Hallie Fewless, Riley Hall, Becca Steenhagen, Elliot Ecenbarger, Chloe Brown, Beau Santiago, Jaxon McDowell, Graham Edidin, and Samuel Belbeck.  Congratulation students. South students, families and staff are proud of your accomplishments this year.

Tuesday, December 15

Tonight is the fourth Pizza Hut Night for the 2015/2016 school year.  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. South PTC can earns a percentage of sales for lunch and late-night dining. A copy of the Pizza Hut flyer came home in your student’s Friday Folder last week.  Please feel free to makes copies for your non-South friends and neighbors.  Sales can be dine-in, carry-out, or delivery.

Thursday, December 17

The Kindergarten Christmas Program will take place today at 2:00 p.m.  As always, all visitors are asked  to sign-in in the Office.

Friday, December 18

The classroom Christmas Parties will take place today.  Thank you to our Room Parents for making this an exciting day and to all of the Classroom Volunteers who help to make the parties special for the students.    If you are planning to volunteer at a classroom Christmas Party, you must sign-in at the front entrance.  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 may 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.

Monday, December 20 to Friday, January 1

No School.  Enjoy your break!!


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 December 13, 2015, in Christmas in Uganda, Classroom Party Volunteers, Holiday Parties, Kindergarten Christmas Program, Lego League, No School, Pizza Hut Nights, Room Parents, Shop with a Cop, Toys for Tots, Weekly Updates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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