Weekly Update for February 8-12

General Notes

6th Grade Water Drive: The 6th graders exceeded their goal of 61 cases of water as South students and families brought in more than 111 cases.  The water was delivered to Art Van on Friday for final delivery to Flint. Thank you to everyone who donated.

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The South PTC and Gents and Dolls Dance Committee is looking for Volunteers for the Gents and Dolls Dance.  Please consider helping.  Follow the link below to sign up: Gents and Dolls Volunteer Sign-Up  The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, February 12th.  Gents and Dolls Invitation  Please note that this event is for Fathers, Uncles, Friends, etc. and our female students.  If mothers would like to be present during the event, please sign up to volunteer. If you sign up, you will be assigned a task or station.  It is the hope of the Dance Committee that the only mothers in the gymnasium are volunteering at the event.

Time to clean out closets and toy boxes. The Library is looking for your gently used stuffed animals.

Volunteers are needed each week for Copy Crew.  Volunteers will 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 day will vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the needs of teachers and staff.

Please note that registration for Girls on the Run will now close on February 12, 2016. The Tuesday/Thursday Team is full, but opening remain on the Monday/Wednesday Team. Each Team must have a minimum of 5 girls. The maximum number of girls per team is 15. Co-coaches are still needed, particularly for the Monday/Wednesday Team. Please contact Colleen Randall at cbkzmi@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.  Please note that Registration Fees are adjusted on sliding scale with a $10 minimum.  Girls on the Run Registration Flyer 2016

REMINDER:  Please review the attached Map and Guidelines which outlines the Drop-off and Pick-up procedures at South.  This information has been posted to the blog and has been sent home with students in Friday Folders.  Student Drop-off and Pick-up at South can run smoothly, efficiently, and safely if ALL parents follow a few simple guidelines.  Most importantly, if you are in a drop off line, you must remain in your vehicle.  If you must exit your vehicle to assist your student for any reason, please park in a designated parking space.  South Drop-Off and Pick-Up Map

Date Change: The Mother/Son Event at 3 Mile Project has been moved to March 15, 2016.  Please look for more information in your son’s Friday Folder soon.

The Third-Graders participated in the annual Eye Dissection last week.  Looks like everyone had a great time.

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Monday, February 8

Tonight is a South Skating Party at Tarry Hall 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.

Tuesday, February 9

Please join us today for South’s first Panda Express Fundraiser from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Panda Express 2.9.16 Please remember to present your flyer at the time of purchase.

Wednesday, February 10

Today is the second of two Count Days during the 2015/2016 school year.  The number of students in attendance will determine the amount Grandville School District will receive in per student state funding for programs, operations, teachers and other staff.

Y5 to 4th grade students will be participating in the KIDZ Have Rights programs today. For more information, see this link KIDZ Have Rights

Friday, February 12

Today is the 5th PTC Meeting of the 2015/2016 school year.  The PTC meets at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please note that the PTC Board is currently looking for enthusiastic parents to serve as Board members for the 2016/2017 school year.

Registration for Girls on the Run closes today.

Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Gents and Dolls Dance.

The classroom Valentine’s 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 Valentine’s Day 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.

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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 February 7, 2016, in Classroom Party Volunteers, Copy Crew, Count Day, Eye Dissection, Girls on the Run, Guys and Dolls Dance, Holiday Parties, KIDZ Have Rights, Library, Mother-Son Event, Panda Express Dining Fundraiser, PTC Meeting, Volunteers Needed, Weekly Updates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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