South PTC News 2.12.17

Hi everyone!  We had another great turnout on Friday at the February PTC Meeting.  Here’s some of the things we discussed and some upcoming dates to be aware of!

-Huge news- South won $10,000 from a Campbells Soup competition online that Samantha Siegert submitted the school for.  If you see her, say Thank you!  Mr Roberts and the teachers will be coming up with the best ways to spend that money!
– Please remember the 24 hour rule for sick children!  There is a ton of illness going around the school and if your child goes home sick, they should not come back to school the next day.
-The new parking lot has been going relatively well!  Please remember to stay in your car in the drop off lane.  One lane closest to the sidewalk is for quick drop offs- please remember to pay attention and keep the line moving.  The inner lane is for passing- please do not stop in the left lane.  If you have someone different picking up your student, please try to explain the routine.  We’ve had a few incidents with people driving over sidewalks or getting out of their cars in the drop off lane.  Team work makes the dream work!
-Conferences are coming up soon and a Sign-Up Genius Link will be coming home for those who want to contribute to teacher meals.  The teachers usually go from excusing children at 3:40 and have only a few minutes before the first meeting with parents.  We will be asking for food to come in earlier this year and coming up with some easier grab & go options for the teachers.  Thanks so much for your support- the teachers are always very appreciative!
-If you did not send in your Art to Remember sheet yet- get it in on Monday!  All projects will be sent out then.  And you’re not committed to purchasing anything once you see the sample come back.
-2017/18 School Year Board & Committee nomination form will be coming home on Friday.  If you- or someone you know may be interested, please send in the sheet.  We will reach out to those nominated and talk to them before placing them on the official ballot.  Here is a copy of the form- board-nomination-form-17-18

Valentines Parties Tuesday afternoon February 14th!

We have a skating party Thursday night- February 16th- Bring the kids to burn off some energy at Terry Hall Roller rink! $5 Admission and $1 skate rental.  6pm-8pm!

February 20th- No School- Mid Winter Break

February 23rd- Jets Fundraiser

March 8th- PTC Evening Meeting!  By popular demand, we are changing the March meeting to an evening one in hopes of getting more parents involved!  It will be 6:30pm at the school.

March 10th- Daddy Daughter Dance- Forms will be coming home next week to buy tickets and volunteer to help!  Remember- do not sign your child out early that day.

March 29th- Mother Son night- Forms will be coming home in a couple weeks to buy tickets and volunteer to help!

Don’t forget the 6th Graders Candy Gram sales for Valentines Day- $1 gets your child a sucker and a note from you delivered to them on Tuesday!  Swing inside the school before or after drop off or pick up, they have a table set just inside the doors!   Snack sales continue on Fridays at lunchtime.  All the proceeds go towards 6th grade camp costs!  Great work 6th graders!

I’m also working on finding the rightful owners of all the found clothing at school.  I posted some pictures on our facebook page last week.  There’s a ton of clothing!  I hope to have it displayed better for the Mother/Son and Daddy/Daughter nights so parents will have a chance to look thru it easily.

BoxTops contest ended Friday and our Coordinator will be counting and going thru them all.  I’ll have class winner info available as soon as possible!  We take BoxTops all year- and now also accepting Spartan Stores/Family Fare/D&W Receipts for their fundraiser program.  Send them in at any time.  There is a container next to the Lost & Found where they can be placed- or send them in with your student and the teachers can help make sure it makes its way to us!

We will be looking for a trophy case to be created soon too!  Mr Roberts is checking on space and hallway codes so we don’t block anything.  I’ll be sending more information as it is available.  If you are handy and can build a nice trophy case, feel free to reach out to me!  Jackie Stone- 616-366-1760

We hope everyone loves their new South shirts!  They turned out great!

As always, thanks for your support!


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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 12, 2017, in 6th Grade Camp, Conference Meals, Guys and Dolls Dance, Important Dates, Mother-Son Event, No School, PTC Board Members, PTC Meeting, Reminder, Student Drop-off and Pick-up, Weekly Updates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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