South PTC News 8.20.17
Happy First Day of School Eve!
Tomorrow, Monday August 21st is a half day. The day begins at 8:28am and 1/2 dismissal is 11:36am. Full day dismissal is 3:41pm. For the first week, expect the parking lots and drop off/pick up to be busier than usual. Many parents will be walking their younger students in for their first day. Some teachers have moved rooms. First grade is now in the middle hallway and not the hallway to the right. Here is the parking information from the letter sent home last year: “First, we ask every family to only do one drop off. Secondly, we encourage everyone to use the new drop off loop in the parking lot. It is 2 lanes, so the curbside lane is for drop off and the inside lane is for passing through. Do not leave your vehicle along the curbside lane. Third, please drop off in the most efficient way possible. The front office entrance is for Y5s through 2nd grade, the front East end doors are for 3rd and 4th grade students, and the rear East end doors are for the entrance of our 5th and 6th grade students. We ask that any family that has a student 3rd grade or older to do your family drop off in the parking lot. We are asking our older siblings to walk with any Y5-2nd grade siblings to the office doors until everyone is comfortable. We have staff members posted on the front two corners of the building and a crossing guard out front as well. Any families with only Y5s through 2nd grade students are still encouraged to use the drop off zone by the front office.”
Monday afternoon is also our Slip and Slide and Solar Eclipse party! Bring your children back up to school at 1:30pm to enjoy a slip and slide. There will be snacks for sale as well! Pop, Bottled water and Candy bars for $1 each. Sno Cones, glasses of lemonade & Sun Tea and bags of chips for .50 cents each. The solar eclipse glasses are sold out at this time. if you pre-ordered, come to the table with your money to claim your glasses. Please bring cash for snacks and glasses. I am sorry we couldn’t get glasses for absolutely everyone. A few weeks ago when I ordered, I never thought I’d sell all 400. And I try to walk a line to balance the money I spend which is donated from you parents, and do my best to not waste those donations.
Friday August 25th there is no school.
Monday August 28th will be picture day. Flyers and information will be coming home this week!
Tuesday August 29th will be the 1st-6th grade open house from 6pm-7pm.
Friday September 1st & Monday September 4th there is no school.
Friday September 8th is Walk-A-Thon! Flyers will be coming home for students to collect donations. That night is also our free family BBQ. We will have bounce houses, a mechanical bull, and everyone that attends will be one free hot dog, chips and a pop. Other food items will be available for purchase. The event runs 4:30pm-7:30pm.
Our first PTC Meeting will be Thursday August 24th at 9am in the teacher’s lounge. Everyone is welcome to attend! Our September meeting will be Thursday September 14th at 6:30pm in the teachers lounge.
I hope you find our Facebook group helpful! Make sure you have the group set to allow notifications when we post information. We try to screen the posts and make sure it is school related or not something that has already been addressed. I also make event pages for important dates. I use that function quite often. Set your phone calendar to sync with your Facebook calendar so you will remember those important dates!
And welcome new parents to our school, or new parents with their first children starting with us. Please take a moment and read through older posts to hear who is on the PTC board this year and the ways you can help us raise money. We hope to make this a fantastic year! 2017-2018 New Year Letter Intro to South PTC