South PTC News 9.24.17

Thanks to everyone who went to Jets this past week.  We hope many more families will join us at Buffalo WIld Wings on Wednesday night!  Cheap kids meals, ice cream bar, balloon guy, so much fun for a good cause!  Dont forget your flyer!

Kindergartens annual field trip to Crane’s Apple Orchard is this coming Friday the 29th!

School Pictures should have come home with your students Thursday or Friday this week.  Retakes will be Monday October 9th.

Last chance for your Grandville gear!  The website closes tonight!! You can order the items here: https://chaserapparel.itemorder.com/
Put in code: GBULLDOGS17
The site will close at 11:59pm on September 24th. At that time, all orders will be sent to print and ready for pickup in about 2 weeks. They will come to the school sorted by student or parent name and sent home with your children or available for pickup. I’ll share more info as we get closer and have a firm pickup date!

Spirirt Week is coming up!
Monday October 2nd: PJ Day
Tuesday October 3rd: Backwards/Mismatch Day
Wednesday October 4th: Crazy Hair or Hat Day
Thursday October 5th: MSU vs U of M Spirirt Day- Bring your $1 Suggested donation & vote for your favorite team- team with the most votes will have their flag flown from the school flagpole and fightsong played over the intercom.
Friday October 6th: Grandville Homecoming so wear your Grandville gear!

Friday October 6th is also a POPCORN FRIDAY!  All South Students recieve a free bag of popcorn courtesy of the PTC!

Book Fair is coming up!  I just got the details: October 9th thru 12th!
They need volunteers!  You can sign up HERE
And if you really like helping the library, she would still love helpers during the school days, that sign up link is HERE! This link goes until December, so scroll down to find more dates!

During the book fair, our new libriaian Ms McGillicuddy will set up a donation for a school in Texas that lost everything, and we’d like to send them some money to restock their books.  There will be a raffle for a book basket and tickets will be sold to go towards the donations.  Mr Roberts has agreed that if they raise a certain amount, he will dress as a favorite book character for a day!  (Character to be announced).  The annual poster contest will also continue with kids drawing their favorite book and the winner from each grade will have their artwork framed and hung in the library!

While we are on the subject of books, I’m doing a book exchange!  So if you purchase books during book fair, and find you have some gently used ones at home that you’d like to gift to someone else, drop them off at the school the week of October 16th.  I’ll need helpers to collect them.  Then Friday October 20th, however many books your kids bring in, they could choose some other gently used ones.  The link to help is HERE.  If you want to donate books and your child doesn’t need any in exchange, we will donate the books to various organizations (Our teachers, Our library, KDL Grandville, etc)

Fall conferences will be October 17th & 19th.  We will be looking for donations of food for the teachers to feed them since they go from teaching all day, right into meeting with parents and we like to say “Thank you!” for the long day they put in.  Details will be coming!  Also Tuesday night conference I’ve set up a Jets Pizza night, so if your family is running from work to school and meeting with teachers, its an easy dinner solution.  Flyers will be sent home.

Our first ever sale event is scheduled for Saturday October 21st!  It is my hope that we will have people sign up who want to sell their used kids clothing/household items and vendors who have home based businesses.  The Event is posted here, please share.  We need everyones help to share this event and have people come shop.  And if you know someone who sells something, see if they want a booth space.  Just $15! Here is the link to the form to reserve your space!

Hard to believe we are about a month out from Halloween! Class parties and the annual costume parade will all fall on October 31st.  Parties and Parade time will be announced soon.  Room parents will be asking for donations for the parties.  Whatever the room parents cannot get donated and they have to purchase, there is a $25 limit per classroom for reimbursement from the PTC.  Receipts must be kept and turned in with a form that is located in our PTC Mailbox.

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.

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