South PTC News 10.29.17

Happy Sunday South families,

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Dining Fundraising night on Friday.  We hope that having 3 places to choose from helped your family pick where to eat at for a fun Friday night out!  We’d like to remind everyone that the Fundraiser dining night flyers are not discount coupons.  The idea of a fundraising dining night is that you pay regular price, and the restaurant donates a portion of the nights proceeds back to the school.  We appreciate everyone’s support and the donations from local businesses!

This week Tuesday Is Halloween and the school costume parade will take place at 2pm in the halls of the school.  If you plan to come and watch the parade, please remember that parking will be full and you will need to park down the streets.  Dont block the bus lane or the pickup lanes.  As noted in the Infinite Campus message sent home- “First of all, please remember that costumes may not have any blood or gore and students may not carry weapons of any kind. Please keep costumes for both students and parents appropriate.  Secondly, our South parade beings at 2:00 and will take place inside the hallways of the school. If you will be taking your student home early after the classroom party, please make sure to connect with your student’s teacher before you leave. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us make this a fun and safe day for your students!!!”
Thanks to all the room parents and parents sending in donations, please make sure to send those tomorrow or Tuesday morning, or bring with you if you’re volunteering at the party on Tuesday in the classrooms!

A reminder about sick/late children procedures– If the office staff has not heard from you by 9am, they will call you to find out the status of your child, please save them the work of calling you and please call to leave a message on the attendance line!  Please read the information below for what they need to know:
When a student is going to be absent for the day:
-Please call the attendance line 616-254-6209 by 9:30 if possible.
-State Name of student, teacher, reason for absence (ex. Vacation or illness)
-if sick, please specify whether it is respiratory, fever, or a stomach bug if these descriptions apply.
When a student is going to be tardy due to an appointment, etc.:
-Please call the attendance line .
-State name of student, teacher, reason for late arrival, and a lunch choice if ordering a hot lunch. All lunch choices need to be reported by 9:00 am.
When a student needs to leave school for an appointment, etc.
-Please e-mail the teacher ahead of time
-Come into the office and sign the student out
-If the student is coming back, please sign the student back in upon return

Our first Griffins fundraiser game of the year is coming up next Sunday November 5th!  They give us a group discount and give a few dollars from each ticket sold back to South.  There are 5 games this season to choose from, and you purchase right online!
1. Log on to
2. Enter promo code: SouthPTC
3. Select your seats and make your purchase

Sunday, November 5th will feature:
 Mini Championship Banner Giveaway (first 2,000 fans)
 Post Game Open Skate—Bring your skates!
Upper Level Faceoff —$15—Upper Level Center Ice—$18
Lower Level Faceoff- $21—Lower Level Center Ice—$25
(A savings of $5 per ticket – plus no service fees.)

I’ll also be working on setting up some Grand Rapids Drive (Basketball)  fundraiser nights and those dates will be available next week.

The first South Book Exchange on Friday went great!  We had tons of students participate and tons of books for them to pick from!  Thank you to all the parents for the generous donations of books from home.  We hope all the students that participated picked out some great new to them books.  It was very cute to watch them all look thru books and pick things out.  I hope to make this an annual event.

We are also trying our first ever Movie Fundraiser night with A Bad Moms Christmas.  Celebration Cinema Rivertown has extended us a deal for $15 that includes a movie ticket to the Monday November 6th 7:30pm show, a regular size pop and popcorn.  We must pre-pay for the tickets so your payment is due tomorrow (Monday 10/30) a flyer came home on Friday.  They require a one-week notice for the # of tickets.  If we get over 100 tickets sold, they will move us to our own private theatre.  If not, we will be in a regular showing.  So I encouraged everyone to invite any other friends to join them for a Moms/Girls /Night out!  On monday November 6th, I (Jackie) will be stationed outside the box office for you to meet with and pick up your ticket and food voucher.  Please come before 7:15 so I can be in the theatre on time too!  (I plan to be up there by 6:30pm.)  I’m working on setting up a family screening for a future movie too.

Friday November 3rd is a Popcorn Friday where all students receive a free bag of fresh popcorn!
Tuesday November 14th is an Applebees Dining Fundraiser night.
Thursday November 16th is an evening PTC meeting 6:30pm in the Teachers Lounge, we hope to see more of you there that can’t make the morning meetings!
Friday November 17th is a half day- dismissal at 11:36am!
No School Wednesday-Friday November 22-24!
Friday November 24th is another Griffins Fundraiser Game!
Friday, November 24th will feature:
 Teddy Bear Toss—bring a stuffed animal to toss on the ice, benefiting Hug-A-Bears
 $2 concession specials from 6-8pm
Upper Level Faceoff —$15—Upper Level Center Ice—$18
Lower Level Faceoff- $21—Lower Level Center Ice—$25
(A savings of $5 per ticket – plus no service fees.)
1. Log on to
2. Enter promo code: SouthPTC
3. Select your seats and make your purchase

Wednesday November 29th is a Jets Pizza fundraiser night!
Friday December 1st will be another Popcorn Friday!
Monday December 4th is the Winter Concert for 1st & 2nd Graders at 7:05pm at Grandville High School auditorium.

If you missed the post on the Facebook page- Mr Roberts dressed like Pete the Cat on Wednesday this week as his end of the bet if the students raised at least $350 in the change drive during Book Fair week.  The South community brought in over $600!  All the money went to a school in Texas hit by the hurricane and lost their library.

As you may have seen on the Facebook page, the concrete base was poured for the greenhouse.  The PTC voted to pay for the concrete and the frame for the base.  We can’t wait to see the greenhouse assembled.  Stay tuned for an assembly date!  Big thanks to our gym teacher Mr Meyers (And his brother) for their hard work on the concrete!

In case you missed my post- October is National Principals Month, have your student make a nice note or card and send it in for Mr. Roberts!

The winning class for the BoxTops contest was Mrs. Sisk’s 4th Grade class who turned in a whopping 1,288 Box Tops! We had total count of 6,893 for a submission total of $689.30!
Thank you parents!!

We have such great teachers at South, I came across a few ways to nominate the teachers or classrooms- Feel free to nominate your favorites with these links!…/educator-awards

Stay tuned next week for more info on re-opening the store website to order gear again to have in time for holiday gifts!  And we still have stickers available for $3 each.  Perfect on your bumper or back window to show your Grandville & South pride!

Have a great week!


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.

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