South PTC Update 1.21.18

Happy Carnival Week!  Friday January 26th!

Morning- Kindergarten Winter Celebration! The Kindergarten classrooms will celebrate winter with some fun activities.

It’s a 1/2 Day so dismissal is at 11:36am.

It’s also a Spirit Day- Wear your Favorite Sports Team shirt to school.

SOUTH FAMILY CARNIVAL!  The Carnival will take place 4:30pm-8pm.  This is our 2nd year putting together this event, so if you came last year, you know we decorate the school, most classrooms have a game or two to play (Buy tickets for the games at the door) and there will be pizza available for purchase in the cafeteria.  We work really hard to make this a fun event, but its a huge event, and we need volunteers!  If you can give a little of your time while your kids play some games, we would be very grateful!  The Sign up link is HERE!  

We welcome all volunteers- including Thursday evening 6pm-8pm for some decorating.  And Friday 12pm until 9pm.  Middle and High Schoolers are also welcome to volunteer!

You can pre-purchase game tickets to save time in line on Friday night.  If you don’t have the flyer we sent home, send in an envelope with cash or check to South PTC and note the students name & grade to send the tickets home with.  Game tickets are 25 cents each and most games are 2-3 tickets to play.
Food will be sold separately (Cash only the night of the event for games and food)

We are looking for donations of baked goods- cookies or cupcakes on a plate inside a ziploc bag labeled.  They can be dropped off at school on Friday morning or afternoon at pickup.  We will also take donations of 2 liters, cans of pop,  bottles of water, napkins, plates, and suckers!

Other happenings to note:

We had a great PTC Meeting Thursday night, Thank you to those who were able to come out!  We did discuss the drop-off/Parking issues with Principal Roberts.  Many face the same issue of coming upon people who park in drop off lanes, or cause traffic problems by stopping too early, or not pulling up all the way to allow multiple cars to unload.  Signs are coming and a revised letter with instructions will be sent home.  Please do your best and respect the others around you.  Remember, the safety of the children is the most important thing.

Hearing & Vision Screenings will take place at the school January 31st-February 2nd.

Noodles & Co Dining Fundraiser Wednesday January 31st (Flyer came home Friday!)

Kindergarten Registration begins February 1st (See our Facebook page for the reminder where I will post the link once it goes live.)

We will be participating in a Biggby Fundraiser for the month of February.  A flyer will come home with 5 vouchers, everytime you visit the Biggby at Ivanrest & 44th – turn in one of the vouchers and South will earn $1!

Friday February 2nd- Popcorn Friday- Students receive a free bag of popcorn from the PTC!

February 8th- Jets Pizza Dining Fundraiser night, and also Frandale Fundraiser pickup from 3:30-6pm.

Wednesday February 14th- Class Valentines Day parties- Room Parents, please connect with your teacher to decide on time and get a sign up list out to parents for donation requests.

Friday February 16th- 1/2 day- dismissal t 11:36am.
PTC Meeting at 9am in the teachers lounge
Daddy Daughter Dance 6pm-8pm, at the school.  Info will be sent home soon!

Monday February 19th- No School (Mid Winter Break)

Tuesday February 20th- Terry Hall Skating Party- the whole school is invited, $5 Admission and $1 for skate rentals. 6p-8p!  Flyer will come home the week before.

Sunday February 25th- 4:00 PM Game
Bring your dog to the game- Dog tickets available for $5 in Section 210 or 220 – Contact to purchase dog tickets!
You can buy your (people) tickets here-
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

Mother Son Night will be Friday March 16th (More info will be sent home early February!)

I’m also exploring the idea of some Staycation Fundraisers to occur the week of Spring Break for those who aren’t traveling.  If you have an idea or a person to contact, contact Jackie Stone- 616-366-1760.  And I’m working on some more Celebration Cinema movie fundraiser events.  More to come on that!

As always, Thanks for your support!


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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