South PTC Update 2.5.18

Thank you everyone for helping, volunteering and participating with our 2nd school carnival!  We hope the kids had a blast this year!

Below I have laid out the rest of the school year events as they stand right now.  I will update as we get closer to each one or if details change.  I hope the PTC Facebook page is helpful to all of you with whats going on or coming up at the school.  We do our best to keep the page helpful and to use as a good resource for parents with what they can participate in at the classrooms or ways to help us raise money!  I also create events for every major thing going on, so when you can’t remember, or find the sheet of paper telling you when something is happening, please use this as a resource!  Make sure you have your settings set to see the page first and get notifications for the events.
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I also wanted to share an update on what Mini-Grants we have received and funded this year.  We couldn’t do any of these without your support!  So Thank You for your participation in all the events and fundraisers we do!

8/31/2017       Kindergarten Social Studies/Science Magazine               (Uhl)  $375

8/31/2017       Classroom Reward Store                            (Wellman/Bowman) $150

9/15/2017       3rd Grade Rooted in Reading Bundle lesson plans        (Messina) $132

10/6/2017       4th Grade Using Food to learn                                        (Timmer) $150

10/24/2017     6th Grade STEM activity supplies                                     (Moore)   $175

1/11/2018       K-3rd Grade Games/Activities for phonic skill groups (Bednarsky) $150

1/30/2018       5th Grade subscription to Spelling City                         (Vezino) $117.00

Field Trips

ASD to For the Kidz Gym         3 trips                                                        $170


Thursday February 8th– Jets Pizza Fundraising Night!  Make dinner easy and order pizza, pick it up and show your flyer!

It’s also Frandale Sale Pickup from 3pm-6pm in the main lobby of the school.  Remember the items come refrigerated so we don’t have the space to store it.  Please make arrangements to pick up your fundraiser items!  This also allows you to deliver the items on Friday and over the weekend!  We appreciate everyone who participated!

Sunday February 11th– Grand Rapids Drive game.  Tickets are still available for just $12 each!  Send in an envelope with the money (Cash or Check to South PTC), number of tickets and the student name to be sent home with!

Wednesday February 14th – Most classes will be holding their Valentine’s parties this day.  Room parents or teachers should have reached out this week with party details and class lists for Valentines!

Friday February 16th– ½ Day, 11:36am dismissal!  It’s also PAJAMA DAY!  Wear your PJs to school. Theres a PTC Meeting scheduled for 9am and we would love to see more parents attend! And it’s the “Sweetheart Dance” (Daddy/Daughter Dance) All female South students grade Young K- 6th are invited to bring their dad, grandpa, uncle, step dad, or other special friend out for a fun night of dancing at South Elementary!  Flyer came home, but is attached –  DD_Dancing_Sweet-SE .  Purchase your tickets now.  Also, we are looking for some volunteers to help make the night extra special.  If you can volunteer for a few hours, sign up HERE!  And we also got great news today that Uccellos in Grandville will do a dining fundraiser that night, so everyone has the option to go out to eat before the dance!  Flyer will be coming home this week and I’ll post a copy online in our events section!

Monday February 19th– No School!

Tuesday February 20th– Terry Hall Skating Party for all South students 6pm-8pm.  $5 admission and $1 skate rental.  Flyer will be coming home the week before.

Sunday February 25th– Griffins Fundraiser game!  Grandville South Feb 25  Its also bring your dog night and special dog tickets are available in 2 sections of Van Andel.  Tickets are discounted with our code, and we get a donation back from the Griffins!  Feel free to share this code on your social media or with friends & family.  The more tickets we sell, the more we earn!

Friday March 2nd is Popcorn Friday where all South students get a free bag of popcorn from the PTC.

Saturday March 3rd is another Griffins Fundraiser game!  Grandville South March 3

Thursday March 8th is an evening PTC Meeting at 6:30pm at the school.  We hope these evening meetings will attract more parents who could not attend the morning meetings.

Saturday March 10th– I have scheduled a special showing of A Wrinkle in Time at Celebration Rivertown!  Tickets are discounted, and so are the pop & popcorn combos!  This is the newest Disney movie and getting great reviews.  If we have 100 tickets sold, we will have our own private theatre!  A Wrinkle in Time order form

March 13th & 15th are the Spring Conferences dates and we will have sign ups for meals for the teachers to show our appreciation for all the work they do and two late nights at the school.

Thursday March 15th we are also planning a Jets pizza Fundraiser night so if your conference meeting falls on that night (or even if it doesn’t!)  it’s a quick and easy dinner solution!

Friday March 16th is another ½ day, 11:36am dismissal.  It’s a Spirit Day- wear your favorite character shirt- could be a super hero, princess, video game character etc!
Kindergarten will be doing their Green buffet, always a fun day for those classes, parents look for a donation request to come home from the teachers to complete their green buffet!
Its also the Mother Son Night!  The flyer and sign up will be sent home soon!

Saturday March 17th is the Barnes & Noble Fundraiser at the Rivertown Mall.  The time will be appx 10am-6pm.  Our librarian Mrs. McGuillicuddy has signed us up for this day.  There will be a code or flyer to be presented when you check out so South earns a portion back that she can use to get new books for the library and teachers wish lists!  There will be fun activities, story times and more to be announced!  This will be a great opportunity to purchase some new books before Spring Break!

Friday March 23rd– A Grand Rapids Drive basketball fundraiser game, tickets are just $12 each!  The flyer went home last week, but even if you don’t have it, send in a note with cash or check to South PTC, how many tickets you want, and the students name for them to be sent home with!

Friday March 3oth- No School!  Spring Break Begins and school resumes on Monday April 9th!

Friday April 13th– Mornings with Dad!  South students are invited to bring their dad (or step dad, uncle, grandpa etc.) in from 7:30am-8:15am to enjoy a donut before school starts.  Due to the school year ending earlier, we had to move this date up.  We also want to remind everyone that there is no childcare so Parents need to stay with their kids until school starts as we cannot have kids roaming the halls.  If you do have to leave before school starts the kids will be sent back outside to wait for the bell.

Wednesday April 18th, Jets Fundraiser night.

Friday April 20th– 9am PTC Meeting

Thursday April 26th– Terry Hall Skating Party for all South students 6pm-8pm.

Friday May 4th is another popcorn Friday- all students get a free bag of popcorn from the PTC!
Kindergarten will also be visiting Teusink’s Pony Farm!  Such a fun field trip for them!

Week of May 7th will be Teacher Appreciation Week, we are working on some fun & easy ideas for this year!

Friday May 11th will be Mornings with Mom, where all South students can bring their Mom (Or step-mom, aunt, grandma, etc.) in to enjoy a donut before school from 7:30am-8:15am.  As I mentioned above on the “Dad” date, there is no childcare and students cannot be roaming the halls or sitting in their classrooms until the bell rings.

For May we are also planning a Plant Fundraiser Sale!  More info will be coming home a little closer to this date.

Thursday May 17th is our last PTC Meeting of this school year, 6:30PM!

Friday March 18th is the Kindergarten classes Beach Day!  Another really fun event for them!

Friday March 25th is scheduled to be FIELD DAY!  Schedules will be decided in May and I will announce so that parents can come watch.  We also do the family picnic where all parents are invited to bring a sack lunch and eat with their kids outside!  Bring bag chairs, and expect long waits at the local drive thru’s!

Monday May 28th, No School for Memorial Day!

Tuesday May 29th– Last Jets pizza fundraiser!

Friday June 1st– ½ day & LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!



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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