Category Archives: Box Tops
The 2015/2016 PTC Budget was approved at the October PTC meeting. Did you know the PTC funds, or helps fund, the following? Library ($3,700.00), New this year: Grade Level Support/Field Trips ($3,400.00), Teacher Supply Assistance ($1,625.00), Classroom Parties ($1,125.00), Safeties Whitecaps Field Trips, Guys and Dolls Dance, Mother/Son Event, Family BBQ, Walk-A-Thon Prizes, New this year: Carnival, Popcorn, Snow Cones, and Cotton Candy, Teacher Appreciation Week, Field Day Ribbons, Girls on the Run, and Lego League Registration.
Orange Leaf Froyo Spirit Challenge Results-Congratulations South!!! We are moving on to Round 2. We will face Grandville Central and Jenison Pinewood in Round 2, October 18 to October 24. So far, we have raised $196.98 for South (20% of our sales). Remember, we start Round 2 back at zero. Again, thank you to everyone who made purchases last week!!!
The PTC has scheduled a school-wide Carnival for January. Carnivals are fun, family events, but require the assistance of LOTS of volunteers. A committee must be formed to begin the planning immediately. Please contact Dustin Amerson at email@example.com or Kennedy Bisbee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and able to help.
The PTC is also looking for volunteers to help with Popcorn Fridays. Alison Edidin has volunteered to be in charge of the activity, but additional volunteers are needed each month to help pop, bag, and distribute popcorn to the classrooms. If you are able to help, please contact Alison at 616-808-9189. The next Popcorn Friday is October 23rd.
Copy Crew is a new service which will be available to South teachers and staff this school year. Volunteers are needed each week to make copies, laminate, or do other office activities for teachers and staff. If you are able to help, please sign up at Copy Crew. The time commitment each week will vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the needs of teachers and staff.
The Fall Book Fair is a week away. As always, Book Fair requires many hands. We invite parents to help with set up, classroom shopping, Family Night, and tear down. It’s a great opportunity to celebrate reading at South and meet new families in our school community. Thank you in advance for all of your help! Please use the link below to sign up to volunteer. Fall Book Fair Sign-Up
Volunteer Information: South Elementary places a high priority on parent involvement and appreciates its parent volunteers. Volunteering in the classroom is a valuable experience for both the parents and our children. Volunteering enables parents to become familiar with daily activities in the classroom and in the school. Volunteering also provides an opportunity for the teacher to work with smaller groups of students. Your willingness to contribute is highly regarded by the South staff. While many schools, if not most, enforce a strict “No Sibling Rule,” South Elementary does not to want to discourage any parent from volunteering because they are caring for a young sibling. The concern, as with everything that happens in the school, is that the quality of instruction within the classroom is not jeopardized. When deciding if you will bring a younger sibling with you when you volunteer, please be mindful of the tasks you will be performing, whether it be making copies in the office or working one-on-one with students in the classroom or hallway. Regardless, please bring quiet entertainment for the younger sibling so that your primary focus can be the students. As always, when entering the school, for any reason, please sign-in in the office and wear a Visitor Badge at all times.
Monday, October 12
Box Top Contest begins today. Please send BoxTops to school affixed to the BoxTops sheets or in a Ziplock bag or envelope. All submissions should be clearly marked with the name of your child’s teacher. The Contest ends Friday, October 16. The classroom that collects the most BoxTops will win a “Spooky Treat.”
Thursday, October 15
Parent Teacher Conferences take place tonight between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. You should have already been notified by your student’s teacher of your conference date and time. Thank you to the volunteers who are helping with Conference Meals.
Friday, October 16
Today is MI/MSU Sprit Day. Please wear either University of Michigan or Michigan State colors today to show your support for your favorite team as they face each other in football on Saturday October 17th. Students may vote for their favorite team with $1, payable to his or her teacher Friday morning. Students may make additional votes for $1 each. Let’s see which team is South’s favorite. The flag of the winning school will hang out front (if we can find someone with the flags) and we will play the winning school’s fight song at the end of the day. Also, each student who voted for the winning school will win an Airhead candy. Reminder: Your child DOES NOT have to bring a $1 to wear University of Michigan or Michigan State colors. U of M and MSU Spirit Day
Box Top Contest ends today. Remember, the classroom that collects the most BoxTops will win a “Spooky Treat.”
Today is “B” 6th Grade Music Day.
Wednesday, October 1
Today is the first of two Count Days during the 2014/2015 school year. The number of students in attendance will determine the amount Grandville School District will receive in per student state funding for programs, operations, teachers and other staff.
Thursday, October 2
Today is Market Day delivery day. If you placed an order, please pick up your purchases in the South Gym from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 3
Today is the deadline for the “Fall” for Box Tops competition. Please be sure to label the box tops with your student’s name as well as his/her teacher’s name.
The Kindergartners will be taking a Field Trip to Crane’s Apple Orchard today.
Family Fare Cash for Class is happening this week. South is participating in the D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare Cash for Class Program to earn money for our school. Purchases you make between September 21 – September 27 with your ‘yes’ card will automatically be credited to our school account. In order for your purchases to count, you must first link your ‘yes’ card to our school’s Cash for Class Code (South Elementary’s Cash for Class Code is 75045). As a ‘yes’ cardholder, please go to http://www.myrewards.com to link your card. The schools you selected last year have been removed from your card – you will need to link your school of choice to your card again. You only have to link your yes card once each school year and you will not have to remember to tell the cashier during the event weeks – once you link your card – it will automatically calculate the donation for the school chosen.
South PTC is continuing to collect your Box Top, Campbells, Spartan and Tyson food labels. Be to sure to include your student’s and teacher’s names on all Box Top Sheets, envelopes, or baggies. The PTC is currently holding a Box Top competition. The class that turns in the most Box Tops will win a fall party with donuts and cider. The deadline to turn in your Box Tops for the “Fall for Box Tops” competition is October 3rd.
Thursday, September 25th
Walk-a-Thon pledges are due today. To be considered for a prize, your student’s pledges must be turned in by the end of school day today.
Friday, September 26th
Market Day orders are due today.
This morning, your students will be participating in the Walk-a-Thon fundraiser. Thank you for helping them collect their pledges.
Tonight is the Free Family BBQ from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the rear of the school. As a welcome back to school and a thank you to South students, their families, and the staff of South for their participation in the Annual Walk-a-Thon, the South Elementary PTC will be offering food and activities at the Family BBQ for free. There will costs associated with a few activities with prices ranging from $2 to $5. In addition, the PTC will be selling t-shirts and sweatshirts.
The PTC is looking for a volunteer to organize the Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Meals. Please contact Amanda at email@example.com if you are interested.
Tonight is the 3rd Annual Guys and Dolls Dance.
Box Tops are due today for the Spring collection drive.
South PTC participates in several money making programs. More information can be found below or under the Money Makers Page on the blog.
1. Family Fare Cash for Class is happening this week. South is participating in the D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare Cash for Class Program to earn money for our school. Purchases you make between September 23 – September 29 with your ‘yes’ card will automatically be credited to our school account. In order for your purchases to count, you must first link your ‘yes’ card to our school’s Cash for Class Code (South Elementary’s Cash for Class Code is 75045). As a ‘yes’ cardholder, please go to http://www.myrewards.com to link your card. The schools you selected last year have been removed from your card – you will need to link your school of choice to your card again. You only have to link your yes card once each school year and you will not have to remember to tell the cashier during the event weeks – once you link your card – it will automatically calculate the donation for the school chosen.
2. South PTC is continuing to collect your Box Top, Campbells, Spartan and Tyson food labels. Box Top labels should be turned in on the sheets available on the blog and in the school lobby. All other labels should be placed in a baggie or envelope. Be to sure to include your student’s name and teacher’s name on all Box Top Sheets, on envelopes, or in the baggies. The PTC shall be holding a labels contest in the future and more information will be provided at that time. If you have any questions, please contact Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. As you may know, there is a PaperGator® at South. PaperGator® is a unique fundraiser where the South PTC is paid to collect paper products and place them in a bin for recycling.
What can go in the bins? What can’t go in the bins?
Junk Mail Trash
Phone Books Glass
Office/School paper Cardboard
Hard and soft cover books Paperboard (Grocery Item boxes)
For more information, visit: http://papergatorrecycling.com/index.htm
4. Lastly, please take a few minutes and link your Target Red Card to earn money for South on all your purchases.
All Walk-a-Thon pledges are due Thursday, September 27th.
Today is the South Elementary 4th Annual Walk-a-Thon Fundraiser and Second Annual Free Family BBQ.
The Walk-a-Thon shall state at 1:30 p.m. All students shall be walking at staggered times between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Even if you are not signed up to volunteer during the Walk-a-Thon, please join us and cheer on our students as they circle the track.
The Second Annual South Family BBQ will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the rear of the school. As a welcome back to school and a thank you to South students, their families, and the staff of South for their participation in the 4th Annual Walk-a-Thon, the South Elementary PTC will be offering all food and activities at the Family BBQ for free.
Walk-a-Thon prizes will be awarded at 6:00 p.m. Students need not be present to win. As set forth in the Rules, the top earner present at the BBQ will have first choice of the 3 top prizes. Therefore, if only 1st and 3rd are present, 1st place will choose his or her prize first followed by 3rd place. 2nd place will be awarded the remaining prize at school on Monday. If the winner of the classroom raffle is not present at the BBQ, his or her prize will be awarded at school on Monday.
As always, if you have any questions, please contact Kristy Gibney at email@example.com.
Hope you have a great week and we look forward to seeing you on Friday!!
The PTC Meeting previously scheduled for this Tuesday, February 14, 2012 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
The classroom Valentine’s Parties will take place at the time set by each teacher. Thank you to our Party Planners for making this an exciting day for our students. Some classes are still in need of additional volunteers during the party. Please contact your Head Room Parent if you are able to volunteer and he/she will get your contact information to the Party Planner.
Remember to bring in Box Tops and other labels. Today is the final day to turn in Box Tops for the Winter Wishes Contest. The two students with the largest amounts of saved labels will each receive a $10 Celebration Cinema Gift Card.
Guys & Dolls Dance ticket orders are due today.
Mid-Winter Break. No School. Have a GREAT weekend.
Remember to bring in Box Tops and other labels. The final date to turn in Box Tops for the Winter Wishes Contest is February 17, 2012. The two students with the largest amounts of saved labels will each receive a $10 Celebration Cinema Gift Card.
Tonight is Pizza Hut Night. Please join us at the Grandville Pizza Hut on 28th Street. South PTC receives 20% of sales from the evening. Look for the Pizza Hut handout in your student’s backpack or print a copy from this blog. Please feel free to print and give copies to your non-South friends and neighbors. Sales can be dine-in, carry-out, or delivery. A complete list of all Pizza Hut nights can be found on this blog under “Important PTC Dates.”
South Elementary is again participating in Kids Kreations. If you plan on using additional art work, please remember all art is due on today.