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Weekly Update for October 12-16

General Notes

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!!!

Volunteers Needed

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 dustin.amerson@remax.net or Kennedy Bisbee at kennedybizz@yahoo.com 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 awayAs 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.

 

 

 

Weekly Update for October 4-10

Walk-A-Thon and Family BBQ

The PTC Board would like to thank all our South students, staff, and families for making the  Walk-a-Thon and Family BBQ such HUGE successes. The PTC Board also thanks ALL of the wonderful volunteers who gave unselfishly of their time at the Family BBQ.   Final results for the Walk-a-Thon fundraiser will be posted in the October PTC Newsletter.

Orange Leaf Froyo Spirit Challenge

Round 1 of the Orange Leaf Froyo Spirit Challenge starts Sunday, October 4 and runs until Saturday, October 10. The following rules have been established by Orange Leaf:

1. Each school will have a bucket on the counter. When making a purchase, please ask for a receipt, write South on the back of the receipt, and place it into the South bucket.

2. South will receive 20% of all sales for receipts placed in its bucket. This includes the PURCHASE of gift cards, so long as the receipt for the gift card purchase is placed in the South bucket. PLEASE NOTE: We receive no credit when paying with gift cards. Checks will be issued each week to the participating schools for 20% of their sales receipts from that particular week.

3. The school with the most sales based on the receipts in its bucket will move on to the next Round.

4. Round 2 takes place October 18-24. Each team in Round 2 will begin at zero sales.

5. Round 3, the final Round, will take place from November 1-7. Each team in Round 3 will begin at zero sales.

6. The winning school will be announced on November 8th and receive a $500 bonus.

Here is the Round I Bracket. Orange Leaf Froyo Spirit Challenge Bracket Please note that we are competing with Grandview.  Let’s Go SOUTH!!!

General Notes

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.

It is almost time for the Fall Book Fair.  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

Please follow the link for the October 2015 Lunch Menu. October Lunch Menu

Tuesday October 6

Tonight is a South Skating Party at Tarry Hall from 6-8 pm.  The cost of admission is $5.00 and all skate rental is $1.00 extra.  Tarry Hall offers drinks and snacks for sale.

Wednesday, October 7

Today is the first of two Count Days during the 2015/2016 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.

Friday, October 9

Today is Popcorn Friday.  On Popcorn Fridayseach student receives a bag of popcorn, compliments of the PTC.

Please join us for the 2nd PTC Meeting of 2015/2016 school year at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. It is anticipated that there will be a vote to approve/disapprove the 2015/2016 PTC Budget at this meeting.

3rd Graders will be taking a Field Trip to Art Prize and the Kindergarten classes will have thier annual Cranes Orchard Field Trip today.

Looking Forward

Starting October 11, the PTC will be running a Box Top Contest.  Keep saving your Box Tops and look for more information next week.

Weekly Update for September 7-11

General Notes

South Elementary PTC wishes a warm welcome to our new and returning students and to all of our South families.

The school day is as follows:
K-6: 8:28 a.m. – 3:41 p.m.

Daily Schedule

Please follow the link for the September 2015 Lunch Menu. September 2015

Volunteers Needed

The South PTC Board and South teachers need several more Room Parents for the 2015/2016 school year.  Please consider volunteering.  To sign up, follow the link:  2015/2016 Room Parent Sign-Up.

No-Cost Fundraisers

South PTC participates in several No-Cost money making programs. More information can be found below or under the No-Cost Money Makers Page on the blog.

1.        Red Robin Rewards-New this year!

Help our school raise money all year long with Burgers for Better Schools! It’s free to join and easy to participate. All you have to do is become a Red Robin Royalty member, select South Elementary, and Red Robin will donate 1% of all purchases you make at participating locations. Red Robin Rewards or www.redrobin.com/betterschools

2.     D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare Cash for Class Program

South is once again participating in the D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare Cash for Class Program to earn money for our school. During the Program weeks, purchases you make with your ‘yes’ card will automatically be credited to our school account. In order for you purchases to count, you must first link your ‘yes’ card to our school. Under Manage Account, Profile, there is a Cash for Class section. Start typing South Elementary School Grandville. It should auto-fill and then, it will be linked.

2015 Fall Dates to earn Cash for Class have not yet been set by D&W Fresh Market and Family Fare.

The schools you selected last year may have been removed from your card – you will need to link South to your card again.

3.       Box Top, Campbells, Spartan and Tyson Food Labels.

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.

BoxTopsLabelSheet

4.         PaperGator®

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?

Newsprint                                                              Plastic
Catalogs/Magazines                                          Metal
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

5.        Target Red Card

Please take a few minutes and link your Target Red Card to earn money for South on all your purchases.

https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home

6.      Meijer Community Rewards

A simple way to earn money for South is through Meijer Community Rewards. Enrolled members shop Meijer, simply paying with cash, a PIN-based debit card, or a linked Meijer Credit Card. Purchases made with a linked Meijer Credit Card earn 1%. Purchases made with cash or PIN-based debit card and a swiped Meijer 1 Card earn 0.5%.

South’s Code is 491092

South receives credit for almost all Meijer purchases – groceries, toys, home fashions, jewelry, gas, car wash, C-Stop, Meijer.com purchases – over 150,000 products!  There is no minimum or maximum spending amount.  You can use cash, PIN-debit card, or a Meijer Credit Card.  Your account is accessible anytime online.  You never have to buy anything in advance. Your Meijer 1 Card is easily carried on your key ring or in your wallet. Cardholders also can receive special sales notices and exclusive savings. Key tag provides free lost key retrieval service. Meijer Credit Card purchases earn EXTRA rewards.

Monday, September 7

Labor Day – No School

Tuesday, September 8

First Day of School. Welcome Back South Students!!  Have a great first day.

Thursday, September 10

Today is Picture Day.  Order forms and information were sent home at Back to School Night. Be sure to send your picture order form to school with your student(s).

Friday, September 11

Please join us for the 1st PTC Meeting of 2015/2016 school year at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend. It is anticipated that there will be a vote to approve/disapprove the 2015/2016 PTC Budget at this meeting.  To review the Budget before the meeting, follow this link.  Budget (2015/2016 Proposed)

Weekly Update for September 29-October 3

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.

Weekly Update for September 22-26

General Notes

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.

 

 

Weekly Update for February 19-22

General Notes

The PTC is looking for a volunteer to organize the Spring Parent/Teacher Conference Meals.  Please contact Amanda at amandaregnerus@gmail.com if you are interested.

Friday

Tonight is the 3rd Annual Guys and Dolls Dance.

Box Tops are due today for the Spring collection drive.

Weekly Update for September 24-28

General Notes

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.

Family Fare Cash for Class

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 labelscoordinator@yahoo.com.

BoxTopsLabelSheet

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?

Newsprint                                                              Plastic
Catalogs/Magazines                                          Metal
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.

https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home

Thursday

All Walk-a-Thon pledges are due Thursday, September 27th.

Friday

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 kristygibney@yahoo.com.

Hope you have a great week and we look forward to seeing you on Friday!!

Weekly Update for February 13-17

General Notes
The PTC Meeting previously scheduled for this Tuesday, February 14, 2012 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday
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.

Thursday
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.

Friday
Mid-Winter Break. No School. Have a GREAT weekend.

Weekly Update for February 6-10

General Notes
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.

Tuesday
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.”

Pizza Hut Night Flyer

Friday
South Elementary is again participating in Kids Kreations. If you plan on using additional art work, please remember all art is due on today.

Kids Kreations

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