Category Archives: PTC Meeting

South PTC News 2.12.17

Hi everyone!  We had another great turnout on Friday at the February PTC Meeting.  Here’s some of the things we discussed and some upcoming dates to be aware of!

-Huge news- South won $10,000 from a Campbells Soup competition online that Samantha Siegert submitted the school for.  If you see her, say Thank you!  Mr Roberts and the teachers will be coming up with the best ways to spend that money!
– Please remember the 24 hour rule for sick children!  There is a ton of illness going around the school and if your child goes home sick, they should not come back to school the next day.
-The new parking lot has been going relatively well!  Please remember to stay in your car in the drop off lane.  One lane closest to the sidewalk is for quick drop offs- please remember to pay attention and keep the line moving.  The inner lane is for passing- please do not stop in the left lane.  If you have someone different picking up your student, please try to explain the routine.  We’ve had a few incidents with people driving over sidewalks or getting out of their cars in the drop off lane.  Team work makes the dream work!
-Conferences are coming up soon and a Sign-Up Genius Link will be coming home for those who want to contribute to teacher meals.  The teachers usually go from excusing children at 3:40 and have only a few minutes before the first meeting with parents.  We will be asking for food to come in earlier this year and coming up with some easier grab & go options for the teachers.  Thanks so much for your support- the teachers are always very appreciative!
-If you did not send in your Art to Remember sheet yet- get it in on Monday!  All projects will be sent out then.  And you’re not committed to purchasing anything once you see the sample come back.
-2017/18 School Year Board & Committee nomination form will be coming home on Friday.  If you- or someone you know may be interested, please send in the sheet.  We will reach out to those nominated and talk to them before placing them on the official ballot.  Here is a copy of the form- board-nomination-form-17-18

Valentines Parties Tuesday afternoon February 14th!

We have a skating party Thursday night- February 16th- Bring the kids to burn off some energy at Terry Hall Roller rink! $5 Admission and $1 skate rental.  6pm-8pm!

February 20th- No School- Mid Winter Break

February 23rd- Jets Fundraiser

March 8th- PTC Evening Meeting!  By popular demand, we are changing the March meeting to an evening one in hopes of getting more parents involved!  It will be 6:30pm at the school.

March 10th- Daddy Daughter Dance- Forms will be coming home next week to buy tickets and volunteer to help!  Remember- do not sign your child out early that day.

March 29th- Mother Son night- Forms will be coming home in a couple weeks to buy tickets and volunteer to help!

Don’t forget the 6th Graders Candy Gram sales for Valentines Day- $1 gets your child a sucker and a note from you delivered to them on Tuesday!  Swing inside the school before or after drop off or pick up, they have a table set just inside the doors!   Snack sales continue on Fridays at lunchtime.  All the proceeds go towards 6th grade camp costs!  Great work 6th graders!

I’m also working on finding the rightful owners of all the found clothing at school.  I posted some pictures on our facebook page last week.  There’s a ton of clothing!  I hope to have it displayed better for the Mother/Son and Daddy/Daughter nights so parents will have a chance to look thru it easily.

BoxTops contest ended Friday and our Coordinator will be counting and going thru them all.  I’ll have class winner info available as soon as possible!  We take BoxTops all year- and now also accepting Spartan Stores/Family Fare/D&W Receipts for their fundraiser program.  Send them in at any time.  There is a container next to the Lost & Found where they can be placed- or send them in with your student and the teachers can help make sure it makes its way to us!

We will be looking for a trophy case to be created soon too!  Mr Roberts is checking on space and hallway codes so we don’t block anything.  I’ll be sending more information as it is available.  If you are handy and can build a nice trophy case, feel free to reach out to me!  Jackie Stone- JackieCChan@Yahoo.com 616-366-1760

We hope everyone loves their new South shirts!  They turned out great!

As always, thanks for your support!

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South Elementary PTC Update 11.6.16

Hi South families!  Heres whats coming up the next few weeks:

  • Monday Nov 7th- Culvers Fundraiser- please join us at the Culvers in Jenison – 7393 Cottonwood Dr, Jenison.  From 4:30pm-8pm!  We are in need of a few more volunteers from 7pm-8pm-  Would you be willing to open doors and run food to tables?  Sign up HERE
  • There is no PTC Meeting this week- due to a conflict with the principals schedule it has been moved back a week to November 18th.  All are welcome & encouraged to join us at 9am in the Teachers Lounge!
  • Terry Hall Skating Party is November 15th from 6pm-8pm!  Admission is $5 per person and skate rental is $1.
  • There will be another Jets Fundraiser on the 22nd of November.
  • Thanksgiving Break is November 23-25
  • Girls on the Run program is looking for Coachs & assistant Coaches.  You do not need to be a runner to volunteer!  See the flyer here!gotr-coach
  • The school carnival is coming up on January 20th and I’ll be looking for tons of volunteers.  I’ve also started the search for games.  If you know of a great game or have played one at another event I want to know about it!  Contact Jackie Stone: JackieCChan@Yahoo.com or call/text: 616-366-1760.  More information and volunteer opportunities will be coming soon!
  • A letter was sent via Infinite Campus on Friday afternoon regarding Pick Up & Drop Off Procedures at South.  Please read it over here:  pick-up-drop-off

South Elementary PTC News 8.31.16

Its the final countdown before school starts!  Here are some important things to know!

First Day 9/6

Tuesday September 6th is the first day and also a half day- so no lunch is needed unless your child goes to Treehouse. Dismissal is at 11:36am.

As a reminder the bell schedule for Regular Days is:
Young Fives: 8:28-11:36 a.m.
Elementary: 8:28 a.m. to 3:41 p.m.

September Lunch menu is HERE

SEPTEMBER 2016 menu (1)

School Picture day is Thursday September 8th!

Order sheets will be sent home the first day of school or you may order ahead HERE

5th Grade Safeties

The fifth grade safety post assignments will be posted on the main office window by Thursday (9/1) afternoon. Safeties are expected to be at their posts on the first day of school by 7:50am.

Grandville High School cheer team is putting on a tailgate September 9th 

The cheer team is once again hosting this fun annual event for families with elementary-age students!  Sept. 9: East, South, Central and Grand View Elementary families are encouraged to attend. The tailgate is from 5-7 p.m. at GHS in front of the athletic entrance. The theme is throwback night (wear old Grandville gear or old jerseys if you like). The cost is $20 per family ($5 per person up to 3 people, $20 for four or more family members). Price includes a hotdog, chips, beverage and cookie and admission into the game!  There will be raffle prizes, a visit from the Bulldog mascot and Bubba the Bulldog, face painting, bag games and lots of fun!  Tickets for these two tailgates may be purchased at the elementary school offices, Community Education office or the GHS athletic office.

Room Parents

Room parents are needed in 2 classrooms Mr. Karnehm and Mrs. Baer- Sign Up HERE

Walk-A-Thon

Walk-a-Thon is coming up and you can start collecting donations now!  Take the forms with you to your gatherings this holiday weekend!  Walk-A-Thon Information Sheet

PTC Meeting

The first PTC Meeting will be Friday September 9th at 9am in the Office Conference Room.  All are welcome!  We will be voting on the PTC budget for the 2016-2017 school year.

Intro to South PTC

2016-2017 New Year Letter

We have a very active Facebook group page which you can join HERE and we will do our best to keep you up to date on all the fun & exciting things we have planned for this year!

Everyone have a safe & fun holiday weekend and we will see you all on the first day!

Weekly Update for May 9-13

Tuesday, May 10

Sports Physicals will be available today for 6th Graders from 5:00 to 7:00 PM in the auditorium of the Grandville Middle School.  The cost is $25, cash or check to Dr. Diana Dillman.

Friday, May 13

Today is the final PTC Meeting of the 2015/2016 school year.  The PTC meets at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Weekly Update for April 11-15

Monday, April 11

Welcome Back South students, families, and staff. Hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break.

Wednesday, April 13

Tonight is the South Elementary PTC Buffalo Wild Wings Dining Fundraiser. South PTC earns 20% of all purchases made today. This includes carryout and dine-in. A copy of the Flyer MUST be presented to your server at the time of purchase. Flyers will come home with your students in Friday Folders and can be found here.   Wednesday Nights are also “Kids Nights” at Buffalo Wild Wings. All kids meals (dine-in only) are $2.49 and come with an ice cream sundae bar. Balloon animals, crafts, and a kids raffle are usually available as well.

BW3s April 2016

 

Today is also the 5th Grade Music Sampler at the High School.

Thursday, April 14

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.

Friday, April 15

Today is the 7th PTC Meeting of the 2015/2016 school year.  The PTC meets at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please come and meet the new PTC Board for the 2016/2017 School Year.

Weekly Update for March 7-11

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are Needed for Conference Meals. Please see the links below for more information.

March 22nd March 22nd Conference Meals

March 24th March 24th Conference Meals

Monday, March 7th

Taste of Grandville is tonight from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Grandville High School.  All proceeds benefit the Grandville Education Foundation. Grandville Education Foundation

Tuesday, March 8th

Tonight is a Dining Fundraiser at Panera Bread from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  Panera Bread 3.8.16

There is a Y5/Kindergarten Parent Meeting is tonight from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Grandville Middle School.

Wednesday, March 9th

Order forms for Art to Remember are due today.

There is a Y5/Kindergarten Parent Meeting is today from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Grandville Middle School.

Thursday, March 10th

The 6th Grade Choir will have concert tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Grandville Middle School.

Friday, March 11th

Today is the end of the 2nd Trimester.

Today is the 6th PTC Meeting of the 2015/2016 school year.  The PTC meets at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

PTC Nomination Forms for the 2016/2017 PTC Board are due today.  2016/2017 PTC Board Nomination Forms

Today is the deadline to order tickets for the Annual Mother/Son Night. Mother Son Event Ticket Order Form

Weekly Update for February 8-12

General Notes

6th Grade Water Drive: The 6th graders exceeded their goal of 61 cases of water as South students and families brought in more than 111 cases.  The water was delivered to Art Van on Friday for final delivery to Flint. Thank you to everyone who donated.

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The South PTC and Gents and Dolls Dance Committee is looking for Volunteers for the Gents and Dolls Dance.  Please consider helping.  Follow the link below to sign up: Gents and Dolls Volunteer Sign-Up  The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, February 12th.  Gents and Dolls Invitation  Please note that this event is for Fathers, Uncles, Friends, etc. and our female students.  If mothers would like to be present during the event, please sign up to volunteer. If you sign up, you will be assigned a task or station.  It is the hope of the Dance Committee that the only mothers in the gymnasium are volunteering at the event.

Time to clean out closets and toy boxes. The Library is looking for your gently used stuffed animals.

Volunteers are needed each week for Copy Crew.  Volunteers will 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 day will vary from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the needs of teachers and staff.

Please note that registration for Girls on the Run will now close on February 12, 2016. The Tuesday/Thursday Team is full, but opening remain on the Monday/Wednesday Team. Each Team must have a minimum of 5 girls. The maximum number of girls per team is 15. Co-coaches are still needed, particularly for the Monday/Wednesday Team. Please contact Colleen Randall at cbkzmi@gmail.com to volunteer or for more information.  Please note that Registration Fees are adjusted on sliding scale with a $10 minimum.  Girls on the Run Registration Flyer 2016

REMINDER:  Please review the attached Map and Guidelines which outlines the Drop-off and Pick-up procedures at South.  This information has been posted to the blog and has been sent home with students in Friday Folders.  Student Drop-off and Pick-up at South can run smoothly, efficiently, and safely if ALL parents follow a few simple guidelines.  Most importantly, if you are in a drop off line, you must remain in your vehicle.  If you must exit your vehicle to assist your student for any reason, please park in a designated parking space.  South Drop-Off and Pick-Up Map

Date Change: The Mother/Son Event at 3 Mile Project has been moved to March 15, 2016.  Please look for more information in your son’s Friday Folder soon.

The Third-Graders participated in the annual Eye Dissection last week.  Looks like everyone had a great time.

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Monday, February 8

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.

Tuesday, February 9

Please join us today for South’s first Panda Express Fundraiser from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Panda Express 2.9.16 Please remember to present your flyer at the time of purchase.

Wednesday, February 10

Today is the second 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.

Y5 to 4th grade students will be participating in the KIDZ Have Rights programs today. For more information, see this link KIDZ Have Rights

Friday, February 12

Today is the 5th PTC Meeting of the 2015/2016 school year.  The PTC meets at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please note that the PTC Board is currently looking for enthusiastic parents to serve as Board members for the 2016/2017 school year.

Registration for Girls on the Run closes today.

Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for the Gents and Dolls Dance.

The classroom Valentine’s Parties will take place today.  Thank you to our Room Parents for making this an exciting day and to all of the Classroom Volunteers who help to make the parties special for the students.    If you are planning to volunteer at a classroom Valentine’s Day Party, you must sign-in at the front entrance.  As you know, your students’ safety is a top priority at South and it is important that staff be able to determine not only who is in the building, but where they can be found at all times.  Further, due to classroom sizes, the number of party volunteers, the use of hallways for party games, along with the fact that parties may be taking place at different times (i.e. some students will be receiving educational instruction while other class parties are ongoing), it is important that volunteers remain with the class for which they have volunteered.

Reminder for Friday, December 11th

Tomorrow, Friday, December 11

Tomorrow is the last day to bring in new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.  Thank you to everyone who has already donated. Your generosity is much appreciated.

Tomorrow is also “Shop with a Cop” day. For $1, students can wear a hat to school.  All monies raised will be used to fund “Shop with a Cop,” which provides South students-in-need with $100 to shop at Walmart for the holidays.  There is also a Donation Jar in the Office for any additional donations.

Lastly, tomorrow is the 4th PTC Meeting of the 2015/2016 school year.  The PTC meets at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Please note that the PTC Board is currently looking for enthusiastic parents to serve as Board members for the 2016/2017 school year.

 

Weekly Announcement for December 7-13

General Notes

Registration is now open for girls in grades 3rd through 5th for Girls on the Run. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Girls on the Run Registration Flyer 2016

As you know, the Senior Executive Board in conjunction with the National Honor Society of Grandville High School is partnering with Toys for Tots this holiday season.  Students at the High School, Middle School, and all Grandville Elementary Schools are collecting new, unwrapped  toys to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas. Toys will be collected through December 11th. Special thank you to everyone who has already donated. South currently has more than 25 toys under its Christmas tree.  Your generosity is much appreciated.

Monday, December 7

There is a change to the hot lunch menu today. The “A” choice will be French Toast sticks.

Friday, December 13

Please join us for the 4th PTC Meeting of the 2015/2016 school year at 9:00 a.m. in the Office Conference Room.    All parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Today is “Shop with a Cop” day. For $1, students will be permitted to wear a hat to school.  All monies raised will be used to fund “Shop with a Cop,” which provides South students-in-need with $100 to shop at Walmart for the holidays.

Weekly Update for November 9-13

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.

Orange Leaf Froyo Spirit Challenge Round 3

After a tough competition this past week, South Elementary placed second in the 1st Annual Orange Leaf Froyo Spirit Challenge.  First place Jenison Pinewood wins by just $8.35.  Due to your support, the South PTC will receive a check for $676.28.  In addition, Orange Leaf is providing a Froyo Party for ALL South students.  The PTC will work with Froyo to schedule this party in the spring.  Thank you again for all of your purchases AND please don’t be too hard on Principal Roberts when you see him walking the halls in a Jenison t-shirt.

Food Drive

During the week of November 9th, South Elementary is sponsoring a Food Drive to benefit local food pantries.  A table will be set up in the lobby and donations will be accepted until Friday, November 13th. For more information, please see a copy of the note that was sent home last week.  South Food Drive

Shoparoo

If you have not already done so, please consider downloading Shoparoo, a free iPhone and Android app that turns pictures of your shopping receipts into donations.

Join using referral code GON56255 to earn a bonus 100 Roo points after submitting their first receipt.  Share the app with friends and family and if they sign using your referral code, you will earn an extra 150 Roo points. Anyone can join and choose to donate to South.

In two months , and with 23 receipt submitting supporters, South has earned 27,035 Roo points and has now earned $50 and is more than half way to $100.

Wednesday, November 11

Please join us tonight for South’s first Noodles & Company Fundraiser from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Noodles & Company 11-11  South PTC will earn 25% of all sales during this time.  Please remember to present your flyer at the time of purchase.

Thursday, November 12

As the class that raised the most money during the Walk-a-Thon, Ms. Moore’s class will be celebrating with a bowling party at Park Center Lanes in Wyoming today. There is no fee to students as this reward will be paid for by the PTC.

Friday, November 13

Please join us for the 3rd 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.

Today is 6th grade “B” Music Day.