A note from Kristen & Melissa
Welcome back from break everyone!
Whether hanging in NC or away in the snow or sun,
we hope you all had a fun, safe, and relaxing vacation.
The PTC at South was busy from January to mid-February…
Our STEAM team has been working hard to make Science Fair exciting for all. We will kick off Science Week with a BOTS assembly March 16th, followed by some fun surprises during the week and culminating with the Science Fair on March 23rd. See below for links and more information.
It’s time for 3rd and 4th graders to start thinking about their Variety Show acts. We are bringing the 3rd Graders back into the Variety Show!! As always, emcees will be 4th grade students. See below for more details.
The Nominating Committee has come up with a super slate for next year’s Executive Board. Come to the PTC General Meeting on March 14th to learn more and hear Bunny Potts talk about Sibling Relations. (The #1 issue for South parents when polled by NC Cares last year!)
Your generous Giving Tree donation dollars have been put to work! New risers have been delivered for South Hall concerts to accommodate all students safely, more playground equipment has been ordered for the Friends with Friends Playground to the right of the front entrance, and new gym mats and goals have been ordered for Mr. MacDonald. Also, research shows that movement and learning actually do go together! South School teachers have embraced this idea and we are have ordered new kinesthetic classroom furniture (rocking stools, ball chairs and standing desks) for 3rd and 4th grade classrooms.
As always, thanks to all our volunteers, we couldn’t do it without you…
22 Days ‘till Spring!
Upcoming School Events
News from the PTC
What You Need to Know
PTC 2016 – 2017 Calendar of Events
The South School PTC organizes and coordinates a wide array of school programs, social events and much more for the student and parent community. We would love to see you at an upcoming occasion soon!
Ten Reasons To Get Involved At South
1. Volunteering makes a big difference. Research consistently shows that kids whose parents are involved in their schools do better.
2. It’s fun! Even simple events like Walk to School Day or Game Night are a great way to spend time with your family and support your school.
3. It feels great to participate! Your child spends a lot of time at school, and it’s great to share some of her school-related experiences with her.
4. You’ll get to know other parents. It’s powerful to create a circle of adult friends around a school, and help foster connections between families in your community.
5. Volunteering offers tangible ways to be part of things. Joining a parent group will provide concrete ways to get involved, whether at events, in the classroom, or on a committee.
6. It’s a manageable commitment. Spend an hour at Bingo night or Book Fair, and your efforts will be appreciated. And remember, it’s always OK to say no when you’re busy.
7. You can tailor volunteering to play to your strengths. There are many ways to contribute, some of which are sure to complement your strengths, interests, or professional skills.
8. Your help is always needed. Whether it’s helping run the next big event or providing support in the classroom, there are always ways to pitch in.
9. Volunteering provides another way to get to know school and support staff to better understand their needs and ideas.
10. Have a great idea? Volunteering gives you opportunities to get your ideas out there.
Shop for South
Who wouldn’t shop on Amazon or order their holiday cards on Shutterfly if they knew it would help support South? Who doesn’t shop at Walter Stewart’s and Stop & Shop? Now you can shop for products that you use and love, while supporting the South School PTC. Think of it as GUILT-FREE shopping and couldn’t be any easier! Spread the word to your friends and families and their purchases can benefit our school too!