Welcome to South School PTC

Have a Pawesome Summer!
A note from Anne & Carrie


We would like to thank all those who volunteered their time, creativity, and energy this year to make South School such a great community for our children to learn and grow!  

We would also like to thank all those who have stepped up to chair one of our programs or events next year. We could not be the greatest school in town without you! Please take a peek at the list of these wonderful volunteers and all we have in store for next year. If you are looking for a way to get involved, please contact Anne or Carrie at southptc@newcanaan.k12.ct.us.  

Before we break for summer, mark your calendars for our PTC Welcome Back Coffee on September 5 at 9:15 a.m. at Waveny House. It will be a great chance to meet new friends or connect with old ones. We will also have sign-ups for all of our programs and events. Please be on the lookout for our summer e-blast going out in August which will be filled with everything you need to know to have a strong start to the school year!  

Here is a look at the first few months of school so you can save the dates in advance!  

August 27:
9:15-10:15 a.m. School Tour for Families New to South
10:15-10:45 a.m. Meet the Teacher Day / Classroom Visits (Grades 1-4)
August 28:
10:45-11:30 a.m. Kindergarten Popsicle playdate @ K Playground
10:45-11:30 a.m. New to South Popsicle playdate (Gr 1-4) @ Lower Playground
August 30:
8:15 a.m. First Day of School for Grades 1-4 Students
9:00-10:00 a.m. Kindergarten Meet the Teacher / Classroom Visits (Half class)
9:30-10:30 a.m. Kindergarten Meet & Greet @ K Playground
10:30-11:30 a.m. Kindergarten Meet the Teacher / Classroom Visits (Half class)
August 31:
8:15 a.m. First Day for Kindergarten Students

September 3:
No School (Labor Day)
September 5:
9:15 a.m. Welcome Back Coffee @ Waveny House
September 10:
No School (Rosh Hashanah)
September 12:
6:30-8:30 p.m. Open House - K, 1st & 2nd
September 15:
6:00-8:00 p.m. New to South & Kindergarten Parent Social @ Roger Sherman
September 16:
3:00-5:00 p.m. Fall Family Gathering @ Lower Field (Rain Date 9/23)
September 19:
No School (Yom Kippur)
September 26:
Class Photo Day
6:30-8:30 p.m. Open House - 3rd & 4th Grade

Have a Pawesome Summer!
Anne & Carrie


Special Thanks To.....

Melissa Coffman, Nancy Roeder, and Anne Schimmeck for chairing the Fourth Grade Celebration and all the committee members and volunteers who made the day such an amazing and fun event.

Michelle Cardone, Alison Swierz, Kristin Barnard, Maria Magliacano, and Ann Jordan for all their work in photography throughout the year, design of the Memory Book, and distribution. The Memory Book would not be possible without this amazing team. Thank you for this great keepsake for our children!

PageRunner Kicks Off! 

We encourage all students in grades 1-4 next year to participate in the PageRunner Summer Reading Program by reading at least 1,000 pages! Click here to download a copy of the 2018 Summer Reading Packet. And click the “Reading” link here for some great book suggestions from our New Canaan school librarians.

In the fall, all participants will be showcased on a bulletin board at school. In addition, all students who read 1,000 pages will earn a gift certificate to the fall Book Fair! Remember to take a picture of your child reading for the bulletin board. Happy Reading!

For some great other reading lists to get you started, book suggestions from Read Aloud America, Inc. can be found here, and click here for the Connecticut Nutmeg Elementary Book Award Nominees

2018-2019 PTC Calendar

27School Tour for Families New to South - 9:15-10:15am
27Meet the Teacher Day (Grades 1-4)
27Classroom visits for Grades 1-4 - 10:15-10:45am
28New to South Popsicle playdate - 10:45-11:30am @ Lower Playground
28Kindergarten Popsicle playdate - 10:45-11:30am @ K playground
30First Day for Grades 1-4
30K Classroom Visits - 9-10am or 10:30-11:30am
30K Meet and Greet- 9:30-10:30am
31First Day for Kindergarten Students
3Labor Day (no school)
5Welcome Back Coffee - 9:15am @ Waveny
10Rosh Hashanah (no school)
12Exec. Board Mtg - 9:15am
12Open House - K, 1st & 2nd - 6:30-8:30pm
15New to South & K Parent Social 6-8 @ Roger Sherman
16Fall Family Gathering - 3-5pm @ Lower Field
19Yom Kippur (no school)
23Fall Family Gathering Rain Date - 3-5pm @ Lower Field
25Author Visit ~ Suzy Kline
26Class Photo Day
26Open House - 3rd & 4th - 6:30-8:30pm

Click here for the full PTC Calendar

Have a Safe Summer!
A note from Joanne Rocco and Matt Kascak

Summer has arrived and everyone is ready for a well-deserved break. Thank you to everyone in our South School community for making it a terrific and memorable school year. Best wishes to our fourth graders as they move on to new adventures in middle school - they are well prepared and ready for the challenges and opportunities that await them.  I hope everyone enjoys a relaxing, fun and safe summer vacation!  

Report cards will be distributed to all students on June 22.

Best Wishes
We send our best wishes to staff members Mrs. Carol Dacey, Mrs. Katie Hardy, Ms. Jenna DiRocco, Ms. Kathryn Iapaluccio, Ms. Madison Mulhern, Ms. Beth Peckham, Mrs. Charlene Callahan, and Ms. Rita Nobile who will not be returning to South School next year. Mrs. Carol Dacey is retiring, several staff members are moving and due to our enrollment we unfortunately do not have positions for others. They are all valued staff members and we will miss them greatly! We wish them well in their new endeavors. 

Meet Your Teacher Day - Monday, August 27
Mark your calendars for the opportunity for all grade 1 - 4 students and their parents to come to school on the morning of August 27 to meet their teachers before the start of the school year on August 30. This meet and greet will be held from 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 
Class Placements
Teacher placements for next year will be mailed to parents in mid-August. An e-blast with the mailing date will be sent during the summer. 

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Please email Jackie Monohan (jackmonohan@gmail.com) if you have any questions.