A note from Kristen & Anne
Hopefully you all survived the Bomb Cyclone and are ready for good times in 2018 at South School. We have some super school events to look forward to like Read-A-Thon, Performing Arts assemblies, more KidsCare sessions, author visits, and the STEAM week and Science Fair. In addition, join us with your partner (or alone!) to our Parent’s Night Out on January 18, and buy tickets for Movie Morning at Bow Tie Cinemas in February, the Sound Tigers game in March and Family Fun Day at Yankee Stadium in April. This spring will be our first with the new garden and we cannot wait to see the labor of last summer and fall come to fruition! Finally – mark your calendars for our Annual Adult Social on June 1.
We can’t do all of this without our South School corps of PTC Volunteers. If you are interested in joining the board for the 2018-2019 year or perhaps getting started by chairing a committee, please see below for a list of open positions and nominate yourself or a friend. The Nominating Committee this year is Sarah Haddad (Chair), Kristen Grzymski, Katie Harris, Jessica Knowles, Kelly Lavigne, Andrea Reid, Anne Schimmeck and Anne Wagner. Feel free to reach out to any one of us, we would love to hear more about your interests!
New to South School? Welcome
If you are new to South School this year, please feel free to reach out to your child’s grade level ambassador. Each grade has a parent ambassador who is happy to help you acclimate to New Canaan and South School. Please reach out with any questions! Click here learn more.
Upcoming School Events
News from the PTC
What You Need to Know
PTC 2017 – 2018 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!