Welcome to South School PTC

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Calling All South School Scientists!

South School Science Fair
Thursday, March 21, 6-7 p.m.
(Setup at 5:30 p.m. for registered participants)

REGISTER TODAY! Your child can do a research project, build a model from a science kit, write a computer program, conduct a real science experiment, etc. Use websites or hit the library for inspiration. Parents can help, kids can partner up, or do everything on their own - whatever works in your family to keep science FUN and FASCINATING!

To participate, you should:

Download and review the Project Requirements and the Science Fair Information guide that will provide many details on how to participate.
Officially register you and your project here! Registration deadline is March 18 to help us plan for space and presentation materials.


More STEAM Fun To Inspire
March 1 - March 20

IMAGINE THE BEST EARTH - (Print submission form here or look for a copy that will come home with your child on March 1.)
What is something you can do to help make the earth a better place to live? All ideas that help us protect the air, water or land are worth sharing. Drop your submission in the office to be featured on the Science Fair Bulletin Board starting March 1. Last day to submit is March 20.

SCIENCE LUNCH DEMONSTRATIONS - March 11 and 12
Ms. Rocco will hit the lunch room to inspire and motivate the kids while teaching them a few facts about physics. Remember to ask your child to share this lunchtime fun!

FORCES IN MOTION ASSEMBLY - March 15
Linear Motion, centripetal force, Newton’s three laws of motion and more will excite and delight the students during an interactive 45-minute presentation from Mobile Ed Productions.



The Read-A-Thon is Back: Volunteers Needed!

Calling all South School students to READ, READ, READ and RAISE MONEY for South School! READ A THON starts on Monday, March 4 and runs through Sunday, March 17, to align with the birthday of one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss. We will culminate the week with an author visit from Tish Rabe, who continues the legacy of Dr. Seuss's works. READ A THON is a fun event where students read every night for two weeks, and help raise money for South School to fund field trips and other PTC programs.

To help prepare, we are in need of 2 volunteers PER GRADE to help assist the Read-a-Thon Committee with counting each grades' minutes read and tallying funds raised.

Volunteers will help:
-Stuff Read-a-Thon packets for their grade the week of February 25
-Distribute packets to their grade on March 1
-Distribute participation prizes to teachers in their grade at the mid-way point (March 11)
-Count the minutes read and tally the money raised at the end of Read-a-Thon for their grade (between March 19-March 22)

Please contact RAT chairs Elizabeth Bliss or Jennifer Hart to volunteer!


Interested in Joining the PTC Board?
The Nominating Committee will be meeting in the coming weeks to nominate candidates for the PTC Executive Board 2019-20. If you are interested in joining next year's board, or if you have individuals to recommend, please contact Kelly Lavigne, Nominating Committee Chair. The following positions are open:

President
Ways and Means
Programs
Social
Treasurer
Secretary
Board of Education Representative
Communications

Job descriptions are available here. Additionally, refer to the PTC Committee Chairs section in your Directory to see an outline of each Board position and its respective committees.


Emotional Intelligence at South School
On March 6 at 9:15 a.m. in South Hall, the PTC will welcome Susan Bliss, NCPS Leader of Emotional Intelligence. Susan will speak about strategies to manage children's emotional lives. She will focus on what we can do at home to use the Emotional Intelligence tools the children are learning at school, such as the mood meter, class charter and other emotion regulation strategies to help their children. Please join us for this insightful discussion! 


4th Grade Celebration Volunteer Wanted!
The 4th Grade Celebration committee is looking for an interested volunteer to help with one of the highlights of the 4th Grade Celebration in June! The job entails pulling together a slideshow of all the 4th graders from pictures that parents send in. Please email Sara Paine if you are interested in helping or have any questions. Thank you!

Save the Date(s): The South School Variety Show!
The South School Variety Show is coming soon! All 3rd and 4th Graders are welcome to participate and all acts are welcome! Emcees are open to all 4th graders. Here are some important dates to remember:
March 15: Emcee Workshop/Auditionsmusical notes
March 26: Act Reviews
March 27: Act Reviews
May 2: Mandatory Dress Rehearsal
May 3: *THE BIG SHOW*

Stay tuned for more information closer to the dates. 

2018-2019 PTC Calendar

January
2Box Tops Collection start
8PTC JOINT General Meeting - 9:30 am @ East (snow date 1/15)
10Kindergarten Transition meeting - 9:30am @ East
16Exec. Board Mtg - 9:15am
14Performing Arts Committee ~ Antonio Rocha
21Martin Luther King Day (no school)
24Parent Night Out - Baldanza
25South School Spirit Day
31Box Tops Collection ends
31Family Math Night 5:30-7pm
February
6Kids Care - 2:45 - 3:30 @ South (Room TBD)
9Movie Morning - 10am (New Release dependent) @ BowTie Cinemas
12PTC Joint Mtg - NC Cares @East School 9:30-11am
14South School Spirit Day
15Professional Learning Day (no school)
18-22Winter Vacation (no school)
27-3/8South School Reading/Writing Celebration
Click here for the full PTC Calendar

Bridgeport Sound Tigers Tickets On Sale!
Join your friends on March 31 at 3 p.m. as South School cheers on the Sound Tigers hockey team during South School's Family Day! Take advantage of discounted tickets by purchasing tickets here. Students will even get to high five players during the game! 

To guarantee seats next to another family (in the South School block of seats), please purchase your tickets together.

 
Memory Books: Order Before February 14
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There is still time to order your Memory Book for the 2018-2019 school year! Orders placed by February 14 will be guaranteed a book, after that sales will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage every student at South to have a Memory Book-every child will be pictured.  It is an 80 page color book with a hardcover and the cost is $25. Click here to order!