Welcome to South School PTC

The Spring Art Show Returns on April 26!
South School's annual Art Show is on  Friday, April 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Every child's artwork will be featured in the halls of South School and light refreshments will be provided. For aspiring artists, there will be a craft table available to create a new masterpiece!

Please consider volunteering!  We are looking for volunteers for the evening of the Art Show to make the event a success.  Please sign up here to volunteer.
(Featured art by Marco Monaco, Grade 3)

We Need Your Help for Staff Appreciation Week!
Planning is underway for South School's Staff Appreciation Week from May 6-10. To show our gratitude to our wonderful South School Staff, we are providing a week of delicious catered meals and treats from several New Canaan-based vendors.  

If you would like to make a donation to fund the staff festivities, please click here to help. Thank you for your support!


Variety Show: Join the South Paw Shuffle! 

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Join the South Paw Shuffle: calling all 3 rd  and 4 th  graders who want to be part of the opening act featuring Mr. Messina and Mr. MacDonald! The Shuffle is a fun dance (very simple, no experience needed) created by Mr. MacDonald and Mr. Messina that has become a Variety Show tradition.  If your child would like to join the act, here's what you need to do:
  • Email Erica D'Urso with your child's name and grade.
  • Click here to pay $20 registration fee. (Note: only pay if your child is not in the show already)
  • Plan to attend the mandatory dress rehearsal on May 2 and show on May 3 at Saxe auditorium (exact arrival time TBD).
  • Make sure you are able to attend a quick rehearsal before school on May 1 (more info to come).
COVER ART CONTEST
Don't forget to submit your art (color accepted) on a white 8.5" x 11" piece of paper, to the basket in the main office by Friday, April 27. Only 3 rd  and 4th  graders may enter.

Parent volunteers are needed to help during the dress rehearsal and show. No experience is needed! If you can help please email Shipra Kamboj.
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Important dates to remember:
  • Mandatory Dress Rehearsal - Thurs, May 2
  • THE BIG SHOW - Friday, May 3 - Saxe Auditorium


Parent Talk: What is (Wrong) Right With My Child 
The next Joint  Elementary  PTC will be on  April 23 at 9:30 a.m., East School Galley.  Do you ever wonder why your child acts a certain way? Join New Canaan CARES speaker Bunny Potts and learn how to understand and celebrate your child as the unique individual he/she is. Discover ways to appreciate and nurture your child even if they are very different from yourself or siblings.



"Litterless Lunch" on April 24 - Bring an Item to Compost!
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In honor of Earth Day, South School will hold a Litterless Lunch on Wednesday, April 24. The goal is for students to see if they can avoid throwing anything out as trash and will compost food scraps instead. As usual, students will recycle all recyclable items and are encouraged to use reusable lunch containers, silverware and cloth napkins. Since this will serve as an introduction to composting, we would like everyone to have something to compost. If packing lunch from home, try to include a food that would have scraps to discard. For example, an orange so your child can compost the peel or grapes with a vine to compost. Let's see how little actual trash the students generate!



2018-2019 PTC Calendar

April
3Exec. Board Mtg - 9:15am
3Kids Care - 2:45 - 3:45 @ South (Room TBD)
4Second Grade Concert ~ 9am South Hall
10-11Kindergarten Orientation
15-19Spring Break (no school)
19Good Friday (no school)
TBDOLSAT Testing (Grade 2)
22Earth Day/Garden Team Event
23PTC Joint Mtg - NC Cares @East School 9:30-11am
4/24 - 5/3Smarter Balance Testing (Grs. 3 &4 )
26South School Spirit Day
26Art Show K-4 - 6-8pm
May
1Exec. Board Mtg - 9:15am
2Performing Arts Assembly (Robin Hood)
2Variety Show Dress Rehearsal - 5:00-7:00pm @ Saxe Auditorium
3Walk to School Day (rain date 5/10)
3Variety Show - 6:30pm @ Saxe Auditorium
6-10Teacher Apprecation Week (5/7 National Teacher Appreciation Day)
7-9Spring Book Fair (set up 5/6; break down 5/10)
8Spring Book Fair Pizza Night 5:30-7pm
8PTC General Meeting - NC Cares 9:15 am (vote in budget and new Board)
15Third Grade Concert ~ 9am South Hall
22Fourth Grade Concert ~ 9am South Hall
27Memorial Day (no school)
31Adult Social
June
5PTC Old-New Board Handover - 9:15am
7Field Day
144th Grade Celebration - 9:00am
19Last Day of School
Click here for the full PTC Calendar

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 2019 SPRING BOOK FAIR IS MAY 7-9!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! The 2019 SPRING BOOK FAIR is just a month away May 7th - 9th.  
There are several opportunities to shop the book fair. Starting, Tuesday 7th from 8:30-3:30, Wednesday 8th from 8:30-3:00 and Thursday 9th from 8:30-3:30. Don’t miss our special PIZZA NIGHT SHOPPING EVENT on WEDNESDAY MAY 8th from 5:30-7:00.  Enjoy a slice of pizza while you shop for books after hours.


Walk to School Day is Back on May 3! 
Wear your South School colors and clothing and walk to school on Friday, May 3! The PTC will have coffee and bagels on both playgrounds for all parents! It's always a fun morning at South School, so plan to meet up or park in town and meet up with friends. Your class parents can help organize a plan for you, so please reach out to them if you need ideas. 


Upcoming 3rd and 4th Grade Concerts
The  3rd Grade Chorus Concert will be May 15, and the 4th Grade Chorus Concert will be onMay 22, both at 9 a.m. in South Hall. All are invited to attend! 

South School Adult Social  Tickets: Wild Wild "South"
Time to dust off your cowboy boots! Saddle up and mosey on over to the South School Adult Social in the Wild Wild "South." Break out your western gear or throw on some jeans and a bandana!
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Friday, May 31, 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Carriage Barn at Waveny, 681 South Avenue, New Canaan
Pay up by April 22 to take advantage of early bird pricing: $75 per person.
Click here to get 'yer passes!
(Price per ticket increases to $85 per person after April 22)