Happy New Year!

Kids Care - Lottery Open for 1st and 2nd Grades!

Want your child to have fun while learning how their small acts of kindness make a big difference?

Kids Care is back by popular demand and will be taught by South School teachers Mrs. Young (formerly Barbosa) and Miss Mulhern. These service-minded teachers with giant hearts are eager to provide your 1st and 2nd Graders with a fun-filled session of age-appropriate service opportunities. Due to the popularity of this program, a lottery drawing will be held for all interested students. Please fill out this form. You will be notified via email if selected by January 20, and must officially register on the Rec Dept website by January 31 to secure your spot. The cost of the program is $45 to cover staffing and materials.

The program will meet on February 5, March 4, and April 1 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at South School and selected students are expected to participate in all sessions.

NEW Green Team After School Club - Lottery Open to 2nd-4th Grades!

Want your child to have fun while learning more about how to be a better protector of planet Earth?

Our newly formed Green Team after school club will be led by South School teachers Mrs. Cornwell and Mrs. Marsh. During the first meeting, the club members will decide what to name our new green-focused club and determine ways to make an impact at South School and the community. Due to the anticipated popularity of this program, a lottery drawing will be held for all interested students. Priority will be given to 4th Grade Students as it will be their only chance to take part in the club. Please fill out this form. You will be notified via email if selected by January 20, and must officially register on the Rec Dept website by January 31 to secure your spot. The cost of the program is $60 to cover staffing and materials.

The program will meet on February 11, March 10, and April 7 and May 12 from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. at South School and selected students are expected to participate in all sessions.

NCPS Budget Meeting with Dr. Luizzi

Join us Tuesday, January 7, 9:30 a.m. at East School for an all-elementary school parent PTC meeting where Dr. Bryan Luizzi, NCPS Superintendent, will present the New Canaan Public Schools Budget for 2020-2021 and discuss School Start Times. Following the presentations, Dr. Luizzi will answer budget and school start time questions from the parent community.

This is a great opportunity to hear directly from district leadership on two important topics. Hope to see you there! East School Galley.

Save the Date: Parents Night Out

Join us on January 23 at 7:30 p.m. for a Parents Night Out at Spiga! We have the front area of the restaurant reserved, so book your sitters and come mingle with other South School parents. Drop by for a cocktail or make a whole night of it - no ticket necessary. Cash bar. We can't wait to see you there!

4th Grade Parents: Slide Show Help Needed

The 4th Grade Celebration Committee is looking for a parent to assist with putting together the class slide show - always a highlight of the ceremony! To find out more, or if you would like to help, please contact Anne Wagner.

Save the Date: "Friendship Matters: Fostering Connections in Childhood."

Join parents from all elementary schools for a special presentation, jointly sponsored by the three PTCs and NC Cares. Dr. Lauren Pote, Clinical Phychologist, will discuss "Friendship Matters: Fostering Connections in Childhood." Topics covered will include:

  • Friendship skills during each developmental stage
  • What can we expect our children to learn about friendship?
  • How can we help our children while fostering their independence?

February 11, 9:30 a.m. East School Galley

Memory Book Orders

Order your Memory Book now! These colorful books are filled with hundreds of pictures, and every child is included. Memory Books are distributed the last week of school, and children enjoy signing them, so don't miss out. Cost is $25 for this hardcover, 80 colored-page book. Click here to order (enter school code 084503).

PTC CALENDAR - Important Dates!