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South School Family Friday Letter 

February 24, 2017                     


Upcoming Events at a Glance: 

**************February Vacation WeekFebruary 25 – March 5 ***************


Sum-It Math Packet #2 Due – Monday, March 6

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – Wednesday, March 8 – Dress like a Seuss Character

State Reflections Art Exhibit - Wednesday, March 8 from 6:00 – 8:00PM, Derry

Happy Camper Book Fair Week – March 13 – 17

Book Fair Grand Family Event Night – Thursday, March 16, 6:00 to 8:00PM

Parent Conference Day – Friday, March 17


*For a full list of events, visit


Dear Parents and Guardians, 


“SOUTH SCHOOL HAS TALENT!” were the words that hung above the stage at our twelfth annual Talent Show. How true that is! The show featured 14 stellar performances that made it very difficult to select the winners. The Student Council set the “Broadway” tone with a beautiful performance of Another Opening Another Show. The wide range of talents included dancing, gymnastics, singing, jump roping, and a comedy routine. Student Council Members respectfully introduced each act with personal details about the performers. Kudos to advisers, Kim Mitzel, Jodi Daron and Jen Colantuoni for coaching Student Council and staging a magnificent performance this year!


Our third place winner for talent was “Twirl Master”, Jillian Mazzola, for her exceptional skill with the baton. Receiving second place honors were “The Snazz Busters” Katelyn O’Neill, Natalie Washington and Bianca Fonseca for their spirited jump rope routine. The All-School Favorite was “Rocker” Killian Daron for his beat perfect drum solo! And our first place winner was “Song Bird” Reya Rivera for her beautiful rendition of Meghan Trainor’s Like I’m Gonna Lose You. As promised, Reya served as Principal, Killian served as Assistant Principal, Katelyn, Natalie and Bianca served as Special Education Coordinators and Jillian served as Custodian for half the day today!


Our fourth graders wowed us this morning at the All-School Meeting with lively, voices singing the POP in the Cafe Song; a rewrite of Yakety Yak by The Coasters, which accompanied a video and slides displaying cafeteria behavior. The song showcased PBIS expectations for the cafeteria while using perseverance, ownership and practice! 


Mrs. Fisher, Ms. D’Avella and the People to Paws Club presented our pet supply donations to Ms. Nardini from the Salem Animal Rescue League. Club members charmed us with a beautiful song, How Much is that Doggie in the Shelter?


Our Mystery Hawk entertained the audience with some peppy dancing and nominated 3 stellar classes, Mrs. Daron’s, Mrs. Murphy’s and Mrs. Lavoie’s, for the PBIS Certificate of Merit. She also nominated Bus 18 for the bus of the month. The Mystery Hawk was Mrs. Massahos with the voice of Miss Morgan.


Our new Administrators-for-the-Day had official duties during the All School Meeting. They shared some appreciations and led the group in some of our favorite cheers. During the rest of the morning, they made announcements over the intercom, conducted classroom walk-throughs, delivered birthday pencils, and served on lunch duty. Look for their tweets about the All-School Meeting later today!


Expect BIG literary happenings when we come back from February vacation! Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2. We will celebrate on Wednesday, March 8! Please have your child dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. There will be some special Dr. Seuss happenings all week!


Our Happy Camper Book Fair S’more fun with books will be held Monday, March 13 to Friday, March 17. The Grand Family Event will be held on Thursday, March 16 from 6:00 – 8:00PM in the MPR. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at, or contact TJ O’Loughlin at or 651-402-3719 by text.


Please visit the South School PTA Hawk Talk online newsletter for all updated information about South School family happenings at the following address:


The second Sum-It Math packet is due on Monday, March 6. Vacation week is a great time to work on them!


If you’re cleaning house over the break, please be sure to hunt down any overdue library books! Have a safe and restful vacation!




Acting Administrators for the Day - Reya Rivera, Killian Daron, Bianca Fonseca & Natalie Washington