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                   Principal Linda Boyd Assistant Principal Chelsea Hunnewell                   


South School Family Friday Letter 

January 20, 2017                      


Upcoming Events at a Glance: 

PTA Meeting – Tuesday, January 24, 6:30PM

Family Dance Sign-up Forms Due – Tuesday, January 24

Spelling Bee Gr. 4 & 5 – Tuesday, January 24, 9:15AM

Kindergarten Registration – Wednesday, January 25, 6:00-8:00PM, MT

Spelling Bee Snow Date – Thursday, January 26, 9:15AM

PTA Family “GLOW” Dance – Friday, January 27, 6:30 – 8:00PM

PTA Box Tops Competition Ends – Friday, February 3

*For a full list of events, visit


Dear Parents and Guardians, 


Please have your child wear orange or animal print on Wednesday! Guess who’s coming back? Yes, it’s TIGER! This will be the fourteenth year that our TIGER friends have been performing for us with their entertaining scripts, songs and antics and their meaningful and poignant message. This year the theme is “I’ve Got Your Back!!” which teaches children about the power of the bystander in seeking solutions to bullying behavior. The TIGER actors love coming to South School and always comment on the amazing respectfulness our students show as an audience. We are grateful to the PTA for sponsoring this annual performance.


Our second trimester POP goals are:  Perseverance – If I get stuck, I can find another solution; (The focus for this goal is to look for other strategies.) and Ownership – I take ownership of my school tools. (School tools include pencils, crayons, markers, papers, books and folders.) Our overall goal for the trimester is:  I own my actions, thoughts and feelings. You can help by talking about these goals at home, too.


Come join us for the PTA Family GLOW Dance on Friday, January 27, 6:30-8:00PM! It’s a “Glow in the Dark” theme! If your child wears WHITE, he or she can decorate it with highlighters that will be provided. Highlights glow in “Black light”! Sign-up forms were sent home earlier this week and are due back by Tuesday, January 24. The cost is $10.00 per family. There will be refreshments, music, dancing and crafts.


SUM-It Packet 2 is due on March 6. Happy problem solving! Only students who completed Packet 1 received Packet 2. It’s not too late to turn in Packet 1.


Important Notice from Moose Hill Kindergarten:  For planning purposes, the district needs to determine the number of students who will be attending kindergarten in September of 2017. Children must be five (5) years of age prior to September 30, 2017 to qualify. Registration will be held on Wednesday, January 25 from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Matthew Thornton School. Please call 437-5855 between 8:00AM and 4:00PM or email, if your child is eligible.


Water and Bottles:  It has come to our attention that students are bringing in juices, flavored drinks and even coffee to keep hydrated. Only water in plastic water bottles with a cap may be used for your child’s hydration during the day. Other types of drinks may be part of your child’s lunch. Thank you for your understanding.


The Student Council will be sponsoring their annual Talent Show on Wednesday, February 22 (snow date February 23). Third, fourth and fifth graders are invited to audition for the show. Sign-up sheets are due no later than Friday, January 27. New this year, auditions may be videotaped at home if the equipment is too cumbersome to bring in. Happy practicing!


BOX TOPS, BOX TOPS, BOX TOPS! The PTA is sponsoring a Box Tops competition between classes through February 3. There will be a class winner for each grade level with prizes awarded. Box Tops help raise money for much needed items for our school.

The PTA newsletter, the South School Hawk Talk, is now only available online at






Linda Boyd