It seems impossible that the last week of school is already here. In true Southside fashion, the week will be filled with parties, fun, ceremonies and lots of good-byes. Thank you to all who attended & helped out with Schoolhouse Rock. It was such a huge success. We truly have the most talented students around. Watch for the "Principal for a Day" raffle winner as she supervises Mr. Dragon next week. Please continue to check this blog over the summer. Many things happen at Southside when the students are on break. We'd love to keep you informed. Have a great summer!
May 31st - Watch Mrs. Fogelman's class perform "Macbeth" on the Southside Stage at 6pm
June 1st - Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony
June 2nd - 5th Grade end-of-year party YMCA water park
June 3rd - 5th Grade moving up program and reception
June 3rd - Last Day of School
Once again, there is so much happening on our beautiful campus. Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Fling sponsored by our FBI. It was a blast & we hope it becomes an annual event. We're all super excited for this week's Schoolhouse Rock performances. Please come out and support our talented students. Tickets are still available: www.theplayers.org. We also have two fantastic raffles going on, Principal for a day and one of the best restaurant raffles ever!
Please come to the final Southside Garden party, May 19th after drop-off at 8:30.
Please join us for the final clean-up party in the Garden on May 19th after drop-off at 8:30am. Everyone is welcome! Can't be there on the 19th, but still want to help? There's lots to do between now and then (please see the list below). Announcing the 2016-2017 Garden Chairs ~ Amie Boyle & Rebecca Angelo. Please stop by and welcome these two wonderful volunteers. Thank you to the entire Garden Committee (a.k.a. The Garden Crew) for a fantastic year of growing and learning. Thank you to Mary Murphy for the fabulous garden blog & Facebook posts. A huge thank you goes out to the current chairs, Natalie Tanner & Kate Kirby! Thank you ladies for all you have done to create our school's incredible gardens!
Things to do in the garden before May 16th:
Wow...May is already flying by. Today is Tuesday and we're just now getting it together to tell you what's happening this week. There's a ton going on at Southside...both on and off campus. We hear that lot's of classes are taking field trips this week - the biggest one being the 5th Grade Trip to Nature's Academy.
May 12th - Reading Partner Ice Cream Social @ 2;15
May 13th - Third Grade Regions Day
May 20th - Spring Fling brought to you by the Southside FBI
May 24th & 25th - School House Rock @ 7pm The Players Theatre
May 30th - Memorial Day - No School
June 1st - Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony
June 3rd - 5th Grade Graduation & Last Day of School
THANK YOU to all Southside Families who donated books for our recent book drive. Southside collected 2429 books to help build home libraries of students at Tuttle Elementary. Way to go! Many students and families attended our Up With Books Celebration at Selby Library last week where we met some of our Tuttle friends.
Don’t forget that our Gulf Coast Gives project is up at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. We have an $800 goal to continue this partnership next year. Currently we have raised $100 of this goal. Remember ANY AMOUNT helps! To help us further our partnership, visit the website at: https://www.gulfcoastgives.org/projects/1665/gocio_elementary/all_children_should_have_the_opportunity_to_read_at_home
Thank you for helping build literate lives across Sarasota!
Remider: The Gulf Coast Community Foundation is sponsoring a grant to help fund the Southside/Tuttle Up with Books Partnership. “Up with Books” is a Sarasota County School District program that is focused on building home libraries and literacy opportunities at lower socio-economic schools to enhance and increase students’ literacy lives. Southsidefamilies have donated more than 2200 new and gently used books to Tuttle this spring as part of this project. The funds from this grant will help ensure that each of the 700 students at Tuttle starts their summer off with multiple new book titles.
Let’s help make a difference in our community over the next 30 days! Click on the link below to donate and help us reach our $800 goal.
This time of year is always so busy at Southside. This morning, Mr. Philips was busy training next year's morning news staff while new Safety Patrol members were there bright and early learning the ropes. Lots to look forward to as summer break is on the horizon. In the meantime, please note the following dates:
May 2 ~ School House Rock tickets are NOW ON SALE, available at www.theplayerstheatre.org
May 2 ~ LAST CALL to buy tickets & RSVP for the CLAM BAKE
May 2 ~ Spring Art Show Elementary Reception at Art Center Sarasota
May 3rd & May 4th ~ The Southside Variety Show
May 6th ~ The Southside Clam Bake at Evie's at Spanish Point
May 9th-11th ~ The 5th Grade's trip to Nature's Academy
May 12th ~ Reading Partner Ice Cream Social @ 2:15
May 20th ~ Spring Fling brought to you by the Southside FBI
May 24th & 25th ~ School House Rock at The Players Theatre
June 1st ~ Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony
June 3rd ~ 5th Grade Graduation & Last Day of School
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