HOORAY FOR LITERACY

HOORAY FOR LITERACY

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DATES AND ACTIONS

Through February 8: Sign Up to Bring a Non-Perishable Food Item to Benefit Valentines for Veterans here
February 10: Assembling Meal Kits for Veterans, South School, 3:15-4:15
February 16: Half-Day for Students. School Improvement Day. South dismisses at 11:30 a.m.
February 17: No School | Next Opportunity for Parent-Teacher Conferences
February 20: No School | Presidents Day


SAVE THE DATE FOR MAY
May 10: Second Grade Music Show at 2:10 p.m.
May 11: First Grade Music Show at 2:10 p.m
May 12: Kindergarten Music Show at 2:10 p.m.
May 18: Open House at 5:30 p.m.
NEED TO REPORT an ABSENCE?  Click here to see the school forms.

MATTHEW CORDELL VISITS SOUTH SCHOOL 2/21

We are excited to announce that author/illustrator Matthew Cordell is coming to South School on February 21st to promote his newest book Evergreen  This book has already been given starred reviews from four different publications.  A starred review indicates a book of distinction or particularly high quality.  Cordell is also a 2018 Caldecott Medalist for his wordless picture book Wolf in the Snow.

You can order a signed copy of the book by filling out the order form coming home with your child or directly through The Book Stall website here.  Deadline to order: Friday, February 17th. Books will be sent to your child at school at no extra cost. All books will be signed by the author!

SOUTH SCHOOL LOVES READING AND WRITING

Thank you for the tremendous turnout to celebrate South School Literacy Night. We are grateful to share the gift of literacy with our South School families. If you’re looking for ways to support your readers and writers at home, here is a presentation that includes information on literacy development, tips for reading at home, and new & notable books. Access a family book list here.

View photos that capture the magic of the evening here.

A huge thank you to our South School teachers and staff for making this night possible - and extra special thank you to Dr. Amy Stewart, Mrs. Kate Fanning, Mrs. Amy Holaday, and Dr. Kelly Zonghetti for all of their efforts in making this night a success.

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BIRTHDAYS AT SOUTH SCHOOL

We welcome caregivers to join children in the cafeteria for lunch on their birthdays
A few reminders: 
—We kindly ask that parents reserve decorations, treats, and other celebratory items (including hats, balloons, and goodie bag items) for celebrations outside of school.
—Caregivers can arrange a date with the classroom teacher.
—Caregivers should check-in in the front office to receive a birthday lanyard.
—We ask that caregivers return to the office to check-out when students go to recess. 

VALENTINE MEAL KITS FOR VETERANS

Beginning this month, we offer a service opportunity to all District 35 families to donate non-perishable food items to make Valentine Meal Kits for Veterans at the Midwest Veterans Closet. This food drive is hosted in partnership with Gratitude Generation, who will be adding sweet treats to each kit. Bins will be available at all three school buildings. Help us reach our goal of 100 meal kits. Click here to sign up for a non-perishable item.

Join us on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th in the SOUTH SCHOOL GYM from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. to put together the meal kits and decorate valentine cards for veterans. 

REGISTER A NEW KINDERGARTNER FOR 2023-24


Please click HERE for registration details. 

Registration LINK for EXISTING Glencoe 35 families
Registration LINK for NEW Glencoe 35 families

Please contact South School at 847-835-6400 with additional questions regarding kindergarten registration.

COMMUNICATION DEVICES

We’d like to share our policy regarding Smartwatches (e.g. Gizmos, Apple Watch) at school. We understand this serves as a useful tool to communicate with your child. However, we kindly ask that students leave their watch in their backpack and put them “Away for the Day.” Please know that changes in your child’s dismissal will be communicated with your child directly.  If you need something during school hours, please call or email the South School office at southoffice@glencoeschools.org or 847.835.6400.

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TRANSPORTATION NOTES

If your child has a transportation change, please use the ONLINE FORM to submit the change by 1:30 p.m. each day.  Please note that we will not be able to accommodate changes after 1:30 p.m.  If you have any questions about dismissal plans please contact Kris McCargar at 847-835-6414. 
DAILY TRANSPORTATION CHANGE (DUE each day by 1:30 p.m.)