AUTHOR VISIT - CAROLYN CRIMI!

AUTHOR VISIT - CAROLYN CRIMI!

AUTHOR VISIT - CAROLYN CRIMI!

AUTHOR VISIT - CAROLYN CRIMI!

AUTHOR VISIT - CAROLYN CRIMI!

AUTHOR VISIT - CAROLYN CRIMI!

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SAFETY REMINDERS

Please be sure to review the DOs and DON’Ts of car line in order to KEEP ALL CHILDREN SAFE.

-DO NOT cut in front of cars that are already in the car line.  Our car line proceeds east on MADISON and turns right on LINDEN.  Please be courteous to others by joining the car line on Madison, NOT from Harbor. 
-DO drive slowly through the school zone. 
-DO NOT double park in front of the car line to pick up or drop off children. 
-DO be considerate and keep driveway entrances open for our neighbors on Madison. 
-DO NOT double park in front of driveways or on side streets. 
-DO NOT use your cell phone in a school zone- it is against the law.
-DO set a good example for our children by following these rules and being respectful of other drivers. 

THANK YOU!
South School

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THE KINDNESS CONNECTION

On Monday, November 20th, Kindness Connection will be working with South School students to raise awareness about how our students may engage and help those in need.  Students will be making stuffed animals and cards for a local children’s hospital.  We thank the Glencoe PTO for partnering with South School for this important learning opportunity.

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IMPORTANT DATES

November 20: Kindness Connection
November 22-24: Thanksgiving Break
November 29-December 1: Book Fair
November 30: Family Literacy Night
November 30: 1st Grade Field Trip
December 7: Board of Education Meeting
December 15: Parent/Child Book Club (1st/2nd)

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PTO BOOK FAIR at SOUTH SCHOOL

The PTO Book Fair is coming to South!  To celebrate, we will have a SPIRIT WEEK beginning Nov. 27th! 

Monday - Color Day
Tuesday - Sports Day
Wednesday - South School/Panda Day
Thursday - Western Day & Family Night at the Book Fair
Friday - PJ Day

Please join us for a FAMILY NIGHT at the BOOK FAIR on Thursday, November 30th! 
We will have a STORYTELLER in the gym from 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and families can shop at the Book Fair from 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

PTO Book Fair Hours
November 29th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
November 30th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. & 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
December 1st 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Parents are invited to shop at the book fair with their students.  Please see the schedule for assigned times.

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Mindfulness

This month, your child will participate in a mindfulness workshop led by Lani Gerszonovicz from Banner Day Camp.  In the sessions, students will practice breathing and mindfulness techniques that increase awareness and are naturally soothing.  Students will learn tools to improve concentration and become more focused.  Ask your child what they learned (see attachment).  Kids love sharing these calming yet empowering techniques! 
MINDFULNESS TIPS

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ART IN PROGRESS

Over the next couple of months, you will notice that the front hallway of South School will be receiving a face lift!  Mrs. Angie Wilson and Ms. Sarah Forsythe will be working with our 2nd grade students to create a hallway mural.  In doing so, our students will not only brighten our hallways, they will work as a team to leave a small legacy here at South School.

This project will allow our students and staff to collaborate and create a timeless work of art.  Painting has begun and will be completed this winter.  Please excuse our mess in the meantime, we are busy creating art from our hearts.

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

If you were not able to make it to KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION, please plan to register in the South School office between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
 
Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.  An original birth certificate and proof of residency must be presented at the time of registration.  If you are an existing Glencoe 35 parent, please bring your Family Access account log-in information.  We look forward to welcoming your family to South School! 

Please contact the office if you have any questions (847) 835-6400.  Please note that Glencoe District 35 offers a full-day kindergarten program with no additional fees for our parents.  During the registration process, parents will indicate their preference for a full-day or half-day program.   

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CONSTRUCTION

The Park District will be doing construction on the basketball courts at South School BEGINNING MONDAY October 16th.  A chain link fence will be installed to keep the project contained.  The fence will only be around the court area and should not impede the flow of traffic to the playground area.  The project will include new asphalt, coating the surface and basketball hoops.  We will work closely with the Park District to ensure the safety of all of our students during the duration of the construction.  The project should be completed by early November.

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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.  This ONLINE FORM will take the place of paper transportation notes - be sure to bookmark this form!
DAILY TRANSPORTATION CHANGE (DUE each day by 1:30 p.m.)