I am pleased to welcome our new and returning students and families to the 2014-2015 school year! Our school theme this year is "Learning is the Adventure of a Lifetime!" and we hope that the work done at South Side this year is just the beginning of many years of academic and personal success.
You will find that the strength of South Side School is the result of all members of our learning community working together. Our common goal... helping every student succeed. Our PTA is an amazing group of dedicated parents who do a great deal for the entire South Side community. We meet monthly to update parents about school events and plan activities that will benefit our students. Please consider joining us and getting involved! It's a great way to network with parents and teachers, and you'll be helping to strengthen our school while you're at it. The PTA meetings begin at 7:00 PM, but prior to each meeting I will be available for parents who would like to meet about specific concerns or questions starting at 6:30.
We will do our best to keep families informed about classroom happenings and school events throughout the year. Expect to see important info coming home in newsletters, posted on our school sign, and even the occasional phone call from Mr. Garry about important school news (*Note: He always tends to call during dinner, but please don't hang up on him!). One of my favorite calls to make is the "Friday Phone Call" at the end of the week from each classroom in the school to recognize individual students for their excellent effort that week. Last year I made over 400 of these calls and this year I'm looking to invite special guests to join me when I call some very happy moms and dads this year!
Thursday will be "mail day." We will send home the majority of our notices, newsletters, and updates each Thursday, so please be sure to check backpacks for valuable information. Don't worry if an item is missing, we are adding a "Thursday Folder" to our web site with weekly copies of everything we send home so you can access this information via the internet.
If you every have questions or suggestions for improvements, please contact us at 860-584-7812 or email Mr. Garry at: email@example.com
You can also follow me on Twitter @BGarrySouthSide for quick updates during and after the school day.
Here's to a great year of teaching and learning at South Side!
Some important dates to mark on your calendars:
Tuesday, September 9 - Open House (doors open at 6:00 PM)
Wednesday, September 10 - Board of Education Meeting 7:00.
Tuesday, September 16 - PTA Meeting
October 21, 22, 23 - Parent Teacher Conferences