May 2014 Newsletter

clip artOpen House is here and the children in grades 1, 3, and 5 have been working tirelessly to prepare for their performances.  I hope you are able to join us on Tuesday, April 29 for K, 1, 2, and Thursday, May 1 for grades 3, 4, 5.  Click here to see the Open House Schedules.  A huge THANK YOU to our music teachers: Kathy Rossett and Pam Lutter for all their hard work preparing the students for our shows.  They will sing their hearts out and the teachers and students are preparing the classrooms for an awesome event!

May brings us many exciting activities at Elementary South.  In late April and early May, we are facilitating Spring MAP/AIMSWEB/F+P testing.  These important testing sessions give us data to monitor how much progress has been made in reading and math strands this school year.

Teacher appreciation week is approaching.  We have had an overwhelming response to show our teachers how much they are appreciated.  I want you all to know how much I value all that the teachers do for our students each and every day.  What an amazing staff!!

End of the year picnics are approaching!  More information will be coming soon!

Thank you again for your continued support.  As always, if you have any questions or input, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail me.  I can be reached at or (847) 990-4800.

All the best,

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4/29: K-2 Open House – 7:00pm

4/30: Registration for 2014-2015 is DUE!

5/1: 3-5 Open House – 6:30 pm

5/2: Spring Picture Day

5/2: Placement letters are due to Dr. Martin

5/3: PTO Flower Bulb Pick up at Middle South 8:00-3:00

5/7: 4th Grade “Smokehouse” with Firefighter Tony

5/12: Most Improved Awards at the Board of Education meeting – 7:00pm

5/13: 5th Grade Field Trip to Art Institute

5/16: Ice Cream Day – Bring $1.00

5/16: 5th Grade Healthy Lifestyles Program

5/19: Internet Safety Week Begins

5/20: Elementary South/Aspen Orchestra Concert 7:00

5/21: Elementary South/Aspen Band Concert 7:00

5/22: 4th Grade Field Trip to Legoland

5/22: 5th Grade Healthy Lifestyles Graduation

5/23: No school – Teacher Institute Day

5/26: No school – Memorial Day

5/30: May Birthday Bash


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Have you registered your child for the 2014-2015 school year?  Registration is due on 4/30 so if you have not completed it, please call Mary Amidei @ (847) 990-4800 for information.  We cannot place your child into a classroom without a completed registration!

The Nurse’s Office is in need of any sized stretchy pants and/or sweatpants.  Now taking donations!  Thanks!

Please remember to drive slowly in our parking lot and put down your cell phone.  Please help us keep the children safe!