Sporting T-shirts designed by Cameron Smith, 5th grader, he and his classmates traveled by trolley through the streets of Boston on Old Town Trolley Tours. The rains came, but learning about Boston's history during the American Revolution did not dampen spirits and all the fun.
We had perfect weather to enjoy the most favored day of the school year. Students in their matching colored t-shirts provided by our PTO engaged in all kinds of games, competitions and water events...the favorite. Thanks to the Town of Stoughton for providing the DPW water truck, all the parent volunteers, teacher participants and Mr. Carty , our physical education teacher for making it such a success!
The South Elementary School Community celebrated Flag Day in a festive way on June 14, 2013. Our fifth grade students entered the celebration with a victory walk led by Marathoner Mom, Mrs. Lisa Andrews. Student Council members led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. We enjoyed poetry, sang songs, learned facts about the American Flag and the National Anthem, and watched Ms. Pires' class perform an American Revolution play. One great hit was The Boston Song performed by Mrs. Russell's first grade class.
We are Boston Strong! A moving Patriotic Sing Along with all the students, staff and parents concluded our wonderful day!
We are proud to announce the recipient of the South School Staff Sponsored Science Camp Scholarship. Miss Bridgette Bower, fifth grader, wrote the winning essay entitling her to a 2 week summer course entitled "Look What I Created!" She'll work with teams of 4th, 5th and 6th graders solving challenges and learning science and math from college professors at Massasoit Community College on the Brockton campus. Bridgette hopes this camp experience will help in her pursuit of a career in Crime Scene Investigations.
Back by popular demand were the Chinese Acrobats performing on June 3rd. Magic, juggling, unicycle riding and balancing acts delighted the entire school's audience.
This cultural arts program was sponsored by our generous PTO. Thank you!
Books and Battling seem to conflict. Not last Thursday when groups of 4th and 5th graders fought to the bitter end laughing and cheering each other! Roald Dahl was the featured author. Students read The Witches, Matilda and The Giraffe,The Pelly, and Me.
Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Doherty, Ms. Pires, Ms. Gabriels, Ms. Kelliher, Ms. Shanley, and Ms. Mulkern prepared the students by guided reading of the stories. Mrs. Jolley designed an awesome PowerPoint Jeopardy Game with questions specific to vocabulary, about Roald Dahl, story characters and places. All showed great sportsmanship and the winning team was comprised of Meghan McKenna, Caitlin Holmes, Abby Kashian, and Sasha Hyacinthe. Congratulations! Many thanks to the teachers, too.
Our South School Music Program lead by Ms. Bauman, Mrs. Sly, Miss Dorgan and Mr. Davey was alive and grooving last week. 3rd graders performed so well during their recorder concert. 4th and 5th graders sang and played in the band. Our year end music performance and art work viewing will occur Wednesday evening, June 5th at 6:30-8:00 at the South School's Fine Arts Festival.
First grade scientists in Mrs. Russell's class recently studied the life cycle of a butterfly by observing, feeding, and nurturing their butterflies. Their release brought such excitement and a little sorrow. It's never easy to say good-bye, but they are free. Ask a first grader about their expanded science vocabulary and understanding of the life cycle.
I am happy to report that Boston Strong Spirit Day was a huge success. Everyone wore their best Boston gear or blue and yellow in support. The ribbon fundraiser was also well supported and just about everyone had a ribbon on Friday. This spirit day had one of the highest levels of participation of any spirit day held this year. I think that speaks to the quality and caliber of both the students and staff of the South School. Kudos to all!!
Mrs. Mulvey will keep the community connected to various news and events through blog postings.