4th and 5th graders of The South Elementary School performed on December 18th for both parents and the entire school during 2 performances. The Beginner Band directed by Ms. Ann Dorgan, played Hot Cross Buns, French Folk Song, Mary's Lamb and the School Band Song. Miss Danielle Olivier debuted at her first concert leading the South School Band. Music selections included Gallant March, Band Room Boogie, First Holiday Concert and School Band Song. 65 students play in the bands! The 4th and 5th Grade Chorus directed by Ms. Betty Bauman sang Merry Merry Joy Joy, Do You Hear? Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! and In the Spirit. The concert certainly did get us in the spirit!
The top 3 winners in the South School Ugliest Holiday Sweater Contest were # 3 Mrs. Corrente, # 2 Mrs. Slagen,
and # 1 prouding holding the trophy was Mrs. Russell.
Tommy Winskowicz was Principal for a Day! Having won that honor at the Pumpkin Patch, Tommy eats lunch with his "Board of Directors" and finds he loves the power of the recess whistle and the chime to quiet students down in the cafeteria.
First graders in Mrs. Russell's class are learning about geography in a very unique way. They have recently completed the book Flat Stanley and designed their own Flat Stanleys to send out into the world. Flat Stanley has been to many places including a recent trip to our nation's capitol where he had a terrific time, as you can see for yourself!! Mia in room 5 did a fabulous job of coloring her Flat Stanley and Mrs. Mulvey's niece and her husband did a terrific job of showing Stanley around.
South School students sent beautiful words of gratitude to friends, teachers, staff and to their principal in celebration of Thanksgiving Day.
Mrs. McLaughlin, mother of Michael and Katherine, created, organized and distributed the turkey grams. We wrote more than 500! Thank you to all in making each of us feel a little more special and quite appreciated. Favorites included Lucy P in kindergarten who thanked me for keeping students safe and Anthony B thoughtfully wrote, "Thank you for being a nice and responsible and respectful principal and caring for the kids and doing fun things and activities with and for us." Grace L. touched me with "Thank you for keeping our school organized." Sriram A. appreciates being greeted in the morning while Jasmine L knows that I "look out for her." Two rib ticklers were " I think you are a great principal. I hope my brother does, too! " and "Thank you for being my Prince a bull!"
Mrs. Mulvey will keep the community connected to various news and events through blog postings.