2015-16 Calendar

2015-16 School Calendar of Events

August 6, 2015:  School Registration, 11:00am-6:00pm
For families that did not go through early registration in May, there is another registration opportunity on August 6 from 11am-6:oopm at South Side.

August 12, 2015: All School Playdate
6:30pm-? @ Southside playground
An informal playtime for families of all South Siders.

August 14, 2015:  1st -5th grade class lists will be posted on the Pine Street Doors
The class lists are final once posted.

August 19, 2015: First Day of School for Grades 1-5.  
Full Day.

August 19, 2015: Kindergarten Parent Teacher Conferences
Office staff helped to arrange times for these conferences.  Please call the school if you have not yet received a time with your student’s kindergarten teacher.

August 20,  2015: Second Day of School. Kindergarten Half Class attend full day.
Other half of kindergarten remain at home.

August 21, 2015: Third Day of School. Kindergarten Half Class attend full day.
Other half of kindergarten remain at home.

August 24, 2015: PTA Coffee @ 8:00-9:30am
South Side PTA invites all South Side parents, caregivers, teachers, and staff to our annual Back-to-School Social.   Join us for coffee and bagels on the blacktop on the first full day of school for all grades – Monday, August 24, 8:00-9:30 a.m. Visit with friends and make new ones as we wish our kids a great school year year!  You’ll be able to join the PTA during this time, so please bring your checkbooks. $7 individual, $12 family. You’ll also be able to ask questions about our various committees and sign up for one (or two!). See you there!

August 28, 2015: No School – Institute Day

September 7, 2015: No School – Labor Day

September 8-11, 2015: Box Tops Collection Week

September 14, 2015:  Grandparents Day
Students may invite grandparents (or a significant person) to visit South Side School.

September 15 2015: First PTA Meeting Kick-off.
Ice cream social in the gym @ 6pm.
Meeting at 6:30-8:00 in Rm 3.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.
Free childcare provided in the gym.

September 22, 2015: Open House from 6:00-7:30pm

September 23, 2015: No School – Fall Holiday

September 25, 2015:  (Canceled) Walk-a-thon Assembly (Canceled)

October 2, 2015: 5th Grade Bonfire, 6-8:00pm
The 5th grade bonfire and picnic will take place at Anita Purvis on Friday, October 2, 6-8pm.

October 7, 2015: Walk-a-thon, 2:00-2:30pm
South Side’s annual fundraiser walk-a-thon will take place during the school day.

October 9, 2015: Fall Picture Day

October 9, 2015:  Fall Movie Night, 6:00pm
Join us for the PBIS Fall Movie Night on October 9th at 6:00 p.m. We will watch the movie Home while eating popcorn! Bring your blankets and a picnic dinner to enjoy.  The PBIS team will provide the popcorn – you provide the laughs! See you then!  Bus tokens available upon request. (blixenju@champaignschools.org or 217-351-3890)

October 14, 2015 – Education Forum (Topic: Enrichment), 7:00-8:00 p.m.

October 16, 2015: End of First Quarter

October 16, 2015:  Fall Landscape Day, 10am-noon
Help clean-up and up-keep the South Side school landscaping.  Meet at the flag pole at 10am and bring your own gloves if you have them. We’ll have tools but feel free to bring extras.  Also, if you have plants you have recently divided and want to get rid of, please bring them to the Landscape day and we’ll see if we can find a place for them around the school (as long as the plants are not too invasive).

October 20, 2015: PTA Meeting
Meeting is at 6:30pm.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.
Free childcare provided

October 26 – 30, 2015: Book Fair

October 27, 2015:  K-2nd grade Music Concerts/Informances
In the gym.
2nd grade: 11:05-11:35am
Kindergarten: 1:25-1:55pm
1st grade: 2:10-2:40pm

October 28, 2015:  3rd-5th grade Music Concerts/Informances
In the gym.
3rd grade: 8:50-9:20am
4th grade: 9:35-10:05am
5th grade: 10:20-10:50am

October 29, 2015: No School – Institute Day & P/T Conferences

October 30, 2015: No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 11, 2015: No School – Veteran’s Day

November 16-20, 2015: Peanut Butter/Fruit Cup Drive for Feeding Our Kids

November 17, 2015: Picture Retakes

November 17, 2015: PTA Meeting 
Meeting is at 6:30pm.  Free childcare provided.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.

November 25 – 27, 2015: No School
Thanksgiving Vacation

December 7-11, 2015: Box Tops Collection Week

December 10, 2015: Meatheads Fundraiser

December 16, 2015: Holiday Sing-A-Long in the gym
K-2nd grades: 1:40-2:00
3rd-5th grades: 2:10-2:40

December 17, 2015: Early Dismissal @ 2:30pm
Grade and Record Keeping for teachers

December 18, 2015: Early Dismissal @ 2:30pm
Grade and Record Keeping for teachers

December 18, 2015: End of Second Quarter

December 21 – January 1: No School
Winter Holiday Break

January 4, 2016: No School
Institute Day

January 5, 2016: School Resumes!

January 5-8, 2016: Box Tops Collection Week

January 18, 2016: No School
Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday

January 19, 2016: PTA Meeting 
Meeting is at 6:30pm.  Free childcare provided.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.

February 5, 2016: Science Night, 6-7:30m

February 1-5, 2016: Box Tops Collection Week

February 15, 2016: No School
President’s Day

February 16, 2016: PTA Meeting 
Meeting is at 6:30pm.  Free childcare provided.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.

March 7-11, 2016: Box Tops Collection Week

March 14, 2016: End of Third Quarter

March 14-18, 2016: Spring Book Fair

March 17, 2016: No School – Institute Day & P/T Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 18, 2016: No School –  Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 21 – 25, 2016: No School – Spring Break

March 28, 2016: No School – Spring Holiday

April 4-8, 2016: Box Tops Collection Week

April 8, 2016: Fun Night, 6-8:00pm

April 19, 2016: PTA Meeting 
Meeting is at 6:30pm.  Free childcare provided.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.

April 23, 2016: Spring Landscaping Day, 10am-Noon
Please join us for a little outdoor spring cleaning!   There will be lots of fun things to do: Spread mulch around the flower beds, pull weeds from the beds, help build a new garden box for the South Side Garden Club and fill it with soil, pick up litter around the school, etc.  Meet on the East side of the building and bring gloves and extra tools (shovels, spades, etc) to share, if you have them.  Hope to see you there!

May 1-8, 2016: Screen Free Week

May 2, 2016:  South Side Bonfire, 6-7:30pm
Screen free week kick off and Landscape committee bonfire.  Monday, May 2 from 6 to 7:30 PM at the South Side flagpole.  Come out for S’more’s, good friends, and a fun night playing outside. There will be a scavenger hunt and gym equipment to play with. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

May 2-6, 2016: Box Tops Collection Week

May 2-6, 2016: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 4, 2016: Early Registration for 2016-17 School Year, 3:30-6:30pm

May 5, 2016: Kindergarten Registration/Screening, 5-8:00pm
5:00- 6:00: Kindergarten registration
6:00-8:00: Kindergarten screenings

May 6, 2016: Fine Arts Night, 6-8:00pm
Come celebrate from 6:00-8:00 with an all-student art show and performances by World Music Ensemble, 5th grade band and strings! The art display (located throughout the building) is available for viewing the entire evening, activity rooms will open at 7:00 so volunteers can enjoy their children’s performances.

May 17, 2015: PTA Meeting 
Meeting is at 6:30pm.  Free childcare provided.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.

May 20, 2016: 5th Grade Promotion, 2:00pm

May 23, 2016: Field Day (Rain date May 24)

May 25, 2016: Early Dismissal at 2:30pm
Grade and Record Keeping Day

 May 26, 2016: Last Day of School; Early Dismissal at 2:30pm