2016-17 Calendar

2016-17 School Calendar of Events

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August 10, 2016: All School Playdate
6:30pm-? @ Southside playground
An informal playtime for families of all South Siders.  Kona Ice Truck will be there selling cold treats.

August 10, 2016:  Class lists will be posted on the Pine Street Doors
The class lists are final once posted.

August 17, 2016: First Day of School for Grades 1-5.  
Full Day.

August 17, 2016: 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 18,  2016: Second Day of School. Kindergarten Half Class attend full day.
Other half of kindergarten remain at home.

August 19, 2016: Third Day of School. Kindergarten Half Class attend full day.
Other half of kindergarten remain at home.

August 19, 2016: Movie Night at South Side – Zootopia
The PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) team is hosting a back to school hot dog and movie night on August 19 at 6:00! Movie starts at 7:00.  We will provide hot dogs, chips, and drinks. Bring a dessert to share! We will have a short presentation on what PBIS is before the movie!  Bring blankets to sit on while you watch.  Bus tokens available upon request. (blixenju@champaignschools.org or 217-351-3890)

August 22, 2016: 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 22, 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 26, 2016: No School – Institute Day

September 2, 2016: South Side Fan Wear Order Form Due

September 5, 2016: No School – Labor Day

September 6-9, 2016:  Box Tops Collection Week

September 12, 2016:  Grandparents Day
Students may invite grandparents (or a significant person) to visit South Side School.
* Guests of kindergarten, 1st, 4th and 5th grades may visit between 11:30 and 12:30.
* Guests of 2nd and 3rd grades may visit between 12:00 and 1:00.
Invited guests will have the opportunity to share lunch with their student. School lunches are $3.30 per adult and must be reserved by Wednesday, September 9th. Please do not send guest lunch money ahead of time. Adults should collect their lunch ticket in the main school office before lunch. Call 351-3890 to reserve a school lunch. Sack lunches are welcome as well.

September 20, 2016: First PTA Meeting Kick-off.
Ice cream social in the gym, 6-6:30pm.
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 23, 2016: Walkathon Kick-off Assembly, 2:00pm
Families are welcome to join the students for a fun, engaging kick-off assembly. Collection packets distributed to students.

September 26-October 5, 2016: Walkathon Fundraising Week
Students are asked to raise money via collection envelopes for South Side during this week.

September 29, 2016: 3rd grade enrichment sharing time, 1:55-2:50pm
Families of 3rd grade students are invited to come to their child’s classroom and see his/her multicultural creations.  Afterward there will be a quick performance in the gym.
1:55-2:05 Parents visit their child’s 3rd grade classroom to see multicultural projects
2:10-2:50 Parents of 3rd graders are invited to attend assembly.  3rd grade presents for about 10 minutes, followed by Ginger Lozar and her multi-cultural puppet show.

September 29, 2016: (*Date/Time Correction*) Open House from 6:00-7:30pm

October 3, 2016: No School – Fall Holiday

October 4-7, 2016:  Box Tops Collection Week

October 4-5, 2016: Walkathon Collection Days
Students turn in collection envelopes to their classroom teachers.

October 5, 2016: Walkathon, 2:00-2:45pm
South Side’s annual fundraiser walkathon will take place during the school day.
Students walk 1K, have a snack, and play! to celebrate all of their hard work raising money for South Side.  Families are encouraged to participate.

October 7, 2016: Fall Picture Day

October 10, 2016: No School – Fall Holiday

October 14, 2016: End of First Quarter

October 18, 2016: PTA Meeting
Meeting is at 6:30pm.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.
Free childcare provided

October 24-28, 2016: Book Fair

October 26, 2016: Trunk or Treat, 5:30-7:30pm
South Side Parking Lot

October 27, 2016: No School – Institute Day & P/T Conferences

October 28, 2016: No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 2, 2016: K-5 Fall Music Concerts, 6:00-7:30pm
South Side Gym
6:00-6:15 pm – Grades K-1 
(Please bring K-1 students directly to the gym at 5:50 – no earlier, please)
6:30-6:50 pm – Grades 2-3
(Please bring 2-3 grade students to their classroom at 6:20)
7:00-7:30 pm – Grades 4-5
(Please bring 4-5 grade students to their classroom at 6:50)

November 5, 2016:  Fall Landscaping Day, 9am-Noon
Please join us for our Annual Fall Landscape Clean Up Day at South Side this Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 – 12:00.
We’ll be tidying up the beds around the school and getting them ready with mulch for the winter months. If you have perennials (non-invasive) that you have recently divided and need to find a home for, feel free to bring them to the Landscape Day and we will see if we can find a place for them around the school.

November 7-10, 2016:  Box Tops Collection Week

November 11, 2016: No School – Veteran’s Day

November 17, 2016:  South Side Night at Meatheads, 4:00-7:00pm
Looking for an excuse NOT to cook dinner this week? Come on out to Meatheads (1305 S. Neil St) on Thursday, November 17 from 4pm-7pm. Just bring the attached flyer and present it to the cashier at checkout. Meatheads will donate 10% of all sales to South Side PTA. What a yummy way to support our school!

November 23 – 25, 2016: No School
Thanksgiving Vacation

December 5-9, 2016:  Box Tops Collection Week

December 19, 2016:  Friends & Family Holiday Sing-along
The annual Friends & Family Holiday Sing-Along will be held in the gym at the following times:
Grades K-2 (1:40-2:00 P.M.)
Grades 3-5 (2:10-2:40 P.M.)
Parents/Grandparents/Guardians are invited to join us!

December 20, 2016: Early Dismissal @ 2:30pm
Grade and Record Keeping for teachers

December 21, 2016: Early Dismissal @ 2:30pm
Grade and Record Keeping for teachers

December 21, 2016: End of Second Quarter

December 22 – January 3: No School
Winter Holiday Break

January 4, 2017: No School
Institute Day

January 5, 2017: School Resumes!

January 16, 2017: No School
Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday

January 17, 2017: PTA Meeting 
Meeting is at 6:30pm.  Free childcare provided.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.

January 26, 2017: Fun Night at Skateland, 6-8:00pm
South Side’s favorite way to beat the winter chill has moved to a new location. Skateland is reserved exclusively for South Side families and admission is FREE. Snack bar and games available for purchase.

February 6-10, 2017:  Box Tops Collection Week

February 28, 2017: South Side Facility Updates Meeting, 6:30-7:30pm
Tom Lockman will be at South Side.  The purpose of his visit will be to discuss the master schedule for the facility projects funded with referendum dollars. Topics he will cover are how the master schedule was developed, timeline for input, progress to date, and next steps for the projects.

February 20, 2017: No School
President’s Day

March 3, 2017: Science Night, 6-7:30pm

March 6-10, 2017:  Box Tops Collection Week

March 13, 2017: Unit 4 Blood Drive, 2:30-6:30pm
Unit 4 Schools will host a blood drive on Monday, March 13 from 2:30-6:30 pm in the Bloodmobile bus in the Mellon Building parking lot.   All donors are welcome so please inform any parents or community members who may be interested.  Schedule your appointment by emailing John Gutzmer at gutzmejo@u4sd.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged to better serve our donors and ensure a speedy donation.

March 14, 2017:  World Music Ensemble & Band Concert, 6-7:00pm

March 15, 2017: End of Third Quarter

March 13-17, 2017: Spring Book Fair
The Spring Book Fair will be held March 13th-17th in the South Side School Library.
Shopping Hours: Monday-Wednesday: Open during recess and after school
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Thursday 4-8pm and Friday 8-11am.

March 16, 2017: No School – Institute Day & P/T Conferences
Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 17, 2017: No School –  Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 20 – 24, 2017: No School – Spring Break

March 29-April 7, 2017:  PARCC Assessments for 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades

April 3, 2017:  Spring Picture Day

April 3-7, 2017:  Box Tops Collection Week

April 14, 2017: No School – Spring Holiday

April 17, 2017: No School – Spring Holiday

April 18, 2017: PTA Meeting 
Meeting is at 6:30pm.  Free childcare provided.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.

April 20, 2017:  Meatheads Fundraiser Night, 4-7pm
Bring in the latest What’s Happening and 10% of your meal purchase price will go back to South Side!

April 24-28, 2017: Bring the Change Week
During BRING THE CHANGE week (April 24-28), students will collect money to support LLS’s mission: to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer.  As students collect coins they are also invited to participate in our fun daily themed days!  Together we can make a change in the fight against cancer!
For more information, visit the LLS website at http://events/lls.org/pages/IL/South-Side-Elementary-School-2017 .

Monday, April 24:  Wear pjs to school , Tuesday, April 25:  Wear bright neon, Wednesday, April 26: Wear something shiny, Thursday, April 27: Wear crazy hat/socks, Friday, April 28: Wear favorite team gear/colors

April 30-May 6, 2017: Screen Free Week

May 2, 2017: South Side Bonfire, 6:00-7:30pm
Rescheduled from May 1, due to weather

May 1-5, 2017: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3, 2017:  School Registration for 2017-18 School Year, 3:30-7:00pm

May 5, 2017: Fine Arts Night, 6-7:30pm

May 12, 2017:  Special Person’s Day for Lunch

May 16, 2017: PTA Meeting 
Meeting is at 6:30pm.  Free childcare provided.
All South Side parents & teachers are invited to attend.

May 22, 2017: Field Day
8:50am-10:15 2nd and 3rd grades
10:20-11:45 4th and 5th grades
1:25-2:45 K and 1st.

May 24, 2017: Early Dismissal at 2:30pm
Grade and Record Keeping Day

 May 25, 2017: Last Day of School; Early Dismissal at 2:30pm