Friday, April 7, 2017

Mrs. Brunson’s
Fabulous First Grade
April 2017

Dear Parents,
        
         Wow!!  It is hard to believe how quickly this school year is going by.  Your children are truly incredible and are doing such a fantastic job.  I feel so lucky to have them in my room.

         Our Spring Break is coming soon, no school will be held the week of April 17th – 21st.  Hopefully with weather will be wonderful and you can enjoy time with your family!      

         The Kite for Flight event will be held Saturday, April 29th at the Cedar Middle School.  We will be sending home our recorded reading minutes for you to take with you to this event.  (If you child has read more than what is recorded, please add their minutes to it. J)  Your student will be able to choose from a variety of prizes and we also receive funding to help support our school.  

         We are looking forward to our school’s “COLOR RUN” that is scheduled for Wednesday, May 3rd.  We are working hard to earn money for needed chrome books for our school with this fund raiser.  All students are encouraged to wear a white or light colored shirt that you don’t mind getting “colored” on this day.  Although the color is safe, students are also encouraged to wear sunglasses during this event.  Sunglasses will also be available from the PTA for $2.  Please see the letter from our PTA for more information on the back of this news letter.  J

Our spring fieldtrip is almost here.  Wednesday, May 10th we will be taking a field trip to Lady Bug Nursery, Park Discovery and stopping in at the Public Library.  If at all possible, please have your child plan to eat school lunch on this day.  This makes it a bit easier to keep everything straight.  J  We will be leaving at 9:00 and return in time for the busses at 1:30.        

Please mark your calendars for our First Grade program Friends.  Our classes are working hard to prepare for this.  We will be performing this musical production on Monday, May 22nd at 2:00p.m.  We are excited to show you our musical and speaking skills!  (If you would like to take your child home with you following the program, please let me know.) 

          The final week for reading helpers will be May 15th – 19th.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU reading helpers!!  You have made a huge difference in our reading this year.  Our goal was to have every first grader reading a take home library book at level “I” by the end of the year.  We are almost there!!  (Several have even exceeded this goal!!)  This could not have happened without wonderful reading helpers helping us at school and fabulous parents helping us at home.  I appreciate all of your support this year.  What great teamwork!!

         Thank you again for your continual support this year.  It is truly fantastic.  If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give me a call. 
         School:  586-2850          Home:  586-4722

                                                      Sincerely,
                                                      Michele Brunson

Dear Parents and Students,
    Our Color-Run for Chromebooks is approaching! Did you know that South Elementary has a huge need for chromebooks in the classrooms? All of their SAGE testing is done online and next year the CKLA language Arts program for 4th and 5th grade will be all online as well. Our teachers say they would use chromebooks in their classrooms for almost every subject. South is one of the lowest in the district when it comes to technology, and we don't want our students falling behind. The future of education is in technology. We want the best education possible for our students and we hope that you do to! We hope by now you have had a chance to look over our Color Run fundraising packet. If by chance your students packet did not make it home, or you have lost/misplaced it, there are plenty more in the office that you can pick up. Also if you haven't set up your online portal please do so, it is an easy way for friends and family to donate from anywhere. You can also receive cash or check donations and return them in your packet. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to buy chromebooks for South elementary. We can reach this goal if every student gets $30 in donations. Remember that all packets are DUE back to the school on Wednesday April 12th! This is so we can get all the money processed and get your prizes and the color dust shipped here before our Color Run event on MAY 3rd. This Color run is a celebration for the students for raising money for chromebooks. But remember, the more money we raise, the more COLOR we'll have at our Color Run! (Every student is invited to participate in the color run regardless of the amount of donations they bring in.) Thank you to everyone who has collected donations so far and has shown their support for South Elementary!

If you own a business or know of a business who is looking for a tax deductable donation and would like to contribute to this event, please contact southpta@yahoo.com

$500.00 - Bronze Sponsor (Business name and logo on our flyers, and posted on our Facebook page)
$1000.00 - Silver Sponsor (Business name and logo on our flyers, posted on our Facebook page, and in our newspaper article)
$2500.00 - Gold Sponsor (Business name and logo on our flyers, posted on our Facebook page, in our newspaper article, and name on the radio)
$5000.00 - Platinum Sponsor (Business name and logo on our flyers, posted on our Facebook page, in our newspaper article, name on the radio, and a banner hung at South throughout the remainder of the school year)

Thanks!
South PTA