Friday, September 7, 2018

Mrs. Brunson’s Kindergarten News
September 2018

Dear Parents,

            What wonderful students you have sent to South Elementary.  We have such a wonderful class.  They are so safe, kind and responsible! 

Thank you so much for helping us with our alphabet homework at home!!  The students are moving through the five stages very nicely.  Please remember to record reading this month.  Kindergarten homework is 15 minutes each school night.  You may want to work on the alphabet chart a few times and then read a story to your child and then work on the chart again. 

We will begin Reading Moms/Helpers on Monday, September 17th.  This will give us a few more days to settle in and then we should be ready to go.  A HUGE thanks to our reading helpers!!  Working one on one with each child really helps.  This is something I am unable to do until we are a bit more independent.  We have reading helpers every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00-9:30 and 1:00-1:30 (If your child is in our extended day program).  If you can make it, we would love to have you, even if you are unable to come every week.  We love and need your help.

            I will be sending home book orders from time to time this year.  Please do not ever feel obligated to buy.  I just feel this is an inexpensive way to bring more literature into your home.  Scholastic now offers parents the option to order on-line.  To do so you will need our class code, which is H4KC9.  You can also send book orders into our classroom and I will process them from here.  Either option works well. J  The attached book order is due Tuesday, September 18th.

            Just a reminder that our PTA would like everyone to sign up for South Elementary’s PTA messages.  To receive messages via text, text @southel to (435)238-4868.  You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, “unsubscribe @southel”.  If you would rather receive messages via email, send an email to  To unsubscribe, reply with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.  This remind program is a one-way text messaging and email system.  With Remind, all personal information remains completely confidential. 

Also if you haven’t had a chance to register your reward card from Smiths with our school, you still can.  Just visit and sign in or create a new account.  Click on “My Account” and scroll down to Community Rewards – click “enroll”.  Then fill out the information and enter South’s code: 80702. Anyone can participate.  Neighbors, relatives and friends can also link their cards as well.  Smith’s graciously donates money back to our school for every purchase made.

            Again, thank you for sending such a fun bunch of Kindergartners to school.  The days just fly by.  They are such smart, good workers!!  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give me a call.

                                                                        Michele Brunson

Calendar Items

         Tuesdays:  Library Day (Please send back your child’s book)
         Thursdays:  PE Day (Please wear good walking/running shoes)
Friday, September 14th:  School Pictures
Monday, September 17th:  Reading Helpers Begin
Tuesday, September 18th:  Book Orders Due
Monday, October 1st – Friday October 5th: SEP week. 
*School will dismiss this week at 10:50 and at 2:30 (for those attending extended day) every day including Wednesday. 
*Kindergarten students do not meet with their teachers at this time because we just met to do the Kindergarten Entrance Exam.  J