Mrs. Milligan's Message ~ 02/08/19

Mrs. Milligan's Message ~ 2/8/19

Next PSG Meeting- March 7 @ 6:30 in the Southside cafe'

Southside Website

Please go to the Southside Website to access information and resources including the winter sports schedule.
Please remind your children that per the Student/Parent Handbook 2018-19: Cafeteria Rules Include: 2. Food and drink can only be consumed in the cafeteria. No water bottle or open containers are allowed in the hallways or classrooms. There are water fountains located throughout the building for student use. Please be sure to send in a note to the office in the morning with your child if you are planning to dismiss them early from school.

Reading Fun!

Mrs. Nee’s reading class had a blast practicing vocabulary this week with Bananagrams!

Caught Being Kind:

Jaden Desfosses consistently helps another student with social cues and understanding his environment and peers. Jaden steps up each day to support this other student and does it with kindness.
The following students showed exemplary kindness to fellow classmates in chorus:
Lillian BarkerHarry BurbineZoey Hinchee-BuzzellElizabeth RupertNevaeh JimenezKaylee-Michelle HillEmersyn Basnar
And the following students showed great strength and resilience in the face of adversity in chorus:
Savannah BrownMarianna PhamConner Young

Project Based Learning Project

Math students in Mrs.Gardner’s Class completed a project based learning activity with the following essential question: As a marketing professional, how can you design an advertisement and scale it to be displayed in a store?

Staff Member of the Month

January’s Staff Member of the Month is Colleen Carlson.
Colleen is an exemplary, innovative, and dedicated teacher and teammate. I would like to nominate her for Staff Member of the Month to highlight her hard work.
She has created a classroom environment of respect, safety, and fun for all students. Our students know exactly what to expect when they enter her room. It is organized, well managed, and visually pleasing. She demands high quality work from all of her students. When they produce this, Colleen is generous in her praise and the students’ response is heartwarming. They know that this praise is true, not just fluff words. They shine in their reaction.
This year she has gone above and beyond with her Harry Potter theme. Modeling the system in the book, each student was selected into a different house. The students are now charged with gaining (or losing) house points for various actions. Colleen has continuously encouraged good behavior by acknowledging the leading house with simple rewards. Ours students have responded to this in the spirit of friendly competition for which it was intended. As a teammate, Colleen continually steps up to take on tough situations with students or parents. She speaks her mind but always with honesty and respect. She is helpful to all whether it is planning an event or helping to make one go smoothly. She is an asset to us and we appreciate her.

Reading Fun

Mrs. Nee’s 6th Grade Reading Skill students read quotes from the book, Hatchet. Students were not given any information about the book, including the name and they are using higher level thinking skills to see if they can determine the plot, setting and characters by analyzing the quotes with their partners. We will use this book throughout the quarter to discuss the theme, Overcoming Adversity.

Breakthrough Manchester

Ms. Lucy Weathers from Breakthrough Manchester presented information to recommended 6th grade students this month. An information session about the Breakthrough Manchester Program will be held on Thursday, February 14 from 3-6:00 pm at the Derryfield School for parents that are interested in speaking with directors.The Breakthrough Manchester application for 6th grade students is due by February 21, 2019.

Robotics-

Congratulations to our amazing Robotics students for their hard work at their Robotics Competition last weekend.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 21st- City Spelling Bee at Parkside @ 6:30Monday, February 18th - No School - President's DayFebruary Vacation- February 25th- March 1st- NO SCHOOL