Mrs. Milligan's Message 10/12/18

Mrs. Milligan's Message ~ 10/12/18

Our next PSG meeting is Thursday, November 1st at 6:30 in the Staff Room.

Southside Website

Please go to the Southside Website to access information and resources.

PSG Dance

The first dance of the school year was a great success. Our students were on their best behavior and a good time was had by all. Thank you to all of the parent and staff volunteers who helped make the evening fabulous for our students.

Progress Reports

Progress reports will go home today, October 12th. Please sign and return the signature form indicating you have received the report. There was an error on the Spartan Times that went home with progress reports. No school: November 6th and 12th (we do have school on the 8th).

Winter Sports

If your child is interested in playing a winter sport you must register at Family ID in order for them to tryout. Please stay tuned for information about programs and tryouts.

i-Ready Testing

The i- Ready testing window will be open October 16 through the 23rd at Southside.

i-Ready is a web-based adaptive diagnostic assessment and instruction program. i-Ready assesses students’ reading skills to the sub-domain level, prescribing differentiated instruction so learners of all abilities can achieve success. The diagnostic assessment identifies which students are experiencing difficulties with specific skills, providing real-time, actionable data and reports to guide teachers in effective intervention. The assessment can also be leveraged at the classroom, school, and district levels to evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction or intervention measures.

Grade 6 will test on October 15th, 16th, and 19th

Grade 7 will test on October 17th, 18th, and 19th

Grade 8 will test on October 22nd and 23rd

It is very important that your child gets plenty of rest, and eats breakfast the day of testing. It is also very important that your child takes the assessment seriously and does their very best as the results will be used to appropriately program for your child. Each child will have the opportunity to meet individually with their teacher after testing to set academic goals for the school year. We thank you in advance for your support.

Designated Volunteers

If you are interested in being at parent volunteer at Southside please go to: Volunteer Information and select click here for volunteer trainings.

Upcoming Events

October 12th- Progress Reports Home and PBIS assemblies to kick off i-Ready testing

October 15th- Grade 6 iReady Testing and Volleyball playing at Litchfield (Make-up)

October 16th- Northeastern Field Trip to Pack Monadnock, Grade 6 iReady Testing, Home Volleyball vs Boynton and XC Meet at Derryfield City Meet

October 17th- UNH Field Trip to Pack Monadnock, Grade 7 iReady Testing, Field Hockey vs Hood, Volleyball first round of city playoffs, SPAZ fundraiser due back at school and Volleyball fundraiser at Five Guys

October 18th- UCONN Field Trip to Pack Monadnock, Grade 7 iReady Testing and 10:18 Northeast Shakeout

October 19th- 8th Grade Courthouse Field Trip (selected students), Grade 6 iReady Testing (make-up and Northeastern)Stay Field Trip, and Volleyball City Championship game at Central