Thursday, August 25, 2016

News from the Office –August 25th


Farmers Market Sale (3-4pm)

        Papa Murphy's Dine out Fundraiser

Labor Day- No School

Picture day (Fall Portraits)

-Information for Parents(Please Read)
Parents/Guardians there is no adult supervision before 8:30AM.
Please do not drop off your students before that time.
If you would like to wait with them until 8:30 you are more than welcomed to.

Also, a friendly reminder that students are NOT allowed to have their cell phones.
This includes in the morning during recess or breakfast.
Please remind your child they must keep cell phones in their backpack at all times.
Any phones found will be given to the main office.

Southmoor's First Farmers Market of the Season 

This Friday, August 26th from 3-4 at the Peach Street Pick Up Location
Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Zucchini, Squash Beets and More.

All the profits from the sale of the produce return to the garden.

Physical Wellness News

100-Mile Club

This school year, in place of the seasonal after school jogging club two days a week,
there is going to be a before school jogging club that will meet every morning, all year long.
Students may participate anytime between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. 
Jogging will take place on the upper field track or in the event of inclement weather, inside using the hallways. 
The quest begins September 6th!

Students earn prizes at each 25-mile interval they reach, which includes a t-shirt, pencil, wristband and a gold medal!
Visit for information about this nationally known jogging club. 
I will handout registration information to students next week.  There is a $10 fee.
We are in need volunteers to help register students, track student's laps and overall mileage, handout prizes and update cumulative miles charts, which will be displayed outside of the gym, in the hallway.

Please use the link below to sign-up: (if you're reading a hard copy, it's best to go online to Moose Mail to alleviate typing the address).

I'm excited for students to accept the 100-mile challenge and begin their day in a positive, active and brain stimulating way!

Appropriate Footwear
HELP! Please send your child to school everyday with shoes appropriate for safe and efficient movement for the playground and in the gym.
 It is common for students who incur injuries to be wearing inappropriate footwear.  Sandals, crocks and boots inhibit a child's
ability to move safely and give their best effort.

Live Well,

Joseph Bazzanella
Physical Wellness Education

Gifted and Talented Testing

Testing for Gifted and Highly Gifted identification and for the HGT Magnet program must be applied for by filling out a nomination form.
 The form may be found on the GT Department website at 

Click on the Gifted and Talented Magnet Site Programing title and it will take you to the page with the nomination form.
 It is suggested that you fill out the form and send it online rather than printing it and trying to deliver it by hand.

Nomination forms are due to the district by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5.  No exceptions will be made.

Students may take the CogAt test multiple times during their school career.
 It will be administered at Southmoor during a window period from November 1 to November 11 this year.
 Our exact testing schedule has not been set.  If you have questions you may contact the district GT Office or Paul Schmidt, the Southmoor GT Coordinator.

Many thanks to our wonderful teachers, parents and community volunteers
who have taken the time to teach a Passion Project this year.
It's not too late to help. We still need volunteers to:

To teach one (1) or two (2) 45 minute class sessions twice a month
Share your passion and interests with students

Serve as substitute teacher
Fill in if a teacher is absent. Plans will be provided.
Prepare to spend one (1) hour with a small group to explore and create.

Teach one (1) forty five minutes class on a specific day
Consider teaching a "Mystery Project" that explores different topics each session OR teach students your favorite board game,
get out sidewalk chalk and play hopscotch or share your passion.

Be a teacher's aide
Assist an instructor

Donate items
Visit the Passion Project tab on the Southmoor website,
click on Passion Projects and review the "Wish List" tab.
We need cooking supplies, art supplies, broken electronics, Legos,
games and etc.

Sign Up
Visit the Passion Project tab on the Southmoor website,
click on Passion Projects and sign up to volunteer or go to

If you want to teach but aren't sure of a topic email Caitlin Storey at or
Olga Marlangoutsos at


WHAT: A simple fundraiser for Southmoor Elementary
and a great way to support a local business!
For each purchase made Southmoor will receive
a percentage back.

WHEN: Monday, August 29, 

WHERE: Papa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza
              HAMPDEN location at  8960 E. Hampden Ave