Happy Holidays, Southbury Families!
Once again, it's that time of year when we get into the busy holiday season with all of our wonderful traditions! Here’s the scoop on what’s going on at Southbury Elementary School:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!
Miss McWethy and all our volunteers --- what a wonderful Veterans Day assembly! Thank you for showing our veterans how much we appreciate them! You also did a great job with the fifth-grade musical. What a memorable night for all who participated and attended!
The Doughnuts with Dad event was a HUGE success!! Thank you, HSO!
We would like to express our gratitude to Mrs. Witcpalek, Mrs. Gotchie, and all the volunteers who helped make the Fall Book Fair successful! Everything was extremely organized, and everyone was so helpful. Thank you for making reading fun for all our children!!
Southbury Helps the Community
If your family is interested in spreading some holiday cheer, please consider participating in one of the following projects:
This year, we are accepting new and/or gently used scarves, hats, mittens, and gloves --- both children and adult sizes would be appreciated. We will be hanging the items from the tree in the front office until Friday, December 15th.
Gift Mart, a local organization helping families throughout the area, will be holding a holiday event for these families on December 16th, and the toy drive directly helps put on this event. After the event, any remaining toys will be distributed in the community. There will be toy donation boxes in the school from November 9th until December 11th. If you would like to donate, please bring an unwrapped $18-20 toy for a child between the ages of 6 and 12 to school and place it in one of these collection boxes. Gift cards and monetary donations are welcome as well. Your generosity and giving spirit is appreciated!
What’s Going on in the Month of December???
Winter is here!!! We encourage sending your child to school with a coat, hat, gloves, and scarf. The children will participate in outdoor recess as long as the wind chill is above 10 degrees. A doctor’s note is needed in order to keep a child in during cold weather.
There is a Home and School Organization meeting on Thursday, December 7th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Community Room.
The Second Annual Holiday Shoppe will be on Saturday, December 9th. Please look for more information from the Home and School Organization. It will be coming out soon!
Culver’s Night is Thursday, December 14th. Mrs. Witcpalek and Mrs. DeVol will be serving that night, so be sure to stop by and say hello to them.
The 2nd semester/2nd quarter ends on Thursday, December 21st. Grades will be posted on Home Access on January 19th after 4:00 p.m.
The holiday room parties will be taking place on Thursday, December 21st from 11:10-12:10. Only parents who are designated as holiday room party parents will be allowed to attend the parties. Parents can begin signing in 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the parties (10:55). Please enter through the back by the Community Room, and be sure to bring a picture ID. A Teacher Assistant will sign you in and direct you to your child’s classroom. Please park in the back parking lot. Please do not park in front of the school, in the fire lanes in front of the school, or in the bus lane at the back of the school.
We have an early dismissal day on Thursday, December 21st. The children will be dismissed at 12:15, and there is no Preschool on this day. Please make the appropriate arrangements for your children since they will be coming home early.
Winter Break begins Friday, December 22nd and goes through Sunday, January 7th. We look forward to seeing the children back here at school on Monday, January 8th.
The staff at Southbury Elementary School would like to wish you, your family, and your loved ones a very safe and joyous holiday season!
Lindsay Allen, Principal
Cara Chase, Assistant Principal