Happy Memorial Day! 
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We hope everyone enjoyed a fun, family-filled Memorial Day Weekend!

The school year is entering the home stretch! Field Day, Fourth Grade Celebration, and the Adult Social mark the last of the PTC events. If you have not been able to volunteer or attend something this year, please consider helping out at Field Day or join your friends at the Adult Social! (Fourth Grade Celebration is for Fourth Grade Families only.) Every event is special but these last few are packed with fun and always end the year on a positive note.

Hope to see you!

Best,
Anne & Carrie

Special Thanks To...

All the  Room Parent  volunteers for all the support you provided in your classrooms this year. A special thank you to Room Parent Coordinator,  Kate Van Dussen , for her hard work and constant communication getting the program off to a successful start in September!

Laura Catherwood,  Julie Schlafman  as well as all the Book Room volunteers! Your hours of sorting, filing and organizing contributes and benefits all our teachers and students greatly!

Garden Club Chairs  Cristen CottrellAmy Carpi and  Sarah Hering along with Teacher Liaison  Jenifer Jefferies. They have continued to bring opportunities for hands-on applications, in-classroom learnings in the Garden and created a great resource to our students and South School Staff alike. 

ADMINISTRATION NOTES
From Joanne Rocco and Matt Kascak
Retirement News
One of our most valued staff members, Mrs. Trish Chase, will be retiring at the end of this year. Mrs. Chase has been an outstanding special education teacher since 1977, and during her 31 years, she has positively affected the lives of many students. In addition, her colleagues and I have learned a great deal from this wonderful educator and person who is a model of professionalism and dedication. Mrs. Chase's impact upon the students and staff at South School has been profound, and we thank her and wish her well in the years to come. We will miss her!

Withdrawals from NCPS
To plan for next year, it would be very helpful to know if your child(ren) will be withdrawing from NCPS for the 2019 - 2020 school year, and to know of any fourth graders who will not be attending fifth grade at Saxe. Please contact us at at  joanne.rocco@ncps-k12.org or  bernadette.lee@ncps-k12.org as soon as possible. A withdrawal form must also be completed and can be found on the district website  here .

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CALENDAR
May 2019
27:  Memorial Day - No School
31: Adult Social, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m., Carriage Barn House
31: 4th to 5th Transition Night, Saxe Middle School

June 2019
7: Field Day
14: 4th Grade Celebration, 9:00 a.m., South hall
19: Last Day of School! 

PTC NEWS AND INFORMATION
K, 1 & 2 Parents: Field Day Help Needed!
Field Day needs more K, 1st and 2nd grade parent volunteers to help out at the many amazing stations on  Friday, June 7 . The day is always a lot of fun for both students and parents. Click here   t o sign up for a shift! (scroll down to see all the available games)
 
More parent volunteers are needed for K, 1st & 2nd grade, to avoid cancelling some of the stations due to lack of help! Please consider volunteering if you are able.

All parents are also welcome to attend the opening ceremonies from 9:00 - 9:20 a.m. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION
Board of Education Update
At the last Board of Education meeting updates were presented on School Start and End Times and the Learning Management System.  The results of the survey from the district regarding School Start and End Times will be presented at the June 24 BOE meeting.  At that meeting, the BOE expects to provide direction to the administration for next steps and work over the summer regarding changes to our School Start and End Times.

The next Board of Education meeting is Monday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wagner Room at NCHS. Proposed items are the CABE Student Award and recognition of retiring staff members.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  The BOE meetings are televised live on Channel 78 and are also videotaped and posted to the BOE website.

COMMUNITY
Ms. Rocco Scholarship News! 
Are you looking for a way to say THANK YOU to Ms. Rocco and honor her incredible dedication and positive leadership for South School? Please consider making a donation to the Joanne Rocco Scholarship, which has a goal of $22,500 to endow a scholarship in her name into perpetuity. From Joanne: "I wanted to say thank you, I am so honored that you would think of me in such a wonderful way. I am thrilled to think that a student will receive a scholarship in my name to continue their education on the college level. What an honor--I will forever be grateful."

Donate here - any amount is appreciated!

Legally Blonde at NCHS 
NCHS will be performing the fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie,  LEGALLY BLONDE   t he Musical. Shows are on Friday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

Tickets are $15 & $18 and will be available online at  New Canaan High School Theatre

3rd Grade Tackle Football Registration
3rd Grade Tackle Football!   Registration for New Canaan Youth Football for Fall 2019 is open! Rising 3rd grade boys click  HERE  for details and to register. Come join the football family and be a part of New Canaan's strong football tradition! For questions contact Nikole Tamasco

New Canaan Youth Field Hockey
Registration for the 2019 season is now open for girls in grades 5-8. Complete your early bird registration online  by June 15 to save $100! Registration deadline is June 30. We look forward to seeing your daughter on the field this fall!

New Canaan Summer Enrichment Classes 
Registration for New Canaan Summer Enrichment is now open online. There are a variety of fun-filled experiences for elementary students, many taught by South School Teachers. Visit www.ncps-k12.org/domain/748 for class descriptions, dates, and to register/pay online

Fresh Air Fund Seeking Summer Hosts
The Fresh Air Fund is seeking volunteer families to host New York City children ages 7-12 from low-income communities for stays of one to two weeks this summer. Contact Lisa Hill, New Canaan Fresh Air Fund Chairperson, at 203-594-9472 or visit www.freshair.org for more information. 

Ben Young Sports Camp 
Ben Young, Saxe 7th grade teacher (and fiance of our own Miss Barbosa!) will once again run his All Sports Camp in June and July. The camp is open to grades K-8. Camp Registration  is here or contact Ben with any questions. 

St. Luke's Sports Camps
St. Luke's School is holding several sports camps this summer for kids ages 4-14, including half and full day options. For more information and to register, click here .

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