Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!
Our school routines may look different, but South School is stronger than ever! Whether cohort A, B, or remote academy we are delighted to have you as part of the South School community and we are looking forward to a fabulous year!
For the past two weeks, the PTO has been hard at work welcoming faculty and staff back to our school. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our amazing board - Meg Buczynski, Mary Merrill, and Kate Geary - and a slew of volunteers who have helped in a variety of ways get this year off to an amazing start!
Katie Alexander
Cailleen Bernardi
Katie Carli
Carli Fence Company
Kate Caruso
Cindy Chapper
Robyn Cotta
Megan DeSanty
Beth Finn
Stephanie Fisher
Ben Green
Aneela Qureshi
Becca Rogers
Sarah Slaughter
Kate Squilliciaoti
Laura Veligor
Jen Yanoff
Laura Zeidman

With gratitude,
Christina Berthelsen, PTO President

Save the date for our first PTO meeting of the 2020-2021 school year - Wednesday, October 7. More information to follow.
The PTO’s weekly e-mail newsletter is produced by PTO volunteers. It is our primary source of information for much of what is happening at South. Please forward this email to new South families. If you received this email as a forward-- and would like to receive future South School newsletters-- be sure to sign up at www.southpto.com

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Are you new to South School or looking for a way to get more connected? Are you a South School veteran parent ready to show another family the ropes?

Please complete the form to sign up as either to BE a parent guide or to REQUEST a parent guide! Parent guides are for South School families that would like a mentor at South School. You do not have to be new to South School to be paired with a guide.

Calling All Room Parents...

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer break! Now that school is back in session, please consider volunteering to be a room parent. Being a room parent is a fantastic way to get to know your child's teacher, classmates, and other parents. It is one of the best volunteer opportunities at South School and is a valuable way to contribute! Some responsibilities include building community within your class and coordinating teacher appreciation and end of year gifts. One highlight has been coordinating and running class parties. At this time, volunteers are unable to enter school, which will mean creatively rethinking how we celebrate. The goal is to have co-room parents for each class - one for each cohort if applicable. You may volunteer for more than one class.

Afraid to take on the role because you have never been a room parent before or due to this year’s uncertainty? Fear not! There will be a virtual Room Parent Meeting later this month (date TBA) to review the role of room parents, answer any/all questions and provide suggestions. No one will go this alone! 

Still debating? Feel free to email me at lauraveligor@gmail.com. I am happy to answer questions and discuss responsibilities in more detail. 

To Volunteer...
Please email lauraveligor@gmail.com with the following info:

Your name and email address
Teacher’s name and cohort assigned (A, B, remote)

Returning room parents... thank you! Many of you already have expressed an interest in being room parents again this year. We are thrilled to have you back!!!

Best wishes for a happy and healthy year!

Thank you,
Laura Veligor
South School Room Parent Coordinator




International Master David Vigorito 
Fall Chess Interactive Class on Zoom
Eight-week session September 28 – November 21 
Flexible schedule with 1-4 days per week and 4 different levels to choose from! Choose Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays or Saturdays!