From the Principal
South Point Newsletter
May 1, 2014
Dear South Point Students and Parents,
Happy Spring! As we enter into the last four weeks of the academic year, there are many things yet to be accomplished. I think both students and teachers are feeling the pressure. I hope you will review the schedule of upcoming events and activities and mark them on your family calendars.
Congratulations to everyone that took part in all the planning and the hard work to make the South Point Annual Elementary School PTO Carnival a tremendous success. Thank you to the parents who put so much time and effort into planning this wonderful event. The PTO Board and all the South Point teachers and staff volunteers did another amazing job.
We are beginning to develop our fall class lists. Parent input forms are available in the South Point school office until May 16. The parent input forms do not guarantee a specific teacher. Class lists won’t be finalized until the end of August and they will be posted on “Back to School Night” in the fall.
This month students are taking the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments.
These assessments are a very important measurement of our education program. Please try to schedule appointments and planned absences around the testing dates listed below. Thank you for your continued support of South Point Elementary School. Your partnership is greatly valued and is a critical component in each child’s educational success!
Dr. Jim Torkelson, Principal
May 1 5th Grade Band Concert 9:00 @ SP - 6:00 @ CMS
May 5 4th Grade Essay Winner Tea - GF Senior Center
May 5-9 MCA Math Assessment
May 6 5th Grade Honor Chorus Program – 2:00 and 6:00pm
May 7 4th Grade Water Festival
May 7 Bike To School Day - Safe Schools
May 12-13 MCA 5th Grade Science
May 14 3rd Grade Bike Rodeo
May 21 CMS Pop and Jazz Singers -10:00
May 22 Fertile Science/Arnason
May 22 3rd Grade Turtle River
May 23 4th Grade Bonanzaville – 7:30 am
May 23 5th Grade River Cinema/Picnic
May 26 Memorial Day – No School
May 28 Awards Ceremony – 9:00 a.m.
May 28 Talent Show – 1:00 p.m.
May 29 3rd Grade University Park
May 29 4th Grade Hyslop Pool/Park
May 29 5th Grade Liberty Lanes/Red Ray Lanes
May 29 Last Day for Students – 1:00 Dismissal