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From the Principal

Jacquelyn Johnson

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to Southside Elementary School, a community that cares about YOU!  We believe in strong curriculum and providing a safe and purposeful learning environment.  We have high expectations for all students and want each student to reach their full potential.  We believe that students should be proud to attend Southside Elementary School.

At Southside Elementary School we strive to create an atmosphere which builds lifelong and positive attitudes towards school and learning.  This year our focus has been on introducing students to  S.T.E.A.M. (S-Science, T-Technology, E-Engineering, A-Art, M-Mathematics). All students receive an hour of art instruction each week.  All teachers create and teach a multi-age “STEAM Project” class each Thursday afternoon. And, teachers are incorporating “Engineering is Elementary” units into their classroom instruction.

These activities have deepened our commitment to STEAM!  Student enthusiasm for learning is evident.  Parents and community partners have volunteered more hours than ever before.  PTA members unanimously voted to recommend we continue STEAM. Eight homeschool students are able to participate in our art class and STEAM Projects.

Close cooperation between home and school is essential.  We encourage you to visit the school often and to attend conferences and events.  A meaningful exchange of information between us benefits everyone.  You are encouraged  to assist in the classroom, support a STEAM project, or join our PTA.


Jacque Johnson, Principal

Coats 4 Kids Flyer

posted Oct 7, 2020, 7:59 AM by Luanne Raikes

September Newsletter

posted Sep 23, 2020, 8:53 AM by Luanne Raikes

Covid 19 Decision Tree for School

posted Sep 23, 2020, 8:50 AM by Luanne Raikes

Meet The Teacher Night , Thurs Sept 3

posted Sep 1, 2020, 4:19 PM by Luanne Raikes

Meet the Teacher is this Thursday from 4:30-6:30

Safety is the priority, So, teachers and specialists will be outside, by their classrooms.  

You and your child can walk around the school building and meet this year’s new teacher, and say hello to last year’s teacher. 

Thank you in advance for helping us keep kids off the playground for this event.

It’s been almost six months since we’ve seen our students.

We look forward to sharing time...answering questions, providing information...we’re here for you!  

4:30-6:30 this Thursday.

Back To School Letter 8/28/20

posted Aug 28, 2020, 11:48 AM by Luanne Raikes   [ updated Aug 28, 2020, 12:17 PM ]

AAU Basketball Flyer

posted Aug 28, 2020, 11:47 AM by Luanne Raikes

Low Income Eligibility Application Available Online

posted Aug 26, 2020, 8:18 AM by Luanne Raikes

Exciting news.  We now have the ability for parents to complete their low income eligibility application for meals ONLINE!  😀  It is safe, secure and very confidential.

The link can also be found on our LPOSD district web page: www.lposd.org (center front, main page).  

STEAM Camp Full

posted Jun 11, 2020, 12:06 PM by Luanne Raikes

STEAM Curiosity Camp is currently Full.  If you are still interested please add your name to the waiting list and we will let you know if we have an opening

STEAM Curiosity Camp

posted Jun 4, 2020, 10:41 AM by Luanne Raikes

STEAM Curiosity Camp-ON CAMPUS July27th-31st
We recently received approval to hold an on campus STEAM Curiosity Camp at the end of July. S.T.E.A.M Curiosity Camp will run 3 hours per day for 5 days during the summer. The camp dates are July 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31 2020. 9:00-12:00.

The camp will be offered to students who are in 1st through 6th grade. We will be discovering the world of flight, temperature, rainbow optics, building robot crawlers, drawing bots and Mechanical Claws. Along with some other exciting STEAM activities. Students will have an opportunity to use the STEAM Smartlab one day during the camp.

Class sizes are limited to allow for social distancing practices. More information will be sent out as we get closer to the dates.
Space is limited to 40 students.

*****Participants will need to sign a waiver to attend camp. The waiver will be emailed to parents after they register*******
Students must register ahead of time. Deadline to register is June 19.
Please fill a new form for each child participating.

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