Thursday, September 27, 2012

October Newsletter

Here is our latest newsletter. Our next meeting is Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 a.m.!

October PTO Newsletter

Monday, September 24, 2012

Donations, Donations, We Need Your Donations

We have several great programs running this year that provide easy ways to send the Southland PTO financial donations with things you ALREADY have.


Many of you are aware of this program from year's past. We collect Box Tops for Education off of products you likely already buy. Betty Crocker, General Mills, Progresso, Pillsbury and other products have a 10 cent box top coupon on them, like the one pictured above. Cut them out and send them in! We do several contests throughout the year, so watch for the purple papers coming home to let you know the details. For more info click here.

Campbell's Soup Labels

We can earn lots of equipment for our school when you turn in your soup Labels for Education, on Campbell's products. You can learn more here.

Tyson Labels
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This year we have a new program called Tyson A+ labels. They are worth 24 cents for each label. Watch for the letter coming home at the end of October. These are on many of Tyson's bagged and boxed, refrigerated or frozen products. More details are here.

Fresh Market
If you shop at any Fresh Market, please save your receipt and either turn it into the customer service desk at the store, or put it in the clear box in the main hall of the school. We earn a percentage of all the sales.

Smith's Fresh Values Card
Please sign up here to link your Smith's Fresh Values card to Southland's account. We earn money every time you use your Fresh Values Card. You must do this each year, so if you did it last year, please do it again. We are planning on sending more info home soon, so watch for the purple papers.

Spirit Night
Chick Fil A has given us two Spirit Nights at their South Jordan store this school year. The first is October 22 from 5-7 p.m. We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week here, by reminding students "Don't be a chicken. Say NO to DRUGS!" We hope you will join us help our school earn 10% of all sales between 5-7 p.m. that night.

As you can see, there are many small ways you can make a big difference for our school. Every little bit helps us provide our clubs and programs to your students. Thank you for your support!

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Start Times for Southland

The new times are below. Hopefully this post won't confuse anyone.

Mon.-Thurs. Regular Schedule
1st-6th 8:25 (first bell) to 3:05 p.m.
K AM 8:25 a.m. (first bell) to 11:10 a.m.
K PM 12:25 p.m. to 3:05 p.m.

Friday Short Day Schedule
1st-6th 8:05 (first bell) to 1:05 p.m.
K AM 8:05 (first bell) to 10:05 a.m.
K PM 11:05 a.m. to 1:05 p.m.

Short Day on a non-Friday
1st-6th 8:25 (first bell) to 1:25 p.m.
K AM 8:25 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
K PM 11:25 a.m.- 1:25 p.m.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Green Ribbon Week

   This week is Green Ribbon Week at school. Why do we have Green Ribbon Week? During the week kids will be reminded of fun, safe ways to get to school. Wednesday, September 19 is our official "Walk to School Day." We are encouraging all our students to walk, ride a scooter or bike on this day to get to school.
   As parents and members of the Southland PTO, we want to promote healthy lifestyles and green living. It's a chance for our kids to talk with their friends and for parents to catch up with neighbors. We encourage you to read over the "contract" coming home with kids this week, and have your student(s) and you sign this pledge to be safe driving, walking or riding to Southland.

   We need six parents to help with "Walk to School" day. If you are able to help please email Aileen Johannson at

Be Happy and Safe this week!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Start the Year Off Right

Here's a list of important dates for the year. You can also download a general Jordan School District calendar here.

Upcoming PTO Events
Sept. 17 Green Ribbon Week
Sept. 19 (Wed) Walk to School Day
Oct. 5- Dads and Donuts
Oct. 18 -19- Fall Recess
Oct. 22-26 Red Ribbon Week
Oct. 22- Spirit Night at CFA as part of RRW
Nov. 2- No School
Nov. 7 & 8- Parent Teacher Conf. & BOOK FAIR
Nov. 9- No School
Nov. 6- Hearing Screening
Dec. 7- Dads and Donuts
Dec. 22- Winter Break starts
Jan. 2- School resumes
Jan. 18- No School
Jan. 21- No School
Feb. 1- Dads and Donuts
Feb. 18- No School
Feb. 25- second CFA Spirit Night
Mar. 1- No School
Mar. 6 & 7- Parent Teacher Conf. & BOOK FAIR
Mar. 8- No School
Mar. 11-15 Teacher and Staff Appreciation
Mar. 28, 29 and April 1- Spring Break
April 5- Dads and Donuts
April - Date TBA- Evening of the Arts
May 10- Country Fair, 5-8 p.m.
May 27- No School
June 5- School Out

Next week is Green Ribbon, or Safety, Week.  
We have had a discussion with Mrs. Daly, the State Transportation team and the school district about a possible early start time on Fridays to help with the congestion and safety concerns for our elementary students walking past Riverton High. As of this post, no final decision has been made, but when it is the school will be sending home a letter to communicate the changes. 

If possible please walk with your kids, or have them walk in a group to school on September 19--our official "Walk to School Day." It's a great way to get your body and mind ready for a busy school day, and the PTO will have a reward for those who walk that day. We want our kids to be healthy, active and safe. 

We can always use help in the PTO. Thank you so much to the many of you who have already volunteered to help with being a room parent, in the class, or with a PTO program. We can't be truly successful without you. There will be a purple paper going home in the next few days with the positions we still need to fill. PLEASE read it and send it back if you can lend a hand.

Lastly, we are beginning to collect Box Tops, Tyson A + labels and Fresh Market receipts. Fresh Market receipts can be turned into the large clear box in the teacher's lounge, or at the courtesy desk at any Fresh Market. Please make sure they mark your receipt with Southland's name so we get the funds.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katie Larsen or Shauna Eccles. 
Thanks for being part of our Southland community.