Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cast list is up!

The cast list for the school musical is boosted on their blog.  Go to to see the list.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Volunteer Room

Our volunteer room is ready to be used. Feel free to stop in any time and help our teachers.
If there isn't anything in your teacher's basket, help another teacher or the resource team.
 Children are welcome to join you in the volunteer room. We have a TV with a DVD player to help keep them busy while you work.
Remember to check in at the computer located in the office. If you need to record hours from home, follow the link on this page to Help Counter.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Parade

Tomorrow is Southland's annual Halloween Parade at 9:00 in the Gym.  We will be passing out awards to parents who dress up so get your creative juices flowing!
If you are looking for information about your child's class party, contact their room mom using the following link to room parent contact information:

We are still collecting responses to our Jog-A-Thon Proceeds survey.  If you haven't filled it out yet, go to this link:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Red Ribbon Week

It's Red Ribbon Week!  Here is our schedule to help you student celebrate:
Monday:  Wear Jeans "I'm a jeanious and I don't do Drugs!" 10/29
Tuesday:  CRAZY Hair Day "Smarties don't do drugs" 10/20
Wednesday:  Wear Red "Have the Power to say No
Thurs:  Wear Costumes "Say Boo to Drugs!" 10/31

PTO Meeting November 4th

Remember, we have a PTO Meeting on Monday, November 4 at 9:15am in the faculty room.

We are currently collecting responses to a survey of all parents and staff of Southland about the use of the remaining Jog-A-Thon money and will have the results at the meeting.  If you did not receive the email from the school, here is a link to the survey:

If you have any questions, email us at

Thank you!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Helpful Math Web Sites

Parent Math night was a great success!  Here are a few math web pages that were talked about or shown that night:

Think Central is for the math textbook, iTools,  & Mega Math sites.
User Name: Student Number (your student's lunch number)
password: Student Number

Learn Zillion is a collection of videos that can be used for parents or students to review math and/or language arts. You can search for any core content needed.

Monday, October 21, 2013

This Thursday: Chinese Immersion Book Fair and Info Meeting 5-6 Then Parent Math Night 6-7

Come to Southland this Thursday, Oct 24 from 5-6 for a Chinese Immersion Information meeting in the gym then breakouts for each grade followed by a Chinese Book Fair in the Kiva.
 After the Chinese meeting, join us in the gym again at 6:00 for our Parent Math Night.  District leaders will explain the math common core then parents will be invited to see students and teachers working with the new math concepts.
If you are interested in helping, email  We need help during the Parent Math Night to help direct parents to classrooms.  If you would like an opportunity to help with our Math Team, look for information and a sign up sheet during parent math night.  We are looking for Math Team Leaders to teach the math team once a week January-March as the students prepare for Monster Math and the Daybreak Math Olympiad.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Parent Math Night

Have you ever been confused by your student's math homework or tried to help them only to find they learn math in a new way?  Come to the Parent Math night ,Thursday, October 24th from 6-7pm, to hear from District Math leaders about the new math curriculum.  Afterward, you will have a chance to go to the classrooms to talk to teachers and see the work students are doing.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


We apologize if there has been any confusion regarding our Reading Program. Last week parents received a green letter with Reading Program information. Unfortunately, there was a typo and we want to set the record straight. 

The correct reading minute goals are: K-3rd grade 20 min/day, 5 days a week (400 min /month) and  4th-6th grade 30 minutes/day, 5 days a week (600 min/month).  If students meet these goals, they can win a prize.  If they do not meet these goals but have read and turned in their reading minute calendar, they will be eligible for reading parties and drawings.

Megan (our Reading Program Coordinator) is looking for book suggestions for all ages.  She will use these book suggestions as she purchases books for the reading drawings.  Megan is looking for entertaining, clean books for all ages from Kindergarten through 6th grade.  If you have any suggestions, please email her at

Thank you!  Southland PTO

Saturday, September 28, 2013

How Many Miles Did We Run?

Want to win a pair of tickets to a Real Soccer game? The person who comes closest to guessing the total number of miles our school ran at the Jog-A-Thon will win a pair of tickets to an October Real Soccer game! (Games are Oct 1st and Oct 5th)
Here are a couple of clues:
1. Each track was a tenth of a mile.
2. Each student ran for 20 minutes.
3. Over 800 Students and Faculty participated.
On Facebook, we have had several guesses.  One person is within 10 miles of the correct answer.  Here are the guesses so far:
1519 1470 1450 1621 1704 2000 1481 1550 1902 1823 1875 1536 1795 1645 1583 1973 1885 1685

We will take your guesses until Monday unless someone guesses the exact number before. Each member of your family can make a guess. Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jog-A-Thon Success!

The Jog-A-Thon was a huge party! Thank you for being such supportive parents. We are proud of all of our students!
Our top girl ran 27 laps (2.7 miles, a 7 min 24 sec/mile ave) top boy ran 33 laps (3.3 miles, a 6 min/mile ave) and top teacher ran 23 laps (2.3 miles, an 8 min 40 sec/mile ave)
Way to go Sabertooths!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Jog-a-Thon Update

Our Jog-a-Thon is this Wednesday! 
We've been watching the weather very close which lead to long measuring tapes and PTO moms running inside the school today :)  If we end up with a rainy day, we have a great back up plan which involves a slightly altered schedule and children running in the halls!  Watch for details to come tomorrow in your children's backpacks and an email from the school with our "Downpour Schedule" Let's hope the weatherman is wrong so we can run outside and keep our schedule as planned.

Friday, September 20, 2013

The Scoop on the Proposed Bond

November 5th is quickly approaching and we want you to be as informed as possible about the proposed Jordan School District bond. This bond, if passed, will not only pay for new schools to be built, but also air conditioning and safety upgrades for all our schools. There is a great information site that should help answer most of your questions--click here to learn more.

The growth in our District has been huge, and it will continue due to the residential building that is quickly happening in our cities. If the bond doesn't pass the alternative ideas include year around school for elementary and middle schools, more portables, pocket busing, boundary changes and a split school schedule where some students will attend from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m and others from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. (this is an example not the actual schedule times.) If the bond is passed, these are alternative ideas which the District leaders will have to choose from to handle the current issues facing us.

How much will it cost you? $10/ $100,000 of your home's value. If you live in a home with a value of $250,000 you will pay $25 more each month or $300 a year. While most of us are not looking forward to an increase, the bond will provide a lot of necessities, enabling our students to get the best education possible at our schools.

Mike Anderson from the District will also be attending our October 4th PTO meeting. The meeting starts at 9:15 a.m. in the faculty room. Please plan on attending if you have questions. There are also many local meetings that the District is holding to help voters understand the bond.
  • West Jordan High School
    Tues. Oct. 1, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Copper Hills High School
    Wed. Oct. 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Riverton High School
    Thurs. Oct. 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Bingham High School
    Wed. Oct. 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Daybreak Community Center
    Wed. Oct. 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Walk to School Day

Tomorrow is "Walk to School Day" to celebrate Green  Ribbon Week!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Kohl's � Expect Great Things�

Do you or someone you know work at Kohls? If so, we would love to have your help at the Jog-A-Thon! If 5 Kohls employees sign up for the Kohl's Associates in Action program and select our Jog-A-Thon, Southland will receive $500 from Kohls! Here is the reference ID number you will need: 296161

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tomorrow, Friday September 13th is the last day to order Southland Spirit shirts. Order online at: or by sending your order form to your student's teacher. Every Friday will be Spirit Day, when students are encouraged to wear their Southland Shirts and boost our school spirit. Sample shirts and sweatshirts of every style are available to try on in the office. Sizes for the women's cut shirts have changed this year so be sure to try them on.

We are in need of a room parent for Mrs. Edwards 4th grade class
and a Co-Parent for Mrs. Nielsen's 6th grade class. Email if you can help.

Watch for information to come home next week about our upcoming Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser. We will be having a kick off assembly on Wednesday, Sept 18th and will send home packets for students to collect donations from family and friends. Please emphasize to your children, we do not want them to go door to door, only ask people they know.

Our Jog-A-Thon will be held throughout the day on September 25th at our school. Classes will have 20 minutes each on a tenth of a mile track to run/walk as many laps as they would like. Parents are encouraged to come and cheer for their students. A schedule will be distributed to parents next week.

Packets are due back to the school on Friday, September 27th for our Early Bird deadline or October 1st for the final packet return date.

Next week will be Green Ribbon week. To celebrate, we will hold walk to school day on Wednesday, September 18th.

Thank you for support!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Smiths Earn & Learn

Smiths Grocery Store will give a portion of your purchases back to Southland if your link your Fresh Values card to our school.  Print page 543 of this document and take it to Smiths next time you shop.  You much re-enroll each year.

Or enroll online at:
Smith's logo

Southland Spirit Shirts

We are collecting orders for our Southland Spirit Shirts until this Friday, September 13th.  Fill out an order form and send it with your student to school or pay online at this site:
Shirts will be worn on "Spirit Days" every Friday.  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Welcome Back to Southland!

We, as a PTO, are excited to begin a new year at Southland.  We are working on improving communication with parents and will be keeping this blog and our Southland PTO Facebook page up to date through the year. If you didn't receive an email from the school last Friday regarding our start time and a link to our volunteer survey, please check your email preferences in Skyward.  We will use the district email service, Skyward, to relay messages to parents throuought the year. 
Please take our volunteer survey to indicate how you can help the PTO support the students of Southland this year.

Monday, June 3, 2013

June News & Summer Farewell

Thanks to each of you who've helped our Southland Sabertooth's become Extraordinary Tigers! We have had a great year and hope your students have enjoyed the many opportunities available at our great school.

Click HERE to read the last newsletter of the year. Thank you Michelle Johnson for doing such a great job on the newsletter this year.

We hope you have a great summer and enjoy your vacations, sunny days, family time, but don't forget to read! or write! or work on math facts! At least a few times--we want you to stay Extraordinary.

We invite each parent to help out next year --there is plenty to do--in the classroom, or with the PTO, or from home. Please contact 2013-14 PTO President Shauna Eccles ( if you want to help. There will also be info. coming out next year with further details. Everyone is Welcome!

Have a GREAT Summer!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Boutique Bounty

A few more ideas to get your day going. Here are a few great items you can pick up at the Country Fair Boutique on May 10. 

2 tickets to "Ragtime" at Hale Centre Theatre on June 25 at 7:30 p.m. and a bottle of bubbly Sparkling Cider. Perfect Date Night!

How about a $50 gift card to The Cheesecake Factory and a bottle of bubbly Sparkling Cider--
perfect romantic and fun evening when you need a break.

Here's another cute black and turquoise rectangle necklace from Kate's Creations. This makes a great birthday gift for a sister or best friend!

As you can see from our last several posts, we've got a lot to offer this year. There are many other packages including movie tickets, Costa Vida date night, Cafe Rio date nights, gift cards to Scheels, and more. All funds raised at the Country Fair support the many wonderful PTO programs which help turn our students into Extraordinary Tigers. You can pick up a few gifts, most of which are wrapped and ready to give, and support the school at the same time.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

We Have Great Donors!

Thank you to our Awesome Donors!
Thank you for helping our students become Extraordinary Tigers!

The Spa Club– Swedish massage, pedicure,
shampoo, cut and style
Auto Zone-$20 in gift cards
Rock Creek Pizza- $25 gift card
One Sweet Slice– gift cards
Trans Jordan Landfill– a dump pass & compost
Anytime Fitness– 2 month passes
Sam’s Club- $50 gift card
Betty Sue Katz– Baby Blankets
The Princess Festival– One Adult & 2 Children’s Passes
I-Smile is our pizza sponsor
Atkinson Electric is our Cotton Candy sponsor

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Country Fair Order Form and May News

Click HERE TO DOWNLOAD TICKET FORM for Country Fair pre-sale tickets/wristbands. Prices are on the order form, along with costs of games and food. Remember wristbands are only for bounce houses, no tickets will be accepted. Tickets are for food and games. We will also accept 100 boxtops for one wristband and give you five tickets for every 10 boxtops you send in.  

Pre-sales are until May 8th--we have extended the deadline!

Click HERE for the Latest Newsletter!

Stressed? Let us Help!

Let's face it--its a busy time of year. We have school projects, soccer, baseball, football, vacation planning and carpools to worry about. Don't stress--we can help! Stop by our Country Fair boutique on May 10 and pick up a ready to deliver gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, a birthday, wedding, or a treat just for you! Here's some of what we are offering:

This cute Owl Binder is from Banana Bunches on Etsy.  Use if for organization, 
scrapbooking or as a recipe file.

Need some family time? Pick up this $25 gift card to Rock Creek Pizza and a six pack of root beer and enjoy some family bonding!

Need a Guys or Girls Night Out? Maybe a Date Night? These packages include a $20 gift card to Five Guys Burgers & Fries. You get a great dinner, and you're helping turn Southland students into Extraordinary Tigers!

These cute watches (we have one brown, one red and one black) will get you bonus points! They wrap around the wrist on a leather strap. A great gift for a sister, mom or wife!

Our boutique will offer a lot of unique items--come early, some quantities are limited! All sales are final. Every penny earned supports the wonderful Southland PTO programs such as Evening of the Arts, Red Ribbon Week, Green Ribbon Week, Math Club, Chess Club, Jump Club, Science Club, Dads & Donuts, Maturation and more.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Country Fair Info

We are sending home these fliers, but if you don't get one please down load one HERE!

Annual Country Fair May 10th from 5-8 p.m. Fun for the Whole Family!

Wristbands are $8 pre-sale (before May 1st--order available by clicking on "HERE" above)
Wristbands are $10 the night of the event. Wristbands must be purchased and are only good for the bounce houses, tickets WILL NOT be accepted. This year's Bounce Houses include...

2 Bounce Houses
Giant Slide
Obstacle Course
Balloon Bay
(2) 4-in-1 Bounce Combos

Tickets are good for the Ticket Store, Games and Food. 
Tickets are 5/$1 pre-sale or 4/$1 the night of the event.

Food                    Cost in tickets
· Chips or drinks               3
· Cotton Candy                 4
· Snowcone                       4
· Nachos                            8
· Hot Dog                           8
· Pizza Slice                        8
· Dinner Combo*               12
(Pizza or hot dog, plus drink and chips)

Games include
· Cola Ring Toss
· Baseball Toss
· Hole in one
· Duck Race
· Hair Painting
· Ping Pong Toss
· Fish Pond
· Rocket Blast
· Bell Ringer
· Speed Pitch
· Tin Can
· Shooting Range
· Toilet paper toss

We will also have a variety of boutique items. Many items are limited in quantity so shop early. We accept cash or checks, and all sales are final. If you want to make a donation there's still time. Please contact Tammisty Katz ( 

We still need volunteers. If you can help set up (3 p.m.-4:30 pm), with games, the boutique or food (shift 1 5-6:30 p.m. or shift 2 6:30-8 p.m.)  or clean up (8-9 p.m.) please contact Shauna Eccles at 

We look forward to seeing you all there! 
Thanks for helping our students become Extraordinary Tigers!