Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Leader in Me Transformation

Southland has undergone a Leader In Me transformation this summer!  Watch for our ribbon cutting ceremony on the first day of school and take the Leader In Me Tour at Back to School night on Sept 4th.

Monday, August 18, 2014

School is around the corner!

If you're a planner, take a few minutes and visit the Southland Elementary's Website at http://schools.jordandistrict.org/southland for our 2014-2015 events!

Here are a few important upcoming events:

Aug 26th - 1st Day of School for 1-6th grade

Aug 26th - 29th - Leader In Me Culture Week 

Sept 3rd- Walk to School Day

Sept 4th - 1st Day or Kindergarten

Sept 4th - Back to School

Sept 17th - Jog-A-Thon Fundraiser

Friday, May 23, 2014

Super Field Day!

We are excited to announce plans for our "Super Field Day" to be held on Tuesday, June 3rd. Stu-
dents will have an opportunity to participate in 4 fun filled events; End of Year Slideshow in the gym, Individual Field Day Events on the north end of the playground, Class Field Day Events in the southeast corner of the playground, Bounce Houses and Carnival Games on the southwest end of the playground. Festivities will include snow cones, nachos and cotton candy. We need several volunteers to make the event happen. Please follow the link sent via email to our help counter sign up page or email us at southlandpto@gmail.com if you would like to help.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 5th-9th

Help us celebrate our wonderful teachers! 
Here is our school wide plan: 
Monday-Wear your teacher’s favorite color
Tuesday-Bring your teacher’s favorite treat
Wednesday-Write your teacher a note (from parents, students or both)
Thursday-Bring your teacher’s favorite drink
Friday-Bring a school supply

Here is a link to a list of our teacher's favorites:

Thank you for helping us celebrate our wonderful teachers at Southland!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Door Decorating Ideas

Teacher Appreciation is coming up and we are asking our Room Parents to help by decorating the door of your teacher.  Here are a few of our favorites from last year and a link to another post with ideas http://southlandvolunteers.blogspot.com/2011/03/teacher-appreciation-door-decorating.html:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Southland is a Cool School!


If you missed Southland being the"FOX 13 Cool School" last week, you can watch the segments at http://fox13now.com/2014/03/26/cool-school-southland-elementary-school/

If you felt inspired by the good that is going on at Southland and want to join in the fun, follow this link to a survey to find out about opportunities to participate at Southland and make nominations for next year's PTO officers.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Evening of the Arts Reminder

Evening of the Arts entries are due THIS FRIDAY, March 28.   We would love to have all of our students participate!

Also, please note a TIME CHANGE for the Evening of the Arts talent show.  We will be moving the show to 6:00 pm on April 10th.  We hope everyone can come and support our talented students!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Fox 13 Cool School Schedule

This Wednesday, March 26, is an exciting day for Southland!  It's both Grandparents/Special Persons Day from 2:00-3:20 pm and FOX 13 will feature Southland as the Cool School of the week from 5:45 am-8:40am.  It's going to be very early in the morning, so please go to bed early on Tuesday night.  Also remember to wear your Southland Spirit shirt or blue, our school color.
If your student would like to be on TV, our schedule is listed below.  Students are welcome to come to any of the segments.  The PTO will have activities in the Kiva between segments and during segments that do not involve the entire student body. Parents, who are willing to help with crowd control, are also welcome to join.
5:45am Arrive at the school
6:08am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: Welcome to Southland! Students cheering from the stage with Simba, Chinese lions and Chinese dragon interacting with Budah.
Who is included: All Southland Students
6:15am 2.5 min segment:
Activity: Musical performance
Who is included: Students who participated in the musical
6:47am 2.5 min segment:
Activity: 4th grade Chinese Fan Dance
Who is included: Chinese students
7:08am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: Science Club/ Science Fair. Students will be playing with marble rollers and or paper airplanes in the background while Budah interviews students who will be participating in the BYU science fair.
Who is included: All Southland Students
7:23am 2.5 min segment:
Activity: Students will show jump club, chess club and math team.
Who is included: All Southland Students
7:45am 2.5 min segment:
Activity: Musical performance #2
Who is included: Students who participated in the musical
8:08am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: 6th grade students dancing, another group showing students practicing for Presidential Fitness
Who is included: 6th grade students (may open it up to other grades if we need more students participating in the Presidential Fitness demonstration.)
8:27am 2.5 min segment:
Activity: Breakfast program.
Who is included: All Southland Students who would like to buy breakfast (.80 taken from your lunch account.)
8:39am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: Pie eating contest outside by the bike rack.  All students who are at school will be cheering in the background.  To be entered in the drawing for the pie eating contest, come to the earlier segments and write your name on a ticket.  We will choose 12 students to participate in a whipping cream pie eating contest.
Who is included: All Southland students

Monday, March 10, 2014

FOX 13 Cool School


Get to bed early and join us on March 26th at 5:45 am for Southland's turn as the FOX 13 Cool School of the Week!  Big Budah will interview Southland students in nine segments during the morning news.  Wear your spirit shirt or a blue shirt and show your love of Southland. 
We know it's an early morning and are happy to remind you that the lunchroom offers breakfast from 8:10-8:30.  Please take this online survey to help us get a count of how many people we need to be prepared for (for both breakfast and grandparents day.)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Maturation Information

Our Maturation Programs are around the corner:

Boys March 20th 6:00 in the Gym
Girls April 3rd 6:30 in the Gym

The Boys Maturation night will be held the same night as caucus meetings but the time has been moved to 6;00.  It will be presented by a female nurse.  If you are not available that night or would like to attend at a school with a male presenter, please call one of these schools and let them know you would like to attend their presentation:
Mar. 26, 2:15 - Rose Creek
Mar. 27, 6:00 - Elk Meadows
Apr. 1, 2:00 - Riverside
Apr. 10, 6:30 - Fox Hollow
May 8, 7:00 - Midas Creek

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Volunteer Drawing

Want to be entered in a drawing? During the field trip today, a volunteer gave us an idea for a contest. You will receive one entry per day that you volunteer during the KSL contest, Jan 21-27. You can also earn an entry by making this pledge to give one hour a month of volunteer time to your school. Pledge below and we will put a card with your name on it on our volunteer sign and you will have one free entry.
We already have 323 hours of volunteer time in the last two days.
Go Southland volunteers!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mascot Naming Contest!

We are excited to announce the upcoming arrival of Southland’s Sabertooth Mascot! To celebrate, the PTO would like to have a Mascot Naming Contest. Everyone at Southland is welcome to enter a name of their choice for our new Sabertooth Mascot.
Starting, Wednesday, January 15th we will make an announcement that will explain the Mascot Naming Contest. After the announcement, there will be a box located in the main office for everyone at Southland to enter their suggestions. We will have until Thursday, January 23rd at 3 p.m. to drop off entries in the ballot box located in the main office. After that we’ll tally up 6 of the top recommendations and have students vote for their favorite name.
 As an extra Spirit Friday incentive, everyone wearing a Southland T-shirt or the color blue will get 2 votes that day!
We are so excited to reveal our newest addition to Southland and can’t wait to see his/her positive impact on our school.

Want a helicopter to land at Southland?

Let's show KSL that Southland has the best volunteers! For one week, Jan. 21-27, KSL is asking all elementary schools to document the hours parents and members of the community spend volunteering for their school. (This includes work done at home to assist a teacher or project at the school or babysitting for someone who is at the school). The school with the most volunteer hours will be treated to a SURPRISE ASSEMBLY. The assembly will include a visit by KSL-TV news anchor Nadine Wimmer who will arrive on Chopper 5, a pizza party for the school and live music. In addition, the winning school will be featured in a story on KSL-TV.

Make sure to record your hours in the Help Counter program, at the school or from home at:
Remember, the 6th grade field trip and Musical practice will count!

Looking for ideas of where to help?
Chess Club: Mon and Wed 12:00-1:20 1 parent needed weekly from Jan-April.
Follow this link to sign up:

Jump Club:
4th-6th Grade Jump Club: Tues 12:00-1:20 4 parents needed weekly from Jan-April
1st-3rd Grade Jump Club: Thurs 4:00-6:00 4 parents needed weekly from Jan-April
If you would like to sign up to help with Jump Club, follow this link:

A few options from home:
Help the Resource and Speech teams with packets.  You do not need to have a student in participating in these programs to help.
Teacher of the Month: Enjoy collecting the students nominations and award teachers for being the teacher of the month.
Disaster Packets: Help our assemble packets of emergency supplies to be stored in each classroom
Education Chair:Communicate with Math Team Coaches, and Science team then report at monthly PTO meetings.
Enrichment Chair: Communicate with Chess Club, Jump Club Literacy Club, Musical leads and report at monthly PTO meetings.

Help with our school drop off problems by making signs to direct traffic or hold the signs in the morning to teach parents the correct way to use the drop off.

Is your student part of the Math Team?  Help with their grade:
1st Grade: Fridays 11-11;30
2nd Grade: Fridays 11:15-11:45
3rd Grade: Fridays 10:45-11:15
4th Grade: Thursdays 1-1:30
5th Grade: TBD
6th Grade: Wednesdays from 2-2:30
If you can't help next week but are interested in helping in the future try:
Science Fair Judges: Needed January 29th 4:00-5:00 and/or the 30th from 8:30-1:00
6th grade Renaissance Fair Jan 31
Chinese New Year Celebration: Feb 7th Events for the entire school.
Science Club for 3rd grade: 1/31, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16
White Ribbon Week; We will be teaching students about internet safety.
Evening of the Arts April 10th
Grandparents Day March 27th
End of year slide show: We are looking for help with putting together a slide show to show the students as part of our Super Field Day.
Field Day Committee: It's time to start planning our Super Field Day and we would love your help! We will be having one field day for the entire school on June 3rd.
2014 Jog-A-Thon Committee: We are looking for anyone who would like to participate on the Jog-A-Thon team for next year's fundraiser. You could help with prizes, course, packets, assembly....there are several options!
Teacher Appreciation Committee: Do you want to help celebrate our teachers May 5-9?  We are putting our ideas together now.

Email us at Southlandpto@gmail.com if you would like to help!