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School Supply Event 2018 School Supply Event 2018

Elementary students and families are invited to the 2018 School Supply Event at Simmons Elementary on July 26th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Woodford County Battle of the Books Battle of the books

Woodford County 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students are invited to compete in THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!  Read the designated books over the summer and YOU could compete for your school in the fall!

Southside to Host Art Exhibit May 16-24 Sunset Over Blue by Nassir

Southside Elementary will host A Matter of Perspective, an exhibition of 31 pieces of artwork by students with disabilities. The exhibit will be on display May 16-24 before traveling to the next exhibition site. 

Kindergarten Kick-off Tuesday May 15 Kindergarten Kickoff

For kindergarten students & families beginning school in August 2018.  Students who are 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018 are eligible to register for kindergarten. This event will be held at EACH elementary school beginning at 6pm, Tuesday May 15.

#TEAMSouthside Artists art
WCPS E-Mail Interruption email logo

Due to a conversion by the state, e-mail will be down for our district beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th through 6:00 a.m., Monday, March 19th.  If e-mail is sent during that time, it may or may not reach its intended destination.  We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we make this transition. 

Community School Safety Forum Scrabble pieces spelling out the word Scrabble

The Woodford County Schools will be hosting a community school safety information and listening forum on Tuesday, March 13th, at 6:00 in the Woodford County High School library.  District administrators will share current practices and we will have Jon Akers, executive director from the Kentucky Center for Safe Schools, and Versailles police chief Jim Fugate in attendance as well.  There will also be a time to hear suggestions for improvement from attendees.

Food Service Survey Mixed veggies

Parents and students!  Please take a minute or so to complete this survey from Woodford County Schools Food Service.  Your input is greatly appreciated and will help us continue to provide healthy, enjoyable meals for our students. Click "Read More" to take the survey.  Thank you!

 

Attendance March Madness Results Attendance list


Congratulations to the Huntertown Kindergarten team!  They are the big winners in our 2018 Attendance March Madness.  Each student on the winning team will receive a meal voucher for Bojangles.

The backet results for the entire competition can be seen here

Talking to Children About Violence Picture of yellow lockers

In light of the recent tragedies across the nation, we have added some information for parents under the "Parent Resources" area of our website that you may find helpful.

You may click here to see an informational flyer or visit our Parent Resources page.

Kindergarten Early Entry Kindergarten student using an ipad

Kindergarten Early Entry
 

Woodford County Schools works to serve the needs of students in the community beginning with ensuring students are provided the best foundation for success. To be eligible for Early Entry, with early entry being defined as a student who does not meet the age requirements as designated in KRS, a student must meet the following guidelines and follow the process described:

  1. Student must turn 5 on or before December 31 of the Kindergarten Entry Year.
  2. Application submitted expressing desire to be screened for Early Entry prior to June 1 preceding the year of entry.
  3. Demonstrate general academic readiness through meeting the criteria of “Kindergarten Ready” on academic measures using the BRIGANCE© kindergarten screen.
  4. Score in the 90th percentile or above on all 5 areas of the Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™, Fourth Edition. (DIAL™-4 five areas: Concepts; Motor; Language; Self-Help; Social-Emotional)
  5. Guardians complete a conference with district official to ensure full awareness of all known factors related to the guardian decision to pursue early entry.
Self-Advocacy Skills for Gifted Students Raised hands

Student workshops and parent information session, with guest speaker Deb Douglas.  March 8-10.

New Immunization Guidelines Immunization Picture

There are NEW IMMUNIZATION GUIDELINES for the 2018-2019 school year.  All students in preschool through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine to attend school.  To meet this requirement, a current Certificate of Immunization Status must be provided to the school showing the dates your child received the two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. 

Southside Scholarship Graduate

Do you know a WCHS senior who attended Southside Elementary?  Be sure to share this with them!

Updated Make-Up Day Plan Snowy Road

The recent inclement weather has caused our calendar to move into the make up day schedule.  As of today, school will now be in session on May 24th

WoodfordREADS Kickoff!

Woodford Reads LogoLet's read "The Spray Paint Mystery"!

The Woodford Educational Endowment Foundation is joining with the Woodford County Public Schools to encourage our students to read!  #WoodfordREADS (Read Explore And Discover Success)  The kickoff will be on Monday, November 20th.  The book for this year's initiative will be "The Spray Paint Mystery" by Angela Shelf Mandearis.  Mr. Hawkins, Superintendent of Woodford County Public Schools, will read the first chapter to some of our students along with WC Public Librarian, Becky Munoz, Versailles Mayor Brian Traugott and Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift.  Here's a flyer to tell you more about this exciting partnership to make reading fun!

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Daylight Savings Time Ends Soon!

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Remember to "fall back" this weekend!

Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 5th.
Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Parent Fall Break Survey

We want to hear from you!

There are numerous implications with both keeping or not keeping fall break in the calendar.  The purpose of this survey is NOT to survey all of the different possible scenarios keeping or eliminating a fall break could potentially mean to the development of the 18-19 calendar recommendation.  Rather, the purpose is to get a general idea to what extent our parents want to keep or not keep fall break in the calendar.  Your individual responses will not be shared with the committee.  Only the overall results will be shared.  If you have already responded via the parent email that was sent, no need to complete survey again as your response has been recorded.  Thank you.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDICxCsu5az9J9UO_b84XE9jozMilkuJCPVVcPr_DsY28KeA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Veterans Day Assembly Veterans

Southside Elementary will host their annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday, November 10th.  We would like to invite local veterans to attend our program.  The program will begin at 1:30 pm in the Southside Elementary gymnasium.  Immediately following the program, there will be a reception for veterans in the library.  Information about the event will also be sent home with students.   

PTO Yankee Candle Pick-up

PTO Yankee Candle orders will be available for pickup any time during the school day October 16th - 20th.  On Tuesday, pick-up will be available until 4:00 pm.  If you need to make other arrangements or schedule another pick-up time, please email Ms. Candy at candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us. 

Veterans Day Assembly Flag

Southside's Veterans Day Assembly is scheduled for Friday, November 10th.  This is one of my favorite programs of the year.  I would like to do presentation with veterans who are near and dear to the hearts of the #TEAMSouthside family.  If you would like to submit a picture for the slide show,  please email it to candida.luttrell@woodford.kyschools.us.  Or if you would like to me to scan the photo for you, place it in an envelope clearly marked with your child's name.  I'll scan the picture and return it as soon as possible.  Please include the name of the veteran, the branch of military in which he/she served, and the student(s)/staff member associated with him/her.  

Thanks!  
Ms. Candy - Library Media Specialist 

Family Fun Night - Thursday, October 26

Fun NIght

Volunteers Needed

Southside PTO's Annual Holiday Bash is scheduled for Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  They are looking for volunteers to help make this event happen.  Click the following link to sign up for a time and help out #TEAMSouthside PTO.     Volunteer Sign-up for Holiday Bash 

Southside PTO's Holiday Bash

Bash

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On-Line Book Fair

Check out the on-line bookfair! Everything we have at school plus MORE!!! 

Southside's On-line Book Fair!!! 

No School - Monday, August 21st

Picture of solar eclipseSolar Eclipse Day - No School

Woodford County Schools ordered eclipse glasses for our students; however, they have not arrived yet.  Therefore, school will not be in session on Monday, August 21st.  ETC will also be closed on Monday.

Photo credit: Time

 

Important Information Regarding Wind Chill Delays and Closings Snowy Fence

How Does the Wind Chill Affect School Being Delayed or Closed?

During the winter months several factors come into play that could delay the start of school or cause school to be  closed all together. One such factor is the wind chill on a given day. On particularly cold mornings we continuously monitor the National Weather Service and closely monitor the weather conditions. There are two possible scenarios that come from the National Weather Service: a Wind Chill Advisory and a Wind Chill Warning. The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY defines the two as the following:

  • Wind Chill Advisory: Wind Chills between -10 and -24 degrees and at least a wind of 10 MPH or more.
  • Wind Chill Warning: Wind Chills -25 degrees and below with at least a wind of 10 MPH or more.
Smile for the Camera!!!

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Want to Volunteer? volunteer

After reviewing the Volunteer Handbook below, please print, complete and sign the Volunteer Participation/Confidentiality Statement and Interest Page.  You must return these two forms to the school office for your training to be complete.

Thanks!  We can't wait for you to be part of #teamsouthside!  Teamwork makes the DREAM WORK!!!

Volunteer Handbook 

Volunteer Participation/Confidentiality and Interest Page 

Fall Bookfair!!!

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September 1st - 8th

Friday, September 1st       7:45 am - 2:30 pm

Monday, September 4th   NO SCHOOL LABOR DAY

Tuesday, September 5th   7:45 am - 11:30 am

Wednesday, September 6th   7:45 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 7th  7:45 am - 2:30 pm (K - 2 Grandparents' Luncheon)

Friday, September 8th    7:45 am - 2:30 pm  (3 - 5 Grandparents' Luncheon) 

On Friday, Monday and Wednesday, the bookfair will close between 12:10 pm - 12:40 pm for LUNCH.  

 

#TEAMSouthside Artists

The 5th grade worked diligently to create their bibelots (decorative sculptures) and they are currently exhibited at the Headley-Whitney Museum until December 22nd. A special congratulations to John Parker who earned 2nd place for grades 3rd-5th and Savannah Washburn, Elizabeth Jackson, and Olivia Dabney who earned Honorable Mentions. We are so proud of all of our artists!

Emerson   John

olivia  savannah

Holiday Card Contest Holiday

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New Student Information

Welcome to Southside Elementary!  We are excited that you will be coming to learn and grow with us!  We hope the information provided on this page will provide you with everything you need to get ready to be a Southside Stallion in the 2017-2018 school year!  Check back often for updates!

Checklist of items needed for registration.  

WCPS Enrollment Form

WCPS Enrollment Form (Spanish) 

 

Have a question we can answer? Check out this link!

Southside Back-to-School Fun Run and 5K

Southside Elementary held their 2nd annual Back-To-School Fun Run and 5K on Friday, August 18th!  The 5K Top 3 Men - Greg Snow, Walter Luttrell and Jeremy Reynolds.  The 5K Top 3 Women - Emily Gamper, Melissa Hudson, and Addison Moore.

Thanks to all who particiapted!!! 

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#TEAMSouthside Reads!!!

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Southside Elementary is proud to annouce that they had the most students complete and turn in reading logs during the Woodford County Public Library Summer Reading program.  Thanks to the Woodford County Public Library, Mrs. Becky, and Mrs. Bookie for helping us  inspire students to be life-long readers!  

Southside Elementary

1300 Troy Pike
Versailles, KY 40383

Phone: 859-879-4660
Fax: 859-873-4571