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Remembering Monet Armenia

Monetlletter.jpgWe remember Monet Armenia as she is laid to rest today, and we wanted to share with the community a note of thanks that she recently sent to South Mountain Cares. Click on the photo to read Monet’s words.

The Big School will be open today from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for anyone who would like to drop off a sympathy card or note for the Armenia family. A basket will be in the main office.

Summer Reading Lists!

Primary List K-2Intermediate List 3-5The lazy, hazy days of summer are finally here — it’s the perfect time for your kids to while away afternoons reading, and to spend family time reading together. Check out the district’s summer reading lists for grades K-2 and 3-5 for great ideas!

Happy reading!

Thank You To Our Volunteers!

thank youSouth Mountain PTA hopes you and your families have had a wonderful school year. Thank you to those who volunteered to help make our classroom activities, social events, fundraising events, outreach, and extracurricular offerings fun and successful and to all that have come to support our efforts! Have an enjoyable and safe summer!

School Fair this Monday, June 23rd!!!

SM SCHOOL FAIRCome one, come all to the South Mountain School Fair!!

A few things to Remember:

  • Festivities will be held behind the Big School
  • Please note new time~ 5pm-7pm
  • Remember to bring small bills (nothing higher than $20)

Questions?  Contact Kim (kimberly.hobbs90@gmail.com) or Audrey (audreyrs@gmail.com)

Hope to see everyone at the Fair– it’s going to be a great night!! 

Please click the link below to VOLUNTEER to help at the fair.  If you have already signed up, please check your slot to make sure you are still available or change to a new slot if you can! Thank you! Our fantastic school events are not possible without your help!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4fadae28a31-south

A Note From The School Nurse

superstars picJune 19, 2014   Dear Parents and/or Guardians of South Mountain:

As we draw near to the 2013-2014 school year, we want to thank you for your support in providing a safe and healthy learning environment for your child. Our hope for you and your families during this summer break is to explore opportunities for balanced eating, exercise and moments for fun and relaxation. Summer is also a great time to prepare for the new school year.  Please note the following as it pertains to your child:

Medications - All prescribed medications, including over the counter that are to be given to your child by the school nurse during school hours, must have a yearly updated completed Medication Authorization Form on file in the nursing office at the beginning of each school year.

Asthma – All students with asthma need to have an updated Asthma Treatment Plan on file in the nursing office at the beginning of each school year.

Food or Bee Allergy – All students need an Anaphylaxis Emergency Health Care Plan which can be obtained from the Nurse’s office.

Therefore, please reach out to your Health Care Provider (HCP) as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to have these forms completed before the start of the new school year.  Forms can be obtained by going to http://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/ and click Departments>Nursing Services>Forms.  As a reminder, all medications need to be picked up in the nursing office before the last day of school or they will be discarded.  Please contact Nina Treitler, RN (South Mountain Annex) or Sharyn Wills, APN (South Mountain) with any questions or concerns.

We wish you and your families a safe, happy and healthy summer reprieve.

Warmly,

Sharyn Wills, APN, NJ-CSN                 Nina Treitler, RN, NJ-CSN
973-378-5216 ext. 4503                          973-378-2800 ext. 4003

Healthy Children Learn Better

Congratulations SMS Triathletes!

superstars picWe are proud of our South Mountain triathletes who participated in the Two Towns Triathlon last Saturday, June 14th. The following students placed in their age group. Congratulations, Superstars!

In the male 8 and under :
Elkan Pleat placed 1st
Miller Nelson placed 2nd

Female 9 to 10:
Jillian Canning placed 2nd

Male 9 to10:
Gavin Swanson placed 3rd

Female 11 to 12:
Zoe Lynch placed 2nd

School Fair “Early Bird” Sales- Today June 19th!

SM SCHOOL FAIRPlease note new time: 5pm-7pm

Join us at the Big school for a fantastic night of fun, as we officially celebrate the end of another great school year.

If you missed the opportunity to purchase online discount tickets for school fair,  or would like to get additional tickets for friends or family (only need to purchase for children ), you can do so today.

Discount tickets for School Fair will be available today only until midnight.  

Click here to purchase tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-south-mountain-school-fair-spring-2014-tickets-11981556157

Questions?  Contact Kim (kimberly.hobbs90@gmail.com) or Audrey (audreyrs@gmail.com)

Hope to see everyone at the Fair– it’s going to be a great night!! 

Please click the link below to VOLUNTEER to help at the fair.  If you have already signed up, please check your slot to make sure you are still available or change to a new slot if you can! Thank you!  Our fantastic school events are not possible without your help!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4fadae28a31-south

School Spirit Day is MONDAY, JUNE 16TH!

UnknownFestivities will begin at 1pm, behind the Big School. Volunteers should report to the blacktop at 12pm.

Parents are invited (and encouraged)  to cheer on our Superstars and if possible, assist your child’s class.

DON’T FORGET:

  • Send children to school with a refillable water  bottle (please put first and last name on it)
  • NO face paint can be worn to school
  • Take plenty of photos and submit to Mr. K in a cd format for the school bulletin boards
  • Wear Spiritwear or blue and yellow

Let’s go Superstars!!!!!

Transportation/Pick-up details:

Buses will pick up students from the Annex at 12:40 p.m. to bring them to the Big School. The after-care children will ride back to the Annex via shuttle at 2:30 p.m. The children who go home by bus will leave from the Big School. All other Annex students will assemble in the auditorium at 2:20 p.m. and be picked up by parents/caregivers from there. They are to check out with their teachers prior to leaving.

SPIRITWEAR ON SALE MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 16TH

SM SpiritwearGET YOUR SPIRITWEAR FOR SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY!

ANNEX: 7:40 – 8:00am on the blacktop behind the school  (CASH and CHECKS)

BIG SCHOOL: 7:40 – 8:10am on the blacktop behind the school (CASH, CHECKS and CC)

School Fair Rescheduled for Monday, June 23rd

SM SCHOOL FAIRPlease note new time: 5pm-7pm

Join us at the Big School for a fantastic night of fun, as we officially celebrate the end of another great school year.

Early Bird Sales – Thursday, June 19th
We appreciate your patience as we have had to reschedule a couple of times due to the weather.  As a thank you, we will open online sales for early bird discounts, this Thursday, June 19th (ends at midnight).  So, if you did not get a chance to take advantage of the discount before or would like to get additional tickets for friends or family (children), you can do so on the 19th.

Hope to see everyone at the Fair– it’s going to be a great night!! 

Please click the link below to VOLUNTEER to help at the fair.  If you have already signed up, please check your slot to make sure you are still available or change to a new slot if you can! Thank you!  Our fantastic school events are not possible without your help!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4fadae28a31-south