Beyond the Bell This Week


Monday: Memorial Day

Tuesday: Annex, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Big School, 2:40-3:50 p.m.

Final Box Tops Collection on Wednesday

box topsThe final Box Tops collection of the school year will be Wednesday, May 27. The class that collected the most box tops will be announced in early June and will win a pizza party!

Art Show and Spring Concert Thursday!

art showThe annual Art Show and Spring Concert happens this Thursday, May 28. The Art Show starts at 6 p.m., with the Spring Concert (orchestra, band and chorus) at 7 p.m. Tickets for the School Fair will also be available for purchase.

We are still in need of volunteers to help hang and set up artwork! Please support our fabulous art teacher, Ms. Jones. Click here to volunteer.

Quarter Challenge Update

studentcouncilThe quarters keep rolling in. You have already raised approximately $600! Used Kindles have also been donated.

As of last Friday morning, Mrs. King’s class leads the 2nd grade with 130 quarters thrown into the bucket. Mrs. Henderson’s class leads 3rd grade with 48; Ms. Paisner’s class leads 4th grade with 132; and Mr. Cahn’s class leads 5th grade with 76. The kindergartners and 1st graders have also been generously donating to the success of the Quarter Challenge!

The deadline to bring in your quarters is Friday, May 29. Thank you for your generosity!

Bike Exchange at Big School

BIKE DRIVE AND BIKEIn conjunction with the Newark Boys and Girls Bike Exchange program, we are hosting our annual Bike Drive on Sunday, May 31, from 1- 4:00 p.m. in the back of the Big School.  Please come out and support this worthy cause and get your bike tuned up, purchase a used bike or donate an adult bike.

All proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Newark after school program.  Please click HERE for more information.

Next Farmigo Delivery Is June 3

farmigoWe are excited to be in our second week with Farmigo!

Farmigo is an online farmers market that delivers fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce, meat, dairy, cheese, eggs and artisanal goods. Buying from small farms supports sustainable practices and the local economy. Plus, 10% of all proceeds goes to South Mountain School!!

There are no order minimums or delivery fees. Best of all, all first-time customers receive 40% off — just use coupon code FARMIGO40.

Click here to sign up and place your order!

Order by midnight on Sunday, May 31, for our next delivery on Wednesday, June 3. You can pick up your order from 4-6 p.m. at Keri Siry’s house (you will receive details when you order).

Please contact Kim Hobbs with any questions.

Thank You, Rock Star Luncheon Chairs and Volunteers!

volsThis year’s teacher appreciation luncheon was a huge success thanks to everyone who helped to set up, clean up, and cook. The food was delicious, and the gym looked wonderful! It was nice to see some parents come to school to eat with the teachers as well.

A special thank you to the wonderful chairs of the event: Sara Angorn, Liz Barenholtz, Danielle Mann, and Roshni Patel. 

And thanks to all the volunteers!

Marwa Abdalla, Reidema Ali, Nerissa Aschoff, Sarah Bennett, Sandy Braine, Kanani Briggs, Kathleen Burns, Laura Carlucci, Jen Christensen, Kerry Cordero, Victoria Calle deBurca, Andrea Delbanco, Deidre d’Entremont, Maisha Desai-Green, Rita Desnoyers-Garcia, Dan Dietrich, Dorothy Dietrich, Jun Egawa, Dana Ehrlich, Tiana Evans, Rachel Fisch-Kaplan, Peggy Freedson, Lisa Garelick, Andrea Garrido, Heidi Goldberg, Rebecca Hardiman, Farnaz Heydt, Kim Hobbs, Bonnie Hemenway, Mia Kamber, Emily Kameros, Claire Kaplan, Lauren Katz, Meredith Katz, Jenny Keigwin, Kathy Krais, Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad, Michelle Lederman, Leelila Strogov Liang, Kristin Mahoney, Maggie Marotta, Pam Martin, Peg McBrien, Alyson McCarthy, Dana Miller, Sapna Mitra, Terri Nelson, Beth Palmisano, Marcela Potoki, Jennifer Rinaldi, Donna Ritter, Krista Ross, Rebecca Rowell, Nicole Rudick, Jocelyn Ryan, Julia Smith, Elie Sullivan, Robin Stephan, Alishia Taiping-Moccia, Marjie Terry, Jenn Treacy, Tonya Vince-LaFevre, Rachel Walls, Jill Wasserman, Adam Weiss, Jennifer Williams

Audrey and Rebecca, VPs-Programming

Around the District


Honor Your Teacher With Achieve
For a donation of $5 each, the Achieve Foundation will print messages from you and your children on beautiful tribute cards and deliver them during the last week of school. Click HERE to order online.

Community Forum on Communications
The Board’s Community Engagement & Outreach Committee invites all members of the SOMSD Community to join members of the Board of Education and SOMSD Administration to talk about communications at the classroom, school and districte level. The forum will be held TONIGHT, Tuesday, May 26, from 7:30 p.m.  – 9:00 p.m. at the Columbia High School Library.  Click HERE for the flier.

Honor Your Teacher With Achieve

honorteacherGive the gift that gives back to our schools! Send thank-you notes to teachers, librarians, guidance counselors, coaches, secretaries, bus drivers, principals — any staff member in any school.

For a donation of $5 each, the Achieve Foundation will print messages from you and your children on beautiful tribute cards and deliver them during the last week of school.

Click here to order online, or click on the flyer for an order form and more information.

Recess Running Program at the Annex

toetokensMr. K and Mr. Tait are looking for volunteers to help with the Annex recess running program. They they two parents on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to help with checking off the laps the children complete.

Volunteers are asked to stay for both kindergarten and 1st grade recess, which lasts about a hour total.

Please click HERE to sign up!

Questions? Contact Mr. K or Mr. Tait.