Good afternoon Panther Parents and Guardians,

Posted 10/22/20, 2:25 PM
I hope this letter finds you enjoying your day. I wanted to share some information about a few upcoming events at Pauline South. Before I do that I would like to thank everyone for the adjustments and flexibility with the late start for school. The logistics are steadily working themselves out the positive energy from the parents, students, and staff has been tremendous. Thank you for all that you're doing to make this work.

Halloween Parties will take place next Friday, October 30th. They will look different than in years past in that we will not be able to do a schoolwide Halloween Parade nor will be able to have parents attend the celebration. These have been very fun aspects of the Halloween celebration in years past and please know that we will return to the parade and parent attendance when it is safe to do so. Our 4th and 5th grade students are able to bring costumes but please make sure that they would not need a private room to go and change since we have restrictions on how many students can be in the bathroom at the same time. Our 6th grade students have traditionally not worn costumes but still enjoy a classroom party. If you are interested in providing treats for your child's class please contact your child's teacher. They can either be purchased from the store or homemade but please make sure that they are individually wrapped.

Pauline South will be able to participate in a fruits and vegetable snack program through a grant that was awarded. Besides the regular fruits and vegetables that are provided with each lunch, Pauline South students will be able to sample an additional fruit or vegetable at lunchtime. This will begin next week and will be done Tuesday through Friday. This is great for nutrition as well as students being able to discover all the different types of fruit and vegetables that are out there.

The school picture proofs are on their way. There has been a delay in getting the school picture proofs back to the school from our vendor. Unfortunately the plant that does the work for this was shut down for 2 weeks due to COVID-19 related issues. We have spoken with our regional sales representative and he was informed that the labels are being made and they are in preparation to be sent to Pauline South. Once we receive them we will be certain to send them home with your child.

Have a safe and enjoyable end of the week and weekend.

Proud to be a Panther,
Chris Holman, Principal