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  • Crystal Lake Public Library Summer Reading Program

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 5/28/2020

    Get ready to read this summer!!! The Crystal Lake Library is running its Summer Reading Program from June 1- August 6. All South students may participate whether your family has a CL Library card or not. Check out this YouTube video to get all of the details and information!  Here is the link to the Reading Log to record reading minutes.


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  • Virtual Classroom

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 5/19/2020



    Remote Learning


    Virtual Classroom

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  • Yearbook

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 3/17/2020

    There are only 5 days left to order a school yearbook for the 19-20 school year.

    Parents can order online at www.treering.com/validate  and enter South’s code: 101507821946978

    The cost is $15.46 and the deadline is March 22nd.  Parents can call TreeRing at 877-755-8733

    with any questions.

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  • Upcoming Activities

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 1/24/2020

    Urban Air Fundraiser - Thursday, February 27th from 4-8pm

    Spring Spirit Wear Sale- Friday, February 28th thru Friday, March 13th

    Chipotle Dine-Out Night - Wednesday, March 4th from 4-8pm

    Culver’s Dine-Out Night - Thursday, April 23rd from 5-8pm 

    Savers FunDrive - Friday, April 24th from 3:30-5pm/Saturday, April 25th from 9-11am

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  • Parent University

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 1/17/2020


    Winter 2020 Parent University - Parenting and Technology: Why Our Kids Are Growing Up Differently

    The Winter 2020 D47 Parent University event will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lundahl Middle School, 560 Nash Rd. in Crystal Lake. Prairie Ridge High School counselor Missy Berg will discuss how technology and parenting strategies are affecting our kids' generation, known as Generation Z or iGen. Parents will learn how to help their children develop healthy peer and adult relationships, improve communication, cope and manage emotions, and increase self-efficacy/confidence. To learn more and register, visit www.d47.org/parentuniversity

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  • The Giving Tree

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 11/20/2019
    The Giving Tree
    Our South Senator project that runs from November 20- December 20 is collecting new hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves for those in need. These items will be donated for distribution to Turning Point in Woodstock. Please have your donations to school by Friday, December 20th. Please put any donations on the tree in the front entranceway. Thank you for your help in making this project successful! Each person who donates gets 5 Sabre bucks!
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  • Important information for November 8, 2019

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 11/8/2019


    1) Winter weather is here! Please make sure that your child is properly dressed in a coat and any other winter accessories as needed.  A sweatshirt is not enough to be able to go outside for recess.


    2) For morning arrival, if your child is a car rider, please ensure they are dropped off between 8:30-8:50 am. Students dropped off between 8:50-9:00am, need to proceed through the front door and go directly to their classroom if there is no supervisor outside. Any child being dropped off at 9:00 am or later, since classroom instruction has already begun, will need to be brought in the building by a parent to sign the child in at the front office.  Thank you for your assistance in making sure our students are here on time, ready to start their day!


    3) Progress Reports will be available Wednesday Nov. 20th via ParentVue. Parents must have their Synergy ParentVue login and password to view their child's progress report. Should a parent need assistance with their log-in/password, they can contact the school office or hd@d47.org.


    4) South is collecting food donations in cooperation with the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Food Drive for Community Harvest.  This will run until Nov. 20th.  The items can be placed in the large box in the main entryway of the building. Thank you for your donations. 


    5) 5Essentials Survey: This fall, students, staff, and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the eighth annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about our school. The parent survey (available in English and Spanish) is now open and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. One survey may be completed and submitted for each child by either parent. We hope you will take this opportunity to provide us with your feedback. To access the survey, please visit http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/.


    6) Remember we are collecting food donations in cooperation with the Community Harvest Food Drive.  This will run till Nov. 20th.  The items can be placed in the box that is in the main entryway of the building. 


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  • Guidelines for Keeping Children Home From School

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 10/4/2019

    Guidelines for Keeping Children Home From School 

    • Fever 
    • Your child should stay home if he/she has a fever. The American Academy of Pediatrics definition of fever is 101 degrees or greater. Your child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
    • Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
    • If your child's eyes are swollen, red or they are draining, he/she should stay home. If your child was diagnosed with Conjunctivitis, he/she may return to school 24 hours after the first dose of prescribed medication.
    • Rashes
    • Your child should stay home if he/she has a rash you cannot identify. A child with a rash should not return to school until a health care provider has made a diagnosis and determined that the rash is not contagious.
    • Strep Throat
    • If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat, your child should remain at home until he/she has been on antibiotics for a full 24 hours and fever free for a 24-hour period before returning to school.
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea
    • If your child has vomited more than once or has had persistent diarrhea during the previous evening or the current morning, he/she should stay home from school. He/she may return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
    • Colds
    • Please keep your child home from school if he/she has a moist, productive cough, chest congestion, or thick nasal discharge. Continuous greenish discharge may be a sign of infection and you should consider consulting your health care provider.
    • A sick child cannot learn effectively and is unable to participate fully in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home from school prevents the spread of illness to others in the school and allows your child to rest and recover.
    • In addition to the guidelines listed above, please keep your child home from school if your are aware of any communicable disease your child may be carrying that has not been treated and could be passed to others. This is for your child's safety as well as the other students in your child's school. Thank you for your help in keeping your child's school a healthy environment!



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  • Super Hero Day

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 9/16/2019

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    “Superhero Day” will take place on Friday, September 27th. Donate $1 to the “It’s All For Kids” Foundation here in McHenry County and you can dress like a superhero for the day. Be a superhero and help out kids fighting cancer! 

    The class with the most participation will receive 30 Sabre bucks!


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  • Kids Hope

    Posted by Melissa Tatman on 9/6/2019

    Introducing Kids Hope USA!

    South Elementary has developed a partnership with Immanuel Lutheran through Kids Hope USA-a program that trains and equips caring adults to build life-changing relationships with a child.  A Kids Hope USA mentor meets with a child for one hour each week at the school for at least one school year. They work with the child on academic, character growth, and life-readiness skills.  They commit to be a positive role model and friend to give your child a positive experience. Kids Hope USA is a brand new program to South, but not new to District 47. Mrs. Alt started this program at Canterbury over 10 years ago!  We are excited to start and build this program at South. If you would like your child to be involved in this new program, or would like more information about this program, please contact Mrs. Cooper (secooper@d47.org).

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