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 Welcome to our Fourth Grade Team Page!



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Welcome to our Fourth Grade Team Page!


On this page you will find information from our team. See the links to the right for your child’s specific teacher. We invite you to check back often for updates.

Scroll all the way down to see blog posts!

  • Family Game Night

    Posted by Melissa Tatman at 4/3/2017
    The PTO would like to invite all South families to Family Game Night this Friday (April 7th) from 6pm-730pm in the school gym!
    • Bring your own board games or play board games provided!
    • STEM table hosted by Mr. Ludwig!
    • 6 Fun Fair Games!
    • 3 Photo Booths!
    • Face Painting!
    • Prizes!
    • Snacks for $0.50 and Water for $1!
    Suggested $1 donation per person to go towards Buddy Benches for our school playground!
    Volunteers are needed, please click here to help--thank you!
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  • D47 Art Show

    Posted by Melissa Tatman at 3/24/2017

    Join us at the District 47 Student Art Show reception will be held on Friday, May 5th from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Dole Mansion/Lakeside Legacy Arts Park. In addition to the wonderful array of student artwork on display, several D47 musical groups will be performing! For those unable to attend or who wish to take a second look, student artwork will be on display at the gallery from Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 12th. The general public is welcome to visit the gallery anytime between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

    D47 art show school schedule:

    • 5pm-6pm: Lundahl, Indian Prairie, West and Woods Creek
    • 6pm-7pm:  Hannah Beardsley, Canterbury, Glacier Ridge and South
    • 7pm-8pm: Bernotas, Coventry, North, Husmann
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  • Memory Books

    Posted by Melissa Tatman at 3/10/2017

    Memory Book orders are due Wednesday, March 15th!

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  • Barnes and Noble

    Posted by Melissa Tatman at 3/8/2017
    Barnes and Noble Book Fair
    Join us this Saturday, March 11th at Barnes and Noble in Crystal Lake for an action packed day. Here are some fun events that are planned:
    9:30: Junie B. Jones read aloud- Mrs. Johnson
    10:00Yoga- Mrs. Platek
    10:30: Juggling/Cup Stacking Challenges- Mr. Houk
    11:00: B&N National Read Aloud- Mrs. Kondrad
    11:30Surprise Read Aloud- Mrs. Adams
    12:00: Elephant and Piggie Activities- Mrs. Heidrich/Mrs. Stlaske
    1:00: Maisie read aloud- Mrs. Gelsosomo
    2:00: LEGO Batman make and take
    2:00-4:00: STEM activities- Mr. Ludwig
    All proceeds will be used to purchase books for the South LMC! Hope to see you there!
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  • Coins for a Cause

    Posted by Heather Nelson at 3/2/2017

    “Coins For A Cause”  Our 5th grade EC students are collecting coins/loose change at South Elementary, in order to donate to the A-Z Literacy Foundation!  This movement aims to improve the lives of impoverished children through literacy development by providing schools and communities with quality books that inspire children to read (link for more info: We will be collecting from March 6th-10th.

    We will work our way from A to Z, ending with a crA-Zy Inside Out/Backwards Outfit Day, for children who donate $1.00 on Friday!!  (Friday participants will receive a Brag Tag!)   

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  • Valentine's Day Party

    Posted by Melissa Tatman at 1/30/2017

    Valentine’s Day Party Information

    Tuesday, Feb. 14th, 2017

    2:30 - 3:15


        Help us celebrate Valentine’s Day in style!  What to wear? Red, pink, black and white are the colors for the day!


           Ladies                                    Gentlemen

      Skirt/dress/dress pants            Dress pants/shirt/ tie/sweater  


    Just a friendly reminder, due to food allergies in the building, only parent party volunteers may bring in approved food items for classroom parties.  Please do not send any food/candy in with your child on party day unless approved by the classroom teacher.  Students can bring in stickers, cards, pencils, pens, eraser, etc.  Thank you for your support and cooperation.

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  • Chick-fil-A

    Posted by Melissa Tatman at 1/24/2017

    Chick-fil-A Night


    Please join us at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, January 25th between 2:30-7:30pm!  Mention South and 25% of all proceeds will go right to our school.

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  • EC

    Posted by Melissa Tatman at 1/23/2017

    Please support our EC program!

    On Wednesday, January 25th,our Book Sale/PRESALE which offers the greatest selection of books will take place from 3-7 pm at Algonquin Township Hall in Crystal Lake. The Presale is open to all teachers and CLFOGE members.
    In addition, from 4-8 pm, we will be having our first Chipotle fundraiser in Crystal Lake. The flyer is not needed to receive credit, but the CLFOGE fundraiser must at least be mentioned before the bill is paid.
    The general sale dates for the book sale will be on Friday, January 27th from 9-7 pm and Saturday, January 28th from 9-4 pm
    Thank you for your support!
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  • CL Public Library Reading Program

    Posted by Heather Nelson at 1/18/2017


    Join the Crystal Lake Library's Winter Reading Program 

    January 23 - March 18

    Get rewarded for reading* and earn a chance to win $100 worth of books for South's LMC!

    *Minutes read count toward South's reading incentive too!


    CL library winter reading program

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  • Summer Themed Dance Party

    Posted by Melissa Tatman at 1/13/2017
    Summer Themed Dance Party
    Summer Party
    The PTO is hosting its second annual all school summer themed dance party on February 3rd from 6-8pm. It is South's highlight of the year for students and their families and students are already talking about the dance and getting hyped for the fun! However, the PTO is so short on volunteers that the dance may have to be cancelled. Please click the link below to sign up by January 20th to help keep this Sabre Cat family event. Thank you!
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