South Shore PK-8

South Shore

Community Bulletin March 25-29

March 25th – March 29th, 2024

Good afternoon, South Shore.

Please keep an eye on our school webpage for additional information about upcoming South Shore events.

Disney Musicals in Schools Presents… Finding Nemo!!! Please support our South Shore cast and celebrate all their hard work by catching one of the final two performances at school. Suggested donation for admission is $5 adults 16 and older, $3 children. Proceeds benefit elementary drama program at South Shore: Friday March 22, 6PM, Saturday March 23, 1PM

College and Resource Fair Tomorrow at Rainier Beach Community Center:  hosted by CHAMPS, Saturday March 23, 12:00PM-4:00PM  

Rainier Beach Action Coalition Learning Garden Planning Meeting Tuesday March 26, 6:00PM-8:00PM at South Shore, childcare and dinner provided

Dress Up Spirit Week April 1 through April 5, planned by Elementary Student Council 

  • Monday: PJ Day
  • Tuesday: Opposite Day (Teachers dress like students and students dress like teachers)
  • Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday: Twin Day
  • Friday: Character Day (dress as your favorite character from a movie, book, tv, or other form of media

Spring Break Nature Camp at Seward Park for Middle School Free! Check it out: Wonder in Nature-General Registration.jpg 

South Shore Newspaper: Our own school newspaper created by our Middle School Journalism class. Please enjoy The Blue and Gold:

New Dental Care Partnership: Toothsavers! We have a new partnership to bring regular dental services here for our students! Toothsavers does screenings and applies both sealant and fluoride. Next year, they will also have a dentist on staff who will be able to provide more extensive services to our students onsite through regular visits to the school. Please return your students permission slip (went home in backpack mail this week) if you would like them to participate. 

Yearbook Cover Competition now open! Ask Mr. Horner if you have questions after reviewing this poster: yearbook cover contest.pdf 

South Shore Culture Night coming May 9! 5:30-7:30, please contact Ms. Naz to volunteer with a performance, sharing a cultural game or activity, or to suggest songs for the playlist. Culture Night Volunteer Flyer.pdf  

On time, daily attendance is essential for your child’s academic progress and for to our learning community. Our first bell rings at 8:50. School dismisses at 3:25 (2:10 on Wednesday). Please do not request early dismissal in the last 30 minutes of the school day.

Middle School Study Hall Friday mornings at 7:35. Ask Ms. Naz for more info. 

School Safety Notes–All volunteers and guests in building need to wear a visitor badge and be accompanied by a staff person. Any classroom visits must be arranged with the teacher in advance. As we work to protect focused learning time, we will ask your student to come to the front to see you if you need to check in with them. 

Parking and Drop Off Update   Parking is not permitted in the bus pull through at front of school, community center parking lot, and no longer permitted at the bank parking lot during pick up and drop off. Caregivers may pull through the left side of the bus loop to drop off students in the morning without leaving their vehicles. Please note, if you use street parking during drop off and choose to walk your child in, please be sure to take them to the rotunda or playground. Classrooms are not open before 8:50. 

Planning to volunteer this Spring? Check out your volunteer account with Seattle Schools to see if you need to update anything.

South Shore Music Program— Here is a link to the Boosters website for our instrumental groups led by Mr. Spichak (Orchestra, Band, Drumline). You can find ways to support this program and information about upcoming performances for our student musicians.

Save the Dates–Promotion Events this Spring

  • 8th grade Promotion, Tuesday June 18, 6:30 PM
  • 5th grade Promotion, Thursday, June 20, 9:30 AM
  • Kindergarten Promotion, Thursday, June 20, 1:00PM

Have a great weekend, South Shore fam. 

In Solidarity,

Principal Hendrickson