Today, 9/30/2014
High: 85 Low: 63
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/1/2014
High: 85 Low: 68
Slight chance thunderstorms
15% chance of precipitation.

District News

REMINDER: Keep our kids SAFE!

Act 37 of the 2011 Arkansas General Assembly prohibits drivers from using handheld wireless telephones while operating motor vehicles when passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present and outside the building, except in cases of emergency.

Daily Announcements

Volunteers in Public Schools Training (VIPS), Tuesday, October 7
We will be having a VIPS training on Tuesday, October 7, at 8:30 and 12:00 at Southside. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, we encourage you to attend this training. The training will not only equip you to know the expectations of volunteers at school, but to instruct you on locations and uses of certain machines and equipment you might use as a volunteer.
We welcome and encourage you to come be a part of our school and help serve our teachers and students.

Phyllis Lauber
Parent Involvement Coordinator

School Pictures
On Thursday, October 9, school pictures will be taken.
Remember to wear your best smile!

Parent Seminar: Language Arts Common Core, Friday, October 10
A parent seminar will be held to discuss Language Arts Common Core, on Friday, October 10. English session is at 8:30, and Spanish session is at 12:00.

Sharing & Caring of Benton County
Sharing & Caring of Benton County will be in Siloam Springs at the Boys and Girls Club on Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 am to 1:00pm.  The Boys and Girls Club is located  at 655 Heritage Court, Siloam Springs, AR.  Sharing and Caring parent letters will be going home on Tuesday, September 30. Applications will be available in our school office on that same day.  You may pick up an application at the school or download one from their website: They will be taking applications from Monday, September 29 through October 21st.  If you have any questions, you can call Sharing and Caring of Benton County at 479-657-6886.

Parent Seminar: Math Curriculum, Monday, October 13
A math parent meeting will take place in the Southside PD room.The purpose of this meeting is to answer questions about math instruction and give information to help parents understand Common Core Mathematics. There will be 2 sessions to better accommodate anyone wanting to attend. A lunch session will be held at 12:00, and an evening session will be held at 6:30.
Fourth Grade Parent Letter

Movie Night, Friday, October 17
Southside will host a family movie night on Friday, October 17, in the gym.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the movie will start at 6:00 p.m.

Book Fair in the Library, October 21-28
The Book Fair in Southside's Library will be open until 6:30 p.m. during parent conference nights. 

Southside Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences
Parent-Teacher conferences will take place Thursday and Tuesday, October 23 and 28, from 3:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Grandparents Day!
Come and enjoy lunch with your student, along with a picture taking session. Information about Grandparents Day will be sent home with your student as the special day draws closer. Please fill out the form as soon as possible once you receive it. We are looking forward to seeing our students' grandparents!

4th Grade: Friday, October 24, 11:45 a.m.
3rd Grade: Monday, October 27, 11:00 a.m.

Oct. 27-30: Love Yourself - Be Drug Free 


 Monday, October 27th
Put a Lid on Drugs
Wear your favorite hat to school.


Tuesday, October 28th
Red Day
Wear red to school.


Wednesday, October 29th
Drugs Can't Find Me
Wear your camouflage to school.


 Thursday, October 30th
Team Up Against Drugs
Wear shirts to support your school mascot.



Leadership Assembly
Leadership Assembly will be held in the gym on Thursday, October 30, at 1:00 p.m. 

Fall Parties
Following the Leadership Assembly on Thursday, October 30, classroom Fall parties will be held at 2:00 p.m. Please take a moment to review the classroom parties procedures in the announcement area below.

Important Notice to Parents Regarding New Procedures for Classroom Parties

Due to issues with security and the safety of our students, we will be making some changes for classroom parties. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we introduce these new procedures. Read more...
2014 Party Day Procedures.pdf
Picture Retakes
Picture retakes will take place Friday, November 21.

Parent Seminar: How Children Learn, Friday, November 21
How Children Learn will be presented in Southside's PD room on Friday, November 21 at 8:30 and 12:00.

2014-2015 Teacher of the Year - Rebecca Evans

Congratulations to Rebecca Evans for being voted 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year by her peers!

Rebecca Evans started her career at Southside Elementary in the fall of 2004. In the past 10 years Rebecca has had the opportunity to teach all subjects. She is currently teaching math and science. She enjoys seeing students grow and learn in school. 

Click on the logo to connect to Southside Elementary's Facebook.

District Student Policy Handbook
The District Student Policy Handbook can be found on the District's Parent Page under "District Information."

Please check out this link to see how you can raise money for our school when you buy online.

PE4life is a nonprofit organization that encourages schools to move from a more traditional sports based curriculum to more comprehensive model pursuing life time fitness.

Back to School Information

2014-2015 School Supplies Lists

3rd Grade
3rd Grade Spanish
4th Grade
4th Grade Spanish

2014-2015 School Hours

8:30 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.

7:45-7:50 a.m. - Earliest Time Front Doors Open & Breakfast Served
8:25 a.m. - First Bell
8:30 a.m. - Tardy Bell
3:30 p.m. - Walker Bell
3:35 p.m. - Car Rider and Bus Bell

2014-2015 Meal Prices

$0.50 - Milk for Students
$1.50 - Student Breakfast                                    

$2.00 - Student Lunch
$2.00 - Adult/Guest Breakfast
$3.50 - Adult/Guest Lunch                                    

Guest price will be charged for any guest regardless of age.

Southside Announcement Archive

Tuesday, October 7
VIPS Training 8:30 & 12:00
Thursday, October 9
School Pictures
PTO Meeting at Noon
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Friday, October 10
Parent Seminar: Language Arts Common Core
8:30 (English)
12:00 (Spanish)
Monday, October 13
Parent Seminar: Math Curriculum 12:00 & 6:30 pm
Wednesday, October 15
Quarter End
End of 1st Quarter
Thursday, October 16
Quarter Beginning
Begin 2nd Quarter
Great Central U.S. Shake Out (Earthquake Drill)
Friday, October 17
Movie Night
6:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30.
Tue, Oct 21 - Tue, Oct 28
Book Fair in Library
Book Fair will be open until 6:30 pm during Parent Conference nights.
Thursday, October 23
Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences
Friday, October 24
4th Grade Grandparents Day
11:45 AM
4th Grade Grandparents Day
11:45 AM
Sunday, October 26
3rd Grade Grandparents Day
11:45 AM
Mon, Oct 27 - Thu, Oct 30
National Red Ribbon Week