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NO SCHOOL or activities Monday, February 8 due to weather.

Congratulations Jazz Band and Mr. Cole!
Jazz Band placed first in 1A at the Morningside Jazz Festival Feb 4.

The February Newsletter is now available online.

Make-up days due to inclement weather will be
February 15 (Presidents' Day)
March 24 & 29 (Spring/Easter break)
and we will have an early dismissal on Feb 10 (the Professional Development scheduled for Feb 3 will now be held Feb 10)

Congratulations to Readers’ Theater Lily Friedrichsen, Randa Karli, Tristan Verdoorn, Erin Cooper, Carmen Stover, Dawson Weathers and Group Improv Lily Friedrichsen, Randa Karli, Tristan Verdoorn who received a I rating at Speech Districts and are moving on to State. State Speech will be Feb 6 at the LeMars Community High School. Choral Reading Stephanie Kruse, Jenna Elrod, Erin Lenz, Paige Ginger, Madison Weber, Nicole Feltman, Mercedes Babb, Crystal Millan-Herrera, Leticia Del Real, Molly Lenz and Group  Improv Keaton McClaren, Dawson Weathers, Christian Sage, Zachary Riedemann also did a wonderful job and received a II rating.

Registration for Little Paws 4-year-old Preschool will be Tues, Mar 8 at 5:00 pm at the elementary school in Primghar.  Children must turn four by Sept 15, 2016 in order to attend Little Paws Preschool.  Little Paws Preschool uses Creative Curriculum, a research-based Early Childhood curriculum, which utilizes a hands on approach.

Service Learning Day 2016. The service learning day committee is planning work projects for Service Learning Day 2016. The work will take place in May.  If you have projects that would fit well with service learning day, please contact Michelle Aberson (maberson@s-obrien.k12.ia.us) or Noah DeYager (ndeyager@s-obrien.k12.ia.us).  Thanks!

Yearbooks are on Sale for $50. Deliver a check (to South O'Brien Yearbook) or cash to the office or purchase online at jostensyearbooks.com . You can also get your yearbook personalized - see the order forms in the office or check online for the options available.

Construction continues on the Elementary site. Click here to view some pictures shared by Mr. Moore.

Driver Education 2016
Students may now register for Driver Education classes which will be held in the spring of 2016.

WANTED: Substitute Teachers, Paraeducators, and Bus Drivers. Send letter of application to Superintendent Moore if interested.

Remember to occasionally refresh your page to see the revisions we make during the day.
Parents and family members are encouraged to read the Announcements and check the All Events Calendar to learn about upcoming school events and activities.

The Wolverine Booster Club has a variety of apparel, gift, and other items for sale. Purchase them at home games or you may order apparel online using a link on the Booster Club page.

Every little bit helps...
Please collect Campbell's Soup labels, Box Tops for Education, Sunny D Labels, and Pizza Ranch Wagons. Send them to school with your child.

The South O'Brien FFA accepts old cell phones which will be sent in to be recycled. FFA also collects WIX filters box tops.

Backpack for Kids Project
Please donate food items or cash. To read about the project, click here: Backpack 4 Kids. Thank you to those who have already donated to the project.

South O'Brien School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.


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Schedule Notes: see the Newsletter and/or Activity Calendar for details. Information about special events in the Elementary can be viewed on the Elementary page.

Feb 10; Early Dismissal for Professional Development; Elem 1:20, JH/HS 1:30.
Feb 15, M; Presidents' Day, We WILL have school - designated make-up day after inclement weather.
Feb 25, Th; Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4-7 pm
Feb 26, F; No School, Professional Development

Open Gym, 7-8 pm Sunday in the Paullina West & East Gyms, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28.

Daytime visitors must report to the office and sign in upon entering a South O'Brien building. You will receive a visitor lanyard to wear. Thank you for your cooperation!

Peanut allergies
An allergic reaction can be life threatening.
All of South O’Brien Elementary has been designated as peanut allergy aware. Practices have been put in place to help prevent student exposure to peanut products.

Free or Reduced Price School Meals
You can apply for free or reduced price school meals AT ANY TIME. Forms are available in either officeor in the August online newsletter.

Thank you to the South O'Brien Publications Class. They provide most of the pictures that appear in the box above. Their instructor is Kris Faust.