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Congratulations to the varsity boys XC runners for earning the team championships at Kingsley Tues, Oct 6 in and at West Sioux Thur Oct 8 in Class B.

Athletic Booster Club Softener Salt Fundraiser Delivery will be Sat Oct 17 between 8 AM and noon.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the HS Volleyball team usually hosts a pink-out night. This year, however, South O'Brien doesn't have a home Volleyball match in October, so they have designated Tues, Oct 13 as the VB Pink Out Game vs. MMC at Marcus. Please show your support for the Wolverine Volleyball team and the fight against cancer by wearing pink and cheering on the team at their last regular season game.

School Picture Retake Date - Thurs, Oct 22; will begin in Primghar then to Paullina. Original picture packets must be returned if you're having retakes.

Our preschool program is looking for a good used larger trike and/or bike with training wheels. Please contact the Primghar school 957-3755 and leave a message for Nurse Brittany or Mrs. Hintz if you have one you would be willing to donate.

Driver Education 2016
Students may now register for Driver Education classes which will be held in the spring of 2016. Hover over the Academics tab above and select Driver Education for more information.

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.

Information about special events in the Elementary can be viewed on the Elementary page. Hover over the South O'Brien tab above and select Elementary.

Please read and follow South O'Brien Sportsmanship Guidelines.

The Wolverine Booster Club has a variety of apparel, gift, and other items for sale. Purchase them at home games. You can also 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.



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Schedule Notes: see Newsletter and Activity Calendar for details.

Oct 21, W; Early dismissal for Prof Dev, Elem busses at 1:20, JH/HS 1:30.

Oct 22, Th: Picture Re-Take Day. Lifetouch photographers will begin taking photos early that morning in Primghar. They’ll then move to the JH/HS to take photos.
*Please note: Lifetouch requires that entire photo packets be returned if you’re having your photo retaken.

Oct 23, F; End of 1st Quarter

Oct 26, M; No school, Professional Development

Oct 31; Boys Basketball Youth League begins; see more info on Basketball page.

Oct 11, 18, 25; Open Gym, 7-8 pm Sunday in the Paullina West & East Gyms.

Daytime visitors must report to the office and sign in when you enter a South O'Brien building. You will receive a visitor lanyard to wear. Please return the lanyard and sign out before you leave.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Beginning October 13, we no longer are able to use the North entrance/exit that passes through the Boiler Room in Primghar. The area outside the North door is now considered a Construction Zone in which hard hats are required. Visitors to the elementary building, please use the South courtyard door by the office. Employees, please use other doors.
Thanks 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. Please read the details on the Elementary page or the Health and Wellness page.

Read more info on the Health & Wellness page.

Free or Reduced Price School Meals
You can apply for free or reduced price school meals AT ANY TIME. You may complete the forms supplied in the August online newsletter. Forms are also available in either office. Select the South O'Brien tab above and then scroll down to Newsletter.

Backpack for Kids Project
Please donate food items or cash. To read about the project, hover over the Academics tab above, then select Backpack 4 Kids. Thank you to those who have already generously donated to the project.

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.

The South O'Brien FFA accepts old cell phones which will be sent in to be recycled.

FFA also collects WIX filters box tops.