Principal's Message

Mark Hegyi

                The start of school is just around the corner and we are so excited to have our students back in our classrooms.  Our School Theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “SES Goal – Getters: Planting Seeds for Success”. Throughout the school year, our staff will constantly engage your student in meaningful and rigorous learning every day and supporting your efforts of teaching  your child the importance of setting goals and striving to achieve our goals.  We will continue to build on a foundation of great work and high expectations for all students.  Our mission at Southern Elementary is to provide a safe, child-centered, learning environment where EVERY child is challenged and motivated and our staff of highly qualified professional educators and our support personnel is committed to fulfilling this mission for ALL of our students.

                We look forward to a very positive and productive year together!  We extend a special, yearlong invitation to all of our guardians to join us at school activities and events whenever you can.  The first activity being our Cardinal Fest on August 8th from 5:00-7:00. Please bring the entire family to Cardinal fest for games, music and DINNER. You and your student will also have a brief opportunity to meet their teacher.  We want… we need… and we value your involvement and support in your child’s education!  Your involvement is the key to the success throughout your child’s elementary school years and for them in achieving their GOALS!  

                Please also know that we highly value home/school communication.  It is vital and plays an integral role in each student’s success.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if/when the need arises.  We will do likewise.  We want to encourage our guardians to “stay in the know” about their child’s studies, assignments, assessments, and school activities, as well as, other events. During the first week of school, your child will bring information home on how to join your child’s class Dojo page. We highly recommend you take advantage of this outstanding communication tool. Also, be sure to follow our Facebook page for up to date information and celebrations.

                The first day of school for our students is August 14th.  I know many parents and guardians like to make the first day of school extra special by bringing their child to school and/or picking them up, but if this is not going to be your normal routine, please consider allowing your child to follow their regular travel arrangements.  This will help our students avoid confusion later.  If you do decide to transport your child on the first day, please send a note to let their teacher know of their regular transportation arrangements will be for the school year.

               We are so excited for our students to come back to us on August 14th and look forward to seeing you on August 8th.  Southern Elementary is a place of energy, enthusiasm and a high standard of excellence.  It is going to be an AWESOME school year as we work to consistently Plant Seeds of Success to motivate our students to be a Goal – Getter and achieve their GOALS!





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