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David D'Andrea



Principal, South Elementary
Email: ddandrea@pvsd.org
Phone: 610-489-2991






Welcome to the 19-20 school year!








Dear South Families,                                                                                                                                                                                                            08/30/19


I would like to formally welcome all back to South as we kick off the 19-20 school year - it was wonderful welcoming our new and returning students on the first day last Monday to a vastly upgraded facility that students noticed immediately.  We are excited for our families to see the renovations as well, which you are invited to do during our annual Home and School Welcome Back Social on Thursday, Sept. 5th from 5:00 - 6:30 PM. Yesterday morning, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of this long journey that began last fall - I would like to share this moment with all of you, as it marks an important moment in South’s history and school community:

Thanks to all in the community for your support throughout this process!


There are a few additional updates I would like to note, as well as remind you that there is no school on Monday, Sept. 2nd:  

  • Our Wellness schedule has been established and shared below for your convenience including the special your child will miss that week in lieu of Wellness (dates will adjust for snow days as needed).  As explained in the recent district email that introduces the new Elementary Wellness Program, each of our other six specials will miss 2 class periods so that our new Wellness teacher, Ms. Laura Christie, can teach your children about such topics as healthy living, safety, self-awareness and management, responsible decision-making, social media safety, and age appropriate developmental topics (i.e., handwashing, growth and development, developing peer pressure awareness and friendships, etc.).     

A more complete guide to each grade level’s topics that was approved by the Board of Directors can be accessed by navigating to this link and clicking on the grade level band you wish to view.  


09/13 - 09/20

10/03 - 10/11

10/22 - 10/29

11/18 - 12/02

12/11 - 12/18

12/19 - 1/07

02/04 - 02/11

02/21 - 02/28

03/02 - 03/09

04/03 - 04/16

04/27 - 05/05

05/14 - 05/21

Library

Explorations

Spanish

Library

Art

Music

Explorations

Spanish

Phys Ed

Art

Music

Phys Ed

  • Home and School Welcome Back Social - please join us on the recess yard from 5:00 - 6:30 PM on Thursday, Sept. 5th to celebrate the start of the new school year with food trucks, games, and self guided tours of the newly renovated South Elementary!

  • PBS Kick-Off Assemblies - each year we kick-off our Positive Behavior Support efforts with grade level assemblies that focus on making good choices in school each day and to get our students excited about making a positive difference in the school community.  This year our students will participate in team-building activities with their classrooms to earn points for field day in May - keep an eye out for updates about our PBS framework so that you can discuss what it means to be RESPONSIBLE, RESPECTFUL, SAFE, and KIND at school as well as home.  Our kick-off assemblies will take place on Friday, Sept. 6th.    

  • First Home and School Meeting - Monday, September 9th @ 7:00 PM in the library.  Please attend to learn more about South Home and School and how you can get involved. 

  • Meet the Teacher Night - we look forward to seeing all of you for Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, Sept. 12th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  


We are looking forward to a wonderful school year - don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, have a wonderful holiday weekend!


In partnership,


Dave D’Andrea

Principal, South Elementary