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The Importance of Familiy Partnerships

Research shows that children whose families are regularly and constructively involved in their education achieve higher levels of academic and social competence. At SouthSIde Elementary Charter School, we strongly believe that parents and schools share equally valued roles in education. We recognize that families dramatically influence the degree to which children are engaged in school and how they identify themselves as learners.

SouthSide Elementary is committed to building strong family–school partnerships that will improve both academic and social outcomes for students.

Volunteering at SouthSide!

There are always volunteer opportunities at SouthSide. These include assisting with recess, interpreting and translating, chaperoning field trips, helping out in the cafeteria, tutoring, or assisting in the planning or execution of a school day event. If you plan on volunteering at the school or attending a field trip, a BCI (background check) is required and the form must be submitted to the school. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the school or fill out the volunteer interest form below. Another way to get involved is to join the SouthSide Parent Teacher Organization or the School Improvement Team. The team is comprised of administrators, staff or faculty, and parents of children enrolled in the school. They work collaboratively to develop school improvement plans.

Finally, you can get involved by planning or attending school fundraiser events. 

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Additional Family Resources


Online Math Resources

A rich resource portal with many math videos, songs, poems, and stories for young children.

Educational website which includes interactive games and puzzles for children to practice for basic mathematical skills.

A portal which has an interactive Math Skill Builders to help children practice the different math concepts.

A website which has a Game Room that offers games such as Math and Hidden Picture. Children can test their math skills with its e-Flashcards  and e-Worksheets. There is also a Home Helper to help children to check on their math solutions.

This site offers tutorials, practices, and exciting activities. It has sections, which include math games, free online games, and puzzles. 

A math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems. In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows users how to arrive at the answer. It includes topics such as Math for Everyone, General Math and Geometry.

A site that contains a library of interactive activities for children to experiment with various mathematical concepts.

A site for children who have a keen interest in mathematics  and want to find out more about the wonders  of mathematics .

A site that provides a library of Math games, e-manipulatives and brainteasers.

A fun and interactive site for children. The games allow children to compete among themselves.

A website for parents and children with an interactive game that teaches about money management. Parents can pick up some tips, activities, and ideas to help teach your child how to use money wisely.

Online Reading Websites for Families

Reading games


Phonics: Games and Books to Read


Bookhive: Students can listen to popular children’s books online.


Storyline: Famous actors and actresses read stories to students!


Giggle Poetry: Fun poems for kids to read! Includes poetry games, interviews with poets, & word games


Spelling/Word Study


PBS Kids: Click on your favorite character to find fun activities and games to play!


Enchanted Learning: Holidays, dinosaurs, geography, dictionaries, jokes, nursery rhymes, rainforests -- many topics of interest geared for younger kids.


Book Adventure: FREE motivating reading program for kids!


Scholastic: Visit the Scholastic web site to learn more about some of your favorite books and authors and to do some neat activities.

Community Resources For Families

Help with internet: 

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