Southview P.S. Weekly Update

Week of September 24, 2018

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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a day to remember what happened to First Nations students at residential schools across Canada. Orange Shirt Day was inspired by Phyllis Jack Webstad, a Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation elder in Williams Lake, B.C., and by her first day at residential school in 1973, when she was six. Schools in the Limestone District School Board will recognize this day in support of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee's Calls to Action in support of residential school survivors and their families.

Given that September 30th falls on a weekend, Southview staff and students will recognize this day on Monday, October 1st. Activities for the day include:

  • students and staff wearing orange shirts
  • teachers sharing age-appropriate readings with students focussing on kindness, inclusion, acceptance and reconciliation
  • a whole-school ceremony with local Knowledge Keepers who will lead us through the Unity Stomp Dance
  • welcoming Grade 6 students from Quinte Mowhawk School to Southview
  • Ms. LaRochelle's class participating in a traditional ceremony with the students from Quinte Mowhawk
  • sharing of apples and giving back to the land by putting apple cores into the field

For more information about Orange Shirt Day please check out this web site:

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#LearnLaughLean #WeAreOne

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New Communication Tools for Limestone Schools

All schools will begin using a broadcasting tool called Communicate that allows the Board and schools to push important messages to students, families, and staff via voice mail, email or text message. The tool is linked to the Board’s student information system and families will choose how they wish to receive these important messages. The Communicate tool will replace the Remind app. Southview is no longer using the Remind app to communicate to the Southview community as a whole, HOWEVER, individual classroom teachers may be using the Remind app this year as we transition to the new app. If you have any questions about the best way to communicate with your child's teacher, please contact them directly.

Download the new Limestone App

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Toonies for Terry

It’s time to gear up for our annual Toonies for Terry campaign! On Thursday, September 27th all staff and students will be walking around the large sports field at the back of the school to raise awareness about cancer and to honour the memory of Terry Fox and his amazing accomplishments. Our school goal this year is to raise $3500. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated and donations of $20.00 or more (with full donor name and address) will receive a receipt. Cheques and cash are both accepted, with cheques being made payable to The Terry Fox Foundation. Pledge forms have already bee sent home and are due back by Wednesday, September 26th. You can also donate online by clicking the link below. We thank you in advance for your support of this important campaign.

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This Week at Southview

Monday, September 24 (Day 5)

  • Bridgen & Gallupe to Gould Lake
  • Dupuis, Hallford & Boutilier 7s to Hell Holes

Tuesday, September 25 (Day 1)

  • Soccer Tournament
  • Picture Day for Boutilier, Hallford, Dupuis and any students who missed last week

Wednesday, September 26 (Day 2)

  • Grade 5s to Wynn's Apple Orchard
  • Parent Council Meeting & Elections, 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 27 (Day 3)

  • Terry Fox Walk, 12:00 pm

Friday, September 28

  • PA Day - NO SCHOOL

Upcoming Events

October 3 ~ Zumba!

October 5 ~ Kindergarten to Wynn's Apple Orchard

October 8 ~ Thanksgiving - No School

October 9 ~ Road Race @ Fort Henry

October 12 ~ Bus Safety Presentations

October 18 ~ Author Presentation, Shane Peacock

Embracing Differences, Learning Together