South Oaks School
What do you think?
I was hoping to start something new this month called, "Coffee with the Principal" where parents could come to the school and talk face to face with me about anything we want. I think it will be great to be able to discuss ideas and even concerns in this way.
However, in light of a potential EA strike on Nov. 1, I have decided to wait with this since the students will need as much support as we can offer. Instead of the face to face conversations this month, I have put together a short parent survey, to hear your thoughts and ideas for school improvement and growth. Please click this link and let us know your thoughts!
Have a great day,
Dates to Remember
Nov 3: Picture Retake Day
Nov 7: Community Health Clinic in Hut 1
Nov 8: Remembrance Day Assembly @ 9:15 AM - parents welcome
Nov 8: PAC Fundraiser - final day
Nov 10: Admin Day - NO CLASSES
Nov 14: Wear blue for World Diabetes Day!
Nov. 14: KJL Parent/Teacher meetings - by appointment
Nov 16: Grade 1-4 Student Led Conferences, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Nov 16 & 17: KG Parent/Teacher meetings - by appointment
Nov. 17: KDR Parent/Teacher meetings - by appointment
Nov 21: Community Health Clinic in Hut 1
Nov 23: Fundraiser product pick up day
Nov 24: Admin Day - NO CLASSES
School fees are due!
Remembrance Day Service - Nov. 8
Kindergarten, "EYE" Report Meetings
Kindergarten classes in Hanover School Division are implementing the new Early Years Evaluation (EYE), as mentioned previously. The K teachers will be taking appointments to meet with parents to review the assessment results. Mrs. Lafreniere will meet with parents on Nov. 14. Then, on Nov. 17, Mrs. Guenther and Mrs. Deniece will meet with parents. Parents will receive more information from the office soon about signing up for a 10 minute meeting time to review the EYE report with the teacher. We hope you will be able to join us for these meetings.
Grade 1 - 4, Student Led Conferences
Please note that if you want to have a private meeting/conversation with the teacher, this is not the best time since several families will be in the class at once. If you wish to have a private conversation, just let the teacher know and this will be arranged for another time. Thanks for understanding.
World Diabetes Day - Nov. 14
Diabetes affects one in ten people worldwide so it is highly likely that you and your children know someone who has diabetes. This year, South Oaks School wants to highlight the efforts made by the International Diabetes Federation through their World Diabetes initiative. We encourage our South Oaks families to learn more about Diabetes on their website:
South Oaks will commemorate World Diabetes Day on Tuesday, Nov. 14 by inviting everyone to wear blue on this day. Thanks for supporting World Diabetes Day and our students and families who live with the challenges of Diabetes.
● All kindergarten students
● All grade 1 students
● All other/new students, at Teachers’ request
The screening is provided by a technician that is trained by the Southern Health audiologist at the Bethesda Hospital. If your child is flagged for a potential hearing concern, then they would participate in a second round of screening on Dec. 4 at school. If that is the case, we will let you know in advance.
From the Health Nurse
Head Lice - As mentioned in the parent handbook, it is requested that children's heads be checked periodically for lice. If at all suspicious, call the school immediately, so we can take the necessary precautions to prevent the lice from spreading. If live lice are found, children must be treated with specific lice shampoo. Once the child is treated, they are able to return to school. Children will then be checked when re-entering school.
Remember that having lice is not a cleanliness issue. Anyone can be in contact with lice, either at school, at a sports complex, or even trying on headgear in a store. Please also note that lice combs should be used in addition to the recommended shampoo to deal with lice. Once the lice shampoo has been used, a lice comb, such as the LiceMeister or the Nit Free Terminator, will help get rid of the rest of the head lice that may remain. If you have any questions or concerns, call our Public Health Nurse, Yvonne Hiebert, at 204-346-7013.