Southview PS Weekly Update

Week of March 4th, 2019

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February is a wrap and we are heading into our last week before the March Break! It was another great week at Southview with the motto of Kind Words, Kind Thoughts, Kind Actions being modelled by staff and students alike. Examples of Wellness, Innovation and Collaboration are all throughout Southview with engaging learning activities, authentic learning tasks and opportunities to practice the global skills of collaboration, creativity and effective communication.

Here is just a quick photo collection of some of the learning that happened this past week at Southivew.

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Hot Lunch Orders Deadline

Many thanks to our Parent Council for their efforts in organizing a hot lunch program for Southview. We love hot lunch day! A reminder to those families who order that no late orders will be accepted. Please mark these dates on your calendar.

April orders are due March 29th at noon.

May orders are due April 26th at noon.

June orders are due May 24th at noon.

All orders must be placed through

School Day Program

If you have not already done so, we would encourage all parents/guardians to be registered in School-day at

All Event, Activities and School Trips are now on-line in School-Day and you can give permission for your child(ren) to participate in these events and make payment, if payment is required using Visa or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer).

If you are having difficulty setting up your account in School-Day, and adding your child(ren), please do not hesitate to give the school a call at 613-354-5171 and speak with Kathy Cuthill in the Office. A Board office representative will be at the school March 19th and can assist any parent who may still require support. Please let Mrs. Cuthill know if you would like to book a time to meet with our board representative on the 19th.

Moving forward, all events, field trips, products will be offered through the School-Day website.

At present, we have over 85% of our student population registered in School-Day.

We are looking forward to celebrating 100% participation with a school-wide free Pizza and Milk shake day for all students in April.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Kindergarten Registration is OPEN

Kindergarten creates an environment for all students to be successful. Limestone’s Kindergarten program supports children’s development as competent and capable learners, and as curious complex thinkers, rich in potential and experience. Online registration is now open for September 2019. If your child is 4 or 5 years old by the end of December you can register today.

Southview's Discover Kindergarten Event is Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 for new JK's

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This Week at Southview

Monday, March 4th (Day 4)

  • Kindness Rocks Project - Hutcheson/Kent

Tuesday, March 5th (Day 5)

  • Kindness Rocks Project -Hutcheson/Kent

Wednesday, March 6th (Day 1)
  • Cupcake sale

Thursday, March 7th (Day 2)

  • French Winter Carnival! Whole school event 12:00pm-1:35pm

Friday, March 8th (Day 3)

  • Southview Spirit Friday - Wear Blue or your Spirit wear!
  • Grade 3 Gymnastics Trip - 10:00am

Upcoming Events

March 11-15th ~ March Break

March 20 ~ Little Cat - Milligan/Cruiji & Cook

March 20 ~ County Museum - Grade 7 (11:55-1:30)

March 20 ~ Gould Lake - LaRochelle/Kent (rescheduled date)

March 21 ~ Chess Tournament (Intermediates team at Joyceville)

March 22 ~ Term 2 IEP's to go home

March 22 ~ Grade Theatre trip - Grade 4

March 22 ~ Little Cat trip - Woods/Leduc & Tindale/Purvis

March 27 ~ Grand Theatre - Grade 5

March 27 ~ Parent Council Spring Fling Family Dance (6:00pm-8:00pm)

April 2 ~ World Autism Awareness Day - Wear Blue to support

Home/School Connections

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Limestone District School Board's Strategic Plan

A message from Director Debra Rantz

The first year of the new Limestone District School Board Strategic Plan is now complete, and we are pleased to share our continuing journey with you.

After more than one year of review, reports and consultation, the Board introduced three key pillars – Wellness, Innovation and Collaboration – to help guide our work over the next five years, and to address the unique and changing needs of all of our students and school communities. Since we approved our new plan in 2017, it has been enthusiastically embraced by our school communities. Every day, we see just how our schools are putting Wellness first; turning Innovation into action; and being committed to Collaboration. It’s been an exciting first year.

Each pillar has been assigned specific goals and areas of focus and respective action plans (Strategic Action Plan Evaluation Framework: 2017-2022) on how we will measure our success. One year into the five-year plan, we are pleased to report that the majority of our actions and initiatives are on target in supporting student achievement and well-being. You can view the year-end report for the 2017-2018 school year on our website portal. There, you will also see many stories of Wellness, Innovation and Collaboration.

We are also pleased to share a short video, One-Year Retrospective – Wellness, Innovation & Collaboration (2017-2018), that highlights the work of staff and students in helping us achieve our vision where, together, we embrace and foster engaging and innovative learning everyone achieves success and well-being.

We hope you will take a few minutes to review our first-year video, reports and stories. This is important work and we are grateful to you, and our students, staff, partners and the public for helping us to strengthen, nurture and enhance student achievement, and student and staff well-being.

Thank you for your ongoing support as we work to ensure everyone sees themselves in Limestone.


Debra Rantz

Director of Education

Community Connections

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March Break Activities!

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