Southwood School Newsletter
Holiday Dress Up Week - December 20-22
Holiday Concert - "Cold Hands, Warm Hearts, and Hot Chocolate"
Online Registration for Kindergarten
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to register their children soon after registration opens. Early registration will assist us in preparation and planning for the upcoming school year. Registering prior to March 1, 2022, will ensure there is sufficient time for school appointments and provide parents/guardians with the opportunity to participate in Kindergarten orientation activities. Visit www.HSD.ca for registration instructions.
Cold Weather Reminders
Students need to be dressed and ready to play outside. The morning and afternoon activity breaks are 25 minutes each. The actual time that the children are really outside depends on how quickly they are able to bundle up. They look forward to this time of socializing and playing. Good boots, mittens, and a hat - added to ski pants and parka - will make all the difference between a child enjoying the outdoors or tolerating it.
The following guideline will be used for deciding when indoor recess should occur:
- -30 degrees Celsius (with wind chill) - indoors for all recess
- -25 to -30 Celsius (with a wind chill) partial recess indoors
In the case of multiple indoor recesses due to cold weather, teachers may choose to take their class outside for 5-10 minute break if needed. At these times, the class will be very closely supervised.
Our source: We check the Environment Canada website for up-to-date weather information.
Please check the Hanover School Division website for school closure information: http://hsd.ca/schools/weather-related-closures
Nutrition Bits and Bites Newsletter
Dec 17-19 - "Cold Hands, Warm Hearts, and Hot Chocolate" Winter Program
Dec 20 - 22 - Holiday Dress Up Week
Dec 22 - Last day of school before Christmas break
Dec 23 - Jan 5 - Christmas Break
Jan 6 - First day of classes (school day 6 - K2G & K4H in attendance)
Jan 7 - First day of classes for odd numbered Kindergarten classes - K1G, K3B, K5V