Peek at the Week

Week of January 28-31, 2019

Thank you to everyone for all the work you are doing to increase students' sense of belonging at Southview. From the greetings in the hallway and community circles to brainstorming with students ways in which we can increase their sense of belonging, it is easy to see how committed everyone is to our goal.

Hope everyone has a great week!

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Literacy Week

#GetCaughtReading ~ Parents/Guardians will snap pictures of their family reading, post to Twitter using this hashtag and tag Southview_LDSB. Or they can send to our email ( The office will fill out ballots for students whose families "Get Caught Reading". Teachers can also fill out ballots when they "catch" students reading. Please send all ballots with one student to the office before announcements.

Additional, Day-Specific Literacy Week Events:

Monday, January 28th:

  • Grab and Go -Students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 (beginning with Kindergarten) will have an opportunity to choose and take home a picture book to keep. Books will be spread out on display in our front foyer. We will have classes go choose books until we run out.

  • Students begin their home literacy connection check sheet. Students choose one activity each night to do with a family member. On Monday, February 4th, students return their sheets to be entered into draw for a prize! Prizes will be drawn Wednesday, February 6th! A sample of the home connection check sheet is below.

  • DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) An announcement will come on over the PA system telling every student and staff member to drop everything they are doing and read their favourite book for 15 minutes. (@10:15)

Tuesday, January 29th
  • Bring your favourite book from home day! Students will bring their favourite books from home to share with their friends.

  • Write Now -A writing prompt will be announced over the PA system. As a class, you will collaboratively work on this prompt. Please bring your collaborative work down and display on the wall by the blue stairs. (Announcement with prompt @12:25)

Wednesday, January 30th

  • PJ day -Students can wear their favourite pajamas. Classes will sign up to do their buddy reading at our campout (the library will be set up with forts, lighting, etc. (Anyone who wants to help, can join us Wednesday morning to set up the library) Please see your buddy class below.

Thursday, January 31st

  • Read My Shirt Day Students are encouraged to wear a shirt that has words and/or numbers on it, so that students can have fun reading each other’s shirts. Any messages displayed on shirts must be positive and respectful.

  • Write Now (prompt @ 1:00)

  • Literacy Week Assembly @10:00
  • Staff Book Swap and Treat Day- It's our January treat day. Join us in staff room for first break to enjoy some treats. If you're looking for a new book, bring a book to swap with another staff member!

Please note that not all classes will necessarily participate in all of the above activities, and that there may be other class-specific, special literacy week activities planned throughout the week.

Happy Literacy Week to All!

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Buddy Classes

Buddy reading will be our first chance to pair up with our buddy class. Our hope is that classes find other opportunities to buddy up throughout the year.

This Week at Southview

Monday, January 28 (Day 1)

  • Kindness Rocks Project (Jones & Duchene)
  • DEAR @ 10:15
  • Girl's Basketball game @ 3:35

Tuesday, January 29 (Day 2)

  • Boys Basketball Practice @8:15
  • Kindness Rocks Project (Jones & Duchene)
  • Write Now @12:30
  • Parent Council Meeting @6:30

Wednesday, January 30 (Day 3)

  • PJ Day & Buddy Reading Campout
  • Bell Let’s Talk Day
  • Grade 8 Youth Gambling Awareness Program
  • Staff Zumba @ 3:45

Thursday, January 31 (Day 4)
  • Boys Basketball Practice @ 8:15
  • Read my shirt day
  • Grade 7 skating @10:40
  • Literacy Assembly @ 10:00
  • Write Now @ 1:00
  • Grade 5-8 Dance @ 2:15-3:15
  • Staff treat day and book swap

Friday, January 25
  • PA day *be sure to let the office know where you will be working for the day

Upcoming Events and Special Days

February 4 & 5 ~ Kindness Rocks- Hall and Myers

February 6 ~ Gould Lake (Kent/LaRochelle)

February 5 ~ Term 1 reports due to the office

February 7 ~ Leon's Centre trip (hockey game) Grade 5-8

February 8 ~ Grade 5 to Grand Theatre - Rumble performance

February 11 &12 ~ Kindness Rocks- McLeod and Hendry

February 13~ Little Caesars Pizza orders due (online orders only)

February 18 ~ Family Day - NO SCHOOL

February 20 ~ Term 1 Report Cards go home

February 22 ~ No Tomorrow presentation (Intermediate)

February 25~ Smartwheels presentation (junior)

February 27~ Little Caesars Pizza pick-up (3:30-6:00)

February 28th ~ Kinder Gymnastic Trip

March 7~ Term 2 IEPs due to the office

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