Woodlawn Early Years School
Woodlawn Early Years School Mission
Woodlawn School is an environment where education and culture empowers our students to grow into caring, connected and contributing global citizens.
1. We believe that a school culture which builds strong RELATIONSHIPS with students and their families creates the conditions to improve student learning outcomes. We welcome, nurture and encourage positive communication and relationships.
2. We believe in INCLUSION; meaning everyone is welcome, valued and safe. Every student is involved in every way possible.
3. We believe we are teaching the CHILD FIRST and the curriculum second. We work on developing a ‘can do’ attitude, self-esteem and belief in oneself as a learner.
4. We believe that a strong emphasis on developing LITERACY skills sets the foundation for learning and success across all other environments.
5. We believe that all forms of PLAY (educational, physical, creative, and free) must be included in the learning environment to engage the brain and foster critical thinking skills.
Should you have any questions about our Mission, Beliefs, programs and activities, please feel free to discuss with your child's teacher or with the administration team.
I hope you enjoy spring!
Vice Principal's Message
It was great to see so many families come out for our student-led conferences this week. The students and teachers were excited to prepare for this evening so students could share their learning with their families. What a wonderful way to end the second term.
Our pancake breakfast was a huge success again this year. So many of our families attended the event. It was great to see so many parents eating pancakes in their pyjamas! So much fun.
I hope you all had a wonderful and safe spring break. I hope you found lots of time to connect and spend time with your family and friends.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
On Friday, March 23rd, Woodlawn hosted our annual Community Pancake Breakfast.
We held this awesome event together with our Pajama Day and what a great success this was!
Our staff served 1200 pancakes, 700 milk/chocolate milk and coffee (for adults) to students, parents and staff. A special thank you to Woodlawn PAC members for all of their help.
We appreciate all the parents and students for their attendance and donations and hope you enjoyed the morning event.
SAFE CROSSING ON HENRY STREET
Registration packages for children registered for Kindergarten, September 2018, will be mailed out in May. If you registered a child and do not receive a package before the end of May please contact the school. Woodlawn’s Welcome to Kindergarten evening is May 24, 5:30 - 7:00 pm. Please join us for a fun evening of activities and information. Activities will include a story, arts & crafts, gross motor play, a tour, and even a bus ride.
The Kindergarten Teachers, Resource Teachers, School Administration and our Speech Language Clinician will be available to answer questions.
Please RSVP to the school at 204-326-6110.
If you live in Woodlawn’s catchment area and plan to send your child to Kindergarten in September 2018 but have not registered your child yet, please call Woodlawn School at 204-326-6110.
Please pass this information to any friend, neighbor or relative who may have children eligible for Kindergarten and who might not be aware of the registration process. To be eligible for Kindergarten children must be 5 years of age on or before December 31, 2018.
ROOTS OF EMPATHY
The staff at Woodlawn School works hard to teach the “whole child”. This includes the academic, physical, emotional, and social aspects of every student under our care.
We have been trained and use a number of programs and techniques in each of the aspects mentioned above. We are excited to include a program called “Roots of Empathy” in the upcoming year. For more than ten years across Canada and internationally, thousands of children have learned about empathy and respect for one another with the lessons started through their Roots of Empathy baby.
A mother and her baby are invited into the classroom and help create a world of understanding and empathy. The sessions are led by trained school staff.If you know of someone who has a baby between the ages of 2 months and 4 months that would be willing to participate in this worthwhile program, please encourage them to call Karen Fraser at 204-326-6110.
Stars of the Future
Children born between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 together with their parents, are invited to attend a Spring 2018 Stars of the Future clinic. Stars of the Future is a FREE screening program for children that live in South East Manitoba. It is a onetime appointment, designed to find out how your child is doing in the areas of speech & language, hearing, growth and development. The appointment is one hour long. Appointments may be booked by calling 204-346-6136 and leaving a message. For more information on Stars of the Future go to www.healthychildcoalition.ca. Appointment times do fill up quickly, so we encourage you to book your appointment early.
Clinics will be held in the following communities:
Steinbach: April 11, 12 & May 16, 17
Niverville: April 19
Grunthal: April 23
Vita: May 3
Sprague: May 3
Ste. Anne: May 10
Lorette: May 24
Stars of the Future is offered FREE to families living in the South East region through a partnership with Southern Health-Santé Sud, South East Children’s Therapy Initiative and Healthy Child Coalition – South East.
Spring Picture Day - Wednesday, May 9th
Spring picture day is Wednesday, May 9th. Forms will be sent home with students. If you would like a sibling photo of your children please be sure to complete the form and return it to the school with one of your children.
If you have a kindergarten child in KG1 or KM1 (attending on odd days) and you would like their picture taken please bring them to the school between 9:30 and 11:30 for their photo.