Week Ahead @Southview

Week of November 18th-November 22th, 2019

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Following a week where we highlighted the importance of kindness, our Student Leadership Team, along with staff, will bring awareness to the topic of bullying and prevention strategies. November 18-22 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention week. Along with announcements and the daily work that is done in classrooms and around the school on this topic, students will be asked to sign a pledge to show everyone at Southview that we are all valued and accepted.

"I believe that everyone has a right to live in a community where they feel safe, included, accepted and valued, regardless of differences. I pledge to be respectful and accepting of others, and to stand up against bullying whenever, and wherever I see it."

On Friday, November 22 staff and students across Limestone District School Board will wear pink shirts in an effort to show that kindness is one size fits all.


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Indigenous Education Month

Kwey kwey, She:kon, Taanshi, Greetings, (pronounced Kway, kway, Say go, Tawn shee)

The Limestone Distict School Board area is home to over 7000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit people. It is the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe (pronounced Ah nish nah bay) and the Haudenosaunee (pronounced Ho den oh show nay). It is also home to Métis, Inuit and First Nations peoples from across Canada. We believe that all students should have an understanding of the distinct cultures, traditions, and histories of First Nations, Métis and Inuit and we highlight this throughout the month of November during Indigenous Education Month, as well as embedding this throughout our year. Throughout this month we will be sharing announcements and using a variety of resources in classrooms that will teach students about the Indigenous people of this area. We are collaborating with local Knowledge Keepers to help guide our learning around the Haudenosaunee land on which Southview Public School is built on. As we move forward in our Call to Action, we hope to embrace a whole school approach to "Positive Mind, Peace, and Inner Peace" as we learn more about the land on which we live, work, and play.

Calling All JK/SK Parents!

The LDSB Speech and Language team is partnering with Early Expressions and the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic School Board to offer a parent/educator night in the Spring (location, date/time of workshop to be determined). Kindergarten teachers, ECEs, and parents of students in Kindergarten will be invited to attend. The workshop will focus on oral language – how to support language development at home and in the Kindergarten classroom.

We have created a survey so we can gain a better sense of what topics families/educators are interested in learning more about. Thank you for providing your input as you complete the optional survey.

Parent-educator Speech and Language Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G676DCG

Parent Council Update

We are partnering up with Community Living and selling locally made fudge for the holidays!! (Flavours and prices are below on the poster)

❄️ All orders must be processed and paid online on our hot lunch website (southview.hotlunches.net)

❄️ Any unpaid orders will not be processed.

❄️ Ordering starts now and goes until November 22. Pick-up will be at the Christmas concert on December 19

❄️ And lastly, a tracking sheet will be posted in the comments section of the Parent Council Facebook page, for your use only, to keep track of family and friends who may order. Enjoy!

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Council Meeting Guest Speakers

We would love to see you at the Parent Council meetings! Everyone is welcome!

The meetings times/dates for this year are:

January 22 , 2020 - 6:00-7:30pm -

with guest speaker Katherine Hare from KFL&A Public Health

February 26 , 2020 - 6:00-7:30pm -

with guest speaker Jessi Lalonde - Digging into IEPs

April 22 , 2020 - 6:00-7:30pm

May 13 , 2020 - 6:00-7:30pm

Childcare is provided.

This Week at Southview

Monday, November 18th (Day 2)

  • Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
  • Scholastic Book Fair all week
  • Family Information and Sharing session (see poster below) @ TPCS

Tuesday, November 19th (Day 3)

  • Bus Safety Presentations
  • Progress reports go home
  • North Addington Volleyball tournament

Wednesday, November 20th (Day 4)

Thursday, November 21th (Day 5)

Friday, November 22th (Day 1)

  • Pink Shrit Day - In support of Bullying Awareness and Prevention

Upcoming Events

November 27 ~ Gould Lake - Hall/Hewitt

November 28 ~ Volleyball game @Queens - Gr. 5-8

November 29 ~ PA Day

December 2 ~ Live Different - Intermediate Presentation in the gym

December 3 ~ Swim to Survive - Crouse/Zwiers

December 6 - Jingle Bell Run/Walk

December 10 ~ Swim to Survive - Crouse/Zwiers

December 11 ~ Junior Volleyball Tournament @Southview

December 13 ~ Christmas Craft Sale!

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Community Connections

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Embracing Differences, Learning Together