Southwood School Newsletter

November 2021

In this Edition

- Remembrance Day

- Parent Teacher Conferences

- Picture Retakes

- Volunteering on Pause

- Student Drop Off

- Steinbach Community Christmas

- NED Show

- Virtual Book Fair

- Report Cards

- Nutrition Bits and Bites

- HSD Sharing the Warmth 2021

- Upcoming Events

Remembrance Day

On November 10th we will be having our virtual assembly in honour of Remembrance Day at 12:00 p.m. We encourage all of our families to find a moment to remember those who gave their lives serving our country.

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences November 12 Between 9:00am and 4:00pm

Virtual (through Zoom) Parent Teacher Conferences will be by appointment only. If you are unable to attend or make an appointment on that day, please contact your child's teacher for an appointment at another time.

Appointments will be for 10 minutes and can be made on the Parent Portal starting on November 5th until the end of the day on November 11th.


Log In to Parent Portal

On the Navigation Bar (left side) select Parent Teacher Meetings

Next to Select Appointment use the drop down box to choose your appointment time

Click the blue Book Appointment button

If you have difficulties with this process, please call the office and we will help you.

If you have any questions please feel free to email your child's teacher.

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be Friday, November 8th beginning right after O'Canada until we are finished with all of the retakes. Please email your students homeroom teacher if you wish your child to have retakes.

If your child does not attend Kindergarten that day, please bring them to the front office at 9:00 a.m. and we will get them to the gym to have their picture taken.

For any questions or concerns about pictures or your order please contact Lifetouch at 1-866-457-8212.

Volunteering on Pause

Please note that school volunteering is on pause until the end of November due to current Public Health restrictions.

Student Drop Off

Parents, please continue to drop your students off at the door. If needed, staff will walk our child to his/her classroom.

Steinbach Community Christmas

We will be again collecting non-perishable items to donate to Southeast Helping Hands (our community food bank) and their Christmas Hamper program. Please stay tuned for more details about specific food items needed and when we will start collection.

NED Show

On November 18th we are live streaming the NED Show to the whole school! NED stands for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best! NED's Mindset Mission helps children discover the benefits of having a positive mindset.

Students will learn:

- The Power of Yet - If you're not good at something, it just means you're not good at it yet.

- How to spark courage in others

- How to keep learning and growing, even when they think they already know something

Virtual Book Fair

Due to current public health requirements, we won’t be having an in-school book fair this year, but don’t worry. Our Book Fair is going virtual again! You can shop from the comfort of your own home using our special Southwood School link from November 22nd through November 30th. Using the link below, you can check out the book fair ahead of time for exciting book highlights as well as explore featured books!


We would like to remind parents that Term 1 Report Cards will be sent out this month. They will be available on the Parent Portal at 9 am on November 24, 2021. Please contact the office for information on how to get your Parent Portal account set up!

Nutrition Bits and Bites Newsletter

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HSD Sharing the Warmth 2021

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Upcoming Events


  • Nov 5 - Parent/Teacher Bookings - Open
  • Nov 8 - Picture Retakes
  • Nov 10 - Remembrance Day Assembly @ 12:00 PM
  • Nov 11 - Parent/Teacher Bookings - LAST DAY
  • Nov 11 - Remembrance Day - NO classes
  • Nov 12 - Student Led/Parent Teacher Interviews
  • Nov 12 - Admin/PD Day - NO classes
  • Nov 18 - NED Show -NED'S Mindset Mission
  • Nov 22 - 30 - Virtual Book Fair
  • TBA - Steinbach Community Christmas Collection


  • Dec 23 - Jan 5 - Winter Break - Classes resume Thursday, January 6th.