South Oaks School
Happy Thanksgiving! October 2018
"Respecting Others" September Citizenship Awards
Dates to Remember
October 1 - PAC Fall Fundraiser begins
October 1 - Orange shirt dayOctober 9 - "Drive Away Hunger" Food Drive begins
October 8 - THANKSGIVING - NO SCHOOL
October 9 - Visit to Greendale - confirm classroom
October 9-12 - Fire Safety Week
October 10th - Fire Safety Training for Grade 4s - confirm date
October 11th - Discovery Time Lessons Begin - confirm date
October 17 & 18 - "Drive Away Hunger" Food Drive PICK-UP
October 15-18 - School Bus Safety Week (Bus Evacuation Drills will take place during the week)
October 18 - Assembly @ 11 AM
October 18 - "Fall-Themed" Fun Day
October 19 - IN-SERVICE DAY - NO SCHOOL
*Note: See Calendar on our website for latest updates!
October is Safety Month......
On a day during Bus Safety week, October 15-18, we will be doing bus evacuation drills. Even if your child walks or bikes to school, this is an important practice, as all students go on field trips.
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS:
Make sure your children know and follow these rules:
1.0 Be on time
2.0 Never run to or from the bus.
3.0 Stand back from the curb.
4.0 Don't push or shove.
5.0 Stay in your seat.
6.0 Don't yell or shout.
7.0 Always obey the driver.
8.0 Wait for the driver's signal before crossing.
9.0 Always cross at least 10 feet in front of the bus.
10.0 Never crawl under a school bus.
Clothing that your children like may not always be safe. Drawstrings can catch in playground equipment, fences, school bus doors and escalators. Wherever possible remove, shorten or replace drawstrings with another kind of fastener.
Fall Fun Day
Drive Away Hunger 2018
Drive Away Hunger began in 2004 when an FCC employee in Ontario drove an open-cab tractor and trailer through the Listowel area. Sometimes sleeping under his trailer at nights, he raised about 60,000 pounds of food in eight days for local food banks. This year, tractor tours will take place in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. This became the model for FCC's campaign.
To facilitate this campaign, tables will be set up in the foyer of the north wing of the school during the campaign, and students are encouraged to bring in donations of food. Reusable shopping bags will be sent home on October 5 and can be used to bring food for the drive. The following is a list of the most needed food items, according to Food Banks Canada:
Pasta products and Rice
Canned meats and Fish
Dry and Canned soups and Stews
Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Infant Formula and Baby Food
Beans and Legumes
If you have any questions concerning the Drive Away Hunger campaign, please contact the school at 204-434-6165.
Show and Save Fundraiser
By purchasing your Show and Save from us, you will be supporting our School while at the same time, saving your family a lot of money. More details will be posted soon on our website and in the newsletter.