South Oaks School
Happy Thanksgiving! October 2017
This month we teach about Safety (bus and fire safety), as well as host a high quality Artist in the School Residency with artist, KC Adams. We are starting to implement our new positive behaviour program, so we anticipate this to translate into positive behaviour habits for kids. I also look forward to the FCC food collection as well. It is always amazing to see how generous the Grunthal community is when there is a need. So, thanks for this opportunity to be involved in your child's education. It is something that I feel very thankful for. Have a great month of learning with us!
"Being Responsible" September Citizenship Awards
1GR - Greenleigh Harder
1JY - Gregory Thiessen
1JW - Cecilia Sawatzky
1JD - Ethan Rempel
2FT - Ava Elias
2CF - Nevaeh Funk
2CE - Brynn Penner
2LF - Diamond Chaskey & Briana Bergen
3EC - Jayden Zamonsky & Mayson Plewman
3JH - Cedric Vasallo & Ella Giesbrecht
3/4HB - Chase Funk & Kadri Martens
4KL - Alexus Chaskey & Kristopher Manaigre
4AP - Kieren Dueck & Anika Martens
4LR - Bella Wiebe & Pierce Braun
Dates to Remember
September 28th - Terry Fox Run @ South OaksOctober 2nd - "Drive Away Hunger" Food Drive (begins September 25th)
October 6th - "Drive Away Hunger" Food Drive PICK-UP
October 6th - Assembly @ 930am
October 9th - THANKSGIVING - NO SCHOOL
October 9th till 13th - Fire Safety Week
October 10th - Fire Safety Training for Grade 4s
October 11th - Discovery Time Lessons Begin
October 13th - "Fall-Themed" Fun Day
October 16th till 19th - "Artist in the School" (more details below in News Line)
October 20th - IN-SERVICE DAY - NO SCHOOL
October 23rd till 27th - Bus Safety Week (Bus Evaluation Drills will take place during the week)
October 30th till Nov 3rd - "Artist in the School"
*Note: See Calendar on our website for latest updates!
"Terry Fox Run" Fundraiser & School Event
The assembly for "Terry Fox" is to raise awareness and have fun at the event. Terry asked that every Canadian donate $1 so in that spirit.......each student is encouraged to bring a loonie to school and:
- If South Oaks; as a school raises $500 - the principal, gym teacher, and perhaps others, will be "slimed"!!
- The top class raising funds will get an extra gym time.
- The top student in each class will get a ribbon; and the top donaters will get to pour slime on the poor victims heads!
October is Safety Month......
On a day during Bus Safety week, October 23rd-27th, 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.
"Artist in the School" - KC Adams
KC Adams Bio:
Born in 1971, the Winnipeg-based artist KC Adams graduated from Concordia University with a BFA. She has had several solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and was included in the PHOTOQUAI: Biennale des images du monde in Paris, France. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, the Confederation Art Centre in Charlottetown, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Parramatta Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Her work is in many permanent collections Nationally and Internationally. Twenty pieces from the Cyborg Hybrid seres is in the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery in Ottawa and her installation Birch Bark Ltd is in the collection of the Canadian Consulate of Australia, NSW. Adams was the set designer for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Going Home Star; Truth and Reconciliation, completed a public art campaign called Perception. She recently won the Winnipeg Arts Council's Making A Mark Award.
For the South Oaks program, KC will focus on making clay pots and sharing stories from her culture. Each class will get to spend about 2.5 hours with KC to work on this project during the year. We will begin with our older students in October and involve our younger students later in April. The art that KC makes with the students will be displayed at our "Celebration of Learning" event in April. We look forward to a great time together!
Fall Fun Day
Drive Away Hunger 2017
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. 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.