In This Edition
-Safety on Wheels Bike Rodeo
-Gardening Opportunity at Southwood
-Grade 4 Farewell
-Spring Concert for Grades 1 & 2
-ASAP - After School Arts Program
-Mom's Pantry Fundraiser
-Southwood School Spring Food Drive
-Transition for Grade 4 Students to Grade 5 (2022/2023)
-School of Choice Deadline
-Did You Know? Visiting the Southwood School Website
Safety on Wheels Bike Rodeo
On May 27th, the grades 3 and 4 students will be taking part in the Safety on Wheels bike rodeo program, provided by MPI. It is a two-part bicycle safety presentation involving both theory and practice. In part 1, the students will learn about rules of the road (signs, signaling and safety tips), helmet fit, bike fit and bike condition. In part 2, the students will practice riding skills, such as turning, braking, use of hand signals and recognizing road signs.
Ideally, every student should have a bicycle to ride and a helmet in order to get the most benefit from this program. However, we realize this may not be possible. We will be asking students with a bicycle to double up and share with someone of similar height. A helmet must be worn while riding. If you have a helmet but are unable to bring your bicycle, please still bring your helmet.
Gardening Opportunity at Southwood
Grade 4 Farewell
Spring Concert for Grades 1 & 2
ASAP - After School Arts Program
Mom’s Pantry Fundraiser
Southwood’s Parent Advisory Council is once again fundraising for playground equipment. Fundraiser packages will be sent home with the oldest child of the family, the week of May 2.
Fundraising is also available online this year, an information email will be sent to parents with all the details.
The fundraiser will run from May 9- June 3, orders will be processed following that date.
Southwood School Spring Food Drive
The Spring Food Drive will run from May 2nd to May 12th, 2022. We have decided to divide the items and ask each grade to collect specific items.
Pasta, pasta sauce, kraft dinner, sidekicks rice or pasta, juice boxes
Crackers, pre canned meals ( ravioli, spaghetti, etc ), canned soup
Porridge, cream of wheat, cereal, pancake mix, pancake syrup
Baby formula, diapers, wipes, baby food, baby crackers, ivory snow laundry detergent
Dish soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, hand soap, tooth paste, toothbrushes, deodorant
If you are able to participate, please send the items to school with your child. Thank you kindly for your support!
Transition for Grade 4 Students to Grade 5 (2022/2023)
By now, all parents of students who will be attending Grade 5 at Clearspring Middle School or Stonybrook Middle School next year (2022/2023) should have received the registration package from their prospective schools. In mid May, these schools will be emailing introductory information and videos and posting it on their websites. Please watch for the emails and check in with their websites for any updates during this time of transitioning into grade 5. Grade 4 students will visit their middle schools as part of our transition program this spring.
If you are planning to move locations during the summer please email our office at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible or the school division at 204-326-6471 after June 30th. Thank you!
Did You Know? - Visiting the Southwood School Website
Our website is full of information and is constantly updated for any information you may need.
Find information on hot lunch, kindergarten registration, bus schedules, and literacy links, just to name a few.
Stay connected by visiting www.southwood.hsd.ca to keep up to date!
Dates to Remember
May 5 - 2F and 2N Zoo Field Trip
May 10 - Hot lunch. This is an ODD numbered school day, ordering is open to K1G, K3G, & K5V only.
May 15 - School of Choice Deadline
May 23 - Victoria Day (No classes)
May 24 -Hot lunch. This is an EVEN numbered school day, ordering is open to K2G and K4H, only.
May 27 - Kindergarten Field Trip
May 27 - Safety on Wheels Bike Rodeo (Grade 3 and 4)
June 2 - 3/4J and 3/4B Lower Fort Garry Field Trip
June 3 - 3H, 3P, 3M Oak Hammock March Field Trip
June 8 - 4N and Grade 4's from 3/4J and 3/4B visit to SMS
June 8 - Grade 1 Zoo Field Trip
June 8 - Hot Lunch. This is an ODD numbered school day, ordering is open to K1G, K3G, & K5V only.
June 9 - Grade 4 Lower Fort Garry Field Trip
June 10 - 4H and 4D visit to SMS, Grade 4's visit CMS
June 13 - Admin Day - No Classes
June 22 - Hot Lunch. This is an EVEN numbered school day, ordering is open to K2G and K4H, only.
June 28 - Grade 4 Farewell
June 29 - School Picnic
June 29 - Last Day of Classes