November 2019 Newsletter
Student Led Conferences
Appointments can be made using the Parent Portal starting November 15th to the 27th or by calling the school at 204-326-3518. We look forward to this exciting time for you and your child. If you have any questions please feel free to email your child's teacher.
If your child does not attend Kindergarten that day you are welcome to drop by the C-2 hut around 9:00 a.m.
For any questions or concerns about pictures or your order please contact Lifetouch at 1-866-457-8212.
Arctic Adventure Book Fair
When you visit, please consider donating a book to your child's classroom library. Children's reading interests are always changing and teachers welcome updated classroom libraries. Just look for the Teacher Classroom Wish List display at the fair. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated!
Southwood School is proud to partner with Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba and accredited Music Therapist, Elizabeth Janzen of Musical Roots Therapy. Music Therapy sessions will be held once a week for 45 minutes in the mornings on Tuesdays at Southwood School. This gives the opportunity for some of our students to build upon social, communication and sensory skills in a fun, supportive, musical environment.
Southwood School is providing the space and the necessary technical equipment for the sessions to run. We are so thankful that Variety, the Children’s Charity of Manitoba is proudly supporting the delivery of the Music Therapy Program in our rural area.
To learn more about Variety visit: www.varietymanitoba.com.
Southwood School Christmas Caring Project
We would like to thank you for your support with Drive Away Hunger last month. We have another caring project that we would like to share with you!
We are planning to help out the Steinbach Community Christmas by collecting items to fill their hampers that will be delivered before Christmas.
We have two projects planned.
The first is a toy drive which is for all students Kindergarten - Grade Four. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children newborn to 17 years old. ( no toy guns please )
As well, we will be holding another food drive to help fill the Christmas hampers. We have decided to divide the items and ask each grade level to collect particular items.
We will be collecting the items from November 15 - November 30.
crackers, cheez whiz, cake mixes, cookies, juice boxes, juice
Grade One students
Dish soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, hand soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, household cleaners, garbage bags
Grade Two students
Ketchup, mayonaise, mustard, cooking oil, canned corn, boxed or canned soup
Grade Three students
Baby formula, diapers, baby wipes, baby food, baby crackers, ivory snow laundry detergent
Grade Four students
Porridge, cream of wheat, pancake mix, pancake syrup, pasta, pasta sauce sidekicks pasta or rice
If you are able to participate, please send the items to school with your child or drop them off on the tables that will be set up by the gym in the school’s front entrance. Thank you kindly for your support!
- Nov 4 - Admin PD Day - NO CLASSES
- Nov 8 - Picture Retakes (first thing a.m.)
- Nov 8 - Assembly - 12:10 p.m.
- Nov 11 - Remembrance Day - NO CLASSES
- Nov 12 - Admin Day - NO CLASSES
- Nov 15 - Student Led Conference booking begins (Parent Portal)
- Nov 15 - 30 - Food Collection - Christmas Caring Project
- Nov 22 - Report cards available on Parent Portal at 9:00 a.m., going home at the end of the day
- Nov 22 - Assembly - 2:00 p.m.
- Nov 27 - Last day to book Student Led Conferences online
- Nov 28 - Student Led Conferences
- Nov 28 - Book Fair Family Event 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Dec 6 - Assembly 9:05 a.m.
- Dec 11 - Kindergarten Christmas Program
- Dec 12 - Grade 3 & 4 Christmas Program
- Dec 16 - 20 - Dress Up Week
- Dec 20 - Assembly 12:10 a.m.
- Dec 23 - Jan 3 - Winter Break