Woodlawn Early Years School
November 2023 Newsletter
A Message from the Principals
November is a busy time for our teaching staff as they prepare the first report cards of the year and prepare for student led conferences. Grade 1-4 report cards will be available on the parent portal on Dec. 1 at 3:45. Our Kindergarten parents will receive a report of the Early Years Evaluation (EYE) during student-led conferences.
Student led conferences are an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher and to see the important work that has been happening in the classroom during the past term. During the conference your child will share his/her learning with you and goals with you. There will be an opportunity to discuss your child's learning with the classroom teacher. Please be aware there will be other families in the room during your conference time. If you would like to talk about any concerns you have in regards to your child's learning, please make an appointment with your child's teacher so you may discuss the matter in private. Communication about learning can occur effectively in student involved and student led conferences. The more student involvement there is, the more effectively the communication can support learning.
Woodlawn School will once again collect toys for Community Christmas. Parents will be asked to send in unused, unwrapped toys for children in our community. The volunteers at Community Christmas have asked that none of the toys include guns or weapons. Our grade 4 citizenship group will help with announcements and the collection of toys. We will be collecting toys between Nov. 13 and Nov. 24.
Karen Fraser and Tara Reimer
Message From the School Counselors
As we all know, when the seasons change, we sometimes find time to take on a little fall cleaning. The school counselling team is looking to add additional play items to enhance our counselling program at the school level. If you happen to have any unwanted or lightly used toys, please let us know and we would be happy to give your toys a much-appreciated home.
Items we are seeking would include :
Play medical/ Doctor kit
Play food/ Play kitchen items/ play money/ cash register
Shopkins or small mini brands type toys
Dress up costumes
Animals/ cars/ trucks/ people
Superheroes ( batman/spiderman/ TMNT)
You really “AUTUMN” know …
The best books for the Fall season!
As the weather cools and the evenings get darker, children may find themselves inside more than they were in summer. Having books close at hand is always a great idea, and there are many that suit this time of year. The following picture books can be signed out at our Woodlawn library or the Jake Epp Public Library. You can also find read-alouds of each of these picture books on YouTube.
Leif and the Fall by Allison Sweet Grant
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Those Darn Squirrels by Adam Rubin
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Many book series include books with an autumn theme. Try reading one of these chapter books together to get your child hooked on one of these series:
Geronimo Stilton: The Peculiar Pumpkin Thief
Bailey School Kids: Ninjas Don’t Bake Pumpkin Pies
Magic Tree House: Thanksgiving on Thursday
Ready, Freddy!: The Pumpkin Elf Mystery
We hope you “FALL” in love with reading!
Numeracy News... Kindergarten Highlight
What's wonderful about learning experiences like these is that kids acquire and practice a variety of skills beyond math. During these explorations, our Kindergarteners were also expanding their vocabulary, learning about science, and improving their fine motor skills.
Take a look around your house and the outdoors to find items that can help your child explore number concepts and much more!
In order for prescription medication to be administered by staff, parents need to bring it in the original container/box with the label on. There are forms at the office for parents/guardians to fill out.
If you would like to join in, please stop by the office to pick up your box!
Winter Weather is Coming...
Picture Retake Day is Coming
Kindergarten parents of students in KG1 and KM1: Please bring your child to school for 10:00 am on November 20 if they require a retake.
Please contact Lifetouch at 1-866-457-8212 if you have any questions about picture orders.
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Bus Delay Bulletins where any bus that is late is posted with the approximate delay.
Thank you for checking these options before calling the Hanover School Division Transportation Department with your questions regarding bus delays . Any questions for transportation please call 204-320-2347.
If your child will be late or absent please notify the school in one of the following ways:
**Leave a voicemail at 204-326-6110 anytime
**Email firstname.lastname@example.org and your child's teacher (teacher's emails available on our website at woodlawn.hsd.ca/about/staff/)
**Enter an absence request through your Parent Portal account
**Phone the school at 204-326-6110 before 9:00
As a safety measure our policy is to phone home if we have not heard from the parent/guardian of an absent student. If necessary we will also phone workplaces and emergency contacts to make sure the student is safe. Any student that is arriving late (after 9:05) is to check in at the office before proceeding to class.