Southview Synopsis

November 2015

Promoting a Healthy & Active Lifestyle

At Southview we are committed to encouraging students to focus on healthy, active lifestyles by providing a variety of engaging activities such as weekly Zumba, daily physical activity, and sports clubs like Cross Country and Soccer. Being active helps students maintain a healthy body weight, improve movement skills, build strong hearts, muscles and bones, improve learning and attention and have fun and feel happy! Ask your son/daughter to show you a few dance moves they have learned from Edward, our Zumba instructor.
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Brain Bike

A huge thank you to the Rotary Club for their generous donation of a Brain Bike! Students benefit greatly from the opportunity to move throughout the day and Brain Bikes help them to get their energy out at the same time as learning. Research has shown that Brain Bikes are an engaging tool to help improve memory, concentration and multitasking; great for the body and mind!

Cross Country Running

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On Monday, October 5th, our Cross Country Team went to Fort Henry to participate in our first meet. Our students represented Southview extremely well, and the Atom Boy's Team placed third in medal standings. From the regional competition, six students then qualified to move on to the district competition. This meet was also held at Fort Henry on Tuesday, October 13th. Again, our Southview students ran exceptionally well. Way to go runners!

Allergy Alert

We have several students and staff at Southview with life threatening allergies to nuts. Please check lunches and snacks carefully and do not send products that contain peanuts or other nut products. Wondering what to pack for lunch? There are many great resources available online such as this one: https://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Food-allergies-intolerances/Peanut-free-Lunches-and-Snacks.aspx

SAC Update: Movie Night, Big Bright Lights & Craft Sale

The Southview School Advisory Council is hosting it's first Movie Night of the year on Thursday, November 12 in the Gym. Everyone is welcome to join us!

The annual Big Bright Lights event takes place downtown on Friday, November 13. Southview families will be invited to participate again this year. More details to follow!

Mark your calendar for the December Craft Sale taking place on Thursday, December 10th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the Gym. A great opportunity to do some holiday shopping!

Terry Fox Update

Thanks to the generosity of our school community we are pleased to report that we surpassed our goal by collecting $3177.66 for the Canadian Cancer Society during our annual Terry Fox campaign. Way to go Lynx!

Family Lending Library

The Family Lending Library, a partnership with KFL&A Public Health, aims to provide a wide-range of resources to support parents/guardians and to support student learning at school. Public Health houses the library and administrates the distribution and collection of resources with schools. Resources can be withdrawn from the library for up to three weeks and will be sent to/from your child’s school via the internal Board courier. Your child’s school will notify you when the resource has arrived at the school for you to pick up, or for your child to bring home. Resources will be sent in a bag to ensure privacy. Once you are finished with the resource, or the three weeks have expired, simply return the resource(s) in the bag to your child’s school and it will be returned to the library. If you have any questions, please e-mail ll@limestone.on.ca . Click here to view the resource catalogue: http://www.limestone.on.ca/Parents/Lending_Library/LDSB_Parent_Lending_Library.pdf

Upcoming Events

November 11 - Remembrance Day Assembly at 10:15 am

November 12 - Movie Night hosted by Parent Council

November 13 - PA Day

November 16 to 20 - Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week

November 20 - Pink Shirt Day

November 17 - Author Visit

November 19 - Perogrine Falcon Presentation for Grades 4 to 6

November 20 - Bus Safety Presentations