Woodlawn Early Years School

March Newsletter

Principal's Message


As we head full steam into March, the grade 1-4 report cards will be issued on Friday, March 17th. Parents/guardians will receive their student’s report card either by email or print according to their request on the Email Correspondence Permission Form that was previously signed by parents/guardians. If you requested an emailed report card please be sure to check your spam folder. If you would like to request an emailed report please contact the main office.


Our Celebration of Learning evening will take place on Thursday, April 13th. We look forward to sharing our learning journey will families. This evening event will have a focus on numeracy. There will not be a formal round of student led conferences with this reporting period this year. Should you have any concerns or questions regarding your child’s progress please be sure to contact your child’s teacher to set up a parent teacher appointment. Teachers may also contact you to set up an appointment if required.


In closing I would like to thank you for your continued support. We look forward to working hard during the third term supporting academic and social emotional growth.


Respectfully,

Shelley Amos

Vice Principal's Message

February was a fun month at Woodlawn. I Love to Read About Math month wrapped up with Mrs. Amos, Mrs Tara Reimer and I getting syrup on our heads as the students achieved their goal to read 150 books about math. It was great to see all of the classes so excited about reading about math.

We are continuing to work on our "Bucket Filling" theme at Woodlawn. Students have been receiving lots of PR3s and the buckets in front of our offices are quite full. Each Monday some students are "randomly" picked to join me and Mrs. Amos in the Makerspace for Makerspace Monday. Almost all of our students in grades 1-4 have had a chance to come to Makerspace Monday and it looks like most will get a second chance. PR3s are given out when students are "caught" filling someone else's bucket. If you would like more information about Bucket Filling or would like some ideas to try at home I encourage you to visit the website http://www.bucketfillers101.com/.

March is going to be another fun and exciting month. The WOW students are planning a fundraiser to raise money for Soups On. They will be setting up a "Snack Shack" from March 14-17 where students can purchase small snacks at lunchtime. The next week, March 20-24 is Wacky Week at Woodlawn. On the last day of Wacky Week week, there will be a community pancake breakfast. I hope to see you all there!

Karen Fraser

Wacky Week at Woodlawn

Every year during the last week before Spring Break, we take some time to build community by having some extra fun. Regular classes still take place, but each day is designated to have something a little extra special. Here is the lineup of special events for this year.


Monday, March 20: Mexican Monday. Dress Mexican. Order from Taco Del Mar.

Tuesday, March 21: Sock Day. Wear crazy socks. Donate $1.00 in support of WDSD

Wednesday, March 22: TBA

Thursday, March 23: TBA

Friday, March 24: Pancakes and Pyjamas. Eat pancakes! Wear PJs, slippers, bring stuffed animals.


More detailed information will be sent home in the coming days.

ANNUAL COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST


Woodlawn School will be hosting its annual Community Pancake Breakfast on Friday, March 24 starting at 8:00 in the gym. All families are welcome to join us. Students whose families are unable to attend will be invited into the gym as they arrive at school so that they too can enjoy some yummy

pancakes.


There is no cost for the breakfast, however donations will be graciously accepted. If you would like to make a donation and would like a tax receipt, please write a cheque payable to The Hanover School Division. To qualify for a tax receipt donations must be $25.00 or more. All proceeds from this event will go to supporting Steinbach Community Outreach. We thank you in advance for your support.

BOOKANEER BOOK FAIR - A RECORD BREAKING BOOK FAIR

Thank you to our Woodlawn community for your outstanding support for our Book Fair this year. Parents and students purchased $7248.65 worth of books, posters and school tools. Our school is taking $2000.00 in products to help enrich our classrooms and $895.00 in cash for the library. Our seating area that was added last year has been such a hit that we would like to add another comfy seating area for students.

Thank-you for your continued support of the Classroom Wish List program. So many classes benefited from the generous gift of a book for their classrooms. It is greatly appreciated.

What would we do without the volunteers? Our book fair wouldn't survive. Thank you to the many volunteers for getting up early and braving our first day madness and being there for lunch hour and after school. Your support is amazing. Thank you for making our fair a great success.
I am looking forward to next year.
Sandy Loewen
Library Support Specialist

SCHOOL BUS LOOP/SCHOOL ZONE SAFETY

Staff or parent vehicles caught driving by a bus loading/unloading with lights flashing may be reported by the bus driver or receive a ticket directly from the RCMP who are monitoring drive-bys, including school bus loops. This is a very costly mistake.

Please take note of the 30 km/h area school zone signs on streets around our school. The 30 km/h speed limit is in effect Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 pm during the school year.

Please do not use the driveway or parking lot at Woodlawn Terrace Condominiums as a holding spot while dropping off or picking up your children.

SKATING

All students in grade 3 and 4 will have the opportunity to go skating in March. Class notices and informed consent forms will be sent home and parents are asked to have helmets fitted and skates sharpened in preparation for the fun. If you absolutely cannot beg, borrow or buy the equipment, we do have some basic skates and helmets as a back up at the school. I welcome any parents who have any extra equipment they may want to share to call me so that all students can join in the fun! Please be aware that hockey sticks are not allowed to be transported on the school division buses. If your child would like to bring a stick please make arrangements to drop it off and pick it up at the school.

We also welcome and need parents to come out and help with supervision, tying skates and possibly sharing your own expertise in the sport.

Thanks,

Mr. Jesse Adams

204-326-6110

Parents and Volunteers Please Note…

An important reminder...the office should be your first stop when you enter the school building during the school day. This minimizes disruptions to teachers during their teaching and keeps us accountable as to who is in our building. The secretary will be happy to assist you at the office. Please use the main doors on Henry Street to enter the school. Stopping in at the office allows us to ensure that we know of everyone who is in the building should we need to contact you or should we have to evacuate the school for any reason.

If you are volunteering please remember to sign in at the office and take a volunteer badge.

If you are picking up your child during the school day (between 9:08 and 3:45) please sign your child out at the office. The secretary will call your child to the office to meet you.

If you have something to drop off for your child, please label the item with your child’s name and homeroom, and drop it off at the office. The secretary will call your child to the office to pick up the item.