Southwood School

December 2018 Newsletter

Southwood Kindergarten classes would like to invite you to their winter concert...

"All Things Snow"


Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

at the Grace Mennonite Church


Please join our Kindergarten students for an evening concert celebrating the winter season!


Church doors open at 5:30 p.m. Kindergarten students are asked to stay with their parents until they are called up on stage by the Kindergarten teachers prior to the start of the program.



School Concerts Photo Disclaimer

HSD has limited, or no control, over photographs and videos taken by news media and others in public locations, or at school sanctioned events/activities open to the public - such as sporting events, performances, and concerts. When members of the public are invited/permitted to attend an event, those in attendance may choose to take student photographs, videos, and/or publish identifying information without requesting consent. In such instances, HSD cannot enforce or protect stated permissions.

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Southwood School's Grade 3 & 4 students would like to invite you to their winter concert:



“Celebrate Around the World”


We are going to celebrate holiday traditions around the world. We will be travelling from North America to India and other countries too! Please join us as we celebrate different cultures.


Thursday, December 13th, 2018

at the Grace Mennonite Church


2:00 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.


Students are asked to not arrive before 7:00 p.m. They may proceed to their grade level spots in the basement upon arrival.



School Concerts Photo Disclaimer

HSD has limited, or no control, over photographs and videos taken by news media and others in public locations, or at school sanctioned events/activities open to the public - such as sporting events, performances, and concerts. When members of the public are invited/permitted to attend an event, those in attendance may choose to take student photographs, videos, and/or publish identifying information without requesting consent. In such instances, HSD cannot enforce or protect stated permissions.

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From Transportation...

We are actively looking for new Spare Bus Drivers in our school division. This is a great casual part time job where you control the amount you want to work. Hanover School Division Transportation Department provides all of the training you need to be a successful bus driver. If you are interested please email rwarkentin@hsd.ca for more information.
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Christmas Dress Up Week at Southwood December 17th-21st

Monday - House Color Day

Tuesday - Christmas Character Day

Wednesday - Christmas Sweater Day

Thursday - Christmas Colors Day

Friday - The Night Before Christmas Pajama Day

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Messages from the Office...

Winter is Here...

Students need to be dressed and ready to play outside! The morning and afternoon activity breaks are 25 minutes each. The actual time that the children are really outside depends on how quickly they are able to bundle up! They look forward to this time of socializing and playing in this wonderful fresh snow. Good boots, mittens and a hat—added to ski pants and parka will make all the difference between a child enjoying the outdoors or tolerating it.


The following guideline will be used for deciding when indoor recess should occur:


  • -30 Celsius (with wind chill) - indoors for all recess
  • -25 to -30 degrees Celsius (with a wind chill) partial recess indoors


In the case of multiple indoor recesses due to cold weather, teachers may choose to take their class outside for a 5 - 10 minute break if needed. At these times, the class will be very closely supervised.


Our source - We check the Environment Canada website for up-to-date weather information:

Please check the Hanover School Division website for school closures information:

http://hsd.ca/schools/weather-related-closures

Recreation Opportunities for Children (ROC)

ROC (Recreation Opportunities for Children) Eastman is thrilled to be partnering with the families at Southwood School this Christmas. It feels like Southwood families are wrapping our ROC kiddos from Southwood (and beyond) in warmth and Christmas spirit.

Southwood has recently invited each student to share what activities they would like to have a chance to do at school. This is exactly what we do with each ROC family in their home. Our interests help us understand what we value and need (which change a lot throughout our lives!). Knowing what helps us feel better after a tough day or week can be extremely valuable in bouncing back to our more confident selves. Having a parent or teacher to help kids wade through these feelings is huge. Together, we can really help.


If you would like to help ROC families, we regularly need equipment such as craft supplies, sports equipment, helmets, scooters, baking/decorating items, keyboards, fuel cards, swim passes, etc. Any monetary donations of $20 or more will receive a tax deductible receipt.

On behalf of our ROC families, THANK YOU!
~ Moni Loewen

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News from Mrs. Martin...

Recently, a team of teachers from our school received training from the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM). These ideas and materials have been shared with staff, and will be explored in their classrooms throughout the year. The big ideas Southwood students will be learning about are:


  • Treaties and why they are important to us today

  • Relationships around the treaties

  • History surrounding the treaties

  • Character education through an Indigenous perspective


We're looking forward to educating students and parents around treaty education and the history of the land.

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Dec 7 - PAC Booster Juice Day

Dec 13 - Christmas Program (Dress rehearsal at 2 p.m.)

Dec 21 - Last day of school before Christmas break

Dec 24-Jan 4 - Christmas Break


January:

Jan 7 - First day of classes

Jan 7 - Kindergarten registration opens for fall 2019

Jan 11 - Assembly at 2:00 p.m.

Jan 26 - Assembly at 9:08 a.m.