Southview Synopsis

June 2016

June has arrived! One of the busiest months of any school year as we wind up one year and start to prepare for start-up in September. Staff and students continue to focus on learning as well as planning for year-end activities and trips. Staff are also preparing final report cards for students which will go home on June 28th. The name of your child's teacher for September 2016 will be included on the report card. We would like to remind you that all class placements are TENTATIVE until we know for sure what our actual enrolment numbers are in September. There could possibly be changes made before the first day of school or mid September if enrolment numbers fluctuate or if staff changes happen over the summer.

Summer Fun Pass

This summer, fun costs less. Through the 2016 Fun Pass, Ontario has 18 popular attractions across the province offering free admission for one child when they are accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Parents also save $2 on a daily parking permit at selected Ontario's provincial parks.

Learning doesn’t stop when school ends. Your kids can learn and have fun during the summer months by visiting one of Ontario’s attractions – from exploring a 200-year old shipwreck at Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene to experiencing the world of science through interactive exhibits at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. Simply bring a coupon – found in the 2016 Fun Pass booklet or at Ontario.ca/funpass to any participating attraction. It’s that easy.

Visit our website for more information about the Fun Pass program and to download the e-pass.

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Parent Council Update

What a great year for Southview and SAC! We would like to thank all those who volunteered their time, energy and wonderful ideas to making our school year so enjoyable.

Here are all of the ways SAC have supported our school this year: • Class trips for classrooms • Brain Bikes for every classroom Grades 1-8 • Hot Dog Day and Milk Shakes Days for Brain Bikes • Milk and Cookie Day • Hot Lunch Program • Parent Lending Library • Kindergarten Welcome Display at Open House • Free baby-sitting provided at every meeting • Donation to the Limestone Learning Foundation Gala • Salvation Army - Hot Dog Day for Project Warm Toes • Track and Field and Year-end BBQ’s • Treats for Jingle Bell Walk • Treats for Winter Carnival • T-Shirts for the Music Department • Graduation • Southview Craft Fair • Family Movie Night • SEEDS - two students were sponsored to attend • Helping Hands Breakfast • Campbells Labels for Education


The first meeting for the 2016-17 school year will be on Thursday, September 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the library. Elections for positions of Chair (or Co-Chairs), Secretary, Treasurer, and Divisional Reps (4) will take place that evening. While only elected members of Council are elegible to vote, all parents are welcome to attend. If you would like more information about how you can get involved with Parent Council, please contact Amber Meyer at amber.meyer1@gmail.com

Free childcare is available at all meetings.

Upcoming Events

June 3 - Grade 1s to Gymnastics

June 3 - Helping Hands Breakfast, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

June 8 - Grade 6s to Queen's Sports Day

June 9 - Regional Track & Field

June 9 - Southview Choir Trip

June 10 - Grade 1s to Gymnastics

June 10 - Southview Choir Performance, 2:15 pm

June 10 - Grade 8s to Riverfront Festival

June 10 - Hallford & Dupuis to Queen's Sports Camp

June 14 - DuChene, Brown & Milligan to Camp Quin Mo Lac

June 15 - All Library books due

June 16 - Grade 5s to Kingston

June 17 - Grade 1s to Gymnastics

June 20 - Grade 2s & 2/3 to Pirate Park

June 22 - Grade 8 Graduation Trip to Toronto

June 23 - Grade 2s & 2/3 to Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre

June 23 - Grade 4s to Medieval Times

June 27 - Grade 8 Graduation, 5:15 pm

June 28 - Report Cards go home

June 28 - Barefoot Players

June 28 - Grade 5 Picnic in the Park

June 29 - Last Day of School

Newsletters for 2016/17 School Year

Starting in September 2016, we will no longer send home a hard copy of our newlstetter to each family. Instead, the newsletter can be found on our web site, Twitter feed and School Council Facebook page. As well, we will be looking into using an app called Remind as another way for us to communicate with parents. You may also opt to receive the newsletter directly to your mailbox by providing us with a current email address. If you would like to receive an email copy, please complete the bottom portion of this page and return to the school.

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