Woodlawn Early Years School
April 2021 Newsletter
Coming back to school after spring break always signifies the final stretch of the school year. That means that while staff and students are looking forward to summer, we still have lots of work to do. We will continue to follow the code orange response protocol as outlined in the province of Manitoba's pandemic response. In code orange we work towards maintaining a two metre distance to the best of our ability. To accomplish this we will continue with our overflow model in which small groups of students from each class learn in an alternate space with a learning support teacher or an educational assistant for the day. This model has been working well since January and while we are looking forward to the day when we no longer have Covid restrictions, we are thankful that our students get to come to school and we get to teach them in person.
Before spring break, report cards were available on the Parent Portal. Parents and teachers set up appointments to meet (virtually or telephone) to discuss student learning and progress. If you did not have the opportunity to meet with your child's teacher, I strongly encourage you to do so. Parental involvement in their child's education is an important indicator in school success. We value the relationships that we have with our families and this partnership is very important to the success of our students.
As we start to look ahead to the end of the school year and planning for next year, we will be working on welcoming our new Kindergarten students to school and saying goodbye to our grade fours who will be moving on to middle school. As soon as the details of these transitions are finalized we will communicate them with our families.
On a final note, I would like to thank our PAC and all of the families who contributed to staff appreciation week. The treats in the staffroom really did make us feel appreciated. Also, a big thank you goes out to Royal Lepage who treated all of the staff to lunch on the last day before spring break. Thank you!
Vice Principal's Message
I hope everyone was able to enjoy Spring Break and take time to relax. I spent as much time as I could getting outside and enjoying the fresh air. I am waiting patiently to have the pandemic behind us, but I am also noticing some positive things that hopefully can stay on past the restrictions. I have noticed an increase in people going for walks. With restrictions put on gathering sizes and places to go, many people have taken to enjoying nature. Nature has so much to offer us and it is encouraging to see so many people taking advantage of getting outside.
March seemed to go by so quickly, but I wanted to take time to give a big thank-you to Santa Lucia. They were able to meet all of the necessary steps to provide us with a fantastic pancake breakfast on the last day before Spring Break!
Woodlawn Book Fair
SAFE CROSSING ON HENRY AND BARKMAN
We also have a crossing guard helping students cross at Barkman and Penner in the morning and afternoon.
Our staff have witnessed several instances when parents have ignored our requests to follow these processes. Please know that we are not trying to inconvenience you. Rather we are trying to help our students get to and from school safely. Thank you to all of you who help your children learn to follow safety rules and develop good habits.
If your child is eligible for Kindergarten Registration (must be five years of age on or before Dec. 31, 2021), our online registration is now available. Our new online registration process takes only a few minutes to complete. To begin, visit the HSD Kindergarten Registration page at https://hsd.ca/schools/student-registration/
If you do not have access to the Internet, please visit our school and we will assist you in completing the registration form on a school computer.
Registering early will assist our school in preparation and planning for the upcoming school year. Early registration also provides parents/guardians with the opportunity to participate in upcoming orientation activities.
Please pass this information to any friend, neighbor or relative who may have children eligible for Kindergarten and who might not be aware of the registration process.