Southview PS Weekly Update

Week of April 15th, 2019

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#WeAreOne

Grade 2 goes skating!

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

The staff of Southview Public School would like to recognize our amazing volunteers who help our school each and everyday. We will be hosting a volunteer appreciation continental breakfast in the library on May 10th from 8:30am-9:15am. Invitation flyers will be sent home with students in the coming weeks, but please mark your calendar. We hope to see all our valued volunteers there, and look forward to enjoying conversation, appreciation and a cup of tea with you.

Safe Schools Procedures

Over the next number of weeks, we will be refreshing our safe schools procedures with our students, families and staff. Each year we practice safe fire drill procedures and lock down procedures.

This spring, we will be having our 3 fire drills as well as a lock down drill. Our lock down drill will be held Monday, April 15th at 1:15pm. Teachers communicate this in age appropriate ways to their students and discuss what will happen before the drill takes place so that students are prepared. There will be a sign on the outside door indicating that this is a lock down drill and access will NOT be permitted during this time (likely 15 minutes). If you need to pick up a student during this time, please do so before 1:00pm, or wait until 1:35pm.

Thank you for helping us with these important procedures.


We thank our community partners (Napanee Fire Department, Napanee OPP, Ambulance) for supporting us with these drills. They are often in our school delivering education programs and supporting our community. Thank you!


At this time, we also remind families that morning yard supervision does not start until 9:00am. Please do not drop off students unattended before this time.

We thank you for checking in at the office when entering the school and ensuring that students who leave early or arrive late are signed in/out at the office.

Southview Carnival - Save the Date!

Save the date: Wednesday May 1st

The carnival is coming back to Southview!

Entry fee $5 at the door per family OR pre order a Family Pack $20 includes entry, 4 slices of pizza, 4 drinks, and 4 bags of chips!

More information coming soon! Thank you to our amazing Parent Council for organzing this school community event!

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This Week at Southview

Monday, April 15th (Day 3)

  • Kindness Rocks Project - Gillam/McPhee
  • Lock Down Drill PRACTICE- 1:15pm (no entry/exit at the school during this time)


Tuesday, April 16th (Day 4)

  • Kindness Rocks Project -Gillam/McPhee


Wednesday, April 17th (Day 5)
  • Gould Lake trip - Gillam/Gaffney (2)/ Gorman (5)
  • Junior Boys Basketball shooting skill sessions 8-9 a.m.


Thursday, April 18th (Day 1)

  • Grade 2 skating trip
  • kinder gymnastics trip
  • Junior Girls Basketball shooting skill sessions 8-9 a.m.


Friday, April 19th

  • Good Friday - No school

Upcoming Events

April 22 - Easter Monday & Earth Day

April 23-26~ Earth Week activities

April 24 ~ Grade 4 (Hall) to Little Cat.

April 24 ~ Grade 2 skating trip

April 24~ Parent Council Meeting 6:30

April 26 ~ Grade 4-8 talent show

May 1 ~ Grade 7 immunizations

May 1 ~ Parent Council Carnival!

May 2~ Grade 8 orientation at NDSS 9:30am

May 7~ Discover Kindergarten (new kinder families 5:30-6:30)

May 8~ Celebration of Dance (junior grades at Fort Henry)

May 10 ~ Volunteer Breakfast 8:30am-9:15 for our school volunteers!

May 10 ~ We Walk for Water (Me to We Club whole school walk)

May 15~ Parent Council meeting 6:30pm - All Welcome

May 16~ Track & Field (Southview venue - Gr. 3-8)

May 16~ kinder gymnastics trip (12:00pm)

May 22, 23, 24 ~ EQAO Grade 3

May 28, 29, 30 ~ EQAO Grade 6

Kindergarten Registration is OPEN

Kindergarten creates an environment for all students to be successful. Limestone’s Kindergarten program supports children’s development as competent and capable learners, and as curious complex thinkers, rich in potential and experience. Online registration is now open for September 2019. If your child is 4 or 5 years old by the end of December you can register today.

Discover Kindergarten: Tuesday, May 7th - 5:30-6:30pm

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Home/School Connections

Hot Lunch Orders Deadline

Many thanks to our Parent Council for their efforts in organizing a hot lunch program for Southview. We love hot lunch day! A reminder to those families who order that no late orders will be accepted. Please mark these dates on your calendar.


May orders are due April 26th at noon.

June orders are due May 24th at noon.

All orders must be placed through Southview.hotlunches.net.

Community Connections

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