Southview Synopsis

March 2016

Music Builds Community

On Thursday, February 11th, Southview Choir, along with five Grade 7 and 8 ukulele players, travelled to Village Green and the J.M. Parrott Centre, to sing for the residents. We performed a variety of repertoire, including some Broadway tunes (such as "Tomorrow", and "All I Want is a Room Somewhere"), and old favourites (like "Mail Myself to You" and Let Me Call You Sweetheart".) A couple of our selections were partner songs (two separate songs that can be sung together). They were a lot of fun to sing and a great way to begin singing in parts. We incorporated actions and movement into some of our music, too. Nicole Mason, Elli Fairbairn, Hannah Moffat, Charlotte Lalonde, and Jayla Henderson made their debuts as our soloists. Highlights of our day included the opportunity to chat with many seniors and learn about their lives, sharing our joy of singing, impromptu serenades on the bus, cookies and juice at Village Green, lunch together at Shoeless Joe's, and showing off our wonderful blue T-shirts. At Village Green, we were told that the three things the residents loved most were music, children, and animals/pets. Unfortunately, we did not get to meet their cat-in-residence, but we were very happy to be able to provide children and music. It was a happy, fulfilling day for all of us. We were delighted to share the results of our musical efforts beyond the borders of our school building. Each student was an exemplary representative of our school within the larger community. Ms. McConnell would like to thank the choir for their dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm. She would also like to thank Mrs. Chambers for her excellent support as accompanist for the choir. Mr. Chambers volunteered to coach the ukulele players. Many thanks to him and his team for a job well done. We would also like to thank the RTO (Retired Teachers of Ontario) for their generous grant in support of this "Music Builds Community" project, and the SAC for funding our T-shirts. We are resuming rehearsals and making plans for a second trip to these homes, and a concert at Southview in June.

Wellness Week - April 18 to 22

Southview is holding a Wellness Week from April 18 to April 22, including a Spin-a-Thon fundraising event on the 21st. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about how exercise benefits brain health and to also raise money to pay for our brain bikes. There will be a variety of events taking place all week, including yoga classes, boot camp with Mrs. Davey, wheelchair basketball, smoothie sales and even an opportunity to win an adult sized stationary bike! Stay tuned for more information on how you can donate to such a great cause!

Bus Passes

All buses to and from Southview are usually at capacity, therefore, the school is not able to issue bus passes. Please contact Tri Board Transportation directly at 613-354-1981 if you require a bus pass and they will be able to authorize a bus pass if space permits. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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Parent Council Update

A huge thank you to our Parent Council for organizing Movie Night early in February. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 pm. Childcare is available.

HOT LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you can help out on some Hot Lunch Days, please email Amber Meyer at

Literacy Week

Southview staff and students celebrated Literacy Week the first week in February. Activities included our guest Book Worm who visited classes to talk about books, trying to match staff baby pictures with their favourite childhood books, the always-favouirite "book swap", prizes for "getting caught reading" and wearing pyjamas to school at the end of the week and reading in special forts set up in the library.
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Piano & Guitar Lessons

Private piano and/or guitar lessons for all ages, interests and abilities are available during the school day with experienced instructors.

GUITAR: Contact Erika Hase at 613-377-1064 or

PIANO: Contact Andrea Faulkner at 613-962-9384 or

Upcoming Events

March 1 - Report Cards go home

March 2 - Girls' Basketball Tournament at Queens'

March 3 - Boys' Basketball Tournament at Queens'

March 4 - Pizza Day

March 4 - Rocks & Rings Program (Grades 6-8)

March 8 - MADD Canada Presentation for Grade 7 & 8

March 11 - Milk & Cookies Day

March 11 - Primary Play Day (Grades 1-3)

March 14 to 18 - March Break

March 21 - Math Night at Selby P.S.

March 22 - Dunleavy & Hendry to Gould Lake

March 24 - Chilli & Breadsticks Day

March 25 - Good Friday Holiday

March 28 - Easter Monday Holiday

April 1 - Grad Photos

April 8 - Grade 7 & 8 Immunizations

April 26 - Sibling Photos