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
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 email@example.com
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