Southview PS Weekly Update

Week of April 1st, 2019

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Welcome April! Spring brings the excitment of many learning opportunities for our Southview Lynx; Math Olympics, Primary Family Math night, a Scholastic Book Fair, talent show, Celebration of Dance, We Walk for Water, Track and Field opportunities, junior basketball and numerous out of classroom excursions and engaging in-class experiences!

Track and Field

This year, the NDSS track is out of use for the season as it is resurfaced. We hope to be able to head back to NDSS in 2020, but this year we are planning on hosting our own Track and Field school meet at Southview Public. This will be the same fun day of participation, sportsmanship and skill development as it has always been. A huge thank you to our teachers for organizing this event for our Grade 3-8 students. Our school event will be Thursday, May 16th with the Division 1 meet being held on June 5th at CaraCo Field in Kingston.

Queen's Family Math Night

Families of primary students (Grade 1-3) are invited to sign up below for the Queen's Family Math Night this Tuesday @5:30pm in the library. Math games and fun will be facilitated by Queen's Faculty of Education candidates. There will be cookies, juice and some draw prizes to round out the evening. Thank you for RSVPing with the link below.

Light it Up Blue!

Tuesday April 2nd, staff and students are encouraged to wear blue in support of Autism awareness and acceptance. Approximately 1 in 66 children and youth are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Canada and this number continues to grow. We hope you choose to wear blue on Tuesday in support of a more inclusive world.

Spring EQAO

Our Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO dates have been set. This assessment is an opportunity for students to show their learning to the best of their ability. A letter will be sent home in the near future explaining the assessment for those students who will be participating this year.

Grade 3 - May 22, May 23, May 24

Grade 6 - May 28, May 29, May 30

We ask that if you have appointments that they be at the end of the day as the assessment will run during the first two blocks (9:15-11:15 & 11:55-1:35). Thank you for helping us protect this learning time.

Queen's Family Math Night for Primary students!

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This Week at Southview

Monday, April 1st (Day 4)

  • Kindness Rocks Project - Gallupe

Tuesday, April 2nd (Day 5)

  • Kindness Rocks Project - Gallupe
  • Wear BLUE for Autism Awareness #LightItUpBlue
  • Primary Family Math Night 5:30-6:30pm (library).

Wednesday, April 3rd (Day 1)
  • Grade 7 presenting history projects at the museum

Thursday, April 4th (Day 2)

  • Math Olympics - Grade 8

Friday, April 5th

  • PA Day - no school for students

Upcoming Events

April 8-12 ~ Scholastic Book Fair in the library

April 10 ~ Grade 2 skating trip

April 17 - Gould Lake Trip - Gillam/Gaffney (Gr. 2), Gorman (Gr. 5)

April 18 - Kinder Gymnastics

April 18 ~ Grade 2 skating trip

April 19 - Good Friday

April 20 - Easter Monday

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!

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.

Southview's Discover Kindergarten Event is Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 for JK's and new SK's

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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

Community Connections

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