Southview P.S. Weekly Update
Week of November 19, 2018
LDSB Schools Introduce New Communication Tools
Our school will use a new broadcasting tool to communicate need-to-know information to families in a timely and efficient way.
The “Communicate” system will allow us to share important school information with families via text, email or phone message. We will use this tool for urgent items like event cancellations or school emergencies. We may also use it for sharing information such as upcoming progress reports, school council meetings or special events. In the past, we have used a previous version of the broadcast tool called Synervoice.
Registered parents/guardians will receive these messages through contact information collected in our student information system. Parents/guardians may choose how to receive these alerts by text message, email or phone call with the exception of emergency events which will always be communicated via all contact methods on file with the school. If parents/guardians choose to receive text messages, they must opt-in due to potential charges from their cell phone carrier.
It is important that parents/guardians ensure schools have the most up-to-date contact information at the beginning of the school year. If your contact information changes during the school year, parents/guardians are asked to contact the school with the updated information.
In addition, teachers and coaches/leaders of extra-curricular activities will also be able to take advantage of an instant message option to keep students and families up to date regarding classroom activities or practices/games in a timely manner. Students and parents/guardians will be invited to join a group and receive messages related specifically to their group. Information on how to join groups will be shared directly with students and families by the teacher, coach/leader.
School Messenger App Account
All of our new electronic communications tools can be accessed anytime, anywhere online and/or via Smartphones. To take advantage of this new convenience and functionality, we encourage you to create a School Messenger account on your desktop, laptop, tablet and/or download the SchoolMessenger app. While an account is not required to use these new tools, it will allow you to review your contact information and communication preferences, and it stores all of your messages in one place.
Communicate does not replace current school communication tools but enhances the way in which schools will provide information to families. In most cases, information will still be provided on school websites, school newsletters, notices home and social media accounts, where applicable.
Find out how to set up a School Messenger App account, opt-in to text messaging, join specific groups and more.
Bus Safety Reminders
PLEASE REVIEW BUS SAFETY RULES:
- Be at your stop 5 minutes before scheduled pick-up in the morning (Drivers cannot wait for children to arrive to the stop.)
- Wait at your designated stop in a safe place, back from the side of the road.
- If you need to cross the street to get on the bus, always wait until the bus has come to a complete stop. Look for the stop arm to come out and for the flashing red lights. Watch the driver. When the driver is assured that all traffic has stopped he/she will signal for you to cross the street – but continue to watch for traffic yourself. Always walk, don’t run.
- Take your seat promptly and sit properly, facing forward at all times.
- Place bags and backpacks in your seat, keep the aisle of the bus clear at all times.
- Windows should only be opened with the permission of the driver.
- Always keep your head, hands and arms inside the bus.
- Throwing objects inside or outside of the bus is not permitted.
- Talk quietly; the driver needs to concentrate to safely drive the bus.
- Eating and drinking (this includes chewing gum) is not allowed on school buses at any time.
- Students in Grade 3 and under should be greeted by an adult or older sibling.
- Always follow the bus driver’s instructions and treat your driver with respect and courtesy.
- If you have questions or if the bus is late, please contact Triboard Transportation at 613-354-1981 or visit their website Triboard.com. You can also contact the bus company (see below).
Fundamentals of Math
Our school educators continue to focus on strengthening math teaching and learning through ongoing professional development. Focusing on the Fundamentals of Math, a compendium guide for educators released by the new government, is one of the learning documents we are reviewing, to support a focus on fundamental number sense and numeration concepts across all strands of mathematics in the curriculum. For your interest, the link to this Ministry document can be found at:
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This Week at Southview
Monday, November 19 (Day 2)
- Kindness Week ~ Be a Kindness Superhero: wear your superhero gear!
- Book Fair (all week)
- Grade 7s to Gould Lake
Tuesday, November 20 (Day 3)
- Kindness Week ~ Peace, Love & Kindness: wear your tie, red/white/pink clothing or tie dye
Wednesday, November 21 (Day 4)
- Kindness Week ~ Sprinkle Kindness Like Confetti: share compliments and kindness with each other
- Grade 4s to Gould Lake
Thursday, November 22 (Day 5)
- Kindness Week ~ Don't Hide From Kindness: but you can wear your camo gear!
Friday, November 23 (Day 1)
- Kindness Week ~ Pink Shirt Day
November 27 & 28 ~ Vision Screening for SK & Grade 1
November 30 ~ PA Day - NO SCHOOL
December 4 ~ Teens Trashing Tobacco
December 6 ~ Southview hosting Junior Volleyball Tournament
December 7 ~ Live Different Presentation for Grade 7 & 8
December 10 ~ Grade 5s to Grand Theatre
December 10 ~ Gould Lake Presentations for Grades 6 to 8
December 14 ~ Holiday Craft Sale
December 20 ~ Primary Holiday Concert
December 21 ~ Last Day of School
January 7 ~ First Day Back