Southwood School

June 2021

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In This Edition

-Grade 4 Farewell - June 28

-Library Books Due

-Picnic Day - June 29

-Terry Fox Fundraiser Update

-Learning Forward Days

-Report Cards and Class Placement

-Planning on Moving?

-House Colour Challenges

-Nutrition Newsletter

-Dates to Remember

Grade 4 Farewell - June 28

Good luck to all the Grade 4's who are moving to middle school in September! On June 28th we are planning a fun afternoon to send them off in style (more details to come!)

Library books are due back to the Library by Friday, June 18th!

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Picnic Day - June 29

Our annual picnic day will be a little different this year as we are unable to have parents attend and we will remain in cohorts and participate in virtual activities.

We will start our day with a virtual assembly.

For our picnic we will keep cohorts together in separate zones.

In the afternoon, individually packaged treats will be delivered to each classroom and there will be a virtual Mimes & Magic show!

We are looking forward to having a fulfilled day!

Terry Fox Fundraiser Update

The results from the 40th Anniversary Terry Fox School Run are in and we are pleased to share with you that 14 schools from Hanover School Division raised an incredible $9453.73 for cancer research. Southwood School ranked 26th in Manitoba's Top 50 Fundraising Schools in 2020 with $1715.00. Thank you to everyone who donated!

Learning Forward Days

Hanover School Division is a student-centred school division with highly skilled, caring educators who plan for student learning based on students’ current level of academic achievement as well as developing an understanding of your child’s social-emotional well-being. On June 4th and June 7th, Grades 1 to 8 students will participate in HSD’s Learning Forward Days. These days will be scheduled the same as September’s Strong Connection Days. Half the class will attend June 4th, and the other half will attend June 7th. The purpose of these Learning Forward Days will be to collect assessment information about each child to assist next year's teachers in understanding each child’s academic progress and social-emotional well-being. This is particularly important after a year of multiple adjustments in learning environments. Each family will receive more detailed information from their child’s school with a specific date for your child to attend and the nature of the assessments your child will complete.

The goal for using the tool and assessment:

● These will assist in providing basic, targeted data related to specific foundational outcomes from the MB Math Curriculum

● The data will benefit the receiving teacher because it helps to inform planning and supports responsive instruction. This will benefit learning for students when they arrive next fall in their new classes.

● Over time, the data will also benefit teachers as they analyze and reflect on the retention of concepts for their grade level and consider how they might bolster learning for the upcoming year.

● A focus on school-based data collection and learning from that data

Report Cards and Class Placement

As we have done over the past number of years, we had originally planned to share your child’s next years classroom teacher in the June report card for those students entering school this coming September. Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty of class sizes and physical distancing in the classroom, we have been directed by the school division to refrain from sharing this information. Hanover School Division will provide further communication soon.

Our hope is to provide this information to you as soon as possible as we recognize the benefits of your children having this information. Some exceptions are being made. These include some students with special needs at the discretion of our administrative team. This will also include students entering Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year as parents requiring child care on the alternate days need advanced notice of their child’s placement.

Reports cards will be available for parent viewing on June 30th. Thank you for your understanding and patience in this matter.

Planning on Moving?

If you are moving during the summer, please call our office at 204-326-3518 as soon as possible or the school division at 204-326-6471 after June 30th. Thank you!

House Colour Challenges

Thank you to everyone who participated in our May Nature Scavenger Hunt Challenge. Congratulations to the Yellow Yakkity Yaks and all of our grand prize winners! Great Job!

We have one final House Colour Challenge coming in June. Please keep an eye out of for that!

Dates to Remember

June 2021

11 Assembly 2:45 p.m.

18 Library Books Due Back

28 Grade 4 Virtual Farewell

29 Last Day of School - Picnic and Virtual Mime & Magic Show


30 Report Cards Available on Parent Portal

August 2021

23 - School Office Opens

September 2021




6 Labour Day - NO SCHOOL

7 Meet the Teacher Night 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Tentative)

8 First Day of School for Grades 1 - 4 Students

8-13 Kindergarten Staggered Entrance (1/2 class)

17 & 20 Strong Connections for Grades 1 - 4 Students