Important Information for Parents – Mumps in Manitoba

Parents / Guardians, for your information, Manitoba Health has distributed a bulletin with information about a surge in cases of mumps in Manitoba. The notice is available HERE for you to read. It is also archived in the PARENT RESOURCES section of the website. You will find contact information on the notice, as well as links to internet resources, if you have any questions.

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February Newsletter

The February Newsletter is now available for the latest important updates from Southwood. This month’s bulletin includes news about developments and new faces in our front office. As well, there is important information concerning Kindergarten report cards, our upcoming chocolate sales fundraiser, our artist-in-the-school visit, and an article on the technology in our school and digital citizenship. Please read and be informed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

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FYI – change to the HSD phone advisory system

Due to a system/switch issue within MTS in the Steinbach exchange area, HSD is making a small change to the caller ID for notification calls sent through BrightArrow. This change will also add a new feature for parents to use if you want to have previous messages replayed. This should alleviate any issues where messages were being cut off. Starting December 16, the caller ID shown on phone messages and announcements sent through the BrightArrow Notification System will show 1-855-994-4242 . Parents… Read More

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January Newsletter

The January Newsletter is now available HERE . Read the newsletter this month for important information related to our new nature playground, upcoming Kindergarten registration, dressing appropriately for the winter weather, and much more. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.

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A Musical Visit to SCU

On Thursday, December 8th, Grade 4 students from Southwood paid a visit to Steinbach Credit Union to fill the lobby with seasonal singing. Mrs. Brown lead the students through some traditional carols, and some selections from the upcoming Christmas Concert. The students sounded spectacular, and were excited to be broadcast onto AM 1250 for the whole community to hear!

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View the Gallery HERE!

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Morning Reading Starts in the New Year!

Morning Reading Club will start after the Christmas break.  The club will run every morning (8:30 am – 8:50 am) from January through March in the library.  Any students from K-4 are welcome to come to the library to read on their own or to listen to a teacher read stories.

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December Newsletter

The December newsletter is available HERE for your information. This month’s issue includes important seasonal information about items like our Christmas concert, our giving project, and information concerning appropriate attire for the colder weather. As well, you will find information about the work that’s happening in our Makerspace, and an article from our Guidance Counselors about dealing with anxiety. Please read to stay informed. You are invited to contact the school if you have any questions.

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November Maker Challenge

November was the month for our first Maker Challenge! With inspiration from “Rosie Revere: Engineer”, the students designed and built a paper helicopter! Captain Southwood made an appearance at our last assembly to test the top designs from each class in each grade. A trophy was awarded to the class from each grade with the best-floating helicopter! We’re excited about December’s “decoration” challenge!

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Check out the GALLERY for a peek at the fun!

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Southwood Costume Parade

On Friday, October 28th, Southwood students toured the school to show off their special Autumn costumes! There were many clever, creative, and amazing outfits worn by the students. As well, the staff at Southwood put on their best superhero costumes!

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Click HERE to enjoy the whole gallery!

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November Newsletter

The Southwood Newsletter for November 2016 is now available. This month’s bulletin contains important information about the upcoming parent-teacher conferences, November report cards, our annual costume parade, and much more. Please read to find out more. Click HERE or check the  NEWSLETTER section.

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