May Newsletter

The Southwood newsletter for May is now available HERE . Read this month’s issue to be informed about our upcoming Spring Music Concert, Our earth-friendly REUSE project, our annual Bike Rodeo, and much more. You are welcome to contact the school if you have any questions.

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Spring Break!

Happy Spring Break! We hope you enjoy your vacation. School resumes on Monday, April 2nd. In the meantime, the Southwood Newsletter for April can be found HERE . Please contact the school if you have any questions.

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Southern Health – Stars of the Future

Southwood parents with preschool aged children, you may be interested in an opportunity to have some developmental screening (hearing, language, growth) for your preschooler done by Southern Health. The service is free of charge. For more information check the SE HEALTH BLOG . For dates and locations, see the BROCHURE .

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Right at School – Parent Survey

Hanover School Division, in cooperation with Right at School, is seeking input on our community’s needs for after-school programs. Please consider contributing your thoughts by completing the survey. UPDATE – Survey now closed.

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Updated Attendance Procedure – Parent Notifications

Hello Southwood families.  This message is to inform you that we will be moving to an automated calling system for our daily attendance calls.  If a parent has not excused their child using the parent portal, calling the office before 9:10 am  (204-326-3518 ) or emailing our office staff at  southwood@hsd.ca , their child will be marked “absent” by the classroom teacher.  At 9:35 am, an automated voice message will be sent to the primary phone number on file in our system informing the parent that their… Read More

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March Newsletter

March’s newsletter is now available HERE . This month, there is important information about out upcoming Learning Expo, Chocolate Sales Fundraiser, and the process for creating classes for the next school year. Please read for the full story. You are welcome to contact the school if you have any questions.

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O Canada

On February 7, 2018, Federal Bill C-210 received Royal assent from our Governor General. This bill officially revises the National Anthem to use the line “in all of us command”. The national anthem is an important and daily part of our routine at Southwood School. In accordance with the new law, we have updated the versions of the national anthem that students and staff sing along with every day. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any… Read More

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Balanced Day Schedule for Southwood

Parent Information Night – Brain research and educational data have taught the field of education a great deal over the last fifteen years. For these reasons, we continually reflect and change our practices to align with current research. This changes the way we teach children, set up our school environments, and deal with behavioural issues. …READ MORE>

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February Newsletter

The Southwood Newsletter for February is available HERE for your information. This month’s bulletin contains important details about Literacy Month, Kindergarten registration, chocolate sales, artist-in-the-school, and more. Also, please note the calendar section of the newsletter to be aware of special events and vacation days for the students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school.

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Important Hot Lunch Information

The Southwood PAC is launching a new hot lunch program for the start of 2018. Using the munch-a-lunch online service, parents will now order and pay for students’ hot lunches. Detailed instructions are coming home from PAC outlining how to create an account and make your order. The link to the munch-a-lunch website can be found along the side of the Southwood School webpage. You are welcome to contact the Southwood PAC with any questions you may have.

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