In Memorium – Traudi Guenther

On behalf of all former and present staff and students of South Oaks, we offer our deepest condolences to the family of Traudi Guenther on her passing. Many of us in the school worked “shoulder to shoulder” with Traudi for many years and have a special place in our hearts for her. We also have some of Traudi’s relatives currently working in the school or attending as students, so we also want to keep them in our prayers as well.… Read More

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Red Level Update for Parents

I hope you are all staying well. By this time you have most likely heard the news that all HSD schools are moving into the Red Level on Tuesday, Nov. 24. This news was just as sudden for us as it was for you yesterday. We did have a preliminary plan in place for the Red Level, but we are now working on fleshing it out and pivoting as needed. I cannot thank our staff enough for their ongoing commitment… Read More

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Updated Orange Level Plans – Nov. 4

The province has announced that we are moving to the Orange Level in all Manitoba schools. We have a plan for the Orange Level in place. Staff will review plans on Monday, Nov. 2 and then we will spend the week preparing as needed, with the intent of implementing the Orange Level plans the following week. The main aspect of the Orange Level is striving for 2 meters of Physical Distancing for as much of the day as possible. See… Read More

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COVID-19 Response in K-12 Schools

As we are starting to see a few students with symptoms at times, it is important that we all understand the guidelines from the province. The document COVID-19 Response in K-12 Schools (p. 5), speaks to a scenario where a child shows symptoms of COVID-19. Among the list of possible responses, it notes; ■ If they have had COVID-19 symptoms and tested negative for COVID-19, they can return to school/ child care 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If they do not get tested, they should… Read More

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Kids and COVID-19

What questions might you and your children have about COVID-19? Can they play outside? Can they have a sleepover? Tune in live to have these and other questions answered by health care professionals. The event is on Thursday, April 2 at 11:00 am and is hosted by Ace Burpee. Watch live at YouTube.com/ManitobaGovernment.

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The Need for Emotional Regulation

I am currently reading a new book by Dr. Jodi Carrington called, “Kids These Days”. This Canadian author covers a lot of fascinating material about why kids do what they do. I really appreciated a whole chapter devoted to kids with a trauma history, including foster children. She says that the most important thing that we will ever teach our kids is to help them understand how to regulate their emotions. Without that, children cannot learn very well. The catch,… Read More

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Kick into Kindergarten Event – June 6

All families with Kindergarten children joining our school in Sept. 2019 are invited to our Kick into Kindergarten event on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30.  This is an evening where students get some time to play with classmates in the gym and parents get to hear from the teachers. Teachers will introduce themselves and share what a typical day in Kindergarten looks like.  This year, we will also be able to tell you which class your child will be in… Read More

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Ready for Summer Camp?

We are anticipating a wonderful Spring Concert on Thursday, May 2.  The theme for the concert is “Summer Camp”.  The program features our grade 3 and 4 students and includes choral singing and some drama.  We have decided to add a second concert, so the shows are at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm in the gym.  Please do not park in the bus loop for the afternoon program, as we need to keep that area open for bus traffic.  See… Read More

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Time for Spring Break!

The staff of South Oaks School wishes all the students and parents a great Spring Break. We will see you again on April 1. Take care and enjoy your week!

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Student Led Event – Feb. 28

On Thursday, February 28, the grade 1-4 students will share their learning with you.  This student led event will run from 4:30 – 6:00 pm and all parents are invited to join their children.  This event is different than parent/teacher conferences.  The purpose is to celebrate the learning that students are doing and to build their confidence as learners and communicators.  Students will also have things to show you in the Music room and possibly the gym, depending on the… Read More

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