Each year at this time, South Oaks students enjoy a Bike Rodeo put on by MPI. This is an important review for students to remember guidelines for riding their bikes safely. Due to the pandemic, we are not able to host the usual event. However, MPI has produced a very helpful page to review safety tips for young bike riders. Please have a look HERE .
Students and Parents! Our Artist in the School, Mr. Dimitry, is looking forward to seeing your ideas for our beautiful, large mosaic project! Any time between now and next Friday (May 22nd) you can drop off your sketches or ideas at the South Oaks Lobby. If you’re not able to drop off your ideas, you could also email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org Are you having trouble thinking of ideas? Please watch the Artist in the School videos on our Youtube channel! There are so many possibilities… Read More
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.
Do you feel like you’re missing some of the normal parts of school, these days? We would encourage you to click on the blue square above that links to our YouTube content! You’ll find announcements from Mr. Martens, stories read to you by Mrs. Beaudette, and more coming soon! Check in regularly and enjoy the feeling of being back at school, even if it’s just for a bit.
South Oaks now has a subscription to two excellent online educational resources. Tumblebooks is an online reading service that offers a huge variety of books to read, listen to, and interact with. We highly recommend this service for regular reading practice, especially during the time that students will be learning from home. TumbleMath is a related service that uses children’s stories to teach & practice math. Enjoy the story, practice the idea, try the quiz!
If your child is eligible for Kindergarten Registration (must be five years of age on or before Dec. 31, 2020), and have not yet registered, it is helpful if this is done by March 1st. Our new online registration process takes only a few minutes to complete. To begin, visit the HSD Kindergarten Registration page at https://hsd.ca/schools/kindergarten-registration/ Registering early will assist our school in preparation and planning for the upcoming school year. Early registration also provides parents/guardians with the opportunity to… Read More
Over the last number of years we have had to either alter or cancel our Winter Fun Day due to cold or inclement weather. A lot of planning and work goes into these days, so it is always unfortunate to cancel them. This year we are trying something slightly different and less structured in hopes that it will work better for everyone. We will continue with the covered wagon ride, hot cocoa and a hot dog lunch on Friday January… Read More
For the Christmas concert week, here are a couple of reminders: – All Kindergarten students should come to school for the mornings only on Dec. 18 and 19. They can come to school as usual (via bus, walk, car, etc). Dec. 18 is the day of the dress rehearsal. The students will participate in the concert each morning and then go home with parents/Grandparents/etc. afterwards. K teachers will send more detailed information about these days as they approach. – On… Read More
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