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
Screens and devices seem to be more and more numerous in all our lives. Research suggests that there is a connection between our use of devices and the quality of sleep we get. We invite you to read the findings for yourself and hope they help everyone in your home get a good night’s rest for a better day tomorrow. Article HERE .
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
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
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
January 25th is the date of our annual South Oaks Winter Fun Day. Many exciting activities have been planned for that day, including outdoor activities, a wagon ride, and a warm lunch catered by the South Oaks Parent Council. Parents are welcome to attend the activities with their children. Click the link below for the official parent letter. Winter Fun Day 2019
Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-20 school year will open on January 7, 2019. The registration process will take place online at HSD.ca. If you do not have access to the Internet, please visit our school (after registration has opened), and we will assist you in completing the registration form on a school computer. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to register their children as soon as possible upon the opening of registration, or by mid-February at the latest. Registering early will assist our school in… Read More
With the flu season approaching, here are 5 things you can do to help keep your child’s immune system strong. These suggestions are from our public health nurse, Jocelyn Kingshott. Practice Good Hand Hygiene Good hand-washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of colds, the flu, and viruses. Washing your hands after using the bathroom, blowing your nose, handling trash, touching animals, and prior to touching food will help eliminate germs. Don’t forget to have your children… Read More
The results are in and South Oaks has collected 327 Kgs (721 lbs) of food for the FCC food drive! Thanks to all students and parents who participated so generously. The food will be picked up soon and brought to distribution centers to share with those who need it most. It is awesome to part of a community that thinks about others in this way. Thanks for your generosity.