South Oaks School
Loved at School . . . Gnome Matter What!
Since the purpose of the gnomes is to have some fun and send a little love, parents may want to purchase a gnome and have it delivered to their child's class. Or, parents may want their child to give one to a friend or to their favourite adult. Whatever you decide is great. We guarantee that those who receive a gnome will feel special.
So, if you and your child are interested in purchasing a gnome, they will be available at the office during the month of February (while supplies last) for the cost of $10.00 each. Just stop by the office and pick our your favourite gnome from a variety of options.
Have a great February!
Dates to Remember
Feb. 2: Admin/PD Day - No classes
Feb. 5: "I Love to Read" assembly with Corny Rempel at 11:00 AM. Parents welcome.
Feb. 6: Community Health Clinic in Hut #1
Feb. 14: Valentine's Day - In class activities only
Feb. 19: Louis Riel Day - No classes
Feb. 20-23: South Oaks Scholastic Book Fair
Feb. 21: Community Health Clinic in Hut #1
Feb. 23: Admin Day - No classes
Feb. 29: PAC Meeting @ 4 pm
Becoming a Bookworm
Our theme for I Love to Read Month this year is, "Becoming a Bookworm". Activities during the month include the following;
- Kick off assembly with Corny Rempel - Feb. 5 at 11:00 am. Parents are welcome to attend.
- Fun activities days at the school each Wednesday (see calendar below).
- Students will use a Bookworm Reading Log (above) to track their reading. For every 10 books or 10 chapters that they read, they will receive a vinyl sticker. This sticker will be added to our "floor caterpillar" and we will see how long the caterpillar can get!
- DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) - at random times throughout the month, the office will play a special bookworm song. When the song plays, students must drop whatever they are doing and read for 10 minutes.
These are just some of the fun activities we are planning for the students for I Love to Read month this year. We hope it will help instill a love of reading for our students.
Scholastic Book Fair Coming Soon!
We are looking forward to hosting the Scholastic Book Fair again this year! There will also be an online shopping option, so you can shop from the comfort of your home if you prefer. We will share the link for that, closer to the Book Fair date. Students will be invited to browse the Book Fair as a class as part of their school day, during their class allotted time. Open to the public, Book Fair dates are February 20 - 23 from 8:45 am - 3:45 pm. Please pop in to check it out for yourselves anytime during the week or come on February 23 (no school day) with your child!
There will be some draws to enter to win as well as a great selection of books and gadgets to purchase. All purchases directly benefit our school. Any item we sell out of can be ordered and will be delivered to the school to be distributed at a later date.