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Transportation Update

November 28, 2017
​November 28, 2017 Dear Parents and Guardians, As you have heard, from Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS), Unifor 4268, the union representing bus drivers for First Student Ajax and First Student Brooklin, is in a legal strike position. On Monday, November 27, families were notified that school bus services for routes...
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Peanut-Free Spread Policy

September 28, 2017
​ In the Durham District School Board, we are committed to ensuring the safety of all students.    Sabrina's Law requires that all district school boards have procedures and training in place to protect students at risk of anaphylaxis.  Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and...
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Jump Rope for Heart!

May 03, 2017
​ The Heart and Stroke Foundation is assisting our school in running a Jump Rope for Heart Event at Southwood Park on Friday May 19, 2017.  Southwood's goal is to raise $5000 for heart and stroke research.   The Heart and Stroke goals are to conquer heart disease and stroke in Canada,...
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New to Grade 1 French Immersion 2017-2018

May 03, 2017
Reminder to families of the Grade One French Immersion Open House .  It will occur Wednesday May 10th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.  This morning event is for Grade 1 students entering the French Immersion program in 2017-2018 school year and currently in SK.  Parents will tour the school with their...
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Jump Rope for Heart Presentation Grade K-6

April 24, 2017
​Get ready to jump rope for heart! The Heart and Stroke Foundation will be visiting Southwood Park P.S. tomorrow morning and sharing the importance of healthy activite living with our Kindergarten to Grade 6 students.  Students will be raising funds as a part of supporting the great work the Heart and...
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NED Show

February 17, 2017
​Due to the high demand and interest in yo-yos from the NED show, purchases have been extended to Friday February 24.  All yo-yo orders can be brought to the office.
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2016-2017 Southwood Park School Improvement Strategy

November 17, 2016
​Southwood Park continues to investigate ways in which we can enrich student learning and move students towards reaching their potential.  Our school improvement plan is an outline of how we as a school community intend on reaching these goals and includes strategies, tools, and instructional practices used in classrooms for the 2016-2017...
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Walktober

October 25, 2016
The Town of Ajax and Southwood Park P.S. have partnered together for an initiative called “Walktober” which is aimed at getting students and their families up and walking.   The school is undertaking a mission to see how many times we can “climb” the CN Tower with our accumulated steps.  One trip...
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Understanding Special Education: Parent and Caregiver Session

October 19, 2016
​Have you ever wanted more information about Special Education and how to support your child?  This informative parent session is designed to offer parents the basics of Special Education.  Topics to be covered include how to navigate conversations with school personnel, how to understand the IEP, and how to access community...
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Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

October 19, 2016
​Safety is our number priorty at Southwood Park P.S.  As a part of our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students, the Safe and Accepting Schools team is pleased to be able to share our Bully Prevention and Intervention Plan.  Detailed in this plan are whole school meausures, initatives,...
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Join Southwood Park's Remind!

October 19, 2016
​If you enjoy the convenience of receiving school announcements and information of upcoming events via text, then please sign up for Ms. Arain's Remind using the link to the instructions provided! Southwood Park Remind.pdf
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Kids Have Stress Too!!

October 14, 2016
​ Free parenting program for parents/caregivers of children 0-9 years Monday November 14, 21, 28th 2016 (3 sessions) 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. @Southwood Park P.S. Library Come and learn about: - the impact stress has on young children - how to recognize and respond to stress in children - age-appropriate...
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Grade 7 St. Donat Trip

October 03, 2016
​Grade 7 St. Donat packages were sent home on Friday September 30, 2016.  This year's trip is scheduled for Feb 5-8, 2016 and our Grade 7 teachers and students are looking forward to making some wonderful memories together.  Please find in your package an introductory letter that explains the step by...
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Grade 7 St. Donat Information Night

September 16, 2016
​ Dear Parents/Guardians,   We are starting to plan for our annual Grade 7 trip to St. Donat, Quebec and would like to invite you to an information session during our Curriculum Night next week on Wednesday September 21 st , 2016 starting at 5:30 p.m in our school library. The...
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Track and Field Day 2016

April 20, 2016
​ Southwood Park P. S. Track and Field News Dear Parents/ Guardians of Grade 4 – 8 Students, Southwood Parks’s annual track and field day will take place on Monday May 2, 2016. If it is raining, we have a rain date of Wednesday May 4, 2016. All grade 4-8 students...
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Parents As Partners Symposium Video

March 31, 2016
​Click here to view the video highlghting the Parents as Partners Symposium being held on April 2nd from 8:30-11:30 at Chris Hadfield P.S.  
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Bus Safety!

February 24, 2016
​Students of bus 6007 are asked by transportation services to arrive at their pick up location five minutes before their scheduled time. Students of bus 6002 are asked to to clearly make eye contact with their bus driver before crossing the road to make their way home.  Students have reveiwed this...
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New Pizza Order Form

February 19, 2016
​New pizza order forms will be coming home on Friday February 19. This new system has been created to facilitate an easier and more efficient method whereby parents can preorder pizza for their child(ren) in one month blocks. Pizza order forms are due back by February 26th for pizza days in the month of March....
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Junior Lego Club

February 19, 2016
​Junior Lego club begins at 11:50 on Friday February 26th in the Library.  Students in Lego Club are reminded that they must stay for lunch on Friday's to participate.  Lego Club's last session will be on Friday April 8.
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Lost and Found

January 24, 2016
​Please visit our lost and found collection displayed in the front foyer.  The lost and found will be collection will remain in the foyer until Jan 29th.
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NEW to French Immersion Night! February 4 at 7 p.m.

January 19, 2016
​This evening is designed to highlight elements of the Grade one French Immersion program and to answer some of the common questions that arise when considering if French Immersion is the right fit for your child.  This event is primarily for those parents with children currently in SK. See you there!
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Junior Lego Club

January 17, 2016
​Students in our Junior division will be coming home on Monday January 18th with permission forms for our last round of lego club!  Interested students are asked to bring completed forms with payment to the office.  This activity runs during the lunch hour 11:50-12:50 on Fridays beginning in February. 
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Outdoor Winter Concert

December 11, 2015
​ Get all geared up in your winter clothing for Tuesday, December 15 th as Southwood Park presents our Outdoor Winter Concert .  The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the primary side of the school.  Please have your child at the school by 6:15 p.m.  The primary yard will...
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Congratulations to Jenny Najib our Volunteer of Distinction!

November 05, 2015
​Jenny was Southwood's Volunteer of Distinction for 2014-15. She was recently honoured at a ceremony at the Durham Distict School Board.  Thanks to Jenny and all of our volunteers! IMG_20151029_202922.jpg
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Lost and Found!!!

October 28, 2015
Please stop by the front foyer of the school and check the Lost and Found if your child is missing some clothing or coats! ​
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Lunchroom Supervisors Needed

October 27, 2015
​Southwood Park is in need of lunchroom supervisors.  Parents and community members are welcome to apply.  If interested, please inquire within the office or call the school for more infomation.  Thank you for considering to be a part of the Southwood team!
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Information for Grade 8 Parents About Grade 9

October 14, 2015
​Ajax High School is sharing important information and dates about the transition from Grade 8 to Garde 9. FAQs for Gr8_2013.pdf  Important Dates for Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transition.pdf
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Southwood Park P.S. Equity Initiatives

October 08, 2015
Ontario's Equity and Inclusive education Strategy states:  "To achieve an equitable and inclusive school climate, school boards and schools will strive to ensure that all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable and accepted. We want all staff and students to value diversity and to demonstrate respect for others and...
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Join Us On Remind

September 15, 2015
​Remind (formerly Remind101) offers school personnel  a free, safe and simple way to instantly text parents to send  reminders about school related events and activities.  It is  one way communication and messaging is safe because phone numbers are kept private. To join Southwood Park P.S. on Remind, simply follow the instructions in the...
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Help Us Ensure A Safe and Efficient Student Drop-off and Pick-Up

September 09, 2015
Southwood Park P.S. has 720 students in attendance this year.  To ensure  we have a safe and efficient process for dropping-off and picking up students, we ask you to adhere to the following suggestions:

1. Use the Kiss N' Ride on Lambard Cres.  Simply pull up to the curb and...
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SCC Nomination and Parent Volunteer Forms

September 09, 2015
​If you are interested, please fill the forms out and hand in to the office.
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Fair Notice and Process

September 08, 2015
In 2013, in the DDSB's on-going commitment to safety, and in conjunction with Durham Catholic District School Board and community partners, the DDSB signed the Community Threat Assessment and Intervention Protocol (C-TAIP) Agreement. Over the past 2 years psychological services, social work staff, all secondary schools and most Elementary Schools have...
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Welcome Back to the 2015-16 School Year!

August 28, 2015
​ Welcome to the 2015-16 school year at Southwood Park P.S.! Class lists will be posted in the front entrance way of the school next Thursday September 3, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. The first day of school will be Tuesday September 8, 2015 and Southwood Park staff will be on the...
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Métis and Inuit Student Day

May 19, 2015
Proud to Be First Nation, Métis and Inuit Student Day Date: June 15, 2015 Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm Location: Forest Brook Community Church, 60 Kearney Drive, Ajax This day will provide students with the opportunity to connect with other self-identified students in the DDSB, learn from traditional knowledge keepers,...
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EQAO Primary- and Junior-Division Assessments Update

May 15, 2015
​ EQAO has released the following information to school boards: EQAO will not be sending assessment materials at this time to any schools that are experiencing labour action. This includes all elementary schools in the English-language public system and secondary schools in three English-language public school boards. EQAO has stated that...
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Parent Night with Dr. Stuart Shanker

April 29, 2015
Stuart Shanker, a distinguished research professor of philosophy
and psychology at York University, is the pied piper of self-regulation
in schools. He maintains that Canadian kids do not know what it
is to feel calm anymore because there is too much stimulation in
their lives. Dr. Shanker concludes that children are...
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EARTH HOUR 2015

March 26, 2015
​ Earth Hour is an international event usually held on the last Saturday of March between 8:30-9:30pm. During this hour, people around the world turn off their lights in support of addressing climate change. At Southwood Park Public School, we will be participating in Earth Hour on Friday, March 27 th...
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Toonies for Toys Dec 5th Pizza Day

December 04, 2014
Each Holiday season, Southwood Park has sponsored a food drive to donate to needy families, through the Ajax/Pickering food bank. Earlier this year we had a food drive, at Thanksgiving, to donate to our community. It was a great success and we want to thank our SCC for their participation in...
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Southwood Annual December Skating Activity

December 04, 2014
Monday, December 8 from 9:30-11 AM As usual, this event is for all students in Grade 1 – 8. Primary students (Grades 1 – 3) will be bussed to the ACC after attendance is taken in the morning. Junior and Intermediate students will walk with their teachers to the ACC. We...
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Intermediate Girls Movie Night!

November 26, 2014
The Girls Empowerment Club is hosting a Movie Night on Thursday November 27 at 6:30pm.  All Intermed​iate Girls are invited to watch Mean Girls at 6:30pm - wear your P.J.'s!
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ONLINE INTERVIEW BOOKING SYSTEM

November 12, 2014
Click on  ​Southwood Park School Appointment Online Booking to make an appointment to meet with your child's teacher Nov 20th or 21st
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Parent Interviews - November 2014

November 12, 2014
Please visit www.southwoodpark.schoolappointments.com to book an apointment with your student's teacher.  Please call Ms. Weir in the office if you have any questions.​
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Durham SciTech Talks

November 10, 2014
  Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment : Are Fish Being Affected by our Lifestyle Choices?   December 4, 2014 - 7:00-8:15 PM Durham District School Board, Education Centre, Boardroom   ​ FINAL_2014 Pharmaceuticals in the Environment (1).pdf  
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Regal Fundraiser 2014

October 22, 2014
​ SOUTHWOOD PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL REGAL CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT   ·        Once again we are excited to partner with REGAL a Canadian company offering more than 1000 products at various price ranges.   Last year together we raised over $1500.00 ·        Its easy…..enter the following in your search engine...
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COMMUNITY THREAT ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION PROTOCOL

September 16, 2014
Community Threat Assessment & Intervention Protocol Student Threat Assessment   Fair Notice & Process The Durham District School Board and Community Partners are committed to making our schools safe for students and staff. As a result the Board will respond appropriately to all student behaviours that pose a potential risk to other...
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Coyote Safety

September 15, 2014
There is nothing more important than the safety of our students.   Earlier this week, we had sightings of a coyote on and around the property at Southwood Park. Both animal control and Durham Regional Police were present to assist us in dealing with this situation. With careful monitoring, students were able...
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GIFTED TESTING

August 28, 2014
SHOULD I NOMINATE MY CHILD  FOR THE GIFTED PROGRAMME? PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 OR HIGHER ARE INVITED TO A PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT     The Facilitator for Gifted Programmes will be on hand to:   ▸    describe the characteristics of gifted children;   ▸    explain the testing procedures for admission to the gifted...
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Yearbooks are on Sale!

June 03, 2014
​The 2013-14 Yearbooks are on sale now at a cost of $20 per copy. Please complete the yearbook order form and return to Mme Pigeon in the library. Quantities are limited. Yearbooks on Sale-forWWW.pdf
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New Safe Schools Protocol

February 25, 2014
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL FAMILIES IN THE DURHAM DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD   In keeping with our commitment to put safety first in our schools, a new protocol will be in place for all DDSB elementary schools. Starting Monday, February 24, 2014 the Safe Welcome Program will include the locking of all school...
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Term 1 Report Card Information

January 23, 2014
​The first term report cards will be sent home on February 19th, 2014.  Please click report-card-memo-jan2014.pdf for further details.
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Welcome to Our New Website

July 19, 2013
​​This is the new face of our school website. Please take some time to explore the menu at the top.​

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Transportation Update

November 28, 2017
​November 28, 2017 Dear Parents and Guardians, As you have heard, from Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS), Unifor 4268, the union representing bus drivers for First Student Ajax and First Student Brooklin, is in a legal strike position. On Monday, November 27, families were notified that school bus services for routes...
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Peanut-Free Spread Policy

September 28, 2017
​ In the Durham District School Board, we are committed to ensuring the safety of all students.    Sabrina's Law requires that all district school boards have procedures and training in place to protect students at risk of anaphylaxis.  Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and...
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Jump Rope for Heart!

May 03, 2017
​ The Heart and Stroke Foundation is assisting our school in running a Jump Rope for Heart Event at Southwood Park on Friday May 19, 2017.  Southwood's goal is to raise $5000 for heart and stroke research.   The Heart and Stroke goals are to conquer heart disease and stroke in Canada,...
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New to Grade 1 French Immersion 2017-2018

May 03, 2017
Reminder to families of the Grade One French Immersion Open House .  It will occur Wednesday May 10th, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.  This morning event is for Grade 1 students entering the French Immersion program in 2017-2018 school year and currently in SK.  Parents will tour the school with their...
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Jump Rope for Heart Presentation Grade K-6

April 24, 2017
​Get ready to jump rope for heart! The Heart and Stroke Foundation will be visiting Southwood Park P.S. tomorrow morning and sharing the importance of healthy activite living with our Kindergarten to Grade 6 students.  Students will be raising funds as a part of supporting the great work the Heart and...