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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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
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...
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,...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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....
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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
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!
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!
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...
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...
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
1. Use the Kiss N' Ride on Lambard Cres.
Simply pull up to the curb and...
September 09, 2015
If you are interested, please fill the forms out and hand in to the office.
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
November 26, 2014
The Girls Empowerment Club is hosting a Movie Night on Thursday November 27 at 6:30pm. All Intermediate Girls are invited to watch Mean Girls at 6:30pm - wear your P.J.'s!
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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.
July 19, 2013
This is the new face of our school website. Please take some time to explore the menu at the top.