Stonybrook Middle School

Knightly News - March 2023

Ready to Learn: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe

How Spring Got Its Name 🌸 🌱 🐣

  • 🌱 The spring season gets its name from the verb "spring." It's a nod to the flowers and plants springing up, springing open, and bursting into blossom.
  • 🐣 The word itself comes from the Old English word "springan," which means "to leap, burst forth, fly up; spread, grow."
  • 🌸 During the 14th century, the word came to describe the spring season, the time when plants wake from their winter sleep and bloom.


SMS Volunteer Opportunities

We love having parents engaged with our school, and now we have an easy way to have you involved.

Volunteer Website

Important March Dates

Important Dates:

March 2 - Mr. Jamie Peters meeting with future SRSS Athletes

March 10 - no school (Admin Day)

March 17 - Report cards available online @ 4:00

March 17 - Grade 7 & 8 choir performing at Festival @ 1:00

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 22 - Parent Teacher Interviews

March 22 - Choir students performing at the Moose Game

March 24 - Last day of school

March 27-March 31 - SPRING BREAK

Contemporary Landscape Painting

Art Class

These paintings are from the first term Art Class. They are student explorations in colour theory, composition, and mark making. These paintings were made by mixing only red, yellow, and blue.

Do you have a spoon or fork?

This is a question that we get a lot in the office! Students bring items in their lunch that need a fork or spoon to eat. Spoons and forks add up in price when you are supplying many children several times a week. Utensils: can be purchased for 25 cents and are reusable, at the Canteen. Please remember to send whatever items your child needs to eat their lunch.

Thank you for your consideration!

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Pizza lunches are happening Tuesday and Thursday. You can order online all the way to Spring Break.

Reminder that only orders that are prepaid will be delivered.

If you're new to this program please log in and create an account. If you use this program for a different school you can add your SMS student to that account.

Paid for lunches will show up as an order.

Unpaid orders will not show up even though ordered, please have your student see the secretary the day before the pizza is to arrive.

Muncha Lunch Website

Tabs for Wheelchairs

Our school has been collecting soda can tabs for the program "Tabs for Wheelchairs". If you would be interested in saving your tabs and sending them to school, we will gladly accept them and send them on to this worthwhile project.

Thank you for your support!


Regarding Inclement Weather Closures: In the event that schools are closed due to inclement weather or hazardous driving conditions, announcements will be made on CHSM (AM 1250), MIX 96.7 and CJOB (AM 680), as well as on the HSD website ( Hanover School Division will also phone home by 7:00 a.m.

Regarding Cold Weather Closures: Schools will be closed when the temperature reaches -35 degrees OR the windchill reaches -45.

Keeping Our Students Safe

Please remember to slow down when passing SMS on Lumber Avenue during the school day (speed zone of 30 kms/hr).

Please drop your child off on the south side of Lumber. Students running across the street and drivers stopping traffic increases the risk of accidents and injuries.

Encourage your child to use the cross walk when crossing Lumber Avenue, and to make use of our crossing guards when crossing Brandt Street or Barkman Avenue.

It's Cold Outside!

Remember to wear warm outer clothing to school so that you can enjoy some outdoor recess time at lunch! It's great to get a little fresh air during the day!
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SMS PAC Monthly Meetings

Hello parents! The SMS PAC hope you are staying warm this winter. At this time, we are in the midst of a deep freeze, and are looking to warmer days ahead. We are already planning our Spring fundraiser, so keep a lookout for those details in the coming months. Remember, everyone is always welcome to join us at our monthly PAC meetings. Our next meeting is at the school on Tuesday February 28th at 6 pm.
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