Stonybrook Middle School
Knightly News - December 2019
Ready to Learn Be Responsible Be Respectful Be Safe
SMS Annual Book Fair
Students can check out the book fair all week, December 2nd to 6th in the SMS Library. The book fair will be open to parents before, during and after the Celebration of Learning on December 15th.
See you there!!
Celebration of Learning!
All parents are welcome to attend with their students on a "come and go" basis from 4:30-7:00 p.m. (no appointments needed). The student will show you what they have been doing in class, and you will also have an opportunity to speak to the teacher.
Out of respect to all the parents and students in the room, please keep your conversation brief and positive. If you feel you need a more in-depth conversation, please let the teacher know and a time can be arranged to meet.
We look forward to you coming to our Celebration of Learning evening!
Photo Permissions at Christmas Concerts
*Excerpt taken from Permission to Publish Forms
December 2nd to 6th SMS Book Fair
Tuesday, December 3rd Grade 5's going to SRSS Musical "Seussical"
Thursday, December 5th Celebration of Learning 4:30-7:00 pm
Saturday, December 7th SMS Christmas Classic Ball Hockey Tournament 9:30-1:30
Wednesday, December 11th Christmas Concert, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Friday, December 20th Last day of school
December 23rd to January 3rd CHRISTMAS BREAK
Monday, January 6th, 2020 First Day of School 2020
Bus Delays and Storm Days
HSD School Closure Policy
The Hanover School Division Board of Trustees is committed to providing all students and staff with a safe and healthy work/learning environment.
Extreme Hazardous Weather
Schools will close when weather and road conditions in Hanover School Division are such that it is not advisable to transport students via school buses. If weather worsens after the school day has started (creating unsafe driving conditions that necessitate cancelling bus service for the return trip home), students will remain in school until other arrangements can be made. Buses will not be sent out early.
Extreme Cold Weather
Schools will be closed for cold weather reasons when it’s too cold for students to be exposed to the elements for even a short period of time.
Schools will close for cold weather reasons when the temperatures are:
-35 degrees Celsius or colder, OR a windchill of -45 degrees Celsius or colder.
Consideration to close schools may also be given if either the temperature or the wind chill significantly surpasses these levels, or there are other extenuating circumstances as determined by the Superintendent and Director of Transportation.
During extreme weather (when schools are required to be kept open according to policy), parents may use their discretion to keep children at home if they feel their children’s safety may be compromised in any way. Parents choosing to keep children at home due to weather safety concerns, should inform the school as per regular absence procedures.
In the case of school closures or the cancellation of bus service, parents will receive a phone message from the division’s information call system. Notice will also be made between the hours of 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. on a variety of local and provincial media outlets (AM 1250, Mix 96.7, CJOB, SteinbachOnline.com, and TheCarillon.com), including the HSD Twitter account at @HanoverSD. Information on school closures, or bus delays/cancellations will also be posted at HSD.ca.
When all schools in the division are closed due to extreme weather, evening rentals of our school facilities will also be cancelled. The only exception to this will be for a major event, which has been planned and advertised extensively for a long period of time prior to event date, and which cannot reasonably be cancelled on short notice, or rescheduled without major inconvenience/cost.
Also, if your child brings something in the lunch that requires a fork or spoon, please pack the utensil with the lunch. The school does not have extra spoons or forks to provide to students.
Lunch Hour Policy
Use of Crosswalks
Basketball season is right around the corner, and practices have already started. Good luck to all those who will be playing on our teams!
A Letter from the Minister of Education
Arts4Tots Preschool Christmas Showcase Sure To Delight
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… at the Steinbach Arts Council!
Arts4Tots Christmas Showcase Performances
Wednesday, December 18th - 10 am and 2 pm
Thursday, December 19th - 10 am and 2 pm
Enjoy and celebrate with our tots as they perform a mini-showcase of Christmas songs, musical instruments, crafts and poems. After the tots perform, they will receive a special visit from Santa Claus!
If you are interested in the Arts4Tots Preschool Program, sign up for the winter session now! Try it for free in January!
Call Randi Suderman for more information: 204-346-1077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Backyard Theatre Company Presents Their Christmas Showcase
Backyard Theatre Company is a great way to build your confidence. Class options include: Acting Out! Ages 5-8
Dramatic Discovery Ages 9-11
The Actor's Studio Ages 10-12
The Audition Ages 12-17
Young Company Ages 17+
Come and check out this unique program - sign up for the winter season now! Try it for free in January! Call Randi at 204-326-1077 or email email@example.com.
WSO Manitoba Hydro Holiday Tour Concert
Winter Programs at Steinbach Arts Council
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Full course descriptions and details are available online at www.steinbachartscouncil.ca.