Stonybrook Middle School

Knightly News -June 2021

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What's happening in the month of June?

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, June 4 - Learning Forward Day #1

Monday, June 7 - Learning Forward Day #2

June 14-24 - Cohort Track and Field Days

Monday, June 21 - National Indigenous Day

Monday, June 28 -

Grade 5 - 7 - Regular classes

Grade 8 - AM - regular classes. Lunch and PM - Farewell Event (lunch provided). Last day of classes for Grade 8's.

Tuesday, June 29 - Last day of classes for Grade 5-7. Drive Thru Farewell for Grade 8 students.

Wednesday, June 30 - Administration Day (No Classes). Report Cards will be available on the Parent Portal by 3:00 p.m.

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Reminders for Students in June

2021-2022 Registration Forms

Attention All Parents!

In April and May, registration forms were set home for next year's Grade 6-8 students. If you did not receive a registration form for your student, or have misplaced it, please contact the school office and we will send home another package.


If your child will not be returning to our school next year, please call the school to advise, as we are currently in the process of preparing our class lists for next year and we want to ensure that our enrolment information is correct.


Thank you for your attention to this matter!

End of Year Report Cards

Sign up for Parent Portal!

Final Report Cards for this year will be available on the Parent Portal only (no paper copies will be mailed out). If you have not yet signed up for your Parent Portal Account, please contact the school and we can send the directions and access codes you will need to set up your account.


There are many advantages to having a Parent Portal Account!

* A great communication tool between home and school

* Secure online access to your student information

--- Make sure school has correct contact information

--- Send attendance notes to school instead of emailing or phoning

--- Make payment on account for school fees, field trips, sports fees, etc.

--- Sign consent forms

--- Easy access to report cards and High School credit information


STAY CONNECTED AND INFORMED - PARTNERS IN EDUCATION

From a Knight's View

By Emilie B-N

In May the school had a spirit week. Students dressed up to show their “spirit” to the school. Whichever grade showed the most spirit got a prize. The official winner was grade 5, so let's spread some cheer for them!


On May 1st, it was Principal Day, a day to spread awareness about how much principals do for the school, and to try and stop the negativity about them. Thank you for all you do for the school, Mrs. Rebizant and Ms. Fiarchuk!!


May was also Music Month. We interviewed some people in the 7th grade, and asked them their favourite type of music. Rap and country were popular, but the “other” option was pretty popular too.


Congratulations!

Sumdog Math Contest

Congratulations to the classes from SMS who recently participated in the Southeast/Interlake Sumdog Math Contest from May 7 to 13th. There were a total of 12 classes from Manitoba that participated in the competition.


Below are SMS Results:

1st Place: 5D

2nd Place: 5L


SMS students who finished in the top 20 (A total of 139 students participated.)

1st: Ameer (5D)

2nd: Jamie (5L)

3rd: Raiya (5D)

4th: Liliana (5L)

5th: Titus (5D)

6th: Luke (5D)

11th: Kyrie (5L)

13th: Kim (5D)

15th: Ezra (5D)

16th: Tabitha (5L)

17th: Ashton (5D)

18th: Davien (5L)

20th: Smit (5D)

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Keep Collecting!

Over the years, our school has always encouraged students to keep their can tabs and add them to our "stockpile" at school. A local representative for Tabs for Wheelchairs has come regularly to pick up these tabs and we have been proud to have been part of presenting wheelchairs to young people who need specialized equipment.


Thanks to everyone who has supported this worthwhile program.

NOTES FROM THE HANOVER SCHOOL DIVISION TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

Moving over the Summer?

The Division Office is open all summer long for transportation questions or if you are moving locations during the summer months. Please feel free to call them with address updates—their phone number is 204-326-2347 or 204-326-6471. This applies whether you require bus service or not. Thanks for keeping your records with the Division up to date!

Urban busing times may change over the summer months. Some stop locations may change as well. At the end of August/beginning of September, please check the Hanover School Division website for updates on the urban bus schedule. Website: https://hsd.ca/services/transportation/about/ —then click on appropriate map or view routes.

Congratulations and Good-bye!

From the SMS Staff:

Congratulations to our Grade 8's who are "graduating" and off to a new adventure at the SRSS. All the best in your future endeavours!


We also want to say goodbye to some staff members who are leaving us at the end of this year:

Mr. Stefan Nicoloff (end of term)

Mr. Matthew Hoskins (end of term)

Mr. Mark Reimer (end of term)

Ms. Elizabeth Klassen (end of term)

Mr. Ryan Blight (end of term)

Ms. Jolene Fiarchuk (end of term)

Ms. Melissa Mathew (on leave)

Ms. Annette Loewen (maternity leave)


All the best to you next year!

We Welcome Back Staff in September, 2021!

We will be welcoming back the following staff who were on leave during the 2020-2021 school year:


Ms. Krystin Dychko

Ms. Alexa Klein

Mr. Trevor Neufeld


We also extend a warm welcome to Ms. Kate Hildebrand who will be transferring to SMS from Niverville Middle School.


We are also excited to have Mr. John Terrick join us in September as Interim Vice Principal for the 2021-2022 school year, as Mr. AJ Neufeld continues as the Interim Principal of Mitchell Middle School.


Welcome!

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Steinbach Arts Council Summer Programs

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No overnight camps this summer? No problem! The Steinbach Arts Council’s ever-popular Summer Arts Day Camps are back! With a “feel good” theme message each week plus music, drama, dance, crafts, games, sports, field trips, and swimming, SADC is sure to keep you busy all summer long. Enjoy one, two, or all seven creative camp themes for Ages 5-12:

July 5-9: “Life on the Farm” (Ages 5-8 only)

July 12-16: “Once Upon a Time” (Ages 5-8 only)

July 19-23: “Space, Rockets and Aliens (Ages 5-8 & 9-12)

July 26-30: “Knights, Wizard and Dragons (Ages 5-8 & 9-12)

August 3-6 (4 days only): “The Wild Wilderness” (Ages 5-8 & 9-12)

August 9-13: “Olympics and Sports” (Ages 5-8 & 9-12)

August 16-20: “Saving the Day!” (Ages 5-8 & 9-12)

Visit our website for all the info you need, or to register online at steinbacharts.ca or call the SAC Office to register


Lasertopia Summer Fun

Online Minecraft Classes

Wondering how to keep your kids entertained, engaged with other children and having fun? Lasertopia has created Online Minecraft Classes that can be participated in from the comforts of your own home. They have a safe and secure server and amazing Minecraft specialists that run the classes. Classes are 6 players plus the instructors and classes are 90 minutes in length. You can see more at https://events.lasertopia.ca/.

Lasertopia Summer Camps

Lasertopia is also hosting the popular Lasertopia Summer Camps in July and August. These camps offer Laser Tag, STEM, Games, Crafts, and Outdoor Fun. Lunch and snacks are provided. More information can be found at https://www.lasertopia.ca/day-camp.

WISE-Kidnetic Energy Summer Camps

STEM Summer Camps for kids in Grades 3-8!

WISE Kid-Netic Energy is launching a number of remote STEM Summer Clubs for kids in grades 3 to 8 in both English & French! We are offering two different types of Clubs, first being the Space Farm Club where registrants will explore the intersection of technology & agricultural practices through fun experiments and think about big questions like “can we grow food in space, if so how?” ! The kids even get to create their own Tamagotchi thanks to the Tech Toy called Micro:Bit we will be sending to each participant! It is beyond a unique club experience! It is a weeklong experience where each session is 1.5 hours a day, and we are offering 6 weeks from July to August for parents to choose from!

The second type of club is S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Club will offer a different theme each week so parents and kids can choose to join the club that is of the most interest to them!

We are offering the following themes!

- July 5 – 9 – EXTREME ENGINEERING

- July 12 – 16 – GOING GREEN WITH WISE (Science behind Sustainability & Conservation)

- July 19 – 23 – MEDICAL SCIENCE

- July 26 – 30 – ECOLOGY & ECOSYSTEMS

- August 9 – 13 - CHEMISTRY

- August 16 – 20 – CODEMAKERS

Cost of registration includes all of the materials and shipping for S.T.E.A.M. Club for $100/week. Cost of Space Farm also includes the cost of the Tech Toy Micro:Bit for $125/week!

We understand that the pandemic has also had a financial impact on many families in Manitoba, so we will be providing bursaries to families in need. Application for bursaries can be found on our website.

Finally, because these clubs will be running remotely access to a digital device & reliable internet will be required.

Additional details about each club and registration can be found on our website at www.wisekidneticenergy.ca/summer-clubs.