Stonybrook Middle School
Knightly News - January 2018
Ready to Learn Be Responsible Be Respectful Be Safe
SMS HAS CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Another great show by SMS students - the Bands, Choirs and Grade 5 and 6 Ensembles were amazing and definitely got us in the Christmas spirit! The decorations created by the students and displayed in the foyer and gym added to the festive spirit. Thanks to the Art classes and teachers for their decorations! Thank you also to Mr. Markus Goertzen, Band Instructor, and Ms. Kim Gordon, Choir Director and Music Instructor, for all the hard work they put into preparing the students to perform for us. We love to showcase all the Arts in our school - music and band as well as creative art!
Thank you to all the students who put their best into their performance as well, and to our parents who support our students in these achievements.
Our Choir also had the opportunity to sing at Steinbach Credit Union on December 11th. We are very proud of their participation and enthusiasm!
On December 19th, two homerooms went to Southeast Helping Hands to help pack Christmas hampers. What a wonderful experience or them to see the process of how to fill hampers, what goes into a hamper, and to be aware that there are families in our community that have need of this service.
Our community is fortunate to have so many helping hands, and we were excited to have been able to be a few of them!
Christmas Shoebox Gifts to St. Theresa Point
Thank you very much for your support of our Christmas Shoebox drive. On December 21st, Mrs. Judy Klassen, MLA for the Kewatinook Constituency, picked up the shoeboxes and took them with her to St. Theresa Point to give to the children there. They were very excited to receive these gifts!
Thank you for supporting our Book Fair!
PAC Chocolate Fundraiser
SMS Partners with Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba
Tabs for Wheelchairs
Thank you for your support!
Important Dates to Remember
January 15 to 28th Grade 8 DARE programWednesday, January 17th Grade 6 Field Trip waivers and money are due
Thursday, January 18th Grade 5/6 Winter Activity Day sign up in the gym (8:45-9:15)
Friday, January 19th Grade 7/8 Winter Activity Day sign up in the gym (8:45-9:15)
Tuesday, January 23rd Basketball Season starts
Wednesday, January 24th Steinbach Drug Awareness Parent Information Evening, 7:00 at SMS (Information Poster is attached to this newsletter)
There will be an assembly for Grade 7 and 8 students in the afternoon, with a guest speaker from Adult and Teen Challenge
Tuesday, January 30th Grade 6 Field Trip to Royal Aviation Museum and Manitoba Theatre for Young People
Tuesday, January 30th to Thursday, February 1st Grade 8 Camp Cedarwood Outdoor Education
February is I Love to Read Month!
There will be some exciting activities planned to celebrate reading!
Grade 8 DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
Winter Activity Day - Coming February 9th to SMS
Sign Up Time
Sign up for events will take place in the GYM from 8:45-9:15 on Thursday, January 18th for Grades 5 and 6, and on Friday, January 19th for Grades 7 and 8. Students will need to have both the waiver form(s) and the money (cheque made payable to SMS or cash) in order to be put on the activity list.
If you would be interested in going along as a parent volunteer, please contact your child's homeroom teacher or Mr. Al Thiessen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the January Knights of the Month!
Grade 8 - Robin F.
Grade 7 - Ava K.
Grade 6 - Gunvi M.
Grade 5 - Melissa H.
These students have enjoyed a pizza lunch with Mrs. Rebizant.
Thank you for your positive contributions to our school!
Regarding Cold Weather Closures: Schools will be closed when the temperature reaches -35 degrees COMBINED with a windchill of -45 degrees.
Keeping Our Students Safe
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.