Stonybrook Middle School

Knightly News -April 2018

Ready to Learn Be Responsible Be Respectful Be Safe

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Registration Time for Stonybrook Middle School, 2018-2019

Our registration packages will be going home in the month of April.


Grade 5 Registration forms will be delivered to Southwood, Woodlawn and Elmdale on Friday, April 13th and will be due back on Friday, April 27th. SMS will pick up the completed registrations from the elementary schools.


Grade 6 to 8 Registration forms will be sent home by the end of April and will be due back in May.


An Orientation Evening for Grade 4 students coming to Grade 5 will be held on Thursday, May 17th in the SMS Gym at 7:00 p.m. Students and Parents are invited to attend.

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Badminton 2018 has begun!

Practices have begun with Grade 7 and 8 students, and the students are looking forward to participating in the Round Robin Tournament on May 1st and Finals on May 3rd. Students are chosen to participate in the tournaments by how they do in their school-based play as only a limited number play for each school.

Running Club

Running Club will be starting in April. It will be held twice a week during lunch hours (on Days 2, 4 and 6). First day to run is Wednesday, April 4th!

Basketball 2018

SMS had a very successful basketball season. Our Grade 7 Boys enjoyed many wins, and the Grade 8 Basketball Championship games found 2 of our boys teams playing against each other for the HSD banner, and the girls also playing against Niverville. The cheering in the gym was very loud as both games were nail-biters right til the last second! The Grade 8 girls lost to Niverville by one point, and SMS 1 gave SMS 3 their first loss of the season to win the HSD championship banner.


Thank you for giving us a great season! Thanks also to the coaches for all the time they spent with the teams:

Grade 7 Boys - Mr. Carson Dyck and Mr. Erik Wiebe

Grade 8 Girls - Mr. Heiko Giesbrecht

Grade 8 Boys - Mr. Al Thiessen (SMS 1), Mrs. Terri Wolfe (SMS 2) and Mr. Suke Koeuth (SMS 3).


Mr. Glenn Hiebert and Mr. Mike Pathammavong also spent some after school time teaching some basketball skills to the Grade 5 and 6 boys, and Mr. Braxton Phommarath and Mrs. Robin Maier worked with the Grade 5 and 6 girls.


We're looking forward to next year!

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Important Dates to Remember

Friday, April 6th Administration Day (No Classes)

April 9th to 13th SMS Week of Kindness

Wednesday, April 11th Red Cross Pink Day

Thursday, April 12th Grade 4 (Elmdale School) visiting our school

Wednesday, April 25th Level I (Grade 7) Band Festival (leaving at noon)


Save these dates in May!

Tuesday, May 1st Badminton Round Robin, HSD Board Public Meeting

Thursday, May 3rd Badminton Finals

Thursday, May 17th Grade 5 Orientation Evening

Thursday, May 24th Grade 5/6 Musical

Thursday, May 31st Grade 7's Learning Trip to Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Grade 6 Immunizations


SPECIAL EVENT - CAREER CAFE & EXHIBITION

On Wednesday, May 2nd, you are invited to the SRSS for a Career Cafe & Exhibition. It is from 1:30-4:00 p.m. Over 30 exhibitors will be on hand so it will be an excellent opportunity for students (and parents) to come and make some community and career connections. More information will be sent home with students regarding this Exhibition.

The Grade 5/6 SMS Spring Musical

At the Bandstand!

From Alfred Music Publishing

by Sally K. Albrecht, Jay Althouse, Andy Beck, Greg Gilpin, and Brian Fisher


When Rockin' Robin, host of the hit TV show At The Bandstand!, announces an on-air dance-off to join the popular Bandstand Kids, Cindy and her gaggle of girlfriends jump at the chance! But in order to succeed, Cindy will need to out-shine the spoiled daughter of the show's corporate sponsor.


Showing at the SMS Gym - Thursday, May 24th, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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SMS Week of Kindness - April 9th to 13th

We will be celebrating the week by participating in several fun and kind activities!


Monday: Making Classroom Kindness posters

Tuesday: Be kind online #smskindonline @StonybrookHSD

Wednesday: Pink Day (everyone wear pink!);

School assembly with Guest Michelle Sawatzky Koop

Thursday: Random Acts of Kindness

Friday: Soups On Food Drive (Kindness to the Community)

Bring canned and/or non-perishable food

SMS Sports Card Club - Card & Collectibles Show at Clearspring Mall

The Stonybrook Middle School Sports Card Club is hosting their 6th Annual Spring Sports Card Show on Saturday, May 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The goal for this show is to raise awareness and support for Southeast Helping Hands. There will be a silent auction table to help support SEHH (@steinbachfoodbank on Facebook). If you would like to make a silent auction donation contact Don Dewey at ddewey@hsd.ca or at 204-326-6481.


If you would like to rent a table for this event, the cost for a six foot table is only $20 or 3 tables for $50. Contact Don at 204-380-4435 for a table.


Thanks for your support!

Yearbook Blitz - Success!

Successful Blitz!

We almost sold out of our 2017-2018 yearbooks in one week! The Blitz was a huge success, and the student who won the free yearbook was Million P. There is a limited number of books available for purchase, so if you want to reserve one, do so right away!


Ways to purchase:

Online at http://ybstore.friesens.com/stores/332651

Cash or cheque to the school office

Cost: $30.00/yearbook.

Advertising opportunity is still available: $50.00/spot.


For more information, you may contact Mr. Anders Rempel, Yearbook Adviser at arempel@hsd.ca.

Knights of the Month for April

Congratulations to this month's Knight of the Month award winners! They have been selected by the teachers from their grade and are being recognized for going above and beyond in attitude and behavior.


Grade 8 - Troy F

Grade 7 - Lexie R

Grade 6 - Emily G

Grade 5 - Faith P


Thanks for your contribution to our school!

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Eastman Raiders Football

Registration for all age groups will take place May 3rd to 5th at the Clearspring Mall in Steinbach. Practices for most age groups will begin mid-late June except for the 1st Down Program which will run independently of the regular season.


2018 age groups:

1st Down Program - Ages 4-7 (born between 2011-2014) - non-contact skill development program

Crunchers - Ages 8-9 (born between 2009-2010)

Atom - Ages 10-11 (born between 2007-2008)

Pee Wee - Ages 12-13 (born between 2005-2006)

Bantam - Ages 14-15 (born between 2003-2004)

Midget - Ages 16-18 (born between 2000-2002)


Raiders Football is a co-ed program focused on fair play and skill development for all players. No previous football experience is necessary.


All equipment is provided in the cost of registration, you only need to provide cleats, a mouthguard and a desire to learn.


Please visit www.eastmanraiders.com as more details will be posted closer to registration weekend. Use the Contact tab to send in any questions regarding the upcoming season.

Safety and the Internet

The web offers incredible possibilities as long as you are aware of the risks. By understanding what the online world offers, you can empower your child - with skills to help him/her engage with technology in a safe and responsible way. As your child gets older, you will notice changes in his/her behavior and interests. While it's exciting to see your child seek more independence, there are new personal and online safety concerns that you should be aware of as well.


A good source of information regarding what you should talk to your child about, and what you can do as a parent, is the website, thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca. This information was provided to SMS from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a registered charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children.

"My Learning at Home" Website

In its efforts to continue supporting parents and students, Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning has developed a new website that offers homework support to middle school years students.


The My Learning at Home website, http://www.manitoba.ca/mylearningathome/, provides links to over 200 videos and animations that help to explain challenging concepts in the areas of Mathematics and Science. Selected specifically for Grades 5-8 students, each video and animation has been annotated and organized by grade level to correspond with the curriculum.


Please take time to visit this website with your child. We hope that My Learning at Home proves to be a useful tool for middle years students as they work to succeed in school!

Rethink your Drink!

Check out the April edition of Southeast Health's Nutrition Newsletter for some great information: https://www.southernhealth.ca/assets/Newsletters/Rethink-your-Drink.pdf