Clearspring Middle School
I want to begin today to recognize the wonderful students we have in our school. It is easy to get caught up in the negative talk about “today’s youth” that we hear in the media, but that is certainly not our experience at CMS. Our students are kind, respectful, and hard-working, and we love the opportunity we have to help them grow as learners.
We have just come through a fairly busy April, featured by the Grade 6 musical, Pirates! The cast and chorus on both nights sang with enthusiasm as they presented the story of a singing pirate crew and how a stowaway helped them get ready for a singing competition with confidence. Thanks to all the students and staff who worked hard to prepare all our students for this celebration of learning! One other significant feature in April was the Invention Convention hosted at our school. Grade 7 students from across HSD came to CMS with their inventions, all designed to address a real problem. The afternoon was a display of creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking! Well done!!
As the end of the school year draws near, we are beginning the annual process of helping our Grade 8 students prepare for moving to high school, and for welcoming students who will be in Grade 5 at CMS next year. These transitions can be challenging, and even a little scary, for students, and we want to do everything we can to minimize that stressful time.
Now that winter is over, we hope for a great growing season this spring. Our new grass on the south side of our playground is thirsty, and we are hoping for some rain to provide the water. We will be keeping that side closed until we are certain the grass has had a chance to root well in order to be able to survive the strain of daily play.
This month, we are looking forward to Science Days on May 9 and 10, and also the Medieval Feast for Grade 8 students on May 11. And check out our Instagram feed (clearspringhsd) to see the results of our Day of Design last week.
Thanks for the trust you place in us by sending your children to our school every day. We take this trust seriously, and want to be worthy of the trust every day.
Pirates! The Muscial
Monday, May 7th - Grade 6&8 Booster Immunizations
Wednesday, May 9th - Science Days
Thursday, May 10th - Science Days
Friday, May 11th - Grade 8 Medieval Feast
Monday, May 14th - French Drama Event
Tuesday, May 15th - Invention Convention (Gr. 7)
Thursday, May 17th - Next year Gr. 5 students - Parent Orientation
Monday, May 21st - VICTORIA DAY - NO SCHOOL
Thursday, May 24th - Grade 5 Science Fair
Thursday, May 31st - KIVA Event
Tuesday, June 12th - Grade 5&6 Track and Field
Monday, June 25th - Grade 6's Zoo, St. Boniface Museum & Overnight
Tuesday, June 26th - Gr. 6 Manitoba Theater for Young People & The Forks
Tuesday, June 26th - Gr. 7 Swimming & AD Penner Park
Wednesday, June 27th - Gr. 8 Fun Mountain
Wednesday, June 27th - Last Day of Classes
April Perfect Attendance
We had 228 students with perfect attendance for the month of April. The winners from our random draw are......
Congratulations and keep up the good work!
HSD Track & Field
Grade 5 and 6
DATE: Tuesday, June 12th (no rain date)
PLACE: SMS Track
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*Food and drinks available (canteen by CMS PAC)
*All students will be participating
Grade 7 and 8
DATE: Friday, June 8th (rain date: June 11th)
PLACE: SMS Track
TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
*Food and drinks are available
*Only students participating in Track and Field events will be outside; others will have regularly scheduled classes.
*1500 m run will be on Thursday, June 7th at 4:00 p.m.
Ste Anne Hospital Health Walk
The Ste Anne Hospital Fund’s 4th annual Health Walk is Saturday, June 2nd , 10:30am at the Ste Anne Hospital. This fundraising event includes a 4km walk, followed by a FREE BBQ lunch with outdoor activities for all ages. New for this year is our Teddy Health Tent. Bring your favorite stuffed toy for a complete check-up by our local health professionals!
Registration is free! There are great prizes for participants who raise the most money!
Participants are invited to register online at www.fondshopitalsteanne.ca and download a pledge form to raise money from family, friends and neighbors to support their participation.
This event is an opportunity for the young and not so young to enjoy a family walk while contributing to the Ste Anne Hospital Fund. All proceeds of the event will go towards the improvement of the Ste Anne Hospital's services and equipment.