Stonybrook Middle School
Knightly News - December 2018
Ready to Learn Be Responsible Be Respectful Be Safe
50/50 Online Draw Winner is...
Mr. David Grienke!
Thanks to all who participated in this fundraiser.
Looking forward to "Chasing the Ace" in January, 2019! Stay tuned for further information.
Our Activity Structure Fundraiser
Currently our fundraising amount is at close to $50,000!
Thanks so much for your support!
Celebration of Learning!
All parents are welcome to attend with their students on a "come and go" basis from 4:30-7:30 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 First Celebration of Learning!
SMS CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS
You are cordially invited to celebrate Christmas with us!
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Grade 5 and 6 Performance Ensemble*
Grade 7 Band
Grade 8 Band
In the SMS Auditorium
*Note: not all Grade 5 and 6 students will be involved in the Concert, just the students that are involved in the Ensemble. We look forward to their Spring Performance!
Photo Permissions at Christmas Concerts
*Excerpt taken from Permission to Publish Forms
Wednesday, December 5 Celebration of Learning, 4:30-7:30
December 10-14 Book Fair
Wednesday, December 12 Christmas Concert, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Thursday, December 13 Grade 8 Camp Cedarwood meeting for parents, 4:15 pm
Friday, December 21 Last day of school
December 22 to January 6 CHRISTMAS BREAK
Monday, January 7 First Day of School 2019
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, WITH 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.
Message from the Transportation Department
Knight of the Month
Hannah T 5D
Eliana T 6B
Corina F 7R
Owen R 8D
Clark P 5F
Brooklyn D 6W
Kaitlyn B 7H
Elias W 8M
Thank you for being great role models!
SMS Grade 5/6 Ball Hockey
Jackson P (SMS Penguins) and Erik N (Jets) were the two SMS students chosen as All-Stars. Both boys finished the tournament with nine goals and one assist to lead their teams.
Cameron N of the SMS Penguins was selected for the Sportsmanship Award for SMS. Each school selected one of their students who demonstrated a positive attitude and sportsmanship throughout the tournament.
Overall it was a fun and active day!
Thank you Mr. Don Dewey for organizing these tournaments.
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, with our first basketball practices starting this week. Good luck to all those who will be playing on our teams!