Stonybrook Middle School
Knightly News - December 2017
Ready to Learn Be Responsible Be Respectful Be Safe
PAC Chocolate Fundraiser
Just in Time for Christmas!
There are many prizes that students can win for selling chocolates! Grand prizes will be available to everyone who sells a full case or more. The more cases you sell, the more draw tickets for prizes you will receive! Each case that is sold by a family will give each child from that family points for their class. The top selling class will receive a 5 lb chocolate bar to enjoy together!
Christmas Shoebox Collection
Pack a Gift-Filled Shoebox for a Northern School Today
As a school, we have decided that we would like to pack Christmas shoeboxes for St. Theresa Point. Each homeroom will have a shoebox to fill. Collection dates will be December 13th-20th.
Suggestions of what you can send with your child for their homeroom's shoebox:
Quality gifts that make a child or youth happy, finger paint, modelling clay, coloring book, stickers, ball cap, gloves, fun socks, sun glasses, jewelry, hair accessories, stuffed animal, puzzle, nerf ball, whistle, compass, glow in the dark decal, seed starter kit, flashlight, tambourine, harmonica, flute, small hand drum, sketch pad, gel pens, sharpies, journal, pens, pencils, erasers, other arts and craft supplies, books, toques, mittens, scarves.
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.
Monday, December 4 End of Term 1
December 4-8 Book Fair
Tuesday, December 5 Grade 8 going to SRSS Drama Presentation, 1:00
Wednesday, December 6 Christmas Concert, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Monday, December 11 Choirs at SCU
Wednesday, December 13 Parent Teacher Request forms sent home, due back on Monday, December 18
December 13 to 20 Homeroom Shoebox Collection
Friday, December 15 Term 1 Report Card
Tuesday, December 19 French Presentation
Wednesday, December 20 Parent Teacher Interviews 4:30-7:30
Friday, December 22 Last day of school
December 23 to January 7 CHRISTMAS BREAK
Grade 8 Parents:
Please take note of these important dates
for CAMP CEDARWOOD
Thursday, December 7th - Information Meeting in the band room at 4:15
Thursday, December 21st - All permission forms and waivers handed in
Tuesday, January 16th - All fees handed in
Tuesday, January 30th - Students leave for Camp Cedarwood at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 1st - Students return to SMS at around 3:00 and are picked up by parents
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!
Winter Activity Day - Coming Up!
February 9, 2018
U of M
Congratulations to the December Knights of the Month!
Grade 8 - Shelby B.
Grade 7 - Bailey D.
Grade 6 - Gabby W.
Grade 5 - Yael A.
These students will enjoy a pizza lunch with Mrs. Rebizant on December 20th.
Plastiscene, modelling clay, tin foil, tape (of any kind), staple gun, garden shears, craft paints, cloth, googly eyes, pom poms, electronic kits, straws, popsicle sticks, hot glue sticks, craft sticks, alligator clips, beads, perler beads/boards, yarn, toothpicks, Lego, Ziploc bags, shoe boxes, round magnets, glue guns, other miscellaneous craft supplies.
Thank you for your help in keeping our Makerspace Lab stocked and ready for creative minds!