Stonybrook Middle School

Knightly News -May 2018

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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.

Come and see the students in action!

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Spring is Here!

We are so excited to offer an opportunity for us to raise funds for our upcoming play structure! We will be selling Booster Juice vouchers. The cost for one voucher is $5 and will get you a 710 ml (regular size) smoothie, valid at any Booster Juice location.

Order forms will be sent home on Wednesday, May 2nd. Sell as many as you can! Cash or cheques (payable to SMS PAC), along with completed order forms, can be returned to the school starting at 8:30 a.m. on May 14th, 15th or 16th. PAC members will be available to collect the orders and money at that time.

PAC Notes

We would like to show the staff at SMS how much we appreciate them. If you would be interested in providing a snack one day during the week of May 22nd to 25th, please contact Brenda Wolf at Thank you!
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What is it all about?

On Wednesday, May 2nd, SMS Students will be participating in the Global Day of Design.

Students need to make, build and tinker. The Global Day of Design is one day that focuses on using the Design Thinking process in school. Our goal for the Global Day of Design is to inspire a transformation in schools around the world to incorporate design into an every day practice with our students.

In the past two years over 100,000 students from 950 schools (and four continents) have participated. We are hoping to grow even more this year! (excerpt from Global Day of Design website)

Here's a link for more information regarding "Global Day of Design":

Important Dates in May

Tuesday, May 1st - HSD Badminton Round Robin

Wednesday, May 2nd - Global Day of Design, HSD Career Cafe

May 2-16 - PAC Booster Juice Fundraiser

Thursday, May 3rd - HSD Badminton Finals

Wednesday, May 16th - 8G/8N going to St. Boniface Bio Lab/MB Museum

Thursday, May 17th - Grade 5 Orientation Evening (7:00)

Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day (No Classes)

May 22-25 - Staff Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 23rd - 8M/8W going to St. Boniface Bio Lab/MB Museum

Thursday, May 24th - Grade 5/6 Musical "At the Bandstand" 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 30th to Saturday, May 31st - Art Show at Clearspring Mall

Thursday, May 31st

- Immunizations for Grade 6

- Grade 7 learning trip to Canadian Museum of Human Rights

- Grade 7 Elmdale visit

Save the dates for June!

Band trip to International Band Camp (1-3)

Track and Field Days (8th for Grade 7/8; 12th for Grade 5/6)

Final Band and Choir Concert (13th)

Summer Activity Days/Learning Trips (Grade 5's: 8th and 26th; Grade 6-8: 27th)

Badminton Finals!

Tuesday, May 1st - HSD Badminton Round Robin

@ Steinbach Christian School

5:00 p.m.

- 8 Boys Singles

- 8 Girls Singles

7:00 p.m.

- 7 Boys Singles


5:00 p.m.

- 7 Girls Singles

- 7 Boys Doubles

- 7 Girls Doubles

- 7 Mixed Doubles

7:00 p.m.

- 8 Boys Doubles

- 8 Girls Doubles

- 8 Mixed Doubles

Thursday, May 3rd - HSD Badminton Finals at SRSS


Grade 5 and 6

DATE: Tuesday, June 12th (no rain date)


TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*Food and drinks available (canteen by CMS PAC)

*Parents welcome

*All students will be participating

Grade 7 and 8

DATE: Friday, June 8th (rain date: June 11th)


TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

*Food and drinks are available

*Parents welcome

*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.

Knights of the Month for May

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 - Kyle J

Grade 7 - Mark P

Grade 6 - Khearra K

Grade 5 - Kaden C

Thanks for your contribution to our school!

2018-2019 Student Registrations

Registration Packages for next year were sent home with students during the month of April.

Please return the completed registration forms together with payment as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the registrations, don't hesitate to contact the school, 204-326-6481. If your child will not be attending SMS next year, please send a note so that we can make those adjustments in our records. Thank you!

Thanks and Goodbye to our Student Teachers!

We would like to express our appreciation to the student teachers who were here this year. Ms. Rebecca Penner, Ms. Natasha Janz, Mr. Josh Winter and Mr. Julian Penner finished their student teaching for this year at the end of April. We wish them all the best in their teaching careers and as they finish their university education! They enjoyed getting to know the students, and we enjoyed getting to know them!

8T Works Together to Make A Difference

written by Melody Wiebe, 8T

During the last week of April a group of grade 8 students decided that they wanted to run a bake sale to spread kindness throughout the school and community. They donated all the money raised to South East Helping Hands. They thought that this would be a good place to donate to because Helping Hands gives food to the people who are in need. The idea of having a bake sale was inspired by Ms. Wolfe when she started teaching her students about kindness and how it affects everyone around you. She encouraged her students to do acts of kindness for people around you and gave them class time to plan the bake sale. The students worked together and became closer friends. Everyone on the team was involved and had a great time doing it. The students raised $170 in total! The whole bake sale would not have happened without the students and teachers who gave money, and the parents who helped provide the baked goods. Hopefully this can encourage people to keep on spreading kindness in anyway they can.

Note from Ms. Wolfe:

This bake sale was completely planned and run (baking included) by Melody, Julia, Shelby, Aidan, Cody R., Cody K. I am so proud of their hard work and generosity! Thanks again to everyone who made this event a success!

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Grade 8 Farewell

A parent committee is being formed to plan the Grade 8 Farewell. More information will be sent home with the Grade 8 students when details have been finalized. If you are interested in being on the committee, or volunteering as a chaperone for the event, please contact Mrs. Rita Rebizant ( or 204-326-6481).


If you bring a bike to school, please remember to keep it locked in the bike racks provided so there is less chance of someone stealing it! The school is not responsible for lost or stolen bikes.

Also, don't forget that it is law that anyone under the age of 18 should be wearing a bike helmet.

SMS Dress Code

"Students will dress appropriately for school." (SMS Code of Conduct)

~Students should dress appropriately for a school setting.

~Hoods may be worn outside only; hats may be worn in class if teachers are in agreement.

~Offensive language/pictures on clothing is not permitted (swearaing, references to drugs, alcohol or sexual comments).

~Perfumes and colognes are not permitted in the building due to severe allergies.

~Flip-flops and open-toed shoes are not permitted in the home ed or tech ed labs and gym for safety reasons.

If you are not sure about your clothing, please ask a staff member.

WISE Kid-Netic Energy Summer Day Camps

WISE Kid-Netic Energy Science & Engineering Day Camp and All-Girls Codemaker Camp is coming to Steinbach again this summer! Information on these programs can be found through the link below.