Stonybrook Middle School

The Knightly News, November 2016


SMS students sold $21,500 worth of vegetables!

If you haven't picked up your order, please contact the school at 204-326-6481.

Some highlights of our POTM drive!

  • Top Overall Sales Prize went to Ryder L. from 6N.
  • Top Sellers for each Grade: Grade 5 - Paul M. Grade 6 - Revekka G. Grade 7 - Josh B. Grade 8 - Adriana H.
  • 17 students earned their way to WE Day by having the highest sales of vegetables given for donation to Southeast Helping Hands and Soups On! Our school donated 6000 lbs. of vegetables!
  • Thank you to all the businesses who donated prizes as little incentives for our kids to keep on selling vegetables - for every $50 they sold, they got their name put in a draw and every day we picked 10 names for these prizes.
  • Thank you to the parents who volunteered to come and help with our veggie fundraiser.
  • We look forward to providing our gym with a new scoreboard, buying a new fridge for our canteen, and doing some more work on our outdoor classroom in the spring. This fundraiser also helps subsidize the cost of field trips,

Thanks to everyone who supported our Peak of the Market Fundraiser!

A Special Note from HPETA (Hanover Physical Education Teachers' Association)

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in the Hanover School Division:

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our students a very active and healthy school year. We extend best wishes to all of our student athletes, coaches and volunteers, as they embark in their new seasons of Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Track and Field, Soccer and other sports.

All new parent volunteers are reminded to get their required criminal checks done, if they have not already done so. Our school division requires this of any parent volunteers that drive, or take part in any extra-curricular or school based activities. Please see your school Administrator or Physical Education teacher for these forms.

A very important note to all parents: students are NOT to wear any form of jewelry during their Physical Education classes. Students are asked to remove all forms of jewelry (rings, necklaces, earrings and studs—of ALL forms, and any other fashion jewelry). Dangling and obtrusive jewelry pose very serious safety risks, during any form of physical activity. The Safety Guidelines for Physical Activity in Manitoba Schools clearly states in its guidelines and protocols, that wearing any form of jewelry IS NOT PERMITTED. Jewelry that cannot be removed and which presents a safety concern (Medical Alert Identification) must be taped over. Medical Alert jewelry is the only form of jewelry that will be permitted in Physical Education Classes, or extra-curricular programs. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in regards to this matter.

Wishing everyone a fun, safe, educational and successful academic and athletic school year.


Please be reminded to call the school when your child is absent for any reason. If we don't receive a call from you, you will receive a phone call in the morning asking you to call the school or send a note excusing your child's absence. You may also email the school office ( with your explanation if that is more convenient. Thank you!
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Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday, November 2 Picture Retakes (a.m.)

Thursday, November 10 Remembrance Day Service (in school)

Friday, November 11 Remembrance Day (No Classes)

Monday, November 14 Administration Day (No Classes)

Friday, November 18 WE Day

Tuesday, November 22 Grade 8 Volleyball Championships

Monday, November 28 End of Term 1

Friday, December 2 Term 1 Report Cards sent home

Monday-Friday, December 5-9 Book Fair

Wednesday, December 7 Parent Teacher Interviews 4:30-7:30

Wednesday, December 14 Christmas Concert

Thursday, December 22 Last Day of School for 2016!

Coming Up!!

Picture Retakes

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 2nd. If you want your child to be on the retake list, please have them bring their proof package in to the office. Stonybrook Middle School does not handle the ordering of photographs from Lifetouch, you can purchase packages online or orders can be dropped off at the school office and we will forward them to the Lifetouch company. If you have any questions about a picture order, please call Lifetouch directly at 1-866-443-9640 or email them from their website, at


Want to purchase some "Knight Wear"? We are working with a sports store to set up an online account and get some clothing samples to our school sometime in November. We will let you know as soon as more information becomes available!

WE Day

Empowering Young People to Change the World

We Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. We Schools is the year-long program that nurtures compassion in young people and gives them the tools to create transformational social change.

Together they offer young people the tools and the inspiration to take social action, empower others and transform lives—including their own.

We Day is a powerful, life-changing event that combines the energy of a live concert with the inspiration of extraordinary stories of leadership and change.

We Day brings together world-renowned speakers and award-winning performers with tens of thousands of young people to celebrate their contributions and kick-start another year of change.

We Day has evolved from a single event nearly eight years ago into a series of 14 stadium-sized events held across Canada, the United States and the UK. This past year, 200,000 students attended We Day and left inspired to create change at local and global levels.

SMS is thrilled to take approximately 20 students to We Day on Friday, November 18th!

Parent Teacher Interviews 4:30-7:30 Wednesday, December 7th

We have set aside Wednesday, December 7th, 4:30-7:30 p.m. for Parent Teacher Conferences. These will be scheduled times. You will be informed of your appointment time by a letter and/or email sent home, or you may call the school for your appointment time. Parents are encouraged to have students attend interviews with them. If you do not receive an appointment time please call the school to make an appointment, or use our online booking system at to book your appointment. Instructions on how to use this online program will be sent home closer to the interview date.

SMS Annual Book Fair

December 5th to 9th

Just in time for Christmas! Students can check it out all week - and parents you can check it out on Parent Teacher evening on December 7th! See you there!!

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Grade 8 Parents - Special Event on the Horizon for Grade 8 Students!

It won't be long before we will be starting to make preparations for Camp Cedarwood 2017. Students will be going to Camp Cedarwood for their Outdoor Education Experience from January 30th to February 1st, 2017. This annual event is something the Grade 8 students always look forward to - it is often the most memorable event of their time at SMS.

Parent volunteers will be needed to assist teachers with the various activities and events planned for those days. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher if you are interested in volunteering!

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Red Cross Babysitting Course @ Red River College

This course is designed to prepare adolescents 11 years of age and older for babysitting. Participants will learn important child care skills, safety tips for children of all ages, how to cope with common problems, how to make the children’s environment safe and enjoyable, some great games and what to do in case of an emergency. Students need to bring a doll or teddy bear, pencil and eraser and a lunch. Students will need to be signed in and out by an adult.

*Tuition: $59.00

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

**Please REGISTER in person or by phone minimum 5 business days prior.

Phone Payment: Credit Card In-Person Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit or C/C

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