Stonybrook Middle School
The Knightly News, October 2018
Ready to Learn - Be Responsible - Be Respectful - Be Safe!!
Terry Fox Run-scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd!
Peak of the Market Fundraising Drive for SMS!
We are once again fundraising for our school with the “Farm 2 School” project. Our students are currently selling bundles of vegetables supplied by Peak of the Market. SMS is committed to a healthy school initiative, supporting local farmers and economies, sustainable consumer choices and charity. This fundraiser matches up well with these priorities. The fundraiser will run from October 1st to 15th. There are 2 different bundles of vegetables available to buy.
Bundle A is $12 and includes 2 pounds of carrots, 2 pounds of onions and 5 pounds of potatoes.
Bundle B is $22 and includes 3 pounds of carrots, 3 pounds of onions, 10 pounds of potatoes, 1 pound of parsnips and 1 head of cabbage.
Bundles of vegetables will be available for pick up on Tuesday, October 23rd and Wednesday, October 24th at the SMS track (off bus loop). We will be posting a pick-up notice on our website (sms.hsd.ca) as well as with the local media. We always need help from parents to make our fundraisers successful, so we ask that you encourage your child to sell and consider about buying yourself. The vegetables we are selling are the same price or cheaper than those in the grocery store. If you want to support our school but don’t need the vegetables, please consider buying a bundle of vegetables and it will be donated to the Southeast Helping Hands or Soup’s On, our local soup kitchen. All money and forms should be handed in by Monday, October 15th.
Please visit http://www.farmtoschoolmanitoba.ca for more information about this fundraiser.
If you own a business, and you would like to contribute some prizes for our students as incentives for selling vegetables, please contact Mr. AJ Neufeld or Mr. Lyle Koop at school. Your contributions would be very much appreciated!
Our fundraising project for this year is to raise money for an outdoor activity structure for our students. We are hopeful that we will be able to start construction of our activity structure in Spring 2019.
We thank you for your support!!
Important Message from the Minister of Education, Mr. Kelvin Goertzen
School Bus Safety Week October 15-19
Most school bus fatalities occur when children are outside the bus, and 75% of these fatalities involve children under the age of nine.
Make sure your children know and follow these rules:
1. Be on time.
2. Never run to or from the bus.
3. Stand back from the curb.
4. Don't push or shove.
5. Stay in your seat.
6. Don't yell or shout.
7. Always obey the driver.
8. Wait for the driver's signal before crossing.
9. Always cross at least ten feet in front of the bus.
10. Never crawl under a school bus.
Meet the bus - coordinate with other parents to ensure an adult is present at the bus stop every day, especially when children under the age of nine are present.
When dropping your children off at school, please drop them off on the right side of the road - please do not drop them off across from the school where they would have to cross the road. Also be mindful that the speed limit in school zones is 30 kms/hr.
The Pupil Transportation Unit has some other important safety tips on School Bus Safety.
Other Bus Notes
1. Bus Delay Bulletins are posted whenever any bus urban or rural will be late due to weather or mechanical issues.
2. Steinbach Urban Bus Routes - you can access maps and times of all urban bus routes. This is available for urban buses only. Please be aware that urban stops are like City of Winnipeg transit stops - if the child is not at the bus stop, the bus will not wait for them. The child can ride the bus whenever they want as long as their address is up to date and the child is listed to be on that bus. This means that you will not have to make special arrangements with bus driver or division office when your child will not be on the bus (ex. when child takes bike to school).
Thank you for checking these options before calling the Hanover School Division Transportation Department with your questions regarding bus delays and Steinbach urban bus route times and maps.
If you have any other questions regarding buses (eligibility/updating address etc), please call the Bus Division Office at 204-320-2347.
The SMS Canteen is Now Open for Business!
Tuesday - Hot Dog (Diner 52) - $3
Wednesday - Pepperoni Pizza (Little Caesar's) - $2/slice
Thursday - Cheeseburger (Dairy Queen) - $3
There are also some other items in the canteen, items vary depending on what we have in stock.
Thanks to the PAC and other parent volunteers (and their children) who generously offer their time to come in the mornings and at lunch time to take orders and serve the food. We appreciate all your hard work.
Important Dates to Remember
Tuesday, October 2 Beginning of Volleyball Season
Monday, October 8 Thanksgiving Day (No Classes)
Friday, October 12 Eastman Choral Workshop
Friday, October 12 Orange Shirt Day at SMS
Monday to Thursday, October 15-18 Interim Reports to Parents
Monday to Thursday, October 15-19 Bus Safety Week
Tuesday, October 16th Grade 6 Immunizations
Friday, October 19 MTS Professional Development Day (No Classes)
Tuesday, October 23rd and Wednesday, October 24th Peak of the Market Veggie Pick Up
Wednesday, October 31 Picture Retakes
Orange Shirt Day - October 12th
Orange Shirt Day - October 12th
Picture Retake Day - Wednesday, October 31
If you wish to have your child’s picture re-taken, please have your child bring their proof package to the school office. Their name will be put on the re-take list. All students who were absent on Picture Day will automatically be on that list.
Students will receive proof packages from which they can order. Acceptable results are guaranteed. Due date will be indicated on the proof package.
If you have any questions, please contact Lifetouch directly at 1-866-443-9640. Orders can be made via internet (mylifetouch.ca) or should be mailed directly to Lifetouch at Lifetouch Canada Inc., 1410 Mountain Avenue, Suite 1, Winnipeg, MB, R2X 0A4.
SMS Breakfast Club
I’m excited to tell you about a very special program I’m coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!
All around Stonybrook Middle School, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!
Grade 6 teacher
Stonybrook Middle School
Learn more at http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle
Congratulations to our September Knights of the Month!
Grade 8 - Camryn L
Grade 7 - Ronin D
Grade 6 - Alex D
Grade 5 - Nielson I
Thank you for your willingness to help others and everything else you do in your class and in our school. Congratulations!
Students will receive a coupon for a free canteen item, and at the end of the year, all the Knights of the Month will enjoy a pizza party with Mrs. Rebizant.
Looking Back on September!
We had a fantastic and busy start!
Mr. Blayne Stobbe has been hired to take her place for the rest of this year. We are excited to have him join us. He had the opportunity to get to know his students by spending a couple of days with Mrs. Taylor and the class during the last week of September, as the class made the transition from one teacher to another.
If parents would like to communicate with Mr. Stobbe, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cross Country Season
Grade 7's at the Zoo
So cool to be able to watch the polar bears swim above you!
Taking a Walk
on the Wild Side!
Checking out an exhibit that was brought by Manitoba Fall Grass Prairie Preserve to our Grade 6 classes.
Hmm, I wonder whose legs the robot is using?
Spending one-on-one time with Mrs. Taylor
Cross Country Buddies
Whew! We made it!
You are invited!
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Please register in person or by phone minimum of 5 days prior.
Phone Payment: Credit Card In-Person Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit or C/C
Steinbach Campus - 385 Loewen Blvd. - 204-320-2500