Clearspring Middle School

April 2018

Principal's Message

We have just returned from Spring Break, and are anticipating that we will be working hard at learning in the next few months.

Just prior to spring break we hosted our annual Portfolio night. We are impressed with the level of our students’ commitment to their work when they know their parents (or other adults) will be coming to school to talk with them about it. We value our partnership with parents as we work together to help students learn. When we work together to encourage students to learn, the children in our care are the ones who benefit.

Other highlights from March include:

Grade 5 Wonder Projects. Several of our Grade 5 classes invited their families to come for an afternoon of wonder and learning.

Grade 8 French Activity Day. Grade 8 students spent half a day with students from other schools participating in all-French activities.

Grade 8 registration for high school. All of our students have registered and can now settle in to completing their Grade 8 year with strength and enthusiasm.

MAC Dance. MAC (Making A Change) is a group of students who want to improve the world. Our dance is a fundraiser and raised just under $1000.00 for ROC Eastman PLUS toiletry items for Steinbach Community Outreach. A side benefit was the great fun we had together just before heading to spring break. Thanks to all our organizers!!

Our feature event in April is the Grade 6 Spring Musical, Pirates, on April 19 and 20. We are looking forward to seeing and hearing our students perform. On April 23, our Grade 7 students will be joined by Grade 7 students from other HSD students for an Invention Convention in our Multi Purpose Room and Gym. We are looking forward to seeing the creative and innovative results of their projects on that day.

Road Safety

As we all notice on a daily basis, the front of our school is busy with cars, buses, and students. Some students are walking home and some are walking to waiting cars. With spring upon us, we look forward to adding bicycles to that list. In order to keep everyone safe, we remind students to use the crosswalk for crossing the street. It is tempting for students to quickly cross the street, sometimes diagonally, to get to parents’ cars. We will continue to ask students to use only the crosswalk for crossing and to wait in the loading zone for parent pickup, and request that parents reinforce this message with their children. Thanks.

April Events

Friday, April 6th - PD DAY - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, April 10th - Gr. 7 Led Assembly

Thursday, April 19th - Pirates! Musical

Friday, April 20th - Pirates! Musical

Monday, April 23rd - Hosting Invention Convention for Gr. 7's

Wednesday, April 25th - Gr. 7 band @ Christian Mennonite University

Thursday, April 26th - Gr 8 Assembly

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 9th - Science Day

Thursday, May 10th - Science Day

Monday, May 21st - Victoria Day - NO SCHOOL

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Grade 5 Registration for Clearspring Middle School

Our registration packages will be going home in the month of April.

2018/2019 Grade 5 Registration forms will be delivered to Southwood, Woodlawn and Elmdale on Friday, April 13th and will be due back to the elementary schools on Friday, April 27th.

An Orientation Evening for Grade 4 students coming to Grade 5 will be held on Thursday, May 17th at CMS Gym at 7:00 p.m. Students and Parents are invited to attend.

Pirates! The Musical

“We're off to sail the rollicking sea, pirates all are we!” But ARRRR, and shiver me timbers! There's a stowaway on board! Perhaps the King of the High “Cs” will know what to do. Join this salty crew of colorful scallywags when Bluebeard, Yellowbeard, Whitebeard, Purplebeard - well, you get the picture - along with the No Beards hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for a mighty adventure.

Where: CMS Gynasium

When: April 19th & 20th

Eastman Raiders Football

Registration for all age groups will take place May 3rd to 5th at the Clearspring Mall in Steinbach. Practices for most age groups will begin mid-late June except for the 1st Down Program which will run independently of the regular season.

2018 age groups:

1st Down Program - Ages 4-7 (born between 2011-2014) - non-contact skill development program

Crunchers - Ages 8-9 (born between 2009-2010)

Atom - Ages 10-11 (born between 2007-2008)

Pee Wee - Ages 12-13 (born between 2005-2006)

Bantam - Ages 14-15 (born between 2003-2004)

Midget - Ages 16-18 (born between 2000-2002)

Raiders Football is a co-ed program focused on fair play and skill development for all players. No previous football experience is necessary.

All equipment is provided in the cost of registration, you only need to provide cleats, a mouthguard and a desire to learn.

Please visit as more details will be posted closer to registration weekend. Use the Contact tab to send in any questions regarding the upcoming season.

Perfect Attendance

For the month of March we had 280 students at CMS with perfect attendance!!

Our winners for the random draw are:


Kyra C.

Cazden H.

Hunter V.

Keep it up!

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