Clearspring Middle School

June 2017

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Principal's Message

One major focus for our school this year has been to focus on deeper learning. At the centre of deeper learning is Our Kid. Our school (and school division) want to focus on growing each student as a learner, as a citizen of good character, developing critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Running through all of this are literacy and numeracy skills, which we all need for a productive and fulfilling life. We will continue this focus for next year and beyond, and we value your support and participation.

While June can be filled with anticipation, it can also be a time of anxiety for students. Some students worry about completing their coursework, and some worry about what next year will bring. We want to remember these students as well, and work with ALL students and parents to ensure that we finish the year with strength.

Happenings at CMS

June is an exciting time in school. It is the month of Track Meets, warmer weather, a few learning trips and looking ahead to summer. We will be saying farewell to our Grade 8 students, and wishing them well as they go on to high school. Our Grade 8 farewell event will be a trip to Fun Mountain on June 28. There is also a gathering of Grade 8 students planned for June10 at Neufeld Garage.

One highlight event that has become a tradition is our Family Picnic to be held on June 23rd this year. There is a brochure describing the picnic attached to this newsletter. The Parent Advisory Council has planned some amazing activities for the day, and we are looking forward to a great picnic. Watch for waiver forms to come home to permit your child(ren) to participate in some of the activities. We hope to see many parents come to school, eat lunch as a family, and support our WONDERFUL Parent Advisory Council.

June is also the month that Steinbach celebrates Summer in the City. Sometimes, parents want their children to attend an afternoon concert that involves a friend or family member. If you wish for your child(ren) to attend, please make arrangements to pick them up at school.

June Events

Tuesday, June 6th - Gr. 5 & 6 Track Meet

Thursday, June 8th - Gr. 7 & 8 Concert Finale

Friday, June 9th - Gr. 7 & 8 Track Meet

Thursday, June 15th - Friday, June 16th - Gr. 6 Overnight Learning Trip


Monday, June 19th - Gr. 5 Learning Trip

Friday, June 23rd - PAC BBQ

Monday, June 26th - HSD Soccer Day (Gr. 7 & 8's)

Monday, June 26th - Gr. 6 Learning Trip

Monday, June 26th - Gr. 5 Science Fair

Tuesday, June 27th - Gr. 7 Learning Trip

Wedneday, June 28th - Gr. 8 Trip to Fun Mountain

Wednesday, June 28th - LAST DAY OF CLASSES

Next Years Picture Day Will Be....... September 7, 2017

PAC BBQ

Friday, June 23rd the CMS PAC will be hosting a family BBQ for the students, family and staff. We would love to have all our students and as many family members as possible attend and make this a memorable day! We have planned Bubble balls, A color me race @ 11:00 am, a watermelon eating contest, selfie portrait area and other exciting events.


Please keep a lookout next Monday, June 12th for more information and order forms!

Grade 8 Farwell

Date: Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Time: 7:00PM – 11:00PM

Where: Neufeld Garage (One mile north of Hwy 52 and 206 corner – Randolph)

Price: $10.00/ticket


Event Includes: Candy Bar, Ice Cream Bar, Pool Table, Shuffleboard, Music, Photo Booth


Volunteers Needed. Please contact:

Marcella Friesen: marcieyfriesen@outlook.com

Shannon Hildebrand: ssgonecountry@hotmail.com


NOTE: This event is for STUDENTS ONLY

HSD 5-5-5 Summer Camp

Our very popular 5-5-5 Summer Camp will be back for it's second time this summer!! It will be taking place August 21-25 at the SRSS. Students will be participating in four different workshops facilitated by SRSS Vocational Teachers from the following departments: Hairstyling, Welding, Carpentry, Electrical, Cooking, Baking and Aesthetics. They will also spend a day at the Mennonite Heritage Village participating in hands-on activities doing "jobs of the past". Each day the students will also have the opportunity to use myBlueprint's All About Me program to create portfolios documenting their experiences at the camp and we are hoping to also have lunch hour guest speakers come and talk about their occupations.


Ms. Darcey Steiner from HSD will be sending out an email to all parents of current grade 5 (going into grade 6) students with information about registration. Camp space will be limited to 70 students. It's a great opportunity for the students!

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

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: June 29, 2017

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.

Location: Red River College, Steinbach Campus, 385 Loewen Blvd., 204-320-2500.

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