Stonybrook Middle School

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Remembering...Our Awesome Gym Riot on March 24th! Everyone had a fun afternoon!

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WELCOME BACK! Hope you had a great spring break.

Friday, April 7th - Administration Day (No Classes)

April 10th-13th - SMS Week of Kindness

April 10th-21st - Coin Drive for Spread the Net

Friday, April 14th - Good Friday (No Classes)

April 17th-21st - Yearbook Sales Blitz

Monday, April 17th - Grade 5 Registration packages to Elementary Schools

Wednesday, April 19th - 8K/8M Field Trip

Friday, April 22nd - Grade 6 Registration papers coming home

Friday, April 29th - Grade 7 and 8 Registration papers coming home


Keep these dates open in May:

Thursday, May 18th - Grade 4 to 5 Orientation Evening (if you have a student who will be registering for Grade 5)

Thursday, May 25th - Grade 5/6 Musical Performance - more details to come!

Your Chance to Win a Free Yearbook!

Reserve your copy of the 2016-2017 SMS yearbook...Price: $25.00. They can be purchased every morning in the school foyer, 8:30-9:00, during the week of April 17th to 21st, or they can be purchased online at sms.hsd.ca. Those who purchase a yearbook by April 21st, either in person or online, will have their name entered into a draw for a chance to win a FREE YEARBOOK (your money will be refunded). Good luck to all!

Would you consider becoming a Patron of our Yearbook?

Your business can show it's support of Stonybrook Middle School when the Yearbooks arrive in early June. To become a Patron, you can make a donation of $50 to help pay for publishing, and this makes the book a little more affordable for our students. This donation will be recognized in the Yearbook under the title "Patrons".


You may also include a company logo if you wish, and this can be done by emailing the logo to Mr. Anders Rempel, Yearbook Advisor, arempel@hsd.ca.


If you choose to become a patron, please forward your donation and the following information to Mrs. Friesen (hfriesen@hsd.ca) by the end of April, 2017.


Information required:

Business Name

Mailing Address

Contact Person

Special Comments/Instructions/Company Logo


Thanks for your participation!

Registration Time at Stonybrook Middle School for the 2017-2018 School Year

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


Grade 5 registration forms will be delivered to Southwood, Woodlawn and Elmdale on Monday, April 17th and will be due back on Friday, April 28th. SMS will pick up the completed registrations from the elementary schools. Please make cheques for the school fees to Stonybrook Middle School, not to your elementary school.


Grade 6 to 8 registration forms will be sent home by the end of April and will be due back in May.


An Orientation Evening for Grade 4 students coming to Grade 5 will be held on Thursday, May 18th in the SMS Gym at 7:00 p.m. Students and Parents are invited to attend.

Badminton Has Begun!

Practices have begun with Grade 7 and 8 students, and the students are looking forward to participating in the Round Robin Tournament on May 2nd and Finals on May 4th. Students chosen to participate in the tournaments are dependent on how they do in their school based play as only a limited number play for each school.

Social Justice League Coin Drive

SPREAD THE NET AGAINST MALARIA

Each year, malaria kills an estimated 438,000 people, and it remains the leading cause of death of children under 5 in Africa.

Since 2007, Spread the Net has helped protect the lives of almost 32 million people by contributing to the delivery of over 15.3 million malaria-preventing bed nets to families in Africa.


Our Social Justice League has organized a COIN DRIVE for the SPREAD THE NET campaign. From April 10th to April 21st students can bring coins to fill up their bottles. Teams can sabotage other teams by putting bills in their bottles - the bills get "subtracted" from the coin total. The team that collects the most money will win a Team Ice Cream Party!

Week of Kindness - April 10th to 13th

We have lots of exciting events planned for the week of April 10th to 13th as we gear up again for our annual Week of Kindness. There is something planned for every day, but please take note of these extra-special events:


Tuesday, April 11th - We will be selling our "Stand Up for Kindness" pink t-shirts at school in the lobby for $5.00.


Wednesday, April 12th - Pink T-shirt Day. All staff and students are encouraged to wear pink shirts that day. During a special assembly, Gerry Shingoose, a residential school survivor, will be sharing her experiences with our school. We look forward to her presentation.

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The Door that's Not Locked: Safety and the Internet


The web offers incredible possibilities as long as you are aware of the risks. By understanding what the online world offers, you can empower your child—with skills to help him/her engage with technology in a safe and responsible way. As your child gets older, you will notice changes in his/her behavior and interests. While it’s exciting to see your child seek more independence, there are new personal and online safety concerns that you should be aware of as well.

A good source of information regarding what you should talk to your child about, and what you can do as a parent, is the website, thedoorthatsnotlocked.ca. This information was provided to SMS from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, a registered charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children.

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In its efforts to continue supporting parents and students, Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning has developed a new website that offers homework support to middle school years students.

The My Learning at Home website, http://www.manitoba.ca/mylearningathome/, provides links to over 200 videos and animations that help to explain challenging concepts in the areas of Mathematics and Science. Selected specifically for Grades 5 to 8 students, each video and animation has been annotated and organized by grade level to correspond with the curriculum.

Please take the time to visit this website with your child. We hope that My Learning at Home proves to be a useful tool for middle years students as they work to succeed in school!