Clearspring Middle School

January 2018

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Principals Message

CMS has talented students! December had three concerts, and each was wonderful in its own way! The 7 & 8 band students started it off. Our students played with confidence and energy, and their performance demonstrated how much they had learned. Our Grade 5 students followed that with their Christmas concert. This was the first time we held our concert in Town Square and the multi-purpose room, and we loved the result. Our students sang with courage and enthusiasm, and the setting allowed for better sound projection. We will definitely do that again. And finally, on the last day of school, we were treated to an incredible display of talent at our annual talent show. It really is a treat to see what our students are learning about and practicing outside of school. Congratulations to all the participants and organizers for a really wonderful show.

January is a month to get back to routine. For some, routine can sound boring and predictable. For others, the predictability of routine makes learning possible. We value routine to support the learning environment, and also value special events and feature weeks to allow us to place extra emphasis on a particular topic. This month, we will be celebrating Pink Week, our annual focus on anti-bullying. We expect to take a low-key approach, but will also ensure that we get out the message that bullying and mistreatment are not desirable or acceptable. Instead, we ask students to choose kindness.

January also signals the beginning of the basketball season for Grades 7 & 8 students. Parent involvement in what their children are doing at school is one significant success indicator for students. If possible, we really encourage parents to come to games and support their children as they learn the game. The results are amazing.

We at CMS wish all of you a happy new year!

Important Dates

Friday, January 19th - Jigging Show in a.m. for Gr. 5's

Monday, January 22nd - Friday, January 26th - PINK WEEK

Tuesday, January 30th - Options Day

February Dates

Friday, February 2nd - NO CLASSES

Monday, February 19th - Louis Riel Day - NO CLASSES

Friday, February 23rd - NO CLASSES

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HSD Parent Portal

If you have not signed up for the NEW HSD PARENT PORTAL please consider doing so! It has proven to be a very useful tool for parents thus far!

To create an account, please click on the following link... If you have forgotten or misplaced your access ID do not hesitate to contact the school @ 204-346-9644!

For more information see the flyer below or click on the following link

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Bus Delays

Buses running more than 10 minutes late will be posted. When a bus route is cancelled it may be cancelled for the a.m. and p.m. runs. If you drive your students to school, you will need to confirm whether or not your bus is operating in the p.m. For additional information or questions please call your school, or the Hanover School Division Transportation Department at 204-320-2347.

For any Bus Delays CLICK HERE

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