The Knightly News

June, 2017

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Band, Choir and Music Concert

SMS Invites You to Another Celebration of the Arts

Wednesday, June 14th - Final Music Concert, 7:30 p.m. Join us to celebrate what the students have been learning in Band, Choir and Music classes!

Important Dates to Remember

Friday, June 2nd-Sunday, June 4th - Grade 8 Band Music Camp

Monday, June 5th - 5N (am) and 5R (pm) going to Firehall

Tuesday, June 6th - Grade 5/6 CMS/SMS Track Meet

Thursday, June 8th - Grade 7/8 1500 m run at 4:30

Friday, June 9th - Grade 7/8 Track Meet

Monday, June 12th & 19th - Athletes in Action in PE

Wednesday, June 14th - Band/Choir/Music Concert

Thursday, June 15th - Grade 8 Parent-Sponsored Farewell

Thursday, June 22nd - PAC Picnic (noon)

Friday, June 23rd - Grade 5 field trip

Monday, June 26th - HSD Soccer Day (regular classes for students not on team)

Thursday, Friday, June 29th & 30th - Administration Day (No Classes)


If you would be interested in helping out in the canteen for the Grade 5/6 Track Meet on June 6th, please contact Mrs. Rebizant, rrebizant@hsd.ca. Thanks so much!

PAC Picnic

On Thursday, June 22nd, we will be having a busy day at SMS! Our PAC committee is hosting a picnic for parents, students and staff, beginning at 12:15. More information will be posted on our website and sent home closer to this date.

Summer Activity Days

We have planned the end of year Summer Activity Days. More information (waivers, etc) will come home with the students in mid-June. Activities are as follows:


Grade 5 - Steinbach Aquatic Centre on Tuesday, June 27th (pm)

Grade 6 - Lilac Resort on Friday, June 23rd (all day)

Grade 7 - Roseau River on Wednesday, June 28th (all day)

Grade 8 - Fun Mountain on Wednesday, June 28th (all day)


If you are interested in volunteering as a parent chaperone, please contact your child's homeroom teacher, or email hfriesen@hsd.ca to be put on the list.


Thanks so much for all your help!

Grade 8 Farewell

Thursday, June 15th

Grade 8 Farewell is being planned for the evening of June 15th from 6:30 to 9:30 at Neufeld Garage. There will be supper and a dance. This will be a semi formal event for our Grade 8 students to celebrate the graduation from middle school to high school. Tickets are $15.00 each and will be sold during lunch hours at the school.


Tickets must be pre-purchased. An information letter with all rules and expectations will be sent home with your child, together with a waiver form. This form must be signed and returned at the time of the ticket purchase.


Save the date, we hope to see all the Grade 8 students there.

Congratulations and Goodbye!

Congratulations to our "graduating" Grade 8 students who are off to a new adventure at the SRSS.


As well as the Grade 8 class moving on to the SRSS, we bid a fond farewell to these staff members:

Mrs. Myra Kehler - Human Ecology, Foods

Mrs. Pauline Post - Educational Assistant

Mrs. Marlene McBean - Educational Assistant

All the best to you in your retirement! Thank you for all your contributions to SMS!!


Mr. David Kukkonen - Grade 8 Teacher

Mr. Blayne Stobbe, Grade 7 Teacher

We wish you the best in your new positions in other schools. We will miss you!


Also - SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Stobbe who is getting married tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd!

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Final Report Card - June 30th

This year's final report card will be emailed or mailed home - there will be no pick up at the school.


If you have recently changed your mail or emailing address, please make sure the school office is notified of this change so that you get your child's report card on a timely basis.

Knights of the Month

Every month this year we have awarded one student from each grade the honor of being "Knight of the Month". This award was given to students who went above and beyond to add something positive to the SMS community. Congratulations to these students who have been awarded this honor this year:


October:

Grade 8: Gian D; Grade 7: Khean K; Grade 6: Alexandra R; Grade 5: Kayden P

November:

Grade 8: Adriana H; Grade 7: Kara W; Grade 6: Corinna D; Grade 5: Janae T

December:

Grade 8: Jerzy R; Grade 7: Ryland B; Grade 6: Morgan P; Grade 5: Anabelle B

January:

Grade 8: Jan B; Grade 7: Araya K; Grade 6: Keanna D; Grade 5: Erika D

February:

Grade 8: Gerick F; Grade 7: Reese T; Grade 6: Rovic D; Grade 5: Corina F

March:

Grade 8: Lexi T; Grade 7: Kyle J; Grade 6: Erica F; Grade 5: Nate N

April:

Grade 8: Ashlyn W; Grade 7: Sophia A; Grade 6: Jonas E; Grade 5: Abegail M

May:

Grade 8: Andrielle D; Grade 7: Troy F; Grade 6: Griffin P; Grade 5: Jeremiah W

June:

Grade 8: Angelina P; Grade 7: Madelyne B; Grade 6: Claire H; Grade 5: Nastya K

June Student Awards

Please be aware that there will be no formal Awards Ceremony for Grade 5-8 Awards. These will be presented to students in class by their teachers.

6H learning in Makerspace

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Notes from the Hanover Transportation Department

The Division Office is open all summer long for transportation questions or if you are moving locations during the summer months. Please feel free to call them with address updates—their phone number is 204-326-2347 or 204-326-6471. This applies whether you require bus service or not. Thanks for keeping your records with us up to date!

Urban busing times may change over the summer months. Some stop locations may change as well. At the end of August/beginning of September, please check the Hanover School Division website for updates on the urban bus schedule. Website: hsd.ca—go to Schools—Bus Routes and Schedules-then click on appropriate map or view routes.

Our Breakfast Program gets a Boost!

We were excited to be the recipients of $150.00 from the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba towards our school’s Breakfast Program. Our School was chosen by the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba and the Food Explorers Program. The donation was earned by students from Mitchell Middle School and a poster with those students’ signatures was sent to us to display in our breakfast kitchen. We were so excited to be chosen by Mitchell Middle School and the Child Nutrition Council! Thanks to all!!

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MedicAlert No Child Without

We're helping to save lives with MedicAlert No Child Without Program

Did you know that one in five Canadian children are in need of a MedicAlert ID? These children have medical conditions or allergies and are at risk every day. If something happens, they could be too shy, too scared or unable to say what's wrong.


MedicAlert is the most trusted, most recommended medical ID service provider in Canada. For more than 55 years, MedicAlert has protected the lives of over one million Canadians by offering exclusive services to those in need. Through the No Child Without charitable program, founded by MedicAlert in 2006, students attending participating schools can receive a free MedicAlert medical ID and free MedicAlert service plan coverage until the 14th birthday.


SMS/HSD has been participating in the MedicAlert No Child Without program since 2008 so that these lifesaving services are available to all of our students who need it, regardless of their financial situations.


Parents and guardians, please consider this program if your child lives with:

  • Anaphylaxis or severe allergy to foods, drugs or chemicals
  • Asthma, diabetes, autism and other congenital diseases
  • Medical devices, such as insulin pump and cochlear implant
  • Medications like prednisone, insulins and EpiPen


For a more comprehensive list of conditions or to simply learn more about the No Child Without program, visit nochildwithout.ca.

You May Qualify for a FREE EpiPen Waistpack

Parents may be eligible to receive a free EpiPen waistpack/carrier. Please call 1-877-374-7361 or check out the website http://epipen.ca/en/waistpack.
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Hanover School Division 5-5-5 Summer Camp 2017

It's Back!

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.

Southeast Health June Newsletter

Want to learn about some "Myths and Facts" and try out a new recipe? https://www.southernhealth.ca/assets/Newsletters/Myths-and-Facts.pdf.