Stonybrook Middle School

Knightly News - January 2023

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Christmas Concert Highlights!

We had a very successful Winter Concert, filled with audience members.

The grade 5s, bands, and choir all performed wonderfully!

Thank you for supporting our Book Fair!

The SMS Scholastic Book Fair was a great success - total sales were $4967.04 which translates into $2746.96 in rewards! The reward dollars are used to purchase books for the library and for classrooms, as well as to purchase equipment and resources for the school. This will give our school many free books to add to our library. Thank you very much to all students, families, Mrs. King, Mrs. Desautels, Ms. Lavallee, and Ms. Nemeth all that supported and helped out at our very successful Book Fair!

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Pizza lunches are happening Tuesday and Thursday. You can order online for January through to spring break March 23, 2023

If you're new to this program please log in and create an account. If you use this program for a different school you can add your SMS student to that account.

Paid for lunches will show up as an order.

Unpaid orders will not show up even though ordered, please have your student see the secretary the day before the pizza is to arrive.



The 5H Flames (6-0) captured the SILVER CUP CHAMPIONSHIP with a shut-down defense on Monday, December 19th by 1 to 0. Darlington Gyebiri scored the game's only goal at 5:24 from 12 feet from the goalie. The Flames outshot the 5D Penguins (3-2-1) 10 to 2. Penguins goalie Noah Kroeker made three big saves to keep the score close.


The following Grade 5 students were selected as ALL-STARS for the most recent Intramural Ball Hockey season, completed on Tuesday, December 20th.

Name Team


Ayla Trotta 5L KRAKEN

Asher Wipf 5H FLAMES

Cameron Doroshuk 5L KRAKEN

Carson Modler 5H FLAMES

Carter Martens 5N JETS

Darlington Gyebiri 5H FLAMES

Lane Esquash 5H FLAMES

Mary Talatala 5D PENGUINS

Noah Kroeker 5D PENGUINS

Thejmen Jung 5D PENGUINS

Strider Dykerman 5R HURRICANES

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Important Dates to Remember

Monday, January 9- Winter Activity Day info sent home to parents

Friday, Jan. 13- grade 7/8 Activity Day registration starting at 8:30am in the gym

Tuesday, Jan.17- grade 5/6 Activity Day registration starting at 8:30am

Basketball season start dates; Jan. 24 for grade 7 and 8 girls, Jan. 26 for boys

Friday, Jan. 27- grade 8 basketball team bonding event in the evening (attending a U of M basketball game)

Thursday, Feb. 2- Winter Activity Day

Teens and Money

Date: Saturday, January 21st 9 to noon

Cost: $10 per teen, max $20 per family

Location: New Horizon Rec Centre, Grunthal


Money is one of the most important topics that comes up in everyday life as an adult. This workshop is designed to introduce age appropriate money topics to teens, and allow them to ask questions they have about money.

Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

- The power of compounding

- What should I do with my money once I start earning it?

- What is a budget?

- What is credit? Why does it matter?

- What is important to think about when applying for a job?

- Should I start a business as a teenager?

...and more!

Refreshments are included

Parents are welcome to stay for the session if they'd like.

Sign up today at Space is limited, please don't delay.

Tabs for Wheelchairs

Our school has been collecting soda can tabs for the program "Tabs for Wheelchairs". If you would be interested in saving your tabs and sending them to school, we will gladly accept them and send them on to this worthwhile project.

Thank you for your support!



Regarding Inclement Weather Closures: In the event that schools are closed due to inclement weather or hazardous driving conditions, announcements will be made on CHSM (AM 1250), MIX 96.7 and CJOB (AM 680), as well as on the HSD website ( Hanover School Division will also phone home by 7:00 a.m.

Regarding Cold Weather Closures: Schools will be closed when the temperature reaches -35 degrees COMBINED with a windchill of -45 degrees.

Keeping Our Students Safe

Please remember to slow down when passing SMS on Lumber Avenue during the school day (speed zone of 30 kms/hr).

Please drop your child off on the south side of Lumber. Students running across the street and drivers stopping traffic increases the risk of accidents and injuries.

Encourage your child to use the cross walk when crossing Lumber Avenue, and to make use of our crossing guards when crossing Brandt Street or Barkman Avenue.

It's Cold Outside!

Remember to wear warm outer clothing to school so that you can enjoy some outdoor recess time at lunch! It's great to get a little fresh air during the day!