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May 17,  2013  


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Wawanesa School

Let's Celebrate Our Mathletes! Wawanesa School was proud to present awards to the top five students who participated in the Mathletics program this year. Awards this year went to the following participants: Brett Lane (Grade 4) Matthew Reid (Grade 4) Rylee Martin (Grade 4) Blake Rogers (Grade 2) Rene Gullett (Grade 2) As a school the s t u d e n t s answered 53,786 correct "Live Math" questions (basic facts), and 38,483 curriculum b a s e d questions. Our school showed an overall improvement of 30% in concept mastery. Way to go everyone! Mrs. Emberly

You are invited to . . . Choral Kick-Off Concert Tuesday, May 28, 2013 7:00 p.m. Wawanesa School Gym Admission: $5.00

You are invited to . . . Year-End Band Concert Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:00 p.m. Wawanesa School Gym Admission: $5.00

Family Fun Night On Wednesday, May we will be hosting a Family Fun Night in the school gym. Entertaining games such as Angry Birds, Beanbag Toss, Scooter Maze, the Rock Climbing Wall, an Obstacle Course and a Fishpond will be amongst the activities planned. This event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. People of all ages are invited. Our purpose is to encourage children to be active and have fun. The last station will be a fishpond for the kids to catch a goody bag. Everyone is welcome to our Family Fun Night; we hope to see you there. Derek Cullen, Marcus Trowbridge, Mitchell Hermann and Murray McBain, Grade 10 Konnex class 22nd,

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Safe and Caring Schools Leadership Forum On Friday, May 10, Wawanesa School represented Southwest Horizon School Division at the Safe and Caring School Leadership Forum in Winnipeg. Representing SHSD were Superintendent, Mr. Kyle, Board Member Mrs. Jan McDonald, Principal Mr. Hauser, Student Services Coordinator Mrs. Carolyn Cory, Counsellor Mrs. Borton and students Morgan McBain and Kirstin Greer. Over 300 people from all across Manitoba attended sessions related to strategies for the reduction and prevention of bullying. The aim of these sessions was to help schools develop plans which use a whole school approach to safety and belonging. These actions are intended to help equip students and staff with the knowledge, skills and values that will help to make their schools and communities more equitable and inclusive for everyone. Mrs. Borton

Grades 4- 8 School Track Meet Start Time Track Events - 9:10 a.m. Field Events To Follow Track Event Order:

2013-2014 Yearbook $35.00 each Only 30 copies left! Please contact Mrs. Lane.

Grade 4 Girls Grade 4 Boys Primary Girls (Gr 5) Primary Boys(Gr 5) Junior Girls (Gr 6) Junior Boys (Gr 6) Intermediate Girls (Gr 7) Intermediate Boys (Gr 7) Sr. Girls (Gr 8) Sr. Boys (Gr 8)

Delivery in June.

Track Events Order: 1500m 100m 400m 50m 200m 800m Shuttle Relay

Field Events: (Grade 8s will be split between Boys and Girls, the rest will travel as a class.) Event High Jump Long Jump Ball Throw Discus Triple Jump Shot Put

Starting Group Grade 7s Grade 5s Grade 6s Grade 8 Boys Grade 4s Grade 8 Girls

COME AND LET’S CELEBRATE the retirement of

Mrs. Lucie West-Burnham Thursday, June 13, 2013 2:30 p.m. Wawanesa School Gym

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Bicycle Helmet Use Protects Manitoba Youth To keep the province’s children and youth safe, as of May 1 everyone under the age of 18 will be required to wear a bike helmet when they’re cycling, riding as a passenger or being pulled by a bike. Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Rondeau announced, “We want to see Manitoba kids and youth stay active and safe by ensuring they wear a helmet while cycling,” said Rondeau. “We also want to help Manitoba families by providing them with the tools they need to understand the importance of wearing a helmet and make it more affordable by making bicycle helmets PST exempt.” Under amendments to the Highway Traffic Act, a ticket can be issued to parents or guardians if they do not ensure their children wear suitable protective helmets, although youth aged 14 to 18 years of age may be ticketed directly. First-time offenders not wearing a helmet can have the fine waived if they complete a unique bicycle helmet safety course. The course includes a new bike helmet video and questions related to bike helmet safety. If the course is completed, the ticket will be dismissed.

Aviation Day One of the units in the Grade 6 Science curriculum is understanding flight, so on May 9th the Grade 6 class travelled to Deloraine to attend an Aviation Day with other Grade 6 students from the division. The day started early and when we arrived, we were put into groups to take part in 5 different stations: building rockets, balloon cars and hovercrafts, using a flight simulator, program/paper airplanes and a presentation from Greg Link. Mr. Link is a teacher at Tec Voc school in Winnipeg and shared information with the kids related to jobs in the aerospace industry. To end the day we travelled to the Deloraine Airport to get an up close look at three different planes. The pilots of these planes were there to explain the different parts and to answer any questions that the students had. It was a great day filled with information and many hands on activities! Thank you to the Wawanesa students for representing our school in such a positive manner!! Mrs. P. Elder

High School Driver Education Program 2013-2014 Student Registration Information Grade 9 students received a package from the Manitoba Public Insurance office. Each envelope contained one letter and one High School Driver Ed Program Getting Your 5L Driver’s Licence insert ( h t t p : / / w w w. m p i . m b . c a / e n / P D F s / GettingClass5L.pdf). This information will help students and parents understand where and how to register for a Driver Education course. Manitoba's High School Driver Education Program has a proud history of helping prepare young Manitoba drivers for the road. The program is open to all students who attend a Manitoba high school on a full-time basis.

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Junior Curling – Final Day of Curling Congratulations to all the curlers at the bonspiel this winter. We left school early on a Friday in March, made up teams and curled a few games. Everyone had fun and the students were a fun group to work with. Coming out on top were Kain, Connor and Brynn with 2 wins and a tie, and Ryley G, Anthony, and Jensen’s team and Brett, Dylan and Shaun Cory with 2 wins and a loss. Other teams were Dawson, Mason and Rylee M; Avery, Ethan, and Ellie; and Nicole, Hailey and Chris. We look forward to having them continue curling next year, and will gladly welcome anyone else who would like to join us. A huge thanks to Walter and Wendy Cullen for all their help and to the parents who came out to lend a hand. Also thanks to the Curling Clubs for supporting the Rocks and Rings Program in our school again this year. Mrs. Boake

Latin Dance On April 24th, the Spanish class and Cultural Exploration class were in Brandon at the Brandon Studio of Dance to learn the different styles of Latin dance. The students were taught a routine to one of Shakira's songs and learned the basic steps to the Salsa (Cuban, New York and Cumbia style), Lambada, Cumbia, Merengue, Meneito and Samba. The instructor talked about learning another language and the courage it takes to make mistakes while learning the language, but how you become more aware of another person's culture and life in learning another language, which can lead to more empathy. Overall the students had a great time. Some even still remember parts of the routine! Mrs. Stone/Mr. Reykdal

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Flat Stanley Leaves the School Grade 2 Flat Stanleys have been mailed to destinations across Canada. Thanks parents for supplying names for the students to send Stanley to. The people receiving Flat Stanley have been asked to include him in their activities, take pictures showing Stanley in their town or city, and show some landmarks of the area. Students in Grade 2 have been learning about provinces in Canada, and we have located areas on a map of Canada that have received Stanley. Mrs. Boake and Mrs. Cory

Lions Literacy Loft Wawanesa School is pleased to announce that the Lions Club of Wawanesa will be sponsoring the building of the Lions Literacy Loft in the Grade One classroom. This 6 x 8 metal and glass structure will be a valuable tool that will assist in implementing literacy in Grade One by providing more engaging spots for children to learn to read and write. If all goes well, this loft will be installed in July, and be ready for next year's Grade One students. Thank you so much for the Lions' support. We are so grateful.

Wawanesa Lions Club is sponsoring Purina Walk for Dog Guides Sunday, May 26 Registration: 1:00 p.m at the Lions Club Room 132-5th Street, Wawanesa 2:00 p.m. Walk Pledge forms are available in the school office. These funds help the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no cost.

Lion Beth Smale & Lion Margaret Martin reading a book about service dogs.

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Chemistry Week The Chemistry Department at Brandon University celebrated Chemistry Week last week by opening their laboratory facilities to high school students from across Westman. Our Wawanesa School Chemistry 40S class took advantage of this and spent last Thursday at BU taking part in hands-on lab experiences in BU’s research level labs. The class spent the morning synthesizing aceotminophen, the pain killer component of Tylenol. The afternoon was spent doing electrochemistry as they were guided through the construction of a variety of different

batteries, testing voltages to measure battery strength in each case. The high level experiments combined with the lab coats and goggles left our students feeling like professional chemists by the end of the day! Many thanks to BU for making the day possible and to Mrs. Everard for taking the students on this trip. P. Friesen

Fire Starters Outdoor survival class is a class offered to the Grade 7 and 8s which teaches students how to survive in the outdoors at any given time. We have built a couple different shelters in both snow and warm seasons, and now we have started to learn about creating fire with the bare minimum of supplies. The class was given the job of creating a fire with only one match and any supplies they could find in

the bush. As you can see, they were all able to get the job done and were warm and fed for the time outside. The class will also be planning a day trip to a nearby lake so we can learn how to use a canoe and set up a “camp” in the wilderness in case they ever get lost while on a canoe excursion. We are planning to go on this trip in the middle of June. Mr. Lawrence

May 17, 2013

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Wawanesa WeeCare Daycare Update How will a new Child Care Facility affect me? The New Building Committee of Wawanesa Wee Care would like to invite you to attend a community information evening regarding the NEW BUILDING PROJECT.

Wednesday, May 22nd Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. New Horizons Center in Wawanesa Invited Guests include the following: • Brian Spurrill, Secretary - Treasurer of SHSD • Bruce Gullett - Mayor of Wawanesa • Brent Hauser - Wawanesa School Principal • Barb Bauming - Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care - Coordinator Final Draw for $1000 travel voucher will be made at 8:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese evening to follow. This is your chance to have your questions answered and voice your concerns.

Day Care Providing Lunch on May 22 Forms have been sent home for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, juice box and cookie on Wednesday, May 22. Orders must be placed by Tuesday. Cost is $3.00. Something to look forward to . . . We are grateful for offers of lunches to help get us through to year end without a canteen. Today was a Hot Dog Day with the profits helping to offset costs for elementary year end field trips. Other dates are as follows: Pizza Day - May 31 June 7, 14 and 21 - menu to be confirmed

Love Everywhere! Wawanesa Wee Care Kids Club has started a new project to spread love and kindness to our school and hopefully our community! We started out quite simply and started to look for signs of love in our classroom, and then within ourselves by doing random acts of kindness. We recently wrote some life affirming messages to random community members and slipped a little note in to let them know about our project and to challenge them to pay it forward! We decided our next project would take place in the school. We decorated some lovely drinking glasses with some messages sure to make anyone smile. We delivered them to staff in the school and were pleasantly surprised by the murmurs of joy and appreciation we heard rumbling throughout the halls! We have done a couple of other acts such as this, in hopes that others in the school will pass on the love and kindness. We have another secret project coming up in the school, and hope it really starts to spread the love! The kids’ clubbers have amazed me! They are so interested in seeing the reactions of the recipients that they have forgotten they are getting something out of this too! We challenge all of you to find love everywhere and pass it on! Check out the love everywhere page on our website: . Class Pictures Mrs. Terryl Stone will begin taking class pictures next week. We will try our best to take the picture when the whole class is present, but we can not promise this. The school year is going by quickly. Smile!!

Ice Cream Days include June 5, 12, 19 and 26. Watch for more information.

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Grades 5 – 8 Gym Blast Thank-you to ‘Youth for Christ’ for coming to Wawanesa School on Friday, April 26th and providing our Grades 5 – 8 students with an exciting afternoon of activity and competition. The Gym Blast saw our classes split into four teams competing in about 10 different fun activities including a huge tug-of-war, some cooperative skiing, some activities with big tire tubes, steal the flag and many others. A great time was had by all; congratulations to Team Green on their victory. Mrs. Shearer

Learning about Trees The Kindergarten class is learning all about trees this week. We have been learning about the basic parts of a tree, sorting leaves and describing the seasonal changes in the life of a tree. On Wednesday, May 15th, the Kindergarten class ventured outside to take a closer look at trees accompanied by a local Wawanesa resident, Patricia Wilton. The Kindergarten class would like to send out a big thank you to Mrs. Wilton for sharing her knowledge with us! We discussed the types of trees and paid close attention to the different types of leaves and bark. Although there weren't many leaves out at this time, we got a chance to see the buds on the trees. We will take another walk in June to investigate the growth and changes that have occurred. Thanks again Mrs. Wilton! Mrs. Clark and the Kindergarten class

Swimming Lessons at Wawanesa Waterpark Wawanesa School is excited to have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons at the Waterpark. Letters were sent home this week and permission forms and swimming level forms must be returned to the school by Wednesday, May 22. These lessons will be scheduled during the school day. Financial assistance is available from Kidsport for those who qualify. Applications can be found at this website or picked up at the school office. h t t p : / / w w w. k i d s p o r t c a n a d a . c a / i n d e x . p h p ? page=manitoba_how_to_apply We look forward to implementing this important life skill.

Field Trips A reminder to parents that those who wish to accompany school field trips are required to have Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse forms completed prior to the trips. We value our volunteers and hope that you will not mind going through this process. If you are willing to complete the paperwork involved, please contact the school office.

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May 17, 2013 Manitoba Construction Expo The Grades 9 and 10 classes took a trip to Winnipeg. In the morning, the students attended the Manitoba Construction Expo at the Red River Ex. It was a great experience, and allowed the students many opportunities to try a variety of hands-on activities. Many of these activities allowed students to take their final project home. Some of the activities that the students participated in were welding, sheet metal, electrical, woodworking, and roofing to just name a few. In the afternoon, the students attended the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. This gave the students a chance to see many historical artifacts and how things have changed from then to now. They also got see many animal species that are found in Manitoba and throughout Canada. A couple of the popular things the students enjoyed seeing were the bat cave and the ship that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez rented to have supper on. The students of Wawanesa were very well behaved and great role models for the school and the community of Wawanesa. Mr. Zelmer and Mr. Reykdal

May 20 May 22 May 23

Calendar of Events Victoria Day; No School Family Fun Night - 6:30 p.m. 2013 Pre-Kindergarten Screening (by appointment only)

May 23

May 30 May 30-31

June 6-7 June 10-11 June 13 June 13 June 21

Grades 4-8 School Track Meet (rain date: Friday, May 24)

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Choral Kick-Off Concert, 7:00 p.m. Middle Years Divisional Track and Field Meet in Brandon HS Track and Field in Brandon Choral Tour

June 27 June 28

Grade 10 Camping Field Trip Senior Band tour to Moose Jaw Celebration for Mrs. West-Burnham Band Year End Concert, 7:00 p.m. Graduation Convocation, 4:00 p.m. at the Centennial Hall Undergrad Awards Program, 2:00 p.m. Reports go home at 3:15 p.m. P.D. Day; No Classes

May 2013 newsletter  

information, dates, events

May 2013 newsletter  

information, dates, events