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October 12,  2012  

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Wawanesa School

Friesen Observatory September 19 marked the grand opening of a new telescope observatory at Wawanesa School. Brandon University donated their old 10 inch reflecting telescope to the school after upgrading to a new one. The school is excited to have this research grade instrument to share with students and the community. Many thanks to Brandon University for their donation and to the funding agencies that made construction of the observatory possible: the Brandon Area Community Foundation, the Canadian Space Agency, and the Manitoba Department of Education. Josh Crabb from CTV News interviewed Mr. Friesen and guests last week. You can see this by going to: http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/video? clipId=777612&playlistId=1.985118&binId=1.816090 The school is looking for individuals interested in being trained to use the telescope so that there would community members who would be able to host public viewing events. We are also making a list of folks who are interested in the public viewing nights. Please contact Paul Friesen at the school if you are interested in either list. (paulf@shmb.ca, 204-483-6298)

Hallowe’en Parade Wednesday, October 31 1:00 p.m. in the school gym. Hallowe’en for Hunger On Hallowe’en, October 31st, don't be surprised to see some big kids dressed up and at your door! The Grades 10 - 12 students of Wawanesa School will be trick or treating for non-perishable items to donate to a local food bank. Please don't hesitate to donate! Hallowe’en Photo Booth Smile! (or should we say "BOO!") Mrs. Stone and the photography class will have a photo booth area set up on different event days throughout the year. The first one will be on Hallowe'en. If your child is interested in having their picture taken in their costume, the cost will be $2 for a 4x6 or $5 for a 5x7, with all proceeds going towards offsetting yearbook costs. Peanut Safe Policy At this time there are no students in the school or daycare who have indicated on their URIS forms an allergy to peanuts or nuts, so we will be allowing students to bring peanut products to the school until there is a need to revisit the peanut safe policy. We do encourage parents to continue to make healthy choices for students regarding lunches and snacks their children bring to the school.

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October 12,  2012  

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Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews November 19 and 21 (4:00 – 7:00 p.m.) have been set aside for teachers to meet with parents to review progress to this point and set goals for the three months ahead. Students at all grade levels, from Kindergarten to Grade Twelve, are a part of the interview time. Please plan to bring your son(s)/daughter(s) with you. Dates for your calendar: November 5 Letters sent home for parent(s)’ preference for interview evening November 9 Report preparation and interview scheduling November 14 Reports home for all grades November 19 - 21 Parent-teacher interviews and TAG conferences (4:00 – 7:00 p.m.) Your son’s/daughter’s marks are always available on the Student Portal Website: HTTPS://WWW.SHMBPORTAL.COM (A link will also be provided on www.shmb.ca) New Provincial Report Cards Southwest Horizon School Division will be voluntarily implementing the new Provincial Report Card this school year. The new report card format will not be entirely new to Wawanesa School parents and students as we implemented some of the changes last year. These changes will be taking place from Kindergarten through to Grade 12. We’d like to encourage parents to use the student portal site for more detailed information regarding students’ work to date. Letters were sent home in September with the portal information. Please contact your child’s Homeroom/TAG Advisor if you need more information. The following are samples of the new report card format.

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October 12,  2012  

Varsity Girls’ Volleyball The varsity volleyball season is now half way through, and the girls have played everyone in the league once. The first half of the season has been a great learning experience for the girls and there has been great improvement by all. The girls are looking forward to getting some retribution as the season continues on. Upcoming games for the girls are as follows: Oct. 11th vs Souris @ Wawanesa Oct. 16th @ Boissevain Oct. 23rd @ Deloraine Oct. 25th vs Killarney @ Wawanesa ** Last home game! Come out to cheer them on! th Nov. 6 Provincial Playoffs location tba A. Morrison Varsity Boys’ Volleyball

Grades 7/8 Girls’ Volleyball The Grades 7/8 Girls’ Volleyball has started up its season with its first home game on Oct. 1st against Boissevain. The girls split the four sets they played. Congratulations girls!! The girls travel with the boys and their next games are Monday, October 15th in Souris; Monday, October 22nd in Boissevain; and their last home game is on Monday, October 29th. The girls go to the Zone Tournament in Virden on Tuesday, November 13. This year’s team consists of the following students: Angeline Badiou, Mackenzie Coleman, Ashton Cullen, Julie Dunham, Kassidy Hamill, Cassie Hamilton, Ali Hore, Shasta Kalmakoff, Braylee Kowalchuk, Haley McFall, Jasmine Oliver, Kayla Wilton and Charity Woolsey. Manager: Mrs. L. Elder Coach: Ms. Hintz

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Grades 7/8 Boys’ Volleyball The Grade 7 and 8 Boys’ Volleyball Team kicked off their season with a home game against Boissevain. The boys played well and improved throughout the night, getting a win in one set and losing three close battles in the other sets. The boys play Monday October 15th in Souris, the following Monday in Boissevain and their last home game is on Monday, October 29th. Come out and cheer us on! The boys then head to the zone tournament in Reston on November 5th. This year’s team consists of five Grade 7s (Dawson Cullen, Riley Gullett, Avery Cullen, William Lehnert and Dawson Miller) as well as three Grade 8s (Kolton Dunwoody, Kurt Kozak and Tanner Riddle). Coaches: Mr. Reykdal and Mr. Zelmer

After a bit of a rocky start to the season with back to back league losses, the varsity boys bounced back with a pair of wins against Deloraine and Sioux Valley. These are big wins against the only other two ‘A’ category teams in Zone 9 East and put the boys in great early season Grade 10 Drafting position in the race for provincial On Thursday October 11, four Grade 10 students travelled to Brandon berth playdowns. Their next test was Sportsplex to participate in cardboard boat races. In advance to this a home game against Souris event, Murray McBain, Graeme Hore, Flynn McFall and Reese yesterday and the boys were looking for revenge after a lopsided early Rutherford were given two cardboard pieces, a roll of duct tape, 25ft season loss in Souris. Despite of string and two containers of contact cement to construct a durable playing well, our guys fell to Souris boat that would be able to support their weight. again, but the scores were very close When they arrived at the Sportsplex, they saw all the other boats and and we did manage to extend the match to 4 sets in a much improved got ready for their heat. In their heat, the third one, they made it across effort. There is only one home date the pool and back. The boat sank while they were participating in the left in the season when Sioux Valley weight challenge. After seeing all the boat designs, we pays us a return visit on Oct. 25 in a headed home with new-found ideas. Next Wednesday, game that is sure to have playoff these four students will travel to Winnipeg to participate implications. Please come out and support the guys. and build their boat at a more serious competition. P. Friesen http://wawanesaschoolshmb.wordpress.com


October 12,  2012  

Camp Quality Puppets: Puppet show On September 28, students in Grades K-6 were treated to a wonderful puppet show by "The Camp Quality Puppets" puppeteers. Four personable lifesized puppets delivered important messages of compassion, courage, kindness, helpfulness and respect. The story focused on the challenges faced by the puppet characters of Sophie and Matthew who were both dealing with cancer and the side-effects of their treatment. They both looked different and could have had problems with bullying. The other two

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puppets, Jack and Natalie, showed how good friends could help just by listening. Our students were a very receptive and respectful audience. A question and answer period followed each performance. The puppeteers handled students' questions about cancer and about the puppets with sensitivity and honesty. Students and staff alike were left with positive memories of a serious topic handled with gentle humor and respect. Mrs. Borton

Library News Our Scholastic Book Fair has been a success. We must once again thank everyone who attended the fair; without your support we would not be able to have so many wonderful books in our library. The total for this book fair was $1,914.15. This gives us $892.95 worth of new books for the library. The winner of the parent evening draw was Caden Lundrigan and Mrs. Kaastra’s Grade 1 class. Caden and his classroom each receive $25 in books. Door prizes have been delivered to the winners. I would also like to thank Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Beare for the goodies they made and Michele and Alexandra Day for all their help on our Books and Brownie evening. Lucie West-Burnham The Pumpkin Patch Mother Nature was playing a nasty trick on the Grades 1 & 2 class last Friday when we went to the Meandher Creek Pumpkin Patch farm at Oak Lake. The weather was very cool and it even snowed! That didn't seem to bother us as we enjoyed our play on the massive bale structure, petted the animals and fed the horse while on the wagon ride. On the way home we made a detour to the fabulous play structure behind the Military Family Resource Centre in Shilo where we all had fun. What a day! Mrs. Kaastra and Mrs. Boake

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October 12,  2012  

Lifetouch Picture Retakes Friday, October 26, 2012 1:00 p.m. Please give your name to your HR/TAG teacher to ensure you are called for your pictures.

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Western Man Youth Choir on tour this weekend Sat. October 13 Sun. October 14 Mon. October 15

Tues. October 16

Remembrance Day Service Thursday, November 8 2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Wawanesa School Gym The public is welcome to attend.

7:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p..m 7:30 p.m.

Souris United Church Kenton Crossroads Church Virden Auditorium Tanner Crossing School, Minnedosa Neepawa -NACI Strathclair Theatre Elton Collegiate Brandon Schools at Central United Church Central United Church

Good luck to Asia Oleson, Patrick Day and Matt Lahner as they tour and represent our school.

Canteen Update Mrs. Hamilton will remain open as indicated on her menu on Pizza Day, Wednesday, October 31. A reminder that there is no canteen on Fridays this year.

Lunch: Soup, Sandwich, Dessert Coffee, Tea

For tables phone Marlene – 727-1200 Darlene – 824-2396 Lets think ahead and start getting ready for

Christmas!!!!!!!

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October 12, 2012

Undergrad Awards Day On Wednesday, September 19, Wawanesa School honored many students for their academic achievements of the 2011-2012 school year. Many course and merit awards were distributed. Hope Rebekah Lodge and Wawanesa and Area Lioness Club provide special awards for Proficiency and Progress. We were pleased to have members of these service clubs come and present their awards. Hope Rebekah Lodge Proficiency Awards were presented to the following: Grade 5 Caitlin Reid Grade 6 Ali Hore Grade 7 Kayla Wilton Grade 8 Chantal Bartel Grade 9 Reese Rutherford Grade 10 Ashley Penner Grade 11 Tess Manning Wawanesa and Area Lioness Progress Awards were presented to the following: Grade 5 Alexandra Day Grade 6 Dawson Miller Grade 7 Kolton Dunwoody Grade 8 A.J. Bradley Grade 9 Flynn McFall Grade 10 Taylor Wilton Grade 11 Rachel Rolfe

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Terry Fox BBQ Another successful year at the Terry Fox BBQ! Although it was a little chillier this year, we still had a great turn out. We used our new grill purchased by the Student Council to cook delicious hot dogs and raised $300 from the BBQ alone. Thanks for your support Wawanesa! BBQ is available for rent; please contact the school.

Master Chef Dave Lane at work.

Terry Fox Walk Congratulations! We raised nearly $2900 for the Terry Fox Foundation. The top fundraising class was Grade 5 with $399.00. The individual who collected the most donations was Kurt Kozak in Grade 8, with $135 raised for cancer research. Mrs. L. Thomson

Thank you to the sponsors and congratulations to the students.

Coming Soon: Wawanesa Warriors School Clothing Stay tuned.......

2012/2013 Yearbooks Yearbooks will are now on sale! Pre-order for $30.00 and get it personalized for free! Offer ends December 21. See Mrs. Lane to order. http://wawanesaschoolshmb.wordpress.com


Phone:  483-­‐6298    or  1-­‐866-­‐422-­‐5118 Destino in Concert The Souris District Arts Council opens their Concert Series with Destino at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 18th at Souris Glenwood Community Hall. This group is comprised of three young tenors and one young woman on violin who love making beautiful music together. Their music is best described as "pop with an opera flair" (popera) that is sweeping musical charts, thanks to internationally renowned recording artists Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, and others. Destino’s performances constantly inspire standing ovations. Fans love that the group’s music is ‘real’. It is melodic, inspirational, exciting, familiar, and draws from both the past and the present – today’s pop and yesterday’s classics. Individually and together, these four musicians have had some amazing performance experiences. They have been showcased on NBC and ABC networks; they have also appeared on Entertainment Tonight, Canada AM, and E-talk. Some of the venues they have had the privilege of performing in include Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Walt Disney World and St. Peter’s Basilica. Performances at the Beijing Summer Olympics and the Vancouver Olympics as well as the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas also top these young performers’ list. Individual tickets will be available at Plaza Petals or you can call Sharon Dunn at 483-2001 to reserve. Adult tickets at the door are $20, early bird tickets are $16, student tickets are $10 and family tickets are $42. October 12, 2012  

Peace Poster Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest 2012-2013 The Wawanesa Lions Club invites students aged 11, 12 & 13 on or before November 15th to enter the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Students are asked to create an original poster, using any medium, based on the theme “Imagine Peace”. Deadline for entries is November 5th. Please ask Mrs. Fisher at the office for the contest rules & regulations or contact Lion Margaret Martin at 824-2457. Prizes for the local contest will be provided by the Wawanesa Lions Club. One poster will be chosen for further competition at the District level and from there winning posters will go on to the Multiple District & International level. The Grand prize winner receives $5000 US and a trip to Lions Day in New York. As well, 23 Merit Award prize winners will receive $500 US. Calendar of Events: October 19 P.D. Day; No Classes October 22-23 Peer Support Retreat October 26 Lifetouch Picture Retakes 1:00 pm. October 30 WE Conference in Winnipeg October 31 Halloween Parade at 1:00 p.m. November 1 Grade 10 and Agriculture Field Trip to ‘Amazing Rangland Adventure’ in Brandon November 2 Post Secondary Information sessions in Souris (am only) November 5 Gr. 7-8 Boys’ Volleyball Zone tournament in Reston

November 9 November 16 November 19 November 21 November 22 November 23

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Report Prep; No School Next newsletter Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences (4:00 - 7:00 p.m.) Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences (4:00 - 7:00 p.m.) Immunizations (letters will be sent home by Public Health) Admin. Day; No School

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