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SOURIS SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Number 8, December 7, 2012 NEWS FROM MR. WILLIAMS Hi everyone, Usually the weatherman would be saying that there is a chance of snow but lately it’s been a chance of rain. It is amazing that we can go from temperatures (including windchill) of 27˚ C one day to +2˚ C the next day with rain. The roads and sidewalks are still rather slippery so please be careful walking and driving. As winter continues to establish its grasp on the land please ensure that your sons/daughters are properly dressed when they leave for school in the morning. This request is for parents of bus students as well. Just because you are inside a bus does not mean that winter’s wrath cannot affect you. If your bus gets stranded it may be awhile before help arrives. Also, please make sure that your children have a second set of footwear for indoors. Slippers or sandals are fine. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our floors. Removing wet outside footwear goes a long way to maintaining our building.

December 18th Mr. Williams and Mrs. Rolfe have to do a challenge chosen by the students! We thank you for all your help and donations. OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD Souris School collected 104 Christmas boxes to be shipped to less fortunate boys and girls this season. Be very proud of yourselves and thanks for thinking of others!! •Ms. Birch OVER $1700.00 TOWARDS PROJECTOR!! Thank you to students who donated coins towards the Souris Avalon Theatre projector. Over the last 2 months the Social Justice Fighters and Make Change Class have counted over $1730.00! This is an amazing amount in just two months. Thank you for making a difference! Way to go Souris School!! 

I have been asked by the School Division to make one clarification to the Inclement Weather policy: A bus will not run in the afternoon if it does not run in the morning.

Exception: if the bus did not run in the morning due to foggy conditions, it will run in the afternoon if the fog has dissipated. Have a great week. IT’S TIME FOR CHRISTMAS CHEER!! It’s back…. It’s time for CHRISTMAS CHEER!!!! By Monday please start bringing food items to Souris School. Drop them off in the office and try to fill the window of Mr. William’s office. If we can fill it by

•Mrs. Sobry SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR 2012 Wow! This year our Book Fair made a profit of $2776.33. Profits will be used to purchase books for the Souris School Library. The Book Fair is a major fundraiser for our Library. I am very appreciative to everyone

for supporting this event. Hope you enjoy all your books. …Thank You…Thank You…Thank You… •Ms. Kontzie, Souris School Librarian THE MITTEN TREE The Mitten Tree is up and looking good! Keep bringing in toques, mittens and scarves to help keep someone warm this winter! The last day to bring in donations will be Friday, December 14th! Thanks! •Emily Tuttosi, Student Council President THANK YOU MARIE! One of the many things that the staff enjoys at this time of the year is Marie Peaslee’s Christmas cakes. Marie so generously brings her delicious cakes to the staff rooms for the staff to enjoy. Thank you Marie – they were a big hit once again. DID YOU LOSE A WEDDING RING? When we came back to work in August there were a large number of drink tabs left as a donation. Cathy Coulthard takes these tabs and they are donated so specialized wheelchairs can be purchased for children who need them. When she was sorting through them she found a man’s wedding ring. If you think it may be yours, you can contact Cathy with a description of the ring. ATTENTION GRADE 11 AND 12 STUDENTS/RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP – DECEMBER 12TH I would like to offer an opportunity for students to ensure they are prepared for applying for scholarship applications, part time jobs, etc. If there is enough interest in an after school workshop where students will work on their own resume and personal inventory of skills, I will plan to facilitate that on December 12th at the school beginning at 3:30 p.m. Time commitment for students that day will be approximately one hour. We will meet in a computer room and students will need to bring a memory stick

to save their data, and also have their own email addresses set up prior to that workshop. I will show them ways to save their resumes so that they will be accessible to them at any time, from any computer. Please let me know if you are interested. Also, if there are any Grade 10 students interested, please come and see me. We will run an after Christmas workshop if there are enough of you! My school number is (204) 483 - 2161, extension 2666, cell is (204) 724 - 4070, and email is or leave your name with the school secretaries, Mrs. Moffatt or Mrs. Legge, or with Mrs. Delaurier in the Career Office. •Mrs. Denbow EARLY AND MIDDLE YEARS NEWS Curling Clinic Our Grades 5 – 8 students are being offered an opportunity to participate in a curling clinic. The Souris Curling Club has organized a clinic for students who are interested in learning how to curl, or have curled and are wanting to improve their skills. The students will be instructed by world-class curlers, Reid Carruthers and Kaitlyn Lawes. The clinic will take place on December 10th at the Souris Curling Club, from 1:30-3:00 pm. We are very thankful that the Souris Curling Club has offered this opportunity to our students. Any student who applied for the curling clinic on Monday, December 10th has been accepted. Please remember your stretchy pants and CLEAN shoes. If you have any questions regarding the clinic, please contact Karen Dunbar. Please note that there will be no regular school curling on Monday, December 10th due to the special curling clinic being held. Middle Years Girls Basketball Coach Needed! We currently have a large number of grades 7 & 8 girls interested in playing

basketball, but do not have a coach for them. If you are interested in coaching our girls, please be sure to contact Mr. Trever Penner or Mrs. Leanne Rolfe. Managerial duties will be covered by a staff member, however a coach for our team is needed. Early Years Christmas Concert Our Early Years students are busily preparing for their Christmas Concert during recesses, noon hours and with their after school practices. We hope to see you there. K-5 CHRISTMAS CONCERT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20TH 4:00 P.M. EVERYONE WELCOME! SILVER COLLECTION CAREER EXPLORATION NEWS Upcoming scholarships: Kin Canada Bursaries - if you are registering as a full-time student in the 2013-2014 school year at a recognized post-secondary institution and are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant you can apply for this bursary. Earth Day Canada and Toyota Canada Foundation have 20 $5000 scholarships available. Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba’s Live Red Youth Scholarship Program Scholarships approaching their deadlines are: *Student Citizenship and George Harbottle Memorial Awards *Burger King Many post-secondary institutions are holding their 2013 Open Houses for prospective students. University of Manitoba: Wednesday, Feb. 20 & Thursday, Feb. 21, University of Winnipeg: Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Red River College: Tuesday, Feb. 19 & Wednesday, Feb. 20. Pamphlets and information are available if you would like further details. If any Grade 12 student is seriously considering any of

these post secondary institutions, these days are an excellent way to gather valuable information for your fall attendance. Parents and students are encouraged takes part in the interactive tours and special presentations, which are all, geared to the success of the future students. Please see me for further information. •Mrs. C. Delaurier SPIRIT WEEK FOR MIDDLE AND SENIOR YEARS Next week will be Spirit Week for Middle and Senior Years. The days are: Monday, December 10th Get Up and Go Day Tuesday, December 11th Senior Citizens Day Wednesday, December 12th Redneck Day Thursday, December 13th Anything But Clothes Day Friday, December 14th Christmas Spirit Day Show your spirit and dress up! SOURIS PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL For information on Souris PAC: • email, • call Mandy at 204-483-2595 •

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PROVINCIAL VOLLEYBALL Ten AA Varsity Girls’ Volleyball teams arrived in Souris Thursday, November 22 to compete for a Provincial title. The teams were seeded in 2 pools according to the season rankings. In Pool A was the top seed Major Pratt Trojans from Russell along with the Elton Sabres, Steinbach Christian Flames, Mennonite College Blues from Gretna, and the Ashern Cobras. Pool B featured the hometown Souris Sabres who went in ranked 4th along with the Green Valley Pirates from Grunthal, Minnedosa Chancellors, Niverville Panthers, and the Helen Betty Osborne Huskies from Norway

House. After an intense 2 days of round robin play with most of the matches going to 3 sets, Major Pratt and Souris finished in 1st place of their respective pools. Receiving player of the game awards for Souris were Mackenzie Rowat, Stephanie Adams, Amber Doyle, and Chanel Becker. Saturday’s playoffs resulted in some exciting matches. Taylor Skinner, Amber Doyle, and Mackenzie Rowat all received player of the game awards. Souris defeated MCI in the quarter finals before losing to Elton in a very close 3 set match. Souris went on to defeat Minnedosa in the bronze medal match to cap off a very successful season for the Sabres. Amber Doyle was named to the tournament allstar team. Members of the Souris team include Stephanie Adams, Chanel Becker, Amber Doyle, Carly Leverington, Maggie-Kas Murphy, Jennifer Rabe, Mackenzie Rowat, Taylor Skinner, Maria Vargas, Emma Boisvert, Hannah Cooke, Sabrina Kyle, Sarah Palson, and Jessie Robbins. Amber Doyle, Mackenzie Rowat, Chanel Becker, and Stephanie Adams have been selected to the Zone 9 AllStar team. Amber and Mackenzie were also chosen to represent Souris at the graduating all star banquet and game to be held in Winnipeg December 1st. VARSITY BOYS VOLLEYBALL The Souris Sabres varsity boys volleyball team travelled to Russell Nov 22-24 where they competed against the top 10 AA schools in the province for the Provincial championship. Despite a rocky start on Thursday, the boys played well against some good teams on Friday, and chalked up a win against the Carmen Cougars. Nathan Doull was named player of the game in that match, where he had 4 stuff blocks and 8 kills in the win. The boys ended up 4th in their pool, which set them up to play the Niverville Panthers in the first round of playoffs on Saturday.

The boys dominated in the first set, displaying an unstoppable offense and great defensive hustle, and beat Niverville 25-17. The second set was a close match, but the Sabres were unable to overcome some offensive errors, and the set went to Niverville. The third set was a nail-biter, with both the Sabres and the Panthers holding the lead at different points in the set. The final decision went to the Niverville Panthers, who ended up going on to win the entire tournament and become AA Provincial Champions. Though the season didn’t end with a win, there is much to celebrate for two of Souris' graduating players. Nathan Doull and Carter Suski have been named to Volleyball Manitobans’ graduating all-star team. To be chosen as a graduating allstar, you must display academic success, and exemplary volleyball skills. Players are nominated by their coaches, voted upon by opposing coaches, and ultimately chosen by a committee representative of the province. Carter and Nathan will head to Winnipeg on December 1 to receive their awards, and to play in a match against Manitoba’s top players in A, AA, and AAA volleyball. Congratulations boys! BASKETBALL The Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Basketball teams kicked off their seasons playing at Crocus Thursday, November 29th. The JV's played amazingly in the first half and held on to pick up a win with a final score of 44-31. Janaye Wurtz scored 11 while Krystal Adams added 9. Kristen Leverington led all players with 8 rebounds. For some it was their first ever game of basketball, well done ladies! The Varsity team also picked up their first victory of the season 80-19 as their defensive play was awesome all night. The ladies were led by the duo of Emily Tuttosi and Sara McKenna as they both scored 14, while Jessie Robbins added 12 and Sarah Palson 11. Amy Tuttosi chipped in with a game high 9 rebounds.

27 The ladies continued their winning ways on Monday, December 4th defeating Neepawa in another exhibition game 53-31. Sarah Palson was a force leading the way with 11 points and 11 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Amber Doyle added 8 rebounds and 4 steals for the Sabres. Finally, on December 5th the girls were back in Brandon this time taking on the 4A Crocus varsity team. Poor shooting and turnover problems limited scoring as the team managed only 3 first quarter points. However, the girls were up to the challenge as they played much better after that en route to a 9 point loss. Emily had 12 points and 7 steals while Tara Farmer and Sarah P chipped in with 6 each. The ladies are off to Neelin to take part in the Westman Invitational on December 14/15 before opening up Zone 9 league play in Killarney on the 18th. Last night the Junior Varsity Girl’s Basketball team improved to 2-0 in exhibition play as they defeated Vincent Massey 47-34. Jaime Sherritt had 14 points in the win, Kristen Leverington added 10, and Krystal Adams went 100% from the three-point line. The girls’ next home game is next Thursday, December 13th, so come out and cheer them on! •Trever Penner Sabres Basketball

Grad Photos – A.M. only

April 22 Band Concert – Hartney-7:00 p.m. 23 Band Concert –Souris-7:00 p.m. AVALON THEATRE Dec.07-09 7:30 p.m. HERE COMES THE BOOM Starring: Kevin James/Henry Winkler Rated: PG, 1hrs 45 mins A devoted high-school teacher risks life and limb as a mixed-martial-arts fighter in order to rescue his school's music program from the cutting block in this action comedy .

Dec 14-16 7:30 P.M.

ARGO Starring: Ben Affleck/Bryan Cranston Rated: R 2hr. When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador

SING IN THE SEASON Dec 16 2:30 p.m. Featuring : TRAIL MIX (Kuiper & crew)Afternoon of Christmas music .Admission same as below: Concession Prices: Drinks, bars and sm. popcorn $1.50 and up

SOURIS SCHOOL COMING EVENTS December 13 Cheese Pickup-3:30 – 8:00 20 Christmas Concert – 4:00 p.m. 24 First Day of Christmas Holidays January 7 Return to Classes after Christmas Break February 18 Louis Riel Day – NO CLASSES 26 PD Day – NO CLASSES 26 Grad Photos – All day

Admission Adults-$6.00, $4.00


Souris Skating Club Mom's Pantry Orders Will be ready for pick up at the rink Monday, Dec. 10, after 3:30 and before 7:00. Please make arrangements to pick up orders during this time, as we do not have storage space.

SUNFLOWER TEA HOUSE (note the change in prices) Daily soup & 1 pkg. crackers Hot Dog Hamburger Cheeseburger Pizza Pops Sandwiches: Ham, Chicken, Cheese Caesar salad with 1 dressing Chicken Caesar Salad with 1 dressing Chicken Wraps – with 1 dressing Extra salad dressings Extra crackers

2.50 2.50 3.50 3.75 2.00 3.25 3.50 4.25 4.00 .25 .25

Specials – Daily specials are 4.25 and include Swiss roll for dessert Monday-Grilled Cheese & Bag of Veggies Tuesday – Taco in a Bag Wednesday – Peroghies (6) & sour cream Thursday – Chili & a bun Friday – Pizza Monday – Chicken Burger Tuesday – Taco in a Bag Wednesday – Mac & Cheese Thursday – Pulled Port Friday – Pizza

Snacks Veggie bag & dip Old Dutch Chips Long John’s Hot rod Rice krispie cake Beef Jerky Puffed wheat cake Apple fritters Cookies Muffins Donuts Twister Fruit ( in season)

1.50 1.00 1.25 1.25 1.00 1.75 1.00 1.25 .75 .75 1.00 1.25 1.00

Drinks Apple juice or orange juice 300ml bottles - 1.25 White or chocolate milk - small 1.25, large 1.75 COMMUNITY EVENTS DO YOU HAVE THE WRONG BOOTS? If you picked up the wrong pair of boys winter boots from the hall Christmas Party, please call 483-3067. We ended up with a pair of size 13 boots instead of our pair of size 3. (Black boots orange trim, weather spirits). C.O.P.P. General Meeting – December 11, 2012 7:00 p.m. Town Office, Basement Refreshments & Snacks Provided Topics for Discussion:

What the program is about. Future of the program. Need for present and new members. For more info contact: Cst. K. Palson, Souris Detachment 204-483-2854

DELORAINE BORDER FESTIVAL Entry Deadline: Tuesday, Feb 5th, 2013 Dates: Piano: April 8-12 Vocal /Choral and Visual Arts: April 15-19 Speech Arts and Dance: April 22-26 Provincial syllabus available at Deloraine town library. Everything you need to know and entry forms at SOURIS AND AREA CHRISTMAS CHEER Souris and Area Christmas Cheer provides help to individuals and families who need assistance at Christmas time. Donations boxes are located at various locations in Souris for people to drop off donations of gifts and non-perishable food items. If you know of a family needing assistance or for more information about Christmas Cheer call Brenda Wiebe at 204-483-3899. CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES With your donation, not only can you save the lives of three people in need, you can change the lives of their families and friends. On Tuesday, December 18th our clinic will be visiting Souris and we ask that you make your next whole blood donation and build upon the great work you’ve already done. To make an appointment today, simply call 1-888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283). Souris Blood Donor Clinic Where: Souris & Glenwood Memorial Complex When: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 Time: 4 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. THANK YOU MARK! The Souris Senior Elks Hockey team would like to thank Mark Ryckman at Ryckman Plumbing and Heating for sponsoring the “Elks Supporting Youth Program”. This program allows all Souris students K – 12 free admission to every Elks home game for the 2012-13 season.

HELP WANTED Looking for part-time help after school and Saturdays. Apply within the Co-op at Souris.

Have a Good Weekend!

RECREATION NEWS COMMUNITY BADMINTON Drop In Community Badminton is available at the Souris School subject to school availability. Please bring your own racquet. Wednesdays 7:30pm, Sundays 7:30pm $15 for season towards purchase of birdies

CAMPBELL’S SOUP “LABELS FOR EDUCATION” THANK YOU to everyone who clips and saves those labels and UPC codes. If you use these products then save those labels – Campbell’s Condensed soup, Chunky soup, Broth, Ramen Hearty Noodles, Ramen Hearty Noodles, Ready to serve soup, Habitant, Gardennay, Soup at Hand, V8Soups, Easy cooking sauces along with Prego sauce, V8 Splash/Fusion, Pace Salsa, Goldfish crackers. Collection bins are at the school, Big Way and Robbins Fine Foods. It seems like a lot of work but the labels would be just heading to the garbage anyways. The school appreciates everyone that has supported this program, so keep on saving those labels. Remember, both the label and UPC are needed. •Glenda McConnell

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