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SOURIS SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Number 12, February 15, 2013 NEWS FROM MR. WILLIAMS Now that is better weather! Let’s hope we have made the turn for the home stretch to consistently warmer days. I always like this time of year because the sun begins to feel warm on your back. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the entire staff at Souris School, to send out a huge thank you to our Parent Advisory Council for hosting the Staff Appreciation Breakfast this past Wednesday morning. It was a great way to start our day and we appreciate all your efforts. We would also like to thank all the students who wrote such kind notes to our cleaners, custodians, secretaries, education assistants, bus drivers, and teachers. We have taken all the displays and placed them on the walls in the hallways and in the staff rooms as reminders of what great students we have at Souris School. Wednesday was a very busy day here at the School as we also hosted Southwest Horizon School Division Senior Administration and members of the School Board for the afternoon. These visitors were toured around various areas of the school and visited numerous classrooms, including our Gr. 1-2 Multi-age rooms where they watched our students during their Literacy Centers time. Our visitors were very impressed with all the goings-on in the building and commented on what a welcoming place it was to visit. Students in the Early Years celebrated 100 Day on Tuesday. It was great to see all the projects that the students had spent so much time on. As well, it was wonderful to see all the parents that took time out of their busy day to come and spend some time celebrating with the students.

Lastly, parents of High School students, you should have now received a copy of your son’s/daughter’s transcripts which were handed out on Wednesday. We apologize for the delay but there was an issue with the system responsible for generating the transcripts and we wanted to make sure everything was correct before we handed them out. Have a great long week. MIDDLE YEARS NEWS

Our second annual walk for the homeless was held at Souris School on February 5th, in support of Hannah Taylor’s Foundation for the homeless. We walked a mile around the school to raise awareness for homelessness in Manitoba. We thank each person who brought in a toonie for this cause. It was very much appreciated! With all your help and support we raised $211.00!! This was a big success and made us grateful for what we have. •Middle Years Social Justice Fighters Thank You!! A huge thank you to all parents that chaperoned our Middle Years students on their ski trip to Ski Valley Minnedosa last week. It was a great day and this would simply not have been possible without the following parent chaperones: Jennifer Gordon, Lori Klein, Natalie Nay, Felix Boulanger, Darryl Deleau, Callan Fergusson, Derrick Thompson, Cheryl Apperley, Todd Racher and Duncan Quadrelli. Thanks again!

EARLY YEARS NEWS Oak Hammock Marsh Presentations – Our grades 1-5 students were very fortunate to participate in presentations from Oak Hammock Marsh. The topics varied from water-related topics; soil properties and the wildlife that calls it home; aboriginal games; plants and animals surviving the freeze; and the adaptions of the beaver. A huge “thank you” is extended to the Assiniboine Hills Conservation District that sponsored this day for us. Your support was very much appreciated! “Thank you” to our Middle Years Drama students for their presentation to our Grades K-4 students! The elective students under the direction of Ms. Keyes performed a play based on our monthly virtue of “perseverance”. Awesome job, and thank you for sharing! Recess Guardians - Souris School is very fortunate to be able to implement a program in our school entitled “Recess Guardians”. A team of Grade 4 students has been selected to be part of our Recess Guardians training program which occurred Tuesday morning, February 12th. Recess Guardians teaches elementary school children how to play together in a constructive way at recess. The purpose of the program is to give the children the tools necessary to lead other students in games at recess time with a positive behavior and attitude. Our team of grade 4 students were trained and given the opportunity to take these games and leadership skills to use on the playground with the younger students. Thank you to Southwest Horizon School Division for providing our school and our students the opportunity to participate in this program! I Love To Read Month – Our Early Years students will be celebrating ‘I Love to Read Month’ next week! Each day will be highlighting activities based on this theme, promoting the importance and fun in

developing literacy skills.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION The school is now accepting registration for Kindergarten students for the 2013-2014 school year. Parents who have children of Kindergarten age are asked to register these children with the school secretary between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday at the school office. Parents are asked to bring their child’s birth certificate when they come to register, so we can make a copy for our files. Children must be five years of age on or before December 31st, 2013. Anyone who is aware of neighbors and friends who may have children ready to begin Kindergarten in the fall are asked to pass the message on to them to assist with our school planning. CAREER EXPLORATION NEWS The deadline for entering a Semester 2 Course has passed. A course withdrawal can only be made within the first 20 days of class and with a form validated by the teachers’, parent’s/guardian’s and student’s signatures. Next week, 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. 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 to take part in the interactive tours and special presentations, which are

all geared to the success of the future students. Tuesday, March 5, the Grade 10’s will be attending the Brandon Career Symposium. Students will have the chance to explore potential career and job opportunities. Manitoba’s leading industries, employers, post secondary institutions and trade associations will be on hand to provide factual information. The student permission forms will be sent home and must be returned to the school by February 27. The Grade 11’s have been scheduled for a tour of Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University on Monday, March 18. This event is a first-rate opportunity for students to visit the post secondary institutions and to see different options available for them. •Mrs. Cynthia Delaurier

SSPAC Update February 2013 Families are busier than ever these days, so brief monthly meetings and a few group activities through the year make the Parent Advisory Council a great way to stay connected to the school community.

Call For Nominations The Souris School Parent Advisory Council Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday, March 11 at 7:00 pm. The agenda for this meeting will include the annual financial report, projected budget for 2013-14 and elections for executive positions. Executive positions available are: •

Vice President


Early Years Representative

Middle Years Representative

Senior Years Representative

Special Needs Representative

Allergy Representative

Anyone looking for more information can: •


call Mandy at 204-483-2595

go to

I LOVE TO READ MONTH Roses are Red Violets are Blue Your Library has it And You Can Too! February is I Love to Read Month…… Read Every Day! 

 SOURIS PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL For information on Souris PAC: 〈 email, 〈 call Mandy at 204-483-2595 〈 go to

Upcoming Meeting Dates: Monday, March 11, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. (also AGM) Monday, April 8, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. Meetings are conducted efficiently, adjourning no later than 9:00 p.m., and with fairness to the members present in accordance with the agreements established by Souris School PAC. Motions are carried by a majority vote. LOOKING FOR MATERIALS! The Middle Years Science room is looking for the following items. If anyone has one or more of these that they would like to donate to the school it would be greatly appreciated. They can be left at the Souris School Main Office for pickup or sent to Room 17 in Middle Years.

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mixing bowls ( metal or plastic) measuring cups (metal, plastic or glass) measuring spoons kettles (in good working order) funnels •Ms. Barb Keyes

PUBLIC MEETING The Trustees of Southwest Horizon School Division invite you to attend a public meeting on the proposed 2013/14 Budget Location: Band Room, Hartney School Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Robertson each with 5. However the guys were 42% from the free throw line. On February 7th the Varsity Boys lost 7852 to Boissevain Broncos. The boys played a great game but just could not hold back the Broncos who had one individual score 30 points. Last night the boys lost a close game to the Killarney Raiders with a score of 59-44. Our lead scorers were Michael Gohl with 12 and Carter Suski and Tyson McRae each added 8. Great game guys! •Grant Jackson, Manager

MAGAZINES If you have ordered magazines from the school magazine campaign and they haven’t arrived yet, please call 1-800-667-2536 with the name of the magazine you ordered, your name and address and the approximate date you purchased the magazine and they will help you out.

The Varsity Girls Basketball Team was in Hamiota at Huskies Invitational Tournament this weekend. The girls opened against the number 2 single A ranked Treherne Tigers on Friday. The team was a little sluggish but managed to turn it on in the second half as they won 58-38. Emily Tuttosi had 16 points and 7 steals, while Sarah McKenna added 14 points and 7 rebounds. On Saturday the ladies faced the hosts in the semifinal and played extremely well, especially at the defensive end. Again Emily had 16 points, two more than Sarah Palson. However, the ladies missed a few shots late in the game and fell 45-38. The team then rebounded to capture third place with a 56-33 victory over 4th ranked Teulon. Jessie Robbins led the attack with 15 points, while Sarah Palson had 10 points and 11 rebounds. The girls played better each game as they begin their push to the Provincial Championships in The Pas next month. For her terrific play all weekend Emily Tuttosi was named to the tournament All-Star team.

HOOPS The Varsity Boys Basketball Team defeated the Sioux Valley Eagles on February 5th, 62-45. Our leading scorers were Michael Gohl and Nathan Greig each with 11 points and Harris Robertson with 8. Our leading rebounders were Nathan Greig with 8 Defensive rebounds and Carter Suski with 6 and Tyson McRae and Harris

On Monday night the girls played the league leading Virden Golden Bears. The Bears are an awesome team, but the ladies played hard at both ends of the court and put forth a great game. Virden won 67-42 with Sarah M leading the way with 14 points, Emily 12 and Jessie with 9 points and a game high 14 rebounds. The girls’ next action is today at the Elton Invitational

Everyone is Welcome to Attend If you have any questions or concerns, contact Mr. Brian Spurrill, C.M.A., SecretaryTreasurer Southwest Horizon School Division Box 370 Melita, Manitoba R0M 1L0 (204) 483-6261 Please RSVP via email to or telephone 483-6249

Tournament when they play Carman in the opening round. •Coach Penner

The game ended in a tie 37-37! Way to battle back boys! •Coach Grona

The JV Girl’s Basketball Team defeated the Boissevain Broncos on February 5th 4921. Niamh McKenna led the Sabres in the win with 7 rebounds, 6 steals, and 2 points, while Kristen Leverington pulled down 10 rebounds and 9 points. Great job girls. On Friday, February 8th the JV Girls headed into Winnipeg for the Immanuel Christian Tournament. In the first game the girls defeated a team from Steinbach by 2 points in an exciting game that went right down to the wire. On Saturday morning, the game was just as intense, and the Sabres were up by 1 point in the last minute of the game, but couldn’t hold on to the lead and ended up losing by 2 points. Saturday afternoon saw the girls play in the 3rd place game against Roseau Valley, and this time the girls came out and played to their full potential, running a great press that gave them a very early lead. The girls played well the enire game, with great defense and great 3-point shooting by Janaye Wurtz, and they captured the bronze once again. All the girls played well on Saturday, and Jamie Sherritt was named to the tournament All Star game. Congratulations on a great weekend girls. The JV Girls team played in their last league game at home on February 11th and lost to the Virden Golden Bears 52-34. Despite a very slow start, the girls played great ball in the second half, and outscored the Bears for the first time this season. Well played girls. •Coach Prévost The Junior Varsity Boys lost a tough match on February 7th 61-47 to the Boissevain Bronco’s. Zach Miner led the team with 24 points! Great game guys. •Coaches Feschuk & Skelton The Middle Years Boys Basketball Team played against Boissevain on February 13th.

SOURIS SCHOOL COMING EVENTS February 18 Louis Riel Day – NO CLASSES 19-21 Optimist Festival 25 Grade 9 Ski Trip 26 PD Day – NO CLASSES 26 Grad Photos – All day 27 Grad Photos – A.M. only March 4 Gr. 10 Career Symposium 8 Admin. Day – NO CLASSES 11 PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. 18 Gr. 11 to ACC and BU 19 PT Interviews – 5:00 – 8:00 pm 20 PT Interviews – 4:00 – 6:30 22 Admin. Day – NO CLASSES 25-29 Spring Break April 4

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Southwest Horizon School Division Career Day – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Souris School PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. Band Concert – Hartney-7:00 p.m. Band Concert –Souris-7:00 p.m. PD Day – NO CLASSES

MAY 20 Victoria Day – No Classes 22 Gr. 5-8 Field Day @ Souris School 23 Raindate for above 29 Gr. 5-8 Divisional Track & Field Day – Brandon 30 Gr. 4, 6, & 9 Immunizations JUNE 10 PAC Meeting 24 Souris School Graduation

AVALON THEATRE February 15 – 17th, 2013 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage PG 169 min – Adventure /Fantasy A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an “unexpected journey” to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.

Monday-Grilled Cheese & Bag of Veggies Tuesday – Taco in a Bag Wednesday – Peroghies (6) & sour cream Thursday – Chili & a bun Friday – Pizza

February 22nd – 24th Jack Reacher Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins 14A 130 min – Action (Crime) Thriller A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

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)

Concession Prices: Drinks, bars and sm. popcorn $1.50 and up Movie Times – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday Admission Adults-$6.00,Students-$5.00, Children under-$4.00 SUNFLOWER TEA HOUSE Daily soup & 1 pkg. crackers 2.50 Hot Dog 2.50 Hamburger 3.50 Cheeseburger 3.75 Pizza Pops 2.00 Sandwiches: Ham, Chicken, Cheese 3.25 Caesar salad with 1 dressing 3.50 Chicken Caesar Salad with 1 dressing 4.25 Chicken Wraps – with 1 dressing 4.00 Extra salad dressings .25 Extra crackers .25 Specials – Daily specials are 4.25 and include Swiss roll for dessert

Monday – Chicken Burger Tuesday – Taco in a Bag Wednesday – Mac & Cheese Thursday – Pulled Port Friday – Pizza

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Drinks Apple juice or orange juice 300ml bottles 1.25 White or chocolate milk - small 1.25, large 1.75 CONGRATULATIONS ATOM A TEAM! Last weekend the Souris Elks Atom A team won the Tournament of Champions in Brandon. The team beat the Prairie Storm Lightning with a score of 6-2 in the final championship game. The following are on this team: Cory King, Tyson Kozak, Domi Denbow, Tristen Titchit, Landon Roberts, Brady Edmonds, Owen Carlisle, Devan Grobety, Wyatt Nepinak and Erica Luptak. Avery Kirkup, Myles Sobry, Zack Janz and Zack Edmunds were also playing on this team this past weekend. Congratulations on this big, awesome win!!

COMMUNITY EVENTS The 2013 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair is quickly approaching and is scheduled for Brandon’s Keystone Centre Monday, March 25th – Saturday, March 30th, 2013. The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair features international caliber equestrian competitions, cattle shows, an amazing interactive Ag Education Area, a trade show, top notch entertainment and a terrific Petting Zoo! It’s a wonderful place for a family to spend time during Spring Break. Due to the generous support of sponsors, the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba is able to provide FREE children’s admission tickets to students’ ages 6 to 12. These tickets can be downloaded from the Provincial Exhibition website, until March 24th, 2013, at If you are interested in entering the Miss Piggy Scramble ~ Wednesday March 27th or the Pig Scramble ~ Thursday March 28th at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair you can contact the Exhibition Office for information on these contests. Souris Elks Lodge is sponsoring two students to Camp Wannacumbac this year. Deadline for submitting applications is March 18th. No late applications will be accepted. Please call Brian Parham at 4833015 evenings. Turtle Mountain Bible Camp for 2013 forms are available at the office. A Gala Evening hosted by Hope Floats Enjoy an elegant dining experience and be entertained by the celebrated comedy of the BooB tour – a comedy show with the Breast of Intentions Friday, March 22, 2013 Deloraine-Winchester Community Hall Cocktails: 5:30 pm Dinner: 6:30 pm Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Rainbow Auction. Tickets available at Boundary Coop Office (Home Centre), Olson Agencies, Sunrise Credit Union any Hope Floats

member or call 204-747-2496 (evening) or 204-747-2291 (daytime). SOURIS VALLEY RECREATION COMMISSION Upcoming Community Programs 483-5214 or Shake Rattle and Roll Shake, Rattle & Roll is a physical activity program for toddlers, aged 2 – 4, and their parents. Tuesday mornings 10:00am – 11:00am January 22 – February 26 Souris & Glenwood Community Hall Cost: $5 Drop in or $25 for 6 weeks 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 Walking in the Complex Come join us inside while the weather outside is miserable and make your laps around the complex. Pedometers are available at the recreation office Zumba® Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating, often building a deep-rooted community among returning students. Mondays January 14 – April 1 6:00- 7:00pm Thursdays January 10 – March 28 6:00 – 7:00 pm Mondays and Thursdays in Souris & Glenwood Community Hall $120.00 for once a week $190.00 for twice a week Drop In Price $13.00

Remember the three universal healers: calamine lotion, warm oatmeal and hugs.

ELGIN RINK IS NOW OPEN Public Skating Times: Fridays: 7:00 – 10:00 pm (sticks & pucks start at 8:30 pm) Sundays: 1:00 – 5:00 pm (sticks & pucks start at 3:30 pm) For Bookings: Jaye Cameron – 204-769-2165 or Gary Robbins – 204-769-2212 Elgin Rink Open Bonspiel all ages and abilities are welcome Try entering your family or a group of school friends February 15, 16, 17th 2013 $80.00 to register a rink Contact Todd Racher 204-741-0121 or Gary Robbins 204-483-0388 DELORAINE BORDER FESTIVAL 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 Deloraine Border Festival Roast Beef Supper & Rainbow Auction Friday, March 15th 5:00 - 7:00 pm Deloraine Legion Please come out and support our Festival of the Arts. Donations to the Rainbow Auction would be welcomed. SOURIS’ 1st ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE Friday June 7, 2013 6 pm to 6 am Victoria Park in the Bowl For more info contact Arlene Page @ 204-483-2528 or email at 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.

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

Happy Louis Riel Day February 18th Reminder – No Classes

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