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SOURIS SCHOOL NEWSLETTER http://schools.shmb.ca/sci. Number 17, May 3, 2013 NEWS FROM MR. WILLIAMS

We were sure lucky to have missed the big dump of snow that several communities received to the north of here. The town of Plumas, which is north of Gladstone, reported between 35 cm and 45 cm of snow Tuesday. Whew! As Maxwell Smart would say... “Missed us by that much!” Children, feel free to ask your parents who Maxwell Smart is. Performances of the school musical, A Kidsummer Night’s Dream, continue tonight and tomorrow. The students have been hard at work for the past couple of months preparing for this event and are looking forward to performing in front of a packed house. All shows begin at 7:30 PM in the Souris School gym. Rugby season finally began this week. Both teams will be very busy over the next couple of weeks as they try to fit their respective league schedules around their tour to Calgary next week. Good luck on your tour, ladies and gentlemen. I know you will represent our school with class and dignity. Badminton season wraps up this weekend with Provincials in Winnipeg. Good luck to all of our athletes who are participating in this event. Today was the last day for our eight (8) student teachers. Each of them has been here for the past seven (7) weeks. For four (4) of these student-teachers this was their second of four placements and they will be returning to school in the fall. However, for the other four (4) studentteachers, this was their last placement prior to graduation. I would like to wish each and every one of them the best of luck next year. As well, I would like to thank all of our cooperating teachers who have graciously provided these prospective

teachers with the opportunity to further develop their skills in the classroom. Have a great weekend.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! The Social Justice Fighters have a great way for you to show your MOM you appreciate all she does for you! May 8th and 9th we will be selling We are LOVE buttons for $2.00 each. With this button you will receive a story about how money from the buttons help those less fortunate in other communities around the world. Money will go towards clean water, education, healthcare and sustainable farming. Share your love with your mom and help those in need!!

A KIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM It’s not too late! Two night left to see “A Kidsummer Night’s Dream”. Showtime is 7:30 tonight and Saturday! Tickets at the door! JUMP ROPE FOR HEART UPDATE WOW! We raised $8300.00 this year. Way to go Souris students! The prizes will be here in a few weeks. Thanks to all staff and volunteers who helped make our Jump Rope afternoon a huge success. NEWS FROM MRS. ROLFE Up and Coming Track & Field Events Please consider this your invitation to attend and cheer on our students! May 22nd – Souris School will be hosting our Track and Field meet for grades 5-8.


May 29th – Divisional Track & Field in Brandon for grade 5-8 students that qualify from our own meet. th

May 29 - Early Years Field Day – will take place in the morning. More details will be provided in our upcoming newsletter. PARENT MEETING ATTENTION – Grade 8 Parents: Please consider this your invitation to attend a grade 8 parent meeting. When: Thursday, May 23rd - 7:00 pm Where: Room 12, Senior Years end Topics: Course Selections & Options for Grade 9 Grade 8 Social Evening Kenosee Field Trip It would be great if one parent from each family could attend this evening. Please encourage your son/daughter to attend as well since several decisions will be made during the meeting. Grade 7 & 8 Zone Badminton Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Zone badminton tournament and placed in the top 4: Brendan Agland – 1st Boys Singles Braden Thompson – 4th Boys Singles King Zapanta & Tanner Scraba – 4th Boys Doubles Great job, boys! CAREER EXPLORATION NEWS Forms for Historica – “Encounters with Canada” have arrived. This is an “once-ina-lifetime” opportunity that allows youth from across the country to come together. The committee will start their selection in the very near future. Encounters is a weeklong seminar held at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa. For more information and forms, please stop in at the career center. Thanks goes to out to the Manitoba Student Aid Branch at Brandon. They hosted an excellent presentation for the Grade 12’s last week. June 1 is start date when students can apply online for their

post secondary student loans. Applications can take from 6 to 8 weeks. This year’s Grad preparations are well underway. Grade 12’s have until the end of the month to submit their applications for the local scholarships to the Career Center. Please see me for further information and continue to check our school’s website for updated scholarships. •Mrs. Cynthia Delaurier SAVE THOSE EMPTY CANS AND BOTTLES! Once again, the Grad Class will be doing the annual bottle drive. More details to follow! Thank you. •Grad Class 2013 NEEDED: YOGURT CONTAINERS The Kindergarten classes need empty, clean, plastic yogurt containers (650g size) for a creative building center. Please send containers to the Kindergarten room if you can help out! Thank you. •Mrs. Puhach & Mrs. Farmer 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. SOURIS PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL For information on Souris PAC: email sourispac@shmb.ca, call Mandy at 204-483-2595 go to http://schools.shmb.ca/~sourispac/


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. Anyone looking for more information can: •email sourispac@shmb.ca, •call Mandy at 204-483-2595 •go to http://schools.shmb.ca/~sourispac/ Upcoming Meeting Dates: 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. BADMINTON Congratulations to the Souris Middle Years Badminton Team who qualified eleven students to compete in the Zone Championships last week. All players performed well with Brendan Agland winning the Boys Singles Championship. Congratulations to the Varsity Badminton Team for doing very well at the Zone Playoffs on April 23rd. The following are the results: Girls Singles – Sarah Paulson – 1st Boys Singles – Braden Pettinger – 4th Boys Doubles Sheldon Kowalchuk/Carter Suski – 1st Zach Miner/Jeremy Carter – 3rd Brett King/Brayden Rolfe – 5th Girls Doubles Marla Rada/Christine Punay – 4th Kristen Leverington/Kaylee Butterfield-6th Mixed Doubles Jaydon Cooke/Adam Kowalchuk – 4th Amber Doyle/Matt Williams – 6th As a result of their combined efforts Souris School placed first overall and won the zone banner. Well done everyone.

Good Luck to Sarah Paulson as sheto competes in the High School Badminton Championships in Winnipeg, Sheldon Kowalchuk and Carter Suski also qualified, but will be playing rugby in Swan River and Dauphin. •Denny Quigley RUGBY The Varsity Rugby teams kicked off the 2013 season on Tuesday hosting the Vincent Massey Vikings. Old man winter continues to hang around and the Sabres had to play through the wind and snow. The girls got off to a great start and controlled most of the game and won the game 42-10. Leading the way was rookie Kristen Leverington scoring 3 tries. Maggie Murphy punched over two tries and scoring singles were Kristen Kirkpatrick, Jessie Robbins and Emma Boisvert. Charlotte West added a convert. The Boys also started really well and defeated the Vikings 50-0. Sheldon Kowalchuk had a great game scoring 3 tries and kicking 5 converts. Also scoring for the Sabres were Conrad May with 2 tries and Tyler Petersen, Seth Walker and Dennis Pozo with 1 try each. Special mention goes to Sheldon Kowalchuk for landing in the mud puddle. Last night Crocus Plains came to Souris and the scores were as follows: Girls – Souris 52 – Crocus 0 Boys – Souris 45 – Crocus 5 •Mr. Yon BASKETBALL Emily Tuttosi played in the Graduating Basketball All-Star Game in Winnipeg on Saturday, April 20th. Emily helped her team to a 66-49 victory scoring 6 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals. Later in the day she was selected to the Second Team AllManitoba Team at the Basketball Manitoba Awards Banquet. Tremendous accomplishment and awesome way to end your basketball career at Souris. Well Done! •Coach Penner


SOURIS SCHOOL COMING EVENTS May 2,3,4 A Kidsummer Night’s Dream Drama Production 13 PAC Meeting – 7:00 p.m. 20 Victoria Day – No Classes 22 Gr. 5-8 Field Day @ Souris School 23 Raindate for above 25 Senior Years Prom – 9:00 – 1:00 pm Kirkup Lounge 29 Gr. 5-8 Divisional Track & Field Day – Brandon 30 Gr. 4, 6, & 9 Immunizations June 10 24 28

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)

PAC Meeting Souris School Graduation Administration Day – No School

Drinks Apple juice or orange juice 300ml bottles - 1.25 White or chocolate milk - small 1.25, large 1.75

AVALON THEATRE OZ: The Great and Powerful will be playing this weekend – no other details are available at this time. 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-$4.00 SUNFLOWER TEA HOUSE Daily soup & 1 pkg. crackers Hot Dog Hamburger Cheeseburger Pizza Pops Sandwiches: Ham, Chicken, Cheese 3.25 Caesar salad with 1 dressing Chicken Caesar Salad with 1 dressing 4.25 Chicken Wraps – with 1 dressing 4.00 Extra salad dressings .25 Extra crackers .25

COMMUNITY EVENTS Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast Carroll Community Hall Sunday, May 12th, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. $6.00, for adults, $2.00 – 6 – 12 years Carroll UCW Bake Table – many homemade goods will be displayed and available. Door Draws.

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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 Pork Friday – Pizza

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Come and see what Springdale Greenhouse has in store for the 2013 season, Plants available for purchase. NEED A JOB? Looking for part-time student for after school and Saturdays. Must be 16 as this is a yard position. Drop off resume at the Co-op. For more information contact Rick at 741-0003. The Fairball Management Board is looking for a student to work at the fairgrounds starting immediately. The job will include grass cutting and ball diamond maintenance. The job will work around the student’s schedules. If you are interested, contact Kris Doull at 483-0692. Turtle Mountain Bible Camp for 2013 forms are available at the office. SOURIS VALLEY RECREATION COMMISSION Upcoming Community Programs 483-5214 or svrc@mymts.net Join our Community in the fight against Cancer RELAY FOR LIFE June 7, 2013 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. Souris Victoria Park Contact: Verne or Lynda 204 483-2903 Arlene 204 483-2528 Karen 204 483-3356


Community Badminton Drop In Community Badminton is available at the Souris School subject to school availability. Please bring your own racquet. Wednesdays Sundays

7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

$15 for season towards purchase of birdies

Did you Know??? The recreation office has a sound system you can rent for $25.00.

The Manitoba Games in 2014 will be held in MordenStanley-Winkler March 2-8. The sports below are in the games. For more information contact Sport Manitoba Westman 726-6072 or email westman@sportmanitoba.ca Badminton, Cross Country Ski Figure Skating, Curling Gymnastics, Hockey, Ringette Special Curling, Wrestling Get Certified for Summer! Red Cross Certified Babysitter Training Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Souris Day Care Center Souris, MB Bring a Lunch Cost: $55.00, includes book. Certified Instructor – Melony Frieze Email: mfrieze@live.ca Call : 204-570-0760 to register or for more information Must be 12 years or older, but 11 year olds may be considered depending on birthdate and experience.

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 onsaving those labels. Remember, both the label and UPC are needed. •Glenda McConnell

Souris School Newsletter May 3, 2013  

Souris School Newsletter May 3, 2013