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SOURIS SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Number 4, October 24, 2013

NEWS FROM MR. WILLIAMS Hi, everyone. The predictions of double-digit temperatures for the weekend have disappeared. Oh well, if it is going to be cold there may as well be snow on the ground…just kidding.

the neighbourhoods and remember that Halloween is for fun – harmless fun. Eggings and soapings are not fun. Eggs do a really swell job of removing paint from houses and cars. We have had a couple of incidents in the past year of egging, soaping, etc., in and around the community. Parents, please talk to your children about appropriate and inappropriate behaviour during Halloween. Have a great weekend.

I would like to remind everyone about access to the school parking lot during student drop-off prior to school and student pick-up after school. There should be no vehicles entering and/or exiting the East entrance of the parking lot between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM and between 2:45 PM and 3:30 PM. Simply put, if you see a bus sitting in the Loading/Unloading area do not drive past it because it is either loading or unloading students. The fine for doing so is over $500. Also, please do not park in the No Parking areas on the street opposite the Elementary end of the building as it is a No Parking Zone. We thank you, in advance, for your continued cooperation. We have a number of student teachers in the building this fall – nine (9) to be exact. Please stop in and introduce yourself to them and welcome them to Souris School. The list is as follows: Alesha Bullee – Miss Fordyce Brittney Robertson – Mrs. Kempthorne Anastasia Giannopoulos – Miss Grona Megan Lobreau – Mrs. Prevost Ben Mason – Mrs. McGregor Tara Jago – Mr. Skelton Cecile-Marie Corriveau – Mr. Yon Jeremy Stubler – Mr. Penner Teagan Hunter – Mrs. Young Since this is the last newsletter before Halloween, I hope everyone has a good time. The forecast is for cool temperatures so please dress accordingly. Please be mindful of other people’s property and other people’s safety. Be mindful of the little children running around

K–8 News

This month the Social Justice Fighters and Middle Years leadership students have joined forces to collect non-perishable items for the Souris Food Bank. They ask that all items be brought to the school and given to the proper designated areas: Early Years- Mrs.Rolfe’s office Middle Years- Homerooms Senior Years- Gr. 9- Mr. Kindle Gr. 10- Mr. Skelton Gr. 11- Mr. Feschuk Gr. 12- Mrs. Popple Please have all items in by October 31st for this most worthwhile cause! Thank you!

The best thing about the future is that is comes only one day at a time. •Abraham Lincoln

October 28th, our students will be dropping everything and reading for a 20 minute period in support of literacy and a lifelong love of reading!

Remember to save your Tassimo T discs and packaging for the Social Justice Fighters. They can be dropped off at the office. •Social Justice Fighters Still looking for any grade 6, 7, or 8-level books you might like to donate to the school. Specifically, the Percy Jackson series, the Wrush series, Maximum Ride, The Hardy Boys, and/or Scott Westerfeld and Gary Paulson. •Thanks, Miss Birch!

Halloween Activities – On Thursday, October 31st afternoon, our K-8 students will be participating in Halloween activities. K – 4: A letter has been sent home to our Early Years parents, outlining these events. Grade 5 -8: Our students will be participating in a Halloween “sock hop” in the afternoon. We also request that student costumes be school appropriate, without the use of weapons. Students will be putting their costumes on at noon. Regular classes will take place in the morning of the 31st.


Halloween For Hunger – A huge thank you to all of the students who have generously donated non-perishable food items to our food drive for our local food bank! For those students who have not yet brought in food items, we will be accepting them until October 31st. Thanks again for your generous support of this very worthwhile cause. Grade 1/2 Parent Volunteers – Our grades 1/2 classes traveled to the Pumpkin Patch last week. We would like to extend a warm “thank you” to the following parents who volunteered their time and assisted in chaperoning on this outing with our students: Cindy Sokolowski, Crystal Page, Kim Eissner, Sandra Puhach, Brad Hamilton, Philomena Brady, Amanda Angyl, Jodi MacDougall, Rene Stone, Wendy Heintz, Vanessa Ross. Thanks again for taking time out of your day to make this outing possible for our students! Manitoba School Library Day – In celebration of Manitoba School Library Day, our K-8 students will be participating in “drop everything and read” (DEAR Time) challenge that has been presented to Manitoba schools. At 11:00 on Monday,

Dear Parents During the last several months we have been experiencing several disruptions to service with the software that manages our student information. As a result, we are changing the software we currently use to a new product called PowerSchool. This product will go into use on February 1, 2014. Between now and then we will be using some temporary solutions that will assist us in producing report cards for students in November and February. Unfortunately, we will not be able to share student marks in the Portal during the next three months. Communications between the school and you, as parents, will continue through other delivery methods. The principal will be able to provide you with more details in the near future. Student attendance will still be available in the Portal. We are looking forward to using PowerSchool beginning in February in ways that will support student learning, assessment and communication with parents. More information will be sent out in the months ahead. Sincerely Carolyn Cory, Superintendent and Kevin Zabowski, Secretary-Treasurer

CAREER EXPLORATION NEWS This upcoming Monday, October 28 is the Post Secondary Day for all the Grade 11’s and 12’s. Universities and Colleges will be in attendance. Students will have a choice of attending two post secondary institution informative sessions and access display booths. Plans are underway for Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College campus and class tours. For more information, please see me. As many of our Grade 12 students are now receiving their acceptance letters to post secondary institutions, the focus turns to scholarships and preparation. Information on program requirements, volunteering, spend a day programs, student loans, financial aid and deadlines are all necessary topics to consider. Stop in at the career center for more details. °Mrs. Cynthia Delaurier

LOST Creative Zen MP3 Player inside a black Roots case. Please call 483-3067 if found. SOURIS PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL For information on Souris PAC: email, call Mandy at 204-483-2595 go to 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, •call Mandy at 204-483-2595 •go to FACTS


Please mark this event on your calendar…………….. The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Souris School Library during Parent/Guardian Teacher Interviews Tuesday, November 19 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, November 20 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM …………EVERYONE IS WELCOME………

ATTENTION: STUDENTS AND PARENTS OF GRADE 9 STUDENTS Just a reminder that November 6th is the Take Our Kids to Work DayTM where students accompany a parent or adult mentor to spend a day at a work site. Students need to have their two permission forms returned to either Mr. Skelton or Mrs. Denbow no later than Monday, October 28th.

COMMUNITY BADMINTON CANCELLED THIS SUNDAY. The gym floor is being worked on over the weekend therefore community badminton will be cancelled this Sunday, October 27.

Football The Souris Sabres defeated the Moosomin Generals on October 17th with a score of 10-14. This win put them in first place. Next home game is today at 4:30 against East Park (Ste. Rose). Please come out and cheer them on. Check out the new football field behind the school! Badminton Congratulations to the following students who qualified for the winter games in badminton that will take place in Morden/Stanley/Winkler March 2nd – 8th. Girls U18 singles – Sarah Palson Boys U18 doubles Adam Kowalchuk/Jeremy Carter Mixed U18 Brendan Agland & partner from another school Boys U14 doubles Jasper Stone/Tyler Thompson There are still spots available for Girls U14. Please see Mrs. Young.

Volleyball Varsity Girl The Varsity Girls defeated Wawanesa on October 17th 3 sets straight. Leading the team were Sara Palson with 6 kills. Sadie McLelland added 4, Kristen Leverington and Emma Boisvert each added 3. Courtney Roy added 3 ace serves. •Mrs. Rhonda Young Middle Years Girls The girls travelled to Boissevain on October 21st. The girls did not fair so well, losing all 4 matches, however serving and court movement improved with each match. •Mrs. Bev Sobry

18 Optimist Festival somewhere within 18-21 24 Divisional PD Day – NO CLASSES March 14 Admin. Day – NO CLASSES 28 Admin. Day – NO CLASSES 31April 4 Spring Break – NO CLASSES April 7 First day of classes 18 Good Friday – NO CLASSES 21 PD Day – NO CLASSES May 151 SY Band Tour somewhere within 1115ish 19 Victoria Day – NO CLASSES June 3 4 23 26

SOURIS SCHOOL COMING EVENTS October 25 Provincial PD Day – NO CLASSES 28 Grade 11/12 Post Secondary Day 30 “WE” Day”, Winnipeg – Gr. 8 November 5 Picture Retake Day – Day 2 hopefully 11:30, but no later than 1 :00

8 8 11 19 20 22

Admin Day – NO CLASSES Gr. 11/12 Discovery Day Health Science Centre, Winnipeg Remembrance Day – NO CLASSES PTS Interviews-5:00 – 8:00 PM PTS Interviews-4:00-6:30 PM Admin Day – NO CLASSES

December 2 Hartney Band Concert – 7:00 p.m. 3 Souris Band Concert – 7:00 p.m. 20 Last day of classes 23Jan. 3 Christmas Holidays – NO CLASSES January 6 First day of classes February 3 Souris Band Concert – 7:00 p.m. 4 Hartney Band Concert – 7:00 p.m. 17 Louis Riel Day – NO CLASSES


Band Concert at Souris School Band Concert at Hartney School Souris School Grad Report Card Pick Up and Early Dismissal Admin. Day – NO CLASSES


All you can eat fish buffet. November 1, 2013, 5:30-8:30 pm Carroll Memorial Hall Adults: $15.00 (all beverages (alcoholic & other) sold separately 12 & under: $6.00 Pre-school: Free Tickets available in advance only. Call: Charlotte-483-3412 or any hall member Email: If you were at last year’s fish fry, you know how great this event is! Souris Scouts are out and about for the month on October - November 11th to canvass for The Popcorn Fundraiser. They are planning a trip for May long weekend 2014. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Souris District Arts Council Mark your calendars as the Souris District Arts Council proudly presents the "Yadong Guan Trio". They will be performing on Thursday, November 7th @ 7:30 pm at St

Paul's United Church, Souris. Hailing from Beijing, Yadong Guan is a true musical ambassador who brilliantly masters the pipa, a traditional Chinese instrument that is over 2,000 years old. Guan is backed by guitarist Bruno Rousell from Quebec's Gatineau region and cellist Christophe Lobel of France who performs with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra. This engaging 'Eastmeets-West" program includes traditional Chinese and Irish music, modern classical works and selections from the Quebec song repertoire. Individual tickets to see this amazing performance will be available at Plaza Petals or you can call Sharon Dunn at 483-2001 to reserve. Adult ticket at the door: $20; Early bird ticket: $16; Student ticket: $10; Family ticket: $42. PHOTOS WANTED Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba invite residents of Westman to submit a digital or photograph for use by the Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba Foundation Inc. in their “Cash Calendar”. Images should reflect the people, life and landscapes of Westman. Photographs should be taken horizontally. All entries must be received on or before January 6, 2014. A set of rules and entry form are available in the office or with Miss Hannah if you are interested. PLEASE STOP BY FOR SOME TREATS At Halloween, we all look forward to seeing kids in costumes and sharing in their excitement of getting treats in pillowcases or little pumpkin buckets. This Halloween, we invite the kids of the Souris School, to come trick or treating at the Souris Personal Care Home. We would love to see all of your costumes and give you little treat bags. Come up and see us after 5:30 pm, this way we can finish our supper and get set up at the front entrance to greet all of you. •Holly Berg, Activity Supervisor Souris Personal Care Home SOURIS SKATING CLUB Labels for the Stuff Kids Lose! “Mabel’s Labels” are dishwasher and laundry safe personalized labels. Shop and order at:

Great for school supplies, lunch boxes, sports equipment and clothing. This fundraiser runs September 4/13 to March 31/14 in support of the Souris Skating Club. ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASS Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Souris School Business Ed Lab No Cost. Please join us. Please bring your immigration papers for registration. If you have questions, please contact Deanna at 204-858-2646 or Bruce at 204-573-0970. AVALON THEATRE The Family – October 25th – 27th - 7 Rated: R Action/Comedy/Crime Stars: Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.

SOURIS VALLEY RECREATION COMMISSION Upcoming Community Programs 483-5214 or Zumba - Mondays and Thursday September 16 - December 2 No Classes on Holidays 6:30pm - 7:30pm Souris Community Hall 10 punch pass $100 20 punch pass $170 Shake, Rattle and Roll - Mondays October 21,28 November 4, 18, 25 Preschool Activity Program Souris & Glenwood Community Hall 10:00am - 11:00am Session $20 or $5 drop in Adult Community Badminton Wednesdays and Sundays - starting September 18 7:30pm - 10pm Subject to school availability Bring your own racquet Adult Community Volleyball Thursday - starting September 19 8:00pm - 9:00pm Subject to School Availability

Children's Recreational Hockey Saturdays 8am - 10am November 2 - March 16 Souris & Glenwood Memorial Complex Cost: $85.00 Walking in the Complex The Complex is open during the day for walking. Pedometers available at the recreation office Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays September 17- November 26 7:00 pm-8:15 pm St Paul's United Church $104.50 per session or $13 drop in Contact Kim 204 483-3178 to register Power Yoga - Tuesdays September 17- November 26 8:30pm - 9:45pm St Paul's United Church $104.50 per session or $13 drop in Contact Kim 204 483-3178 to register Core Yoga - Thursdays September 19 - November 28 7:30 - 8:45pm 104.50 per session or $13 drop in Contact Kim 204 483-3178 to register Yoga, Bellyfit and Zumba Tuesday or Wednesday evening Minto Town and Country Centre 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm whichever suits most people Six weeks at a cost of $60. Contact Heather Ayre if interested <>

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 SUNFLOWER TEA HOUSE 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

2.75 2.75 3.75 4.00 2.00 3.25 3.50 4.25 4.00 .25 .25

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

Burger a Bag & Cheese Beef

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)

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

Drinks Apple juice or orange juice 300ml bottles - 1.50 White or chocolate milk - small 1.50, large 1.75

Students Have yourself a great long weekend! Teachers Enjoy your Professional Development Sessions! See you all on Monday!

October 24, 2013  

Souris School Newsletter for October 24 2013

October 24, 2013  

Souris School Newsletter for October 24 2013