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SOURIS SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Number 1, September 13, 2013


Ms. Shayla Zadorozny – Gr. 5 and EY Physed. Ms. Zadorozny is from Ashville and graduated from BU last spring. She also finished the year in Souris School in a Term position.

Please stop in, if you haven’t already done so, and introduce yourselves.

NEWS FROM MR. WILLIAMS Hi, everyone. Welcome back to School. Firstly, I need to congratulate and thank our Custodial staff for their fine work this summer. A lot of changes occurred over the summer, including: - the move of the gr. 5 students to the MY end - the move of the Daycare and Before and After School Program to the EY end - the demolition and move of the Art room and the expansion of the Woods Shop - the renovation/creation of a new classroom in the EY end - the renovation/creation of a Reading Recovery/Early Literacy/Resource Library in the EY end. The School looks great and we are all very appreciative of the effort, pride, and commitment you all displayed. Students and staff, let’s work hard to keep the building as pristine as possible. Thank you, Marcel Delaurier, Carolyn Usunier, Albert Swaenepoel, Dennis White, Sabrina Kyle, Sebastian Gohl, Kaylee Butterfield, and Brianna Williams. Thank you, as well, to our Divisional crew, Chuck Lovatt, Brock Anderson, Phil Dyck, Mallo Clark, and Steve Blades. 38 kindergarten students officially began their academic journey at Souris School this week. What an exciting time it must be in those households. Our projected number last January was 28 students so we are very impressed with the increased number of students. As well, we have added 9 students this term through the Study Manitoba Program from Brazil and Colombia. Seven of the students are in Gr. 11, 1 student is in Gr. 8 and 1 student is in Gr. 4. Welcome to Souris School. Lastly, I would like to welcome some new staff to the building: - Mrs. Danica Hutlet – Gr. 1-2 Multiage Mrs. Hutlet is from Brandon and graduated from BU in the spring. - Mrs. Meghan Tide – Gr. 1-6 Music – Mrs. Tide is from Brandon and taught at St. Augustine’s School last year.

We have been very busy these past few days finalizing timetables with students. Last year, we made a couple of changes to the procedures to enter a course or to drop a course. The biggest change is that we want our students to be conversing with our teachers to make sure that they have the information they need to make an informed decision. As well, we want to ensure that the parents of the student and the School Principal are all aware of the decision. That way, I can be confident that the student and his/her family are making an informed decision. Two years ago we instituted a locker policy for the high school students. Last year, we have gone a step further and purchased locks for each locker. These are combination locks and each have a unique ID number. Each lock can now be cross-referenced to a locker and to a student. As well, each lock can be opened with a Master Key in case a student forgets a combination. This eliminates the need to cut locks off of lockers. This year we have phased the locks into the Middle Years wing of the school. Thank you to all our coaches who have volunteered to work with our young student-athletes. Many of life’s most valuable lessons can be learned on the court or on the field. It is great that our students get so many opportunities to participate in the various sports that we offer. On September 5th, the Sabre Varsity Football team won their game 47-6. Sabres dominated on both sides of the field. Thanks to all the students who came to cheer! Next home game is Thursday, September 19th. They travelled to Moosomin yesterday and lost 26-25. The new Provincial Report Card is fully implemented in 2013-2014. This is not a big change for students and parents in Southwest Horizon School Division as we were a part of the pilot last year. Finally, there has been a new “No Parking” sign added on Lansdowne Street right in front of the Gymnasium entrance to the School. That area has been reserved for Daycare Drop-off and Pickup. Please do not park in that area. You will receive a warning for a first offense and any subsequent violations will result in your vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. As well, please remember that no vehicles are to enter or exit the EAST entrance of the School Parking lot between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM. That is all for now.

Enjoy the weekend – you’ve earned it after 5 full days of school. LIFETOUCH PICTURES Lifetouch Photographers will be here September 27th, which is a Day 1. Re-take day will be on a Day 2 so the Kindergarten students who attend even days will be able to have their pictures taken that day. The date has not yet been set. K-8 News Our Early Years and Middle Years staff would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to a new school year! With a week and a half under our belts, we now have our school year rolling and our learning in full swing. Our staff and students would also like to welcome all new students and their families to Souris School! We would like to offer an open invitation for parents to contact us if you have any questions regarding events that are occurring or up and coming in your child’s classroom. It is through this open communication that we can all work towards your child having a successful, happy, and productive year. Please feel free to email, call, or write a note in their agendas. By working together, we strengthen our goal towards creating a positive and successful experience for your child. Parking Reminders A friendly reminder to parents to please not park in the Early Years staff parking lot on the south end of the school when dropping off students or picking up students at the end of the day. Grade 7 & 8 Volleyball Our grade 7 & 8 volleyball season is now underway. Students began practices this week. More information regarding schedules and fees will be provided to these parents and students once their schedule is set. Mrs. Sobry is coaching the girls; Miss Zadorozny with the boys; and Mrs. Rolfe is managing the girls and boys teams. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either one of our three staff members. °Leanne Rolfe BAND NEWS Hello all! Students have started playing their instruments after the summer break and in the case of the beginner grade 7 students, have started to learn how to play the different instruments of the band. Though it seems far off, Winter Concert is set for Tuesday, December 3rd with a start time of 7:00 p.m. Please mark this date on your calendars. For Senior Band (10-12), who join Hartney for concerts, the Hartney concert is set for Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. There will be a rehearsal for senior band in Hartney starting at 4:30 p.m. on this same day (December 2). The Annual Cheese Blitz is quickly coming around the

corner. This blitz is the only student fundraiser of the year for the band program and helps with keeping costs lower for students to participate in band events. Students are asked to be in groups of up to four with an adult driver for each group. The blitz will take place on Monday, September 30, and Tuesday, October 1. Students are asked to sign up for only one group to go only one night. The Blitz for each night will start at 5:30pm. Look forward to seeing you at future concerts, °Paul Cwir CAREER EXPLORATION NEWS The course entrance 5 day period is over for Senior High students. However, if necessary, a course withdrawal can only be made with a form validated by the teachers’, parents’/guardians’ and students’ signatures. Students have until Wednesday, Oct. 2. The date for the Discovery Day in Health Sciences in Winnipeg has been set for Friday, November 8. A limited 350 high school students from across Manitoba will have an opportunity to explore careers in medicine and the other health sciences. Participants will hear an inspiring keynote lecture, take part in interactive workshops and join in discussion with a panel of health care professionals. Grade 11/12 students who wish to apply should do so very soon as the sessions fill up very quickly. Please stop at the Career Center for more information. Monday, October 28 is our Post Secondary Day at Souris School. Universities and colleges will be in attendance. Grade 11 and 12 students will have the choice of attending two post-secondary informative sessions and accessing display booths. Within the next couple of weeks, I will be meeting with all the Grade 12 students individually. We check credits and transcripts, discuss career choices, post secondary options and work on scholarships. At this point, Grade 12’s should be actively searching scholarship web sites, checking our scholarship board and applying for scholarships. Please see me for further information. °Mrs. C. Delaurier 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

GOLF The Souris golf team of Danny Peaslee, Brayden Rolfe, Rhett Dodds and Jeremy Carter traveled to Shilo to compete in the Zone 9 championship. The team played well capturing fourth place. Congratulations and a special thanks to Mr. Wallmann for coaching the boys. SOURIS SCHOOL COMING EVENTS September 19 Souris Sabres Football-4:30 p.m. 26 Terry Fox Run 27 Picture Day December 2 Hartney Band Concert – 7:00 p.m. 3 Souris Band Concert – 7:00 p.m. COMMUNITY EVENTS 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. SOURIS 4-H CHALLENGERS REGISTRATION NIGHT will be held on Monday September 16 at the main doors of Souris School from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. 4-H members are 6 - 26 years of age. There are a large variety of projects to choose from. If you have any questions or would be interested in volunteering to be a project leader, please contact Heather Remillard at 204-483-7383 or Lori Couling at 204-483-3410. 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 Movie Times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 7:30 p.m. Admission: Adults $6.00, Students $5.00, Children (under 4) $4.00 September 13 th – 15 th Two Guns Rated: 14A, 109 min Action, Comedy, Crime Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton A DEA agent and a naval intelligence officer find themselves on the run after a botched attempt to infiltrate a drug cartel. While fleeing, they learn the secret of the shaky alliance: Neither knew that the other was an undercover agent.

September 20 th – 22 nd Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Rated: PG 106 min Adventure/Family/Fantasy Stars: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.

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 What is My Dog Saying? An introduction to canine communication Handouts provided Wednesday, October 23 6:30pm - 9:30pm Cost: $15.00 Bootcamp - Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00 pm September 25 - November 27 7:00 - 8:00pm Souris Community Hall $90 for ten weeks Shake, Rattle and Roll - Mondays October 7,21,28 November 4, 18, 25 Preschool Activity Program Souris & Glenwood Community Hall 10:00am - 11:00am Session $20 or $5 drop in Zumbatomic - Mondays September 16 - November 4 No Classes on Holiday 5-7 years of age 5:00 - 5:30 $50.00 8 - 13 years of age 5:30 - 6:15pm $70.00 Souris Community Hall Bob Ross Painting Workshop Saturday September 28th 10:00am - 4:00pm $85.00 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 Gymnastics - Tuesdays October 1,8,15,22, November 5,12,19,26 Souris & Glenwood Community Hall 5:00-5:30pm Pre / K 5:30-6:30pm Grades 1&2 6:30-7:30pm Grades 3&older Preschool/Kindergarten $45.00 Grade 1 and up $65.00 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

Have a great weekend! Enjoy the summer weather we are having!

September 13, 2013  
September 13, 2013  

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