With the temperatures expected to soar this week in Steinbach, we’d like to offer a few friendly tips to our kids and families to help manage the hot weather: Because we only have water bottle filling stations available (no regular water fountains), please remember to bring your water bottle every day! We still send students outside, so a hat and sunscreen can go a long way in keeping our kids comfortable when they’re out for breaks. The risk for… Read More
Dear Parents/Guardians, It is with great excitement that we have begun planning and preparing for the return of our grade 7 & 8 students on a daily basis effective April 19th, 2021. As you can appreciate, this does entail additional precautions as our 2m distancing must still be in place. Therefore we have made the following changes: The cohort consisting of 7D/7H/7J will have an added classroom – 7R – made up of students from the other 3 homerooms. We… Read More
Springtime is here at SMS! Along with a very fast melt this month, our schoolyard and many walking routes to school have a big collection of puddles. Please consider sending your child to school with an extra pair of pants and socks this month just in case they get splashed or fall on the ground. These items can live in their classroom container until (or if) needed. We know parents can’t always leave work to bring clothes to school, and… Read More
March 2021 is International Women’s Month! While Canada traditionally celebrates Women’s History Month in October, we’d like to celebrate the girls and women in our school community this March. We will be highlighting important women from Canada’s history during announcements all through March. We also encourage our students, staff, and families to recognize important girls and women in their lives by using the #BecauseofYou tag. You can read more about women’s history in Canada and more about the #BecauseofYou tag here… Read More
Fresh from our librarians, here are some places to explore Audiobooks and e-Books: Jake Epp Library https://jakeepplibrary.com/ Use Manitoba eLibraries to download audiobooks and digital books for free! NNELS – Audiobooks for persons with print disabilities Use the Libby app to connect to the library Includes ebooks and audiobooks You can set parameters (juvenile, etc), can hear a sample excerpt Browse without a library card but you need it (and a PIN) to borrow anything (via Manitoba eLibraries). Audible Discovery https://stories.audible.com/discovery All… Read More
February is I Love to Read Month! We are challenging all of our kids and teachers to set aside 30 minutes each day to read! Along with diving into some good books, we have a few activities planned: Week One: Setting goals and completing the Destiny (library system) Scavenger Hunt. Week Two: Exploring HSD apps and resources to access digital and audiobooks, and creating top ten lists so we can share our favourites. Week Three: Celebrating I Read Canadian Day… Read More
February is Black History Month in Manitoba and around the world. SMS would like to acknowledge this important time dedicated to celebrating and remembering our Black community members and students. Please click on this link to find a list of events hosted by Black History Manitoba, including virtual field trips, workshops, and challenges. This month, paired with I Love to Read month, staff will be sharing stories of Black Canadians who have made a difference in our communities.