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.
Please join SMS students and staff as we challenge ourselves to complete over 20,000 acts of kindness January 25th-29th. Students, check here to keep track of your kind acts this week, and if you can, come to school with your SMS Kindness Matters t-shirts on Tuesday and Friday!
2020 has been quite a year, and SMS remains extremely thankful for the ongoing support we have received from our school community in constantly changing circumstances. Our students have constantly demonstrated grace, understanding, and flexibility throughout this school year. Way to go! As a reminder, in accordance with public health orders, when school reopens on January 4 only Grade 5/6 students will attend in person at SMS, until January 15. Temporary remote learning will again be offered to those… Read More
Well . . . first term is at an end, report cards will be available on Friday (Dec 4, on the Parent Portal), and what a roller coaster ride it has been! With our students currently learning at home during Code Red, our teachers will not be able to meet parents and students to celebrate the learning that took place in Term 1. Instead, these meetings will take place using Google Meet or phone calls on Monday, Dec 7. Parents,… Read More
Still looking for Stonybrook Middle School gear – maybe for Christmas? Go to the SMS shop between Nov 19 and Nov 30 to have a look the new items, including UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATERS! Use the code 15FRIDAY to get your discount. Shipping is free for all orders with a value of $75 or more.
Each year in December, SMS hosts a book fair to give our students an opportunity to purchase something new and awesome to read. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to do that in person, but we can still do it digitally! Click on the link below to access our VIRTUAL book fair and see the great titles on offer this year. The Virtual Book Fair will be live between November 16 and November 30. Click here to access Stonybrook’s Virtual Book Fair
Student portrait proofs have arrived and will be sent home with all SMS students today (Thursday Sept. 24). A username and access code are included with the portraits in order for families to view the pictures online and place orders. Click here to reach the Lifetouch website and order your pictures. Take note that the deadline to order student photos is October 2. Families, please contact Lifetouch directly if you are having difficulty navigating their website. Click here to contact Lifetouch. Retakes will be available on November 4, if desired.