PRINCIPAL: Miles Jones on Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 7:00 p.m. The focus of the Showcase will be MATHEMATICS. Mathletics Reflex Math Enjoy the presentation, discuss the initiatives and dialogue with the trustees. . . . . Educate . . . . Inspire . . . . Respect . . . . P.O.Box 160, 236 Main St., Minitonas, MB R0L 1G0 Phone: 1-204-734-5222; Fax: 1-204-525-4412 Swan Valley School Division is hosting a CommunitySchools-Showcase at the Minitonas Early Years School Tues, Day 2 Wed., Day 3 Thurs., Day 4 Fri., Day 5 Time Feb. 17 Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 10:15—10:40 GR. 5 Gr. 8 10:40—11:05 11:05-11:30 Gr. 2 Gr. 6/7 Gr. 1 Noon Hour Family Picnic 1:00-1:25 Gr. 4 1:25-1:50 Kindergarten 3:00-3:25 Gr. 3 3:25-3:50 Open 7:00-8:30 pm Scholastic Book Fair, Feb.17-20 It’s time for another Scholastic Book Fair! The fair will be hosted by the Minitomas Middle Years School at Minitonas Early Years School. It will be open to the students during their scheduled time. On Friday, Feb. 20th which is also Family Picnic Day, the book fair will be open at noon for the parents. The Book Fair will also be open to the public on Wed., Feb. 18th evening from 7:008:30 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend with their children. Sports Update As we roll into February, the activity level is not letting up here at MMYS!! Basketball season continues as both the boys and the girls have had a few exhibition games and will have more to come with upcoming tournaments and games. Grades 5 and 6 will also have a basketball jamboree for their age level at the start of February. The following are the dates that can be added to your calendar if your child is participating in the basketball program: Date Event Location Time January 28 Basketball 1 SVRSS 10 am – 3 pm February 3 Gr. 5 BBall Jam ESRSS 5 – 8 pm February 4 Gr. 6 BBall Jam ESRSS 5 – 8 pm February 11 Basketball 2 SVRSS 2:30 – 8 pm February 21 Invitational SVRSS/ESRSS/Taylor 9 – 5 pm March 4 Valley Champs SVRSS 10 – 5 pm Students are continuing to cross-country ski and snow shoe as a part of their regular Physical Education classes. Please ensure that your child comes to school with the appropriate clothing to be comfortable outside during that time. Just as a reminder, students may also be going off school grounds as part of that activity. We are also beginning our curling classes at the rink and students will be going back and forth. The following dates will be when the kids will be going curling: Gr. 5: January 27th and February 12th Gr. 6: January 26th and February 9th Gr. 7: February 10th and February 19th Gr. 8: January 26th and February 17th. Make sure to mark down on your calendars our annual Skunk Spiel. This is always a popular event for kids to participate in and that is set for March 18th. Students should bring $5 to participate. Also, coming up on February 20th is our Winter Activity Day. This will be a day when both the Middle School and the Early Years’ School will get together to get outdoors and play some games. This is an excellent time for older students to get to know the younger students and build community between our schools. If you have time on that day, please feel free to come by the Early Years’ School in the afternoon from 1 – 3:30. We are proud of our students and the effort they put into the athletic program and overall activities here at the school. We would encourage all family members and friends to come out and support the kids as they participate and compete in these sports and activities throughout the school year. If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact Mr. Simpson at MMYS. Here are some upcoming co-curricular events we are offering our band students in the next term: March 12-14, Parkland-Norman Honour Band, Dauphin Parkland-Norman Honor Band is an enrichment opportunity open to all grade 8 - 12 band students. This year, we will have a Gr. 8 Concert Band, a Grade 9/10 concert band, a Grade 11/12 concert band, and senior Jazz Band. This event is an excellent co-curricular opportunity for our Gr. 8 and possibly some advanced Gr. 6 -7 students to challenge themselves at an honor level of repertoire and performance. The sign-up and selection process has already begun. Over the next few weeks, our students will independently learn some challenging repertoire at home before joining about 100 other skilled students from the Parkland-Norman region. Our guest conductors will rehearse the students for 2 days before performing what is always a high calibre performance at the DRCSS. PNHB students and parents should watch for more information in during the next few weeks. March 19-21, Brandon Jazz Festival, Brandon Our jazz combo sets its sights on the Brandon Jazz Festival. This is an important trip for the jazz band as it presents many educational and performance opportunities for us. In jazz rehearsals this month, we are rehearsing our three selections that we will perform and receive adjudication on while attending. We will also attend workshops and pro concerts. April 13-17 Swan Valley Band Festival, Swan River and Minitonas Our concert bands (Gr.6-7 and Gr. 8) and the jazz combo have concentrated their rehearsals for adjudications. Students are also encouraged to take the opportunity to prepare and perform solos or small ensembles right here in Minitonas. Students will be receiving more information on the festival this month. Minitonas Figure Skating Club Invite you to their Carnival... WHEN: Friday, March 6th @ 7:30 pm THEME: “Medieval Magic WHERE: Minitonas & District Arena Door Prizes/ 50-50 Draw Adults: $5 Students: $3 5 & under FREE Come out and enjoy the music and support our local skaters. We still have a number of cookbooks. Stop by to pick one up. The cost is $12.00 per book. All proceeds are for playground upgrades at Minitonas Middle Years School. We have completed Stage 1 of this project and are looking forward to Stage 2 which will include a slide apparatus.
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