Week of December 9th-13th

week at a glance picHard two believe it is just two weeks before our winter break.  SMS continues to be a busy place!  Please note that we have moved our winter band concert to January to allow more rehearsal time and to free families up during the busy month of December.  Grade 6/7 basketball starts this week.  If you haven’t gone to Parent Connect to view your student(s) report card, it is available anytime.  Please see instructions on the right.  It is wonderful to have Ms. Lawson back working with our grade 8s after her maternity leave, and Mme Gauthier back from Quebec working with red team students in Mme Angers class.  Enjoy the sunshine out there!

Monday, December 9th

  • Grade 6/7 girls basketball practice 7:00 am
  • Library open before and after school
  • Library open for grade 8 students at lunch
  • Litterless Lunch contest continues all week
  • D&D club in room 123 at lunch
  • Art room open at 7:30 am and at lunch for project and sketchbook work
  • Sewing room open at lunch
  • Mindful Mondays in room 133 at lunch
  • Grade 8 boys basketball practices 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Grade 6/7 boys basketball practice 2:30-4:30
  • Grade 8 girls b-ball home to ALF 6:30

Tuesday, December 10th

  • Library open before school and after school
  • Grade 8 girls b-ball 7am to 8am
  • Library open for grade 6&7 students at lunch
  • Art room open at 7:30 am and at lunch for project and sketchbook work
  • Sewing room open at lunch
  • Indigenous boys’ group at lunch in Indigenous Ed room
  • Magic Club in room 124 at lunch
  • Pinterest Club for grade 8s at lunch in room 121
  • Wrestling 2:30-4:00
  • Grade 6/7 girls b-ball 2:30-4:30
  • Grade 8 boys b-ball 4:00-5:30
  • Christmas Decoration Club in Mrs. Kallies’ Room at Lunch

Wednesday, December 11th

  • Xqwiyélltśem Soup Hut today ($2 soup, $1 bannock)
  • Library open for grade 8 students at lunch
  • Grade 8 boys b-ball practice 7:00 am
  • Grade 8 girls shooting practice 11:55 to 12:20
  • Grade 6/7 boys basketball practice 2:30-4:30
  • Library open before school and after school

Thursday, December 12th

  • Art room open at 7:30 am and at lunch for project and sketchbook work
  • Grade 8 boys b-ball 4:00-5:30
  • Grade 8 girls b-ball practice 7am – 8:10am
  • Library open before school and after school
  • Indigenous girls’ group today at lunch
  • Sewing room open at lunch
  • Pinterest Club for grade 8s at lunch in room 121
  • Chess club at lunch in the library (all grades welcome)
  • GSA in room 214 at lunch
  • Open study block in room 122 at lunch
  • Grade 6/7 girls b-ball 2:30-4:30

Friday, December 13th

  • Grade 6/7 boys basketball practice 7:00 am
  • Francais Fridays (listen, talk and play games in French) in room 133
  • Library open before school and after school
  • Magic Club in room 124 at lunch
  • Library is open at lunch (grade 6/7)
  • Indigenous room – popcorn Friday – open to all
  • Grade 8 girls practice 2:30-4:00
  • SMS boys basketball tourney in Kamloops (Valleyview)

***parents and athletes should check Mr. Smith’s blog regularly for updates and additions. Find it under the “parents & students” tab at the top of the SMS website…then go down to “sports”. Please remember that parents who intend to drive students other than their own this basketball season will need to get added to our SMS eligible driver list…this takes some paperwork. Ask your coach or call the office for details.

MDI (Middle Years Development Instrument) at SMS

School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) has partnered with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia to measure and promote children’s social and emotional development, health, well-being, and assets through the Middle Year Development Instrument (MDI). The Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in middle childhood about their thoughts, feelings and experiences. The MDI is the first survey of its kind to gather information about the lives of children both in school, in the home and in the community, from their own perspective. The survey questions align with the BC Ministry of Education’s K-12 curriculum, which includes a focus on promoting children’s personal and social competencies.

Parents/guardians who do not want their child to participate can withdraw by signing a form linked below.

Grade 7 students are invited to complete the MDI during class time between:

January 15th and February 21st, 2020.

Week of December 2nd to 6th

This bulletin board was designed and created by our very own SMS Pinterest Club (hard to see in this photo but the small rectangles are actually little mirrors).

Monday, December 2nd

  • Open Gym 7:00 am
  • Library open before and after school
  • Library open for grade 8 students at lunch
  • Litterless Lunch contest continues all week
  • D&D club in room 123 at lunch
  • Art room open at 7:30 am and at lunch for project and sketchbook work
  • Sewing room open at lunch
  • Mindful Mondays in room 133 at lunch
  • Grade 8 boys basketball practices 5:30 – 7:00 PM
  • Grade 8 girls basketball practice 2:30-4:30

Tuesday, December 3rd

  • Library open before school and after school
  • Grade 8 girls b-ball 7am to 8am
  • Library open for grade 6&7 students at lunch
  • Art room open at 7:30 am and at lunch for project and sketchbook work
  • Sewing room open at lunch
  • Indigenous boys’ group at lunch in Indigenous Ed room
  • Magic Club in room 124 at lunch
  • Pinterest Club for grade 8s at lunch in room 121
  • Wrestling 2:30-4:00 (see Mr. Lazar for more info)
  • Grade 8 boys b-ball 4:00-5:30

Wednesday, December 4th

  • Xqwiyélltśem Soup Hut today ($2 soup, $1 bannock)
  • Library open for grade 8 students at lunch
  • Grade 8 girls and boys b-ball shooting practice 7am to 8am
  • Grade 8 girls shooting practice 11:55 to 12:20
  • Library open before school and after school
  • School Wide Litter Free Lunch Day

Thursday, December 5th

  • Art room open at 7:30 am and at lunch for project and sketchbook work
  • Grade 8 boys b-ball 4:00-5:30
  • Grade 8 girls b-ball practice 7am – 8:10am
  • Library open before school and after school
  • Indigenous girls’ group today at lunch
  • Sewing room open at lunch
  • Pinterest Club for grade 8s at lunch in room 121
  • Chess club at lunch in the library (all grades welcome)
  • GSA in room 214 at lunch
  • Open study block in room 122 at lunc
  • Bushell’s class curling today

Friday, December 6th

  • Report cards available on parent connect today
  • Open gym 7:00 am
  • Grade 6/7s interested in basketball need to sign up with Mr. Smith by today
  • Francais Fridays (listen, talk and play games in French) in room 133
  • Library open before school and after school
  • Magic Club in room 124 at lunch
  • Library is open at lunch (grade 6/7)
  • Indigenous room – popcorn Friday – open to all
  • SMS boys basketball home tourney (Shuswap Shootout)

***parents and athletes should check Mr. Smith’s blog regularly for updates and additions. Find it under the “parents & students” tab at the top of the SMS website…then go down to “sports”. Please remember that parents who intend to drive students other than their own this basketball season will need to get added to our SMS eligible driver list…this takes some paperwork. Ask your coach or call the office for details.