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September 2011

H. C. Avery Middle School September 2011 Newsletter

Yearbooks The 2 0 1 0 -2 0 1 1 yearbooks are in. If you ordered one please come to the office and pick it up. Students who now attend high school will have their year book delivered to their high school. Clothing for Sale Avery T-shirts and Hooded Sweatshirts are for sale. The Tshirts come in youth a n d a d u l t sizes. They are in stock and are $10.00. Hooded sweatsh irts a re $30.00. Please see Mr. Wazney.

A very special welcome back to all our students and staff. May we suggest: Our new staff are: Arriving at 3:05 p.m. Mr. Leyson (grade 6), Ms Volk(TAS Traffic is much, much lighter then and Phys. Ed), Mr. Barkman and Ms OR Goovaerts. Pick your child up on Sinclair We look forward to welcoming Ms. This allows our school busses and Reimer, she will be back in neighbours to get in and out of the November. Mr. Leyson also teaches bay quickly. the TAS Dance course and Ms Volk With thanks! H. C. Avery students, teaches-Outdoor Education, Fit & staff and community Swim, and Active Living.

Do you pick up your child at school?

Welcome Back

School Agendas

Please read the very important information that is in the front of your child's agenda. Agendas are an easy way for parents and teachers to communicate daily.

Fall Weather

Fall weather can be cool or warm. Please remember that your child is expected to be outside until 8:15 a.m. and during the lunch hour. Students need to dress for the weather.

Contact Information: 10 Marigold Place Winnipeg MB R2V 2M1 Phone: 204-334-4391 Fax: 204-334-8474 E-mail: [email protected] Principal: Rhonda May Vice-Principal: Sandee Deck Website: www.7oaks.org/school/hcavery

Parent Council

PAC meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct 18, Nov 29, Jan 31, April 3, May 29 If you receive a paper copy of our newsletter, we do not have a working email for you. If you would like to receive a copy by email, please contact the office at [email protected] or 334-4391.

H. C. Avery Middle School September 2011 Newsletter

Important Information

Call Back System 334-4391 Your child's safety and whereabouts is important to us. Our Call Back System ensures that your child is safely in care when he or she is absent from school, and we ask for your help. Please call 334-4391 if your child is going to be away or will be late. This saves time and contributes to your child's safety. Our school lines open at 8:00 a.m. If you wish to call earlier we have an answering system for you to leave a message. Thank you for your assistance. Phone Calls to Students Please be reminded that secretaries will not disrupt classes to give messages to students. If necessary, students will be paged during the breaks and given messages. This prevents disruption of the entire class. Reminder: Please make after school arrangements early in the day, we cannot guarantee messages will get to students after the 2:20 break.

FUNdraisers

Avery's FUNdraisers this year are: Entertainment Books. September 12-September 26th. Books and information have been sent home with the students. Farm to School, Peak of the Market Program. September 26th ­October 11th . Fresh and local vegetables at or below supermarket prices. $10.00 (3 lbs Carrots, 3lbs Yellow Cooking Onions and 5 lbs. of Red Potatoes) or $20.00 (5 lbs Carrots, 1 lb Parsnips, 3 lbs Yellow Cooking Onions, 10 lbs Red Potatoes, 1 head of Green Cabbage) Lamontagne- Booklet of a variety of items. Oct 3-Oct 25th QSP- Magazines Subscriptions Oct 31-Nov 14 Mom's PantryNov 14th-28 delivery on Dec 7 or 8th Please note: We cannot accept third party checks We will not accept post-dated checks If you are going to accept a personal check from a friend or relative, please have them write it to you and submit cash to the school.

Lunch Fundraisers

Grade 8 farewell will be fundraising every Thursday with PIZZA BY THE SLICE for $2.00. Various other student groups will be fundraising on occasional Tuesdays by offering a different LUNCH Item.

Phys. Ed

This month students will be doing an ultimate Frisbee/flag football unit in gym class. The cross country season has begun, with the first meet at Birds Hill Park taking place on Sept. 28 th. Good luck cross country team! Students must attend a minimum of 3 practices before they can attend the meet. Practices run on Mondays, Weds, and Fridays at 11:15am as well as 3:00pm. Volleyball has started with a great turn out, especially Grade 7 and 8 girls. Looking forward to a great season! For intramurals at lunch, basketball is finishing up and indoor soccer is just getting started.

Phy. Ed Cross Country Practise Volleyball Monday 11:15 & 3:00 Gr. 6 co-ed 3 - 5 pm Gr. 7 & 8 boys 3 - 5 pm Tuesday Wednesday 11:15 & 3:00 Gr. 6 co-ed 11:35 am Gr. 7 & 8 girls 3 - 5 pm Gr. 7 & 8 girls 3 - 5 pm Thursday Friday 11:15 & 3:00

Intramurals:

Gr. 6 11:35 am

Gr. 7 & 8 11:35 am

Gr. 6 11:35 am

Gr. 7 & 8 11:35 am

Important Dates

12 - 26 Sep Entertainment Book Sales Beginner Band first lesson 19-Sep night 7 pm 28-Sep Terry Fox Run Grade 6 girls immunization 4-Oct Picture Day 6-Oct Divisional PD - No Classes 7-Oct 10-Oct Thanksgiving - No Classes 18 Oct PAC meeting 6:30 p.m. 21-Oct SAG - No Classes 28-Oct Girlz Jam Rememberance Day11-Nov No Classes 16 Nov Picture retake Day 17-Nov Beginner Band Concert 7 pm 18-Nov PD - No Classes Parent Teacher Conference 24-Nov Evening Parent Teacher Conference 25-Nov No Classes

Canteen

We are pleased to announce that our canteen is able to provide healthy menu items at very reasonable prices - between .25c and $1.50! We offer frozen dinners that students can heat in their classroom microwaves, as well as fruit, salads, granola bars, crackers and cheese, trail mix, milk, juice, etc. Most Mondays and Wednesdays the canteen offers hot lunch items such as: spaghetti, mac and cheese, hot dogs, perogies, lasagne, etc. Canteen Menus and prices are posted outside the canteen.

Canteen Vouchers

Canteen Vouchers are available in $5.00 denominations from the office. Students can bring $5.00 and take the voucher to the canteen ONLY to purchase items.

Canteen Voucher Request

Student Name: ______________________________________ Room #: ______ Purchase # ____ X $ 5.00 voucher My $____ is attached Parent Signature: ________________________________

H. C. Avery Middle School September 2011 Newsletter

Room 104

In room 104 we started the school year with a lot of nervous kids. We all came from five different schools in total! The highlight of the month would be going to Camp Assiniboia! We had lots of fun doing archery, candle making, shelter building and many other fun activities! We had an awesome pizza lunch and a excellent hamburger dinner with wonderful brownies for dessert! We had some help from our grade 7 leadership students. We are looking forward to having a great year with our teacher, Mr. Hildebrand. By Daniel B.

Room 106 & 110

Welcome back! We are off to a great start in our rooms this fall! We are studying Ratio and Rate in Math; Parvana's Journey in Language Arts; common expressions in French. In Science, we are studying Safety in the Science Lab, and World View / Current Events in Social Studies. We have planned a Bowling Field Trip followed by a Potluck Lunch for Thursday, September 29. A letter will be sent home next week. We are looking forward to a fantastic year! Mrs Olsen Mrs Parbhakar

Room 105

We are off to a great start to the school year in grade 6. The class had a great time at camp. In English we have completed a time capsule activity, which we will open on the last day of grade 6! We have begun our first novel study: "I Want to Go Home" by Gordon Korman. In Social Studies thus far we have completed a geographical review of Canada. We are examining Confederation, and the emerging nation of Canada. In French class, we are revisiting the days of the week, months of the year, and numbers. In the coming weeks we will begin a French reading program called "AIM: Histoires en action". Self-portraits, made in art, decorate our classroom walls. Our class is excited to participate in lunch intramurals!

Room 112 News

Off to a great start this year! We've already begun our unit on Heroes in ELA and we are currently learning about Terry Fox. In Social Studies, students have been exploring the GPS as part of our information on mapping skills. In French, we have been reviewing basic expressions and in Art, we began our unit on Lines with an activity called Scribble Art. Classroom families, please check your weekly emails for homework updates. Looking forward to the rest of the year. Mrs. Faseruk

Ukrainian News

Welcome to all of the students in the 7/8 Ukrainian class. We are currently reviewing basic grammar and vocabulary but our units this year include: Famous Ukrainians, Hollywood/Movies, Christmas, Ukraine (Kozaky), Easter, Ukrainian Immigration to Canada and the EUROCUP. Looking forward to a great year!

Room 103

Mr. Wilson and his Room 103 students are glad to be back at school and learning interesting new things. In Math we are learning about the cartesian plane and completing a co-ordinate art project. Science has us deciding just what makes things alive, and whether or not an ecosystem can be as small as a shoe. Finally, in Social Studies we are currently tackling the longitude and latitude system with the goal of learning how to describe where locations are!

Grade 6 Camp

Wednesday September 14th all grade 6 students attended Camp Assiniboia for the day. The day was a great success! Students spent the entire day outdoors getting to know each other, and the teachers at H.C Avery. Highlights of the day included firing arrows at the archery range, building a shelter in the woods, candle dipping, orienteering, and going on a wagon ride.

Sound Technicians

Since there are some performances and assemblies that require the use of a sound system, it is necessary to train students how to set up and operate the School's sound system for these various events. Students in Grade 7 and 8 who are interested in becoming sound technicians for the school are asked to come for a training session in Room 123 beginning at 11:35 am on Monday, September 26th (Day 3). Thanks! Ms Todaschuk

Choir & Jazz Choir

Come & join H. C. Avery Middle School's Choral Ensemble! Students in Grade 8 rehearse in the 5th period every Day 1, Grade 7's in the 6th period every Day 3 and Grade 6's in the 5 th period every Day 5. Then, all singers practice together in the 7th period on Day 3's. Singing in H. C. Avery's Choir is a fun filled learning experience for all who have a great attitude and a passion to sing and perform! As an extension of the regular Choir program, singers in Grades 7 & 8 who are interested in participating in our Jazz Choir can come to audition on Tuesday, October 4 (Day 3) during the lunch hour in Room 123. A sign up sheet for auditions will be posted on the bulletin board in the hallway at the entrance to the school at the beginning of October. Jazz Choir will rehearse every Day 3 during the lunch hour until our performance at the Brandon Jazz Festival just before Spring Break. Thanks! Ms Todaschuk

Room 113

September has arrived and welcome to all students who are new to Avery as well as returning students. This year in Room 113 we also welcome a teacher candidate from the University of Winnipeg, Mr. Lewicki, who will be working with us in our class. Just a reminder for parents and students of Room 113 that homework assignments and their due dates are updated daily and can be listened to by calling the homework hotline at the school 334-4391 after 5 p.m. every evening and follow the prompts. Thank you , Mrs. Waplak

H.C. Avery Middle School

From the Counsellor

Support for Children and Families The guidance counselling program at H. C. Avery offers services to students and their families. The goal of the Guidance Counsellor, Ms. K. Mozdzen, is to work with students to help them develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills to experience success and make good choices in their lives. Students are given information on a variety of topics to help them deal with social/emotional issues appropriate to their stage of growth and development. Students may request individual counselling or may be referred by teachers, or parents. Individual counselling is a more focused and specialized way of addressing the needs of students. Students may also be referred to group counselling either because students share similar concerns or because the skills they need to develop are best acquired through interaction with other students. The social worker and/or the psychologist from the Educational and Clinical Support Services will sometimes lead a group or give information to a class on a topic with the counsellor. Sex Education is taught in Grade 6, 7 and 8, and is a part of the Physical Education Curriculum. Such topics as puberty, pregnancy, reproductive and endocrine systems, sexually transmitted infections (STI's), heredity, and body image may be included. In addition, the following topics may be covered as part of the Physical Education Curriculum on an individual, duo, group or class basis depending upon the needs of the students: assertiveness skills, bullying, groups and gangs, social skills, feelings, self-esteem, anger management, conflict management, peer pressure, tobacco, alcohol and drug awareness, loss such as death or separation/divorce, careers, social and cultural differences, decision making, and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Ms. Reimer will be presenting topics from the Physical Education Curriculum and the Guidance and Counselling Curriculum this year. Presentations by Constable Dave Schmidt

Heritage Languages

This year the Heritage Languages Program is pleased to offer many languages as well as, English as an Additional Language (EAL) for students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 as part of our after school program. This program runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Maples Collegiate from October 2011 to March 2012. Transportation from Kindergarten to Grade 8 is provided by the school division. Please see the website for more information, or call your school office.

EDGE

EDGE (Extended Day Growth Education) welcomes you to another exciting school year with great after-school programs. Many favorite courses will be returning like the Babysitter Certificate Course. Registration will be arriving this month. Don't delay when you receive your EDGE booklet outlining all the courses we have to offer as class sizes are limited and filled on a first come first serve basis. You can sign up for courses like Hip Hop Dance, Art and Drawing plus many more. EDGE fall courses will start the week of October 17th. We look forward to having you join us. For more information on EDGE check out our programs on the Seven Oaks website under Programs or contact Penny Raymond, Extended Day Coordinator at [email protected] or at 885-4333.

Winnipeg Wave Swim Registration For Programs At Seven Oaks Pool 444 Adsum Drive

For more information please contact Howard Ryant at: [email protected] or 334-5927 Forms and fees are on available on our website: www.winnipegwave.com

VINCE LEAH RECREATION CENTRE 1295 Salter Street HALLOWEEN PRE-TEEN DANCE (12 and under only ­ ID may be required) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2011 7PM TIL 9PM ADMISSION: $2.00 per person COSTUMES, PRIZES AND CANTEEN WILL BE OPEN PARENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

Silhouettes Gymnastics Club

offers: · Classes for girl ages 3 & up · Recreational and Competitive programs Location: R.F. Morrison School 25 Morrison St. For more information about our program Call Laura at 582-0736 GIRL GUIDES If you like to meet new friends, be active, have fun in the outdoors and explore the arts, then Girl Guides is for you!! Where: Various Locations When: Various times Cost: $96 (plus $1?week dues) Contact: www.girlguides.mb.ca

Asperger's Syndrome Suppport Group

I facilitate a support group for parents of older children and adults with Asperger's Syndrome under the auspices of Asperger Manitoba. If you are aware of parents who might be interested in attending, we meet the third Wednesday of the month in room 111 at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilties location, 825 Sherbrook, beginning at 6:30 p.m. We explore issues relating to independent living, employment, medication, housing and other matters relevant to parents of young people who are, or soon will be, adults. All are welcome. Kristine Perlmutter

617 Erin St. · Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 2W1 P: 204-774-1821 www.ldamanitoba.org

IS READING A STRUGGLE FOR YOUR CHILD? WE CAN HELP! CHILDREN'S LITERACY TUTORING PROGRAMS

Manitoba Parents for Ukrainian Education Inc. Annual General Meeting

Date: Location: Church Thursday, October 15, 2011 St. Anne's Ukrainian Catholic 35 Marcie St. (off Gilmore) Winnipeg, Manitoba Time: 10:00 am ­ 12:00 pm Continental Breakfast to be served Come hear about what Manitoba Parents for Ukrainian Education (MPUE) is and what we are doing to enhance the learning experience for your child(ren)! Come learn more about the activities MPUE organizes and sponsors, such as fieldtrips for grades 4-8/9, for all children enrolled in the 12 English-Ukrainian Bilingual Schools in Manitoba. We also can address questions and suggestions you may have regarding the English-Ukrainian Bilingual Program. At the meeting the Executive Board would like to discuss the possibility to change Section 6 Subsection e of the Constitution from "An Audited financial statement shall be presented based on the immediate past fiscal year at the Annual Meeting" to be " Financial Statements will be reviewed on an annual basis by a professional accounting firm. These statements will be presented at the Annual Meeting." Nominations are now being accepted for all positions on the MPUE Executive Committee. If you, or someone you know is interested in a position on the Executive, contact the MPUE office at (204) 942-5405. Sincerely, Susan S. Zuk President, MPUE

WHAT IT IS: The LDA Manitoba provides a literacy tutoring program for children aged 6 ­ 11 who are experiencing academic diffi-culties in school due to a determined or suspected learning disability. The program is designed to provide one-to-one tutoring to help improve reading, writing, spelling and comprehension as well as to heighten the child's academic confidence. Social skills will be addressed based on the needs of the child. HOW IT WORKS: The program provides each child with: a trained literacy instructor, individualized lesson plans and a place to meet peers with similar needs. Parents are also involved through training sessions as well as the opportunity to observe and learn strategies they can use at home. COST: The cost of the entire 9 or 10-week program (dependent on which program is recommended) is currently $150.00. TIMES AND LOCATION: Fall programs run from the beginning of October and run through to mid-December. Spring programs will begin right after the Holidays and run through to Spring Break. Tutoring takes place at the Learning Disabilities Association at 617 Erin St., Erin Square, just east of Polo Park. TO REGISTER: If you are interested in registering your child, you will take part in an intake process to determine if the program is right for your child and if you can meet all commitments. Call Intake Personnel / Program Coordinators: DLTP (Destination Learning Tutoring Program): Cher Benoit @ 774-1821 ext. 13, email: [email protected] or LINKS (Linking Language to Learning):Shaunna Wall @ 774-1821 ext.17, email: [email protected]

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