Grade 5 MAC Group Needs Your Help

We are the Mini-MAC Group (Making A Change).  We call ourselves the M&M’s.  We help our community & other countries that need our support.  We need your help to raise money.  How you can do it…when you come to a CMS concert there will be a money basket going around and you could put in just a little bit of change, even 25 cents will do.  Half the money we raise will go to our music program and the other… Read More

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Christmas in the Grade 5 Neighbourhood

The Grade 5 Neighbourhood has a busy week planned for December 14-18!  Please see the details below to stay informed of the many different things happening: Wednesday, December 16th – Christmas Concert Dress rehearsal in the morning.  Students should arrive at the school at 6:40 p.m.  Christmas Concert begins at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a coin collection to support the music program and to donate to Free the Children. We hope to see you all there! Thursday, December 17th… Read More

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Steinbach Task Force Against Drugs – November 18th Presentation

The growing number of drug related incidents in our local media has a lot of parents wondering how to approach the topic of alcohol and other drug use with their kids. We all know the importance of talking to our kids before they are faced with the choice to use, but how do we start the conversation? The reality is that talking to your kids about alcohol and other drugs needs to be an ongoing conversation, not a one-time lecture,… Read More

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MYRCA: Reading Books, Voting for Favourites, Meeting Authors

The students involved in the MYRCA club (Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards) last  school year were given the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony in Winnipeg at the MET on October 22, 2015. At CMS we have run a MYRCA club for the last 2 years. The books that are read in this club are chosen by a panel of Manitoba professionals. The books have to be written by a Canadian author and need to be geared towards middle years… Read More

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Curiosity grows learning

Over the past 5 years or more, I have been learning about the power of good questions. Essentially, when students are asked or are asking great questions, their curiosity is piqued, and they are more likely to really dig into their learning. So here is a great question – what makes a question great? We know that the least interesting questions are those with straightforward, factual answers. (What is the distance from Steinbach to Winnipeg? How many students are in… Read More

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Save the Date…

On November 18th the Steinbach Task Force Against Drugs will be hosting an information evening for the parents of students in elementary and middle schools. This event will take place at Clearspring Middle School from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Please keep checking the website for more information.

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Learning in the Outdoors

On Tuesday, September 29th the Grade 6 students at CMS ventured out to Tourond Creek Discovery Centre for some outdoor learning. The students rotated around various stations at the centre, including critter dipping, constructing a pathway, making art from nature, a scavenger hunt, and several other activities. It was nice getting out of the classroom and out of the city to explore what our science curriculum  sets out for grade 6 students to learn, the Diversity of Living things. The students… Read More

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Why parents are important partners for schools

I have often heard that parents are their children’s first teacher. Of course that makes sense. Children are with their parents first, and they start learning the moment they are born. But why should parents and schools work together? Since we have our Parent Advisory Council Annual General Meeting next week (Sept 29 at 5:30), I thought I would write a little about why this partnership matters for students as they learn. Parents and caregivers are by far the most… Read More

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Strong Connections

Strong Connections is a day for students to meet individually with their teachers and do some assessments to help teachers know how to plan for the learning of individuals and their class. Strong Connections will also include some engaging activities that help students learn some new skills and work on learning together in mixed age groups. This year Strong Connections will be taking place on Friday, September 18th and Monday, September 21st. Students will be asked to come on one… Read More

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Welcome Back CMS Students!

The staff at CMS is busy getting prepared to the beginning of a new school year! We hope that everyone has had a wonderful and refreshing summer! We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday, September 8th at Meet the Teacher from 4:30-6:00!

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