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SSES is excited to finally begin building phase one of our community natural playground this spring. Minerva Tree Farms is building our first phase, "The Forest" which includes mature trees, tree climbing structures, boulders, a tunnel, and a bridge. KIwanis Club of Gimli has been a huge contributor to this fund and we are so grateful for their support. Thank you also to our other important sponsors such as Westshore Community Foundation, Gimli Super A, RM of Gimli, Noventis,Evergreen School Division, MS Society of MB, our SSAC and all of our families and school community for supporting our fundraising efforts. If you or your organization are interested in supporting this initiative, please call the school. "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better". Albert Einstein
It is critically important that children get fresh air, ample exercise, and unstructured play time to use their imagination EVERYDAY. Students at SSES are expected to go outside at recess everyday unless the weather is too extreme. In that case, we closely monitor and will call indoor recess, especially in the event of extreme wind chills and storms which would deem it unsafe for them to be outside. Outdoor recess is supervised by several teachers and educational assistants from their arrival at 8:40 and through the recess and lunch hours. Please ensure that your child dresses very warmly everyday and brings mitts, toques, ski pants and warm coats and boots. We do have extra clothing if required but it is better if they have their own. We want our children to be healthy and happy but getting outside and being physically active also enhances their ability to learn. At SSES, we love WINTER!!
Our Santa letters have been officially delivered to the post office by many of our classes. Even though we use e-mail, texts, cell phones and social media, it is still very important to learn how to write an old fashioned letter. We can't wait to hear back from Santa and help him spread kindness into the world, especially during the holiday season. Happy Holidays to all of you and your families!
Mrs. Poloski's Grade 3/4 class is once again organizing a school wide food drive for those less fortunate. Giving back to others is what the holiday season is truly all about and we appreciate all donations, big or small. Please check out the daily schedule on our website. Thank you to Mrs. Poloski's student teacher-Ms. Brettlyn Wood and our substitute teacher, Mrs. Boholij for all of their efforts. A HUGE thank you to the Grade 3/4 students for their efforts to make this such a tremendous success every year. Finally, thank you to all of our SSES families for your kindness and generosity!! We can make a difference!
Our 15th anniversary SSES cookbooks are hot off the press!! Thank you to our volunteer Gladys Kohler who organized the production of this wonderful keepsake and to our SSSAC for their help. Cookbooks are on sale for $15 and all proceeds go towards our natural playground which will be built this spring!!
At SSES, we believe in individualized learning and always challenging our students to work on their personal learning goals. Math games using dice and a deck of cards are one way we help our students to enhance their skills and to work on their next steps. This can also be a great way to incorporate Math "home work" to add to your nightly reading. Math is all around us and games are a fantastic way to make learning our Math facts in a positive, fun, and engaging way!