Thursday, 22 December 2016

Happy Holidays!

We would like to thank our entire community for their support and generosity throughout one of our busiest months of the year.   We were able to support multiple charities through cash, clothing and food donations, create 9 generous hampers for members of our own community and celebrate the many talents of all of our students across two days of concerts.  Our Parent Council ran a very successful fundraiser for our school and had a large amount of support for the Pizza Fun Lunch today.

Raffle Draw Winners:

Prize 1 - C. Robinson
Prize 2 - J. Cimarno
Prize 3 - M. Mymryck
Student Prize - Ryan C.

From all of us at Sansome School, have a Happy Holiday filled with relaxation, fun and quality time with both friends and family!  School resumes on Monday, January 9th.

Monday, 19 December 2016

Concert Arrival Times

Excitement is in the air.  

Thank you to all students, staff and parents for your hard work in preparing for our holiday concerts. Gym doors will open at 1:00 PM for afternoon performances and 6:20 PM for evening performances. 

Traditionally, more seating has been available at afternoon performances. 

Classrooms will also be open at 6:30 PM for teacher supervision prior to evening performances.  Students need to remain with parents/guardians by the office until classrooms are open.    

See you at the show!

Please note:

The staff parking lot is reserved for Sansome staff. 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Winter Concert Reminder

Our Winter Concerts are just around the corner.  Here's what you need to know:

The grade K/4/5 students will be performing on Tuesday, Dec. 20 with concerts at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. 

The grade 1/2/3 students (including Rm. 23) will be performing on Wednesday, Dec. 21 with concerts at 1:30pm and 7:00pm.

Please take your child to their homeroom at 6:30 PM on the night they perform.  Please note that supervision will not be provided before that time.

Our Parent Council has organized some fantastic raffle prizes that are available to win including a pair of Lower Bowl Winnipeg Jets tickets.  Tickets will be available for $2.00 each.

We hope you are able to join us at one or both of our concerts!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Project Echo - Rock Paper Scissors Champions!

Thank you again to all of our Sansome families for the donations of items for our past Rock Paper Scissors event in support of Project Echo and the initiatives led by Sturgeon Heights Collegiate.  Over $10 000 in donations and items were raised in support of their efforts in a fun filled division wide event.  We would like to congratulate Campbell from grade 5 who ended up winning the entire tournament and was crowned the "St. James Assiniboin School Division Rock Paper Scissors Champion."  Well done Campbell and congratulations to all who participated.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Recess Reminders

At this time of the year, we start to prepare for the cold recess events.  Teachers are currently reviewing in class games and activities in case students need to remain indoors due to the cold temperatures. If you have any games or activities that you are no longer using and would like to donate them to the school, please send them to the office.  

Just a reminder for parents to also encourage your children to dress appropriately for the weather.  Students are expected to go outside unless the temperature is equivalent to or lower than -27 C, in which case indoor recess will be held. We review the temperature prior to each recess by reviewing several weather sites across the city.  Jackets, boots, ski pants, mitts, toques, scarves and packing some extras in case they get wet all help make recess that much more enjoyable.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Holiday Hampers

During this holiday season please help us to help others in our community.  

Special Event Days:

Students are invited to participate in the following activities to help raise funds for our Christmas Hampers.  If possible, a loony donation for each day would be greatly appreciated.  

Monday, Dec. 5th - Wear a Hat Day
Wednesday, Dec. 7th - Wacky Hair Day
Thursday, Dec. 8th - Team Jersey/Sports Shirt Day

Food Item Collection Days:

In addition to these special days, Sansome will be collecting food items during the week of December 5th - 9th.  If possible, please consider making a donation coinciding with the following theme days:

Monday, Dec. 5th - Canned Food Items
Tuesday, Dec. 6th - Bread Day: noodles, oatmeal, cereal, pasta, rice, etc.
Wednesday, Dec. 7th - Sauce Day: soup, sauces, gravy mixes
Thursday, Dec. 8th - Drink Day: juice, coffee, tea
Friday, Dec. 9th - Dessert ay: cake mixes, cookies, jam, honey, jelly powder

Newly knit or purchased hats, mitts and neck warmers to help add warm cheer to the season.  Any donations will up accepted up to Dec. 12th.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the school at 204-889-6000. 


Monday, 28 November 2016

Movember Mustache Election

Voting has begun and will conclude on Wednesday, November 30th. 
 Thank you to all students and families who have contributed donations.  A big thank you as well to Mr Lacaba, Mr. Cassell, Mr. Flynn, Mr. Briggs, Mr. Waselewski and Mr. Lizotte 
for donating their faces for this worthwhile cause.  

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Thank You Parent Council!

We would like to thank our Parent Council for organizing today's McDonald's fun lunch.  Ordering, collecting, organizing and working with our volunteers is a huge undertaking and our school truly appreciates your efforts.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Bake Sale Reminder

If you would like to donate baking for the Sansome Bake Sale taking place on the evening of Thursday, November 24th from 4:30-7:00 PM, please be sure to send in your baking in no later than noon on November 24th.  Remember that all baking must be nut free, labelled with ingredients, and on a recyclable/disposable tray as it will not be returned to you.

All proceeds from this bake sale will go towards the creation of holiday hampers to benefit those in need within our community. 

Your support is much appreciated.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Sansome School Rock Paper Scissors Donation Drive

In partnership with over 10 SJSD schools, Sansome Elementary School will be holding a school wide Rock Paper Scissor Tournament of Champions" in support of Project Echo.  

Project Echo is a local charitable foundation that supports the Lighthouse Mission, Sam's Christmas and supports the creation of over 700 holiday hampers for families in need throughout Winnipeg.  You can find out more about Project Echo at the following website:

Round 1, “The Homeroom Championship”, will take place on Monday, November 28th.  Every student is automatically able to participate in the tournament with 5 "lives".  In order to better their chances of winning we are asking that students accumulate an additional 5 "lives" by donating either:

- 1 unopened box of cereal (high fibre, non-sugar coated preferred)
- 1 new, unused package of socks
-  $5.00 donation. 

Why these items?  These have been identified as some of the greatest needed items at many shelters throughout the city.

Round 2, "The Sansome School Championship", will take place on Wednesday, November 30th.  Class champions will need to raise additional lives for this round with the help of their classmates.  The class champ can bring in donations as well as be supported by their classmates with further donations.  The amount of "lives" raised by a classroom is unlimited.  A school champion will be crowned at this event.  The last 5 students in this round will also advance to the Divisional Championships to represent the Sansome Rock Paper Scissors Team.

Round 3, "Divisional Championships at Sturgeon Heights", will take place over the lunch hour on Thursday December 8th.  Our team of 5 competitors, as well as the top donating homeroom (as a cheering section), will travel to Sturgeon Heights via bus to witness the tournament and crowning of our school division champion.

Donations can be brought in to your child’s homeroom teacher starting Monday, November 21st!  Students will find out more about this challenge on Thursday,  November 17th and Friday, November 18th.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Student Led Conference Online Sign-Up

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 / 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday, November 25th/ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

These conferences are a celebration of all the hard work your child has accomplished and we hope everyone is able to attend and share in your child’s progress.
Conferences will be held in your child’s various classroom environments. Families are asked to book a 30 minute block of time during which they will travel to learning spaces around the school such as your child’s classroom, music room and the gym.  Students will have the responsibility of taking an active role in explaining and demonstrating their learning and setting goals for future improvement.
Please note that there could be up to three other families in the classroom at the same time. If at any point you feel a particular classroom is too busy at the time of your arrival, please feel free to visit another learning space in the school and return at a later time during your 30 minute block. Should you wish to discuss something of a particularly sensitive nature, we invite you to schedule an additional meeting with a particular teacher on an alternate date.

Sign up for your time at the link below:

Sansome School Book Fair

Sansome School will be having a Book Fair in support of our school library.  The details are as follows:

Wednesday, November 23rd, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm PREVIEW DAY. 
Students will be invited to the library to preview but not purchase items until the following day.

Thursday, November 24th,   9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Friday, November 25,   9:00 -11:30 a.m.
Book Fair will be open and items can be purchased throughout the day and at Student Led conferences.

The bookfair will be located in the Sansome Library, second floor

Our book fair is able to accept cash and/or cheques made out to Sansome School. 

See you there!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Remembrance Day Service at Sansome

Sansome School's Remembrance Day Service is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, November 9th at 10:45 AM in the gym.  The service will feature several student and community member performances and presentations to ensure the relevance and significance of the day is understood by all.  

We are encouraging students to send us a photo of a friend or family member who is or was in the military for our Remembrance Day presentation.  These photos can be emailed, scanned or the send in the original and we will returned the image unharmed.  

Please send all images to <>  and be sure to include the name, rank and connection to our student.  We would appreciate having all picture submissions sent our way by Monday, November 7th.

Thank you for your consideration and hopefully we can include your family in our upcoming service.