Friday, 17 February 2017

Sansome Choir Upcoming Performances

Our Sansome School Primary and Intermediate Choirs will be performing at Westminster United Church in the Winnipeg Music Festival.  The Winnipeg Music Festival is a competitive festive where the choirs will have a chance to perform and receive adjudication from a choral clinician.  Performance times are as follows:

March 2nd @ 10:30 am - Intermediate Choir

March 3rd @ 11:15 am - Primary Choir

We hope to see many of our families to support our choirs!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Jump Rope for Heart

On Friday, February 10th during the afternoon we had our annual Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off.  Theresa from the Heart and Stroke Foundation came out to Sansome to give us a brief presentation about the program, it's 35 year history, and to get us excited about the event. 

All students will be participating in our “Jump Rope for Heart” event, which will take place on Friday, March 10th during regular Phys. Ed classes. Any students wishing to raise funds/collect pledges in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation should see Mrs. Starkell for a pledge form.  

A letter with more details and information was sent home on Friday with your child.  All pledge forms are due back to the school by February 28th and students will be provided with their prizes soon after. To find out more about the Canada wide event follow this link:

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

I Love to Read Week at Sansome

February 6th to 10th

Help us celebrate the joy of reading with all of our Sansome students.  Read below to find out more.

Melting Monday (Feb 6th)

We will begin our week with a special assembly first period. Everyone needs to grab a favourite book and head to the gym for a summer reading vacation!
  • Grab a towel; pull out those shorts, sunglasses and beach hats! We will warm up with some good books!
  • Our resident storyteller, Mrs. Powell, will share her story telling skills with us. 
  • We will launch our I Love To Read Week with a school wide read-in. 
  • We will listen to some hot tunes and classes will lay back and enjoy their favourite books. 
  • We will also have a special performance by the "I Love To Read Sansome Dance Company!" 

This will be one hot assembly!

Trade Off Tuesday (Feb 7th)

Today you will be trading teachers, but don’t worry it’s only for one period! 
  • He/she will come to share a story with the class and your teacher will go to the other class.
  • Your class can play Book Trade. Everyone in class sits in a big circle and starts reading a book. Every few minutes the teacher calls “TRADE!” and you pass your book to your classmate on your right. Do it for as long as you can! How many trades can you do?
  • Bring in a book you have read and exchange it for a new one in our Great Book Trade Off! 
  • The school will also donate books to choose from to add to your choices. Any excess books left will be donated to the Children’s Book Market. 

Wild Wednesday (Feb 8th)

Wear some animal print clothes, hats and hoodies, or wear camouflage (to hide you from the wild animals)! 
  • You may choose to read to a favorite stuffed animal. Today they are welcome to attend school. 
  • Your class can try to create an “Add A Line” story based on the animal theme. 
  • Grab a fiction or nonfiction animal book to read. 
  • Classes will be served animal cookies to munch while reading. 

We will feed the beast in you, both mind and body!

Thank You Canada Thursday (Feb 9th)
Do you know Canada is turning 150 years old this year? We are lucky to live in such a great place and it is also the home to many talented authors. 
  • Show your pride by wearing red and white today! 
  • Choose Canadian books to read and buddy up with another class. 
  • We have some special bookmarks for everyone!

Funky Friday (Feb 10th)

Dress as crazy as you can!  
  • Wear your clothes inside out, backwards or mismatched. Wear a funky hairdo or hat and two different shoes. Anything goes! Classes can try the challenge of moving in the hall in a backwards line up! Now that’s crazy and mixed up!
  • Today try the challenge of trying to read a story backwards by reading the ending first, then back track to the middle and finally the beginning! 
  • Listen to jokes on the announcements and choose silly stories to read today.
  • Read your favourite joke to the class.


Do you love to read and love to play bingo? Let’s do both and you can win some prizes! It starts February 1st and ends February 28th. Teachers will hand out Reading Bingo sheets to each child to take home. Parents must initial a square to verify the reading activity was done and it can be completed in any order. If you fill your Reading Bingo card by the end of the month your name will be entered in special draws! 

D.E.A.R. Police
The Drop Everything And Read Police force will once again be patrolling the halls throughout the week to catch readers in their classes.  Listen for the announcement and have your book ready! The D.E.A.R. Police will be handing out tickets for a special daily draws. Draws will take place at the end of the day so don’t forget to fill it in and send it to the office. If you are lucky, Judge Lizotte will be summoning. Now that’s one ticket you want to get!

Literacy Lounge
A special Literacy Lounge, located by the office, will be available for a two-week period for I Love To Read. Teachers will sign up their classes and send groups of students for the opportunity to read and relax in the lounge area.

Guest Readers
Guest readers will be coming in to the classes to share stories.  We are going to see some familiar and some new faces and some very special surprise guests!  Students from Westwood School will also be visiting classes to share some favourite books.

Lunchtime Reading
The Sansome Bookworm Club will be offered at 12:20 p.m. in the library.

Monday – Grade 4
Tuesday – Grade 2
Wednesday – Grade 1
Thursday – Grade 3
Friday – Grade 5

There will be fun activities, draws and of course some time to read or listen to some good books. 

The Great Book Exchange at Sansome

Monday, 30 January 2017

1163 Acts of Kindness in 1 Week!

Our students and staff did an amazing job throughout the Great Kindness Week Challenge.  As a school we noticed how simple, fun and effortless it was to both "do" and "benefit from" a variety of acts of kindness on a daily basis.  From the smallest of compliments to the creation of artwork and song ... our entire Sansome community benefited from focusing on the theme of kindness.  Our goal as a school was to reach 1000 acts of kindness for the week and our students accomplished their goal ... and so much more!

Quotes of Kindness

Hugs after our Grade Group Kindness Meetings

Helping Hands - Art

Kindness Spirit Week - Red/Blue Sansome Day

Sunday, 22 January 2017

2017 Great Kindness Challenge at Sansome

During the week of January 23rd - 27th, students at Sansome will be taking part in the 2017 Great Kindness Challenge.  Students learned about this challenge on Friday and/or this upcoming Monday in grade group assemblies.  

We are a part of a global challenge that:
- involves over 9 000 000 students!
- involves over 12 000 schools!
- in 2016 recognized over 250 000 000 acts of kindness!
- occurs in over 60 countries globally!

At the end of each day, all classrooms are encouraged to access a survey on their classroom iPads.  On this survey each class can check off acts of kindness that they were a part of or witnessed at Sansome School on that day.  The survey will keep track of each act and calculate our accomplishments for the week.  

Our school goal for the week is to reach 1000 acts of kindness!  

To help us recognize this special week around the world students will encouraged to dress with "kindness" in mind.

Tuesday = Twin Day 
- Plan ahead and try and dress as a twin with one or more people at our school.

Wednesday = Team Kindness Day 
- Wear a sports team uniform or logo of your choice to show your part of the team.

Thursday = Tie one on for Kindness Day
- Wear a tie or wacky pair of socks to show you care about kindness.

Friday = Sansome Kids are Kind Kids, Blue and Red Day.
- Wear your Sansome clothing and/or Blue and Red colours for a whole group picture.

All week classes will be encouraged to put up posters and messages throughout the school to recognize and share our actions!

Friday, 13 January 2017

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18 School Year

·       Sansome School Kindergarten Information Evening - Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 pm.  All children registering for Kindergarten must be five years old by December 31, 2017 in order to register for Kindergarten starting in September 2017. This information evening will provide you with an opportunity to meet the teachers and learn more about Sansome School and all it has to offer.  

Follow this link for all information about 2017-18 Kindergarten Registration:

Follow this link for further information about Grades 1-5 Registration