Monday, 15 May 2017

The End of a Great Season!

Last Thursday we had our very last skate! For some it was sad, for some it was relief, for some there were questions about when we will get back on the ice??!!

A huge thank you goes out to the many patient and encouraging coaches and volunteers!! And of course the True North Youth Foundation for providing the opportunity for our students to participate in such a great program, feed us healthy food and all the fun and generous little extras we have been given.

The students cleaned out their hockey bags and returned all their equipment. They were given their jerseys and socks to keep!

This Thursday will be the last day of the WJHA program this school year. We will all be going to Camp Manitou for the day! They will feed us lunch and a snack and guide us through a whole bunch of fun activities. Please check the weather and dress you child in appropriate clothing. All students will also need to bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.

Keep your eye open for pictures on our Instagram account!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Some days are like that....

Have you ever read "Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day" by Judith Viorst?

Our last hockey practice kind of felt that way. One of our school buses was late which meant we were late to eat and late to get on the ice, some equipment didn't seem to fit, some drills seemed harder than usual and we had a lot of grumpy hockey players.

Some days are like that.

If your child has a rough day at hockey, remember to help them to drink lots of water, get plenty of rest, eat a healthy meal, and give them lots of hugs and encouragement! Everyone has a rough day at practice once in a while, even the pros!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

A Win for Stevenson!

Last Thursday the grade 4/5s had their first game against another school. They showed great teamwork and sportsmanship and came away with the win! Way to go Stevenson!

Our next game is Thursday, April 20th at 10:20 against Heritage school. Come and cheer them on if you can!

While the grade 4/5s are playing games against other schools, the 2/3s have been playing games against one another. It is a very exciting time for all of our hockey players!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Game On!

Now that we are nearing the end of the hockey season, (last hockey session is May 11th), the grade 4/5 hockey players get the opportunity to test out their hockey and teamwork skills with four hockey games against other schools.

All games will be played at the MTS Iceplex (3969 Portage Avenue). Come and cheer them on if you can!

Thursday, April 6th: 12:40 pm against Donwood School

Thursday, April 20th: 10:20 am against Hertiage School

Thursday, April 27th: 12:40 pm against Norquay School

Thursday, May 4th: 11:30 am against TBD

**Bonus: Tuesday, May 9th 10:20 against Crestview School

Go Sabres Go!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

We Love Our Volunteers!

Not only do we have amazing coaches at hockey, we have great volunteers! Usually we have at least 3 volunteers on each rink, including Mrs. MacDonell whom we miss very much!

They help get our students dressed, fed and motivated. They help with injuries, thirsty hockey players and the occasional disagreement. We could not do this without you! Thank you!

Just a reminder that this Monday is the last grade 4/5 after school session.

Friday, 17 February 2017

I Love to Read Month

It is I Love to Read Month and that doesn't stop when we leave the school for hockey. We brought some great books to the Iceplex and some of our coaches read to us while we were changing. Here is a list of some great hockey books:

Just One Goal By Robert Munsch

The Hockey Tree By David Ward

The Brady Brady Series By Mary Shaw

The Big Game By Gilles Tibo

And a classic.....

The Hockey Sweater

Scholastic has a great list of other Hockey books on their website. Hockey Books

Remember to take the time to snuggle up and read!

Friday, 27 January 2017

Week 9

Our grade 2/3 WJHA students received a great compliment today! Coach Titan congratulated our students on dressing quickly, being respectful on the way to and from hockey and for working so hard on the ice. Way to go Stevenson!

Actually both groups of the students (the grade 2/3s and grade 4/5s) were very efficient this week. Almost everyone was dressed and had eaten their lunch before the Zambonis had even finished cleaning the ice.