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Parent Portal User Guide

June 29, 2020
​ If you need any assistance accessing or using the Parent Portal, below are user guides for both the web and mobile usage. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact your child's school directly and they'll be able to assist you. Parent Portal User Guide (Web)
Parent Portal User Guide (Mobile)
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Official Transcript Request

June 29, 2020
​ Starting July 2 and over the summer, while schools are closed, transcript requests can be sent to the RETSD Administration Offices at 589 Roch St. (Phone: 204.667.7130; Fax: 204.661.5618)
Click here for an Official Transcript Request form.
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Summer Office Hours

June 26, 2020
If anyone needs to contact RETSD over the summer break, the office hours for the Administration Offices at 589 Roch St. will be as follows:
Wednesday, July 1
Closed (Canada Day) Friday, July 3
Closed Monday, August 3
Closed (Terry Fox Day)
July 2–August 28
Monday to...
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Kinder Links Adapted Programming

June 22, 2020
​ If you have a preschooler, be sure to check out the Kinder Links adapted programming for this summer!
Just click here: https://tinyurl.com/yck8444c


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2020–21 School Calendar Update

June 22, 2020
​ After reviewing the feedback of parents, students and other educational stakeholders, Manitoba Education has announced that the 2020–21 school year will begin for students on Tuesday, September 8.
Teachers and other staff will return to school for three mandated non-instructional days on September 2–4 to prepare physical spaces, inform staff...
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VolunTeen

June 22, 2020
​To apply, click here: https://tinyurl.com/y9kdvw7g

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Letter to Parents/Guardians

June 19, 2020

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Summer School

June 02, 2020
Click to register now!  Call 204-667-6193 for any additional questions.

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Virtual Career Fair

June 02, 2020

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Re-opening of Schools

May 27, 2020

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Gradual Re-opening

May 21, 2020
​ As per the province's announcement on May 21, we are excited for the gradual re-opening of our province in June. We are waiting to receive more information from Manitoba Education in order to plan for what this will mean for schools. We will share information as we receive it, and we will continue to...
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School Playstructures Open

May 15, 2020
Manitoba’s chief public health officer recently issued guidelines that can be used to move forward with the reopening of play structures on school grounds.  With these recommendations in mind, we are now allowing community members to use equipment.  Equipment is not cleaned or sanitized, and use is at the discretion of...
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InformNet Summer School Program

May 13, 2020
This year, summer school programming can be accessed online through the InformNet Summer School Program. This is for repeater courses only, so you may only register for a summer school course if you have taken the course before and have achieved a mark of 30 per cent or higher. If your...
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2020 Senior Year Convocation

April 24, 2020

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Kinder Links Email Pals

April 16, 2020
Calling all families with preschool children! (ages 5 and under) We are proud to introduce a new program to enjoy in place of Kinder Links' regular onsite programming.
Kinder Links Email Pals provides a weekly email that includes literacy and numeracy activities, ideas for easy at-home art experiences, movement breaks, and links...
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My Learning at Home

April 09, 2020
​ The province is providing a supplemental online resource for Manitoba families whose children are learning at home during the suspension of in-school classes because of COVID-19.
The web portal, My Learning at Home/Mon Apprentissage Chez Moi, will go live online today, providing a comprehensive resource to assist families in supporting...
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Growing & Learning Events Cancelled

April 09, 2020
​ Unfortunately, our Growing & Learning events have been cancelled for this year.
These events were to be held at:
John de Graff School — April 16
Angus McKay School — April 22
Wayoata School — April 29
Dr. F.W.L. Hamilton School —May 7
Bernie Wolfe School — May 13

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Social Media & Online Gaming Safety

April 09, 2020
Join the Winnipeg Police Service today—April 9th—at 2:30 p.m. as they host a Facebook Live presentation for parents on Social Media and Online Gaming Safety.   https://twitter.com/wpgpolice/status/1247662649363410945 https://www.facebook.com/events/2541948762683498/
Const. Orlando Buduhan, one of their school education specialists, will share information on: - The most popular online platforms being used
- Some of...
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Message to RETSD Staff

March 27, 2020

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Spring Break Hours

March 27, 2020
​ For the Spring Break (March 30 to April 3, 2020), the Administration Offices hours will be:
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 6, 2020. 
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COVID-19 Travel Update

March 15, 2020
Staff or students, if you are returning from international or inter-provincial travel, you will need to: 
Self-isolate for 14 days after your return.   Monitor your health for fever, cough or difficulty breathing.  Wash your hands often for 20 seconds and cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.  If symptoms develop during the...
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Parent Portal Upgrades Complete

March 09, 2020
​ We have some exciting news to share with you regarding the Parent Portal. Upgrades are complete and for your convenience, primary contacts will now use their email address as their username (if you have not provided your email address to the school, please do so ASAP). Since we launched the RETSD...
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Co-existing with Coyotes

February 28, 2020
Coyotes have been seen in the vicinity of some of our schools. If you see a coyote near a school, we ask that you contact the school to inform them.  Coyotes adapt very well to a variety of environments, including urban, rural, and wilderness areas, so it's not uncommon for them...
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2020–21 Draft Budget Meeting Presentation

February 26, 2020
​ If you were unable to make it to the 2020–21 Draft Budget Meeting on February 25, 2020, you can click HERE to view the presentation that was made to the public.
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Kindergarten Registration

February 25, 2020
Kindergarten registration begins on Monday, March 2, 2020, at your child's designated school. For information on kindergarten registration and which school is the designated school for your child, visit our Registration section HERE.  For a video about kindergarten in RETSD and information about programs that prepare you and your child for kindergarten, visit...
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Spring Kinder Links

February 24, 2020
​ The spring issue of Kinder Links is now online! Registration for some of the free programs starts immediately, and registration for the remaining starts on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  Click HERE to see the spring Kinder Links newsletter.
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Evolution of Inclusion

February 19, 2020
​REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

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Improvements to Parent Portal

February 14, 2020
​ We will be making improvements to our Parent Portal system from February 18 to approximately mid-March. During these upgrades, the portal will not be available using parent/guardian login credentials. Students will still have access during this time under their own login credentials. Please ensure you log in to see and...
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New Issue of The Torch

February 13, 2020

The new issue of the board of trustees' newsletter, The Torch , hit RETSD-area mailboxes recently, and it's also available on our website in the News & Publications section.  
Or click here: The Torch—Issue Two

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Cold Weather Guidelines

February 11, 2020

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2020–21 Budget Meeting

February 03, 2020

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Jazz Band Winter Showcase

January 20, 2020

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Preschool Pen Pals Program

January 15, 2020
​ Did you know we have a free Preschool Pen Pals program?
Introduce your child, ages 3–5, to the joys of reading and writing through our Preschool Pen Pals program. Your little one will enjoy receiving a special letter featuring a rhyme, joke, sticker, and seasonal activity to try. It's...
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Middle Years Information Evenings

January 15, 2020

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Senior Years Information Evenings

January 14, 2020

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Winter Break Office Hours

December 20, 2019

If you need to get in touch with us over the winter break, the Administration Offices winter break hours are as follows: December 23 – 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. December 24 – 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. December 25 & 26—Closed December 27 & 30 –  8 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
December 31 –...
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RETLife Winter 2020

December 17, 2019
Learn something new with RETLife—RETSD's continuing education program! Whether it's professional development to help you land your dream job, leisure courses that will ignite your passion, or the popular one-time kids courses, there's something for everyone. Register for Winter 2020 now at RETLife.ca and follow RETLife on Twitter @RETLifeRETSD!
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Seasons Greetings

December 03, 2019
​ The River East Transcona School Division board of trustees hopes that you are surrounded with the spirit of peace, hope and goodwill this Christmas season. To each of you and your families, we send our best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy new year–a year filled...

RETSD Winter Concert Schedule

November 19, 2019
' Tis the season to enjoy one (or more!) of the many winter concerts taking place across our division. Please see the attached schedule for a comp lete listing of events :

Winter concert schedule - Poster.pdf
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FREE Parent Intervention Program

November 05, 2019
The Parent Intervention Program offered by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba is a free two-evening program for parents/caregivers seeking information and support regarding their young person's substance use. This program is also for parents/caregivers interested in learning more about the signs to watch for to determine if your young person...
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Award from Respect Group

October 02, 2019
Last night, River East Transcona was presented with an award by Respect Group, an organization co-founded by Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil to prevent bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination (BAHD).
RETSD was the first school division in the province to partner with Respect Group and the first to have 100...
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High School Apprenticeship Program

September 18, 2019
Are you an RETSD student interested in pursuing a skilled trade? You should look into the High School Apprenticeship Program. It allows students the opportunity to start an apprenticeship in the skilled trades prior to graduating. 
This program is perfect for students who are currently working in the skilled trades, are interested in pursuing...
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FREE Preschool Programs

September 12, 2019
​ If you have a preschool child— newborn to pre-K— you don't want to miss out on the wide variety of FREE programs we offer families in RETSD!  Click here to see the programs in the new issue of Kinder Links: Kinder Links— Winter 2019 Registration begins Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at 9:30...
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Register for Youth Programs

September 09, 2019
​ RETSD offers a series of programs designed to keep our youth (Grade 6–12) engaged outside of school hours.  Have you considered any for your child? Click here to learn more and to register— Youth Programs
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Introducing... RETLife!

September 06, 2019
​ River East Transcona School Division is excited to announce... EDVentures is now RETLife! Whether it's professional development to help you land your dream job or leisure courses to ignite your passion—learning a new skill can change your life. And with RETLife, you can do it all without leaving River East Transcona....
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Concern Protocol

September 06, 2019

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Board Chair & Vice-Chair Re-elected

September 04, 2019
RETSD congratulates Colleen Carswell, trustee for Ward 1, who was re-elected as school board chair for the 2019–20 school year at the board’s inaugural meeting on September 3. We also congratulate trustee Jerry Sodomlak (Ward 1) on being re-elected vice-chair. 
Trustee Rod Giesbrecht (Ward 2) was elected chair of the Finance,...
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Welcome Back!

September 04, 2019
​ It's back to school for our 16,000-plus students and 1,600-plus school-based staff.
A warm welcome to our youngest students who are entering kindergarten, our international students who are joining us from around the globe, and any new families who have moved into our school division.
Welcome, also, to those...
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Free Kinder Links Programming for Preschoolers & Their Parents!

July 31, 2019
Check out the new Fall 2019 issue of Kinder Links featuring FREE programming for preschoolers and their parents across our division. Registration opens Monday, August 12 at 9:30 a.m. by phone 204.669.4043 or email kinderlinks@retsd.mb.ca. Mark your calendars as some programs fill up quickly!

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Summer Office Hours

June 26, 2019
If anyone needs to contact RETSD over the summer break, the office hours for the Administration Offices at 589 Roch St. will be as follows:
July 1  
CLOSED — Canada Day July 2–August 30
Monday–Thursday — 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Fridays — 8 a.m.–noon
September 2
CLOSED — Labour...
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Transcript Requests

June 25, 2019
​ Over the summer, while schools are closed, transcript requests can be sent to the RETSD Administration Offices at 589 Roch St. (Phone: 204.667.7130; Fax: 204.661.5618). 
Click HERE for an Official Transcript Request form.
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Parent Portal—Report Cards

June 19, 2019
​ We strongly encourage all RETSD Parent Portal users to save a copy of your child's report card  to your home computer or device (or print out a hard copy). This ensures you'll always have a copy of your child's report cards, even if you no longer have access to the...
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Create Your Future This Summer

June 18, 2019
​ For RETSD students in Grades 9–12. If you want to be ready to apply for part-time jobs or volunteer opportunities in the fall, we can help you prepare to put your best foot forward. And meet some new friends while you're at it! At our "Create Your Future This Summer"...
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Summer Camp for Kids!

June 05, 2019
​ Summer will be upon us before you know it, so now is the time to register your children for our popular EDVentures Summer Camp for Kids! The camps are for children ages 5–12 (children must have turned five by Dec. 31, 2018).  Six weeks and six exciting themes offered from...
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Sing Into Spring!

May 09, 2019

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Divisional Asset Sale—Stage Lighting & Commercial Oven

May 07, 2019
STAGE LIGHTING
•  ETC SmartPack Portable 12x1200W (Power Box)— $1,500 •  Leviton MC7008 16 Channel Digital Controller Box— $150 •  12 PAR 64 Lights, Cables, 4 Pipes with 4 Metal Custom Cages— $2,000 Selling entire lot for: $3,500 or best offer Willing to sell items separately (see individual prices above)
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Science for Kids!—Mechanical Engineering

May 02, 2019
​ As part of our Science for Kids! Series, we're offering  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING  workshops held by Engineering for Kids Winnipeg for two different age groups: ages 4–7 and ages 8–12. 
TUES., MAY 14, 2019
Pulleys (ages 4–7) 6–7 p.m. $20/child
Learn about the properties of simple pulleys. Then put your knowledge...
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Science for Kids!—Science on the Run

May 01, 2019
​ As part of our Science for Kids! Series, we're offering SCIENCE ON THE RUN workshops held by Wise Kid-Netic Energy for two different age groups: Grades 4–6 and Grades 7–10. 
Grades 4–6 / 6–7 p.m. $15/child
Grades 7–10 / 7–8 p.m. $15/child
This workshop has the wow factor of Science...
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Student Art Show

April 16, 2019

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Summer School Registration

April 12, 2019
​ River East Transcona School Division will once again offer a summer school program administered by Adult and Continuing Education. All classes will be delivered at Transcona Adult Learning Centre (130 Regent Ave. E.). Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should register early to improve their chance of...
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Pysanky Decorating Workshop

April 11, 2019

Learn the ancient art of making beautiful pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs). A wax-resist or batik method is used to create the designs, and the eggs are then dipped in brightly-coloured dyes.
TUES., APRIL 16, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Chief Peguis School (Art Room)
For youth, adults & families (ages 12 & up)
$15/person Registration...
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Free Kinder Links Programs!

April 04, 2019

Register now for a FREE Kinder Links program this spring! There is still space available in the following parent-child programs: 
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Guess Who Helps You (Westview, pg. 9)
All Aboard the Friend Ship (pg. 10) WEDNESDAYS (DAYTIME)
Baby Bumblebees (Polson, pg. 5)
Once Upon a Rhyme (Joseph Teres, pg. 6)
Purple Stew (Radisson,...
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Register for 'My Tween & Me'

March 21, 2019
​ For parents/caregivers and their children ages 7–12. Registration is required and ONLY THE FIRST 12 REGISTRATIONS received will be accepted. There will be a waiting list in the event a spot opens. My Tween & Me is a facilitated group program that provides parents and their tweens with the knowledge,...
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Parent Intervention Program

March 20, 2019

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Board Passes 2019–20 Budget

March 13, 2019
​ The RETSD board of trustees passed the 2019–20 budget on March 12, 2019. For details, see the media release.
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Register for a Spring EDVenture!

March 05, 2019
The warmer weather is on its way! Celebrate spring and sign up for a class with EDVentures Continuing Education. You can start a new fitness routine, take ballroom dancing, learn how to make sushi, or participate in some great classes designed just for kids or for the whole family to enjoy....
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Ukrainian Program Announcement

February 05, 2019
In September 2020, the early years (K–5) Ukrainian language program—that is currently offered at Bernie Wolfe Community School and Springfield Heights School—will be united and relocated to Prince Edward School. 
To ensure all students in RETSD have a safe, stimulating learning environment, the board of trustees frequently reviews boundary lines and...
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Science for Kids—Open Heart Surgery

February 05, 2019
​ Does your child love all things science? Here's their chance to get up close and personal with biology!
Students will dissect a pig's heart and explore the circulatory system and heart anatomy in a tangible way. February 25
6–7 p.m. (Grades 5–11)
7–8 p.m. (Grades 5–11) Miles Macdonell Collegiate (Room 4)
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An Important Letter for Parents

January 28, 2019

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Preschool Growing & Learning Days

January 16, 2019
​If you have a child who is about to start kindergarten this fall, don't miss out on our Preschool Growing & Learning Days taking place in April and May! And remember, kindergarten registration begins March 4, 2019.

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Register for ‘Mindful Me’

January 15, 2019
​ RETSD students from Grades 6–12 are welcome to join us for our first Empowerment Project of 2019 — Mindful Me.  It takes place on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 from 6–8 p.m. at Bernie Wolfe Community School. It's a FREE, fun-filled, and interactive day that will include snacks, crafts, and activities—discussions around mental health, mindfulness...
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French Immersion Boundary Changes

January 14, 2019
​ The RETSD board of trustees has completed a review of middle years French immersion enrolment and related catchment areas west of Lagimodiere.
The review was identified as a priority in the 2017–18 school year due to increasing demand for French immersion programming in RETSD and the impact it is having...
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Middle & Senior Years Info Nights

January 11, 2019

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Kindergarten Parent Info Nights

January 11, 2019
​PLEASE NOTE: The location for the École Margaret-Underhill parent information night was previously incorrect, and has now been corrected. Their information night will be held at the school itself, as listed below.


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Science for Kids—Optics

January 09, 2019
​ Does your child love all things science? Here's their chance to get up close and personal with biology! Students will learn about the parts of an eye while dissecting an animal's eye. They will also learn about optical sensors while programming an Ozobot to solve a problem. 
January 14, 2019
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#YellowIsForHello: RETSD Talks Mental Health

December 19, 2018
​REGISTER AT THIS LINK.