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Sing Into Spring!

May 09, 2019

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Divisional Asset Sale—Stage Lighting

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...
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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: 
TUESDAYS (DAYTIME)
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)
757 Roch...
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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
6–7...
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December Torch now online

December 21, 2018
​ The December issue of the board of trustees' newsletter, The Torch , will hit RETSD-area mailboxes next week. It's also available on our website in the News & Publications section.  
Or click here: The Torch—December 2018

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Cold Weather Guidelines

December 20, 2018

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#YellowIsForHello: RETSD Talks Mental Health

December 19, 2018
​REGISTER AT THIS LINK.

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RETSD a Vape-Free Zone

December 04, 2018
​ RETSD schools and properties are now both vape-free and smoke-free zones. This means there is no smoking/vaping permitted in schools or on school division property.  Students are also prohibited from having vaporizers or vaping-related products on all school division properties or at school-related activities or events. 
For more information, please...
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Time for Some wWinter EDVentures!

November 30, 2018
​ The chilly weather is upon us, making us want to spend more time indoors keeping toasty warm. Make the most of your indoor time by signing up for a class with RETSD EDVentures!
You can get or keep fit, learn a language, explore mobile technology, learn to roll your own sushi,...
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Register for 'Kids Can Code!'

November 28, 2018

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Deck the Halls in RETSD

November 22, 2018
It's that special time of year again! If you have plans to attend one of the many Christmas or winter concerts at our schools, we've put together a handy list, so you can see when and where they're taking place. 
Please note that this list is subject to change—be certain to...
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Register for ‘Pay It Forward’

November 20, 2018
​ RETSD students from Grades 6–12 are welcome to join us for our next Empowerment Project—called Pay It Forward—on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 , from 6–8 p.m. at Bernie Wolfe Community School.
It's a FREE, fun-filled, and interactive day where students are invited to participate in a group activity to give...
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Colleen Carswell re-elected school board chair in RETSD

November 07, 2018
​ River East Transcona School division congratulates Colleen Carswell, trustee for Ward 1, who was re-elected as chair of the board for the 2018–19 school year at the board’s inaugural meeting on November 6. Trustee Jerry Sodomlak (Ward 1) was elected as vice-chair. Two new trustees have joined the board following...
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​Congratulations to our new board

October 26, 2018
On Oct. 24, 2018, the RETSD board of trustees was elected for the 2018–2022 term. Congratulations to those who were re-elected and acclaimed, and to Keith Morrison (ward 3) and Susan Olynik (ward 4) our two new trustees joining the board. 
We'd also like thank retiring trustees Brian Olynik and Eva...
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Register for ‘It’s Cool to Be Kind’

October 18, 2018

RETSD students from Grades 6–12 are welcome to join us for our first Empowerment Project of the year—called It's Cool to Be Kind—on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 , 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—all...
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Cannabis Act information

October 03, 2018

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Taking Pictures?

September 21, 2018
​ You may see this poster, with its friendly reminder, up at RETSD schools at some point.  If you're visiting RETSD schools or alternate locations to see your children or grandchildren perform along with other students, this is just something to keep in mind in this age of ever-present cameras.
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RETSD / WSO Concert

September 18, 2018

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Election 2018

September 12, 2018

Election day for Manitoba is Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. If you'd like to learn more about becoming a candidate for the RETSD board of trustees, or if you're looking for voting information, please see the links below:
Information for School Trustee Candidates City of Winnipeg Election 2018...
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Introducing the RETSD Parent Portal

November 24, 2017
​ For years we've sent printed report cards home with students. As with so many aspects in our day-to-day life, there's now an app for that! We're excited to introduce the RETSD Parent Portal—an online tool that provides quick and confidential access to your son or daughter's important school information. It's been...