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The RETSD board of trustees, senior administration team, and student services staff receiving an award from Respect Group

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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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 fall issue of Kinder Links: Kinder Links— Fall 2019
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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...
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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,...

Angus McKay Open House 6:00-7:00 pm

August 21, 2019
​Please join us for an Open House on September 3rd. It's a time to make connections with our staff, get oriented to a new classroom, and bring in school supplies. We look forward to seeing you!
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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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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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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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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: 
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,...

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.

Free Children's Tickets to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

March 07, 2019
The Provincial Exhibition is pleased to announce that, thanks to the support of generous sponsors, we will again be offering free tickets to children aged 6-12 for our Royal Manitoba Winter Fair (to be held March 25-30, 2019). Today's children are tomorrow's future and the Provincial Exhibition strongly believes in the...
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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....

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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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.


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...

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

Cold Weather Guidelines

December 20, 2018


Early Dismissal on December 21st.

December 20, 2018
​Students will be dismissed from classes at 2:30 pm on Friday December 21st. Happy Holidays!
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Public Forum

September 27, 2018


January 29, 2018
​John Henderson Junior High School - February 20th at 6:30 p.m. Munroe Junior High School - February 7th at 6:00 p.m. for both English and Late French Immersion  


October 26, 2016
​ LEGO Club - Build, create, design!  Club starts November 7th from 12:15-12:45 in the library. Mondays - Grades 1 and 2 Wednesdays - Grades 3 and 4 Fridays - Grade 5  

Threat to Safety Made

September 21, 2016
​This morning we were informed a threat was sent to another school division.  As a precautionary measure, we notified our school administrators to take all necessary steps to safeguard their students and staff.  Later in the morning, the Winnipeg Police Service announced the threat was deemed to be a hoax.  Should...

RETSD has a new trustee

September 07, 2016
​ Congratulations to Brianne Goertzen, who was elected to the RETSD Board of Trustees, representing Ward 3. Ms. Goertzen is a Manitoba organizer for the Canadian Federation of Students, is on the board of Child Care Coalition of Manitoba and serves on CUPE's National Post-Secondary Task Force. We look forward to...

Mall Night Fundraiser at Angus McKay

April 11, 2016
You are invited to the Angus McKay CSA "Mall Night" fundraiser. The mall in the gym will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 13 th . Come and shop at an array of home party vendors! It costs $2.00 to enter and you will be entered to win...


January 27, 2016
​If your child is entering Grade 6 or 7 at John Henderson Junior High this September, you're invited to attend the school open house evening. Bring your child and take the opportunity to learn more about their new school and its programs, and meet some of the staff. The open house...


January 14, 2016
Please see the attached poster for meeting times for Lego Club.


October 13, 2015
​Once again, Angus McKay School will be participating in the Plastic Bag Roundup Challenge, a program of Take Pride Winnipeg, by collecting plastic bags for recycling. The goal of this challenge is to inspire everyone to reduce the amount of plastic we are using on a daily basis, and think about...

Volunteer Tea

June 08, 2015
​ On June 3 various student groups performed a selection of western-themed songs, poems, and dances for our parent volunteers.  This was followed by a tea for the volunteers in our library. Thank you to all of our volunteers for sharing your time and efforts with our school.  Angus McKay has...

Police Presentations

May 13, 2015
  Constable Andy visited the students in grades 3 through 6 giving presentations on various health and safety topics.  He challenged the grade 3 and 4 students to be safe around strangers you meet both online and in day-to-day interactions. He also reviewed personal street safety as students are spending more...
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Day of Pink

April 23, 2015
​ On April 8 th Angus McKay students joined others across the country to stand for respect as part of the National Day of Pink.  Grade 4 students reminded the student body of ways we can be "buddies not bullies" by following our school wide matrixes.  Students were then paired with...

Date Change for Volunteer Tea

April 06, 2015
​The Volunteer Tea has been moved to June 3rd at 10:45 a.m.

Lunch Program AGM Meeting

April 06, 2015
​The Lunch Program AGM Meeting will be held on June 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the library.

CSA Meeting Cancelled

March 27, 2015
​The CSA Meeting scheduled for April 7, 2015 has been cancelled.

RETSD Tumbling Rally

March 24, 2015
​ This winter about 50 students in grades 3 through 6 have been rolling, cartwheeling, and flipping in preparation for the RETSD tumbling rally.  Several days each week the students worked with coaches to develop their basic skills such as forward rolls, back rolls, headstands, cartwheels, and bridges.  As student skills...

The Medic Alert No Child Without Program

March 16, 2015
​Brochures are available at the school office.  Each brochure features a unique PIN number and Bar Code assigned to a specific school. 

2014/15 Low Cost Bicycle Helmet Initiative

March 12, 2015
​Helmets purchased through the Low Cost Bicycle Helmet Initiative will be delivered to schools and child care facilities during the week of May 12 - 20, 2015, instead of March as previously communicated.  This is due to a delay in the helmets being shipped from overseas and unfortunately, this has caused...

Camp Meeting

February 26, 2015
​There will be a camp meeting for all grade 5 & 6 students on April 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.  Students are asked to please bring their parents!
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SMP Celebrating 100 Years of Learning

February 18, 2015
Salisbury Morse Place School invites all former students and employees to help them celebrate 100 years of learning on April 23, 2015. For more information, please see the attached poster.
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Author Michael Kusugak Visits Angus McKay

February 03, 2015
​ Students were captivated by arctic stories told by author Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak.  Michael and his wife Geraldine visited Angus McKay School bringing stories, furs, Inuit clothing, carvings from whale bone and many more items for students to hear, see, touch, and try on.  Thank you for transporting us to Repulse...

Curling Rocks!

February 03, 2015
​ Our curling program will be starting on Monday, January 26 th for students in grades 4 to 6. Students will be curling during their phys  ed classes. A big thank you to Mr. Caithness for making our curling rink. Also, thank you to Mrs. Treffner, Mr. Crawley, Owen, Ayden, Mark,...

Information Night for Middle Years Schools

January 28, 2015
Information nights for our middle years schools are being held during the month of February. See the attached poster for dates and times.

RETSD 2013-14 Annual Report Now Online

October 24, 2014
RETSD's Annual Report to the Community for 2013-14 is now online.  Go    here to read about the progress that has been made related to the divison's prioities.

New Attendance Guide Offers Practical Tips

September 23, 2014
RETSD believes that regular attendance and punctuality are positive behaviours that need to be fostered in our school system. That’s why, in its third year of an initiative to increase school attendance, the division has produced Attendance – a guide for parents and students. Want some tips on how you, as...

Important Dates

September 08, 2014

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