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Co-existing with Coyotes

June 15, 2022
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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FREE Literacy Links Visits

June 10, 2022
​ Literacy Links facilitators at Joseph Teres School.
Registration is now underway for Literacy Links Visits as part of our FREE Countdown to Kindergarten programming. Led by enthusiastic Countdown to Kindergarten facilitators, children are sure to enjoy play-based activities, stories, and art experiences to enhance their skills and understanding of...
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RETSD Welcomes New Superintendent/CEO

June 08, 2022


Permits Now Accepted for Facilities Use

April 21, 2022
​ Permit request forms for public use of school facilities are now being accepted by RETSD for the 2022–23 school year. 
The deadline is May 15, 2022.  For more info, visit: Facilities Use
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2022–23 School Year Calendars Online

April 19, 2022

​The 2022–23 school year calendars have been added to our website.  This includes the kindergarten caterpillars and ladybugs calendars, as well as the six-day and two-day calendars for students from Grades 1–12.
To see them, visit: Calendars
Note:  The province has not yet decided if September 30, the National Day for Truth...
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Update for Renovation Project at ERP

April 19, 2022

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Budget Issue of Torch Now Online

April 18, 2022

The budget issue of the board of trustees' newsletter, The Torch , will hit RETSD-area mailboxes this week. 
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Can my child attend school after returning from travel?

April 06, 2022


Preschool Growing & Learning Events

April 05, 2022
​ Is kindergarten just around the bend for your child? Check out our FREE Preschool Growing & Learning events taking place this spring. Register today!

Letter to Parents/Guardians

April 04, 2022

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Spring Break Hours

March 25, 2022
​ For the spring break (March 28 to April 1, 2022), the Administration Offices hours will be: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, April 4, 2022.

Torch Now Online

March 14, 2022

The board of trustees' newsletter, The Torch , is now online!  It was created several days before the fire occurred at Westview School, so the information about Westview in The Torch has completely changed.  The board and the division senior administration have made Westview their priority, along with supporting...
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Letter to Parents/Guardians

March 11, 2022

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Take It Slow in Ice & Snow

February 25, 2022
​A message from Curtis Basso, Director of Transportation.


Immunization Clinics—Grades K–5

February 01, 2022
Public Health is holding immunization clinics for students in Grades K–5 (ages 5–11) at several RETSD schools in the coming weeks. Click the link below for a complete list.
Immunization Clinics
This list of immunization clinics is subject to change. Please ensure you check back prior to the date of the clinic of...

Kindergarten Registration

January 24, 2022
Do you have a child about to enter kindergarten? Is your child five years old on or before December 31? If so, you may have questions about what to expect.
RETSD would normally hold kindergarten information evenings in January and February; however, COVID restrictions have required us to rethink how we'll...

Keeping You Informed

January 18, 2022
​ Recently, we updated parents/guardians regarding changes in how we are keeping our school communities informed about presumed COVID-19 cases and attendance rates.
Public Health measures have been adapted to reflect the changing public health situation. The increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant of concern has changed the approach to testing...
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Virtual Community Consultation

January 13, 2022
​ The board of trustees of River East Transcona School Division invites the community to attend a Virtual Community Consultation on the ThoughtExchange results and to inform budget deliberations.  Via Microsoft Teams.  To register, click: https://

Letter to Parents/Guardians

January 12, 2022


Restricted Level (Orange)

January 12, 2022

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Extension to Winter Break

December 22, 2021
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K–6 Voluntary Rapid Antigen Test Kits

December 21, 2021

On December 21, the Government of Manitoba announced it is making rapid antigen test kits available to students in kindergarten to Grade 6. They provided a number of documents to help families familiarize themselves with rapid testing and how to administer the test. The test kits will be delivered to RETSD schools...

Your Trustees Want to Hear From You

December 16, 2021
Schools are the heart of the communities they serve.  They exist to help students become inspired, skilled, responsible members of society. Public education provides inclusive, innovative, engaging, quality programming for all students, embracing diversity, in a safe and caring environment.  In addition to core subjects, public education offers many services including...
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Board of Trustees Holiday Greeting

December 15, 2021

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Winter Kinder Links Programs

December 10, 2021

Registration is now underway for FREE Kinder Links programs in January/February 2022! We are once again pleased to offer virtual programming in the new year.
Kinder Links @ HOME (VIRTUAL)— To register, simply send a registration request to or call 204.669.4043 with the following information: 
 • Parent/caregiver name 
 • Names and ages of...

The Torch is Now Online

November 23, 2021

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Letter to Parents/Guardians

November 19, 2021

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Bus Cancellations

November 09, 2021
​ Sometimes, severe weather causes us to cancel buses.  If buses are cancelled, an alert will appear at the top of the home page of our website. If, by 6:45 a.m., we have not announced or posted a cancellation alert, buses are running.
If transportation is cancelled in the morning, this...

Cold Weather Guidelines

November 09, 2021

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Veterans Week

November 08, 2021
​ November 8–12 is Veterans Week, where we remember, acknowledge, learn about, and vow to never forget those who served our country and the many who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Today is Indigenous Veterans Day, a day to reflect on the Indigenous soldiers who served our country. Manitoba was the first province to...
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Taking Pictures?

October 19, 2021


Our Commitment to Truth & Reconciliation

September 23, 2021
RETSD is committed to the success of all students. The division is keenly aware of the challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples because of colonialism, the legacy of residential schools, and systemic barriers.
As a division, we have a robust Indigenous education plan that addresses both the academic and cultural domains...
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RETSD Board Elections

September 08, 2021

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Countdown to Kindergarten

August 16, 2021


WASAC 2021 Summer Camps

August 12, 2021

RETSD is proud to continue our partnership with WASAC to provide up to 200 of our students an opportunity to attend 2-week day camps for free at either Donwood School, Arthur Day Middle School or Valley Gardens Middle School. Students learn about Indigenous culture and participate in various sports, games and crafts....
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Mobile Kinder Camp

July 29, 2021

The Countdown to Kindergarten team is excited to announce  FREE,   in-person outdoor programming  this summer! With Mobile Kinder Camp, our facilitators visit  outside  your home (in the front or back yard) to lead your family in chants, stories, rhyming, phonological activities, and active games to get moving! We'll also teach...
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Request a Stop Bill 64 Lawn Sign

July 28, 2021

Call the Administration Offices at 204.667.7130 or fill out the Bill 64 Sign Request form to request your free lawn sign. Please see the Board of Trustees section of our website for more information on the impacts of the proposed educational changes in Bill 64. ...
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The Torch

July 20, 2021

Flags Flown at Half-Staff

June 02, 2021
​ We at River East Transcona School Division, along with all Canadians, are saddened by the recent tragic news of the discovery of the mass grave of 215 children's remains on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. We acknowledge the families and community of Tk'emlúps...

Every Child Matters

May 31, 2021

We at River East Transcona School Division, along with all Canadians are saddened by the recent and tragic news of the discovery of the mass grave of 215 children’s remains on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. We acknowledge the families and community...
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Strategic Plan 2021–23

May 20, 2021

The Strategic Plan is a roadmap for achieving our goals. Click below for "online readable" and printable versions of our Strategic Plan to learn more about our strategic directions and actions we will take to achieve our goals. Strategic Plan 2021–23 (Online Readable) Strategic Plan 2021–23 (Printable)


Remote Learning Extended for Remainder of 2020–21 School Year

May 09, 2021
​NOTE: Parents, please make note of the information in this Summary of Level Red Restrictions. It provides highlights of information communicated to you earlier: Summary of Level Red Restrictions

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Letter to Parents (May 3)

May 03, 2021


Your Trustees Want To Hear From You

March 03, 2021
​ It would be appreciated if you would participate in a ThoughtExchange. Your responses will assist us in better understanding your personal perspective of your child(ren)’s education and learning during the pandemic.
Learn more here: ThoughtExchange

ERP Welcomes EMU and EC Students

February 23, 2021
​ As announced by the board of trustees, on Feb. 22, 2021, École Regent Park will welcome Grade 4 students for next school year. Current Grade 3 students at both École Margaret-Underhill and École Centrale will make the move September 2021.  RETSD recently conducted a student enrolment review that found increased...

Kindergarten Registration Starts March 1

February 04, 2021
PLEASE NOTE :  Due to COVID-19, kindergarten registration will be by appointment only. Please contact your child's school to schedule your appointment.

Do you have a child about to enter kindergarten? Is your child five years old on or before December 31? If so, you may have...

Winter Weather Bus Cancellation Notification

December 09, 2020
​ When the snow flies and the temperatures drop, it is important students dress appropriately for the weather. During the winter, bus cancellations become a possibility. If buses are cancelled, an alert will appear at the top of the home page of our website.   If, by 6:45 a.m., we have...

Remote Learning Period

December 08, 2020

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Temporary Remote Learning

November 20, 2020


New Non-Instructional Days

November 13, 2020
​ To support our schools and allow them to collaborate and plan for temporary remote learning during the pandemic, RETSD will have non-instructional co-ordinated days on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24, 2020, and Feb. 5, 2021. There will be no school on those days. See our calendars at:

Restricted (Orange) Continues for Schools

October 30, 2020

Update: Nov. 10, 2020 With today's announcement of the Province of Manitoba moving to Critical (Red) on the pandemic response system, schools will continue to be open and operating under the Restricted (Orange) level. 

RETSD Cold Weather Guidelines

October 28, 2020

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The Torch Is Now Online

October 15, 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.   The Torch—Issue One

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Conference Manager

October 14, 2020
River East Transcona School Division is pleased to announce that Conference Manager has been rolled out divisionwide to facilitate digital parent-teacher conferences in all 42 schools. Conference Manager is currently in use at both middle years and senior years schools for parents.
For new users, the first step is to register...
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Kinder Links @ Home

October 06, 2020
The Kinder Links team is pleased to introduce Kinder Links @ Home, a FREE program for young families living in the River East Transcona community. Kinder Links @ Home features exciting ways to enjoy literacy and numeracy activities from the comfort and safety of your home. This fall, get creative, playful, and passionate...
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COVID-19 Notification Process

September 28, 2020

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Kinder Links Pen Pals Program

September 24, 2020
Introduce your child, ages 3–5, to the joys of reading and writing through our Kinder Links Pen Pals program. As a Kinder Links Pen Pal, your child will receive a special package in the mail featuring a short letter, notes, songs/rhymes, a joke, stickers, and a seasonal activity to try. The...
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Help Keep Our Schools Safe

September 17, 2020


Let's Do Our Part—Early Years

September 14, 2020

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Letter to Parents (Sept. 11)

September 11, 2020

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The RETSD Concern Protocol

September 10, 2020


Family & Guardian Guide to Microsoft Teams

September 09, 2020
​ We hear you. Your involvement in your student's education is more important than ever. On top of juggling work and personal responsibilities and ensuring that your family stays safe and healthy, you're now assisting with remote learning. You have a lot on your plate. We're here to help. This guide...
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Letter to Parents (Sept. 4)

September 04, 2020


RETSD Buys Seven New Buses

September 04, 2020

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Board Chair & Vice-Chair Elected

September 02, 2020

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Transportation Update

August 27, 2020
​ We are finalizing bus routes and will be uploading student transportation information to the parent portal next week.  We have made an important update to the transportation section of our "Welcoming Students Back" document regarding walking distance. As we worked through routes—with thoughtful planning around physical distancing, cohorts, and siblings—we...

Weekly Summer Update—Manitoba Education FAQ

August 13, 2020

As we continue to work hard on the division plan that will be released Monday, August 17, 2020, we want to share with you some questions and answers from Manitoba Education. 
We also want to remind parents that it is important to plan now for keeping your student home...

Weekly Summer Update—Division and School Plans

August 07, 2020
The province announced their return to school plan for Manitoba last week.  Schools in RETSD are planning for a safe return to learning for all students and staff.  We know that families have many questions and concerns regarding the start of school.  Details on our divisional plan will be available and...
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Weekly Summer Update—Manitoba School Re-opening Plan Announced

July 30, 2020

Today, July 30, 2020,  the province announced their return to school plan for Manitoba. Details of the provincial announcement can be found here: Welcoming Our Students Back: Restoring Safe Schools We are looking forward to welcoming our students back to the classroom on Tuesday, September 8 and are continuing to plan...
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Weekly Summer Update—Schedules & Transportation

July 24, 2020

As we await news from the province and Dr. Brent Roussin regarding school reopening plans, we are currently finalizing our comprehensive plans for the following three scenarios: In-class learning resumes for all with near normal conditions In-class learning resumes with additional public health measures Remote learning from home with...
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New Literacy Links Family Group Option

July 16, 2020

River East Transcona School Division is pleased to announce a new 'family group' option for participating in our  FREE  Literacy Links Visiting program this summer. Family Group appointments are an ideal way for families with younger/older children to share in the fun of preparing for kindergarten! Together we will enjoy...

Weekly Summer Update—Thoughtexchange

July 09, 2020
Thank you everyone for participating in our Thoughtexchange. We heard from parents/guardians from across our division on how we can best support their child(ren) in transitioning back to school. Here’s a snapshot of the participants, the top thought of the exchange, and the most commonly used words. We’ll be using this...
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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:

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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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Letter to Parents/Guardians

June 19, 2020

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2020-2021 School Supply Lists

May 25, 2020
​ Attached you will find the 2020-2021 school supply lists.  Please scroll through the attachment to find your child's grade for next year. 
Grade 4 families, École Regent Park will be providing you with a grade 5 supply list. 
EMU Supply Lists Gr. K-4 - 2020-2021 (1) (3).pdf
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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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Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year

April 29, 2020
​ Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year will be  available by appointment.   We encourage you to fill out the registration form found on this website, then  call 204-958-6832 to receive more information on how to proceed. 
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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...

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


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.
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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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...

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...

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...

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


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...

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


Cold Weather Guidelines

February 11, 2020

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EMU’s milk jug igloo is complete!

February 04, 2020
EMU's milk jug igloo is complete! Thank you for all your help and the many jug donations. We do not need any more. Merci!
- The EMU Literacy Committee


2020–21 Budget Meeting

February 03, 2020


EMU - J'AIME LIRE / I Love to Read activities

January 26, 2020
​ Please see the attachment for EMU's J'AIME LIRE activities from January 27th to February 7th.
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Jazz Band Winter Showcase

January 20, 2020

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Middle Years Information Evenings

January 15, 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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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 –...

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 and follow RETLife on Twitter @RETLifeRETSD!

"What Anxiety Wants" presentation

December 17, 2019
​ This presentation is based on the work of Lynn Lyons, coauthor of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children. We will explore the two biggest mistakes we make in regards to how we respond to anxious kids, which inadvertently reinforce fear....
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EMU Spirit Week

December 12, 2019
​ Attached please find the ÉMU Spirit Week Letter - December 15 to December 20th. EMU Spirit Week Dec 2019.pdf

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 :

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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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École Margaret-Underhill Orange Shirt Day, Sept 30, 2019

September 24, 2019
​ École Margaret-Underhill Orange Shirt Day, Sept 20, 2019 EMU orange shirt 2019.pdf
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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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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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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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June 4th is Hot Lunch Day.

May 27, 2019
June 4th is Hot Lunch and Snack Day.  All orders are due on Thursday,  May 30, 2019​. Attached please find both order forms. Hot lunch form June 2019 (002).pdf Field Day Snack form June 2019.pdf
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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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Hot Lunch form for Thursday, May 9, 2019

April 29, 2019
There will be a pizza hot lunch on Thursday, May 19, 2019. Order forms are due on Thursday, May 2, 2019.​
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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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École Margaret-Underhill P.A.C. Glenlea Plant Order

March 21, 2019

This is a reminder that order forms and payment for Glenlea need to be returned by Tuesday, April 2, 2019 . Online orders must be in by Sunday, April 7, 2019. No late orders will be accepted. If you have not yet received your catalogue, please visit the website at...
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Taco Hot Lunch is on April 11, 2019

March 21, 2019
Taco Hot Lunch is on April 11, 2019.  The order forms are due on April 4, 2019.   Please see the attached order form.​
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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.
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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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Kindergarten Registration Information for 2019-2020

February 25, 2019
Please see the attached information regarding Kindergarten Registration Information for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have any questions regarding registration for the 2019-2020 school year please call the school office, 204-958-6832.​

Grade 5 Parent Information Evenings 2019

February 25, 2019
École Regent Park School February 25th, at 7:00pm​

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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Festival du Voyageur Week February 15 - 22

February 04, 2019
Please see the attached letter regarding Festival du Voyageur week, Feb 15 - 22, at ÉMU.​
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Online Safety Awareness - Parent event - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019

January 29, 2019
Please see attached the letter regarding Online Safety Awareness - Parent event on Feb 27th.
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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
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Transcona Food Bank

December 21, 2018
Letter from the Transcona Food Bank Transcona Food Bank 2018.pdf
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ÉMU School Apparel Letter

October 25, 2018
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EMU's Knit Club

October 23, 2018
Knit Club Letter​
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Take Pride "Bag Up Manitoba"

October 23, 2018
Please see the attached letter regarding Take Pride "Bag Up Manitoba"​
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EMU Outdoor Classroom Letter

May 11, 2018
EMU Outdoor Classroom is on May 17th, 2018​

Grade 1 to 4 Outing - Tuesday March 6th.

February 28, 2018
The outing for our Grade 1 to 4 students is on Tuesday, March 6th not March 9th as written in the letter that went home on February 28th. ​
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Festival du Voyageur Activities at EMU

February 12, 2018
Attached is a calendar of events for Festival du Voyageur at EMU Festival du Voyageur parent letter 2018.pdf

Kindergarten Information Night - PowerPoint

February 07, 2018
The powerpoint presentation from Wednesday Feb 7th Information evening is attached to this news anoouncement.

EMU Spirit Week Dec 18-22

December 14, 2017
Attached is information regarding Spirit Week Dec 18-22 EMU Spirit Week- Noel 2017.pdf

Christmas Concert Information

November 22, 2017
Please see attachment for REVISED  information about which classrooms perform on Monday, Dec. 11 and on Tuesday, Dec. 12th and at what time.  
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Koats for Kids

October 27, 2017
Please see the attached letter regarding Koats for Kids.  EMU - koats for kids Oct 2017.pdf
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Halloween 2017

October 23, 2017
Please see the attached letter regarding Halloween 2017 at E.M.U. EMU - Halloween 2017.pdf
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Take Pride Winnipeg - Bag it up 2017

October 23, 2017
Please see the attached letter regarding Take Pride Winnipeg - Bag it up 2017 Take pride - Bag it up 2017.pdf


September 29, 2017
NO classes on Monday, October 2nd  and that Picture Day is on Tuesday October 3rd. ​

Suppy Lists K-4

June 30, 2017

Earth Week at Ecole Margaret-Underhill

April 19, 2017
    Attached is the letter that has gone home regarding the activities for Earth Week- Monday, April 24th to Friday, April 28th. Earth Week - April 2017.pdf
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Mumps Letter

March 01, 2017
​ EMU Families, Please find attached a message from Manitoba Health, Active Living and Seniors (MHSAL) with regards to the Mumps outbreak in Manitoba. In recent weeks the spread of mumps has been seen in the school-aged population throughout Manitoba. Please read and share this letter to prevent the further transmission...

Festival du Voyageur Week - Feb 17 to Feb 24

February 08, 2017
​ Please see the attached letter regarding all the Festival du Voyageur activities for the week of Feb 17, 2017 to Feb 24.   2017 Festival Letter.pdf

Volunteers Needed on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

February 07, 2017
​Volunteers are needed for the Kindergarten to grade 4 Festival du Voyageur Activity Day on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  We need 14-16 volunteers to make this day happen.  Volunteers are needed to help with all the different activities around the school.   Please let your child's classroom teacher know if you can...
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Reminder - Early Dismissal

January 13, 2017
​Reminder - There is Early Dismissal on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. 

EMU Winter Concerts are available on DVD

December 12, 2016
​EMU Winter Concerts are available on DVD.  Please see the attached order form.

Christmas Concert Programs

December 07, 2016
​ In our attempt, to go as paperless as we can,  please find attached a program for both Christmas Concerts. There will be no paper copies given out the day/night of the concert. Thank you for your understanding and in helping EMU community be "green".

EMU's Christmas Concert Letter 2016

November 23, 2016
​ Please see the attached letter regarding the 2016 Christmas Concerts.
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October 2016 - EMU newsletter

October 17, 2016
​ Please find the October 2016 ​newsletter in the section Parents and Communi​ty​.
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Parents: caution children regarding syringes

October 11, 2016
Over the weekend, hypodermic syringes were found on the schoolyard at EMU and at Bayview Park. Attached is a letter we’d like you to help us share with the Transcona community.

EMU- 2016-2017 Milk Order Forms

September 14, 2016
​ The order forms can be found in the section of Documents and Forms - sub category - GENERAL INFORMATION

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...
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Supply lists for 2016-2017 School year

July 04, 2016
​See attachments for supply lists for a grade level.
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Volunteers are needed for E.M.U.'s Field Day

June 10, 2016
​ Volunteers are needed for E.M.U.'s Field Day Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 8:30 to 2:30 (rain date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016)  Come and have a fun filled day in the fresh air.  Volunteers are asked to be in the gym at 8:30 to help set up. Please email
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February 19, 2016
​ To all our volunteers at Harbour View and here at EMU who helped with our activities of February 19th. The staff truly appreciates your help, from tieing skates, to helping put cross country skis , pouring hot chocolate to festival games. Once again thank you, a day like today would...
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Volunteers are needed for Pancake Lunch

February 04, 2016
​ Volunteers are needed to make Pancakes for the Festival du Voyageur Lunch on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 We need 1-2 volunteers to make this day happen. If you are able to volunteer please return this form to the school by Wednesday, February 10, 2016. If you are able to volunteer...
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Volunteers are needed for K to 2 Activity day

February 04, 2016
​ Volunteers are needed for the Kindergarten, Grade 1 & 2's Festival du Voyageur Activity Day on Friday, February 19, 2016 We need 14-16 volunteers to make this day happen. Volunteers are needed to help with all the different activities around the school.   If you are able to volunteer email ...
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Volunteers needed for Grade 3 and 4 Winter Activity day

February 04, 2016
​   Volunteers are needed for the grade 3 - 4 Harbourview Field Trip on Friday, February 19, 2016 from 8:00 – 2:00. We need 10 – 12 volunteers to make this day happen. Volunteers are needed to help transport equipment, tie skates and help with cross country skiing and snowshoeing,...
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Kindergarten 2016-2017 Registration

February 03, 2016
​ Kindergarten registration in RETSD begins March 7th @ 8:00am.  Please register at your catchment school. To find your catchment school please go to the following website.
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J'aime lire - I Love to Read

January 18, 2016
Today, January 18th marks the beginning of EMU's J'aime lire - Love to Read activities. Please see attachment for the next two weeks activities. J'aime lire schedule 2016.docx


January 06, 2016
​ Volunteers are needed for the grade 4 immunizations on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Volunteers are needed from 8:45 till 11:00. If you are able to volunteer please email by Monday, January 18, 2016. Thank you for Volunteering. ...
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EMU Christmas Concerts

October 28, 2015
​ Please refer to attached letter regarding information on the changes to our Christmas concerts. 2015 Christmas Concerts.docx
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Volunteers needed

October 20, 2015
Volunteers are needed for Hearing and Vision Screening on Monday, October 26, 2015.  Volunteers are needed from 8:30 till 11:15 and again at 12:15 for the afternoon kindergarten classes. If you are able to volunteer please email by Thursday, October 22, 2015. Thank you for Volunteering. ...
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2015-2016 Microwave schedule:

October 19, 2015
​ Microwave Schedule for the 2015-2016 school year: Mme Heieie                       Mondays Mme Nowicki                    Mondays Mme Janelle                      Tuesdays Mme Hosfield                   Tuesdays Mme Sarah                         Wednesdays Mme Fulkerson                Wednesdays Mme Emanuel                  Thursdays Mme Hales-Masse          Thursdays

Volunteers needed

October 19, 2015
​ Volunteers are needed for Hearing and Vision Screening on Monday, October 26, 2015.  Volunteers are needed from 8:30 till 11:15 and again at 12:15 for the afternoon kindergarten classes. If you are able to volunteer please email by Thursday, October 22, 2015. Thank you for Volunteering. ...

Come celebrate 50 years of learning!!!

September 29, 2015
Please join us for École Margaret-Underhill School's Anniversary Celebration. Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Afternoon performance for school and community. 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Open House with displays. 6:30 p.m. Formal Ceremony.

EMU celebrates 50 years of learning

September 09, 2015
​Please join us Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 to celebrate. PLease see attached Poster for all the details.

2015 - 2016 Kindergarten Registration

February 27, 2015
​ If your child will be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2010, he/she is eligible to register for Kindergarten. Kindergarten Registration will begin on Monday, March 2nd, 2015. Please be sure to bring your child’s passport or birth or baptismal certificate as proof of age. You must...

Important information about bus cancellations due to severe weather

November 07, 2014
    Beginning this winter, school divisions in metro Winnipeg will be using the temperature at The Forks as the indicator of severe weather. Previously, metro divisions checked the temperature at the Winnipeg Airport. The general rule is that if the wind chill is -45 C or colder at The Forks...


September 08, 2014
Please be advised that from time to time original dates that have been set out at the beginning of the school year need to be revised due to scheduling conflicts or events that come up. Each month in the newsletter, you will notice the most recent calendar events, including slight revisions...

Microwave Lunch Schedule

September 08, 2014
Day 1 - Mme Heieie                                      Day 2 - Mme Janelle R. /Mme Angel S. Day 3 - Mme Kilbrai                         Day 4 - Mme Fulkerson   Day 5 - Mme Lise P.                          Day 6 - Mme Hales-Masse/ Mme Desjardins  

2014-2015 Milk Order Form

November 15, 2013
If you need a Milk Order Form  during the 2014-2015 school year, you can find one under the "Document and Forms" tab in the section titled "General Information"  Thank you!