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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
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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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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: 
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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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,...
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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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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.​
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Grade 5 Parent Information Evenings 2019

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

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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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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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Transcona Food Bank

December 21, 2018
Letter from the Transcona Food Bank Transcona Food Bank 2018.pdf
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Cold Weather Guidelines

December 20, 2018

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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​
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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
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Kindergarten Information Night - PowerPoint

February 07, 2018
The powerpoint presentation from Wednesday Feb 7th Information evening is attached to this news anoouncement.
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EMU Spirit Week Dec 18-22

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

September 29, 2017
NO classes on Monday, October 2nd  and that Picture Day is on Tuesday October 3rd. ​
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Suppy Lists K-4

June 30, 2017
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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...
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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
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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. 
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EMU Winter Concerts are available on DVD

December 12, 2016
​EMU Winter Concerts are available on DVD.  Please see the attached order form.
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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".
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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.
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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
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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 pfranks@retsd.mb.ca...
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MERCI!!! THANK YOU !!!!

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.  http://mybaragar.com/index.cfm?event=page.SchoolLocatorPublic&DistrictCode=MB09
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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
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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 pfranks@retsd.mb.ca 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 pfranks@retsd.mb.ca 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
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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 pfranks@retsd.mb.ca by Thursday, October 22, 2015. Thank you for Volunteering. ...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...

KEEPING INFORMED

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...
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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  
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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!