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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
June 22, 2020
If you have a preschooler, be sure to check out the Kinder Links adapted programming for this summer!
Just click here: https://tinyurl.com/yck8444c
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
February 19, 2020
REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE
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...
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
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...
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 –...
December 17, 2019
Learn something new with RETLife—RETSD's continuing education program! Whether it's professional development to help you land your dream job, leisure courses that will ignite your passion, or the popular one-time kids courses, there's something for everyone. Register for Winter 2020 now at RETLife.ca
and follow RETLife on Twitter @RETLifeRETSD!
December 16, 2019
Please see attached for a calendar of events taking place December and January
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...
November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019 Dear Parents/Guardians, This year, at our Christmas concerts, Harold Hatcher will be hosting a craft/bake sale. Items will be sold thirty minutes before and after all matinee and evening concerts in the Moon Room. Many of our classrooms will be donating crafts to be sold at our...
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
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...
September 20, 2019
Hello Hatcher Families, if you would like to contribute to our Terry Fox donations by making a online donation, please follow this link. www.terryfox.ca/HaroldHatcher
Thank-you for all your donations!
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...
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....
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,...
September 04, 2019
Run club starts September 9th. See attachment for details and permission form
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
March 13, 2019
The RETSD board of trustees passed the 2019–20 budget on March 12, 2019. For details, see the media release
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....
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...
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)
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.
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...
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.
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
October 22, 2018
PLEASE SEE ATTACHED NOTICE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TODAY'S EVACUATION
October 01, 2018
November Intermural Gym Schedule attached
April 30, 2018
Please see attached
March 20, 2018
Please see attached to see if your qualify for this service
June 30, 2017
Please see attached for June's Newletter have a wonderful Summer
May 17, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians, We would like you to know that this morning, a student at Arthur Day Middle School reported he was
followed to school by a male dressed in black and carrying what appeared to be a knife. The student
responded in a safe and responsible way...
April 20, 2017
Harold Hatcher Living Rainbow To celebrate the culmination of a week of Kindness at Harold Hatcher, the students and staff created a living rainbow. During Kindness Week, students and staff worked to make the school and community a place where kindness ruled. Through pay it forward acts of kindness, to...
April 20, 2017
We are hosting a Rookie Rugby program in Transcona at the Transcona Nationals Football Club. At the program is in its early years in Transcona, the program will be offered at a discounted rate of 15% off for all kids in your school! Rookie Rugby is a co-ed,...
March 03, 2017
Please note that there will be some other forms that will need to be filled out that are not included in this package. They will be available on March 6th at the school. Please remember to have your child's birth certificate and two pieces of ID with the parent / guardians...
December 14, 2016
Ms. Barrie's grade 3 students, along with a couple other students from Harold Hatcher School, will once again be collecting holiday dresses for those who would otherwise not have the opportunity to wear one this Christmas season. If you or anyone you know, would like to donate a holiday dress,...
December 09, 2016
Please find attached the December Newsletter
November 07, 2016
Join us from November 29th- December 2nd for our school book fair
October 26, 2016
Please open attachment for the latest school newsletter
October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016 Dear Parents/Guardians, It has come to our attention that over the weekend, a hypodermic syringe was found in Bayview Park and in the school yard at Ècole Margaret Underhill. Thank you to the residents of the community who safely removed them from the areas where they were...
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...
September 23, 2014
New attendance guide offers practical tips
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....