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PMCSA Christmas Bake Sale

November 07, 2019
​ Please see the attachment for information about the PMCSA Christmas Bake Sale.
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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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Action Pack Vouchers

September 13, 2019
​ Please see the attachment for more information on the Action Pack Voucher Fundraiser.
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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
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Last Freezie Friday

September 06, 2019
​Students can purchase a freezie for $1.00 to eat during afternoon recess (2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.) on September 27. Money needs to be brought in to the teacher in the morning.
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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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Spirit Week

June 14, 2019
Monday June 17              Day 6                     - Spirit Week - Hat Day Tuesday June 18              Day 1                     - Spirit Week - Colour Day                                                                               (Ks and Grade 1 - Green / Grades 2 and 3 - Blue / Grades 4 and 5 – Orange) Wednesday June 19      Day 2                     - Spirit Week...
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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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Sing Into Spring!

May 09, 2019

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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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CANCELLED - Taming The Transition

April 25, 2019
Please see the attachment "Taming The Transition". This is an information night for parents of students that will be going to Chief Peguis for Grade 6.
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Glenlea Greenhouse Fundraiser

April 05, 2019
Just a reminder that our PAC Spring Fundraiser is Glenlea Greenhouse. Spring is here!  Please take a look through the bright and colourful catalogue for all your planting needs.  There are many beautiful flower and garden vegetable options available for spring planting! Orders are due Monday April 8, 2019 to the office....
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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: 
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Guess Who Helps You (Westview, pg. 9)
All Aboard the Friend Ship (pg. 10) WEDNESDAYS (DAYTIME)
Baby Bumblebees (Polson, pg. 5)
Once Upon a Rhyme (Joseph Teres, pg. 6)
Purple Stew (Radisson,...
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Register for 'My Tween & Me'

March 21, 2019
​ For parents/caregivers and their children ages 7–12. Registration is required and ONLY THE FIRST 12 REGISTRATIONS received will be accepted. There will be a waiting list in the event a spot opens. My Tween & Me is a facilitated group program that provides parents and their tweens with the knowledge,...
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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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Parent Portal

March 11, 2019
To access the Parent Portal on your mobile device, you need to download and install the Tyler SIS Student 360 app. It is available for free on the App Store for iOS devices or Google Play for Android devices. Please see the attachment for instructions.
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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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I Love To Read Celebrations

March 05, 2019
February is all about love…especially our love of reading! We had so many special reading activities this month including, buddy reading, reading in a new spot, caught you reading, flashlight reading and special guest readers in our classrooms. Our students thoroughly enjoyed visits from Mr. Reeves and Ms. Kostecki who shared some of...
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Momo Challenge

February 28, 2019
​ Please see the attachment for important information in regards to the Momo Challenge.
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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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Artist in the School

January 24, 2019
​If you are at Princess Margaret you might here some extra music and singing throughout the school.  Our Artist in the School, Sister Dorothy, has been working with all of students with her musical talents.  We have learned many new songs and musical games.  We have enjoyed singing along while Sister...
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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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Cold Weather Guidelines

December 20, 2018

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Winning Ticket Numbers for the 50/50

December 12, 2018
The winning ticket number for Monday December 10 is #0834269. Please bring your ticket to the office to claim your prize! (Tuesday December 11 winnings were claimed).
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Bake Sale and Raffle Prize List Information

December 07, 2018
​ Please see the attachment for information on the Bake Sale that will be held after each concert on Monday December 10 and Tuesday December 11. Also attached is a list of all the great raffle prizes!
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Christmas Concert Information

November 20, 2018
Please see the attachments for information on both Christmas Concerts. Monday December 10 at 1:30 p.m. (no tickets required) and 6:30 p.m. (tickets are required for each person in attendance) Room 2 - Frau Giesbrecht (Odd Day Kindergarten)
Room 4 - Mrs. Klassen Room 5 - Mr. Wall Room 6 - Mrs....
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FundScrip Fundraiser

November 20, 2018
Please see the attachment for the order form and more information on the FundScrip Fundraiser. Due date for orders is Monday November 26, 2018.
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Steeped Tea Fundraiser

November 20, 2018
​ Please see the attachment for the order form and more information. Due date for orders is Monday November 26, 2018.
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Jar Bar Unicef Fundraiser - School Raffle

October 15, 2018
​ Please see the attachment for information on the Jar Bar Unicef Fundraiser for the school raffle; winners will be announced on Wednesday October 31 during the morning announcments.
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Show & Save Coupon Books

October 15, 2018
​ Show & Save Coupon Books are still available and orders are filled as they come in. Please see the attachment for more information.
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Kindergarten Information and Safety

September 19, 2018
The change to full day, alternate days Kindergarten, has brought many adjustments to the school day including having Kindergarten students outside for morning and afternoon recess (at this time of year) and lunch recess times. As your son/daughter settles into their new school routine, it is important that the conversation surrounding...
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Folkdance Fesitval

May 30, 2018
​ Please see the attachment for some pictures of the Grade 1, 2, 3 Folkdance Festival.
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Jump Rope for Heart Event

May 07, 2018
​ The Princess Margaret School Jump Rope for Heart Event Day is on Wednesday May 16, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please see the attachment for more information on this school event.
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Artist in the School Residency

April 23, 2018
April was an exciting month at Princess Margaret!  During the month, all of our students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 had a chance to work with local artist Alice Kulyk.  Alice was at our school for a two week residency which focused on the work of Norval Morrisseau.  Students were introduced...
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Fee for Service Busing

April 16, 2018
​If you are requiring Fee-For-Service Transportation, the application form must be submitted to Transportation Department  each school year .  Transportation Application Fee-For-Service 2018-2019 forms are available from the school office. Please return the form to the school office by June 8, 2018.   Fee-For-Service applications received after June 8 will not be reviewed for eligibility until...
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Kindergarten Registration

March 20, 2018
​ Parents should bring a Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Passport or Valid Treaty Card for their child as proof of age.  For proof of residency, we require TWO of the following: a Drivers License, Manitoba Health Card, Tenancy Agreement, Offer-to-Purchase documents (completed and signed), Utility Bill (name and corresponding address) to...
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Bracelet Making Club

March 12, 2018
Students that were in the Bracelet Making Club made lots of bracelets! A table will be set up during the Student-Led Conference evenings on Wednesday March 14 and Thursday March 15. Bracelets will cost between .50¢ and a $1.00.  Proceeds will be donated to the Breakfast Club.
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Countdown to Kindergarten

February 27, 2018
​ Preschool Growing and Learning Day for students in the Princess Margaret School catchment will be on Thursday May 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This event will be held at Neil Campbell School, 845 Golspie Street. This event is free, but you must register. Please see attachment for more...
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Parent Portal - Report Cards

January 25, 2018
For years, we have sent printed report cards home with students. As with so many aspects in our day to day life, there is now an app for that! River East Transcona School Division is excited to introduce Parent Portal , which is an online tool that provides quick and confidential...
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Cold Weather Guidelines

January 12, 2018
Please see the attachment for Cold Weather Guidelines. The temperature and windchill readings are taken at the Forks.
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Christmas Concert December 11, 2017

December 21, 2017
Please see the attachment for some pictures from the Monday December 11 Elflandia Christmas Concert.​
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Monday December 11 Christmas Concert 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

December 06, 2017
Kindergarten, Grades 1, 2, 3 (Rooms 2, 3, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26) Please see the attachment for important ticket information.
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Tuesday December 12 Christmas Concert 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

December 06, 2017
​ Grades 3, 4, 5 (Rooms 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 18) Please see the attachment for important ticket information.
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Scholastic Book Fair

November 08, 2017
​ Please see the attachment for more information about the Scholastic Book Fair that will be held the week of Student-Led Conferences.
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Terry Fox Run/Walk

October 25, 2017
​ Do you know where Terry Fox went to school?  Do you know where Terry started his Marathon of Hope running journey?  Do you know what the money raised through Terry Fox runs across Canada goes towards?  The answers to these questions and many more were shared during our Terry Fox...
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Information About Mumps

October 24, 2017
​ As a new school year begins, illnesses, including mumps, can be spread easily between children and their families. Manitoba continues to see mumps disease circulating, with 1057 confirmed cases as of October 6, 2017. Mumps has been seen in all populations, including pre-school and school-aged children. Please see the two...
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Show and Save Coupon Books

October 12, 2017
Orders will be filled as payment is brought in. This campaign ends Friday October 27, 2017. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to: Princess Margaret (PMCSA). Thank you for your support and we hope you save a lot of money. Please see attachment for more information.
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Farm to School

October 12, 2017
Farm to School pick up will be Tuesday November 14 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please see the attachment for more information​
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Lord's Prayer Flag Day

October 12, 2017
Every year in October we celebrate Flag Day with all our volunteers and children. We take time to pray for our school, our staff, our families, our city, province and government.  Our Flag Day will be held Wednesday October 18 at 8:43 a.m. All families are welcome to attend. We meet...
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Hat Day for UNICEF

October 12, 2017
Hat Day will be Friday October 27, 2017. Please see the attachment for more information.​
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Breakfast Program

October 12, 2017
​ The Breakfast Program will start Monday October 16, 2017. Please see the attachment for more information.
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Grades 5-8 MY’s Divisional Choir – Voice Placement Auditions Next Week

September 05, 2017
​This choir is a wonderful enrichment opportunity for young singers in Grades 5 to 8 . We will meet once a week for rehearsals, and perform approximately four times a year in concerts and/or events.  Please see the attachment for more information.
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Grade 5 Students Taking Band at Chief Peguis

March 14, 2017
​ The Band Teacher, Mrs. K. Procyk  at Chief Pequis School  is available on two evenings for students to try out some band instruments. The dates are Tuesday March 21 and Wednesday March 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Please contact Mrs. Procyk at kprocyk@retsd.mb.ca to make an appointment.
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Mumps in Manitoba

March 01, 2017
​ Please see the attached letter from the Manitoba Government in regards to the recent outbreak of Mumps.
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Cat in the Hat Performance

February 27, 2017
Please see the attached pictures of The Cat in the Hat performance that was presented to our Kindergarten to Grade 3 students for "I Love to Read" month.
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Artist in the School Residency

February 27, 2017
All of our Kindergarten to Grade 5 students are working with a local artist, KC Adams. KC is a multi media artist who uses storytelling and artifact making to teach Aboriginal culture and traditions. This worthwhile project was made possible from support from our Parent Council, the Manitoba Arts Council and...
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I Love To Read…With The Mayor of Winnipeg!

February 14, 2017
​ The month of February is filled with so many special activities for I Love To Read.  Our staff and students have been engaged in buddy reading, reading in different spots throughout the school and enjoying many guest readers.  Monday, February 13, 2017 was an extra special day as Mayor Brian...
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Keeping Warm

February 14, 2017
Our Mad Hatters Knitting Group has been extremely busy this winter.  Several times a week, this dedicated group of students meet in our school Library to knit warm hats for other children to wear.  Using knitting looms, warm colourful wool and some knitting hooks, these students have made dozens of hats...
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Countdown to Kindergarten Preschool Growing & Learning Days

January 27, 2017
Is kindergarten just around the bend for your child? If so, we can help you stay ahead of the curve, learn a thing or two about what to expect, and have fun at the same time! If your child will be attending kindergarten in our division in the year 2017, you...
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Middle Years Parent Information Nights

January 23, 2017
​ Please see the attachment for Middle Years Parent Infomation Nights for Grade 5 Students. If you are not sure of our childs catchment school, please call the office.
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Kindergarten English-German Bilingual Program Information Evening

January 11, 2017
An information evening for parents to learn more about the English-German Bilingual Program in RETSD will be held at Princess Margaret School 367 Hawthorne Avenue on Wednesday February 15 at 6:00 p.m. This evening is for parents of children about to enter Kindergarten and will provide details about the German language...
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Christmas Concerts

December 22, 2016
​ Please click on the attachment to view some beautiful pictures from both Christmas Concerts.
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Book Fair

November 23, 2016
​ Please see the attachment for the dates and times for the November Book Sale.
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School Patrol Movie

November 23, 2016
School patrols are invited to see The Wildlife and Secret Life of Pets for Free on Saturday December 10 at 9:30 a.m. Please see the attached Patrol Movie Poster and Rules.​
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FundScrip Fundraiser

November 15, 2016
​ Due date for orders will be Wednesday December 7, 2016. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to: Princess Margaret (PAC). Thank you for your support!
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Farm to School Fundraiser

October 25, 2016
​ A healthy way to fundraiser with fresh Manitoba Veggies! Please see the attached order form.
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Hat Day for Unicef

October 24, 2016
​ Each student bringing in a donation to UNICEF will be able to wear a hat in school all day on Friday October 28 . (We are suggestion a minimum donation of $1.00 but families are, of course, welcome to donate whatever amount they wish). Donations may be brought in on...
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Safety Plan Information for Families

September 22, 2016
​Please see the attached document for information regarding Hold and Secure and Lockdown information.
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Show & Save Coupon Books

September 20, 2016
PMCSA is selling Show & Save Coupon Books for $20.00. These books are valid from now until September 30, 2017. Orders will be filled as the money is brought in. This campaign ends Friday October 28, 2016. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Princess Margaret (PMCSA). Thank you...
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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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Keep It Beautiful

May 02, 2016
Saturday June 4, 2016 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon will be our Princess Margaret "Keep It Beautiful" play ground clean up and maintenance day.  We invite Princess Margaret School families to come out and help our PAC do some play ground maintenance with our walking path, our outdoor classroom areas...
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Art Work Display

April 19, 2016
​ Several of our students have beautiful fruit collage art work framed and hung for display at the RETSD Board Office for the month of April. Congratulations go to the following students : Emma L., Sofia S., Olivia J., Dylan A., Elisabeth F., Thomas A., Elliot F., Alice E., Jaden B.,...
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Manitoba Adds German

April 18, 2016
  Manitoba Adds German - Thursday May 19 - Come and Go between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. RBC Convention Centre. Find out how German Manitoba really is at his networking event! All are welcome with free admission. Entertainment by German English Jazz Singer Monika Wall. Free refreshments and hors d'oeuvre...
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School Safety Letter

September 16, 2015
  ​RETSD has worked with the Winnipeg Police Service to review and strengthen the practices we have in place to create a safe learning environment for our students. Please see the attached letter which provides information about our updated procedures regarding lockdown, and hold and secure.
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