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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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FREE Parent Intervention Program

November 05, 2019
The Parent Intervention Program offered by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba is a free two-evening program for parents/caregivers seeking information and support regarding their young person's substance use. This program is also for parents/caregivers interested in learning more about the signs to watch for to determine if your young person...
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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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Register for Youth Programs

September 09, 2019
​ RETSD offers a series of programs designed to keep our youth (Grade 6–12) engaged outside of school hours.  Have you considered any for your child? Click here to learn more and to register— Youth Programs
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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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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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Student Art Show

April 16, 2019

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Pysanky Decorating Workshop

April 11, 2019

Learn the ancient art of making beautiful pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs). A wax-resist or batik method is used to create the designs, and the eggs are then dipped in brightly-coloured dyes.
TUES., APRIL 16, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Chief Peguis School (Art Room)
For youth, adults & families (ages 12 & up)
$15/person Registration...
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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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Parent Intervention Program

March 20, 2019

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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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PAC Fundraiser

March 03, 2019
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Hold the Date! Register Now!

February 15, 2019
Parents and caregivers of children from Robert Andrews School​, Bird's Hill School and Dr. Hamilton School are invited to an information evening to hear about how to deal with anxious behaviours in your child(ren). Hold this date: April 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm at Robert Andrews School. See the poster at...
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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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An Important Letter for Parents

January 28, 2019

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Register for ‘Mindful Me’

January 15, 2019
​ RETSD students from Grades 6–12 are welcome to join us for our first Empowerment Project of 2019 — Mindful Me.  It takes place on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 from 6–8 p.m. at Bernie Wolfe Community School. It's a FREE, fun-filled, and interactive day that will include snacks, crafts, and activities—discussions around mental health, mindfulness...
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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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Middle & Senior Years Info Nights

January 11, 2019

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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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Truths and Myths about Math

October 02, 2018
​An Interactive Event for Parents Only:
We are hosting a special event for parents only, possibly one that is unlike any you have ever attended at your child's school(s)! There is no cost; we have an expert presenter; it will be interactive; RSVP information is at the end of this entry,...
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Meet the Teacher Evening, and First Note

September 05, 2018
​Our Meet the Teacher Evening will be Wednesday, September 12, beginning at 5:30 pm. Everyone will get a hot dog, chips, and a juice box between 5:30 and 6:20. At 6:30 we will have a large group presentation, followed by grade level presentations, and followed by the Grade 6 First Note...

First Day Letters and Supply Lists

June 22, 2018
​   The first day of school for students for 2018-19 is Wednesday, September 5. We have a special schedule for that day, with different start times for different grades. Please see the appropriate attached letter with Supply List.
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Proactive Parent Presentation

April 10, 2018
​Parents wishing to be proactive to prevent their children from becoming involved with drugs can attend a presentation by representatives from AFM Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm in the RA Learning Commons.
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A Warm Sleep

March 14, 2018
Some of our students are working with 1JustCity to raise money for "Just a Warm Sleep". They have organized a school-wide PJ and Pancakes Day to get the student body behind the effort, and to raise the funds. Donations will be collected as students pick up their pancakes, just after our RAW...
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All About the Parent Portal

February 19, 2018
The Parent Portal is a special place for parents to access your child's education​ information on-line. Attendance, busing, demographic details, daily calendar (schedule), and other information are currently available by clicking on the appropriate button or "tile". Report Cards will no longer be printed, but will be available by clicking on the "Student Portfolio" tile. The...
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Report Cards for Trimester 2

February 19, 2018
For the next reporting term or trimester, all RETSD schools will not be printing and sending home hard copy Report Cards. Instead, the Parent Portal will be available to parents on March 9/18, although the RA Report Cards for Trimester 2 will not be posted until March 13/18. By now, you should...
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River East Collegiate Open House

February 13, 2018
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Koats for Kids

November 30, 2017
​ A message from our Builders Club:
Help us keep kids in Winnipeg warm this winter. Bring coats, ski pants and boots that no longer fit you. Mittens, hats and scarves welcome too! Drop off at the coat rack and basket by the Office until December 20th.
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Website Maintenance

November 30, 2017
​ Our IT Department will be doing some maintenance on many RETSD website​s on December 1, between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. During this time, these websites may be slow to load, and/or have reduced functionality, and/or be non-functional.
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RA Students Surprised by Patrick Laine

November 16, 2017
Winnipeg Jets star Patrik Laine surprised the Winnipeg Triple A Sharks minor hockey club with a visit and brand-new sticks for every player. Watch the video; click HERE.
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Staggered Start for First Day of School, Wednesday, September 6th

June 30, 2017
​Please read the attached letters which went out to parents in June outlining the staggered start on Wednesday, September 6th.
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Attention 2017/18 Grade 9 Families:

June 28, 2017
River East Collegiate parents/guardians have access to an online tool which allows online access to their students' Bussing Information, Academic History, Attendance, Timetable, Grades, and Report Cards. Here is a link to the River East Collegiate Parent Portal: https://tyler.retsd.mb.ca/TSI_Live_360/apphost/TylerSis#/login This link can also be found on the River...
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A timely message...

December 21, 2016
Please open this Announcement and click HERE ​to view a timely message. It seems to be attributed to Larry McIntosh of Peak of the Market, around 2014.​ It takes about 90 seconds to view it.
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A Message from the RM of ESP

December 01, 2016
RM has trapper to deal with coyotes in East St. Paul  
The RM of East St. Paul has received several complaints of a coyote pack in the municipality that has been attacking family pets.

The RM has a trapper, who trapped three coyotes in the northern area of...

Order Your Rams Wear!

December 01, 2016
We have arranged for an opportunity to order articles of clothing with the Robert Andrews logo and printing. This is not designed as a fundraiser, but as a community/spirit builder. We hope the orders will be delivered before the Christmas Break. Here are instructions for ordering:
All orders are placed on-line. Go...
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Remembrance Day Service

November 10, 2016
The RA Remembrance Day Service will be held Thursday, November 10 at 11:00 am. Parents and grandparents are welcome; please inform the Office how many are coming so we can reserve your seat(s).​
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Cookie Dough Pickup

November 09, 2016
The cookie dough will be ready for pickup on November 17, between 2:30 and 5:00 pm. The tubs will be in the Clothing and Textiles room, just inside the busing student entrance. You may park in the Bus Loop from 2:30 to 3:30 and from 4:30 to 5:00 pm (i.e. you...
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PAC Fundraiser

November 01, 2016
PAC is excited to be kicking off their first fundraising event of the year. Students will be given a package today, from the Farm to School fundraising campaign. So if you haven't seen it, please ask your child for it. PAC has decided to use this campaign again this year as...
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2015/2016 Yearbooks

October 06, 2016
Attention Former Students:  2015/2016 Yearbooks ready for pickup in the school office!​​
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PAC News

September 22, 2016
This year has kicked off with a fantastic turn out at the first PAC meeting. There were many new faces, and some we have seen before. Thank you to all of those who arranged their evening to be at the first meeting regardless of the many events going on during the...
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Picture Orders

September 21, 2016
​Picture orders can be placed on-line at mylifetouch.ca or return a paper order to the school before the due date of September 26, 2016.  These orders will ship to the school together.  Late orders placed online will ship to the school up to 45 days after picture day.  After 45 days,...
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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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Picture Day

September 02, 2016
Picture Day is coming early this year - the second school day for students - Thursday, September 8/16. Parents can get more information from the Lifetouch website by clicking HERE​.​

Parent Information Night for 2016-17

January 14, 2016
Parents and students currently in Grade 5, and any others who may be transitioning to Robert Andrews School in September 2016, are invited and encouraged to attend an Information evening and tour on Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 pm in our gym.
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Builders Club

January 05, 2016
Builder's Club is selling pizza this Friday. All Builder's Club pizza sellers report to the office at noon.​
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MP Visit

December 18, 2015
​The Honorable MaryAnn Mihychuk, newly elected MP for our constituency and Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will return to RA on Friday, December 18, to speak to the students about her new job as a Member of Parliament and as a Minister in the Cabinet. This is a "sequel"...
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A timely message...

December 11, 2015
​Please open this Announcement and click HERE to view a series of slides with a timely message.
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Snow, snow, snow

November 23, 2015
With all of the snow we have received, and with the mild temperatures, there are two reminders: ​Snow and ice stay on the ground. We do not pick up snow or ice for any reason. The large snow hills left after the bus loop and staff parking lots were cleared are...
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PAC Poinsettia and Swag Fundraiser

November 09, 2015
The RA PAC is again offering the annual Poinsettia and Swag fundraiser. ​The brochures and order forms went home Monday, November 9 and orders are to be in by November 18. The Brochure and Order form are also attached here.
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Koats for Kids

November 09, 2015
Once again our Builder's Club is collecting Koats for Kids​. This is an annual clothing drive to get gently used winter clothing for kids whose family cannot afford appropriate cold-weather clothing. As you are getting ready for the snow and colder weather that is coming, and realize that you have some...
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Farm to School Fundraiser and Donation Program

November 04, 2015
​The RA PAC is once again sponsoring the very popular Farm to School fundraiser and donation program. See the attached Information and Order form.
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Robert Andrews Votes

October 19, 2015
​As the election results are announced, here are the tallies of the voting by Robert Andrews students. Thank you Mr Beilman for organizing the political speakers and the voting.  
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Babysitter Training Course

October 19, 2015
This is a reminder to the students who have already signed up for the Manitoba Babysitter Training Course-   The course is definitely on for this Friday , October 23, from 9 to 1 in room 11. Please bring snacks or lunch with you.
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Staff Directory Error

October 18, 2015
​If you are trying to access the Staff Directory (under "About Us") in order to communicate with a teacher or to access a Teacher Website, you may receive an Error message. The IT Department is working on a "fix" for this error. Sometimes it will work if you click on it a...
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RETSD School Choir with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

October 15, 2015
​Wednesday, Novemer 4th, 2015 at the Centennial Concert Hall.  Tickets $12.00  Early Bird Deadline:  October 15th, 2015 See attachment for details. WSO-RETSD2015 POSTER.pdf
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Terry Fox: His Dream

September 24, 2015
During the last week of September Robert Andrews School will be working toward keeping Terry Fox's dream alive. Each student is encouraged to bring a $2.00 donation to T.A. this week to support the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research. As a school community of close to three hundred people, we...
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Girls at Robert Andrews - Career as a Pilot

September 18, 2015
​ Girls , can you imagine yourself playing a role in keeping a jetliner safe and flying? Can you imagine being the pilot guiding your aircraft across the country or around the world? If you would like to experience more about such exciting opportunities visit the Girls in Aviation Day on...

School Safety Letter

September 15, 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.

Athletics: Practices, Meets, Games

September 15, 2015
​ We have an Athletics Calendar that has all of the scheduled practices, games, meets, etc. Go to "Programs & Services, then click on "Athletics", and scroll down to the Calendar.

Division choir invites singers in grades 6-8

September 09, 2015
Are you in grade 6, 7 or 8 and like to sing? Then the River East Transcona Divisional Choir would like to hear from you! Auditions for the 2015-16 choir will be held on Sept. 15 and Sept. 17 at Chief Peguis Junior High between 4 and 6 p.m. Everyone who is interested...
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Picture Day

September 09, 2015
​ Thursday, September 10 is Picture Day at Robert Andrews School. All pictures will be taken in the morning in the Learning Commons.​
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Robert Andrews School: Reports and Plans

July 27, 2015
​ Both the Report to the Community for 2014-15 and the School Plan for 2015-16 are available in the Documents and Forms section of this website, under General Information .
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Grade 8 Farewell

June 01, 2015
The Grade 8 Farewell will be held on Friday, June 26.  The awards ceremony will take place at 10:00 am in the gym.  The ceremony will be approximately 90 minutes, followed by an small reception that will take place in the Learning Commons which parents are welcome to attend.  Students will then head to the...

Buy A Bottle And Be Environment Friendly!

April 28, 2015
​ Robert Andrews School's Education for Sustainable Development Club is happy to announce that we've had a water refill station installed at our school! Students can now refill their water bottles instead of bringing "disposable" plastic bottles. Also, we are excited to announce that we will be selling a special RAMS...

Middle Years Art Display at Kildonan Place

April 28, 2015
​ View the attached regarding the Middle Years Art Display at Kildonan Place
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The Robert Andrews Mascot

April 28, 2015
We have a Mascot! Our new mascot visited classes last week Thursday. He/She made friends throughout the building, even stopping to read in one class! Unfortunately, our friendly ram does not have a name. We wil be having a "Name the Robert Andrews Ram Mascot" contest. Listen to announcements for details....

Middle Years Art Display at Kildonan Place

April 24, 2015
View the attached regarding the Middle Years Art Display at Kildonan Place
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SMP celebrating 100 years of learning

February 19, 2015
Salisbury Morse Place School invites all former students and employees to help them celebrate 100 years of learning on April 23, 2015. For more information, please see the attached poster.  
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