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Virtual Career Fair

June 02, 2020

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COVID-19 Parent Update #4

May 27, 2020
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InformNet Summer School Program

May 13, 2020
This year, summer school programming can be accessed online through the InformNet Summer School Program. This is for repeater courses only, so you may only register for a summer school course if you have taken the course before and have achieved a mark of 30 per cent or higher. If your...
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Letter to Parents

April 24, 2020

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Immunizations Postponed

April 20, 2020

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Message from VG Staff

April 14, 2020

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Locker Contents Pick Up

April 09, 2020
Please see the attached letter regarding the schedule for picking up student contents from lockers. Locker Contents Pick Up.pdf




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My Learning at Home

April 09, 2020
​ The province is providing a supplemental online resource for Manitoba families whose children are learning at home during the suspension of in-school classes because of COVID-19.
The web portal, My Learning at Home/Mon Apprentissage Chez Moi, will go live online today, providing a comprehensive resource to assist families in supporting...
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Social Media & Online Gaming Safety

April 09, 2020
Join the Winnipeg Police Service today—April 9th—at 2:30 p.m. as they host a Facebook Live presentation for parents on Social Media and Online Gaming Safety.   https://twitter.com/wpgpolice/status/1247662649363410945 https://www.facebook.com/events/2541948762683498/
Const. Orlando Buduhan, one of their school education specialists, will share information on: - The most popular online platforms being used
- Some of...
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Parent Letter

March 20, 2020
Please see the attached letter.
March 20th LETTER TO PARENTS.pdf

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Staff Directory

March 20, 2020
All staff emails are found in the ' Contact Us ' tab under Staff Directory on our Website
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Feeling stressed?

March 19, 2020
Attention students!
If you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious ​and would like a safe adult to talk to please email Mrs. McLarty, at jmclarty@retsd.mb.ca. You could also call the school and leave a message and she will get back to you.  Mrs. McLarty is our school counselor and is recently back from...
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Teams

March 18, 2020
Please watch the following video showing students the basics of Teams:
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Homework using Teams

March 17, 2020
Please read the attached document regarding accessing Teams to obtain classwork during the next few weeks of school closure.

We know this will be a learning curve for everyone involved, but we truly hope this is a helpful opportunity to keep the Valley Gardens Middle School community connected and engaged...
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Preparing for School Closure

March 16, 2020
Online Preparation: Microsoft TEAMS

Our teachers have begun preparations for our students and will continue to plan for the school closure.  Please read through the following information.

As we prepare for distance education, we are asking students to bring their devices (phones and/or tablets) to school so we can share and...
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COVID-19 Travel Update

March 15, 2020
Staff or students, if you are returning from international or inter-provincial travel, you will need to: 
Self-isolate for 14 days after your return.   Monitor your health for fever, cough or difficulty breathing.  Wash your hands often for 20 seconds and cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.  If symptoms develop during the...
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Parent Portal Upgrades Complete

March 09, 2020
​ We have some exciting news to share with you regarding the Parent Portal. Upgrades are complete and for your convenience, primary contacts will now use their email address as their username (if you have not provided your email address to the school, please do so ASAP). Since we launched the RETSD...
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March Newsletter

March 04, 2020
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Co-existing with Coyotes

February 28, 2020
Coyotes have been seen in the vicinity of some of our schools. If you see a coyote near a school, we ask that you contact the school to inform them.  Coyotes adapt very well to a variety of environments, including urban, rural, and wilderness areas, so it's not uncommon for them...
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Evolution of Inclusion

February 19, 2020
​REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

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Improvements to Parent Portal

February 14, 2020
​ We will be making improvements to our Parent Portal system from February 18 to approximately mid-March. During these upgrades, the portal will not be available using parent/guardian login credentials. Students will still have access during this time under their own login credentials. Please ensure you log in to see and...
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New Issue of The Torch

February 13, 2020

The new issue of the board of trustees' newsletter, The Torch , hit RETSD-area mailboxes recently, and it's also available on our website in the News & Publications section.  
Or click here: The Torch—Issue Two

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Understanding Self Regulation

February 13, 2020
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Cold Weather Guidelines

February 11, 2020

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Valley Gardens - Closed to School of Choice

February 04, 2020
We are currently near or at 100% capacity and based on the analysis of projected enrollment, we will be closed to Schools of Choice applications and will remain so until further notice. All new students should be registering at their designated catchment school for the 2020-2021 school year.
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2020–21 Budget Meeting

February 03, 2020

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Jazz Band Winter Showcase

January 20, 2020

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Senior Years Information Evenings

January 15, 2020

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Middle Years Information Evenings

January 15, 2020

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Winter Break Office Hours

December 20, 2019

If you need to get in touch with us over the winter break, the Administration Offices winter break hours are as follows: December 23 – 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. December 24 – 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. December 25 & 26—Closed December 27 & 30 –  8 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
December 31 –...
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RETLife Winter 2020

December 17, 2019
Learn something new with RETLife—RETSD's continuing education program! Whether it's professional development to help you land your dream job, leisure courses that will ignite your passion, or the popular one-time kids courses, there's something for everyone. Register for Winter 2020 now at RETLife.ca and follow RETLife on Twitter @RETLifeRETSD!
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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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Report Cards / Parent Teacher

November 18, 2019
Term 1 report cards: are now posted to the portal . You will find the report card in the “Student Portfolio” tile. P lease use the ‘forgot your login information’ link if you’ve forgotten your login information. The link to access the Parent Portal is:  https://tyler.retsd.mb.ca/TSI_Live_360/login

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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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The Cave

September 24, 2019

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Lighthouse Program

September 24, 2019
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Safety Procedures

September 17, 2019
​Please read the attached letter regarding our safety procedures.
Lockdown Letter.pdf

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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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20-21 BUSED STUDENTS

March 21, 2019
Grade 6 students transported by RETSD School Bus will NOT be eligible for busing in Grade 7. 

According to the Manitoba Education Public Schools Act Regulation (M.R. 259/2006) Grade 7 to Grade 12 students living within the city limits are not eligible for School Bus Transportation.  Fee-for-Service may be available. ...
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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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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)
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Indigenous Cultural Knowledge Sharing

January 29, 2019
​Our school would like to know if you or someone in your family are interested in sharing Indigenous cultural knowledge, stories, and teachings with our school community. If you would like to share traditional knowledge such as: storytelling, language, baking and cooking, hunting, fishing and trapping, medicine picking, arts, sewing ceremonial...
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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
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IMPORTANT: PARKING LOT RESTRICTED ACCESS

October 04, 2018
​ Please read the attached letter regarding the new STOP & GO Pick up/Drop off procedures at Valley Gardens Middle School effective Tuesday, October 9th, 2018.
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Public Forum

September 27, 2018
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Empowerment Club

September 25, 2018
​ We would love for your child to attend the FREE Empowerment Club held at Valley Gardens Middle School. Please see the attached letter and permission form.

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Report Cards - Parent Portal

December 04, 2017
Report Cards are now available for viewing on the Parent Portal . Recent improvements have been made to the Portal and your user name is now the email address you provided to the school. You will then have the opportunity to choose your own password.

The Parent Portal allows you...
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Daily Bulletin

September 07, 2017
 
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